Lake County is looking at upgrading its highway department facilities.
Al Goodman, Lake County Highway Engineer, brought consultant, Dave Skelton, to last week’s Lake County Board of Commissioners meeting. Skelton, who was previously employed at St. Louis County in Public Works Operations, said he could prepare a needs assessment for the highway department facilities. He visited them recently and said upgrades are necessary.
After a lung transplant and three months at a hospital in Pittsburgh, Lake County Commissioner Paul Bergman returned to Two Harbors at the end of April, just in time to experience some late-season snow storms.
Add rusty crayfish to the list.
The Lake County Board of Commissioners is considering a request from the White Iron Chain of Lakes Association (WICOLA) in Ely to help pay for traps to slow the spread of rusty crayfish, an invasive species.
The Lake County Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday with a familiar face returning after a three-month hiatus. Commissioner Paul Bergman had been sidelined with health problems since January, when he left for Pittsburgh to receive a lung transplant. With one new lung, he reported that he is doing much better and his lung capacity is almost back to normal.
School district funding was on the minds of many commissioners at Tuesday’s county board meeting. In other meetings the county administrator and commissioners have attended, the Secure Rural Schools Act, Thye-Blatnik Act and payments in lieu of taxes have been topics of discussion.
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