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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

County hires architect for public works facility

Cottonwood County moved another step closer to construction of a new public works facility.

At Tuesday’s meeting, Cottonwood County Commissioners approved a plan to contract for architectural and engineering services with Widseth, Inc.

Highway Engineer Nick Klisch said that five firms had submitted initial plans, with three of those firms being interviewed.

The board also heard a presentation from George Eilertson from Northland Securities on potential bonding for the project, as well as other county projects.

Eilertson stated the advantage of a bond of $10 million or less is it can be bank certified, which comes with a lower interest rate.

Typically, bond projects have terms of 15 or 20 years, but Eilertson has seen projects bonded up to 30 years.

The board scheduled a special meeting for May 3 at 8:30 a.m., to discuss potential funding for the public works project, as well as other potential county building projects.

More from Tuesday’s meeting appears in the April 19 print and e-editions of the Citizen.

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