The Martin County Board Tuesday:

Discussed placement of a Time Capsule in Courthouse Dome with Lon Gorsch of Renaissance Roofing, Inc. during an update about the current Martin County Courthouse Dome restoration project. Gorsch and the board briefly discussed the possibility of including a time-capsule in the project. “There’s commercially available time-capsules, or we could just fabricate what is basically a copper shoe box and solder it shut,” Gorsch said. “We could wrap everything in a fiberglass welding blanket so it doesn’t get hot when you’re closing it up, but it depends on what the board] want to do. The commissioners also discussed Courthouse Roof Replacement Project.

The board set a meeting date of June 15, 2021, beginning at 6:30 p.m. for the County Board of Equalization to be held in the Commissioners Meeting Room – First Floor – Martin County Courthouse; with the County Board of Commissioners serving as the Board of Equalization, along with the appointment of Jessica Korte, Auditor/Treasurer, as a member of the Board as well.

Approved a County Absentee Ballot Board and designate the Martin County Courthouse be the Absentee Polling Place. Approved and appointed Commissioner Richard Koons and Commissioner Kathy Smith to the 2021 Martin County Canvassing Board for next Tuesday’s special election for 2nd District Commissioner.

Approved and accepted the resignation of Maxime Rainville, part time Corrections Officer for the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, effective January 19, 2021.
Approve and authorize recruitment to fill a part time Corrections Officer vacancy in the Martin County Sheriff’s Office.
Approve and extend Martin County’s Covid Emergency Sick Leave Policy for an additional thirty (30) days.

Approve and authorize the Letter of Engagement/Understanding of Services Agreement for audit services by the State of Minnesota Office of the State Auditor for the year ending December 31, 2020.

Set public hearing date and time to consider the Petition for Impounding, Rerouting and Diverting Drainage System Waters and Partial Abandonment of JD #96. Public Hearing is set for Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in the Commissioners Meeting Room – Martin County Courthouse.

Set public hearing date and time to consider Final Acceptance on JCD #350 M,J,W&C. Public Hearing is set for February 24, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. in the Commissioners Meeting Room – Martin County Courthouse.

Approved and accepted petitioners request to withdraw Repair Petition on JD #44 and JD #50.