Sep. 9—Brown County commissioners decided they would seek bids for a new "fat truck," but funding has yet to be finalized.
A fat truck is an industrial all-terrain off-road vehicle.
The projected cost is somewhere between
There are still four funding requests outstanding to help pay for the vehicle.
The county will contribute
Fundraising started in
"We want to see what it's going to look like and then we can proceed forward, but we've got the Homeland Security grant and the other grants that are on the table," Meints said in a phone call during the meeting. "We really want to get this bid so we can see what the final number looks like and where we can go from there."
Two businesses provide fat truck-style vehicles that can power through snow-covered terrain as well as muddy marsh land. They can also drive on dry land and in water.
Commissioners agreed to seek bids on a 3-1 vote, with Kippley opposed. Commissioner
"From the beginning, I don't think general fund money should go towards this. We're already going to be paying the insurance, the storage and maintenance, everything year to-year on this thing," Kippley said.
While medical marijuana wasn't on the agenda, state Rep.
"We've had a lot of exposure to a lot of different things," Perry said.
Last week, the
"We're not trying to stop marijuana, what we're trying to do is make sure that we have good policy, and that's really what the committee is designed to do. And we have several different parts of it, but it's moving along," Perry said.
Perry also discussed legislative redistricting. He said that there will be roughly 25,400 people in each legislative district. There's some flexibility it that number — 5% either way. There have been or will be meetings discussing redistricting in
"It will make a difference in different areas.
No members of the public spoke during the annual hearing on the county budget during Tuesday's meeting.
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