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APRIL MEETING OF THE COUNTY BOARD Office of the County Auditor/Treasurer of Kandiyohi County, Willmar, Minnesota.

APRIL MEETING OF THE COUNTY BOARD
Office of the County Auditor/Treasurer of Kandiyohi County, Willmar, Minnesota.
The Board of Commissioners of Kandiyohi County met at 10:00 A.M., April 6, 2021, pursuant to adjournment. All members were present.
A motion by Nissen 2nd Imdieke to approve the payment of claims being $168,900.13 from Revenue Fund, $301.28 from Regional Treatment Center Fund, $191,125.09 from Road and Bridge Fund, $32,464.56 from County Building Fund, $86,712.71 from Ditch Fund, $1,545.93 from Library Fund, $27,045.01 from Health & Human Services Building Fund, $5,390.48 from Recorder Technology Fund, $23,769.11 from Water & Sewer Fund, $1,896.00 from Water & Sewer Bond Fund, $2,000.00 from Building Bonds Sinking Fund, $1,216.62 from Computer/Communication Maintenance Fund, $37,986.21 from Sanitary Landfill Fund according to the detailed listing of claims as recorded in the Office of the County Auditor/Treasurer was on vote unanimously adopted.
A motion by Gardner 2nd Anderson to approve the minutes from the March 16, 2021 board meeting was on vote unanimously adopted.
Bids were opened for SP 034-608-027 Bituminous Milling, Bituminous Overlay, and Aggregate Shoulders at this time pursuant to published notice as follows:
SP 034-608-027 BITUMINOUS MILLING,
BITUMINOUS OVERLAY,
AGGREGATE SHOULDERS
BIDDERS
TOTAL AMOUNT BID
Estimate: $1,310,023.60
Central Specialties, Inc.
Alexandria, MN$1,171,952.88
Duininck, Inc.
Prinsburg, MN$1,045,037.25
Knife River Corporation
Sauk Rapids, MN$1,263,649.14
Mel Odens, Public Works Director, appeared and reported on the bids for the
SAP 034-604-030 Reconstruction that were opened at the March 16, 2021 board meeting and recommended that the bid be awarded to the lowest bidder, Minnerath Construction Inc. of Cold Spring, MN in the amount of $2,858,840.79. A motion by Anderson 2nd Nissen to award the bid for the SAP 034-604-030 Reconstruction to the lowest bidder, Minnerath Construction, Inc. of Cold Spring, MN in the amount of $2,858,840.79 was on vote unanimously adopted.
Andy Thorson, Facility Maintenance Director, appeared and reported on the bids for the LEC Roof Replacement that were opened on April 1, 2021 as follows:
LEC ROOF REPLACEMENT
BIDDERS
TOTAL AMOUNT BID
Estimate:
$1,600,000.00-$1,700.000.00
McDowall Companies
St. Cloud, MN$1,567,724.83
Granite City Roofing
St. Cloud, MN$1,853,991.93
Flynn Midwest
Plymouth, MN$1,713,899.13
Schwickerts
Mankato, MN$2,108,735.21
Thorson recommended that the bid be awarded to the lowest bidder, McDowall Companies of St. Cloud, MN in the amount of $1,567,724.83. A motion by Nissen 2nd Gardner to award the bid for the LEC Roof Replacement to the lowest bidder, McDowall Companies of St. Cloud, MN, in the amount of $1,567,724.83 was on vote unanimously adopted.
Kory Klebe from Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center, appeared regarding the established hunts that have previously been held at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center. Klebe stated that the governing board had approved all previously established hunts for year 2021. A motion by Imdieke 2nd Nissen to approve all previously established hunts held at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center for year 2021 was on vote unanimously adopted.
A motion by Anderson 2nd Nissen to approve the renewal application of Island Pine Golf for an "on-sale" 3.2 percent malt liquor license for a fee of $100.00 and a wine license with a strong beer authorization "on-sale" for a fee of $125.00 from May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2022 was on vote unanimously adopted.
A motion by Imdieke 2nd Gardner to approve the renewal application of Glacial Ridge Winery for a 3.2 percent malt liquor license "on-sale" for a fee of $100.00 and a wine license with a strong beer authorization "on-sale" for a fee of $125.00 from May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2022 was on vote unanimously adopted.
A motion by Gardner 2nd Nissen to approve the application Padmavati LLC, dba Barneys for an "off sale" intoxicating liquor license for a fee of $950.00 from May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2022 was on vote unanimously adopted.
A motion by Nissen 2nd Anderson to approve the renewal application of Sunray's Coffee Pot and Bean Counter, Inc. for a 3.2 percent malt liquor license "off-sale" for a fee of $25.00 and a 3.2 percent malt liquor license "on-sale" for a fee of $100.00 and a wine license with a strong beer authorization "on-sale" for a fee of $125.00 from May 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021 was on vote unanimously adopted.
A motion by Imdieke 2nd Gardner to approve the renewal application of Max's on the Green for an "on-sale" intoxicating liquor license at a fee of $3,000.00 and an "on-sale" intoxicating liquor license for Sunday at a fee of $200.00 for a period from May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2022 was on vote unanimously adopted.
Gary Geer, Director of Environmental Services, appeared and reported on the bids for the LFPH8A-21 Landfill Development Construction that were opened at the March 16, 2021 board meeting and stated that the bid from Burski Excavating, Inc. of Rice, MN should be corrected to read $1,302,622.55 and recommended that the bid be awarded to the lowest bidder, Burski Excavating, Inc. of Rice, MN in the amount of $1,302,622.55. A motion by Gardner 2nd Imdieke to award the bid for the LFPH8A-21 Landfill Development Construction to the lowest bidder, Burski Excavating, Inc. of Rice, MN in the amount of $1,302,622.55 was on vote unanimously adopted.
A motion by Nissen 2nd Berg to approve the Resolution 2021-21 was on vote unanimously adopted.
RESOLUTION 2021-21
RESOLUTION TO SUPPORT A CHIPPEWA RIVER WATERSHED
ONE WATERSHED, ONE PLAN PROJECT
WHEREAS, the Minnesota Board of Soil and Water Resources has developed policies for coordination and development of comprehensive watershed management plans, also known as One Watershed, One Plan, consistent with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 103B.801, Comprehensive Watershed Management Planning Program; and
WHEREAS, Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 103B.301, Comprehensive Local Water Management Act, authorizes Minnesota Counties to develop and implement a local water management plan; and
WHEREAS, Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 103D.401, Watershed Management Plan, authorizes Minnesota watershed districts to develop and implement a watershed management plan; and
WHEREAS, Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 103C.331, subdivision 11, Compressive Plan, authorizes Minnesota Soil and Water Conservation Districts to develop and implement a comprehensive plan; and
WHEREAS, the counties, soil and water conservation districts, and watershed districts within the Chippewa River watershed, watershed #20 as delineated in the attached One Watershed, One Plan Suggested Boundary Map, have interest in developing a comprehensive watershed management plan for this area.
WHEREAS, the counties, soil and water conservation districts, request that the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil resources accept the proposed boundary change as delineated in the attached watershed map for the Chippewa #20 to include the hashed portion #16 within the Upper Minnesota River Watershed be adopted into the Chippewa 1W1P. This area has been removed from the Minnesota River-Headwaters one watershed, one plan (1W1P) planning boundary. The Chippewa River Watershed Association JPB at their February 21, 2020 board meeting approved the recommended inclusion of the hashed portion in area #16 as represented on the map into the suggested planning boundary #20. Local Government Units that will be represented through this one believe these changes will allow for more localized approach to One Watershed, One Plan. It will not affect the existing number of Local Government Units already participating in the Chippewa 1W1P planning effort.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that Chippewa River Watershed Association Joint Powers Board recognizes and supports watershed-scale planning efforts consistent with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 103B.801, also known as One Watershed, One Plan; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Chippewa River Watershed Association Joint Powers Board welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with the counties, soil and water conservation districts within the Chippewa River Watershed for watershed-scale planning efforts in the future; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chippewa River Watershed Association Joint Powers Board supports an application to the Board of Water and Soil Resources for a planning grant to develop a comprehensive watershed management plan has entered into a Joint Powers Agreement with the counties, soil and water conservation districts within the Chippewa River Watershed, to collaborate on this effort, pending selection as a recipient of a planning grant.
Dated at Willmar, MN this 6th day of April, 2021.
ATTEST:
Mark Thompson
County Auditor/Treasurer
BY THE BOARD:
George "Corky" Berg
Chairman
A motion by Anderson 2nd Gardner to approve Resolution 2021-20 was on vote unanimously adopted.
RESOLUTION 2021-20
AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AGREEMENT
Be it resolved that the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office enter into a grant agreement
with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, for traffic safety enforcement projects during the period from March 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021.
The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office is hereby authorized to execute such agreements and amendments as are necessary to implement the project on behalf of the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office and to be the fiscal agent and administer the grant.
Dated at Willmar, Minnesota this 6th day of April, 2021.
ATTEST:
Mark Thompson
County Auditor/Treasurer
BY THE BOARD:
George "Corky" Berg
Chairman
Lisa Weiss, Benefits Coordinator, appeared regarding the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 that was signed into law on March 11, 2021 which increases the maximum amount that may be excluded from an employee's gross income in 2021 under a dependent care assistance program. Weiss stated that currently Kandiyohi County offers employees a dependent care assistance program as part of our Flexible Spending Plan administered by Further. Weiss requested the Board approve the following changes to the Kandiyohi County Flexible Spending Plan for the calendar year 2021:
•Approve the increase in the Dependent Care Assistance Plan to $10,500.00, retroactive to January 1, 2021 as allowed by the ARPA.
•Set an enrollment period from April 12 - May 11, 2021 to allow employees to make a change to their existing election or make a new election if they did not make on at Open Enrollment
•Employees may make one change to their Dependent Care Election without a qualifying event, this change will be on a prospective basis only, amounts already deferred will be available to spend through December 31, 2021, funds not used are forfeited.
A motion by Imdieke 2nd Gardner to approve the changes to the dependent care assistance program as part of our Flexible Spending Plan administered by Further as presented was on vote unanimously adopted.
Larry Kleindl, County Administrator, appeared regarding the rescinding of the temporary remote working from home for Kandiyohi County employees. This will take effect on June 1, 2021. Employees will have from April 15th to June 1st to make the provisions necessary to return to their offices. A motion by Imdieke 2nd Gardner to approve the rescinding of the temporary remote working from home as presented was on vote unanimously adopted.
Larry Kleindl, County Administrator, requested approval of Amendment #17 to Lease 11468 based on the 2021 Rent Adjustment (2021 Operating Cost Reconciliation). A motion by Gardner 2nd Anderson to approve Amendment #17 to Lease 11468 as presented was on vote unanimously adopted.
Larry Kleindl, County Administrator, requested approval of five year lease agreement between Kandiyohi County and Eighth Judicial District for office space in the Kandiyohi County Courthouse building located at 505 Becker Avenue SW, Willmar, MN. Kleindl stated that the term of the lease will commence on May 1, 2021 and continue through April 30, 2026. A motion by Nissen 2nd Gardner to approve the five year lease agreement between Kandiyohi County and Eighth Judicial District as presented was on vote unanimously adopted.
A motion by Gardner 2nd Imdieke to appoint Margaret "Peggy" Carsten to the Extension Committee for a three (3) year term was on vote unanimously adopted.
A motion by Gardner 2nd Anderson to set a Road and Bridge meeting for April 20, 2021 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm was on vote unanimously adopted.
The Commissioners gave their committee reports for information purposes only.
On motion the meeting was adjourned until 10:00 A.M., April 20, 2021.
ATTEST:
Mark Thompson
County Auditor/Treasurer
BY THE BOARD:
George "Corky" Berg
Chairman
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