Public Notices



Notice is hereby given that meetings of the Platte County Board of Equalization and Platte County Board of Supervisors will be held on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 in the County Board Room of the Platte County Courthouse in Columbus, Nebraska.  The County Board of Equalization meeting will begin at 9:00 A.M. (CST).  The Supervisors meeting will begin at 9:10 A.M. (CST).  Both meetings are open to the public.  Agendas for such meetings subject to change, are kept continuously current and are available for public inspection at the office of the County Clerk in the Platte County Courthouse in Columbus, Nebraska.

Diane C. Pinger
Platte County Clerk and Clerk of the Boards of Equalization and Supervisors


2020 Census

Platte County would like to remind people about the 2020 Census coming next year.  We want to let everyone know how important it is for all the people in the community to be counted. Everyone matters here in Platte County and we need your help by participating in the 2020 Census.


Platte Co. Draft Ordinance - engine braking (BRJ edits)

Platte Co. Draft Ordinance - solicitation (BRJ suggestions)


Employment Opportunities


The Platte County Highway Department has an opening for a  full time  clerical position. Applicant must have general business office skills,  process strong accounting skills in payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, be able to multi-task, detail oriented, proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Works. Compensation based on experience. Applications are available in the Highway Dept. office at the Platte County Court House, 2610  14th St.  Columbus, NE  68601 or by contacting the office (402)  563-4909.  Applications must be received before 5:00 PM on May 17, 2021.  Platte County is a Drug Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.  This position is subject to Veteran’s preference.


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.


Cornhusker Public Power District Renewable Energy Development 

Bluestem Energy Solutions, a Nebraska based energy development company is working with Cornhusker Public Power District to assess the feasibility of developing a renewable energy project involving up to three wind turbines. If the project is approved the energy produced would be consumed by Cornhusker Public Power’s customers.  Community based projects such as this are now possible based on Cornhusker Public Power Districts new wholesale power contract, which allows Cornhusker PPD, and other public power districts, to generate a portion of their own electricity through local, renewable generation. If approved, the project would be a multimillion dollar investment into the county, create construction opportunities for local companies and increase the economic activity of the area through new tax revenue and landowner payments. If approved, Bluestem would work to obtain all of the required permits and approvals for this development.  Before the end of the year, BES will be performing preliminary dirt work at the foundation site. If approved, and once all contracts have been negotiated with Cornhusker Public Power and at such time as all of the necessary permits and approvals are in place, only then would the project move into the final construction phases.



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