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Commissioner Meeting Minutes - June 24, 2008

PROCEEDINGS OF THE MURRAY COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
MURRAY COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER – SLAYTON, MINNESOTA
JUNE 24, 2008 – 9:00 a.m.

Pursuant to notice, the Murray County Board of Commissioners convened in special session with the following members present:  Commissioners John Giese, Gerald Magnus, Robert Moline, William J. Sauer and Kevin Vickerman.  Also present Heidi Winter, Auditor-Treasurer.
 
The meeting opened by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Ronda Radke met with the Board to present a recommendation from the Personnel Committee.

It was moved by Robert Moline, seconded by William J. Sauer, and passed to hire Jolene Johnson as Assistant Museum Director, effective June 30, 2008 at the pay scale of 146 and the hourly rate of $10.18.

The Board discussed setting a special meeting with the Shetek Area Water and Sewer Commission.

It was moved by Robert Moline, seconded by Gerald Magnus, and passed to set a special meeting with the Shetek Area Water and Sewer Commission for July 21, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. to be held in the Commissioners Room for the purpose of discussing Lift Stations 1, 2 and 3 of the Lake Shetek Sanitary Sewer Improvement Project.

The Board discussed the possibility of renting the vacated Human Services Building to Larry Henderson for a business expansion.  The Building Committee was assigned to meet with Henderson on this possible rental and also explore the costs associated with demolishing the building and report back to the Board.  The Board also discussed approaching Schmitz Grain, Inc. about resolving the problem with the dust from the elevator that affects the Highway Department Buildings.  Commissioners Vickerman and Giese were assigned to meet with Schmitz Grain.  No Board Action was taken.  

The Board discussed the old Legion building on Maple Road, currently used for storage.  No Board action was taken. 

The Board discussed various buildings on the Fairgrounds. 

It was moved by William J. Sauer, seconded by Robert Moline, and passed to authorize an expenditure of $1,585 to Farm & Ranch Spray Painting for equipment rental and materials to apply roofing paint to the Swine and Sheep Buildings on the Fairgrounds. 

Two quotes for shingles for the round barn were presented as follows:
       Slayton Building Materials           $4,967.74
       Fulda Lumber Yard                    $4,963.97

The Board discussed the progress of the FFA Building on the Fairgrounds.  No Board action was taken.

Heidi Winter reported that she will be attending an AMC Meeting on Levy Limits for Auditors and Administrators in Redwood Falls on Friday and will report back to the Board at the regular meeting on July 1, 2008.  No Board action was taken.

The Board discussed getting both a portable trailer and stage to use on the Fairgrounds.  The Building Committee was assigned to look into pricing for both and report back.  No Board action was taken. 

It was moved by William J. Sauer, seconded by Robert Moline, and passed to award the quote for 59 square of shingles to the Fulda Lumber Yard for the quoted price of $4,963.97.

The Board Chair recessed the meeting at 12:10 p.m. and reconvened at 1:45 p.m. following the Hospital Board Meeting. 

Heidi Winter reported that the Fulda Lumber Yard declined the award for the round barn shingle quote. 

It was moved by William J. Sauer, seconded by Robert Moline, and passed to rescind the motion to award the quote for 59 square of shingles to the Fulda Lumber Yard for the quoted price of $4,963.97.

It was moved by William J. Sauer, seconded by Gerald Magnus, and passed to purchase 59 square of shingles from Slayton Building Materials for the quoted price of $4,967.74.

The Board was reminded of the joint Pipestone/Murray County special meeting on June 27, 2008.

There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 2:08 p.m.