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October 8

Minutes


The Board of County Commissioners of Fillmore County, Minnesota met in regular session this 8th day of October, 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, Larry Hindt and Mitch Lentz, Dahl. Also present were: Bobbie Vickerman, Coordinator/Clerk; Kevin Olson, Social Services Manager; Sheriff John DeGeorge; Kristina Kohn, Human Resources Officer; Bonita Underbakke; Gretchen Mensink-Lovejoy, Republican Leader and Karen Reisner, Fillmore County Journal.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

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

On motion by Prestby and seconded by Lentz, the Board unanimously approved the following Consent Agenda:

1. October 1, 2019 County Board Minutes

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

The Finance Department warrants were reviewed.

Commissioners' Warrants

Fund

Name

Amount

1

County Revenue Fund

$27,044.44

12

INFRA FUND

$7,812.00

13

County Road & Bridge

$ 83,706.84

14

Sanitation Fund

$524.27

Subtotal

$119,087.55

Finance Department Warrants

1

County Revenue Fund

$14,796.93

13

County Road & Bridge

$970.70

23

County Airport Fund

$136.44

76

Trust And Agency Fund

$469.96

Subtotal

$16,374.03

Totals

$135,461.58

Kevin Olson, Social Services, was present.

On motion by Dahl and seconded by Lentz, the Board unanimously approved the Foster Care Transportation Agreement between Fillmore County and Rushford-Peterson Public School.

John DeGeorge, Sheriff, was present.

On motion by Dahl and seconded by Lentz, the Board unanimously approved the purchase of CodeRed Emergency Public Notification System with a one-year agreement at $8,022 to be paid from the 911 fund.

Kristina Kohn, Human Resources Officer, was present.

On motion by Dahl and seconded by Lentz, the Board unanimously approved the request for retirement under Early Retirement Incentive Program for Michael Frauenkron, Feedlot Officer, effective May 28, 2020. The Board thanked him for nearly 20 years of dedicated service.

On motion by Hindt and seconded by Lentz, the Board unanimously approved the voluntary vision plan for employees as recommended by the Benefits Committee.

The citizens input portion of the meeting was opened and closed at 9:30 a.m.

A review of the calendar was done and the following committee reports and announcements were given:

· Fillmore County Airport meeting –Bakke – Discussed project for the Airport and Capital Improvement Plan

· Southeast Minnesota Water Resources Board – Bakke received confirmation that Fillmore County will be receiving the reimbursement for the dues that have been paid in for the Board. Bakke noted that the reimbursement should be sent off to SWCD as they paid the dues out of the water plan dollars.

· Solid Waste – Prestby/Hindt – loader question came up to see if it is on a replacement schedule. MPCA draft permit – ready to move forward to finalize permit

· Lentz attended the ground breaking for the Chosen Valley Care Center

On motion by Hindt and seconded by Dahl, Chair Bakke adjourned the meeting at 9:44 a.m.