SWIFT COUNTY BOARD MINUTES, Dec. 17 PART TWO

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12-17-13-04 Commissioner Hendrickx moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to approve the Concrete Crushing Operator's Permit and CUP #4394.  Motion passed four to one, being opposed by Commissioner Peterson.
Director Collins also asked the board to consider approving Conditional Use Permit #4402, which was also tabled at the November board meeting.  Commissioner Peterson asked that this be a separate line item in next year's budget in order to track the expenses associated with these permits, Commissioner Hendrickx also asked to track the County's piles as well.
12-17-13-05 Commissioner Hendrickx moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to approve the Concrete Crushing Operator’s Permit and CUP #4402.  Motion passed four to one, being opposed by Commissioner Peterson.
12-17-13-06 Commissioner Peterson moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to approve the 2014-2015 Swift County Feedlot Program Delegation Agreement and Work Plan.  Motion carried unanimously.
12-17-13-07 Commissioner Rudningen moved and Commissioner Klemm seconded to approve the $125,000 loan request for Carlson Manufacturing for gap financing of a laser equipment automation expansion project.  Motion carried unanimously.
Swift County RDA's Small Business Survey winner was drawn.  The winner was Natalie Capps.
Parks and Drainage Supervisor Mike Johnson asked the board to consider approving a request to update the appraisal to purchase land in the Appleton Area Recreation Park.  
12-17-13-08 Commissioner Peterson moved and Commissioner Hendrickx seconded to approve the request for a new appraisal for the purchase of the Appleton Area Recreation Park.  Motion carried unanimously.
Administrator Pogge-Weaver presented the board with the proposed 2014 levy and final budget.  The budget consisted of $17,613,827 in revenues and $17,722,198 in expenditures.  The proposed levy was $9,060,234.  The proposed RDA levy was for $87,000 and the proposed HRA levy was for $45,000.
12-17-13-09 Commissioner Hendrickx moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to approve the 2014 levy and final budget for Swift County.  Motion carried unanimously.
12-17-13-10 Commissioner Klemm moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to approve the 2014 levy and final budget for RDA.  Motion carried unanimously.
12-17-13-11 Commissioner Peterson moved and Commissioner Hendrickx seconded to approve the 2014 levy and final budget for HRA.  Motion carried unanimously.
Administrator Pogge-Weaver asked the board to set the 2014 Commissioner Salaries and Schedule of Per Diem.  The current commissioner salary is $18,392 plus $500 for the chair and the per diem is $70.  Administrator Pogge-Weaver’s recommendation, based on the union negotiations, was for a one percent increase in salaries making the commissioner salary $18,575 and the chair’s salary $19,075.
12-17-13-12 Commissioner Hendrickx moved and Commissioner Peterson seconded to approve setting the 2014 Commissioner Salaries and Schedule of Per diem with a 1% increase from the 2013 schedule.  Motion carried unanimously.
The Union Negotiations Committee is recommending approval of the LELS Local #10 Agreement which includes a change to paid time off for new hires and option for existing employees, a participatory county wellness program, a pro-rated withdrawal from severance pay for the VEBA and HSA contributions made in January for employees leaving mid-year, changes to the wage table, and a one percent increase each of the three years of the contract.  Administrator Pogge-Weaver also updated the board on a possible grievance over the holiday pay in the LELS contract.
12-17-13-13 Commissioner Rudningen moved and Commissioner Hendrickx seconded to approve the 2014-2016 Master Agreement between LELS Local #10 and Swift County.  Motion carried unanimously.
Meeting adjourned at 12:13 PM.
 
WITNESSED:
    Joe Fox, Chair

ATTEST:

Michel Pogge-Weaver, County Administrator
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