County to set groundbreaking for grandstandPublished 10:53am Monday, May 27, 2013
The Mower County board is looking to officially kick off construction on the new grandstand at the fairgrounds.
During the board’s regular Tuesday meeting, the board will set a ground breaking for the new 1,500-seat grandstand, which will be made of steel and aluminum.
The grandstand should be completed by Aug. 1, if not before, according to fair director Neal Anderson.
The Austin Fire Department demolished the old grandstand in a controlled burn Feb. 2. A structural engineer deemed it unsafe shortly before the 2012 fair after dry rot was discovered in the wood base. Temporary bleachers were used to keep the grandstand events going as planned last year. The grandstand will cost around $700,000.
The board meeting starts with a department report from Public Works Director Mike Hanson at 8:30 a.m. and Human Services business at 9 a.m.
Regular business begins at 9:30 a.m.
— Community Health Director Lisa Kocer will discuss community survey results, Statewide Health Improvement Program funding and eliminating the health disparities grant.
—The board will hear an update on change orders for the remodel at the Mower County Government Center.
—Commissioners will hear an update on last Monday’s joint meeting of Prairie Visions and Vision 2020 on the Shooting Star Trial.