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Greenleafton wastewater treatment system land purchase


Fri, Nov 8th, 2013
Posted in All Government

At the county board’s November 5 meeting county attorney Brett Corson reviewed the purchase agreement for 3.8 acres to be used for the site of the Greenleafton treatment facility. The board approved purchase of the land located in Bristol Township outside of Greenleafton from the Wallace Grooters’ Family Trust for $57,000.

Corson said they should close in December. Commissioner Duane Bakke explained that several possible sites had been looked at. Soil borings were done. He said this is where it will be and it is the best property for the wastewater facility that they have found. Tillable ground will be taken out of production for the facility.

Commissioner Chuck Amunrud said the property will be paid for with a grant. The board also approved the payment of $1,000 to the Wallace Grooters’ Family Trust for earnest money.

Fillmore-Houston

Joint Board of Health

During a short teleconference with Houston County, Fillmore County Director of Nursing Lantha Stevens was appointed interim community health services administrator. The next joint board of health meeting will be December 17 at the Canton Pub.

Other Business In Brief

•The Medical Examiner agreement was renewed with Mayo Clinic for 2014 through 2015.

•Dr. R. Ross Reichard, MD, was reappointed as Fillmore County Medical Examiner.

•An update on the 2014 budget and levy was presented. County Coordinator Karen Brown explained there is to be a 0 percent increase in the levy. Department heads have been working on trimming the budget for 2014. The preliminary 2014 budget use of fund balance was $317,254. That has been reduced to $192,939.

•An application from Gary Hellickson, Section 15, Carimona Township, to widen an existing access from 14-feet to 20-feet on County Road 14 was approved as recommended by the county engineer and zoning administrator.

•The low quote from Hangman, Inc. for window treatments (roller shades) for the Highway Administration Building was approved at a cost of $2,344 plus tax.

•The purchase of an in-car video recorder as recommended by sheriff Daryl Jensen was approved at a cost of $4,970. The money will come out of the Sheriff’s contingency funds. The new video recorder will replace one that is broken and for which parts are not available.

•An upgrade to the I-Doc system was reviewed by county recorder David Kiehne. Computer Software Associated has submitted a proposal which would allow the public to access recorded documents. There would be an $1,800 annual fee for maintenance. No action was taken. Kiehne said he would bring it back when the attorney’s office is satisfied with the contract.

•The Fillmore County airport will soon have a courtesy car available. Details on insurance are being worked out.

•A proposal from Professional Engineering Services was approved for preliminary design services for a hangar area expansion at the county airport. The cost for the preliminary design services will be $6,178. County Engineer Ron Gregg noted that once the preliminary design is approved, the hangar expansion would be eligible for federal funding.

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