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January 18, 2020

Cass County Board: Board maps out ideas for spring county newsletter
WALKER -- What has changed in recycling? What is being revised in the land use ordinance? What is different about this year's election cycle? How does the 2020 census work? Where will county roads be rebuilt in 2020?

These are among the topics planned for the 2020 county newsletter to be sent to property taxpayers with their spring tax statements this year. The county board approved sending the spring newsletter at its Tuesday, Jan. 7, regular board meeting.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Cass County Board: Commissioners elect Gaalswyk as chair for 2020
WALKER -- Cass County commissioners elected Commissioner Neal Gaalswyk chair and Commissioner Jeff Peterson as vice chair for 2020 during their first meeting of the year, Jan. 7, 2020.
Saturday, January 11, 2020

Cass County Board: Special case prompts indigent burial policy review
WALKER - Cass County Human Services authorizes payments to funeral homes for an average of 11 to 13 indigent people annually who are cremated or buried and do not have assets to pay for final services.
Thursday, December 26, 2019

Cass County Board: County declines to repay state over DHS overpayments
WALKER -- Cass County commissioners voted Tuesday, Dec. 17, to not provide repayments to Minnesota Department of Human Services for the state's overpayment of federal dollars for mental health services.
Friday, December 20, 2019

Cass County Board: County tax levy to increase by 3% in 2020
WALKER -- Cass County Board voted Tuesday, Dec. 17, to approve the 2020 levy, budget, fees and most county employee wages.

The $23,193,072 county share of the levy will be 3.01% higher than 2019.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Cass County Board: County receives $58k+ selling surplus equipment
BACKUS - Cass County received a net $58,339.23 by selling surplus equipment through an online auction this fall.

The county board announced Tuesday, Nov. 19, the results of department head evaluations conducted in closed session Nov. 5.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Cass County Board: Short-term vacation rentals to receive commercial classification
BACKUS -- Minnesota Department of Revenue mailed a directive to county assessors May 21 to identify and classify as commercial all short-term vacation rental properties in the county.
Friday, November 22, 2019

Cass County Board: Outsourcing day care licensing saves taxpayers money
BACKUS -- Having Sourcewell license child day care services for Cass County has saved the county money and provided more educational services for providers, Michele Piprude, Cass County Health, Human and Veterans Services director, told the county board Tuesday, Nov. 19.
Friday, November 22, 2019

Cass County Board: County, City of Walker mull new rules for on-water events
BACKUS -- Walker and Cass County officials met Oct. 31 to lay the groundwork to set a joint policy to minimize garbage and bathroom residue from going into lakes.
Friday, November 22, 2019

Cass County Board: County begins well testing program for concerned residents
BACKUS -- Cass County Environmental Services Department started a program to test private wells where people have expressed concern about potential groundwater contamination from agricultural activity.
Friday, November 22, 2019

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