The Board of County Commissioners of Fillmore County, Minnesota met in regular session this 9th 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; Donald Kullot, Emergency Manager; Marty Walsh, Community and Economic Development Associates (CEDA); Rodney Bartsh, Wabasha County Sheriff; Nate Barker, Fraud Investigator, Wabasha County; Bonita Underbakke; Bonnie Haugen; Michelle Hockersmith; Karen Reisner, Fillmore County Journal; and Gretchen Mensink, Republican Leader.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
On motion by Bakke and seconded by Peterson, the amended agenda was unanimously approved.
On motion by Dahl and seconded by Prestby, the Board unanimously approved the following Consent Agenda:
1. October 2, 2018 County Board minutes as presented.
2. Family and Medical Leave for employee #1165 effective October 8, 2018 for up to twelve (12) weeks in accordance with policy.
On motion by Dahl and seconded by Bakke, the Board unanimously approved payment of the following Commissioners' warrants:
Commissioner Bakke would like to have an analyzation of the benefits consultant costs and if there are any benefits from the contract.
The Auditor's warrants were reviewed.
Donald Kullot, Emergency Manager/Assistant Jail Administrator, was present.
On motion by Dahl and seconded by Prestby, the Board unanimously approved the 2018 Emergency Management Performance Grant agreement.
Marty Walsh, Community and Business Development Specialist, CEDA, was present.
On motion by Bakke and seconded by Dahl, the following resolution was unanimously adopted: RESOLUTION 2018-044: The Small Town and Regional Vitality Investment Act of 2018
Rodney L. Bartsh, Sheriff, and Nate Barker, Fraud Investigator, Wabasha County, were present.
Sheriff Bartsh presented the annual public assistance fraud numbers for Fillmore County.
On motion by Bakke and seconded by Prestby, the Board unanimously approved the purchase of speed limit signs with the General Fund unallocated expense account. It was requested that Coordinator Vickerman reach out to city and township officials to find problem areas.
The citizens input portion of the meeting opened at 9:34 a.m.
Bonnie Haugen and Michelle Hockersmith provided information regarding a letter to Governor Dayton for the CATALPA, LLC project. They reviewed eight points in the letter to Governor Dayton and thanked the Board for their letter and support for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). More analysis of the CATALPA, LLC project from MPCA is expected to be coming in the near future.
The citizens input portion of the meeting closed at 9:48 a.m.
A review of the calendar was done and the following committee reports and announcements were given:
Peterson/Prestby – Solid Waste - discussed equipment repair and tipping fees; 180 vehicles came through, representing 350 households, for the Household Hazardous Waste; bakkeThe compactor and conveyor are working well. Bakke noted the County Extension Committee will need a District 3 representative and an at-large representative. Bakke – Veterans Home Committee has approximately $34,000,000 total available for construction. Lentz – Development Achievement Center (DAC). Vickerman – Minnesota Association of County Administrators (MACA)/Minnesota Counties Human Resources Management Association (MCHRMA) meeting update. Request to provide financial training for Department Heads and staff who are involved in receipting and expenditure coding.
On motion by Dahl and seconded by Bakke, the Chair adjourned the meeting at 9:57 a.m.