Morrison County Commissioners

By Tina Snell, Staff Writer County Administrator Deb Gruber discussed employee policy changes with the Commissioners Tuesday. A few of the proposed changes include: •Implementing a background check for new employees with their offer of employment contingent on that check; •Defining paid funeral leave; •Updating the Women’s Security Act policy for nursing mothers; •Changing the leave [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer For four years, Morrison County Social Services and Public Health have been working toward launching MnChoices, program funded by the Minnesota Legislature in 2009. The project implements a single, comprehensive and integrated assessment and support application for long-term services in Minnesota. It works as a person-centered approach to ensure services meet [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Morrison County Commissioners learned Tuesday the county’s engineering department will be asking approval from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to begin reducing the usage of the withdrawal wells furthest downgradient (lower elevation) from the original 30 acres. Engineer Steve Backowski, in agreement with Morrison County Landfill Manager Jeff Meyer and Catherine [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Morrison County Social Services Director Brad Vold  asked the county commissioners to review the fees charged by the county for environmental health licenses, inspections and more. Vold, along with County Administrator Deb Gruber, also spoke about aligning the fees with what Todd County charges and possibly matching the state fees, too. [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The Morrison County Commissioners approved printing the financial report for the county, ending Dec. 31, 2013, in the Morrison County Record. The document outlines the county’s financial performance during 2013. Key proponents of the report are: •The county’s net position increased 4.5 percent over prior years from $115.092 million to $120.234 [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Amy Kowalzek, director of Planning and Zoning with Morrison County, told the commissioners Tuesday fees for permits had not changed (increased) since 2007. In fact, she said some had decreased. “Permits for accessory structures such as sheds, barns, etc., were 12.5 cents per square foot in 2007 and are now 7.5 [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com While the request for a variance was not submitted, Steve Backowski, director of Morrison County Public Works told the commissioners Tuesday that he would like to see  the tipping fees for contaminated soil disposal at the Morrison County Landfill dropped from $65 per ton to about $48 per cubic yard. [...]

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By Liz Verley, Staff Writer Social Services Director Brad Vold and Social Services Supervisor Paul Bukovich, outlined for the Morrison County Commissioners the services and support available to disabled persons. So far in 2014, the requests for some of the services have increased nearly 100 percent. “Morrison County provides and arranges services and supports for persons [...]

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Recently, the Commissioner of Natural Resources approved that local units of government, including counties, may enact a 30-day temporary no-wake zone. The Morrison County Board of Commissioners met recently to discuss the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) approval and address the concerns of lakeshore owners in Morrison County relating to the unusually high lake levels. [...]

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