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): 126 266 4705; (meeting password): 7282.

9:00 1) J. Mark Wedel, County Board Chair

    A) Call to Order

    B) Pledge of Allegiance

    C) Board of Commissioners Meeting Procedure

    D) Approval of Agenda

9:05 E) Health & Human Services (see separate HHS agenda)

10:05 Break

F) – 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 January 5, 2021 to January 25, 2021

   B) Approve January 5, 2021 Year End 2020 County Board Minutes

   C) Approve January 5, 2021 County Board Minutes

   D) Approve Electronic Funds Transfers

   E) Approve Commissioner’s Vouchers 1/8/21

   F) Approve Commissioner’s Vouchers 1/22/21

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

   H) Approve Auditor’s Vouchers – Settlements, Property Tax Overpays

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

   J) Approve Manual Warrants/Voids/Corrections – Elan paid 12/24/20 – Allocated

   K) Approve Manual Warrants/Voids/Corrections – Medical FSA 2020, Elan paid 1/6/21, Mtg Reg & Deed Tax – Dec, NSF – Recorders Office

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

   M) Approve Schedule County Board of Appeal and Equalization

   N) Approve Approve Affidavit for Duplicate of Lost Warrant

   O) Approve Aitkin County Housing & Redevelopment Authority Board Appointment

   P) Approve Amend SSTS and Permit Inspection Contract

   Q) Approve Agreement for Prosecution Services

   R) Adopt Resolution: County Timber Auction Dates 2021

   S) Adopt Resolution: Conveyance of Tax Forfeited Land to Palisade

   T) Adopt Resolution: LG230 Off-Site Gambling – Minnewawa Sportsmen’s Club

10:17 3) Jessica Seibert – County Administrator

     A) Peggy Jones – American Peat Technology & Brother Justus Whiskey Company Presentation.

10:27 4) John Welle – County Engineer

     A) Adopt Resolution: Revoke Portions of CSAH 25

     B) Adopt Resolution: Vacate Portions of CSAH 25

10:42 5) Karla White – Jail Administrator

     A) Jail Facility Inspection Report – Discussion Only

10:52 6) Kirk Peysar – Auditor

     A) Adopt Resolution: LG220 – Change of Date – Up North Riders ATV Club Inc.

10:57 7) Mike Dangers – County Assessor

     A) Individual Disaster Abatement and Credit – Parcel 08-0-031902

11:02 8) Bobbie Danielson – HR Director

     A) Personnel Committee Recommendations

a. Update Seasonal and Temporary Wage Scale Policy as Proposed

b. Information Only: The Temp Hire to Administer State COVID Relief Package Declined Offer.

11:12 9) Jessica Seibert – County Administrator

     A) Approve Request to Fill East Central Regional Library Board Vacancy

     B) Approve Aitkin Co. COVID-19 Business Relief Pmts. Application Process

     C) Administrator Updates

11:37 10) Committee Updates

12:07 Break

12:17 11) Jessica Seibert – County Administrator

     A) Closed Session Under MN Statute 13D.05 Subd 3 (a) County Administrator Performance Evaluation

12:47     Ajourn


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