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Supervisors look at LOST

By Staff | Sep 10, 2008

The Emmet County Board of Supervisors had a very light agenda at its meeting Tuesday at the Courthouse Board Room.

The board held first reading of the Local Option Sales Tax ordinance approved by county voters Tuesday, Aug. 26. The extra penny will be applied to purchases after Jan. 1, 2009.

In addition, the board paid claims and took note that there will be a canvass of Tuesday’s school board election at 2 p.m. on Sept. 12

County Auditor Bev Juhl said election workers are needed throughout the county except for Ringsted for the upcoming November general election. She said five workers are needed for each location, particularly with Iowa’s same-day registration.

Juhl noted that of 18 township trustee positions open this year, only three persons submitted nominating petitions. Voting for the rest of the positions was done by write-in.

County employees will hold a farewell coffee for outgoing Emmet County Public Health Director Karen Moritz.

Kathy Preston, former Armstrong-Ringsted school nurse, has assumed the position of Moritz who has taken the position of Brown County (Minnesota) public health director.