By Dan Reed 

County Board: Overhaul of road agreements proposed


April 8, 2022

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The Association of Minnesota Counties recognized the Carlton County board and staff Tuesday with one of five 2021 County Achievement awards for their collaborative work planning and conducting one the first drive-thru vaccination clinics in Minnesota. "They created a solution that will be a model for future emergencies, but just as importantly created a method of working together that will serve the county well in their everyday work," said Julie Ring, AMC executive director.

After a lapse of around 40 years, the Carlton County highway maintenance department is proposing a new, written agreement with those Carlton County townships that use the county to grade and plow their roads. County engineer JinYeene Neumann is encouraging the townships to provide input on any changes needed. She plans to present the proposed maintenance agreement at the spring Carlton County Association of Township Officers meeting on April 26.

"We are open to any suggestions from the townships before the final format of the agreement is approved by the county board," Neumann told the Carlton...

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