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July 10

Minutes


The Board of County Commissioners of Fillmore County, Minnesota met in regular session this 10th day of July, 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; Kristina Kohn, Human Resources Officer; Ron Gregg, Highway Engineer; Andrew Hatzenbihler, Solid Waste Administrator; Karen Reisner, Fillmore County Journal; and Gretchen Mensink, Republican Leader.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

On motion by Dahl and seconded by Peterson, the Board unanimously approved the amended agenda.

On motion by Prestby and seconded by Dahl, the Board unanimously approved the following amended Consent Agenda:
1. July 3, 2018 County Board minutes, as presented.
2. Payment of 3rd qtr. invoice for 2018 in the amount of $9,539.50 to Community and Economic Development Associates for economic development staffing services.
3. Fillmore County Ag Society's request to use up to four (4) County owned light tower generators for the Fillmore County Fair on July 16-22, 2018 as recommended by Emergency Manager Kullot.
4. Emergency Management Plan adopted by the Fillmore County Fair Board as recommended by Emergency Manager Kullot.
5. Application and permit for a temporary on-sale liquor license for Preston Servicemen's Club for an event on August 4, 2018 at Berwood Hill inn, Lanesboro.

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

The Auditor's warrants were reviewed.

It was noted that Sheriff Kaase needs to get the credit card out of his name and into the County's name per an audit request. Commissioner Lentz stated he would contact Sheriff Kaase.

Ron Gregg, Highway Engineer, was present.

On motion by Peterson and seconded by Bakke, the Board unanimously approved to advertise for bids for the bridge replacement of Bridge No. 7950 located on CSAH 1, south of the City of Ostrander, Project No. SAP 023-601-029.

Andrew Hatzenbihler, Solid Waste Administrator, was present.

On motion by Bakke and seconded by Peterson, the Board unanimously approved to award the low bid of $8,000 to Wenck Associates, Inc. for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) permitting of the Resource Recovery Center contingent on County Attorney approval.

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

On motion by Bakke and seconded by Dahl, the Board unanimously approved the employee transition plan for Scott Johnson, PC/Network Technician, to Eligibility Worker in Income Maintenance in the Community Services, Social Services Division.

On motion by Bakke and seconded by Dahl, the Board unanimously approved October 15, 2018 as the finalization date of the transition process in the Information Systems (IS) Department.

The Citizens Input portion of the meeting was opened and closed at 9:34 a.m. as no one was present to speak.

On motion by Dahl and seconded by Bakke, the Board unanimously approved to offer SELCO the three (3) year contract with the following rates, which is a $5,500 increase for each year of the contract: 2019 - $233,809; 2020 – $239,309; and 2021 - $244,809.

Kristina Kohn, Human Resources Officer, was present.

On motion by Prestby and seconded by Peterson, the Board unanimously approved the hire of Keyser Wenthold as a third summer intern in the Highway Department effective July 11, 2018 as recommended by the Personnel Committee.

On motion by Bakke and seconded by Dahl, the Board unanimously approved to advertise for a replacement Shop Foreman in the Highway Department internally for five days per union agreement, then externally as recommended by the Personnel Committee.

On motion by Peterson and seconded by Bakke, the Board unanimously approved to promote Corey Merkel, Jailer, to the position of Jail Programmer/Trainer, effective Friday, July 13, 2018 as recommended by the Personnel Committee.

On motion by Bakke and seconded by Dahl, the Board unanimously approved to hire Char Meiners as temporary election staff as one member of the current staff is unable to assist in any way due to running for the office of Auditor/Treasurer.

A review of the Emergency Management Plan adopted by the Fillmore County Fair Board as recommended by Emergency Manager Kullot was done. The Board members can review and make suggestions; however, it is not a Board document.

A review of the calendar was done and the following committee reports and announcements were given: Prestby/Peterson – Safety & Emergency Management – reviewed Hazard Mitigation list, employee falls were reported and encouraged handrail use. Bakke noted that a middle handrail could be installed. Bakke – Southeast Water Resources Board – grants being applied for and discussion with utilizing administrative staff.

On motion by Bakke and seconded by Dahl, the Chair adjourned the meeting at 10:14 a.m.