By Terry Bailey

The Mitchell County Commissioners conducted their regular weekly meeting at the Courthouse, Monday morning, March 11. All Commissioners were present. Lynn Imboden, assistant County Clerk, sat in for Heather Weston.
The Commissioners took time at the beginning of the meeting to extend congratulations to the local sports teams from Beloit Jr.-Sr. High and St. John's for their very successful recently completed sports seasons.
First up was Brian Streit, Director of Courthouse Maintenance. He was in possession of a bid from Ken Benedick for the yearly maintenance of the Courthouse lawn. Benedick has provided this service for many years and his work receives considerable praise.
Streit said, "I was surprised when I got this bid from Ken. I was thinking he had retired from the lawn care business, and we would have to find someone else to take care of the lawn. Not only was I surprised, but I was also pleased that he had bid the job again this year. He has always done a very good job and I was not looking forward to finding someone to replace him."
The Courthouse lawn has 35,000 sq. feet. Benedick's bid was $1,470 for his regular spring, summer and fall treatment. The Commissioners voted to accept his bid with thanks to Ken for one more year.
Missy McGinniss, Director of Emergency Medical Services, was present with bids on a new long block for one of the ambulances that is in need of repair. The Commissioners voted to accept the bid from American AG for $16,000 to remove the old engine and insert the new diesel block. Other bids received were in excess of $30,000. The new motor is expected to be delivered to American AG in two to four weeks.
McGinnis requested a fifteen-minute executive session to discuss non-elected personnel. No decisions were made as a result of that closed session.
The Commissioners noted that the annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet will be held at the Down Under Ballroom on Saturday, March 23, for 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Having addressed all the items on the printed agenda, the meeting was adjourned.


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