i supported an additional $125,000 for dredging of Lake Zumbro with the caveat that Wabasha County and Rochester Public Utilities will also increase their contributions in a proportionate amount and the property owners around the lake increase their special assessment to pay their proportion. The need for the additional money came about because the low bid for dredging and site preparation came in much higher than expected. The County worked with the dredging company to cut about a million dollars from their bid but this still left a shortfall of funds that needed to be made up. Olmsted County’s proportional share of this was $125,000.
Lake Zumbro is a recreational site for all the people of Olmsted County and needs to be preserved for current and future generation and it adds to the quality of life in our county.