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McLeod County Board of Commissioners Meeting 12/27/16

McLeod County
McLeod County Board of Commissioners Meeting Minutes 12/27/16
Commissioners Wright, Nies, Shimanski, Krueger and Nagel were present.
Nagel/Shimanski motion carried unanimously to approve the agenda as revised.
Nies/Krueger motion approved the consent agenda including December 16, 2016 Auditor's Warrants; December 19, 2016 Auditor's Warrants; Approve tax refund of $1,853 for parcel number 23.298.0010. A fire occurred on July 4th 2016 in which the building was deemed unlivable. The refund is for 6 months of taxes just on the structure; Approve the renewal of Labor Contract with Adult Training & Habilitation Center (Winsted, MN) for recycling labor performed at the McLeod County Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) at a rate increase of $.10/hour.
Shimanski/Krueger motion carried unanimously to approve payment of bills totaling $117,918.24 from the aforementioned funds.
    Nies/Shimanski motion carries unanimously to approve the tax court settlement dismissing 2014 and 2015 and authorize Michael Junge to sign on behalf of the County.
Nies/Krueger motion carries unanimously to approve the tax abatement for payable 2016 reducing the value from$6,304,000 to $6,250,000 and reducing payable 2017 from $6,422,100 to $6,250,000.
Nies/Kruger motion passes unanimously to authorize Scott Grivna to have out of state travel to attend Alerton Certified Engineer Course in Lynnwood, Washington at a cost not to exceed $2,600.
Nagel/Shimanski motion passes unanimously to authorize renovation to the Child Protection Interview Room at the Glencoe Police Department at a cost not to exceed $ 25,000 for equipment and enhancements.
Wright/Nagel motion carried unanimously to remove the fee for Corrections to the Assessment Books at $30/parcel.  
Krueger/Shimanski motion to table the Assessor fees until February 7.  Roll Call Vote:  Nies - Yes, Krueger - Yes, Nagel – No, Shimanski – Yes, Wright – No.
Kruger/Nagel motion carried unanimously to approve the remainder of the 2017 fee schedule.
Krueger/Nagel motion carried unanimously to close the public hearing.
Shimanski/Nagel motion carried unanimously to approve the permit for outdoor fireworks January 14, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 p.m. for Northern Lighter Pyrotechnics Inc. (Forest Lake, MN) at the location of 22232 Garden Avenue, Silver Lake MN.
Nies/Wright motion passed to approve the 2017 Tax Levy and Budget in the amount of $19,733,264 which would be a 5% increase over 2016.
Wright/Krueger motion carried unanimously to acknowledge WCAT’s letter expressing desire to withdraw from Trailblazer Transit Program.
Shimanski/Nagel motion carried unanimously to authorize replacement of full-time Correction Officer (Grade 14) in the Sheriff’s Department.
Nies/Shimanski motion carries unanimously to set the 2017 Non-union pay range as proposed by Keystone and provided in the packet
Nies/Kruger motion carries unanimously to set the bringing Non-union employee wages below minimum up to the new range minimum, providing an increase for some employees not at the market competitive rate and providing 2% movement for employees on the range for all full and part-time employees.
Nies/Shimanski motion carries unanimously to set the 2017 salary pursuant to Minnesota Statute 388.18 for County Attorney Michael Junge in the amount of
$111,714 based upon the responsibilities and duties of the office and taking into account the experience, qualifications, and performance of the incumbent.
Nagel/Nies motion carries unanimously to set the 2017 salary pursuant to Minnesota Statute 384.151 Auditor-Treasurer Cindy Schultz Ford in the amount of $82,608 based upon the responsibilities and duties of the office and taking into account the experience, qualifications, and performance of the incumbent.
Nies/Shimanski motion carries unanimously to set the 2017 salary pursuant to Minnesota Statute 387.20 for County Sheriff Scott Rehmann in the amount $85,246 of based upon the responsibilities and duties of the office and taking into account the experience, qualifications, and performance of the incumbent.
Nagel/Shimanski motion carries unanimously to set the 2017 salary pursuant to Minnesota Statute 386.015 for County Recorder Lynn Ette Schrupp in the amount of $75,036 based upon the responsibilities and duties of the office and taking into account the experience, qualifications, and performance of the incumbent.
Shimanski/Krueger motion carries unanimously to approve Resolution 16-CB-40 Setting the 2017 Commissioner Salary at $28,497 Per Diem at $50/100 and Mileage reimbursement rate of .35/mile.
Nies/Kruger motion carries unanimously to combine account 25-105-5501 Lidar and Orthophotography into account 25-109-5912, GIS Aerial Photos.
Wright/Nagel motion carries unanimously to set a closed meeting to discuss 2017 labor negotiations for 2:30 PM on December 27 in the upstairs Courthouse Conference Room.
Kruger/Shimanski motion passes unanimously to approve increasing the 2017 employer contribution to family health insurance by $84.50 per month.
Kruger/Shimanski motion passes unanimously to approve no increase to the 2017 employer contribution to single health insurance.
Nies/Krueger motion passed unanimously to approve the revised Keystone job description with the changes to date from the Review Committee.
(Published in The McLeod County Chronicle February 8, 2017)