SWIFT COUNTY BOARD MINUTES October 15, 2019

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Chairman Hendrickx called the meeting to order at 9:03 AM with all members present. 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.  
10-15-19-01 Commissioner E. Pederson moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to approve the agenda. Motion carried unanimously.
10-15-19-02 Commissioner P. Peterson moved and Commissioner Fox seconded to approve the Consent Agenda items: (1) Minutes from the October 1, 2019 Regular Meeting, (2) Approval of 2020/2021 Natural Resources Block Grant Agreement, (3) Approval of contract between the County of Swift and Nygard Family LTD Partnership for Demolition Debris Disposal Facility, (5) Approval to allow the Sheriff’s Department to open a jail petty cash account at First Security Bank, Benson MN. A brief discussion was held. Motion carried unanimously.
10-15-19-03 Commissioner Fox moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to approve the Commissioner warrants as follows: County General Revenue, $53,322.14; Solid Waste Fund, $43,768.12; Road and Bridge, $88,108.12; County Ditches Fund, $214.95; County Health Insurance, $27.00; which includes the following bills over $2,000: Albany Recycling Center, $2,285.76; Augusta Motor Works, $2,201.95; Central Specialties Inc., $80,805.58; Counties Providing Technology, $6,321.00; Kandiyohi County Sherriff’s Department, $8,898.04; Northland Business Systems, $3,144.00; Pflipsen Trucking LLC, $14,866.67; Swift County Monitor News, $2,817.68; U. S. Postal Service, $4,250.00; University of Minnesota, $3,690.46; Waste Management of WI-MN, $20,655.62; Yellow Medicine County Jail, $2,626.24. Motion carried unanimously.
Board and Committee Reports were given as follows: Commissioner P. Peterson reported on 6W Corrections, Human Services Work Session and Safe Communities Coalition. Commissioner E. Pederson reported on Historical Society, RDA, Grow meeting and Soil Water Conservation District. Chairman Hendrickx reported on 6W Corrections, PrimeWest and NACo Rural Impact County Challenge. Commissioner Fox reported on Chippewa River Technical Advisory Committee and Southwest 18 Mental Health Consortium Annual meeting. Commissioner Rudningen reported on Prairie Lakes Youth Programs, Planning and Zoning meeting, Well-being Committee and Policy Committee.
Administrator Kelsey Baker reported on Strengths training for all county employees, Organizational Study, NACo Rural Impact County Challenge Conference, Personnel update, Capital Improvement Plan Bond Recap and open enrollment.
Chairman Hendrickx asked for citizen’s comments. Mark Hughes had concerns on Broadband and Swift County Sheriff’s radio system.
KMS Elementary Principle Jeffrey Keil, held a discussion on MnDot 2024 Transportation Alternatives Program Sponsoring Agency for KMS School Safe routes Infrastructure.
10-15-19-04 Commissioner Rudningen moved and Commissioner P. Peterson seconded to approve resolution 19-10-41 for support of the MnDot 2024 Transportation Alternatives Program Sponsoring Agency for KMS School Safe routes Infrastructure. Motion carried unanimously.
Environmental Services Director Scott Collins requested approval of a Conditional Use Permit #5660 requested by Rolo Dairy to expand the dairy operation by adding a 300’ x 150’ free stall total confinement barn with a robotic milking system and a 4.1 million gallon clay lined earthen basin. The total mature dairy animal unit capacity will increase from 364 animal units to 621 animal units.
10-15-19-05 Commissioner Rudningen moved and Commissioner Fox seconded to approve Conditional Use Permit #5660 requested by Rolo Dairy to expand the dairy operation by adding a 300’ x 150’ free stall total confinement barn with a robotic milking system and a 4.1 million gallon clay lined earthen basin. The total mature dairy animal unit capacity will increase from 364 animal units to 621 animal units. A brief discussion was held. Motion carried unanimously.
County Engineer Andy Sander requested approval on quotes for a batwing mower. Discussion was held for three different options.
10-15-19-05 Commissioner Rudningen moved and Commissioner E. Pederson seconded to approve a batwing mower from Lund Implement Co. for $10,500.00. A brief discussion was held. Motion carried unanimously.
Andy Sander further discussed the bids for Bituminous Patching and recommended denying both bids and to rebid it in the spring.
10-15-19-06 Commissioner Fox moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to approve County Engineer Andy Sander’s recommendation for denying both bids. Motion carried unanimously.
Fiscal Supervisor Gary Jensen updated the board on the Financial Summary.
Human Services Director Catie Lee requested approval of both policy 2.704 County Crisis Funds and 2020-2021 MFIP Biennial Service Agreement.
10-15-19-07 Commissioner Rudningen moved and Commissioner Fox seconded to approve both policy 2.704 County Crisis Funds and 2020-2021 MFIP Biennial Service Agreement. Motion carried unanimously.
The board recessed at 10:08 AM.
The board reconvened at 10:18 AM.
Community Perspective Committee member Robert Zielsdorf presented to the board the committees recommendations on the building project. A lengthy discussion was held. No decisions were made at this time.
10-15-19-08 Commissioner P. Peterson moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.
Meeting adjourned at 10:45 AM.
WITNESSED:
Gary Hendrickx, Chair
ATTEST:
Kelsey Baker, County Administrator
 

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