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OFFICIAL PUBLICATION November 3, 2020 Cottonwood County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting

The Board of Commissioners met at the Law Enforcement Center in Windom, MN. Present in person or via teleconference for all or portions of the meeting were: Commissioners Kevin Stevens, Tom Appel, Norm Holmen, Larry Anderson, Donna Gravley; County Attorney Nick Anderson, County Coordinator Kelly Thongvivong, Auditor/ Treasurer Donna Torkelson, Kathy Marsh, Nick Klisch, Kristi Sell, Jason Rupp, Jason Purrington, and Joel Alvstad.

Routine Items — approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to approve the agenda as amended; to approve the minutes of the October 20, 2020 regular meeting; to approve November warrants in the amount of $172,101.47 and broken down as follows: County Revenue Fund — $119,270.27, Long Term Capital Outlay — $4,820.00, County Building Fund—$1,797.05, Ditch Fund — $692.78, Taxes and Penalties Fund — $688.94, Agency Fund — $500.00, Road & Bridge Fund — $39.207.66, Landfill Enterprise Fund — $5.124.77,adjournment.

Personnel Items — approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to approve moving Carly Pohlman, Auditor/ Treasurer Office Technician, to permanent full-time status effective November 2, 2020; to post internally and advertise, if necessary, for a full-time Deputy Auditor/ Treasurer.

Additional Action Items — approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to approve the 2020-2021 snow removal agreements with the City of Jeffers, City of Westbrook, City of Mountain Lake, and Lakeside Township; to approve the quote from Norix for tables and chairs in the amount of $2,507.61 and pay this expense with CARES funds; to approve resolution 20-11-03 “Resolution Recommending the Appointment of Les Anderson, Glen Friedrich, and Marlow Nickel to the Red Rock Rural Water System Board of Commissioners;” to close the meeting at 10:33 a.m. to discuss the possible formulation of an offer on parcel 08.014.0600 or parcel 08.022.0100; to open the meeting at 11:01 a.m. S/Donna Torkelson, Auditor/Treasurer S/Kevin Stevens, Board Chair S/Kelly Thongvivong, County Coordinator

Regular School Board Meeting MINUTES October 19, 2020 5:30 pm

The meeting was called to order by Chair Chad Pedersen at 5:35 pm. Roll call conducted by School Board Clerk, Julie Brugman. Members present: Tom Fast, Chad Pedersen, Julie Brugman, Pam Hoek. Matt Gohr, Dave Bucklin, and Audi Nickel via Zoom. Others present: Michelle Larson, Kim Naas, Shawn Naas, Katie Rogers, Joel Alvstad and Doug Regehr. That the Proposed Agenda be approved as presented. Motion by Pam Hoek. Second by Tom Fast. Approved. That the Consent Agenda be approved as presented: minutes from previous meetings, monthly bills, donations, open enrollment applications. Motion by Pam Hoek. Second by Julie Brugman. Approved. The fol lowing reports were available for school board member review and comment: Auditor’s Report, MLLF, Upcoming School Board meetings, Building Updates.

Motion: To approve Jordan Kirk as a Junior High Football Coach. Motion by Dave Bucklin. Second by Audi Nickel. Approved. Voting in favor of the motion by roll call were: Pam Hoek, Tom Fast, Dave Bucklin, Matt Gohr, Audi Nickel, Julie Brugman, Chad Pedersen.

Motion: To approve the resignation of Jon Harder has head Knowledge Bowl coach. Motion by Julie Brugman. Second by Pam Hoek. Approved. Voting in favor of the motion by roll call were: Pam Hoek, Tom Fast, Dave Bucklin, Matt Gohr, Audi Nickel, Julie Brugman, Chad Pedersen.

Motion: To approve Jessica Svehla as the head Knowledge Bowl coach. Motion by Audi Nickel. Second by Tom Fast. Approved. Voting in favor of the motion by roll call were: Pam Hoek, Tom Fast, Dave Bucklin, Matt Gohr, Audi Nickel, Julie Brugman, Chad Pedersen.

Motion: To approve the hire of Rocio Garnica as a Paraprofessional. Motion by Pam Hoek. Second by Matt Gohr. Approved. Voting in favor of the motion by roll call were: Pam Hoek, Tom Fast, Dave Bucklin, Matt Gohr, Audi Nickel, Julie Brugman, Chad Pedersen.

Motion: To approve that Josh Duerksen be hired as a full-time custodian. Motion by Dave Bucklin. Second by Matt Gohr. Approved. Voting in favor of the motion by roll call were: Pam Hoek, Tom Fast, Dave Bucklin, Matt Gohr, Audi Nickel, Julie Brugman, Chad Pedersen.

Motion: To approve the Assurance of Compliance with State and Federal Law prohibiting Discrimination. Motion by Julie Brugman. Second by Pam Hoek Approved. Voting in favor of the motion by roll call were: Pam Hoek, Tom Fast, Dave Bucklin, Matt Gohr, Audi Nickel, Julie Brugman, Chad Pedersen.

Motion: To approve the Boys and Girls Basketball Coaches as listed for the 20- 21 SY. Motion by Tom Fast. Second by Dave Bucklin. Approved. Voting in favor of the motion by roll call were: Pam Hoek, Tom Fast, Dave Bucklin, Matt Gohr, Audi Nickel, Julie Brugman, Chad Pedersen. Other items discussed were: Ethan Clerc has taken video footage of the new and redone building which will be put in to a video including the 1904 building footage he’d taken. Mr. Strom commented that everyone has been working very hard! He’s very proud of how the staff and students are handling the COVID rules.

Motion: That the school board meeting is adjourned. Motion by Julie Brugman. Second by Tom Fast. Approved. Voting in favor of the motion by roll call were: Pam Hoek, Tom Fast, Dave Bucklin, Matt Gohr, Audi Nickel, Julie Brugman, Chad Pedersen. Time: 6:55 pm