SWIFT COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

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SWIFT COUNTY BOARD MINUTES
April 16, 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, County Auditor Kim Saterbak, Terri Orr, other county employees and members of the public.
Chairman Hendrickx asked if there were any changes or additions to the agenda. There were no changes or additions requested.
04-16-19-01 Commissioner E. Pederson moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to approve the agenda. Motion carried unanimously.
County Attorney Danielle Olson amended the closed session times on the regular minutes for the Consent agenda motion.
04-16-19-02 Commissioner Rudningen moved and Commissioner Fox seconded to approve the Consent Agenda as amended: (1) Minutes from the April 2, 2019 Regular Meeting, (2) Minutes from the April 2, 2019 Executive Meeting, (3) Approval of the Maximus Contract, (4) Approval of an application for Property Tax Abatement. (5) Approval of $12.00 wage for two part time summer help. Motion carried unanimously.
04-16-19-03 Commissioner Fox moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to approve the Commissioner warrants as follows: Revenue, $207,251.26; Solid Waste, $24,137.16; Road and Bridge, $24,793.25; County Ditches Fund, $588.98; which includes the following bills over $2,000: Counties Providing Technology, $7,441.00; Don’s Flooring LLP, $4,301.89; French Glass Specialty Company, $2,018.90; Kandiyohi County Sheriffs Dept., $11,287.76; Kubesh/Gene, $4,500.00; L.G. Everist Inc., $2,084.19; LETG, LLC, $36,031.44; Little Falls Machine Inc., $4,520.49; Painting Inc., $2,650.00; Macqueen Equipment Inc., $2,035.72; Mactek Systems Inc., $19,505.00; Pflipsen Trucking LLC, $13,338.86; Pioneerland Library System, $34,898.25; Pro Action Safety & Sales, $2,119.17; Swift County Monitor News, $10,634.00; Swift County Treasurer, $15,666.86; University Of Minnesota, $18,444.99; Verizon Wireless, $2,015.04; Waste Management of Northern Minnesota, $10,172.64; Wold Architects & Engineers, $15,785.00. Motion carried unanimously.
Board and Committee Reports were given as follows: Commissioner P. Peterson reported on 6W Community Corrections. Commissioner E. Pederson reported on RDA meeting and the Public Hearing for the Hospital which he attended as a citizen. Commissioner Hendrickx reported on 6W Community Corrections. Commissioner Fox reported on Restorative Practice, Well-Being Committee and the Hospital forum. Commissioner Rudningen reported on the Swift County Courthouse 11th month walk through, Enhancing the Organization meeting, Glacial Ridge Scenic By-Way and a meeting in Kerkhoven regarding the potential change on County Rd 35.
Administrator Baker reported on Enhancing the Organization meeting, Social Worker interviews, Highway Maintenance Forman interviews, Road Tour was postponed and the new date is April 30th, Community Perspective letter that was put out to get the Community Committee for the building project and the Swift County Courthouse 11th month walk through.
Chairman Hendrickx asked the board for a decision to limit the citizens comments to two to three minutes each. A lengthy discussion was held and the decision was decided on two minutes per person.
Chairman Hendrickx asked for citizen’s comments. Vicki Olson, Hagen Herfindahl, Mike Thompson, Gwen Dale, Neal Thompson and Gwen Ascheman voiced their concerns on the building project. Mark Hughes and Vicki Olson voiced their concerns on the County Assistant Attorney leaving and on the County Attorney’s comments from the last board meeting. There were no other citizen’s comments.
04-16-19-04 Commissioner E. Pederson moved and Commissioner Fox seconded a motion to suspend the process of the study and Schematic Design for the building project for two months. A discussion was held. Motion carried unanimously.
Environmental Services Director Scott Collins presented for approval of a Conditional Use Permit #5592 requested by B.G. Amundson Construction Inc. for gravel material extraction.
04-16-19-05 Commissioner P. Peterson moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to approve the Conditional Use Permit #5592 requested by B.G. Amundson Construction Inc. A brief discussion was held. Motion carried unanimously.
Environmental Services Director Scott Collins presented for approval of a Conditional Use Permit #5594 requested by Agralite Electric Cooperative to construct and operate a 115 Kv distribution substation in the NW corner of Section 30, Dublin Township, Swift County, MN. Great River Energy will serve the substation with one span of overhead transmission from a 3-way switch connected to the existing 115 Kv line on the north side of the township road.
04-16-19-06 Commissioner Fox moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to approve the Conditional Use Permit #5594 requested by Agralite Electric Cooperative to construct and operate a 115 Kv distribution substation in the NW corner of Section 30, Dublin Township, Swift County, MN. A brief discussion was held. Motion carried unanimously.
Human Services Director Catie Lee and Fiscal Supervisor Gary Jensen updated the board on the Financial Summary and Human Services update.
The regular meeting recessed at 10:16 AM.
The regular meeting reconvened at 10:28 AM.
04-16-19-07 Commissioner P. Peterson moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to go into close session. Motion carried unanimously.
The regular meeting recessed to closed session at 10:28 AM.
The regular meeting reconvened at 11:10 AM. No decisions were made.
04-16-19-08 Commissioner P. Peterson moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.
Meeting adjourned at 11:10 AM.
WITNESSED:
Gary Hendrickx, Chair
ATTEST:
Kelsey Baker, County Administrator
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