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County to discuss regulations on renting 4-H grounds

Representatives of the Lake County 4-H Livestock Committee were back before the Lake County Commission on Tuesday to discuss the usage of the county’s 4-H grounds.  Ryan Kappenman and others met with commissioners last month bringing forth concerns with some of the rules and regulations the county has for those renting the grounds or facilities for private events.  On Tuesday, Kappenman proposed some suggestions for changes to some of the current regulations.

Commissioner Deb Reinicke said she had spent time in the last month looking over the facilities and talking with others.  She said she sees the need for some of the changes.

Commissioner Dennis Slaughter said that liability issues are what he’s most concerned with.  After much discussion Tuesday, Slaughter said he felt like the commission has some good information to go by to make some decisions going forward.

Slaughter said that he’d like to take some time to get things right.  

Commissioners agreed to form a committee comprised of a couple of commissioners, Buildings and Grounds Superintendent Dave Hare, 4-H Extension staff, and members of the 4-H Livestock Committee who brought the concerns with the 4-H grounds to the commission.  Any changes proposed for the handling of the 4-H grounds will be brought back to the commission through the committee.  

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