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Lyon County Board of Commissioners

Unofficial Minutes June 30, 2009

June 30, 2009
Marshall Independent

June 30, 2009

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

June 2, 2009

9:00 a.m. - Meeting called to order by Chairman Stensrud. Members present:

Fenske, Ritter, Goodenow, Nelson, Stensrud, County Administrator Stomberg,

Auditor/Treasurer VanOverbeke. Absent: County Attorney Maes

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

Goodenow

$300.00 Per Diems

$44.00 Expenses

Fenske

$100.00 Per Diems

----------- Expenses

Ritter

$150.00 Per Diems

----------- Expenses

Nelson

$200.00 Per Diems

$107.25 Expenses

1.Approve Minutes from May 19, 2009.

2. Approve Commissioner Warrants 116566 - 116640 in the amount of $176,738.52 dated 6/3/09.

3. Approve Auditor Warrants 116385 -116403 in the amount of $871,169.39 dated

5/19/09, 116519- 116534 in the amount of $22,253.55 dated 5/21/09, and 116546 - 116565 in the amount of $45,920.62 dated 5/28/09.

4. Approve Per Diems & Expenses Nelson moved, seconded by Ritter to approve the consent agenda. All voted in favor.

Goodenow moved, seconded by Fenske to approve the extension and authorize the RCRCA Representative to sign amendment. Ritter - Does the person who represents on that Committee sign or the Chairman? Nelson - In both cases the extension for RCRCA and Area II came from Brown County. All voted in favor.

Goodenow moved, seconded by Ritter to approve the Minnesota West Lease

Renewal. All voted in favor.

Goodenow moved, seconded by Ritter to have the County Administrator organize an evening public hearing with invitations to public officials, public, and townships. All voted in favor.

Ritter moved, seconded by Fenske to allow the city of Marshall to put a kiosk subject to the county attorneys legal opinion on county property.

Nelson - What is the county attorney answering? Stensrud- Whether there are any legal issues. All voted in favor.

Goodenow moved, seconded by Fenske to approve and authorize the Chair to sign a letter regarding the Rural Minnesota Energy Board and Lyon County business relationship regarding the use of the landfill property for the location of the wind tower facility. Ritter - I think that we had discussion on other county properties at that time and this singles out the county? Trusty - The application has to have a location. Fenske - We could move it. Nelson - We opted out of the financial part of this so why arent you looking in one of counties that is doing it? Trusty - We looked and this was the recommendation.

Voting in Favor:

Ritter, Fenske, Stensrud, Goodenow

Opposed: Nelson Motion carried 4 to 1.

Goodenow moved, seconded by Ritter to approve hiring Robin VanOverbeke and Steve Ouart with a starting date of June 15, 2009 and Steve Sammons with a starting date of July 13, 2009 as Correctional Officers and a starting wage of $13.81 per hour. All voted in favor.

Nelson moved, seconded by Goodenow to approve Epoxy floor covering with a urethane top coat from Duluth Coating Solutions in the jail expansion at a cost of $53,925. Ritter - I still have in my mind I dont know how we can justify the $17,500 for the dayroom? Are there carpet or tile options?

Splett - I dont think you will want carpet and the vinyl tile they can peel up. Ritter - How many square feet is it? Splett - Almost a thousand.

Ritter - So it is a little under $3.00 per square foot. All voted in favor.

Fenske moved, seconded by Nelson to approve a resolution to advance encumbrance of town bridge funds. All voted in favor.

Nelson moved, seconded by Ritter to set the date for the annual maintenance levy on county ditches at 1:30 p.m. and judicial ditches at 2:00 p.m. on August 18, 2009. All voted in favor.

Goodenow moved, seconded by Nelson to approve and authorize the Chair to sign a resolution regarding the revised walkway/bike plan. (Resolution 14-09 on file at the County Administrators Office).

Fenske moved, seconded by Goodenow to approve a Wellness Committee. Ritter - When would this Committee meet to form the Committee? Stomberg - I would have discussions with the Department Heads and PAC. Committees have typically met during business hours. As far as the frequency probably monthly and then quarterly. Ritter - I think it is a great idea but any type of program that comes proposed, any participants, would be not on work time. All voted in favor.

Nelson moved, seconded by Fenske to approve going with Knology for a phone system in the jail and the Lyon County Government Center. Ritter-Yesterday there was a question about Quest? So you dont know what type of savings could be on that? Brett Ritter - I obviously am a competitor but it is a regulated industry so I would be surprised if they beat us by more than $50 per month. Goodenow - Did we get a recommendation from our County Administrator? Fenske - With us being so cautious about our money right now I cant see shooting another $50,000 out. Ritter - Personally I would like to see the county retain ownership in a phone system. Stensrud - My opinion before was to go with Knology and now I am torn both ways. Both systems are going to work. VanOverbeke - We have the drivers license in our area and the state comes in our area and they come in and grab the pictures is that going to be a problem? Brett Ritter - That is a data thing. Goodenow - Did we get the 911 thing figured out? Stomberg- Both systems have a solution.

Brett Ritter - I like bringing in an analog line it gives you redundancy.

Fran VanKeulen - One thing with the Knology with the new switches if we run their solution they take control of their switches and do the programming and they take control of it and we are not allowed unless we sign a waiver to go in and make any changes to our own system. Brett Ritter - We prefer to manage our switches. It separates the voice from the data. If you would rather have someone else manage those switches we will relinquish that authority and allow them to do that and we ask you to sign a waiver that this person is responsible for the qos.

Voting in Favor: Nelson, Goodenow, Fenske

Opposed:

Ritter, Stensrud

Motion carried 3 to 2.

Ritter moved, seconded by Nelson to approve matching funds up to $12,000 for the SW MN Regional Radio Board for the PSIC grant from miscellaneous expenses from central services. All voted in favor.

Goodenow moved, seconded by Ritter to approve of Lincoln Lyon Murray Pipestone Public Health employees using Lyon County cars. All voted in favor.

Fenske moved, seconded by Ritter to go into closed session to discuss LELS labor negotiations. All voted in favor.

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

Stensrud adjourned the meeting until June 16, 2009 at 9:00 a.m.

Rodney Stensrud, Chairman

Attest:

Loren Stomberg Lyon County Administrator

 
 

 

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