SWIFT COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

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SWIFT COUNTY BOARD MINUTES
March 05, 2019

Chairman Hendrickx called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM with all members present. Also present: County Administrator Kelsey Baker, County Attorney Danielle Olson and Kim Saterbak.
Chairman Hendrickx asked if there were any changes or additions to the agenda. There were none.
03-05-19-01 Commissioner Fox moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Commissioner P. Peterson requested removal of AMC Conference from his board reports on the February 19, 2019 minutes.                                     
03-05-19-02 Commissioner E. Pederson moved and Commissioner P. Peterson seconded to approve the Consent Agenda with the exception of a change to the February 19, 2019 minutes as amended: (1) Minutes from the February 19, 2019 Regular Meeting, (2) Consider approving the Swift County HRA to apply a special assessment to the property at 436 West Rooney Avenue, Appleton, MN 56208. Motion carried unanimously.
03-05-19-03 Commissioner Rudningen moved and Commissioner Fox seconded to approve the Commissioner warrants as follows: Revenue, $90,126.07; Solid Waste, $16,725.94; Road and Bridge, $37,182.42; County Ditches Fund, $135.55; County Health Insurance, $436.00; which includes the following bills over $2,000: Ascheman Oil, $7,643.78; Cee Vi Task Force, $45,343.50; Dooley Petroleum Inc., $3,163.52; Geyer Recycling, $6,099.33; Life Ins Co of North America, $2,060.52; Macqueen Equipment Inc., $6,605.51; Miller Const/Duane, $2,700.00; Molden Concrete Construction, $5,000.00; Northern Lights Trail Snowmobile Club, $12,064.04; Renville County Sheriff’s Dept., $11,341.13; Waste Management of Northern Minnesota, $8,611.11; Ziegler Inc., $9,169.43. Motion carried unanimously.
Board and Committee Reports were given as follows: Commissioner Rudningen reported on the Prairie Lakes Youth Program, University of MN Extension Day at the Capital and Kerkhoven EDA meeting. Commissioner Fox reported on Hospital Finance and Hospital Board meeting. Chair Hendrickx reported on AMC Futures and RDC Executive Board meeting. Commissioner E. Pederson reported on Computer Professionals Technology meeting, DAC, Historical Society and Prairie Public Television. Commissioner P. Peterson reported on HRA meeting and Prairie Five Community Action Group.
Administrator Baker reported on meeting with the CEO of the hospital, Building Committee meeting coming up, Appleton prison, meeting with Sussner to look at finishing the windows, MACA Executive meeting, AMC directory Books and Highway Report.
Chairman Hendrickx asked for citizen’s comments. Vicki Olson, Gwen Dale and Stan Olson voiced their concerns on the building project. There were no others.
Environmental Services Director Scott Collins presented for approval of a Conditional Use Permit #5578 requested by Larson Gravel Co., Inc. to extract and process aggregate materials along with a temporary bituminous asphalt plant.
03-05-19-04 Commissioner Rudningen moved and Commissioner Fox seconded to approve the Conditional Use Permit #5578 requested by Larson Gravel Co., Inc. to extract and process aggregate materials along with a temporary bituminous asphalt plant. A short discussion was held. Motion carried unanimously.
GIS Coordinator Chelsey Bagent presented for approval the resolution for Complete Count Committee.
03-05-19-05 Commissioner Rudningen moved and Commissioner P. Peterson seconded to approve the resolution for Complete Count Committee. A brief discussion was held. Commissioner Ed Pederson will reside on this committee. Motion carried unanimously.
RDA Director Jennifer Frost updated the board on the RDA projects.
The 2019 Wheelage Tax was discussed and the board had a lengthy discussion on why we need that tax. 
A lengthy Discussion was held on Succession Planning.
03-05-19-06 Commissioner P. Peterson moved and Commissioner Fox seconded to go into close session. Motion carried unanimously.
The regular meeting recessed to closed session at 10:22 AM.
03-05-19-07 Commissioner Fox moved and Commissioner E. Pederson seconded to adjourn the closed session. Motion carried unanimously.
03-05-19-08 Commissioner P. Peterson moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.
The regular meeting reconvened at 11:20 AM.
Meeting adjourned at 11:31 AM.
 
WITNESSED:
Gary Hendrickx, Chair
ATTEST:
Kelsey Baker, County Administrator
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