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McLeod County-Minutes

McLeod County
McLeod County Board of Commissioners Meeting Minutes 4/18/17
Commissioners Nagel, Wright, Pohlmeier, Krueger and Shimanski were present.
Wright/Krueger motion carried unanimously to approve the agenda as revised.
Wright/Shimanski motion approved the consent agenda including April 4, 2017 Meeting Minutes and Synopsis; April 7, 2017 Auditor's Warrants; Approve annual contract with Safe Assure Consultants Inc. (Willmar, MN) for safety training, written procedures, and general services for a total cost of $3,750.64 with funding coming from the 2017 safety budget; Approve annual contract with Safe Assure Consultants Inc. (Willmar, MN) to perform OSHA and safety training for the Highway Department for a total cost of $5,404.88 with funding coming from the 2017 highway budget.
Shimanski/Pohlmeier motion carried unanimously to approve payment of bills totaling $277,524.67 from the aforementioned funds.
Krueger/Pohlmeier motion carried unanimously to approve the sale of the used Highway Department equipment listed above utilizing Minnbid or Fahey Sales.
Pohlmeier motion carried to recognize that McLeod County does not have a recognizable claim to the chopper that was originally purchased in 2002 nor to the replacement machine purchased in 2004 from the Hutchinson city's insurance proceeds.  Roll Call: Wright – Yes, Pohlmeier – Yes, Nagel – Yes, Shimanski – Yes, Krueger – No.
Wright/Krueger motion carried unanimously to reduce acreage by 26 acres and the net benefits by $23,395.20, since the 26 acres was included in the Ditch 20 watershed, but does not actually drain into Ditch 20.
    Krueger/Nagel motion carried unanimously to award damages to
Carlson Brothers for 3 ½ years of
fair rental value for path of
construction of the ditch, which is approximately 5.5 acres for a total of $5,775.00.
    Wright/Shimanski motion carried unanimously to open Public Hearing for Judicial Ditch 9.
Wright/Nagel motion carried unanimously to award bid to Rickert Excavating, Inc. (Glencoe, MN) at $44,380.20.
Wright/Shimanski motion carried unanimously to approve inspection from SEH at a cost not to exceed $6,800.00.
Wright/Shimanski motion carried unanimously to close Public Hearing for Judicial Ditch 9.
Wright/Pohlmeier motion carried unanimously to approve Dr. Janati's presentation at a cost not to exceed $1,500.00.
Wright/Krueger motion carried unanimously to authorize Parks to get bids for completing the septic system at a cost not to exceed $30,000.00.
Wright/Pohlmeier motion carried unanimously to hire a summer Community Service Work Coordinator in Probation.
Pohlmeier/Nagel motion carried unanimously to hire a Social Worker in the Child Protection/Child Welfare unit due to a resignation.
Nagel/Krueger motion carried unanimously to terminate Mid-MN Joint Powers Board and to accept final payment of $381.52.
Nagel/Pohlmeier motion carried unanimously to accept final report of the McLeod County Organizational Study completed by Gary Weiers of David Drown and Associates.
Wright/Shimanski motion carried unanimously to approve May 2nd Workshop agenda items.
Krueger/Pohlmeier motion carried unanimously to appoint Tim Haag to replace Lawrence Winter on the Trail Committee.
(Published in The McLeod County Chronicle May10, 2017)