Public Notices

OFFICIAL PUBLICATION July 18, 2017 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, Jim Schmidt, Kevin Stevens, Norm Holmen; County Coordinator Kelly Thongvivong, Auditor/ Treasurer Jan Johnson, Kathy Marsh, Nick Klisch, Jared Morrill, Dave Bucklin, Martin Mollenhauer, Kathy Kretsch, Annette Fiedler, Gordon Regenscheid, Lisa Bigham, Freya Thurmer, Ron Klassen, Wendy Meyer, Rob Anderson, Andy Kehren, Ivan Harder, Jonathon Adrian, and Rodney Goertzen. Routine Items — approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to approve the agenda as amended; to approve the minutes of the July 5, 2017, regular meeting; to approve July warrants in the amount of $168,733.84 and broken down as follows: County Revenue Fund — $40,126.49, Long Term Capital Outlay — $132.60, County Building Fund — $1,269.15, Ditch Fund — $107.54, Taxes and Penalties Fund — $602.65, County Revenue Fund — $5,077.93, Road and Bridge F u n d — $ 1 1 4 , 2 0 4 . 8 1 , Waste Abatement/Score Fund — $1,448.48, Landfill Enterprise — $5,764.19; adjournment. Personnel Items — approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to move Miranda Harrison, Jailer/ Dispatcher, to permanent full-time status effective July 18, 2017; to appoint Nicholas Klisch to a 1-year term as the County Engineer for Cottonwood County effective July 12, 2017; to allow Nick Klisch, County Engineer/ Public Works Director, to receive a monthly cell phone allowance in the amount of $60; to approve the settlement agreement between Cottonwood County and an employee and allow the chairman to sign; to approve the resignation of Heather Youngwirth, part-time Jailer/Dispatcher, effective August 1, 2017, with appropriate payout of benefits. Additional Action Items — approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to recess as the County Board and to convene as the Ditch Authority; to recess the hearing until August 15, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. so that an outlet easement and maintenance agreement for Branch F of County Ditch 21 can be drafted; to contract with a ditch viewer for an outlet benefit value to be established; to adjourn as the Ditch Authority and to reconvene as the County Board; to approve the Conditional Use Permit request from Douglas Kuehl to construct a third mini-storage shed in Westbrook Township, Section 32, with conditions; to approve the Conditional Use Permit request from South Central MN Youth for Christ to develop a stage, picnic pavilion, paint ball park and day recreation with trails in Midway Township, Section 34, with conditions; to approve the Conditional Use Permit request from the Helen Linder Trust to add crushing and processing of granular material to the existing Mining and Extraction Operation located in Dale Township, Section 31, with conditions; to approve the Conditional Use Permit request from Minion Excavating, Inc. for stockpiling material, crushing concrete and recycling bituminous on their site located in Lakeside Township, Section 10, with conditions; to approve the Conditional Use Permit request from Minion Excavating, Inc. for mining, extracting, excavating, and processing, which includes crushing and stockpiling, on their site located in Dale Township, Section 31, with conditions; to approve the purchase of a maximum of 20 ePanic Buttons and a 3-year subscription for a total amount not to exceed $3,500. S/Jan Johnson, Auditor/Treasurer S/Thomas D. Appel, Board Chair S/Kelly Thongvivong, County Coordinator