Aitkin County Board holds on license fee delays, recognizes Ross Wagner

Aitkin County Board holds on license fee delays, recognizes Ross Wagner

December 17, 2020 News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0
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By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (12/17/20)

(Aitkin, MN) — The Aitkin County Board of Commissioners brought up license delays for the beginning of 2021 and future projects at their regular meeting Tuesday from the Aitkin County Government Center.

The Board did approve a Fire Protection contract for the Town of Ball Bluff, a 2020 Engagement letter to CliftonLarsonAllen for the County Audit, Human Trafficking Joint Powers Agreement, the Board of Adjustment and Planning commission Appointments, and a Final contract Payment to Design Electric for lighting 8 intersections throught the County.

Environmental Services Director Terry Neff brought to the Council RFP’s for Operation of the Recycling Center and Drop Off Locations, which was approved by the Board. Neff also discussed delaying food, beverage, and lodging license fees in the County.

Before a decision was made on that recommendation, Auditor Kirk Peysar also presented delaying liquor license fees.

Delaying fees for food, beverage, and lodging licenses and liquor licenses was tabled until a later date. Economic Development & Forest Industry Coordinator Ross Wagner opened up discussion with the Board on the Mille Lacs East ATV Trail Route Alignment.

Wagner was by Board Chair Bill Pratt for his final days with the County.

County Administrator Jessica Seibert provided information on funds that COVID-19 Aid package passed by the Legislature earlier this week.

Discussions on 2021 Commissioner and Elected Officials Salaries, Long Lake Conservation Center Fund Transfer, and 2020 Reserve Requests were held with formal moves going to take place at the next meeting. The Aitkin County Board will next meet on Tuesday, December 22nd at 9am with Health & Human Services.