Crow Wing County Board Meeting from July 27
(BRAINERD, MN) The Crow Wing County Board held its second regular meeting for the month of July on Tuesday.
Much of the meeting was spent hearing an update from the Minnesota Inter-County Association (MICA). Matt Massman, the executive director of MICA, first spoke, and provided an overview of the biennial budget process.
After the MICA presentation, the board heard an update on a community living infrastructure grant that the county had been awarded. Community services requested the addition of two new positions within the county that would be funded by the grant.
The new positions were approved by a 4-1 vote.
Additionally, the city of Nisswa brought forth a request to update the county’s relatively new golf cart ordinance, specifically with regard to the legality of driving golf carts on specific county roads in the city. Administrator Jenny Max explained the thought process that the city staff had.
The county board Tuesday, July 27, agreed to a request from the city of Nisswa to allow golf carts to travel along the shoulders of county highways 13, 18 and 77 within city limits. The Nisswa City Council previously passed an ordinance in April granting permission for golf cart drivers to use city streets, provided they apply and pay for a three-year permit for their vehicles.
Board chair Steve Barrows expressed some concerns over the proposal, explaining the differences between Nisswa and the city of Breezy Point, which similarly requested an update to the ordinance to allow golf cart use on county roads within the city.
Ultimately, however, the proposal was approved unanimously.
The full Crow Wing County Board meeting from July 27 can be found here.