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County board concerned about detox services ending

Otter Tail County health officials reported on the closing of the county detoxification facility operated by Productive Alternatives Dec. 26. County Human Services Director Deb Sjostrom, Public Health Director Diane Thorson and other officials, a...

Otter Tail County health officials reported on the closing of the county detoxification facility operated by Productive Alternatives Dec. 26.

County Human Services Director Deb Sjostrom, Public Health Director Diane Thorson and other officials, along with county commissioners, engaged in a lengthy discussion regarding the medical issues surrounding detox services, various options to provide service, potential partners and the possibility of providing the service at the C.A.R.E facility in northwest Fergus Falls.

County staff will continue their research to bring a solution back to the county board.

 

Lease agreement OK’d for probation office

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Also on Dec. 26, county commissioners approved a one-year lease of office space for the State of Minnesota Department of Corrections at the county’s New York Mills building.

Commissioners suggested that the county Internal Services Committee begin meeting to discuss occupancy of the New York Mills building space. 

 

Board addresses back taxes plan

County Auditor-Treasurer Wayne Stein and county commissioners discussed a potential repurchase plan for a parcel of land in the City of Pelican Rapids.

The board unanimously approved a plan to remove the parcel from the Public Sale of Tax Forfeited Lands for 90 days. This will allow time for the current occupant of the property to pay the back taxes in full.

Depending on circumstances, the auditor-treasurer may request a payment repurchase plan only if payment in full is not possible.

 

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Tractor storage lease plan okayed

County commissioners approved a lease agreement between Otter Tail County

and the City of Battle Lake for a tractor storage facility located at 22125 County Highway 83 in Battle Lake. The term of the lease is from Dec. 1, 2015 through Nov. 30, 2016. 

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