Commissioners meet May 19

 

Rock County Commissioners meet May 19

Herreid Board Room        9:00 A.M.

Rock County Courthouse  May 19, 2015

The meeting was called to order by Chair Boyenga will all Commissioners present.

Motion by Reisch, seconded by Boyenga, to approve the May 19, 2015, County Board agenda, declared carried on a voice vote.

Motion by Williamson, seconded by Hoime, to approve the May 5, 2015, County Board minutes, declared carried on a voice vote.

Motion by Thompson, seconded by Boyenga, to call a Public Hearing to order at 9:04 A.M. for the possible adoption of Resolution No. 09-15, transferring municipal construction funds to the regular construction fund account, declared carried on a voice vote. There were no attendees.

Mark Sehr, Engineer, requested approval of Resolution No. 09-15; motion by Hoime, seconded by Reisch, to approve, declared carried on a voice vote.

The Engineer requested approval to open bids on SAP 067-600-002 on June 1, 2015, at 10:00 A.M.; motion by Thompson, seconded by Williamson to approve, declared carried on a voice vote.

The Engineer informed the County Board that contractors are in the process of installing the shop hoist at the Highway building.

The County Board scheduled September 8, 2015, for the Rock County Employee Picnic to be located at the Highway Department from 11:00 A.M. Р 2:00 P.M.

Ashley Kurtz, Auditor/Treasurer, presented the claims for payment; motion by Hoime, seconded by Thompson, to authorize payment, declared carried on a voice vote. A complete listing of the claims is available upon request at the Auditor/Treasurer’s Office.

General                 $68,532.57

General Reserves               $124,095.10

Library $2,902.26

Road and Bridge                  $51,913.56

Transfer Station                 $20,438.18

Land Management $2,165.44

Veterans Memorial care       $45.00

TOTAL                $270,092.11

 

Claims over $2,000:

American Communications $2,549.75

Computer Professionals    5,687.00

Elections Systems and Software   6,602.50

Emergency Automotive Tech.   2,833.04

Herman Motors   2,096.80

Luverne Farm Store   4,791.21

MN Counties Intergovernment Trust   2,500.00

Nobles County Aud.Treas.   7,472.50

Rock County Opportunities   2,837.28

Tactical Solutions   2,462.00

Tollefson Publishing   4,168.50

Thompson Reuter   2,512.47

CHS Eastern Farmers   2,481.07

Cooperative Energy Co.   2,934.19

Expressway - Luverne   4,691.52

City of Luverne 20,440.72

Midstates Equipment & Supply   2,442.10

Ziegler Inc.   4,236.74

Lyon County Landfill 16,971.84

 

Motion by Reisch, seconded by Boyenga, to approve the Fund Balance report, declared carried on a voice vote.

The Auditor/Treasurer and Administrator reviewed short term financing options for the RCRW expansion project and recommended Northland Securities due to the period of time needed which potentially exceeds 12-months; motion by Williamson, seconded by Reisch, to approve Northland Securities as the broker for short term financing of the RCRW expansion project, declared carried on a voice vote.

Motion by Boyenga, seconded Thompson, to approve Northland Securities as the broker for G.O. Bonds totaling $1,225,000 for the CIP and Rock County fiber project, declared carried on a voice vote.

The Auditor/Treasurer informed the County Board that she did a second 2014 gravel tax disbursement to Vienna Township due a late payment receipt in 2015; also discussed a mining and scale placement issues between Mound and Luverne townships with no action taken. The County Board authorized the Administrator, County Attorney and Auditor/Treasurer to meet with the 10-15 pit operators to discuss the re-enforcement of policy/procedures and compliance.

Eric Hartman, Land Management Office Director, requested approval of the 2015 Delegated Feedlot Performance Grant of $13,368.00; motion by Hoime, seconded by Reisch, to approve, declared carried on a voice vote.

Hartman presented an E-waste update stating that vendors will no longer receive any credits for this type of collection, therefore, they will no longer offer any free collection events; future collection events will potentially be at a reduced cost and more information will be forthcoming.

The LMO Director also discussed legislative issues pertaining to ditch buffers and the potential $22 million from the Clean Water funds to be allocated to the Board Water Soil Resources and the SWCD; Rock County could also receive an additional $2.4 million for flood erosion repairs; both programs are currently pending in legislation and will directly impact local authorities with increased workloads.

The LMO Director and Administrator discussed the status of a new building lease which moves the Land Management Office to a different location within the building with increased square footage at a rate of $12.00/sf. The County Board tabled action due to pending legislation which may or may not require additional staff and the need for additional square footage.

Tom Houselog, Land Records Office Director, requested approval of a tax abatement of $1,438.00 on parcel 02-0263-000 located in Beaver Creek township due to a calculation error; motion by Hoime, seconded by Williamson, to approve, declared carried on a voice vote.

Brent Hoffman, Rock County Rural Water (RCRW) Director informed the County Board he had attended a pre-construction meeting and requested approval of the $2,246,000 USDA Water and Waste System Grant Agreement; motion by Thompson, seconded by Williamson, to approve, declared carried on a voice vote.

The Administrator informed the County Board of a BRRRA update where railroad disposal was discussed; the cleanup cost is estimated at $440,000.

Commissioner Reisch informed the County Board that he attended a Plum Creek Library board meeting and Rock/Nobles Community Corrections meeting.

Commissioner Williamson informed the County Board that he was the receiptant of an IRS phone scam.

Commissioner Hoime stated that he attended a Rural Energy Board meeting, BRRRA and Rock/Nobles Community Corrections meeting.

Commissioner Thompson stated that she attended a Regional Development Commission meeting.

Commissioner Boyenga stated that Southwestern Mental Health has named Design Craft as the contract for their building renovation project in Luverne.

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

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