County honors Cabin Fever Sports

At the Carver County Board meeting on Nov. 20, Jeff Byrne and Cabin Fever Sports, located in Victoria, received a plaque of appreciation for their work with the Carver County Parks Department, for continued support and donations to the county. Byrne has donated fishing and archery equipment and also provided his instructional expertise to help advance park programs and provide the public with opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities. Cabin Fever Sports celebrated 25 years in business in November.

In addition, Public Works Director Lyndon Robjent presented the 2013 reorganization plan for the public works department. In the reorganization, six departments will be consolidated into four, while adding more supervisory roles to improve supervisor to employee ratios. A few positions will be eliminated. The reorganization does not require additional levy funds and will be implemented in two phases over the next several months.

Phase One will eliminate a highway foreman and assistant mechanic positions, while creating an assistant division director, operations manager, and highway maintenance/parks maintenance positions.

Phase Two proposes the deletion of the assistant county engineer, project engineer, construction coordinator, and highway maintenance superintendent positions. In place, a program manager, construction engineer/supervisor, design engineer, and two assistance highway maintenance supervisor positions will be created.

Also at the Nov. 20 meeting, changes to the financial policy manual were approved.

The next meeting of the Carver County Board will be Dec. 11 at 9 a.m. There will be a public hearing on the 2013 budget on Dec. 6 at 6 p.m.