Money to Help Victims of Addiction
The County joined in a lawsuit against manufacturers of opioids. Opioids chemicals that are artificial heroine such as Fentanyl. The lawsuit was nationwide. Olmsted will receive its first payment of $137,963 this week. It will receive several annual payments. The money will be used to increase the work the county already does to combat addiction.
How the County is using American Rescue Plan Act Money
Here in an informational video on how the County is using ARPA dollars:
Post-9/11 Veteran Service Bonus
Governor Walz signed into law in 2020 the first-ever Veterans bill that included funding for a service bonus for eligible verterans who served from 9/11/01 to 8/30/21. The application is now open. For additional information contact your local County Veterans Service Officer at 888.LinkVet or call the Olmsted Veterans Service Office 507.328.6355.
Completion of County Road 101
County Road 101 is scheduled to open the first week of November. This has been a two year project and will connect County Road 1 (south of Mayo High School) to Shoppes on Maine and provide for a better connection to both Highway 52 and Highway 63. It is a concrete road that will complete an East – West 10 ton connection for heavy trucks. I supported the construction of this road to relieve the maintenance cost of the old gravel road, improve safety, move traffic without congestions, and to relieve traffic on 20th Street SE.