Board looks ahead to competitive rail, ATVs on all county roads

by Barbara Cameron

The Itasca County Board of Commissioners met on June 13; Mark Mandich (Dist. 5), Attorney Jack Muhar and Administrator Brett Skyles were absent. After passage of a lengthy consent agenda, most of the meeting was concerned with road and transportation matters, including the proposed new ATV ordinance that opens up all county roads to these vehicles. The board chair gave a heads up to the public about one of the county’s next big things – the study of a competitive rail line between Cohasset and the East Range. Additionally, the auditor-treasurer made an official announcement of the governor’s top safety award being won by Itasca County.

The four commissioners present approved their agenda, the minutes from their work session of June 6 and the 25 items before them on consent.

Consent agenda. Vacancies on the Bowstring Airport Commission (one), the County Park and Recreation Commission (two) and the Water Plan Implementation Committee (WPIC) were taken care of, respectively, by appointments of Mark Mathisen; Michelle Toven and Lynn Moratzka; and Don Kland. Also, Kevin Malmquist resigned from WPIC and Mike Oja was appointed to his unexpired term. A temporary liquor license was approved for a fundraiser on Aug. 19 to benefit the Edge Center Gallery, while a 3.2 liquor license was approved for the Cut Foot Sioux Resort in Deer River. Firework permit requests were granted for displays in Nashwauk, Grand Rapids and Bovey.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

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