Commissioners recognize CVSO "Brock" for years of service

WORTHINGTON – After 13 years, Nobles County Veterans Services Officer Bill “Brock” Brockberg is retiring from his post. Nobles County Commissioners on Tuesday recognized Brock for his contributions to the office and all veterans over the years.

Brock thanked the board for the opportunity to serve, stating his position a the CVSO has best the absolute best job that an Army retiree could have. He spoke of some of his tremendous successes along the way, getting veterans and their families help, retroactive pay and compensation they earned in service to their country.

His favorite success, however, involved procurement of a van used to transport vets to appointments. Brock said they have several volunteer drivers, and he intends to be one of them.

The county has interviewed several people to fill Brock’s military shoes, and as of Tuesday, an offer had been extended.

The commissioners on Tuesday also authorized a resolution of support for the city of Adrian’s application for the Local Road Improvement Program. Because of Adrian’s under 5,000 population, the county must agree to sponsor the project and provide contract administrative services.

The county’s fee schedule was amended to reflect an increase in the rate for maternal child health visits from $130 to $180, and a discussion on the redetermination of benefits on County Ditch 6 was tabled.

Assistant County Administrator Bruce Heitkamp reported 160-plus application were submitted for the latest round of COVID Relief Grants. Staff is now in the process of creating a table to sort and summarize the information so decisions regarding funding can be made.

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