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SENTINEL TRIBUNE - NOTICE " UBLIC Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Page 12 Free Custom Floorplans! Free Whirlpool Appliancesl 'Energy Efficiency Package/ !Lennox Furnace Standard/ Before , - u A u.a... ues, 00nHomes.com - 800.627.9443 ..........  .MN Contractor #20146710 Second Half Agricultural Taxes must be paid or postmarked on or before Tuesday, NOV. 15, 2011 (Absolute Deadline) Please include white payment stub when paying your taxes. Note penalty on reverse side of tax statement for late payment. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thank You, Jan Johnson Cottonwood County Auditor/Treasurer 227225 Remembering Our Fallen Heroes Veteran's Day Fri., Nov. 11 We remember those who served with honor and courage, and those who gave their lives to defend our freedom. Cottonwood County Offices will be closed Friday, November 11 in honor of Veteran's Day 2036,6 i iii !I iiiiiiiii)i  OFFICIAL PUBLICATION August 2, 2011 Cottonwood County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting The Board of Commissioners met at the Cottonwood County Courthouse in Windom, MN. Present for all or portions of the meeting were: Commissioners Ron Kuecker, Norm Holmen, John Oeltjenbruns, Jim Schmidt, Tom White; Executive Assistant Kelly Thongvivong; Auditor/ Treasurer Jan Johnson; County Attorney Nick Anderson; Linda Fransen, Todd Dibble, Holli Arp, Crystal Reith, Kim Hall, Jenny Quade, Ron Gregg, Marilyn Erickson, Tom Wickie, Margaret McDonald, Rahn Larson, Rick Rudd, Jon Diemer, Mike Johnson, Dick White and Paul Copeland. Routine Items - approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to approve addi- tions to; the agenda; to aYpprove the minutes of the July 26, 2011 meeting; adjournment. Personnel Items - approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to approve attendance and per diem for any commissioner that wishes to attend the Southwest Prairie Health Purchasing Alliance meeting on August 26th. Additional Action Items - approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to allow for the purchase of a new PC for the Extension Office for an amount not to exceed $1,000 and pending discussion and final determi- nation by Holli Arp and Greg Walsh; to increase the 2012 appropriation from $200 to $250 to the fire departments in Cottonwood County to offset weather-watching expenses; to pay 95% ($14,972) of contract to Matthew Buckentin Construction for the labor cost of shingling the N. 71 County Office Building; to recess at 11:42 a.m. with the board to reconvene at approximately 12:10 p.m.; to reject all bids for single stream recycling at this time based on the recommenda- tion of the County Engineer. S/Jan Johnson, Auditor/Treasurer S/Ron Kuecker, Board Chair S/Kelly Thongvivong, Executive Asst. OFFICIAL PUBLICATION August 9, 2011 Cottonwood County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting The Board of Commissioners met at the Cottonwood County Courthouse in Windom, MN. Present for all or portions of the meeting were: Commissioners Ron Kuecker, Norm Holmen, John Oeltjenbruns, Tom White; Executive Assistant Kelly Thongvivong; Auditor/ Treasurer Jan Johnson; County Attorney Nick Anderson; Agnes Alsgaard- Lien, Craig Myers, Jason Purrington, Garrett Backes, Ron Gregg, Gale Bondhus, Kristi Sell, Paul Kimman, Heidi Kroening and Scott Parr. Absent was Commissioner Jim Schmidt. Routine Items - approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to approve addi- PUBLIC NOTICES tions to the agenda; to approve the minutes of the August 2, 2011 meeting; to approve August warrants in the amount of $312,797.25 and broken down as follows: County Revenue Fund $58,471.91; Long Term Capital Outlay - $10,614.04; County Building Fund $24,663.86; Ditch Fund - $499.68; Road & Bridge - $183,893.35; Waste Abatement/SCORE $5,590.21; Landfill Enterprise - $29,064.20; adjournment. Personnel Items - approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to allow for an Intra-Departmental transfer for Melissa Vongsy from Case Aide to County Agency Social Worker effec- tive August 15, 2011; to allow County Engineer to attend the 2011 Solid Waste Administrators Association Conference on September 7-9 in Brainerd; to allow County Engineer to extend Lonn Engler's probationary period as Solid Waste worker for an additional 6 months; to authorize attendance and per diem for any of the commis- sioners that choose to attend the County Planning & Zoning Workshop on August 24th. Additional Action Items - approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to amend 2011 budget line item 01-201-6835 (Enhanced 911 system) and to increase the budget from $25,000 to $285,000; to adopt new tran- sit rates effective September lst; to allow for usage of the Courthouse square on September 23rd from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; to autho- rize Chairman to sign letter to confirm understanding of services the State Auditors will provide; to send letter of support from Cottonwood County to the Housing Partnership and the RDC regarding a pre-application for the HUD Sustainable Communities Grant Program as requested; to set a special date for a work session for the Highway Department; to authorize Chiirman to sign the 2010 Annual County Feedlot Officer and Performance Credit Report. S/Jan Johnson, Auditor/Treasurer S/Ron Kuecker, Board Chair S/Kelly Thongvivong, Executive Asst. August 9, 2011 meeting; adjournment. Personnel I terns - approved by unan:imous roll call or regular vote: to hire Cherie Winters as part-time Clerk Typist I1 at the Highway Department on Start of the 2011 pay scale effective September 6th; to allow Andy Geiger to attend Minnesota Association of Planning & Zoning Administrators Conference in Bemidji on October 5-7 and the Minnesota Association of County Feedlot Officers on October 18-20 in W'mona; to approve revision of Policy Number 490 "Travel and Expense Reimbursement". Additional Action Items - approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to adopt resolution in support of the Cottonwood County All- Hazard Mitigation Plan; to accept the delivery date of documents for the County Recorder's Office as present- ed pursuant to M.S. 357.182; to allow for the purchase of a new server, 3 new worksta- tions, software, document scanner and a rack for the server in the amount of $20,845.63 for the Recorder's Office; to approve the Joint Powers Agreement with the Fifth Judicial District Court to assist the Court in comply- ing with M.S. 259.11(b); to approve the .Joint Powers Agreement with the State of Minnesota to provide the Sheriff's Department with access to the State's I/Mobile system; to allow Board Chairman to sign ARMER console contract for the MCC 7500 system; to allow Sheriff to obtain quotes for new ARMER console furniture; to adopt resolution for sub- mission of 2012 transit grant application; to schedule work session for Highway Department/Recycling for August 31st at 1':00 p.m.; to allow Auditor/Treasurer to get quotes for the demolition of two tax-forfeiture proper- ties one of which is located in Mt. Lake and the other in Storden; to recess as the County Board and to con- vene as the Ditch Authority; to authorize payment of con- tract amount minus 5% for a balance of $122,348.36 to Gustafson Drainage LLC for the JD #10 improvement project; to adjourn as the Ditch Authority and to re- convene as the County Board. S/Jan Johnson, OFFICIAL Auditor/Treasurer PUBLICATION S/Ron Kuecker, August 23, 2011 Board Chair Cottonwood County S/Kelly Thongvivong, Board of Commissioners Executive Asst. Regular Meeting The Board of August 31, 2011 Commissioners met at the Cottonwood County Cottonwood County Board of Commissioners Courthouse in Windom, MN. Special Meeting/ Present for all or portions of Work Session Minutes the meeting were: The Cottonwood County Commissioners Ron Board of Commissioners met Kuecker, Norm Holmen, in special session on John Oeltjenbruns, Jim Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Schmidt, Tom White; at 1:00 p.m. at the Executive Assistant Kelly Cottonwood County Thongvivong; Auditor/ Courthouse in Windom, MN. Treasurer Jan Johnson; Presiding over the meeting County Attorney Nick was Chairman Ron Kuecker. Anderson; Ron Gregg, Kay Present for all or portions of Clark, Kathy Kretsch, Andy the meeting were: Geiger, John Shepard, Jason Commissioners Ron Purrington, Greg Walsh, Kuecker, Norm Holmen, Rahn Larson, Tom Muller, John Oeltjenbruns, Jim Kim Hall and Paul Luther. Schmidt, Tom White; Routine Items- approved Executive Assistant Kelly by unanimous roll call or Thongvivong; Auditor/ regular vote: to approve addi- Treasurer Jan Johnson; tions to the agenda; to County Attorney Nick approve the minutes of the Anderson; Ron Gregg, Rory Lindvall, Jerry Hayes and Brian Cooley. Chairman Kuecker called the meeting to order. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss Recycling and the Highway Department in par- ticular. A revised Request for Bid Proposal for Countywide Recycling Services was handed out for the board's review. After much discus- sion, there was a motion by Holmen, second by Oeltjenbruns, unanimous vote to amend the Request for Bids for Countywide Recycling Services as dis- cussed and to send it out for bids. There being no further business, the board adjourned at 5:03 p.m. S/Jan Johnson, Auditor/ Treasurer S/Ron Kuecker, Board Chairman S/Kelly Thongvivong, Executive Asst. #228519 S- llx OFFICIAL PUBLICATION September 6, 2011 Cottonwood County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting The Board of Commissioners met at the Cottonwood County Courthouse in Windom, MN. Present for all or portions of the meeting were: Commissioners Ron Kuecker, Norm Holmen, John Oeltjenbruns, Jim Schmidt, Tom White; Executive Assistant Kelly Thongvivong; Auditor/ Treasurer Jan Johnson; County Attorney Nick Anderson; Gale Bondhus, Ron Gregg and KhamSene Singnolay. Routine Items - approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to approve addi- tions to the agenda; to approve the minutes of the August 23, 2011 meeting; to approve the minutes of the August 31, 2011 special meeting/work session; adjournment. Personnel Items - approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to accept resignation from Orin. Johnson as part-time jailer/ dispatcher effective August 29, 2011 with appropriate payout of benefits; to adopt Policy Number 680 "Security Policy on Portable Computing Devices" as well as "Not Public Data Storage" Authorization Form. Additional Action Items - approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to designate $38,000 in 2014 from the Recorder's Unallocated Contingency Fund for GIS aerial flyover; to allow for the re-purchase of property at 1111 Mt. Lake Road in Mt. Lake; to allow for the re-purchase of prop- erty at 918 N. 10th Street in Mt. Lake; to amend List of Tax-Forfeited Land #12 as part of Resolution 11-07-12 to reflect the re-purchase of two properties in Mt. Lake and to also change the date of the public sale to October 20th; to adopt Public Transit Vehicle Maintenance Policies and Procedures for Cottonwood County Transit; to adopt resolution in support of Cottonwood County join- ing in the national moment of remembrance of the 10th anniversary of September llth. S/Jan Johnson, Auditor/ Treasurer S/Ron Kuecker, Board Chairman S/Kelly Thongvivong, Executive Asst. OFFICIAL PUBLICATION September 13, 2011 Cottonwood County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting The Board of Commissioners met at the Cottonwood County Courthouse in Windom, MN. Present for all or portions of the meeting were: Commissioners Ron Kuecker, Norm Holmen, John Oeltjenbruns, Jim Schmidt, Tom White; Executive Assistant Kelly Thongvivong; Auditor/ Treasurer Jan Johnson; County Attorney Nick Anderson; Kim Hall, Andy Geiger, Ron Gregg, George Eilertson, Brian Cooley, Brian Thilges, Derrick Erenstein and Todd Kanakes. Routine Items - approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to approve addi- tions to the agenda; to approve the minutes of the September 6, 2011 meeting; to approve September war- rants in the amount of $390,354.48 and broken down as follows: County Revenue Fund - $210,064.68; Long Term Capital Outlay - $8,416.30; County Building Fund - $95.94; Ditch Fund - $2,812.20; Agency Fund - $227.49; Taxes & Penalties Fund - $46.90; Road & Bridge - $135,216.20; Waste Abatement/SCORE $10,424.75; Landfill Enterprise $23,050.02; adjournment. Personnel Items - approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to close the meeting to discuss strate- gy for labor negotiations; to open the closed session. Additional Action Items - approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to sign video conferencing maintenance contracts for both silver and platinum cov- erage for a total of $1,488/ year for equipment at the La';v Enforcement Center; to approve conditional use per- mit for Keela Bakken and Scott Caswell with condi- tions as proposed by the Planning Commission; to recess as the County Board and to convene as the Ditch Authority; to approve final payment in the amount of $27,656 to Nickel Construction for the JD #32 improvement project; to adjourn as the Ditch Authority and to reconvene as the County Board; to set the 2012 preliminary levy at $7,161,752, which is an increase of 4% from 2011, plus the loss in Market Value Credit Aid discontinued by the State of Minnesota; to move to transfer $125,000 of the $177,258 wind tower tax received by the county from the Revenue Fund to the Road and Bridge Fund. S/Jan Johnson, Auditor/Treasurer S/Ron Kuecker, Board Chair S/Kelly Thongvivong, Executive Asst. OFFICIAL PUBLICATION September 27, 2011 Cottonwood County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting The Board of Commissioners met at the Cottonwood County Courthouse in Windom, MN. Present for all or portions of the meeting were: Commissioners Ron Kuecker, Norm Holmen, John Oeltjenbruns, Jim Schmidt, Tom White; Executive Assistant Kelly Thongvivong; Auditor/ Treasurer Jan Johnson; County Attorney Nick Anderson; Ron Gregg, Dick White, Mike Johnson, Jon Diemer, Rick Rud, Bill Hamilton, Jason Purrington and Gale Bondhus. Routine Items - approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to approve addi- tions to the agenda; to approve the minutes of the September 13, 2011 meeting; adjournment. Personnel Items - approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to renew flexible spending account (FSA) with Select Account for 2012; to close the meet- ing to discuss strategy for labor negotiations; to adjourn the closed session. Additional Action Items - approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to adopt resolution approving State of Minnesota Joint Powers Agreements with the County of Cottonwood on behalf of its County Attorney and Sheriff; to accept Waste Management as the low bid for single stream recycling for a total cost of $593,643 for 3 years; to approve final payment in the amount of $116,625.59 on the grading project on CSAH 13; to approve Memorandum of Understanding between Southwest Regional Development Commissioner (SRDC) and Cottonwood County, for the purposes of creating the Southwest Sustainable Development as outlined in The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program Application; to accept the quote in the amount of $3,025 from Therkelsen Construction for the demolition of tax-forfeit- ed property in Storden; to allow for special approval of a payment in the amount of $1,488 to MSpace, Inc. for the video conferencing main- tenance contract for the video equipment at the Law Enforcement Center; to recess as the County Board and to convene as the Ditch Authority; to make a reduc- tion of improvement expense to the Friesen Trust property and the Malone Family prop- erty for construction damage to crops on JD #32; to approve fmal payment to Gustafson Drainage LLC in the amount of $30,838.92 for the JD #10 project; to pay for crop damages on JD # 10 at a rate of $850/acre for corn (growing crop) and $400/ acre for beans (not planted); to pay for crops on JD #23 that were destroyed at a rate of $850/acre for com and $600/acre for beans; to adjourn as the Ditch Authority and to reconvene as the County Board. S/Jan Johnson, Auditor/ Treasurer S/Ron Kuecker, Board Chair S/Kelly Thongvivong, Executive Asst. #228518 S-llx u-