County board approves Ney Park barn renovation, technology purchases


The Le Sueur County Board of Commissioners approved renovations to a deteriorating barn on the Ney Park property near Henderson, and gave the okay for purchases of several technology upgrades and maintenance contracts, during its regular meeting Tuesday, March 19. 
Parks Director Don Reak took bids for renovation/repair of the Ney (Kahlow) Barn, located near the environmental center. The low bid among eight submitted came from B & P Construction of Le Sueur, at $38,187.
“The barn is in bad shape and needs major repairs soon,” said Reak, who will use aggregate tax funds to cover the costs.
Technology upgrades approved by the board include $18,866 for server hard drives, service agreement and hardware support from Syntax in St. Paul; $1,704 to renew maintenance contract with Syntax; $4,000 to put tax statements on line through the Beacon system; $3,600 including training for Beehive Agenda Management System; and $30,000 for software upgrades for records system in the sheriff’s department.
Other actions:
• Hired Julie Factor as a full time temporary administrative assistant in the Veterans Service Office through July 31, 2013.
• Signed 2013-14 labor agreements between Le Sueur County and the Minnesota Teamsters Public and Law Enforcement Employees Union Local No. 320, deputy sheriffs and jailer/dispatchers.
• Approved DJ Landscaping contract for Gorman Lake public access shoreline restoration, with cost of $8,273 covered by funds through the DNR, who gives final approval.
• Received monthly report from Human Services Director Sue Rynda, and approved the 2013 clubhouse lease with SWCD for $700 per month. The human services department has been occupying the county board room, lunchroom, and space at environmental services while carpeting is being installed in lower level of courthouse.

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