Douglas County commissioners took a virtual leap into the county’s future on Tuesday at their county board meeting in Alexandria.
After just two months on the job, new Internet Technology Director Brent Birkeland submitted a bold request to adjust the 2013 IT department budget for staff training from $500 to $10,500. His request was unanimously approved.
A decision that would affect the lives of seven families in Douglas County has been postponed. Douglas County commissioners will review discontinuation of the license bureau service at their next meeting on December 11.
Douglas County is recount central this year.
Political observers know about a state House recount (see related story), but there also will be one for the Douglas County Commissioner District 5 race between incumbent Dan Olson and Carol Wenner.
A tiny voice was heard in the background at the March 27 county board meeting. She wasn’t presenting before the board, but watched as her father addressed the commissioners. The action they took will surely benefit her in the near future.
Douglas County commissioners heard the request of Millerville Township supervisor Steve Boesl to apply funds toward building a new park in Millerville.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has a new jail up and running, construction is under way on a courts-holding facility at the courthouse, and now, Sheriff Troy Wolbersen is looking for more space for the sheriff’s office.
Late last fall, Dave Rush received a phone call from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
Rush, the Douglas County Land and Resource Management director, learned that zebra mussels had been found in Lake Victoria.
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