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Chair Hendrickx called the meeting to order at 9:05 a.m. at the Human Services office. Members present include Joe Fox, Gary Hendrickx, Gary Klemm, Pete Peterson, and Eric Rudningen. County staff present include Gary Jensen, Linda Erhardt, Lorri Pederson, Mike Pogge-Weaver, Robin Finke, and Deanna Steckman.
A change was made to the agenda. Regular meeting minutes of 9-17-2013 were reviewed. Administrative bills for the amount of $50,256 and Social Service Payment System bills for the amount of $184,239 were presented. The Summary of Financial Accounts report for the past month was reviewed. The end of September operating balance was reported at $714,174. MOTION by Commissioner Peterson second by Commissioner Fox to approve the consent agenda including the requested change. Motion approved.
Linda Erhardt, Supervisor, presented compiled statistics of the Rule 25 assessments [Chemical Dependency] for the calendar year 2012:  38 Detox Center admissions of Swift County residents, 167 Rule 25 referrals, and 2 CD commitments. The resignation of our Chemical Dependency Rule 25 assessor, Lori Stai, was also discussed.
Motion by Commissioner Fox second by Commissioner Rudningen to authorize Policy 3.705 [Day Care Variance] effective as of 10-15-2013. Motion approved. Motion by Commissioner Klemm second by Commissioner Fox to authorize changes to Policy 3.112 [Drug and Alcohol Testing], effective as of 10-15-2013. Motion approved. Motion by Commissioner Rudningen second by Commissioner Peterson to authorize approval of the CSP Grant Plan with the changes created in the Crisis System. Motion approved. Motion by Commissioner Fox second by Commissioner Rudningen to recommend to the Swift County Board of Commissioners to approve the Woodland Centers contract for 2014. Motion approved.
Discussion for the 3rd quarter forecast revolved around the ITV equipment being outdated; the opening of Gabriel House; and the MnChoices ‘launch’. Brief overview of the meetings attended by Steckman was provided; discussion regarding potential day care center and Region 6 AMC meeting in Clinton.  Written budget information presented. Discussion about SPCC centered on the contract negotiations. Provided the CSS wireless password for Commissioners to utilize Ipads. Region 6W directors are meeting tomorrow to review a proposal for Beyond the Bottom Line. Management here has met with a potential contractor to learn more about Family and/or Children’s Mental Health collaboratives.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 10:07 a.m.
Approved November 19, 2013, by the Community Social Services Board Chair and Secretary, this published material is only a summary. The full text of the Minutes are available for public inspection at the offices of Swift County Human Services, 410-21st Street South, Benson, Minnesota during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


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