SWIFT COUNTY BOARD MINUTES July 16, 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, other county employees and members of the public.

Chairman Hendrickx asked if there were any changes or additions to the agenda. There were no changes. 

07-16-19-01 Commissioner Fox moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to approve the agenda. Motion carried unanimously.
07-16-19-02 Commissioner E. Pederson moved and Commissioner P. Peterson seconded to approve the Consent Agenda items: (1) Approval of Minutes from the July 2, 2019 Regular Meeting, (2) Consider approval of County Policies (3) Consider approving Resolution 19-07-32 for appointing Joseph Tschida to a 4-year term as County Assessor for the remainder of Wayne Knutson’s term running until January 1, 2121. Motion carried unanimously.

07-16-19-03 Commissioner Fox moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to approve the Commissioner warrants as follows: County General Revenue, $103,236.20; Solid Waste Fund, $98,133.71; Road and Bridge, $105,022.26; Debt Service, $7,312.72; County Ditches Fund, $27,122.60; which includes the following bills over $2,000: CliftonLarsonAlen LLP, $24,500.00; Comm of MMB, Treasury Division, $2,872.50; Commerford Gravel Inc., $2,560.00; Election Systems & Software Inc., $7,607.50; Federated Telephone, $7,312.72; I State Truck Center, $78,490.16; Lake Country Scale Works Inc., $2,530.76; Mactek Systems Inc., $4,850.00; Nolan Baker Ford Sales, $33,409.00; Pflipsen Trucking LLC, $16,190.08; Power Plan OIB, $2,336.54; Pro-Trainer, $30,335.00; SeatWorks LLC, $4,675.76; Tyler Technologies, Inc., $4,000.00; U S Postal Service, $3,778.70; Upper MN Valley RDC, $17,597.00; Van Heuveln General Contracting Inc., $18,597.87; Van Heuveln Inc/K, $4,895.50; Waste Management of Northern Minnesota, $11,407.15; Westmor Industries, $9,289.00. Motion carried unanimously.

Board and Committee Reports were given as follows: Commissioner P. Peterson reported on Policy Committee, Countryside Public Health and tour of Grow building. Commissioner E. Pederson reported on the SWCD meeting. Chairman Hendrickx reported on Personnel Committee, AMC, Insurance Committee and Woodland Centers. Commissioner Fox reported on Revolving Loan Fund, Wellness Committee, Restorative Practices, Hospital meeting, Woodland Centers and Pomme de Terre. Commissioner Rudningen reported on Personnel Committee, Enhancing the Organization Committee, Insurance Committee, Labor Relations Committee, County Road 35, Planning and Zoning board and Policy Committee.

Administrator Kelsey Baker reported on the Grow Building, introduced new Facility Maintenance position, Insurance Committee, 2160 Budget and Strategic Planning retreat.
Chairman Hendrickx asked for citizen’s comments. There were none.

Scott Collins, Environmental Services Director requested approval of a Conditional Use Permit #5621 requested by Robert and Pamela Finstrom (owner) and Tomas Zaldivar (Lessee) for Conditional Use Permit application for building a 24’ x 24’ butchering and processing shop for packaging and tagging beef, goat, sheep, lamb and deer.
07-16-19-04 Commissioner Rudningen moved and Commissioner P. Peterson seconded to approve the Conditional Use Permit #5621 requested by Robert and Pamela Finstrom (owner) and Tomas Zaldivar (Lessee) for Conditional Use Permit application for building a 24’ x 24’ butchering and processing shop for packaging and tagging beef, goat, sheep, lamb and deer. A lengthy discussion was held. Motion carried unanimously.

Melissa Streich and Dawn Hegland, RDC updated the board on Prairie Waters and RDC services.

Bill McGeary, Emergency Management Director provided a FEMA update to the board. 

Human Services Director Catie Lee updated the board on monthly reports.

Kelsey Baker, County Administrator requested approval for K. Madsen Consulting for all-staff professional development training.

Discussion was held regarding the Hospital Affiliation and Grow building with the possibility of Prairie 5 moving into that space.

07-16-19-05 Commissioner P. Peterson moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.

Meeting adjourned at 11:19 AM.
WITNESSED:
Gary Hendrickx, Chair
ATTEST:
Kelsey Baker, County Administrator

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