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May 4, 2021 at 9:00 AM - Regular Board Meeting

Minutes
Approval of Agenda
Speaker(s):  Paul Gerde, Board Chair
Action(s):
On motion by Haggerty, seconded by Rogahn and unanimously carried, the Board approved the agenda as presented. This motion, made by Nan Haggerty and seconded by Cody Rogahn, Carried.
  • Paul Gerde: Yea
  • Nan Haggerty: Yea
  • Larry Lindor: Yea
  • Cody Rogahn: Yea
  • Gordy Wagner: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Approval of Official Proceedings
Speaker(s):  Paul Gerde, Board Chair
Description:  Approval of Board Minutes
Action(s):
On motion by Lindor, seconded by Wagner and unanimously carried, the Board approved the official proceedings from April 20, 2021 as presented. This motion, made by Larry Lindor and seconded by Gordy Wagner, Carried.
  • Paul Gerde: Yea
  • Nan Haggerty: Yea
  • Larry Lindor: Yea
  • Cody Rogahn: Yea
  • Gordy Wagner: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
2020 Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG)
Speaker(s):  Tim Riley, Sheriff
Action(s):
On motion by Wagner, seconded by Rogahn and unanimously carried, the Board approved the 2020 Emergency Management Performance Grant. This motion, made by Gordy Wagner and seconded by Cody Rogahn, Carried.
  • Paul Gerde: Yea
  • Nan Haggerty: Yea
  • Larry Lindor: Yea
  • Cody Rogahn: Yea
  • Gordy Wagner: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Acceptance of $50.00 Donation to Pope County Sheriff from Minnewaska VFW 3815 for the Dare Program
Speaker(s):  Tim Riley, Sheriff
Action(s):
On motion by Rogahn, seconded by Haggerty and unanimously carried, the Board approved the $50.00 donation to the Pope County Sheriff's Office DARE Program from Minnewaska VFW Post 3815. This motion, made by Cody Rogahn and seconded by Nan Haggerty, Carried.
  • Paul Gerde: Yea
  • Nan Haggerty: Yea
  • Larry Lindor: Yea
  • Cody Rogahn: Yea
  • Gordy Wagner: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Caseload-Workload Reduction Grant
Speaker(s):  Terry Jaworski, Probation Director
Action(s):
On motion by Lindor, seconded by Rogahn and unanimously carried, the Board approved the Caseload/Workload Grant award for the fiscal years 2022, 2023 from the State of Minnesota. This is a two-year grant in the amount of $4660/per year. This motion, made by Larry Lindor and seconded by Cody Rogahn, Carried.
  • Paul Gerde: Yea
  • Nan Haggerty: Yea
  • Larry Lindor: Yea
  • Cody Rogahn: Yea
  • Gordy Wagner: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Remote Electronic Alcohol Monitoring Grant
Speaker(s):  Terry Jaworski, Probation Director
Action(s):
On motion by Haggerty, seconded by Wagner and unanimously carried, the Board approved the Remote Electronic Alcohol Monitoring grant award for fiscal year 2022, 2023 from the State of Minnesota in the amount of $2,500/per year. This motion, made by Nan Haggerty and seconded by Gordy Wagner, Carried.
  • Paul Gerde: Yea
  • Nan Haggerty: Yea
  • Larry Lindor: Yea
  • Cody Rogahn: Yea
  • Gordy Wagner: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Conditional Use Permit:  21018 - Accessory Structure
Speaker(s):  David Green, Land & Resource Director
Action(s):
On motion by Lindor, seconded by Haggerty and unanimously carried, the Board approved the Conditional Use Permit for Delton and Ruth Grussing to locate a steel storage structure greater than 1,100 square feet in a Shoreland-General Development (S-GD) zoning district located at Lot 4, Plat of Suckstorff's Addition, Section 36, Township 125 (White Bear Lake), Range 39. This motion, made by Larry Lindor and seconded by Nan Haggerty, Carried.
  • Paul Gerde: Yea
  • Nan Haggerty: Yea
  • Larry Lindor: Yea
  • Cody Rogahn: Yea
  • Gordy Wagner: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Conditional Use Permit:  21031 Non-Farm Residence
Speaker(s):  David Green, Land & Resource Director
Action(s):
On motion by Rogahn, seconded by Wagner and unanimously carried, the Board approved the Conditional Use Permit for David and Theresa Weller Trust and Matthew and MacKenzie Weller to locate a non-farm residence in a Non-Intensive Agriculture (A-1) zoning district located at Part of the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) of the Northeast Quarter (NE 1/4), Section 34, Township 125 (Glenwood), Range 37. This motion, made by Cody Rogahn and seconded by Gordy Wagner, Carried.
  • Paul Gerde: Yea
  • Nan Haggerty: Yea
  • Larry Lindor: Yea
  • Cody Rogahn: Yea
  • Gordy Wagner: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
2020 Annual CFO Report to MPCA
Speaker(s):  David Green, Land & Resource Director
Action(s):
On motion by Rogahn, seconded by Haggerty and unanimously carried, the Board approved the 2020 County Feedlot Officers Report and authorized the Board Chair to sign. This motion, made by Cody Rogahn and seconded by Nan Haggerty, Carried.
  • Paul Gerde: Yea
  • Nan Haggerty: Yea
  • Larry Lindor: Yea
  • Cody Rogahn: Yea
  • Gordy Wagner: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
FY 2021 MPCA SSTS Program Grant Agreement
Speaker(s):  David Green, Land & Resource Director
Action(s):
On motion by Lindor, seconded by Rogahn and unanimously carried, the Board authorized the Board Chair to sign FY21 SSTS BWSR/MPCA Grant agreement. This motion, made by Larry Lindor and seconded by Cody Rogahn, Carried.
  • Paul Gerde: Yea
  • Nan Haggerty: Yea
  • Larry Lindor: Yea
  • Cody Rogahn: Yea
  • Gordy Wagner: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Highway Monthly Report
Speaker(s):  Brian Giese, County Engineer
Speed Limit on CSAH 31
Speaker(s):  Brian Giese, County Engineer
Action(s):
On motion by Wagner, seconded by Rogahn and unanimously carried, the Board approved the Resolution 202121 to request a traffic study and establish appropriate speed limit on Pope County State Aid Highway No. 31. This motion, made by Gordy Wagner and seconded by Cody Rogahn, Carried.
  • Paul Gerde: Yea
  • Nan Haggerty: Yea
  • Larry Lindor: Yea
  • Cody Rogahn: Yea
  • Gordy Wagner: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
CP 061-021-003 Bike Trail FDR and Paving
Speaker(s):  Brian Giese, County Engineer
Action(s):
On motion by Rogahn, seconded by Wagner and unanimously carried, the Board authorized the County Engineer to advertise for bids for CP 061-621-003, a bike trail full depth reclamation and bituminous paving project. This motion, made by Cody Rogahn and seconded by Gordy Wagner, Carried.
  • Paul Gerde: Yea
  • Nan Haggerty: Yea
  • Larry Lindor: Yea
  • Cody Rogahn: Yea
  • Gordy Wagner: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Semi-Independent Living Skills (SILS) Contract
Speaker(s):  Stacy Hennen, Human Services Director
Action(s):
On motion by Rogahn, seconded by Lindor and unanimously carried, the Board approved the contract with Good Life Services for SILS services. This motion, made by Cody Rogahn and seconded by Larry Lindor, Carried.
  • Paul Gerde: Yea
  • Nan Haggerty: Yea
  • Larry Lindor: Yea
  • Cody Rogahn: Yea
  • Gordy Wagner: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Child Protection Case Aide Request
Speaker(s):  Stacy Hennen, Human Services Director
Action(s):
On motion by Haggerty, seconded by Wagner and unanimously carried, the Board approved of hiring a Case Aide to be split with Grant County 50/50. This motion, made by Nan Haggerty and seconded by Gordy Wagner, Carried.
  • Paul Gerde: Yea
  • Nan Haggerty: Yea
  • Larry Lindor: Yea
  • Cody Rogahn: Yea
  • Gordy Wagner: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Pope County HSPM Report 1 for 2021
Speaker(s):  Stacy Hennen, Human Services Director
Western Prairie Fiscal Formula Review
Speaker(s):  Stacy Hennen, Human Services Director
Human Services Case Counts
Speaker(s):  Stacy Hennen, Human Services Director
Public Sale of Tax Forfeited Lands
Speaker(s):  Stephanie Rust, Auditor-Treasurer
Action(s):
On motion by Lindor, seconded by Rogahn and unanimously carried, the Board set the terms of sale, minimum sale prices, and approved the public sale of parcels 22-0060-001, 22-0064-000, 24-0149-000, and 24-0150-001 for June 2, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. in the Courthouse Third Floor Conference Room. This motion, made by Larry Lindor and seconded by Cody Rogahn, Carried.
  • Paul Gerde: Yea
  • Nan Haggerty: Yea
  • Larry Lindor: Yea
  • Cody Rogahn: Yea
  • Gordy Wagner: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
County's Position on Subordination of Loans
Speaker(s):  Stephanie Rust, Auditor-Treasurer
Action(s):
On motion by Lindor, seconded by Wagner and unanimously carried, the Board took the following position regarding subordination: "Pope County will not subordinate its lien position to an inferior lien position of another person or entity.". This motion, made by Larry Lindor and seconded by Gordy Wagner, Carried.
  • Paul Gerde: Yea
  • Nan Haggerty: Yea
  • Larry Lindor: Yea
  • Cody Rogahn: Yea
  • Gordy Wagner: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Pay Bills and Supplemental Bills
Speaker(s):  Stephanie Rust, Auditor-Treasurer
Action(s):
On motion by Rogahn, seconded by Haggerty and unanimously carried, the Board approved payment of bills of $45,018.73 plus supplemental bills of $5,680.39 totaling $50,699.12. This motion, made by Cody Rogahn and seconded by Nan Haggerty, Carried.
  • Paul Gerde: Yea
  • Nan Haggerty: Yea
  • Larry Lindor: Yea
  • Cody Rogahn: Yea
  • Gordy Wagner: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Compensation Analysis of E911 Dispatcher an TAC Records Clerk-Evidence Technician Positions
Speaker(s):  Jackie Stevens, Human Resources Director
Action(s):
On motion by Lindor, seconded by Wagner and unanimously carried, the Board approved the adoption of a Grade 7 for the E911 Dispatcher position for current and future employees of Pope County and approves the new wage scale for this position and approves payment of resulting wages to affected staff, retroactively to January 1, 2021. This motion, made by Larry Lindor and seconded by Gordy Wagner, Carried.
  • Paul Gerde: Yea
  • Nan Haggerty: Yea
  • Larry Lindor: Yea
  • Cody Rogahn: Yea
  • Gordy Wagner: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Approval of Per Diem Expense Reports
Speaker(s):  Paul Gerde, Board Chair
Action(s):
On motion by Wagner, seconded by Rogahn and unanimously carried, the Board entered the per diem expense reports into the record. This motion, made by Gordy Wagner and seconded by Cody Rogahn, Carried.
  • Paul Gerde: Yea
  • Nan Haggerty: Yea
  • Larry Lindor: Yea
  • Cody Rogahn: Yea
  • Gordy Wagner: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Request for Resolution of Support for County Bonding for Repairs of Ditches Delegated to Sauk River Watershed District
Speaker(s):  Kersten Kappmeyer, County Administrator
Action(s):
On motion by Lindor, seconded by Gerde and by the following vote: Ayes: Gerde, Lindor; Nays: Haggerty, Rogahn, Wagner, the Board declined to adopt Resolution 202121 in support of exercising Pope County's bonding authority for the benefit of ditch repairs to County ditches 6 and 11 and Stearns-Pope joint County Ditch 1 under the authority of the Sauk River Watershed District as presented. This motion, made by Larry Lindor and seconded by Paul Gerde, Failed.
  • Paul Gerde: Yea
  • Nan Haggerty: Nay
  • Larry Lindor: Yea
  • Cody Rogahn: Nay
  • Gordy Wagner: Nay
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Authorize Correspondence to the City of Glenwood on Pope-Douglas Waste's Permit Request for a Recycling Drop Site
Speaker(s):  Kersten Kappmeyer, County Administrator
Action(s):
On motion by Haggerty, seconded by Rogahn and unanimously carried, the Board authorized correspondence be issued from the County Board to the City of Glenwood and Starbuck with a timeline to respond regarding Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management's permit request for a recycling drop site in the City. This motion, made by Nan Haggerty and seconded by Cody Rogahn, Carried.
  • Paul Gerde: Yea
  • Nan Haggerty: Yea
  • Larry Lindor: Yea
  • Cody Rogahn: Yea
  • Gordy Wagner: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Appointment of Pope County Representative on North Fork Crow River Watershed Board of Mangers
Speaker(s):  Kersten Kappmeyer, County Administrator
Action(s):
On motion by Lindor, seconded by Rogahn and unanimously carried, the Board appointed James Barchenger, as the Pope County representative on the North Fork Crow River Watershed Board of Managers, to a three-year term beginning on June 1, 2021. This motion, made by Larry Lindor and seconded by Cody Rogahn, Carried.
  • Paul Gerde: Yea
  • Nan Haggerty: Yea
  • Larry Lindor: Yea
  • Cody Rogahn: Yea
  • Gordy Wagner: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Appointment of Pope County Coroner and Administrative Authorization to Contract with Appointee
Speaker(s):  Kersten Kappmeyer, County Administrator
Action(s):
On motion by Rogahn, seconded by Haggerty and unanimously carried, the Board appointed James J. Joyce, M.D. as the Pope County Coroner, to a four-year term beginning on May ___, 2021, and directs the County Administrator to negotiate and reach an agreement with the appointee as a condition of appointment, at terms consistent with past practice and budgetary provision by the County Board. The County Board would also like to express their thanks to Dr. Eric Westberg for his years of service as the Pope County Coroner. This motion, made by Cody Rogahn and seconded by Nan Haggerty, Carried.
  • Paul Gerde: Yea
  • Nan Haggerty: Yea
  • Larry Lindor: Yea
  • Cody Rogahn: Yea
  • Gordy Wagner: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Authorize Correspondence in Support of USDA Grant Application by Minnewaska Community Health Services
Speaker(s):  Kersten Kappmeyer, County Administrator
Action(s):
On motion by Haggerty, seconded by Wagner and unanimously carried, the Board authorized correspondence be issued from the County Board on behalf of Minnewaska Community Health Services of Starbuck in support of MCHS's USDA grant application to fund certain upgrades to its Starbuck facility as presented. This motion, made by Nan Haggerty and seconded by Gordy Wagner, Carried.
  • Paul Gerde: Yea
  • Nan Haggerty: Yea
  • Larry Lindor: Yea
  • Cody Rogahn: Yea
  • Gordy Wagner: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Authorize Execution of Memorandum of Agreement and Addendum for Extension Employees
Speaker(s):  Kersten Kappmeyer, County Administrator
Action(s):
On motion by Lindor, seconded by Haggerty and unanimously carried, the Board authorized execution of the Memorandum of Understanding and Addendum with the University of Minnesota for financial support of personnel costs for Pope County Extension staff as presented. This motion, made by Larry Lindor and seconded by Nan Haggerty, Carried.
  • Paul Gerde: Yea
  • Nan Haggerty: Yea
  • Larry Lindor: Yea
  • Cody Rogahn: Yea
  • Gordy Wagner: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Periodic Review and Consider Revisions to Pope County COVID-19 Preparedness and Phased Reopening Rules
Speaker(s):  Kersten Kappmeyer, County Administrator
Action(s):
On motion by Lindor, seconded by Wagner and by the following vote: Ayes: Gerde, Haggerty, Lindor, Rogahn; Nays: Haggerty, the Board modified the Pope County COVID-19 Preparedness Plan and or Reopening Plan to move to Phase 4 effective Monday, May 10, 2021. This motion, made by Larry Lindor and seconded by Gordy Wagner, Carried.
  • Paul Gerde: Yea
  • Nan Haggerty: Yea
  • Larry Lindor: Yea
  • Cody Rogahn: Yea
  • Gordy Wagner: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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