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October 2

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The Board of County Commissioners of Fillmore County, Minnesota met in special session this 2nd day of October, 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; Andrew Hatzenbihler, Solid Waste Administrator; Kristina Kohn, Human Resources Officer; Darrell Schmitt, Engineer Technician Supervisor, Highway; 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 amended agenda was unanimously approved.

On motion by Prestby and seconded by Peterson, the Board unanimously approved the following Consent Agenda:
1. The September 25, 2018 County Board minutes as presented.

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.

Andrew Hatzenbihler, Solid Waste Administrator, was present.

On motion by Prestby and seconded by Peterson, the following resolution was unanimously adopted: RESOLUTION 2018-041: Set the current market price for Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) at $71.25 per ton in pursuance of MN Statutes, Chapter 297H

Kristina Kohn, Human Resources Officer, was present.

On motion by Prestby and seconded by Dahl, the Board unanimously approved the retirement request from Cynthia Blagsvedt, County Assessor, effective January 31, 2019 and thanked her for her service to Fillmore County.

On motion by Dahl and seconded by Bakke, the Board unanimously approved the 2019 renewal of Senior Gold and Medicare Blue Rx premiums as recommended by the Benefits Committee as follows:
                                                                                             2018 Rate       2019 Rate
Group Senior Gold includes all the optional riders:        $217.00           $226.00
Part A Inpatient Hospital Deductible
Part B Annual Deductible
Medicare Excess Charges
Preventive Care

Group MedicareBlue Rx
$0/$20/$40/$60/25%                                                               $150.00          $183.50
Commission (if applicable) NA NA
                                                   Total Rate                            $367.00          $409.50

On motion by Dahl and seconded by Peterson, the Board unanimously approved the second reading as the final version of the Pre-Employment Physical policy.

On motion by Dahl and seconded by Bakke, the Board unanimously approved the establishment of a Health Savings Account (HSA) option for employees effective January 1, 2019.

The Citizen's Input portion of the meeting was opened and closed at 9:42 a.m. as no one was present to speak.

Darrell Schmitt, Engineer Technician Supervisor, Highway Department, was present.

On motion by Bakke and seconded by Prestby, the Board unanimously approved entering into a detour agreement with MnDOT for the use of CSAH 8 north of Spring Valley to Mower County Line.

On motion by Dahl and seconded by Bakke, the following resolution was unanimously adopted:
RESOLUTION 2018-042: Contract for detour on CSAH 8, MnDOT Agreement No. 1031886

On motion by Dahl and seconded by Bakke, the following resolution was unanimously adopted:
RESOLUTION 2018-043: 2019 Toward Zero Death grant agreement with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety for traffic safety enforcement projects during the period from October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019

On motion by Peterson and seconded by Dahl, the Board unanimously approved to advertise for Request for Proposals for a three year Auditing firm contract.

On motion by Dahl and seconded by Peterson, the Board unanimously approved the December meeting dates with December 11th being the regular meeting at 3:00 p.m. and the Truth in Taxation hearing at 6:00 p.m. The Board will meet in special session on December 18th, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

A review of the calendar was done and the following committee report and announcement was given:
Bakke – noted a need to have the speed limit sign decided upon at the next Board meeting.

On motion by Bakke and seconded by Dahl, the Chair adjourned the meeting at 10:08 a.m.