First Dollar of Profit Awards were presented to Britton businesses at the annual Britton Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet on Saturday. From left to right are Torrey Jones of the Torrey Jones Insurance Agency/American National; Erin Pruitt/Kelsey Waletich, cups.; Anita Strong, Flowers By Anita; Aaron Van Gieson, Hunters Steakhouse & Lounge; Cody Swanson and Julie Koens, Little Sprouts Daycare; and Snapper Strong of Snapper’s Dry Bean. Not pictured is Katrina Knecht of Serenity Massage.

Steps To Keep County Info Safe

The Marshall County Commission took several steps to ensure safekeeping of county information at its regular meeting on Tuesday.

The board approved the purchase of a new server for five offices at a cost of $12,500 because the current server will no longer be serviced at the end of the year. It also signed an annual disaster recovery service contract with Tyler Technologies for backup of systems off-site for $4,678 per year.

In other action the board decided to pay off an E911 equipment loan of $134,796.82 to avoid future interest payments. It approved quotes for #1 diesel from DaMar Elevator of $2.39 for Langford and from Eden Oil of $2.45 for Eden and $2.55 for Veblen.

Highway Superintendent Dustin Hofland spoke to commissioners by speakerphone to ask for approval for continued overtime for highway employees to clear roads and that was approved.

A raise of $624 was approved for Zoning Director Erin Collins-Miles upon her six-month review. The board reviewed a letter from the Marshall County State Attorney that determined that overtime for dispatchers should be based on a 40-hour week. It approved on-sale and off-sale licenses for Todd Martins at Todd’s Tavern in Amherst.

PaulDoohenofGRControls met with the board, offering an alternative to the annual HVAC annual maintenance agreement. Commissioners have been looking into a more cost-effective way of maintaining the system.

Travel was approved for highway department employees to a safety class in Sisseton on March 20 due to a class in Aberdeen being cancelled last month due to weather. Veterans Service Officer Dave Daberkow was approved to attend a Regional Aging Council meeting in Aberdeen on Feb. 14.

The board also approved the removal of spring load limits on county roads when applicable.

Next meeting of the board will be Tuesday, Feb. 19. County Auditor Megan Biel said the board will look at scheduling public meetings to discuss a proposal for building a new courthouse later this month.

Marshall County Journal

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