STEVENS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
Regular Meeting Official Proceedings
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 9:00 a.m.
The regular meeting of the Stevens County Board of Commissioners was called to order at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 16, 2019, by Chair Jeanne Ennen. Members in attendance were: Wiese, Ennen, Kopitzke, Wohlers, and Staples.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Commissioner Kopitzke moved to approve the Agenda as presented. Commissioner Wiese seconded the motion and all members voted aye, motion carried.
Commissioner Staples moved to approve the corrected minutes of 4/02/2019, regular meeting. Commissioner Wohlers seconded the motion and all members voting aye.
The Chair opened the meeting for public comment.
Having none, Human Services Director Liberty Sleiter presented Human Service warrants for approval. The warrants were approved for the amount of $139,296.78 on a motion by Kopitzke, second by Wiese, all members voting aye, motion carried.
Mary Jo Forbord discussed a grant partnership with Stevens County asking for Stevens County Human Service to be the Fiscal Host. Forbord applied and received $15,000 grant for SNAP -ED. Forbord described the 6 week curriculum on cooking that is done two times beginning in April 2019 through the end of September 2019 and that the target audience for the program is children.
Commissioner Kopitzke motioned to recommend Stevens County Human Services to be a fiscal host for the SNAP-ED grant. Commissioner Wiese seconded, all members voted aye, motion carried
Commissioner Wohlers moved the following resolution.
RESOLUTION NO. 191604-12
A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING DONATIONS
TO THE SAFE FUND
WHEREAS, Stevens County Human Services received anonymous donation in the amount of $1000.00 for its Senior and Adult Fund for Emergencies;
WHEREAS, State Law requires that the County Board acknowledges receipt of those donations;
THEREFORE, the Stevens County Board of Commissioners acknowledges and accepts the donations received for the Senior and Adult Fund for Emergencies.
Commissioner Staples seconded the motion and all members voted aye, motion carried.
Lindsey Zitzmann presented information on Safe Families for Children, which is a non-profit organization with a goal of early intervention and keeping children out of foster care.
Auditor/Treasurer Stephanie Buss presented Auditors Warrants for the 4/3/2019 to 4/10/2019 time periods for review.
Buss fielded questions from the Commissioners. Staples motioned to approve Morris Auto for $100, second by Wiese. Ayes: Staples, Wiese, Kopitzke, and Wohlers. Abstained: Ennen. Motion carried.
Buss presented Commissioner Warrants for review. Buss fielded questions from the Commissioners.
Kopitzke moved to approve the Commissioner Warrants in the following amounts:
Road & Bridge$68,984.43
Warrants $2000 or more:
Code 4 Service Inc$4,334.71
Counties Providing Technology$6,746.00
Diesel Specialties Inc$2,041.03
Douglas County Jail$5,342.58
Engebretson & Sons Disposal Service$30,760.37
Forum Communications Company$4,551.19
Hancock Co-op Inc$2,554.87
I & S Group, Inc$22,266.50
L & O Acres Transport Inc$4,299.84
Little Falls Machine Inc$2,562.54
Midwest Machinery Co$5,851.47
Pope County Auditor/Treasurer$8,875.73
RDO Equipment Company$15,256.00
Regents Of The University of Minnesota$15,987.24
Rod Ehrp Excavating$4,900.00
Stevens Co Auditor-Treasurer$7,458.18
Traverse County Sheriff$3,530.00
Tri County co-op$6,728.74
West Central Regional Juvenile Center$2,715.00
Payments for less than $2000$26,963.48
Wiese seconded the motion, all members voted aye, motion carried.
Staples motion to approve Ditch Loan from CD30 to CD18 in the amount of $500, second by Wohlers, all members voted aye, motion carried.
Buss gave a summary on the Ditch Ledger.
Scott Erickson, Ditch Inspector requested approval for County Ditch cleaning. Staples motioned to accept apparent low bid of $7954.00 to Hormann Works LLC for cleaning CD15;Branch 2, second by Wiese, all members voted aye, motion carried.
Erickson gave an update on CD6 pump replacement. Erickson fielded questions from Commissioners. Kopitzke motioned to approve pump replacement for CD6 for a cost of $14,075.34, second by Staples, all members voted aye, motion carried.
Assistant Engineer Jon Maras presented a Draft Utility permit for approval. Staples motioned to approve permit for private utilities for Highway ROW, second by Wiese, all members voted aye, motion carried.
IT Director Vicki Townsend requested approval for an equipment purchase. Wohlers motioned to approve budgeted replacement server for a total of $8,705.22 from Morris Electronics, second by Kopitzke, all members voted aye, motion carried.
County Coordinator Rebecca Young requested the approval to hire Amy Lohse as Deputy Assessor/Office Manager. Staples moved to hire Amy Lohse as Deputy Assessor/Office Manager at Grade 15, Step 2, effective April 29, 2019, second by Wohlers, all members voted aye, motion carried.
Commissioner Kopitzke moved to the following resolution.
RESOLUTION NO. 190416-13
Resolution Authorizing Continued Sponsorship
WHEREAS, Stevens County entered into an agreement with the West Central Trailblazers Snowmobile Association, Inc in April 1996, and
WHEREAS, said agreement was for the public purpose of establishing and maintaining trails as part of the County Public Recreation Program, and
WHEREAS, said agreement includes the sponsorship of the West Central Trailblazers Snowmobile Association, Inc by Stevens County.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Stevens County Board of Commissioners shall continue sponsorship of the West Central Trailblazers Snowmobile Association, Inc shall continue to agree to the terms of the agreement dated April 18, 1996.
Commissioner Wiese seconded the motion and all members voted aye, motion carried.
Young gave an update on Transportation Resolution.
Commissioners were provided an opportunity to update on assigned committee activities.
Having no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 10:06 a.m. on a motion by Staples, second by Wohlers and all members voting aye.
Rebecca Young, County Coordinator
Jeanne Ennen, Chair