County wants to separate itself from Housing Authority
Scotts Bluff County would like to no longer be the sponsoring agency for the local Housing Authority. The issue came up Monday after the commissioners received the annual audit for the Scotts Bluff County Housing Authority and discussed Housing Authority vehicles that had county government plates.
Commissioner Ken Meyer said the Housing Authority is doing good things and was needed as the organization's sponsor when it started. But he emphasized the county has no say in the entity's budget or its operations, and it would be best for the county to separate themselves from the Housing Authority.
Commissioner Sherry Blaha is a non-voting member on the board. County Attorney Doug Warner said the Commissioners can encourage the Housing Authority Board to make a change, and the Board at their next meeting will consider having Board Chair Mark Masterton sign a letter explaining the county's position.
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