"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
- 8:53:13, May 24th 2015 - Greg Rendahl - Jason, while you certainly make some good points in your opinion piece ... [Read More]
- 4:56:30, May 22nd 2015 - Shame on you - "A gun is an instrument of death. It is designed for one purpose, to k ... [Read More]
- 1:35:20, May 22nd 2015 - Michael - As a Navy veteran I salute Ron Scheevel for his service and sacrifice in Vi ... [Read More]
- 12:48:16, May 22nd 2015 - Kim Wentworth - a couple of points in response. the NRA has had a long history in gu ... [Read More]
- 11:57:35, May 22nd 2015 - RogerClegg - Re felon voting: Glad this bill failed. If you aren’t willing to fo ... [Read More]
- 12:15:00, May 20th 2015 - Shorty - Makes me feel pretty old when I read about people I knew. I would like to ... [Read More]
- 11:34:36, May 20th 2015 - SV80 - To Future: I can empathize with your regarding Hawkeye63. He exhibits all t ... [Read More]
- 12:49:06, May 19th 2015 - future - @Hawkeye63 My entire argument has been based on legal civil rights argument ... [Read More]
- 7:22:50, May 19th 2015 - hawkeye63 - There you have it fellow citizens, I sure hope America is paying attentio ... [Read More]
- 6:06:44, May 18th 2015 - Redhorse51 - Thank you for a great read. Like an addicting mini-series, I could not ... [Read More]
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.