Le Sueur County board elects Rohlfing as chairman for 2013

Le Sueur County Board of Commissioners, administrator and attorney for 2013 are: Seated, left to right—County Attorney Brent Christian, Vice-chairman Joe Connolly and County Administrator/Engineer Darrell Pettis; standing, left to right—Commissioner David Gliszinski, Commissioner John King, Chairman Steve Rohlfing and Commissioner Lance Wetzel. (Jake Keohen photo)

 

The Le Sueur County Board held its reorganization meeting for 2013 on Tuesday, Jan. 8, and elected Commissioner Steve Rohlfing as chairman for the new year.
Commissioner Joe Connolly was elected vice-chairman of the board.
Rohlfing, of Madison Lake, represents the Fifth District, consisting of Cleveland City and Township, Elysian City and Township, Kasota City and Township P1 & P2, Washington Township and a small portion of Mankato City by the airport.
Connolly, of Le Sueur, is the Second District commissioner, covering Montgomery City and Township, Lexington Township, Sharon Township and Ottawa Township.
Filling out the board are David Gliszinski, New Prague, First District; John King, Le Sueur, Third District; and Lance Wetzel, Le Center, Fourth District.
Tuesday’s meeting opened with swearing in of elected officials by District Judge M. Michael Baxter: Commissioners Gliszinski, Connolly, King, Wetzel and Rohlfing, and Soil and Water Conservation Supervisors Jim Struck, Cletus Gregor and Glendon Braun. Judge Baxter also thanked the county officials who are providing improved security in the court area.
 
In other actions: 
—The Le Sueur News-Herald was named the official newspaper for 2013, with The Elysian Enterprise the second publication. 
—The commissioners agreed to committee assignments.
—Designated depositories of county funds for 2013; delegated authority to review various claims; and approved dedicated reserves.
 
Historical request
• Approved the request for funds by Le Sueur County Historical Society Coordinator Kathy Burns in the payment of January bills of $7,930.77. The motion was approved 3-2, with Gliszinski, Connolly and Rohlfing in favor, King and Wetzel voting against. 
Upon reviewing the information, Connolly stated he was not aware of a nonprofit line of credit for $11,457. Burns explained that it was borrowed to operate since the county had unallotted its funds.
Rohlfing said he would like to see quarterly payments to the society and that everyone “must bury the hatchet and move forward with the membership and business.”
Wetzel concurred, and Burns stated that there is no hatchet to bury, or two sides anymore. She stated she was present to help the society move forward.
Gliszinski said there are two sides and that the people of the county want to be involved. He made the motion to pay the bills but told Burns the Society needs to work with the people of the county.