SWIFT COUNTY BOARD MINUTES September 17, 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. Chairman Hendrickx had two additional changes under other business, consider approving Chief Deputy Recorder into the County Recorder and Registrar of Titles position and consider approving the new job description for Deputy Recorder. There were no other changes.

  
09-17-19-01 Commissioner Fox moved and Commissioner E. Pederson seconded to approve the agenda as amended. Motion carried unanimously.

09-17-19-02 Commissioner E. Pederson moved and Commissioner P. Peterson seconded to approve the Consent Agenda items: (1) Minutes from the September 3, 2019 Regular Meeting, (2) Approval of 2020 Ditch Special Assessments for approval on October 1, 2019, (3) Approval of County Wide Striping 2019, (4) Approval for the annual weed spraying of a portion of the roadside ditches, (5) Approval of two daycare grants. Motion carried unanimously.

09-17-19-03 Commissioner Fox moved and Commissioner E. Pederson seconded to approve the Commissioner warrants as follows: County General Revenue, $49,902.87; Solid Waste Fund, $47,769.38; Road and Bridge, $131,215.26; Human Services, $91.26; County Ditches Fund, $1,923.48; County Health Insurance, $35.00; which includes the following bills over $2,000: Central Specialties Inc., $111,002.89; CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, $4,500.00; Contech Engineered Solutions LLC, $10,238.50; Counties Providing Technology, $6,321.00; DoMats Family Foods, $2,622.78; Michael Jerve, $10,000.00; Kandiyohi County Auditor Treasurer, $11,315.46; Pflipsen Trucking LLC, $17,288.82; Runnings Supply Inc., $2,839.27; Southside Body Shop & Glass, $3,962.16; Swift County Environmental Services, $4,000.00; University Of Minnesota, $5,305.23; Waste Management Of WI-MN, $13,261.54. Motion carried unanimously.

Commissioner Rudningen joined the board meeting at 9:05 AM.

Board and Committee Reports were given as follows: Commissioner P. Peterson reported on the Joint Swift County Benson Hospital meeting and 6W Corrections. Commissioner E. Pederson reported on the Joint Swift County Benson Hospital meeting and Soil Water Conservation District. Chairman Hendrickx reported on the Senate Hearing on DHS regarding Primwest, Community Perspective Committee and AMC Fall Policy Conference. Commissioner Fox reported on the Joint Swift County Benson Hospital meeting, Restorative Practice, AMC Fall Policy Conference, Private Industry Council and CareerForce Open House. Commissioner Rudningen reported on Community Perspective Committee, the Joint Swift County Benson Hospital meeting, Enhancing the Organization Committee and meeting with Representative Dave Baker for Prairie Lakes Youth Programs.

Administrator Kelsey Baker reported on the Swift County Fair Volunteer Appreciation Supper, AMC Fall Policy Conference, Enhancing the Organization Committee, Jim Mulder Organizational Study and an employee job opening.

Chairman Hendrickx asked for citizen’s comments. Mark Hughes has concerns on tipping fees, open meetings and the Hospital and Clinic lease.

Scott Collins, Environmental Services Director requested approval of a Conditional Use Permit #5645 requested by David & Dennis Holt, 410 150th Ave. NE, Murdock, MN 56271 (owner) for a conditional use permit for grading and filling. This permit is for the purpose of preventing erosion, which includes bank stabilization, control sediment and pollutants, and preserve existing vegetation.

09-17-19-04 Commissioner Rudningen moved and Commissioner P. Peterson seconded to approve a Conditional Use Permit #5645 requested by David & Dennis Holt, 410 150th Ave. NE, Murdock, MN 56271 (owner) for a conditional use permit for grading and filling. This permit is for the purpose of preventing erosion, which includes bank stabilization, control sediment and pollutants, and preserve existing vegetation. A brief discussion was held. Motion carried unanimously.

Scott Collins, Environmental Services Director requested approval for a Conditional Use Permit #5647 with the addition of special condition #5 the dual lighting system, requested by Jeffrey Mumm, 337 2nd Ave., Newport, MN 55055 (owner) & Verizon Wireless LLC, 1635 E. Ponto Lk., Rd. NW, Backus, MN 56435 (Lessee) for constructing a wireless communication facility, which includes a 199’ self-support lattice tower and associated ground equipment and fencing. 

09-17-19-05 Commissioner Rudningen moved and Commissioner Fox seconded to approve a Conditional Use Permit #5647 with the addition of special condition #5 the dual lighting system, requested by Jeffrey Mumm, 337 2nd Ave., Newport, MN 55055 (owner) & Verizon Wireless LLC, 1635 E. Ponto Lk., Rd. NW, Backus, MN 56435 (Lessee) for constructing a wireless communication facility, which includes a 199’ self-support lattice tower and associated ground equipment and fencing. A brief discussion was held. Motion carried unanimously.

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

Administrator Kelsey Baker presented the 2020 Budget and requested approval of resolution 19-09-38 on the 2020 preliminary budget and levy for Swift County.

Commissioner Fox moved to increase the levy to 7%. The motion was called three times and without a second the motion will not be considered.

09-17-19-06 Commissioner Rudningen moved and Commissioner P. Peterson second to approve the 2020 preliminary budget and a 5% levy increase for Swift County. A lengthy discussion was held. Motion carried 4-1 with Commissioner Fox opposing.

Commissioner Fox and Commissioner E. Pederson moved to postpone the classification and compensation ongoing maintenance proposal with DDA Human Resources Inc.

Administrator Kelsey Baker requested approval for Chief Deputy Recorder into the County Recorder and Registrar of Titles position.

09-17-19-07 Commissioner Fox moved and Commissioner P. Peterson seconded to approve for Chief Deputy Recorder into the County Recorder and Registrar of Titles position. Motion carried unanimously.

Administrator Baker further requested approval for the new job description for Deputy Recorder.

09-17-19-08 Commissioner P. Peterson moved and Commissioner E. Pederson seconded to approve the new job description for Deputy Recorder. Motion carried unanimously.

09-17-19-09 Commissioner P. Peterson moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.

Meeting adjourned at 10:51 AM.
WITNESSED:
Gary Hendrickx, Chair
ATTEST:
Kelsey Baker, County Administrator
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