Legal Notices

PROCEEDINGS
OF
THE
BOARD
OF
COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS

Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 9:30 a.m.

Place: Commissioners Room, Courthouse, Caledonia, MN 

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

Call to order. All said pledge of Allegiance.

Miller moved, Arnold seconded, unanimously carried to approve the amended agenda.

Johnson moved, Arnold seconded, unanimously carried to approve the minutes of the August 27, 2019 Regular Board Meeting and September 3rd, 2019 Workgroup Session. Burns abstained from the workgroup session minutes.

Public Comment: None at this time.

Erick Leitzen, President of Historic Bluff Country: Gave a Program Overview and asked for Funding Allocation. Historic Bluff Country tries to promote our area for tourism. Today Mr. Leitzen is asking for donations, to help with promotion. The donations will help with the township promotions. To get more information go to bluffcounty.com

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

County Revenue Fund $72,632.29

Road & Bridge Fund $1,420,956.86

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Total $1,493,589.15

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Miller moved, Arnold seconded, unanimously carried to approve Resolution 19-30 Land Exchange and Purchase for Highway Department.

RESOLUTION NO. 19-30

LAND EXCHANGE AND PURCHASE

FOR HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

WHEREAS, the Houston County Board of Commissioners unanimously carried a motion to authorize the exchange of property parcel 210907002 for a portion of parcel 211094001 and purchase a portion of parcel 211094000 from Mr. Mike Rogich at a net cost of $70,000, continent on three conditions: 1.) The County must lease space from Mr. Rogich to accommodate parking on what was the Tru Gas property (parcel 210907001), 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 210907002, and 3.) The County must receive favorable results of a Phase I and Phase II (if required) environmental study of the purchase; and

WHEREAS, Condition one has been met with an agreed 10-year lease for 27 parking spaces executed as of September 1, 2019; and

WHERAS, Condition two has been met with the City of Caledonia with the City’s Resolution 2019-010 dated 22 July 2019, amending the County Community Services building’s Conditional Use Permit to allow leased parking to replace the parking owned by Houston County, and;

WHEREAS, Condition three has been met by the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment performed by Brawn Intertec and received July 18, 2019; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to MS Statute 373.01, subd. 1.5.e, The Board of Commissioners held a public hearing on May 14, 2019 to hear any public input concerning the potential exchange of land property parcel 210907002 for a portion of parcel 21109400 and no public input was received; 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Houston County Board of Commissioners authorizes the land exchange and purchase of real property in Houston County, Minnesota, described as follows: To Mr. Rogich: Parcel 21.0907.02 and to Houston County: Portion of Parcel 21.1094.000 and Parcel 21.1094.001. (full description on file)

Miller moved, Arnold seconded, unanimously carried to Approve Resolution 19-31 Authorization to Execute “Toward Zero Deaths” Grant.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 19-31

AUTHORIZATION TO EXECUTE

2019 TOWARD ZERO DEATHS STATE ROADS GRANT

BE IT RESOLVED the Houston County Board of Commissioners authorizes the Houston County Public Health and Human Services to enter into a grant agreement with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, for traffic safety projects during the period from October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, John Pugleasa, Public Health and Human Services Director, is hereby authorized to execute such agreements and amendments as are necessary to implement the project, be the fiscal agent, and administer the grant on behalf of Houston County Public Health and Human Services.

 

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

a. Assessor 

i. Accept the resignation of Naomi Hoel, Appraiser Trainee, effective the end of the business day Sept 6, 2019. 

ii. Change the employment status of Michelle Quinn from Certified Minnesota Appraiser (Non-Income) B23, to Certified Minnesota Appraiser (Income) B24, Step 4, and effective Sept 11, 2019. 

iii. Change the employment status of Luke Onstad from Certified Minnesota Appraiser (Non-Income) B23, to Certified Minnesota Appraiser (Income) B24, Step 2, and effective Sept 11, 2019. 

b. Environmental Services

i. Confirm the change of employment status of Aaron Lacher, Environmental Services Director D61, from probationary to regular status, effective Sept 11, 2019. 

c. Highway 

i. Hire Wesley Burroughs as a probationary Highway Maintenance Specialist, B23-2, step 1, conditioned upon passing requisite background checks, effective Sept 23, 2019. 

ii. Hire Chris Frank as a probationary Highway Maintenance Specialist, B23-2, step 1, conditioned upon passing requisite background checks, effective Sept 16, 2019. 

Johnson moved, Burns seconded, unanimously approved the Conditional Use Permit request from Clair and Jarad Olson, Yucatan Township with the conditions recommended by the Planning Commission.

Johnson moved, Arnold seconded, unanimously approved amending CUP #296 conditions for Todd Soiney, Spring Grove Township based on the findings of fact from Zoning Office review. Johnson moved, Arnold seconded and all approved amending the original motion to include “based on the findings of fact from Zoning Office review.” Meiners gave a brief update on this CUP with conditions. Lacher spoke about the fact findings.

Arnold moved, Miller seconded, unanimously approved a contract on behalf of EDA for the Driftless Grown initiative website and branding. Wagner gave a brief overview of the EDA Driftless Grown Initiative and plans for developing a dedicated website. She also updated the Board on future plans under the Driftless Grown grant initiative, which include hiring a Driftless Grown Initiative Coordinator.

Administrator Babinski gave a brief description of a proposed resolution to authorize the sale of the County’s 22 acre parcel near the Caledonia High School, originally purchased for development of a new Highway Department facility. The board took no formal action, but expressed consensus to move forward with the land sale at a later date, after resolving whether an easement or holding a portion of the property would be better to allow road expansion in the future, specifically for a bike trail access.

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Yvonne Krogstad asked if there was a deductible on the generator extended warranty agreement that was approved at the last meeting. Babinski clarified there is not a deductible, so the agreement was signed. 

There being no further business and the time being 10:39 a.m., Arnold moved, Burns seconded, and unanimously carried to adjourn the meeting, the next advertised meeting being a Workgroup Session on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, and a  Regular Board Meeting on September 24, 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 17, 2019 9:30 a.m.

Place: Room 219, Courthouse, Caledonia, MN 

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

Others Present: Administrator Babinski, Finance Director Lapham, various Department Heads

Board Workgroup Session

The board reviewed the Public Health and Human Services proposed budget for 2020.  Administrator Babinski and Finance Director Lapham also reviewed the proposed fee schedule changes and requested allocation requests with the Board.

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 24, 2019.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

HOUSTON COUNTY, MINNESOTA

By: Teresa Walter, Chairperson

 

Attest: Jeffrey Babinski, County Administrator 

 
 
 
 
 

SPRING
GROVE
TOWNSHIP
REGULAR
MEETING
NOTICE

The Spring Grove Town Board will meet at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at the Spring Grove Town Hall for its regular monthly meeting.

Michael Wiste, Clerk/Treasurer

5/31

 
 
 
 
 

BLACK
HAMMER
TOWNSHIP
MEETING
NOTICE

The Black Hammer Town Board will hold its regular monthly meeting at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at the Black Hammer Town Hall.

Elizabeth Wiste, clerk

 

 

 

 

The following non-confidential traffic and criminal cases from 9/12/19 to 9/19/19 were compiled from reports released from the Houston County Court Administrator’s office.

 

Caledonia
Police
Dept.

Ricky Allen Kowalewski, 58, Hokah; 7/28/19 Failure to obey traffic signal; Fees $100

Channing Lee Park, 55, McKinney, Texas; 8/29/19 Driver approaching intersection fails to yield right of way; Fees $125

David Allen Trocinski, 44, Caledonia; 7/15/19 Driver fails to stop for stop sign; Fees $125

 

Hokah
Police
Dept.

Catherine Constance Hartley, 38, Hokah; 7/31/19 License plates required on front and rear of vehicle; Fees $105

Susan Elaine Skifton, 60, Caledonia; 8/14/19 Speeding 45/30; Fees $135

 

Houston
County
Sheriff’s
Office

Barry David Christman, 36, Caledonia; 6/28/19 3rd degree DWI; Fees $400; Jail, 365 days, stay 364 days for 1 yr., credit for time served: 1 day; Supervised probation, 1 yr.

Ethan Jore Faucett, 20, Rockland, Wis.; 6/6/19 Operate motor vehicle after license suspension; Fees $275

Ethan Jore Faucett, 20, Rockland, Wis.; 6/6/19 No insurance; Fees $200

Ethan Jore Faucett, 20, Rockland, Wis.; 6/6/19 Unlawful passing; Fees $50

Ethan Jore Faucett, 20, Rockland, Wis.; 6/6/19 Careless driving; Fees $100

Holly Rose Germain, 27, La Crosse, Wis.; 6/29/19 Careless driving; Fees $175

Stanley Lambert Gunther, 30, La Crosse, Wis.; 6/28/19 Driving after revocation; Fees $275

Declan Thomas Levy, 22, La Crosse, Wis.; 9/6/19 Speeding 71/50; Fees $215

Justin Scot Longmire, 26, Caledonia; 9/3/19 No insurance; Fees $275

Justin Scot Longmire, 26, Caledonia; 9/3/19 Careless driving; Fees $100

Justin Scot Longmire, 26, Caledonia; 9/3/19 Open Bottle Law; Fees $100

Shaundale Kevon McBride, 19, Onalaska, Wis.; 7/8/19 Speeding 70/50; Fees $215

Lance Robert Moga, 29, Houston; 9/5/19 Careless driving; Fees $175

Ryan Raymond Rinehart, 19, La Crosse, Wis.; 7/8/19 No proof of insurance; Fees $275

Soung Sook Ryu, 52, Decorah, Iowa; 7/2/19 Speeding 75/60; Fees $135

Jacob Nathaniel Stanles, 24, Sparta, Wis.; 9/25/17 Possess ammo/firearm-previous felony conviction; Fees $75; Jail, 365 days, stay 311 days for 2 yrs., credit for time served: 54 days; Supervised probation, 2 yrs.

Tod Spencer Weston, 55, Caledonia; 7/4/19 Driving without valid license; Fees $175

 

Houston
Police
Dept.

Kari Lynne Bellis, 37, Houston; 7/27/19 Disorderly conduct; Fees $150; Jail, 10 days, stay 10 days for 6 months; Unsupervised probation, 6 months

 

La
Crescent
Police
Dept.

Sherese Harper, 41, La Crosse, Wis.; 7/8/19 Driving without a valid license; Fees 4175

Austin Michael Helbing, 23, La Crescent; 7/4/19 Operate motor vehicle after license suspension; Fees $275

Norman Her, 28, Onalaska, Wis.; 7/5/19 Speeding 59/40; Fees $135

Norman Her, 28, Onalaska, Wis.; 7/5/19 Driving without a valid license; Fees $100

Deborah Joan Johannes, 57, La Crescent; 8/11/19 Garbage in yard; Fees $115

Joel Richard Omeara, 25, Rochester; 8/9/19 Speeding 68/55; Fees $125

Dana Mathew Schwartz, 57, Dover; 6/11/19 Theft of motor fuel from retailer; Restitution: $25.93; Fees $75

Dana Mathew Schwartz, 57, Dover; 6/11/19 Driving after revocation; Fine $200

 

MN
State
Patrol

Mitchell Lynn Peterson, 32, Onalaska, Wis.; 9/10/19 Speeding 65/55; Fees $115

Matthew Juluis Runningen, 41, Houston; 9/8/19 Seat belt required; Fees $100

Kim Marie Stadtler, 54, Onalaska, Wis.; 9/3/19 Speeding 58/40; Fees $135

 

Spring
Grove
Police
Dept.

Mitchell Roger Elsbernd, 25, Calmar, Iowa; 9/11/19 Speeding 40/30; Fees $115

 

Ethan Michael Hermanson, 18, Winona; 6/28/19 Liquor consumption by persons under 21; Fees  $175