Lincoln County’s request to join PrimeWest denied by DHS

August 15, 2019

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Stacey Longtin of Southwest Health and Human Services spoke to the county board at the Aug. 6 meeting.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday, Aug. 6 for their regular meeting. All members were present at the beginning of the meeting, but Commis­sioner Rick Hamer had to leave early for an ap­pointment.
Risk Management Con­sultant Don Daraskev­ich of MCIT spoke to the board about managing county risk, especially in the area of Work­man’s Comp. According to Daraskevich, MCIT is a risk management service and was established for the purpose of providing property, liability, auto and worker’s comp ser­vices to government and public entities. They were established in 1979 and Lincoln County is a mem­ber of MCIT. Because the county is a member, they will receive a dividend from MCIT.

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Hendricks City Council addresses nuisance issues at Monday’s meeting

August 7, 2019

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Kevin Huber of the City Maintenance Dept., front, and Aaron Moravetz presented the city maintenance report at Monday evening’s city council meeting.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
The Hendricks City Council met Monday evening Aug. 5 at 6:30 p.m. The minutes of the July 15 meeting and the evening’s agenda were approved.
Al Molascon was present for public forum. He said the bathroom project at the campground is coming along fine. The men’s bathroom is completed and the north wall of the ladies’ bathroom is nearly finished.

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New squad car purchase approved by the county board

July 25, 2019

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Teresa Schreurs spoke to the county board concerning the final steps for the Small Cities Grant for rental rehabilitation.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Board of Commission­ers met for their regular meeting on Tuesday, July 16. Teresa Schreurs of DSI, Inc. spoke to the board regarding the final steps needed for the Small Cit­ies Grant that will fund rental rehabilitations in Tyler and Lake Benton. According to Schreurs, the grants are first-come-first-served and are open to anyone who agrees to the grant requirements and is a landlord.

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Council votes to maintain road contingent on getting easement

July 18, 2019

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Mathew Taubert from Meulebroech, Taubert & Co. reviewed the results of an audit presentation.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

The Hendricks City Council met Monday evening, July 15 at 6:30 p.m. with Mayor Julie Hogie presiding. The minutes of the July 1, 2019 meeting and the eve­ning’s agenda were approved.
There was no public forum.
Meulebroeck, Taubert & Co., an accounting firm service, gave an audit presentation. Matt Taubert gave the results of the general fund, expenditures, public safety, street department, campground, and other. Taubert said, overall, it was better than budget…

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Road and bridge projects discussed by the county board

July 11, 2019

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Lincoln County Environmental Officer Robert Olsen spoke to the board about recycling sites in Hendricks and Verdi. Pictured from left are Commissioner Corey Sik, Commissioner Rick Hamer, Auditor-Treasurer Deb Vierhuf and Olsen.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners met for their regular meet­ing on Tuesday, July 2 at the Lincoln County Courthouse. All commissioners were present.
Nancy Walker of South­west Health and Human Services (SWHHS) spoke to the council about approv­ing a resolution supporting Prime West as the health plan provider for Lincoln County. According to Walk­er, every four to five years, procurement takes place…

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HHA looking at transfer of Westview Apartments to Lincoln County HA

July 3, 2019

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The transfer of ownership of Westview Apartments, located at 402 West Hobart Street, was discussed at length during Monday evening’s city council meeting.

 

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

The Hendricks City Council met Monday evening July 1, with Mayor Julie Hogie presiding.
The minutes of the June 17 meeting and the evening’s agen­da were approved.
Al Molascon was present for public forum. He brought to the council’s attention tree branches covering part of the Welcome to Hendricks sign coming from the south into town, and also that the flag is hanging too low. He asked for a followup on sewer repair and drainage issues by his home.

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County represented at GMRPT Commission’s quarterly meeting

July 3, 2019

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Lincoln County Board Chair Mic VanDeVere, far right, sat in on the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission meeting last Wednesday, June 26.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
The Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission (GMRPT) met for their quarterly meeting on Wednesday, June 26. The meeting was held at the Chalet located at Hole-in-the-Mountain County Park of Lake Benton, which was recently designated as a regional park. In addition to the members of the commission, Lincoln County Board Chair Mic VanDeVere and Lincoln County Parks Supervisor Daryl Schlapkohl attended the meeting, as well as Vince Robinson, Teresa Schreurs and Lisa Graphenteen with Development Services, Inc. (DSI).
Schlapkohl, who has worked with the Lincoln County Parks system since 1979, spoke to the commission about the county park…

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FEMA in Lyon County June 26 for disaster relief meeting

June 26, 2019

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Dustin Hauschild and Joe Wilson spoke to the commissioners concerning bidding for upcoming road projects in Lincoln County.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Commis­sioners met for their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 18. All commissioners were present for the meeting.
Lincoln County Emergency Manager Amber Scholten spoke to the board requesting permis­sion to travel to Chicago, Illinois for a wireless/broadband confer­ence. She was asked by the radio board to represent our region at the ARMER Radio training con­ference. When she returns, she will report to the rest of the re­gion the topics discussed at the conference. The board granted Scholten the permission she re­quested.

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Lincoln County property taxes reported on at Board of Appeals and Equalization meeting

June 26, 2019

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Board of Appeal and Equal­ization meeting was held Tuesday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m. No members of the public attended the meet­ing, but County Assessor Bruce Nielsen reported on changes in Lincoln County property taxes for 2019, payable in 2020.
According to Nielsen’s report, the 2019 total levy in Lincoln County is $5,672,867. The 2019 County Tax Capacity is 14,898,506 and the taxable market value in Lincoln County is $1,738,307,852. The total market value is $1,785,571,500.

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City Council discussed nuisance properties

June 20, 2019

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Al Molascon was present at the council meeting to discuss the water drainage problem he has at his home on the corner of Lake and Cottage Street.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
The June 17 city council meeting was called to order by Mayor Julie Hogie. The evening’s agenda and the minutes of the June 3 meeting were approved.
Al Molascon was present for public forum. He has some nice 2.5-foot evergreens on the side of his house he is willing to give to the city. City Administrator David Bless said they would take a couple of them. Al said he finished the tile work in the men’s side of the campground bathroom and will now start on the women’s side.

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