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Vickerman selected to be the new Fillmore County Coordinator

Fri, Nov 15th, 2013
Posted in All Government

The county board’s November 12 meeting was unusually brief. The commissioners approved the hire of two women, one to fill the position of retiring County Coordinator Karen Brown and one as PC/Network Technician.

Brown’s request to retire effective December 31, 2013 was approved at the board’s August 14 meeting. Since then through the hiring process, five finalist candidates were interviewed last week. Bobbie Jo Vickerman was approved for hire effective December 3, 2013. Kristina Kohn, Human Resources, said this will allow for a four week overlap for Vickerman to work with Karen Brown.

Chairman Randy Dahl thanked all who applied, saying they had a very good candidate pool to choose from.

Vickerman served as the Lanesboro city administer/clerk for about 10 years. She took a job as Deputy Finance Director for Winona County this last spring. Her educational background is in accounting and economics.

Sandra Underbakke was hired effective November 22 as PC/Network Technician. She has worked in the county’s Information Systems department in the past. Kohn said she is familiar with the department and can hit the ground running.

Other Business In Brief

•Commissioner Duane Bakke explained that 50 percent of the liquidated damages were waived due to the fact that 18.9 acres was taken out of the CRP program prematurely to be donated to the state as part of the 169 acres to be used for the Southeastern Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery. The payment of $271.05 was approved.

•Bakke said the road to provide access to land locked Marzolf property has been built. The county provides an easement across its land to the Marzolf property. The old access is not available as it crossed the land donated to the state for the cemetery.

•County Attorney Brett Corson said there is a suspected clandestine lab north of Spring Valley. Certain components have been found for a criminal case. Brenda Pohlman, Health Educator/MPH, has been notified and the process is being started to get the property tested. It is located on a farm. Corson praised law enforcement for their work concerning this suspected lab.

After the last case near Prosper, the updating of the county’s ordinance to make it consistent with the state was discussed. Bakke suggested they reassemble the committee they had before to get that done by the end of the year.

•There will be a public hearing at the November 21 Planning Commission on an updated version of the ordinance for Subsurface Sewage Treatment Systems.

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