NEW ULM - Brown County commissioners unanimously approved on Tuesday the appointment of Amy Urberg as assistant Brown County attorney effective July 18.
Urberg will assist the county attorney while Assistant County Attorney Mary Kay Mages is on a leave of absence. Urberg will serve without county compensation or benefits, as was the case with Mages.
Commissioners approved health services agreements with Comfrey, Sleepy Eye, River Bend, New Ulm and Springfield school districts for the 2012-2013 school year. The hourly rate increased from $35 to $38 an hour.
Services include assessing student health status and determining health needs; monitoring medication use and distribution and other treatments needed during the school day; working to prevent illness, injuries and disease in students, staff, families, and the community; and educating students about their health and healthy lifestyle habits.
The Brown County Highway Department informed landowners along CSAH 7 from CSAH 24 to Trunk Highway 14 that a project is planned for later this summer. Bids will be opened Aug. 1 for a project set to start Aug. 20 and last up to 25 working days.
The project includes adding 6 inches of gravel to the middle 32 feet of CSAH 7 and flattening the side slopes by pulling up the dirt toward the new gravel. This will narrow the road top to 32 feet , which is the same width as a paved road with 4-foot gravel shoulders, in order to strengthen it and make it easier to maintain.
Brown County would rather pave CSAH 7 with blacktop, but funding is not available, according to a July 3 letter written by Brown County Engineer Wayne Stevens to affected property owners.