Handicap parking to be added near courthouse

At the suggestion of deputy register of deeds Rebecca Wingfield for improvement of handicap accessible parking at the courthouse, commissioners voted Friday to designate a space near the old jail for construction.

Commissioner Randy Dallke said Wingfield offered the idea of developing the parking area near the ramp on the southeast side of the courthouse. Road and bridge personnel will perform construction work.

In other business:

  • Commission Chairman Roger Fleming reviewed and signed off on the health department’s current-year grant application. Commissioners also discussed different vendors Health Department Administrator Diedre Serene could contact for an upcoming health fair.
  • Sales tax received in the county in December came out to $52,164. Sales tax distribution received for construction of the new jail was $45,523.
  • After accepting chemical bids, commissioners met in a five-minute closed session, discussing personnel with Transfer Station Director Rollin Schmidt. No action was taken out of the session.
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