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Goodhue County Board briefs

Building department recognized

Goodhue County Building Department staff were presented with a Building Department of the Year award by Craig Hoium, board member of the Association of Minnesota Building Officials.

Staff was recognized for working to educate the public about building code aspects in the county and for participating with statewide organizations, Hoium said.

AMBO, a nonprofit state chapter of the International Code Council, announced the award at a membership meeting in February.

In other news …

•Commissioners approved an agreement with the Goodhue Community Fire Truck Association to use space in the fire hall, 110 Third Ave., Goodhue, as a backup county dispatch center in case of an emergency.

•The board agreed to a Minnesota Department of Transportation reimbursement program to cover preliminary engineering costs for repairing a damaged retaining wall on County Road 7 north of Welch. Flooding in 2012 caused the retaining wall to fail.

Meeting watch

Tuesday’s County Board meeting was a brisk 22 minutes. All commissioners were present.

— Compiled by Michael Brun, staff writer

Michael Brun

Michael Brun joined RiverTown Multimedia at the Red Wing Republican Eagle in March 2013, covering county government, health and local events.  He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program.

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