Le Sueur County Board reorganizes for 2017

The Le Sueur County Board held their first meeting of the year on Tuesday, January 3 with the 2017 Board reorganization topping the to-do list. 
County officials, District 1 Commissioner David Gliszinski of New Prague, District 3 Commissioner John King of Le Sueur, and County Assessor Shayne Bender, who were successful in their November re-election pursuits, were sworn in to their respective offices by Judge Mark Vandelist. 
Elected as the 2017 Board Chairman was Steve Rohlifing of Madison Lake, who serves as the District 5 Commissioner. Le Center's Lance Wetzel, District 4 Commissioner, was named as the Board Vice-Chair. The Board also approved of their 2017 committee assignments. 
All newspapers based in Le Sueur County submitted legal bids for publication of official County notices. With the lowest-cost bid, the Montgomery Messenger was named as the primary 2017 County Legal Newspaper for financial statements, official statements, official notices, personal property lists, and all legal notices required to be published. 
In other business, the Board approved requests from the County Highway Department for budgeted equipment items. A retriever motor grader attachment, a compact track loader, a one-ton truck chassis and box, a service truck, and a snow plow truck will be purchased on state contract at a combined cost of $494,949. Other than the retriever grader attachment, the purchases are replacing aging or retired equipment items on a planned, routine replacement schedule.  
 
The Board will next meet on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 9 a.m. A Public Hearing on the West Jefferson sewer project will be held at 10 a.m. A Public Hearing on changes to the Le Sueur County Planning and Zoning Committee will be held at 11 a.m.