The Wright County Supervisors Tuesday morning began the process of finding a new sheriff. Paul Schultz will be resigning as sheriff this Friday after 12 years on the job. The supervisors appointed first deputy Jim Lester as interim sheriff for this Saturday and Sunday. On Monday, the supervisors will be swearing an interim sheriff followed by setting the date for a special election for a full time sheriff in the county.
The supervisors also reviewed the budget figures and will be submitted to the state. Property owners will notice a slight increase in their property taxes for the next fiscal year. Supervisor chairman Stan Watne said that the balance for next fiscal year will a positive one.
In another matter, the Wright County Supervisors approved the slough bills for 2013. A total of 3,169 acres for land,rivers,and forests used for hunting and conservation purposes were approved with the property to be exempt for taxes.