SWIFT COUNTY BOARD MINUTES January 4, 2022

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County Auditor Kim Saterbak called the organizational meeting to order at 9:00 AM with all Commissioners present as well as Administrator Kelsey Baker, County Attorney Danielle Olson, Terri Orr and a few members from the public.
Auditor Saterbak asked for nominations for Chair of the Board.  Commissioner Hendrickx nominated Commissioner Fox.  Auditor Saterbak asked for additional nominations.
Commissioner Rudningen moved nomination cease and a unanimous ballot be cast. Motion carried unanimously and Commissioner Fox was named Board Chair for 2022. (Resolution 22-01-01)
Auditor Saterbak asked for nominations for Vice Chair of the Board.  Chairman Fox nominated Commissioner P. Peterson. Auditor Saterbak asked for additional nominations.
Commissioner Rudningen moved nomination cease and a unanimous ballot be cast. Motion carried unanimously and Commissioner P. Peterson was named Board Vice Chair for 2022. (Resolution 22-01-02)
Auditor Saterbak turned the meeting over to Chairman Fox.
Chairman Fox asked if there were any changes to the agenda.  There was one correction on Resolution No. 22-01-06.  The mileage is changed from 56 cents to 58.5 cents per mile.  There were no other changes.   
Commissioner E. Pederson moved and Commissioner P. Peterson seconded to approve the amended agenda. Motion carried unanimously.
Consider approval of Minutes from December 21, 2021 Regular Meeting.
Consider approval of the appointment of a Social Worker at Step 6.
Commissioner Rudningen moved and Commissioner Hendrickx seconded to approve the Consent Agenda. Motion carried unanimously.
Commissioner E. Pederson moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to approve the Commissioner Warrants and review Auditor Warrants.  Motion carried unanimously.
Commissioner warrants are as follows: Revenue: $79,453.79; Solid Waste Fund: $11,288.83; County Road & Bridge: $11,747.05; County Health Insurance: $29.38; which includes the following bills over $2,000: Dons Building Center, $4,165.77; Lexipol LLC, $2,184.00; MN Counties Intergovernmental Trust, $7,512.00; Motorola, $10,000.00; Nobles County Sheriff, $2,875.00; Swift County Human Services, $6,250.00; Tritech Software Systems, $41,710.89; Waste Management Of WI-MN $9,765.47; Yellow Medicine County Jail, $2,903.99.
Commissioner Hendrickx had no reports. Commissioner Rudningen had no reports. Commissioner E. Pederson had no reports. Commissioner P.  Peterson had no reports.  Chairman Fox had no reports.  
Administrator Kelsey Baker reported on the Vaccine Mandate Policy.
Chairman Fox asked for citizens comments.  Jess Berge had concerns on the Vaccination Mandate.
Administrator Kelsey Baker requested approval of the organizational meeting items.
Commissioner Rudningen moved and Commissioner P. Peterson seconded to approve Resolution No. 22-01-03 to appoint Dr. A Quinn Strobl as the County Medical Examiner for 2022 and may be supported by the Anoka County Staff in the Anoka County Medical Examiner’s Office. Motion carried unanimously.
Commissioner Hendrickx moved and Commissioner E. Pederson seconded to approve Resolution No. 22-01-04 adopting the 2022 Board Committee Representatives, Advisory Committee Representatives, and Joint Ditch Board Representatives as.  A brief discussion was held.  Motion carried unanimously.
Commissioner Hendrickx moved and Commissioner E. Pederson seconded to approve Resolution No. 22-01-05 setting the Swift County Board meetings as follows: 1st Tuesday of the month at 9:00 AM and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 9:00 AM, with these exceptions: June 21, 2022 meeting will be moved from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM for the Board of Equalization; and the December 7, 2022 meeting will be moved from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM for the TNT meeting.  Swift County Board of Commissioner’s meeting will be held at 301 14th St N in Benson, Minnesota.  The board will also hold the following special meeting: Thursday December 29, 2022 at 9:00 AM for the end of the year. A brief discussion was held. Motion carried 4-1 with Chairman Fox opposing.
Commissioner Rudningen moved and Commissioner P. Peterson seconded to approve the change of Resolution No. 22-01-06 setting the 2022 mileage reimbursement rate at the IRS rate of 58.5 cents per mile.  Motion carried unanimously.
Commissioner Hendrickx moved and Commissioner E. Pederson seconded to approve Resolution No. 22-01-07 adopting the alternate proposal laid out by the Swift County Monitor.  Swift County would then use the Swift County Monitor’s rate that they bid and also publish in the other two papers in the County.  Swift County Monitor as the County’s official newspaper of 2022 with the Appleton Press as the secondary paper.  Motion carried unanimously.
Commissioner Rudningen moved and Commissioner P. Peterson seconded to approve Resolution No. 22-01-08 for the County Treasurer, Sheriff, Attorney, County Administrator and Commissioners as the Elected Officials designated to attend the annual conferences for their offices.  Motion carried unanimously.
Commissioner Rudningen moved and Commissioner P. Peterson seconded to approve Resolution No. 22-01-09 for the 2022 bounties as follows: Beaver bounty $100.00 for beavers (in or out of season) in designated ditches only with the approval of the Parks and Drainage Supervisor and/or County Engineer.  Pocket gopher bounty paid to the township as $3.00 per gopher when the township pays a minimum of $5.00 per gopher or $2.00 per gopher when the township is less than $5.00 per gopher.  A brief discussion was held.  Motion carried unanimously.
Commissioner Rudningen moved and Commissioner Hendrickx seconded to approve Resolution No. 22-01-010 allocating the cost of the County Attorney’s services to Human Services to the Social Welfare Fund.  Motion carried unanimously.
Commissioner Hendrickx moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to approve Resolution No. 22-01-11 setting the corporate signatures for 2022.  Motion carried unanimously.
Commissioner P. Peterson moved and Commissioner Hendrickx seconded to approve Resolution No. 22-01-12 for the designation of corporate depositories for 2022.  Motion carried unanimously.
Commissioner Rudningen moved and Commissioner Hendrickx seconded to approve Resolution No. 22-01-13 on the definition of employee for purposes of Workers Compensation.  Motion carried unanimously.
Commissioner Hendrickx moved and Commissioner P. Peterson seconded to approve Resolution No. 22-01-14 setting 2022 wages of elected officials.  Motion carried unanimously.
Commissioner Rudningen moved and Commissioner Hendrickx seconded to approve Resolution No. 22-01-15 for the County Engineer to receive the same cost of living and other benefits provided to nonunion employees for 2022.  Motion carried unanimously.
Administrator Kelsey Baker request approval of the Swift County Vaccination, Testing and Face Cover Policy.
Sheriff Holtz asked the board if Chief Deputy Hoffman could speak. Chief Deputy spoke in regards to the Mandate.
Commissioner Hendrickx moved and Commissioner Fox seconded to approve the Swift County Vaccination, Testing and Face Covering Policy.  A lengthy discussion was held.  Motion was made to amend and to only enact this policy upon the ruling of the Supreme Court that would make this a temporary regulation per 29 CFR.   A lengthy discussion was held.  Motion carried 4-1 with P. Peterson opposing.
Commissioner Hendrickx moved and Commissioner E. Pederson seconded to approve the amended Swift County Vaccination, Testing and Face Covering Policy to only enact this policy upon the ruling of the Supreme Court that would make this a temporary regulation per 29 CFR.   A discussion was held.  Motion carried 4-1 with P. Peterson opposing.
Chairman Fox adjourned the meeting at 9:58 AM.

WITNESSED:
Joe Fox, Chair
ATTEST:
Kelsey Baker, County Administrator
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