Winona County has a good problem on its hands: what to to with $803,000 left over from county office building expansion and remodeling project.
County Administrator Duane Herbert said the money is left over from the project that was originally budgeted at $7.2 million before reductions were made and the bids came in. Commissioner Jim Pomeroy suggested the money be used to reduce the county property tax levy and eliminate any surprises for the taxpayers.
The project was paid for with $2.4 million in bonding funds and the rest came from existing capital improvement funds set aside by the county board. Hebert said the county has been getting very positive feedback from the public as they use what has become essentially a one-stop office to obtain services.