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Murray County Board of Commissioners Museum and cattle barn discussed during open forum

September 6, 2013

By Dorothy Bloemendaal
The Teryjon Aviation bill of $16,294.33 for spraying the open ditches was approved by the Murray County Board of Commissioners at their meeting on Tuesday, August 27. Commissioner James Jens had observed the weed kill was only about 75 percent and less in some places. Teryjon Aviation makes a complete log of wind and temperature of the spraying times that may affect the weed kill. Also the spraying was not done last year and the weeds appeared to be stronger this year. The spraying of the ditches was done on June 30 and July l.

One ditch petition was approved for repair of County Ditch 7, Section 10, Cameron Township. Ditch bills submitted and to be paid were $24,487.19.

The board set values on several parcels for the 2013 forfeited land auction sale to be held on December 9, 2013 in the Commissioner Room at the Government Center. Lands included are 325 2nd Street SW. Avoca, MN; 220 Des Moines Street, Currie; 2642 King Aveue, Slayton; and Corner of Des Moines Street & 4th Street, Currie.

The resignation of Diane Clercx, museum director, was accepted. An agreement was signed with Dyan Ebert, Attorney at Law, Quinlivan & Hughes, P.A.,who will assist Murray County with employment-related matters and various issues that may arise from time to time and to provide related legal services to Murray County as requested. Two county people are needed to serve on the SMOC and Human Services boards. Anyone interested may apply to one of the commissioners.

An agreement with MnDot for the Heartland Express program, (public transportation) was signed. Included in this agreement is the cost for setting up a website. A resolution for a public participation plan was also signed. This plan will encourage involvement of the citizens, communities and interests to develop public transportation for the general public. Open houses for informational meetings will be held to share general knowledge of the transportation program and how to better serve the needs of local minorities and the general public.

The board passed a resolution thanking the fair board, volunteers and the Engelkes family for presenting a very good fair this year.

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