Build at human services; improve security; don’t raise taxes

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By Reed Anfinson
Swift County Monitor-News

Improvements to the Swift County Human Services building to create more space and enhance the safety of its employees is the top recommendation of the Citizens Perspective Committee.

“We recommend that you folks go ahead with that project,” committee spokesman Robert Zielsdorf told the Swift County Board of Commissioners at their Oct. 15 meeting. “We think that is really, really necessary.”

It also recommends mechanical improvements to the Swift County jail and upgrades to the Law Enforcement Center basement to again house 6W Community Corrections.

Improvements for safety and operations also are needed for the Swift County attorney’s office, the committee recommends.

These improvements are to be made without raising taxes through a bond issue to pay for the improvements, Zielsdorf told commissioners.

“Our biggest concern was to do the additions and renovations of the human services building,” Zielsdorf said. “We know that is the biggest part of the project and we wanted everyone to know we were onboard with that project...”


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