Cass County Board: Commissioners meet with landowners on landlocked parcel
WALKER--Cass County Board named Commissioners Dick Downham and Scott Bruns to meet with neighbors in the unorganized township area of the county who would be affected by a proposed cartway to a landlocked land parcel.
WALKER-Cass County Board named Commissioners Dick Downham and Scott Bruns to meet with neighbors in the unorganized township area of the county who would be affected by a proposed cartway to a landlocked land parcel.
The board is acting as the town board for the unorganized township in this case.
Mark and Tim Dorholt have purchased three parcels in this area. One is on a public road. The other two do not have access to a public road.
So far, they have been unable to negotiate an easement from neighboring properties to reach their property, according to a letter from their attorney, Andrew Shaw of Deer River. Therefore, he is seeking on their behalf to have the town board exercise a right of eminent domain and declare a cartway to the property.
Neighboring property owners affected include the county, David and Samantha Nikkel and Blandin Corp.
It will be Downham's and Bruns' task to try to find an alternate solution to condemnation and the cartway.
The board voted to authorize Sheriff Tom Burch and Board Chair Jeff Peterson to sign an agreement with Minnesota Department of Public Safety to renew the county's participation through 2019 in Minnesota Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
The commissioners approved a contract enabling the sheriff to provide law enforcement services to Moondance Jam for July 20 to June 23. The county will be paid for these services at a rate to cover overtime deputy pay and benefits, vehicle expenses and administrative costs.
Mary Weaver of Prevent Child Abuse America recognized Cass County Health, Human and Veterans Services for improving awareness about preventing child abuse by offering a Pinwheels for Prevention informational meeting with about 40 to 50 members of the public on the courthouse lawn during Child Abuse Prevention Month in April.
Hackensack American Legion donated $100 to the county veterans transportation program.
Auditor-Treasurer Sharon Anderson reported the county received more than half the expected interest earned on investments after May this year, $494,043.28-a month ahead of schedule. This is well over the $332,129.22 the county earned last year through May.