Supervisors approve 18-19 budget amendment

For the third time this current fiscal year, the Wright County Board of Supervisors were presented and approved an 18-19 budget amendment. The document shows total revenues decreasing by just over $2.74 million, with a difference in total expenses at minus $891,177. In a separate current budget-related item, a transfer from AgriBusiness back to General Basic of $50,000 and a transfer of $125,000 from Commercial/Radio Towers back to General Basic were also approved. According to Auditor Betty Ellis, this will pay off the short-term loans for each. New drainage clerk Courtney Stewart presented to the Board the Drainage District assessments that were eligible for a spread of payments. The Board made decisions on each for either a 10, 15 or 20-year spread, and directed Stewart to present those to each affected landowner. In a separate but related matter, the process to obtain easements from landowners directly south of the Ag-Business Park is underway.

The plan is to tile from the park and through that land to carry water to the open ditch. Supervisor Dean Kluss said that we seem to have verbal agreement from them, so now he will work on obtaining signatures for same.

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