Cloud County commission approves grant signings

 Cloud County board of commissioners Monday approved having chairman Gary Caspers sign two grants presented by Wanda Backstrom, JJA director, and Dawn Snyder, JJA case manager.
Approval was given for signing the Behavior Health Grant for Community Corrections for $101,843.23 and the Community Corrections DOC grant for $174,135.
Also approved for Casper to sign were the Juvenile Services Grant for 2016 and the Interlocal agreement with the 12th Judicial District for Community Corrections and Juvenile Services.
 Sheriff Brian Marks and Jail administrator Amber Lindberg reported routine business and thanked the Highway Department for the work it did on the Law Enforcement Center grounds. Marks announced that cameras would be installed in the Courthouse beginning today.
In other business the board
•talked with Randy Hofmeier and Jeff Reece with Lindburg Vogel Pierce Faris about the 2014 audit they will be working on this week
•approved the notice to be sent to Lincoln Township for a cereal malt application for Geoffery Boaz Michels for the Fairgrounds
•reviewed a list of comments, questions and suggestions submitted to the clerk's office during the previous week
•received an update on the computer policy process from IT director Jerry Collins
Adjournment was at 11 a.m.
Meetings attended last week by commissioners included: KWORC board of trustees meeting, April 23 in Topeka, Caspers; Juvenile Detention committee meeting, April 21 in Concordia, Gail Engle; a visit with a Clyde city official to follow up on last week's visit from Marge Palecek, Bill Czapanskiy.
Next meeting will be at 9 a.m., Monday, May 4.

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