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 KITTSON COUNTY BOARD PROCEEDINGS                                                            September 4, 2012

  The Kittson County Board of Commissioners met, pursuant to adjournment on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.  All members were present.

            The meeting was called to order by Chairman Bouvette.  The pledge to the flag was given.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Olson, seconded by Commissioner Spilde and unanimously carried to approve the minutes from the August 21, 2012 County Board meeting as written.

            Meeting with the County Board were Kathy Johnson, Social Services Director and Marian Paulson, Assessor/Data Processing Manager, to discuss outside computer access for Social Services.  After some discussion it was determined that more information was needed to make an informed decision.  Johnson also discussed the concern for office security in response to renewed attention to regional incidents.  Johnson reviewed the Out of Home Placement Budgets for 2012 and 2013 and informed the Board of Lutheran Social Services request to change the number of licensed beds for their Intermediary Care Facility in Karlstad from six (6) to four (4).

            Meeting with the County Board was Kelly Bengtson, County Engineer.  Bengtson discussed the status of construction and maintenance projects.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Spilde, seconded by Commissioner Olson and unanimously carried to approve the Joint Powers Agreement with the State of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for the cost of materials and installation of one culvert to be installed on state land 4.5 miles east of the junction of CSAH #4 and State Ditch #85 between sections 2 and 11 of Cannon Township.

            Bengtson presented the following quotes for a two way radio repeater:

                        Stan’s Communication                        $5,450.00

                        Stones Mobile                                    $7,473.76

 

            A motion was made by Commissioner Younggren, seconded by Commissioner Olson and unanimously carried to accept the quote from Stan’s Communication in the amount of $5,450.00 for one Narrow Band Two Way Radio Repeater.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Olson and unanimously carried to approve the payment of Commissioner Warrants and Auditor Warrants as follows:

Vendor

Amount

Department of Human Services

6,110.11

Election Systems & Software Inc

3,288.04

Hewlett-Packard

3,993.01

Kittson County Highway Dept

4,168.96

Mn Commissioner Of Transportation

2,075.03

Northeast Technical Services Inc

7,710.85

Synergy Graphics

3,822.80

Ralph Twamley

4,000.00

Carol Wappula

2,369.10

Mn Dept of Revenue

7,268.03

Elphie Adlis

4,769.66

Farmers Union Oil Company-LB

14,104.20

Hallock Electric Inc

8,631.78

Johnson Oil Company

3,465.70

Kittson Soil & Water

12,000.00

Ottertail Power Company

3,398.37

Thygeson Construction Inc

80,623.61

RJ Zavoral & Sons Inc

446,781.38

Roger Malm

2,750.00

PERA 0156-00

18,481.06

Thompson Township

43,984.20

Wynne Consulting

2,010.00

78 Payments less than $2000

24,331.94

This list does not include salaries paid to county employees,

nor does it include individuals who received federal, state

 

            Meal Reimbursements:                        $35.39

           

            A motion was made by Commissioner Spilde, seconded by Commissioner Younggren and unanimously carried to approve the following Per Diem payments for the month of August:

                        Joe Bouvette                        $240.00

                        Betty Younggren                        $60.00

                        Craig Spilde                        $360.00

                        John Anderson                        $240.00

                        Leon Olson                        $300.00

 

            Committee Reports were given.

            The regularly scheduled County Board Meeting of November 6, 2012 was changed to November 5, 2012 due to the General Election on November 6, 2012.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Younggren, seconded by Commissioner Spilde and unanimously carried to approve hiring Eric Christensen to fill the County Administrator position effective October 1, 2012 at a salary of $90,000 and cover moving expenses not to exceed $4,000 plus all other benefits provided to county employees.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Anderson seconded by Commissioner Olson and unanimously carried to adopt the following resolution:                        #12-22

2012 Tax Forfeited Lands

WHEREAS, the County Board of Commissioners of the County of Kittson, State of Minnesota, desires to offer for sale certain parcels of land that have forfeited to the State of Minnesota for nonpayment of taxes, and

            WHEREAS, said parcels of land have been viewed by the County Board of Commissioners and have been classified as non-conservation lands as provided for in Minnesota Statutes 282.01.

            NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Kittson County Board of Commissioners hereby certify that all parcels of land on the attached list have been viewed and comply with the provisions of Minnesota Statutes 85.012, 92.461, 282.01, Subd.8, and 272.018, and other statutes that require the withholding of tax forfeited lands from sale.

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Kittson County Board of Commissioners hereby request approval from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for the sale of said lands as follows: 

            (attached list of lands in Auditor/Treas office)

Voting in favor:  Commissioner Bouvette, Anderson, Spilde, Younggren and Olson.

Voting against:  None.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Younggren and unanimously carried to approve the agreement with Safety Compliance Services in the amount of $8,925 for each of the following years 2013 and 2014 to provide mandatory safety training to county employees.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Olson, seconded by Commissioner Spilde and unanimously carried to re-appoint Cody Schmalz to serve a three (3) year term on the Roseau River Watershed Board of Directors.

A motion was made by Commissioner Olson, seconded by Commissioner Anderson and unanimously carried to approve the agreement between the University of Minnesota and Kittson County for providing Extension programs locally and employing Extension staff for a three (3) year period beginning January 1, 2013 and ending December 31, 2015.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Olson seconded by Commissioner Younggren and unanimously carried to adopt the following resolution:                        #12-23

UNORGANIZED TOWNSHIP LEVIES

            BE IT RESOLVED that the following amounts are hereby proposed to be levied for taxes payable in 2013 in the following unorganized townships in Kittson County for Road & Bridge purposes:

 

                        Klondike Township                                    $ 8,000

                        McKinley Township                                    $ 4,500

                        Peatland Township                                    $ 2,300

                        North Red River Township                                    $ 20,000

 

Voting in favor:  Commissioner Bouvette, Anderson, Spilde, Younggren and Olson.

Voting against:  None.

            A discussion was held on the 2013 proposed budgets and proposed levies.  The County Board agreed to use $550,000 from reserves to balance the budget.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Younggren seconded by Commissioner Olson and unanimously carried to adopt the following resolution:                        #12-24

2013 TAX LEVY

            WHEREAS the departments within the county government of Kittson County, have submitted proposed budgets for 2013, and

            WHEREAS the Kittson County Board of Commissioners have reviewed and considered said budgets.

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the proposed budgets for 2013 are hereby approved for the proposed levies in the following amounts:

                        Revenue Fund                                    $ 2,323,710

                        Road & Bridge Fund                        $    313,989

                        Social Services Fund                        $    569,595  

                        TOTAL                                                $ 3,207,294

                          Less State Paid Aids                    -            $      91,731

                        NET LEVY                                    $ 3,115,563

 

Voting in favor:  Commissioner Bouvette, Anderson, Spilde, Younggren and Olson.

Voting against:  None.

            Auditor/Treasurer Marilyn Gustafson presented the quarterly Health Insurance Claims Report and informed the County Board that there was no change in premium for 2013.

Correspondence was acknowledged from Jim Schwab, District Conservationist (NRCS); Representative Dan Fabian and Diane Miller.

            The Board adjourned to Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.

 CHAIRMAN
Joseph E. Bouvette

 ATTEST:                                                                                                           

                        Marilyn Gustafson, Kittson County Auditor/Treasurer



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