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KITTSON COUNTY BOARD PROCEEDINGS                                   

September 18, 2012

 The Kittson County Board of Commissioners met, pursuant to adjournment on Tuesday, September 18, 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 Younggren and unanimously carried to approve the minutes from the September 4, 2012 County Board meeting as written.

            Meeting with the County Board was Kristi Hultgren, County Recorder, to request permission to begin processing documents through E-Recording.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Younggren and unanimously carried to approve the E-Recording of documents in the Recorder’s Office.

            Meeting with the County Board was John Wynn, Northwest Community Action Grant Writer, to present an Anti-Displacement and Relocation Assistance Plan and request approval for an extension with MN Department of Natural Resources on a Flood Mitigation Grant.

            Wynne also discussed the Voluntary Acquisition of Residences Program.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Spilde, seconded by Commissioner Olson and unanimously carried to approve the amendment with the MN Department of Natural Resources to extend the grant for the Acquisition of Flood  Prone Property to June 30, 2013.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Anderson seconded by Commissioner Younggren and unanimously carried to adopt the following resolution:            #12-25

ANTI-DISPLACEMENT

            BE IT RESOLVED Kittson County hereby adopts the residential anti-displacement and relocation assistance plan for Kittson County, Minnesota.

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

Voting against:  None.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Younggren, seconded by Commissioner Anderson and unanimously carried to approve the agreement between the State of Minnesota and the Kittson County Trail Blazers Snowmobile Club for the operation and maintenance of the trail system for the 2012-2013 snowmobile season in the amount of $106,136.10.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Spilde, seconded by Commissioner Olson and unanimously carried to approve the grant agreement between the State of MN Board of Water and Soil Resources and Kittson County for the 2013 Block Grant in the amount of $60,814.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Spilde, seconded by Commissioner Younggren and unanimously carried to authorize the County Board Chair to sign the Natural Resources Block Grant Program Allocation and Contribution Plan for Fiscal Year 2013.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Younggren, 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

      ,069.86

Gerard Academy

    7,076.06

Insight Technologies

    7,038.38

Kittson County Highway Dept

    9,788.39

Leo A Hoffman Center-Main

    8,052.25

Mille Lacs Academy

    6,925.09

MSOP-MN Sex Offender Program - 462

    2,456.75

Springsted Inc

  14,657.33

Mn Commissioner Of Revenue

10,225.84

Mn Dept Of Revenue

4,539.42

Nationwide Retirement Solutions

3,857.50

Select Account

7,286.80

United Valley Bank

24,637.19

Anderson Construction/Brian L

53,875.92

Kittson Health Insurance

39,405.50

Jared Olson

14,550.56

PERA 0156-00

18,379.18

Johnson Controls

51,621.20

NW MN Service Coop-BCBS

45,645.50

United Valley Bank

28,823.97

123 Payments lesss than $2000

  49,178.55

This list does not include salaries paid to county employees,

nor does it include individuals who received federal, state

 

 

            Meal Reimbursements:                        $48.84

           

            Pursuant to published notice bids were received for The Mechanical Installation for the Boiler Upgrade Project that read as follows:

                        CL Linfoot                        $172,491.00

                        McFarlane                        $162,812.00

                        RJ Mechanical                        $156,000.00

                        Custom Aire                        $164,360.00

 

            A motion was made by Commissioner Younggren, seconded by Commissioner Anderson and unanimously carried to accept the bid from RJ Mechanical in the amount of $156,000 for the Mechanical Installation of the Boiler Upgrade Project.

            Meeting with the County Board were Keith Klegstad and Shirley Swenson representing the County Wellness Committee to present and discuss entering into an agreement with the Northwest Service Cooperative Wellness Institute with objectives to improve the health of the employees, reduce health care costs and create financial incentives tied to specific activities that encourage improving healthy behavior.  The first year would require all participants to complete an online health risk assessment.  Employee meetings would be held to encourage participation.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Younggren and unanimously carried to approve entering into an agreement with Northwest Service Cooperative Wellness Institute to provide incentives tied to specific activities that encourage improving healthy behavior.

            Also discussed was funding for the County Wellness Program.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Younggren and unanimously carried to budget $750 for Wellness Activities from the MCIT dividend annually. 

            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 Youggren, seconded by Commissioner Spilde and unanimously carried to hire Chelsi Langehaug to fill the Highway Accountant position with a classification rating of a B32-1, Step 3 effective October 2, 2012.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Spilde, seconded by Commissioner Anderson and unanimously carried to authorize support to Hennepin County in filing a Class Action Lawsuit against Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac regarding unpaid deed taxes on behalf of all counties in Minnesota.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Olson and unanimously carried to change the County Board meeting date to

December 6, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. due to the AMC Annual Conference.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Bouvette, seconded by Commissioner Anderson and unanimously carried to set the date and time for the 2013 Truth-in-Taxation Public Meeting for Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Spilde, seconded by Commissioner Anderson and unanimously carried to authorize M & J Architectural Studios Inc to generate floor plans of the Courthouse by a Computer Aided Design (CAD) Program for an amount not to exceed $1,000.

            The Board adjourned to Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.

 CHAIRMAN
JOSEPH E. BOUVETTE

 

ATTEST:                                                                                                           

                        Marilyn Gustafson, Kittson County Auditor/Treasurer



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