Ballots were made available for the City of Valley City's Jan. 24 recall election on Wednesday morning, and city officials are encouraging registered voters within city limits to pick up their ballots sooner rather than later.
"Basically, we wanted to get the word out so that people do the absentee ballots, because the weather can be so questionable in January, and because we have so many snowbirds," said city administrative assistant Becki Andersen. "It just saves everybody time and postage.
The Barnes County Commissioners, Cindy Schwehr, John Froelich, Rodger Berntson, Phil Leitner and Eldred Knutson, re-orgainzed the County Commission's portfolio schedule for 2012 at the commission meeting on Tuesday.
The 2012 portfolio holders for the county departments and boards are:
Auditor - Leitner
Data processing - Leitner
City-County Health - Schwehr
Clerk of court - Berntson
County agent/extension - Froelich
Highway dept./county engineer - Schwehr, Berntson
County park - Leitner, Knutson
Building and grounds - Berntson
Emergency management - Knutson