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Stevens Co. Board of Commissioners preview:

MORRIS, Minn. - The Stevens County Board of Commissioners will approve union contracts and consider a proposal to upgrade the county's document imaging system at their regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 9 a.m. at the Stevens County Courthouse.

Materials provided in advance of Tuesday's meeting don't offer any details on the union contracts, except that they are with the county's American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees unions. Human Resource Director Sue Schultz will be at the meeting to discuss the contracts, and discuss a new employee handbook, which is scheduled to be voted on.

IT Director Scott Busche will present the board with a proposal to upgrade the county's document imaging software to new software that includes features the county did not originally license but that will be helpful for larger departments.

In a memo to the board, Busche said to licensing the new features under the current software package would cost over $30,000. Instead, Busche suggests paying a one time, discounted conversion fee of about $4,300 to switch to new software.

Other items on Tuesday's agenda include amending the 2012 budget and discussing board protocol and public participation guidelines for the recently-instituted public comment period at the beginning of each board meeting.

A full copy of the agenda is attached to this story.