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DOUGLAS COUNTY BOARD

The total cost would be $568,000 to implement the changes, county administrator Ann Doucette said. About half the salaries get reimbursed by the state through various programs, so the cost to Douglas County would be about $300,000.
The measure, which has been approved by 23 counties, would create a larger pool of agencies to respond when disaster strikes, officials say.
After site inspections of the fairgrounds and speedway, the county board could consider three additional years for groups to manage county-owned facilities on Tower Avenue.
A Superior plan commissioner pointed to a Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling on predetermined outcomes as a violation to a fair hearing as the zoning committee considered reversing a May denial.

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Hazard Mitigation Plan assesses risks and develops strategies to minimize losses from natural events.
In May, the zoning committee recommended denying a zoning change in Gordon; the county board refused to accept it.
Projects that were approved include upgrades to county parks groundwater testing and government buildings.
The proposed rules establish a process for replacing the county board chair and would allow supervisors to attend meetings remotely.
City officials proposed renovating 1310-1312 Tower Avenue back to a working theater.
The labor shortage prompted the forestry department to get creative to staff parks and campgrounds.

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While the public safety committee wouldn't increase the jail budget, members encouraged jail administration to offer additional training option.
County officials are preparing to comply with a new state law that will reduce revenue for economic development and tourism.
One new board member joined the 21-member board following the April 5 vote.

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