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Brink Buildling Remodeling Plans Shown to Board of Supervisors

By Staff | Jun 21, 2016

The Brink Building in Emmetsburg, which housed the Palo Alto County Attorney, the Palo Alto County Zoning office, an office for the Department of Human Services, and a private commodity firm, is set to get a new look after fire damaged the interior of the building on Tuesday, April 26. Local contractor Rick Elbert was on hand to give the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors a look at a proposed design for the remodeling project at their regular meeting, Tuesday, June 14.

“This is what we are looking at. The County Attorney’s office will have a reception area and three offices, an office for County Zoning, a waiting area, four offices for the County Engineer, a computer data room, as well as two restrooms and a large meeting room,” Elbert explained. “This is the first time I have presented this design so if Peter wants to take a look at it, we can get together.”

“What to you think about it?” Supervisor Craig Merrill asked. “Does it flow good?”

“I do. The public can get to the meeting room front and back. You have handicap accessibility in the front. The County Attorney and the County Engineer’s offices are locked off to general public,” Elbert replied.

“Do we need to make an office available to DHS since they had one before?” Palo Alto County Auditor Carmen Moser asked.

“We can find a place for them if needed,” Supervisor Ed Noonan said.

A couple of Drainage District items were presented to the Supervisors.

John Rosengren, Professional Engineer with Bolton & Menk of Spencer filed an annexation report for DD 84, which it is recommended that 5,486 acres be annexed into the district. A hearing date was set for Aug. 9 at 1 p.m. at the Election Center in Emmetsburg. Rosengren also presented findings for an annexation report for DD 15 South, which received unanimous approval. A reclassification hearing for lands that have been approved for annexation into DD 15 South, with Drainage Attorney James Hudson from Hudson Law Firm of Pocahontas was on hand to answer any questions landowners might have. The reclassification report received unanimous approval.

In further business, unanimous approval was given to Springs Hills County Club Inc. of Mallard for a Class C Liquor License with outdoor service and Sunday sales.