Supervisors OK garden beds for preschool
The Washington County Board of Supervisors made quick work of the agenda during the weekly meeting Tuesday.
The supervisors held two public hearings for confinement feeding operation construction. One of the hearings pertained to an application from David Friese, and the second to Mat Leichty. The supervisors acknowledged both applications.
Washington County Sheriff Deputy Jared Schneider presented two certificates of appointment of reserve deputy sheriff for Jamie Townsend and Eric Long. The supervisors approved the certificates.
Supervisor Jack Seward Jr. updated the board on the Richmond and Rubio sanitary sewer projects. He said the county is still working on a letter to the residents of the two communities.
“Things are going fairly well,” he said.
Seward and board chairman Ron Bennett said they spoke to officials of Holy Trinity Parish, Monday night, about the land the county condemned and purchased for the proposed lagoon in Richmond. Bennett said the supervisors may go into closed session at next week’s meeting to decide on a price for the land.
The board set a bid-letting date for a bridge on 155th Street. County engineer Jacob Thorius said the bridge was closed about a year ago. It will be replaced with a box culvert. Bids for the work are due at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 4.
The final action was the approval of two garden beds adjacent to the Head Start preschool classrooms. Washington County HACAP director RenElla Crawford said the garden beds will be moved from the Old Main site to Orchard Hill. The students will plant and tend vegetables and flowers for educational purposes.
County Auditor Dan Widmer told the supervisors that this request is a completely different request from the one the board received at last week’s meeting.