SWIFT COUNTY BOARD MINUTES August 06, 2019

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Chairman Hendrickx called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM. with all members present with the exception of Commissioner Rudningen. 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. Chair Hendrickx had one change to switch Liz Auch and Scott Collins on the agenda times. There were no other changes.  

08-06-19-01 Commissioner P. Peterson moved and Commissioner E. Pederson seconded to approve the agenda as amended. Motion carried unanimously.

08-06-19-02 Commissioner Fox moved and Commissioner P. Peterson seconded to approve the Consent Agenda items: (1) Minutes from the July 16, 2019 Regular Meeting, (2) Approval of Resolution 19-08-33 for the MN Department of Veterans Affairs County Veterans Service Office Operational Improvement Grant (3) Approval of the Contract for Medical Examiner Services. (4) Approval of 1 daycare grant. Motion carried unanimously.

08-06-19-03 Commissioner P. Peterson moved and Commissioner Fox seconded to approve the Commissioner warrants as follows: County General Revenue, $195,883.17; Solid Waste Fund, $21,950.16; Road and Bridge, $46,625.53; County Ditches Fund, $8,835.35; County Health Insurance, $436.00; which includes the following bills over $2,000: Albany Recycling Center, $2,053.74; Bolton & Menk, Inc., $3,632.50; Captain Clean, $2,433.32; CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, $5,000.00; CNH America LLC, $35,262.48; Commerford Gravel Inc., $4,746.25; Counties Providing Technology, $15,826.00; Ellngson Landscaping &Construction, $7,955.47; Geyer Recycling, $6,099.33; Glacial Plains Cooperative, $18,850.58; HP Inc., $2,317.70; Interstate Power Systems Inc., $2,070.31; K-Madsen Consulting, $5,000.00; Kandiyohi County Sheriffs Dept., $14,037.35; Maney International of Alexandria, $3,666.81; MN Dept of Transportation, $6,077.52; Minnesota State Auditor, $2,023.00; Pioneerland Library System, $34,898.25; Royal Tire Inc., $2,702.04; The Sand Creek Group, Ltd, $2,076.88; Soil Conservation Office, $17,306.07; Swift County DAC, $2,034.04; University of Minnesota, $20,224.69; Waste Management of Northern Minnesota, $11,221.95; Dawn Weber, $6,575.00; Widseth Smith Nolting  & Assoc Inc., $2,427.50; Yellow Medicine County Jail, $2,481.51; Ziegler Inc., $3,208.36. Motion carried unanimously.

Commissioner Rudningen joined the board meeting at 9:07 AM.

Board and Committee Reports were given as follows: Commissioner P. Peterson reported on HRA, Joint Engineering meeting and Helping Hands Nurse Family Partnership. Commissioner E. Pederson reported on the Computer Professional Technology, RDA Board meeting and Historical Society. Chairman Hendrickx reported on RDC Annual meeting, Prairie Waters, Southern Prairie and PrimeWest. Commissioner Fox reported on Hospital Finance and Chippewa River Watershed. Commissioner Rudningen reported on Employee Recognition luncheon, Prairie Lakes Youth, Extension Committee, Emergency Service Radio Board, Joint Engineer meeting and Kerkhoven EDA.

Administrator Kelsey Baker reported on Volunteering for the Fair, MACA Conference, Board Room Technology, MCIT dividend, Joint Engineer Meeting, Safety Committee, Onboarding Seminar and Human Services Committee.

Chairman Hendrickx asked for citizen’s comments. Mark Hughes has concerns on Health Insurance and recap of Commissioner P. Peterson’s report.

Environmental Services Director Scott Collins held a lengthy discussion on Swift County Environmental Services Tipping Fee. No decision was made.

Countryside Public Health Administrator Liz Auch presented updates on the Countryside Public Health programs.

County Treasurer Ron Vadnais updated the board on 2nd Quarter 2019 cash & investments.

County Auditor Kim Saterbak updated the board on 2nd Quarter 2019 Executive Department Budget Report.

The board recessed for a break at 10:22 AM.

The board reconvened at 10:26 AM.

County Engineer Andy Sander requested approval to discuss what work should be done on CSA 35 (near Kerkhoven) Alignment.

08-06-19-04 Commissioner Rudningen moved and Commissioner P. Peterson seconded to approve moving forward with a mill and overlay on the existing road and no reconstruction at this time on CSAH 35 (near Kerkhoven) Alignment. A lengthy discussion was held. Motion carried unanimously.

Human Services Director Catie Lee requested approval for DHS work number Contract 7/1/2019-6/30/2021.

08-06-19-05 Commissioner Fox moved and Commissioner P. Peterson seconded to approve the DHS work number Contract 7/1/2019-6/30/2021. Motion carried unanimously.

Human Services Director Catie Lee requested approval on resolution 19-08-33 for mediation with Department of Human Services and appointing a law firm in Joint representation in mediation.

 08-06-19-06 Commissioner Fox moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded on resolution 19-08-34 for mediation with Department of Human Services and appointing a law firm in Joint representation in mediation. A brief discussion was held. Motion carried unanimously.

Swift County Sheriff John Holtz requested approval of a bid for new Squad cars.

08-06-19-07 Commissioner Rudningen moved and Commissioner Fox seconded to approve the bid for two squad vehicles from Nolan Baker Ford. A brief discussion was held. Motion carried unanimously.

Swift County Sheriff John Holtz presented an overview on the new Radio System projected for the 2020 Budget.

Executive Director Vicki Syverson requested approval of resolution 19-08-35 on the 2019 Budget and Levy for the HRA.

08-06-19-08 Commissioner P. Peterson moved and Commissioner Fox seconded to approve the resolution 19-08-35 on the 2019 Budget and Levy for the HRA. Motion carried unanimously.

RDA Executive Director Jennifer Frost requested approval of resolution 19-08-36 on the 2019 Budget and Levy for the RDA.

08-06-19-09 Commissioner E. Pederson moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to approve resolution 19-08-36 on the 2019 Budget and Levy for the RDA. Motion carried unanimously.

08-06-19-10 Commissioner P. Peterson moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.

Meeting adjourned at 11:55 AM.
WITNESSED:
Gary Hendrickx, Chair
ATTEST:
Kelsey Baker, County Administrator

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