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PROCEEDINGS OF THE COUNTY BOARD OF JACKSON COUNTY, MINNESOTA

January 19, 2016


The County Board of Jackson County, Minnesota met in regular session in the Jackson County
Courthouse Board Room, 405 Fourth Street, City of Jackson, Minnesota on January 19, 2016. The
following County Board members were present: David Henkels, Rosemary Schultz, William Tusa,
Kim Hummel and Don Wachal, Commissioners; County Coordinator, Steven Duncan and Trish
Schulz, Human Resources Technician were also in attendance.
CALL TO ORDER
Motion was made by Commissioner Hummel and seconded by Commissioner Tusa to adopt the
Agenda. Motion carried unanimously.
OLD BUSINESS
Motion was made by Commissioner Tusa and seconded by Commissioner Wachal to remove
from Table item 5.1 and approve NAC Mechanical and Electrical Services Proposal to Perform an
FX Control System Upgrade for the Courthouse/Government Center Campus. Motion carried
unanimously.
NEW BUSINESS
CONSENT AGENDA
Motion was made by Commissioner Hummel and seconded by Commissioner Henkels to
approve the Consent Agenda. Motion carried unanimously.
Resolution 16-023 approving the January 5, 2016 Proceedings of the County Board.
Resolution 16-024 approving all Commissioners disbursements in accordance with Minnesota
Statutes 130.01, subd. 4(b), recorded on warrants numbered 77135 through 77256 in the amount of
$2,251,711.43 - for Revenue Fund, $183,709.09; Road and Bridge, $56,058.65; CIP Bonds,
$666,912.00; Ditch Fund 41, $159,575.06; Insurance Trust, $254,809.00; Fleet, $335.75; Bonds 37,
$231,801.25; Bonds 38, $414,010.63; Insurance Trust 73, $3,180.00; and Forfeit, $25.00. A detailed
list of claims paid is available at the Auditor/Treasurers Office upon request.
The County Board finds that the Jackson County Ambulance Services benefits the health and
welfare of county residents by providing timely, safe, and qualified emergency service, which
enhances the quality of life for county residents, and as such is an appropriate recipient of County
funds. Chair Schultz directs the Auditor/Treasurer to pay out the budget allocation of $21,000 to
Jackson Ambulance Service for the budget year 2016, to be distributed to the Jackson, Lakefield and
Heron Lake Ambulance Services based on the number of ambulances and the number of calls for
service, as presented to the Board.
The County Board finds that the Family Services Network benefits the welfare of county residents
by providing prevention and early intervention services to Jackson County children and families,
which in turn will help keep costs down that are associated with children and families in crisis, and

as such is an appropriate recipient of County funds. Chair Schultz directs the Auditor/Treasurer to
pay out the budget allocation of $10,000 to Family Services Network for the budget year 2016.
The County Board finds that the Southwest Minnesota Workforce Council benefits the economic
development of the County through workforce development, and as such is an appropriate recipient
of County funds. Chair Schultz directs the Auditor/Treasurer to pay out the budget allocation of
$2,415 to Southwest Minnesota Workforce Council for the budget year 2016.
Resolution 16-025 Authorizing Southwestern Mental Health Center, Inc. Board of Directors to
Amend the Mental Health Centers Articles of Incorporation by Changing the Location of the
Registered Office of the Corporation.
RESOLUTION 16-025
AUTHORIZING SOUTHWESTERN MENTAL HEALTH CENTER, INC. BOARD OF
DIRECTORS TO AMEND THE MENTAL HEALTH CENTERS ARTICLES OF
INCORPORATION BY CHANGING THE LOCATION OF THE REGISTERED OFFICE
OF THE CORPORATION
WHEREAS, the Southwestern Mental Health Centers Board of Directors determined the Centers
existing corporate office at 216 East Luverne Street, Luverne, MN no longer suited the needs of the
corporation, and
WHEREAS, the Southwestern Mental Health Center Board of Directors purchased and remodeled
new corporate office space at 117 South Spring Street, Luverne, MN, and
WHEREAS, the Southwestern Mental Health Centers Articles of Incorporation reflect the Centers
registered corporation office as 216 East Luverne Street, Luverne, MN
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that the Jackson County Board of Commissioners, all being voting
members of Southwestern Mental Health Center, Inc. pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 317A.133
Subd. 3 do hereby authorize the Board of Directors of said corporation to amend the Articles of
Incorporation by changing the location of the registered office of the corporation to 117 South
Spring Street, Luverne, MN without further approval of the members with voting rights.
Duly passed and adopted this 19th Day of January, 2016
_____________________________
Rosemary Schultz, Chair
ATTEST: ___________________________________
Steven Duncan, County Coordinator
HERON LAKE WATERSHED DISTRICT APPOINTMENTS
Commissioner Henkels recused himself due to conflict of interest regarding the appointment to the
three year term that expires February 24, 2019.

Motion was made by Commissioner Tusa and seconded by Hummel to adopt Resolution 16-026
appointing Wayne Rasche to the Heron Lake Watershed Board of Managers for a three year term to
expire February 24, 2019. Voting in favor of the motion were Commissioners Tusa, Hummel and
Wachal. Voting against the motion was Commissioner Schultz. Motion carried.
As there was no further conflict of interest, Commissioner Henkels rejoined the meeting for the next
appointment.
Motion was made by Commissioner Schultz to appoint Lloyd Kalfs to the Heron Lake Watershed
Board of Managers for the unexpired three year term to expire February 24, 2018. Motion died for
lack of a second.
Motion was made by Commissioner Schultz to appoint Jerry Ackerman to the Heron Lake
Watershed Board of Managers for the unexpired three year term to expire February 24, 2018.
Motion died for lack of a second.
Motion was made by Commissioner Henkels and seconded by Wachal to adopt Resolution
16-027 appointing Harvey Kruger to the Heron Lake Watershed Board of Managers to complete the
vacated, unexpired three year term to expire February 24, 2018. Voting in favor of the motion were
Commissioners Henkels, Tusa, Hummel and Wachal. Voting against the motion was Commissioner
Schultz. Motion carried.
PUBLIC WORKS
Motion was made by Commissioner Tusa and seconded by Wachal to adopt Resolution 16-028
approving the advertisement of the following projects at the Engineers discretion:
Overlays - SAP 032-605-01 ETAL on CSAH 5, 9 and 21
Micro Surface - SAP 032-604-048 ETAL on CSAH 4, 5 and 14
Seal Coats - SAP 032-030-020 on CSAH 1, 7, 15, 15 and 29
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion was made by Commissioner Henkels and seconded by Hummel to adopt Resolution
16-029 approving the purchase of one Tandem axle truck from I-State Truck Center from Inver
Grove Heights, Minnesota from State contract #77936 for a total price of $76,713.02 with trade.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion was made by Commissioner Henkels and seconded by Wachal to adopt Resolution
16-030 approving the purchase of truck equipment consisting of box, hoist, wing, hydraulics, etc.
from Truck Bodies and Equipment International (TBEI) Inc. from Lake Crystal, Minnesota from
State contract #100779 for a total purchase price of $92,301.00. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion was made by Commissioner Wachal and seconded by Tusa to adopt Resolution 16-031
approving the purchase of a truck plow from Crysteel Truck Equipment Inc. from Lake Crystal,
Minnesota from State contract #10077 for $10,214.01. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion was made by Commissioner Wachal and seconded by Hummel to adopt Resolution 16032 approving the purchase of a Cancade dump body trailer from Crysteel Truck Equipment Inc.
from Lake Crystal, Minnesota from State contract #10077 for $53,311.59. Motion carried
unanimously.

JACKSON COUNTY LIBRARY


Motion was made by Commissioner Hummel and seconded by Wachal to adopt Resolution
16- 033 authorizing Library Director, Tam Erickson to sign a Purchase Agreement for furniture for
the Jackson County Library for $97,081.85 contingent on approval by the County Library Board.
Motion carried unanimously.
JACKSON COUNTY AUDITOR/TREASURER
Motion was made by Commissioner Hummel and seconded by Wachal to adopt Resolution
16-034 authorizing withholding the increased 2016 DVHHS appropriation for payment until 2017.
And withholding the 2017 DVHHS accrued sick/vacation payment from the January, 2016
appropriation payment in the amount of $67,902, to resume normal monthly appropriation payments
in February through the remainder of the year. Motion carried unanimously.
COUNTY COORDINATOR
Motion was made by Commissioner Tusa and seconded by Wachal to adopt Resolution 16-035
authorizing entering into a joint powers agreement with the ten county members of the Lincoln
Pipestone Rural Water System (LPRW) to guarantee the payment of $3,108,000 in general
obligation bonds, as issued by Lincoln County, MN, for improvements to the LPRW system, if
deemed needed. Motion carried unanimously.
RESOLUTION 16-035
RESOLUTION APPROVING JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT
WHEREAS, LPRW provides potable water to individuals, farms, cities, and commercial customers
located in the following ten counties in southwest Minnesota:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

Jackson County,
Lac Qui Parle County,
Lincoln County,
Lyon County,
Murray County,
Nobles County,
Pipestone County,
Redwood County,
Rock County,
Yellow Medicine County; and

WHEREAS, LPRW needs to make improvements and upgrades to its existing water distribution
system, which LPRW refers to as the Improvements Project; and
WHEREAS, the Improvements Project is necessary to shore up LPRWs Verdi Well Field and to
replace old and antiquated equipment throughout LPRWs system, which will ultimately benefit
most of the aforementioned ten counties; and
WHEREAS, the estimated cost of the Improvements Project is $4,539,000.00; and

WHEREAS, $1,431,000.00 of the costs of the Improvements Project will be paid for by a grant
LPRW will receive from the United States Department of Agriculture/Rural Development; and
WHEREAS, the remaining $3,108,000.00 of costs for the Improvements Project will be paid for by
issuing general obligation bonds (GO bonds); and
WHEREAS, LPRW does not have the legal authority to issue GO bonds; and
WHEREAS, Lincoln County, Minnesota, has agreed to issue $3,108,000.00 of GO bonds on behalf
of LPRW to help finance the construction of the Improvements Project on the condition that the
other nine aforementioned counties sign a Joint Powers Agreement, which guarantees the payment
of both the interim and permanent GO bonds in the amount of $3,108,000.00; and
WHEREAS, Minnesota Statute 571.59 allows the ten aforementioned counties to enter into a Joint
Powers Agreement, which guarantees the payment of both the interim and permanent GO bonds in
the amount of $3,108,000.00.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Jackson County Board of Commissioners as
follows:
That the Joint Powers Agreement between the aforementioned ten counties and Lincoln Pipestone
Rural Water System, which is dated January 1, 2016, is hereby approved in its entirety.
Adopted this 19th day of January, 2016.
JACKSON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
_____________________________________________
Rosemary Schultz, Chair
ATTEST: _______________________________
Steven Duncan, County Coordinator
Motion was made by Commissioner Henkels and second Hummel to adopt Resolution 16-036
adopting the following new and revised policies effective February 1, 2016:
Policy 717 - Leave Benefits - Sick
Policy 718 - Leave Benefits - Vacation
Policy 805 - Social Media, County Use
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion was made by Commissioner Hummel and seconded by Henkels to adopt Resolution
16-037 adopting the 2016 Jackson County Legislative Platform as presented to the County Board.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion was made by Commissioner Hummel and seconded by Wachal to adopt Resolution
16-038 authorizing the County Coordinator to fill the full-time position of a Heavy Equipment
Operator in the Public Works Department. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion was made by Commissioner Henkels and seconded by Tusa to adopt Resolution 16-039
authorizing the County Coordinator to fill the full-time position of Assistant County Attorney.
Motion carried unanimously.

COMMITTEE AND BOARD REPORTS


Commissioner Henkels reported on ATP 7, Parks Meeting with DNR, SW Mental Health Governing
Board, Des Moines Valley Health and Human Services (DVHHS) Board Meeting and Southwest
Regional Development Commission.
Commissioner Hummel reported on Fort Belmont/JCT Inc., SW Mental Health Governing Board,
DVHHS Board Meeting and Western Community Action Bus Garage Committee.
Commissioner Wachal reported on GBERBA, Parks Meeting with DNR, AMC District Land Use
Meeting and DVHHS Board Meeting.
Commissioner Tusa reported on DVHHS Board Meeting, Western Community Action and Western
Community Action Bus Garage Committee.
Commissioner Schultz reported on Research to Action conference call, Trails meeting, Community
Leadership Team, DVHHS and Historical Society.
ADJOURN
Motion was made by Commissioner Tusa and seconded by Commissioner Henkels to adjourn
the meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
JACKSON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
_____________________________________________
Rosemary Schultz, Chair
ATTEST: _______________________________
Steven Duncan, County Coordinator