Kandiyohi County Board to meet Tuesday, July 6

The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners will meet starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday.


WILLMAR — The next meeting of the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday in the board room at the county Health and Human Services Building.

The board will first meet as the Health and Human Services Committee, starting at 9 a.m., and the regular board meeting will start at 10.

The board is expected to act on a resolution rescinding the state of emergency enacted last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

An emergency management grant agreement will be considered, and Stephanie Felt will be introduced as the new emergency management director.

There will be a discussion of moving to "salary-only" compensation for commissioners, rather than salary and per diem payments. Expense reimbursements would still be made.


One benefit identified in the draft proposal is the elimination of guesswork in budgeting for per diem costs based on individual commissioners' activities.

The current salary is $31,380. The suggested new salary for 2022 would be $40,780, an increase of $9,400 — which equals the average six-year per diem payment. The chairman and vice chairman would receive a $1,000 and $500 bonus, respectively, for their extra duties.

If the discussion moves forward, a resolution would be considered in December.

The complete agenda and accompanying materials can be found on the county website at .

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