The Chippewa County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 at 9 a.m. at the Courthouse in Montevideo. Commissioners present were David Nordaune, Matt Gilbertson, Jim Dahlvang, David Lieser, and Commissioner Jeffrey Lopez.

First before the board were County Attorney David Gilbertson and Victim Witness Director Denise Loy who presented an overview of the Victim Witness program, to which the board then requested that Loy report updates about the program to the board on an annual basis. Gilbertson then provided a written report of the activities of his office, as well as updated the board on court trials and investigations conducted during the month of November 2018.

The minutes of the November 20 meeting, as well as the date for the next meeting on Dec. 18 at 1:30 p.m. Also discussed was the addition of Jeffrey Eickhoff to the County Credit Card Policy, in addition to the approval of the Hinterland Vineyards LLC On-Sale Liquor License. All items on the consent agenda were approved.

County Sheriff Stacey Tufto, along with sheriff elect Derek Olson met with the board to review the activities of the Sheriff’s Department during the month of November. Sheriff Tufto requested action to be taken on the quote received from Watchguard Video, updating the mobile vision for the department squads for an estimated cost of $6,565. A motion was made to approve the purchase as recommended, which was approved.

County Engineer Steve Kubista next met before the board to review the activities of the Highway Department during the month of November. Kubista recommended the final payment of CP 02-001. The original amount of the contract was $31,655; the final amount of the contract is $47,335. A motion was made to approve the payment, which was approved.

Land & Resources Management Director Scott Williams met before the board to discuss the Demolition Landfill contract. The current agreement will expire on Dec. 31, 2018, and Williams recommended an extension of the agreement for a five-year period from 2019 to 2024 at $14.31 per ton with an inclusion that would allow the contractor to terminate the agreement upon a six-month notice. A motion was made to approve the five-year agreement, ending on Dec. 31, 2024 for operation of the Chippewa County Demolition Landfill. The motion was approved.

William also requested the approval of a resolution designating the Land & Resource Management Department as responsible for the implementation and maintenance of the Aquatic Invasive Species Aid. A motion was made to approve the Resolution for Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Aid. The motion was approved.