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Crawford County Raising Mileage Rate, Seeking Weed Commissioner
Crawford County raised the mileage rate for employees during their meeting this week.
Vice Chairman Jean Heiden says the number is now equal to the federal standard at 65.5 cents per mile driven in a personal vehicle for county business.
“The recorder, treasurer, or auditor has to go to continuing education. Those people shouldn't be going broke going to those things on behalf of the county to bring new ideas and changes back to us and keep us updated. The wear and tear on your vehicle and what it costs you. We need to be fair about that," Heiden says. "It used to be we were the lowest in the state so we had a little make-up to do I think."
The county is also looking for a weed commissioner. Heiden says the part-time job is about 20 hours per week from April to August.
“We've only had one person apply. It's a job that needs to be done. We've got weeds out there and we need someone to check them because we don't want our county to be full of weeds," Heiden says.
The supervisors also had to rescind a resolution reclassifying part of 300th Street from a Level B to Level A road but later passed the same item after having it on the agenda properly this week.