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Davison Co. board to hear emergency management, planning dept. reports

Highways, emergency management and planning and zoning are expected to take up the bulk of the Davison County Commission's meeting on Tuesday. The five-person board will kick off the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance at 9 a.m. at the Davison ...

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Highways, emergency management and planning and zoning are expected to take up the bulk of the Davison County Commission's meeting on Tuesday.

The five-person board will kick off the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance at 9 a.m. at the Davison County North Offices on 1420 N. Main St. before entering into lengthy discussions with Planning and Zoning and Emergency Management Administrator Jeff Bathke and Highway Superintendent Rusty Weinberg.

Bathke will deliver the annual reports for the handful of county departments he oversees. According to Bathke's report, his four departments-also including geographic information systems and drainage and floodplain-ending the year at a collective total of $29,308.48 under budget.

Bathke's report also indicates 71 building permits were issued in the county and the county's assessed value rose by 6.53 percent, coming in at $1,569,807,467.

Agenda items

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The commission will also discuss the following agenda items:

• 9 a.m.: Call the meeting to order, conduct the Pledge of Allegiance, consider approving minutes from the previous meeting and listen to citizen input and board reports.

• 9:15 a.m.: Meet as the Board of Adjustment regarding a variance for Tony Tilton.

• 9:20 a.m.: Consider approving a plat as recommended by the Planning and Zoning Board for Tony Tilton.

• 9:25 a.m.: Meet with Bathke to hear various annual reports.

• 10 a.m.: Meet with Weinberg to discuss several items, including: set the date and time for a highway supplies; consider gravel and crack seal purchases; consider purchasing carbide bits and holders for an asphalt zipper; consider accepting the fuel quote; hold a seasonal help discussion; receive an update on preservation bridges from Civil Design.

• 10:45 a.m.: Meet with Weed Supervisor Warren Carter to set the bid date and time for chemical bids.

• 10:50 a.m.: Meet with Civil Deputy Kathye Fouberg to hear the annual civil report.

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• 11:05 a.m.: Meet with Davison County Sheriff Steve Brink to consider approving an information exchange contract between Davison County, the city of Mitchell and Aurora and Hanson counties. Also, the board will consider whether to approve a James Valley Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force joint powers agreement.

• 11:30 a.m.: Consider miscellaneous motions brought to the board, consider approving bills and timesheets, acknowledge volunteers and consider approving the auditor's account with the treasurer.

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