PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

PROCEEDINGS
OF
THE
BOARD
OF
COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS

Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 9:00 a.m.

Place: Commissioners Room, Courthouse, Caledonia, MN 

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

Presiding: Fred Arnold, Chairperson

Call to order.

Motion was made by Commissioner Connor, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve the agenda.

Motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Connor and unanimously carried to approve the minutes of the May 22, 2018 meeting.

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

County Revenue Fund $ 62,972.64

Road & Bridge Fund 60,723.73 

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Total $123,696.37

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Engineer Pogodzinski requested approval of Houston County Right of Way Plat No. 71 in connection with S.A.P. 028-604-036 on CSAH 4. Motion was made by Commissioner Connor, seconded by Commissioner Miller and unanimously carried to approve the plat and to adopt the following:

RESOLUTION NO. 18-20

RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND ACCEPT HOUSTON COUNTY RIGHT OF WAY PLAT NO. 71 FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF 

STATE AID PROJECT 028-604-036.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED; that Houston County approves and accepts Houston County Right of Way Plat No. 71 as designating the definite location of that part of County State Aid Highway 4, located in Section 22 and Section 27, Township 101 North, Range 7 West, as presented on this date, June 5, 2018, and authorizes it to be filed of record with the Houston County Recorder.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Fred Arnold, Houston County Board of Commissioners Chairperson, is hereby authorized to execute and sign the Certification statement on said plat on behalf of Houston County.

Engineer Pogodzinski reported on 8 bids which were received for S.A.P. 028-599-088. On the recommendation of Engineer Pogodzinski, motion was made by Commissioner Connor, seconded by Commissioner Miller and unanimously carried to accept the low bid of Generation X Construction LLC in the amount of $137,098.50 for S.A.P. 028-599-088. 

Dan Wermager, SWCD, provided an overview of region-wide water management. He stated several communities bordering the Mississippi River are impacted and would benefit from community wastewater treatment facilities. Motion was made by Commissioner Connor seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to adopt the following:

RESOLUTION NO. 18-21

SUPPORT OF SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA 

WASTEWATER INITIATIVE PROGRAM

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED; that Houston County supports the goals of the Southeast Minnesota Wastewater Initiative program and is willing to provide in-kind assistance for the continuation of the program to show support and a need for the service in the county.

Mr. Wermager reported on amendments to verbiage in an agreement which are minor in nature. Motion was made by Commissioner Connor, seconded by Commissioner Miller and unanimously carried to adopt the following:

RESOLUTION NO. 18-22

RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE AMENDED SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA WATER RESOURCES BOARD AGREEMENT

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED; that the Houston County Board of Commissioners approves the following changes to the agreement of the Southeast Minnesota Water Resources Board:

Under Roman Numeral I, Part A. Composition, strike “Two” and replace with “One” and insert “and one alternate” after representative. 

Under Roman Numeral I, Part B. Powers (1), insert “Local” after Comprehensive and insert “or Comprehensive Watershed Management Planning” after Planning.

Under Roman Numeral I, Part B. Powers (3), insert “Local” after Comprehensive and insert “or Comprehensive Watershed Management Planning” after planning.

Under Roman Numeral I, Part B. Powers (4), insert “(103B.301-355) and the Comprehensive Watershed Management Planning Program (103B.801).” after Act.

Under Roman Numeral I, Part B. Powers (last paragraph), insert “local county and watershed-based plans” after implement the.

On the recommendation of HR Director Arrick-Kruger, motion was made by Commissioner Connor seconded by Commissioner Miller and unanimously carried to approve the hire of Naomi Hoel as a probationary Appraiser Trainee, B-22, Step 1 effective June 18, 2018 conditioned upon successful completion of the required background check. 

HR Director Arrick-Krueger requested approval to amend the reinstatement date of Darlene Peter, Deputy Auditor-License Center to June 1, 2018 to allow for Ms. Peter to attend a department wide training. Motion was made by Commissioner Connor, seconded by Commissioner Miller and unanimously carried to approve the same.

Motion was made by Commissioner Connor, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve the hire of Bonnie Felten as a 67 day Technical Clerk, B-21 at an hourly rate of $14.63 per hour conditioned upon the successful completion of the required background check.

Motion was made by Commissioner Connor, seconded by Commissioner Miller and unanimously carried to approve the hire of Polly Heberlein as a 67 day Technical Clerk, B-21 at an hourly rate of $14.63 per hour conditioned upon the successful completion of the required background check.

On the recommendation of HR Director Arrick-Kruger, motion was made by Commissioner Connor, seconded by Commissioner Miller and unanimously carried to approve the change of status from probationary to regular for Shane McCabe, Highway Mechanic effective June 12, 2018.

HR Director Arrick-Kruger reported a position description for a Public Health Technical Clerk was drafted and submitted for banding as a result of needs review following an internal transfer. Motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve initiating a competitive search to fill the position. 

On the recommendation of HR Director Arrick-Kruger, motion was made by Commissioner Connor, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve the change of status from probationary to regular for Rachel Meyer, Jailer/Dispatcher effective June 5, 2018.

Motion was made by Commissioner Connor, seconded by Commissioner Miller and unanimously carried to approve the hire of Myron Kinneberg as a 67 day Transport Officer at an hourly rate of $15.23 conditioned upon successful completion of the required background check. 

The time being 9:50 a.m. and pursuant to M.S. 13D.03 subd. 1(b), motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Connor and unanimously carried to go into closed session to consider strategy for labor negotiations. 

Motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Connor and unanimously carried to reconvene in open session. The time was 10:02 a.m. 

HR Director Arrick-Kruger restated the purpose of the closed session was to consider strategy for labor negotiations pursuant to M.S. 13D.03 subd. 1(b). A status update was provided and no action was requested. 

Environmental Services Director Frank reported the program has benefitted Houston County. Discussion was held regarding consideration of the Amendment to the Solid waste disposal agreement providing for a 7 year extension to the agreement. Motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve the same

Motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Connor and unanimously carried to adopt the following: 

RESOLUTION NO. 18-23

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED; That the Houston County Board of Commissioners declares August 4, 2018, as American Legion Day, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED; That the Houston County Board of Commissioners congratulates The American Legion and The America Legion, Department of Minnesota, on its proud record of service, and its commitment to another 100 years of helping veterans, guiding our youth, and lifting up our communities.

Following discussion motion was made by Commissioner Connor, seconded by Commissioner Miller and unanimously carried to approve the Minnesota Lawful Gambling Application for Exempt Permit for Sheldon Valley Sportsman’s Association for activities to be conducted at their range on October 28, 2018, and to adopt the following:

RESOLUTION NO. 18-24

BE IT RESOLVED that the Houston County Board of Commissioners does hereby approve the Minnesota Lawful Gambling Application for Exempt Permit on behalf of Sheldon Valley Sportsman’s Association for gambling activities to be conducted at their range located at 11511 County 10 in Sheldon Township, with no waiting period.

  Motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Connor and unanimously carried to approve the issuance of the 2018 liquor, beer and wine licenses:.

It was agreed a Board retreat would be held on Tuesday, June 12th at 10:00 a.m. at the home of Scott Connor located at 822 Center Street, Caledonia, Minnesota for purpose of strategic planning. 

There being no further business and the time being 11:32 a.m., motion was made by Commissioner Miller seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski, and unanimously carried to adjourn the meeting, the next advertised meeting being Tuesday, June 19, 2018.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

HOUSTON COUNTY, MINNESOTA

By: Fred Arnold, Chairperson

Attest:  Michelle Quinn, County Auditor 

THE ABOVE PROCEEDINGS OF THE HOUSTON COUNTY BOARD OF COM­MISSIONERS IS ONLY A SUMMARY. THE FULL TEXT IS AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION AT THE HOUS­TON COUNTY AUDITOR’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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