Adams County, Nebraska

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Adams County, Nebraska is one of 93 counties in Nebraska.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Nebraska county websites

This website was reviewed on March 18, 2013.

The good

  • Elected Officials
    • Elected officials are listed with a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.[1]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes are archived for 11 years.
    • Meeting agendas are archived for 1 years.
    • A meeting calendar is available and names the times and locations of public meetings.[2]
  • Budget
    • The most current budget is listed.
    • Budgets are archived for 13 years.[3]
  • Audits
    • The most recent audit is posted.
    • Audits dating back to 2001 are available.[4]
  • Taxes
    • Tax revenues are broken down by federal, state, and local funding in the budget.
    • Local taxes, like property taxes, are available online.
    • Residents are able to pay taxes online.[1]
    • GIS mapping is available for property tax records searches.[5]
  • Permits and zoning
    • Zoning ordinances are posted online.
    • Permit applications can be downloaded on the site, along with information on how to apply for the permits.[6]
  • Administrative officials
    • Department heads are listed for each department.[6]
    • Contact information for administrative officials is provided including a mailing address, phone number, and personalized email.
  • Lobbying
    • Adams County discloses its membership to the National Association of County Officials, but does not retain any lobbyists.[7]
  • Contracts
    • Bids and RFPs are posted online.[8]
  • Public records
    • The public information officer is identified and maintained by the County Clerk. This person provides a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.[9]

The bad

  • Meetings
    • Meeting agendas are not archived for at least 3 years.
  • Public records
    • A public records form is not provided.
    • A fee schedule for documents is not provided.[10]
  • Contracts
    • Approved contract statements are not provided for vendors.

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