SWIFT COUNTY BOARD MINUTES PART 2

Error message

  • Notice: Undefined index: taxonomy_term in similarterms_taxonomy_node_get_terms() (line 518 of /home/swiftcounty/www/www/sites/all/modules/similarterms/similarterms.module).
  • Notice: Undefined offset: 0 in similarterms_list() (line 221 of /home/swiftcounty/www/www/sites/all/modules/similarterms/similarterms.module).
  • Notice: Undefined offset: 1 in similarterms_list() (line 222 of /home/swiftcounty/www/www/sites/all/modules/similarterms/similarterms.module).
admin's picture

SWIFT COUNTY BOARD MINUTES PART 2

Environmental Services Director Scott Collins and DNR Wildlife Assistant Manager Brad Olson updated the board on the issues the Attorney General’s office has with the wording in a Conditional Use Permit for the acquisition of property from Paul Hanson to the Minnesota Waterfowl Association and then to the Minnesota DNR. Specifically, the Attorney General’s office said the wording in #4 regarding the right of way for maintenance and utilities was too vague and they did not like #5 which states that the DNR would pay for damages resulting from high water issues. Mr. Olson pointed out that the Conditional Use Permit for the John Reardon property to Pheasants Forever would have the same issues. Director Collins recommended bringing both permits to the Planning Commission to discuss amending to leave out items 4 and 5 of the permits or replacing with a good neighbor policy before bringing it back to the board.
07-16-13-04 Commissioner Hendrickx moved and Commissioner Klemm seconded to waive the conditional use permit amendment fees for the DNR for the MN Waterfowl Association and Pheasants Forever conditional use permits contingent on the outcome of the Planning Commission meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
Countryside Public Health Administrator Liz Auch gave her update to the board highlighting retirements and staffing, legislative priorities and outcomes, the SHIP Coordinator position, and public health and hospital Community Health Assessments.
County Engineer Andy Sander and Assistant Engineer Paul Petrick asked that the contract approval for CP 12-01, grading of County Road 73, be tabled until the next meeting as they are still awaiting a permit.
A public hearing was held on the County’s 5-Year Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) which would cover the years 2013 through 2017 and includes millwork, overlays, grading, paving, sealcoating, and bridge projects.
07-16-13-05 Commissioner Rudningen moved and Commissioner Hendrickx seconded to close the public hearing. Motion carried unanimously.
07-16-13-06 Commissioner Hendrickx moved and Commissioner Peterson seconded to approve the 5-Year CIP with the 2016 overlay projects for Highway 20 being switched with the 2015 mill and overlay project on Highway 6. Motion carried unanimously.
07-16-13-07 Commissioner Hendrickx moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to approve implementing a wheelage tax effective January 1, 2014. An amendment was made by Commissioner Rudningen and seconded by Commissioner Fox to only have the tax in effect for 2014 and reviewed annually with 2014 allocations going towards 911 signage. The amendment carried 3-2 with Commissioners Hendrickx and Peterson opposing. The amended motion carried unanimously.
The board recessed for a break at 12:30 PM for lunch. The board reconvened at 1:13 PM.
The Southwest Initiative Foundation’s Program Officer, Cheryl Glaeser, gave an update on the foundation and the recent request they made for funding for their general endowment and explained the rebranding they just went through.
Sharon Klumpp, of Springsted, Inc., gave the board an update on the Classification and Compensation Study.
RDA Director Jen Frost and Susan Rittenour, of R&R Outdoors, asked the board to approve a loan of $11,000 to purchase inventory.
07-16-13-08 Commissioner Hendrickx moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to approve the $11,000 loan to R&R Outdoors from the County’s Revolving Loan Fund for 60 months at 4% and amortized over ten years.
Treasurer Ron Vadnais reviewed the 2nd Quarter Financials with the board.
EDI’s Larry Svitak presented the HVAC Review and Upgrade Plan Report highlighting the options and prices associated with each option.
07-16-13-09 Commissioner Peterson moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 3:22 PM
WITNESSED:
Joe Fox, Chair
ATTEST:
Michel Pogge-Weaver, County Administrator
8-14-1c

 

Rate this article: 
No votes yet