Rock County Commissioners meet May 19

Rock County Commissioners meet May 19

Rock County Board of Commissioners          9:00 A.M.

Zoom Video Meeting                 May 19, 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, Deputy Administrator Susan Skattum, Star-Herald Reporter Mavis Fodness.

Motion by Reisch, seconded by Thompson, to approve the May 19, 2020 County Board agenda, declared carried on roll call vote.

Motion by Burger, seconded by Williamson, to approve the May 05, 2020 County Board minutes, declared carried on roll call vote.

Motion by Reisch, seconded by Overgaard, to approve the consent agenda, declared carried on roll call vote.

1. SWMN Emergency Communications Board membership dues 2020 - 

$2,190.00

Ashley Kurtz, Auditor/Treasurer, presented the claims; motion by Burger, seconded by Thompson, to approve, declared carried on roll call vote. A complete listing of the claims is available upon request at the Auditor/Treasurer's office.

MAY 19, 2020 CLAIMS OVER $2,000

BREMIK MATERIALS, INC $20,108.13 

BUTLER MACHINERY CO                     3,261.39 

CHS                     5,461.80 

CONVERGINT TECHNOLOGIES LLC                 11,424.24 

COUNTIES PROVIDING TECHNOLOGY                     6,509.00 

ELECTION SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE INC                     3,960.00 

ERICKSON ENGINEERING                     3,827.00 

FLEET SERVICES DIVISION-ADMIN FMR                     6,702.75 

GRAHAM TIRE-WORTHINGTON                     2,520.04 

JOHNSON CONTROLS                     6,038.69 

KETTERLING SERVICES INC                 11,713.05 

LUVERNE/CITY OF                   4,987.16 

LYON COUNTY LANDFILL               16,359.90 

MORRIS ELECTRONICS                   5,304.49 

ROCK COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT                   3,496.50 

STAPLES ENTERPRISES INC                   2,166.34 

TOLLEFSON PUBLISHING                   2,243.68 

TRANSOURCE TRUCK & EQUIPMENT INC                   2,753.14 

61 PAYMENTS LESS THAN $2,000               26,726.58 

     TOTAL                 $145,563.88 

 

The County Board was in receipt of the Fund Balance report which reflected a majority of first half of property tax collected. Kurtz stated they are still processing tax payments and that the number of parcels that are paid is tracking the same from the previous year. Motion by Overgaard, seconded by Reisch, to accept the Fund Balance report, declared carried on roll call vote.

Mark Sehr, Engineer, presented to price quotes for CP 067-401-021, the 2020 Striping Project:

•AAA Striping Service $60,121.60

•Marking Services, Inc. $62,627.50

On a recommendation from the Engineer, motion by Williamson, seconded by Burger, to approve the price quote from AAA Striping Service for $60,121.60, declared carried on roll call vote.

The Engineer requested to bid let SAP 067-030-015, 2020 Mastic Crack Filling-Leveling project for June 15, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.; motion by Williamson, seconded by Reisch, to approve, declared carried on roll call vote.

The project includes work on the following highways: CSAH 7, CSAH 6 and CSAH 4.

The Administrator presented an update on how county departments will serve the public; various departments have incorporated an appointment scheduling process for a variety services. The appointment process is to accommodate social distancing and crowd control compliance within county buildings.  

The Administrator also discussed a Return to Work Policy that addresses safety issues for employees and visitors entering county buildings. Motion by Reisch, seconded by Thompson, to adopt the COVID Return to Work Policy Following MN Governor Walz Executive Stay At Home Order, declared carried on roll call vote.

The Administrator stated that his office has also developed a communications procedure document that addresses a COVID-19 positive result and how notification will be conducted.

The Administrator informed the County Board the state is in receipt of $5.6 million of federal funds identified as CARES ACT Funds that was intended to be distributed to local units of government, however, the legislative session ended without any action taken. Potential use of the Coronavirus-Relief Funds could be for grants to small businesses that experienced interruptions due to the Governor’s executive orders and that did not qualify for other federal programs. Oldre stated that a Special Session will be scheduled in June and that he would try to schedule Senator Weber and Representative Schomacker to a County Board meeting prior to the Special Session.

The County Board was in receipt of a resolution requesting Governor Walz to lift the Stay at Home Order. After discussion, it was determined to add additional language to release the CARES ACT funds to local units of governments so they can assist their residents experiencing hardships due the the COVID-19 pandemic event. Motion by Burger, seconded by Thompson, to approve Resolution No. 10-20, Request to Lift the Stay at Home Order, declared carried on roll call vote.

The County Board was informed of the AMC District 8 meeting scheduled for June 4; the virtual platform is still forthcoming.

Commissioner Reisch stated that he had attended the following meetings:  LEC contract, Transit and Southwestern MN Opportunity Council.

Commissioner Thompson stated that she had attended the following meetings: A.C.E and Southwest Regional Development Commission.

  Commissioner Williamson stated that he had attended the following meetings: Rural Water, Prairie Rose Community Fund where they distributed $40,000 in grant requests, and Southwest Mental Health.

Commissioner Burger stated that he had attended the following meetings: Kanaranzi Township

  Commissioner Overgaard stated that he had attended the following meetings:  LEC contract, Blandin, Transit; also commented on the status of pork producers and the de-population process.

The Administrator expressed an interest in conducting face-to-face meetings beginning in June and that he would be developing a plan on how to safely conduct those meetings.

With no further business to come before the County Board, motion by Williamson, seconded by Overgaard, to adjourn, declared carried on a 5-0 roll call vote.

(06-18)

 

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