Wabasha County Board of Commissioners

Opposition raised to proposal to eliminate Reads Landing intersection

Jun 24, 2020
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners met on June 16 at 4 p.m. with all members present. Rich Hall was present via ZOOM. County Administrator Brian Buhmann and County Attorney Karrie Kelly were also present. The COVID-19 restrictions have been eased up at the courthouse, with the doors no...

Updated: Wabasha County considers closing jail

Apr 15, 2020
Editor's note: Information from the county addressed to citizens about the jail situation is available in the PDF following this article. Wabasha County Commissioners will discuss and possibly vote on the permanent closure of the Wabasha County jail at their Tuesday, April 21, meeting. County...

Wabasha County Board talks COVID-19 plans

Mar 25, 2020
At the opening of the regular meeting of the Wabasha County Board on March 17 County Administrator Brian Buhmann outlined some of the measures that have been taken, or are in process, to deal with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has found its way into the state of Minnesota. Buhmann...

Wabasha County Board meets

Mar 11, 2020
The Wabasha County Board agenda for the March 3 meeting had two action items, and the remainder of their business was approved in a single vote for the consent agenda. Board Chair Mike Wobbe was absent, and vice chair Rich Hall conducted the meeting. The remainder of the board – Brian Goihl,...

Board approves right of way acquisition for County Highway 27

Feb 12, 2020
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the acquisition of land for the proposed reconstruction of County Highway 27 from County Highway 8 to the east outside of Plainview, at their regular meting on Feb. 4. All Commissioners were present, along with County Administrator...

Wabasha County levy hike drops to 3 percent

Jan 2, 2020
In action taken at their end-of-the-year meeting on Dec. 26, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved adoption of the final 2020 Property Tax Levy at $15,489,448, showing an increase over 2019 of 3.0. Commissioner Rich Hall was absent. County Administrator Brian Buhmann and...

Busy night for Wabasha County Board

Dec 11, 2019
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners had a busy and varied evening on Dec. 2. All Commissioners were present, along with County Administrator Brian Buhmann. The board met in their regular session at 4 p.m. Following that, the board recessed to a closed session for labor negotiations....

Wabasha County Board okays elected official salaries, views new county website

Nov 27, 2019
The Wabasha County Board heard two presentations at their regular meeting on November 18 and attended two closed sessions and a budget workshop that followed. A presentation on the county’s new website was the most significant item. The board also approved a 4 percent salary increase for Sheriff...

Board votes to appoint Wabasha County auditor/treasurer

Nov 13, 2019
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners voted Nov. 4 to make the county’s auditor/treasurer (A/T) position appointed rather than elected.. Board Chair Don Springer was absent and Vice Chair Mike Wobbe chaired the meeting. The other three commissioners were present, along with County...

Wabasha County Board: Use permits, disaster declaration, and an ominous budget update

Sep 12, 2019
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners had a short action item agenda at their regular meeting on Sept. 3 – two zoning items and one concerning Public Health. All Commissioners were present, along with County Administrator Brian Buhmann and Assistant County Attorney Jordan Cook. Zoning...

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