October 27, 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): 126 283 6573; (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)

9:47 Break

9:57 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 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 October 13, 2020 to October 26, 2020

  B) Approve October 13, 2020 County Board Minutes

  C) Approve Electronic Funds Transfer

  D) Approve Commissioner’s Voucher

  E) Approve Auditor’s Vouchers – R&B Contract Payments, CARES Grant Payments

  F) Approve Auditor’s Vouchers – Contegrity Payments

  G) Approve Auditor’s Vouchers – September Sales & Use Tax

  H) Approve Auditor’s Vouchers – R&B Final Contract Payment, IT Invoice

  I) Approve Auditor’s Vouchers – School Advance Payments

  J) Approve Manual Warrants/Voids/Corrections – Mtg. Reg, Deed Tax

  K) Approve Manual Warrants/Voids/Corrections – Elan paid 10/1/20 Allocated (Received)

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

  M) Approve Manual Warrants/Voids/Corrections – Camping Refunds

  N) Approve Manual Warrants/Voids/Corrections – Elan paid 10/15/20

  O) Approve Manual Warrants/Voids/Corrections – Electronic Chargeback, Returned Checks – Taxes

  P) Approve Manual Warrants/Voids/Corrections – Returned Payment, Unable to Locate Acct

  Q) Approve Affidavit for Duplicate of Lost Warrant

  R) Approve Health & Human Services Roof Contract

  S) Adopt Resolution Donation to Veteran Services – MBJ Inc, Johnson’s Portside

  T) Adopt Resolution Final Contract Payment – Contract No. 20182

10:00   3) Terry Neff – Environmental Services Director

  A) Final Plat – First Amendment to Savanna Ridge Second Addition

  B) Final Plat - Lakes Storage Valhalla First Addition

10:05   4) Ross Wagner – Economic Development & Forest Industry Coordinator

  A) Award Aitkin CARES for Business Grant, Round 2

10:20   5) Jessica Seibert – County Administrator

  A) Authorize CARES Act Distribution

10:40   6) John Welle – County Engineer

  A) Set Public Hearing Date – Revoke Portions of CSAH 25

10:45   7) Bobbie Danielson – Human Resources Director

  A) Personnel Committee Recommendation

  B) Personnel Committee Recommendation, Continued

11:00   8) Jessica Seibert – County Administrator

  A) Aitkin County HRA Update – Teresa Smude

  B) Administrator Updates

11:15   9) Committee Updates

11:45     Adjourn


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