Nebraska Association of County Officials

1335 H Street Lincoln, NE 68508

Phone: (402) 434-5660
Fax: (402) 434-5673
August 9, 2019 | | NACO E-Line Archive
Annual Conference Room Reservation Date To Be Re-Announced

The date and time was when room reservations were to be opened for the annual conference in Kearney was cancelled. The conference will still be held at the Younes Conference Center on December 11 - 13, 2019.

Due to flooding in the Kearney area and affecting the several hotels in the Younes Conference Center location the opening date for room reservations will be announced at a later date and after room availability has been determined.

Please watch for updates in the NACO E-line , where we will announce the new date for the opening time for room reservations. It will also be posted on our website.
Law Enforcement Dealing With Mental Health & Substance Abuse Disorders
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
in York, Nebraska
Register Soon!!!
Deadline for registration is:
Friday, October 4, 2019
Region V Systems is hosting a 1-day training designed to assist Nebraska law enforcement personnel obtain better outcomes when working with persons with mental health and/or substance use disorders.
Mini-BETA is intended for dispatchers, support, or sworn personnel who encounter persons experiencing a mental health crisis.  
Participants will be introduced to signs and symptoms of mental health disorders or challenges, local mental health resources, threat assessment principals and strategies, and problem solving within local systems of care. 
Please note the cost for this training is $50.00 which includes a light breakfast and lunch.
You can register by clicking on the "Register Now" link below.  

If you have questions please contact:
Kristin Nelson, Region V Systems       
Phone: 402-441-4356
Jean Barton, Region V Systems
Phone: 402-441-4336
Legislature Schedules Interim Hearings
Legislature Schedules Hearings on Bonds, Unfunded Mandates,
Election Technology
The Legislature’s Judiciary Committee will examine the feasibility of using alternatives to cash bonds for misdemeanors and city ordinance violations at a public hearing on Friday, September 13 . Senator Matt Hansen introduced LR144 to continue his efforts to clean up bail and bond requirements, especially for indigent and low-income defendants. The study will examine the number of individuals held in jails on cash bonds for misdemeanors and ordinance violations and pretrial release programs and practices used by counties. The hearing will begin at 1:30 p.m. in Room 1507 of the State Capitol. It will be live-streamed through the Nebraska Legislature’s website.
On Friday, October 18 , the Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee will hold hearings on two studies. LR149 , by Senator Justin Wayne, will examine the burden of unfunded mandates on county budgets. LR247 , by Senator Andrew La Grone, will examine the long-term sustainability of recurring election technology replacement.
Other upcoming hearings include LR184 , an examination of how to provide an adequate and sustainable stream of state funds for local health departments on September 20 . On August 29 , the Revenue and Appropriations Committees will hear a presentation of the 2018 Tax Incentives Annual Report from the Department of Revenue.
The interim study resolutions were introduced during the legislative session to examine new ideas for legislation and to dig deeper into issues raised by previously introduced bills. Public hearings are held on some of the priority issues selected by each legislative committee, including the topics that are of interest to counties. County officials are encouraged to attend the hearings and provide testimony. Unlike hearings during the legislative session, testifiers do not need to take a position in support or opposition to the issue, but are asked to provide input. Some of the hearings will be live-streamed through the Legislature's website.
The complete interim study schedule is available here or each month's hearings can be found on the Legislature's calendar .
MIPS Bytes
" Storage Sense"

Windows 10 has a built-in utility to help you get back hard drive disk space called “Storage Sense”. This utility can help keep your hard drive less cluttered by removing temporary and deleted files. As most people know, when you delete a file it usually ends up in the recycle bin and is not permanently deleted until the recycle bin is emptied. Also, when you use certain programs, they create temporary files that can take up valuable space. With Storage Sense you can setup Windows to automatically remove these files so you can regain your hard drive space. 

Let us go thru the steps to set up Storage Sense. First, type the word "Storage" in the search field on the start bar.  It should bring up “Storage Settings”, select that. The next window that comes up will show your local storage. Under that it will say Storage Sense and most likely it will be turned off. This is fine for now, because we need to set a few options before we turn it on. Next click on the blue words "Change how we free up space automatically". This will bring up where you can change how the utility frees up space. There are four options you need to look at. The first is when to run storage sense. You can leave it to run only "During low free disk space" or you may want to change it to run “Every month”. There are also the options of running it “Every day” or “Every week”. Next is the option dealing with the temporary files. There will be a check mark on "Delete temporary files that my apps aren't using". This should be fine. After that is the option on how many days to leave files in the recycle bin, 30 days should work. This gives you plenty of time to recover an accidentally deleted file. The last option is to "Delete files in my Downloads folder if they have been there for over". The default is “Never”, which is how I would leave it. This way you have the option to hand pick which files to delete and which to keep. Once all the options are set, click on the toggle to turn Storage Sense to on. This will run in the time frame you set in the first option, but there is also an option to run it now if you so desire. That option is located at the bottom of the window. 

Hopefully this helps keep your hard drive clean. This is one of the utilities that you can set it and forget it. Just remember, this is a minimal cleaning utility, if you need to free up more space on your hard drive, you may need to look for other storage cleaning utilities.
County Government Day PowerPoint
The PowerPoint presentation is available electronically at no charge (sent via e-mail) for use by counties during their annual County Government Day. The PowerPoint provides a comprehensive look at county government functions in the State of Nebraska and can be customized by each county.

To request the County Government Day PowerPoint electronically, please e-mail your request to .
News from NACo
Fabulous photos at the 2019 Annual NACo Conference

View candid shots from the annual conference in Clark County, Nevada
Annual Conference Room Reservation Date
New date will be announced and posted in the E-line and on the NACO website

Assessors Workshop
August 26 - 29, 2019
Gering Civic Center, Gering

Register of Deeds Workshop
September 13, 2019
Younes Conference Center, Kearney

Central District NACO Meeting
September 19, 2019
Leadership Center, Aurora

Northeast District NACO Meeting
September 20, 2019
Lifelong Learning Center, Norfolk

Panhandle District NACO Meeting
September 25, 2019
Prairie Winds Community Center, Bridgeport

West Central District NACO Meeting
September 26, 2019
Ogallala Convention Center, Ogallala

Southeast District NACO Meeting
October 18, 2019
Career Academy, Lincoln
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Nebraska Association of County Officials
1335 H Street Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: (402) 434-5660
Fax: (402) 434-5673
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