The Chippewa County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, June 19 at 8:15 a.m. at the Courthouse in Montevideo. Commissioners present were Chairman Jeffrey Lopez, David Nordaune, David Lieser, Matt Gilbertson and Jim Dahlvang.
In accordance with MN Statute 13D, Chairman Lopez went into closed session at 8:15 to discuss pending or threatened litigation against the Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital.
The session was reopened at 9 a.m. by a motion from Commissioner Nordaune.
A motion was made to accept the requested settlement from CCMH in the total amount of $448,300 paid to Dr. Vuocolo, and to request a presentation of the surgery recruitment plan within six months from the CCMH executive team. The motion passed with Commissioners Lopez, Nordaune and Gilbertson voting in favor and Commissioners Dahlvang and Lieser voting against.
The board recessed at 9:25 a.m. and reconvened at 1:30 p.m.
Land Resource Manager Scott Williams, along with Recorder Amy Rodeberg, met before the board to discuss a contract with Pictometry for the next round of imaging flights. The first flight would take place in 2019 at 6” resolution with a cost of $77,260.98, and the second flight would take place in 2020 at a cost of $47,941. The payment for the first flight would come from the Recorder’s restricted funds and the second flight would be paid by the Drainage Buffer Aid. A motion was made to approve the contract, and the motion passed.
Williams discussed with the board the terms of a previously approved conditional use with the terms of the permit.
The following items were approved on the consent agenda:
The minutes for the June 5 regular meeting, and the date for the next regular meeting, set for July 3 at 8 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Room at the Courthouse in Montevideo. Conditional use permits were also granted to Darrel Landmark, Farmers Coop Oil, and Christenson Farms.
Accounts payable are as follows: county revenue $298,620.69; road & bridge $124,286.30; Family Services $1,300; ditch $35,028.80, resulting in a total of $459,235.79.
Some of the vendors receiving payments in excess of $2,000 are:
Dooley’s Petroleum Inc. $11,811.39; Election Systems & Software Inc. $54,250; I S Group Inc. $15,486; Kibble Equipment $20,500; City of Montevideo $12,500; Nelson Oyen Torvik and Gilbertson $24,386.76; Pro West & Assoc. Inc. $14,657.69; Steffl Drilling & Pump Inc. $15,359; Tri-City Paving Inc. $53,785.56; Widseth, Smith, Nolting & Assoc. $23,145.85. A motion was made to approve the letter of support for the Highway 212 expansion project. The motion was approved.
A motion was made to approve the purchase of computers and monitors for the Auditor/Treasurer’s Office at a cost of $7,297.95 from CDW Government. The motion was passed.
A motion was made to approve the hiring of Jamie Anderson as the License Bureau Clerk I at Grade 4, step 1. The motion was approved. A motion was made to approve the purchase and installation of a flammable waste trap for the County Storage Building at a cost of approximately $2,465. The motion was approved.
Veteran officer Tim Kolhei met before the board to discuss the Montevideo Veterans Home.
A motion was made and approved to offer the License Bureau position to Alice McColley at Grade 8, step 1. The motion was passed.