The Board of County Commissioners of Fillmore County, Minnesota met in regular session this 9th day of July, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioners' Board Room, Fillmore County Courthouse, in the City of Preston.
The following members were present: Commissioners Duane Bakke, Marc Prestby, Randy Dahl and Mitch Lentz. Also present were: Bobbie Vickerman, Coordinator/Clerk; Kevin Olson, Social Services Manager; Jessica Erickson, Director of Nursing; Kristina Kohn, Human Resources Officer; Lance Boyum, Chief Deputy; Brian Hoff, Land Records Director; Brett Corson, County Attorney; Kari Berg, Probation Officer; Kristine Frisby, Probation Officer; Jennifer Mann, Program Manager, DFO Community Correction; Star Polzin; Case Manager; Kevin Beck; Bonita Underbakke; Karen Reisner, Fillmore County Journal; and Gretchen Mensink-Lovejoy, Republican Leader.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
On motion by Lentz, seconded by Dahl, the Board unanimously approved the amended agenda.
On motion by Dahl, seconded by Lentz, the Board unanimously approved the following Consent
1. July 2, 2019 County Board minutes as presented.
2. Use of Generator/Light Towers during Fillmore County Fair, July 15-21, 2019.
3. Payment of 3rd qtr. invoice for 2019 of $9,825.50 to Community and Economic Development Associates (CEDA) for economic development staffing services.
4. Closure of County 33 from CR 8 to Hwy 52 in Fountain for the 150th celebration, July 27th from 8:00 am – 11:00 pm as requested by the Fountain City Council and approved by the County Engineer and the Sheriff.
5. Successful completion of probation for Bailey Peterson, Paralegal, effective July 16, 2019 as recommended by the County Attorney.
6. Successful completion of probation for Katie Isenberg, Accounting Technician, effective June 29, 2019 as recommended by the Sheriff and Chief Deputy.
7. Successful completion of probation for Roxane Alden, Property Appraiser, effective July 30, 2019 as recommended by the Land Records Director.
On motion by Dahl, seconded by Lentz, the Board unanimously approved the Commissioner warrants.
The Auditor's warrants were reviewed.
Kevin Olson, Social Services Manager, was present.
On motion by Dahl, seconded by Lentz, the Board unanimously approved Olmsted County as the fiscal agent for the 2019-2021 "Whatever it Takes" grant.
On motion by Prestby and seconded by Dahl, the following resolution was unanimously adopted:
RESOLUTION 2019-029: Managed Care Procurement
Jennifer Mann, Program Manager, Dodge-Fillmore-Olmsted (DFO) Community Correction was present.
On motion by Lentz, seconded by Prestby, the Board voted unanimously to pronounce the Proclamation of Probation and Parole Week for July 21-28, 2019.
Kristina Kohn, Human Resources Officer, was present.
Human Resources Officer Kohn presented the first reading of the draft updates to the Severance Pay policy. She will bring the policy back for a second reading.
On motion by Prestby, seconded by Lentz, the Board unanimously approved the retirement request for Ronald Vikre, Property Appraiser, effective July 10, 2019. The Board thanked him for his 13 years of service.
On motion by Dahl, seconded by Lentz, the Board unanimously approved proposed changes in the Land Records department which included repositioning the Land Records Director to County Assessor, from grade 16 to grade 15.
On motion by Dahl, seconded by Lentz, the Board unanimously approved to amend the agenda to add an agenda item to advertise for a Fillmore County Assessor, due to Brian Hoff's request to move back to Property Appraiser.
On motion by Dahl, seconded by Prestby, the Board unanimously approved to advertise for County Assessor until filled.
On motion by Dahl, seconded by Lentz, the Board unanimously approved to send a reclassification request to David Drown & Associates (DDA) from Office Support Specialist to Case Aide as requested by the Director of Nursing.
Citizens input portion of the meeting was opened and closed at 9:35 a.m.
Bobbie Vickerman, County Coordinator, was present.
On motion by Lentz, seconded by Prestby, the Board unanimously approved the 2018 Reserve Fund Balance Report.
On motion by Dahl, seconded by Lentz, the Board unanimously approved attendance and overnight stay for Minnesota Association of County Administrators (MACA) work session.
A review of the calendar was done and the following committee reports and announcements were given:
Where are we at with porta potties at Park? County Coordinator was asked to look into porta potty companies, Storlie and B&S, for cost estimates, liability information. Bakke noted Southeast Water Resources Board is next Monday not yesterday. Lentz – Development Achievement Center (DAC). Lentz/Bakke/Prestby - Wellness/Activities/Emergency Management/Safety – discussing putting together a health and safety fair next spring, combining all aspects.
On motion by Dahl and seconded by Lentz, the Chair adjourned the meeting at 9:58 a.m.