Winnebago County Board briefs
By Jeff Havens, Staff Writer
Last week, the county revealed the five applicants for the jail construction manager position. The winner of the position is expected to earn between $2.2 and $3.3 million. Here is the list of applicants:
1. John Fridh & Sons/Alberici Group
2. Bovis Land Lease, Inc./Scandroli Construction Co./Ringland-Johnson Construction, Inc.
3. Boldt Construction/Sjostrom & Sons, Inc.
4. Gilbane Building Co./Stenstrom Co.
5. Turner Construction Co.
l The county put off a decision to pass an ordinance to amend the code to provide alternatives to leaf burning.
The alternatives must be approved by April 1, or the county will fail to ban leaf burning.
Nine-year-olds Madison Makeever and Rachel Meinert delivered succinct and persuasive speeches for banning leaf burning. Both girls suffer from asthma.
l The board passed a resolution designating the site for the construction of the new jail and authorized hiring a land acquisition consultant.
l Mary Ann Aiello (R-9) advocated placing microchips in dogs. Aiello cited a state bill that may help protect people from vicious dogs.
l Doug Aurand (D-3) proposed a garbage tipping fee of $1.27 per ton. Aurand said the fee would be a revenue generator for the county.
l Two resolutions failed that would have lowered the threshold to pass board business from 3/4 vote to 2/3.