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County board reorganizes, elects members to various boards

By Staff | Dec 16, 2016

Last week, during a meeting rescheduled due to weather, the Pierce County Board of County Commissioners reorganized; electing members to serve on various county boards.

Commission meetings are usually held on the first Tuesday of each month, however a winter storm forced the board to postpone the meeting until Dec. 9.

Dave Migler was re-elected chairman, and Mike Brossart was elected vice-chair.

Rick Larson was appointed to the Lake Region District Health board.

In his first meeting as a newly-elected commissioner, Terry Hoffert (district four) was appointed to the Heart of America Library and Rugby Job Development Authority boards.

Mike Christenson was appointed to the Law Enforcement Center board.

Migler was appointed to the Community Service Advisory and Planning & Zoning boards.

The board re-appointed former commissioner Joe Bohl as a member of the North Central Human Service Advisory board, and Duane Hawk for a one-year term as a member of the Pierce County Water Resource Board.

Other actions

– The board met with Rugby Ward 1 Councilman Neil Lotvedt and Ward 3 Councilman Tim Bartsch, Sr., to discuss and set up a meeting of the Joint Law Enforcement Center Board. A meeting has been set up for Jan. 30, 2017.

– The board renewed beer and liquor licenses for Larry’s Bar in Selz, the Rugby Golf Club and the Rugby Eagles.

– The board approved transfers of $7,000 from the general fund to the Library Elevator project; $100,000 from Highway Distribution to Road & Bridge; $50,000 from County Poor Relief to Social Welfare; and $48,886.96 from the 2014 Disaster Fund to Road District 26 (Hillside Township).

– The board approved a motion to lend support to a JDA-sponsored Brownfield Coalition Assessment Grant from the Souris Basin Planning Council. The grant would provide funding for developing inventories, prioritizing sites, and conducting community involvement activities, assessments and cleanup planning of lands deemed brownfield sites. The EPA defines a “brownfield” site as a property whose development, expansion or reuse is complicated by the presence or potential presence of hazardous substances, pollutants, controlled substances, contaminants, petroleum or petroleum products, or the land itself is mine-scarred.

– Sheriff Josh Siegler informed the board that there were 50 calls in November, including one medical call, five assist other agencies and six prisoner transports.

– The board approved the November meeting minutes, bills, financial statements, HACTC bills and financial statements and treasurers checks.

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