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May 10

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The Board of County Commissioners of Fillmore County, Minnesota met in regular session this 10th day of May, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioners' Board Room, Fillmore County Courthouse, in the City of Preston.

The following members were present: Commissioners Marc Prestby, Randy Dahl, Duane Bakke, Mitch Lentz and Harry Root. Also present were: Bobbie Vickerman, Coordinator/Clerk; Jon Martin, Solid Waste Administrator; Brett Corson, County Attorney; David Kiehne, Recorder; Thomas Kaase, Sheriff; Ronald Gregg, Highway Engineer; Kristina Kohn, Human Resources Officer; Sam Smith, Economic Development Authority (EDA) Director; Neva Beier, Social Services Manager; Tim Hunter, Crisis Coordinator, Zumbro Valley Health Center; Bonita Underbakke; Karen Reisner, Fillmore County Journal; and Gretchen Mensink-Lovejoy, Republican-Leader.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

On motion by Lentz and seconded by Root, the Board unanimously approved the amended agenda.

On motion by Root and seconded by Dahl, the Board unanimously approved the following Consent Agenda:
1. May 3, 2016 County Board minutes, as presented.
2. Payment of Stantec Consulting Services, Inc., invoice #1041415 in the amount of $690.00 for Greenleafton Community Sanitary Project professional services for March 12, 2016 through April 8, 2016.

On motion by Bakke and seconded by Root, the Board unanimously approved payment of the following Commissioners' warrants:
WARRANTS

The Auditor's warrants were reviewed.

Brett Corson, County Attorney, and Jon Martin, Solid Waste Administrator, were present.

Attorney Corson provided the Commissioners with the most recent draft of the Waste Management
Extension Agreement. He noted that with this agreement neither party is waiving their rights per the original agreement, but this will allow for the parties through July 30th to discuss further the request to terminate the contract. Discussion ensued.

On motion by Bakke and seconded by Lenz, the Board unanimously approved for Attorney Corson to
negotiate with Waste Management for an extended timeframe through October 31, 2016 for the agreement that was presented.

The Citizen's Input portion of the meeting was opened and closed at 9:30 a.m. as no one was present to
speak.

Thomas Kaase, Sheriff, was present.

On motion by Bakke and seconded by Dahl, the Board unanimously approved to rehire Geralyn Stevens,
as a temporary jailer immediately, at her hourly base rate of pay as when previously employed at $23.4136/hr., not to exceed three (3) months as recommended by the Sheriff.

On motion by Dahl and seconded by Root, the Board unanimously approved to hire Shane McKee as an intermittent deputy at an hourly rate of $21.7588 as recommended by the Sheriff.

On motion by Root and seconded by Lentz, the following resolution was unanimously adopted:
RESOLUTION 2016-023: Support of National Emergency Medical Services Week

Kristina Kohn, Human Resources Officer, was present.

On motion by Bakke and seconded by Lentz, the Board unanimously approved the reappointment of Ronald Gregg, County Engineer, for four (4) years, effective June 1, 2016, as recommended by the Personnel Committee.

On motion by Dahl and seconded by Root, the Board unanimously accepted the resignation of Kim Wangen, Home Health Aide, effective April 29, 2016 and thanked her for her years of service to Fillmore County.

On motion by Dahl and seconded by Lentz, the Board unanimously approved the resignation of Shirl Boelter, Auditor/Treasurer, effective May 31, 2016 and authorized signature of the separation agreement and thanked her for her years of service to Fillmore County.

Neva Beier, Social Services Manager, and Tim Hunter, Crisis Coordinator, Zumbro Valley Health Center, were present.

A review of the Crisis Response for Southeast Minnesota power point was provided and Commissioner Bakke asked questions regarding the process and how it works.

On motion by Root and seconded by Dahl, the Board unanimously approved the revised Cooperative Agreement for the 2016 Crest Initiative as recommended by the Social Services Manager.

The Chair recessed the meeting at 10:19 a.m. and resumed back in session at 10:25 a.m.

On motion by Bakke and seconded by Root, the Board unanimously approved the signature of the Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC) transportation letter and asked Vickerman to forward the letter to Governor Mark Dayton, Senator Jeremy Miller and Representative Greg Davids.

Sam Smith, EDA Director, was present.

On motion by Dahl and seconded by Lentz, the Board unanimously approved the request to apply for a capitalization grant through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Program as recommended by the Economic Development Authority Committee.

On motion by Bakke and seconded by Dahl, the Board unanimously approved the signature of the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program agreement as reviewed by the County Attorney.

On motion by Root and seconded by Bakke, the following resolution was unanimously adopted:
RESOLUTION 2016-024: Support of the Regional Economic Development Study

On motion by Dahl and seconded by Root, the Board unanimously approved for Coordinator Vickerman and Commissioner Bakke to write a letter of response regarding Representative Greg Davids' newspaper article regarding MNSure and Medical Assistance (MA).

On motion by Bakke and seconded by Dahl, the Board unanimously approved to pay the registration fee, plus tax, in the amount of $1,658.16 for the 2016 Ford Transit Connect XLT Wagon for the Veteran Services Department.

Ronald Gregg, Highway Engineer, was present.

On motion by Root and seconded by Bakke, the following resolution was unanimously adopted:
RESOLUTION 2016-025: Final payment in the sum of $65,140.74 for CSAH 9, surface reconditioning project SAP 023-609-004, Bristol Township

On motion by Root and seconded by Bakke, the following resolution was unanimously adopted:
RESOLUTION 2016-026: Final payment in the sum of $105,745.93 for CSAH 14 surface reconditioning project SAP 023-614-008, Bloomfield Township

On motion by Root and seconded by Dahl, the following resolution was unanimously adopted:
RESOLUTION 2016-027: Final payment in the sum of $6,074.48 for CSAH 20 surface reconditioning project SAP 023-620-003, York Township

On motion by Lentz and seconded by Bakke, the Board unanimously approved to award the CSAH 1 Reconstruction Project SAP 023-601-027, SAP 023-601-028 and SAP 023-601-031 to low bidder Griffin Construction Company, Inc. in the sum of $3,667,377.39 with only partial State Bridge Bonding.

A review of the calendar was done and the following committee reports and announcements were given:
Bakke – Collaboration with Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) regarding the Buffer Zone, which included SWCD, Zoning, Extension and GIS. Working on getting letters out to the property owners affected. The County's perspective is that the Shoreland ordinance language and Buffer Law state two different things, looking at language for the Zoning Ordinance so that the Shoreland language matches the Buffer Law language. It would require a public hearing through the Planning Committee prior to coming before the Board. Lentz – Development Achievement Center (DAC) has annual fishing day coming up. Dahl – SEMCAC joint meeting with the HeadStart program. Prestby/Dahl – Personnel meeting with 49ers Union members regarding Memorandums of Understanding. Bakke – noted that not all legislative notices are negative; he was supportive of Senator Miller's recent mailing.

On motion by Bakke and seconded by Dahl, the Chair adjourned the meeting at 10:51 a.m.