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County allows lake restrictions to expire

Staff writer

County commissioners will allow an earlier resolution, effective through April 30, that only county residents can use the lake to expire.

Commission chairman Jonah Gehring brought up the subject at Monday’s meeting.

“At this point, I was not going to extend it,” county health nurse Diedre Serene said.

Gehring said he thinks people should be responsible for themselves.

Commissioner Kent Becker said McPherson County’s lake is overrun.

Commissioner Dave Crofoot said he thinks the county needs to keep the lake clean.

Serene recommended allowing the “county residents only” order to expire, and re-imposing the order if the county develops more COVID-19 cases.

Commissioners decided courthouse doors will remain closed for the present time.

“I think we’ve established a system that works well, and we don’t want to bounce back and forth,” Gehring said.

Commissioners voted unanimously to keep courthouse doors locked for now.

Emergency manager Randy Frank said the state government is discussing how to open up the state after the current stay-home order expires, set for May 3.

“It will be instituted in stages,” Frank said.

Last modified April 22, 2020

 

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