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Green County Board of Supervisors: Dec. 2, 2016
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At its meeting on Nov. 9, the Green County Board of Supervisors:

• Approved a resolution to cancel and reissue 11 checks made out to individuals that have still not been cashed in order to reconcile county bookkeeping. The amounts range from $2.35 to $2,119.

• Authorized a resolution that will allow the county clerk to submit a state grant application for financial aid for fish and game projects, as it does routinely.

• Approved a civil engineer position to be added to the county highway department effective Jan. 1. The position, which will pay between $57,000 and $66,000, will be responsible for inspecting the county's 70 bridges, among other duties. The county currently contracts out bridge inspection, which costs about $30,000 per year.

• Voted to approve an additional dispatcher position at the sheriff's department to help alleviate problems with coverage. The department now has seven dispatchers to cover 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Currently, deputies are coming in off the road to help cover dispatch; the eighth position will resolve that problem. The position, which begins Jan. 1, is budgeted at up to $22 per hour.

• Authorized the Human Services Department to submit an application for assistance to provide transportation services for elderly and disabled patrons, as it does routinely. The county is obligated to provide 20 percent, or about $18,000 in county funds as a local match.

• Rezoned about 10 acres of land north of Wisconsin 11, south of County DR from highway interchange to commercial.

• Learned effective with the Nov. 8 election, Gov. Scott Walker has named Craig Nolen as Green County's new district attorney. Gary Luhman resigned to take another position, and Nolen ran unopposed for the position.

- Mary Jane Grenzow