Faribault County Cities to Receive Money For Road Construction and Maintenance

On Tuesday, the Faribault County Commissioners spent a portion of their regular meeting in closed session discussing litigation concerning a case involving Prairieland Solid Waste Management.


A former employee has filed a lawsuit against the company and Martin and Faribault Counties, who own the facility.


When the meeting returned to open session, County Auditor/Treasurer Darren Esser reported Board Members had received an update from their attorney on the status of the case.


Public Works Director Mark Daly informed the board that area cities in the county will be receiving money from the Small Cities Assistance Account for the first time since 2018.


According to the League of Minnesota Cities website, the Small Cities Assistance Account was established in 2015 to provide funding for construction and maintenance of roadways in cities with a population less than 5,000.


Information obtained from the website revealed that Blue Earth will receive $57,509, the largest amount of funds received by any city in Faribault County.  Walters is slated to receive the smallest appropriation of funds available, $11,609.