March 22, 2011
UNOFFICIAL MINUTES- SUBJECT TO CORRECTIONS
LYON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
LYON COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER, MARSHALL, MN
February 15, 2011
9:00 a.m. Meeting was called to order by Chairman Fenske. Members present: Fenske, Ritter, Goodenow, Stensrud, Anderson, County Administrator Stomberg, Attorney Maes, County Auditor/Treasurer Van Overbeke.
Goodenow moved, seconded by Ritter to approve the agenda. All voted in favor.
Identify any Conflict of Interest
No conflict of interests identified.
Per Diems Expenses
Fenske $50.00 -----------
Ritter $200.00 -----------
Stensrud $50.00 $28.56
Goodenow $300.00 -----------
Anderson $330.00 $259.46
1. Approve Minutes from February 1, 2011
2. Approve Commissioner Warrants 123811-123914 in the amount of $633,526.35 dated 2/15/11.
3. Approve Auditor Warrants 123746-123753 in the amount of $141,368.34 dated 2/9/11 and 123754-123798 in the amount of $458,241.71 dated 2/10/11.
4. Approve Per Diems & Expenses
5. Revision of Fee Schedule for Public Works Services in 2011
6. Sale of wetland credits
Goodenow moved, seconded by Ritter to approve 2-4. All voted in favor.
Anderson moved, seconded by Goodenow to approve the minutes. All voted in favor.
Stensrud moved, seconded by Anderson to go to $75 per cord and pick up only. All voted in favor.
Goodenow moved, seconded by Stensrud to continue to participate in the community development block grant program. All voted in favor.
Fenske set a public hearing for 9:30 a.m. on March 15, 2011.
Ritter moved, seconded by Anderson to approve the $50,000 grant for the vehicle and authorize the Chair to sign the resolution. All voted in favor. (Resolution 01-11 on file in the County Administrator's Office)
Stensrud moved, seconded by Goodenow to approve the $10,000 grant for the kick-off event and authorize the Chair to sign the resolution. All voted in favor. (Resolution 02-11 on file in the County Administrator's Office).
Anderson moved, seconded by Goodenow to hire Aurora Heard as the human resources director at an annual salary of $45,628 with an effective date of February 15, 2011. Fenske Discussion? Anderson For us the perception is, it is one thing you guys have all known and I learned it a lot more at the AMC meeting. We are always going to be under the perception of how we do things and we need to keep that in mind and be as transparent as we can be. Fenske The things we need to do in hiring and handling employee related problems that it is a necessary position. Goodenow It is an example of why we need the position. Anderson We have been gearing toward it. It was discussed at a retreat that this was something that needed to happen and that has probably been five years ago or better. I do think that once we get to this point one of the items I heard is we are going to have a big turnover. Creating the human resources position I don't think is a major step for that. I think we need to sit down as another group and discuss all this. The best way to do that is if we are looking at a big turnover of people those people need to help us get though it. Goodenow I think the assumption needs to be it is we are not going to just fill who is leaving. Fenske Any other discussion? All voted in favor.
Anderson moved, seconded by Stensrud to laterally transfer Doug Andries from Heavy Equipment Operator to Mechanic effective February 15, 2011. Goodenow There was somewhat flexibility put into the job description. He is not 100% mechanic he can do something else. All voted in favor.
Anderson moved, seconded by Stensrud to purchase the necessary sandbags for flood mitigation to be available at cost for citizens of Lyon County. Fenske Necessary meaning whatever is required. All voted in favor.
11:29 a.m. Ritter moved, seconded by Anderson to adjourn.
Robert Fenske, Chairman
Attest: Loren Stomberg
Lyon County Administrator