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By LuAnn Schindler
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Supervisors' hands 'cuffed' when it comes to conservation easements

 


When it comes to allowing conservation easements, the answer is clear for Holt County supervisors.

Conservation easements cannot be approved, based on language in the county’s comprehensive plan.

Whether the State of Nebraska understands that message isn’t so crystal clear.

When the board met in regular session, Feb. 29, in O’Neill, chairman Bill Tielke said he’d been approached by a constituent asking if the board will support conservation easements.

Holt County Attorney Brent Kelly reminded the board of the steps they went through to amend the county’s comprehensive plan.

“It says no conserv...



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