Aitkin County Board approves budget for LLCC during June 8th meeting

Aitkin County Board approves budget for LLCC during June 8th meeting

June 10, 2021 News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0
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By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (6/10/21)

(Aitkin, MN) — The Aitkin County Board of Commissioners reviewed County Highway 5 Realignment options and the Reopening Budget for the Long Lake Conservation Center during their first June meeting Tuesday morning from the Aitkin County Government Center Board Room.

Commissioners did approve the Temporary On-Sale Liquor License for the Isle Lions Club, the Second Generation Recreation Plan, 2021 State of MN Boat & Water Safety Grant Agreement and LG214 Premises Permits for Mille Lacs Trails, Inc and Mille Lacs Driftskippers.

Long Lake Manager Dave McMillian presented a revised budget for the reopening costs of the Conservation Center.

The revised budget was adopted by the Board due to the need for increased staff due to schools planning to return to LLCC in the fall of 2021. County Engineer John Welle elaborated more on the realignment options for the County Highway 5 project.

The Board moved to enter into an agreement with BNSF Railroad for preliminary engineering services to continue the study of alignment options. Consensus of the Board for the option of a 30mph alignment that crosses the BNSF railroad track near its existing location was also made.

County Administrator Jessica Seibert spoke before the Board on scheduling a Committee of the Whole Meeting in regards to Aitkin County’s plan for the American Rescue Plan Funds.

Commissioners will meet June 15th from 1-4pm. County Assessor Mike Dangers brought to the Board a resolution concerning an Aitkin County parcel of land that lies with the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline.

The Aitkin County Board of Commissioners will meet again on Tuesday, June 22nd at 9am from the Aitkin County Government Center Board Room.