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Unofficial Minutes - Subject to Corrections

Lyon County Board of Commissioners

July 22, 2008
Marshall Independent

UNOFFICIAL MINUTES - SUBJECT TO CORRECTIONS LYON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS LYON COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER, MARSHALL, MN

July 1, 2008

9:00 AM - Meeting called to order by Chairman Goodenow. Members present: Fenske, Ritter, Goodenow, Nelson, Stensrud, County Administrator Stomberg, Auditor/Treasurer Van Overbeke and Attorney Maes

Stomberg - One addition, Jason Splett with Contegrity Group has an update and we can put him in before resolutions and contracts. Stensrud moved, seconded by Ritter to approve the agenda as amended. All voted in favor.

The following per diems and expenses were presented:

Per Diems Expenses

Good $500 $45.45

Ritter $250 $22.22

Nelson $350 $178.30

Fenske $280 $52.52

Stensrud$390 $135.34

Consent Agenda:

1. Approve Minutes from June 17th and 24th..

2. Approve Minutes from June 16 Board of Equalization.

3.Approve Commissioner Warrants 112620 to 112720 in the amount of $880,900.25 dated 7/2/08.

4.Approve Auditor Warrants 112505 to 112542 in the amount of $35,971.06 dated 6/19/08 and 112600 to 112618 in the amount of $18,722.34 dated 6/26/08.

5. Approve Per Diems & Expenses

6. Approve R.W. Work Request 2008-8 to conduct Landfill Gas -To-Energy Feasibility Study

7.Consider Award of Bid; SP 42-605-32

Ritter moved, seconded by Fenske to approve consent agenda items 1 through 7. All voted in favor.

Fenske moved, seconded by Ritter to approve and authorize the Chair to sign a resolution authorizing a County Absentee Ballot Board. VanOverbeke - The ballots will be mailed back to our office. The signatures will be checked against their application. The approved ones are the only ones that go on. The full county will be taken care of. It is only for the general election. Ritter - When can they start voting in an absentee ballot? Can they vote 30 days prior to the general election? VanOverbeke - Correct. All voted in favor. (Resolution 17-08 on file at the County Administrators Office).

Fenske moved, seconded by Ritter to approve and authorize the Chair to sign a resolution appointing two members to the Joint Airport Zoning Board. All voted in favor. (Resolution 18-08 on file at the County Administrators Office).

Goodenow appointed Bea Regnier and Mike Mortier to the Joint Airport Zoning Board.

Ritter moved, seconded by Stensrud to approve a resolution to grant in aid funding for the snowmobile trails. All voted in favor. (Resolution 19-08 on file at the County Administrators Office).

Stensrud moved, seconded by Nelson to award contract for SAP 42-608-29 to Duininck Brothers for $443,293.25 for the bridge on County Road 8. Ritter - What is the timeline? Greenwood - Middle to the end of October. They have sixty working days and then liquidated damages start. All voted in favor.

Nelson moved, seconded by Ritter to approve and authorize the Chair to sign a state bridge bonding. All voted in favor. (Resolution 20-08 on file at the County Administrators office).

Nelson moved, seconded by Stensrud to authorize hiring Gabriel Figueroa as a Correctional Officer at the Lyon County Jail with a starting date of July 31, 2008 with a starting wage of $13.81 per hour. Ritter - How many inmates do you have out now? Marks - Eighteen and they are at Yellow Medicine. We try to keep them in one area. All voted in favor.

Stensrud moved, seconded by Ritter to approve the hiring of Suhail Kanwar for the Public Works Director / County Engineer at a salary of $85,000 per year with a start date of July 7, 2008. All voted in favor.

Ritter reported on Union Meeting with Highway Department on June 19. Another thing was the route of the115 KV transmission line. John Biren will be here later to discuss the route options. Amateur Sports the Committee had a meeting last Wednesday and they are proposing to go ahead and secure funding.

Stensrud reported on appointment of new judge, Michelle Deitrich. Also reported on Western Mental Health Centers meeting on June 23 and on Soil and Water. The rain garden is dug out at Public Works. They were wondering about the new park and looking at trees or plants.

Fenske reported on Transit Advisory Committee. Also had a Policy Advisory Committee and we talked about having representation on Policy Advisory Committee and Insurance Committee. Reported on Union negotiations and the special board meeting and two PUC hearings.

Nelson reported on the Fair Board. The Fair Board has got the Fair lined up. They have one problem which is security from midnight to 6:00 a.m. They wondered if they could get a Deputy to drive through some time in the night.

Goodenow - The Minnesota Arboretum is asking us to participate.

10:08 - Meeting Recessed

10:22 - Meeting Called back to Order

Ritter moved, seconded by Stensrud to authorize the Chairman to sign resolution for the DNR to purchase 48.2 acres in Stanley Township. All voted in favor.

Fenske moved, seconded by Ritter for Biren to write a letter and authorizing Chair to sign and send it to PUC regarding right of ways and construction plans. All voted in favor.

Ritter moved, seconded by Nelson to go into closed session to discuss Labor Negotiations. All voted in favor.

Fenske moved, seconded by Ritter to come out of closed session. All voted in favor.

Stensrud moved, seconded by Ritter to adjourn until July 15, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. All voted in favor.

Mark S. Goodenow, Chairman

Attest: Loren Stomberg

Lyon County Administrator

 
 

 

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