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Redwood County Board summary for Jan. 21 meeting

The following is a summary of the County Board meeting held January 21, 2020:

  • Open Forum was held regarding the Refugees Resettlement vote from the 1-7-20 board meeting.
  • Approved the agenda; January 7th minutes; bills.
  • Recognized Jim Salfer, Redwood County Commissioner, for 5 years of Service to Redwood County.
  • Approved an Agreement with Vantage Point Marketing for (4) 3 minute videos not to exceed $1,400.00.
  • Directed Wold to consult with Ditch Committee and Ditch Viewer Mark Behrends to bring forth a recommended standard rate for reduction of benefits on lands with perpetual easements after a redetermination of benefits to the 2-4-20 board meeting.
  • Entered into Redwood County Ditch Authority.
  • Approved Walling and Board Chair and Groebner as Vice Chair for Ditch Authority in 2020.
  • Adopted resolution to transfer negative ditch balances from 2019.
  • Approved membership with the National Children’s Alliance for the CAC.
  • Approved the Auditor-Treasurer consent agenda items: Cash Balance Report; Investment Summary; Budget Reports; and December Disbursements.
  • Approved budget adjustments for 2020.
  • Adopted resolution approving application for funding from the voting equipment grant.
  • Approved the MOU Concerning Allocation and Usage of Homeland Security Cyber Security Grant Funds.
  • Approved the Management Control Agreement with the Office of MN-IT Services.
  • Approved the Service Agreement for Security Monitoring Program with the Office of MN-IT Services.
  • Approved the Network Support Contract with Morris Electronics in the amount of $13,560.00/yearly.
  • Reviewed the December Jail Report and the Quarterly STS Report.
  • Approved the purchase of a 2020 Chevy Traverse from Marthaler Chevrolet.
  • Approved the purchase of a snow blower attachment in the amount of $5,808.60.
  • Approved the Cooperative Agreement with the City of Redwood Falls for the reconstruction of CSAH 101/DeKalb Street Project.
  • Approved the Cooperative Agreement with Renville County for Redwood CSAH 101 and Renville CSAH 1 shared bridge over the MN River.
  • Approved final payment to R & G Construction for SAP 064-601-012, Bridge #92189.
  • Brozek presented the 2019 Zoning Report.
  • Brozek presented recommendations for revisions to the Code of Ordinances.  Approved to set public hearing for 2-4-20 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Brozek presented data on the solar power production tax generated in Redwood County.
  • Approved the Neofunds Postage Machine Account Agreement.
  • Approved to waive the conflict of interest in regards to Rinke Noonan representation of a client in Redwood County contingent that the topic is solely dealing with the property valuation in deciding tax assessment.
  • The Board tabled the Nurse Family Partnership JPA to the 2-4-20 board meeting.
  • Approved the LeSage Purchase Agreement.
  • Authorized the addition of one full-time Assistant County Attorney due to increased caseloads in the Attorneys office.
  • Approved to hire Christopher Burchfield as FT GIS Specialist effective 1-22-20 at Grade 11/Step 2 of the AFSCME Union Salary Schedule at $21.26/hour and moving expenses reimbursed up to $1,000.00.
  • WOLD and CGI Construction provided an update on the proposed Courthouse Security Project.
  • Entered into closed session for real estate considerations.  No action taken.
  • Appointed Forkrud as an Alternate to the Primewest Committee.
  • Appointed Greg Hansen to the Plum Creek Park Committee.
  •   The commissioners reported on meetings they attended.
  •   The Board adjourned at 1:28 p.m.

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