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
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.
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
800 Nicollet Mall800-754-7221
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Bremer InvestmentJanet Vandendriessche
208 East College Drive
Marshall, MN 56258
US BankJeannie Redenius
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
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
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