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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2019 3:49 pm

Lake County commissioners will continue to look at budget items on Tuesday when they meet at 9 a.m. in the commission meeting room of the Lake County Courthouse.

Among those making budget requests are Eric Fosheim for the Lake Area Improvement Corporation, Mark Rustand for the coroner's office, Michelle Goodale on behalf of the Lake County Conservation District, and Paula Barrick on behalf of the county's IT committee.

Presenting budget requests for departments within county government are Treasurer Deb Walburg, Director of Equalization Rick Becker, Clerk of Courts Linda Klosterman, Veterans Service Officer Courtney VanZanten and 911 Communications Director April Denholm. Shelli Gust, commission administrative officer, will present the budget request for the State's Attorney's office.

Sheriff Tim Walburg is scheduled to present budget requests for the sheriff's office, the Lake County jail and the 24/7 program. Emergency Management Director Kody Keefer will present budgets for his office, the dive team and GIS. Auditor Bobbi Janke will present the budget for her office and for elections.

Other budget items slated for review are recreation, mental illness board, information technology, Board of Health, domestic abuse and TID #2, TID #3 and TID #4. A budget discussion will follow.

In addition to routine business and budget items, the commission will also address personnel issues from Walburg and Denholm, and look at issues related to a funding agreement with the state Department of Transportation and the DOT Bridge Improvement Grant.

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