Rice County Commissioner Galen Malecha updates KYMN listeners on the construction at the Government Center in Faribault, the Transportation Plan Public Hearing on Dec. 17th, updates on the County Road 1 roundabout and Wolf Creek Autobahn, the budget presentation and hearing on the budget and tax levy, and more.
$5 mil for less than 2 miles of road
What do you get for $5.1 million? Reconstruction of a 1.6 mile stretch of a rural road. Rice County Commissioner Galen Malecha talked about the roadwork planned for County Road 1 between Hwys 3 and 246. Malecha said they’re looking at a roundabout at the top of the hill where there are housing developments. Looking to the future, it’s anticipated the traffic will double in 10 years or so. Malecha said, for safety reasons, roundabouts make the best sense. A demand by the Commissioners is the proposed roundabout [Read more…] about Today’s news update – $5 mil for less than 2 miles of road; “Is it or is it not a gun” – Sheriff Dunn says a new definition of BB gun is worrisome;
Teri Knight spoke with Rice County Commissioner Galen Malecha on the proposed reconstruction of County Road 1 between Hwys 246 and 3. Listen by clicking below:
NAFRS approves aerial truck purchase
At a special NAFRS meeting yesterday morning, the Board approved the purchase of a used aerial platform truck. The current one was scheduled for replacement in 2020 at a cost of just over $1 million, however, a recent 3rd party inspection of the 1993 truck, built from a 1976 ladder system on an ‘84 chassis, revealed a number of safety issues that would cost about $43,000. The opportunity came up to purchase the used aerial truck for $366,000. Chair Glen Castore reports [Read more…] about Today’s news update – NAFRS approves aerial truck purchase; Graham says “Get it done now” – forming a taxing authority for NAFRS; Flood wall improvements approved – Council considers mitigation for River businesses; New Rice County Admin selected