SWIFT COUNTY BOARD MINUTES November 5; PART TWO

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11-05-13-10 Commissioner Rudningen moved and Commissioner Peterson seconded to open the Public Hearing on the amendment to the Swift County All-Hazard Mitigation Plan.  Motion carried unanimously.
Benson City Manager Rob Wolfington asked the board to amend the City of Benson’s portion of the Swift County Mitigation Plan to include in the mitigation strategy to bury the city’s distribution lines in order to be successful and competitive in applying for a $1 million grant.
11-05-13-11 Commissioner Peterson moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to approve an amendment to the City of Benson’s portion of the Swift County All-Hazard Mitigation Plan.  Motion carried unanimously.
11-05-13-12 Commissioner Hendrickx moved and Commissioner Peterson seconded to close the Public Hearing regarding the All-Hazard Mitigation Plan.  Motion carried unanimously.
11-05-13-13 Commissioner Rudningen moved and Commissioner Peterson seconded to open the Public Hearing regarding the Solid Waste Assessment.  Motion carried unanimously.
Administrator Pogge-Weaver proposed to the board to increase the solid waste assessment from $35 to $50 per parcel, to remove the eight unit cap for apartment buildings, and to move commercial properties to a sliding scale of $50 for properties valued up to $100,000, $100 for properties valued between $100,000 and $500,000, and $150 for properties valued over $500,000 based on market value.
11-05-13-14 Commissioner Hendrickx moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to close the Public Hearing regarding the Solid Waste Assessment.  Motion carried unanimously.
11-05-13-15 Commissioner Hendrickx moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to approve the proposed increases to solid waste assessments effective January 1, 2014.  Motion carried unanimously.
Director Collins asked the board to consider approving conditional use permit #4388 for Gerald Ostebauer and AT&T Mobility to add a fiber optic line to an existing cellular communications tower.  The Planning and Zoning Commission approved of the permit and received no issues or complaints regarding the permit.
11-05-13-16 Commissioner Hendrickx moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to approve conditional use permit #4388.  Motion carried unanimously.
Director Collins asked the board for approval for Glacial Plains to remove, stockpile, and spread the soil contaminated by the anhydrous ammonia spill on Highway 29.
11-05-13-17 Commissioner Klemm moved and Commissioner Peterson seconded to approve the removal, stockpiling, and spreading of contaminated soil due to EPA guidelines by Glacial Plains Cooperative due to the Highway 29 incident.  Motion carried unanimously.
Director Collins also noted that there would be three conditional use applications coming up in the next few weeks and also that there is a vacancy to the Planning and Zoning Commission and they are looking for someone from the northwest corner of the county to fill the opening.
Engineer Andy Sander asked the board to consider approving the purchase of a Mack GU736 6x4 truck and plow equipment totaling $198,440.85.
11-05-13-18 Commissioner Hendrickx moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to approve the purchase of a Mack truck and plow equipment.  Motion carried unanimously.
Engineer Sander also discussed with the board two letters he received regarding a possible bike trail project from Milan to Appleton.

11-05-13-19 Commissioner Hendrickx moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to adjourn to a closed session pursuant to sections 179A.01 to 179A.25 to consider strategies for labor negotiations.  Motion carried.
The regular meeting recessed to the closed session at 10:45 AM.
The regular meeting reconvened at 11:20 AM.
11-05-13-20 Commissioner Peterson moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to adjourn.  Motion carried.   
 
Meeting adjourned at 11:21 AM
     WITNESSED:
Joe Fox, Chair
ATTEST:
Michel Pogge-Weaver, County Administrator
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