McLeod County Board
McLeod County Board of
Commissioners Meeting Minutes 3/21/17
Commissioners Nagel, Wright, Pohlmeier, Krueger and Shimanski were present.
Krueger/Pohlmeier motion carried unanimously to approve the agenda as revised.
Wright/Krueger motion approved the consent agenda including March 7, 2017 Meeting Minutes and Synopsis; March 3, 2017 Auditor's Warrants; March 10, 2017 Auditor's Warrants; March 13, 2017 Auditor's Warrants; Approve Confession of Judgment for Bryan P. Larson on Property ID 23.050.5000 in the City of Hutchinson; Approve Confession of Judgment for Santiago R & Andrea M Martinez on Property ID 22.060.4720 in the City of Glencoe; Approve Confession of Judgment for John P. Thompson on Property ID 23.050.1610 in the City of Hutchinson; Approve Confession of Judgment for Bruce M & Lori J Dahl on Property ID 21.088.0330 in the City of Winsted; Approve an application and permit for a 2 day temporary on-sale liquor license for Hutchinson Center for the Arts for the Minnesota Pottery Festival for their event being held on July 29-30, 2017 on the grounds of Clay Coyote Pottery & Gallery, 17614 240th St., Hutchinson, MN; Approve agreement with the State of Minnesota DNR to operate the annual Sheriff’s Boat and Water Safety Program. This grant allows the Sheriff’s Office to continue its annual Boat and Water Safety Program. This is a matching fund grant not to exceed $3,375.00; Approve renewal of Consumption & Display Permit for Brownton Rod and Gun Hunt Club Inc. in Brownton from April 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018; Approve out of state travel for Highway Engineer to attend the National Local Technology Assistance Program (LTAP) annual conference July 17-20, 2017 in Norfolk, VA; Adopt Resolution 17-CB-10 Operational Enhancement Grant Program in the amount of $10,000 to be used for unbudgeted outreach.
Shimanski/Krueger motion carried unanimously to approve payment of bills totaling $247,970.81 from the aforementioned funds.
Krueger/Pohlmeier motion carried unanimously to Hire HHW Summer Intern for 40 hours per week for up to 12 weeks and table Truck Driver and Recycling Operator until a decision is made decision from the RFP process regarding management of the MRF facility.
Wright/Krueger motion carried unanimously to draw up a Memorandum of Agreement between McLeod County and Teamsters for a non-precedent setting agreement for the Solid Waste Mechanic for a temporary wage adjustment for working out of class.
Wright/Shimanski motion carried unanimously to hire full-time Social Worker (grade 22) for Tri-Star ACT Team due to resignation.
Krueger/Wright motion carried unanimously to hire full-time Technical Specialist I (grade 11) in the Assessor’s Office due to retirement.
Wright/Krueger carried unanimously to hire Summer Worker to assist in the Assessor’s Office for up to 40 hours per week for up to 12 weeks.
Wright/Krueger motion carried unanimously to approve setting a minimum quarterly commercial rebate threshold, for cardboard and current newsprint generators, at $50.00/quarter.
Shimanski/Wright motion carried unanimously to re-approve the purchase a Check Imaging System (Digital Check Processing) from Girard’s Business Solutions, Inc. (Burnsville, MN) in the amount of $13,088.00 (includes software, hardware, professional services and first year maintenance agreement) with funding coming from the Recorder’s Compliance Account.
Shimanski/Krueger motion carried unanimously to set Public Hearing of the Ditch Authority on County Ditch #11 for May 3rd at 6:30 p.m. in Winsted City Hall.
Shimanski/Krueger motion carried unanimously to adopt Resolution 17-CB-11to support the passage of Minnesota House File HF2403 and Minnesota Senate File SF2041 with regard to amending Minnesota statute section 272.02 subdivision 42 the real estate tax exemption to include property that is privately held and rented to Public Charter Schools.
Wright/Pohlmeier motion carried unanimously to sponsor McLeod County Economic Vitality Meeting to be held in Glencoe on Thursday, April 20th at 6:30 p.m. at the Glencoe Silver Lake School at a cost not to exceed $1,500.00 with funding coming from the 2017 Commissioners budget.
Krueger/Pohlmeier motion carried unanimously to adopt Resolution 17-CB-12 approve per diem rate for citizen Committee members at the same rate as Commissioners for 2017 which is $50 for half day, $100 for full day with the .35/mile reimbursement rate for mileage.
Krueger/Pohlmeier motion carried unanimously to revise the current recognition awards by adding to the 5 year award a $25 gift card and eliminating from the 15 year award the option of having a day of vacation.
Shimanski/Pohlmeier motion carried unanimously to extend a 90 day timeline for allowing Sibley County to be the claims processing agent in place of Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust (MCIT) with Roxy Traxler as the Administrator.
Nagel/Wright motion carried unanimously to approve payment for drinks and cookies at March 10th workshop with the City of Hutchinson in the amount of $43.62.
Pohlmeier/Wright motion carried unanimously to authorize Board Chair to sign Safe and Secure Courthouse Initiative Grant letter of support.
Shimanski/Nagel motion carried unanimously to appoint Commissioner Shimanski to the updated McLeod Sibley Trailblazer Self-insured Health Insurance Board.
Shimanski/Pohlmeier motion carried unanimously to approve workshop agenda item scheduled for April 4th including: Presentation of restructure report from Gary Weiers (David Drown Associates).
Shimanski/Wright motion carried unanimously to approve Tentative Agreement for MNPEA Communication Officer/Correctional Officer Unit for 2017 – 2019.
Wright/Krueger motion carried unanimously to approve setting an open meeting on April 4th at 7:30 p.m. at the Country Diner of the McLeod County Fairgrounds to discuss McCuen Creek.
(Published in The McLeod County Chronicle April 12, 2017)