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Supervisors mop up on year-end issues

By Staff | Jun 11, 2008

The Emmet County Board of Supervisors Tuesday dealt with a number of year-end housekeeping matters Tuesday.

Lyle Hevern of Christensen Construction, which is redoing the law center roof, noted that roof panels which had been damaged during construction had been reordered and would be replaced.

New windows will arrive in three to four weeks to replace older windows that had to be removed since the roof line was changed when the roof was replaced. Hevern said the windows will be replaced June 24-25.

Hevern also received permission to relocate the drainage from a downspout to a storm tile at a cost not to exceed $1,200.

In other business, Dorothy Christensen, mental health coordinator, told the board that rates in the county’s contract with Spencer Hospital for mental health commitments would remain unchanged from last year. The rate is $546 a day for acute patients and $258 for subacute. Christensen said the average stay is three to four days.

Supervisor Randy Beaver said he had met with Natural Resource and Conservation Service representatives regarding a drainage issue by Quality Ready Mix along the west side of Highway 4 south of Estherville. Beaver said the NRCS did not regard the area as a waterway and asked that the county submit a plan of what they would like to do.

Beaver said the NRCS would not allow any excavating to clean out the waterway but that a pipe could be installed on the waterway outlet.

Roger Patocka, county engineer, asked and received approval for a utility permit for Terril Telephone for Section 31 of Twelve Mile Lake Township.

In his road report, Patocka said road crews were maintaining roads and working on culverts and tiles.