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January 10

Minutes


The Board of County Commissioners of Fillmore County, Minnesota met in regular session this 10th day of January, 2017 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 Gary Peterson. Also present were: Bobbie Vickerman, Coordinator/Clerk; Wayne Stenberg, Executive Director, Semcac; Rob Gross, Supervisor, and Sasha Holst, Cemetery Representative, State Veterans Cemetery; Neva Beier, Social Services Manager; Ronald Gregg, Highway Engineer; Donna Rasmussen, District Administrator, Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD); Jennifer Ronnenberg, Water Management Coordinator, SWCD; David Kiehne, Recorder; Terry Schultz, Building Maintenance Supervisor; Kristina Kohn, Human Resources Officer; Bonita Underbakke; Karen Reisner, Fillmore County Journal; and Gretchen Mensink-Lovejoy, Republican-Leader.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

On motion by Bakke and seconded by Prestby, the Board unanimously approved the agenda.

On motion by Prestby and seconded by Lentz, the Board unanimously approved the following Consent Agenda:
1. January 3, 2017 County Board minutes, as presented.
2. Payment of 4th quarter invoice of $14,769.77 to Mayo Clinic for medical examiner/autopsy services in accordance with agreement and 2016 budget.

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

The Auditor's warrants were reviewed.

Wayne Stenberg, Executive Director, Semcac, was present.

Mr. Stenberg gave the annual 2016 annual report and updates. He also gave an update on the Bluff Country Housing and Re-development Authority (Bluff County HRA).

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

Rob Gross, Supervisor, and Sasha Holst, Cemetery Representative, State Veterans Cemetery, were present.

Mr. Gross gave an update and overview of services that have occurred at the State Veterans Cemetery located in Preston, Minnesota.

Donna Rasmussen, District Administrator, and Jennifer Ronnenberg, Water Management Coordinator, Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD), were present.

On motion by Bakke and seconded by Prestby, the following resolution was unanimously adopted:
RESOLUTION 2017-005: Adopt and implement the Root River Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan

On motion by Bakke and seconded by Prestby, the Board unanimously approved the Root River One Watershed, One Plan Joint Powers Agreement as recommended by the District Administrator, SWCD.

Ronald Gregg, Highway Engineer, was present.

On motion by Bakke and seconded by Lentz, the Board unanimously approved the renewal of the annual AutoCAD Civil 3D design software with the addition of one licensed user in the sum of $4,667.61 as recommended by the Highway Engineer.

The Chair recessed the meeting at 10:07 a.m. and resumed back in session at 10:15 a.m.

David Kiehne, Recorder, was present.

Recorder Kiehne reviewed the 2016 compliance report concerning the recording requirements.

On motion by Prestby and seconded by Peterson, the Board unanimously approved the 2017 Annual Recorder's and Unallocated Fund request, noting that if the vendor and contract change for the copy machine the approval would allow the change.

Terry Schultz, Building Maintenance Supervisor, was present.

The bids for electrical work for the new ABM compacter at the Resource Recovery Center will be brought back for consideration at a meeting in the future due to different voltages on the bids.

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

On motion by Lentz and seconded by Peterson, the Board unanimously approved the Purchase of Service Agreement Mental Health Services Targeted Case Management with Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center for 2017 as recommended by the Social Services Manager. (On file in the Community Services – Social Services Department)

On motion by Lentz and seconded by Bakke, the Board unanimously approved the Purchase of Service Agreement for Mental Health Services Case Management and Targeted Case Management with Zumbro Valley Health Center for 2017 as recommended by the Social Services Manager. (On file in the Community Services – Social Services Department)

On motion by Prestby and seconded by Lentz, the Board unanimously approved the addendum to the Adult and Children's Mobile Crisis Grant Cooperative Agreement for 2016-2017 as recommended by the Social Services Manager. (On file in the Community Services – Social Services Department)

Kristina Kohn, Human Resources Officer, was present.

Discussion was held on the structure of the Solid Waste Department. Discussion will be brought back to the Personnel Committee.

A review of the calendar was done and the following committee reports and announcements were given:
Dahl – Semcac – Board roles and responsibilities, funding still an issue; Peterson – did call Winneshiek Landfill and attended Water Resources Joint Powers Board (JPB); Bakke – Water Resources JPB – elected officers, rent agreement, director resignation and looked at possibility of joint hire for director for two entities (Water Resources JPB and Water Advisory Committee). Prestby – Minnesota Department of Revenue letter for Cindy Blagsvedt reappointment; and Lentz – Development Achievement Center – parent/guardian meetings for clients, changes in regulations.

On motion by Bakke and seconded by Peterson, the Chair adjourned the meeting at 11:03 a.m.