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September 3

Minutes


The Board of County Commissioners of Fillmore County, Minnesota met in regular session this 3rd day of August, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioners' Board Room, Fillmore County Courthouse, in the City of Preston.

The following members were present: Commissioners Duane Bakke, Marc Prestby, Randy Dahl, Mitch Lentz, and Larry Hindt. Also present were: Bobbie Vickerman, Coordinator/Clerk; Mike Frauenkron, Feedlot Officer; Lori Affeldt, Finance Director; Jason Marquardt, Veterans Service Officer; Don Kullot, Emergency Management; John DeGeorge, Sheriff; Lance Boyum, Chief Deputy; Jamie Fenske, Jail Administrator; Katie Isenberg, Account Technician; Ron Gregg, Highway Engineer; Pam Schroeder, Office Manager Highway/Airport; Brent Kohn, Highway Maintenance Supervisor; Bonita Underbakke and Karen Reisner, Fillmore County Journal.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

On motion by Hindt, seconded by Lentz, the Board unanimously approved the agenda.

On motion by Prestby, seconded by Lentz, the Board unanimously approved the following Consent Agenda:
4. August 27, 2019 County Board minutes

On motion by Lentz, seconded by Dahl, the Board unanimously approved the Commissioners' Warrants.

The Finance Department warrants were reviewed.

Ron Benjamin, Lanesboro Area Fisheries Supervisor, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) was present.

A motion made by Prestby, and seconded by Dahl, to adopt the proposed easement resolution from the DNR. The Chair called for a vote: Commissioners voting "aye": Bakke, Prestby, Dahl and Hindt. Commissioners' voting "nay": Lentz. The motion prevailed. The following resolution was adopted: RESOLUTION 2019-035: Camp Creek AMA Easement.

A motion made by Prestby, and seconded by Dahl, to adopt the proposed easement and access resolution from the DNR. The Chair called for a vote: Commissioners voting "aye": Bakke, Prestby, Dahl and Hindt. Commissioners' voting "nay": Lentz. The motion prevailed. The following resolution was adopted: RESOLUTION 2019-036: Camp Creek AMA Easement with Walk in Access.

Lori Affeldt, Finance Director presented the proposed 2020 Finance budget.

Bobbie Vickerman, County Coordinator reviewed the proposed 2020 budgets for the following General Fund departments: District Court, GIS, County Farm, and Other General.

The Citizen's Input portion of the meeting was opened and closed at 9:52 a.m.

Mike Frauenkron, Feedlot Officer presented the proposed 2020 Feedlot budget.

Jason Marquardt, Veterans Service Officer was present.

On motion by Lentz, seconded by Dahl, the Board unanimously approved the request for Heather Barth, Office Support Specialist Sr. to attend the Minnesota Secretary's Conference in Alexandria this fall.

On motion by Prestby, seconded by Lentz, the following resolution was unanimously adopted:
RESOLUTION 2019-037: Veterans Service Office Enhancement Grant.

Marquardt presented the proposed 2020 Veterans Service budget.

Don Kullot, Emergency Management was present.

On motion by Dahl, seconded by Lentz, the Board unanimously approved the request for State Disaster Assistance for July 2019 flood event.

Sheriff DeGeorge presented the 2020 proposed Public Safety departments' budgets.

The Chair recessed the meeting at 11:01 a.m. and resumed back in session at 11:06 a.m.

Ron Gregg, Highway Engineer and Pam Schroeder, Highway/Airport Office Manager were present.

On motion by Dahl, and seconded by Prestby, the following resolution was unanimously adopted: RESOLUTION 2019-038: final payment for the bridge replacement project on CSAH 1 south of Ostrander, SAP 023-601-029

On motion by Dahl, seconded by Bakke, the Board unanimously approved a Grant Agreement for Bridge Bonding Funds for the bridge replacement project SP 023-612-041 on CSAH 12

On motion by Lentz, and seconded by Prestby, the following resolution was unanimously adopted: RESOLUTION 2019-039: agreeing with the terms and conditions of the grant agreement

On motion by Dahl, seconded by Hindt, the Board unanimously approved the purchase of a Portable Truck Lift System for the Preston Mechanic Shop from Gray Manufacturing at $42,177.

Gregg and Schroeder presented the proposed 2020 budgets for the Highway and Airport Departments.

Following discussion, it was decided to move the road tour to sometime in October.

Heidi Jones, Auditor/Treasurer, was unable to attend, therefore her proposed 2020 budgets will be reviewed at the next meeting.

Vickerman reviewed the 2020 proposed budgets for the following General Fund departments: Medical Examiner, Corrections, Historical Society, County Library Fund, Memorial Day Services, Extension, and County Fair Board. She also reviewed the following funds: Chatfield Abatement and CIP 2010 Debt Service.

On motion by Dahl, seconded by Hindt, the Board unanimously approved the request to advertise for replacement fulltime Dispatcher.

Lentz and Vickerman will attend the Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC) Policy Committee conference.

On motion by Hindt and seconded by Lentz the Chair adjourned the meeting at 1:35 p.m.