The Board of County Commissioners of Fillmore County, Minnesota met in regular session this 10th day of October, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioners' Board Room, Fillmore County Courthouse, in the City of Preston.
The following members were present: Commissioners Randy Dahl, Mitch Lentz, Duane Bakke, Marc Prestby and Gary Peterson. Also present were: Bobbie Vickerman, Coordinator/Clerk; Cristal Adkins, Zoning Administrator; James Fenske, Jail Administrator; Terry Schultz, Building Maintenance Supervisor; Bonita Underbakke; Karen Reisner, Fillmore County Journal; and Gretchen Mensink-Lovejoy, Republican Leader.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
On motion by Bakke and seconded by Lentz, the Board unanimously approved the amended agenda.
On motion by Bakke and seconded by Lentz, the Board unanimously approved the following amended Consent Agenda:
1. October 3, 2017 County Board minutes, as presented.
2. County Coordinator Bobbie Vickerman as the voting delegate and Commissioner Duane Bakke as the Alternate for the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust (MCIT).
On motion by Prestby and seconded by Lentz, the Board unanimously approved payment of the following Commissioner warrants:
The Auditor's warrants were reviewed.
Cristal Adkins, Zoning Administrator, was present.
On motion by Bakke and seconded by Lentz, the following resolution was unanimously adopted:
RESOLUTION 2017-050: Conditional Use Permit for Mike and Cindy Tomashek for an Agricultural Tourism Business, Section 5, Preston Township
On motion by Prestby and seconded by Peterson, the Board unanimously approved an access permit for Joseph and Amanda Hershberger, Section 25, Preston Township, for a driveway access to new pasture land which was just purchased as recommended by the Zoning Administrator and Highway Engineer.
The first reading of the proposed updates to the sixty (60) day accounts payable/reimbursement policy was done.
James Fenske, Jail Administrator, was present.
On motion by Bakke and seconded by Lentz, the Board unanimously approved removing Ed Hallisy and adding Greg Melartin and Jon Whitney as authorized check signers for the jail.
The Citizen's Input portion of the meeting was opened and closed at 9:35 a.m. as no one was present to speak.
Terry Schultz, Building Maintenance Supervisor, was present.
On motion by Bakke and seconded by Prestby, the Board unanimously approved the low quote from Bakke Cement & Masonry Construction in the amount of $4,650 for sidewalk repair to be paid from the Infrastructure Fund.
Bobbie Vickerman, Coordinator, was present.
On motion by Bakke and seconded by Lentz, the Board unanimously approved the quote of $176,338.00 from Marco for courthouse security with an additional paging option at approximately $24,000 and locksmith services at $16,128.61. It was noted that the committee will work directly with Marco to review the items in the quote and determine what items are needed and work through an implementation plan.
Concerns were noted about deadlines for the Board packet. Currently the Board Chair approves additions. The Board asked to try to ensure that items were timely and included in the packet.
A review of the calendar was done and the following committee reports and announcements were given: October 30th District 9 meeting – Faribault; October 21st Historical Center Annual Meeting; October 26th Planning Commissioner will be doing the Buffer Ordinance; Lentz – Southeast Emergency Management Committee and Development Achievement Center.
On motion by Prestby and seconded by Lentz, the Chair adjourned the meeting at 10:31 a.m.