The following news items are from the Oct. 2 meeting of the Mille Lacs County Board.
Mille Lacs County Board
Mille Lacs County public works will begin mowing ditches earlier than normal this spring in the southern part of Mille Lacs because of a new program to control leafy spurge, a noxious weed. The plan is also to use less chemical spraying. Leafy spurge is a difficult-to-eradicate perennial that has a bitter taste and is […]
he board approved the purchase of two state-bid squad cars for the Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Department from Polar Chevrolet, White Bear Lake, at a per car cost of $20,400.45.
Having a solid waste hauler license in Mille Lacs County has become considerably cheaper because of county board action on March 6. The county board reduced it from its current $500 to $250 when the new fee schedule takes effect this coming April 1. Commissioner Phil Peterson had called for decreasing the fee even more […]
Reese Hultman, funeral director for Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home in Milaca, told county commissioners at their Jan. 17 meeting that the four funeral homes in the county will decrease their services for county-funded funerals. Noting that the county turned down a request for an increase for professional services in 2011, while approving a small increase for […]
The Mille Lacs County tax levy for 2012 will go down a half percent from 2011. Back in September the Mille Lacs County Board approved a preliminary levy of $14.948 million, a one percent increase over the 2011 levy. But, after a Dec. 6 meeting at which public comment was taken, a half-percent decrease to […]