Hall County, Nebraska

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Hall County is one of 93 counties in Nebraska. The county seat is located in the city of Grand Island and it has a population of 58,607 as of 2010.[1]

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Nebraska county websites

This website was reviewed on March 21, 2012.

The good

  • Budget
    • The current budget is posted and includes tax information.[2]
    • Budget archives are available.[3]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting information is posted,[4] as well as agendas and minutes.[5]
  • Elected Officials
    • County supervisors are listed with contact information.[6]
  • Administrative Officials
    • Administrative officials are listed with contact information within department pages.
  • Building Permits and Zoning
    • Zoning information and building permits are posted.[7]
  • Audits
    • Audits are posted.[8]
  • Contracts
    • Awarded contract bids are posted in Board of Supervisors' meeting minutes.
    • Bid opportunities are posted within the minutes and awarded bids are also found within meeting minutes, which are fully text searchable.
  • Lobbying
  • Public Records
  • Local Taxes
    • Interactive GIS mapping is available,[11] and taxes are payable online.[12]

The bad

  • Contracts
    • Approved contracts are not listed in a specific area of the site.


The 2011-2012 budget totals $44.5 million.[13]

Public Employees

Elected Officials

The Hall County Board of Supervisors serve as both the executive and legislative branch of county government. It is made up of seven members elected from individual districts for four year terms.[14]

First Last Position District Term Expiration
David Ziola Supervisor 1 2014
Daniel Purdy Supervisor 2 2012
Stephen Schuppan Supervisor 3 2014
Pamela Lancaster Supervisor 4 2012
Bob McFarland Supervisor 5
Gary Quandt Supervisor 6 2012
Scott Arnold Supervisor 7 2014

Administrative Officials

Administrative officials are listed with contact information within department pages.

First Last Position
Janet Pelland Assessor
Mark Young Attorney
Loren Humphrey Director Building and Grounds
Maria Conley Clerk
Peg Pesek Treasurer
Jerry Watson Sheriff
Gerard Piccolo Public Defender


See also: Nebraska public employee salaries

Salary information was not available on the Hall County website or found online.


See also: Nebraska public pensions

Information on employee benefits was not provided on the Hall County website.

Emergency personnel

Hall County provides police service through the Sheriff's Department, but county residents receive fire protection from local municipalities.[15]


See also: Nebraska government sector lobbying

Information is posted on Taxpayer-funded lobbying, stating the county does not pay for lobbying.[16]

Transparency & public records

Public records requests are handle by Hall County Attorney Mark Young.[17] Information regarding public records statutes in Nebraska can be found here.


The 2011-2012 budget lists the total county tax levy as 0.496445.[18]

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