At last week’s Cottonwood County Commissioners meeting, Veterans Services Officer Mitchell Chmielewski gave his annual report of activity for his office.
In the past year, Chmielewski had 360 appointments and 321 walk-ins. He anticipated those numbers increasing in 2023.
Chmielewski proposed adjusting his office hours to 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, noting the number of veterans he serves who work odd hours.
The board tabled the proposal, asking Chmielewski to determine the financial impact of the added hours.