BACKUS - Pillager Mayor Gary Greenheck appealed unsuccessfully to the Cass County Board Tuesday.
He asked permission for the city to buy 30 tax forfeited lots in the Crossing development in that city for unpaid taxes rather than market value.
WALKER - Cass County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) has obtained a $5,000 grant from Minnesota DNR and has pledge $5,000 in SWCD funds to begin implementing the county's aquatic invasive species plan.
The county adopted that plan Nov.
WALKER - Sheriff Tom Burch noted in his annual report to the county board that deputies cut average response time to calls from 15 minutes to 9.9 in 2013, despite a 5.5 percent rise in the number of calls for service.
WALKER - Cass County townships will share $460,870 in gas tax money this year, up $15,611 from last year.
This is the first year under a new state law. Previously, each township had to levy locally a minimum amount to qualify for the state gas tax.
WALKER - Central Services Director Tim Richardson reported the county is now using its option to alternate fuel oil and propane use during the recent shortage of propane.
Cass has a contract for this winter's propane at about $1.