Notes from Commissioner Linda Rausch - District 3

News from the Meade County Commission Meeting held December 23, 2015

Winter arrived just in time for the last meeting of the year for the County Commission. It hasn’t been cold long, but we are looking forward to spring.

We approved the last of the liquor license renewals for this year. Two licenses had been delayed from the previous meeting to get additional information.  These two are held by the Glencoe campground.

In January, Meade County will have a liquor license available for sale.  The license comes back to the county after the annexation by Sturgis of the Beaver Bar.  This establishment will now have a City liquor license.  We established the procedure for bidding on the new county license.  Contact the Auditor if you have an interest.  If the license does not sell at auction, it will be available on a “first come, first served” basis for $150,000.

We approved supplements to the 2016 for four departments.  Overall county spending was well with in budget.

We opened bids for three new Sheriff’s vehicles.  The award went to the low bidder, Scott Peterson Motors, for three Ram trucks.

We recognized our Veteran of the Month, Ms. Kathy White.

We officially appointed and recognized the new Highway Superintendent.  He is Mr. Lincoln Shuck.  We reviewed with Mr. Shuck the 2016 projects and his plans for gravel crushing and testing.

We approved hiring of two replacements (deputy sheriff) in the Sheriff’s office.

We enjoyed nice pot luck with the county employees to celebrate the Holidays.  On behalf of the entire commission, we wish you Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!