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County OKs audit bid

By Staff | May 5, 2010

The Emmet County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a bid by Winter Steve & Co. of Spencer to do the county audit for the next three years.

The company will charge up to $19,375 the first year, $19,800 the second year, and $20,225 the third year.

Winther Stave also did the county’s audit for the past few years.

In the road report, Dan Burton, assistant to the county engineer, said a preconstruction meeting on the Highway 9 project between Estherville and the Kossuth County line will be held Wednesday in Britt. The project is expected to take most of the summer.

Burton also noted a new state law in which county ditches are not to be mowed until July 15 except for visibility and safety reasons. The purpose of the law is to promote native species.

Supervisor Jim Jenson conveyed his thanks on behalf of the Rodeo and Saddle clubs.

The board received but deferred accepting a bid on remodeling the annex building pending making the bid information available to supervisor Alan Madden who was not able to attend Tuesday’s meeting. The project consists of interior remodeling plus a new roof.

The question arose as to whether the Courthouse will remain open during former supervisor Randy Beaver’s funeral 2 p.m. Thursday. Supervisor Bev Juhl noted that county personnel policy says that in the event of an employee death, individual department heads determine whether offices will remain open.

Services for Beaver will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Estherville. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville.