The Kewaunee County Board has approved the purchase of 20 acres adjacent to the County Administration Center for possible future use.

The agricultural property along Baumeister Drive extends north behind a row of homes along First Street, with its northern border touching the Administration Center land at First and Lincoln streets, as well as the city of Kewaunee’s Memorial Field.

The $150,000 expenditure was one of several resolution passed at the monthly board meeting Tuesday (March 19). The county has no immediate plans for the property, so the agreement includes a two-year agreement leasing the land back to current property owners Michael and Brenda Wisnicky for $1 a year.

After this week’s County Board vote, the sale is expected to close in April.

In other resolutions this week the board:

+ transferred $1.052 million to close out the county’s landfill operation;

+ set a $10-per-acre fee for applicants who want a permit to install and operate an irrigation manure distribution system on their land;

+ ask the state Legislature to increase its commitment to child support programs by $1.5 million a year in the 2019-21 state budget;

+ approved an application for a state Department of Natural Resources grant to help rehabilitate 176.3 miles of state-funded snowmobile trails around the county and 20 miles of ATV trails at the Riverview ATV Park; and

+ designated April 8-12 as Workzone Safety Awareness Week in Kewaunee County.