Public Notices II January 11, 2018

Minutes 

Todd County Board of Commissioners 

December 19, 2017

 

Public Comment

Bob Floerke, Doug Pesta, Janna Floerke, Ron Hengemuhle, Betty Martin, Alan Bruder and Gene Gerlach addressed their concerns to the County Board in regards to traffic safety concerns and regulations regarding a proposed greenhouse.

Call to Order

The Todd County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner’s Board Room in the City of Long Prairie, MN on the 19th day of December, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Erickson. The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. All Commissioners were present.

Approval of Agenda

On motion by Becker and seconded by Neumann, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote. To approve the agenda as presented with the removal of 11.10 Health and Human Services Director Market Grade Override Adjustment and 11.11 Public Works Director Market Grade Override Adjustment.

Consent Agenda

On motion by Kneisl and seconded by Becker, the following motion and resolution was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote:

To approve the Commissioner’s Meeting Minutes for December 6, 2017 as presented.

To approve a One-Year On & Off Sale 3.2 Malt Liquor License for Don & Dave’s Store at the address of 26762 County 26, Browerville, MN in Moran Township effective January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.

Auditor-Treasurer

On motion by Neumann and seconded by Kneisl, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve the Commissioner Warrants number 47718 through 47843 in the amount of $220,625.83.

On motion by Becker and seconded by Neumann, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve the Health & Human Services Warrants number 513294 through 513380 in the amount of $138,548.23.

On motion by Kircher and seconded by Kneisl, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve the contract with Peters Law Office for Public Defender services in Todd County for 2018.

On motion by Becker and seconded by Neumann, the following resolution was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote:

REPURCHASE OF 

TAX-FORFEITED 

PROPERTY

WHEREAS, Marsha Pexsa has submitted an application for repurchase of the following described tax-forfeited lands: Parcel 19-0010800 Sec 11 TWP 132 RNG 33 SW4 NW4 & N2 NW4 EX N 400 FT OF W 1320 FT 107.88 ACRES

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Todd County Board of Commissioners approves the application for repurchase of tax-forfeited lands submitted by Marsha E Pexsa.

Community Corrections

On motion by Kircher and seconded by Becker, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve the Minnesota Department of Corrections Grant Application and authorize Kathy Langer to sign the Agreement.

Public Works

On motion by Kircher and seconded by Becker, the following resolution was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: 

AGENCY DELEGATED CONTRACTING 

PROCESS AGREEMENT

MnDOT AGENCY AGREEMENT #1030077

WHEREAS, Todd County periodically applies for and receives various federal aid transportation grant funds designated for improvement and enhancement related projects on Todd County highways, and;

WHEREAS, Todd County must partner with the State of Minnesota by agreement to administer those funds and must manage those funds according to the federal and state laws governing those funds.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that pursuant to Minnesota Statute Section 161.36, the Commissioner of Transportation be appointed as Agent of Todd County to accept as its agent, federal aid funds which may be made available for eligible transportation related projects, and;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the County Board Chairman and the County Auditor/Treasurer are hereby authorized and directed for and on behalf of the County to execute and enter into an agreement with the Commissioner of Transportation prescribing the terms and conditions of said federal aid participation as set forth and contained in “Minnesota Department of Transportation Agency Agreement #1030077”, a copy of which said agreement was before the County Board and which is made a part hereof by reference.

Planning & Zoning

On motion by Neumann and seconded by Kircher, the following motion was introduced and adopted by majority vote with Erickson voting against: To deny the CUP request for parcel #17-0001101.

On motion by Neumann and seconded by Kneisl, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To grant the CUP request for parcel #14-0058500 as recommended by the Planning Commission.

On motion by Neumann and seconded by Kircher, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To direct the Planning and Zoning Department to take the proposed changes to Planning Commission for consideration and development of recommendations at January and February 2018 meetings.

Todd County Ag Society

Deb Nelson, out-going Todd County Ag Society President provided the County Board a summary of 2017 activities and financial standing of the Ag Society.

Health & Human Services

Laura Vaughn provided an update to the County Board regarding the Northern Pines Mental Health Center services provided within Todd County in 2017.

On motion by Kircher and seconded by Kneisl, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve the Northern Pines Purchase of Service Contract effective January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018.

On motion by Becker and seconded by Neumann, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve the STEP Purchase of Service and Host County Contract effective January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018 as attached.

On motion by Kircher and seconded by Becker, the following resolution as introduced and adopted by unanimous vote:

RESOLUTION 

APPROVING ENTRY INTO  NEW 

COOPERATIVE 

SERVICE AGREEMENT FOR MEMBERSHIP 

ALLOWING 

PLACEMENT OF 

JUVENILES AT THE WEST CENTRAL 

REGIONAL JUVENILE CENTER

WHEREAS Todd County and various other Minnesota counties have been utilizing the West Central Regional Juvenile Center in Clay County, Minnesota for placement of juveniles in a secure detention setting, and have been functioning under a cooperative agreement for the use and operation of that Facility for approximately 21 years; and

WHEREAS, Todd County wishes to terminate the prior agreement and wishes to adopt a new structure to ensure the economic viability and longevity of the relationship; and

WHEREAS, Todd County has determined that it remains mutually beneficial to cooperatively address its long-term needs for secure juvenile detention and treatment facility capacity through a new Cooperative Service Agreement with Clay County and other Member Counties; and

WHEREAS, Todd County has reviewed the Cooperative Services Agreement for the West Central Regional Juvenile Center and finds its terms to be satisfactory;

NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises and benefits that each party shall derive here from, and other good and valuable consideration, receipt of which is hereby acknowledged,

BE IT RESOLVED, the Todd County Board of Commissioners wishes to execute the Cooperative Services Agreement for the West Central Regional Juvenile Center and continue membership in the West Central Regional Juvenile Center cooperative services arrangement.

On motion by Kircher and seconded by Becker, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve the formal commitment as outlined in attached agreement with the West Central Regional Juvenile Center.

Administration

On motion by Neumann and seconded by Becker, the following resolution was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: 

2018 NON-UNION 

EMPLOYEE/

APPOINTED OFFICIALS SALARY

WHEREAS, the Todd County Board of Commissioners are responsible for setting compensation of county employees, elected officials, appointed officials and board members, and;

WHEREAS, the Todd County Board of Commissioners desire to follow the same pattern bargained with unions for the non-union county employees and appointed officials, and;

WHEREAS, the agreements include a 2.5% general increase effective the first full pay period worked in January, 2018, pay date January 31, 2018 and step increase effective the first full pay period worked in July, 2018, pay date August 1, 2018 for eligible staff. Staff currently over the maximum of the salary grid shall receive a 1.25% (one-half general increase) effective the first full pay period worked in January, 2018 pay date January 31, 2018 in accordance with county policy.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Todd County Board of Commissioners authorize a 2.5% general increase effective the first full pay period worked in January, 2018, pay date January 31, 2018 and step increase effective the first full pay period worked in July, 2018, pay date August 1, 2018 for eligible staff. Staff currently over the maximum of the salary grid shall receive a 1.25% (one-half general increase) effective the first full pay period worked in January, 2018 pay date January 31, 2018 in accordance with county policy.

On motion by Kneisl and seconded by Neumann, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To authorize the adoption of the AFSCME Public Works Unit Collective Bargaining Agreement for 2018 - 2020.

On motion by Neumann and seconded by Becker, the following resolution was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote:

2018 COUNTY 

ATTORNEY SALARY

WHEREAS, the Todd County Board of Commissioners is responsible for setting compensation of county employees, elected officials, appointed officials and board members, and;

WHEREAS, the Todd County Board of Commissioners considered the duties and responsibilities of each individual position; and

WHEREAS, the Todd County Board of Commissioners considered the salaries of elected officials in other comparable counties; and

WHEREAS, the County Attorney is not on the County Comp worth Springsted pay scale; and

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Todd County Board of Commissioners approve setting the County Attorney salary with an increase of 2.5% at $105,575 for 2018.

On motion by Becker and seconded by Neumann, the following resolution was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote:

2018 COUNTY 

AUDITOR TREASURER SALARY

WHEREAS, the Todd County Board of Commissioners is responsible for setting compensation of county employees, elected officials, appointed officials and board members, and;

WHEREAS, the Todd County Board of Commissioners considered the duties and responsibilities of each individual position; and

WHEREAS, the Todd County Board of Commissioners considered the salaries of elected officials in other comparable counties; and

WHEREAS, the County Auditor/Treasurer is not on the County Comp worth Springsted pay scale; and

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Todd County Board of Commissioners approve setting the County Auditor Treasurer salary with an increase of 2.5% at $80,975.00 for 2018.

On motion by Becker and seconded by Neumann, the following resolution was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote:

2018 COUNTY 

COMMISSIONER 

SALARY

WHEREAS, the Todd County Board of Commissioners is responsible for setting compensation of county employees, elected officials, appointed officials and board members, and;

WHEREAS, the Todd County Board of Commissioners considered the duties and responsibilities of each individual position; and

WHEREAS, the Todd County Board of Commissioners considered the salaries of elected officials in other comparable counties; and

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Todd County Board of Commissioners approve setting the County Commissioners salary at $29,276 plus $2,000 supplemental pay for Board Chair and $1,000 supplemental pay for the Board Vice-Chair in 2018.

On a motion by Kircher and seconded by Kneisl the following resolution was introduced and adopted by majority vote with Neumann voting against:

2018 COUNTY 

RECORDER SALARY

WHEREAS, the Todd County Board of Commissioners is responsible for setting compensation of county employees, elected officials, appointed officials and board members, and;

WHEREAS, the Todd County Board of Commissioners considered the duties and responsibilities of each individual position; and

WHEREAS, the Todd County Board of Commissioners considered the salaries of elected officials in other comparable counties; and

WHEREAS, the County Recorder is not on the County Comp worth Springsted pay scale; and

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Todd County Board of Commissioners approve setting the County Recorder salary with an increase of 2.5% at $80,815 for 2018.

On motion by Neumann and seconded by Kneisl, the following resolution was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote:

2018 COUNTY 

SHERIFF SALARY

WHEREAS, the Todd County Board of Commissioners is responsible for setting compensation of county employees, elected officials, appointed officials and board members, and;

WHEREAS, the Todd County Board of Commissioners considered the duties and responsibilities of each individual position; and

WHEREAS, the Todd County Board of Commissioners considered the salaries of elected officials in other comparable counties; and

WHEREAS, the County Sheriff is not on the County Comp worth Springsted pay scale; and

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Todd County Board of Commissioners approve setting the County Sheriff salary with an increase of 2.5% at $86,807 for 2018.

On motion by Kneisl and seconded by Becker, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To authorize the adoption of the County Assessor grade adjustment from a grade 15 to grade 16 in accordance with Todd County Personnel Policy Article 6 effective January 7, 2018.

On motion by Neumann and seconded by Kircher, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To authorize the adoption of the MIS Director grade adjustment from a grade 14 to grade 16 in accordance with Todd County Personnel Policy Article 6 effective January 7, 2018.

Finance Committee

On motion by Becker and seconded by Neumann, the following resolution was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote:

A RESOLUTION TO 

APPROVE 2018 

COUNTY BUDGET

WHEREAS, the Todd County Board of Commissioners are required to adopt an annual budget and certify it to the County Auditor, and;

 

WHEREAS, the County Board of Commissioners have had an opportunity to discuss the operations costs and revenues of the County for fiscal year 2018;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Todd County Board of Commissioners hereby approve the following as the 2018 Budget for the County of Todd, Minnesota and directs that it be forwarded to the County Auditor.

(See #1 - chart below)

On motion by Neumann and seconded by Kneisl, the following resolution was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote:

A RESOLUTION 

ADOPTING THE 2018 FINAL LEVY

WHEREAS, the Laws of the State of Minnesota direct that the Todd County Board of Commissioners are required to approve by resolution a final levy no later than December 30 annually, and;

WHEREAS, The Todd County Board of Commissioners have considered the financial situation of the County and had an opportunity to deliberate the levying of property taxes upon property owners within the County.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Todd County Board of Commissioners hereby approves the following as the 2018 final levy for the County of Todd, Minnesota for property taxes payable in 2018 and directs that it be forwarded to the County Auditor.

(See #2 - chart below)

 

 

 

Auditor-Treasurer’s Report

The Auditor-Treasurer had no activities to report.

Commissioner’s Report

The Commissioners reported on the meetings that they had attended. 

Coordinator’s Report

The Coordinator reported on the meetings attended and projects in-progress including current recruitment statuses.

Recess

Commissioner Erickson recessed the meeting until December 28, 2017.

 

commissioners WARRANTS

Vendor Name $ Amount

ALEX PRO FIREARMS, 

   LLC $3,260.00 

AMERICAN SOLUTIONS 

   FOR BUSINESS 4,519.89 

BROWERVILLE TRUCK

   WASH/BIG BOYZ 2,903.07 

CARGILL SALT DIV 17,744.39 

CORBIN PICKAR 

   EXC INC 30,800.00 

COUNTRY SIDE PLUMB-

   ING & HTG LLC 18,347.00 

H & L MESABI 4,432.15 

IMPACT TECHNOLOGY 2,729.00 

LONG PRAIRIE 

   MACH. CO INC 2,278.05 

MENCH/JAMES 2,535.00 

MN ELEVATOR INC 2,476.54 

MORRIS ELEC 2,210.52 

NAPA CENTRAL MN 4,699.03 

ROYAL TIRE 3,262.54 

STAPLES WORLD 4,006.04 

TODD CO AUDITOR-

   TREASURER 2,162.48 

TRUENORTH STEEL 17,425.41 

WATCHGUARD VIDEO 43,075.00 

WIDSETH SMITH 

   NOLTING INC 10,124.00 

ZUERCHER TECH. LLC 11,476.00 

106 PAYMENTS LESS 

   THAN $2,000 30,159.72 

Total $220,625.83 

 

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES WARRANTS

Vendor Name $ Amount

#14524 $2,826.90 

ANU FAMILY 

   SERVICES INC 5,667.40 

GERARD TREATMENT 

   PROGRAMS 5,182.20 

#2818 2,022.30 

HEARTLAND GIRLS 

   RANCH 6,713.10 

HOLISTIC FAMILY 

   EDUCATION SRVS 11,637.13 

#1911 2,690.40 

#12512 3,093.00 

#14655 2,801.40 

KINDRED FAMILY 

   FOCUS 4,007.10 

LUTHERAN SOCIAL 

   SERV. OF MN -ST PAUL 2,025.00 

#10746 2,525.40 

NORTHERN PINES 

   MENTAL HLTH CTR 10,258.50 

NORTHWOOD CHILD. 

   SERVICES 3,946.30 

PORT OF CROW 

   WING BOYS HOME 6,568.20 

STEP 7,025.92 

VILLAGE RANCH INC 11,475.60 

WEST CENTRAL REG 

   JUVENILE CTR 7,448.17 

Payments less 

   than $2,000 40,634.21 

Total 138,548.23 

 

On a motion by Neumann and seconded by Becker, the preceding minutes of the County Board meeting held December 19, 2017 were duly approved by unanimous vote at the Todd County Board of Commissioners at the Regular Board Meeting held on December 28, 2017.

 

Witness my hand and seal:

 

Rodney Erickson, 

Todd County Board 

Chairperson

 

Denise Gaida, Todd County

Auditor-Treasurer

                                       2pnc

Minutes 

Todd County Board of Commissioners 

December 6, 2017

 

Call to Order

Delmer Smieja addressed his concerns to the County Board in regards to easements, ditch concerns, drain tiling and noise from grain bins.

Call to Order

The Todd County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner’s Board Room in the City of Long Prairie, MN on the 6th day of December, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Erickson. The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. All Commissioners were present.

Approval of Agenda

On motion by Kneisl and seconded by Neumann, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote. To approve the agenda as presented.

Consent Agenda

On motion by Kneisl and seconded by Becker, the following motion and resolution was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote:

To approve the Commissioner’s Meeting Minutes for November 21, 2017 as presented.

GAMBLING PERMIT - SAUK VALLEY 

GOBBLERS

WHEREAS, the Todd County Board of Commissioners are establishing their approval for a Gambling Permit for the Sauk Valley Gobblers through this resolution;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Todd County Board of Commissioners approve a Gambling Permit for the Sauk Valley Gobblers to hold gambling activities at Diamond Point in Birchdale Township at the address 12818 Bayview Drive, Sauk Centre, MN on February 24, 2018.

GAMBLING PERMIT - STRUTTIN BLACK BEARDS

WHEREAS, the Todd County Board of Commissioners are establishing their approval for a Gambling Permit for the Struttin Black Beards NWTF through this resolution;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Todd County Board of Commissioners approve a Gambling Permit for the Struttin Black Beards NWTF to hold gambling activities at the Clarissa Ballroom in Eagle Valley Township at the address 19281 Kotter Road, Clarissa, MN on February 3, 2018.

Auditor-Treasurer

On motion by Becker and seconded by Neumann, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve the November 2017 Auditor Warrants number 230712 through 230918 in the amount of $2,162,149.87.

On motion by Kneisl and seconded by Becker, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve the Commissioner Warrants number 47613 through 47717 in the amount of $224,161.88.

On motion by Neumann and seconded by Kircher, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve the Health & Human Services Warrants number 701624 through 701780 in the amount of $418,063.56 and warrants number 513270 through 513293 in the amount of $23,271.58.

On motion by Becker and seconded by Neumann, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve the attached Budget Request form to carryover $22,000 from 2017 to 2018 within the Elections department budget.

On motion by Neumann and seconded by Becker, the following resolution was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote:

ADOPTING THE 2017 REVISION OF THE 

LOCAL ELECTION EQUIPMENT PLAN FOR IMPLEMENTATION 

IN TODD COUNTY

WHEREAS, the Federal Government passed the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) to provide for equality and uniformity in the elective process, and;

WHEREAS, in 2006 the Federal Government provided funding for the purchase of electronic voting equipment to each State to assist its Cities and Townships in compliance with the Help America Vote Act requirements, and;

WHEREAS, in 2006, Todd County drafted a Local Election Equipment Plan alongside its Cities and Townships which was approved by the Secretary of State’s Office and adopted by the Todd County Board of Commissioners, which depicted the relationships and responsibilities between the Cities/Townships and Todd County for the electronic voting equipment and its associated costs and;

WHEREAS, the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State is currently soliciting applications from jurisdictions for grants to purchase upgrades to the existing voting equipment technologies utilized statewide, and;

WHEREAS, the County Auditor-Treasurer has presented information to its Cities and Townships on November 1, 2017 of the upgrade possibility and the County Auditor-Treasurer’s proposal of purchase timeline, and;

WHEREAS, the County Auditor-Treasurer has presented equipment options and equipment plan update details to the Board of Commissioners and Municipalities during County Work sessions on November 7 and 21, 2017, and;

WHEREAS, the County’s committed goal is to prepare its election system for future advancements in technology, and;

WHEREAS, in order for any changes in voting equipment technology to be implemented within Todd County, the Local Election Equipment Plan must be updated to reflect the equipment needs being utilized.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Todd County Board of Commissioners hereby adopt the attached Local Election Equipment Plan which outlines the implementation and procedures regarding the use of Assistive Voting Devices, Precinct Count Tabulators and Electronic Roster Devices within Todd County Election Precincts and will be effective upon plan adoption.

On motion by Kircher and seconded by Kneisl, the following resolution was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote:

AUTHORIZING THE TODD COUNTY 

AUDITOR-TREASURER TO SUBMIT THE 2017 VOTING EQUIPMENT GRANT APPLICATION

WHEREAS, the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State is currently soliciting applications from jurisdictions for grants to purchase upgrades to the existing voting equipment technologies, and;

WHEREAS, the County Auditor-Treasurer has presented information to the Todd County Cities and  Townships and the Todd County Board of Commissioners regarding this upgrade possibility and the proposal of equipment purchasing timeline, and;

WHEREAS, the County Auditor-Treasurer has called on its Cities and Townships to provide a letter of intent to participate and intent to match funds in order to apply for this grant opportunity, and;

WHEREAS, the County Auditor-Treasurer and County Board of Commissioners are striving to maintain the 2006 vision of precinct uniformity and provide a 3-year phase-in process for the new voting equipment technology to remain budget conscious, and;

WHEREAS, the County Board realizes that our voting equipment technology is aging and grant opportunities to assist in replacement/upgrade equipment purchases are improbable in the future.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Todd County Board of Commissioners to hereby authorize the Todd County Auditor-Treasurer to submit the 2017 Voting Equipment Grant Application as attached for and on behalf of Todd County and its Municipalities.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Todd County Auditor-Treasurer will be responsible to maintain financial records of expenditures for audit requirements and facilitate the voting equipment technology purchases as funds are provided or the Local Election Equipment Plan timeline depicts.

Public Works

On motion by Becker and seconded by Kneisl, the following resolution was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote:

2022 AREA 

TRANSPORATION 

IMPROVEMENT PLAN

TODD COUNTY 

PROJECT NOMINATION - CSAH 26

WHEREAS, the Central Minnesota Area Transportation Partnership (ATP) annually solicits projects for State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) funding which provides for improvements to the transportation systems, with money requests being project specific, and;

WHEREAS, project nominations must meet eligibility guidelines and qualifying criteria as established by the Central Area Transportation Partnership, and;

WHEREAS, the Todd County Public Works Department recommends that the following project be submitted and nominated for inclusion in the 2022 Area Transportation Improvement Plan, which is a prioritized list of transportation projects that the Central Minnesota Partnership recommends for inclusion in the State Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP),

County State Aid Highway 26 - from County State Aid Highway 21 to County State Aid Highway 7

SP 077-626-01X: Bituminous Mill and Overlay Project with Aggregate Shouldering, and;

WHEREAS, this project is currently listed on the Todd County Public Works Department Proposed Five Year Construction Plan.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Todd County Board of Commissioners does hereby support the recommendation of the Public Works Department for submittal and nomination of the above noted project and requests said project be included in the State Fiscal Year 2022 Area Transportation Improvement Plan.

On motion by Neumann and seconded by Kneisl, the following resolution was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote:

2018 MASTER 

BRIDGE PRIORITY 

REPLACEMENT LIST

WHEREAS, Todd County has determined that the attached list of bridges on County State Aid Highways, County Roads, Township Roads, and Municipal Streets are either listed as structurally deficient or are a high priority for removal and replacement within the immediate future, and;

WHEREAS, local roads play an essential role in the overall state transportation network and local bridges are a critical component of the local road system, and;

WHEREAS, State support for the replacement of bridges continues to be crucial to maintaining the integrity of the local road system and is necessary funding source for the County, Townships, and Municipalities to proceed with replacements of the bridges on the attached list, and;

WHEREAS, Todd County intends to proceed with the replacement of theses bridges as soon as either State Transportation Bond Funds or State Townbridge Funds become available.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that Todd County commits that it will proceed with the replacement of these listed bridges immediately after being notified of the availability of State Transportation Bond Funds or State Townbridge Funds.

County Attorney

On motion by Kneisl and seconded by Neumann, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve the 2018 Contracts for City Prosecution with the Cities of Grey Eagle, Eagle Bend, Clarissa, Bertha, and Hewitt.

On motion by Kircher and seconded by Neumann, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve Board Ratification for Professional Services Agreement MCCC & Strategic.

Sheriff’s Office

On motion by Kircher and seconded by Kneisl, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To hire Roger Strack as a part-time Jailor/Dispatcher effective December 10, 2017 at a Grade 6, Step A.

On motion by Neumann and seconded by Becker, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To allow Sheriff Asmus to purchase the jail security system from Accurate Controls Incorporated.

On motion by Becker and seconded by Kneisl, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To accept the Snowmobile Safety Enforcement Grant.

MIS

On motion by Kircher and seconded by Kneisl, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve purchase of Nexsan Assureon Storage Appliance from Information Systems Corporation.

Planning & Zoning

On motion by Neumann and seconded by Kneisl, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To authorize the signing of the 2018-2019 MPCA County Feedlot Program Delegation Agreement.

On motion by Kircher and seconded by Kneisl, the following resolution was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote:

FINAL PLAT 

APPROVAL - 

“PINE ISLAND COVE FIRST ADDITION” 

SUBDIVISION

WHEREAS, Applicant Rod Borg and owner Pamela Borg applied to subdivide a property that is described as Part of Lot 2 of Block 1 of Pine Island Cove, Section 34, in Turtle Creek Township with the plat to be known as Pine Island Cove First Addition,

WHEREAS, Pine Island Cove First Addition Plat consists of one residential lot, 1.3 ± acres located in the Recreational Development Shoreland zoning district of Turtle Creek Township,

WHEREAS, On August 6, 2015 the Todd County Planning Commission recommended the following property be considered for Subdivision pursuant to Todd County Subdivision Regulation and Ordinance:  

PINE ISLAND COVE (34-131-32) PART OF LOT 2 BLK 1 LYING E’ERLY OF DESC LINE: COMM AT NE COR OF LOT 2, NW 194.47 FT, W’ERLY 107.24 FT TO PT OF BEG, THENCE SE 253.95 FT, SE 3 FT TO SHORELINE & TERMINATING

WHEREAS, On October 29, 2015 the Todd County Board of Commissioners considered the Preliminary Plat for the above described property and approved the Pine Island Cove First Addition preliminary plat with conditions,

WHEREAS, the Planning & Zoning Department has completed the necessary final plat review and find that all items required for final plat approval have been completed. 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the final plat of “Pine Island Cove First Addition” subdivision be approved as presented.

Health & Human Services

An update was provided by Cory Lawrence from STEP who provides Day Training and Habilitation and Supportive Employment Services for clients with mental health and developmental disabilities which services the residents of Todd County.

On motion by Kircher and seconded by Kneisl, the following resolution was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote:

A RESOLUTION 

ESTABLISHING THE HOME HEALTH 

AGENCY GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE

WHEREAS, Todd County Health & Human Services operates a Class A Medicare Certified Home Health Agency, and;

WHEREAS, The Center for Medicaid Services has issued revised Home Health Agency (HHA) Conditions of Participation requiring written formalization of the Home Health Agency Governance Structure;

WHEREAS, The Todd County Board of Commissioners is the official governing body of Todd County.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Todd County Board of Commissioners is the designated Governing Body for the Home Health Agency, the TCHHS Division Director is the Administrator, the Adult & Disability Unit Manger is the Administrator’s Designee, and the Nursing Supervisor is the Clinical Manager;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Todd County Board of Commissioners authorizes the Todd County Public Health Advisory Committee to receive updates annually, that ensure the program reflects the complexity of its organization and services; involves all HHA services, focuses on indicators related to improved outcomes, including hospital admissions and readmissions; and takes actions that address the HHA’s performance across the spectrum of care, including the prevention and reduction of medical errors.

Auditor-Treasurer’s Report

The Auditor-Treasurer reported on current activities including current preparation for the County 2017 Financial Pre-Audit.

Commissioner’s Report

The Commissioners reported on the meetings that they had attended. 

Coordinator’s Report

The Coordinator reported on the meetings attended and projects in-progress including current recruitment statuses and union negotiations statuses.

Recess

Commissioner Erickson recessed the meeting until December 19, 2017.

 

AUDITOR WARRANTS

Vendor Name $ Amount

AMERICAN HERITAGE 

   BANK $3,616.00 

COMPUTER PROS 4,587.00 

DETECTOR ELEC-

   TRONICS CORP 4,395.00 

FORD OF HIBBING 28,358.00 

GUSTAFSON/JEAN M 5,019.10 

LP SANITATION INC 4,355.61 

Prairie Lakes Muni. 

   Solid Waste Auth 74,141.67 

23 PAYMENTS LESS 

   THAN $2,000 7,002.91 

AMERICAN HERITAGE 

   BANK 56,801.00 

CARD SERVICES 

   COBORNS 2,456.71 

CITY OF SWANVILLE 10,283.50 

FLEET SERVICES/

   WEX BANK 5,114.98 

GALLAGHER BENEFIT

   SERVICES INC 2,400.00 

LP OIL COMPANY 26,993.38 

MADDEN GALANTER 

   HANSEN, LLP 2,806.41 

MARCYES EXC INC 5,625.78 

MASWCD 2,390.00 

MINNESOTA POWER 

   & LIGHT 14,319.22 

MN DEPT OF FINANCE 7,429.00 

PETERS LAW OFF., P.A. 3,842.00 

PHEASANTS FOREVER 14,852.64 

TODD CO AG. SOC. 7,631.60 

TODD SOIL & WATER 

   CONS DIST 2,080.23 

33 PAYMENTS LESS 

   THAN $2,000 12,282.27 

AMERICAN HERITAGE 9,157.10 

Clark Equip. Co. 

   dba Bobcat Co. 20,758.40 

GENE-O’S COUNTRY-

   SIDE REST LLC 5,125.30 

HOFFMAN LAW, PLLC 7,065.66 

KATTERHAGEN/

   STEVE AND STELLA 11,073.75 

LONG PRAIRIE OIL CO 5,207.71 

MORRISON COUNTY 33,852.25 

RESOURCE TRAINING 

   AND SOLUTIONS 233,086.00 

SHIRLEY’S GAS & 

   GROCERIES 2,638.64 

STEP 4,416.75 

STRUCTURAL 

   SPECIAL. INC 123,184.69 

TODD CO AUD-TRE 5,852.00 

VOYANT COMMS., LLC 3,543.96 

WONDERLICH/SCOTT A 4,909.00 

40 PAYMENTS LESS 

   THAN $2,000 13,262.58 

CENTERPOINT ENERGY 2,077.07 

CLARK P.A./G 

   MARLENE 3,307.50 

FIELD/DAN & JANE 7,204.00 

FORD OF HIBBING 57,128.00 

GALLAGHER BENEFIT 

   SERVICES INC 2,400.00 

TRIMIN SYSTEMS INC 13,230.00 

11 PAYMENTS LESS 

   THAN $2,000 6,949.69 

AMERICAN HERITAGE 

   BANK 55,726.84 

CITY OF BERTHA 7,629.10 

CITY OF BROWERVILLE 14,696.68 

CITY OF CLARISSA 10,877.38 

CITY OF EAGLE BEND 17,009.29 

CITY OF GREY EAGLE 4,854.16 

CITY OF HEWITT 4,712.39 

CITY OF 

   LONG PRAIRIE 23,756.05 

CITY OF OSAKIS 3,472.60 

CITY OF STAPLES 50,500.91 

REGION V DEV. 

   COMMISSION 3,039.93 

SAUK RIVER WATER 

   SHED DISTRICT 9,710.19 

SCHOOL DISTRICT 213 97,080.23 

SCHOOL DISTRICT 2170 52,717.42 

SCHOOL DISTRICT 2753 171,706.40 

SCHOOL DISTRICT 2759 20,397.08 

SCHOOL DISTRICT 486 29,135.53 

SCHOOL DISTRICT 740 4,690.83 

SCHOOL DISTRICT 743 58,533.24 

SCHOOL DISTRICT 786 75,825.75 

SCHOOL DISTRICT 787 54,186.78 

SCHOOL DISTRICT 818 6,973.96 

TOWN OF BARTLETT 12,267.64 

TOWN OF BERTHA 22,567.58 

TOWN OF BIRCHDALE 15,971.97 

TOWN OF BRUCE 11,852.39 

TOWN OF BURLEENE 16,723.77 

TOWN OF 

   BURNHAMVILLE 13,751.37 

TOWN OF EAGLE 

   VALLEY 20,650.66 

TOWN OF FAWN LAKE 7,543.36 

TOWN OF GERMANIA 11,978.05 

TOWN OF GORDON 33,320.49 

TOWN OF GREY EAGLE 13,331.51 

TOWN OF HARTFORD 30,797.99 

TOWN OF IONA 21,672.92 

TOWN OF KANDOTA 8,099.07 

TOWN OF LESLIE 22,166.38 

TOWN OF LITTLE ELK 9,155.84 

TOWN OF LITTLE SAUK 19,214.36 

TOWN OF 

   LONG PRAIRIE 17,019.56 

TOWN OF MORAN 12,741.46 

TOWN OF REYNOLDS 16,752.97 

TOWN OF 

   ROUND PRAIRIE 41,375.27 

TOWN OF STAPLES 15,066.61 

TOWN OF 

   STOWE PRAIRIE 21,536.29 

TOWN OF 

   TURTLE CREEK 8,057.69 

TOWN OF VILLARD 12,757.79 

TOWN OF WARD 20,472.38 

TOWN OF WEST UNION 18,257.93 

TOWN OF WYKEHAM 19,941.24 

8 PAYMENTS LESS 

   THAN $2,000 5,658.53 

Total $2,162,149.87 

 

commissioners WARRANTS

Vendor Name $ Amount

ALEX PRO FIREARMS, 

   LLC $3,260.00 

CARGILL SALT DIV 43,801.99 

CDW GOV’T INC 2,288.88 

CENTRACARE HEALTH

   LONG PRAIRIE 2,081.82 

CENTRAL TODD CO. 

   CARE CENTER 2,699.63 

COUNTRY ROADS 

   CONSTRUCTION 6,436.48 

MBC DRAINAGE LLC 2,400.00 

MORRISON CO PUBLIC 

   HEALTH SERV 3,315.65 

NORTHERN STAR COOP 2,646.07 

NOW MICRO INC 4,574.00 

PERHAM TRUCK 

   SERVICE INC. 3,184.33 

ROYAL TIRE 6,394.02 

SPECTRUM DESIGN 

   AND MARKETING 10,000.00 

TODD COUNTY MIS 

   DEPT 7,223.55 

TOWMASTER 91,488.00 

TURNKEY/THREE 

   SQUARE MARKET 3,211.72 

ULINE 2,790.59 

88 PAYMENTS LESS 

   THAN $2,000 26,365.15 

Total $224,161.88 

 

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES WARRANTS

Vendor Name   $ Amount

DHS - MSOP-MN SEX 

   OFFENDER P 11,346.00 

DHS - ST PETER 

   RTC - 472 7,661.60 

DHS - SWIFT 303,261.82 

FRESHWATER ED. 

   DISTRICT 11,169.00 

V #15254 - COST EFFEC-

   TIVE HEALTH INS. 4,558.22 

OLSON FUNERAL 

   CHAPEL - RUSH CITY 3,500.00 

V #4517 - COST EFF.

   HEALTH INSURANCE 2,251.20 

RURAL MN CEP INC 12,263.01 

TODD COUNTY 

   MIS DEPT 19,262.80 

148 PAYMENTS LESS 

   THAN $2,000 42,789.91 

Total $418,063.56

 

Vendor Name   $ Amount

MERIDIAN SERVICES 

   INC 2,138.93 

MID MN DRUG 

   TESTING INC 5,250.00 

NORTH HOMES CHILD.

   & FAMILY SRVS 8,246.00 

NORTHERN PINES 

   MENTAL HLTH CTR 2,174.00 

PAYMENTS LESS 

   THAN $2,000 5,462.65 

Total $23,271.58 

 

On a motion by Kircher and seconded by Kneisl, the preceding minutes of the County Board meeting held December 6, 2017 were duly approved by unanimous vote at the Todd County Board of Commissioners at the Regular Board Meeting held on December 19, 2017.

 

Witness my hand and seal:

 

Rodney Erickson, 

Todd County Board 

Chairperson

 

Denise Gaida, Todd County

Auditor-Treasurer

                                        2pnc

 

 

Staples World

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 100
Staples, MN 56479
Telephone: (218) 894-1112 - Fax: (218) 894-3570
Toll Free: 1-888-894-1112
E Mail: info@staplesworld.com

Sign Up For Breaking News

Stay informed on our latest news!

Manage my subscriptions

Subscribe to Breaking News feed