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02/07/2018

THE MARTIN COUNTY BOARD TUESDAY HEARD FROM STATE REP. BOB GUNTHER OF FAIRMONT ABOUT UPCOMING LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES IN THIS YEARS SESSION. HE MENTIONED TRAINED WORKERS, AFFORDABLE WORKFORCE HOUSING PLUS TRANSPORTATION AND HEALTH CARE NEEDS AND CONCERNS.

THE BOARD APPROVED A REQUEST TO THE MINNESOTA STATE LEGISLATURE TO INCLUDE THE PROPOSED MARTIN COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER/JAIL PROJECT IN THE 2018 LEGISLATIVE BONDING BILL AND TO ENLIST THE COUNTY'S LEGISLATIVE REPRESENTATIVE SUPPORT FOR THE PROPOSED BONDING PROJECT.

COMMISSIONERS HEARD FROM ANN HOKANSON FROM THE TRAVERSE DE SIOUX LIBRARY SYSTEM WHO REQUESTED A LETTER O F SUPPORT FROM THE BOARD FOR THE LIBRARY SYSTEM'S LEGISLATIVE PLATFORM FOR 2018, WHICH INCLUDED A NEW FORMULA TO INCREASE FUNDING-AND THE BOARD APPROVED. ALSO A RESOLUTION OF SUPPORT WAS APPROVED FOR MENTAL HEALTH BONDING AS A TOP LEGISLATIVE PRIORITY IN 2018.

D N R REPRESENTATIVES WERE ON HAND TO PRESENT A WATER PERMIT REPORT-IN AN EFFORT TO BUILD AWARENESS OF THE D N R'S DIVISION OF ECOLOGICAL AND WATER RESOURCES AND THE WORK IT DOES WITH WATER SUPPLY AND SUSTAINABILITY.

THE BOARD APPROVED THE APPOINTMENT OF TIM TERFEHR TO SERVE ON THE MARTIN COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY COMMISSION FOR A THREE YEAR TERM, APPROVED THE STATE OF MINNESOTA VOTING EQUIPMENT GRANT AGREEMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF 68,746 DOLLARS, WITH A MINIMUM MATCH OF 28,504 DOLLARS.

COMMISSIONERS APPROVED COUNTY ASSESSOR DAN WHITMAN TO MOVE FORWARD WITH OBTAINING A PURCHASE AGREEMENT WITH PICTOMETRY INTERNATIONAL AND M C C C AND MARTIN COUNTY TO CONDUCT A FLYOVER OF THE COUNTY TO UPDATE THE BEACON SYSTEM FOR A TWO FLIGHT PROJECT BEGINNING IN 2019 AND ENDING IN 2022 AND TO BRING AN UPDATED CONTRACT TO THE BOARD FOR SIGNATURE AT THE NEXT MEETING. ALSO APPROVED WAS THE PURCHASE OF MOBILE ASSESSOR SOFTWARE THROUGH DATA CLOUD SOLUTIONS IN THE AMOUNT OF 16,449 DOLLARS FOR THE ASSESSORS OFFICE, CONTINGENT UPON MEETING MARTIN COUNTY M I S DEPARTMENT AND M C C C QUESTIONS/OTHER REQUIREMENTS.


ROD HALVORSEN
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