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PROCEEDINGS OF THE COUNTY BOARD OF JACKSON COUNTY, MINNESOTA

October 18, 2016


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 October 18, 2016. The
following County Board members were present: Kim Hummel, David Henkels, Rosemary Schultz,
Bill Tusa and Don Wachal, Commissioners. County Coordinator Steven Duncan and Trish Schulz,
Human Resources Technician, were also in attendance.
CALL TO ORDER
Chair Schultz called the meeting to order at approximately 9:00 a.m. and led the Pledge of
Allegiance.
Motion was made by Commissioner Hummel and seconded by Commissioner Tusa to adopt the
agenda. The motion carried unanimously.
CONSENT AGENDA
Motion was made by Commissioner Hummel and seconded by Commissioner Wachal to
approve the Consent Agenda. The motion carried unanimously.
Board Action 16 - 240: Approve the October 4, 2016 Board of Commissioner meeting minutes.
Board Action 16 - 241: Approve all Commissioners disbursements in accordance with Minnesota
Statutes 130.01, subd. 4(b), recorded on warrants numbered 79625 through 79768 in the amount of
$865,480.81 - for Revenue Fund, $150,654.63; Road and Bridge, $512,275.53; Ditch Funds,
$193,044.54; Agency, $3,860.00; Revolving Loan, $1,596.96; Tax and Penalty, $2,510.15 and
Forfeit Land, $1,539.00. A detailed list of claims paid is available at the Auditor/Treasurers Office
upon request
Board Action 16 - 242: Approve the following utility permits:
Minnesota Energy Repair Line CSAH 14 Heron Lake Township
Lincoln Pipestone Rural Water Install Service CSAH 34 Rost Township
Board Action 16 - 243: Approve the request to remove Parcel R14.028.0600 from the October 20,
2016 Public Forfeiture auction due to new information arising that requires additional action before
the parcel can be auctioned.
Board Action 16 - 244: Approve the Subsurface Sewage Treatment System (SSTS) loan at a total of
$8,000 for Justin Dvorak, parcel number R06.022.0400.
COUNTY ASSESSOR
Motion was made by Commissioner Henkels and seconded by Commissioner Tusa on Board
Action 16 - 245 re-appointing Jason McCaslin as County Assessor effective January 1, 2017 through
December 31, 2020. Motion carried unanimously.

LAND MANAGEMENT
Motion was made by Commissioner Tusa and seconded by Commissioner Wachal on Board
Action 16 - 246 to approve a one year extension of the current County-wide recycling contract with
Waste Management. Motion carried unanimously.
PUBLIC WORKS
Motion was made by Commissioner Henkels and seconded by Commissioner Tusa on Board
Action 16 - 247 to approve the request of Public Works Director, Tim Stahl for out of state travel to
attend the Transportation Research Board in Washington D.C., January 8 12, 2017. All expenses
are covered by the Local Road Research Board. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion was made by Commissioner Tusa and seconded by Commissioner Hummel to approve
Board Action 16 - 248 approving the use of saved funds to purchase a free-standing slide for Brown
Park. Motion carried unanimously.
COUNTY COORDINATOR
Motion was made by Commissioner Hummel and seconded by Commissioner Schultz on
Board Action 16 - 249 accepting the following quotes for office renovation and development in
Government Resource Center East/62 Building: Converged Technologies, LLC, $2010.00 for
network cabling; Alternative Business Furniture, Inc. $22,441.11 for Office Furniture/Walls and
installation and authorize the County Coordinator to accept the lowest or most practical quotes
related to necessary electrical upgrades and door control/key card access, as received and as related
to this project (development of former Land Management office to be used by DVHHS). Motion
carried unanimously.
COMMITTEE & BOARD REPORTS
Commissioner Wachal reported on meetings involving the AMC District Land meeting & Des
Moines Valley Health & Human Services (DVHHS) Governing Board.
Commissioner Hummel reported on meetings involving the DVHHS Governing Board & Southwest
Mental Health Center Governing Board.
Commissioner Henkels reported on meetings involving the Southwest Mental Health Center
Governing Board, DVHHS Governing Board & Southwest Regional Development Commission
Board of Directors.
Commissioner Schultz reported on meetings involving the DVHHS Governing Board & Mental
Health Local Advisory Committee.
Commissioner Tusa reported on meetings involving Ditch Hearings for 9, 13 & 45 & Western
Community Action transit.

CLOSED MEETING
Motion was made by Commissioner Hummel and seconded by Commissioner Schultz
closing the meeting as permitted by Minnesota Statutes Section 13D.05, under attorney-client
privilege, regarding potential litigation. The motion carried unanimously.
Motion was made by Commissioner Hummel and seconded by Commissioner Tusa re-opening
the meeting. The motion carried unanimously.
Staff will proceed as directed.
ADJOURN
Motion was made by Commissioner Tusa and seconded by Commissioner Wachal to adjourn
the meeting. The motion carried unanimously.
JACKSON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
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Rosemary Schultz, Chair
ATTEST: _______________________________
Steven Duncan, County Coordinator