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

JULY 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., July 7, 2020, pursuant to adjournment. All members were present.
A motion by Berg 2nd Ahmann to approve the minutes of the June 16, 2020 board meeting was on vote unanimously adopted.
A motion by Berg 2nd Ahmann to approve the minutes from the June 29, 2020 Board of Equalization meeting was on vote unanimously adopted.
A motion by Nissen 2nd Imdieke to approve the payments of claims being $295,493.09 from Revenue Fund, $2,476.10 from Regional Treatment Center Fund, $62,032.28 from Road and Bridge Fund, $4,283.83 from County Building Fund, $61,247.30 from Ditch Fund, $541.67 from Library Fund, $10,975.08 from Health & Human Services Building Fund, $5,229.63 from Recorders Technology Fund, $22,085.57 from Water & Sewer Fund, $1,884.00 from Water & Sewer Bond Fund, $983.62 from Computer/Communication Maintenance Fund, $124,072.22 from Capital Equipment Fund, $889.50 from D.A.R.E. Fund, $70,863.22 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.
The Public Hearing for the Simply Shrimp, LLC came on per notice given.
Connie Schmoll, Business Development Manager of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission, stated that the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission is proposing to submit application to the State Department of Employment and Economic Development to request funds for the expansion of Simply Shrimp, LLC and requested Board support with the approval of 2 Resolutions (MN Investment Fund Program and MN Job Creation Fund).
Paul Damhof presented information about the facility, technical operations and expansion details.
A motion by Nissen 2nd Madsen to close the hearing was on vote unanimously adopted.
A motion by Imdieke 2nd Nissen to approve Resolution 2020-30 was on vote unanimously adopted.

RESOLUTION NO. 2020-30
MINNESOTA INVESTMENT FUND PROGRAM
KANDIYOHI COUNTY, MINNESOTA
RESOLUTION REGARDING THE SUPPORT OF A MINNESOTA INVESTMENT FUND PROGRAM APPLICATION BY THE KANDIYOHI COUNTY AND CITY OF WILLMAR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION IN CONNECTION WITH Simply Shrimp, LLC.
WHEREAS, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, desires to support the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission (EDC) in their assistance to Simply Shrimp, a Limited Liability Company, which is proposing to construct a facility in the County; and,
WHEREAS, Kandiyohi County understands that Simply Shrimp, through and with the support of the EDC, intends to submit to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development an application for financial assistance from the Minnesota Investment Fund Program, and,
WHEREAS, Kandiyohi County held a County Board meeting on July 7, 2020, to consider their support of this matter.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners, that, after due consideration, Larry Kleindl, the County Administrator, and Harlan Madsen, Chair of the County Board of Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, hereby adopts the following findings of fact related to the project proposed by Simply Shrimp and it application for financing from the Minnesota Investment Fund Program and express their approval.
The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners hereby finds and adopts the reasons and facts supporting the following findings of fact for the approval of the Minnesota Investment Fund Program application:
1.Finding that the project is in the public interest because it will encourage the growth of commerce and industry, prevent the movement of current or future operations to locations outside Minnesota, result in increased employment in Minnesota, and preserve or enhance the state and local tax base:
The Simply Shrimp expansion, including the building of a new facility, will increase local production of a food commodity that is fairly new to inland America, will expand distribution of a food product out of the county to other areas of the state, will reduce the amount of food product imported to the state from other countries and other areas of the nation, will add between 7 to 10 new jobs to the area, and will increase value of the current site and the subsequent tax base of the site for the foreseeable future.
2.Finding that the proposed project, in the opinion of the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners, would not reasonably be expected to occur solely through private investment within the reasonably foreseeable future.
The cost of the expansion will be over 10 million. Fundraising and securing grants or other incentives is part of the financing plan. The project will not move forward without local and state financial support.
3.Finding that the proposed project conforms to the general plan for the development or redevelopment of the County as a whole.
The expansion of Simply Shrimp LLC fits within all Kandiyohi County regulations for redevelopment of agriculture land within the County and to the strategic goals of the EDC.
4.Finding that the proposed project will afford maximum opportunity, consistent with the sound needs of Kandiyohi County as a whole, for the redevelopment or development of the project by private enterprise.
The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners acknowledge the need for the County to secure ongoing redevelopment and development by private enterprise as opportunity for the County to remain viable and growing. The Simple Shrimp expansion contributes to fulfilling the need.
Dated at Willmar, Minnesota this 7th day of July, 2020.
ATTEST:
Mark Thompson
County Auditor/TreasurerBY THE BOARD:
Harlan Madsen
Chairman
A motion by Berg 2nd Ahmann to approve Resolution 2020-31 was on vote unanimously adopted.

RESOLUTION NO. 2020-31
MINNESOTA JOB CREATION FUND
KANDIYOHI COUNTY, MINNESOTA
RESOLUTION REGARDING THE SUPPORT OF A JOB CREATION FUND APPLICATION IN CONNECTION WITH Simply Shrimp, LLC
WHEREAS, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota desires to support the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission in their assistance to Simply Shrimp, a Limited Liability Company, which is proposing to construct a facility in the County; and
WHEREAS, Kandiyohi County understands that Simply Shrimp, through and with the support of the EDC, intents to submit to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development an application for an award and/or rebate from the Job Creation Fund Program; and
WHEREAS, Kandiyohi County held a county board meeting on July 7, 2020, to consider their support of this matter.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Kandiyohi County, Board of Commissioners, that, after due consideration, Larry Kleindl, the County Administrator, and Harlan Madsen, Chair of the Board of Commissioners for Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, hereby adopts the following findings of fact related to the project by Simply Shrimp and its application for an award and/or rebate from the Job Creation Fund Program and express their approval.
The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners hereby finds and adopts the reasons and facts supporting the following findings of fact for the approval of the Job Creation Fund Program application:
1.Finding the project is in the public interest because it will encourage the growth of commerce and industry, prevent the movement of current or future operations to locations outside Minnesota, result in increased employment in Minnesota, and preserve or enhance the state and local tax base;
The Simply Shrimp expansion, including the building of a new facility, will increase local production of a food commodity that is fairly new to inland America, will expand distribution of a food product out of the county to other areas of the state, will reduce the amount of food product imported to the state from other countries and other areas of the nation, will add between 7 and 10 new jobs to the area, and will increase value of the current site and the subsequent tax base of the site for the foreseeable future.
2.Finding that the proposed project, in the opinion of the EDC'S Joint Operations Board, would not reasonably be expected to occur solely through private investment within the reasonably foreseeable future.
The cost of the expansion will be over $10 million. Fundraising and securing grants or other incentives is part of the financing plan. The project will not move forward without local and state financial support.
3.Finding that the proposed project conforms to the general plan for the development or redevelopment of the County as a whole.
The expansion of Simply Shrimp LLC fits within all county regulations for redevelopment of agriculture land within in County and to the strategic goals of the EDC.
4.Finding that the proposed project will afford maximum opportunity, consistent with the sound needs of the County as a whole, for the redevelopment or development of the project by private enterprise.
The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners acknowledge the need for the County to secure ongoing redevelopment and development by private enterprise as opportunity for the County to remain viable and growing. The Simply Shrimp expansion contributes to fulfilling the need.
Dated at Willmar, Minnesota this 7th day of July, 2020.
ATTEST:
Mark Thompson
County Auditor/TreasurerBY THE BOARD:
Harlan Madsen
Chairman

Commissioner Imdieke stated that National Association of Counties (NACO) will be doing a zoom meeting for their annual meeting and will be selecting voting delegates and requested to be the delegate for Kandiyohi County. A motion by Ahmann 2nd Berg to approve Roger Imdieke as Kandiyohi County's voting delegate to NACO was on vote unanimously adopted.
County Surveyor Duane Bonnema and Matt Runke from Bonnema Runke Stern, Inc. appeared and gave a report on the history of surveying and how the GIS system has been implemented into surveying properties and what an asset it is for the County departments and the general public.
Gary Geer, Director of Environmental Services appeared with a proposed amendment to our Waste Delivery Agreement with West Central Sanitation which would increase the allowed monthly tonnage of MSW they are allowed to deliver to the landfill by fifteen (15) percent. A motion by Berg 2nd Ahmann to approve the Waste Delivery Agreement Amendment as presented was on vote unanimously adopted.
Larry Kleindl, County Administrator, presented information to the Commissioners on the CARE Funding that we have received from the State of MN and what the funds can be used for. Kleindl recommended that teams be set up for the areas of Heath & Family Services, County Employee costs, business and non-profit, supplies-COVID-IT expenses and public safety to establish criteria for the allocation of the funds. Kleindl said that the teams should be formalized by the next board meeting and Aaron Beckman from EDC will be gathering information from different Counties and potential partners to present at the next board meeting.
Commissioner Nissen presented the Counties Providing Technology (CPT) revised joint powers agreement and stated the changes in the agreement. A motion by Nissen 2nd Ahmann to approve the Counties Providing Technology (CPT) revised joint powers agreement as presented was on vote unanimously adopted.
Larry Kleindl, County Administrator, appeared and presented the 3 year renewal between Kandiyohi County and CentraCare Health Systems for the ambulance lease at the rescue squad building. A motion Madsen 2nd Ahmann to approve the 3 year renewal of the ambulance lease as presented was on vote unanimously adopted.
A motion by Imdieke 2nd Nissen to approve Resolution 2020-32 was on vote unanimously adopted.

RESOLUTION 2020-32
RESOLVED, that the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners agreed to approve the gambling permit application of the Prairie Pothole Conservation Association-Willmar, for operation at the Roger and Kay Strand Farm located in New London Township for January 18, 2021.
Dated at Willmar, Minnesota this 7th day of July, 2020.
ATTEST:
Mark Thompson
County Auditor/TreasurerBY THE BOARD:
Harlan Madsen
Chairman

Larry Kleindl, County Administrator, appeared and presented the COVID-19 Preparedness Plan for Kandiyohi County for approval. A motion by Ahmann 2nd Nissen to approve the COVID-19 Preparedness Plan for Kandiyohi County as presented 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., July 21, 2020.
ATTEST:
Mark Thompson
County Auditor/TreasurerBY THE BOARD:
Harlan Madsen
Chairman
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