The Sarpy County Board of Commissioners today unanimously agreed to purchase property adjacent to the county’s courthouse complex.
The County will purchase the former Gold Coast Auto location at 1310 Gold Coast Road for $350,000. The price includes both the building and the land.
“It makes sense to purchase this land now, with an eye toward the future,” said Sarpy County Board Chairman Don Kelly. “Sarpy continues to grow, so we need plan for a courthouse that can serve the citizens when our population reaches 200,000, 250,000 or even 350,000 people.”
The County intends to use the building as a service center for some of the county’s vehicles and equipment. Other uses, such as an area for additional parking, could be considered in the future.
Also at the meeting:
• The Board approved sending a letter of support to the Nebraska Investment Finance Authority for the Housing Foundation of Sarpy County’s grant application for a countywide housing study.
• Approved the second amendment to the Sarpy County and Cities Wastewater Agency Proposed FY 2018-2019 budget.