Webster Co. to explore center alternatives

The Webster County Board of Supervisors will work with the Webster County Disabilities Alliance and Friendship Center to help them find an alternative site for the center.

Ken Hays, Webster County Social Services administrator, asked the board for support in assisting the organization in finding a new location for the Friendship Center rather than in space vacated by the Webster County Health Department in the former Wahkonsa School building on First Avenue North.

“We have a proposal that we would like to find an alternative site rather than in the lower level of the old Wahkonsa School building,” said Hays. “We believe we can find a more conducive side somewhere else.”

Hays said they would like to form a committee of two staff members from the Friendship Center, two staff from Webster County Social Services and two members of the Board of Supervisors .

“We hope to find a place that would be a good place to go, a place that is suitable to have our services and where it can be a win-win for everyone involved,” said Hays.

In other business, the board approved the employment of Amy Stringer as deputy sheriff effective April 15, and reviewed proposals from Jensen Builders for $14,077 and Doyle Construction for $8,299.26 for construction of an interrogation room on the second floor of the Law Enforcement Center. The board approved the bid from Doyle Construction.

Also approved was the temporary closure of 240th Street between Dakota Avenue and Webster County Road D36 for a bridge replacement project.