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November 2, 2010

November 2, 2010
The Journal

Members present: Seeboth, Berg, Lochner, and

Potter along with Administrator Enter and County

Attorney Hinnenthal.

M/Potter, S/Lochner, to accept the Minutes

of 10-26-10 and authorize publication of the

Synopsis of same, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Berg, to authorize the payment

of General Government claims in the amount of

$151,793.52 as corrected, carried.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to approve nine (9) Drainage

Ditch Repair Requests, carried.

M/Potter, S/Berg, to authorize A/T Helget to

appoint a replacement for Deborah Dove on the

2010 General Election Canvass Board scheduled

for 9:00 AM on 11-5-10, carried.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to approve the designation

of Citizens Bank New Ulm (CBNU) Minnesota as

the County's main depository of public funds for a

five year period beginning 1-1-11, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Potter, to accept the resignation

of Paivi Vaisanen, FT Jail/MCH effective 11-30-

10 and authorize posting the vacated position

internal/external simultaneously, carried.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to accept the resignation of

Alma Forst as an Intermittent Part Time Bus Driver

for Family Services/Transit effective 11-16-10,


M/Potter, S/Lochner, to approve the

appointment of Lucinda Winch as the Regular

PT RN Adult Health for the Public Health Dept.

at the hourly rate of $24.0484 (Grade XV, Step 5)

contingent on passage of pre-placement physical

and with a projected start date of 11-15-10,


M/Berg, S/Potter, to grant Joy Hoffman, PHN/

WIC, an extension on a medical leave of absence

from Brown County Public Health thru 11-30-10,


M/Berg, S/Lochner, to accept the Office of

Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

"Juvenile Drug Courts Mentoring and Support

Services Initiative" Grant which totals $300,000

for three years ($100,000/yr) commencing 10-

1-10 which will provide professional mentor

and psychologist services to participants in the

juvenile drug court program, carried.

The County Board considered the request of

Watonwan County Commissioner Mark Rentz

to provide partial cost sharing support for a dry

hydrant project at the outlet of Lake Hanska,

understanding that a Three Rivers RC&D grant

and Watonwan County financial support are

pending. After discussion noting the relatively

short distance from the City of Hanska water

source and noting general county budget

concerns, the County Board took no action on

the request.

M/Lochner, S/Berg, to approve the purchase

of current production 800 SMR Motorola 2-way

radio equipment under State bid, plus applicable

installation/programming services from Alpha

Wireless of North Mankato, MN, in the total

project amount of $19,764.32 for the Heartland

Express Transit system, carried.

M/Berg, S/Lochner, to remove the $2,500

membership fee for the Minnesota River Board

from the draft 2011 County Budget, carried.

M/Berg, S/Lochner, to accept and file

the report on the draft 2011 budget with the

understanding that Administration will prepare

2011 County Budget Public Hearing materials

based on the revised draft 2011 budget, carried.

M/Potter, S/Lochner, to accept and file the

Highway Dept. Monthly Update as follows: 2010

Construction Projects Update; Maintenance

Projects Update, carried.

Correspondence C-1 thru C-11 were

accepted and filed.

Berg reported on the South Central Regional

Radio Board; and Seeboth reported on the Park

Commission meeting on 11-1-10.

Calendars were coordinated for the next two

week period.

There being no further business, Chairman

Seeboth adjourned the Meeting at 10:42 AM.

The Official Minutes of the Regular Meeting

of November 2, 2010 are on file in the County

Administrator's Office and may be viewed

during normal business hours, M-F, 8AM-5PM.

Correspondence and requests for additional

information may be directed to the County

Administrator's E-Mail Address: cntyadmn@ Home Page Address: www.



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