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Unnofficial Minutes - Subject to Corrections

Lyon County Board of Commissioners

January 27, 2011
Marshall Independent

January 27, 2011

UNOFFICIAL MINUTES- SUBJECT TO CORRECTIONS

LYON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

LYON COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER, MARSHALL, MN

January 4, 2011

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

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag

Per DiemExpense

Ritter---------$4.00

Nelson$50.00$19.50

Oath of Office for Elected Officials

Judge Dietrich swore in:

Commissioners Stensrud, Fenske and Anderson

Sheriff Mark Mather

Dr. William Kremer as the County Coroner

Attorney Rick Maes

Auditor / Treasurer Paula VanOverbeke

County Recorder Mona Hammer

VanOverbeke called for nominations for the 2011 Board Chair. Stensrud moved, seconded by Ritter to nominate Robert Fenske. VanOverbeke called three times for other nominations. Upon hearing none nominations ceased. All voted in favor.

Ritter nominated Rodney Stensrud. VanOverbeke called three times for nominations. Upon hearing none nominations ceased.

Stensrud moved, seconded by Ritter to approve the agenda. All voted in favor.

Consent Agenda:

1. Approve Minutes from December 21, 2010

2. Approve Commissioner Warrants 123278-123362 in the amount of $177,722.53 dated 12/30/10.

3. Approve Auditor Warrants 123218-123242 in the amount of $11,918.56 dated 12/23/10, 123243-123245 in the amount of $15,667.08 dated 12/28/10, and 123246-123277 in the amount of $246,840.40 dated 12/30/10.

4. Approve Per Diems & Expenses

5. Official Newspaper for 2011

6. BWSR NRBG Agreement

7. Accept Donation

8. Approve first quarter appropriations

Stensrud moved, seconded by Anderson to approve consent agenda items 2-6 and 8. All voted in favor.

Anderson moved, seconded by Ritter to approve the minutes as amended. Delanghe This is approval of the minutes from the last meeting? I did get part of it. I think there was some misinterpretation of some things on there. Delanghe Item number 13 some terminology. Fenske I don't know if this would apply because this is what was covered at the last meeting. Delanghe Shouldn't they be changed before they are approved? Fenske- We had a chance to look at the minutes and as far as we know this is a record of what was covered. Delanghe I would ask that you would consider the letter. The letter dated January 3. Stomberg You can't put that letter into the minutes of a meeting in December. Maes I understand you don't agree with everything and you didn't at the December 21 meeting. The Board here is to approve what was done at the last meeting. I know you would like to see them changed. Delanghe I would like to put it the minutes. Delanghe read the following statement: De Langhe said, "I think we would all agree that any nutrient relocation into the waters of our state is undesirable." Don put the De Langhe incident in perspective; "there were hundreds if not thousands of times more displaced nutrients or pollutants that came off nearly every grain or livestock farm, as well as every city and town that dumped their untreated sewage directly into the waters of our state during the late summer rains than there were from the De Langhe incident." "This incident has been blow out of proportion by some of the county commissioners in retaliation for my involvement in one of the lawsuits against Lyon County and also for speaking up about the

mismanagement and pollution issues of the Lyon County Regional Landfill"-De Langhe. Three of the many issues of the landfill include; the on going methane gas problem, the trash blowing into fields, wildlife areas, and people's yards, and also the change in water flow making farming nearly impossible in these disturbed areas on wet years. I am personally disappointed by the way the county commissioners elected not to pay any of the compensation to the affected citizens. I thought this was suppose to be a Lyon County government not Chicago politics"-Don De Langhe. Delanghe I would like it in the record. It is my side of the story. That is the other side of it. All voted in favor.

Ritter moved, seconded Stensrud by to accept the donation by Rick Anderson and have it designated to the Garvin Park Trust Fund. All voted in favor.

Ritter moved, seconded by Anderson to approve and authorize the Chair to sign a contract for fraud investigation at the sum of $2,500 per month. All voted in favor.

Stensrud moved, seconded by Anderson to approve and authorize the Chair to sign grant amendment 2010-IEC-00341. Ritter- How many radio boards are there in the state? VanOverbeke Probably five. Ritter So they need $100,000 to put on a conference? VanOverbeke It is a 3 day conference. It is offered at a reduced rate. It is $50 per participant. It enables more people to go. Meals are included. All voted in favor.

Stensrud moved, seconded by Ritter to approve designated depository's for Lyon County investments for 2011. Anderson I would like to abstain from this vote as I have a daughter that works for State Farm.

Bank of the WestContact: 537-1411

P O Box 519

Marshall, MN 56258Barb Stevens

United Southwest BankContact: 423-6285

111 West Main StreetAdrian Golberg, President

Cottonwood, MN 56229Doug Anderson

Bremer Bank, NAContact: 537-0222

208 East College Drive

Marshall, MN 56258Shelly 537-0211

First Independent BankContact: 532-2426

105 South Market StStan

Marshall, MN 56258Duke Pogatchnik, President

Minnwest Bank MVContact: 532-1000

301 Baseline RoadLaura or Nicole

Marshall, MN 56258

Wells Fargo MN. SW. NA.Contact: 532-4405

400 West Main StreetAl Antony

Marshall, MN 56258Randy Serreyn

State Bank of TauntonContact: 872-6136

First and MainJerry Wanken, President

Taunton, MN 56291Kevin Hoffman

Minnwest Bank-TracyContact: 629-4780

P O Box 1069Patty Peterreins

Tracy, MN 56175

Magic Fund

800 Nicollet Mall800-754-7221

Minneapolis, MN 55402

Bremer InvestmentJanet Vandendriessche

208 East College Drive

Marshall, MN 56258

US BankJeannie Redenius

Main St

Marshall, MN 56258

Wells Fargo AdvisorsSteven Paddock612-340-4561

Home Federal BankMark Dunn

900 East Main St532-3056

Marshall, MN 56258

State Farm Agency's Voting in Favor: Stensrud, Fenske, Ritter

Abstained:Anderson

Motion Carried.

Anderson moved, seconded by Stensrud to authorize the Auditor/Treasurer to issue Auditor warrants during the year of 2011 for incidental expenses, expenses incurred for postage, post office box rental, express, freight, telephone, telegraph, water, lights, other utilities, election expense, payroll activity, reimbursement to deputies for insurance deductibles, court ordered payments, monthly support & maintenance, registrations, dues, bailiffs, credit cards, Hy-Vee cards, expenses related to the jail canteen, expenses that would receive a discount if paid by a certain date, misc. taxes, and reimbursement to employees for hotel expense at the discretion of the Department Manager. All voted in favor.

Stensrud moved, seconded by Ritter to authorize the Auditor / Treasurer to transfer funds between Drainage Systems for the year 2011. All voted in favor.

Ritter moved, seconded by Anderson to approve the out of state travel policy for elected officials. All voted in favor.

Stensrud moved, seconded by Ritter to approve the conflict of interest policy. All voted in favor.

Ritter moved, seconded by Stensrud to approve and authorize the Chair to sign a data processing contract with Southwest Health and Human Services. All voted in favor.

9:37 a.m. Ritter moved, seconded by Stensrud to go into closed session for Department Head Annual Performance Review. All voted in favor.

10:10 a.m. Ritter moved, seconded by Stensrud to come out of closed session. All voted in favor.

Stensrud moved, seconded by Anderson to set the following 2011 salaries:

Ron KrauseFacilities Maintenance $62,172

Dean ChampineAssessor $69,214

Suhail KanwarPublic Works Director $97,957

Voting in Favor: Stensrud, Fenske, Anderson

Opposed:Ritter

Motion carried 3 to 1.

Stensrud moved, seconded by Anderson to acknowledge receipt of letter dated January 3, 2011 from James P. Peters regarding the Don DeLanghe CUP. All voted in favor.

Stensrud reported on Soil and Water.

10:22 a.m. Ritter moved, seconded by Anderson to adjourn. All voted in favor.

Robert Fenske, Chairman

Attest: Loren Stomberg

Lyon County Administrator

 
 

 

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