Rock County Commissioners meet Nov. 19
Rock County Commissioners meet Nov. 19
Herreid Board Room 9:00 A.M.
Rock County Courthouse November 19, 2019
The meeting was called to order by the Chair with all Commissioners present; also in attendance were Administrator Kyle Oldre, County Attorney Jeff Haubrich, and Deputy Administrator Susan Skattum.
Motion by Overgaard, seconded by Thompson, to approve the November 19, 2019 County Board agenda, declared carried on a voice vote.
Motion by Williamson, seconded by Reisch, to approve the November 05, 2019 County Board minutes, declared carried on a voice vote.
Doug Bos, Land Management Office Assistant Director, requested approval of the MPCA County Feedlot Program Delegation Agreement Work Plan; Bos reported that their office inspects 40 feedlots per year and that overall, Rock County producers are doing a good job. New construction for feedlots has seemed to plateau but feedlot expansions are occurring within the county. The total cost for feedlot program is $65,000 to include the county’s in kind match. Motion by Reisch, seconded by Overgaard, to approve the MPCA County Feedlot Program Delegation Agreement Work Plan for 2020, declared carried on a voice vote.
Bos reported on an incident regarding a manure applicator violation and stated that enforcement and potential fines would be issued by MPCA; compliance with the applicator’s licensure would be with the Department Ag.
Bos presented the One Watershed One Plan Joint Powers Agreement (JPA), which would amend the current Water Plan that was created in 1989. The JPA consists of a 14 entity membership that would be eligible to access $1.2 million from Clean Water Legacy funds to jointly and cooperatively organize, implement and maintain the Missouri River Watershed Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan. After considerable discussion, motion by Williamson, seconded by Overgaard to table action until the December 3rd County Board meeting, declared carried on a voice vote.
Motion by Williamson, seconded by Overgaard, to approve Resolution No. 29-19, to adopt and implement the Missouri River Watershed Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan, declared on a voice vote.
Calla Jarvie, Library Director, presented a program update stating that the Minneapolis Star Tribune interviewed them regarding programming in rural areas, and they will also be featured on Minnesota Public Broadcast System (PBS) regarding the Trivia Night events at Take 16 Brewery. Jarvie also presented an update of the Blandin grant stating that out of $75,000, there remains a balance of $14,000 with most projects being completed. The County Board thanked Jarvie for her efforts and the update.
Mark Sehr, Engineer, requested approval of Resolution No. 30-19, a prioritized bridge replacement list; motion by Reisch, seconded by Overgaard, declared carried on a voice vote.
Ashley Kurtz, Auditor/Treasurer presented the claims; motion by Overgaard, seconded by Williamson, declared carried on a unanimous vote. A complete listing of the claims is available upon request at the Auditor/Treasurer's office.
NOVEMBER 19, 2019 CLAIMS OVER $2,000
CONVERGINT TECHNOLOGIES LLC 4,459.28
COUNTIES PROVIDING TECHNOLOGY 6,322.00
EVERBRIDGE INC 4,129.17
FALLS ARCHITECTURE STUDIO, LLC 3,000.00
H & L MESABI 24,189.80
KETTERLING SERVICES INC 14,515.49
LUVERNE/CITY OF 2,141.00
LYON COUNTY LANDFILL 17,198.12
MORRIS ELECTRONICS 9,451.44
ROCK COUNTY OPPORTUNITIES 2,029.72
SANDERS INC 2,061.54
SANFORD HEALTH 2,421.94
STAPLES ENTERPRISES INC 2,906.77
STONEBERG, GILES & STROUP PA 2,232.80
TOLLEFSON PUBLISHING 2,933.72
WEX BANK 2,316.46
80 PAYMENTS LESS THAN $2,000 28,534.05
The County Board was in receipt of the Fund Balance which reflected the second half of the ag tax collection; the Auditor/Treasurer stated that that distribution will be on December 2nd. Motion by Burger, seconded by Thompson, to approve the Fund Balance report, declared carried on a voice vote.
The Administrator presented the bids for the sidewalk project on the north side of the Courthouse:
•Ideal Landscape & Design, Inc. Worthington, MN Bid Amount = $76,860.00
Deduct Amount = $30,000.00
Base Bid Revised Total = $46,860.00
•Swift Contractors, Inc. Sioux Falls, SD Bid Amount = $99,000.00
Deduct Amount = $48,073.00
Base Bid Revised Total = $52,140.00
After a review of the bids and due to the timing of the project, all bids were rejected.
The Administrator requested permission to proceed with a Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant programs sponsored by the USDA, specifically the Administrator was exploring an option to replace the tornado sirens. The County Board authorized the Administrator to proceed.
Commissioner Reisch stated that he attended the following meetings and events: union negotiations, Library, Luverne City Economic Development and Transit Advisory.
Commissioner Thompson stated that she attended the following meetings and events: Luverne Area Community Foundation, Southern Prairie Community Care, Springbrook Event Center Open House.
Commissioner Williamson stated that he attended the following meetings and events: Extension, One Watershed One Plan, Southwestern Mental Health, Springbrook Event Center Open House, Rural Water, Soil & Water Conservation District.
Commissioner Overgaard stated that he attended the following meetings and events: Extension Committee where they announced that Craig Taylor is the new Region Director, and the Springbrook Event Center Open House.
Commissioner Burger stated that he attended the following meetings and events: AMC District VIII meeting, union negotiations, Southern Prairie Community Care and Southwestern Mental Health.
Motion by Reisch, seconded by Overgaard to go into closed session at 11:18AM to discuss strategies for union negotiations, declared carried on a voice vote.
Motion by Williamson, seconded by Thompson, to arise from closed session at 11:50AM, declared carried on a voice vote.
With no further business to come before the County Board the meeting was declared adjourned.