Aitkin County Board hears Broadband update, 2021 Assessment at April 27th meeting

Aitkin County Board hears Broadband update, 2021 Assessment at April 27th meeting

April 29, 2021 News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0
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By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (4/29/21)

(Aitkin, MN) — The Aitkin County Board of Commissioners Tuesday heard of the expansion of Broadband Resources and moved forward with Personnel Committee Recommendations during their last meeting in the month of April from the Aitkin County Government Center Board Room.

The Board did adopt resolutions for Search & Rescue Donations from Clark, Macville, and Williams Townships, an awarded contract to Knife River for multiple road improvements projects across Aitkin County, an LG214 Premises Permit for the McGregor Fire Department Relief Association, an LG220 Application for Exempt Permit for Wheel House Warriors, and the Airport Coronavirus Relief Grant Program.

After an introduction from Administrator Jessica Seibert, Mark Jeffers of Growth Innovation, formerly known as Aitkin GROWTH, presented to the Board an update on Community Broadband Resources.

Commissioners did approve for an On and Sunday Sale Liquor License for Martys, formerly known as Sunrise Cafe, in Malmo Township. Human Resources Director Bobbie Danielson presented a handful of Personnel Committee Recommendations.

The Board did approve those recommendations, as well as amending Bryan Hargraves Inspector contract to April 29th, 2021, hiring 1 full-time Social Worker to the Adults Services Unit, extend the Emergency Paid Sick Leave to May 31st, to change the post-travel monitoring to the interim Coronavirus Program and COVID-19 Preparedness Plan, and update fire/storm/tornado area in the Safety Policy. 

Assessor Mike Dangers presented to the Board the 2021 Assessment Summary, which prioritizes the overall impact of COVID-19 on the housing market.

County Administrator Jessica Seibert noted in her Report the Government Center Dropbox is up and available for use.

The Aitkin County Board of Commissioners will meet again on Tuesday, May 112th at 9am from the Government Center Board Room.