OFFICIAL PUBLICATION July 6, 2021 Cottonwood County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting
The Board of Commissioners met at the Cottonwood County Courthouse in Windom, MN. Present in person or via teleconference for all or portions of the meeting were: Commissioners Donna Gravley, Norm Holmen, Larry Anderson, Kevin Stevens; County Attorney Nick Anderson, County Coordinator Kelly Thongvivong, Auditor/Treasurer Donna Torkelson, Kathy Marsh, Ron Schramel, Kyle Pillatzki, Gale Bondhus, Marlowe Nelson, John Madson, Ron Knoll, Babe Crowell, and Joel Alvstad. Commissioner Tom Appel was absent.
Routine Items — approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to approve the minutes of the June 15, 2021, regular meeting and the June 15, 2021 Board of Appeal and Equalization meeting; to approve July warrants in the amount of $201,793.27 and broken down as follows: County Revenue Fund — $1,693.18, Road and Bridge Fund — $142,332.94, Waste Abatement/SCORE — $1,952.41, Landfill Enterprise Fund — $55,814.74; adjournment.
Personnel Items — approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to allow the transfer of Tessla Crowell from part-time to full-time Jailer/Dispatcher effective July 5, 2021 and to allow Heather Janssen to remain as a full-time Jailer/Dispatcher effective July 5, 2021.
Additional Action Items — approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to approve the resolution Authorizing an Advance Agreement with Minnesota Rural Water Finance Authority and Authorizing Participation in Joint Powers Authority; to approve the Advance Agreement between Minnesota Rural Water Finance Authority and Cottonwood County, Minnesota and the Water Commission of the Red Rock Rural Water System subject to the changes requested by the Cottonwood County Attorney; to approve the state bid for the purchase of a 2021 John Deere 544P Loader from RDO Equipment in the amount not to exceed $133,452.72 which includes a trade-in and an 84 month warranty; to approve resolution 21-07-06: Resolution Approving State of Minnesota Joint Powers Agreements with the County of Cottonwood on Behalf of its County Attorney and Sheriff; to close the meeting as permitted by Minnesota Statute 13D.05 Subd. 3(b) to discuss the following litigation: FSG Ag Acquisition Company LLC vs. Cottonwood County at 9:33 a.m.; to open the meeting at 9:39 a.m.; to approve retention of Marc Manderscheid to represent the county in the FGS Ag Acquisition Company, LLC tax court case. S/Donna Torkelson, Auditor/Treasurer S/Donna Gravley, Board Vice Chair S/Kelly Thongvivong, County Coordinator