Morrison County Commissioners

by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   In three unanimous votes Tuesday, the Morrison County Commissioners approved salaries for County Attorney Brian Middendorf, County Auditor/Treasurer Russ Nygren and incoming County Recorder Eileen Holtberg. Middendorf, who did not receive any increase in 2012, will receive $102,987.60. “We commend him for the job he’s doing,” said Commissioner Tom [...]

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Business that came before the Morrison County Commissioners Thursday included: • Approving a 2012 annual liquor license for a new establishment owner for John Chaika and Johnny C’s Sports Bar in Little Falls, and Don Peine and the Brickyard Bar in Pierz; • Approving a late fee of $10 for tobacco licensing, according to local [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer The issue of whether Morrison County Commissioner Don Meyer will reimburse the county for extra per diem payments accepted over a period of years was listed on Tuesday’s Board agenda as a discussion item. Meyer began the discussion by offering to repay the per diems “This issue is becoming a distraction [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   Following recommendations made by the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) in a July 13 letter, the Morrison County Board is reviewing per diem and reimbursement policies. Morrison County Commissioner Don Meyer and commissioners in Waseca and Steele counties were investigated regarding their expense report claims for per diem payments [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@mcrecord.com    The Regional Rail Authority (RRA), comprised of the Morrison County Commissioners, is considering the dissolution of the board and the transfer of all responsibility to Morrison County. The Regional Rail Authority responsibilities include the ownership and management of the old Soo Line Corridor. The reason the RRA was formed [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@mcrecord.com   Sheriff Michel Wetzel’s salary appeal, allowed for under Minnesota Statutes, was settled Tuesday by the Morrison County Commissioners for less than half of the amount Wetzel requested. The County Board approved a resolution setting Wetzel’s salary at $98,118 for 2012, retroactive to Jan. 1. This is a 3.15 percent [...]

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