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COUNTY COUNCIL JANUARY MEETING FOR – West Central Tribune

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JANUARY COUNTY COUNCIL MEETING FOR DETAILS, see www.kcmn.us or call (320) 231-6215 County Office AuditorfTreasurer of Kandiyohi County, Willmar, Minnesota. The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners met at 10:00 a.m., January 18, 2022, pursuant to the adjournment. All members were present. A motion by Nissen 2nd Gardner to approve payment of claims amounting to $381,223.49 from the revenue fund, $1,292.06 from the regional processing center fund, $232,304.02 from the roads and bridges, $7,021.05 from county building fund, $6,696.00 from ditch fund, $37,070.31 from library fund, $15,211.35 from library fund. Health & Human Services Building Fund, $6,173.54 from Recorders Technology Fund, $70,901.46 from Water & Sewer Fund, $3,530.59 from Computer/Communication Maintenance Fund, $16,371.00 from Capital Equipment Fund, $1,791.39 from the DARE Fund, $183,381.64 from the Sanitary Landfill Fund, according to the detailed list of claims as recorded in the County AuditorfTreasurer’s office was voted unanimously. A motion by Anderson 2nd Imdieke to approve the minutes of the January 4, 2022 Board meeting passed unanimously. A motion by Gardner 2nd Nissen to approve the minutes of the January 13, 2022 Special Board Meeting passed unanimously. The public hearing for a tax abatement for the MinnWest Technology Campus was held in accordance with the notice given. Sarah Swedburg, EDC, and Jim Sieben, MinnWest Campus, provided a summary of the request. No public was present at the hearing and there were no written submissions. A motion by Imdieke 2nd Nissen to close the public hearing passed unanimously. A motion by Gardner to approve Resolution 2022-6 for a 100% abatement of the county’s portion of the tax increase for the MinnWest Technology Campus died 2nd fault. A motion by Imdieke 2nd Nissen to approve resolution 2022-6 for an abatement of 100% in the years 2024 to 2027, 70% in the years 2028 to 2030 and 40% in the years 2031 to 2033 of the part of the county tax increase for MinnWest Technology Campus for parcels 95-508-3000, 95-508-3010 and 95-508-3030 was passed unanimously. Eric Holien, Sheriff, appeared with a grant contract agreement for the CEE-VI Drug Task Force. A motion by Nissen 2nd Anderson to accept the grant agreement of $194,875 available from January 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023 and $194,875 from July 1, 2022 to December 31, 2023 passed unanimously. Eric Holien appeared to seek approval of an agreement between the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office and the Town of Atwater. A motion by Anderson 2nd Nissen to approve an agreement between the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office and the Town of Atwater for law enforcement services passed unanimously. Mel Odens, Director of Public Works, appeared to seek acceptance and approval of final payment for work done on the County Roads 5 and 55 interchange. A motion by Gardner 2nd Imdieke to accept the project and carry out final payment to Hoffman Construction Co of Black River Falls, WI for $35,556.19 for work done on County Roads 5 and 55 passed unanimously. Jennie Lippert, director of health and human services, appeared to request a public hearing into proposed changes to county ordinances. A motion by Gardner 2nd Imdieke to hold a public hearing on February 15, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. for a proposed amendment to the Environmental Health Licensing Ordinance for: food, beverage and lodging establishments, parks manufactured homes, recreational camping areas, youth camps, and public schools were voted on unanimously. Scott Glup, President of the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center (PWELC), provided an overview of the history of the PWELC and introduced Jennifer Swenson as the new Director. Jennifer Swenson introduced herself and was welcomed by the Board to her position at PWELC. Larry Kleindl, administrator, appeared to discuss a consent program. He explained how it would work if passed and how it would affect board meetings. A motion by Imdieke 2nd Gardner to use a consent agenda at future board meetings passed unanimously. Gary Geer, director of environmental services, showed up with a request from Duane Hultgren for a wetland bank. A motion by Imdieke 2nd Nissen to approve the application to establish a Wetland Bank in Burbank Township Section 7 which comprises 28.40 acres and provides 13.14 Wetland Bank Credits was passed at the unanimity. Larry Kleindl came to the board with some initial dates for the 2022 redistricting. A motion by Gardner 2nd Anderson to accept the redistricting schedule and acknowledge the February 23, 2022 joint information meeting with the City of Willmar in the multipurpose room in the health and social services building at 6:00 p.m. was adopted unanimously. A petition from Nissen 2nd Anderson to approve a conditional use permit for Daniel Chupp and Jason Yutzy: the petitioners propose to operate an extensive home-based business engaged in the production of roof trusses in an A-1 agricultural preservation district in Harrison Township, Section 2, at 11055 180th St NE, Atwater with the findings of the Planning Commission and the following conditions: 1. The extended home-based business must be located on the homestead of the business owner. 2. The number of non-resident employees must not exceed 10. 3. The square footage of the building used for production/operations must not exceed 12,000 square feet. Up to 8,000 additional square feet of building area is permitted for storage purposes only. 4. Employee parking must be provided on site. 5. No unregistered vehicles or trailers should be stored on site. 6. Signage must comply with the standards of the ordinance. 7. Unserviceable equipment and unserviceable materials shall not be stored on site. 8. Outdoor storage should be shielded from view from public thoroughfares. was passed unanimously. Appraiser Val Svor appeared to seek 2 fire reductions for fires that occurred in 2021. The reductions relate to taxes for homes that are not habitable in 2021. A motion by Nissen 2nd Anderson to reduce the taxes payable in 2022 for parcel 95-009-0350 located at 1305 Ella Ave NW, Willmar for a fire that occurred on August 12, 2021 passed unanimously. A motion by Gardner 2nd Berg to reduce the taxes payable in 2022 by $695 for parcel 95-616-0240 located at 3051 pt Ave NW, Willmar for a fire that occurred on June 9, 2021 passed unanimously. A motion by Gardner 2nd Anderson to approve Resolution 2022-7: Request for VEGA-3 funding for an upgrade from Unity election software to Electionware for DS 200 passed unanimously. A motion by Nissen 2nd Anderson to allow meetings that had requested permission prior to the January 13, 2022 special board meeting to use the multipurpose room located on the ground floor of the Health and Services Building social if their meeting was scheduled after March 1st. A motion from Imdieke 2nd Gardner to amend the original motion to allow meetings scheduled after February 25th instead of March 1st. On a recorded vote, the amendment to the motion is adopted by 3 against 2. Vote yes: Gardner, Imdieke and Berg. Vote no: Anderson and Nissen. A motion by Nissen 2nd Anderson to allow meetings that had requested permission prior to the January 13, 2022 special board meeting to use the multipurpose room located on the ground floor of the Health and Services Building whether their meeting was scheduled after February 25 was on the vote passed unanimously. A motion by Nissen 2nd Gardner to reappoint Jesse Gislason and appoint Mary Warszynski to EDC’s operations board passed unanimously. Larry Kleindl gave administrative updates and the commissioners gave their committee report, for information only. On motion, the meeting was adjourned until 10:00 a.m., February 1, 2022. CERTIFICATE: /s/ Mark Thompson County Auditor/Treasurer BY COUNCIL: /s/ George “Corky” Berg President (February 5, 2022) 30051