County-Wide Scrap Tire Date Scheduled, Courthouse Security Discussed

WAYNE – As the first of the month landed on a Tuesday, the Wane County Board of Commissioners held their regularly scheduled meeting from the Courthouse meeting room.

Discussion of courthouse security was addressed. Clerk of District Court, Deb Allemann-Dannelly wanted to hold an open discussion about the topic at hand after talking with a judge about having more security.

Examples were brought up of Pierce and Knox County Courthouses. Commissioner Randy Larson, County Sheriff Jason Dwinell and Deputy County Attorney Eric Knutson make up the Safety Committee. The group has looked into cameras and keyless entries.

Also, the County-Wide scrap tire collection is scheduled for Friday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12. Held at the Wayne County Fairgrounds, those with 27 county license plates will be allowed to bring their scrap tires in between 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. until Noon on Saturday.

County officials say there will be no unloading assistance and that no rims or tubes will be accepted. There will be County officials/employees on hand that will assist in logging tires brought in as the group will allow up to 225 tons to be brought in. It has been three years since the last scrap tire event was held. That year, around 215 tons were brought in.

Butler County Landfill will be the group taking the scrap tires.

Also, due to construction, Centennial Road in Wayne from Highway 35 South to 855th Road is currently closed from Monday, July 31 for about two to three weeks.

The Wayne County Commissioners then discussed health insurance cost savings and recessed that topic until their next meeting. Commissioners will meet next Tuesday, August 8 at 9 a.m. for a budget work session while also hearing from NEXTera Energy about wind tower discussion at 1 p.m.

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