Public Notices



Notice to Voters


The Harlan County Board of Supervisors / Board of Equalization meet the first and third Tuesday of each month starting at 9:30 a.m. for consent agenda items and 10:00 a.m. for business agenda items. 

Here are the tentative dates for 2024:
January 2; January 9 (Re-organizational meeting); January 16; February 6 & 20; March 5 & 19, April 2 & 16; May 7 & 21; June 4 & 18; July 2 & 16; August 6 & 20; September 3 & 17; October 1 & 15; (November 5 Election Day) Nov. 6 & 19; December 3 & 17. 

Any changes will be posted accordingly, or you can contact the Harlan County Clerk’s Office with questions 308-928-2173. Board Members, Meeting Agenda & Meeting Minutes can be found under “Offices”, “Board of Supervisors”.



The Harlan County Board of Supervisors (“the County Board”) is issuing this notice to advise the public about a correction of the 2022 annual salaries for elected officials due to a miscalculation. In 2019, the County Board passed Resolution 2018-#5, which established the salaries for Harlan County’s elected officials beginning on January 1, 2019. Resolution 2018-#5 also provided that each elected official would receive an annual cost of living increase on January 1, 2020, January 1, 2021, and January 1, 2022, based on the Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment (“COLA”), not to be less than 1% or greater than 5% per year.

It was recently brought to the County Board’s attention by the Nebraska Auditor of Public Accounts that in 2022, the elected official’s salaries were only increased by 2%, although the COLA was 5.9%. This resulted in each elected official being unpaid in calendar year 2022. According to the Auditor, “the County’s elected officials did not receive the correct salary increase for calendar year 2022.” It concluded that based on the resolution it passed, the County should have increased salaries by 5.0%; however, the County only increased salaries by 2.0%. This is due to the County incorrectly using the COLA for 2021. This resulted in each elected official being underpaid in calendar year 2022.”

The County Board is committed to balancing the needs of its elected officials with the needs of its residents, including providing competitive wages to elected officials which are consistent with the increase in the cost of living without unfairly burdening taxpayers. In order to further this goal, the County Board will be working diligently to address this situation and to ensure the elected officials who provided services to Harlan County during 2022 receive the compensation prescribed by Resolution 2018-#5.