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THE BUDGET AND FINANCE INFORMATION COMMITTEE of the Ellsworth School District will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, in the high school library. The Agenda: Review information related to the current school district budget, Discuss possible solutions to the projected 2009-2010 budget deficit. A quorum of the board may be present.

THE KLAAS-JONAS POOL COMMITTEE of the Ellsworth School District will meet at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, in the high school library. The Agenda: Review information regarding current operations, Discuss current value of the pool facility, Discuss options for future operation of the pool.

THE PLAN COMMISSION OF THE TOWN OF ELLSWORTH will meet Tuesday, March 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the Ellsworth Town Hall, W6058 490th Ave. Agenda: Call to order; minutes; review and discuss Land Use Chapter Goals, Objectives and Policies; Review and discuss the Intergovernmental Cooperation Chapter Goals, Objectives and Policies; Review and discuss the Introduction Chapter; Review and Discuss the Implementation Chapter; discuss what will be needed for the April 14 town annual meeting; citizen comments; agenda for next meeting; adjourn.

THE LAND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE will meet on Thursday, March 26, at 5 p.m. in the County Board Room, Ellsworth. Agenda: Call to order. Next meeting dates: Regular meetings April 1 and 15. Set next meeting dates. Discuss draft Pierce County Comprehensive Plan - Economic Development/Land Use/Housing/Transportation Elements. Agenda items for future meetings and departmental update. Adjourn. A quorum of the Pierce County Board of Supervisors may be present.

PIERCE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS will meet on Tuesday, March 24, at 7 p.m., County Board Room. Call to order. Call of the roll by the Clerk: Establish Quorum, Adopt Agenda. Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. Public comment: County Board will receive public comments on any issue not related to agenda items, discussion by board members may take place but no action will be taken on any item raised. Discuss and take action to approve County Board meeting dates for 2009-10. Sheriff Hove will provide a report on activities in the Sheriff's Department. Update on Economic Stimulus package activities with Brad Roy and Bill Warner. Update on transport for handicap access to the Courthouse during elevator repair. Supervisor Pittman will provide and update on Farm Technology Days activities. Report on Public Health Programs - Caralynn Hodgson. Proclamation for Caralynn Hodgson. Proclamation in recognition of Sesquicentennial celebration for El Paso. Update on bonding projects. Resolutions for consideration: First reading: Resolution to Award HI Acct to Bank Mutual, 08-23 Approve Unbudgeted Request for Park Development Funds from Town of Martell - Tyson Park. 08-24 Transfer of County General Funds from 2009 Drug Court Program and Transfer of $25,000 from Human Services Reserves to Human Services Drug Court Account. Resolutions for consideration: Second reading: None. Ordinances for consideration: First reading: None. Ordinances for consideration: Second reading: None. Appointments: Interim Administrative Coordinator's report. Future agenda items. Such other business as may properly come before the Board. Adjourn. Adoption requested on a first reading.

PIERCE COUNTY HIGHWAY COMMITTEE will meet on Thursday, March 19, at 8:30 a.m. in the conference room at the Pierce County Highway Department office building located at 621 Cairns St., Ellsworth. AGENDA: Call to Order, Public Comments Pertaining to Issues Not on Agenda, Discuss/Take Action on the Minutes of Feb. 19, Discuss/Take Action on Accounts Payable Vouchers, Discuss/Take Action on Payrolls, Discuss/Take Action on Culvert Bid Results, Discuss/Take Action to Approve Meal for Annual Safety Training Meeting, Discuss/Take Action on Bridge Aid Request from Maiden Rock Township, Discuss/Take Action on County Bridge Aid Payments to Townships, Discuss/Take Action on 15' Flex-wing Mower, Discuss/Take Action on Approving Sealed Bid Sale of Truck #28, Discuss/Take Action on Speed Limit Reduction in Lund, Discuss/Take Action on Salt Bid Process for 2009-2010, Winter Season, Staff Reports, Adjourn. A quorum of the County Board Supervisors may be present.

ST CROIX VALLEY MASTER GARDENERS will feature members Pauline Heacock and Heather Lacke discussing pruning care and techniques at the Thursday, March 26, meeting to be held at the River Falls library. The meeting begins at 6:45 p.m., with the speakers at 7:15 p.m., and is open to the public. They will demonstrate pruning care and techniques for trees and shrubs just in time for pruning spring blooming shrubs or preparing for summer. Both own businesses specializing in garden and landscape maintenance and have shared their expertise in dividing perennials and other garden techniques with Master Gardeners earlier.