Norman County Commission Tables Highway Department Building Proposal

Norman County Commission Tables Highway Department Building Proposal

February 22, 2021 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

Ada, MN — Norman County Highway Engineer Keith Berndt is going to have to wait at least a little bit longer for his new county highway department building. Berndt made a push to the Norman County Commissioners at their meeting on Thursday to move forward with a $9.2 million new facility to replace their current aging building. However, the county commissioners were still split on the idea and tabled until their March meeting. Board Chair Lee Ann Hall says some of the commissioners wanted more information on a couple of other more affordable building options that had been discussed at a committee level, but not presented to the board.

Berndt did later provide estimates for the other two options, which came in at $5.3 million and $3.6 million respectively.  Regardless of which option is chosen, Hall says its imperative that the county move forward with constructing a highway department facility as their current building is no longer suitable for operation.

The Norman County Board of Commissioners will revisit the highway department building discussions at  their March 2nd meeting.