Willroth appointed commissioner

Willroth appointed commissioner Clay County commissioners Ralph Westergaard, Gary Iverson and Paul Hasse watch as Clerk of Courts Marlene Amundson administers the oath of office to Bill Willroth Sr. during Tuesday's commission meeting. Willroth was appointed by the commission to complete the term of Todd Christensen, who resigned from the commission recently because of employment opportunities. by David Lias Action at Tuesday�s Clay County Commission ranged from welcoming a new member to the governing body to dealing with drainage and computer issues.

The oath of office was administered to Bill Willroth Sr. at Tuesday�s Clay County Commission meeting.

Willroth is the newest member of the commission. He was appointed by the commissioners to fill the term of Todd Christensen, who resigned from office recently for employment reasons.

Commissioners agreed to delay making a decision on a request to restore a ditch in Prairie Center township.

Landowners who own property along the ditch requested that the work be done by presenting a petition with a list of signatures to the commission.

�They signed the petition asking that the ditch be cleaned out,� Commissioner Jerry Sommervold said.

Commissioner Paul Hasse suggested that the commission continue the hearing to a future date.

�I think we need to have a map of work that originally has been done, and continue the hearing because some of the landowners are out of town,� he said. The commission agreed to wait before making a decision on the issue so that it can contact absentee landowners who were not present at the hearing about the proposal.

�I think we need to send a letter to absentee landowners so they can let their operators know what is going on,� Sommervold said.

Commissioners agreed to hold another hearing on the ditch restoration at its July 31 meeting.

�Landowners can either be here or send a letter to represent themselves at the hearing,� he said.

The commission also heard from Richard Perry of Automated Systems, a computer system company based in Lincoln, NE. Director of Equalization Leonard Rasmussen suggested that new computers for his office be purchased from the company. The commission agreed to authorize State�s Attorney Tami Bern to write a contract setting purchase terms for the system.

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