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Supervisors hear about loss control

By Staff | May 2, 2014

Emmet County already has a loss-control program that seems to be working pretty well in keeping down worker’s compensation claims.

Tuesday the board heard from Norma Halling, ICAP loss control specialist, who is looking at how to prevent losses on buildings and property.

Halling said ICAP can provide training videos, DVDs and online videos with an eye toward preventing losses. She also emphasized immediate reporting in the event of an incident.

Halling said she tries to visit with each department head and to inspect county buildings every other year and give recommendations. She said the county will have 60 days to respond.

In other business Tuesday, Dan Burton, assistant to the engineer, said The Andersons grain company had requested closing N40 on the east side of Gruver for a 24-hour period sometime between May 15 and June 15 to load grain into railcars.

Burton said milling work was supposed to start on the Highway 9 project just west of Estherville this Monday. He said pilot cars will be used.

The board set a public hearing for a budget amendment for 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 27.

Supervisor Jon Martyr said the EPA Superfund is paying for the $84,000 cleanup at Dale’s Recreation in Armstrong after a 2012 mercury spill.

Board chair Alan Madden said he will ask the rest of the board to look at a job description for the permanent county engineer position once the description is completed. He said he would like a June 15 cutoff date for applicants for the position.