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County may contract with city for finance services

The county board is expected to close a deal with the city of Austin to share the services of the city finance director.

The county is expected to contract with the city to have Finance Director Tom Dankert aid the county in developing a five-year capital improvement plan.

Dankert has put together the city’s capital improvement plan for several years, but the county has never had such a plan.

The Austin City Council approved the proposal Jan. 17.

The county will pay Dankert $70 an hour for his services.

Dankert previously said the city has successfully teamed up with the county on many services over the years, including a joint housing program and Austin Mower County Area Transit.

Other business:

• Deputy Barry Reburn will be recognized for his retirement after 28 years of service.

• The Public Works department is expected to apply for $100,000 in Ag BMP funds.

• Interim Public Health Director Lisa Kocer will discuss the 2012 community health assessment and action plan.