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10/18/2017

THE MARTIN COUNTY BOARD HEARD FROM FINANCIAL CONSULTANT BILL FAHEY FROM NORTHLAND SECURITIES, WHO UPDATED THE BOARD ABOUT 4.9 MILLION DOLLARS OF DITCH PROJECTS THAT THE COUNTY WILL SELL BONDS FOR. HE WAS HOPING FOR A 2.8-2.9 PER CENT INTEREST RATE ON THE SALE OF THOSE BONDS.

A SPECIAL MEETING WAS SET UP FOR AWARD OF THE DITCH BONDS ON TUESDAY OCTOBER 31,2017 AT 10 AM IN THE COMMISSIONERS MEETING ROOM.

COMMISSIONERS ALSO APPROVED ALLOCATION OF RIPARIAN (OR BUFFER) AID TO THE DRAINAGE OFFICE. THE TOTAL AMOUNT FOR THE COUNTY FOR THE STATE AID MONEY AMOUNT TO 138,171 DOLLARS THIS YEAR AND AROUND 172,000 IN BUFFER AID FOR NEXT YEAR. BASED ON THE FOOTAGE OF DRAINAGE SYSTEMS AND SHORELAND FOOTAGE, DRAINAGE DITCHES REPRESENT 33% AND PUBLIC WATERS REPRESENT 67% OF THE LINEAR FOOTAGE IT WAS REQUESTED AND APPROVED THAT DRAINAGE WOULD BE ALLOCATED 45,596 DOLLARS FOR THIS YEAR.

THE BOARD APPROVED ACCEPTANCE OF THE 2018 CRIME VICTIM SERVICES GRANT FROM THE OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS IN THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY. CONTRACT AMOUNT IS 210,000 DOLLARS WITH AS COUNTY IN-KIND MATCH OF 48,478 DOLLARS FOR OFFICE SPACE IN THE SECURITY BUILDING.

THE COMMISSIONERS VOTED TO KEEP THE FEE AMOUNT FOR THE ADMINISTRATIVE FOR STAFF TIME TO ADMINISTER BENEFITS FOR THE JOINT POWER BOARD OF PRAIRIELAND AND PRAIRIE LAKES TRANSIT THAT OFFER COUNTY BENEFITS TO THEIR EMPLOYEES THE SAME AS THIS YEAR.


ROD HALVORSEN
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