Commissioners have a light schedule

The county commissioners had a light schedule on their agenda for their regular Wednesday morning business meeting.

There were no contracts, tax abatements, agreements or resolutions to deal with.

In one set of business, since the county incurs the expense for mapping and address maintenance, when a new address is assigned or an existing rural address is changed, a public hearing is needed on the issue of assessing a fee to be paid by the landowner.

This fee is for the 911 compliant rural addressing when a new address needs to be assigned or changed to property due to development.

With that, the commissioners set May 4, 10 a.m. in their office as the time and date for a public hearing for the purpose of gaining public input on the proposed fees.

Commissioner Sandy Broesder will be out of state for more than 14 days. Commissioners Joe Christiaens and Cyndi Johnson approved the request.

A forage removal agreement on Hovde Road was put on hold until further information is obtained.

Phillip Hammermeister was in to see if the county would pay for a new oil pan for his girlfriend’s 1994 Oldsmobile.

Apparently on her way into town from the Branding Iron on the Front St. road, she hit a frost heave and tore about a six inch gash in the oil pan.

County Road Supervisor John Stokes went to take a look at the road and reported back to the commissioners. A new oil pan will cost approximately $162.

The information will be turned over to the insurance carrier for the county.

On April 20 there will be an after-hours listening session in the commissioner’s office for any person who has a problem or concern or wants to voice an opinion on a county matter. Their office will be open from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

No action can be taken, but the topic will be addressed at the next regular meeting of the commissioners.

They meet every Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the courthouse, 20 4th Ave. SW. The public is always welcome and encouraged to attend these open meetings.