Hall County Commissioner, fourth incumbent to file for re-election | Grand Island Local News

– Negotiated an interlocal agreement with the City of Grand Island to replace the failing Central Nebraska Regional Airport sewer system, a long overdue project as this system was built in the 1940s. This project will use funds from the American Rescue Plan Act.

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A key issue for Peterson is how the county spends the remainder of the $11.8 million in ARPA funds Hall County received in 2021.

“We have four years to commit to spending it, so we have to be very deliberate and patient in this process. It should be used for one-time expenses, without creating permanent obligations,” he said.

Attracting quality employees to Hall County is critical, Peterson said.

“Today’s employment environment is challenging for the county, as it is for the private sector,” he said. “We have several openings to fill, including in our highways department, sheriff’s department, public defenders, buildings and grounds.”

He added, “Hall County is a great place to work and I have been very impressed with the quality of our people.

Hall County is “close to returning the bond,” Peterson noted, which “should allow us to reduce property tax in the future.”

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