Mille Lacs County commissioners decided at their Nov. 20 meeting to hire a new recycling contractor for the next three years to replace the one the county has had since 1998. After getting clarification of part of a proposal by one of the two companies that submitted proposals, commissioners chose J. Vanderpoel, Inc., Milaca. The [...]
Grant to aid with patrolling of roads Commissioners approved the acceptance of a grant of $28,140 from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Called a 2013 Toward Zero Deaths enforcement grant, the money goes for extra enforcement. The two-year grant is broken down this way for various activities: $6,615 for seat belts, distracted driving and [...]
Commissioner Jack Edmonds, defeated later that day in an attempt to be re-elected to the Mille Lacs County Board, had to cast two tie-breaking votes at the board’s Nov. 6 meeting. Edmonds is the board’s chairman and had to break ties on a vote to extend a computer contract and to approve a request for [...]
Mille Lacs County commissioners decided at their Nov. 6 meeting to seek more information before awarding a recycling contract for the county. The county had sought proposals for recycling, sending requests to 17 licensed haulers or area recyclers. Two contractors responded, Jim’s Mille Lacs Disposal and J. Vanderpoel, Inc., both of Milaca. Jim’s Mille Lacs [...]
By Lesley Toth The Mille Lacs County Board of Commissioners will consist of three new members come January, and two incumbents. One of those returning will be District 3 Commissioner Phil Peterson, who won the election against challenger Laurie Gahm by just 41 votes. “I’m pleased that people have trusted me to be their commissioner,” [...]
County Administrator Roxy Traxler asked for, and received, permission to prepay some bonds and that prepayment is expected to save the county about $141,000 in interest payments to bond holders. General obligation bonds, totaling $3.555 million, were sold in 2005, to build a new law enforcement center. Bonds maturing on or after Feb. 1, 2014, [...]
The following news items are from the Oct. 2 meeting of the Mille Lacs County Board.