The Polk County Commissioners will meet on Tuesday, January 8 at 8:00 a.m. in the commissioner’s room at the Polk County Government Center.  The meeting will open with the administration of the Oath of Officer for reelected commissioners Joan Lee and Warren Strandell by Judge Jeffrey S. Remick.  The board will then elect their chair and vice-chair followed by the consent agenda.
On the consent agenda is approve auditor warrants, approve payment to Wagner Mobile Welding & Repair Shop, Crookston, in that amount of $637.00 for Hobart Mixer repair and installation of shelves, mileagle and supplies for the facilities department, approve payment to Driver and Vehicle Services, Coon Rapids, in the amount of $96.00 for backgrounding fees for enhanced driver’s licenses (3) for the license center and approve payment to MCIT, St. Paul, in the amount of $518,678.00 for 2019 renewal. Following approval of the consent agenda, the county board members will then determine 2019 committee assignments.

Reports from department heads are scheduled to begin at 8:40 a.m. with Richard Sanders from the Highway Department.  Sanders will present, a 2019 Mower Tractor Rental Quote; a 2019 3/4 Ton Cargo Van Quote; three 2019 Kuhn Multi-Disc Rotary Mowers, a 2018-2019 New Hustler Super Z Mower; two 2019 Tandem Axle Diesel Trucks, out of state travel, county ditch maintenance request, CSAH11 – Fisher Avenue design, resolution (2019-5) making CSAH 19 a ten ton route from TH 2200 to TH 75, and approval for the 2019 road restriction map.
At 9:20 a.m. Sebastian Sullivan, director for management information systems, will request approval to purchase network switches.  He will be followed, by Peter Sedgeman, director for Social Services, for a contract approval for personal money management and then Sheriff Jim Tadman will appear before the board to get signature authority for Chief Deputy Michael Norland to sign vouchers in the absence of Tadman.
Sarah Reese, director of Public Health, and County Administrator Chuck Whiting will wrap up the morning session.  Reese has three requests for out of state travel for Judy Ophus, Gail Halverson and Amy Van Den Einde.  She will also present a medical consultant contract.  Whiting will present resolutions for, designating Polk County’s website for publications of invitations to bid on Polk County Transportation projects, designating the Polk County Official Newspaper, designation publication of the Delinquent Tax List Statement of Polk County, designating Delegates to the Association of Minnesota Counties & Payment of Dues.  Whiting will also seek approval of 2019 Mileage, Meals and Lodging reimbursement rates and will present information on Cart Tippers – Organics Collection Grant.
Following a break Michelle Cote, director of Property Records, will present on the tobacco license and license center remodel.  The meeting will conclude with 2019 Publication Bids.