July 14, 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 1-415-655-0001, (access code):126 729 7376; (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

E)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 June 23, 2020 to July 13, 2020

B)Approve June 23, 2020 County Board Minutes

C)Approve June 23, 2020 BAE Minutes

D)Approve Electronic Funds Transfers

E)Approve Commissioner Vouchers

F)Approve Commissioner Vouchers

G)Approve Auditor’s Vouchers

H)Approve Auditor’s Vouchers

I)Approve Auditor’s Vouchers – R&B Contract Payment, Sheriff’s Vehicle,

Roof Replacement Fairgrounds Building

J)Approve Auditor’s Vouchers – Contegrity

K)Approve Manual Warrants/Voids/Corrections – FSA Claims, Camping Refund (COVID)

L)Approve Manual Warrants/Voids/Corrections – State General Tax

M)Approve Manual Warrants/Voids/Corrections – Camping Refund (COVID)

N)Approve Manual Warrants/Voids/Corrections – FSA, PEIP

O)Approve Manual Warrants/Voids/Corrections – Mortgage Reg. State Deed Tax

P)Approve Manual Warrants/Voids/Corrections – Elan Paid 6/11/20 – Allocation to Accounts

Q)Approve Manual Warrants/Voids/Corrections – Elan Paid 6/25/20

R)Approve Manual Warrants/Voids/Corrections – NSF Check/Taxes

S)Approve Manual Warrants/Voids/Corrections – FSA Claims

T)Approve Manual Warrants/Voids/Corrections – Elan Paid 6/25/20

U)Approve Manual Warrants/Voids/Corrections – Camping Refund (COVID)

V)Approve Manual Warrants/Voids/Corrections – Merchant Acct Fee’s June

W)Approve Grant Signature – R101-10-2A Amendment #8

X)Adopt Resolution: Coronavirus Relief Fund Certification Form

Y)Approve 2020 Squad Purchases

Z)Approve Motor Pool Vehicle Purchase

AA)Approve Deputy Registrar Agreement

BB)Adopt Resolution: Search & Rescue Donation – Mille Lacs Energy Community Trust



Lori Grams – County Treasurer



A) Property Tax Penalty Waiver Request and Payment Plan



Dan Guida – Sheriff



A) COPS Hiring Grant Award



Chris Sutch – IT Manager



A) Barracuda Backup Appliance 8090

9:23 6) John Welle – County Engineer

A)ADA Transition Plan for Public Rights of Way

B)Highway Department Office Expansion/Renovation Update

9:43 7) Jessica Seibert – County Administrator

A)Administrator Updates

B)Coronavirus Relief Fund

10:13 8) Committee Updates

10:43 9) Dan Guida – Sheriff

A)Closed Session Under MN Statute 13D.05 Subd 3d Security Briefing Report

10:58 Adjourn

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