County Board of Commissioners Records
The first meeting of the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners was held on January 15, 1864. Original records from this first Board meeting to the present are on microfilm in the County Clerk's Office or can be viewed at the Nebraska State Historical Society. All records are available for viewing by the public. They present a fascinating account of the early days and development of the County and surrounding areas. If you are interested in any County Board records, we have staff members available to assist you.
The Lancaster County Board of Commissioners meets each Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., in Room 112 (Chambers) of the County-City Building at 555 S. 10th Street in Lincoln. The Board of Equalization meeting is held immediately following the regular meeting. For information about the Board meeting, call 441-7484, or check this site for the weekly agenda. The agenda is published on Friday for the following Tuesday meeting. Minutes of the Board of Commissioners meetings are also published on this website.
The Lancaster County Board of Commissioners also holds a staff meeting each Thursday at 8:30 a.m., in Conference Room 113 in the County-City Building at 555 South 10th Street in Lincoln. For information about the staff meeting, call 441-7447, or check this site for the weekly agenda. The agenda is published on the day before the meeting. Minutes of the staff meetings are also published on this website.
Each week the Board of Commissioners approves claims for payment that have been audited by the County Clerk's Accounting Division. There are usually a number of other items that appear regularly on the agenda including bid openings, public hearings and approval of contracts. Documentation for each item on the Board of Commissioners agenda is available for public inspection at the County Clerk's office and can also be accessed when viewing the agenda online. The law allows for the Board to go into Executive Session to discuss personnel matters or litigation issues. These Executive Sessions are closed to the public; however, the Board may not take any official action while it is in Executive Session.
Any citizen may place an item on the County Board's agenda by calling the County Clerk's office at least 24 hours prior to the meeting (441-7484). Citizens also have the right to speak during the meeting regarding agenda items. If you are interested in following the County Board proceedings, but are unable to attend, the meetings are televised live on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. and rebroadcast on Saturday on 5 City-TV, Cable Channel 5. In addition, the meeting may be viewed on Nebraska OnDemand Time Warner Channel 411 and on the Internet at http://www.lancaster.ne.gov. Click on 5 City-TV Video on Demand.
Interpreters for the hearing impaired are available at the meetings of the County Board upon request. Please contact the County Clerk's office at 441-7484 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting if this accommodation is required, or if you have any other special communication needs requiring assistance. Telex Sound Masters are also available for audio enhancement during the meeting.
Citizens can request transcripts of discussions held during the Board of Commissioners meetings. The cost for providing these transcripts is $1.50 per page. We can also provide CDs or DVDs of Board meetings upon request at a cost of $5 each.