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Redwood County Board Summary for January 18, 2022

The following is a summary of the County Board meeting held January 18, 2022:

  • Approved the revised agenda; January 4th minutes; bills.
  • Recognized Bob Van Hee and Dave Forkrud, for 5 years of Service to Redwood County.
  • Approved the Auditor-Treasurer consent agenda items: Cash Balance Report; Investment Summary; Budget Reports; and December Disbursements.
  • Approved a permanent transfer as of 12-31-21 of $9,002.87 from the General Fund to the Road and Bridge Fund for the 2021 interest earned.
  • Approved the 2021 budget adjustments.
  • Adopted resolution approving Redwood County’s application for funding from the 2022 Help America Vote Act Grants Program.
  • Reviewed the December 2021 Jail Population and Quarterly STS Report.
  • Adopted resolution accepting donation from Farmer’s Union Industries.
  • Tabled the Summit Inspection Service Agreement to the February 1, 2022 board meeting.
  • Approved the Retainer Agreement with Taft, Stettinius & Hollister.
  • Approved to proceed with a Request for Proposal for Plum Creek Park expansion project.
  • Entered into Redwood County Ditch Authority
  • Approved to raise the beaver bounty price from $50.00 to $100.00 to align with area counties.
  • Approved to acknowledge that the 2022 Levy on CD 41 is .5%, not 1% as previously presented due to rounding error on the spreadsheet.
  • Adjourned Ditch Authority.
  • Reconvened into regular session.
  • Approved to endorse the Redwood County Broadband Vision Statement:  Every resident and business in Redwood County will have access to an affordable, reliable, high-speed internet connection, delivered by committed community partners skilled in operating and maintaining a successful fiber broadband network.
  • Set a public hearing for the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Broadband Grant Application for February 15, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Acknowledged a change order #2 to Schmidt Construction in the amount of $10,782.05 for tunnel revisions.
  • Approved the Agreement for Professional Services with Safe Assure in the amount of $8,444.42 annually years 2022-2024.
  • Increased the Temporary Employee pay to Grade 4, Step 1 at $12.80/hour.
  • Increased the Seasonal Park Employee pay to Grade 5, Step 1 at $13.83/hour with a one-step increase each year for four years maxing out at Step 4.
  • Reviewed the Early Retirement Policy 6.17 and voted to leave policy as is.
  • The Board discussed 2023 funding for the Southwest Small Business Development Center.
  • Chair Salfer appointed Jesse Jacobson to the Insurance and Benefits Committee.
  •   The commissioners reported on meetings they attended.
  •   The Board adjourned at 10:28 a.m.

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