Legal Notices

PROCEEDINGS
OF
THE
BOARD
OF
COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS

Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 9:30 a.m.

Place: Commissioners Room, Courthouse, Caledonia, MN 

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

Others Present: Administrator Babinski; Reporter Moorhead; Deputy Auditor/Treasurer-Larissa Erickson, Human Services Director Pugleasa, Engineer Pogodzinski, Auditor/Treasurer Donna Trehus, SEMCAC Outreach Services Coordinator Michelle Viste, County Attorney Samuel Jandt, Yvonne Krogstad.

Presiding: Teresa Walter, Chairperson

Call to order. All said pledge of Allegiance.

Burns moved, Arnold seconded, unanimously carried to approve the agenda.

Commissioner Miller moved, Commissioner Johnson seconded, motion carried with Commissioner Burns abstaining to approve the minutes of April 9, 2019 Regular Board Meeting (as amended) and April 16, 2019 Workgroup Sessions. 

Michelle Viste, SEMCAC Outreach Services Coordinator, provided the annual SEMCAC update to the Board. Commissioner Burns asked how Elsie’s was working out for supporting Senior Dining in Caledonia. Ms. Viste stated it is going well and people are enjoying the food. The Food shelf is going well with a good amount of volunteer’s in this area, but they can always use more help. Commissioner Miller asked how people know about the services. Ms. Viste stated they spread news by word of mouth and mail and work with Public Health and Human Services and other non-profit organizations to get the word out. Commissioner Burns inquired if donations are down; Ms. Viste reported that they are at a much lower giving number. Commissioner Johnson commented that Houston County gave $5000, and asked if other counties contribute similar donations. Viste stated, “Yes”, but a lot of their funding comes from larger corporations outside of Houston County.

Commissioner Johnson moved, Commissioner Burns seconded, unanimously carried to approve payment of the license center and Human Services disbursements and the following claims:

County Revenue Fund $39,809.37

Road & Bridge Fund $3,550.30

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Total $43,359.67

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Commissioner Johnson moved, Commissioner Burns seconded, unanimously carried to affirm the following personnel actions:

a. Environmental Services

i. Hire Michael Stano as a Drop Site Supervisor, 67 day employee, at step 1 of the Drop Site Supervisor wage scale.

b. Public Health and Human Services

i. Hire Susan Tostenson as a probationary Case Aide, AFSCME B-22, step 2, conditioned upon successful completion of background check, effective May 20, 2019.

ii. Reassign Jennifer Daley-Oakes, Adult Services Social Worker to the position of Home and Community Services Social Worker, effective April 24, 2019 (Lateral transfer, no banding or step change.)

iii. Initiate a competitive search to fill the Adult Services Social Worker vacancy created by the Daley-Oakes transfer. 

iv. Change the employment status of Hana El-Afandi, CP Social Worker, from probationary to regular status effective April 29, 2019.

v. Change the employment status of Deb Hartley, Collections Officer, from probationary to regular status, effective April 29, 2019.

c. Information Systems

i. Change the employment status of Shane Loken, Network/Help Desk Technician from probationary to regular status effective April 30, 2019.

d. Recorder’s Office

i. Extend the trial work period of Steffanie Schellsmidt, Deputy Recorder, two months to July 1, 2019.

Commissioner Arnold moved, Commissioner Burns seconded, unanimously carried to approve Resolution 19-08 to ratify the Joint Powers Board Agreement to terminate the SE MN Water Resources Board.

RESOLUTION NO. 19-08

SE MN WATER RESOURCES BOARD TERMINATION

WHEREAS, the Southeast Minnesota Water Resources Board operates under a Joint Powers Board Agreement effective May 5, 1987, and

WHEREAS, the Southeast Minnesota Water Resources Board was formed to improve the planning, coordination, and implementation of Comprehensive Water Management Planning within the multi-county area, and

WHEREAS, local water planning efforts have moved toward the state’s 1 Watershed 1 Plan model, and

WHEREAS, these watershed groups and other regional organizations are more appropriate to receive grants related to local water protection, and 

WHEREAS, regional grant opportunities for the SEMNWRB are diminishing, and

WHEREAS, the JPB agreement states that, “the Board and this Agreement shall remain in existence until there is an affirmative vote to terminate existence by 2/3 of the then-member counties,” and

WHEREAS, at the March 11, 2019 meeting the board members present, representing the 10 counties, voted 7-2 to disband and ask the county boards involved to ratify that vote,

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Houston County Board of Commissioners supports the JPB members’ action at the March 11, 2019 board meeting to terminate the Southeast Minnesota Water Resources Board Joint Powers Board Agreement. 

Commissioner Miller moved, Commissioner Arnold seconded, unanimously carried to approve Resolution 19-09 to create a Noxious Weed Appeals Committee. 

RESOLUTION NO. 19-09

SE MN WATER RESOURCES BOARD TERMINATION

WHEREAS, Minnesota Statute 18.83, Subd. 3 (2) has been adopted for the purpose of protecting the residents of the state from the injurious effects of the noxious weeds on public health, the environment, public roads, crops, livestock, and other property; and

WHEREAS, Houston County is responsible for the enforcement of the noxious weed program established in Chapter 18 Minnesota Statute and is required to delegate a noxious weed appeals committee as part of the program, and

WHEREAS, Houston County has a Board of Adjustment to hear appeals of the Houston County Zoning Ordinance and is competent in the appeal process and can provide a fiar review of any appeal before them, and

WHEREAS, a fee will be assessed per Minnesota Statute 18.83, Subd. 7, unless an appeal is filed per Minnesota Statute 18.84 and upheld, and 

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners may delegate the Board of Adjustment to act as the Noxious Weeds Appeals Committee.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Houston County Board of Commissioners appoint the Houston County Board of Adjustment to act as the Houston County Noxious Weed Appeals Committee. 

Commissioner Burns moved, Commissioner Arnold seconded, unanimously carried to approve the low bid from Fahrner Asphault Sealers, LLC of Eau Claire for CP 2019-07 Bituminous Sealcoat, Bituminous Fog Seal and Paving Markings for CSAH’s 3, 27 and History Lane.

Commissioner Burns moved, Commissioner Johnson seconded, unanimously carried to approve the low bid for CP 2019-06, for crack filling various County highways. 

Commissioner Burns moved, Commissioner Arnold seconded, unanimously carried to approve the low bid for CP 2019-02, for pavement marking of various County highways and within Caledonia and La Crescent. 

Commissioner Arnold moved, Commissioner Miller seconded, unanimously carried to approve the transfer of airport entitlement funds to the City of Fairmont, MN with repayment of funds in 2022. 

Commissioner Burns moved, Commissioner Arnold seconded, unanimously carried to enter into a closed session pursuant to MS Statute 13D.05, subd. 3 to discuss developing an offer for potential property transaction involving parcels 210907002, 211094001 and portions of 211094000.

Commissioner Miller, Commissioner Burns seconded, unanimously carried to end the closed session and return to open session. Administrator Babinski provided a summary of the closed session, stating consensus is to move forward with negotiating the potential property transaction involving parcels 210907002, 211094001 and portions of 211094000.

Administrator Babinski provided the board a copy of the Governor’s Declaration of Emergency and stated that Emergency Management is consolidating damage reports from townships and utility companies and working with them and the state to seek financial help for repairs. 

Administrator Babinski provided the board a letter from the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) thanking Houston County for previous contributions and requesting to be included in 2020 appropriations. 

The commissioners reported attendance at various Township/City Board of Adjustment meetings with feedback that the process is working well and many assessment issues were resolved in those sessions with support of county staff. 

Commissioner Walter reported on the Work Force Development meeting; all is going well and a new regional director has been appointed and will be on board soon. 

There being no further business and the time being 11:10 a.m., Commissioner Arnold moved, seconded by Commissioner Johnson, and unanimously carried to adjourn the meeting, the next advertised meeting being a Workgroup Session on Tuesday, April 30, 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/

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PROCEEDINGS
OF
THE
BOARD
OF
COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS

Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 9:30 a.m.

Place: Room 219, Courthouse, Caledonia, MN 

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

Others Present: Administrator Babinski; Multiple Department Heads; Yvonne Krogstead, Bruce Kuemichel

Board Workgroup Session

Administrator Babinski provided an overview of the land swap/purchase process for the land being considered adjacent to the Highway Department. A required Public Hearing will be held in conjunction with the 14 May Regular Board Meeting. 

HR Director Arrick-Kruger provided an update on the grant submission to the State Historical Society for repairs to the Historic Courthouse Building. We will continue to work with Preservation Alliance and Collaborative Design to submit the grant. 

The Department Heads led a discussion on facility concerns and ideas for future improvement, future needs and other facility related concerns. Staff addressed consolidation of Public Health and Human Services and a desire to co-locate those agencies for greater efficiency and overall locations of customer-facing office functions. The group discussed pros and cons of using the Historic Jail as office space and what functions might fit best there. Auditor/Treasurer Trehus expressed desire to create greater privacy and better waiting space for serving Licensing and Tax customers. Engineer Pogodzinski addressed concerns at several Highway satellite facilities, specifically improvements La Crescent Township wishes to make with their shared facility. Zoning Administrator Lacher addressed challenges at the drop site facilities. 

This being a workgroup session, with no action taken, the meeting concluded at 11:45. The next advertised meeting being a workgroup session, Tuesday, May 7, 2019.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

HOUSTON COUNTY, MINNESOTA

By: Teresa Walter, Chairperson

 

Attest:  Jeffrey Babinski, County Administrator 

 
 
 
 
 
 

PROCEEDINGS
OF
THE
BOARD
OF
COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS

Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 9:30 a.m.

Place: Room 219, Courthouse, Caledonia, MN 

Members Present: Teresa Walter, Bob Burns, Fred Arnold, Jack Miller

Members Absent: Eric Johnson

Others Present: Administrator Babinski; Recorder Schwebach; Auditor/Treasurer Trehus; Betts Ready

Board Workgroup Session

Recorder Schwebach provided an overview of the functions performed in the Recorder’s office and addressed several questions from the Board.

Auditor/Treasurer Trehus provided an overview of the functions performed in the Auditor and Treasurer Offices, noting that most functions are still performed separately, but the entire staff is working to become cross-trained on all areas for greater flexibility to meet seasonal and daily fluctuations in priority for election seasons, tax season, and periods at the licensing desk. 

This being a workgroup session, with no action taken, the meeting concluded at 11:45. The next advertised meeting being a regular board meeting, Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

HOUSTON COUNTY, MINNESOTA

By: Teresa Walter, Chairperson

Attest: Jeffrey Babinski, County Administrator 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The following non-confidential traffic and criminal cases from 5/2/19 to 5/9/19 were compiled from reports released from the Houston County Court Administrator’s office.

 

Caledonia
Police
Dept.

Tomas Edmund Kalenbach, 47, Vernon Hills, Ill.; 4/11/19 Speeding 60/40; Fees $215

Samantha Anna McReynolds, 34, Holmen, Wis.; 2/27/19 Driver must carry proof of insurance when operating vehicle; Fees $275

Samantha Anna McReynolds, 34, Holmen, Wis.; 2/27/19 Duty to drive with due care; Fees $40

Samantha Anna McReynolds, 34, Holmen, Wis.; 2/27/19 Failure to obtain new driver’s license after changing name or address; Fees $20

George Edward Solum, 69, Spring Grove; 4/11/19 Speeding 70/55; Fees $135

 

Houston
County
Sheriff’s
Office

Jalissa Elaine Dorr, 26, Winona; 3/28/19 Follow vehicle more closely than reasonable and prudent; Fees $125

Jalissa Elaine Dorr, 26, Winona; 3/28/19 Careless driving; Fees $100

Jalissa Elaine Dorr, 26, Winona; 3/28/19 Speeding 75/55; Fees $140

Barett David Johnson, 21, Holmen, Wis.; 3/30/19 Speeding 72/55; Fees $135

Brandon Lee Luther, 20, Melrose, Wis.; 2/13/19 Driving after suspension; Fees $345

Brandon Lee Luther, 20, Melrose, Wis.; 2/13/19 Speeding 77/55; Fees $70

Craig Allen Meyer, 50, Prairie du Chien, Wis.; 7/21/18 4th degree assault; Jail, 3 days; Supervised probation, 3 yrs.

Craig Allen Meyer, 50, Prairie du Chien, Wis.; 7/21/18 3rd degree refusal to submit to chemical test; Fees $100; Jail, 365 days, stay 365 days for 2 yrs.; Supervised probation, 2 yrs.

William John Nissalke, Jr., 37, La Crescent; 4/8/19 Driving after suspension; Fees $275

Shauna Michelle Heglan Schilling, 41, Onalaska, Wis.; 2/16/19 Speeding 74/55; Fees $135

Shauna Michelle Heglan Schilling, 41, Onalaska, Wis.; 2/16/19 Driving after suspension; Fees $200

Makayla Ray Seekamp, 17, Houston; 2/15/19 Speeding 65/55; Fees $115

Courtney Rae Smith, 25, Hokah; 2/11/19 Possession of drug paraphernalia; Fees $125

Tori Lynn Tralmer, 18, Onalaska, Wis.; 4/9/19 Driving after revocation; Fees $275

Traci Theresa Tudahl, 35, Peterson; 2/16/19 Speeding 40/30; Fees $115

Alicia Marie Vondal, 31, Dubuque, Iowa; 3/10/19 Speeding 67/55; Fees $125

Alicia Marie Vondal, 31, Dubuque, Iowa; 3/10/19 Driving after suspension; Fees $200

Alicia Marie Vondal, 31, Dubuque, Iowa; 3/10/19 Possession of drug paraphernalia; Fees $50

Alicia Marie Vondal, 31, Dubuque, Iowa; 3/10/19 Possess over 1.4 grams of marijuana in motor vehicle; Fees $150

 

Houston
Police
Dept.

Joseph Stephan McEvers, 73, Houston; 4/24/19 Operate vehicle with expired registration; Fees $105

Joseph Stephan McEvers, 73, Houston; 4/24/19 Expiration of driver’s license; Fees $100

 

La
Crescent
Police
Dept.

Kayden Allan Adams, 22, West Salem, Wis.; 2/22/19 Failure to stop for stop light; Fees $125

Blake Paul Eggert, 20, La Crescent; 4/6/19 Operate vehicle with expired registration; Fees $105

Brittany Rose Hendricks, 23, La Crosse, Wis.; 7/9/17 Theft; Fine $75, Fees $75; Restitution $276.63

Lynae Michele Kumbier, 29, La Crosse, Wis.; 2/20/19 Uninsured vehicle; Fees $275

Brock Jeffrey Nelson, 28, Houston; 12/2/18 DWI; Fine $400, Fees $100; Jail, 90 days, stay 60 days for 2 yrs., credit for time served: 2 days; Supervised probation, 2 yrs.

Brevin Shey Sass-Loken, 18, La Crescent; 4/5/19 Speeding 85/55; Fees $375

 

MN
Dept.
of
Natural
Resources

Frank Klajda Edmund, IV, 32, La Crosse, Wis.; 4/27/19 Take fish by snagging; Fees $125

 

MN
State
Patrol

Mark Edwin Anderson, 64, La Crescent; 5/1/19 Duty to drive with due care; Fees $115

Michael D. Jameson, 25, La Crosse, Wis.; 6/8/17 Ignition interlock restriction violation; Fees $75; Unsupervised probation, 1 yr.

Noelle Lin Johnson, 42, Windsor, Colo.; 4/21/19 Speeding 65/55; Fees $115

Ashley Nicole Lorenz, 34, La Crescent; 5/4/19 Seat belt required; Fees $100

Arden Eugene Sporre, 76, Dakota; 5/4/19 Speeding 62/40; Fees $215

Jonathan Earl Tschanz, 32, Houston; 4/5/19 Speeding 69/55; Fees $125

 

Spring
Grove
Police
Dept.

Ryan Donovan Distad, 20, Spring Grove; 4/1/19 Vehicle parked longer than 72 hours; Fees $32

Ethan Jore Faucett, 20, Rockland, Wis.; 2/25/19 Fail to move vehicle for snow removal; Fees $22

Darin Thomas Kampschroer, 50, Spring Grove; 2/21/19 Fail to move vehicle for snow removal; Fees $22

Josey Mae Nolan, 24, Decorah, Iowa; 2/25/19 Fail to move vehicle for snow removal; Fees $22

Marissa Kay Quandahl, 41, Decorah, Iowa; 4/19/19 Speeding 40/30; Fees $115

Scott Alan Roberts, 47, Spring Grove; 2/25/19 Fail to move vehicle for snow removal; Fees $22

Niki Jo Sanness, 37, Spring Grove; 2/25/19 Fail to move vehicle for snow removal; Fees $22

Lynn Marie Schleich, 48, Spring Grove; 2/18/19 Fail to move vehicle for snow removal; Fees $22

Nicole Dorothy Zoulek, 25, Decorah, Iowa; 2/28/19 Speeding 40/30; Fees $115

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNESOTA Secretary of State

CERTIFICATE
OF
ASSUMED
NAME
For
the
transaction
of
a
Commercial
Business

Pursuant to Section 333.01 of the Minnesota General Statutes, as amended, Miken
Sports
does hereby cause to be made and filed with the Secretary of State for the State of Minnesota this Certificate of Assumed Name.

The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required for consumer protection in order to enable consumers to be able to identify the true owner of a business.

1. State the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted or transacted: Miken
Sports.

2. State the address of the principal place of business: 510
Maryville
University
Drive,
Suite
110,
St.
Louis,
MO
63141
USA.

3. List the full name and complete address of all persons conducting or transacting business under the above Assumed Name or if the business is an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or limited partnership name and registered office address: Rawlings
Sporting
Goods
Company
510
Maryville
University
Drive,
Suite
110,
St.
Louis,
MO
63141
USA.

4. By typing my name, I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as an agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities.

I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statues. 

I understand that by signing this document, I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48, as if I had signed this document under oath.

May 15, 2019

Signature or authorized agent: 

s/____Brian Purcell, owner__

Contact email:

 

Barbara.cavicchia@huschblackwell.com

 
 
 
 
 
 

The Wilmington Township Board of Supervisors will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday May 22nd at 5:30pm at the Wilmington Town Hall.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spring Grove Township is seeking bids from qualified private contractors for maintenance of approximately 32 miles of township roads. 

Bid forms can be obtained from the township clerk by calling 507-450-4638.

Bids will be reviewed at the June 5 monthly board meeting and be accepted until 8:05 p.m.

The township reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or further negotiate with a contractor.

Work will begin on or about July 1, 2019.

Michael Wiste, Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joint Board of Health Meeting Notice

 

There will be a meeting of the Fillmore-Houston Joint Board of Health on May 28, 2019 at the Mabel Community Center located at 201 Main Street South, Mabel, Minnesota.  The meeting will begin at 1:00 PM.