County to hire structural engineer during demo of old jail
WORTHINGTON -- With a short agenda and little to discuss about the business at hand Tuesday, Nobles County commissioners finished their meeting in about 20 minutes.
WORTHINGTON - With a short agenda and little to discuss about the business at hand Tuesday, Nobles County commissioners finished their meeting in about 20 minutes.
Among the items acted upon were:
- Authorizing Nobles County Administrator Tom Johnson to sign an agreement with EAPC to provide structural engineering to address flooring issues inside the former jail in the Government Center. The cost is not to exceed $6,500.
- Approving an application from Steve and Bridget Hinrichs, Ellsworth, seeking five-year tax abatement through the Nobles Home Initiative for a new home constructed at 16595 330th St., Ellsworth.
- Recognizing Angela Abrahamson, social worker with Nobles County Community Services, as the January Excellence in Performance Award recipient.
- Appointing Lee Stewart, Worthington, to a two-year term on the Health and Human Services Advisory Committee.
- Setting the Board of Equalization hearing date for 6 p.m. June 18 in the Nobles County Government Center Board Room.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol investigated the Wednesday, Jan. 25, crash.
Fundraising is underway to move the giant ball of twine from the Highland, Wisconsin, home of creator James Frank Kotera, who died last month at age 75, 44 years after starting the big ball.
“We see that when things happen in the coastal areas, a few years later, they start trending toward the Midwest,” said Rep. Ben Krohmer, serving his first term in the House.
“This is sensationalism at its finest, and it does not deserve to be heard in our state capitol,” Rep. Erin Healy, a Democrat and one of 10 votes against the bill in the 70-person chamber, said.