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PROCEEDINGS OF THE COUNTY BOARD OF JACKSON COUNTY, MINNESOTA

November 7, 2017

The County Board of Jackson County, Minnesota met in regular session, in the Jackson County
Courthouse Board Room, 405 Fourth Street, City of Jackson, Minnesota, on November 7, 2017.
The following members of the Jackson County Board of Commissioners were present: Don
Wachal, Kim Hummel, Catherine Hohenstein and Scott McClure. County Coordinator Steven
Duncan and Trish Schulz, Human Resources Technician, were also in attendance.
Commissioner James Eigenberg was absent.

CALL TO ORDER

Chair Hummel called the meeting to order at approximately 9:00 a.m. and led the Pledge of
Allegiance.

Motion was made by Commissioner McClure and seconded by Commissioner Wachal


to adopt the agenda. The motion carried with four “ayes’, no “nays” and one “absent”.

CONSENT AGENDA

Motion was made by Commissioner Hohenstein and seconded by Commissioner McClure


to approve the Consent Agenda. The motion carried with four “ayes’, no “nays” and one
“absent”.

Board Action 17-251: Approve the October 17, 2017 Board of Commissioners regular meeting
minutes.

Board Action 17-252: Approve all Commissioner disbursements in accordance with Minnesota
Statutes 130.01, subd. 4(b), recorded on warrants numbered 83160 through 83330 in the amount
of $2,048,528.08. For the following funds: Revenue, $92,299.24; Road & Bridge, $595,770.59;
Septic, $14,000.00; Ditch Fund, $426,681.21; Insurance Trust, $2,061.50; Revolving Loan,
$1,036.99; Library, $12,233.57 and Tax & Penalty, $904,444.98. A detailed list of claims paid is
available at the Auditor/Treasurer’s office upon request.

Board Action 17-253: Approve utility permit for:


Minnesota Energy – Gas Service Line – CSAH 23 – Des Moines Township

Board Action 17-254: Approve classification of tax forfeited parcels


R 04.012.0175, R 22.200.0580,R 22.200.1320, R 22.200.1805, R 23.341.0360 as non-
conservation land and authorize Auditor/Treasurer's office to request approval from Minnesota
Department of Natural Resources of the Classification and the sale of said land.

Board Action 17-255: Approve filing an application for cancellation of forfeiture with the State
on Minnesota to correct legal description on parcel R01.021.0475.

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Board Action 17-256: Approve amended agreement with Nyhart to provide actuarial services
required by GASB 75.

Board Action 17-257: Approve request for county credit card for Auditor/Treasure’s Office with
a credit limit of $1,000.

Board Action 17-258: Approve 2018-2019 MPCA Feedlot Program Delegation Agreement Work
Plan.

Board Resolution 17-047: Approve adoption of the Jackson County Investment Policy.

RESOLUTION 17-047
JACKSON COUNTY INVESTMENT POLICY

WHEREAS, the purpose of the investment policy is to set forth the investment objectives and
parameters for the management of the public funds of Jackson County, this investment policy is
designed to safeguard funds on behalf of the County, assure the availability of operating and
capital funds when needed, ensure compliance with applicable Minnesota Statutes, and provide a
competitive investment return in light of statutory restrictions; and

WHEREAS, the proposed 2017 change to the Jackson County Investment Policy can be found
on Page 7, under the Header: SUITABLE AND AUTHORIZED INVESTMENTS, as an
additional line at the end of Section G, as follows: (This causes Credit Union Certificates of
Deposit not to qualify for purchase from a broker.); and

WHEREAS, Minnesota Statute 118A.02; Subdivision 1 Designation; delegation section states


(a) The governing body of each government entity shall designate, as a depository of its funds,
one or more financial institutions,
(b) The governing body may authorize the treasurer or chief financial officer to:
(1) designate depositories of the funds
(2) make investments of funds under sections 118A.01 to 118.06 or other applicable law;
or
(3) both designate depositories and make investments as provided in this subdivision;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Commissioners of the County of Jackson,


in a regular meeting convened and acting in its capacity, hereby adopt the attached Jackson
County Investment Policy. Responsibility for the operation of the investment program is hereby
delegated to the Jackson County Auditor/Treasurer, who shall act in accordance with established
written procedures and internal controls for the operation of the investment program consistent
with this investment policy. The Commissioners of the County of Jackson authorize the Jackson
County Auditor/Treasurer to designate depositories and make investments of funds under
Minnesota Statute or other applicable laws.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we have hereunto set our hands and caused the seal of Jackson
County to be affixed this 7th day of November, 2017.

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Chairman of the Board

ATTEST: __________________________________
Steven Duncan, County Coordinator

SHERIFF

Motion was made by Commissioner McClure and seconded by Commissioner Wachal


to adopt Board Action 17-259: Approve authorizing the Sheriff to create a Jail/Dispatch
Supervisor position, with approval of the applicable job description and authorize the County
Coordinator to fill this position with start date no earlier than January 1, 2018. The motion
carried with four “ayes’, no “nays” and one “absent”.

LAND MANAGEMENT

Motion was made by Commissioner Hohenstein and seconded by Commissioner Wachal


to adopt Board Action 17-260: Approve accepting Natural Resources Block Grant funds and
approve and authorize signing the Financial Year 2018 and 2019 grant agreement. The motion
carried with four “ayes’, no “nays” and one “absent”.

Motion was made by Commissioner McClure and seconded by Commissioner Hohenstein


to adopt Board Action 17-261: Approve conditional use permit application for Michael Beckel
for a vehicle sales business at 76140 Petersburg Road with the following conditions:

1. All County, State, and Federal laws, regulations, and ordinances shall be complied
with. All necessary permits, licensures, and certifications including, but not limited to
any that may be required by the State of Minnesota or Jackson County shall be
secured and maintained.
2. Must obtain a driveway permit from Jackson County Public Works, if additional
driveways are necessary.
3. Any exterior lighting shall comply with Section 706 (GLARE) of the Jackson County
Development Code.
4. Any signs on-site shall comply with Section 729 (SIGN REGULATIONS) of the
Jackson County Development Code.
5. Must comply with all requirements relating to Section 509 (HANDICAPPED
ACCESSIBILITY CODE) of the Jackson County Development Code where
applicable. The County requires plan review and sign off by a building official to
ensure compliance.
6. All refuse must be disposed of in the proper manner. No on-site burial or burning of
any prohibited materials.
The motion carried with four “ayes’, no “nays” and one “absent”.

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Motion was made by Commissioner Wachal and seconded by Commissioner Hohenstein
to adopt Board Action 17-262: Approve Regional Household Hazardous Waste Management
Agreement between Lyon County and Jackson County. The motion carried with four “ayes’, no
“nays” and one “absent”.
PUBLIC WORKS

Discussion was held regarding demolishing the house, barn and garage at Sparks Park near
Lakefield.

Public Works Director, Tim Stahl, handed out Jackson County Intersection Safety Improvement
and Jackson County sight corners maps.

COUNTY COORDINATOR

Heather Klassen was in attendance and introduced herself to the Board of Commissioners and
informed she is running for the District 23A seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives.

Motion was made by Commissioner Wachal and seconded by Commissioner McClure


to adopt Board Action 17-263: Approve Cost of Living/Wage Structure adjustment for 2018, in
the amount of 2.5% for applicable, non-union employees effective January 1, 2018. The motion
carried with four “ayes’, no “nays” and one “absent”.

Motion was made by Commissioner Hohenstein and seconded by Commissioner Wachal to


adopt Board Action 17-264: Approve 2018 Mechanical & Automation Customer Support
Agreement between Jackson County and NAC Mechanical & Electrical Services and authorize
the County Coordinator to sign agreement. The motion carried with four “ayes’, no “nays” and
one “absent”.

Motion was made by Commissioner McClure and seconded by Commissioner Hummel


to adopt Board Action 17-265: Approve authorizing Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental
Trust (MCIT) voting delegate to vote for amendments to the MCIT Joint Powers Agreement and
vote for MCIT Board of Director candidate at upcoming annual meeting of MCIT. The motion
carried with four “ayes’, no “nays” and one “absent”.

CLOSED MEETING

Motion was made by Commissioner McClure and seconded by Commissioner Hohenstein


to close the meeting, as permitted by Minnesota Statutes Section 13D.01, subdivision 2(3) and
13D.05 subdividion 3(c)3, to discuss offer for possible purchase of real estate (160 Industrial
Parkway, Jackson, MN). The motion carried with four “ayes’, no “nays” and one “absent”.

Motion was made by Commissioner Hohenstein and seconded by Commissioner McClure


to re-open the meeting. The motion carried with four “ayes’, no “nays” and one “absent”.

Chair Hummel directed County Coordinator Duncan to proceed as directed.

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CLOSED MEETING

Motion was made by Commissioner Wachal and seconded by Commissioner McClure


to close the meeting, as permitted by Minnesota Statutes Section 13D.01 and 13D.03, to discuss
labor negotiations. The motion carried with four “ayes’, no “nays” and one “absent”.

Motion was made by Commissioner Hohenstein and seconded by Commissioner McClure


to re-open the meeting. The motion carried with four “ayes’, no “nays” and one “absent”.

Chair Hummel directed County Coordinator Duncan to proceed as directed.

BOARD REPORTS

Commissioner Wachal reported on meetings/events involving a meeting with the City of


Lakefield regarding the Prairie Ecology Bus Center, United Community Action Partnership and
Association of Minnesota Counties District 8.

Commissioner McClure had no report.

Commissioner Hummel had no report.

Commissioner Hohenstein reported on meetings/events involving Jackson County Historical


Society, a meeting with the City of Lakefield regarding the Prairie Ecology Bus Center, Southern
Prairie Community Care and Plum Creek Library Board.

ADJOURN

Motion was made by Commissioner Wachal and seconded by Commissioner McClure


to adjourn the meeting at 11:26 a.m. The motion carried with four “ayes’, no “nays” and one
“absent”.

JACKSON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

_____________________________________________
Kim Hummel, Chair

ATTEST: _______________________________
Steven Duncan, County Coordinator

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