Licenses approved for craft beer festival

September 5, 2018

A craft beer festival set to take place at Pals Brewing Co. on Sept. 22 received approval from Lincoln County commissioners Tuesday.

Commissioners approved special designated liquor licenses for 10 businesses that plan to participate in what Paul and Amy Oettinger, owners of Pals, are calling the first Nebraska craft beer festival in North Platte.

They said the festival will happen inside a fenced area north and west of Pals and will include the patio and volleyball court. Security officers have been hired, and Bill Summers Ford will provide rides home.

Participating breweries are Farnam House, First Street, Flyover, Thunderhead, Kinkaider, Scratchtown, Nebraska Brewing and Bolo Beer. Mac’s Creek Winery & Vineyards and Feather River Vineyards will also participate.

Commissioners also approved a storage agreement with Underground Vaults & Storage Inc. of Hutchinson, Kansas, for district court microfilmed records. Deb McCarthy, clerk of the district court, said her office has working and security copies of court records.

The security copies need to be moved from the courthouse to prevent loss of both copies in case of fire or other disaster. She said the archives in Lincoln used to store security copies for the counties, but no longer have the space to do so.

In other business, commissioners:

» Approved decreases in securities pledged by NebraskaLand National Bank. The securities guarantee funds in excess of $250,000 in deposits held by county offices. The amount is adjusted periodically, depending on the size of deposits that need to be insured.

» Approved vehicle tax exemptions for Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska, Great Plains Health and North Platte Catholic Schools.

» Approved valuation changes submitted by the county assessor.

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