SWIFT COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

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SWIFT COUNTY BOARD MINUTES
April 2, 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, Terri Orr and other county employees and members of the public.
Chairman Hendrickx asked if there were any changes or additions to the agenda. Chairman Hendrickx added employee retention under other business. There were no other changes or additions requested.
04-02-19-01 Commissioner Fox moved and Commissioner E. Pederson seconded to approve the agenda as amended. Motion carried unanimously.
04-02-19-02 Commissioner P. Peterson moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to approve the Consent Agenda as presented: (1) Minutes from the March 19, 2019 Regular Meeting, (2) Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program Resolution, (3) Approval of a new vehicle for Swift County Environmental Services, (4) Approval of a Special Meeting with the City of Benson and Swift County Benson Hospital. Motion carried unanimously.
04-02-19-03 Commissioner Fox moved and Commissioner E. Pederson seconded to approve the Commissioner warrants as follows: Revenue, $28,008.15; Solid Waste, $17,465.18; Road and Bridge, $159,628.06; County Ditches Fund, $7,110.95; County Health Insurance, $436.00; which includes the following bills over $2,000: American Solutions for Business, $2,412.44; Ascheman Oil, $5,072.23; Bolton & Menk, Inc., $6,762.50; Central Specialties Inc., $132,642.85; Geyer Recycling, $6,099.33; Gov Office LLC, $2,250.00; Kris Engineering, $8,201.52; Life Ins. Company of North America, $2,048.71; Macqueen Equipment Inc., $5,389.90; Miller Const/Duane, $2,550.00; Safe Avenues, $3,250.00; Waste Management of Northern Minnesota, $7,393.92; Ziegler Inc., $4,077.83. Motion carried unanimously.
Board and Committee Reports were given as follows: Commissioner P. Peterson reported on the Prairie Five Community Action Group. Commissioner E. Pederson reported on DAC, Swift County Historical Society and Counties Providing Technology. Commissioner Hendrickx reported on Southern Prairie Community Care and RDC. Commissioner Fox reported on Hospital Finance and the National Workforce Conference. Commissioner Rudningen reported on the Building Committee meeting, Prairie Lakes Youth Program and Emergency Services Radio Board.
Administrator Baker reported on Counties Providing Technology meeting, Big Stone County AIS Agreement, discussed Road Tour, Purchased Drainage DB, Drop-in Center interviews and Social Worker interviews.
Chairman Hendrickx asked for citizen’s comments. Tim Berens, Jim Hilleren, Mark Hughes, Vicki Olson, Gwen Dale, Stan Olson, Jan Goff and Bob Zielsdorf voiced their concerns on the building project.  Allison Whalen gave her resignation letter to the board and Sheriff John Holtz discussed the retention on Attorneys, Assistant Attorneys and Swift County Employees. There were no other citizen’s comments.
Parks, Drainage & Wetlands Supervisor Mike Johnson requested to set a public hearing date and time for petition for outlet JD #5. The meeting date is scheduled for April 30th at 10:00 AM.  
04-02-19-04 Commissioner Rudningen moved and Commissioner Fox seconded to approve the public hearing date and time for petition for outlet JD #5. The meeting date is scheduled for Tuesday April 30th at 10:00 AM. A brief discussion was held. Motion carried unanimously.
Consider granting additional compensation for an Interim Maintenance Supervisor.
04-02-19-05 Commissioner Fox moved and Commissioner E. Pederson seconded to approve the decision on granting additional compensation for an Interim Maintenance Supervisor. Motion carried unanimously.
Discussion and Decision on the Community Perspective Committee.
04-02-19-06 Commissioner Hendrickx moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to approve the decision to organize the Community Perspective Committee. A brief discussion was held. Motion carried unanimously.
County Attorney Danielle Olson discussed Employee Retention.
The regular meeting recessed at 10:54 AM.
The regular meeting reconvened at 11:01AM.
04-02-19-07 Commissioner E. Pederson moved and Commissioner Fox seconded to go into close session. Motion carried unanimously.
The regular meeting recessed to closed session at 11:05AM.
The regular meeting reconvened at 11:50 AM. No decisions were made.
The board recessed at 11:50 AM.
The board reconvened at 12:15 PM for the Human Service Work Session.
04-02-19-09 Commissioner P. Peterson moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.
Meeting adjourned at 2:00 PM.
WITNESSED:
Gary Hendrickx, Chair
ATTEST:
Kelsey Baker, County Administrator
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