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Norton County Commissioners Notes

THE BURN BAN FOR THE COUNTY AND THE AGREEMENT TO ASSIST WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THEIR MEETING MONDAY.  THE COMMISSIONERS VOTED TO REMOVE THE BURN BAN FOR THE COUNTY, BUT ARE ASKING THAT IF ANY BURNS ARE SCHEDULED, LET THE FIRE CHIEFS KNOW BEFOREHAND.  JUSTINA SMITH FROM THE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PRESENTED AN AGREEMENT TO ASSIST DURING WATER OUTAGE FOR THE COMMISSIONERS CONSIDERATION.  IT WAS FORWARDED BY THE NORTON COUNTY HOSPITAL.   THE HOSPITAL ASKED THE COUNTY TO SIGN THE AGREEMENT THAT WOULD ASSIST THE HOSPITAL IN THE CASE THE WATER SOURCE WAS INTERRUPTED.  THE COMMISSION WANTS TO VISIT WITH HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR RICH MILLER TO SEE WHAT THE NEEDS WOULD REALLY BE AND WHAT VOLUME PRIOR TO SIGNATURE OF THE AGREEMENT.  A TRANSFER OF PROPERTY AGREEMENT WAS SUBMITTED FROM HOMELAND SECURITY FOR EQUIPMENT ON HAND BY NORTON COUNTY.  THE EQUIPMENT IS MOTOROLA RADIO EQUIPMENT PURCHASED IN 2008 AND 2009.  THE TRANSFERS WERE APPROVED AS SUBMITTED.  SOLID WASTE SUPERVISOR CURT ARCHIBALD REPORTED THAT THE COUNTY WIDE CLEAN UP WENT VERY WELL.  THERE WERE 98 PARTICIPANTS ALONG WITH THE CITIES OF NORTON, LENORA, ALMENA AND THE COUNTY RESIDENTS.  THE CITY OF NORTON BROUGHT IN 75.29 TONS OF CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION, ALMENA 6.65 TONS, LENORA 7.33 TONS AND THE COUNTY RESIDENTS 24.97 TONS.  THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 4.45 TONS OF SOLID WASTE BROUGHT IN BY INDIVIDUALS AND 1.3 TONS OF METAL GOODS.  THE TOTAL DOLLARS OF WRITE OFF WILL BE 4,337.05.  THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE COMMISSIONERS ADJOURNED MONDAY.  THESE MINUTES ARE NOT OFFICIAL UNTIL SIGNED AND APPROVED BY THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THEIR NEXT REGULAR MEETING MONDAY.  ALL MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.