SWIFT COUNTY BOARD MINUTES - PART 1

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SWIFT COUNTY BOARD MINUTES
August 6, 2013
 
Chairman Fox called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM with all members present as well as County Administrator Mike Pogge-Weaver and Payroll Officer/General Assistant Amanda Ness.
Chairman Fox asked if there were any additions to the Agenda.  Administrator Pogge-Weaver asked the board to add a request from the Swift County Sheriff, John Holtz, for a public hearing to discuss a social host ordinance and another request from Sherriff Holtz to approve the hiring of a part-time Communications and Corrections Officer.
08-06-13-01 Commissioner Peterson moved and Commissioner Klemm seconded to approve the agenda with the additions of requests from Sheriff Holtz for a public hearing and to hire a part-time Communications and Corrections Officer.  Motion carried unanimously.
08-06-13-02 Commissioner Hendrickx moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to approve the Consent Agenda which consisted of the Board Meeting Minutes of July 16, 2013, and consideration for approving an amendment to the joint powers agreement for the Southwestern Minnesota Adult Mental Health Consortium. Motion carried unanimously.
The board reviewed the Auditor warrants and no questions or comments were made by the board.
Board and Committee Reports were given as follows: Chairman Fox reported on Southern Prairie, Chippewa River, Labor Negotiation Training, Hospital Finance, and Hospital Board.  Commissioner Klemm reported on Prairie Lakes, DAC, Safety Committee, Labor Negotiation Training, Extension, and RDA.  Commissioner Peterson reported on Prairie Five, HRA, and 6W Corrections.  Commissioner Rudningen reported on Labor Negotiation Training and Extension.  Commissioner Hendrickx reported on 6W Corrections, RDC, and Southern Prairie Community Care.
Administrator Pogge-Weaver explained to the board that he did not have the budget reports to hand out he had not heard back anything regarding our 2014 health insurance premiums.  He asked the board to consider holding a special meeting on August 27th as an option if one is needed and also reported that FEMA was on-site today and he would be meeting with them later in the day.  Administrator Pogge-Weaver invited the board members to Lean 101 Training on September 16th and pointed out that he would be leaving at 6:30 AM and would return at approximately 8 PM.  He reported that the Classification and Compensation Kick Off Meeting had been held and the employees were to be completing job audits which would then go to their Supervisors before being returned to Springsted. Finally, he briefed the board on what was discussed at the Leadership Round Table.
Chairman Fox asked if there were any Citizens Comments and there were none.
Dale Schlieman and Sheri Gades gave the board an annual update on the Swift County Soil and Water Conservation District.
HRA Director Vickie Syverson asked the board to approve the appointment of Lindsey Knutson to the HRA Board to fill Jackie Anderson’s position through 2013 and then also for the next 5 year term. She also updated the board on the Small Cities Grant.
08-06-13-03 Commissioner Hendrickx moved and Commissioner Peterson seconded to approve the appointment of Lindsey Knutson to the HRA Board.  Motion carried unanimously.
Sheriff John Holtz introduced CCO Supervisor Tracy Koosman who is taking over when Marlene Giese retires and also asked the board to accept the resignation of Neil Henriksen from the Sheriff’s Department.
08-06-13-04 Commissioner Peterson moved and Commissioner Hendrickx seconded to approve the acceptance of Neil Henriksen’s resignation as Sheriff Deputy.  Motion carried unanimously.
Sheriff Holtz then asked the board to consider hiring Mike Fugleberg as a part-time CCO to take the place of Jill Burdorf-Cook who took the full-time CCO position.
08-06-13-05 Commissioner Hendrickx moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to approve the hiring of Mike Fugleberg as a part-time Communications and Corrections Officer.  Motion carried unanimously.
CCO Supervisor Marlene Giese reported that the County passed the onsite jail inspection done by the State of Minnesota Department of Corrections and pointed out that there will be another inspection next year due to the change in CCO Supervisors.  Supervisor Giese reported that the jail received higher scores than the prior inspection.  She said that the State is requiring mandatory evacuation drills which the jail was not performing and a plan or policy for daily facility inspections.  These requirements are due to the State by September 10th.  The State also made a few suggestions and offered some policy guidelines.
Sheriff Holtz requested a public hearing be set to discuss a social host ordinance regarding hosts of underage parties.  He pointed out that all of the surrounding communities have an ordinance in place already and that it would help when applying for Toward Zero Death (TZD) grants.

 

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