By Tom Hintgen

Otter Tail County Correspondent

A motion by County Commissioner Dan Bucholz of rural Perham and seconded by Commissioner Lee Rogness of Fergus Falls was unanimously carried on Sept. 26 to set the proposed Levy and Budget Truth in Taxation Public Hearing for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2023, at the County Government Services Center (GSC) in Fergus Falls.

Minnesota Statute requires counties to schedule and hold public truth in taxation meetings, adopt and certify a proposed and final property tax levy, and document compliance with the truth in taxation law.

Recycling pickup purchase

A motion by County Commissioner Bob Lahman of Parkers Prairie and seconded by Commissioner Dan Bucholz of rural Perham was unanimously carried to approve the purchase of a 2024 Ford F150 4WD SuperCrew pickup in the amount of $48,796.

In turn, the county will trade in a 2004 Dodge Ram pickup, with a trade in value of $3,000 already applied to the total, as recommended by Assistant Solid Waste Director Steven Branby.

County land purchase agreement approved

The following is a county resolution approved on Sept. 26:

“Whereas, Otter Tail County has constructed and operates a solid waste transfer station located at 1101 9th Street Northwest, Pelican Rapids 

Whereas, on Sept. 12, 2023, the City of Pelican Rapids has resolved to have NW 9th Avenue vacated and order the sale of property

Therefore, be it resolved that Otter Tail County does hereby agree to purchase approximately 13 acres of land from the City of Pelican Rapids.”

The motion passed unanimously.