Rock County Commissioners meet June 16

Rock County Commissioners meet June 16

Rock County Board of Commissioners          5:00 P.M.

Herreid Board Meeting Room/Zoom Video Meeting June 16, 2020

The meeting was called to order by Chair Overgaard with all Commissioners present.  Also in attendance were County Attorney Jeff Haubrich, County Administrator Kyle Oldre, and Star-Herald Reporter Mavis Fodness.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by those in attendance.

Motion by Williamson, seconded by Thompson, to approve the June 16, 2020, County Board agenda, declared carried on a voice vote.

Motion by Burger, seconded by Reisch, to approve the June 02, 2020, County Board minutes with corrections to the draft, declared carried on a voice vote.

Motion by Thompson, seconded by Burger, to approve the consent agenda, declared carried on a voice vote.

1. Appoint Marilyn Bergman to the Rock County Community Library Board

2. Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Joint Powers Agreement, effective 

07/01/2020 – 06/30/2022

3. DPS-DVS Lease Agreement; effective 07/01/2020 – 06/30/2022

4. Racom Maintenance Agreement – 01/01/2020 – 12/31/2020 for annual cost 

$7,711.76

5. Assessment Contracts for 2021-2023:  Beaver Creek Township $5,880/yr;

Kanaranzi Township $4,248/yr; Luverne Township $5,760/yr; Martin Township

$6,348/yr; City of Beaver Creek $3,500/yr.

Eric Hartman, Land Management Office Director, presented (5) conditional use permits for approval; all conditional use permits were subject to a Public Hearing scheduled on June 8, 2020, of which no comments were received. Hartman requested approval of the following conditional use permits with the conditions identified on the permit:

1. Duininck, Inc. for the operation of a temporary hot mix plant located in Sec-

tion 21 of Battle Plain Township; motion by Burger, seconded by Reisch, to 

approve, declared carried on a voice vote.

2. Duininck, Inc. for the operation of a temporary hot mix plant located in 

Section 29 of Battle Plain Township; motion by Williamson, seconded by 

Reisch, to approve, declared carried on a voice vote.

3. Duininck, Inc. for the operation of a temporary hot mix plant located in por-

tions of Sections 11 and 14 in Denver Township; motion by Thompson, sec-

onded by Reisch, to approve, declared carried on a voice vote.

4. Henning Brothers, LLP for the operation of gravel mining, stockpiling and 

processing located in Section 35 of Mound Township; motion by Williamson, 

seconded by Thompson, to approve, declared carried on a voice vote.

5. Henning Brother LLP for the operation of gravel mining, stockpiling and 

processing located in Section 36 of Clinton Township; motion by Burger, 

seconded by Overgaard, to approve, declared carried on a voice vote.

Hartman briefly discussed the status of the recycling sheds located throughout the county and how there has been an excessive amount of non-recyclables (trash) in the roll off containers; the County Board directed the Administrator and Hartman to look into the placement and hookup of security cameras with the possibility of implementing fines to individuals who deposit trash in the recycling roll offs. 

The County Board was informed that the Planning & Zoning Commission has scheduled a Public Hearing for June 29 to review amendments to the Renewable Energy Ordinance.

Mark Sehr, Engineer, presented bid results for (5) bituminous mill/overlay and concrete repair projects in numerous cities within the county, SAP 067-623-003, SAP 067-624-004, SAP 067-625-006, SAP 067-627-003 SAP 067-628-004; the bids are as follows:

Duininck Inc. $2,049,039.73

Central Specialties Inc. $2,204,771.40

On a recommendation from the Engineer, motion by Williamson, seconded by Overgaard, to accept the bid from Duininck Inc. for $2,049,039.73, declared carried on a voice vote.

The Engineer presented bids results for SAP 067-030-015, the 2020 Mastic Crack Filling/Leveling project:

Northwest Asphalt & Maintenance $229,480.00

Asphalt Surface Technologies Corp $302,292.00

Allied Blacktop Company $356,248.00

KAMCO Inc $368,105.00

Fahrner Asphalt Sealers, LLC $376,560.00

On a recommendation from the Engineer, motion by Reisch, seconded by Thompson, to accept the low compliant bid from Northwest Asphalt & Maintenance for $229,480.00, declared carried on voice vote.

Motion by Burger, seconded by Overgaard, to approve Resolution No. 11-20, an maintenance agreement between MnDOT and Rock County for a lighting system to be located at T.H. 75 and CSAH 12, declared carried on a voice vote. 

Ashley Kurtz, Auditor/Treasurer, presented the claims and per diems of $800.00; motion by Reisch, seconded by Burger, to approve, declared carried on a unanimous vote. A complete listing of the claims is available upon request at the Auditor/Treasurer's office.

JUNE 16, 2020 CLAIMS OVER $2,000

AMERICAN SOLUTIONS FOR BUSINESS $2,437.20 

BREMIK MATERIALS, INC                   2,652.85 

BROCK WHITE               26,700.00 

BUFFALO RIDGE CONCRETE                   6,828.84 

CEMCAST PIPE & PRECAST                   4,260.00 

CHS                   5,873.57 

COUNTIES PROVIDING TECHNOLOGY   6,384.00 

FLEET SERVICES DIVISION-ADMIN FMR   7,009.30 

KETTERLING SERVICES INC               12,498.58 

LUVERNE FARM STORE INC                 8,659.49 

LYON COUNTY LANDFILL               18,859.04 

MORRIS ELECTRONICS                   3,755.33 

NOBLES COUNTY AUDITOR-TREASURER 10,440.00 

SCHOMACKER'S CLEANING                   2,160.65 

STAPLES ENTERPRISES INC                   2,936.56 

THYSSENKRUPP ELEVATOR CORP                   2,300.24 

TOLLEFSON PUBLISHING                   3,752.01 

TRANSOURCE TRUCK & EQUIPMENT INC   2,883.21 

W & N CONSTRUCTION INC                   9,730.00 

63 PAYMENTS LESS THAN $2,000             24,423.01 

     TOTAL                 $164,543.88 

The County Board was in receipt of the Fund Balance report, after review, motion by Reisch, seconded by Williamson, to approve, declared carried on a voice vote.

The Auditor/Treasurer stated that the she paid out $77,220.00 in appropriations that was approved as part of the 2020 Budget adoption; presented as information.

The Auditor/Treasurer also provided an elections update stating that she is receiving guidance from the state regarding the upcoming elections.

Calla Jarvie, Community Library Director, presented a Blandin project update stating that there were 14 projects completed or nearly completed with the broadband grant and the final report would be submitted this summer.

The Administrator presented information regarding the CARES Act Funding stating that Rock County is waiting to see whether the legislation moves forward 

to provide moneys to local units of government for COVID-19 related expenses.

The County Board discussed a recap of the AMC District VIII meeting; no action was taken.

The County Board was in receipt of the Lincoln-Pipestone Rural Water Annual 2019 Audit with no action taken.

The County Board was in receipt of the Lincoln-Pipestone Rural Water Annual 2019 Audit with no action taken.

Commissioner Reisch stated that he attended the following meetings: Southwest MN Opportunity Council and Community Corrections.

Commissioner Thompson stated that she attended the following meetings: PIC/Chief Elected Officials Board and stated that the CEO Trade Show is scheduled for June 17 between 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Grand Prairie Event Center. 

Commissioner Williamson stated that he attended the following meetings:  SWCD, Rural Water, Extension, Southwest Mental Health.

Commissioner Burger stated that he attended the following meetings:  Southwest Mental Health and Community Corrections.

Commissioner Overgaard stated that he attended the following meetings:  AMC District VIII, Regional Extension, local Extension, Planning & Zoning, Battle Plain Township and Kenneth City Council.

With no further business to come before the County Board, the meeting was declared adjourned.

(07-23)

 
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