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PROCEEDINGS OF THE COUNTY BOARD OF JACKSON COUNTY, MINNESOTA

May 21, 2019

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 May 21, 2019. The
following members of the Jackson County Board of Commissioners were present: Catherine
Hohenstein, Don Wachal, Scott McClure, Jim Eigenberg and Philip Nasby. County Coordinator Steven
Duncan and Trish Schulz, Deputy County Coordinator, were also in attendance.

CALL TO ORDER

Chair Hohenstein 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 Nasby to adopt the
agenda. The motion carried unanimously.

CONSENT AGENDA

Motion was made by Commissioner Wachal and seconded by Commissioner Eigenberg to approve
the consent agenda. The motion carried unanimously.

Board Action 19-118: Approve the May 7, 2019 Board of Commissioners regular meeting minutes.

Board Action 19-119: Approve all Commissioner Disbursements in accordance with Minnesota Statutes
130.01, subd. 4(b), recorded on warrants numbered 88283 through 88410 in the amount of
$613,882.02. For the following funds: Revenue, $76,787.45; Road & Bridge, $486,023.69; Ditch
Fund, $46,896.88; Revolving Loan, $30.00; Agency, $2,719.00; Library, $90.00; and Tax and penalty,
$1,335.00. A detailed list of claims paid is available at the Auditor/Treasurer’s office upon request.

Board Action 19-120: Approve utility permit:


Minnesota Energy Resources – Retirement and install a natural gas line – CSAH 20

Board Action 19-121: Approve the request that the second installment of the 2019 Fair Association
appropriation payment, in the amount of $20,000, be paid out as approved in the Fiscal Year 2019
budget.

Board Action 19-122: Approve Nobles-Jackson County Judicial Ditch 9 Order for Final Hearing
scheduled for Monday, June 17, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., at the Nobles County Government Center Farmers
Room, 315 Tenth St., Worthington, Minnesota.

Board Action 19-123: Approve Nobles-Jackson County Judicial Ditch 13 Order for Final Hearing
scheduled for Monday, June 17, 2019, at 10:15 a.m., at the Nobles County Government Center Farmers
Room, 315 Tenth St., Worthington, Minnesota.

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Board Action 19-124: Approve Nobles-Jackson County Judicial Ditch 24 Order for Final Hearing
scheduled for Monday, June 17, 2019, at 9:30 a.m., at the Nobles County Government Center Farmers
Room, 315 Tenth St., Worthington, Minnesota.

Board Action 19-125: Approve acceptance of County Attorney’s Office 2018 Annual Report.

Board Action 19-126: Approve Jackson Racing Hall of Fame application for exempt permit, with no
waiting period, for a raffle to be held at the Jackson Motorplex on June 29, 2019.

Board Action 19-127: Approve authorizing the Coordinator’s Office to fill the full-time (40hrs) Land
Management/SWCD Buffers and Farm Bill Technician position.

Board Action 19-128: Approve Personnel request to advertise for an eligibility list to fill Full-time (40
hrs) Jailer/Dispatcher positions, as needed, in the Sheriff’s Office.

Board Action 19-129: Approve Personnel request to advertise for an eligibility list to fill Part-time
Jailer positions, as needed, in the Sheriff’s Office.

Board Action 19-130: Approve Contract and Bond for SAP 032-030-026 (as related to micro surfacing
on CSAH 2, 3, 4, 9, and 25) with Asphalt Surface Technologies Corporation of St Cloud, Minnesota.

PUBLIC HEARING
LONG BRANCH, LLC OFF SALE LIQUOR LICENSE APPLICATION

Chair Hohenstein opened the public hearing to receive comment, if any, regarding Long Branch, LLC
Off Sale Liquor License at 9:05 a.m. Motion carried unanimously.

Property Owner, Mark Hall, was in attendance. No other persons asked to speak or file their views on
the Off Sale Liquor License application.

Motion was made by Commissioner Eigenberg and seconded by Commissioner Wachal to declare the
public hearing closed at 9:06 a.m. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion was made by Commissioner Eigenberg and seconded by Commissioner Nasby to adopt
Board Action 19-131: Approve the application for Off Sale Liquor License for Long Branch, LLC,
located at 93931 US Highway 71, Windom, Minnesota and covering the period of the license approval
until March 31, 2020. Motion carried unanimously.

LAND MANAGEMENT/SWCD

Motion was made by Commissioner McClure and seconded by Commissioner Nasby to adopt
Board Action 19-132: Approve submittal of the Missouri River Watershed 1 Watershed 1 Plan
document to the Board of Water and Soil Resources for final approval. The motion carried
unanimously.

AUDITOR/TREASURER
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Motion was made by Commissioner Eigenberg and seconded by Commissioner Wachal to adopt
Board Action 19-133: The drainage authority has determined the original benefits or damages
determined in a drainage proceeding do not reflect reasonable present day land values or that the
benefited or damaged areas have changed. The drainage authority hereby appoints Bryan Murphy,
Shantel Hecht, and Larry Murphy of H2Over Viewers, LLC as viewers to redetermine and report the
benefits and damages and benefited and damaged areas of Judicial Ditch No. 6. The motion carried
unanimously.

Motion was made by Commissioner McClure and seconded by Commissioner Nasby to adopt
Board Action 19-134: The drainage authority has determined the original benefits or damages
determined in a drainage proceeding do not reflect reasonable present day land values or that the
benefited or damaged areas have changed. The drainage authority hereby appoints Bryan Murphy,
Shantel Hecht, and Larry Murphy of H2Over Viewers, LLC as viewers to redetermine and report the
benefits and damages and benefited and damaged areas of Judicial Ditch No. 8. The motion carried
unanimously.

Motion was made by Commissioner Nasby and seconded by Commissioner Wachal to adopt Board
Action 19-135: The drainage authority has determined the original benefits or damages determined in a
drainage proceeding do not reflect reasonable present day land values or that the benefited or damaged
areas have changed. The drainage authority hereby appoints Bryan Murphy, Shantel Hecht, and Larry
Murphy of H2Over Viewers, LLC as viewers to redetermine and report the benefits and damages and
benefited and damaged areas of Judicial Ditch No. 20. The motion carried unanimously.

Motion was made by Commissioner McClure and seconded by Commissioner Nasby to adopt
Board Action 18-136: Approve the contract with H2Over Viewers, and authorize the Board Chair and
Auditor/Treasurer to execute the contract. The motion carried unanimously.

JACKSON COUNTY DEVELOPMENTAL ACHIEVEMENT CENTER

Jodi Rizzi, Executive Director, Jackson County Developmental Achievement Center was in attendance
and gave an overview of the organization.

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


adopt Board Action 19-137: Approve appointment of Commissioner Nasby to the Jackson County
Development Center Board of Directors, for a three year term from May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2022. The
motion carried unanimously. (Note: There is no statutory requirement related to this appointment.)

COUNTY COORDINATOR

Motion was made by Commissioner Eigenberg and seconded by Commissioner Wachal to adopt
Board Action 19-138: Approve State of Minnesota Amendment No. 2, Lease No. PS0275, for Driver’s
License Exam Room, effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022. The motion carried unanimously.

CLOSED MEETING

Motion was made by Commissioner McClure and seconded by Commissioner Wachal to close the
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meeting, as permitted by Minnesota Statutes Section 13D.01, subdivision 2(3) and 13D.05 subdivision
3(c)3, to develop or consider offer for the purchase of real estate (property at 603 S. Hwy 86,
Lakefield, MN). The motion carried unanimously.

Motion was made by Commissioner Wachal and seconded by Commissioner Nasby to re-open the
meeting. The motion carried unanimously.

Chair Hohenstein directed the County Staff to proceed as directed.

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, subdivision 2(3) and 13D.05 subdividion
3(c)3, to develop or consider offer for the purchase of real estate (property at 160 Industrial Parkway,
Jackson, MN). The motion carried unanimously.

Motion was made by Commissioner Eigenberg and seconded by Commissioner Hohenstein


to re-open the meeting. The motion carried unanimously.

BOARD REPORTS

Commissioner Nasby reported on meetings/events involving Southwest Mental Health Center


(SWMHC) annual meeting, Des Moines Valley Health & Human Services (DVHHS), Land
Management/Public Works and Fair Board.

Commissioner McClure reported on meetings/events involving SWMHC annual meeting, DVHHS,


Land Management/Public Works and Missouri River One Watershed One Plan.

Commissioner Wachal reported on meetings/events involving Minnesota Counties Insurance Trust,


DVHHS labor negotiations and the Jackson Economic Development Corporation.

Commissioner Hohenstein reported on meetings/events involving DVHHS and Prairie Ecology Bus
Center.

Commissioner Eigenberg reported on meetings/events involving Greater Blue Earth River Basin
Alliance and the Library Board.

ADJOURN

Motion was made by Commissioner Wachal and seconded by Commissioner McClure to adjourn
the meeting at 11:36 a.m. The motion carried unanimously.

JACKSON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

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Catherine Hohenstein, Chair

ATTEST: _______________________________
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Steven Duncan, County Coordinator

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