Public Notices


Due to COVID-19, the Platte County Board of Supervisors meetings will be held on a conference call system starting 9:00 am on April 14, 2020 until further notice. If you would like to listen to the meetings the phone number is 712-775-7031 and the access code is 340448#. You would have to call 5-7 minutes before 9:00. We are doing save distancing so the only ones that attend the meetings are those scheduled on the agenda.



Notice is hereby given that meetings of the Platte County Board of Equalization and Platte County Board of Supervisors will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 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


Upcoming Primary Election

The Platte County Election Commissioner has just received word from the Secretary of State’s Office this afternoon about the upcoming Election happening on May 12, 2020.  Election Day will come as scheduled for the May 12, 2020 date.

There will be voting at the Polls on Election Day of May 12, 2020. Anyone interest in being a poll worker can call the office at 402-563-4908.  Poll workers are required to attend a training class. Dates and time for the training classes will be announced at a later time.  

Anyone can request an Early (Absentee) Ballot Request form that will allow us to send out the ballots to the voter. These requests can be made starting now until the May 1, 2020 deadline. The Early Ballot request can be downloaded from the Platte County Election Commissioner’s Page or the Nebraska Secretary of State’s Page. They can be emailed back to the Election Commissioner’s office at the following email address: They also can be mailed or faxed to the Election Commissioner’s office at 402-564-7733 or brought back into the office.  

Any questions please call the Election Commissioner’s Office at 402-563-4908 or email


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

2020 Election Workers Needed - Several Opening Available

Job Description


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