The Board of County Commissioners of Fillmore County, Minnesota met in regular session this 8th day of August, 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 Randy Dahl, Mitch Lentz, Duane Bakke, Marc Prestby and Gary Peterson. Also present were: Bobbie Vickerman, Coordinator/Clerk; Ronald Gregg, Highway Engineer; 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 Lentz and seconded by Bakke, the Board unanimously approved the agenda.
On motion by Prestby and seconded by Peterson, the Board unanimously approved the following Consent Agenda:
1. August 1, 2017 County Board minutes, as presented.
2. Family and Medical Leave for employee #1291 effective August 10, 2017 for up to twelve (12) weeks in accordance with County policies.
On motion by Bakke and seconded by Lentz, the Board unanimously approved payment of the following Commissioners' warrants:
The Auditor's warrants were reviewed.
Ronald Gregg, Highway Engineer, was present on behalf of Cristal Adkins, Zoning Administrator.
On motion by Lentz and seconded by Prestby, the Board unanimously approved an access permit for Stephen and Diane Hafner, Section 27, Bloomfield Township, to expand an existing driveway access to accommodate larger equipment as recommended by the Highway Engineer and Zoning Administrator.
Kristina Kohn, Human Resources Officer, was present.
On motion by Peterson and seconded by Lentz, the Board unanimously approved the second reading and final updates to the Insurance and Other Benefits policy.
On motion by Lentz and seconded by Prestby, the Board unanimously approved the resignation to retire from Tom Mosher, Deputy Sheriff, effective September 28, 2017 and thanked him for his years of service with Fillmore County.
The first reading of the proposed updates to the Discipline policy was reviewed.
Ronald Gregg, Highway Engineer, and Pam Schroeder, Highway/Airport Office Manager, were present.
On motion by Bakke and seconded by Lentz, the following resolution was unanimously adopted:
RESOLUTION 2017-031: Federal Aviation Administration grant
On motion by Peterson and seconded by Prestby, the Board unanimously approved a Grant Agreement for Airport Improvements and Master Plan and match by Fillmore County in the sum of $27,003.
On motion by Bakke and seconded by Lentz, the Board unanimously approved the Federal Airport Funding Repayment Agreement with Mahnomen County, MN, to use their Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) entitlement funds for improvements at the Fillmore County Airport as recommended by the Highway Engineer.
The Citizens Input portion of the meeting was opened and closed at 9:31 a.m. as no one was present to speak.
Highway Engineer Gregg and Highway/Airport Office Manager Schroeder presented the following proposed 2018 budgets: Highway and Airport.
The Chair recessed the meeting at 10:55 a.m. and resumed back in session at 11:04 a.m.
The Highway and Airport budget review continued.
On motion by Bakke and seconded by Prestby, the Board unanimously approved the request from the Fillmore County Agricultural Society to use up to four (4) Fillmore County Light Tower Generators for security lighting on August 12, 2017 for the Root River Fest at the Fillmore County Fairgrounds.
A review of the calendar was done and the following committee reports and announcements were given:
Lentz: Developmental Achievement Center (DAC) working on replacing Executive Director Position; Lentz/Dahl: Department Heads – Courthouse Security, budgets, centralized office purchasing; and Lentz/Dahl: Community Services – budget review.
On motion by Bakke and seconded by Lentz, the Chair adjourned the meeting at 11:34 a.m.