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Supervisors approve Seasons contract

By Staff | Jun 16, 2010

The Emmet County Board of Supervisors at its regular meeting Tuesday approved a contract for services with Seasons Center for Community Mental Health.

Dorothy Christensen, county mental health coordinator, presented the $74,782.44 contract which is the same as last year. Services include staff administration of indigent medication programs, community mental health access fees and fees for services.

In other business, the board approved a fireworks permit for Dan and Tina Burton.

The board also approved bids for gasohol and diesel from Green Plains Grain Co. for $235,408.10 and a bid for LP from K&H Co-operative Oil of Wesley for $10,297.50. The board discussed at some length before accepting the Green Plains bid which was just $200 less than a $235,608.10 bid by Houseman Oil of Estherville.

“I feel that both of them have done well in the past,” said Roger Patocka, county engineer.

“I think with Houseman the money’s going to stay in the county a lot better,” said supervisor Alan Madden.

“I don’t see that you have a choice,” said supervisor Jim Jenson. “I don’t think you can rewrite what you’ve done in the past. If you consider Green Plains is in the county, then you have no choice.”

Jenson moved that the board approve the bids and the board approved, with Madden casting a dissenting vote.

The board also approved a utility permit for River Valley Telecommunications Co-op in Section 2 of 12 Mile Lake Township.

In the road report, Roger Patocka, county engineer, said crews were blading, working on inventory and working on mailbox turnouts. Patocka said the cost of removing an underground fuel tank at the county shop in Estherville will be covered under a fund with GAB Robbins in Des Moines. Patocka said Dave Kaltved will retire at the end of the month. A retirement coffee will be held June 29.

Seana Godbold of the Emmet County Soil and Water Conservation District met with the board regarding the East Fork of the Des Moines watershed project. Godbold said she is applying for a watershed improvement grant and that the East Fork Alliance agreement is ready to be signed. The alliance is a compact between Minnesota and Iowa for protection of the east fork watershed which includes Tuttle Lake.

Supervisors approve Seasons contract

By Staff | Jun 16, 2010

The Emmet County Board of Supervisors at its regular meeting Tuesday approved a contract for services with Seasons Center for Community Mental Health.

Dorothy Christensen, county mental health coordinator, presented the $74,782.44 contract which is the same as last year. Services include staff administration of indigent medication programs, community mental health access fees and fees for services.

In other business, the board approved a fireworks permit for Dan and Tina Burton.

The board also approved bids for gasohol and diesel from Green Plains Grain Co. for $235,408.10 and a bid for LP from K&H Co-operative Oil of Wesley for $10,297.50. The board discussed at some length before accepting the Green Plains bid which was just $200 less than a $235,608.10 bid by Houseman Oil of Estherville.

“I feel that both of them have done well in the past,” said Roger Patocka, county engineer.

“I think with Houseman the money’s going to stay in the county a lot better,” said supervisor Alan Madden.

“I don’t see that you have a choice,” said supervisor Jim Jenson. “I don’t think you can rewrite what you’ve done in the past. If you consider Green Plains is in the county, then you have no choice.”

Jenson moved that the board approve the bids and the board approved, with Madden casting a dissenting vote.

The board also approved a utility permit for River Valley Telecommunications Co-op in Section 2 of 12 Mile Lake Township.

In the road report, Roger Patocka, county engineer, said crews were blading, working on inventory and working on mailbox turnouts. Patocka said the cost of removing an underground fuel tank at the county shop in Estherville will be covered under a fund with GAB Robbins in Des Moines. Patocka said Dave Kaltved will retire at the end of the month. A retirement coffee will be held June 29.

Seana Godbold of the Emmet County Soil and Water Conservation District met with the board regarding the East Fork of the Des Moines watershed project. Godbold said she is applying for a watershed improvement grant and that the East Fork Alliance agreement is ready to be signed. The alliance is a compact between Minnesota and Iowa for protection of the east fork watershed which includes Tuttle Lake.