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Kandiyohi County Board to meet Tuesday, July 6

The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners will meet starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

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WILLMAR — The next meeting of the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday in the board room at the county Health and Human Services Building.

The board will first meet as the Health and Human Services Committee, starting at 9 a.m., and the regular board meeting will start at 10.

The board is expected to act on a resolution rescinding the state of emergency enacted last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

An emergency management grant agreement will be considered, and Stephanie Felt will be introduced as the new emergency management director.

There will be a discussion of moving to "salary-only" compensation for commissioners, rather than salary and per diem payments. Expense reimbursements would still be made.

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One benefit identified in the draft proposal is the elimination of guesswork in budgeting for per diem costs based on individual commissioners' activities.

The current salary is $31,380. The suggested new salary for 2022 would be $40,780, an increase of $9,400 — which equals the average six-year per diem payment. The chairman and vice chairman would receive a $1,000 and $500 bonus, respectively, for their extra duties.

If the discussion moves forward, a resolution would be considered in December.

The complete agenda and accompanying materials can be found on the county website at kcmn.us .

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