Legal Notices

PROCEEDINGS
OF
THE
BOARD
OF
COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS

Date: Tuesday, August 27 2019 9:30 a.m.

Members Present: Teresa Walter (Chair), Jack Miller, Bob Burns, Fred Arnold, Eric Johnson

Call to order. All said pledge of Allegiance.

Burns moved, Miller seconded, unanimously carried to approve the amended agenda with Consent Agenda Item 5 moved to Action Items. 

Johnson moved, Arnold seconded, unanimously carried to approve the minutes of the August 13, 2019 Regular Board Meeting and August 20, 2019 Workgroup Session.

Burns moved, Miller seconded, unanimously carried to approve payment of the Auditor’s disbursements and the following claims:

County Revenue Fund $60,013.36

Road & Bridge Fund $14,687.20

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Total $74,700.56

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Commission Burns moved, Miller seconded, unanimously carried to affirm the following personnel actions:

a. Accept the resignation of Joseph Allen, Highway Maintenance Specialist, effective the end of the business day August 29, 2019, and thank Joe for 8.5 plus years of service to the residents of Houston County. 

b. Make use of recent pool of applicants generated from a competitive search for a Highway Maintenance Specialist to fill this position. 

Burns moved, Miller seconded, unanimously carried to approve a Guardianship Contract with Frederick Guardianship Services, LLC.

Burns moved, Miller seconded, unanimously carried to approve purchase of 10 poll pad devices for election support using grant funds for election support. Auditor/Treasurer Donna Trehus gave a brief description of how the poll pads work and how they are going to benefit Houston County. The poll pads will free up time and resources for the Auditor’s office and provide more efficiencies at the polling places.

Burns moved, Arnold seconded, unanimously carried to approve the extended warranty contract for the County Justice Center generator. Contingent on a no deductible confirmation (later confirmed).

Johnson moved, Arnold seconded, unanimously carried to approve the 319 Feedlot Grant Sub Recipient Agreement with Goodhue County.

Arnold moved, Miller seconded, unanimously carried to approve the Memorandum of Understanding for Evidence Based Family Home Visitation Program. Human Services Director Pugleasa and Heather Myhre described the Evidence Based Family Home Visitation Program and goals for improving our focus on preventative Family Health activity. 

 

Johnson moved, Burns seconded, unanimously carried to enter into closed session at 11:15 pursuant to MS Statute 13D05, subd. 3 for the purpose of completing Administrator Babinski’s annual performance evaluation.

Burn moved, Johnson seconded, unanimously carried to end the closed session and return to regular open meeting at 11:59.

Arnold moved, Miller seconded, unanimously carried to accept Administrator Babinski’s performance review.

Administrator Babinski praised the Solid Waste personnel for a successful collection day in La Crescent and collection program. He also relayed the damage totals from the July 18-19 storm event of $490,000 were accepted by the state Emergency Management reviewers and included in our state request (25% from local funds) behalf of the County and the townships experiencing damage.

Johnson received a message from someone who lives on County 20, the message was one of praise and kudos for getting the road repairs done in a timely manner. Houston County was represented very well at the Fair this year.

PUBLIC COMMENT: None at this time.

There being no further business and the time being 12:04 a.m., Burns moved, Arnold seconded, and unanimously carried to adjourn the meeting, the next advertised meeting being a Workgroup Session on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, and a Regular Board Meeting on September 10, 2019.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

HOUSTON COUNTY, MINNESOTA

By: 

Teresa Walter, Chairperson

Attest: 

Jeffrey Babinski, County Administrator 

THE ABOVE PROCEEDINGS OF THE HOUSTON COUNTY BOARD OF COM-MISSIONERS IS ONLY A SUMMARY. THE FULL TEXT IS AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION AT THE HOUS¬TON COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR’S OFFICE AS WELL AS ON THE HOUSTON COUNTY WEBSITE LOCATED AT THE FOLLOWING WEB ADDRESS: http://www.co.houston.mn.us/

 
 
 
 
 
 

PROCEEDINGS
OF
THE
BOARD
OF
COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS

Date: Tuesday, September 3, 2019 9:30 a.m.

Place: Room 219, Courthouse, Caledonia, MN 

Members Present: Teresa Walter, Eric Johnson, Fred Arnold

Members Absent: Bob Burns, Jack Miller

Board Workgroup Session

Administrator Babinski and Finance Director Lapham led a review of the General Fund and Highway Department budget submissions with several Department Heads providing input and review of their portion of the budget submission.   

 

This being a workgroup session, with no action taken, the meeting concluded at 12:00. The next advertised meeting being a regular board meeting, Tuesday, September 10, 2019.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

HOUSTON COUNTY, MINNESOTA

By:

  Teresa Walter, Chairperson

Attest: 

Jeffrey Babinski, County Administrator 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spring Grove Police
 Department Blotter

Aug. 28 to Sept. 10, 2019

 

Aug. 28, 2019

1241 hours- Officers received a report of a loose dog, 3rd St.

1245 hours- Officers conducted a funeral escort, Main St. 

Aug. 29, 2019

1056 hours- Officers assisted the Spring Grove Ambulance with a medical call, 2nd St.

1347 hours- Officers received a report of a city ordinance violation, 3rd Ave. 

1459 hours- Officers received an animal complaint, 2nd Ave.

1857 hours- Officers issued warning for moving violation, 3rd St.

2104 hours- Officers issued warning citation for speeding, Main St. 

Aug. 30, 2019

1929 hours- Officers received a report of a suicidal individual, 2nd Ave. 

2101 hours- Officers issued a warning citation for vehicle equipment violation, Main St. 

2300 hours- Officers issued a warning citation for speeding, Main St. 

Aug. 31, 2019

2249 hours- Officers issued a warning citation for speeding, Main St. 

2324 hours- Officers issued a warning citation for speeding, Main St. 

Sept. 1, 2019

1051 hours- Officers received a report of a road hazard, Division Ave. 

1202 hours- Officers received a complaint about a property dispute, Maple Dr. 

Sept. 2, 2019

1504 hours- Officers received a complaint about a dog running loose, Maple Dr. 

1537 hours- Officers received a complaint about a dog running loose, Maple Dr.

1916 hours- Officers received a report of a civil dispute, 6th St.

2308 hours- Officers received a report of a suspicious person, 4th Ave. 

Sept. 3, 2019

1422 hours- Officers received a report of theft, Main St. 

1800 hours- Officers received a report of a natural death, 5th Ave. 

2203 hours-Officers received a report of raccoon wandering, 1st St. 

Sept. 4, 2019

1305 hours- Officers received a report of a city ordinance violation, Division Ave. 

Sept. 5, 2019

1948 hours- Officers received a report of a raccoon running around, 1st St. 

Sept. 6, 2019

1835 hours- Officers received of a skunk in a yard, 2nd Ave. 

2256 hours- Officers received a report of a disturbance, 1st Ave. 

Sept. 7, 2019

0017 hours- Officers received a loud noise complaint, 3rd Ave.

1300 hours- Officers received a report of a scam, Division Ave. 

1745 hours- Officers received a report of a city ordinance violation, 2nd Ave. 

1804 hours- Officers received a report of a raccoon wandering around, Main St. 

2156 hours- Officers received a report of a city ordinance violation, 6th St. 

2315 hours- Officers issued a citation for speeding, Main St. 

Sept. 9, 2019

1722 hours- Officers received a report of a death, Maple Dr. 

Sept. 10, 2019

1639 hours- Officers received a report of fraud, 2nd Ave. 

1746 hours- Officers received an animal complaint, 1st Ave. 

2315 hours- Officers issued a warning citation for speeding, Main St. 

Sept. 11, 2019

0101 hours- Officers issued a citation for speeding, Main St. 

0123 hours- Officers received a report of an intoxicated person, Division Ave. 

1414 hours- Officers issued a warning citation for speeding, Main St. 

1428 hours- Officers issued a warning citation for speeding, Main St.

1437 hours- Officers received a report of suspicious activity, 1st Ave. 

1531 hours- Officers issued a warning citation for speeding, Division Ave. 

1627 hours- Officers received a report of an unruly juvenile, 1st Ave. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following non-confidential traffic and criminal cases from 8/29/19 to 9/5/19 were compiled from reports released from the Houston County Court Administrator’s office.

 

Caledonia
Police
Dept.

Aaliyah Monique Shannon, 18, Caledonia; 8/11/19 Liquor consumption by persons under 21; Fees $175

 

Hokah
Police
Dept.

April Germayne Bolduan, 27, Red Granite, Wis.; 7/28/19 Speeding 48/30; Fees $135

 

Houston
County
Sheriff’s
Office

Nicholas Scott Bluhm, 28, Spring Grove; 5/31/19 Speeding 77/55; Fees $215

Lisa Marie Fox, 43, Dorchester, Wis.; 8/21/19 Speeding 65/50; Fees $135

Dylan David Hammel, 25, Decorah, Iowa; 7/30/19 Speeding 65/55; Fees $115

Elijah Leslie Lange, 18, Houston; 8/23/19 Speeding 80/55; Fees $215

Ashley Marie McCabe, 24, Caledonia; 8/5/19 Speeding 76/55; Fees $215

Cassidy Ray Oldenburg, 23, Caledonia; 6/8/19 Speeding 73/55; Fees $135

Cassidy Ray Oldenburg, 23, Caledonia; 6/8/19 Driving without motorcycle endorsement; Fees $50

Jada Lee Reider, 18, La Crescent; 8/8/19 Liquor consumption by persons under 21; Fees $175

Arielle Angelica Rosa, 28, La Crosse, Wis.; 6/18/19 Driving after suspension; Fees $275

Lana Marie Steele, 47, La Crosse, Wis.; 6/7/19 Speeding 65/55; Fees $115

Jon Michael Voshart, 38, Houston; 7/25/19 Speeding 65/55; Fees $115

Cody David Walker, 27, La Crosse, Wis.; 6/19/19 Speeding 64/40; Fees $215

Cody David Walker, 27, La Crosse, Wis.; 6/19/19 Driving after suspension; Fees $200

 

La
Crescent
Police
Dept.

Brandon Lee Luther, 20, Melrose, Wis.; 6/25/19 Careless driving; Fees $175

Brandon Lee Luther, 20, Melrose, Wis.; 6/25/19 Driver must carry proof of insurance; Fees $200

Brandon Lee Luther, 20, Melrose, Wis.; 6/25/19 Operate vehicle with expired registration; Fees $30

Brandon Lee Luther, 20, MelRose, Wis.; 6/25/19 Operate vehicle after license suspension; Fees $200

Anthony Kenneth Rutkowski Jr., 48, Humbird, Wis.; 6/19/19 Possess small amount of marijuana; Fees $125

Anthony Kenneth Rutkowski Jr., 48, Humbird, Wis.; 6/19/19 Possession of drug paraphernalia; Fees $50

Anthony Kenneth Rutkowski Jr., 48, Humbird, Wis.; 6/19/19 Open bottle law; Fees $100

Anthony Michael Scavone-Rutkowski, 24, La Crosse, Wis.; 6/19/19 Driving without a valid license; Fees $175

Anthony Michael Scavone-Rutkowski, 24, La Crosse, Wis.; 6/19/19 Possess small amount of marijuana; Fees $50

 

MN
Dept.
of
Natural
Resources

Justin R. Davis, 66, La Crosse, Wis.; 6/29/19 Fail to have legal lifesaving device on board watercraft; Fees $100

 

MN
State
Patrol

 

Walker Easton Spier, 19, Caledonia; 6/18/19 Speeding 65/55; Fees $115

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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