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PROCEEDINGS OF THE COUNTY BOARD OF JACKSON COUNTY, MINNESOTA

December 6, 2018

The County Board of Jackson County, Minnesota met in regular session, in the Jackson County
Courthouse Board Room, 405 Fourth Street, City of Jackson, Minnesota, on December 6, 2018. The
following members of the Jackson County Board of Commissioners were present: Don Wachal, James
Eigenberg, Kim Hummel, Catherine Hohenstein and Scott McClure. County Coordinator, Steven
Duncan, and Deputy County Coordinator, Trish Schulz, were also in attendance.

CALL TO ORDER

Chair Wachal called the meeting to order at approximately 3:00 p.m. and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Motion was made by Commissioner McClure and seconded by Commissioner Eigenberg to accept
the agenda, per revised agenda #1. The motion carried unanimously.

OLD BUSINESS

Motion was made by Commissioner Hohenstein and seconded by Commissioner Wachal to adopt
Board Action 18-305, approving appointment of Kurt Swanson to the Planning and Zoning Board for a
five year term to expire October 5, 2023. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion was made by Commissioner Eigenberg and seconded by Commissioner Hohenstein to table
the second appointment to the vacancy existing on the Planning and Zoning Board. Motion carried
unanimously.

CONSENT AGENDA

Motion was made by Commissioner Hummel and seconded by Commissioner McClure to approve
the consent agenda. The motion carried unanimously.

Board Action 18-306: Approve the November 20, 2018 Board of Commissioners regular meeting
minutes.

Board Action 18-307: Approve all Commissioner disbursements in accordance with Minnesota Statutes
130.01, subd. 4(b), recorded on warrants numbered 86804 through 86976 in the amount of
$4,143,089.46. For the following funds: Revenue, $832,483.53; Road & Bridge, $108,701.33; Ditch
Fund, $179,020.86; TIF, $505.91; Agency, $4,398.50; Library, $8,018.66; Tax/penalty, $3,012,628.67;
and voided check, -$2,668.00. A detailed list of claims paid is available at the Auditor/Treasurer’s office
upon request.

Board Action 18-308: Approve 2018 Engagement Letter with CliftonLarsenAllen to perform the 2018
annual audit.

Board Action 18-309: Approve the reaffirmation of the Jackson County Investment Policy as adopted
by the County Board November 7, 2017.
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Board Action 18-310: Approve applications for Retailer’s License for Sale of Tobacco, as follows: C &
M of Jackson, LLC (DBA Super America #4703), effective January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019;
Family Dollar, Inc. (DBA Family Dollar Store #26341), effective January 1, 2019 to December 31,
2019.

Board Action 18-311: Approve Personnel Request to advertise for an Eligibility List to fill Deputy
Sheriff Positions, as needed, in the Sheriff’s Office.

AUDITOR/TREASURER

Motion was made by Commissioner McClure and seconded by Commissioner Hummel to adopt
Board Action 18-312: Approve application for Retailer’s License for Sale of Tobacco for Vet’s Oil
Company, Inc (DBA Vet’s Whoa-N-Go Fuel Stop), effective January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019.
The motion carried unanimously.

PUBLIC WORKS

Motion was made by Commissioner Hohenstein and seconded by Commissioner Eigenberg to


adopt Board Action 18-313: Authorize the County Coordinator to fill up to 12 seasonal summer worker
positions in the Public Works Department. The motion carried unanimously.

Motion was made by Commissioner Wachal and seconded by Commissioner McClure to adopt
Board Resolution 18-050: Approve State Transportation Fund Local Bridge Replacement Program grant
terms and conditions, SAP 032-605-020 (related to the replacement of bridge 32504 in Round Lake
Township). The motion carried unanimously.

County of Jackson )
) SS.
State of Minnesota )

Resolution No. 18-050

GRANTEE RESOLUTION APPROVING GRANT AGREEMENT

For Agreement to State Transportation Fund


Local Bridge Replacement Program
Grant Terms and Conditions
SAP 032-605-020
12-6-2018

WHEREAS, Jackson County has applied to the Commissioner of Transportation for a grant
from the Minnesota State Transportation Fund for construction of Bridge No. 32575; and

WHEREAS, the Commissioner of Transportation has given notice that funding for this bridge is
available; and

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WHEREAS, the amount of the grant has been determined to be $204,265.50 by reason of the
lowest responsible bid;

NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved that Jackson County does hereby agree to the terms and
conditions of the grant consistent with Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50, and will pay any additional
amount by which the cost exceeds the estimate, and will return to the Minnesota State Transportation
Fund any amount appropriated for the bridge but not required. The proper county officers are authorized
to execute a grant agreement and any amendments thereto with the Commissioner of Transportation
concerning the above-referenced grant

Passed and adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the County of Jackson, Minnesota this 6th
day of December 2018.

_________________________________
Don Wachal, Chair
Jackson County, Minnesota Board of Commissioners

ATTEST:

_______________________________(SEAL)
Steven J. Duncan
County Coordinator of Jackson County, Minnesota

Jay Moore of New Fashion Pork was in attendance to provide information regarding the utility permits
on the agenda.

Motion was made by Commissioner McClure and seconded by Commissioner Hohenstein to adopt
Board Action 18-314: Approve utility permits, as follows:
New Fashion Pork – install private waterline – CSAH 4 – Sioux Valley Township
Lincoln Pipestone Rural Water – bore service line – CSAH 4 – Sioux Valley Township
Motion carried unanimously.

COUNTY COORDINATOR

Motion was made by Commissioner Hohenstein and seconded by Commissioner Hummel to adopt
Board Action 18-315: Approve agreement for 2019 services with the SW Regional Development
Commission. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion was made by Commissioner Eigenberg and seconded by Commissioner McClure to adopt
Board Action 18-316: Approve setting the County Commissioner’s salary at $19,600 for 2019 and
setting the Board Chair’s salary at $20,600 for 2019. The motion carried with four “ayes’ and one “nay”
(Commissioner Hummel voted “nay”).

Motion was made by Commissioner Wachal and seconded by Commissioner Hohenstein to adopt
Board Action 18-317: Approve setting the per diem rate for 2019 at $75.00 per day for County
Commissioners, or their designee, appointed to or attending applicable meetings of boards, committees
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or commissions, or for the performance of services to the County when required by law. Motion carried
unanimously.

Motion was made by Commissioner McClure and seconded by Commissioner Eigenberg to adopt
Board Resolution 18-050: Approve setting the Elected Officials Salaries for 2019. Motion carried
unanimously.

RESOLUTION 18-051
SETTING ELECTED OFFICIALS SALARIES FOR 2019

WHEREAS, Minnesota Statutes require the County Board of Commissioners to annually set by
resolution the salary of the elected officials of the County.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the 2018 salary for Jackson County elected officials
shall be as follows, effective January 1, 2019:

County Attorney $108,368.00


County Recorder $72,966.40
Sheriff $90,084.80

Duly Passed and Adopted this 6th day of December, 2018.

Jackson County Board of Commissioners

______________________________
Don Wachal, Chair

ATTEST: ______________________________
Steve Duncan, County Coordinator

BOARD REPORTS

Commissioner McClure reported on meetings/events involving Faribault/Martin/Jackson Drug Court,


County Personnel Committee and Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC) Annual Conference.

Commissioner Wachal reported on meetings/events involving Solid Waste Commission, Rural


Minnesota Energy Board, South West Regional Development Commission, United Community Action
Partnership and AMC Annual Conference.

Commissioner Hohenstein reported on meetings/events involving Historical Society, Southern Prairie


Community Care and AMC Annual Conference.

Commissioner Hummel reported on meetings/events involving Radio Board and County Personnel
Committee.

Commissioner Eigenberg reported on meetings/events involving Heron Lake Watershed District and
AMC Annual Conference.
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ADJOURN

Motion was made by Commissioner Hummel and seconded by Commissioner Eigenberg to adjourn
the meeting at 4:45 p.m. The motion carried unanimously.

JACKSON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

_____________________________________________
Don Wachal, Chair

ATTEST: ______________________________
Steven Duncan, County Coordinator

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