County Commissioners have several approval items on agenda

October 27, 2017

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Dale Sterzinger provided the quarterly SWDC update for the Lincoln County Commissioners.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
Dale Sterzinger provided the SWCD quarterly report for the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners at their Tuesday, Oct. 17 meeting. Sterzinger said they have reached the implementation stage of the Watershed One Plan, and that a signed agreement was needed to move forward. This was approved by unanimous consent.

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Construction update given at council meeting

October 20, 2017

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
An update on the Lincoln Street construction project was provided during the Monday, Oct. 16 meeting of the Hendricks City Council.
City Administrator David Blees was the one to give the update, saying cement work, including curbs, gutter and sidewalks, has been poured and sub-grade prep work is in progress on the street, with asphalt expected next week.

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Joe Wilson appointed Lincoln County Highway Engineer

October 12, 2017

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Joe Wilson (right) was appointed Lincoln County Highway Engineer by the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. He is pictured with Dustin Hauschild, who, along with Wilson, represented the Highway Department at the Oct. 3 meeting.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners appointed Joe Wilson as the County Highway Engineer at their Tuesday, Oct. 3 meeting.
The possibility of appointing Wilson, who is replacing Dave Halbersma in the position, was brought forth last month by Halbersma, whose services Lincoln County has been sharing with Pipestone County. Halbersma had suggested appointing Wilson to the position now versus in May, as Halbersma felt Wilson is ready to take over the position. Halbersma had reminded the Lincoln County Board that the original plan was to have their own highway engineer, and that for the past few years Wilson had been working to complete his degree.

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City maintenance reports headstones toppled, tree damage

October 4, 2017

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City Councilman Scott Pearson reviews the specs on the snow truck the maintenance department would like to purchase.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
Before bringing the meeting to order, Mayor Julie Hogie declared the flag at City Hall would fly at half staff until Friday in honor of the Las Vegas shooting victims.
City Maintenance Supervisor Kevin Huber and crew member Aaron Moravetz were on hand at the Monday, Oct. 2 meeting of the Hendricks City Council to provide the maintenance report in person.

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Commissioners hear from mayor, city administrator of Hendricks

September 28, 2017

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Hendricks Mayor Julie Hogie and City Administrator David Blees, left, talked to the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners last week about the rural dumpsters and recycling site in Hendricks.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
Hendricks City Administrator David Blees and Mayor Julie Hogie attended the Tuesday, Sept. 19 meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners to speak to the commissioners regarding the rural garbage and recycling site located in Hendricks.
Recently, there has been talk at the county level of moving the site back to its original location, to property owned by the county along Hwy. 17 across from NB Golf…

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Council discusses county solid waste/recycling site at meeting

September 20, 2017

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The Hendricks City Council discussed the solid waste and recycling site.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
The Hendricks City Council discussed the county’s solid waste and recycling site during their Monday, Sept. 18 meeting.
The location of the dumpsters has been much discussed the past year at both the city and county level since the removal from the original location at the request of the city and Hendricks EDA due to the development of land near them into the Kings Court Subdivision…

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Commissioners approve preliminary plat for Shaokatan development

September 14, 2017

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
During the Sept. 5 meeting, Robert Olsen of the Lincoln County Environmental Office spoke to the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners regarding a subdivision on Lake Shaokatan. Olsen was requesting the approval of a preliminary plat, as the same had already been approved by the Planning and Zoning Board.
Olsen said the public had a chance for input and questions, with a favorable result. However, there was a question regarding excavating for a boat ramp. Olsen is working with the landowner and coming up with alternatives.

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EDA has new program to assist daycares

September 14, 2017

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
Due to the Monday holiday, the Hendricks City Council met Tuesday, Sept. 5. During the meeting, City Administrator David Blees provided an EDA update, saying a daycare is changing locations thanks to assistance provided through a new program the EDA created that helps with starting or enhancing a daycare. Blees said those applying could be eligible for up to $3,000.
The twin homes on Mueller Drive are being surveyed, a necessary step in completing the purchase agreement…

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Council continues to review budget, construction updates

August 24, 2017

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The Hendricks City Council reviews the proposed 2018 budget.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
The Hendricks City Council continues to review the budget for 2018. They will approve the preliminary levy at their next meeting on Sept. 5, and continue to review until they set the final levy in December.
City Administrator David Blees provided a construction update on the Lincoln Street Utility Project. Crews have completed utility work in the two blocks near the school and are moving on toward the hospital.

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County Commissioners hold special meeting to discuss potential litigation

August 24, 2017

By Tammy Mathison 
hendrickspioneer @gmail.com

A special meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners was held Monday, Aug. 21 at 9 a.m. for the purpose of discuss­ing potential litigation stemming from a protest that occurred related to the bid opening for the box culvert project on Tuesday, Aug. 15.
On Monday morning, Lincoln County Attorney Glen Petersen told the Board of Commissioners that he had received com­munication from the at­torney of Qualm Construc­tion, Inc., the party that is protesting the results of the bid opening.

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