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PROCEEDINGS OF THE COUNTY BOARD

September 26, 2012

August 28, 2012
This document constitutes a summary of the Proceedings of the Jackson County Board of Commissioners' August 28, 2012 meeting. The full text of these proceedings is available for public inspection during regular business hours at the Office of the County Coordinator, Jackson County Court House, 405 Fifth Street, in the City of Jackson, Minnesota. The County Board of Jackson County met in regular session in the Courthouse in the City of Jackson on August 28, 2012. The following members were present: David Henkels, Rosemary Schultz, William Tusa, Roger Ringkob and Kim Hummel, Commissioners; County Coordinator, Janice Fransen and Trish Schulz, Human Resources Technician. Motion was made by Commissioner Ringkob and seconded by Commissioner Tusa to adopt the agenda. Motion carried unanimously. Motion was made by Commissioner Tusa and seconded by Commissioner Hummel to approve the Consent Agenda. Motion carried unanimously. Approved the August 14, 2012 Proceedings of the County Board. Approved all Commissioners disbursements in accordance with Minnesota Statutes 130.01, subd. 4(b), recorded on warrants numbered 60674 through 60755 in the amount of $405,394.86 - for Revenue Fund, $77,631.30; Road and Bridge, $326,230.56; Ditch Fund, $1,533.00. All Human Services warrants numbered 60756 through 60794 in the amount of $19,528.87. All Social Services warrants numbered 60598 through 60673 in the amount of $159,014.74. A detailed list of claims paid is available at the Auditor/Treasurer's Office upon request. Approved the following utility permit: Frontier Communications - Boring CSAH 12 - Hunter Township Approved an ISTS Loan for Anita J. Whisney, parcel No.R20.026.0250 in the amount of $8,000.00. Motion carried unanimously. Approved a Subordination Agreement on parcel No. R10.031.0150 owned by Anne B. Eggestein Revocable Trust and Merrill E. Eggestein Revocable Trust for a septic system loan of $5,310.03. Appointed Mary Leach to the CIP Committee to fill the remainder of the three year term of Ben Crowell, effective August 28, 2012 through December 31, 2014. Set a public hearing for Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. in the County Board Room of the Jackson County Courthouse to consider additions/revisions to the Jackson County Fee Schedule. Set a public hearing for Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 10:35 a.m. in the County Board Room of the Jackson County Courthouse to consider an amendment to the Recycling Assessment. Approved a change to the Jackson County Recycling Agreement with Waste Management of Minnesota, Inc. to designate the Environmental Services Officer as the contact person for Jackson County. Motion was made by Commissioner Henkels and seconded by Commissioner Ringkob to approve the Agreement Between the University of Minnesota and Jackson County for providing Extension programs locally and Employing Extension Staff, effective January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2015. Motion carried unanimously. Motion was made by Commissioner Hummel and seconded by Commissioner Tusa to approve the final payment of $149,334.75 to McLaughlin & Schulz Inc. of Marshall, Minnesota for SAP 032-030-015. Motion carried unanimously. Motion was made by Commissioner Hummel and seconded by Commissioner Tusa to authorize the following work: Shape and seed the area around the boiler house; shape the area to the East of the Government Center West building; and concrete work to pour a handicap parking pad, concrete dumpster pad and a sidewalk to the South of the Government Center West building if it can be done before the ground freezes, at an approximate total cost of $21,225. Motion carried unanimously. Motion was made by Commissioner Ringkob and seconded by Commissioner Hummel to adopt the recommendation of the Benefits Committee and accepting the proposal of Dearborn National for group Voluntary Short Term Disability insurance for employees with an elimination period of zero (0) days for accidents and seven (7) days for sickness, with no contribution towards premium from the County, designating County Coordinator Janice Fransen as the Authorized Company Official, and discontinuing Colonial Life Short Term Disability Insurance as an offering to employees, effective for the 2013 renewal period. Motion carried unanimously. Motion was made by Commissioner Hummel and seconded by Commissioner Ringkob to adopt the recommendation of the Benefits Committee to offer the CDHP #850 Health Insurance Plan through Southwest West/West Central Service Cooperative to employees effective with the 2013 renewal period as an additional option. Motion carried unanimously. Commissioner Tusa reported on the Highway Maintenance Facility Building Committee. Commissioner Hummel reported on IS Steering Committee, Canvassing Board, Highway Maintenance Facility Building Committee, and Radio Board. Commissioner Schultz reported on Senator Klobuchar's visit at AGCO, Health and Human Services Merger Implementation Committee, Prairie Ecology Bus Center, Budget Committee, Southern Prairie Community Care, and Belmont Monument dedication. Commissioner Henkels reported on Joint Cottonwood - Jackson SWCD Field Day, Budget Committee, HLWD Board Meeting and Public Hearing. Commissioner Ringkob reported on Canvassing Board, Benefits Committee, and Senator Klobuchar's visit at AGCO. Motion was made by Commissioner Hummel and seconded by Commissioner Tusa to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried unanimously. JACKSON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Rosemary Schultz, Chair ATTEST: Janice Fransen, County Coordinator


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