Board or Supervisors hears insurance and UERPC updates; ASAP receives $500 donation

by Bob Beach

During the regular meeting of the Allamakee County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, October 14, Laurie Wild of Prairie du Chien, WI radio station WQPC, presented the Board and Allamakee Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) Coordinator Jean Bossom with a check for $500. Wild said that a recent performance in Prairie du Chien, WI by Jared Blake, a country music singer and a contestant from the first season of NBC's "The Voice," raised $1,000 to be donated to awareness programs dealing with the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. The proceeds of the event were divided equally between ASAP and a similar substance abuse prevention program in Seneca, WI.
Jane Regan of Leschensky Insurance also met with the Board to review a midterm audit of the County's workers compensation claims and premiums. Regan also discussed the County's lease agreement with Allamakee County Economic Development (ACED) for the Economic Development office in Waukon. She said that the lease agreement should include provisions regarding who provides insurance for the building, adding that the County should be named as an additional insured on that policy. Regan also presented the Board with the Mississippi River Parkway's recommendation to revise the maps and signage of the Great River Road through Harpers Ferry, which the Board accepted and approved.
The Board also met with Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission (UERPC) Executive Director Rachelle Howe, who updated the Board on ongoing UERPC programs, such as the Safe Routes to School program, funded through the Food and Fitness Initiative. She also informed the Board that TASC has decided to seek new bids for its fitness center addition because bids received for the construction project were significantly higher than expected. Howe also told the Board that UERPC would be willing to assist the County in securing grant funding for possible asbestos removal and demolition at Makee Manor.