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April 3

Minutes


The Board of County Commissioners of Fillmore County, Minnesota met in special session this 3rd day of April, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioners' Board Room, Fillmore County Courthouse, in the City of Preston.

The following members were present: Commissioners Mitch Lentz, Duane Bakke, Randy Dahl, Gary Peterson and Marc Prestby. Also present were: Bobbie Vickerman, Coordinator/Clerk-Auditor/Treasurer; Brett Corson, County Attorney; David Kiehne, Recorder; Cristal Adkins, Zoning Administrator; Ron Gregg, Highway Engineer; Brent Kohn, Maintenance Superintendent; Thomas Kaase, Sheriff; Deb Zimmer, Spring Valley City Administrator; Bill Rohe, Spring Valley Veterans Home Chair; Dave Foster, Spring Valley Veterans Committee; Sarah Monroe, Victim Services, Dodge-Fillmore-Olmsted; Jessica Erickson, Director of Nursing; Bonita Underbakke; and Karen Reisner, Fillmore County Journal.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

On motion by Bakke and seconded by Dahl, the amended agenda was unanimously approved.

On motion by Prestby and seconded by Peterson, the Board unanimously approved the following Consent Agenda:
1. March 27, 2018 County Board minutes, as presented.
2. Approval of gambling permit for Preston Golf & Country Club, Inc. for raffle with drawing on September 29, 2018.
3. Consumption and Display permit and 3.2 Malt Liquor license renewal for Preston Golf and Country Club for April 1, 2018 to April 1, 2019.

The Auditor's warrants were reviewed.

Sarah Monroe, Victim Services, was present.

On motion by Bakke and seconded by Prestby, the Board unanimously approved the proclamation for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) for the month of April, 2018.

David Kiehne, Recorder, and Brett Corson, County Attorney, were present

On motion by Bakke and seconded by Dahl, the following resolution was unanimously adopted:
RESOLUTION 2018-010: Create authority to approve or deny parcel splits

On motion by Bakke and seconded by Prestby, the Board unanimously approved the Fillmore County Land Transfer Policy on property transfers with the authority to require certain information and compliance with rules and regulations of Fillmore County.

Cristal Adkins, Zoning Administrator, was present.

On motion by Bakke and seconded by Prestby, the Board unanimously approved an access permit for Brad and Judy Herman and Earl and Bev Haas for a new field driveway in Section 20, Newburg Township, as recommended by the Highway Engineer and Zoning Administrator.

On motion by Dahl and seconded by Prestby, the Board unanimously approved an access permit for Timothy and Susan Gossman for a new field driveway, Section 16, Jordan Township, as recommended by the Highway Engineer and Zoning Administrator.

On motion by Bakke and seconded by Dahl, the Board unanimously approved the close out and completion of the 2017 NRBG Shoreland Grant as recommended by the Zoning Administrator.

On motion by Peterson and seconded by Bakke, the Board unanimously approved the close out and completion of the 2017 NRBG SSTS Grant as recommended by the Zoning Administrator.

On motion by Bakke and seconded by Dahl, the Board unanimously approved the close out and completion of the 2017 NRBG SSTS Incentive Grant as recommended by the Zoning Administrator.

Sheriff Kaase was questioned as to why Leif Erickson, Deputy Sheriff, attended the SE Emergency Management Services conference as the Board felt it was the Emergency Manager who should attend. Kaase noted that it was not Emergency Management training, noting it was training to maintain his EMT certification. The Board also questioned regarding the mileage for Eugene Johnson, Jailer; it was noted that mileage should be from Preston to Rochester and back, not from home.

On motion by Bakke and seconded by Dahl, noting that Sheriff Kaase and Coordinator Vickerman will work on the two bills in question, the Board unanimously approved payment of the following Commissioners' warrants:
WARRANTS

On motion by Dahl and seconded by Peterson, the Board unanimously approved an access permit for Ryan and Bobbie Laganiere to expand their existing driveway access for a better access on County Road 5, Section 22, City of Wykoff, as recommended by the Highway Engineer and Zoning Administrator.

The Citizen's Input portion of the meeting was opened and closed at 9:37 a.m., as no one was present to speak.

Ron Gregg, Highway Engineer, was present.

On motion by Dahl and seconded by Prestby, the Board unanimously approved to advertise for the replacement of Bridge No. L4899, Beaver Township, Project Number SAP 023-599-198, as recommended by the Highway Engineer.

On motion by Bakke and seconded by Peterson, the Board unanimously approved the purchase of Dude Solutions Software to assist in data collection and tracking as recommended by the Highway Engineer.

On motion by Dahl and seconded by Prestby, the Board unanimously approved the purchase of a HIVE (Hydraulic Inspection Vehicle Explorer) to enhance the data collection of the County's culverts and other infrastructures as recommended by the Highway Engineer.

On motion by Bakke and seconded by Peterson, the following resolution as unanimously adopted:
RESOLUTION 2018-011: Advancing $321,124.27 out of the 2019 State Aid Regular Construction Funds to replace Bridge No. 7950 on County State Aid Highway No. 1, south of the City of Ostrander

Thomas Kaase, Sheriff, was present.

On motion by Bakke and seconded by Peterson, the Board unanimously approved the recognition and proclamation for National Public Safety Telecommunicators for the week of April 8-14, 2018, as recommended by Sheriff Kaase.

The Board recognized National Severe Weather Week for the week of April 9-13, 2018.

The Board recognized National Work Zone Awareness Week for the week of April 9-13, 2018.

A review of the calendar was done and the following committee reports and announcements were given:
Bakke and Lentz – Personnel Committee discussed office staff for Sheriff; Compensation Committee will be here April 11th to talk to Department Heads and employees; Courthouse Security – policy, structure, access points and badges, reviewed equipment and where it would go. Pop machine will need to be moved, either a new location or removed completely. Bakke – AMC meeting regarding non-government organizations land acquisitions. Lentz and Dahl – Community Services, discussed unfunded mandate for Social Services, Home Health for Public Health and update on Veteran Services. Lentz – reported on County 1 meeting. He also noted that the packets should have been received from both communities concerning the Veterans Home. It was noted that we will be doing a ballot vote on which community will receive the county's support for the Veterans Home. There will be no verbal testimony taken at the next meeting and a resolution will be approved by the entire Board for the approval. If a Commissioner has a question regarding either proposal, email Coordinator Vickerman directly so that she can forward the question. There will be no Citizens Input next week and there will be no verbal presentations.

On motion by Bakke and seconded by Dahl, the Chair adjourned the meeting at 10:41 a.m.