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Summary of the Jan. 5 Redwood County Board meeting

The following is a summary of the County Board meeting held January 5th:

  • Judge Rohland administered the Oath of Office to Commissioner-Elect Rick Wakefield and Commissioners Forkrud and Van Hee.
  • Salfer was elected as Chairman for 2021.
  • Groebner was elected as Vice-Chair for 2021.
  • Approved the agenda; December 15th minutes; bills.
  • Authorized the Board Chair to act on behalf of Redwood County in case of emergencies.
  • Adopted Roberts Rules of Order as the County Board meeting procedural guide.
  • R & B Bills.
  • Authorize Engineer to sign and pay permit fees as they apply to Redwood County Projects.
  • Approved the Professional Services Agreement with Widseth, Smith and Nolting for Granite Rock Township Bridge L8769.
  • Approved the Professional Services Agreement with American Engineering Testing for Pavement Rehab pending County Attorney approval.
  • Declared two International Snowplow trucks excess property and authorized the sale of  two trucks on MnBID.
  • Adopted Resolution for Redwood County to act as the sponsoring agency for a Local Road Improvement Program Project for the City of Morgan.
  • Approved the Cooperative Agreement with the City of Morgan for the Local Road Improvement Program Project.
  • Approved CUP #10-20 filed by Novel Energy Solutions for a Solar Garden.
  • Approved Morris Electronics Contract Renewal.
  • Approved the Drone Policy.
  • Mumme presented information on the Pandemic Business Loss Grant Program.  A Committee was appointed and guidelines for the grant program will be presented at the 1-19-21 board meeting.
  • Appointed Wakefield Ditch Authority Chair and Groebner as Vice-Chair.
  • Approved the Rinke Noonan Retainer Agreement at $200.00/month.
  • Approved the Schneider Corporation Professional Services Agreement for three years at $13,548.00/year.
  • Approved $100.00 payment to the MN County Attorney’s Education Fund.
  • Adopted Resolution of Designation of Depositories for 2021.
  • Approved the 2021 Redwood County Reimbursement Policy.
  • Adopted Resolution to use website advertisement for Transportation Project Bids.
  • Adopted Resolution to designate the Redwood Gazette as the Official Newspaper for Redwood County in 2021.
  • Acknowledged Change Order #4 for the Government Services Building Renovation Project.
  • Acknowledged the retirement of Jean Brezina from FT Assessment Technician effective 1-29-21.
  • Acknowledged the resignation of Brody Farmer from PT Custody Officer effective 12-28-20.
  • Approved the transfer of Lisa Guggisberg from FT License Center Supervisor to FT Financial Accountant at Grade 11, Step 9 of the AFSCME Scale at $26.57/hour effective 1-11-21.
  • Reviewed and made necessary changes to the Committee Appointments for 2021.
  • The Commissioners reported on their meeting attendance.
  • Adjourned at 11:59 a.m.
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