The Polk County Commissioners are scheduled to meet Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. in the Commissioners Room at the Polk County Government Center. The meeting’s consent agenda includes the July 2 auditor warrants and the meeting minutes for the meetings May 28, June 4, June 18, and June 25. Also included are two new payments both to Hewlett Packard for a total of $1,010.20, and the reissuing of five lost warrants to Mike Theis, Harlan’s Boats R Us (2), and Amy Theis (2) totaling $4,527.48.
The commissioners will review three resolutions for conditional use permits. The first is for Kevin Robertson to hook a new septic system to a new accessory structure on a backlot on Maple Lake. The second is for Ken Longtin to exceed the 800 sq. Ft. accessory structure requirement for a riparian lot on Birch Lake. The third is for Steven and Debra Hill to hook a new septic system to a new accessory structure on a backlot on Maple Lake.
There are also two resolutions for donations to Polk County. The first is from Hope Lutheran Church for $100 to use toward a needy family in the Fosston/McIntosh area. The second is from the Crookston Fraternal Order of Eagles for $2,500 toward the construction/refurbishment of a space dedicated to providing supervised visitation to families being served by Polk County Social Services.
Three Polk County Highway Department Employees, Randy Olson, Jake Radke, and Howard Nettum are requesting out of state travel to a meeting hosted by Titan Machinery in Tomahawk, WI July 8-10. Titan Machinery will pay all travel costs for the Polk County Employees. There are also four county ditch maintenance requests for County Ditch (CD) 55 in Section 35 of King Township, CD 88 Branch 1 in Section 1 of Gully Township, CD 109 Branch 1 in Section 27 of Johnson Township, and CD 176 in Section 18 of Rosebud and Section 13 of Sletten Townships. The culvers in each request were damaged by spring flooding, and the county would apply for FEMA Assistance to help pay for the work at each location.
The board will also be asked to update resolution 2018-51 for the State Homeland Security Grant Program and receive an update. The commissioners will review two contracts with the Department of Natural Resources for their Electronic License System for both Game and Fish, and Tier II sales. If approved, each contract has a five-year term. Michelle Cote, Director of Property Records, will present the 2018 TIF report for the City of Fosston for TIF 1-7, Post Office, TIF 1-9, Anytime Fitness, TIF 1-10, Industrial Park, and TIF 1-11, Downtown Redevelopment. Cote will also present a change order on the License Center Remodel for flooring that would increase the anticipated project cost by $655.01.
Alecia Helms, Director of Human Resources, will provide an update on the county’s compliance with the Local Government Pay Equity Act. Mark Dietz, Director of Facilities Management, will report on the Government Center Elevator Project. The commissioners will consider an out of state travel request for Melissa Perrault to Dallas, TX for the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America Training Institute July 14-18, and the National Prevention Network conference in Chicago, IL August 27-29. Both meeting DHS grant requirements and would be paid by those funds.
The board will review the procedure for the upcoming annual review of Polk County Administrator Chuck Whiting. The commissioners will end the meeting by continuing a prior discussion on Capital Improvement Projects including a review of the steps necessary for a possible bond sale as well as fund balances showing funds in hand that could be utilized.