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 KITTSON COUNTY BOARD PROCEEDINGS                                                October 2, 2012

  The Kittson County Board of Commissioners met, pursuant to adjournment on Tuesday, October 2, 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 Younggren, seconded by Commissioner Olson and unanimously carried to approve the minutes from the September 18, 2012 County Board meeting as written.

            Meeting with the County Board was Sandi Bentley, Violence Intervention Project Director, to discuss the services they provide and explain the change in the grant application process for the Office of Justice Program Funding Grant.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Younggren, seconded by Commissioner Olson and unanimously carried to re-appoint Jon Vold and Roger Anderson to serve another three (3) year term on the Two Rivers Watershed Board of Directors.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Spilde, seconded by Commissioner Anderson and unanimously carried to authorize the Auditor/Treasurer to issue warrants from the Revenue Fund for the following appropriations:

                        Kittson Soil & Water                        $9,756.75

                        Kittson Co Historical Society            $12,598.75

                        Kittson County Ag Society                        $5,000

                        NW Regional Library                        $14,352.75

 

            Meeting with the County Board were Joe Wilebski and Brian Krippner representing the Kittson County Soil & Water Conservation District to discuss the Agricultural Wetland Banking Program.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Spilde, seconded by Commissioner Olson and unanimously carried to approve an appropriation to each of the local Fire Departments in an amount of $100 each.

            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

Anderson Brothers Construction

8,825.00

Beltrami County Treasurer

7,304.00

Johnson Controls

3,687.50

Mn Commissioner Of Transportation

2,009.27

Northwest MN Juvenile Center

4,805.00

NW Mental Health Center

3,839.15

Pathfinder Children's Treatment Center

8,820.00

Pete's Resorts Rentals & Sales

24,400.00

Synergy Graphics

10,607.75

Carol Wappula

2,369.10

Woodland Hills

6,970.04

MN Dept of Revenue

51,392.87

Mn Commissioner Of Revenue

4,696.37

Nationwide Retirement Solutions

3,857.50

United Valley Bank

25,007.09

Kittson County Trailblazers

10,613.60

Kittson Health Insurance

4,392.00

Roger Malm

2,750.00

Jared Olson

10,329.05

PERA 0156-00

18,301.64

R.J. Zavoral & Sons, Inc

57,141.11

103 Payments less than $2000

35236.22

This list does not include salaries paid to county employees,

nor does it include individuals who received federal county

or human service aid.

 

 

            Meal Reimbursements:                        $79.28           

 

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

                        Joe Bouvette                        $120.00

                        Betty Younggren                        $ 0

                        Craig Spilde                        $60.00

                        John Anderson                        $  0

                        Leon Olson                        $120.00

 

            Committee Reports were given.

            Meeting with the County Board was Kelly Bengtson, County Engineer.  Bengtson discussed the status of construction projects.  Bengtson provided an estimate of
$3,235 to spot gravel areas with large dips and holes on the road along State Ditch #85.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Younggren, seconded by Commissioner Anderson and unanimously carried to approve the request from Bengtson to purchase a computer in the amount of $1,854 for the Engineering Department.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Olson and unanimously carried to approve the final payment to Knife River Materials in the amount of $63,984.09 for bituminous paving projects.

            Pursuant to published notice bids were received for Project SAP 35-601-033; construction of a new bridge and grading and read as follows:

                        Industrial Builders Inc                        $1,399,690.30

                        Robert R Schroeder Constr Inc            $1,334,988.85

                        Swingen Constr Co                        $1,232,852.40

 

   A motion was made by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Spilde and unanimously carried to accept the bid from Swingen Construction in the amount of $1,232,852.40 for Project SAP 35-601-033.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Olson, seconded by Commissioner Younggren and unanimously carried to approve the publishing of the Summary Financial Statement for Year Ending December 31, 2011 in accordance with state audit requirements.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Spilde, seconded by Commissioner Olson and unanimously carried to authorize the County Board Chair and the County Auditor/Treasurer to sign the 2012 Emergency Management Performance Grant in the amount of $13,682.

            Auditor/Treasurer Marilyn Gustafson presented the 2012 3rd Quarter Payroll Report and the 2011 Annual MCIT Report.  Also discussed was scheduling a date for Long Range Planning.  The Board agreed to meet Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 9:00 p.m. to begin discussion for Long Range Planning.

            A discussion was held on offering the Hallock Elementary School, which forfeited to the State of Minnesota for non-payment of taxes, for sale for a minimum bid of $42,500.  The Auditor/Treasurer was instructed to advertise and conduct a sale on November 5, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.

            The Board adjourned to Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.

Joseph E. Bouvette,
CHAIRMAN

ATTEST:                                                                                                           

                        Marilyn Gustafson, Kittson County Auditor/Treasurer



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