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Recycling concerns brought to board

By Staff | Oct 1, 2017

Discussions centered around recycling at the last county board meeting as Billeye Rabbe, director of Prairieland Solid Waste Management in Truman, paid a visit to the County Board on Sept. 19.

The board passed a motion to include the city of Kiester in the county recycling contract. Meanwhile, Kiester will maintain their rural recycling center.

Additionally, another motion was authorized for Rabbe to begin the process of developing a site for recycling within the Elmore area. According to Rabbe, no definitive plans have been made yet.

In further discussion with the board, Rabbe revealed the city of Easton has requested to move the rural recycling location out of the city. However, no action was taken by the board on the matter.

Brandee Douglas, of the Soil and Water Conservation District, updated the board on the Faribault County Comprehensive Local Water Plan for 2018 – 2027. While the plan will be forwarded to Board of Water Resources (BWSR) for review, no action was taken by the board.

Other action items from the meeting included:

The approval of the SubsurfaceSewage Treatment System loan to Darin and Cyndi Hagen in the amount of $10,790.31. The Hagens also received a grant of $3,000 which was authorized by the board.

Downspout replacements for the contract with Mid Continental Restoration for the exterior construction project in the amount of $3,715.50 was agreed upon by the county commissioners.

The board approved the hiring of new part-time jail dispatcher Amanda Miller.

County engineer and public works director Mark Daly scheduled a road tour with the commissioners. The date was set for Oct. 31 at 8 a.m.

Faribault County sheriff Mike Gormley and chief deputy Scott Adams were also in attendance for the meeting. A motion was approved for a DNR all terrain vehicle grant for 2018 and 2019 which totals out to $10,982.

The board also approved a Conditional Use Permit (CUP), to allow for a Rifle and Pistol Club located in Clark Township. The request for this permit was originally made by the city of Wells.

Faribault County Soil and Water Conservation District planning and zoning administrator Loria Rebuffoni also provided a buffer law update during the meeting. BWSR has approved the county’s draft.