"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Friday, April 18th, 2014
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
- 10:55:36, Apr 3rd 2014 - Attendee - I do think the meeting went well in terms of sharing information. But also ... [Read More]
- 11:56:59, Apr 2nd 2014 - svtaxpayer - Start the meeting with the same old rehash about how great college class ... [Read More]
- 11:30:55, Mar 28th 2014 - RoryKramer - I couldn't have said it any better. My family has shopped at Willie's f ... [Read More]
- 8:44:51, Mar 26th 2014 - Gunnar Berg - Would that be Henrik's lessor known younger brother "Al"? ... [Read More]
- 1:21:46, Mar 23rd 2014 - REDHORSE51 - EXCELLENT COMMENTARY ON BULLYING, HOWEVER THE AUTHOR STILL SUPPORTS THE ... [Read More]
- 6:23:24, Mar 17th 2014 - about time - About time they start giving tickets to people who park where it days no ... [Read More]
- 5:51:04, Mar 17th 2014 - what? - I guess it depends who you are in this town. I called and talked to the city ... [Read More]
- 4:03:17, Mar 14th 2014 - - Looking for his mom and found this. Randy you will be greatly missed. I loved all ... [Read More]
- 10:21:04, Mar 14th 2014 - Doc - So many winners. ... [Read More]
- 8:58:49, Mar 10th 2014 - dan - Great letter Steve! That is attitude we should be taking, alternatives will be ... [Read More]
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Fri, Mar 16th, 2007
Posted in Government
Posted in Government
PRESTON - The county board faced a light agenda at their March 13 meeting. Social Service Director Thomas Boyd updated the board on Fillmore County's position with the disbanding of the Root River Education District (RRED). An article going into more depth on the RRED appeared in the February 26 edition of the Fillmore County Journal.
Boyd stated that most of the school districts have come up with other alternatives except for Fillmore Central and Kingsland. The RRED allowed schools to pool money and use federal dollars. The funds coming from the federal government have been greatly reduced for the Family Service Collaborative. Boyd suggested that there will be about a year's time to sort things out and come up with an alternative.
A resolution was approved to authorize Semcac to administer funds from the Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program (FHP). Semcac served 262 individuals in 18 households in a six county area last year. Commissioner Randy Dahl praised the organization for the good work it does "keeping families off the street."
Boyd discussed his appearance before the State Health and Human Services Committee in support of a bill authored by Rep. Ken Tschumper. The bill would exempt counties that overspent their MR/RC (mental retardation or related conditions) Waiver allocations in 2004 and 2005 from paying back to the state the amount overspent. The Carver County Director also testified before the committee. Boyd noted that originally there were eleven counties that over spent. Seven of them have been forgiven the debt. The bill will now go before more committees.
Four counties including Winona, Mower, Houston, and Fillmore are looking at the feasibility of "county based purchasing."
Court House Temperature Control
Terry Schultz, Building Maintenance, offered a proposal to correct a control valve problem. The mechanical engineer, now retired and fully paid for his services, had not planned for control valves in three zones in the newly remodeled court house design. Schultz has tried to control them manually without good results. The board approved the $4,711.75 for DMC Plumbing and Heating, Inc. to correct the problem. The county will have to stand the cost.
Dale Olson, Building Maintenance Supervisor, has tendered his resignation as of April 30. The board accepted it with thanks for his years of service.