Rock County Commissioners meet Dec. 23
Rock County Commissioners meet Dec. 23
Herreid Board Room 9:00 A.M.
Rock County Courthouse December 23, 2019
The meeting was called to order by the Chair with all Commissioners present; also in attendance were Administrator Kyle Oldre, Deputy Administrator Susan Skattum and County Attorney Jeff Haubrich.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by members and guests.
Motion by Williamson, seconded by Reisch, to approve the December 23, 2019 County Board agenda, declared carried on a voice vote.
Motion by Reisch, seconded by Overgaard, to approve the December 03, 2019 County Board minutes, declared carried on a voice vote.
Motion by Williamson, seconded by Reisch, to approve the consent agenda, declared carried on a voice vote.
1. RCO Contract Renewal - Cleaning Services at Human Services Bldg
Evan Verbrugge, Sheriff, introduced Dylan Nelson, new Deputy Sheriff and conducted an Oath of Office ceremony. The County Board welcomed Deputy Nelson to Rock County.
Eric Hartman, Land Management Office Director, introduced Brandon Bosch, LMO Engineering Technician to the County Board; the County Board welcomed him as well.
Hartman requested approval to appoint Mr. Bosch as a Co-County Feedlot Officer; motion by Williamson, seconded by Overgaard, to approve, declared carried on a voice vote.
Ryan Holtz, RCRW Systems Manager, Doug Bos, LMO Assistant Director and LMO Engineering Technician Arlyn Gehrke presented an update regarding a potential land acquisition in an effort to protect and filter nitrates in the Rock County well head area. Discussion details included financing from MPCA for 120 acres adjacent to the well head area and environmental initiatives to filter the nitrates that are currently contaminating a number of the wells. After considerable discussion, motion by Reisch, seconded by Williamson, to move forward with the land acquisition and directed the County Attorney to draft purchase agreements and cash rent agreements as needed, declared carried on a voice vote.
Ashley Kurtz, Auditor/Treasurer, presented the claims and per diems of $1,800.00; motion by Reisch, seconded by Thompson, to approve, declared carried on a voice vote. A complete listing of the claims is available upon request at the Auditor/Treasurer's office.
Claims over 2,000:
The County Board was in receipt of the Fund Balance report which reflected the settlement of the second half of the November tax collection; motion by Overgaard, seconded by Burger, to approve the Fund Balance report, declared carried on a voice vote.
The Auditor/Treasurer requested authorization to purchase election software from Election Systems and Software for the price of $6,285.00, price also includes support and training. Motion by Reisch, seconded by Thompson, to authorize the purchase, declared carried on a voice vote.
Motion by Thompson, seconded by Williamson, to set the 2020 Levy at $6,190,169, a 5.41% increase, declared carried on a voice vote.
GENERAL HIGHWAY FAMILY LAND DITCH DEBT SERVICE 2020 TOTAL
Property Taxes 3,520,270 962,560 1,345,862 32,211 - 329,266 6,190,169
Other Taxes 34,900 340,000 - - - 487,243 862,143
Special Assessments - - - 266,714 63,886 - 330,600
Licenses and Permits 2,060 - - 30,350 - - 32,410
Intergovernmental 528,083 1,705,693 122,259 445,843 - 29,911 2,831,789
Charges for Services 1,300,124 514,510 - 3,000 - - 1,817,634
Fines & Forfeitures 10,000 - - - - - 10,000
Investment Earnings 116,982 5,000 - - - - 121,982
Miscellaneous Revenue 162,400 27,000 - 18,600 - - 208,000
TOTAL REVENUES $5,674,819 $3,554,763 $1,468,121 $796,718 $63,886 $846,420 $12,404,727
General Government 2,310,972 - - 31,467 - - 2,342,439
Public Safety 2,347,774 - - - - - 2,347,774
Highway - 3,116,753 - - - - 3,116,753
Sanitation - 438,010 - 314,497 - - 752,507
Family Services - - 1,468,121 - - - 1,468,121
Health 16,800 - - - - - 16,800
Culture & Recreation 466,069 - - - - - 466,069
Conservation of Natural
Resources 157,733 - - 424,337 - - 582,070
Economic Development 1,940 - - - - - 1,940
Intergovernmental 235,831 - - - - - 235,831
Capital Outlay 75,000 - - - - - 75,000
Debt Service - - - - 32,562 84,870 945,294
TOTAL EXPENDITURES $5,612,119 $3,554,763 $1,468,121 $802,863 $84,870 $827,862 $12,350,598
Motion by Overgaard, seconded by Williamson, to authorize the Auditor/Treasurer to pay year end claims, declared carried on a voice vote.
Motion by Overgaard, seconded by Burger, to approve the 2020 Pay Plan that reflects a 2-percent COLA for Non Union employees, declared carried on a voice vote.
Motion by Williamson, seconded by Thompson, to approve the 2020 County Board meeting schedule, declared carried on a voice vote.
January 07 July 07
January 21 July 21
February 04 August 04
February 18 August 18
March 03 September 08
March 17 September 22
April 07 October 06
April 21 October 20
May 05 November 03
May 19 November 17
June 02 December 15
June 16 December 29
Motion by Burger, seconded by Overgaard, to set the 2020 Cafeteria Contribution amount at $752.40 for Non Union employees, declared carried on a voice vote.
Motion by Williamson, seconded by Thompson, to set the Sheriff's 2020 salary at $96,969.80, a 5% increase, declared carried on a voice vote.
Motion by Overgaard, seconded by Williamson, to set the Commissioner's 2020 salary at $19,415.87, a 2% increase, declared carried on a voice vote.
Motion by Burger, seconded by Overgaard to approve the County Attorney's Office 2020 salary line item of
$175,000 as per the adoption of the 2020 budget, declared carried on a voice vote. The salary line item includes salaries for the County Attorney and Assistant County Attorney(s).
The Administrator led a discussion regarding the AMC Annual Conference and that overall, it was a good conference that provided good networking opportunities.
The County Board was in receipt of a financial request from the Southwest MN CEO to sponsor the Winter Extravaganza Event on January 28; no action was taken however it was determined that sponsorship would be conducted on a personal level.
The County Board reviewed the timeline and agenda of the NACO conference scheduled for February 28 - March 4, 2020 in Washington D.C.; March 4th is also American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association Day on the Hill and Elis & Eastern would like BRRRA representatives present to discuss the current CRISIS grant application (federal grant) and the impact of the potential grant award. It was determined that BRRRA reps Williamson, Thompson and Oldre would attend with the possibly of the BRRRA paying for those conference expenses.
Commissioner Reisch stated that he attended the following meetings and events: Union negotiations and
Commissioner Thompson stated that she attended the following meetings and events: Next Era Open House, AMC Annual Conference, Chief Elected Officials Board, SWHHS and A.C.E.
Commissioner Williamson stated that he attended the following meetings and events: SWCD, Rock County Opportunities meeting & luncheon, Southwestern Mental Health, Next Era Open House, AMC Annual Conference.
Commissioner Overgaard stated that he attended the following meetings and events: Rose Dell Township, Next Era Open House, AMC Annual Conference; also signed the County Board up to sponsor half price meal day at Generations on January 17th.
Commissioner Burger stated that he attended the following meetings and events: Union negotiations, AMC Annual Conference, Southwestern Mental Health, Community Corrections, SWHHS and Personnel Committee of the County Board.
Motion by Thompson, seconded by Williamson, to approve Bylaw amendments for the Nurse-Family Partnership pending legal review, declared carried on a voice vote.
With no further business to come before the County Board, the meeting was declared adjourned.