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Unofficial Minutes - Subject to Corrections Lyon County Board of Commissioners

February 5, 2009
Marshall Independent

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

January 6, 2009

9:00 a.m. - Meeting called to order by Chairman Goodenow.

Members present: Ritter, Fenske, Nelson, Goodenow, Stensrud, County Administrator Stomberg, County Attorney Maes, Auditor/ Treasurer VanOverbeke.

Judge Bush swore in Commissioner Ritter and Commissioner Goodenow.

VanOverbeke-I am going to call for nominations for 2009 Board Chair. Goodenow - I would like to nominate Rodney Stensrud. VanOverbeke called three times for nominations. Hearing no other nominations they were closed. All voted in favor.

VanOverbeke - Now I will call for nominations for Vice Chairman for 2009. Stensrud - I will nominate Mark Goodenow. VanOverbeke called three times for nominations. Hearing no other nominations they were closed. All voted in favor.

Goodenow moved, seconded by Ritter to approve the agenda as revised. All voted in favor.

Per Diems Expenses

Stensrud$50.00 $14.00

Nelson-------- $22.82

Fenske$150.00 $7.02

Ritter$150.00 $15.21

Goodenow$50.00 $43.88

Consent Agenda:

1. Approve Minutes from December 4, 2008

2. Approve Minutes from December 16, 2008

3.Approve Commissioner Warrants 114791 - 114910 in the amount of $252,811.22 dated 12/31/08 and 114911 - 114928 in the amount of $35,976.22 dated 1/7/09.

4.Approve Auditor Warrants 114701 - 114732 in the amount of $239,671.11 dated 12/18/08, 114733 - 114744 in the amount of $292,402.69 dated 12/19/08, 114759 - 114772 in the amount of $8,495.43 dated 12/24/08, and 114773 - 114790 in the amount of $224,009.69 dated 12/31/08.

5. Approve Per Diems & Expenses

6.Designate www.lyonco.org as official website

7.Approve $135.00 payment for DWI & Traffic Safety Training from Criminal Justice Fund

8.Consider revision to 2009 PW Fee Schedule

9.Approve 2009 tobacco license

10. Approve 2009 Liquor License

Fenske moved, seconded by Ritter to approve consent agenda items 1 through 9. All voted in favor.

Goodenow moved, seconded by Ritter to approve and authorize a resolution for a peace officer. All voted in favor. (Resolution 01-09 on File in County Administrators Office).

Fenske moved, seconded by Nelson to approve work request 2008-5 with Pipestone County. All voted in favor.

Nelson moved, seconded by Fenske to approve and authorize the Chair to sign a Cooperative Agreement between Lyon County Sheriffs Office and Lincoln Lyon Murray Human Services. All voted in favor.

Goodenow moved, seconded by Ritter to approve the authorization of conditional offers of employment for two Correctional Officers. Ritter - Is there five originally? Stomberg - There are five in the budget in 2009. The hiring schedule is to bring two on in the beginning of the year. Marks - We are gauging it on the progress with the new jail. Stomberg - There will still be some overlap in paying salaries to these individuals and boarding prisoners out. Fenske - Does this have to do with putting together the manual? Marks - No. We have an interview list created. We will be conducting interviews on January 16. Ritter - Have any other counties contacted you about housing inmates in the next year? All voted in favor.

Ritter moved, seconded by Fenske to authorize a leave of absence without pay for Correctional Officer Cheri Engler from January 1, 2009 to February 14, 2009. All voted in favor.

Fenske moved, seconded by Goodenow to approve final payment to Duininck Brothers, Inc. in the amount of $21,901.36. Fenske - Is the $21,000 included? Kanwar - Yes. All voted in favor.

Goodenow moved, seconded by Ritter to approve the elected officials out of state travel policy. All voted in favor.

Nelson moved, seconded by Ritter to approve the Headlight Herald as the 2009 official paper. Nelson - Will Cottonwood still publish? Stomberg - Yes. All voted in favor.

Goodenow moved, seconded by Ritter to name Dan Butell as the 2009 Surveyor. All voted in favor.

Fenske moved, seconded by Goodenow to consider the probationary increases separate from the merit increases if they meet the conditions.

Voting in Favor: Fenske, Stensrud Nelson,

Opposed: Goodenow. Ritter

Motion carried 3 to 2.

Goodenow moved, seconded by Ritter to pay the January 2009 library appropriation at the 2008 rate. All voted in favor.

10:02 a.m. Meeting Recessed

10:18 a.m. Meeting Called Back to Order

Ritter moved, seconded by Fenske to authorize Chris Sorenson to draft a contract for the Commissioners, Administrators, and Attorneys approval. All voted in favor.

Nelson moved, seconded by Ritter to approve and authorize the Chair to sign a resolution to adopt the update to the Lyon County Comprehensive Local Water Plan. All voted in favor.

Goodenow moved, seconded by Ritter to declare that an outstanding fee of $46.00 created by a bad check written by Archer Land Title, LLC as a bad debt and write if off accounts receivable. All voted in favor.

Goodenow moved, seconded by Ritter approve the Auditor / Treasurer to issue auditor warrants for 2009. All voted in favor.

Fenske moved, seconded by Ritter to designate the banks for investment for 2009. All voted in favor.

Ritter moved, seconded by Goodenow to approve the Auditor / Treasurer to transfer funds between drainage systems for year end of 2009. Fenske - Do you have some systems where you anticipate you are going to have to make some changes? VanOverbeke - Yes. Nelson - Where are we at with MCIT payment? VanOverbeke - We received it in and made the journal entry to pay back the county. Stomberg - Do you know how much? VanOverbeke - I thought it was less than $2,000. Ritter - What percentage of ditch inspectors is assessed back to the ditches? VanOverbeke - The total. All voted in favor.

Goodenow moved, seconded by Nelson to amend the 2008 budget. All voted in favor.

Reviewed Meeting Schedule

Commissioners Reports

Goodenow reported on Plum Creek.

Goodenow moved, seconded by Ritter to go into closed session for labor negotiations. All voted in favor.

Ritter moved, seconded by Fenske to come out of closed session. All voted in favor.

Stensrud adjourned the meeting.

Rodney Stensrud, Chairman

Attest: Loren Stomberg

Lyon County Administrator

 
 

 

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