Legal Notices

ROCEEDINGS
OF
THE
BOARD
OF
COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS

Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 9:30 a.m.

Place: Commissioners Room, Courthouse, Caledonia, MN 

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

Members Absent: Teresa Walter (Chair)

Presiding: Eric Johnson, Vice-Chairperson

Call to order.

Arnold moved, Miller seconded, unanimously carried to approve the minutes of May 15, 2019 Regular Meeting and May 21, 2019 Workgroup Session. 

Public Comment: Yvonne Krogstad, Spring Grove, addressed the board with concern of discussion at the previous Workgroup Session about alternatives to the planned Highway Department building location. 

Arnold moved, Miller 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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Arnold moved, Miller seconded, unanimously carried to approve resolution 19-18.

RESOLUTION NO. 19-18

BE IT RESOLVED that the Houston County Board of Commissioners accepts the State of Minnesota 2019 “Annual County Boat and Water Safety Grant Agreement;” and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the County Board Chairperson, County Auditor/Treasurer or Administrator and Sheriff are authorized to execute the Contract and any amendments on behalf of the County of Houston.

Arnold moved, Miller seconded, unanimously carried to approve resolution 19-19. 

RESOLUTION NO. 19-19

BE IT RESOLVED that the Houston County Board of Commissioners accepts the State of Minnesota 2019 “Federal Supplemental Boating Safety Patrol Grant Agreement;” and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the County Board Chairperson, County Auditor/Treasurer or Administrator and Sheriff are authorized to execute the Contract and any amendments on behalf of the County of Houston.

Arnold moved, Miller seconded, unanimously carried to appoint Brad Felton to fill Maynard Welscher’s vacated term on the Crooked Creek Watershed Board, expiring December 31, 2019. It was noted that Mr. Welscher should be acknowledged for serving 26 years as a watershed manager.

Arnold moved, Burns seconded, unanimously carried to approve quote for culvert lining of 18” CMP ($19,550) and 24” CMP ($9,500) culverts and rejecting the 48” CMP quote from Subsurface, Inc. in favor of in-house work on the 48” CMP.

Arnold moved, Miller seconded, unanimously carried to approve the annual renewal of County liquor licenses (July 1 2019 to June 30, 2020). 

a. Lawrence Lake Marina LLC: 3.2% Malt Liquor “On Sale” and 3.2% Malt Liquor “Off Sale” Licenses

b. La Crescent Snowmobile Club: 3.2% Malt Liquor “On Sale” and 3.2%t Malt Liquor “Off Sale” Licenses

c. City of La Crescent (Pine Creek Golf Course): 32% Malt Liquor “On Sale,” 3.2% Malt Liquor “Off Sale,” and “On Sale” Wine Licenses

d. Houston Food Mart: 3.2% Malt Liquor “On Sale” and 3.2% Malt Liquor “Off Sale” Licenses

e. Foresome Golf Group, LLC (Valley High Golf Club): “On Sale and Off Sale” License

f. Denstad Enterprises, Inc. (Shellhorn Roadhouse): “On Sale and Off Sale” License

g. Gasthaus, LLC (Little Miami): “On Sale and Off Sale” License

h. Rushford Golf Club, Inc. (Ferndale Country Club with Deck): “On Sale” License

i. MaCal Grove Country Club Inc.: “Club On Sale” License

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

a. Sheriff’s Office

i. Hire Patrick Molling as a probationary Jailer/Dispatcher, B-23-2, Step 1, effective June 12, 2019.

ii. Hire Ben Novak as a probationary Jailer/Dispatcher, B-23-2, Step 1, effective June 12, 2019.

iii. Reassign William Hargrove, Deputy Sheriff, to the position of probationary Sergeant, C-42, effective June 3, 2019.

iv. Hire Kurt Zehnder and Brett Levin as 67-day Sheriff’s Deputies, C-42, Step 1, effective immediately (seasonal positions for purpose of Water Patrol).

b. Public Health and Human Services

v. Reassign Andrea Onstad, Social Work-Child Protection, to Social Work-Adult Services (lateral transfer) effective July 5, 2019

vi. Initiate a competitive search to fill the vacated Social Work-Child Protection position.

Burns moved, Miller seconded, unanimously carried to authorize the exchange of property parcel 210907002 for a portion of parcel 211094001, and purchase of a portion of parcel 211094001 and a portion of parcel 211094000 from Mr. Mike Rogich, at a net cost of $70,000, contingent upon three conditions: 1.) The County must lease space from Mr. Rogich to accommodate parking for 25 cars on what was the Tru Gas property (parcel X), 2.) The City of Caledonia must approve the County Community Services building’s Conditional Use Permit amendment to allow the lease property parking to replace the parking from parcel X, and 3.) The County must receive favorable results of a Phase I and Phase II (if required) environmental study of the purchase. 

Mr. Kevin Balfanz, Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust (MCIT), provided an annual presentation of the MCIT Joint Powers entity. MCIT celebrates 40 years of success and Houston County has been a member since the 80’s. 

Mr. Shawn Markham, of Renewables, Inc., provided a presentation and discussion of potential solar project opportunities. Markham described a 4.5 acre site as an example of what could be done on either the County’s 22 Acre site or the School District’s property as a Solar tie-in to the City’s electrical system. After providing background on solar projects in general, he described a 4.5 acre site and the implications and costs of said site. This example could generate an estimated investment return of 12.25%. He detailed options for a city subscribed, school subscribed, county subscribed, or mixed package and acknowledged the need to overcome challenges with projected costs, return for investors, and savings to the community. 

Arnold spoke about the upcoming EDA meeting at 10 am May 29th and highlighted EDA’s efforts to support Ag producers in Houston County. There are a lot of options that will be offered for farmers. Arnold also reminded the Board of the quarterly CEDA meeting May 30 at 7 am at the Wired Rooster. The topic will be Social Media Marketing.

Burns, spoke about county justice system meeting which addressed scheduling issues, the Safe at Home program, and the need to update the Court electronic systems for off-site participation via video.

Miller spoke about a vector control meeting and is working with Public Health and Human Services to ensure County participation in vector control. Miller spoke about the Hiawatha Valley meeting. 

Miller congratulate La Crescent for the ribbon cutting for La Crescent Community Center last Thursday.

Babinski recognized the Sheriff’s Posse for their work to raise money and obtain a drone system to support the Sheriff’s Office for search and rescue missions. 

There being no further business and the time being 11:59 a.m., Arnold moved, Burns seconded, and unanimously carried to adjourn the meeting, the next advertised meeting being a Workgroup Session on Tuesday, June 4, 2019.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

HOUSTON COUNTY, MINNESOTA

By: Eric Johnson, Vice-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, June 04, 2019 9:30 a.m.

Place: Room 219, Courthouse, Caledonia, MN 

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

Others Present: Administrator Babinski; Yvonne Krogstead, Betz Ready, Bruce Keumichel, HR Director Arrick-Kruger, Zoning Administrator Aaron Lacher

Board Workgroup Session

HR/Facilities Director Arrick-Kruger provided an update on discussions with the Minnesota Historic Society Grant application opportunities. Due to state funding decisions, we’ll proceed through the Legacy Grant program and divide the project into multiple phases. She is working with Preservation Alliance to develop the grant applications.

Zoning Administrator Lacher led a discussion with the board concerning general guidance from the board on enforcement of Zoning Ordinance requirements and the board’s desire to maintain status quo with a ‘complaint-driven’ enforcement system. 

 

The board discussed updates on land purchase/swap for expansion of the current Highway Department site. Administrator Babinski submitted the CUP amendment request to the City of Caledonia. Members suggested to visit Steel Co’s new highway shop, which was mentioned at the recent regional meeting.    

The board decided not to have the Workgroup session on 18 June. The Board of Adjustment and Equalization meets on the evening of 18 June at 6:00 pm.

This being a workgroup session, with no action taken, the meeting concluded at 11:00. The next advertised meeting being a regular board meeting, Tuesday, June 11, 2019.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

HOUSTON COUNTY, MINNESOTA

By: Teresa Walter, Chairperson

 

Attest: Jeffrey Babinski, County Administrator 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Wilmington Township Board of Supervisors will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday June 19 at 5:30pm at the Wilmington Town Hall.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spring Grove Police
 Department Blotter

May 28 to June 4, 2019

 

May 28, 2019

1726 hours- Officers issued a warning citation for stop sign violation, No street found.

2253 hours- Officers issued a warning citation for no headlight, Main St.

May 29, 2019

0857 hours- Officers issued a warning citation for failure to display current registration, 3rd Ave.

0929 hours- Officers received a report of a city ordinance violation, 4th Ave.

0931 hours- Officers received a report of a city ordinance violation, Main St. 

2340 hours- Officers received a request for an extra patrol at a business, Main St.

2355 hours- Officers issued a warning citation for missing headlight, Main St.

May 30, 2019

1751 hours- Officers assisted the Spring Grove Ambulance with a medical call, Maple Dr.

2041 hours- Officers received a request for a public assist, Main St.

2240 hours- Officers received a report of a found dog, No street found.

2353 hours- Officers received a report of an ordinance violation, 2nd St.

May 31, 2019

0223 hours- Officers received a report of a parking violation, 2nd Ave.

0712 hours- Officers received information that the seniors may be doing pranks, 1st St.

1335 hours- Officers received a request for traffic control for the school color run and the seniors getting out, 1st Ave.

1349 hours- Officers received a report of an ATV driving on Main St.

1353 hours- Officers received a report of a city ordinance violation, 2nd Ave.

1300 hours- Officers received a report of a found dog, 3rd Ave.

2229 hours- Offiers issued a warning for no plates, Main St. 

2258 hours- Officers assisted a motorist whose vehicle died, Main St.

June 1, 2019

1100 hours- Officers received a request for a funeral escort, Main St.

1956 hours- Officers received a report of an ordinance violation, 2nd Ave.

2003 hours- Officers issued a warning citation for speeding, Main St.

2105 hours- Officers issued a warning citation for missing headlight, Main St.

2115 hours- Officers issued a warning citation for no taillights, Main St. 

2155 hours- Officers issued a warning citation for white light to the rear, Main St.

June 2, 2019

0147 hours- Officers assisted the Houston County Sheriff’s Office with call in the county, Eitzen.

June 3, 2019

1354 hours- Officers received a report of a civil dispute, 3rd Ave.

1551 hours- Officers received a report of a mail scam, Main St. 

June 4, 2019

1659 hours- Officers received a report of an assault, 5th Ave. 

1901 hours- Officers gave a juvenile a ride home who was stranded in town, Main St.

 

 

 

 

 

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