The Chippewa County Board of Commissioners announced at its regular meeting last Tuesday, Dec. 19, that it has hired Michelle May to become the interim auditor/treasurer, effective on Jan. 2, 2018.

The Chippewa County Board  of Commissioners announced at its regular meeting last Tuesday, Dec. 19, that it has hired Michelle May to become the interim auditor/treasurer, effective on Jan. 2, 2018.

May will take over when Jon Clauson retires at the end of Feb., 2018, and she will serve out the remainder of his term which was set to expire at the end of Dec. 2018.

May brings a wealth of experience to the position, and has most recently been Yellow Medicine County’s finance director for the past six years.

In other business, bids were opened and contracts awarded for the county’s 2018 gasoline and diesel fuel supply. Low bid for delivery to the county shop in Montevideo was provided by Dooley’s Petroleum of Clara City. Dooley’s also provided the low bid for delivery to the shop in Watson, as well as to the shop in Clara City.

Farmer’s Union Oil Co. of Montevideo provided the low bid for fuel at the service station pump in Montevideo, and Donner’s Crossroads at the service station pump in Clara City.

Assistant to the Engineer, Kevin Enevold­sen, met with the board to recommend final payment of SAP #12-599-088, #12-599-089, and #12-599-090.

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