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WILLMAR - The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners will hold its final meeting of the year at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the board room at the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services Building. More than half a dozen contracts and resolutions are on the agenda, including resolutions that support the maintenance of the local license bureau, the county aid plan for aquatic invasive species prevention, and a sex trafficking law enforcement and prosecution grant for the Kandiyohi County Attorney's Office.
WILLMAR — With little fanfare, the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners adopted an ordinance this week for implementation and local enforcement of Minnesota's new buffer law. The board's unanimous vote followed a brief public hearing on the issue, which has been under discussion by the County Board for much of the past year.
WILLMAR — Kandiyohi County is weighing whether to join other Minnesota counties in suing drug manufacturers and distributors for their role in the mounting opioid crisis across the United States. County Attorney Shane Baker raised the issue Wednesday in what's likely to be the first of many conversations with the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners. "Ultimately it will be your policy decision," Baker told the board.
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners will hold its annual Truth-in-Taxation" hearing at 6 p.m. Thursday in the board room at the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services Building. The meeting gives taxpayers an opportunity to ask questions and make comments about the county's proposed budget for 2018 before the budget is finalized and adopted. The budget is the sole topic of the hearing, Comments about market value or proposed individual property taxes must be directed to local boards of equalization when they meet next year.
WILLMAR — Rice Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of 15 Minnesota hospitals to earn the Gold designation on the Minnesota Department of Health antibiotic stewardship honor roll. The honor roll recognizes hospitals that demonstrate commitment, action and collaboration in appropriate use of antibiotics to reduce the risk of antibiotic resistance. In all, 26 Minnesota hospitals made the honor roll for their participation in the state program. The Gold designation is the highest level.
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Board will hold a hearing next month on its proposed ordinance governing buffer strip implementation and enforcement. The hearing is at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 6 at the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services Building. It will be an opportunity for the public to comment on the proposed ordinance.
WILLMAR — A disputed conditional use permit application for a hog operation in northern Kandiyohi County has been sent back to the Kandiyohi County Planning Commission for further review. The permit cleared the approval process with the Planning Commission earlier this month. But amid questions over whether there was enough information available to gauge the hog farm's impact on surrounding properties, the County Commissioners voted 3-2 last week against granting the permit, then opted to put the issue back into the hands of the Planning Commission.
WILLMAR — After months of study, discussion and input from the public, the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 Tuesday to proceed with a local option sales tax to fund designated transportation projects. The tax will generate an estimated $2.7 million a year that will be used to pay for four projects totaling $13 million over four and a half years. Consumers will start to see the half-cent local tax when it takes effect April 1 of next year.