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January 16, 2018

Public hearing set for ADA transition plan
WALKER-The Cass County Board Tuesday set a public hearing for 9 a.m. Feb. 6 at the courthouse in Walker for the highway department's Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Plan.
Saturday, January 6, 2018


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Cass County Board adopts new buffer ordinance
WALKER-Cass County Board adopted a county buffer ordinance Tuesday to meet the newer state laws requiring a vegetative buffer between cultivated farm fields and waterways.
Saturday, January 6, 2018

Cass County Board elects Kangas board chairman
WALKER-Cass County commissioners elected Commissioner Bob Kangas as 2018 chair and Commissioner Scott Bruns as vice-chair Tuesday.

They adopted the same rules of business for conducting county board meetings as they used in 2017.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Cass conducts over 21,000 AIS inspections in 2017
WALKER-Cass had 33 inspectors on 35 lakes at 40 public accesses checking boats for aquatic invasive species during the 2017 boating season, Cass AIS Program Director Rima Smith-Keprios told the Cass County Board Tuesday.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Cass Commissioners meet with area legislators about 2018 concerns
WALKER-Reps. Sandy Layman and John Poston attended the Cass County Board meeting Tuesday to learn more about the county's concerns to take to the 2018 Minnesota Legislature.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017

2018 Cass tax levy will represent 2.5 percent increase over 2017
WALKER-The Cass County Board Tuesday set the county's final 2018 levy at $22,307,860. That is 2.49 percent above the 2017 levy.

The state requires the county to show the $503,000 levy for Longville Ambulance District in its total levy even though that is only collected from property owners in the ambulance service area.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Jail administrator cites tighter scrutiny in jail inspection concerns
WALKER-Lt. Chris Thompson told the Cass County Board Tuesday some of the criticism the county received in its recent jail inspection reflect tighter scrutiny by a new Minnesota Department of Corrections inspector.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

County garage cost comes in below estimates
WALKER-County Engineer Darrick Anderson reported Thursday to the county board the county's cost for the new highway garage at Remer looks like it will finalize at below $825,000.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Veterans service officer to seek grants for equipment storage
WALKER-Veterans Services Officer Jeff Woodford obtained Cass County Board approval Thursday to apply for a $10,000 National Joint Powers Alliance grant in 2018 to purchase a storage shed, which would be located on the county highway garage property at Hackensack.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Cass Commissioners decline to abandon Ditch 9
BACKUS-Drainage Ditch 9 could be put back to sleep for another 100 years.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Cass nets over 87k from online auction
BACKUS-Cass County Highway Department reported the county had $87,188.59 net receipts from the county's online auction of excess equipment this fall after $1,062.92 in advertising expenses were deducted.

In other action:

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Cass existing home sales up about 6 percent county-wide from 2016
BACKUS-Assessor Mark Peterson reported Tuesday to the county board sales of existing houses in the county are up about 6 percent this year over 2016.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Cass County Auditor-Treasurer Anderson to switch to new position
BACKUS - Auditor-Treasurer Sharon Anderson will step away from her current multi-assignment duties in that office to use her over 30 years of experience to become the county's new election administrator.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017











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