November 24, 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):126 133 0215; (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)

9:57 Break

10:07 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 attending 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 November 10, 2020 to November 23, 2020

  B) Approve November 10, 2020 County Board Minutes

  C) Approve Electronic Funds Transfers

  D) Approve Commissioner’s Vouchers

  E) Approve Auditor’s Vouchers – R&B Contract Payment

  F) Approve Auditor’s Vouchers – CARES Grants, Round 2

  G) Approve Auditor’s Vouchers – October Sales & Diesel Tax

  H) Approve Auditor’s Vouchers – October Tax Settlements

  I) Approve Manual Warrants/Voids/Corrections – LLCC Credit Card Fees

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

  K) Approve Manual Warrants/Voids/Corrections – October Mtg. Reg & Deed Tax

  L) Approve Manual Warrants/Voids/Corrections – Elan paid 10/29/20 Allocated

  M) Approve Manual Warrants/Voids/Corrections – Elan paid 11/13/20, State General Tax, Camping Refund, Returned Payment – NSF – Taxes

  N) Approve Manual Warrants/Voids/Corrections – Medical FSA Claims

  O) Approve Manual Warrants/Voids/Corrections – Returned Payment, Wrong County – Taxes

  P) Approve Fire Protection Contract with the City of Aitkin

  Q) Approve Fire Protection Contract with the City of McGrath

  R) Approve Genetec Advantage Contract

  S) Approve Medical Examiner Agreement 2021

  T) Approve 2021 Newspaper Bid Specifications

10:10   3) Kami Genz – Community Corrections

  A) Approve Community Corrections Comprehensive Plan & Advisory Board

10:30   4) Terry Neff – Environmental Services Director

  A) Approve Joint Powers Agreement for Regional Solid Waste Plan

10:40  5) John Welle – County Engineer

  A) Adopt Resolution: Designate Pipeline Inspector

10:45   6) Jessica Seibert – County Administrator

  A) CARES Update Direction Requested

  B) Administrator Updates

11:05   7) Committee Updates

11:35     Adjourn


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