County board deals with routine business
Cloud County board of commissioners Monday dealt with a number of routine business items.
During highway administrator Andy Asch's routine visit, the board approved a utility permit for Brad Berk to place an access pipe across 200th Road near Plum Road.
Asch reported he would be going to Belleville to meet with Republic County commissioners and that his department is still working on road repairs caused by the heavy rains.
Justin Murdock, Solid Waste director, reported he will be mailing the requests for bids for semi-trailer tires. The bids should be back to the County Clerk's office by 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27, and will be opened on Sept. 30 at 10 a.m.
Health administrator Diana Gering discussed the meeting she attended with commissioner Johnita Crawford in Russell last week concerning communications between county commissioners and their local Health departments.
Gering reported the Health Department will be conducting a drive-through flu shot clinic on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 9-11 a.m. at the Cloud County Fairgrounds.
Mark Isley and Alicia Bond, Group Benefit Specialists, discussed the effects of Health Care Reform and the county's responsibilities to comply with the changes.
Arlene Clayton discussed the quilt judging at the Cloud County Fair.
The board approved department payrolls totaling $134,721.93.
Commissioners reported on attendance at the following meetings during the past week:
Crawford, North Central Regional Planning Commissioner meeting in Beloit Sept. 9; Convention and Tourism meeting, Sept. 10; forum on county Health Departments in Russell, Sept. 12.
Commissioner Gary Caspers, the owners' meeting Sept. 11 at the jail site.
Commissioner Gail Engle, the Chemical Dependency committee meeting, Sept. 13.
Adjournment was at 11:35 a.m.
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