THE MARTIN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEET TUESDAY AT 9 AM. THE BOARD WILL HEAR A PRESENTATION AND REVIEW OF THE 2018 COUNTY AUDIT, CONSIDER RECRUITMENT OF AN ASSISTANT COUNTY ATTORNEY, RECRUITMENT OF A NEW PARK CARETAKER/HIGHWAY MANTENANCE SPECIALIST POSITION AND RECOMMENDATION FOR HIRE OF A JAIL ADMINSTRATOR. A REPORT ON 2019 BUILDING PERMITS AND TYPES OF PERMITS ISSUED. AND CONSIDERATION MARTIN COUNTY REVOLVING LOAN FORGIVENESS WILL BE A PART OF THE MEETING ON TUESDAY AT THE MARTIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE. Paste In or Write Your Content Here!!!!!!!!!
THE FAIRMONT AREA SCHOOL BOARD ON TUESDAY HELD THE ELECTION OF OFFICERS FOR THE NEW YEAR. THE OFFICERS STAYED THE SAME WITH RUFUS RODRIGUEZ,PRESIDENT; NICOLE GREEN, VICE PRESIDENT; DAN BROOKENS, CLERK AND JULIE LAUE AS TREASURER. SCHOOL BOARD COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS REMAINED THE SAME. THE BOARD HEARD AN UPDATE FROM SARAH MITTELSTADT OF THE SOUTHERN PLAINS EDUCATION COOPERATIVE AND THE ARISE ACADEMY. THE BOARD APPROVED THE 2019-20 REVISED BUDGET, SOME POLICIES WERE REVIEWED AND APPROVED AND PERSONNEL ITEMS DEALT WITH.DONATIONS WERE ACCEPTED INCLUDING:ICE FISH HOUSE ($2,000 VALUE) FROM DOUG DUNKER FOR CONSTRUCTION TRADES ACADEMYCOKE BOTTLING/WALMART $1,000 FOR AUTOMOTIVE ACADEMYMARY JO MOLTZEN [...]
State Sen. Julie Rosen attended a special meeting of the Martin County Board on Tuesday to hear about the needs of the county. County department heads also were present, along with a few members of the public. Commissioner Elliot Belgard addressed transportation needs. County Highway Engineer Kevin Peyman also commented.about dedicated highway funds.I think that’s a good point when you talk about dedicated [funds],” Rosen said. “The sustainable part is questionable when it comes to the gas tax. Just in my every day workings in the district I serve, they’ll stop me and say, ‘Thank you for not voting on [...]
THE FAIRMONT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ON MONDAY HEARD FROM COORDINATOR LINSEY PREUSS, WHO UPDATED MEMBERS ON CHILD CARE IN THE CITY. SHE SAID THERE ARE TRAININGS HAPPENING AS A RESULT OF SPONSORSHIP BY PROFINIUM FINANCIAL. PREUSS MENTIONED OTHER COMMUNITIES HAVE CREATED PROGRAMS SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR CHILD CARE WHICH INCLUDE DIRECT AND FORGIVABLE LOANS FOR NEW PROVIDERS. LINSEY WOULD LIKE TO OFFER PROGRAMS TO EXISTING PROVIDERS AS WELL. F E D A MEMBER TOM HAWKINS BROUGHT UP THE POSSIBILITY OF SUBSIDIES FOR CHILD CARE PROVIDER EMPLOYEES. LINSEY PRUESS ALSO BROUGHT UP THE 2020 CENSUS AND HOW IMPORTANT IT WAS TO [...]
The Fairmont City Council Monday night continued an old discussion about the investigation to determine whether any city employees knew of the former City Attorney’s cases that were expired due to the statute of limitations. The council had hired investigator Michelle Soldo to probe the matter, and she concluded that none of the city staff knew or should have known about the expiring cases, releasing her findings with “all relevant information” on Nov. 14. She later advised against interview transcripts due to additional cost, relevance and the witnesses’ concerns of retaliation. But Councilor Tom Hawkins wanted transcripts of Soldo’s [...]
THE FAIRMONT AREA SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TUESDAY AT 5 PM. THE BOARD WILL ELECT OFFICERS FOR THE NEW YEAR AND DEAL WITH COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS AND ACT ON POLICIES AND PERSONNEL ITEMS AND A REVISED 2019-2020 BUDGET. DONATIONS TO THE DISTRICT WILL BE ACCEPTED AND AN UPDATE ON THE SOUTHERN PLAINS EDUCATION COOPERATIVE AND ARISE ACADEMY WILL BE PRESENTED AT TUESDAY'S MEETING AT THE FAIRMONT CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS.
THE FAIRMONT CITY COUNCIL MEETS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A MONTH THIS MONDAY AT 5:30 PM. A PRESENTATION ON COMMUNITY HEALTH WILL BE GIVEN AND A PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THE CLOSURE OF TREES TRAILER PARK WILL BE HELD. FIRST OF YEAR PROCEDURAL MATTERS AND DESIGNATIONS WILL TAKE PLACE ALONG WITH ACTIONS ON ELECTION FOR EXCLUSION FROM THE COORDINATED PLAN BY THE CITY MANAGER, RESPONSE TO INVESTIGATION TRANSCRIPT, CITY ATTORNEY REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, CITY ADMINISTRATOR SEARCH, RECOMMENDATION FOR LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX FOR STREET IMPROVEMENTS AND LEGISLATIVE SERVICES PROPOSAL FOR THAT AND A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT AT MONDAY'S MEETING [...]
The Martin County Board Tuesday: Approved a Life-Size Veterans Memorial Sculpture Commission Agreement with Brodin Studios of Kimball, Minnesota; and approve and authorize Martin County to pay $20,000 down payment to commission the artist; and that the Martin County Veterans Memorial Committee will reimburse Martin County for the commission down payment from Martin County Veterans Memorial Legacy Grant funds. Approved a resolution accepting the State of Minnesota Snowmobile Safety Enforcement Grant in the amount of $4,138.00 in each fiscal year, 2020 and 2021; and authorize the Board Chair and the Sheriff’s designated representative to sign the grant agreement on behalf [...]
The Martin County Board on Tuesday chose Steve Flohrs as the Board Chair for this year with Elliot Belgard elected Vice Chair. Martin County Commissioners again discussed the topic of refugee resettlement consent. Commissioners again tabled the issue, saying they had not heard from many constituents. In a previous meeting, the board heard from Racheal King, refugee coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Human Services, who explained the federal process and noted that Gov. Tim Walz previously gave consent to refugee resettlement. Commissioners tabled the issue at the time, making positive statements regarding the giving of consent. President Trump issued [...]
THE MARTIN COUNTY BOARD MEETS TUESDAY AT 9 AM. COMMISSIONERS WILL SELECT CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR FOR 2020, WILL HEAR A LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FROM STATE REP. BOB GUNTHER AND WILL CONSIDER A VETERANS MEMORIAL SCULPTURE COMMISSION AGREEMENT FOR THE MARTIN COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL. SEVERAL FIRST OF THE YEAR PROCEDURAL MATTERS WILL BE ACTED ON AT TUESDAY'S MEETING AT THE MARTIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE. Paste In or Write Your Content Here!!!!!!!!!