KITTSON COUNTY BOARD
March 1, 2022
The Kittson County Board of Commissioners met, pursuant to adjournment on March 1, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. Commissioner Younggren attended via video and Commissioner Olson being absent.
The meeting was called to order by Vice-Chairman Johnson, who chaired the meeting. The pledge to the flag was given.
A motion was made by Commissioner Gillie, seconded by Commissioner Kraulik and unanimously carried to approve the agenda.
A motion was made by Commissioner Kraulik, seconded by Commissioner Gillie and unanimously carried to approve the Board minutes with corrections from February 15, 2022.
Heather Bruley, County Assessor presented the 2021 Property Tax Services Report which outlined specific targets that Kittson County worked towards meeting in 2021. Timely submission of reports, having certified staff in tax calculation, sales verification, quintile reassessment and several other targets were mentioned. The full report is available upon request from the County Administrator.
Andrea Weleski, County Engineer presented an update on the CSAH 1 Right of Way process. At this time the verbal and written agreements reached 100 percent of landowners having signed on to the agreement for land purchase. With that information, Weleski asked to advertise the following for bids:
SAP 035-601-035 from CSAH 1 to N. Jct. of CSAH 10/Grading, Culverts, Base and Bituminous
A motion was made by Commissioner Gillie and seconded by Commissioner Kraulik and unanimously approved to advertise for project SAP-035-601-035.
Weleski also presented for approval the Tittle VI Plan which is required documentation to be included in any application for federal funding for the highway department. A motion was made by Commissioner Gillie and seconded by Commissioner Kraulik and unanimously approved the Title VI Plan. A full copy of the Title VI is available upon request to the County Administrator.
Weleski led a discussion regarding a motor grader being out of service due to a bad transmission.
A motion was made by Commissioner Gillie, seconded by Commissioner Kraulik and unanimously carried to approve the Bills and Meal Reimbursements. There were no per diems to take action on. A complete listing of the bills can be viewed at the Financial Office.
January 4, 2022 $ 83,236.67
February 8, 2022 $ 110,372.96
February 14, 2022 $ 53,241.85
February 15, 2022 $ 85,191.83
February 16, 2022 $ 82,480.29
February 17, 2022 $ 9,921.37
Februarty 18, 2022 $ 7,523.43
February 22, 2022 $ 80,441.73
February 23, 2022 $ 132,848.77
February 25, 2022 $ 73,842.92
March 1, 2022 $ 49,990.81
Administrator Buhmann presented Resolution #22-06 Of Support for Two Rivers Golf Course July 4, 2022 Raffle A motion was made by Commissioner Kraulik and seconded by Commissioner Gillie and unanimously approved Resolution #22-06.
Administrator Buhmann presented the contracts for fire protection to the Townships of Peatland and McKinley as provided for by the City of Lancaster Fire Department in the amounts of $ 1,194.54- Peatland and $1,946.01-McKinley. Commissioner Gillie made the motion for the resolution and it was seconded by Commissioner Kraulik and unanimously approved the contracts.
Administrator Buhmann presented the following updates:
• Acceptance of resignation of Stephanie Anderson, Taxpayer Services Specialist and to advertise for open position. A motion was made by Commissioner Gillie, seconded by Commissioner Kraulik and unanimously carried to accept resignation and to advertise the position.
• MARCO update on the installation of Office 365
• Hazard Mitigation has been approved by the state of Minnesota
• Currently Kittson County is in the Bottom 5 Counties regarding the number of COVID 19 cases.
• Brief Legislative update on PILT payment, ARMOR radio and Election bills.
Committee reports-Brief report from Commissioners were given.
A motion was made by Commissioner Kraulik, seconded by Commissioner Younggren and unanimously carried to adjourn at 10:02 a.m.
Kittson County Board Chair
ATTEST: Brian E. Buhmann,
Kittson County Administrator
(March 23, 2022)