Jackson County to join others challenging recent DHS decisions

Wed 8-7-2019

Jackson County will join a group of counties in Minnesota challenging some recent Department of Human Services Contracting decisions.  The County Commissioners yesterday approved Des Moines Valley Health and Human Services retaining Lockridge, Grindal and Nauen for legal services and to join 24 other counties in challenging these decisions.  Craig Meyers with DMVHSS said that some of the recent decisions could have a major impact on how agencies in Greater Minnesota are able to do business.

A public hearing was held regarding the 2020 to 2024 Capital Improvement Plan, which the commissioners approved. 

In other action, the commissioners approved withdrawing a tax forfeiture parcel on Jackson Street in Jackson per a request from the Jackson Economic Development Office.  Tom Nelson with the Jackson EDA said they hope to use the property for Habitat for Humanity.  The Board also approved a resolution regarding the County’s position regarding Heron Lake Watershed District Ditch Authority capabilities.

The meeting lasted just over two hours.  All Commissioners were present.