Tuesday July 18, 2023


          ALL PRESENT:  Commissioner Ostlund, Chair; Commissioners Morse and Jones; Board Clerk Teri Reitz; Clerk and Recorder Jeff Martin.


          PUBLIC COMMENTS ON REGULAR, CONSENT AND FILED AGENDA ITEMS – Five people spoke in opposition of the DES Department Reporting to Public Works. 

          CLAIMS – Batches 23-209, 23-210, 23-211 and 24-002.  Commissioner Jones made a MOTION to approve the Claims, Commissioner Morse seconded.  Passed Unanimous.

Commissioner Ostlund made a MOTION to move item 1A from the Consent Agenda to the Regular Agenda, Commissioner Morse seconded.  Passed Unanimous.  Commissioner Ostlund stated there is no and was no direction to change the operating capacity of DES.  This is a coordination effort between the two offices, they occupy the same office and often share the permit writing tasks.  No one would be asked or expected to call anybody but the DES office when they need something, and the DES office would do all the things they do now.  The job description hasn’t changed.  I certainly think the DES office does a great job.  Commissioner Morse I am going to make a motion to table this for now review it with the fire chiefs and talk about the structure and then bring it back to the board.  Commissioner Ostlund made a MOTION to table DES Department Reporting to Public Works, Commissioner Jones seconded.  Passed Unanimous. 

          CONSENT AGENDA – 1.  COMMISSIONERS – A.)  DES Department Reporting to Public Works. (Moved to the Regular Agenda) - TABLED  B.)  MOU – Landfill Use Agreement.  C.)  Board Openings – Updated List.  D.)  Employee Handbook July 2023.  2.  EMERGENCY AND GENERAL SERVICES – A.)  Emergency Watershed Protection Grant – Miller McGirl Ditch Company Accepts 25% Match.  B.)  Custer Repeater Project.  3. FINANCE – A.)  Contract with WWC Engineering for Parking Lot Design.  B.)  Intercap Loan Approval for Old Hardin Road Sidewalk Phase II.  4.  METRAPARK – MetraPark Trust March Check Log for May and June 2023.  5.  PUBLIC WORKS – Park Administrator Contract Extension.  6.  HUMAN RESOURCES – PERSONNEL ACTION REPORTS – Detention Facility – 2 Appointments.

          FILE ITEMS – 1.  AUDITOR – Payroll Audit June 16 to June 30, 2023.  2.  CLERK OF DISTRICT COURT – Disbursements and Checks for June 2023.  3.  COMMISSIONERS – A.)  MCEP Grant Award for the 2025 Biennium.  B.)  HRDC General Relief Assistance Program Quarterly Report for Quarter Ending June 30th, 2023.  4.  FINANCE – Finance Amendment for Professional Services with Cushing Terrell for Courthouse and Miller Building Planning.  5.  HUMAN RESOURCES – June 16 – June 30 Payroll Audit.  Commissioner Morse made a MOTION to approve the Consent Agenda and place the File Items to file, Commissioner Jones seconded.  Passed Unanimous.

          PUBLIC COMMENTS ON COUNTY BUSINESS – Hearing no comments Commissioner Ostlund adjourned the meeting at 9:48 a.m.

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