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December 11, 2019

11/21/2019 10:55:00 AM
CHISAGO COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS: Wednesday, October 16, 2019

(November 21, 2019)

The Chisago County Board of Commissioners met in regular session at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at the Chisago County Government Center with the following Commissioners present:  DuBose, Greene, McMahon, Montzka, Robinson. Also present:  Assistant County Attorney Amy Cupelli, and Interim County Administrator Chase Burnham, and Interim Clerk of the Board Christina Vollrath.

The Chair called the meeting to order and led the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Commissioner DuBose offered a motion to approve the amended agenda.  Motion seconded by Montzka, the motion passed as follows:  IN FAVOR THEREOF:  DuBose, Greene, McMahon, Montzka, Robinson OPPOSED: None.

The Chair opened the Road and Bridge Committee of the Whole at 6:30 p.m.

The Board was given updates on the following current projects of the Public Works Department from County Engineer Joe Triplett: County Engineer’s Report; Final Contract Payments for CR 81 CSAH 19 HSIP and CR 74 Reconstruction.  No action was taken.

On motion by DuBose, seconded by McMahon, the Board moved to accept the Highway Engineer’s Report and moved items 1 – 2 to the Consent Agenda. The motion carried as follows:   IN FAVOR THEREOF:  DuBose, Greene, McMahon, Montzka, Robinson OPPOSED: None.

At 6:36 p.m., the Chair closed the Road and Bridge Committee of the Whole.

On motion by  Montzka, seconded by McMahon, the Board moved to approve the Consent Agenda.  The motion carried as follows:   IN FAVOR THEREOF:  DuBose, Greene, McMahon, Montzka, Robinson OPPOSED: None.

Accept County Engineer's Report

R&B Committee Recommendations: Final Contract Payments for CR 81 CSAH 19 HSIP and CR 74 Reconstruction

Minutes from October 2, 2019 Board Meeting

Payment of County’s Warrants and Miscellaneous Bills

Authorization for County Auditor to Transfer Funds

Interim County Administrator Chase Burnham presented the Board with the following action items; Environmental Services and Zoning Director’s Report; Two Grant Requests for the MN DNR No Child Left Inside Program.  No action was taken.

Commissioner Montzka accepted the Director’s Report.

On motion by DuBose, seconded by  Montzka, the Board moved to authorize Chisago County staff to submit two requests for the No Child Left Inside Grant Program, 2019 Phase 1 Mini Grants as presented at tonight’s meeting.  The motion carried as follows: IN FAVOR THEREOF: DuBose, Greene, McMahon, Montzka Robinson. OPPOSED:  None.

On motion by McMahon, seconded by DuBose, the Board moved to approve the 2019 Capital Improvement Plan as recommended by the Interim County Administrator.  The motion carried as follows: IN FAVOR THEREOF: DuBose, Greene, McMahon Montzka, Robinson OPPOSED: None.

On motion by McMahon, seconded by DuBose, the Board moved to direct Human Resources Director Renee Kirchner to seek information for a Market Analysis on the County Pay Scale/Grade. The motion carried as follows: IN FAVOR THEREOF: DuBose, Greene, McMahon Montzka, Robinson OPPOSED: None.

On motion by Montzka, seconded by McMahon, the Board moved to authorize the Chisago County MICS Director to execute agreements as required to complete the replacement of HireTouch Software with CivicHR Total Package.  The motion carried as follows: IN FAVOR THEREOF: DuBose, Greene, McMahon, Montzka, Robinson OPPOSED: None.

On motion by Montzka, seconded by McMahon, the Board moved to approve the Out of State Travel Request for Jocelyn Bruns to travel to Salt Lake City, Utah for case management responsibilities for a client residing in an out of state care facility.The motion carried as follows: IN FAVOR THEREOF: DuBose, Greene, McMahon, Montzka, Robinson OPPOSED: None.

On motion by Montzka, seconded by McMahon, the Board moved to approve the Out-of-State Travel Request for Michelle Schopper to travel to Connecticut to provide targeted case management services to a client residing in a specialized facility.  The motion carried as follows: IN FAVOR THEREOF: DuBose, Greene, McMahon, Montzka, Robinson OPPOSED: None.

On motion by McMahon, seconded by Montzka, the Board moved to direct HR Director Renee Kirchner to begin the recruitment and hiring timeline to employ a new County Administrator by mid-January.  The motion carried as follows: IN FAVOR THEREOF: DuBose, Greene, McMahon, Montzka, Robinson OPPOSED: None.

At 7:19 p.m., the Chair opened Citizen Forum.  2 Citizens spoke; the Chair closed Citizen Forum at 7:27 p.m.

On motion by Robinson, seconded by DuBose, the Board moved to approve moving forward with a Public Hearing regarding the creation of an appointed position of County Auditor-Treasurer.  The motion carried as follows: IN FAVOR THEREOF: DuBose, Greene, McMahon, Montzka, Robinson OPPOSED: None.

Interim County Administrator Burnham provided the following updates: Historical Society Tax Abatement Request; Nancy Hoffman HRA-EDA award.  No action was taken.

On motion by Montzka, seconded by McMahon, the Board moved to accept the resignation of the current Health and Human Services Director Monica Long and appoint Bob Benson as the Interim County Health and Human Services Director, the Board also moved to direct Human Resources Director Renee Kirchner to post the position internally for the Full-time Health and Human Services Director position. The motion carried as follows: IN FAVOR THEREOF: DuBose, Greene, McMahon, Montzka, Robinson OPPOSED: None.

Several Commissioners offered reports of their respective committee assignments. No action was taken.

On motion by Robinson, seconded by Montzka, the Board adjourned the meeting at 8:07 p.m.  The motion carried as follows:  IN FAVOR THEREOF:  DuBose, Greene, McMahon, Montzka, Robinson OPPOSED: None.

______________________________
Richard Greene, Chair

Attest:___________________________
Christina Vollrath
Interim Clerk of the Board

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