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Lengthy agenda fills county board's slate

After two weeks away, the Davison County Commission has a lengthy list of agenda items to work through durings its Tuesday meeting. The board meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Davison County North Offices, located at 1420 N. Main St. in Mitchell. Of...

Davison County North Offices. (Republic file photo)
Davison County North Offices. (Republic file photo)

After two weeks away, the Davison County Commission has a lengthy list of agenda items to work through durings its Tuesday meeting.

The board meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Davison County North Offices, located at 1420 N. Main St. in Mitchell.

Of note, the county commissioners will discuss removing the spring weight limits from the county's roads, after receiving a cooperative week of weather to dry out previously wet conditions.

The commission will also meet as the Board of Adjustment to consider approving a request from Klumb Family Limited Partnership, which seeks to expand its current state-approved commercial animal feeding operation to a total of 5,370 animal units, by adding 720 head of cattle and a potential additional 720 head of cattle as part of another long-term project. The county's Planning Commission approved the conditional use permit and the associated variance unanimously during a meeting last week.

The agenda includes:

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• 9 a.m.: Call meeting to order, recite the Pledge of Allegiance, approve previous meeting's minutes, hear citizens input and board reports.

• 9:15 a.m.: Meeting as the Board of Adjustment, consider a variance request from Kathy Haider for a smaller than required lot size, and a front-yard setback variance, and to consider a conditional use permit request from Klumb Family Limited Partnership and Shannon Klumb to add 700 head of cattle to the existing operation, which has cattle and hogs already at its state-permitted commercial animal feeding operation.

• 9:45 a.m.: Consider approving plats as recommended by Planning Commission, submitted by Kathy Haider, Dusty Roskens, Glenn Olsen, and Tim Neugebauer.

• 10 a.m.: Hold a one-day malt beverage and wine license hearing.

• 10:15 a.m.: Meet with Tech Solutions Division Manager Ramon Shultz regarding technology updates at the Davison County Fairgrounds.

• 11:15 a.m.: Meet with South Dakota Department of Legislative Audit's Toby Qualm regarding a letter of engagement.

• 11:20 a.m.: Meet with Highway Superintendent Rusty Weinberg regarding removing spring weight limits on county roads.

• 11:25 a.m.: Meet with Physical Plant Director Mark Ruml regarding the chiller at the Public Safety Building.

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• 11:40 a.m.: Meet with Corrections Administrator Don Radel regarding a training request and introductory wage increase.

• 11:45 a.m.: Meet with Sheriff Steve Brink regarding an introductory wage increase.

• Noon: Recess

• 1 p.m.: Meet with Emergency Management and Planning and Zoning Administrator Jeff Bathke regarding employee policy reviews, briefing on emergency management practices, plat book licensing information, and a request regarding Apple.

• 3 p.m.: Consider miscellaneous motions brought to the board, including approving bills and timesheets, acknowledge volunteers, consider a raffle request, sign agreement with District III, sign Department of Health Women, Infants and Children, or WIC, agreement, approve auto supplement with the weed department and approve the auditor's account with the treasurer.

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