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McLeod County-Minutes

McLeod County

McLeod County
Board of Commissioners
Meeting Minutes
4/16/19

Commissioners Nagel, Pohlmeier, Krueger, Shimanski and Wright were present.
Pohlmeier moved, Shimanski seconded and motion carried unanimously to approve the agenda.
Wright moved, Krueger seconded and motion carried unanimously to approve the consent agenda.
Consent agenda items included: (a) April 02, 2019 County Board Meeting Minutes; (b March 29, 2019 Auditor’s Warrants; (c) April 05, 2019 Auditor’s Warrants; (d) Approve annual agreement between McLeod County Public Health and Kids, Inc. Child Care Center for provision of Public Health consultation services at a rate of $75.00 for each on-site visit, during the period of May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020 with funds from the Public Health 2019 Budget (01-485); (e) Approve annual service agreement between McLeod County and Safe Assure Consultants, Inc. (Willmar, Minnesota) for safety training, written procedures and general services for a cost of $3,978.68 with funds from the 2019 Safety Budget (01-080); (f) Approve annual service agreement between McLeod County Safe Assure Consultants, Inc. (Willmar, Minnesota) for Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other Public Works safety related training for a cost of $5,733.49 with funds from the Public Works 2019 Budget (03-310).
Shimanski moved, Wright seconded and motion carried unanimously to approve the purchase of additional primary data storage as well as storage for replicating data from Xigent (Plymouth, Minnesota) for a cost of $104,669.03 with funding from the Recorder’s Compliance Fund (25-102).
Wright moved, Pohlmeier seconded and motion carried unanimously to authorize McLeod County Attorney, Michael Junge, to notify Green Forest Recycling Systems, LLC (Brainerd, Minnesota) of the intent to discontinue their Material Recovery Facility Operation Service Contract, dated February 20, 2018.
Wright moved, Krueger seconded and motion carried unanimously to enter into an agreement with Lynn Township for the removal of snow and minor site maintenance activities around the rural recycling containers located at its township hall for a cost of $400.00 per year with funds from the Environmental Services Budget (05-391).
Krueger moved, Wright seconded and motion carried unanimously to approve of an agreement with Wetland Credit Agency, LLC (Dayton, Minnesota) for the purchase of wetland credits associated with SAP 43-615-013, Morningside project, for a cost of $13,584.00 and a fee of $389.52 to Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) with funds from the Public Works 2019 Budget (03-320).
Krueger moved, Pohlmeier seconded and motion carried unanimously to approve of the redetermination of drainage benefits and damages on County Ditch No. 28 as the drainage authority determined that the original benefits or damages do not reflect reasonable present-day land values.
Krueger moved, Shimanski seconded and motion carried unanimously to appoint Viewers to redetermine benefits and damages on County Ditch No. 28. Appointed Viewers to be: Ron Ringquist (Redwood Falls, Minnesota); John Dotolo (Scandia, Minnesota); Brad Wick (Hutchinson, Minnesota); Allen Kerber (Arlington, Minnesota); and Joe Jacobs (Minnetonka, Minnesota).
Shimanski moved, Krueger seconded and motion carried unanimously to approve of the redetermination of drainage benefits on County Ditch No. 11 as the drainage authority determined that the original benefits or damages do not reflect reasonable present-day land values.
Shimanski moved, Krueger seconded and motion carried unanimously to appoint Viewers to redetermine benefits and damages on County Ditch No. 11. Appointed Viewers to be: Ron Ringquist (Redwood Falls, Minnesota); John Dotolo (Scandia, Minnesota); Brad Wick (Hutchinson, Minnesota); Allen Kerber (Arlington, Minnesota); and Joe Jacobs (Minnetonka, Minnesota).
Pohlmeier moved, Shimanski seconded and motion carried unanimously to approve of Resolution 19-CB-23.
Krueger moved, Nagel seconded and motion carried unanimously to appoint Chad Stuewe of Glencoe, Minnesota, to the Buffalo Creek Watershed Board.
Wright moved, Pohlmeier seconded and motion carried unanimously to approve of out-of-state travel for two (2) Commissioners and one (1) staff person to attend the 2019 annual Minnesota Transportation Alliance Washington, D.C. Fly-In June 8, 2019 through June 20, 2019.
Krueger moved, Shimanski seconded and motion carried unanimously to accept the letter of retirement from County Administrator, Cindy Ford, dated April 02, 2019.
Shimanski moved, Pohlmeier seconded and motion carried unanimously to approve Resolution 19-CB-24.
Wright moved, Pohlmeier seconded and motion carried unanimously to approve of a letter inviting Nancy Clare, from Kibabii University (Kenya), to McLeod County for eight (8) weeks, at no financial obligation to the County.
Shimanski moved, Pohlmeier seconded and motion carried unanimously to approve Resolution 19-CB-25.
During the Open Forum, Jim Bobier, Acoma Township resident, inquired whether there would be a public workshop discussion regarding the trails at the April 16, 2019 Board Workshop. The County Board addressed the inquiry that there will be no discussion of trails at the April 16, 2019 Board Workshop.
Wright moved, Shimanski seconded and motion carried unanimously to adjourn at 10:17 a.m. until May 07, 2019 at the Glencoe City Center.

(Published in The McLeod County Chronicle May 15, 2019)