Kittson County Board Proceedings Oct. 6, 2020

KITTSON COUNTY BOARD  PROCEEDINGS
October 6, 2020
The Kittson County Board of Commissioners met pursuant to adjournment on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. The following members were present; Commissioners Gillie, Johnson, Olson and Younggren. Absent; Commissioner Wikstrom.
The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Gillie. The pledge to the flag was given.
A motion was made by Commissioner Younggren, seconded by Commissioner Johnson and unanimously carried to approve the agenda as amended.
A motion was made by Commissioner Olson, seconded by Commissioner Younggren and unanimously carried to approve the minutes from the September 15,    2020 County Board meeting as written.
A motion was made by Commissioner Johnson, seconded by Commissioner Younggren and unanimously carried to approve the minutes from the September 24, 2020 meeting as written.
Meeting with the County Board was Kathy Johnson, Social Services Director. Johnson presented the Tri-Valley Caring Companion Program two year contract for Board approval. Also discussed were Kittson County Children’s Collaborative and the Fraud Prevention Intervention 2020 Report.
A motion was made by Commissioner Johnson, seconded by Commissioner Younggren and unanimously carried to approve the contract with Tri Valley to administer the Caring Companion Program.
Meeting with the County Board was Keith Klegstad, Assistant County Engineer. Klegstad updated the County Board on the status of Engineering Projects and discuss purchases for the Highway Department.
A motion was made by Commissioner Younggren, seconded by Commissioner Johnson and unanimously carried to approve the quote from Ironhide of Grand Forks ND for a Felling Skid Steer Trailer in the amount of $12,500.
A motion was made by Commissioner Olson, seconded by Commissioner Younggren and unanimously carried to approve the quote from Ziegler Cat for a
Walk n’ Roll WR90 Series 3 Roller Attachment in the amount of $33,020.
A motion was made by Commissioner Johnson, seconded by Commissioner Olson and unanimously carried to approve the 2021 fuel quote for the Hallock Shop from Johnson Oil at $1.89 per gallon.
A motion was made by Commissioner Olson, seconded by Commissioner Younggren and unanimously carried to approve the quote from Highway Products Inc for a utility box for the survey pickup in the amount of $9,881.12.
A motion was made by Commissioner Younggren, seconded by Commissioner Olson and unanimously carried to approve the payment of the following amounts, with the detailed listing kept on file in the finance office.
Auditor’s Warrants
August 4, 2020    $        198.36
August 5, 2020    $          25.00
August 7, 2020    $    68530.49
August 18, 2020    $     1,826.37
September 3, 2020    $   94,995.98
September 18, 2020    $ 249,107.47
September 21, 2020    $   12,910.75
September 25, 2020    $ 624,366.00
September 30, 2020    $   74,148.02
Commissioner’s Warrants
September 6, 2020    $ 152,899.52
A motion was made by Commissioner Younggren, seconded by Commissioner Olson and unanimously carried to approve the Per Diem payments for the month of September.
Marilyn Gustafson, Administrative Coordinator informed the County Board that a second round of Cares Act Funding is available for small businesses through Friday, October 16, 2020.
A motion was made by Commissioner Younggren, seconded by Commissioner Johnson and unanimously carried to approve the purchase of three computers in the amount of $5,915.34 for the Sheriff’s Department, to be used for court appearances and medical appointments and evaluations for inmates and approve the purchase of five thermal printer for theSheriff’s patrol vehicles in the amount of $4,225.43.
Meeting with the county Board was Scot Olson, Emergency Services Director, to present the Kittson County Minnesota and Manitoba Canada Fire Department Mutual Aid Agreement.
A motion was made by Commissioner Johnson, seconded by Commissioner Olson and unanimously carried to approve the agreement for Fire Protection as presented.
Meeting with the County Board were County Employees; Keith Klegstad, Kristi Hultgren, Heather Bruley, Kathy Johnson, Wayne Jacobson, Hope Sele, Scot Olson and Shirley Swenson to discuss purchasing a new phone system.
A motion was made by Commissioner Olson, seconded by Commissioner Johnson and unanimously carried to approve the purchase and installation of a VOIP Hosted PBX System from Wiktel in the amount of $22,969.45.
A motion was made by Commissioner Johnson, seconded by Commissioner Olson and unanimously carried to appoint Scott Klein to serve a three (3) year term on the Two Rivers Watershed Board.
A motion was made by Commissioner Johnson and seconded by Commissioner Younggren to adopt the following resolution:    #20-35
2020 County Board Approval
of Tax Forfeited Lands
WHEREAS, the County Board of Commissioners of Kittson County, 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 Statute 282.01.
WHEREAS, that any individual who has delinquent property taxes on any other property in their name is prohibited from bidding on any tax forfeit property. In addition, an individual prohibited from bidding because they have delinquent taxes may not use another person to bid on the property for them.
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, and any 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 sale of said lands as follows:
(attached list of lands available in Tax Services office)
Voting in favor: Commissioners Gillie, Johnson, Olson, and Younggren.
Voting against: None.
A discussion was held on moving the Health Insurance renewal date from July to January bringing the effective date in line with the County’s Budget cycle. Moving the renewal date to January will result in an increase in premium of 4.6%.
A motion was made by Commissioner Olson, seconded by Commissioner Younggren and unanimously carried to approve moving the effective date for renewal to January.
A motion was made by Commissioner Johnson, seconded by Commissioner Olson and unanimously carried to approve hiring Dillon Hayes as County Administrator with a starting date of November 9, 2020.
The 3rd Quarter Payroll Reports were presented.
A motion was made by Commissioner Younggren, seconded by Commissioner Johnson and unanimously carried to set December 1, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. for the County’s Truth in Taxation meeting.
A motion was made by Commissioner Younggren, seconded by Commissioner Olson and unanimously carried to adjourn the meeting.
The Board adjourned to October 20, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
Theresia Gillie, CHAIRPERSON
ATTEST:     Marilyn Gustafson, Administrative Coordinator
(October 28, 2020)
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