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

FEBRUARY 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., February 2, 2021, pursuant to adjournment. All members were present.
A motion by Nissen 2nd Anderson to approve the payment of claims being $139,040.00 from Revenue Fund $3,080.00 from Coronavirus Relief Fund, $15,392.27 from Regional Treatment Center Fund, $85,288.78 from Road and Bridge Fund, $46,589.75 from County Building Fund, $21,147.77 from Ditch Fund, $1,509.10 from Library Fund, $3,632.57 from Health & Human Services Building Fund, $3,284.90 from Recorders Technology Fund, $13,108.87 from Water & Sewer Fund, $4,158.00 from Water & Sewer Bond Fund, $983.62 from Computer/Communication Maintenance Fund, $30,009.50 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 Imdieke to approve the minutes from the January 19, 2021 board meeting was on vote unanimously adopted.
Mel Odens, Public Works Director, appeared and reported on the bids for Project
OM2.122890 - Existing Gravity Filter Rehabilitation GLSSWD and recommended that the bid be awarded to the lowest bidder, KHC Construction of Marshall, MN in the amount of $210,000.00. A motion by Imdieke 2nd Nissen to award the bid for Project
OM2.122890 - Existing Gravity Filter Rehabilitation GLSSWD to the lowest bidder, KHC Construction of Marshall, MN in the amount of $210,000.00 was on vote unanimously adopted.
Mark Thompson, County Auditor/Treasurer and Shane Baker, County Attorney, requested a public hearing to approve an off-sale liquor license. A motion by Imdieke 2nd Gardner to set a public hearing for 10:00 A.M., February 16, 2021 for approval of an off-sale liquor license was on vote unanimously adopted.
Larry Kleindl, County Administrator, appeared regarding a "pilot" seasonal tent rate at Big Kandi East. Kleindl explained that he had been approached by campers requesting a seasonal rate on tent camping. Kleindl stated that the current rate is $22.00 per day but if a pilot program was approved the rate would be $16.50 for 30+ days. The pilot program would be for 2021 only. A motion by Gardner 2nd Nissen to approve the pilot program for 2021 for Big Kandi East for tent camping as presented was on vote unanimously adopted.
Larry Kleindl, County Administrator, appeared to request approval to advertise for a district manager position for the Middle Fork Crow River Watershed District. A motion by Nissen 2nd Anderson to approve advertising for a district manager position for the Middle Fork Crow River Watershed District as presented was on vote unanimously adopted.
Larry Kleindl, County Administrator, requested approval to complete the 2021 Grant Application for the Outdoor Recreation Grant Program and approval of Resolution
2021-8. Kleindl said that if approved they would use the grant to construct a new bathhouse at Big Kandi East. A motion by Gardner 2nd Anderson to approve applying for the Outdoor Recreation Grant Program as presented and approval of Resolution 2021-8 was on vote unanimously adopted.
RESOLUTION 2021-8
BE IT RESOLVED that Kandiyohi County act as legal sponsor for the project contained in the Outdoor Recreation grant application to be submitted on March 1, 2021 and that Larry Kleindl, County Administrator, is hereby authorized to apply to the Department of Natural Resources for funding of this project on behalf of Kandiyohi County.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the applicant has read the Conflict of Interest Policy contained in the Outdoor Recreation Grant Program Manual and certified it will report any actual, potential, perceived or organizational conflicts of interest upon discovery to the related to the application or a grant award to the State.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Kandiyohi County has legal authority to apply for financial assistance, and financial capability to meet the match requirement (if any) and ensure adequate construction, operation, maintenance and replacement of the proposed project for its design life.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Kandiyohi County has not incurred any development costs and has not entered into a written purchase agreement to acquire the property described in the Cost Breakdown section on this application.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Kandiyohi County has or will acquire fee title or permanent easement over the land described in the site plan included in the application.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that, upon approval of its application by the State, Kandiyohi County may enter into an agreement with the State for the above-referenced project, and that Kandiyohi County certifies that it will comply with all applicable laws and regulations as stated in the grant agreement including dedicating the park property for uses consistent with the fund grant program into perpetuity.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Kandiyohi County Administrator is hereby authorized to execute such agreements as are necessary to implement the project on behalf of the applicant.
Dated at Willmar, Minnesota this 2nd day of February, 2021.

ATTEST:BY THE BOARD:
Mark Thompson George "Corky Berg
County Auditor/TreasurerChairman
The Public Hearing to change Tobacco Ordinance No. 28 came on per notice given.
Jennifer Lippert, Health & Human Services Director, explained that the purpose of this hearing is to receive approval for restructure of the ordinance and explained what would be changed in the ordinance. Lippert stated that everyone in the State is making some type of changes to this ordinance. Lippert also stated that the ordinance if approved will have a March 1, 2021 effective date.
All present were given an opportunity to be heard.
A motion by Gardner 2nd Nissen to close the hearing was on vote unanimously adopted.
A motion by Imdieke 2nd Gardner to approve the changes to Tobacco Ordinance No. 28 as presented was on vote unanimously adopted.
Krista Krupa, Environmental Specialist, appeared and presented for approval a professional services agreement between Kandiyohi County and Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. for a community assessment report. A motion by Anderson 2nd Imdieke to approve the professional services agreement between Kandiyohi County and Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. for a community assessment report was on vote unanimously adopted.
Val Svor, County Assessor, appeared requesting a tax abatement for Kern Kragenbring, parcel 19-015-0012 in the amount of $898.57 for taxes due in 2020. Svor is requesting an abatement due to a fire in their home on January 4, 2020 with non-occupancy until October 1, 2020. A motion by Nissen 2nd Anderson to approve the tax abatement for Kern Kragenbring, parcel 19-015-0012 in the amount of $898.57 for taxes due in 2020 was on vote unanimously adopted.
A motion by Gardner 2nd Nissen to approve the following Resolution was on vote unanimously adopted.
RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, Replacing 5 AHU at County Courthouse has in all things been completed, the County Board being fully advised in the premises.
NOW THEN, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board hereby accepts the completed contract for and on behalf of the County of Kandiyohi and authorizes final payment to Chappell Central, Inc. in the amount of $13,421.35.
Dated at Willmar, Minnesota this 2nd day of February, 2021.
ATTEST:BY THE BOARD:
Mark Thompson George "Corky Berg
County Auditor/TreasurerChairman
A motion by Anderson 2nd Nissen to approve Resolution 2021-7 was on vote unanimously adopted.
RESOLUTION 2021-7
KANDIYOHI COUNTY
COUNTY-WIDE BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROGRAM
FEBRUARY 2, 2021
WHEREAS, Kandiyohi County has reviewed the pertinent data on bridges requiring replacement, rehabilitation, or removal, supplied by local citizenry and local unit of government, and
WHEREAS, Kandiyohi County has identified those bridges that are high priority and that require replacement, rehabilitation, or removal within the next five years; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: That the following deficient bridges are high priority and Kandiyohi County intends to replace, rehabilitate or remove these bridges as soon as possible when funds are available.

OldRoadTotalTownshipFederalLocal orProposed
BridgeNumberProjectOr StateFunds State AidConstruction
NumberCostBridge Fund FundsYear
34506Edwards Twp$50,000$50,0002021
5884CSAH 2$776,000$127,000$620,000$29,0002021
34J16CSAH 16$205,000$68,000$137,0002021
34501CR 14$324,000$295,000$29,0002022
94099CR 136$150,000$75,000$75,0002023
97817Lake Elizabeth Twp Rd 150$150,000$130,000$20,0002023
94091CSAH 27$205,000$68,000$137,0002024
L8730Kandiyohi Twp Rd 193$180,000$150,000$30,0002026

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Kandiyohi County does hereby request authorization to replace, rehabilitate or remove such bridges; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Kandiyohi County does hereby request financial assistance with eligible approach grading and engineering costs on township bridges, as provided by law.
Dated at Willmar, Minnesota this 2nd day of February, 2021.
ATTEST:BY THE BOARD:
Mark Thompson George "Corky Berg
County Auditor/TreasurerChairman
Jean Spaulding, CARES Coordinator, appeared regarding the Business Relief MPR program. Spaulding requested a payout of $314,000.00 to the business owners who have applied and been approved. A motion by Nissen 2nd Gardner to approve the payout to business owners in the amount of $314,000.00 as presented was on vote unanimously adopted.
The County Board meeting was recessed.
The Kandiyohi County Drainage Board meeting was held.
The County Board meeting was reconvened.
Larry Kleindl, County Administrator, appeared regarding the reconciliation of Amendment #16 of Lease 11468 with the State of MN and explained the reconciliation process. Kleindl explained that an overpayment is due to the State of MN in the amount of $50,174.94. A motion by Nissen 2nd Berg to approve entering into Amendment #16 of Lease 11468 for overpayment to the State of MN in the amount of $50,174.94 was on vote unanimously adopted.
A motion by Imdieke 2nd Berg to appoint Julie Proehl to the County Extension Board for a three (3) year term was on vote unanimously adopted.
A motion by Imdieke 2nd Berg to appoint Sherry Johnson to the Kandiyohi Renville Public Health Advisory Board for a three (3) year term was on vote unanimously adopted.
A motion by Imdieke 2nd Berg to appoint Deb Forbrook to the Library Board for a three year (3) term was on vote unanimously adopted.

A motion by Imdieke 2nd Berg to appoint Dick Heusing to the Board of Adjustment for a three year (3) term 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., February 16, 2021.
ATTEST:BY THE BOARD:
_______________________ _____________________
Mark Thompson George "Corky Berg
County Auditor/TreasurerChairman
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