At this week’s meeting of the Stevens County Board of Commissioners, Riley Brothers Construction of Morris was awarded two contracts for road work as the lowest bidder. One contract was in the amount of $40,500 for seasonal shouldering on County Road 10, Mill Dam Road from Morris to the county line. The bigger project was for grading of County Road 1 from Mill Dam Road up to Highway 28. That contract was for just shy of $1.5 million.
Another point of discussion at the County board meeting centered around property taxes. Some political leaders have said in recent days that there may be some relief for property taxpayers as a result of the COVID pandemic. Commissioner Neil Wiese said that there could be a discussion of lessening the penalty for late payment of property taxes this year, which he described as “too tough.” In the end, the Commissioners decided to delay any decisions for at least a week until they see where the state legislature will go with the issue.