Kandiyohi County Board to meet Tuesday, Jan. 4

The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners will meet for the first time in 2022 on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022.

The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners will meet Thursday. File photo / West Central Tribune
Erica Dischino

WILLMAR β€” At its first meeting of the new year, the Kandiyohi County Board will complete its reorganization, including electing the chair and vice chair, assigning committees. setting minimum salaries for elected officials and choosing the official newspaper.

The County Board meeting will start at 9 a.m. in the boardroom of the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services building in Willmar. The full agenda for the meeting can be found at .

Following the reorganization, state Rep. Dave Baker and State Sen. Andrew Lang are scheduled to give a legislative update.

County Public Works director Mel Odens will discuss the county bridge replacement program. The commissioners will then need to approve a resolution accepting the plan if the county is to receive state funding to do the work.

The contracts for the Sheriff's Office to provide law enforcement services to Lake Lillian, Spicer, Raymond, Pennock and New London are up for renewal. There is a suggested 4 percent increase in the rates the cities pay the county.


The contracts for the county attorney to handle city prosecutions for New London, Spicer and Raymond are also up for renewal.

Shelby Lindrud is a reporter with the West Central Tribune of Willmar. Her focus areas are arts and entertainment, agriculture, features writing and the Kandiyohi County Board.

She can be reached via email or direct 320-214-4373.

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