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Two Nobles County meetings planned for this week

The Nobles County Board of Commissioners will host two meetings this coming week.

The commissioners, who typically meet on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday due to the July 4 holiday in the Nobles County Government Center’s Commissioner Board Room. Then, on Thursday, commissioners will host a cannabis legalization meeting that’s scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Government Center Farmers Room.

During the previous county commissioners meeting June 20, construction of an impound storage shed at the Prairie Justice Center was approved for a cost not to exceed $345,000 with interest amounts being reviewed on the city of Worthington’s portion. Commissioners took the action after Worthington City Council members one week earlier approved the development and construction of an impound vehicle storage facility contingent on county board approval.

It was noted during the city council meeting that the Law Enforcement Center's Joint Operations Committee was in its third decade of considering development of an impounded vehicle storage facility that would both store some impounded vehicles in a secure building and place other vehicles inside a fenced area for both security and visibility.

Among other items approved by commissioners during their June 20 meeting was a five-year property tax abatement for Sara Wiertzema, who is tearing down a home and building a new one on 320th Street, through the Nobles Home Initiative. Also approved were five grants for child care in the county.

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