by Barbara Cameron
The Itasca County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on May 10, its first with the recently hired interim administrator, Irene Koski, back in her chair at the board table. All commissioners but Mark Mandich (Dist. 5) were present for the meeting, as were Attorney Jack Muhar and Deputy Clerk of the County Board Amanda Schultz. Good news released during this session was the update from the aquatic invasive species front in this county; the legislative update had fewer results.
Board Chair Rusty Eichorn (Dist. 4) led the room in the flag pledge before the commissioners approved minutes from their May 3 work session and the budget session held immediately afterwards.
There were two items of general interest included in the work session which did not actually carry over to the regular meeting. The matter of making “Gems of Itasca” an official tool of the county and for the county becoming a financial sponsor was referred back to this May 10 board meeting, but it did not appear on the agenda. In an action concerning the Essar project, the board members unanimously agreed to submit a letter to the director of the Department of Employment and Economic Development to request a one-year extension for the Essar grant, to June 30, 2017.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.