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OFFICIAL PUBLICATION October 16, 2018 Cottonwood County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting

The Board of Commissioners met at the Cottonwood County Courthouse in Windom, MN. Present for all or portions of the meeting were: Commissioners Tom Appel, Donna Gravley, Kevin Stevens, Norm Holmen; County Coordinator Kelly Thongvivong, County Attorney Nick Anderson, Auditor/Treasurer Jan Johnson, Kathy Marsh, Nick Klisch, Kyle Pillatzki, Ron Schramel, Jeff Dahna, Drew Hage, Gale Bondhus, Eric Winters, Becky Buchholz, and Rahn Larson. Commissioner Schmidt was absent.

Routine Items — approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to approve the agenda as amended; to approve the minutes of the October 2, 2018 regular meeting; to approve October warrants in the amount of $227,458.69 and broken down as follows: County Revenue Fund — $98,697.54, Long Term Capital Outlay — $132.60, County Building Fund — $36.55, Taxes and Penalties Fund — $270.00, County Revenue Fund — $6,802.75, Road and Bridge Fund — $116,447.71, Waste Abatement/Score Fund — $350.00; Landfill Enterprise — $4,721.54; adjournment.

Personnel Items — approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to hire Mark Schenk as Building and Grounds Worker, on Range 8 - Step E of the 2018 wage matrix, effective October 17, 2018; to hire Tessla Crowell, Tyann Baloun, and Tino Vetsouvahn as part-time Jailer/ Dispatchers pending successful completion of all hiring requirements; to terminate McKenna Schreier, parttime Jailer/Dispatcher, effective October 16, 2018 with appropriate payout of benefits; that any employee using a county credit card is required to complete a credit card authorization form each time the card is used and prior to the purchase.

Additional Action Items —approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to approve the Public Utility Easement as requested; to adopt Resolution 18-10-16 “County- Based Purchasing Election and Commitment to Join the PrimeWest Rural Minnesota Health Care Access Initiative”; to accept the quote from Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $48,780.00 to update the landfill permit application; to allow Alex Schultz, Planning and Zoning Technician, to sign the Noxious Weeds Grant application; to approve the architectural contract with I & S Group, Inc. for the 10th Street Office renovation in the amount of $22,300.00; to approve an agreement between Cottonwood County and Dorothy Fundahn for boiler services effective October 1, 2018; to approve the County Attorney’s office lease amendment as presented; to approve the Workforce innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Joint Powers Agreement as presented. S/Jan Johnson, Auditor/Treasurer S/Donna L. Gravley, Board Chair S/Kelly Thongvivong, County Coordinator