This week the Faribault County Commissioners approved the purchase of a new vehicle for the Veterans Service Department.
Commissioner John Roper said the vehicle is smaller than the previous vehicle used to transport Veterans. Generally the County Transports 2-3 Veterans per ride and a 7 passenger van makes more sense and costs less than a 12 passenger van.
The new vehicle was purchased through a state contract and used federal funds and donations to help cover the cost. The cost of the vehicle was just over $30,000.
The Board also approved the purchase of a new high tech copy machine for the Veterans Service Office. According to Commissioner Roper, the Office needed a specific type of copy machine that has to be secure.
The copy machine was purchased through a state contract at a cost of just over $3,000.
Jenna Schmidtke, the Veterans Service Officer serving the County, updated the Board on a new service for Veterans. Roper said Veterans will now be able to visit through health care professionals through a video station.
The County’s Veterans Service Office is located in the Ag Center in Blue Earth.