SWIFT COUNTY BOARD MINUTES October 1, 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, Terri Orr, 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.  

10-01-19-01 Commissioner E. Pederson moved and Commissioner P. Peterson seconded to approve the agenda. Motion carried unanimously.

Commissioner Rudningen joined the board meeting at 9:01 AM.

10-01-19-02 Commissioner Fox moved and Commissioner P. Peterson seconded to approve the Consent Agenda items: (1) Minutes from the September 17, 2019 Regular Meeting, (2) Approval of 2020 Ditch Special Assessments, (3) Approval of Policy 3.303 MSHO Secure Blue, (4) Approval of one daycare grant, (5) Approval for the Swift County HRA to apply a special assessment to the property at 207 9th St N. Benson, MN 56215. A brief discussion was held. Motion carried unanimously.

10-01-19-03 Commissioner E. Pederson moved and Commissioner Fox seconded to approve the Commissioner warrants as follows: County General Revenue, $193,760.77; Solid Waste Fund, $20,426.44; Road and Bridge, $31,799.93; Human Services, $314.74; County Ditches Fund, $13,877.79; County Health Insurance, $841.00; which includes the following bills over $2,000: Bolton & Menk, Inc., $12,253.50; Melissa Bullard, $2,278.10; Dooley Petroleum, Inc., $2,318.40; Esri, $4,646.00; Geyer Recycling, $6,099.33; Johnson Controls, $4,603.40; K & K Tiling Inc., $11,619.65; Life Insurance Company of North America, $2,092.48; Piotter Construction, $7,259.39; Royal Tire Inc., $4,188.60; Soil & Water Conservation Office, $4,157.52; Sussner Construction, $159,850.10; Waste Management Of WI-MN, $10,484.74. Motion carried unanimously.

Board and Committee Reports were given as follows: Commissioner P. Peterson reported on Countryside Public Health and Prairie Five Community Action Council. Commissioner E. Pederson reported on DAC, Fair Board appreciation dinner, Computer Professionals Technology, Census meeting and the retirement party for Mary Amundson. Chairman Hendrickx reported on the Private Industry Council, Prairie Waters Annual meeting, AMC Futures, Community Perspective Committee, RDC, PrimeWest, Southern Prairie and LELS Union negotiations. Commissioner Fox reported on CareerForce Open House for the Private Industry Council, Pomme de Terre, Fair Board appreciation dinner, Joint Ditch #9 meeting, Hospital Finance and Hospital meeting. Commissioner Rudningen reported on Prairie Lakes Youth Programs, Minnesota House Bonding Committee tour, Emergency Services Radio Board and LELS Union negotiations.

Chairman Hendrickx asked for citizen’s comments. Mark Hughes had concerns on recycling at the Lorenz building, Dollar General, purchase of the Swift County Sheriff’s radio system, brands of vehicles Swift County uses and the safety of Swift County employees.

Parks, Drainage & Wetlands Supervisor Mike Johnson and John Kolb Attorney from Rinke Noonan held a discussion and addressed the situation on Lateral E of JD #19. Dave Fremling and Randy Brandt voiced their concerns with this issue.

The board recessed at 10:20 AM.

The board reconvened at 10:28 AM.

County Engineer Andy Sander requested approval on bid for Gravel Crushing. Discussion was held for two different options.

10-01-19-04 Commissioner Fox moved and Commissioner Rudningen second to approve option B for full quantity of 45,000 yards @ $6.45 per yard. A lengthy discussion was held. Motion carried unanimously
Andy Sander further requested final approval for Resolution 19-10-40 for projects S.A.P. 076-625-014 and C.P. 018-001 to Duinick, Inc.

10-01-19-05 Commissioner P. Peterson moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to approve Resolution 19-10-39 for projects S.A.P. 076-625-014 and C.P. 018-001 to Duinick, Inc. Motion carried unanimously.

Chairman Hendrickx requested approval for $10,000 to go to Kerkhoven Swift Planning Grant.

10-01-19-06 Commissioner Rudningen moved and Commissioner Fox seconded to approve $10,000 for the Kerkhoven Swift Planning Grant. Motion carried unanimously.

The board recessed at 10:37 AM.

The board reconvened at 11:05 AM for the Human Services Work Session.

10-01-19-08 Commissioner P. Peterson moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.

Meeting adjourned at 1:32 PM.
 
WITNESSED:
Gary Hendrickx, Chair
ATTEST:
Kelsey Baker, County Administrator

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