April 28, 2020 – BOARD AGENDA

Government Center Board Room
The Governor of the State of Minnesota has issued Executive Order 20-01 Declaring a Peacetime Emergency
and Coordinating Minnesota’s Strategy to Protect Minnesotans from COVID-19. Based on these conditions,
the Chair of the Aitkin County Board of Commissioners has determined that the requirements of Minnesota
Statute 13D.021, Subd. (1) have been met and it is not practical or prudent for all members of the county board
to meet in person. Therefore, on April 9th, 2020 the Aitkin County Board Chair signed a Determination related
to COVID-19 part of which allows that the public, as well as some or all members of the County Board to join
County board meetings remotely.

The public is invited to join the meeting remotely by phone call 1-408-418-9388, (access code):623 654 722 (meeting password): 7282.

9:00 1) Bill Pratt, County Board Chair

  A) Call to Order

  B) Pledge of Allegiance

  C) Board of Commissioners Meeting Procedure

  D) Approval of Agenda

9:02 E) Health & Human Services (see separate HHS agenda)

9:45   Break

9:55 F) Citizens’ Public Comment – Comments from visitors must be informational in nature and not exceed (5) minutes per person. The County Board generally will not engage in a discussion or debate in those five minutes but will take the information and find answers if that is appropriate. As part of the County Board protocol, it is unacceptable for any speaker to slander or engage in character assassination at a public Board meeting.

Anyone, whether attending in person or virtually, wishing to speak during the public comment period should notify the County Administrator’s office at 218-927- 7276 option 7 no later than 2:30 P.M. on the Monday before the meeting.

2) Consent Agenda – All items on the Consent Agenda are considered to be routine and have been made available to the County Board at least two days prior to the meeting; the items will be enacted by one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a Board member or citizen so requests, in which event the item will be removed from this Agenda and considered under separate motion.

  A) Correspondence File April 15, 2020 to April 27, 2020

  B) Approve April 14, 2020 County Board Minutes

  C) Approve Electronic Funds Transfers

  D) Approve Auditor Vouchers – Diesel Tax

  E) Approve Auditor Vouchers – Sales Tax

  F) Approve Commissioner Vouchers

  G) Approve Manual Warrants/Voids/Corrections – Elan

  H) Approve Risk Assessment and Internal Control Policies

  I) Approve Township Approval of 3.2% License Application

  J) Approve 3.2% Malt Liquor Licenses

  K) Approve On Sale Combination Wine Strong Beer License

  L) Approve Fair Grounds Building Repairs

  M) Approve Timber Permits Extensions

  N) Adopt Resolution: Search & Rescue Donation – City of Tamarack

  O) Adopt Resolution: Search & Rescue Donation – Williams Township

  P) Adopt Resolution: Search & Rescue Donation – Seavey Township

10:00  3) Rich Courtemanche – Land Commissioner

  A) Public Hearing for Land Classification

  B) Tax Forfeited Land – Property Trade Discussion

10:10  4) Mike Dangers – County Assessor

  A) 2020 Assessment Summary

10:30  5) Kirk Peysar – County Auditor

  A) Request to Schedule Public Hearing – 2020 Off Sale Liquor License – Westerlund Cenex

  B) Adopt Resolution: Property Tax Penalty Abatement

10:40  6) John Welle – County Engineer

  A) Equipment Purchase – Motor Grader

  B) US Hwy 169 – CR 54 – CR 56 Intersection

11:00  7) Jessica Seibert – County Administrator

  A) Public Service Recognition Week May 3rd – 9th

  B) Administrator Updates

  C) 1st Quarter 2020 Budget Review

  D) Curbside Service of Library Materials in Aitkin County

11:15  8) Bobbie Danielson – Human Resources Director

  A) Interim Policy: COVID-19 Program for Employees

11:25  9) Committee Updates

11:55    Adjourn


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