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OFFICIAL PUBLICATION November 1, 2022 Cottonwood County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting

The Board of Commissioners met at the Cottonwood County Courthouse in Windom, MN. Present for all or portions of the meeting were: Commissioners Larry Anderson, Norman Holmen, Donna Gravley, Kevin Stevens, Tom Appel, County Attorney Nick Anderson, County Coordinator Kelly Thongvivong, Auditor/Treasurer Donna Torkelson, Kathy Marsh, Nick Klisch, Jed Rhubee, Alex Schultz, Sheila Pierson, Jason Rupp, Dan Quade, Jason Purrington, John Kolb, Clinton Engen, Kirk Engen, Lowell Warner, William Douglass, Bruce Byers, Brian Nyborg, Cathy Hohenstein, Jim Eigenberg, Kelly Rasche, and Joel Alvstad.

Routine Items— approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to approve the agenda as amended; to approve the minutes of the October 18, 2022, regular meeting; to approve November warrants in the amount of $140,387.83 and broken down as follows: County Revenue Fund — $94,670.67, Ditch Fund — $2,703.50, Road and Bridge Fund — $24,735.47, Waste Abatement/Score Fund — $4,290.00, Landfill Enterprise Fund — $13,988.19; adjournment.

Personnel Items — approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to close the meeting at 11:16 a.m. to discuss strategy for upcoming labor negotiations; to open the closed session at 11:39 a.m.

Additional Action Items — approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to recess as the County Board and to convene as the Ditch Authority; to adopt the CD#35 Findings and Order for Removal of Property as presented; to accept the Petition to Impound, Reroute, and Divert County Ditch #33 Drainage System Waters and the Findings and Order Receiving Petition and Initiating Proceedings; to accept the Petition to Impound, Reroute, and Divert Branch B1 of the JD #27 Drainage System Waters and the Findings and Order Receiving Petitions and Initiating Proceedings; to adjourn the Special Ditch Authority meeting; to adjourn as the Ditch Authority and to reconvene as the County Board; to accept the quote from Hammers for a higher quality carpet in the amount of $9,822.60 as the quote included disposal of current carpet; to accept the bid from Elite Appliance for a commercial refrigerator for the jail in the amount of $4,850.00; to approve the Conditional Use Permit submitted by Mitchell Klingsporn for a feedlot expansion in a sensitive area with conditions; to approve the Conditional Use Permit submitted by Curt Nagorske for a feedlot expansion in a sensitive area with conditions; to authorize the County Engineer to execute the Reimbursement Agreement — Preliminary Engineering Services with Union Pacific Railroad; to approve the 2022-2023 snow removal agreements with the City of Jeffers, City of Westbrook, City of Mountain Lake, and Lakeside Township; to approve the renewal of the 3-year ESRI Enterprise Agreement for GIS licensing between Cottonwood County offices and Soil & Water in the amount of $48,750.

S/Donna Torkelson, Auditor/Treasurer S/Donna Gravley, Board Chair S/Kelly Thongvivong, County Coordinator



Proposals for the work described below will be received online through until 2:00 PM on December 2, 2022. Bids will be electronically opened and publicly read through Microsoft Teams. Please use the below link or call-in number/Conference ID to hear the bid opening results: 1. Microsoft Teams Link: MTLKFilterMedia 2. Meeting ID: 229 051 654 224 | Passcode: ZFctFj 3. Call: 1-612-428-8778, 189 062 436#

D E S C R I P T ION O F WORK: The work includes the construction of approximately: Replacement of existing reverse-graded gravel, greensand, and anthracite media; together with numerous related items of work, all in accordance with Plans and Specifications.

COMP L E T ION OF WORK: All work under the Contract must be completed within 150 calendar days.

PLAN HOLDERS LIST, ADDENDUMS, AND BID TABULATION: The plan holders list, addendums, and bid tabulations will be available for download online at or www. TO OBTAIN BID DOCUMENTS: Complete digital project bidding documents are available at www. or www.boltonmenk. com. You may view the digital plan documents for free by entering Quest project #8337586 on the website’s Project Search page. Documents may be downloaded for $ 45.0 0. Please contact at 952-233- 1632 or for assistance in free membership registration, viewing, downloading, and working with this digital project information.

BID SUBMITTAL: A bid shall be submitted online no later than the date and time prescribed. For this project, the City will only be accepting online electronic bids through QuestCDN. To access the electronic bid form, download the project document and click the online bidding button at the top of the advertisement. Prospective bidders must be on the plan holders list through QuestCDN for bids to be accepted.

BID SECURITY: A Proposal Bond in the amount of not less than 5 percent of the total amount bid, drawn in favor of the City of Mountain Lake shall accompany each bid.

OWNER’S RIGHTS RESERVED: The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any irregularities and informalities therein and to award the Contract to other than the lowest bidder if, in their discretion, the interest of the Owner would be best served thereby.

DATED: 11/10/2022 /S/Michael Mueller City Administrator/Clerk (253 — Nov. 16, 23, 2022)