November 23, 2021 – BOARD AGENDA


Government Center Board Room


The public is invited to join the meeting remotely by phone call 1-415-655-0001, (access code): 2550 785 2968; (meeting password): 7282.


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

                  A)  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)


 9:45                Break


10:05         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 9, 2021 to November 22, 2021

                              B)  Approve November 9, 2021 County Board Minutes

                              C)  Approve Electronic Funds Transfers

                              D)  Approve Commissioner’s Vouchers

                              E)  Approve Auditor’s Vouchers – R&B Contract and Disparity Aid

                              F)   Approve Auditor’s Vouchers – Sales Tax and Diesel Tax, October 2021

                              G)  Approve Auditor’s Vouchers – October 2021 Tax Settlements

                              H)  Approve Auditor’s Vouchers – LLCC, R&B, and Courthouse Steps

                              I)    Approve Manual Warrants/Voids/Corrections – FSA Claims 2021 and LLCC Credit Card Fees October 2021

                              J)   Approve Manual Warrants/Voids/Corrections – MTG Reg and Deed Tax October 2021

                              K)  Approve Manual Warrants/Voids/Corrections – FSA Claims 2021 #40015524

                              L)   Approve Manual Warrants/Voids/Corrections – ELAN Paid 10/28/21

M)  Approve 2022 Newspaper Bid Specifications

N)  Approve Fire Protection Contract-Town of Ball Bluff

O)  Approve Fire Protection Contract-City of McGrath

P)  Approve Medical Examiner Contract

Q)  Approve Affidavit for Duplicate of Lost Warrant

R)  Approve Minor Language Change to Aitkin County Assembly Ordinance

S)  Approve Audit Engagement Letter and GASB 87 Lease Services

T)  Adopt Resolution: Final Contract Payment-Contract No. 20205

U)  Adopt Resolution: Final Contract Payment-Contract No. 20211

V)  Adopt Resolution: Final Contract Payment-Contract No. 20214

W) Adopt Resolution: Application for GIA Maintenance Funding



                        10:07   3)   Bobbie Danielson-Human Resources Director

A)   2022 Wage Scale and Employer Health Insurance Contributions

B)   Personnel Policy Updates


                        10:17   4)   Mike Dangers-County Assessor

A)   Property Tax Abatement Policy

B)   Property Tax Abatement Resolution


                        10:37   5)   Andrew Carlstrom-Environmental Services Director (10)

A)   Signature Change to Natural Resources Block Grant

B)   Request Public Hearing-Cervid Farms and Amending Ordinance


                        10:47   6)   Jessica Seibert – County Administrator

A)   Approve Transfer Resolution

B)   Administrator Updates


                        11:17   7)   Committee Updates



                        11:42   8)   Bobbie Danielson – Human Resources Director

A)   Closed Session Under Statute 13D.03 - Labor Negotiations Strategy



                  12:15         Adjourn   



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