Aitkin County Board reviews 2022 Preliminary Budget during September 14th meeting

Aitkin County Board reviews 2022 Preliminary Budget during September 14th meeting

September 15, 2021 News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0
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By Paul Vold kkin@rjbroadcasting.com (9/16/21)

(Aitkin, MN) — The Aitkin County Board of Commissioners handled Department matters and heard on the 2022 Preliminary Budget during their first September meeting from the Aitkin County Government Center Board Room. 

The Board did approve revised COVID plan and increase imprest funds to Long Lake Conservation Center, the Aitkin Municipal Airport Grant, and Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Applications. Donations of $75 to the Aitkin County Sheriff’s Officer from Ms. Delores Goetzke, $250 to Sentence to Service from Robert Schaefer, and $1,300 to the Veterans Service office from the Malmo Area Lions were also accepted. 

Commissioners approved resolutions from Soil & Water Conservation District Manager Steve Hughes concerning the Snake River 1W1P Framework and an extension on the Comprehensive Local Water Management Plan. Health and Human Services Director Cynthia Bennett presented a resolution on Termination of Delegation for the Food, Pool, and Lodging Program between the County and Minnesota Department of Health.

The resolution was approved by the Commissioners. County Auditor Kirk Peysar spoke to the Board on Capital Appropriations for the Aitkin County Fairgrounds.

After a public hearing for the Off-Sale Liquor License for Ukura’s Bottle Shop, Commissioners approved the license. County Administrator Jessica Seibert presented the 2022 Proposed Preliminary Budget.

Administrator Seibert also mentioned to the Board that she will be presenting a 3% Levy increase before the end of the year. Economic Development Coordinator Mark Jeffers spoke to the Board on looking at DEED grant opportunities for multiple areas for the County.

The Aitkin County Board of Commissioners will next meet on Tuesday, September 28th at 9am from the Aitkin County Government Center Board Room.