NEW ULM - The Brown County Board gave its permission Tuesday for the Sheriff's Office to replace one of its patrol cars from Chuck Spaeth Ford for $22,107.
Commissioners granted permission to buy one new radar unit for the new car and three new guns for use by licensed jail staff who perform jail transports and court duties.
The board also granted the United Way's request to pay up to $3,000 in appliance recycling costs for the annual Day of Caring on Oct. 11.
Day of Caring Chairman Larry Hunstad said the United Way wants to see how an appliance recycling works on a city level first because the United Way is planning to have a county-wide appliance recycling program in 2009. The commissioners approved the request 3-2 with Chairman Andrew Lochner and Commissioner James Berg dissenting.
The board learned from Highway Engineer Wayne Stevens that Congress restored $8 billion dollars to the Highway Trust Fund and President Bush has yet to sign the bill.
Stevens said the restoration of the money means the CSAH 11 project is "looking good" and will be the department's main focus in 2009.
Stevens also told the board MnDOT will choose a preferred route for State Highway 15 this fall. He said there is no money for the project yet.