County board reorganizes for 2023
Dodge County Commissioners met last week for a statutory meeting to reorganize for 2023.
Commissioners Rodney Peterson, Tim Tjosaas, and Rhonda Toquam, County Attorney Paul Kiltinen, and Sheriff Scott Rose were all sworn into new terms in office.
Peterson was elected as board chair and Allen as vice chair.
At the statutory meeting the board is required to set the meeting dates for the coming year.
As they have in past years, the commissioners will meet as the County Board on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The first monthly meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. with committee meetings beginning at 8 a.m. The second monthly meeting will begin at 5 p.m. with committee meetings beginning at 3:30 p.m.
The County Board also meets monthly as the Fairview Care Center Board. Meetings for the board were set for the fourth Tuesday of the month, before the County Board meeting.
Commissioner committee assignments were also made and the fee schedule for the county was established. County Administrator Jim Elmquist said that the fees are charged to reflect costs associated with providing a service and inflation was the primary reason for any increases.
Among other actions was authorizing the board chair to act on behalf of the board in an emergency.
A resolution was also approved appointing the County Board as a Standing Committee of the Whole. These meetings will be in a “work session” format with no formal action taking place other than convening the meeting and discussing the issue on the agenda.