County Board Deals With Busy Agenda

The Langlade County Board of Supervisors met for their monthly meeting Tuesday morning. The board heard a presentation from a representative of Robert W. Baird & Co. regarding the county's desire for the sale of approximately $1,075,000 in general obligation refunding bonds. The county should save around $25,000 by doing this. Finance Director Gary Olsen explained that the interest rates would decrease to 1.55% by doing this. He says the decision was an easy one as they would be saving money without extending the payment schedule.

Carol Balwat resigned from the libary board, citing a staute with the board that you can't serve on two governing bodies and still be on. Balwat is on the county board and city council.

Bobbi Damrow, the dean at the Antigo campus of North Central Technical College gave a presentation to the board about the Wood Technology Program which has shown great strides in the past two years, with 4 of 5 graduates of the program finding jobs. She also stated the college has had more than 60 events in the past year to raise awareness about the program.

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