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Current honor flight has longest ever waiting list

By Staff | Apr 19, 2017

At Tuesday morning’s Emmet County Board of Supervisor’s meeting, Veterans’ Services Administrator Deb Tietje said the Brushy Creek Honor Flight has the longest waiting list it has ever had. Tietje said another flight in September will be able to accommodate more of the veterans on the flight. The Honor Flight takes veterans and their caregivers on a charter to Washington, D.C., to see the war memorials. There is no cost to veterans.

Tietje reported the Veteran’s commissioners approved her attendance at the national convention in June in San Diego.

As a result of last week’s public hearing on a New Fashion Pork hog structure, Board of Supervisors Chair Bev Juhl placed a discussion of a letter about changes to the state Master Matrix on the agenda for the April 25 meeting. Juhl said she would draft a document for a resolution to be reviewed at the next meeting.

County engineer Walter Davis-Oeth and weed commissioner Roxanne Christensen discussed spraying for weeds along secondary roads in the fall instead of the summer.

Juhl said, “We have to find the right person to do the spraying for the county. They would be hired by Secondary Roads.”

The person in the new position would be a weed sprayer first, and then an equipment operator.

This year, the spraying will be done by contract, and next year, the county plans to hire an individual and purchase equipment to do weed spraying in the county.

The next meeting of the Emmet County Board of Supervisors is Tuesday, April 25 at 9 a.m. in the board room of the Emmet County Courthouse.