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Lyon County Board of Commissioners Unofficial Minutes

March 27, 2008
Marshall Independent
March 27, 2008

UNOFFICIAL MINUTES - SUBJECT TO CORRECTIONS LYON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS LYON COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER, MARSHALL, MN

March 4, 2008

9:00 AM - Meeting called to order by Chairman Goodenow. Members present: Fenske, Ritter, Goodenow, Nelson, Stensrud, and County Administrator Stomberg, Attorney Maes and Auditor/Treasurer Van Overbeke.

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Approve Agenda

Ritter moved, seconded by Stensrud to approve the agenda with the following additions:

-Add proposed landfill staffing under Henriksen‚s time

-Add work request GIS contract

-Add request for letter of support under Stomberg‚s time

-Add Tim Thompson at 11:00 am to discuss staffing with proposed jail

Goodenow - Under my time I would like to give an update on library funding.

All voted in favor.

The following per diems and expenses were presented:

Per Diem Expenses

Fenske $150 $42.50

Stensrud $100

Goodenow$250

Ritter $200 $11.11

Nelson $100 $79.80

Consent Agenda

1. Approve Minutes from February 19, 2008

2. Approve Commissioner Warrants 111185 to 111254 in the amount of

$192,191.69 dated 3/5/08. 3.Approve Auditor Warrants 111158 to 111171 in the amount of $128,603.02 dated 2/21/08 and 111173 to 111184 in the amount of $20,056.37 dated 2/28/08.

4.Approve Per Diems & Expenses

5.Consider Quotes - Disc Mower

Stensrud moved, seconded by Ritter to approve the consent agenda. All voted in favor.

Fenske moved, seconded by Ritter to approve the 2008 contract for services with Lincoln, Lyon, and Murray Human Services effective 1/1/08-12/31/08 for data processing services. Fenske - The regular budgeted cost is there a certain amount we pay plus hourly? Stomberg - That is more of an exception it is used so seldom. Ritter - When it was okayed at Human Services I don‚t know why there is a nine month clause. Stomberg - We did negotiate less with the AS400. All voted in favor.

Ritter moved, seconded by Fenske to approve the quote from Aqua Plus, Inc. for $3,490.00, to install two monitoring wells at the Lyon County Demolition Landfill. All voted in favor.

Stensrud moved, seconded by Ritter to accept the resignation of Jim Haroldson effective May 9, 2008. All voted in favor.

Fenske moved, seconded by Nelson to post internally and to authorize advertising, if needed for the Landfill Supervisor Position. All voted in favor.

Ritter moved, seconded by Stensrud, subject to a successful promotion process, to advertise a new landfill operator position at the landfill internally and if there are no candidates then open it to the public. All voted in favor.

Nelson moved, seconded by Ritter to approve and authorize the Chair to sign a work request by Pipestone County. All voted in favor.

Fenske moved, seconded by Nelson to approve the Out of State travel for Investigator Eric Wallen to Homes, Pennsylvania. All voted in favor.

10:06 Meeting Recessed

10:20 Meeting called Back to Order

Nort Johnson gave the 2007 Annual Report for the Lyon County Enterprise Development Corporation.

Nelson moved, seconded by Stensrud to purchase three AED‚s using tobacco settlement money and one AED using landfill money and to provide CPR/AED/First Aid Training to county employees who are not currently certified. All voted in favor.

Nelson moved, seconded by Stensrud to approve sponsorship and authorize the Chair‚s signature on the SWCD‚s grant request of Coteau Des Prairies RC & D to help fund a Grazing Practice Workshop. All voted in favor.

Goodenow moved, seconded by Ritter to approve and authorize the Chair to sign letter of support. All voted in favor.

Stensrud reported on Soil and Water. Also reported on meeting with Northern Con Agra.

Ritter - Two times that I sat in for Western Mental Health I was going to take a per diem but I was not suppose to be there so I don‚t want to charge the county for that so please take that off.

Reported on Safety Meeting and Public Health.

Fenske reported on PAC. The Airport Commission is meeting tomorrow we have a special meeting. Also reported on the Rural Minnesota Energy Board. There was an interesting presentation from Outland Energy. They provide service for existing wind generators. Currently they have 60 employees and they are looking at expanding 50 more. Discussed the Shetek Wind Project. They would like to build a power line from Shetek to the Twin Cities. They are committed to involve land owners

Nelson reported on RCRCA. On March 17 is the bid opening for Lake Redwood dredging. Reported on Fair Board and the 501C3 grant they are considering applying for. They acquired a carnival called Superior Equipment, Inc

Goodenow reported on the EDA, Sammie and the Library Board. We have been doing a lot of work on the Library Board. We presented to Schwan‚s and we did the project design work. There is approximately a little over $4 million in the bank. We thought it would cover the building. We‚re at about $6.4 when we got the numbers. We are looking at numbers. We are looking at it and we may be talking to Terri Heaton from Springsted. She is willing to talk to us about funding but she wants you to know she may talk to us if you have any concerns about her talking to us please let me know.

Ritter - How did Kanabec County come in? Stomberg - I have the bid sheet in my office. It came in a little under. I want to say 1 or 2 percent. Ritter - I want to make a comment. Mrs. Traen‚s husband was on the Soil and Water Board for years. I think it is appropriate of this Board to give our condolences. There have been a lot of tragic deaths in the last couple of weeks.

Ritter moved, seconded by Stensrud to adjourn until March 18, 2008 at 9:00 am. All voted in favor.

Mark S. Goodenow, Chairman

Attest: Loren Stomberg

Lyon County Administrator
 
 

 

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