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Unofficial Minutes

November 22, 2011
Marshall Independent

November 22, 2011

UNOFFICIAL MINUTES- SUBJECT TO CORRECTIONS

LYON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

LYON COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER, MARSHALL, MN

November 1, 2011

Member Ritter introduced the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION CLOSING BOARD MEETING

WHEREAS, the Minnesota Open Meeting Law, Minn. Stat. 13D.05, subd. 2(b) states that "meetings may be closed if the closure is expressly authorized by statute or permitted by the attorney-client privilege"; and

WHEREAS, the County Board seeks to meet with its attorney to obtain advice regarding a pending lawsuit, Jeanine Barker, et. al v. County of Lyon, et. al.; and

WHEREAS, it would be detrimental to the interests of the County for the County Board to hold a public discussion with its attorney regarding its legal position(s), strategy, etc., where an opposing party or opposing attorney could listen to or be made aware of the County's positions; and

WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the County for the Board to obtain legal advice in a confidential setting to maintain the attorney-client privilege.

BE IT RESOLVED by the Lyon County Board of Commissioners as follows:

1. The Board hereby closes based upon the attorney-client privilege pursuant to Minn. Stat. 13D.05, subd. 3(b);

2. The specific subjects to be discussed, pursuant to Minn. Stat. 13.01, subd. 3, are the claims raised in the above-referenced lawsuit, and the defenses and legal positions to be taken by the County.

The motion for the adoption of the foregoing Resolution was duly seconded by Anderson and upon a vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof:

Fenske, Goodenow, Ritter, Anderson, Stensrud

and the following voted against the same: None

Whereupon said Resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

8:58 a.m. Stensrud moved, seconded by Ritter to come out of closed session. All voted in favor.

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

Consent Agenda:

1. Approve Minutes from October 18, 2011

2. Approve Commissioner Warrants 126765-126857 in the amount of $280,698.54.

3. Approve Auditor Warrants 126734-126757 in the amount of $57,026.84 dated 10/27 and 126582-126604 in the amount of $93,243.89 dated 10/20/11.

4. Approve Per Diems and Expenses

5. Final Striping Project

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

Anderson moved, seconded by Ritter to accept and authorize the Chair to sign a resolution for supporting healthy hands nurse family partnership. All voted in favor.

Ritter moved, seconded by Goodenow to allow Commissioner Stensrud to sign the addendum at the December 10, 2011 on behalf of the Lyon County Board of Commissioners. All voted in favor.

Goodenow moved, seconded by Anderson to authorize the county and authorize the County attorney to sign the stipulated agreement and counterclaim dismissing the arbitration agreement. All voted in favor.

Ritter moved, seconded by Goodenow to move the proposal from Living Connected for the base price of $28,690. All voted in favor.

Goodenow I will abstain from the Advance Contract because I am appointed to their Board as a County Commissioner. Stensrud moved, seconded by Anderson to approve and authorize the Chair to sign a contract with Advance Opportunities for $116 per day.

Voting in Favor: Ritter, Stensrud, Anderson, Fenske

Abstained: Goodenow

Motion Carried 4 to 0.

Goodenow moved, seconded by Ritter to approve and authorize the Chair to sign a JPA with Yellow Medicine County Solid Waste Services. Maes The only thing you would need to change would be the $375 and under 3A the same thing. Under 8 the last sentence take out a slash her. All voted in favor.

Anderson moved, seconded by Goodenow to hire Kyle Mooney from a temporary Deputy Sheriff position to a full time Deputy Sheriff effective November 1, 2011. All voted in favor.

Stensrud moved, seconded by Goodenow to hire John Gillquist as a deputy sheriff at a starting wage of $18.37 on November 7, 2011. All voted in favor.

Anderson moved, seconded by Goodenow to authorize the advertising, interviewing, back grounding, and a conditional offer for a full time correctional officer. All voted in favor. .

Goodenow moved, seconded by Anderson to approve an addendum to the plan to include the construction of a 180 foot tower. All voted in favor.

Stensrud moved, seconded by Goodenow to approve and authorize the Chair to sign a resolution in support of regional ARMER Logging Development by the SWRRB. (Resolution 45-11 on file in the County Administrator's Office). All voted in favor.

Goodenow moved, seconded by Fenske to take out the navigation device and include enough money to put monitors on all the snow equipment. Ritter How much are we going to spend on ARMER radios for highway? Kanwar- We budgeted $100,000 our estimate now is roughly $70,000. Stomberg The $100,000 was talked about in the budget. We talked about paying for the ARMER system out of the reserves. The debate will still be whether it goes in the budget or out of reserves. Stensrud We are not that big and sophisticated. Goodenow It records the information. That is one of the most common misunderstandings that we have. To have the ability to have a web page that people can check. I would like to make sure we have the state on there to. There is a connection there. At the end of the year we don't have to keep using it. I think it is worth a try.

Voting in Favor: Goodenow, Ritter, Fenske

Opposed:Anderson, Stensrud

Motion Carried 3 to 2.

Anderson moved, seconded by Stensrud to approve and authorize the negotiating committee, Commissioners Ritter and Fenske and Administrator Somberg to sign the LELS Jailers/Dispatchers 2009-2010, LELS Jailers/Dispatchers 2011-2012, and Shift Sergeants for 2010 2012 labor contracts. All voted in favor.

Goodenow moved, seconded by Ritter to approve and authorize the Chair to sign a SWHHS JPA amendment. All voted in favor.

11:30 a.m. Ritter moved, seconded by Stensrud to adjourn. All voted in favor.

Robert Fenske, Chairman

Attest: Loren Stomberg

Lyon County Administrator

 
 
 

 

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