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June 5

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The Board of County Commissioners of Fillmore County, Minnesota met in special session this 5th day of June, 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 and Marc Prestby. Commissioner Gary Peterson was absent. Also present were: Bobbie Vickerman, Coordinator/Clerk-Auditor/Treasurer; Andrew Hatzenbihler, Solid Waste Administrator; Ron Gregg, Highway Engineer; Brent Kohn, Maintenance Superintendent; Kevin Beck, Chief Deputy Sheriff; Wong Nystrom, Enterprise Fleet Management; Donna Rasmussen, District Administrator, Soil and Water Conservation District; Bonita Underbakke; Karen Reisner, Fillmore County Journal; and Gretchen Mensink, Republican Leader.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

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

On motion by Prestby and seconded by Dahl, the Board unanimously approved the Consent Agenda:
1. May 22, 2018 County Board minutes, as presented.
2. Application for a fireworks permit from Schrage Displays, LLC, for their own private display to be held on June 30, 2018 and July 1 - 4, 2018.
3. Application for a fireworks permit for Eagle Cliff Campground on July 1, 2018.
4. Application for a fireworks permit for Chatfield Western Days on August 12, 2018.
5. Approve the closing of 1st Avenue SW/County Road 35 between Center Street West and 3rd Street SW in the City of Harmony on July 4, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. as approved by Sheriff Kaase and Highway Engineer Gregg.

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

The Auditor's warrants were reviewed.

Andrew Hatzenbihler, Solid Waste Administrator, was present.

On motion by Bakke and seconded by Dahl, the Board unanimously approved to continue the use of Stericycle as the vendor for collection and disposal of medical sharps, in household quantities (2 gallon containers) free of charge at the Fillmore County Resource Recovery Center as recommended by the Solid Waste Administrator.

The Board asked Hatzenbihler to put together a policy in collaboration with the Sheriff's Office and Public Health that includes all entities that collects the sharps for the County.

Discussion was held concerning materials illegally dumped on County property or at the County recycling sites. Hatzenbihler was asked to discuss the issue with Attorney Corson and work with Courthouse Security to see if we can install cameras at the sites.

The Board suggested that Harter's Trash & Recycling, Inc. be contacted to see if they could help with seeking out costs associated with advertising and to seek out comparable bids for the permitting process for Requests for Proposals for Minnesota Pollution Control Agency re-permitting of the Fillmore County Resource Recovery Center.

Bobbie Vickerman, Coordinator – Auditor/Treasurer, was present.

On motion by Prestby and seconded by Bakke, the Board unanimously approved the agreement to pilot electronic poll books at the primary election.

Ron Gregg, Highway Engineer, and Brent Kohn, Maintenance Supervisor, were present.

On motion by Dahl and seconded by Bakke, the Board unanimously approved the purchase of a 2013 Piranha Mulcher unit to aid in the maintenance of the County gravel road system for the sum of $5,000 as recommended by the Engineer.

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

Kevin Beck, Chief Deputy Sheriff, and Wong Nystrom, Enterprise Fleet Management, were present.

Discussion was held concerning leasing of the squad cars for the Sheriff's Department.

On motion by Prestby and seconded by Bakke, the Board unanimously approved the lease agreement with Enterprise Fleet Management and to also include the maintenance information. The Coordinator should be included on the training for website access.

Donna Rasmussen, District Administrator, Fillmore Soil & Water Conservation District, was present.

Vickerman noted that there was an error with the first item noting that there is no authorized signature besides the actual resolution itself.

On motion by Bakke and seconded by Dahl, the following resolution was unanimously adopted:
RESOLUTION 2018-020: Support of the SE MN Wastewater Initiative Program

Rasmussen and Bakke informed Board members of the grant process for the program.

On motion by Bakke and seconded by Dahl, the following resolution was unanimously adopted:
RESOLUTION 2018-021: Proposed amendments to the County's agreement with the SE MN Water Resources Board

A review of the calendar was done and the following committee reports and announcements were given:
Prestby/Bakke – met with the DNR – Nature Conservancy in the Choice area, reviewed the area and what they have been doing. Add to calendar: June 11th 9:00 a.m., Conference Room 108 - Root River One Watershed/One Plan; Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment on June 14th; June 19th at 6:00 or 6:30 p.m. - public information meeting at Mabel Community Center regarding the proposed hog farm development in Newburg Township. The public comment period for the proposed hog farm development was extended. On June 26th - Wellness/Activity which the Commissioners are providing the meat for a County staff picnic in the Preston Park. Reminder - road tour on Tuesday, June 12th at 10:00 a.m. Joint Board of Health meeting on May 22nd - all commissioners were present. Lentz – Region 9 meeting in Owatonna.

On motion by Dahl and seconded by Bakke, the Chair adjourned the meeting at 10:32 a.m.