Jason Majerus and Linda Flanders

Jason Majerus and Linda Flanders.

The Goodhue County Board met Jan. 4 to discuss chair positions, Byllesby Park construction and more.

Here is what you need to know.

Board positions

Board chair: Jason Majerus was unanimously elected.

Vice-chair: Linda Flanders was unanimously elected.

Byllesby Park pavilion

The construction contract for the Byllesby Park Pavilion & Essential Services Project has been awarded to Lift Bridge Builders – the lowest bidder at $1,803,360.

This raises the total cost to $2,199,360, which is $399,045 higher than the original estimation provided by county staff.

Costs include

General contractor: $1,803,360

County construction: $232,000

  • Well, septic, security, picnic tables and waste receptacle installation

  • Landscaping

Design costs: $164,000 

Board members agreed that the remaining expenses will be covered by the county’s unassigned fund balance.

Commissioner Paul Drotos said the park is a great asset for the community and the upgrades are needed.

Mileage reimbursement

The IRS mileage reimbursement rate has increased by $0.025 since 2021 and now stands at $0.585.

Although Goodhue encourages staff to use county vehicles when possible, sometimes personal cars are needed. 

The board has approved the increase.

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