The Chippewa County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, July 17 at 1:30 p.m. at the Courthouse in Montevideo. Commissioners present were Chairman Jeffrey Lopez, David Nordaune, David Lieser, and Jim Dahlvang. Commissioner Matt Gilbertson was absent.

License Bureau Director Sandy Hodge introduced Jamie Anderson and Holly Buseman to the board as the new License Bureau employees.

The board then met with Marv Garbe, Angie Steinbach, Steve Jones, and Tim Kolhei to discuss the status and next phases of the Veterans Home Project.

Land and Resource Management Director Scott Williams presented a request for a Planning Commission member. Chairman Lopez appointed Richard Enevoldsen to the Planning Commission.

A motion was made and passed to approve the following items on the consent agenda:

Approve of the minutes of the July 3, 2018 meeting; date for the next regular meeting for August 7, 2018 at 9 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Room at the Courthouse in Montevideo; appoint Alice McColley as the Chippewa County Deputy Registrar, effective Aug. 1, 2018; approve annual service contract payment to SafeAssure for $6,909.53; approve the permanent employment status of Stephanie Brock.

Accounts are payable as follows: County Revenue $439,697.81; Road & Bridge $51,033.33; Southern Prairie Purchasing $110; Ditch $10,448.18; totaling $501,289.32.

Chippewa County staff Bonnie Crosby, Kerri Heim, RaLonda Lens, Carrie Regnier, Amy Rodeberg, Michelle May, and Scott Williams met before the board to present on the Property Split Kaizen Event.

A motion was made to approve 2018-2020 Labor Agreement with Law Enforcement Labor Services Union #59. The motion was approved.

Auditor/Treasurer May updated the board on the tax forfeiture status of a mobile home park in Montevideo, and the board directed May to research cleanup costs.

The board then discussed the voting delegates for the One Watershed One Plan, and authorized Commissioner Lopez as the voting delegate and Commissioner Matt Gilbertson as the mandatory alternate.

A motion to approve the service agreement with Government Management Group for the fiscal year 2018, 2019 and 2020 cost allocation plans at a cost of $3,700 per year was made. The motion was approved.

A motion was then made to approve the Resolution Establishing Procedures Relating to Compliance with Reimbursement Bond Regulations Under the Internal Revenue Code, which was then approved.

The board next reviewed May’s recommendations for ditch liens for 2018. A motion was made to approve the ditch liens, which was then approved.

The board discussed the delinquent property taxes on parcel 40-095-0759 and the possible tax forfeiture. A motion was made to reimburse the county taxes of $1,561.65 if the property is purchased and developed with residential homes within two years. The motion was approved.

The board then discussed an employee vacation request and directed the employee to work with May on various options to meet the needs of both the county and the employee.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.