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Commissioners oppose forming extension district

Seek cooperation agreement with Dickinson County

Staff writer

It appeared unlikely Tuesday that Marion and Dickinson counties will form an extension district, as commissioners Randy Dallke and Dan Holub said they would not support such a move.

The extension boards in both counties have voted in favor of forming the district, which Marion County extension agent Rickey Roberts said would provide budget stability to extension services.

“I’m not saying you don’t have a problem,” Holub said. “You do have a problem, but there has to be a better solution than a new taxing entity.”

Commissioners reiterated their support for cooperation between the two extension boards, and said they would seek an interlocal agreement with Dickinson County to promote cooperation.

Last modified Feb. 17, 2010

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