County Board Briefs: July 1 meeting

The Mille Lacs County Board conducted the following business at its July 1 meeting. This report was compiled by Joel Stottrup.



Group residence housing

The board approved a purchase-of-service and group residential housing agreement with Amy Christy, a new provider of adult foster care.


Completed reflective markings project

The board accepted the completion of the project by Traffic Marking Service Inc., of Maple Lake, to reflectorize countywide pavement markings. The original contract cost was $94,334, and the final cost was just under $88,630.


Soo Line trail culverts

The board awarded R.C. Habeck Excavating, LLC, the lowest responsible bidder, the bid of just over $190,716 for a Soo Line culvert project. In related business, the board approved an agreement between the state Department of Natural Resources and Mille Lacs County for the removal and replacement of failed cross culverts on the Soo Line Trail between Onamia and Isle.


Safe roads to school

The board passed a resolution for an agreement that spells out federal financial participation in construction engineering for a Safe Roads to School Project that will provide a sidewalk along Fifth Avenue North from Highway 95 to 12th Street North, and along 12th Street from Rum River Drive to Seventh Avenue North.


More software

The board approved spending close to $2,697 to purchase Team Viewer Corporate software to allow the county’s tech workers to do remote troubleshooting and repair of the county’s computers and servers.


Service awards

The board gave outstanding-service awards to eligibility worker Carrie Rhoda, public health nurse Katie Smith and social worker Amber Pogatshnik.


Cutoff point for repurchasing tax forfeit land

The board passed a resolution establishing the eligibility period to submit an application to repurchase tax forfeited property. It is to be the state’s repurchase privilege period, or 15 calendar days prior to posted land sales date, whichever comes first.


Plat for development

The board approved Adam Plumski’s request for a simple plat for Plumski Addition in Milaca Township north of Foreston. Plumski plans to subdivide 13 acres into two parcels, one for the existing home and one for a new home.


County fee schedule

An updated fee schedule was approved that includes a new fee for firearms storage at the sheriff’s department in accordance with a recent law change.