SWIFT COUNTY BOARD MINUTES August 20, 2019

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Chairman Hendrickx called the meeting to order at 9:00 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.

Joe Tschida took the Oath of the County Assessor.

Chairman Hendrickx asked if there were any changes or additions to the agenda. Chairman Hendrickx had one change to add a Fiscal Agent Agreement under Catie Lee’s Human Service update. There were no other changes.  

08-20-19-01 Commissioner Fox moved and Commissioner E. Pederson seconded to approve the agenda as amended. Motion carried unanimously.

08-06-19-02 Commissioner P. Peterson moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to approve the Consent Agenda items: (1) Minutes from the August 06, 2019 Regular Meeting, (2) Approval of Safe Assurance Contract/Agreement October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020, (3) Approval of Swift County Proclamation CareerForce. Motion carried unanimously.

08-20-19-03 Commissioner Rudningen moved and Commissioner Fox seconded to approve the Commissioner warrants as follows: County General Revenue, $54,247.04; Solid Waste Fund, $41,866.27; Road and Bridge, $13,968.97; Human Services, $302.84; County Ditches Fund, $8,398.37; County Health Insurance, $115.56; which includes the following bills over $2,000: Albany Recycling Center, $2,628.68; Counties Providing Technology, $6,401.00; Craig’s Inc., $4,294.63; Dooley Petroleum, Inc., $2,485.30; Guardian Fleet Safety, $2,947.93; HP Inc., $3,066.55; Johnson Jet-Line, $5,375.00; Kandiyohi County Sheriffs Dept., $7,271.97; MN State Auditor, $5,121.57; Nolan Baker Ford Sales, $3,879.94; Amy Olson, $5,600.00; Pflipsen Trucking LLC, $16,741.91; K. Van Heuveln Inc., $2,640.04; Waste Management of WI -MN, $13,033.59. Motion carried unanimously.

Board and Committee Reports were given as follows: Commissioner P. Peterson reported on 6W Corrections, Policy Committee, Countryside Public Health and Swift County Fair. Commissioner E. Pederson reported on the Census Board, Soil Water Conservation District and Swift County Fair. Chairman Hendrickx reported on 6W Corrections, Lead for America, Appleton Prison meeting and Swift County Fair. Commissioner Fox reported on Well-being Committee, Woodland Centers, Pomme de Terre, Chippewa River Watershed and Swift County Fair. Commissioner Rudningen reported on Well-being Committee, Enhancing the Organization Committee, Personnel Committee, Swift County Fair and Glacial Ridge Scenic Byway.

Chairman Hendrickx asked for citizen’s comments. Gwen Dale had questions on the Building Project Committee meeting and commented on the landscaping being done around the Courthouse. Mark Hughes asked about the Swift County Fair and has concerns on Bond issues.

Andy Albertson presented an update on the Soil and Water Conversation District.

Executive Director Ashley Kjos presented an update on Woodland Centers.

Swift County Librarians Cindy Hendrickx and Nicole Schmiesing presented an update on the library system.

The board recessed for a break at 10:32 AM.

The board reconvened at 10:37 AM.

Director Catie Lee presented the monthly Human Services update. A brief discussion was held.

Director Catie Lee requested approval of signing a Fiscal Agent Agreement.

08-20-19-04 Commissioner Fox moved and Commissioner P. Peterson seconded to approve signing the Fiscal Agent Agreement. A lengthy discussion was held. Motion carried unanimously.

Auditor Kim Saterbak requested approval to purchase a tax-forfeited property by the City of DeGraff.

08-20-19-05 Commissioner Rudningen moved and Commissioner P. Peterson seconded to approve purchase of a tax-forfeited property by the City of DeGraff. A brief discussion was held. Motion carried unanimously.

Administrator Kelsey Baker reported on the Notice for the Joint Hospital County/City Committee meeting, Preliminary Budget books, Building Committee, Active Shooter training, Personnel Committee and focusing on the Budget.

08-20-19-06 Commissioner E. Pederson moved and Commissioner Fox seconded to move to closed session to consider strategy for labor negotiations, including negotiation strategies or developments or discussion and review of labor negotiation proposals, conducted pursuant to sections 179A.01 to 179A.25. Motion carried unanimously.

The regular session recessed to closed session at 10:53 AM.

The meeting reconvened to regular session at 11:25 AM.

Administrator Kelsey Baker requested approving the final report for the Market Study.

08-20-19-07 Commissioner Rudningen moved and Commissioner Fox seconded to adopt the suggested change to the pay plan shown on exhibit F from the board packet. This plan would be implemented on January 1, 2020. Motion carried unanimously.

Administrator Baker updated the board on the 2020 Budget.

08-20-19-08 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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