PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 9:00 a.m.

Place: Commissioners Room, Courthouse, Caledonia, MN 

Members Present: Jack Miller, Justin Zmyewski, Scott Connor, Teresa Walter and Fred Arnold

Others Present: Auditor Meiners; Deputy Auditor Erickson; Reporter Moorhead; Finance Director Lapham; Assistant Engineer Conway; County Attorney Jandt; Personnel Director Arrick-Kruger; Yvonne Krogstad

Presiding: Scott Connor, Vice-Chairperson

Call to order.

Motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to approve the agenda.

Motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve the minutes of the March 27, 2018 meeting.

Motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to approve payment of the license center and Human Services disbursements and the following claims:

County Revenue Fund $ 62,706.70

Road & Bridge Fund 18,315.73 

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Total $81,022.43

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Auditor Meiners reported that Mayville Township has approved holding a private sale for Parcel 09.0260.000, being 15 acres of tax forfeited land located in Mayville Township. The parcel is landlocked and meets the requirements to be offered only to adjoining landowners through a private sale. Each adjoining landowner must be given a 30 day written notice as to the date, time and place of the sale. However, the County Board must first approve holding a private sale and establish the minimum purchase price. After discussion, motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to authorize a private sale and to set the minimum purchase price at $200.00. 

 

Assistant Engineer Conway reported on the bids received for CP 2018-06. On the recommendation of Assistant Engineer Conway, motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to accept the low base bid of Scott Construction in the amount of $326,670.68.

Assistant Engineer Conway reported on the quotes received for CP 2018-04 (Equipment Rental). Motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Miller and unanimously carried to accept all quotes.

Assistant Engineer Conway reported on the quotes received for CP 2018-03 (Aggregate Stockpile). Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to accept all quotes.

Assistant Engineer Conway reported on the quotes received for CP 2018-02 (Pavement Marking). Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to accept the low quote of Fahrrner Asphalt Sealers in the amount of $92,392.05.

Assistant Engineer Conway reported on the quotes received for chloride. Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Miller and unanimously carried to accept the low quote of Northern Salt.

HR Director Arrick-Kruger reported that there were two applicants for the Board of Adjustment, being Bryan Van Gorp and Mike Novak. Personnel Director Arrick-Kruger will work with the Personnel Committee in this regard. Motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to interview the two candidates.

HR Director Arrick-Kruger recommended transferring Leah Milde to the position of Eligibility Worker effective April 30, 2018. Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve the same.

Motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to recess until 10:00 a.m.

Motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to reconvene the meeting at 10:05 a.m.

Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Miller and unanimously carried to convene in closed session at 10:15 a.m. pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 13D.05, Subd. 2, (b), for the preliminary consideration of allegations or charges against an individual subject to its authority.

Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to reopen the meeting at 10:35 a.m.

Motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to terminate Jenny Egge effective immediately.

There being no further business and the time being 10:39 a.m., motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to adjourn the meeting, the next advertised meeting being Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

HOUSTON COUNTY, MINNESOTA

By: Scott Connor, Vice-Chairperson

Attest: Charlene Meiners, County Auditor 

 

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