SWIFT COUNTY BOARD MINUTES June 18, 2019

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Chairman Hendrickx called the meeting to order at 5:00 PM with all members present. Also present: County Administrator Kelsey Baker, County Auditor Kim Saterbak, Terri Orr, and several others from the general public.

Chairman Hendrickx asked if there were any changes or additions to the agenda. Commissioner P. Peterson had one addition under Jennifer Frost, a discussion on the Grow Building. There were no other changes.

06-18-19-01 Commissioner P. Peterson moved and Commissioner E. Pederson seconded to approve the agenda as amended. Motion carried unanimously.

06-18-19-02 Commissioner Fox moved and Commissioner P. Peterson seconded to approve the Consent Agenda items: (1) Approval of Minutes from the June 4, 2019 Regular Meeting, (2) Approval of Joan Fust to the HRA Board of Commissioners to complete Lindsey Bruer’s term. Motion carried unanimously.

06-18-19-03 Commissioner Rudningen moved and Commissioner Fox seconded to approve the Commissioner warrants as follows: County General Revenue, $33,318.31; Solid Waste Fund, $39,558.70; Road and Bridge, $839,634.39; County Ditches Fund, $2,034.99; State Fund Agency, $13,294.70; which includes the following bills over $2,000: Albany Recycling Center, $2,538.40; Ascheman Oil, $2,548.75; Central Specialties Inc., $726,973.30; Contech Engineered Solutions LLC, $12,692.36; Counties Providing Technology, $6,342.40; Duininck Inc., $73,031.30; E & M Electric LLP, $2,351.39; Hawleys Inc., $2,404.33; Midwest Machinery Co., $2,530.10; Newman Traffic Signs, $10,923.46; Pflipsen Trucking LLC, $16,175.92; St Paul Port Authority, $13,294.70; Swift County DAC, $2,175.12; Swift County Monitor News, $2,414.37; Waste Management of Northern Minnesota, $13,949.32. Motion carried unanimously.

Board and Committee Reports were given as follows: Commissioner P. Peterson reported on Demolition Committee, Policy meeting and 6W Corrections. Commissioner E. Pederson reported on Joint Ditch #9 meeting, AMC District meeting and Soil and Water Conservation District. Chairman Hendrickx reported on 6W Corrections, Demolition Committee, PrimeWest, DNR (GIA) Grant in Aide meeting and AMC District meeting. Commissioner Fox reported on Joint Ditch #9 meeting, PrimeWest, Wellness Committee, District meeting and Private Industry Council. Commissioner Rudningen reported on AMC District meeting, Emergency Service Radio Board, Glacial Ridge Scenic Byway and Policy meeting.

Administrator Kelsey Baker reported on the Hospital meeting, HRA conference call for Local Housing Trust Fund, Demolition Committee, Personnel Policy meeting, AMC District meeting, Insurance meeting, MACA Executive Committee, Joe Tschida the new Swift County Assessor and Enhancing the Organization Committee.

Chairman Hendrickx asked for Citizens comments: Mark Hughes had concerns on BWSR bill, meeting times, fees for OHV Park, paying for the Justice Center if built and deferred maintenance of buildings.

Dave Barrett on behalf of the KMS Trail Group requested a letter of support from the Swift County Board for a proposed recreational trail connecting the towns of Murdock and Kerkhoven MN.

06-18-19-04 Commissioner Rudningen moved and Commissioner P. Peterson seconded to approve a letter of support for a proposed recreational trail connecting the towns of Murdock and Kerkhoven MN. A brief discussion was held. Motion carried unanimously.

RDA Director Jennifer Frost and HRA Director Vicki Syverson requested approval of authorizing interim funding to the HRA from County reserves in an amount not to exceed $410,000 for the time period of 2020-2021 (two years). This authorization will be contingent on the HRA being awarded a 2019 Affordable Housing Program grant through Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB).

06-18-19-05 Commissioner Fox moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to approve authorizing interim funding to the HRA from County reserves in an amount not to exceed $410,000 for the time period of 2020-2021 (two years). This authorization will be contingent on the HRA being awarded a 2019 Affordable Housing Program grant through Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) A brief discussion was held. Motion carried unanimously.

Administrator Kelsey Baker and RDA Director Jennifer Frost held a discussion on options for the usage of the Grow building. No action was taken at this time.

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

06-18-19-06 Commissioner P. Peterson moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.

Meeting adjourned at 6:22 PM.

WITNESSED:
Gary Hendrickx, Chair
ATTEST:
Kelsey Baker, County Administrator

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