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Construction to begin on Waterfront Drive

Equipment will be moved in this week and construction for the Waterfront Drive project should begin next week.

Construction includes widening some of the road by two feet on either side, replanting smaller trees and establishing ornamental lighting.

Funds for Waterfront Drive, which are part of a system of county state aid routes, are coming from county state aid dollars and discretionary highway funds.

"It's going to be a complete reconstruction from top to bottom," Lake County engineer, Al Goodman said. "It comes a time when you have to reconstruct things. They just don't last forever."

On Tuesday, the Lake County board passed a resolution accepting and designating an ornamental lighting standard for Waterfront Drive.

The project is slated to be done by some time in October.

The county also has plans to work on a "Safe Routes to School" project, along with a construction project at the railroad bridge in Knife River.

In other county board news:

- The board approved the resignation of Public Health Department supervisor, Michael Duffy effective July 31.

- The board approved the maintenance technician job description with comparable worth review. They also approved the internal posting at a wage determined by comparable worth review.

- The board approved a resolution to repair a 140 G Motor Grader to be completed by Ziegler at a cost of about $40,000. Commissioners had talked about getting different estimates last week.

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