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Time, locations set for Cass meetings

BACKUS — Cass County commissioners Tuesday set the locations for their summer third Tuesday of each month 6 p.m. meetings at the following sites:

May 20 – Pillager City Hall, 306 Elm Ave. W, Pillager.

June 17 – Homebrook Town Hall, 3204 88th St. SW, Pequot Lakes.

July 15 – Crooked Lake Town Hall, 6300 Woods Bay Dr. NE, Outing.

Aug. 19 – Kego Town Hall (Longville Fire Hall), 1350 County 5, Longville.

Sept. 16 – Otter Tail Peninsula Town Hall, 12325 W Shores Road NW, Cass Lake.

The board also set a special meeting for 10 a.m. Jan. 31 at Leech Lake Band Government Center, 190 Sailstar Dr., Cass Lake, with the Leech Lake Tribal Council.

Commissioners and council members will tour the new tribal government building, followed by a meeting and lunch.

Topics on the agenda for that meeting include roads and trails, human services, environmental service wastewater planning and county septic system zoning standards, land management and increases in county jail population.

The board and council also will discuss a proposed draft agreement between the county and band, which is designed to improve communications and staff cooperation between the county and band. It calls for the county board and tribal council to meet two times each year to discuss their activities.

Focus areas for the cooperation are natural resource management and economic development.

It has been about four years since the county board last met with the tribal council, according to Administrator Robert Yochum.