Kay Mack appointed interim Hubbard County administrator

The Hubbard County Board authorized a agreement for skilled expert services with Kay Mack, who will serve as interim county administrator, helpful Jan. 11.

Kay Mack is pictured again in 2012 when she grew to become Beltrami County administrator. (Bemidji Pioneer file picture)

Eric Nerness resigned as county coordinator, as of Jan. 2.

The board also officially moved to adopt an administrative model of govt, powerful Jan. 1.

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Fifty-8 out of 87 counties – including Beltrami, Cass, Becker, Todd and Otter Tail – have recognized a county administrator. Hubbard had been between 13 counties that still used a county coordinator.

Mack, a Bemidji State College graduate, retired in Dec. 2019 as the Beltrami County administrator, a position she had given that 2012. Mack began doing the job for Beltrami County in 1977. She turned county treasurer in 1986, and was then auditor/treasurer when the two roles were combined.

“I hope to incorporate some value to Hubbard County,” Mack said Tuesday at the board conference. She attended by using telephone convention.

County commissioner Tom Krueger questioned why Mack’s contract was not reviewed in December by the total board, noting he obtained the deal for services Tuesday morning. “I never like having stuff that way,” he explained.

County commissioner Char Christenson took obligation, indicating the ball was dropped just after Nerness remaining. “It just slipped by way of the cracks,” she mentioned.

Mack included that, as a retired public employee, she was not allowed to just take one more occupation right until there had been a 30-day separation from her previous position.

Christenson stated the contract with Mack goes by way of March 15, with an alternative to renew, if want be.

Human Methods Director Gina Teems noted the Minnesota Office of Revenue requires the county assessor situation to be crammed with 90 times, but will authorize an extension if the county is actively seeking somebody to fill the place.

Teems submitted a job description for the board to overview, highlighting portions that would have to have to be taken out if they selected to not make the county assessor a division head, as was talked about at their December conference.

County commissioner Char Christenson said she would be great with leaving the assessor as a department head.

Teems reminded the board that, by statute, the deputy assessor fulfills the purpose right up until someone is employed.

The board licensed a public posting of the work opening until it is stuffed. County commissioners Krueger and Ted Van Kempen ended up picked to sit on the job interview panel, alongside with subject matter issue specialists, to make a applicant advice to the entire county board.

In other business, the board did as follows:

  • Accepted a $1,500 donation from the Park Rapids American Legion Article 212 to the Hubbard County Veterans Provider Workplace.

  • Named county commissioner David De La Hunt as the board chair and Van Kempen as the vice-chair.

  • Permitted the Park Rapids Company as the legal publication for the county.

  • Authorised a $10,496 estimate from Connect Interiors of Detroit Lakes for office furniture for the county public performs making.

  • Authorised a $9,890 quotation from ETS Wellness of St. Augusta, Minn. for really hard sealing tile and grout at the public is effective making.

  • Accredited the minimal quotation of $94,969 from Midwest Equipment Co. of Wadena for a John Deere 6130M tractor and the sole estimate of $42,288 from Diamond Mowers of Sioux Falls, S.D. for a 60-inch facet and 60-inch rear mower combo. These things ended up budgeted to be replaced for the highway section.

  • Accepted the sole quotation of $126.50 per acre for spraying, $60 per pound for Velpar and $10 per gallon of nitrogen. from Eric Roberts Spraying, Fight Lake, Minn. for plantation release of 68 acres with microsite herbicide software

  • Accepted payment of the 2021 Minnesota Association of County Administrators’ annual dues of $771.

  • Permitted License Centre hrs of 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

  • Approved improve to new seller, Streamworks, for outsourcing tax statements and valuation notices. The current seller is Countrywide Small business Devices.

  • Authorized a transform in allocation to the Sheriff’s Business administrator/accountant situation and authorized publishing the posture, as advisable by the county sheriff, human means director and a Bureau of Mediation Solutions Unit clarification buy.

  • Approved Russ Johnsrud’s and Randy Avenson’s reappointment to the county park Board.