County manager gets two-year contract |

County manager gets two-year contract

A two-year contract for County Manager Steve Mokrohisky was approved by Douglas County commissioners last week.

Mokrohisky’s salary remained the same at $125,000 minus the salary reduction, which brings his annual salary to $120,000.

Commissioners also approved a $700 monthly car allowance for Mokrohisky.

“My prior contract included use of a county vehicle,” he said Monday. “In order to save the county money and provide greater flexibility, the board approved a monthly car allowance in lieu of use of a county vehicle, which results in an annual net savings of approximately $2,000 to the county, since the cost of the county vehicle was more than the car allowance.”

Mokrohisky said commissioners were pleased with the progress the county is making. Among the county manager’s goals for last fiscal year was to create long-range financial stability for the county, something that was achieved through employee negotiations.

Last week commissioners heard an update on the status of one of Mokrohisky’s goals, the construction of the community and senior center.

Community Services Director Scott Morgan said he expects that the center will receive its building permit soon.

Morgan distributed a list that showed 21 local contractors were called by the contractor for bids on the project. Construction plans for the center have been submitted to Douglas County and East Fork Fire. Morgan said he expected construction to begin this week.

Widening of Waterloo Lane between the center and Lampe Park is expected to begin in August.

Morgan said the project is on schedule and within budget.

The center is expected to cost $17.1 million when it is completed. It is being paid for from two construction bonds, equalling $14 million, $3.4 million from the medical assistance to indigent fund reserves and $1.1 million in room taxes.