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OFFICIAL PUBLICATION July 19, 2022 Cottonwood County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting

The Board of Commissioners met at the Cottonwood County Courthouse in Windom, MN. Present in person for all or portions of the meeting were: Commissioners Larry Anderson, Norman Holmen, Donna Gravley, Kevin Stevens, Tom Appel, County Coordinator Kelly Thongvivong, Auditor/Treasurer Donna Torkelson, Kathy Marsh, Gale Bondhus, Jason Purrington, Jason Rupp, Dan Quade, Mark Schenk, Nick Klisch, Kyle Pillatzki, Michelle Baumhoefner, Brenda Skrove, 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 July 5, 2022, regular meeting; to approve July warrants in the amount of $217,195.37 and broken down as follows: County Revenue Fund — $25,821.02, Long Term Capital Outlay — $5,854.39; County Building Fund — $376.70, Ditch Fund — $974.82, Taxes and Penalties Fund — $292.50, Agency Fund — $100.00, Road and Bridge Fund — $164,717.00, Waste Abatement/Score Fund — $272.00, Landfill Enterprise Fund — $18,786.94; adjournment.

Personnel Items — approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to hire Rebecca Ellingson as parttime Jailer/Dispatcher after successful completion of all hiring requirements; to reinstate Tessla Crowell as fulltime Jailer/Dispatcher and move her to Step E ($23.20) on the 2022 matrix effective July 18, 2022; to close the meeting at 11:34 a.m. to discuss strategy for upcoming labor negotiations; to open the closed session at 12:25 p.m.

Additional Action Items — approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to move forward with a one year contract with Routeware for the RECollect app in the amount of $9,151.35; to recess as the County Board and to convene as the Ditch Authority; to set the JD #3 landowner meetings for August 5 at the Law Enforcement Center and to set the JD#3 final hearing date as August 30 at 8:00 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Room of the Courthouse; to adjourn as the Ditch Authority and to reconvene as the County Board; to accept the quote from Miller-Sellner for the Triton Aluminum Trailer in the amount of $7,410; to set the lease rate for the City of Windom (Windom Police Department) at $2,050/month for 2023 and to increase the DVHHS Public Health and Human Services lease rates 5% each for 2023; to approve a lease with SW/WC, covering the period of August 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023, for approximately 265 square feet of office space at the N71 Building at a rate of $15 per square foot ($3,975/year or $331.25/ month); to approve resolution 22-07-19 “Objection to 2023 Minnesota Department of Human Services Selection of Participating Health Plans.”

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