County board reorganizes for 2011There may have been some “bumps in the road,” but 2010 was a good year, according to Paul Anderson.
By: Celeste Beam, Alexandria Echo Press
There may have been some “bumps in the road,” but 2010 was a good year, according to Paul Anderson.
Anderson, chair of the Douglas County Board for 2010, handed the gavel over to the new board chair, Norm Salto, at the county board’s reorganizational meeting Tuesday morning.
Anderson added that 2010 was “an enjoyable year” and that decisions were made in the manner they were supposed to be made, albeit some were hard decisions.
As Anderson handed the gavel to Salto, he said, “Best wishes to you.”
Besides approving Salto as the new chair, the commissioners approved Jerry Johnson as the vice-chair and Douglas County Coordinator Bill Schalow as the secretary/clerk.
During the vote for chair, Salto abstained from voting, as did Johnson when the board voted on vice chair.
The board also set the meeting time and date for the regular meetings – the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 9 a.m. in the commissioners room at the courthouse.
The commissioners also appointed the members for the planning commission, as well as committee assignments, delegates to the Association of Minnesota Counties and memberships to Professional Associations.
Membership dues for 2011 to the National Association of Counties ($659) and the Association of Minnesota Counties ($13,827) were also approved.
Two people were reappointed to the Douglas County Library Board, including Al Glaeseman, Alexandria, for District 5 and Stephen Henning, Evansville, for District 1.
The board approved a resolution designating 19 different financial institutions as depositories and/or investment brokers of county funds and established policies and procedures for use of electronic transfers.
And lastly, the board awarded the bid for publishing the county’s annual legal notices, financial statement and delinquent tax list to the Echo Press.
The board’s next regularly scheduled meeting is set for Tuesday, January 11 at 9 a.m. in the commissioners room at the Douglas County Courthouse.