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New public notices published in the issue of Jan. 22, 2021

WRIGHT TECHNICAL CENTER ISD 966REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Wright Technical Center ISD 966 is seeking proposals from Qualified Firms for Annual Financial Audit Services.
A complete RFP is available upon request by email to:
Anh.Glewwe@wrighttech.org
or may be picked up at the District Office located at: 1405 3 rd Ave NE, Buffalo, MN 55313
Proposal Due By mail or email:
12:00 Noon, Monday, February 22, 2021
In the District Office of:
Anh Glewwe, Business Manager
Wright Technical Center
1405 3rd Ave NE
Buffalo, MN 55313
anh.glewwe@wrighttech.org
Published in the Herald Journal, Jan. 22 and 29, 2021.
SECTION 00 1113ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDSWRIGHT COUNTY DITCH NO. 10 CULVERTSWRIGHT COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTCOKATO, STOCKHOLM, MIDDLEVILLE & VICTOR TOWNSHIPS, MINNESOTAENGINEER PROJECT NO. 17-20449
GENERAL NOTICE
Wright County Highway Department (Owner) is requesting Bids for the construction of the following Project:
Wright County Ditch No. 10 Culverts
ISG (the Engineer) Project No. 17-20449
Bids for the construction of the Project will be received by ISG (the Engineer) electronically through QuestCDN until February 11, 2021 at 10:00 AM local time. At that time the Bids received will be posted publicly online .
The project includes the following major quantities of Work:
1. Construction of 4 culverts with sizes ranging from 60 inch RCP to 109 inch by 169 inch RC arch pipe .
1.02 OBTAINING THE BIDDING DOCUMENTS
Information and Bidding Documents for the Project can be found at the following designated website:
Quest Construction Data Network (QuestCDN)
www.questcdn.com
The QuestCDN eBidDoc number is 7504601 . For assistance and free membership registration, contact QuestCDN at 952.233.1632 or info@questcdn.com.
Bidding Documents may be downloaded from the designated website. Prospective Bidders are urged to register with the designated website as a plan holder, even if Bidding Documents are obtained from a plan room or source other than the designated website in either electronic or paper format. The designated website will be updated periodically with addenda, lists of registered plan holders, reports, and other information relevant to submitting a Bid for the Project. All official notifications, addenda, and other Bidding Documents will be offered only through the designated website. Neither Owner nor Engineer will be responsible for Bidding Documents, including addenda, if any, obtained from sources other than the designated website.
Bidding Documents may only be purchased for download online at the designated website for a fee of $ 15.00 .
The bidder must electronically submit the proposal online using the designated website.
The bidder must pay an online bidding fee off $ 30.00 .
A. Pre-bid Conference
A pre-bid conference call for the Project will be held on February 3, 2021 at 10:00 AM.
Attendance at the pre-bid conference call is encouraged but not required.
Virtual Meeting Room: https://tinyurl.com/y3r7l5ar
Phone Number: (612) 474-1960
Conference ID Number: 281 145 131
B. Instructions to Bidders
For all further requirements regarding bid submittal, qualifications, procedures, and contract award, refer to the Instructions to Bidders that are included in the Bidding Documents.
This Advertisement is issued by:
By: Mark Origer, P.E.
Title: Civil Engineer
Date: January 20, 2021
Published in the Herald Journal, Jan. 22, 29 and Feb. 5, 2021.
REGULAR MEETINGMonday, December 14, 2020HLWW HS Media Center8700 County Road 6 SWHoward Lake, MN 55349
The Monday, December 14, 2020 Regular Meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 6:00 pm. by Chairperson Heuer. After the pledge of allegiance, roll was taken with the following members present: Heuer, Koch, Bravinder, Peterson, Scheuch, Diers and Puncochar. Also present were Superintendent Brad Sellner, Principals Jason Mix, Jim Schimelpfenig, and Jennifer Olson, and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.
(Item IV) Donna Wilson, SMS Financial Consultants, presented the truth in taxation hearing.
(Item V) Scheuch recommended approval of the agenda; Koch seconded; those in favor: Puncochar, Scheuch, Diers, Koch, Bravinder, Peterson and Heuer; opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VII) Scheuch recommended approval of the consent agenda; Puncochar seconded; those in favor: Peterson, Bravinder, Koch, Diers, Scheuch, Puncochar and Heuer; those opposed: none; passed unanimously. The consent agenda included meeting minutes, payment of bills, enrollment, leave requests, resignation, policy approvals and recognitions.
(Item VIII, Subd. A) Scheuch recommended approval of the Worlds Best Workforce Plan; Peterson seconded; those in favor: Koch, Bravinder, Peterson, Puncochar, Scheuch, Diers and Heuer; those opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII, Subd. B) Scheuch recommended approval of Met-Con Construction for the Winsted Elementary Gym Project; Bravinder seconded; those in favor: Bravinder, Peterson, Puncochar, Scheuch, Diers, Koch and Heuer; opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII, Subd. C) Scheuch recommended approval of the commissioning proposal with EDI-Dolejs for the Winsted Elementary Gym Project; Koch seconded; those in favor: Puncochar, scheuch, Diers, Koch, Bravinder, Peterson and Heuer; opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII, Subd. D) Scheuch recommended approval of the construction testing proposal from Chosen Valley Testing for the Winsted Elementary Gym Project; Bravinder seconded; those in favor: Peterson, Bravinder, Koch, Diers, Scheuch, Puncochar and Heuer; opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII, Subd. E) Diers recommended approval of the Final 2020 payable 2021 Levy Certification; Bravinder seconded; Heuer asked if the motion should included the amount; Greley indicated the amount should be included; Heuer reported the final levy certification amount proposed is $5,046,302.17; Diers and Bravinder agreed to ammend the motion to include the amount; those in favor: Puncochar, Scheuch, Diers, Koch, Bravinder, Peterson and Heuer; opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII, Subd. F) Bravinder recommended approving the resolution designating Howard Lake City Hall as the school districts combined polling place; Diers seconded; those in favor: Puncochar, Scheuch, Diers, Koch, Bravinder, Peterson and Heuer; opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII, Subd. G) Peterson recommended approval of the 2020-2022 Principal Contract; Koch seconded; those in favor: Peterson, Bravinder, Koch, Puncochar and Heuer ; Diers and Scheuch abstained; those opposed none; passed by majority.
(Item VIII, Subd. H) Scheuch recommended replacing the technology integration position with a technology paraprofessional position thru the end of the 2020-21 school year; Peterson seconded; those in favor: Peterson, Bravinder, Koch, Diers, Scheuch, Puncochar and Heuer; opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII, Subd. I) Scheuch recommended approval of the employee transfer of Kyle Meyerson into the technology paraprofessional position; Koch seconded; those in favor: Puncochar, Scheuch, Diers, Koch, Bravinder, Peterson and Heuer; opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII, Subd. J) Scheuch recommended to approve the employment of Ronna Ritter as a middle school paraprofessional; Peterson seconded; those in favor: Diers, Koch, Bravinder, Peterson, Puncochar, Scheuch and Heuer; opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII, Subd. K) Scheuch recommended approval of the Contract for Employee for Specialized Nursing Services; Puncochar seconded; those in favor: Peterson, Bravinder, Koch, Diers, Scheuch, Puncochar and Heuer; opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII, Subd. N) Scheuch recommended approval of the items for the work session; Diers seconded; those in favor: Puncochar, Scheuch, Diers, Koch, Bravinder, Peterson and Heuer; those opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item X) Next Meeting Dates: Regular Board Meeting-Monday January 11, 2021 6pm HLWW HS Media CenterWork Session Meeting-Monday January 25, 2021 6pm HLWW HS Media Center
For the full report, visit the district website at www.hlww.k12.mn.us/board-meeting-minutes or view a copy in the district office.
Heuer adjourned the meeting at 8:45 pm.
Respectfully submitted,
Kelsey Puncochar, Clerk
Published in the Herald Journal, Jan. 22, 2021.
WORK SESSION MEETINGMonday, December 28, 2020HLWW HS Media Center8700 County Road 6 SWHoward Lake, MN 55349
The Monday, December 28, 2020 Work Session Meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 6:03 pm. by Chairperson Heuer. After the pledge of allegiance, roll was taken with the following members present: Heuer, Koch, Bravinder, Peterson, Scheuch, Diers and Puncochar. Also present were Superintendent Brad Sellner and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.
(Item IV) Scheuch recommended approval of the agenda; Diers seconded; those in favor: Puncochar, Diers, Scheuch, Bravinder, Koch, Peterson and Heuer; opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item V, Subd. A) Diers motioned to resind the December 14, 2020 resolution designating polling locations; Scheuch seconded; those in favor: Peterson, Koch, Bravinder, Scheuch, Diers, Puncochar and Heuer; opposed: none; passed unanimously.
Diers recommended approving the resolution designating the Howard Lake City Hall, Waverly City Hall and Winsted City Hall as the school districts’ combined polling place for 2021; Scheuch seconded; Superintendent Sellner reviewed the information on election equipment fees. The board discussed the information. Those in favor: Diers, Scheuch, Puncochar, Bravinder, Koch, Peterson and Heuer; opposed: none; passed unanimously.
For the full report, visit the district website at www.hlww.k12.mn.us/board-meeting-minutes or view a copy in the district office.
(Item VII) Next Meeting Dates: Regular Board Meeting-Monday January 11, 2021 6pm HLWW HS Media CenterWork Session Meeting-Monday January 25, 2021 6pm HLWW HS Media CenterHeuer adjourned the meeting at 6:21 pm.
Respectfully submitted,
Kelsey Puncochar, Clerk
Published in the Herald Journal, Jan. 22, 2021.
Lester Prairie City Council MinutesJanuary 12, 2021
The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Mayor Eric Angvall called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m
Motion – Foust; Second – Meyer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the December Minutes as submitted.
Motion – Dhoore; Second – Meyer; Carried- Unanimously; To accept and approve the December Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
Notices: Administrator Skrbich received sales fliers/brochures from various companies selling Christmas Decorations and due to the conditions of our current decorations he suggested they be looked at for replacement.
Motion – Foust; Second – Dhoore; Carried- Unanimously; To accept and approve the final 2020 Budget as presented.
Mayor Angvall requested the Vacating Easement Public Hearing be moved to New Business.
Councilman Meyer introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption:
RESOLUTION NO. 2-21 A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING RESIGNATION OF MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Tritabaugh and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.
Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 2-21 adopted by a majority vote this 12th day of January, 2021.
Motion – Foust; Second – Tritabaugh; Carried Unanimously; To have Administrator Skrbich post openings for two (2) Maintenance positions.
Motion - Meyer; Second - Dhoore; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the 2020 claims as paid.
This concluded the 2020 old business.
Both Mayor Angvall and Councilman Dhoore expressed their gratitude and thanks to staff and fellow councilman during their tenure on the City Council.
NEW BUSINESS
Mayor Angvall administered the Oath of Office to Chris Mike to serve as Mayor 2021-2022. Mayor Mike administered the Oath of Office to Sean Tritabaugh to serve as Councilman 2021-2024. Mayor Mike administered the Oath of Office to Gary Krause to serve as Councilman 2021-2024.
Mayor Mike called the public hearing to order at 7:30 pm.
Administrator Skrbich provided an opening statement including the purpose of the public hearing; to receive public input, orally or in writing, personally, by agent or attorney, regarding a petition received. Comments and concerns were heard from residents in attendance.
Motion – Meyer; Second – Tritabaugh; Carried - Unanimously to adjourn the public hearing.
Mayor Mike closed the public hearing at 7:38 p.m..
Motion – Foust; Second – Meyer; Carried – Unanimously; To make the following appointments for the year 2021:
Acting Mayor – Ron Foust
Assistant Weed Inspector & City Forester – Chris Bahr;
Emergency Management Director – Robert Carlson;
Official Newspaper – Herald Journal or McCleod County Chronicle
Health Officer – Glencoe Regional Health Services;
Depositories – First Community Bank, Citizens Bank & Trust, and 4M Fund (Municipal Money Market);
City Attorney: Gavin, Janssen & Stabenow LTD
City Employment Attorney: Melchert Hubert Sjodin PLLP
City Engineers: Bolton & Menk
Park Board Members – Councilman Gary Krause - Troy Feltmann term expires 2021, Joshua Shroeder term expires 2021, Paul Dhoore term expires 2022 and Katie Helmbrecht term expires 2022
Planning Commission Members – Merlin Mathews term expires 2021, Fred Blaser term expires 2021; Paul Christensen term expires 2022 and one vacant position.
Fire Department Officers – Chief 1 – Matt Tonn, Chief 2 – Dave Horsman, Chief 3 – Steven Dietel, Captain 1 – Scott Christenson, Captain 2 – Keith Christen, Captain 3/Training Officer – Chris Bahr, Secretary – Tiffani Shimanski, Treasurer – Paul Christensen;
Relief Association Officers – President – Josh Foust, Vice President – Wade Schultz, Secretary – Keith Christen and Treasurer – Paul Christensen
Economic Development Authority – Councilman Ron Foust – 2023, Gordon Birkholz Jr. – 2024; Sean Tritabaugh – 2024, Paul Christensen – 2021, Dean Perry – 2022.
Motion – Foust; Second - Mayor Mike; Carried - To reverse the late fee for a resident who was incapacitated by the COVID19 virus.
Motion – Foust; Second – Meyer; Carried – Unanimously; To renew a Fire Fighting Service Agreement with Winsted Township for 10 years.
Motion – Foust; Second – Tritabaugh; Carried – Unanimously; To renew a Fire Fighting Service Agreement with Bergen Township for 1 year.
Councilman Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption:
RESOLUTION NO. 5 – 21 CALLING FOR A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE MODIFICATION OF MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT NO. 1, THE APPROVAL OF THE MODIFIED DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM RELATED THERETO, THE ESTABLISHMENT OF TAX INCREMENT FINANCING DISTRICT NO. 1-2 THEREIN, AND THE ADOPTION OF TAX INCREMENT FINANCING PLAN RELATING THERETO. The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Meyer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.
Councilman Meyer introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption:
RESOLUTION NO. 3-21 A RESOLUTION ALLOWING AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES AT ANDY’S BODY SHOP. The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Krause and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.
Mayor Mike declared Resolution 3-21 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of January, 2021.
Councilman Tritabaugh introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption:
RESOLUTION NO. 4-21 A RESOLUTION TO CONTRACT WITH AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR FOR TRANSCRIBING SERVICES FOR THE CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE. The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Meyer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.
Mayor Mike declared Resolution 4-21 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of January, 2021.
Motion – Meyer; Second – Krause; Carried – Unanimously; To pay the 2021 claims.
Motion – Foust; Second – Meyer; Carried Unanimously; To adjourn the meeting.
Mayor Mike adjourned the meeting at 7:51 p.m..
Doris Lundin
City Clerk-Treasurer
The above is a summary version of the January12, 2021 Lester Prairie City Council minutes. The Minutes may be viewed in their entirety at the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours. Items not included are the complete resolutions and ordinance, claims listing and discussions.
Published in the Herald Journal, Jan. 22, 2021.
N O T I C E O F P U B L I C H E A R I N G
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. the Wright County Planning Commission will hold a hearing in the County Commissioner’s Board Room at the Wright County Government Center, in the City of Buffalo, Minnesota to consider the following item:
STEVEN ALBERG
LOCATION: Part of Gov’t Lot 1, Section 24, Township 121, Range 28, Wright County, MN. (Southside Twp.) Tax #217-000-241100 Property owners: Applicant, Gregory Alberg & Julia Barrett
Petitions to rezone approximately 23 acres from AG General Agriculture and S-2 Residential Recreational Shorelands to A/R Agricultural-Residential and S-2 and also a Conditional Use Permit for a two-lot unplatted subdivision (lots proposed are approx. 10.6 & 12.3 acres and are non-riparian), as regulated in Section 155.028, 155.029, 155.050 & 155.057 Chapter 155, Title XV, Land Usage & Zoning of the Wright County Code of Ordinances and Subdivision Regulations.
In response to COVID-19, and pursuant to Minnesota Statute Chapter 12 relating to Emergency Management, Governor Walz has declared a state of emergency. In response to the state of emergency and in accordance with Minnesota Statute Chapter 13D.021, Planning Commission members and the applicant may participate in person, by telephone, or other electronic means. The meeting will be held at the Wright County Board Room located at 10 2nd St. NW, Buffalo, MN 55313. In person public attendance and comments will not be allowed, to conform with MDH and CDC guidelines to minimize gatherings. The meeting will be broadcast live on the Wright County YouTube channel. Please visit the Wright County Planning Commission website at http://www.co.wright.mn.us/333/Planning-Commission the week of the meeting for the link to the video and further instructions on how to participate.
You may submit written testimony by emailing Sean Riley at sean.riley@co.wright.mn.us by 4:30 pm, Wednesday, February 3rd. Written testimony may also be provided and mailed to: Wright County Planning and Zoning, 10 2nd St. NW, Room 140, Buffalo, MN 55313-1185.
WRIGHT COUNTY PLANNING & ZONING
OFFICE
WRIGHT COUNTY GOVERNMENT
CENTER
10 - 2nd STREET NW RM 140
BUFFALO MINNESOTA 55313-1185
PHONE: (763) 6827338
This meeting is subject to change. Please visit the Wright County Planning Commission webpage or sign up for automatic updates for this meeting at http://www.co.wright.mn.us/list.aspx
Published in the Herald Journal, Jan. 22, 2021.
N O T I C E O F P U B L I C H E A R I N G
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. the Wright County Planning Commission will hold a hearing in the County Commissioner’s Board Room at the Wright County Government Center, in the City of Buffalo, Minnesota to consider the following item:
KENNETH J. SCHWARTZ
LOCATION: XXX CR 75 NW- Part W of the NE lying north of county road, Section 25, Township 122, Range 26, Wright County, Minnesota. (Silver Creek Twp.) Tax Parcel #216-100-251200; Owner: Kelmaren LLC
Petitions for a Conditional Use Permit to allow mining of material with processing to include crushing, screening and washing as regulated in Section 155.029, 155.048, & 155.100 Chapter 155 Title XV, Land Usage & Zoning of the Wright County Code of Ordinances.
In response to COVID-19, and pursuant to Minnesota Statute Chapter 12 relating to Emergency Management, Governor Walz has declared a state of emergency. In response to the state of emergency and in accordance with Minnesota Statute Chapter 13D.021, Planning Commission members and the applicant may participate in person, by telephone, or other electronic means. The meeting will be held at the Wright County Board Room located at 10 2nd St. NW, Buffalo, MN 55313. In person public attendance and comments will not be allowed, to conform with MDH and CDC guidelines to minimize gatherings. The meeting will be broadcast live on the Wright County YouTube channel. Please visit the Wright County Planning Commission website at http://www.co.wright.mn.us/333/Planning-Commission the week of the meeting for the link to the video and further instructions on how to participate.
You may submit written testimony by emailing Sean Riley at sean.riley@co.wright.mn.us by 4:30 pm, Wednesday, February 3rd. Written testimony may also be provided and mailed to: Wright County Planning and Zoning, 10 2nd St. NW, Room 140, Buffalo, MN 55313-1185.
WRIGHT COUNTY PLANNING & ZONING
OFFICE
WRIGHT COUNTY GOVERNMENT
CENTER
10 - 2nd STREET NW RM 140
BUFFALO MINNESOTA 55313-1185
PHONE: (763) 6827338
This meeting is subject to change. Please visit the Wright County Planning Commission webpage or sign up for automatic updates for this meeting at http://www.co.wright.mn.us/list.aspx
Published in the Herald Journal, Jan. 22, 2021.
BOARD MINUTESBOARD OF WRIGHT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS JANUARY 5, 2021 DATE APPROVED: JANUARY 19, 2021
The Wright County Board met in regular session at 9:00 A.M. with Husom, Vetsch, Daleiden, Wetter, and Kaczmarek
ADMINISTER OATHS OF OFFICE, JUDGE MOTTL
Judge Mottl administered the Oath of Office to Commissioner Michael Kaczmarek.
Judge Mottl administered the Oath of Office to Commissioner Mary Wetter.
2021 BOARD REORGANIZATION
Lee Kelly, County Administrator, called the meeting to order and asked for an election of the Chairperson for the coming year.
On a motion by Husom, seconded by Vetsch, all voted to elect Daleiden as Chairperson for 2021; and then Commissioner Daleiden presided at the meeting.
On a motion by Husom, seconded by Wetter, all voted to elect Vetsch as Vice Chairperson for 2021.
On a motion by Vetsch, seconded by Kaczmarek, all voted to transfer back any unused funds in the County Attorney’s Contingency Fund, the Sheriff’s Contingency Fund, and the Incidental Fund to the General Revenue Fund.
On a motion by Vetsch, seconded by Wetter, all voted to recall all unused clerk hire and unused budgets for 2020.
Vetsch made a motion to set the 2021 County Board sessions as listed below. The motion was seconded by Husom and carried 5-0.
County Board Regular Sessions: All Tuesday except the second Tuesday of the month.
The meetings shall be called to order at 9:00 AM.
County Board Workshops: The second Tuesday of the month.
The meeting shall start at 9:00 AM.
The Chairperson presented the existing list of committee memberships and asked the member of the County Board to convey their preferences and suggestions regarding committee designations for 2021.
The following is a list of members of Committees and the 2021 appointments. Alternates for Committees are in parenthesis:
COMMITTEE
2021 APPOINTMENT
Budget Committee Of The Whole
All Commissioners, Administrator, Auditor/Treasurer
Building Committee
Kaczmarek, Wetter, Facilities Services Director
Ditch Committee (Combined Committee to Inspect & Joint Ditch Committee)
Daleiden, Kaczmarek (Husom), Auditor/Treasurer, plus Commissioner from District being addressed shall attend if not part of the Committee. Joint Ditch meetings will require 3 commissioners
Finance/CIP
Vetsch, Daleiden, Administrator, Auditor/Treasurer, Assistant Administrator, Assistant Finance Director, & IT Director
Noxious Weed Appeal Committee
Daleiden, Kaczmarek
Nuclear
Vetsch, Husom (Wetter), Administrator, Emergency Management Director, & Emergency Management Deputy
Owners Committee -New Government Center
Vetsch, Daleiden
Personnel/Employee Relations
Daleiden, Vetsch (Kaczmarek), and HR Director. Administrator and Assistant Administrator for Union Negotiations. Deferred Compensation, Auditor/Treasurer, and Chief Deputy Attorney.
Safety
Husom, Kaczmarek, Administrator, Assistant Administrator, Risk Manager, Emergency Management Coordinator. (Also, one Representative from each unit: Teamsters, WCDA, AFSCME, Attorney’s and 49ers.)
Security
Husom, Kaczmarek, Two Judges, Administrator, Risk Manager, Court Administrator & Representatives from the following departments: Sheriff, Court Services, & County Attorney.
Tax Forfeit Committee
Wetter, Kaczmarek, Auditor/Treasurer
Technology
Vetsch, Daleiden, Administrator, IT Director, Auditor/Treasurer, & a
Representative from each Sub-Technology Committee: Land Records, Sheriff, Public Works, Law Legal, HHS, & Administration
Transportation Committee Of The Whole
All commissioners, Highway Engineer, Administrator
Ways & Means
Husom, Wetter, Administrator
911 Planning Committee
Husom, Kaczmarek (Wetter), Assistant Administrator, IT Representative, Planning & Zoning Administrator, Sheriff Representative, Emergency Management Deputy Director, GIS Coordinator, Communication 911 PSAP Manager, Business Manager – Sheriff, Facilities Services Director, Risk Manager
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
2021 APPOINTMENTS
AIS (Aquatic Invasive Species) Advisory Board
Husom, Wetter
Area Transportation Planning (ATP)
Vetsch
Bertram Chain of Lakes Advisory Board
Daleiden, Vetsch
Central MN Economic Development 7W District Joint Powers Board
Vetsch, Jolene Foss (Wetter, Administrator)
Central MN EMS Region Joint Powers Board
Husom (Kaczmarek)
Central MN Jobs & Training Joint Powers Board (JTPA) Workforce Center
Husom
Central MN Emergency Services Board (Regional Radio Board)
Kaczmarek (Husom)
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
2021 APPOINTMENTS
Central Mississippi River Regional Planning Partnership (CMRP)
Vetsch, Daleiden
Clearwater River Watershed District (CRWD)
Vetsch motions to eliminate, seconded by Husom, 5-0 carried.
County Extension Service
Wetter, Daleiden
Delegates to AMC
All Commissioners, Auditor/Treasurer, Administrator, Highway Engineer
East Central Joint Powers Board
Vetsch, Court Services Director
Economic Development Partnership Board
Vetsch (Wetter)
Great River Regional Library Board
Kaczmarek (Vetsch)
Highway 55 Coalition
Husom, Wetter, (Highway Engineer)
Historical Society
Wetter
I-94 Coalition
Vetsch
Law Library Board
Husom
Legislative Matters
All Commissioners
Mentorship Education and Drug Awareness Coalition of Wright County (M.E.A.D.A)
Husom
MnDOT Policy Advisory Committee (PAC)
Vetsch
MN Rural Counties
Kaczmarek (Wetter)
Monticello Joint Planning Board
Vetsch
One Watershed, One Plan Policy Committee
Wetter
Parks Advisory Board
Daleiden
Planning Commission
Kaczmarek
Public Works Labor/Management
Husom, Administrator (Vetsch)
Region 7W Transportation
Vetsch
Regional Crime Lab
Husom
Safe Communities of Wright County (SCWC)
Husom
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
2021 APPOINTMENTS
Safe Harbor Task Force
Husom
Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD)
Wetter
Trailblazer Joint Powers Board
Vetsch, Teri Lachermeier (Wetter)
The Turn Steering Committee
Husom
Twin Cities Urbanized Areas (UZA) Boundaries
Vetsch
Water Management Task Force
Wetter
Wright County Agricultural Society
Kaczmarek
Wright County Area Transportation Advisory Council (WCAT)
Vetsch, Wetter
Wright County Community Action Council
Daleiden, Wetter, City Representative
Wright County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee
Kaczmarek
On a motion by Vetsch, seconded by Husom, all voted to accept the Board appointments as recommended.
MINUTES-DISPENSE WITH READING. APPROVE AS WRITTEN/REVISED
Vetsch moved to approve the Minutes from the County Board Meeting on 12-29-20. The motion was seconded by Husom and carried 5-0.
REVIEW & APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Husom stated she would like to add to the Consent Agenda under D. Planning and Zoning, to appoint Bob Neumann, District One, for a three-year term on the Board of Adjustment. She said they just learned in mid-December, the person in District One on that board would not be continuing.
Vetsch asked if they would need to reaffirm the Business Relief Committee. Daleiden and Kelly stated no because it is a temporary committee.
Bob Hiivala, Auditor/Treasurer stated they should acknowledge that the County is in its second year of a three-year contract with the Howard Lake Herald-Journal which is the County’s official newspaper.
Vetsch moved to approve the addition to the Consent Agenda, per Commissioner Husom. The motion was seconded by Husom and carried 5-0.
CONSENT AGENDA
Kaczmarek asked to remove B. (1) a position replacement for Health and Human Services and D. (1) & (2) position replacements for the Sheriff’s Office, for further discussion.
Kaczmarek moved to approve the Consent Agenda with the removal of the aforementioned. The motion was seconded by Vetsch and carried 5-0.
A. AUDITOR/TREASURER
1. Acknowledge Warrants Issued Between December 22, 2020 And December 28, 2020.
2. Authorization a transfer $5,000 as follows:
03-310-000-0000-6912 SAFETY PROGRAM $5,000.00
03-310-000-0000-5910 TRANSFER IN ($5,000.00)
01-100-000-0000-6912 SAFETY PROGRAM ($5,000.00)
01-100-000-0000-6910 TRANSFER OUT $5,000.00
This budget amendment is for the 2021 budget.
3. Approve:
Authorization to sign resolution designating Depositories of Public Funds for 2021 for Wells Fargo and Old National Bank of Buffalo.
As required by Minnesota Statute 385.05-requesting 2021 Chairman of the Board signature on form for check signature image for 2021 warrants.
Resolution of Chairperson’s signature of record at bank, each year, for checking accounts and to sign appropriate signature forms.
B. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
1. Position Replacement
A. Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
C. PLANNING & ZONING
1. PLANNING COMMISSION AND BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT APPOINTMENTS
A. Reappoint Patrick Mahlberg (Second District) For A Three-Year Term on The Planning Commission. (Term to Expire December 31, 2023)
B. Appoint Corey Tanner (Third District) For A Three-Year Term on The Planning Commission. (Term to Expire December 31, 2023)
C. Reappoint John Jones III (Third District) For A Three-Year Term on The Board of Adjustment. (Term to Expire December 31, 2023)
D. *Appoint Bob Neumann (First District) For A Three-Year Term on The Board of Adjustment. (Term to Expire December 31, 2023)
D. SHERIFF’S OFFICE
1. Position Backfill:
a. One Deputy FTE due to a resignation
b. One Office Tech II FTE due to a retirement
Kaczmarek stated that because he is new to the board he would like to get a better handle on the request for positions whether existing or new. Kelly explained the background and wages for the HHS position. He said there is not an eligibility list and it would need to be posted for seven days.
Jami Goodrum Schwartz stated it was a recent resignation. She said the position works very closely with MDH and Emergency Services. The position will be very involved with the public health response and the vaccination distribution planning.
Kaczmarek moved to approve the position for a Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator in Health and Human Services. The motion was seconded by Husom and carried 5-0.
Kaczmarek asked for clarification on the Deputy position for the Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Deringer stated they had a resignation and are currently down seven deputies, which they are also in the process of hiring. Sheriff Deringer explained that it’s the Sheriff’s Office duty to provide security for the Justice Center. They have moved the staff that he has been able to since the pandemic but there is still a need for him to fill Deputy vacancies.
Kaczmarek then asked about the Office Tech II position. Sheriff Deringer stated the reason they need this position filled is because he had a staff member retire.
Kaczmarek moved to approve the position for a Deputy and Office Tech II in the Sheriff’s Office. The motion was seconded by Husom and carried 5-0.
Kaczmarek suggested that departments add more detail in the Request For Board Action Forms (RFBA), to better understand the request or need for what is being requested.
TIMED AGENDA ITEMS
VIRGIL HAWKINS, HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
Approve Resolution to Revoke a Portion of CSAH 39 Right-Of-Way to the City of Otsego
Hawkins stated this is part of the Highway reconstruction in front of Coborn’s in Otsego. The City of Otsego said they will vacate it to a trail easement from the developer.
Vetsch moved to approve resolution to revoke a portion of CSAH 39 Right-Of-Way to the City of Otsego. The motion was seconded by Wetter and carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.
Approve Agreement No. 20-59 for Pedestrian Trail and Pavement Improvements to County Highway 7 with the City of Howard Lake.
The City of Howard Lake already agreed to approve this at a recent City Council Meeting.
Vetsch moved to Approve Agreement No. 20-59 for pedestrian trail and pavement improvements to County Highway 7 with the City of Howard Lake. The motion was seconded by Husom and carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.
LEE KELLY, ADMINSTRATION
Approve Resolution Setting County Board Per Diems
Daleiden verified that the per diem is $50 a day for Committee meetings. Husom stated she believed workshops are part of the normal committee business and shouldn’t have a per diem.
It was clarified that the Resolution setting County Board per diem at $50 a day for Committee meetings, does not include County Workshops which are in place of the regular County Board Meetings.
Vetsch moved to approve Resolution Setting County Board Per Diems. The motion was seconded by Husom and carried 5-0 on a roll call vote .
Approve Resolution Setting Per Diems for Appointees to the County Board and Health & Human Services Board Committees, Boards and Commissions
Vetsch asked to modify the per diem for appointees to a flat dollar amount because some meetings are extremely lengthy. Vetsch suggested $100 per diem for the Planning Commission. Daleiden asked what they are at for a per diem currently. Kelly stated $60 for under four hours and $100 for exceeding four hours. Daleiden suggested to leave it how it currently is until there can be a discussion with Planning and Zoning Administrator.
Daleiden reiterated the current amount. Parks and Recreation is set at $50, Planning is set at $60, anything over four hours gets an additional $40 which increases the per diem to $100, the Board of Adjustments is also set at $60. Health and Human Services, Advisory Committee, Central MN Council on Aging is set at $50.
Husom moved to approve Resolution Setting Per Diems for Appointees to the County Board and Health & Human Services Board Committees, Boards and Commissions. The motion was seconded by Kaczmarek and carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.
ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION
Topics to Discuss for January 12, 2021 Workshop Meeting
Vetsch would like to discuss an emergency ordinance review regarding solar farms. The second item is county ditch review, buffer grant balance and equipment need for county ditches. The third item is discussion MN Inter-County Associates (MICA).
Husom would like to add any updates regarding the money being distributed from the Business Relief Funds.
Vetsch suggested submitting possible topics for the year to either the Chair or the Administrator.
Daleiden reminded everyone of the Committee Of The Whole meeting Thursday, January 7, 2021 and stated it would be regarding the Commissioner Handbook.
Daleiden welcomed the new commissioners and new County Attorney Lutes. Lutes then welcomed the new commissioners and stated he looks forward to working with the board.
Vetsch stated the application process for the Business Relief Funds from the county will be live either Wednesday or Thursday. If a business was granted funds from the Department of Revenue and haven’t received them yet they need to contact the Department of Revenue.
The meeting adjourned at 10:38 AM.
County Board Minutes submitted by Angie Fisher, Administrative Specialist
Published in the Herald Journal, Jan. 22, 2021
WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATIONWarrants Approved On 12/22/2020 For Payment 12/22/2020
MN DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 2,775.00
THE ESTATE OF KRISTIN CARLSON 6,365.01
VOS CONSTRUCTION INC 281,869.27
2 Payments less than 2000 380.10
Final Total: 291,389.38
Warrants Approved On 12/22/2020 For Payment 12/22/2020
ABM BUILDING VALUE 94,287.83
AIR SYSTEMS ENGINEERING 44,650.00
B & D ASSOCIATES INC 12,642.60
BOSER CONSTRUCTION INC 21,345.23
CENTERPOINT ENERGY 7,000.00
CONTEGRITY GROUP 29,515.47
CORNERSTONE DETENTION 27,410.00
EBERT CONSTRUCTION 2,500.00
EMPIREHOUSE INC 22,586.25
HALLBERG ENGINEERING 10,808.00
HEATER RENTAL SERVICES LLC 3,900.00
JK LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION 22,152.81
KENDELL DOORS AND HARDWARE INC 4,763.53
KNIFE RIVER CORPORATION - NORTH CENTRAL 507,715.03
MID-STATE TILE CO INC 2,695.00
NELSON SANITATION & RENTAL INC 2,889.81
PROTECTIVE TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL 29,287.55
RTL CONSTRUCTION 2,139.23
US SITE WORK INC 70,167.97
WILLMAR ELECTRIC SERVICE CORP 29,525.58
11 Payments less than 2000 9,987.84
Final Total: 957,969.73
Warrants Approved On 12/23/2020 For Payment 12/23/2020
ABM BUILDING VALUE 29,117.83
ALL STATE COMMUNICATIONS INC 35,650.00
ARAMARK SERVICES INC 7,802.71
CPS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS 2,595.52
DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS 21,930.00
GLOVER CONSULTING LLC 11,305.00
HARRIS COMPUTER SYSTEMS 27,068.22
HARRISON MARKER CO 8,935.00
IMPACT PROVEN SOLUTIONS 11,495.06
MARES EXCAVATING LLC 15,977.00
MEND CORRECTIONAL CARE PLLC 40,805.25
MN COUNTIES COMPUTER COOPERATIVE 21,802.25
MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS INC 12,950.25
OFFICE DEPOT WORKSPACE 3,151.25
OFFICE OF MN IT SERVICES 3,000.00
OMNICARE INC 3,731.16
ON-DEMAND SERVICES GROUP INC 10,656.00
RUSSELL SECURITY RESOURCE LLC 28,921.00
SPENCE LEGAL SERVICES LLC 2,310.00
TW VENDING INC 13,626.63
34 Payments less than 2000 13,807.77
Final Total: 326,637.90
Warrants Approved On 12/24/2020 For Payment 12/24/2020
ABM BUILDING VALUE 23,000.50
ALTERNATIVE BUSINESS FURNITURE INC 2,824.64
AMAZON BUSINESS 2,338.24
ARAMARK SERVICES INC 16,176.55
BAKER TILLY VIRCHOW KRAUSE LLP 3,500.00
BOARMAN KROOS VOGEL GROUP INC 18,940.83
BUFFALO HOSPITAL 4,252.13
CENTRA SOTA COOPERATIVE - BUFFALO 30,864.82
CHAMBERLAIN OIL CO 3,217.35
CONTECH ENGINEERED SOLUTIONS 4,975.20
ENVIROTECH SERVICES INC 5,004.99
FARM-RITE EQUIPMENT INC 12,003.00
FEHN COMPANIES INC 44,417.59
FIRST STATE TIRE DISPOSAL INC 3,182.20
FLAHERTY & HOOD P.A. 2,290.50
GREYSTONE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY 14,727.53
H&R CONST CO 4,050.00
HELLMAN’S OUTDOOR SERVICES INC 5,520.00
HENNEPIN COUNTY TREASURER 2,132.90
INSIDE OUTSIDE ARCHITECTURE, INC. 2,022.45
LAUMANN’S OUTDOORS 13,485.00
MJS DIRTWORKS LLC 9,100.00
MN NATIVE LANDSCAPES 29,590.00
NET TRANSCRIPTS INC 7,408.82
PETERSON COMPANIES INC 354,064.24
PFM FINANCIAL ADVISORS, LLC 8,389.20
PRINSCO INC 8,759.04
SPRINT 2,387.64
STEVE O SEPTIC 2,182.50
SUBURBAN TIRE WHOLESALE INC 4,130.80
TOWMASTER 113,083.47
TRUEMAN WELTERS INC. 5,280.00
TW VENDING INC 24,630.25
WESTSIDE WHOLESALE TIRE 4,817.93
WRIGHT COUNTY JOURNAL PRESS 2,822.40
WRIGHT HENNEPIN COOP ELEC ASSN 3,169.44
WRIGHT SWCD 2,750.00
59 Payments less than 2000 30,910.75
Final Total: 832,402.90
Published in the Herald Journal, Jan. 22, 2021.