Redwood County Board Summary for October 3 meeting

Approved a credit card for Keith Berndt.
Approved to extend a letter of support to United Community Action for a bus route in Redwood Falls.
Meyers and Mumme presented an update on the start of the new LINC program for the 2017-18 year.
Bernhardson and Wold provided maps of the identified areas of Other Waters.
Adopted Other Waters as an addendum to the Redwood County Comprehensive Local Water Plan.
Potter and Josephson presented an update of the 2017 County Fair along with a request to increase the 2018 appropriation from $36,000 to $40,000.
Approved Road and Bridge bills in the amount of $137,531.69.
Authorized a letting date of 11-9-17 at 10:00 a.m. for the Maintenance Contract for Belview/Delhi area.
Approved a two month extension from October 1, 2017 to December 1, 2017 on the current GWL Gravel contract.
Authorized the letting date of November 16, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. for SAP #064-608-028, Bridge Replacement on CSAH 8 in Gales Township.
Approved to fund $219,500 for a courthouse square road improvement project in conjunction with the City of Redwood Falls matching funds of $219,500 and a $1 million dollar Local Road Improvement Grant.
Berndt and Helget presented other options for the CSAH 101/Dekalb Street project.  The decision was tabled to the October 17, 2017 board meeting and directed Helget to provide more concise costs for Option C & E or leave “as is.”
The Board reviewed an option of initiating a local option sales tax.  No decision was made.
Approved the amended Procurement Policy.
The MN Trails Assistance Program Maintenance Grant Agreement was tabled to the 10-18-17 meeting.  Directed Collins to draft an agreement with the local snowmobile clubs to be approved at the same time.
Approved to extend a letter of support of the MVRRA Tiger grant application.
Adopted resolution supporting a Tiger Grant Application for MVRRA.
Approved the Land Purchase Agreement with Andrew Schiller in the amount of $18,001 for 3.91 acres of land pending approval of County Attorney.
Approved a 4% increase in the 2018 dental rates.
Approved the Health insurance rates for 2018 with no changes in rates.
Approved the monthly county cafeteria contributions for 2018 with no change in rates.
Approved the employer VEBA account contribution amounts at $125 monthly.
Approved the 2018 temporary and seasonal summer help pay scales.
Approved the short term disability, accident and critical illness insurance rates for 2018 with no change in rates.
Acknowledged the resignation of Steve Collins as County Attorney effective October 20, 2017.
Approved to rescind the resignation of Jenna Peterson as Assistance County Attorney.
Appointed Jenna Peterson as County Attorney effective October 21, 2017 on the 2017 non-union salary scale, Grade 21, Step 1 at $42.81/hour, $87,734.40/year.
·         The commissioners reported on meetings they attended.

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