County Notes 8/8/13

WashCo_logoStillwater, county to share costs

Washington County will share the costs of reconstructing county roads in Stillwater with the city under an agreement approved Tuesday by the Board of Commissioners.
The city will pay $33,350 toward the rehabilitation of deteriorated pavement on County State Aid Highway 23/24 and pavement from South Fourth Street to Fourth Avenue in Oak Park Heights and Stillwater.
The cost-sharing agreement is based on the county’s cost participation policy with other local governments.

Interpretation services pact OK’d

Betmar Languages, Inc., will provide language interpretation services for Washington County clients after the Board of Commissioners approved a two-year contract with the company Tuesday.
Betmar will provide face-to-face and telephone interpretation and written translation services  in more than 30 languages for clients seeking aid through the Community Services, Public Health and Environment and Community Corrections departments. State law requires local governments provide interpretive services for clients.
The average cost for two years of interpretation services for the three departments is about $120,000 and is paid through medical assistance.

Board approves Baytown plat

A 15-lot plat on 21 acres in Baytown Township was approved Tuesday by the Washington County Board of Commissioners.
The plat is in the Miller Farms Second Addition and owned by DCCI Investments, LLC. The site is east of Stagecoach Trail (CSAH 21) and north of 30th Street North.

Marine library gets bequest funds

Marine on St. Croix will receive slightly more than $6,000 from a woman’s bequest to purchase library resources after the Washington County Board of Commissioners approved the fund transfer Tuesday.
The Elizabeth Jordan bequest was left to the county for the specific purpose of supporting library services in Marine on St. Croix. A November 2011 joint powers agreement between the city and county related to library services contained a provision detailing how Jordan bequest funds would be given to the city to buy library materials and resources.

Gambling permit request reviewed

A gambling permit requested by Pheasants Forever to conduct a raffle next month was reviewed by the Washington County Board of Commissioners Tuesday.
The group plans to conduct the raffle Sept. 9 at The Point in Denmark Township. After the board’s acknowledgement, the application is sent to the State Gambling Control Board for approval.

Compiled by Erik Sandin – erik.sandin@ecm-inc.com

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