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By LuAnn Schindler


Supervisors vote against perpetual wetlands easement


December 30, 2021

LuAnn Schindler | SAM

Hearing • (l-r): Holt County Attorney Brent Kelly and supervisor Darren Paxton listen to supervisor Doug Frahm, while he discusses a conservation easement during a Dec. 16 public hearing. Supervisors voted to deny a perpetual wetland reserve easement, sought by Melvin Knox.

Based on the county's comprehensive plan, Holt County supervisors denied a perpetual wetland reserve easement, for Melvin Knox's Bar K Bar , LLC, during a Dec. 16 public hearing, at the courthouse in O'Neill.

Supervisor Doug Frahm made the motion, which passed unanimously. Supervisor Dustin Breiner was absent.

The hearing, which lasted more than an hour, was a required step, following a Dec. 13 public hearing in front of the county's planning and zoning board.

That board voted 6-3 in favor of the easement.

Supervisor Doug Frahm referenced information from the Nebraska Department of Revenue...

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