A number of random tidbits from this week’s lengthy meeting of the Stevens County Board of Commissioners:
The final levy for next year was set at a 1.5 percent increase.
The County’s Mental Health Local Advisory Council announced they had donated a number of books related to mental health to the Morris Public Library.
Commissioner Bob Kopitzke was named Board Chair for 2020. The Board Vice Chair will be Commissioner Donny Wohlers.
The Izaak Walton League did not file an appeal to the County Ditch 18 project, meaning there will be no further delays for the work.
The County agreed to donate $12,500 in 2020 to the North Country Food Bank, and another $12,500 in 2021. North Country provides supplies to the Stevens County Food Shelf.
Public ditch hearings have been set for January 6th at the Stevens County Courthouse. The County Ditch 25 project will be discussed at 8:30 a.m. that day, while the County Ditch 5 project will be discussed at 11 a.m.
Salaries for the County’s elected officials were approved for the year. The County Attorney will make nearly $116,000; the Auditor/Treasurer about $77,000; the Recorder nearly $72,000; and the Sheriff just over $93,000. The County Commissioners receive a salary of just under $18,000. All positions have annual cost of living adjustments.