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Devils Lake Journal - Devils Lake, ND
  • Ramsey County to raise RC No. 10

  • It’s taken several meetings, a great deal of input from residents along the way and a considerable amount of deliberation but the Ramsey County Commission voted Tuesday to raise a stretch of Ramsey County No. 10 right where it’s at rather than relocate the road north of its present location.

     


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  • It’s taken several meetings, a great deal of input from residents along the way and a considerable amount of deliberation  but the Ramsey County Commission voted Tuesday to raise a stretch of Ramsey County No. 10 right where it’s at rather than relocate the road north of its present location.
    There were several different options considered and it was by no means an easy decision, but in the end it was agreed upon by the commission, the county roads supervisor and those who live along that section of road. The road will be raised to an elevation of 1,461. Now all they need to do is call for bids this summer or fall and then the project can get under way next year.
    Roads continue to be the topic of conversation at county meetings, and not always because they need to be raised, this time it was out of concern for safety for those who fish along the sides of roads. They voted to lower the speed limit along a stretch of the Woods Rutten Road that is popular for fishing.
    A conference call to Tom Bush from the FEMA Region 8 office in Denver addressed several questions that Kevin Fieldsend as county road supervisor and a couple county residents in attendance at the meeting had about road raises in the county. The call was joined by Paul Messner from the ND Department of Emergency Services and in Denver by Charles Duggar.
    Other business
    Roger Gunderson, maintenance supervisor said he never did get a second estimate for the roof of the Old Sheriff’s House, so the county voted to go with the one they had received.
    Earl Hanson as veterans service officer for the county reported that all was well in his office. He provided the commissioners with documentation that his office was serving the county’s many veterans and their needs. He mentioned the veterans clinic and said he hoped it would be begun by the end of the year but that he really hadn’t heard anything new recently.
    Kristen Nelsen, emergency management, talked about the final meeting for the sewer grant. They would be taking a look at all the applicants and giving that money out to those who were eligible. There were seven applications for that funding. She also mentioned they would pursue a grant for pictometry next year as they ran out of time for this year’s application.
    Sheriff Steve Nelson was granted permission to travel to an out of state crimes investigation conference provided he give the commission a report on what he’s learned when he got back. He agreed to do just that.
    •A Homestead Credit application was approved.
    •Mark Olson was appointed to the RC Library Board.
    Page 2 of 2 - •Property was declared surplus for the July 17 sale.
    •County auditor Elizabeth Fischer provided information from the HR coordinator on the cost of living and step increase for county personnel.
    •A pledge of assets was approved.
    The next meeting will be Tuesday, July 17 at 5 p.m.
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