SWIFT COUNTY BOARD MINUTES June 04, 2019

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Chairman Hendrickx called the meeting to order at 9:01 AM with all members present with the exception of Commissioner Rudningen. Also present: County Administrator Kelsey Baker, 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 added a Chippewa River Watershed invoice to be discussed prior to warrants. There were no other changes or additions requested.

06-04-19-01 Commissioner Fox moved and Commissioner E. Pederson seconded to approve the agenda as amended. Motion carried unanimously.

06-04-19-02 Commissioner E. Pederson moved and Commissioner Fox seconded to approve the Consent Agenda: (1) Minutes from the May 21, 2019 Regular Meeting, (2) Approval of tobacco licenses for the following businesses: Holloway Hideout, Dollar General # 17229 and Dooley’s Petroleum dba Handi-Stop of Kerkhoven. Motion carried unanimously.

Commissioner Rudningen joined the board meeting at 9:03 AM.

Commissioner Fox updated the board on the Chippewa Watershed District invoice. Motion to consider approving the Chippewa Watershed District invoice of $24,414.11. 

06-04-19-03 Commissioner Fox moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to approve the Chippewa Watershed District invoice of $24,414.11, half from AIS and half from the Board Discretionary fund. A brief discussion was held. Motion carried unanimously.

06-04-19-04 Commissioner Fox moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to approve the Commissioner warrants as amended: Revenue, $41,341.41; Solid Waste, $21,323.26; Road and Bridge, $220,889.03; County Ditches Fund, $2,909.05; Upper Minnesota Watershed, $7,630.24; Region 6 West Agency, $44,158.17; Townships & Cities Agency, $3,368,020.12; Rural Development Agency Fund, $65,096.99; which includes the following bills over $2,000: Chippewa Watershed District, $24,414.11; Dooley Petroleum Inc., $3,313.25; Geyer Recycling, $6,099.33; Kandiyohi County, $2,000.00; RDO Equipment Co, $211,823.00; Swift County HRA, $133,548.61; Swift County RDA, $65,096.99; Treasurer, Appleton Township, $32,869.42; Treasure, Benson Township, $36,858.79; Treasurer, Camp Lake Township, $51,069.99; Treasurer, Cashel Township, $45,716.38; Treasurer, City of Appleton, $886,501.63; Treasurer, City of Benson, $1,003,641.78; Treasurer, City of Clontarf, $52,076.39; Treasurer, City of Danvers, $40,470.52; Treasurer, City of DeGraff, $10,939.19; Treasurer, City of Holloway, $96,118.84; Treasurer, City of Kerkhoven, $176,009.72; Treasurer, City of Murdock, $72,009.24; Treasurer, Clontarf Township, $40,853.01; Treasurer, Dublin Township, $54,911.87; Treasurer, Edison Township, $34,962.97; Treasurer, Fairfield Township, $27,553.64; Treasurer, Hayes Township, $36,780.43; Treasure, Hegbert Township, $36,878.07; Treasurer, Kerkhoven Township, $39,919.51; Treasurer, Kildare Township, $49,790.72; Treasurer, Marysland Township, $35,190.22; Treasurer, Moyer Township, $34,415.73; Treasurer, Pillsbury Township, $52,879.31; Treasurer, Shible Township, $25,350.34; Treasurer, Six Mile Grove Township, $31,679.89; Treasure, Swenoda Township, $59,521.23; Treasurer, Tara Township, $44,113.87; Treasurer, Torning Township, $60,875.56; Treasurer, West Bank Township, $64,741.17; Upper Minnesota River Watershed District, $7,630.24; Upper Minnesota Valley RDC, $44,158.17; Waste Management of Northern Minnesota, $13,650.02; Wildlife Forever, $3,000.00. Motion carried unanimously.

Board and Committee Reports were given as follows: Commissioner P. Peterson reported on Countryside Public Health, Drainage issue in Six Mile Grove Township, City of DeGraff on Tax forfeiture house and Local newspaper costs. Commissioner E. Pederson reported on Historical Society, Soil and Water Conservation District and DAC meeting. Commissioner Hendrickx reported on Southern Prairie Community Care, RDC, AMC Bridging Divides and Human Service Committee. Commissioner Fox reported on Hospital meeting. Commissioner Rudningen reported on Technology meeting.

Administrator Baker reported on the Soft Annual reviews, Summer help, Introduction of the 4-H interns, Swift County Buffer meeting, Technology meeting, 2020 Budget, Grow building and the Community Perspective Committee meeting.

Chairman Hendrickx asked for citizen’s comments. Mark Hughes wants to see financial support to the local papers and was concerned about the security in the public schools. There were no other citizen’s comments.

Environmental Services Director Scott Collins presented for approval the Environmental Services 2018 MPCA County Feedlot Officer (CFO) Annual Report.

06-04-19-05 Commissioner P. Peterson moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to approve the Environmental Services 2018 MPCA County Feedlot Officer (CFO) Annual Report. Motion carried unanimously.

Environmental Services Director Scott Collins presented for approval of a Conditional Use Permit #5605 requested by Marie Commerford for aggregate processing.

06-04-19-06 Commissioner Rudningen moved and Commissioner P. Peterson seconded to approve the Conditional Use Permit #5605 requested by Marie Commerford for aggregate processing. A brief discussion was held. Motion carried unanimously.

Parks, Drainage & Wetlands Supervisor Mike Johnson held a discussion and addressed the issue to fix the tile and get to the bottom of the underlying issues to correct the situation on Lateral E of JD #19. Dave Fremling, Randy Brandt and Carla Roberts voiced their concerns with this issue.

Administrator Kelsey Baker requested approval of the appointment for a County Assessor at the 3-year step and additional week of PTO.

06-04-19-07 Commissioner Rudningen moved and Commissioner E. Pederson seconded to approve the appointment of a County Assessor at the 3-year step and additional week of PTO. Motion carried unanimously.

06-04-19-08 Commissioner P. Peterson moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.

Meeting adjourned at 10:25 AM.
 
WITNESSED:
Gary Hendrickx, Chair

ATTEST:
Kelsey Baker, County Administrator
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