SWIFT COUNTY BOARD MINUTES December 3, 2019

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Chairman Hendrickx called the meeting to order at 5:00 PM. 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. Chair Hendrickx had one addition after citizens comments, request approval for the appointment of an Eligibility Worker to step 3. There were no other changes.  
12-03-19-01 Commissioner Fox moved and Commissioner P. Peterson seconded to approve the agenda as amended. Motion carried unanimously.
12-03-19-02 Commissioner P. Peterson moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to approve the Consent Agenda items: (1) Minutes from the November 19, 2019 Regular Meeting, (2) Approval of Health Insurance COBRA rates resolution 19-12-42 effective January 1, 2020, (3) Approval of resolution 19-12-43 for Minnesota Trails Maintenance Grant, (4) Approval of one Daycare Grant. Motion carried unanimously.
Commissioner E. Pederson moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to approve the Appleton Fire and Rescue bill to be paid out of board discretionary funds. After a brief discussion Commissioner Rudningen withdrew his second and Chair Hendrickx called three times for a second, motion failed due to lack of a second.
12-03-19-03 Commissioner Rudningen moved and Commissioner Fox seconded to remove Appleton Fire and Rescue bill for $2,250.00 #11597 and to approve the Commissioner warrants as follows: County General Revenue, $54,647.10; Solid Waste Fund, $6,795.57; Road and Bridge, $41,318.54; Human Services, $298.85; County Ditches Fund, $1,185.61; County Health Insurance, $436.00; Upper Minnesota Watershed, $5,586.47; Region 6 West Agency, $21,343.39; Townships & Cities Agency, $602,191.01; Rural Development Agency Fund, $31,505.66; which includes the following bills over $2,000: American Solutions for Business, $3,053.73; Dooley Petroleum, Inc., $2,369.41; Forum Communications Printing, $2,152.40; Geyer Recycling, $6,099.37; Holmgren Tree Spraying Service, $15,260.00; Life Insurance Company of North America, $2,092.48; Lund Implement Company, $10,500.00; Midwest Machinery Company, $5,600.00; NetMotion Wireless Inc., $2,425.50; Royal Tire Inc., $8,247.09; Soil Conservation Office, $14,875.00; Swift County HRA, $40,182.18; Swift County RDA, $31,505.66; Treasurer, Appleton Township, $18,394.19; Treasurer, Benson Township, $20,714.91; Treasurer, Camp Lake Township, $24,552.59; Treasurer, Cashel Township, $27,650.52; Treasurer, City of Appleton, $14,595.10; Treasurer, City of Benson, $16,483.80; Treasurer, City of Clontarf, $4,661.28; Treasurer, City of Danvers, $5,479.44; Treasurer, City of DeGraff, $2,281.20; Treasurer, City of Holloway, $3,559.82; Treasurer, City of Kerkhoven, $6,771.38; Treasurer, City of Murdock, $2,516.36; Treasurer, Clontarf Township, $16,379.20; Treasurer, Dublin Township, $34,431.53; Treasurer, Edison Township, $20,366.71; Treasurer, Fairfield Township, $17,538.80; Treasurer, Hayes Township, $24,779.57; Treasurer, Hegbert Township, $24,476.26; Treasurer, Kerkhoven Township, $23,792.75; Treasurer, Kildare Township, $26,360.98; Treasurer, Marysland Township, $22,131.25; Treasurer, Moyer Township, $19,537.42; Treasurer, Pillsbury Township, $28,761.39; Treasurer, Shible Township, $17,698.82; Treasurer, Six Mile Grove Township, $13,489.59; Treasurer, Swenoda Township, $33,611.63; Treasurer, Tara Township, $24,620.79; Treasurer, Torning Township, $26,229.00; Treasurer, West Bank Township, $40,142.55; Upper MN River Watershed District, $5,586.47; Upper MN Valley RDC, $21,343.39; Yellow Medicine County Jail, $10,128.56. Motion carried unanimously.
Chair Hendrickx held a further discussion on the Thielke fire bill. Commissioner P. Peterson moved that the Appleton Fire and Rescue bill for $2,250.00 #11597 be paid out of the Sheriff’s Department budget.
12-03-19-04 Commissioner P. Peterson moved and Commissioner Fox seconded to pay the Appleton Fire and Rescue bill for $2,250.00 #11597 to come out of the Sheriff’s Department budget. Motion carried unanimously.
Board and Committee Reports were given as follows: Commissioner P. Peterson reported on Swift County HRA. Commissioner E. Pederson reported on DAC, Extension meeting, Swift County Historical Society and Computer Professional Technology. Chairman Hendrickx reported on Southern Prairie, Negotiations and Building Committee. Commissioner Fox reported on Hospital Finance and Hospital meeting. Commissioner Rudningen reported on Prairie Lakes Youth Program, Negotiations, Building Committee, Extension, Glacial Ridge Scenic Byway and Kerkhoven EDA.
Administrator Kelsey Baker reported on Hospital meeting, Kim Madsen staff training, Policies, Finance Committee, performance reviews, Human Service Committee, Organizational Study and Wayne Knutson’s official retirement as of December 31, 2019.
Human Resource Coordinator Amanda Ness requested approval for the appointment of an Eligibility Worker at Step 3.
12-03-19-05 Commissioner Rudningen moved and Commissioner E. Pederson seconded to approve the appointment of an Eligibility Worker at Step 3. Motion carried unanimously.
Chairman Hendrickx asked for citizen’s comments. There were none.
Dan Enderson updated the Board on the Hospital Affiliation Operating Lease Agreement.
Human Services Director Catie Lee requested approval of PrimeWest JPB Agreement.
12-03-19-06 Commissioner Rudningen moved and Commissioner P. Peterson seconded to approve the PrimeWest JPB Agreement. A brief discussion was held. Motion carried unanimously.
Chair Hendrickx opened the Truth-in-Taxation Hearing at 6:04 PM. with all members present. Also present: County Administrator Kelsey Baker other county employees and members of the public.
Chair Hendrickx and Commissioner Rudningen updated the board on the building committee discussion.
Administrator Baker presented the 2020 Final Levy and Budget overview presentation. Several questions were asked and a lengthy discussion was held.
12-03-19-07 Commissioner P. Peterson moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to close the Truth-in-Taxation Hearing at 7:13 PM. Motion carried unanimously.
12-03-19-08 Commissioner P. Peterson moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.
Meeting adjourned at 7:14 PM.
 
WITNESSED:
Gary Hendrickx, Chair
ATTEST:
Kelsey Baker, County Administrator

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