Commission has extended discussion on WIC contract

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HURON — The Beadle County Commission met Tuesday morning with a long discussion on the women, infants, and children (WIC) program contract in the county along with potential changes in the upcoming contract.

The commission did approve signing the contract through the current fiscal year to ensure the county is paid by the state for its contribution to the program. However, upcoming changes statewide to the program have raised questions going forward for commissioners, so at this time, the current contract was signed as is with no changes in staffing. Training for one of the staff within the office was approved, but no approval for a change in position was put forward at Tuesday’s meeting.

The meeting opened with a supplemental budget hearing to transfer funds from general fund to the special building fund.

The commission heard from John Madison, 4-H advisor. Madison reported that the State Fair went very well, with multiple Beadle County 4-H participants doing very well. The commission discussed concerns with tie-outs for cattle at the new DEX facility being needed, and Madison agreed that more work and planning will need to go into utilizing the space for next year.

The commission approved four plats - one in the joint jurisdictional area, one in Wessington, one for the Wolsey Lutheran Cemetary, and one southeast of Huron.

The next Beadle County Commission meeting will be November 28.