Crow Wing County Board Approves Transfer of Land to City of Nisswa, LRIP Sponsorship, and More from February 23 Meeting

Crow Wing County Board Approves Transfer of Land to City of Nisswa, LRIP Sponsorship, and More from February 23 Meeting

February 25, 2021 News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

(BRAINERD, MN) — The Crow Wing County Board met on Tuesday, February 23 and some topics discussed saw spirited debates.

Among the items the board spent the most time on was a proposal from the city of Nisswa for the transfer of ownership of tax-forfeited parcels of land at less than market value to the city for use of a public park. The board heard a presentation from the city’s administrator, Jenny Max, who introduced the proposal and some of its general features.

Max then discussed some of the plans for the trail, which was slated to receive a facelift for the park.

Following the presentation, board chair Steve Barrows chimed in with his thoughts, expressing support for approval.

Commissioner Rosemary Franzen offered a dissenting opinion, citing the disparity between the estimated market values from Nisswa and the county, in addition to a policy that had been agreed upon by the board in December.

Commissioner Bill Brekken responded by saying he believed the right move was to look at cases on an individual basis, while Commissioner Paul Koering agreed with Franzen. Ultimately, the proposal was approved with a 3-2 vote, with Barrows, Brekken, and Doug Houge voting for, and Franzen and Koering voting against.

The board also discussed sponsoring LRIP (Local Road Improvement Program) funding for the city of Breezy Point, in addition to several other cities and townships as part of a cooperative road improvement project.

This proposal was passed unanimously.

The full Crow Wing County Board meeting from February 23 can be found here.