SWIFT COUNTY BOARD MINUTES May 21, 2019

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Chairman Hendrickx called the meeting to order at 9:01 AM with all members present. Also present: County Administrator Kelsey Baker, County Attorney Danielle Olson, Terri Orr, other county employees and members of the public.

Chairman Hendrickx asked if there were any changes or additions to the agenda. Chairman Hendrickx moved Andy Sander up on the agenda right after citizens comments. There were no other changes or additions requested.

05-21-19-01 Commissioner E. Pederson moved and Commissioner Fox seconded to approve the agenda as amended. Motion carried unanimously.

05-21-19-02 Commissioner Rudningen moved and Commissioner P. Peterson seconded to approve the Consent Agenda: (1) Minutes from the May 07, 2019 Regular Meeting, (2) Approval of liquor licenses for the following businesses: Brink’s Beer Joint & Grill and Brinks 104 Club, (3) Approval of tobacco licenses for the following businesses: Brink’s Beer Joint & Grill, Brinks 104 Club, DeGraff Municipal Liquor Store, Don’s Food Pride and Casey’s General Store 3268, (4) Approval to allow the Chair to sign a Joint Powers Agreement for the district wide striping project SP 088-070-056, (5) Approval of Sponsorship for Swift County 4-H Project Award. Motion carried unanimously.

05-21-19-03 Commissioner Fox moved and Commissioner E. Pederson seconded to approve the Commissioner warrants as follows: Revenue, $76,496.92; Solid Waste, $43,425.54; Road and Bridge, $52,824.93; Human Services, $112.32; Capital Projects Fund, $16,273.07; County Ditches Fund, $3,041.33; County Health Insurance, $23.96; which includes the following bills over $2,000: Chamberlain Oil Company, $2,122.36; Counties Providing Technology, $6,321.00; Kandiyohi County Sheriffs Dept., $14,378.28; L.G. Everist Inc., $3,517.25; Life Insurance Company of North America, $2,022.44; MN Pollution Control, $13,288.93; Nolan Baker Ford Sales, $31,397.10; Northside Automotive Supply, $2,445.99; Pemberton Sorlie Rufer & Kershner PLLP, $7,896.50; Pflipsen Trucking LLC, $14,495.38; Soil Conservation Office, $13,750.00; Swift County Human Services, $5,006.85; Tostenson Septic LLC, $3,570.00; Waste Management of Northern Minnesota, $13,092.29; Wold Architects & Engineers, $16,273.07; Ziegler Inc., $6,485.09. Motion carried unanimously.

Board and Committee Reports were given as follows: Commissioner P. Peterson reported on the Policy Committee, Prairie Five Community Action Council, Ditch Hearing, Countryside Public Health and Drainage DB meeting. Commissioner E. Pederson reported on Soil and Water Conservation District, Ditch Hearing and Computers Professional Technology. Commissioner Hendrickx reported on AMC Futures, Revolving Loan Fund, Southern Prairie, Ditch #18 Hearing for Shakopee Dam, RDC meeting, Woodland Centers, County Assessor Interview and Community Perspective Committee. Commissioner Fox reported on Pomme de Terre River Association, Revolving Loan Fund, Well-being Committee, Restorative Practice, Ditch #18 Hearing for Shakopee Dam, Woodland Centers, Chippewa River Watershed and Hospital Finance. Commissioner Rudningen reported on the Labor Relations Committee, Prairie Lakes Youth Program and Community Perspective Committee.

Administrator Baker reported on the FEMA meeting, Funding request for MN Scenic By-Way, new Swift County Employees, Drainage DB meeting and Community Perspective Committee.

Chairman Hendrickx asked for citizen’s comments. Grant Herfindahl and Vicki Olson voiced their appreciation and concerns on the Community Perspective Committee and concerns about the serious farm crisis occurring. Gwen Dale voiced her concerns on the Agenda and time limit given to the citizens comments. Mark Hughes wants to see financial support to the local papers and was concerned about the farm crisis. There were no other citizen’s comments.

County Engineer Andy Sander requested approval to continue the wage increase for the interim Maintenance Supervisor during the transition phase of the new hire through July 31, 2019.

05-21-19-04 Commissioner Fox moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to continue the wage increase for the interim Maintenance Supervisor during the transition phase of the new hire through July 31, 2019. A brief discussion was held. Motion carried unanimously.
Risk Management Consultant Paul Hajduk discussed the 2019 MCIT Swift County Report.

A Discussion on Lateral E of JD #19 was held. Dave Fremling, Randy Brandt and Carla Roberts voiced their concerns with this issue. Chair Hendrickx addressed the issue to fix the tile and get to the bottom of the underlying issues to correct the situation.

The meeting recessed at 10:48 AM.
The meeting reconvened at 10:57 AM.

Restorative Practices Coordinator Shelly Lottman updated the board on the yearly report.

Human Services Director Catie Lee and Fiscal Supervisor Gary Jensen updated the board on the Financial Summary and Human Services update.

05-21-19-05 Commissioner P. Peterson moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.

Meeting adjourned at 11:18 AM.
 
WITNESSED:
Gary Hendrickx, Chair
ATTEST:
Kelsey Baker, County Administrator

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