On Tuesday, July 24, the Cavalier County Commission met for a lengthy session. First up, County Commissioner Elsie Magnus asked the commissioners to pay some of the expenses she incurred at the National Association of Counties meeting in Nashville, Tn. The other commissioners agreed to pay her registration fee.
By Lisa Nowatzki
Next, the group heard from Terry Johnston, County Road Supervisor. Johnston updated the Commission on all the current road projects with no significant problems to report. The Osnabrock shop needed their overhead doors replaced, and the commissioners voted to do so.
Karen Kempert, Emergency Services Director, spoke to the Commission about putting an increase of the 911 fee from $1 to $1.50 on the ballot for this fall. Everyone agreed.
The Devils Lake Basin Budget got two mils budgeted. The board discussed changing to a seven cent per acre flat rate instead. The Moscow township $30,000 abatement was approved. Paul Liebersbach, Nekoma mayor, wanted an abatement hearing, but he was told that he would have to go to the state and have a hearing at the state level.
The Cavalier County Memorial Hospital board informed the commissioners that they had a new ambulance on order and asked for their old building back that they had donated to the county to store the new ambulance in. The commissioners decided to form a committee to explore all options and give a report to the Commission at the next Commission meeting.
Finally, the commissioners reviewed the Tax Director applications and decided to conduct interviews with the qualified candidates.