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2015 News Releases

News Releases from the County

September

  • Commissioner's Award of Excellence — 9/1

    The team of Erik Hubl, Scott Robinson, Chad Kendall and Kimberly Pester was selected to receive the Commissioners Award of Excellence for August, 2015. They are the County Engineering Office GIS Team and were nominated by County Engineer Pam Dingman in the category of Productivity.

August

  • September is "National Preparedness Month" — 8/31

    Lancaster County Emergency Management Director Jim Davidsaver today urged all residents to observe September as "National Preparedness Month" by assembling an emergency supply kit and developing a family emergency plan. National Preparedness Month is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's "Ready" Campaign to encourage Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools and communities. The theme for this year is "Don't wait. Communicate."

  • Support For Railroad Transportation Safety District — 8/28

    The Lancaster County Board of Commissioners has a long history of strongly supporting the Railroad Transportation Safety District. However, Nebraska State Law prohibits this County Board from binding future County Boards on the levy. Although the Board has not authorized the full levy in recent years all existing RTSD projects are adequately funded at this time. The Board believes the South Beltway is vitally important to the future growth of this county and will do everything in its power to support it financially.

  • Time Change For Tuesday Board Meetings — 8/19

    Beginning with the meeting on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners will move the starting time for the Tuesday Board meetings to 9:00 A.M., with the Board of Equalization meeting immediately following.

  • Vendor Registration — 8/6

    The Lancaster County Board of Commissioners, along with the Lincoln/Lancaster County Purchasing Department, encourages vendors and businesses throughout Lancaster County to register with the Lincoln/Lancaster County Purchasing Department. Registering provides the opportunity to receive contracts and orders for commodities and services at a local level. All bidding for contracts, commodities and services for Lancaster County, the City of Lincoln, the Public Building Commission and Lancaster Event Center is done electronically through the ebid system.

July

  • Yankee Hill Rd., 70th to Hwy. 2 — 7/30

    The project includes paving Yankee Hill from 70th Street to Highway 2, widening it to four lanes between Sutherland Street and Highway 2 and building roundabouts at the quarter-mile, half-mile and mile intersections.

  • State Games of America are Here — 7/28

    State Games of America 2015 is approaching 15,000 entries and is already the largest State Games of America competition since the event began in 1999. Athletes from 47 states and the District of Columbia are expected to participate. Competition in most of the 67 events begins July 28 and concludes August 2.

  • Commissioner's Award of Excellence — 7/28

    Nita Baldwin, Veterans Service Specialist in the Lancaster County Veterans Service Office, was presented with the Commissioners Award of Excellence Award for June, 2015 at the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners meeting July 28, 2015. Nita was hired in 2007 and worked at Lancaster Manor through the end of 2009, when she began working for the County Veterans Service Office. She also was employed by the Lancaster County Assessor's Office from 1998 - 2000. Nita was nominated by Gary Chalupa, Veterans Service Officer, in the category of Productivity.

  • Applicant Briefing for Disaster Declaration Process — 7/9

    The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has notified entities impacted by the recent flooding event of the Applicant Briefing meeting with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as a result of the Federal Disaster Declaration issued June 25, 2015.

  • County Offices Closed — 7/2

    Lancaster County offices will be closed Friday, July 3, 2015, in observance of Independence Day.

June

  • Renew Plates by Phone Option — 6/26

    “We are excited to bring yet another convenient renewal option to our citizens of Lancaster County,” Andy Stebbing said. The Lancaster County Treasurer’s Office has added an option to renew your vehicle registration by phone. Customers simply call 402-441-8994, and have available their vehicle information with a credit card close by. (no e –checks). Please note the credit card transaction will have a 2.45% convenience fee that is charged by the credit card vendor

  • Commissioner's Award of Excellence — 6/16

    Adam Powers, Corrections Sergeant, was presented with the Commissioners Award of Excellence Award for May, 2015 at the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners meeting June 16, 2015. Adam began working for Lancaster County on October 1, 2001, and was nominated for this award by Lieutenant Donald Brandt II, Corrections, in the category of Productivity.

  • Village of Bennet Special Election Results — 6/10

    Unofficial Final Results
    Village of Bennet Special Election
    June 9, 2015
    All-mail Election

  • Wind Energy Public Comment — 6/9

    The Lincoln/ Lancaster County Planning Department & Lincoln/ Lancaster County Health Department hosted a series of meetings with a Working Group to help staff revise the current regulations regarding Commercial Wind Energy projects. The Working Group of 12 people included persons with various viewpoints and interests, including industry representatives, environmental interests along with landowners and residents of various viewpoints about wind turbines. The Working Group was joined by 8 members from Gage County who are working on the same topic.

  • Property Valuation Protests — 6/5
    Property owners have until June 30, 2015 to file a property valuation protest with the Lancaster County Clerk’s Office. Protests may be filed electronically at www.lancaster.ne.gov (keyword: protest), by mail or in person in the County Clerk’s Office located at 555 S. 10th Street, Room 108, Lincoln, NE. Forms can be requested by calling the Clerk’s Office at 402-441-8724. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Mail must be postmarked no later than June 30th.
  • Property Valuation Protests — 6/3

    Lancaster County Clerk Dan Nolte is reminding citizens that they have until Monday, June 30th to protest the valuation of their property. Properties that had a change in value were notified in writing by the assessor the first week in June.

May

  • County Offices Closed — 5/22

    Lancaster County offices will be closed Monday, May 25, 2015 in observance of Memorial Day.

  • County Employees Honored for Years of Service — 5/19

    The Lancaster County Board of Commissioners honored Lancaster County employees who have employed by the County for 40, 35, 30, 25, 20, 15, and 10 years this morning at the annual Employee Recognition Breakfast. Lancaster County Board Chairman Roma Amundson, in thanking them for their years of service, said "Lancaster County has many loyal and dedicated employees who consistently do a good job and provide great customer service. It is a pleasure to have this opportunity to recognize those who have reached certain longevity milestones."

  • Bennet Special Election Conducted Through the Mail — 5/11

    Lincoln -- The Lancaster County Election Commissioner will conduct a Special Mail-in Election for the Village of Bennet on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. The special election will be conducted entirely by mail. Lancaster County Election Commissioner David Shively decided to conduct the election through the mail with the approval of Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale.

  • Commissioner's Award of Excellence — 5/5

    Larry Lienemann, Equipment Mechanic II for the Lancaster County Engineering Department, was presented with the Commissioners Award of Excellence Award for April, 2015 at the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners meeting May 5, 2015. Larry began working for Lancaster County on Feb. 14, 1983. He was nominated for this award by Pam Dingman, Lancaster County Engineer, in the category of Productivity.

  • Road Construction on Sheridan Blvd. Will Not Hinder Voters — 5/4

    Lincoln - Road construction on Sheridan Boulevard will not hinder voters' ability to access the polling location located at Tifereth Israel Temple during the Lincoln City General Election on Tuesday, May 5th.

April

  • Election Commission Open Additional Hours — 4/30

    Lincoln -- Lancaster County Election Commissioner David Shively announced today that the Lancaster County Election Commissioner's Office will be open extra hours for early/absentee voting for the May 5th City General Election.

  • Reminder: Early/Absentee Voters to Return their Ballots Promptly — 4/27

    Lincoln -- Lancaster County Election Commissioner David Shively is reminding early/absentee voters who have not returned their ballots for the May 5th Lincoln City General Election that the ballots must be received in his office no later than 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, May 5th.

  • Voter Registration Deadline is Friday, April 24th — 4/23

    Lincoln -- Lancaster County Election Commissioner David Shively today reminded voters that the last day to register to vote for the City of Lincoln Primary Election is Friday April 24th. However, voters must register to vote in person. The date to have a mail-in voter registration application form postmarked was Friday, April 17th.

  • Early Voting for Lincoln City General Election — 4/20

    Lincoln - Lancaster County Election Commissioner David Shively announced today that that early voting for the May 5th Lincoln City Election begins today, April 20, 2015. Shively reminded voters that state law permits any registered voter to vote an early/absentee ballot. However, voters must request that ballot in writing.

  • Election Commissioner Announces Voter Registration Sites — 4/13

    LINCOLN — The Lancaster County Election Commissioner will conduct voter registration at three sites Monday, April 13th - Wednesday, April 15th. Any Nebraska resident who will be 18 on or before November 3, 2015, has moved, changed his or her name, or would like to change their political party affiliation, may register to vote at the following times and locations:

  • Election Commissioner Announces Voter Registration Sites — 4/10

    LINCOLN -- The Lancaster County Election Commissioner will conduct voter registration at five sites on Saturday, April 11th. Any Nebraska resident who will be 18 on or before November 3, 2015, has moved, changed his or her name, or would like to change their political party affiliation, may register to vote at the following times and locations:

  • Election Commission to be Open Additional Hours — 4/3

    Lincoln -- Lancaster County Election Commissioner David Shively announced today that the Lancaster County Election Commissioner's Office will be open extra hours for early/absentee voting for the April 7th City Primary Election.

  • Election Commissioner Announces Polling Place Changes — 4/1

    Lincoln -- Lancaster County Election Commissioner David Shively announced today that there will be changes to the polling locations for five precincts for the upcoming City Primary and General Elections.

March

  • Voter Registration Deadline is Friday, March 27th — 3/25

    Lincoln -- Lancaster County Election Commissioner David Shively today reminded voters that the last day to register to vote for the City of Lincoln Primary Election is Friday, March 27th. However, voters must register to vote in person. The date to have a mail-in voter registration application form postmarked was Friday, March 20th.

  • Commissioners Invites Citizens to Serve on Boards — 3/24

    The Lancaster County Board appoints volunteers to County advisory boards, commissions and task forces, and invites Lancaster County citizens to submit an application indicating their interest in serving and for which areas they would like to be considered. Completed applications are kept on file in the County Board Office for reference when appointments are available.

  • Commissioner's Award of Excellence — 3/17

    Dawn Delp, Correctional Officer for Lancaster County Corrections, was presented with the Commissioners Award of Excellence Award for February, 2015 at the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners meeting March 17, 2015. She was nominated for this award by Kaela Howard, Correctional Officer, in the category of Valor.

  • Severe Weather Awareness Week Begins March 23 — 3/16

    Lancaster County Emergency Management Director Jim Davidsaver today urged all residents to create or review their families' severe weather plans as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week March 23 through 27. Davidsaver also invited the public to attend "WeatherFest" a free severe weather symposium from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 11 at Hardin Hall, 3301 Holdrege. More information is available at weatherfest.unl.edu.

  • Voter Registration Sites — 3/12

    LINCOLN -- The Lancaster County Election Commissioner will conduct voter registration at four sites between March 15th and March 19th. Any Nebraska resident who will be 18 on or before November 3, 2015, has moved, changed his or her name, or would like to change their political party affiliation, may register to vote at the following times and locations:

  • Commissioner's Award of Excellence — 3/3

    Barbara Loschen, Clerk Typist II at the Lancaster County Engineering Department, was presented with the Commissioners Award of Excellence Award for January, 2015 at the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners meeting March 3, 2015. She was nominated for this award by Pam Dingman, Lancaster County Engineer, in the category of Productivity.

February

  • Commissioner's Award of Excellence — 2/18

    The Lancaster County Board of Commissioners announced the recipient of their 2014 Annual Commissioners Award of Excellence today at the Board meeting. Kurt Renner, Maintenance Repair Worker II with the Lancaster County Property Management Department, received this year's award. He was nominated for this award by District Court Judge Robert Otte in the category of Productivity.

January

  • Commissioner's Award of Excellence — 1/16

    Mike Mueller, Corrections Sergeant for Lancaster County Corrections Department, was presented with the Commissioners Award of Excellence Award for December, 2014 at the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners meeting January 13, 2015. He was nominated for this award by Lt. Ken Prey, Lancaster County Corrections Department, in the category of Productivity.

  • County Offices Closed — 1/16

    Lancaster County offices will be closed Monday, January 19, 2014 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

  • County Assessor Informal Appeals — 1/12
    County Assessor?s office has posted their 2015 preliminary values on the website. This will allow the your to schedule informal hearings regarding their value.
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