SUMMARY PUBLICATION OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF
THE ISANTI COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
Per Minnesota Statutes 375.12 Publication of Proceedings.
Meeting held on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. Government Center Boardroom
A detail of the entire minutes are available for public inspection in the Isanti County Administrators Office or by visiting our website at www.co.isanti.mn.us.
Chairperson Turnquist; Commissioners Anderson, Morris, Oslund, Warring
Members Absent: None
Others Present: K VanHooser, J Edblad, K Anderson, T Marttila, B Lauseng, R Heilman, D Meyer, D Valentyn, L Thomson, P Streed, K Engberg, C Struss, P Messer, K Kolb, C Godeen, T Bergloff, T Schibilla (Reporter: N Olson)
O0o Chairperson Turnquist convened the meeting and led the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance.
O0o Public Comment Session. No public comment was made.
17/08-38 Morris/Anderson to approve the August 16, 2017, County Board agenda. Carried.
17/08-39 Oslund/Warring to approve the minutes of the August 1, 2017, County Board meeting. Carried.
17/08-40 Anderson/Oslund to approve the Select 105 Adoption Agreement with USI/Hanratty and
17/08-41 Warring/Morris to approve to Select 105 Administration Agreement with USI/Hanratty and
17/08-42 Oslund/Warring to approve the COBRA Administration Agreement with USI/Hanratty and
17/08-43 Anderson/Warring to approve the Flexible Benefits Plan Administration Agreement with USI/
Hanratty and Associates. Carried.
17/08-44 Morris/Oslund to approve the recommendation from Integrity Employee Benefits to switch to The
Hartford for Group Life Insurance Renewal effective January 1, 2018. Carried.
17/08-45 Anderson/Turnquist to approve a Resolution Adopting and Accepting a County Ditch Program
and Modernization Plan. Carried.
17/08-46 Morris/Oslund to approve setting a budget meeting for August 29, 2017, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
in the County Board Room. Carried.
17/08-47 Warring/Oslund to approve setting a budget meeting for September 12, 2017, beginning at 9:00
a.m. in the County Board Room. Carried.
17/08-48 Turnquist/Morris to approve the following claims and warrants:
17/08-49 Turnquist/Warring to approve the request to purchase for (4) workstations for the Information
Technology department in the amount of $16,981.07. Carried.
17/08-50 Morris/Warring to approve the request to purchase audio and video upgrades for the County
Board Room in the amount of $55,356.55. Carried.
17/08-51 Oslund/Warring to approve the following utility permits (on file). Carried.
17/08-52 Morris/Oslund to approve the County Veterans Service Office Operational Enhancement Grant
Program Resolution. Carried.
17/08-53 Anderson/Oslund to accept the resignation of T Leight, Correctional Officer, effective August 16,
17/08-54 Oslund/Morris to approve the replacement of a single bottom cylinder for the R&O elevator.
17/08-55 Morris/Oslund to approve the following RESOLUTION OF ACCEPTANCE OF DONATIONS TO
ISANTI COUNTY (on file). Carried.
17/08-56 Oslund/Warring to approve the following two (2) Resolutions: to Amend the List of Tax Forfeited
Land for the Public Sale, and to Amend the List of Tax Forfeited Land for the Private Sale.
Resolution #1 (Public Sale) (on file); and Resolution #2 (Private Sale) (on file). Carried.
O0o At this time a Public Hearing was held to consider the following: PETITION TO FORM THE LAKE FRANCIS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT (ISANTI COUNTY) (on file).
17/08-57 Morris/Warring to close the Public Hearing. Carried.
O0o At this time, L Thomson, Executive Director, A Place for You, and P Streed, Executive Director, New Pathways, provided Director Reports to the County Board members.
17/08-58 Anderson/Warring to approve a temporary 3.2 malt liquor license for Cambridge-Isanti Area
Softball Association for August 25-27, 2017 (on file). Carried.
17/08-59 Morris/Warring to approve an Application to Repurchase Forfeited Property requested by T
Wilkinson (on file). Carried.
O0o M Jensen, Isanti County Fiscal Supervisor, presented his agencys monthly financial report to the Board.
17/08-60 Morris/Warring to approve the resignation of A Yanta, Social Worker, effective August 18, 2017.
17/08-61 Oslund/Anderson to approve regular full-time status of C Olson, Social Worker, effective
September 1, 2017. Carried.
17/08-62 Anderson/Warring to ratify the hire of D Hoffman, Office Support Specialist, effective August 17,
O0o At this time, K Kolb, Financial Assistant Supervisor, and C Godeen, Welfare Fraud Investigator, presented reports on medical programs and welfare fraud investigations to the County Board.
17/08-63 Anderson/Oslund to approve the Amendment for Grant Contract for State Developed Crisis
17/08-64 Warring/Oslund to approve the Phase (Industries) Contract. Voting yes: Anderson, Oslund,
Turnquist, Warring. Abstain: Morris. Carried.
O0o The Board was advised that the number of Income Maintenance cases as shown by the MAXIS system as of July 31, 2017, was 2,356.
17/08-65 Warring/Oslund to approve the following social services expenditures:
17/08-66 Oslund/Turnquist to approve the final plat for J B and L M Hove, Hove Ridge. Legal description is
the SW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 fct. of Section 36, Township 35, Range 24, Bradford Township. Carried.
17/08-67 Morris/Anderson to approve the request to apply for FY 18 SSTS Program Grant funding. Carried.
PLANNING COMMISSION ACTIONS
17/08-68 Anderson/Oslund to approve the following Planning Commission Action #1 (on file). Carried.
17/08-69 Turnquist/Morris to approve the following Planning Commission Action #2 (on file). Carried.
17/08-70 Morris/Anderson to set a Public Hearing on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. in the
County Board Room to consider amending the zoning from Business to Agricultural/Residential
District (on file). Carried.
17/08-71 Anderson/Morris to approve the request from M Eklund, Isanti County resident, for a refund for a
rezone fee that has been paid in the amount of $500.00. Carried.
17/08-72 Morris/Oslund to adjourn (11:10 a.m.). Carried.
Kevin VanHooser, County Administrator
By: Sharon Katka, Office Manager/Personnel Technician
Published in the
Isanti County News
September 13, 2017