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CITY OF HOWARD LAKENOTICE OF PUBLIC ACCURACY TESTFOR THE STATE PRIMARY ELECTION
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Public Accuracy Test of the DS200 ballot counter and the AutoMARK assistive voting device for City of Howard Lake, to be used for the August 11, 2020 State Primary election, will be conducted at City Hall, 625 8th Ave, Howard Lake, MN beginning at 9:00 am on Tuesday, August 5, 2020. The Public Accuracy Test is open to the public.
Notice is hereby given the 31 day of July 2020
Shari Zander
Head Judge
Published in the Herald Journal, July 31, 2020.
CITY OF HOWARD LAKEORDINANCE NO. 20-03
Section 1. The Howard Lake City Code is hereby amended to include the following ordinance summarized below:
The City of Howard Lake amended Chapter 12.02 to include greater definition for general parking prohibitions and to establish a specific no parking zone on Imhoff Avenue from County Road 7 north (east) to Ash Street (west).
Section 2. The full ordinance will be in effect upon this summary publication.
Section 3. The full ordinance is available for review during regular office hours in the office of the City Clerk.
PASSED AND ADOPTED this 21st day of July, 2020.
Published in the Herald Journal, July 31, 2020.
REGULAR MEETING of the SCHOOL BOARD of EDUCATIONLester Prairie Public SchoolsMonday June 15th, 2020 5:45pmLester Prairie School Media Center
Roll call was taken and the following board members were present on site or via zoom: Corbey Hentges, Steve Ziermann, Megan Stifter Knoll, Mary Otto, Brian Heimerl, and Rebecca Heimerl. Administration: Dr. Melissa Radeke, Mike Lee. Other Staff present: Jeremiah Kraemer Guests: Joe Uhlhorn with H&U, Deb Beckler and Ivan Raconteur for the Herald Journal.
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Rebecca Heimerl.
Agenda
• Motion by R. Heimerl second Stifter-Knoll by to approve the Agenda as presented and or modified
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Recognition of Communications since Last Meeting:
• Communication – Report -
1. Graduation – parade
2. School ground breaking ceremony
• Open dialogue – none
Minutes and Bills
• Motion by B. Heimerl and second by Otto to approve the meeting minutes of the Regular Board meeting on 05/18, and pay the bills in the amount of $90,094.16 and student activity fees of $19,003.40
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Administrative Reports
Mr. Lee K-12 Principal Report: - highlights
• Graduation successful following guidelines and ending with a parade through town.
• End of year book return – most returned waiting on less than 6
• Some students still finishing distance learning, extended in to summer
• Day after graduation Students drove around school celebrating end of year start of summer.
• 110 Behavioral reports for the year
o Some grades have more DIRS (Disciplinary Incident reports), turned in to the state
• Finishing class rosters – using alternate methods if needed
• Working on Chrome Book handbook
Jeremiah Kraemer AD Report: - highlights
• Weekly MSHSL meetings held on Thursdays
o Summer coaching options and new MSHSL website coming in July.
• New summer guidance coming in daily
• MSHSL summer waiver period starting June 15th. Our coaches will have the opportunity to start July 6th
• No important information regarding fall as of yet. Playing it by ear
• Great information and communication coming from the Minnesota River Conference on a variety of topics.
o Very good group with great support
Dr. Melissa Radeke Superintendent Report: - highlights
• 3 options for next school year need to be developed, groups meeting
o Full return
o No Students – distance learning
o Hybrid
• Technology leasing contract – working with Trinity3 Financial Services
o Technology Committee exploring options and Chromebooks preferred
o 4year leasing option selected (Gold plan)
o ESSER and GEER funds – some $$ can be used for technology
• Summer work to do
o Survey staff for equipment needs
o Insurance forms for Parents
o Technology handbook updates
• Storage shed – looking at options for relocating
• Dashir report -
o Fully staffed
o Began summer cleaning of shop and classrooms
o Resurfacing the floors
o Getting areas ready for construction of new addition
o Disinfecting offices and classrooms for Kids Depot during the summer
School Board Reports
• Community Ed. –
a. updated pamphlet
b. sports jerseys integrating old with new
c. Updating Schedule of summer classes
• PTO – none
• Facilities/Maint. – none
• Facility Planning – H&U update
• Tech/Media: none
• Activities Committee – none
• Negotiations – Non-certified contract agreement
• Meet and Confer – none
• Policy – none
• Legislative – COVID Relief Bill HF 4415 summary -
a. Expands eligibility in the early middle college program
b. Repeals compensatory revenue set aside
c. Student absences don’t bring a student under the definition of truant.
d. Probationary teacher relief for less than 120 days of instruction
e. For FY 21, districts may apply for modified cash flow payments
Policy Administration – none
New Business
A. Building Project update – H&U update – Joe Uhlhorn
a. Shed moving to SW corner of track
i. Few panels of OSB to be removed and a few metal pieces on outside
ii. Need electric piece
iii. Movers to move equipment, store, and move to new shed location
iv. Shed to move for location of storm water tanks
b. Reached out to RAM for quote to build new shed
i. Work through existing contracts
ii. Concrete floor 4” minimal re-enforcement with apron
c. Playground equipment – swings only moved at this time
d. Cisterns and septic tanks found below ground have been removed
e. Water was shut off for 4 block area and new valves put in place
f. ootings started on South end of school
g. CenterPoint Energy installed new gas line around school
h. 1st construction meeting to take place tomorrow.
B. Motion by R. Heimerl and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve 2020-2021 Literacy Plan.
Discussion: This is “Read well by 3rd Grade” - met with Mike, Derrek to work on weaknesses. We are working with N. Collaborative on Curricular Mapping. Improvements needed - communication and curriculum.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Old Business
• Motion by R. Heimerl and 2nd by B. Heimerl to table the move of the storage shed by Marcus Building Movers.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Personnel
• Motion by Ziermann and 2nd by Otto to approve the Rachel Stender as Yearbook Advisor for the 2020-2021 school year.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Otto and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve Kim Schauer as Kids Depot worker with assigned duties
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Otto and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve Jan Smith as Kids Depot worker with assigned duties.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by R. Heimerl and 2nd by Otto to approve Rachel Stender as Kids Depot student worker with assigned duties.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Otto and 2nd by B. Heimerl to approve Kaylee Scheevel as Kids Depot student worker with assigned duties.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Otto and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve Katie Nelson as Kids Depot student worker with assigned duties.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Otto and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve Jerika Ziermann as Kids Depot student worker with assigned duties.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Otto and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve Emma Blashack as Kids Depot student worker with assigned duties.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Otto and 2nd by Ziermann to approve the resignation of Mike Bjork as Spelling Bee Coordinator
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
School Finance
• Motion by R. Heimerl 2nd by Otto to approve the 2020-2022 Master Agreement for the Minnesota School Employees Association
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Ziermann 2nd by R. Heimerl to approve Trinity3 4 year Lease Proposal for a total cost of $119,987 for FY21-FY24.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by R. Heimerl 2nd by Ziermann to approve the LTFM Plan for 2020-2021.
Discussion: Includes HVAC, Blinds, Plumbing, Water meter
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Otto and 2nd by Ziermann to approve Preliminary Budget for 2020-2021.
Discussion – One time fund transfer to Community Ed. Food Service was high with all the meals being served.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by R. Heimerl 2nd by B. Heimerl to approve 50% partial payment for District Assessment Coordinator for 2019-2020, due to COVID 19 (no MCA III Assessment season).
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Discussion regarding MSBA Letter of Agreement addressing Coaching Compensation for Coaches and CO-Curricular Advisors during the 2020-2021 School year
o Board agreed – Dr. Radeke to present to Union
Other items
• July 16th Board meeting – work session to follow regular meeting
Meeting was adjourned at 7:09 PM
/s/ Steven D. Ziermann, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal, July 31, 2020.
NOTICE OF PRIMARY ELECTION
To the Electors of the Wright County
In the County of Wright, State of Minnesota:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN:
That a Primary Election will be held in all Wright County precincts on the 11th day of August 2020, at which the polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. for nominating candidates for the following offices, which are to be voted for at the General Election to be held on Tuesday, the 3rd day of November 2020 to wit:
FEDERAL OFFICES
U.S. Senator
U.S. Representative District 6
STATE OFFICES
State Representative District 15B
COUNTY OFFICES
County Commissioner District 4
County Commissioner District 5
CITY OFFICES
City of Dayton Council Member
Robert J. Hiivala
Wright County Auditor/Treasurer
Dated: July 20, 2020
Published in the Herald Journal, July 31, 2020.
NOTICE OF ELECTION To the voters of the County of McLeod, State of Minnesota: Notice is hereby given that a Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. Location of Polling Place for the 2020 Primary Election
Townships:
Acoma 23486 230th St., Hutchinson (Acoma Town Hall)
Penn 15989 40th St., Brownton (Penn Town Hall)
Cities:
Brownton 310 2nd St. N., Brownton (Brownton Community Center)
Glencoe 1107 11th St. E, Suite 112, Glencoe (Glencoe City Center)
Hutchinson 900 Harrington St., Hutchinson (Recreation Center)
Lester Prairie 37 Juniper St., Lester Prairie (Lester Prairie City Hall)
Silver Lake 320 Main St. W, Silver Lake (Silver Lake Auditorium)
Stewart 551 Prior St., Stewart (Stewart Community Center)
Winsted 201 1st St. N, Winsted (Winsted City Hall)
During a State Primary Election polling places must be open 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Mail Ballot Precincts:
Townships:
Bergen Hassan Valley Rich Valley
Collins Helen Round Grove
Glencoe Hutchinson Sumter
Hale Lynn Winsted
Cities:
Biscay
Plato
All registered voters within Mail Ballot precincts will automatically receive a ballot in the mail. If you are not registered and would like to receive a ballot, please contact McLeod County Elections at 320-864-1203.
Published in the Herald Journal, July 31 and August 7, 2020.
NOTCE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The City of Waverly is in the process of developing a Wellhead Protection Plan for its drinking water supply wells. Consistent with the Minnesota Wellhead Protection Rule (part 4720.5350, subpart 4), a Public Hearing will be held on Thursday, August 13, 2020, at 7:15 PM at the City Hall office located at 502 Atlantic Avenue, Waverly, MN to discuss comments provided from local units of government and solicit comments from the public.
A copy of the Wellhead Protection Plan is available at the City of Waverly City Hall for review. Questions may be directed to Jason Karels at 763-658-4217.
Published in the Herald Journal, July 31, 2020.
CITY OF WINSTEDOFFICIAL SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE O-20-04
THE INTENT AND EFFECT OF THIS ORDINANCE IS TO AMEND CHAPTER 2, SECTION 5, OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF WINSTED CONCERNING FIRE DEPARTMENT
PUBLICATION OF A SUMMARY (PURSUANT TO MINNESOTA STATUTE §§ 412.191, SUBD. 4 AND 331A.01, SUBD. 10) OF AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 2, CHAPTER 5 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF WINSTED CONCERNING FIRE DEPARTMENT
The following is the official summary of Ordinance No. O-20-04, which was passed by the City Council on July 21, 2020.
Ordinance No. O-20-04 allowing for the amendment of Chapter 2, Section 5 of Winsted’s Municipal Code, its ordinances and resolutions, amends section provisions as follows:
Chapter 2, Section 5 This section has been amended as it applies to Fire Department
The full text of Ordinance O-20-04 is available for inspection during regular office hours at the following locations: The office of City Clerk-Treasurer and the City’s website.
Published in the Herald Journal, July 31, 2020.
CITY OF WINSTEDOFFICIAL SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE O-20-06
THE INTENT AND EFFECT OF THIS ORDINANCE IS TO AMEND CHAPTER 13, SECTIONS 1-2, OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF WINSTED CONCERNING FIRE PREVENTION AND CONTROL, BURNING OF TRASH, REFUSE, RUBBISH, AND OTHER COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS REGULATIONS, ESTABLISHING FEES FOR EMERGENCY PROTECTION AND FIRE SERVICES
PUBLICATION OF A SUMMARY (PURSUANT TO MINNESOTA STATUTE §§ 412.191, SUBD. 4 AND 331A.01, SUBD. 10) OF AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 13, SECTIONS 1-2 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF WINSTED CONCERNING FIRE PREVENTION AND CONTROL, BURNING OF TRASH, REFUSE, RUBBISH, AND OTHER COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS REGULATIONS, ESTABLISHING FEES FOR EMERGENCY PROTECTION AND FIRE SERVICES
The following is the official summary of Ordinance No. O-20-06, which was passed by the City Council on July 21, 2020.
Ordinance No. O-20-06 allowing for the amendment of Chapter 13, Sections 1- 2 of Winsted’s Municipal Code, its ordinances and resolutions, amends section provisions as follows:
Chapter 13, Sections 1-2 This section has been amended as it applies to Fire Prevention And Control, Burning Of Trash, Refuse, Rubbish, And Other Combustible Materials Regulations, Establishing Fees For Emergency Protection And Fire Services
The full text of Ordinance O-20-06 is available for inspection during regular office hours at the following locations: The office of City Clerk-Treasurer and the City’s website.
Published in the Herald Journal, July 31, 2020.
CITY OF WINSTEDOFFICIAL SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE O-20-05
THE INTENT AND EFFECT OF THIS ORDINANCE IS TO AMEND CHAPTER 7, SECTIONS 1-4, OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF WINSTED CONCERNING REGULATIONS TO PREVENT, REDUCE OR ELIMINATE BLIGHTING FACTORS OR CAUSE OF BLIGHT WITHIN THE CITY, CLEANUP OF CLANDESTINE DRUG LAB SITES, WEEDS
PUBLICATION OF A SUMMARY (PURSUANT TO MINNESOTA STATUTE §§ 412.191, SUBD. 4 AND 331A.01, SUBD. 10) OF AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 7, SECTIONS 1-4 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF WINSTED CONCERNING REGULATIONS TO PREVENT, REDUCE OR ELIMINATE BLIGHTING FACTORS OR CAUSE OF BLIGHT WITHIN THE CITY, CLEANUP OF CLANDESTINE DRUG LAB SITES, WEEDS
The following is the official summary of Ordinance No. O-20-05, which was passed by the City Council on July 21, 2020.
Ordinance No. O-20-05 allowing for the amendment of Chapter 7, Sections 1- 4 of Winsted’s Municipal Code, its ordinances and resolutions, amends section provisions as follows:
Chapter 7, Sections 1-4 This section has been amended as it applies to Regulations To Prevent, Reduce, Or Eliminate Blighting Factors Or Cause of Blight Within The City, Cleanup Of Clandestine Drug Lab Sites, Weeds
The full text of Ordinance O-20-05 is available for inspection during regular office hours at the following locations: The office of City Clerk-Treasurer and the City’s website.
Published in the Herald Journal, July 31, 2020.
CITY OF WINSTEDOFFICIAL SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE O-20-03
THE INTENT AND EFFECT OF THIS ORDINANCE IS TO AMEND CHAPTER 5, SECTION 2 AND SECTION 4 , OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF WINSTED CONCERNING CAMPERS, BOATS, TRAILERS, AND OTHER OBJECTS, AND VEHICLE PARKING.
PUBLICATION OF A SUMMARY (PURSUANT TO MINNESOTA STATUTE §§ 412.191, SUBD. 4 AND 331A.01, SUBD. 10) OF AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 5, SECTION 2 AND SECTION 4 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF WINSTED CONCERNING CAMPERS, BOATS, TRAILERS, AND OTHER OBJECTS; AND VEHICLE PARKING.
The following is the official summary of Ordinance No. O-20-03, which was passed by the City Council on June 2, 2020.
Ordinance No. O-20-03 allowing for the amendment of Chapter 5, Section 2 and Section 4 of Winsted’s Municipal Code, its ordinances and resolutions, amends section provisions as follows:
Chapter 5, Section 2 This section has been amended as it applies to Campers, Boats, Trailers and Other Objects.
Chapter 5, Section 4 This section has been amended as it applies to Vehicle Parking.
The full text of Ordinance O-20-03 is available for inspection during regular office hours at the following locations: The office of City Clerk-Treasurer and the City’s website.
Published in the Herald Journal, July 31, 2020.
Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State Certificate of Existence and RegistrationMinnesota Statutes, Chapter 333 File Number: 1165110000056
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. List the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: TC ROOFING AND EXTERIORS
2. Principal place of business: 816 7th Ave.
PO Box 780 Howard Lake, MN 55349 USA
3. List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name OR if an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address. Exteriors Plus LLC, 12481 Rhode Island Ave, Savage, MN 55378
4. I, Steve Simon, Secretary of State of Minnesota, do certify that: The entity listed below was filed under the chapter of Minnesota Statutes listed below with the Office of the Secretary of State on the date listed below and that this entity or filing is registered at the time this certificate has been issued.
Date: 07/28/2020
/s/ Steve Simon
Secretary of State
State of Minnesota
Published in the Herald Journal July 31 and August 7, 2020.
BOARD MINUTES BOARD OF WRIGHT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS JULY 7, 2020 DATE APPROVED: JULY 21, 2020
The Wright County Board met in regular session at 9:00 A.M. with Husom, Vetsch, Potter and Daleiden present. Commissioner Borrell joined the meeting remotely.
COUNTY BOARD MINUTES 6-23-20
Daleiden moved to approve the 6-23-20 Wright County Board Minutes. The motion was seconded by Vetsch and carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.
AGENDA
Changes were made to the Agenda as follow:
- Add Auditor/Treasurer Timed Item, “Approve Temporary Liquor License For Clearwater American Legion Post 323 For An Event On July 18, 2020 Contingent Upon Clearwater Town Board Approval” (petitioned by Lee Kelly)
- Add Item For Consideration, “Schedule Committee Of The Whole Meeting To Discuss Strategic Planning” (Lee Kelly)
Daleiden moved to approve the Agenda as amended. The motion was seconded by Vetsch and carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.
CONSENT AGENDA
Daleiden moved to approve the Consent Agenda. The motion was seconded by Potter and carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.
A. ADMINISTRATION
1. Approve & Authorize Signatures On Memorandum Of Agreement (MOA) To Allow WCDA (Wright County Deputy Association) Members To Donate Accrued Vacation Time To Sheriff Deputy Nicholas Eldred
B. ADMINISTRATION
1. Approve And Authorize Signatures On The Labor Agreement With Minnesota Public Employees Association (MNPEA) For The 2020-2022 Calendar Years
C. ADMINISTRATION
1. Claim - Madden, Galanter & Hansen Attorneys At Law, April 2020, $20,133.00 2. Claim - Madden, Galanter & Hansen Attorneys At Law, May 2020, $12,137.54
D. ADMINISTRATION
1. Refer To The 7-14-20 County Board Workshop Meeting: A. Health Partners Clinic B. Highway 5-Year Highway Improvement Plan C. CR 147 Jurisdictional Transfer Public Hearing
E. AUDITOR/TREASURER
1. Request Approval To Advertise For Applicants For Appointment To The Clearwater River Watershed Board Of Managers 2. Acknowledge Warrants Issued Between June 17, 2020 And June 29, 2020
F. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
1. Refer To The Personnel Committee A Discussion Of IT Budgetary Specialist Position
G. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
1. Refer To 07-22-20 Technology Committee: A. Project Updates B. New Project Requests C. Q2 Portfolio Summary C. CIP Technology D. IT HelpDesk E. ARMER 800 MHz Radio Fee For 2021
H. SHERIFF’S OFFICE
1. Position Replacement: A. Two FTE Deputy Positions
I. SHERIFF’S OFFICE - JAIL DIVISION
1. Request Approval From The Board To Allow Pat O’Malley, Jail Administrator, To E-Sign The Joint Powers Agreements With The Mn Dept. Of Corrections To House Work Release (WR) Inmates And Release Violator (RV) Inmates. Contract Period 7/1/20 Through 6/31/21.
TIMED AGENDA ITEMS
BOB HIIVALA, AUDITOR/TREASURER
Approve 2020 Tobacco License For LGS Pawn & Repair, LLC DBA Buddha Glass (City Of Monticello) For The License Period July 7, 2020 Through December 31,2020
Daleiden moved to approve the Tobacco License for LGS Pawn & Repair, LLC DBA Buddha Glass. The motion was seconded by Vetsch and carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.
Approve Temporary Liquor License For Clearwater American Legion Post 323 For An Event On July 18, 2020 Contingent Upon Clearwater Town Board Approval
Vetsch moved to approve the Liquor License for Clearwater American Legion Post 323 for the event on 7-18-20 contingent upon Clearwater Township Board approval. The motion was seconded by Borrell and carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.
VIRGIL HAWKINS, HIGHWAY ENGINEER
Award Contract For Construction Of A New Salt Shed At Our Waverly Truck Station With Greystone Construction In The Amount Of $144,900
Hawkins requested approval of the contract. Husom questioned the cost of the project compared to budget. Hawkins explained that $250,000 was budgeted in the CIP (Capital Improvement Plan) but the project came in under budget. There will be additional costs for the project, but he envisioned the total cost will be well under budget.
Daleiden moved to approve the contract with Greystone Construction for $144,900 for the construction of a new salt shed at the Waverly Truck Station. The motion was seconded by Borrell. Discussion followed on the need for the new shed. Hawkins stated it relates to size and the ability to mix the salt in a covered facility because of runoff. The motion carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.
Approve Jurisdictional Change Agreement With Rockford Township For CR 147 (Division Street East). Rockford Township Approved The Jurisdictional Change Agreement (No. 20-56) For Transferring Jurisdiction Of CR 147 (Division Street East) From County To Township
Hawkins said the Rockford Township Board approved the agreement at a recent meeting. It includes a small easterly portion of CR 147. The majority of that roadway is in Buffalo Township. Potter moved to approve the Jurisdictional Change Agreement with Rockford Township for CR 147. The motion was seconded by Daleiden and carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.
Accept The 2019 Highway Department Annual Report Which Was Distributed To The County Board Members For Review At The June 23, 2020 Meeting
Husom said it appears there are more dollars in the Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) line item than what was spent. She asked what amount was collected in LOST in 2019. Hawkins estimated $7.5 million and said that all expenditures have not been made. This partially relates the CSAH 37 project in Albertville, which was delayed due to the I-94 project. Funds were shifted to a project in Delano this year. Hawkins stated that whatever is collected in LOST funding through 2022 will be spent. LOST funding has been utilized for projects along CR 19 in St. Michael and the corridor study. The 5-Year Plan will reflect other upcoming projects. Hiivala added that unspent LOST funds are dedicated for purposes of those projects.
Potter moved to approve the 2019 Highway Department Annual Report. The motion was seconded by Daleiden and carried 5-0 on a roll call vote. Hawkins said the Annual Report will be placed on the County website. Vetsch suggested that the Communications Officer complete a press release with a link to the Report.
Approve 2020 Maintenance Agreements For SIX (6) Cities: Delano, Elk River, Maple Lake, Monticello, Montrose, And Waverly.
Vetsch moved to approve the 2020 Maintenance Agreements with Delano, Elk River, Maple Lake, Monticello, Montrose and Waverly. The motion was seconded by Daleiden and carried 5-0 on a roll call vote. Daleiden extended appreciation to Hawkins for collaborating with the cities to make things efficient and cost effective.
ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION
6-19-20 COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE (COTW) MINUTES
At today’s County Board Meeting, Vetsch said relative to the EDA (Economic Development Authority) Task Force, the goal was for membership to include representation from each of the Commissioner districts, and from the Economic Development Partnership, townships, cities and business. Vetsch moved to approve the 6-19-20 COTW minutes and recommendations. The motion was seconded by Daleiden. Board members confirmed that the Commissioner representatives on the EDA Task Force will include Vetsch and Potter. Borrell voiced opposition to the EDA in its entirety. Husom said it is unknown whether the County will move forward with an EDA. The 13-member EDA Task Force will look at the scope of what that would mean for Wright County. Borrell said Vetsch had a good argument for an EDA for marketing the County’s building. However, he would like businesses to be able to proceed without County involvement. The motion carried 5-0 on a roll call vote. Vetsch said the first meeting of the EDA Task Force will be held in late August. The 6-19-20 COTW Minutes follow:
I. EDA (Economic Development Authority)
Lee Kelly, County Administrator, said the following people have submitted applications to serve on the EDA Committee:
• Shannon Bye, Monticello Township
• Greg Eckblad, Rockford Township
• Gene Janikula, Woodland Township
• Kris Crandall, City of Clearwater
• Jason Franzen, City of Delano
• Nick Haggenmiller, City of Howard Lake
• Jennifer Nash, City of Buffalo
• Corey Tanner, City of Otsego
• Marc Weigle, City of St. Michael
• Wayne Elam, Commercial Realty Solutions
• Brian Matzke, Citizens State Bank of Waverly
Bruce Kimmel, Senior Municipal Advisor, Ehlers, was available by phone to answer questions. Kelly said a mailing was sent to city administrators, city council members and township officials to solicit persons who would like to participate.
Missy Meidinger, Executive Assistant for the Wright County Economic Development Partnership (WCEDP), said Jolene Foss, WCEDP Executive Director, would like to serve.
Kimmel referenced Minnesota Statute 469.1082, Subd. 2, Paragraph 2, Local Committees:
The committee shall consist of no fewer than 11 and no more than 15 members appointed by the county board. At least one city official, at least one housing and redevelopment official, and at least one township official from the county to be served by the county economic service provider shall be included on the committee. Members may also represent school districts, political subdivisions that currently provide services under sections 469.001 to 469.047 and 469.090 to 469.1081, nonprofit or for-profit housing and economic development organizations, business, and labor organizations located within the county. Political subdivision representatives must be selected by their local governments and must constitute at least 50 percent of the total committee membership. The county may appoint no more than two county commissioners. The committee shall select a chair at its initial meeting.
Kimmel said if the committee/task force has 11 members, he recommends that two Commissioners participate. He added that it would be most appropriate if the committee votes for one of the Commissioners to serve as the chair. With 11 members, 6 should be from cities, local Housing Redevelopment Authorities, townships school districts, or local EDAs. Some members may wear multiple hats. The entity they represent (for example, a city or township) must officially nominate them to serve on the task force. The remaining 3 could represent for-profit or nonprofit organizations, private business, or labor organizations.
Discussion continued regarding the number of participants for the proposed task force, and the list of applicants received. The consensus was to have 13 people on the task force. Charles Borrell, County Commissioner, recommended Nick Haggenmiller from the City of Howard Lake for a representative from his district.
Kimmel said the actual mandate for the task force is limited, but the County Board may still solicit their input regarding useful endeavors for the EDA. Kimmel said the County intends to use the EDA to lay the ground work for the property in downtown Buffalo. Otherwise, the direction of the EDA could easily blossom into a wider discussion. He will work with the two Commissioners regarding how best to manage the task force. The members must understand the limited purpose of the task force, although their feedback could still be obtained on a few topics.
Kimmel said he will facilitate the meetings, as outlined in a short proposal letter he sent to Kelly in early April. He will guide the County through the process. His expectation is that he would help with the initial communications and meetings. Also, a report must be generated in which the task force makes a recommendation as to the makeup and mandate of the EDA to provide services to the County. It is not realistic to ask a task force of volunteers to draft such a report. With input from the first two meetings, Kimmel said he could draft the report and bring it back to the task force before submitting it to the County Board. He estimates that the task force would meet at most three times, unless the County is prepared to generate a larger list of ideas. The task force has to be done within 90 days of its initial meeting, although they may request a 60-day extension. He recommends keeping it within a 90-day time frame.
Borrell said he would support the EDA if it was only focused on the Government Center and then dissolves. Kimmel said a future County Board would have to dissolve the EDA. It is not possible to put an end date on an EDA.
Vetsch recommended moving forward with creation of the EDA Task Force consisting of 13 members. He also recommended that the County contract with Ehlers to send letters to the participants to educate them regarding the goals and intentions of the EDA Task Force. Ehlers would also facilitate the EDA Task Force meetings and draft the required report.
Kimmel said the participants must be officially appointed to serve on the EDA Task Force by their local government, such as a township board or city council. This is not a permanent appointment. He will work with Kelly on the letter.
Vetsch said once the participants are officially approved by their individual entities, the County Board may schedule the first EDA Task Force meeting.
Recommendations:
1) Continue to move forward with creation of the EDA Task Force, comprised of:
• Shannon Bye, Monticello Township
• Greg Eckblad, Rockford Township
• Gene Janikula, Woodland Township
• Kris Crandall, City of Clearwater
• Nick Haggenmiller, City of Howard Lake
• Jennifer Nash, City of Buffalo
• Corey Tanner, City of Otsego
• Marc Weigle, City of St. Michael
• Wayne Elam, Commercial Realty Solutions
• Brian Matzke, Citizens State Bank of Waverly
• Jolene Foss, Executive Director, Wright County Economic Development Partnership
• Wright County Commissioner Darek Vetsch
• Wright County Commissioner Michael Potter
2) Contract with Ehlers to:
a. Draft a letter to the 13 Task Force participants regarding the intent and scope of the Task Force, and
b. Facilitate the Task Force meetings and draft a report for the Task Force to review and ultimately submit
to the Wright County Board.
The meeting adjourned at 11:05 A.M.
6-19-20 COT Minutes submitted by Deb Schreiner, Administrative Specialist
(End of 6-19-20 COTW Minutes)
SCHEDULE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING TO DISCUSS THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE ORGANIZATION AND STAFFING STUDY (CHIEF DEPUTY MATT TREICHLER)
Chief Deputy Matt Treichler said the meeting will be a follow-up from the presentation made by Baker Tilley at a recent COTW Meeting on this topic and to discuss how to proceed regarding staffing.
Vetsch moved to schedule a COTW Meeting on 7-15-20 at 11:00 AM. The motion was seconded by Daleiden and carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.
CANCEL MEETING IN SEPTEMBER
Daleiden moved to cancel the 9-08-20 County Board Workshop Meeting due to the occurrence of five Tuesdays in September. Future discussion may include whether to hold a County Board Workshop Meeting on another date in September based on topic matter. The motion was seconded by Potter and carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.
CARES ACT
Lee Kelly, County Administrator, said the State has allocated $16.5 million in federal funding to Wright County. Kelly recommended a COTW Meeting to discuss concepts of how the funds should be spent. The Legislature encourages use of funds to stimulate economic development. Daleiden asked whether there is an estimate of what has been spent to date. Kelly responded that they are in the process of putting those numbers together. Kelly suggested the need for two COTW Meetings. The first will be to reconcile costs incurred by the County, how much of the funding will be utilized, and how much funding will be diverted to economic development. The second meeting will be to discuss economic development. Husom said another consideration is distribution of funding to municipalities.
Vetsch moved to schedule a COTW Meeting on 7-14-20 at 1:00 PM to discuss CARES Act Funding. The motion was seconded by Daleiden and carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.
Husom said associated with the CARES Act, there is a Coronavirus Relief Fund Certification Form that she is required to sign as County Board Chair. Daleiden moved to authorize Husom to sign the Coronavirus Relief Fund Certification Form. The motion was seconded by Potter and carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.
SCHEDULE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING TO DISCUSS STRATEGIC PLANNING (LEE KELLY)
Daleiden moved to schedule a COTW Meeting on 7-21-20 at 10:30 AM to discuss Strategic Planning. The motion was seconded by Potter and carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.
Daleiden moved to refer the Dental Center topic to the 7-14-20 County Board Workshop Meeting. The motion was seconded by Potter and carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.
ADVISORY COMMITTEE / ADVISORY BOARD UPDATES
1. Potter said they are waiting on the Legislature relating to bonding bills. He is unsure whether a special session will be held to address bonding only.
2. Vetsch said he met with staff on CARES Act funding.
3. Husom attended a Safety Committee Meeting. One point of discussion was the use of face shields as opposed to masks/face coverings. Kelly said there has been a lot of discussion regarding face coverings and staff use. Administration sent out a reminder to employees on what the County’s policy is. He expects additional guidance from the State on this topic relating to office workers.
4 Husom attended a stakeholders meeting for strategic planning for the City of Buffalo. Discussed was planning and future development.
5. Borrell attended a recent Ditch meeting where a new property classification was discussed for lakeshore property owners on ditch systems. It would even out the assessments in areas where drainage is desired to maintain lake levels. Greg Kryzer, Assistant County Attorney, said they also discussed the scheduling of a public hearing for repairs on County Ditch 10 given the pandemic and social distancing requirements. One idea is to stream the engineer’s presentation. A public hearing could be held three weeks later to allow residents to submit questions. Zoom meetings could be held to address questions. Vetsch asked Kryzer whether creating the new classification group in the redetermination of benefits is unprecedented. Kryzer said it is not. Review of historical plans show this ditch was built to drain part of French Lake and to try to get more land access in that area. In essence, what they would be doing is assigning benefits to those properties along the lakeshore at a higher level. He restated that the historical records reflect that the ditch was built to drain French Lake. Vetsch said he wants to make sure this is not altering the findings of the viewers. Husom said if the purpose of the ditch was to drain French Lake so they have more lake lots, that changes the purpose of the ditch. Kryzer said that is correct, it is a particular situation for this ditch system. He did not foresee this classification being applied to another ditch system. Given the fact that the ditch was created to drain French Lake, there is an inherent level of benefits that goes to those properties on the lake. The purpose of the prior public hearing was to gather this type of information.
6. Daleiden recently appeared on the KRWC Radio Show. Various topics were discussed including Bertram Chain of Lakes. Daleiden said the construction of campsites and camper cabins at Bertram are expected to be completed this fall, and the bathroom/shower facilities should be completed by then as well.
7. Daleiden attended a recent Technology Committee Meeting. Minutes from that meeting will be presented to the Board in the near future.
8. Daleiden said there was a meeting on 6-25-20 on the IT CIP and how that relates to budgeting. They also discussed policies. Vetsch said discussion included the policies that are in place. There may be some minor revisions to those policies.
9. Administrator Updates:
A. Kelly said there is a revised design of the parking area for the new Government Center and Justice Center. Potter said it is time sensitive. He suggested if the Commissioners have input, they should provide that to the Administrator.
10. Potter said the construction on I-94 between St. Michael and Albertville is approximately one month behind schedule due to the amount of soil correction that is required. This delay could grow to two months. This problem relates to the condition things were left in during a project in the mid 1970’s.
The meeting adjourned at 10:01 AM.
County Board Minutes submitted by Susan Backes, Clerk to the County Board
Published in the Herald Journal, July 31, 2020.
WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATIONWarrants Approved On 6/17/2020 For Payment 6/17/2020
ABM BUILDING VALUE 40,167.63
ARAMARK SERVICES INC 6,889.45
DELL MARKETING LP 7,240.85
GREEN VIEW INC 18,409.77
MSB EXCAVATING & TILING LLC 13,500.00
OMNICARE INC 3,817.60
SGI 5,115.00
TRIMIN SYSTEMS INC 49,449.60
TW VENDING INC 35,924.54
VERIZON WIRELESS SERVICES LLC 12,033.00
65 Payments less than 2000 29,463.20
Final Total: 222,010.64
Warrants Approved On 6/18/2020 For Payment 6/18/2020
RANGER CHEVROLET INC 26,773.72
Final Total: 26,773.72
Warrants Approved For Payment 6/18/2020
US BANK VOYAGER FLEET SYSTEMS 12,333.31
Final Total: 12,333.31
Warrants Approved For Payment 6/18/2020
US BANK-PROCUREMENT CARDS 51,273.23
Final Total: 51,273.23
Warrants Approved On 6/18/2020 For Payment 6/18/2020
LAKE JOHN IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT 10,971.74
TECH KNOW SYSTEMS INC 3,571.00
5 Payments less than 2000 1,173.99
Final Total: 15,716.73
Warrants Approved On 6/19/2020 For Payment 6/19/2020
BOLTON & MENK INC 5,214.61
CHAMBERLAIN OIL CO 2,850.34
KNIFE RIVER 39,947.19
MID-MINNESOTA HOT MIX INC 93,654.48
RCM SPECIALTIES INC 12,243.56
SUBURBAN TIRE WHOLESALE INC 4,950.72
WRIGHT HENNEPIN COOP ELEC ASSN 2,469.97
7 Payments less than 2000 2,084.29
Final Total: 163,415.16
Warrants Approved On 6/23/2020 For Payment 6/23/2020
ALBERTVILLE/CITY OF 2,465,561.91
ALBION TOWNSHIP 200,052.72
ANNANDALE/CITY OF 865,191.96
BUFFALO HRA 137,381.38
BUFFALO TOWNSHIP 280,819.09
BUFFALO/CITY OF 4,517,351.23
CHATHAM TOWNSHIP 155,226.37
CLEARWATER RIVER WATERSHED 260,684.36
CLEARWATER TOWNSHIP 277,723.89
CLEARWATER/CITY OF 636,770.51
COKATO TOWNSHIP 221,934.56
COKATO/CITY OF 850,906.55
CORINNA TOWNSHIP 617,647.58
DAYTON/CITY OF 23,008.41
DELANO/CITY OF 2,010,068.88
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP 560,938.87
FRENCH LAKE TOWNSHIP 189,458.37
HANOVER EDA 19,011.12
HANOVER/CITY OF 744,678.73
HOWARD LAKE/CITY OF 802,642.50
INDIAN LAKE IMPROVEMENT DIST 10,239.43
MAPLE LAKE IMPROVEMENT DIST 24,375.48
MAPLE LAKE TOWNSHIP 342,038.84
MAPLE LAKE/CITY OF 819,222.53
MARYSVILLE TOWNSHIP 269,695.03
MIDDLEVILLE TOWNSHIP 149,401.85
MN STATE TREASURER-TIF 4,924.12
MONTICELLO TOWNSHIP 436,407.77
MONTICELLO/CITY OF 6,220,266.36
MONTROSE/CITY OF 803,709.06
OLD NATIONAL BANK 791,846.92
OTSEGO/CITY OF 4,230,856.43
PORT AUTHORITY 41,624.14
ROCKFORD TOWNSHIP 587,038.39
ROCKFORD/CITY OF 838,140.33
SCHOOL DIST NO 2687 203,443.82
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 111 TR 34,957.20
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 466 134,295.93
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 728 762,683.29
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 742 57,599.79
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 876 323,917.70
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 877 931,217.54
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 879 345,557.01
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 881 188,061.26
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 882 649,554.98
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 883 140,420.30
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 885 858,068.25
SILVER CREEK TOWNSHIP 472,460.64
SOUTH HAVEN/CITY OF 75,580.53
SOUTHSIDE TOWNSHIP 282,604.50
ST MICHAEL EDA 78,248.63
ST MICHAEL/CITY OF 4,152,658.61
STOCKHOLM TOWNSHIP 164,229.74
VICTOR TOWNSHIP 238,352.43
WAVERLY/CITY OF 624,411.39
WOODLAND TOWNSHIP 220,838.80
2 Payments less than 2000 449.04
Final Total: 42,346,457.05
Warrants Approved On 6/24/2020 For Payment 6/24/2020
CORELOGIC 9,173.00
30 Payments less than 2000 11,753.85
Final Total: 20,926.85
Warrants Approved On 6/24/2020 For Payment 6/24/2020
AGC NETWORKS INC 19,045.75
AMERICAN TOWER CORPORATION 7,363.32
ASSETWORKS LLC 12,607.50
ELFMANN EXCAVATING 21,629.00
GLOVER CONSULTING LLC 23,940.00
HILDI INC 3,800.00
HOUSTON ENGINEERING INC 3,095.00
INDEPENDENT TESTING TECHNOLOGIES INC 2,280.00
INFO TECH RESEARCH GROUP 2,861.65
MINNESOTA MONITORING INC 16,821.00
SPRINT 2,436.75
VEOLIA ES TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS LLC 11,445.24
WATCHGUARD INC 71,570.00
WM CORPORATE SERVICES, INC . 2,338.95
WRIGHT HENNEPIN ELECTRIC 2,300.71
WSB & ASSOCIATES INC 2,500.00
21 Payments less than 2000 7,581.98
Final Total: 213,616.85
Warrants Approved On 6/26/2020 For Payment 6/26/2020
ADVANCED GRAPHIX INC 7,288.50
ANOKA COUNTY 104,164.25
ARAMARK SERVICES INC 7,175.41
BREWER/BERNARD 2,507.70
CDW GOVERNMENT INC 3,918.19
CIBER GLOBAL LLC 50,000.00
CONSTELLATION JUSTICE SYSTEMS 17,649.00
CONVERGEONE, INC. 5,250.00
CPS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS 6,125.00
DELL MARKETING LP 3,373.62
FLAHERTY & HOOD P.A. 4,878.50
GUARDIAN FLEET SAFETY LLC 2,950.64
HILLYARD INC - MINNEAPOLIS 2,016.95
IDENTITY THEFT GUARD SOLUTIONS, INC 4,347.77
INSIDE OUTSIDE ARCHITECTURE, INC. 3,880.75
LEO A HOFFMANN CENTER INC 9,576.00
LIMNOPRO AQUATIC SCIENCE, INC. 2,375.71
MARCO 545,473.84
MID AMERICA BUSINESS SYSTEMS 2,861.00
NEXUS MILLE LACS FAMILY HEALING 11,278.73
OFFICE OF MN IT SERVICES 9,047.26
OHLIN SALES INC 2,668.60
ON-DEMAND SERVICES GROUP INC 64,452.00
OPEN TEXT INC 6,168.99
RATWIK,ROSZAK,&MALONEY 2,106.00
REDI TRANSPORTS LLC 3,400.00
THOMSON REUTERS WEST PUBLISHING 2,510.37
VILLAGE RANCH INC 2,545.10
WRIGHT HENNEPIN ELECTRIC 2,306.61
47 Payments less than 2000 19,996.72
Final Total 912,293.21
Warrants Approved On 6/26/2020 For Payment 6/26/2020
CAFE JULE LLC JULIE CARLSON 4,950.00
COOPER, HOFFMAN & POWELL, LLC 3,000.00
CORNERSTONE CAFE TRICAMBRA FOODS INC 4,950.00
DEER LAKE ORCHARD DLO HOLDINGS LLC 4,950.00
HENNEPIN COUNTY TREASURER 2,508.95
LILLIANS LLC 4,950.00
MARCO 4,184.67
OFFICE DEPOT 2,165.66
THO PHAN INC LEE NAILS 4,950.00
TOM N GARY’S BOWLING CENTER 4,950.00
4 Payments less than 2000 2,355.27
Final Total: 43,914.55
Published in the Herald Journal, July 31, 2020.