FY2020 budget discussed by the county board at regular meeting

August 29, 2019

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Vince Robinson and Lisa Graphenteen of DSI spoke to the county board regarding the ITC broadband grant application at the Aug. 20 meeting.

By Shelly Finzen
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The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 20. All commissioners were present for the meeting.
Vince Robinson and Lisa Graphenteen, both of DSI, requested board approval for a resolution supporting the ITC Broadband Grant Application. ITC is applying for a $5 million grant. If the grant is approved by the state, Lincoln County’s contribution to the border-to-border project would be decreased to $2 million, and $1 million would be applied to the cost of bringing broadband to Hendricks.

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Position offered

August 22, 2019

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The Tyler City Council met in special session last week to approve offering Stephanie LaBrune the city administrator position. LaBrune was one of three finalists interviewed for the position. As of press time, LaBrune had not yet officially accepted the position. Watch the Tribute as well as our Facebook page for future updates.

Council interviews administrator candidates at public meeting

August 15, 2019

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City administrator candidate Erik Gile fielding questions from the Tyler City Council (from left) Mayor Joan Jagt, councilpersons Cricket Raschke, Scott Dressen, Kenny Jensen and Tim Sanderson.

By Mark Wilmes
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A special meeting of the Tyler City Council was held on Monday evening for the purpose of public interviews of three candidates for the city administrator position. Prior to the meeting there was a one-hour “meet and greet” with the candidates.

For the full story, read this week’s Tyler Tribute.

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.

For the full story, read this week’s Tyler Tribute.

City narrows administrator search

August 7, 2019

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Vince Robinson of Development Services Incorporated (DSI) was on hand at Monday’s Tyler City Council meeting. DSI is handling city administrator duties for the city until a new administrator is hired.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The Tyler City Council presented three finalists for the city administrator position at Monday evening’s regular monthly meeting. Councilperson Scott Dressen was not present at the meeting. The council received seven applications for the position. The personnel committee recommended four candidates, with one of those not responding to a request to interview. Finalists include the following:
Stephanie LaBrune is currently an administrative assistant with the Pipestone County Zoning and Environmental Services/Pipestone County Soil and Water Conservation District where she has been employed for the past 11 years. She holds an Associate’s Degree from Southeast Technical Institute in Business Administration.

For the full story, read this week’s Tyler Tribute.

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.

For the full story, read this week’s Tyler Tribute.

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 
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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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Tyler city council hires DSI for admin services

July 3, 2019

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City Administrator Robert Wolfington at his last regular meeting before moving on to his new position with the City of Montevideo.

By Mark Wilmes
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Vince Robinson of Develop­ment Services. Inc. (DSI) was on hand to discuss helping with city administrator duties while the search for a new administrator is being conducted. Current ad­ministrator Robert Wolfington will be taking a new position with the City of Montevideo in July. Wolfington said DSI had submitted a preliminary propos­al to serve in the interim.
“We have a proposal from DSI to contract for administrative services as you are looking for your city administrator,” Wolf­ington said. “They would work with the city on various things including the sewer project. They also offer services for minutes of meetings if you’d like that.”

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Lincoln 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
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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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Variance request, city administrator position discussed

June 28, 2019

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City Administrator Robert Wolfington and Mayor Joan Jagt at last week’s special meeting of the Tyler City Council.

By Shelly Finzen
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The Tyler City Council met for a special meeting on Thursday, June 20. Council members present included Tim Sanderson, Ken Jensen, Cricket Raschke and Mayor Joan Jagt. City Administrator Robert Wolfington was also present.
Following the Pledge of Allegiance, the meeting began with discussion on a variance requested by Kevin Kuestermeyer to build a garage on his property…

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