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October 22, 2019

Cass County Board: County health insurance rates remain steady next year
BACKUS -- Employee health insurance costs for Cass County or its employees will not increase in 2020.
Sunday, October 20, 2019


Cass County Board: Rural areas like Cass County are not immune to homeless problems, officials say
BACKUS -- Rachel Zetah, community development with Central Minnesota Council on Aging, informed Cass County commissioners about homelessness in rural Minnesota Tuesday, Oct. 15.
Sunday, October 20, 2019

Cass County Board: Land use permits on the rise this year
BACKUS -- Cass County Environmental Services Department issued 93 more land use permits the first three quarters of 2019 than in 2018, for a 7.45% increase.

Total permit revenue received was up 11.18%.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Cass County Board: Commissioners balk on use of county funds for Hackensack dog park
BACKUS -- For the second meeting in a row, Cass County commissioners Tuesday, Oct. 15, sent people seeking money from the county environmental trust fund to instead raise money locally before appealing to the county.
Sunday, October 20, 2019

Cass County Board: Commissioners select contractor for failing CSAH 3 culverts
BACKUS -- Cass County commissioners voted Tuesday, Oct. 15, to award a $157,040 contract to Young Excavating, the lower of two bidders, to replace two culverts under County State Aid Highway 3 in the unorganized township area.
Sunday, October 20, 2019

Cass County Board: Commissioners table action on Walker funding request on trail bathroom
WALKER -- The city of Walker hopes to run a connection through the city along the former railroad line for recreational trails entering the city, then build public bathrooms beside that connection.
Friday, October 11, 2019

Cass County Board: Proposed Pine River business receives abatement on county taxes
WALKER -- Cass County Board passed a resolution Tuesday, Oct. 1, to approve the county's first tax abatement for business development on a 4-1 vote.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Cass County Board: County seeks trail grants to help with funding shortfalls
WALKER -- Cass County Land Commissioner Kirk Titus obtained county board approval Tuesday, Oct. 1, to sign a Federal Recreational Trail Program grant application.

He will submit that before March, with approval or denial known about June of 2020.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Cass County Board: Same supplier, new manufacturer for E911 equipment
HACKENSACK -- Cass County Board voted unanimously Tuesday, Sept. 17, to purchase the county's next generation enhanced 911 emergency radio system from its current supplier rather than Motorola.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Cass County Board: County, Walker officials looking at reuse options for Ah-Gwah-Ching
HACKENSACK -- Cass County Commissioners Scott Bruns and Jeff Peterson met with Walker Mayor Jed Shaw Sept. 10 to look at a new overall layout for reusing the former Ah-Gwah-Ching property.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Cass County Board: Commissioners eye no more than 3% tax levy increase for 2020
WALKER -- Cass County commissioners Tuesday, Sept. 3, set the county's 2020 preliminary tax levy at 3.4% above the 2019 levy, but with the stipulation the citizen budget committee must cut that increase to no more than 3% before the board sets the final levy in December.
Saturday, September 7, 2019

Cass County Board: Foreclosures continue downward trend
WALKER -- Cass County had five foreclosures in the second quarter this year, about half the number in each of the preceding three years.

Three were homesteads. One was a seasonal recreational. One was a commercial property.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Cass County Board: Environmental Services to receive equipment from Highway Dept.
WALKER - Cass County Environmental Services Department will get two used pieces of equipment from the highway department to use at the main garbage and recycling transfer station, the county board decided Tuesday, Sept. 3.
Saturday, September 7, 2019

Cass County Board: New economic development policy mirrors state laws
WALKER -- The new Cass County economic development policy the commissioners adopted Tuesday, Sept. 3, relies heavily on state statutes.

It does not allow any tax abatements in areas of the county in a tax increment financing district.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Cass County Board: Leech Lake River watershed plan comes with $191K price tag
THUNDER LAKE TOWNSHIP -- Receiving public input, researching and drafting the Leech Lake River One Watershed One Plan cost a total of $191,001.45.

Cass County Board approved the final $13,426 payment Tuesday, Aug. 20, during its meeting at Thunder Lake Town Hall.

RESPEC of Rapid City, S.D., prepared the plan now known as Leech Lake River Comprehensive Plan.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Cass County Board: Committee to draft new policy on tax abatements
THUNDER LAKE TOWNSHIP -- A new Cass County committee will draft a county policy on tax abatements before the county board will decide whether to grant an abatement to a business at Pine River.
Friday, August 23, 2019










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