Public Notices



Public notice is hereby given, in compliance with the provisions of Neb. Rev. Stat. § 77-1633, that a representative of the following political subdivisions will meet on the 20th day of September 2023 at 6:00 p.m., at Lakeview Junior/Senior High School for the purpose of conducting a joint public hearing to obtain public input on property tax increases proposed by the subdivisions:

  • Platte County; 402-563-4920, property tax requested: $13,613,363.38
  • Columbus Public School District; 402-563-7000, property tax requested: $28,415,875.00

Said meeting is open to the public. Accommodations for the disabled are available upon request. Please contact the Platte County Clerk at 402-563-4904 at least 24 hours prior to the meeting if accommodation is required.

There is no item on the agenda for this joint public meeting other than discussion of each political subdivision’s intent to increase its property tax request by a percentage greater than the “allowable growth percentage” defined in § 77-1633. The political subdivisions shall make their presentations in the order listed above.

Proposed Tax Increase Presentation


Employment Opportunities

Equipment Operator II position

The Platte County Highway Department is currently accepting applications for an Equipment Operator II.  This a skilled fulltime position in the operation of light and heavy equipment and related automotive equipment.  Employee may perform general labor duties when not operating a truck or other equipment.  Applicants must have at least a Class “B” CDL license. This position is under the general operation of the Highway Superintendent or Department Foreman or designee.   

Interested  persons shall submit a job application and a resume stating qualifications consistent with the written job description.  Job description and employment applications are available at and should be returned to the Highway Department Office, 2610 14th Street in Columbus, Nebraska .  (402) 563-4909. 

  • Starting Hourly Rate:  Negotiable based on experience.
  • Regular Daytime Shift:  7:00 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Workplace:  Based out of the Platte Co. Highway  Shop  at  31091 Hwy. 81, Platte Center, NE
  • Closing Date:  Open until all positions filled.

Platte County is an Equal Opportunity Employer,  Drug Free Workplace and subject to Veteran’s preference.

Disabled persons requiring assistance with the application process may contact Jane L. Cromwell, Civil Rights Coordinator at the address and phone listed above.



Neb. Rev. Stat. § 39-301 provides in part that "any person who injures or obstructs a public road by felling a tree or trees in, upon, or across the same, by placing or leaving any other obstruction thereon, by encroaching upon the same with any fence, by plowing or digging any ditch or other opening thereon, by diverting water onto or across such road so as to saturate, wash, or impair the maintenance, construction, or passability of such public road ... shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a Class V misdemeanor, in case of placing any obstruction on the road, be charged an additional sum of not exceeding three dollars per day for every day he or she allows such obstruction to remain after being ordered to remove the same by the road overseer or other officer in charge of road work in the area where such obstruction is located.

"Any officer in charge of road work, after having given reasonable notice to the owners of the obstruction or person so obstructing or plowing or digging ditches upon such road, may remove any such fence or other obstruction, fill up any such ditch or excavation, and recover the necessary cost of such removal from such owner or other person obstructing such road."

Landowners are liable for damages and/or accidents related to any obstructions they caused to be placed in the county road right-of-way areas. Cooperation from landowners and tenants to keep the public roadways safe and clear of hazards is greatly appreciated.
Platte County Board of Supervisors