May 12, 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):620 483 299; (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 April 28, 2020 to May 11, 2020

  B) Approve April 28, 2020 County Board Minutes

  C) Approve Electronic Funds Transfers

  D) Approve Commissioner Vouchers

  E) Approve Auditor’s Vouchers - Contegrity

  F) Approve Manual Warrants/Voids/Corrections

  G) Approve Manual Warrants/Voids/Corrections – Payroll Flex

  H) Approve Manual Warrants/Voids/Corrections – Tax Refund

  I) Approve Manual Warrants/Voids/Corrections – Elan

  J) Approve Manual/Warrants/Voids/Corrections – Medical FSA

  K) Adopt Resolution: Search & Rescue Donation – City of Hill City

9:02   3) Rich Courtemanche – Land Commissioner

  A) Land Dept. Timber Extension Policies

9:12   4) John Welle – County Engineer

  A) Equipment Purchase – Mechanic Service Vehicle

  B) Award Contract No. 20204

9:32   5) Ross Wagner – Economic Development & Forest Industry Coordinator

  A) Engineering Services – Mille Lacs East ATV Trail

9:52   6) Jessica Seibert – County Administrator

  A) Administrator Updates

  B) Approve Change Order

  C) 2021 Budget Discussion

  D) County Engineer Reappointment

10:22  7) Committee Updates

10:52     Adjourn


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