GRANITE FALLS — The Yellow Drugs County Board accepted an utility for a conditional use allow for a photo voltaic vitality farm by Novel Vitality Options at its frequently scheduled assembly on Tuesday.
Novel, an organization based mostly in St. Paul, requested permission to assemble a one megawatt photo voltaic backyard on 13 acres in Wooden Lake Township.
The settlement offers for dismantling and eradicating all photo voltaic panels, posts, beams, and electrical gear within the occasion that use of the ability is discontinued.
In different enterprise, the board accepted a decision to use for regional park standing for Timm Park outdoors of Wooden Lake with the Higher Minnesota Parks and Trails Fee (GMRPTC).
If the appliance is accepted, it will allow Yellow Drugs County to use for funding for park enhancements.
The GMRPTC was established in 2013 to “present suggestions to the Legislature for grants funded by the Legacy Parks and Trails Fund to counties and cities outdoors the seven-county metropolitan space,” based on the fee’s web site.
Yellow Drugs County Sheriff Invoice Flaten briefed the commissioners on the recurring drawback with prisoners in county custody who’ve been discovered incompetent to face trial.
In accordance with Flaten, if a psychological well being skilled has decided a prisoner in custody was not competent to face trial on the time the crime was dedicated the county lawyer and protection lawyer start the method of civil dedication.
After a civil dedication, state legislation requires the prisoner be taken to a psychological establishment inside 48 hours.
The issue is, Flaten stated, that it seldom if ever occurs inside the timeframe as a result of there aren’t sufficient beds on the state psychological hospitals.
There are at the moment two prisoners in county custody who’ve been adjudged incompetent to face trial who’ve been held for greater than the required interval due to lack of beds. And whereas the county jail does have a nurse and a health care provider who comes as soon as every week Flaten stated they don’t seem to be geared up for the care wanted.
“The state must take the lead,” Flaten stated. “We’d like extra capability.”
The board additionally welcomed two new county personnel. Brenda Schmitz started work as part-time administrative secretary for the Little one Assist unit of Household Companies.
Brooklyn Nelson, a social work main at Southwest Minnesota State College can be interning with Household Companies by means of the tip of April.
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