District 3 incumbent Davison County commissioner Gerald Weiss, 71, insists he’s not a politician.
All the same, he’s asking voters to return him to office.
“My main goal is to work for the taxpayer,” he said. “When I started four years ago, I knew I had a lot to learn, and there’s still a lot to learn.”
The Davison County commissioners continued fine-tuning the 2011 budget Tuesday during their regular meeting at the courthouse in Mitchell.
With the assistance of Sheriff David Miles and Jail Administrator Don Radel, the commissioners made some snips that were satisfactory to both offices.
The already serious road problems facing Davison and other South Dakota counties were made worse this spring when some roads, already saturated from winter runoff, were rendered impassable by heavy rains.
Davison County has about 173 miles of blacktop and roughly 560 miles of county and township gravel roads. It’s unlikely the county will be able to maintain some deteriorating asphalt roads in a safe condition unless those roads are ground up and returned to gravel, according to County Commission Chairman David Weitala.
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