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McLeod County-Board of Commissioners

McLeod County

McLeod County
Board of Commissioners
Meeting Minutes
10/22/2019

Commissioners Nagel, Pohlmeier, Krueger, Shimanski and Wright were present.
Krueger moved, Shimanski seconded and motion carried unanimously to approve the agenda as revised.
Wright moved, Pohlmeier seconded and motion carried unanimously to approve the consent agenda. Consent agenda items included: (a) October 08, 2019 County Board Meeting Minutes; (b) October 04, 2019 Auditor’s Warrants; (c) October 11, 2019 Auditor’s Warrants; (d) Approve renewal of Non-Intoxicating 3.2% Malt Liquor License for Gopher Campfire Club (restricted license to club activities), in Hutchinson, Minnesota from January 01, 2020 through December 31, 2020; (e) Approval of the 2018 Highway Division Annual Report; (f) Approval of an interagency agreement with the Minnesota Department of Human Services for the lease of equipment to complete background check fingerprinting for daycare licenses; (g) Approval of Letter of Agreement to participate in the Southwest West Central Service Cooperative Wellness Institute; (h) Approval of annual contract between McLeod County Health and Human Services (HHS) and McLeod Treatment Program (MTP) to provide nursing services to MTP at an hourly rate of $61.46 for these services. MTP agrees to pay the hourly rate to an amount not to exceed $10,509.66 for calendar year 2020; (i) Approval of annual contract between McLeod County Health and Human Services (HHS) and McLeod Treatment Program (MTP) to provide residential care and treatment services for children in out-of-home placement for McLeod County HHS. Because McLeod County is designated as the host county, other Minnesota county social service agencies may utilize MTP services under the terms of this contract.
Pohlmeier moved, Wright seconded and motion carried unanimously to open the Public Hearing at 9:02 a.m. McLeod County Finance Director, Colleen Robeck, asked for a continuance of the Public Hearing to November 05, 2019, in order to comply with Minnesota Statute 373.4 Subd.02. Krueger moved, Shimanski seconded and motion carried unanimously to continue the Public Hearing to consider approval of Resolution 19-CB-47 to accept the Capital Improvement Plan and Plan of Finance authorizing the issuance and sale of General Obligation Capital Improvement Plan Bonds not to exceed $10,000,000.00 until November 05, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.
Shimanski moved, Krueger seconded and motion carried unanimously to approve Resolution 19-CB-48.
Nagel moved, Krueger seconded and motion failed 2-3 to deny the approval of Resolution 19-CB-41. Roll Call: Pohlmeier – Nay; Wright – Nay; Nagel – Aye; Shimanski – Nay; Krueger – Aye. Wright moved, Shimanski seconded and motion passed 3-2 to approve Resolution 19-CB-41. Roll Call: Pohlmeier – Aye; Wright – Aye; Nagel – Nay; Shimanski – Aye; Krueger – Nay.
Pohlmeier moved, Wright seconded and motion carried unanimously to open the Public Hearing at 9:45 a.m. Ben King, attorney representing the Petitioners (Mr. and Mrs. Jelkin) addressed the Board. Ryan Heining, Vice President of the Crow River Golf Club Board of Directors, addressed the Board. Nagel moved, Wright seconded and motion carried unanimously to deny the Petition to Vacate Highway made by Mr. and Mrs. Jelkin (the Petitioners). Ryan Heining, Vice President of the Crow River Golf Club Board of Directors, withdrew the Crow River Golf Club’s Petition to Vacate Highway and requested the Board to consider an easement for recreation use and access to the subject parcel. Tom Parsons, General Manager and PGA Professional, addressed the Board. Shimanski moved, Pohlmeier seconded and motion carried unanimously to close the Public Hearing at 10:15 a.m.
Krueger moved, Wright seconded and motion carried unanimously to approve the $140.00 rent per acre for 7.5 acres of property located north and west of the Health and Human Services building on Ford Avenue in Glencoe, Minnesota to Mark Ahlbrecht of Lester Prairie, Minnesota, effective Crop Year 2020 with rent due October 31, 2020.
Shimanski moved, Pohlmeier seconded and motion carried unanimously to approve a quote from Allstream Communications (Plymouth, Minnesota) for upgrading the County’s telephone system for an amount of $19,92.65 with funds from the Information Technology budget (01-065).
Wright moved, Pohlmeier seconded and motion carried unanimously to approve the McLeod County Public Works policy for Mud and Debris Cleanup on County Roads.
Pohlmeier moved, Krueger seconded and motion carried unanimously to approve hiring Crow River Glass (Hutchinson, Minnesota) to replace four (4) exterior doors on the North side of the Country Diner / Ag Building at the Fairgrounds for a cost of $8,970.00 plus applicable tax with funds from the Fairgrounds budget (01-117).
Krueger moved, Shimanski seconded and motion carried unanimously to approve a quote from R&R Excavating (Hutchinson, Minnesota) to perform demolition services on 1214 Morningside Avenue, Glencoe, Minnesota for a cost of $12,220.00 with costs allocated to the Morningside Project.
Shimanski moved, Pohlmeier seconded and motion carried unanimously to award Neubarth Landscaping (Glencoe, Minnesota) the snow removal contract for McLeod County facilities to be paid from various budgets.
Shimanski moved, Krueger seconded and motion carried unanimously to amend the fourth paragraph of Resolution 19-CB-46 to state “Be it Further Resolved, that the attached McLeod County Local Option Sales tax – Proposed Projects List does not establish a prioritization of projects, which may be completed in any order as recommended by the McLeod County Engineer and authorized by the McLeod County board of Commissioners.” Shimanski moved, Pohlmeier seconded and motion carried unanimously to approve Resolution 19-CB-46 as amended.
Shimanski moved, Pohlmeier seconded and motion carried 4-1 to approve a second extension of personal leave for a full-time employee from September 26 - November 25, 2019 for the employee’s own health issue. Roll Call: Pohlmeier – Aye; Wright – Aye; Nagel – Aye; Shimanski – Aye; Krueger – Nay.
Shimanski moved, Wright seconded and motion carried unanimously to approve the Personnel Committee recommendation for a budget-neutral adjustment of hours of two Public Health positions to: (a) Decrease Women Infants and Children (WIC) Coordinator from 80 hours per pay period to 72 hours per pay period; (b) Increase Health Educator from 60-64 hours per pay period to 72 hours per pay period.
Wright moved, Pohlmeier seconded and motion carried unanimously to enter into a closed session at 10:38 a.m. to discuss (a) 2020 Union Contract Negotiations; (b) employer contributions to the health plan for 2020. Nagel moved, Krueger seconded and motion carried unanimously to end the closed session at 12:22 p.m.
Shimanski moved, Pohlmeier seconded and motion carried unanimously to approve of 2020 non-union health insurance employer contribution of $781.84 toward single coverage; $1,326.00 toward family contribution; $225.00 for eligible employees who choose the opt-out option for coverage.
Pohlmeier moved, Shimanski seconded and motion carried unanimously to approve 2020 non-union health insurance HSA plan participant matching contribution of $500.00 maximum dollar-for-dollar for single plan participants, and $1,000.00 maximum dollar-for dollar for family plan participants.
Shimanski moved, Wright seconded and motion carried unanimously to approve a 2020 non-union wage scale adjustment of 1.5% increase based on the 2019 wage scale.
Krueger moved, Shimanski seconded and motion carried unanimously to approve a 2020 non-union wage scale adjustment of 3.5%, not to exceed maximum pay within grade range, based on the 2020 wage scale.
Pohlmeier moved, Shimanski seconded and motion carried unanimously to recess at 12:38 p.m. until the next Board Meeting on November 05, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in the Glencoe City Center Ballroom (1107 11th Street East, Glencoe, Minnesota).

(Published in The McLeod County Chronicle November 13, 2019)