Rock County Commissioners meet March 30

Rock County Commissioners meet March 30

Herreid Board Room          9:00 A.M.

Rock County Courthouse                 March 30, 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 Deputy Administrator Susan Skattum.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by members and guests.

Motion by Thompson, seconded by Burger, to approve the March 30, 2020, County Board agenda; roll call vote was taken and the motion was declared carried on 5-0 vote.

Motion by Reisch, seconded by Burger, to approve the consent agenda; roll call vote was taken and the motion was declared carried on 5-0 vote.

1. Amend Resolution 06-20, Declaration of Local Emergency; purpose of the

amendment is to add an end date of May 05, 2020.

2. Amend County Board action of March 10, 2020, scheduling Rock Home 

Initiative Public Hearing for April 7th and to re-schedule the Public Hearing to

May 5th at 9:00 a.m. due to COVID-19 event.

Kyle Oldre, County Administrator and Emergency Management Director presented and update regarding the Governor’s Order 20-20 and discussed the impacts it presents to delivering county services. After discussion, motion by Williamson, seconded by Burger, to deem all county employees as “Critical Sector” employees; roll call vote was taken and the motion was declared carried on 5-0 vote.

Oldre reviewed departmental plans to continue operations while incorporating safety measures to keep employees safe while at work to include the following: no public access to all county buildings, working from home when applicable, changing work station locations, and flexible work schedules.

Oldre reported that currently there are no COVID-19 confirmed cases in Rock County and provided website resources from Public Health that is tracking the number of cases throughout the state. Currently, Oldre has identified an issue regarding medical licensing reciprocity between Minnesota and South Dakota and is reaching out to AMC about legislation for a temporary solution.  Oldre also stated that Jason Kloss is Rock County’s Public Health delegate.

Susan Skattum, Deputy Administrator presented an update regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which requires employers under 500 employees to pay emergency paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19 with an effective date of April 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020; no action was required.  

With no further business to come before the County Board, motion by Reisch, seconded by Overgaard to adjourn the meeting at 9:58 a.m.; roll call vote was taken and the motion was declared carried on 5-0 vote.

(05-14)

 
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