FALLS CITY – Richardson County’s new treasurer and weed superintendent took the oath of public office Tuesday.
County commissioners appointed Amanda Young, who went to high school in Falls City and studied finance, to the treasurer’s post. She has been deputy treasurer since April of 2013.
She replaces Austin Duerfeldt who resigned July 5 to work as an agriculture economist with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
She said the treasurer job is important to Richardson County.
Young: “We handle all the taxes. All the taxes come through our office that anyone pays on vehicles, on property, on personal property and, then, we are responsible for remitting it to the correct entities, the schools, the villages, the city.”
She said the office is running well now.
Young: “We run pretty efficiently right now. Austin actually did an extremely good job of setting us up to be digital. We’re very efficient.”
JT Lyons is the new weed superintendent for Nemaha and Richardson counties. Lyons, a retired railroad track maintenance supervisor, began his job Tuesday.