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July 5

Minutes


The Board of County Commissioners of Fillmore County, Minnesota met in special session this 5th day of July, 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; Travis Gransee, Dodge, Fillmore Olmsted (DFO) Community Services; Thomas Kaase, Sheriff; Karen Reisner, Fillmore County Journal; and Gretchen Mensink-Lovejoy, Republican-Leader.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

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

On motion by Bakke and seconded by Dahl, the Board unanimously approved to remove the June 28, 2016 Board minutes from the Consent Agenda.

On motion by Dahl and seconded by Lentz, the Board unanimously approved the following amended Consent Agenda:
1. June 28, 2016 County Board minutes.
2. Payment of 3rd quarter invoice for 2016 in the amount of $9,352.50 to Community and Economic Development Associates for economic development staffing services.
3. Merit increase for Debra Leutink, Eligibility Worker, to Merit Grade 28/Step 4 (D) effective July 5, 2016 as recommended by the Social Services Manager.
4. Family and Medical Leave for employee #1520 for up to twelve (12) weeks, effective July 13, 2016 in accordance with County Policies.
5. Family and Medical Leave for employee #1165 for up to twelve (12) weeks, effective May 7, 2016 in accordance with County Policies.

On motion by Bakke and seconded by Lentz, the Board unanimously amended the June 28, 2016 Board minutes to read as follows:
On motion by Root and seconded by Bakke, the following resolution was unanimously adopted: RESOLUTION 2016-032: Amendment to the Fillmore County Zoning Ordinance, Section 612, Shoreland; to bring the ordinance into compliance to match the language with the newly passed buffer law

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.

Travis Gransee, Director – Dodge, Fillmore, Olmsted (DFO) Community Services, was present. Gransee gave a general update on DFO Community Services.
On motion by Root and seconded by Bakke, the following resolution was unanimously adopted:
RESOLUTION 2016-036: Proclamation of Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision week from July 17-23, 2016

Carrie Huffman, Auditor/Treasurer, was present.

On motion by Dahl and seconded by Bakke, the Board unanimously approved the purchase of EZ Pull Rolling Supply Bags for 37 precincts from Election Source at $159.00 each for a total of $5,883.00 to be paid out of the Election budget with a transfer of the funds from the Part-time Election Employee account to the Supplies account.

On motion by Dahl and seconded by Root, the Board unanimously approved to move $1,000 from the Part-time Employee Election budget to the Stationary and Forms account for Elections.

On motion by Root and seconded by Dahl, the Board unanimously approved payment of the third quarter invoice of $100,515.00 to Olmsted County Community Services for Dodge-Fillmore-Olmsted (DFO) Community Corrections 2016 appropriation in accordance with the Joint Powers Agreement.

A motion was made by Dahl and seconded by Lentz to award the low bid of $5,586.88 from Canton Heating and Cooling LLC for four (4) water bottle filler stations through the Wellness program and Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) funds as recommended by the Wellness Committee. The Chair called for a vote. Commissioners voting "aye": Prestby, Dahl, Root and Lentz. Commissioners voting "nay": Bakke. The motion carried.

The Citizens Input portion of the meeting was opened and closed at 9:35 a.m. as no one was present to speak.

Neva Beier, Social Services Manager, Community Services, was present.

On motion by Bakke and seconded by Root, the Board unanimously approved the hire of an unpaid intern from August, 2016 to May, 2017 as recommended by the Community Services Committee.

Jessica Erickson, Director of Nursing, Community Services, was present.

On motion by Dahl and seconded by Bakke, the Board unanimously approved a Public Health credit card as recommended by Community Services Committee.

A motion was made by Dahl and seconded by Bakke to approve the proposed Trail Towns Bike Purchase Program and promotion of the program through SHIP grants as recommended by the Community Services Committee. The Chair called for a vote. Commissioners voting "aye": Prestby, Dahl, Lentz and Bakke. Commissioners voting "nay": Root. The motion carried.

On motion by Bakke and seconded by Dahl, the Board unanimously approved the Fillmore Central School District and Kingsland School District funding to support school-based agriculture and healthy eating/active living in childcare through the SHIP grants as recommended by the Community Services Committee.

On motion by Bakke and seconded by Dahl, the Board unanimously approved the Stericycle Service contract for medical waste services in the sum of $77.47 per month as recommended by the Director of Nursing.

On motion by Dahl and seconded by Lentz, the Board unanimously approved the Veterans Choice Program (VCP) Provider Agreement as recommended by the Community Services Committee.

Thomas Kaase, Sheriff, was present.

On motion by Bakke and seconded by Root, the Board unanimously approved to allow the Fillmore County Fair Board to use up to five (5) Fillmore County light tower generators for security lighting during the Fillmore County Fair on July 18-24, 2016.

On motion by Bakke and seconded Lentz, the Board unanimously approved the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Auditing Services contract for auditing services.

Sheriff Kaase notified the Board that at the present time an inmate was unaccounted for and the Sheriff's Office is in the process of tracking down the inmate.

The Chair recessed the meeting at 10:10 a.m. and resumed back in session at 10:20 a.m. Bobbie Vickerman, Coordinator, was present.
On motion by Dahl and seconded by Bakke, the Board unanimously accepted the resignation of Heidi Knepper, Property Appraiser, effective July 15, 2016 and thanked her for her service to Fillmore County.

On motion by Dahl and seconded by Root, the Board unanimously approved to advertise for a replacement Property Appraiser. Applications from regular County employees and the public will be received in the Coordinator's Office until 4:30, Friday, July 29, 2016.

A review of the calendar was done and the following committee reports and announcements were given: Prestby/Lentz - Law Enforcement meeting and discussed the auditing services that were approved during the meeting, along with the use of the light tower generators and discussed the jail incident.

The Chair recessed the County Board meeting at 10:26 a.m. and resumed back in session at 11:00 a.m. for the Airport 101 Presentation.

Attending on behalf of Bolton & Menk, Inc. for the Airport 101 Presentation were: Caleb Curran, Videographer; Chris Gardner, Airport Planner; Melissa Underwood, Senior Aviation Planner; and Ron Roetzel, Principal Manager/Aviation Group Manager.

All Fillmore County Board members were present. Also present were: Bobbie Vickerman, Coordinator/Clerk; Ronald Gregg, Highway Engineer; Pam Schroeder, Highway/Airport Office Manager; Cristal Adkins, Zoning Administrator; Sam Smith, Economic Development Authority (EDA) Director, Community and Economic Development Associates (CEDA); Brent Kohn, Maintenance Superintendent; Will Mensink; Bill Wright; Patrick Webb; Dave Mensink; Kent Dornink; Loren Finseth; Isaac Deters and Antoinette Cummings, Deters Aviation; Sarah Wangen, Preston Tourism Director; Richard Keith; Karen Reisner, Fillmore County Journal; and Gretchen Mensink-Lovejoy, Republican-Leader.

Ron Roetzel, Principal Manager/Aviation Group Manager; and Melissa Underwood, Senior Aviation Planner, from Bolton & Menk, Inc., provided a presentation called Airport 101 – Airport Planning & Development Overview.

On motion by Lentz and seconded by Dahl, the Chair adjourned the meeting at 12:28 p.m.