ADJOURNED MEETING OF THE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

May 26, 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):126 758 0054 (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 (when there is a large number of speakers to be heard, the Board of Commissioners may shorten this time). 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 May 12, 2020 to May 25, 2020

  B) Approve May 12, 2020 County Board Minutes

  C) Approve Electronic Funds Transfers

  D) Approve Auditor’s Vouchers

  E) Approve Auditor’s Vouchers – Sales & Diesel Tax

  F) Approve Auditor’s Vouchers – Hwy Dept

  G) Approve Commissioner’s Vouchers

  H) Approve Manual Warrants/Voids/Corrections

  I) Approve Manual Warrants/Voids/Corrections

  J) Approve Manual Warrants/Voids/Corrections – Refund Tax Payment

  K) Approve Manual Warrants/Voids/Corrections – NSF Check Property Taxes

  L) Approve Manual Warrants/Voids/Corrections – Elan

  M) Approve Manual Warrants/Voids/Corrections – Repay of Taxes – Unable to Locate Accounts

  N) Approve Manual Warrants/Voids/Corrections – Tax Refund – Unable to Locate Account

  O) Approve Manual Warrants/Voids/Corrections – Camping Refunds – COVID Related

  P) Approve Manual Warrants/Voids/Corrections – Flex Spending Claims

  Q) Approve “Off Sale” Liquor License – Viking at 1865 C Store

  R) Approve Request to Fill Aitkin Airport Commission Committee Vacancy

  S) Adopt Resolution: 2020 State of MN Boat & Water Safety Grant Agreement


10:00  3) Jessica Seibert – County Administrator

  A) Administrator Updates

  B) Approve Changes to General Operations Policy

  C) Approve Changes to Procurement Policy

  D) Adopt Resolution: Open County Buildings


10:30  4) Kirk Peysar – County Auditor

  A) Off Sale Liquor License Public Hearing

Anyone, whether attending in person or virtually, wishing to speak during the public hearing 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.


10:50  5) Committee Updates


11:20    Adjourn


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