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Wright County Highway ProjectClose May 6, 2021Buffalo, Minnesota 55313
Advertisement for Bids: Notice is hereby given that electronic bids will be accepted through the Wright County online bid system until 11:00 AM on Thursday, May 6, 2021, for the reconstruction project listed below:
Contract Number: 2106
Location: CSAH 30/Tiger Drive Mini-Roundabout (CP 086-030-201)
Type of Work: Construction of a mini-roundabout at the intersection of CSAH 30 and Tiger Drive. Pedestrian crossings, storm sewer and lighting will be installed in addition to construction of the mini-roundabout.
Length: 0.25 miles
Approximate major items of work are:
• Remove Bituminous Pavement: 3,200 SY;
• Excavation Common/Subgrade: 3,000 CY;
• Select Granular Embankment (CV): 1,4000 CY;
• Aggregate Base Class 5 (CV): 880 CY;
• Concrete Pavement 7.0”: 320 SY;
• Type SP 12.5 Non Wearing Course Mix (4,B): 270 TON;
• Type SP 12.5 Wearing Course Mix (4,F): 540 TON;
• 12” – 24” RC Pipe Sewer Design 3006: 150 LF;
• Construct Drainage Structure Design 48” – 60” (4020): 40 LF;
• 4”/6” Concrete Walk: 4,000 SF;
• Concrete Curb and Gutter Design B424,R324,V6: 2,000 LF;
• Lighting Unit: 8 EA;
• Seeding: 0.50 AC;
All project plans, proposal, instruction for bidders, the bid form and all other requirements are available at https://mn-co-wright.app.rtvision.com/oneoffice/bidding. You must log in with your ConneX account to download plans. If you do not have a ConneX account, you can sign up for a free account at https://connex.uccs.com. Then sync your account with Wright County on the ConneX site.
The advertisement for this project may also be viewed at the MnDOT State Aid for Local Transportation eAdvert web site at https://eadvert.rtvision.com/
There is no cost to download the bid documents. However, there is a $25 fee to submit a bid electronically through bidvault at https://bidvault.mn.uccs.com/
Virgil Hawkins
County Engineer
Published in the Herald Journal April 9, 16, and 23, 2021.
ASSESSMENT NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization for TOWNSHIP OF VICTOR of Wright County, Minnesota will meet at the Office of the Clerk in said Township at 8:00:00 PM, on Wednesday, the 14th day of April, 2021. The purpose of this meeting is to determine whether property in the jurisdiction has been properly valued and classified by the assessor.
If you believe the value or classification of your property is incorrect, please contact your assessor’s office to discuss your concerns. If you disagree with the valuation or classification after discussing it with your assessor, you may appear before the local board of appeal and equalization. The board will review your assessments and may make corrections as needed. Generally, you must appeal to the local board before appealing to the county board of appeal and equalization.
Given under my hand this 1 day of April, 2021.
/s/ Sharon Glessing
Clerk of the Town of Victor
Published in the Herald Journal April 9, 2021.
BOARD MINUTESBOARD OF WRIGHT COUNTY COMMISSIONERSMARCH 23, 2021DATE APPROVED: April 6, 2021
The Wright County Board met in regular session at 9:00 A.M. with Husom, Vetsch, Daleiden, Wetter, and Kaczmarek present.
Daleiden read a statement from the Board regarding the tragic passing of employee Regina Hughes and conducted a moment of silence.
COUNTY BOARD MINUTES 3-16-21 MEETING
Kaczmarek stated on Page 5 (Items for Consideration- Administration) the amount should be $1.5 million instead of $5 million. Husom said on Page 7 (Advisory Committee/Advisory Board Updates- Public Works Labor Management Meeting) should be cabinets, not cabins.
Kaczmarek moved to approve the minutes from 3-16-21 with the requested changes. The motion was seconded by Vetsch and carried 5-0.
AGENDA
Husom moved to approve the Agenda. The motion was seconded by Wetter and carried 5-0.
CONSENT AGENDA
Kaczmarek requested to pull Item A2 (Administration) for further discussion and clarification. Daleiden requested to pull Item D4 (Health and Human Services) for further discussion.
Kaczmarek moved to approve the Consent Agenda with the removal of Items A2 and D4 for discussion. The motion was seconded by Husom and carried 5-0.
* Items A2 and D4 for discussion.
A. *ADMINISTRATION
1. Approve filling the Assistant County Administrator position
2. Approve salary for Assistant Finance Director - Property Tax Operations at $48.37 per hour
B. ADMINISTRATION - FINANCE
1. Approve renewal of Annual On-Sale Intoxicating Liquor License for Albion Ridges, LLC DBA Albion Ridges Golf Course in Albion Township for the license period April 1, 2021 to November 30, 2021
2. Acknowledge Warrants issued between March 10, 2021 and March 16, 2021 (See below, Item IX. Warrant Listings)
C. ATTORNEY
1. Authorize Civil Litigation against 1177 Dillon Avenue N.W., Buffalo, MN 55313
D. *HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
1. Accept $125,000 Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Grant Program for budget period December 30, 2020 to September 29, 2021
2. Request to hire a replacement Social Worker in the Waiver and Community Support Unit
3. Approval to backfill a .5 Social Worker I position in the Mental & Chemical Health Services Team
4. Refer to Personnel Committee to approve the change .5 Public Health Nurse on Assessment Team to .5 Social Worker position and backfill on the Assessment Team
E. INFORMATION TECHONOLGY
1. Request to fill open IT Developer position
ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT AGENDA TO BE DISCUSSED
A. ADMINISTRATION
2. Approve salary for Assistant Finance Director - Property Tax Operations at $48.37 per hour
Kaczmarek wanted to confirm that approving the salary for the Assistant Finance Director - Property Tax Operations position was fair. He also asked if the salary is approved if it would set precedence or if there would be any future consequences.
Daleiden stated approval would not set a precedent and it has previously been done in other departments. He explained when there is a change in an employee’s job description that results in a lower pay grade for the position, the employee’s wage is frozen rather than the employee taking a pay cut. The employee’s wage remains frozen until the maximum of the new classification pay range exceeds the current rate of pay.
County Administrator Lee Kelly said the Board has previously approved Memorandums of Agreement (MOA) to set pay due to job classification studies or negotiations. The Board recently approved the reorganization of the Auditor/Treasure department that resulted in the change to this position.
Daleiden clarified the position currently is a grade 19 but will be changing to a grade 18 due to changes in the Finance Department.
Kaczmarek moved to approve item A2, salary of Assistant Finance Director - Property Tax Operations stay at $48.37 per hour for the 2021 calendar year. The employee would not receive any general wage or range movement increases in pay until the 2022 calendar year.
The motion was seconded Husom and carried 5-0.
D. HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
4. Refer to Personnel Committee to approve the change .5 Public Health Nurse on Assessment Team to .5 Social Worker position and backfill on the Assessment Team.
Daleiden said this item was being referred to the Personnel Committee because the Board put a freeze on job changes/positions. Vetsch explained this item is not being reclassified. It’s changing one existing position to another existing position. Daleiden said the change will save the County money.
Daleiden stated to save time and county resources there is no reason to send this to the Personnel Committee. Health and Human Services Director Jami Goodrum Schwartz explained to the Board the job was posted internally; however, there was no interest from current employees.
Vetsch moved to approve the change of .5 Public Health Nurse on Assessment Team to .5 Social Worker position. The motion was seconded by Husom and carried 5-0.
TIMED AGENDA ITEMS
ADMINISTRATION, RISK MANAGER TIM DAHL
Approve Resolution establishing the Wright County Economic Development Authority (EDA) as a member of the Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust (MCIT) for the purpose of obtaining Property and Workers Compensation Coverage
Vetsch asked if the EDA had already obtained coverage. Kelly said the EDA has not received approval from MCIT to obtain coverage yet. Kelly said MCIT requires that the EDA has a sponsor therefore this resolution fulfills that requirement.
Wetter asked how long it usually takes for a response from MCIT. Kelly said MCIT tends to address memberships at the quarterly meeting. Kelly stated for the time being the EDA is self-insured.
Vetsch moved to approve the Resolution establishing the Wright County Economic Development Authority (EDA) as a member of the Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust (MCIT). The motion was seconded by Wetter and carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.
ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING MINUTES 3-12-21
Husom moved to accept the Committee of the Whole meeting minutes and recommendations from 3-12-21. The motion was seconded by Vetsch and carried 5-0. I.
I. Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Grant Discussion
Health and Human Services (HHS) Director Jami Goodrum Schwartz discussed the WIC Program and the benefits of Wright County HHS being the coordinator for the WIC Program. Goodrum Schwartz explained to the Committee that WIC is a federal run program and there is a five-year grant to run WIC. If HHS coordinates WIC, they will add five new positions to the County and there would be the possibility of sharing a Registered Dietician with Sherburne County which then the two counties would pay for. Plus, a portion of the created positions salaries would be paid for by Grant Funding. Goodrum Schwartz also said it would be good for the County to have WIC centrally located at the Government Center because it’s easily assessable to everyone.
Director of Public Health Sarah Grosshuesch and Goodrum Schwartz went over the SWOT Analysis with the Committee. Commissioner Vetsch said while looking at the budget handout, it shows a revenue of $369,720 but and the estimated cost to run the program is $390,000 so it will cost the County money to run the WIC Program. Grosshuesch, said the current grant is $350,000. Vetsch stated, “if it’s not broke, why fix it?”.
WIC Program Manager with Wright County Community Action (WCCA) Sarah Johnson gave a power point presentation to the committee. She shared a brief history of WIC and explained that the Notice of Intent to Apply for 2022-2026 funding is due by March 16, 2021 and the Application is due by April 16, 2021. She went over the SWOT Analysis that was done by HHS and explained WCCA’s thoughts on every bullet point. She also stated they have three different locations every month which makes it easier for customers to access WIC. Sarah gave examples of different services that are available through WCCA at those locations.
RECOMMENDATION: It was ultimately decided by the Committee to have WCCA continue the WIC program.
ADMINISTRATION
Aggregate Tax
Auditor/Treasurer Bob Hiivala said there are concerns regarding how the County audits the Aggregate Tax. He said reports are sent out asking for the gravel tax to be submitted. The County does a fluctuation analysis; however, there is no in-depth examination of gravel pits or gravel pit records. Hiivala said to improve the process he proposes sending out a letter to each gravel pit owner, hauler or extractor that states in addition to the remittance of the gravel tax on a quarterly basis, the County is asking for additional documentation for the County’s inspection.
Vetsch asked Assistant County Attorney Greg Kryzer what the penalty is for owners being grossly negligent or not paying the tax at all. Kryzer explained if an owner is not paying the Aggregate Tax, they can be assessed late fees for not filing the report which could be a daily fine. Vetsch asked if the owners could lose the Conditional Use Permit (CUP) if taxes are not being paid. Kryzer said he didn’t believe the payment of gravel tax is grounds for violating a CUP. Kryzer said with the CUP, haulers should be using county highways and not township roads.
Husom moved to authorize Hiivala to send a letter to gravel pit owners, haulers, and extractors regarding remittance of taxes. The motion was seconded by Wetter and carried 5-0.
Department Budget Review
Kaczmarek asked Hiivala about the budget for the Auditor/Treasurer’s Office, specifically overtime for 2020. It was budgeted at $700.00 but $8,843.66 was spent on overtime in 2020. Kaczmarek said on a different report from the Auditor/Treasurer’s Office it showed $37,425.39 was spent on overtime in 2020. He asked Hiivala what the difference is between the two reports.
Hiivala explained he oversaw two departments, one being the Elections and the other being the Auditor/Treasurer. Hiivala explained the $8,843.66 was overtime from the Auditor/Treasurer’s Office. He said if you subtract that amount from the $37,425.39 that was the amount spent on overtime in the Elections Office. Hiivala said the budget was $27,000 for the elections budget in 2020 and that was what was spent.
Daleiden asked Hiivala how many employees are in the Elections Division. Vetsch reminded the Board there are temporary positions in the Elections Division. Hiivala said there is an Elections Supervisor and a Support Staff that fielded all phone calls and preparation for absentee voting, mailing and processing some of which had to be done on the weekends.
Kaczmarek asked Finance Director Lindsey Meyer specific questions about the Disbursement Report from March 17, 2021. He said on Page 3 there was an expenditure of $1,400 for Complete Self-Defense. He asked Meyer for a description. Meyer said it was a self-defense course for an employee in Corrections.
Kaczmarek said on Page 5 there was an amount of $9,964.50 for a Legal Opinion from Peters, Revnew, Kappenman & Anderson, P.A. Meyer said this was an Employment Attorney which is covered under Attorney/Client privilege for the Sheriff’s Department.
Kaczmarek said on Page 9 there was an amount of $1,178.95 for Bidne/Karen contracted - 36.5 hours. Meyer said this was a long-term contracted nurse for the COVID clinics. She informed the Board it has been determined that it is more cost-effective to have a contractor provide this service then it would be for an employee to do it.
Kaczmarek said on Page 10 there was an amount of $2,000 for Circle of Security Parenting (COSP) Training-SL from Cooper, Hoffman & Powell, LLC. Meyer said this item was related to the Home Visiting Grant for Health and Human Services. She said it’s a grant-required training which the County is reimbursed for. Meyer stated it’s for early intervention home-based visiting.
Kaczmarek said on Page 15 there was an amount of $1,770 from Pfeifer Property Management. Meyer said this was for an individual participant in Drug Court (The Turn) and the County is reimbursed from a federal grant.
Vetsch asked Kaczmarek if the weekly review of line items in department budgets was for his own personal education, adding that, if that is the case, county board meetings aren’t the forum to get those answers. Vetsch said similar questioning of department heads in previous weeks hasn’t brought forward any motions to take action or make policy amendments and asked Kaczmarek to make those inquiries on his own time. Kaczmarek said that, according to the Commissioners Handbook, an elected commissioner can make inquiries and ask questions and it is why he was elected in his district. Daleiden said he is wondering what Kaczmarek is attempting to accomplish with calling department heads to board meeting, adding that those questions are thoroughly examined during the budget process. Kaczmarek said he intends to continue asking questions of department heads at board meetings without resistance from other commissioners because his constituents want answers.
Kaczmarek said on Page 8 there was an amount of $1,600 for Gabriel/Cathleen. Meyer said this was a Court Administration expense for attorney’s fees, representing individuals that have an attorney appointed for them. Husom added that the court-appointed attorney is for children.
Daleiden asked Meyer if the budget will be easier to read once Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is up and running. She said it is currently in User Acceptance Testing (UAT) status and staff have been diligently working, testing, and giving feedback to the ERP service provider to make any corrections. There will be retesting. Wetter asked when the program will be up and running. Kelly said the first release will be in June for the financial portion and the second release will be in December for payroll.
Resolution setting County Board per diems for newly established committees
Daleiden stated the two new committees are Mississippi/St. Cloud One Watershed One Plan Policy Committee and the South Fork Crow One Watershed One Plan Policy Committee.
Husom moved to approve the resolution setting the County Board per diems for newly established committees. The motion was seconded by Vetsch and carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.
Schedule Committee of the Whole to discuss snow removal and lawn care
Daleiden reminded the Board that Kaczmarek had brought this up at a previous meeting. He stated since the County will be at one campus it may be more cost-effective to have the County’s own personnel take care of snow removal and lawn care compared to a private contractor. The Board wanted to give all parties involved time to compile the information needed to make the best decision.
Husom moved to set the Committee of the Whole to discuss snow removal and lawn care, at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, April 29, 2021. The motion was seconded by Kaczmarek and carried 5-0.
ADVISORY COMMITTEE/ADVISORY BOARD UPDATES
Association of Minnesota Counties. Kaczmarek and Wetter attended training for the new Commissioners.
Planning Commission. Kaczmarek attended the meeting and said most items were resolved.
Annandale Safe Schools. Husom said Annandale School District is looking to build a new high school. She said the middle school’s air conditioning system needs to be fixed. It would cost around $16 million. After the high school is built, middle school students can move into the old high school building.
Drug-Free Community. Husom met with the new Drug-Free Community Coordinator Lori Blaukat through Mentorship, Education and Drug Awareness Coalition of Wright County (MEADA).
Central Mississippi River Regional Planning Partnership. Vetsch attended the Executive Committee for the CMRP to prepare for a retreat/workshop scheduled for Thursday, March 25, 2021.
Wright County Economic Development Partnership. Vetsch watch a presentation from Delano Administrator Phil Kerns regarding projects going on in the city.
Wright County Historical Society. Wetter attended the meeting via Zoom. The Historical Society is in the process of re-doing the financial reports and digitizing paper copies. There will be an online Estate Auction next month. The building remains closed; however, the Historical Society will re-evaluate in April.
Enterprise Resource Planning. Kelly said the financial portion of the User Acceptance Program is ongoing. The group is starting the deep dive on the Human Capital Management (HCM) which is being done by Human Resources.
The meeting adjourned at 10:22 a.m. County Board Minutes submitted by Angie Fisher, Administrative Specialist
Published in the Herald Journal April 9, 2021.

Warrants Approved On 3/10/2021
For Payment 3/10/2021
ALLINA HOSPITALS & CLINICS 2,526.00
ARAMARK SERVICES INC 16,574.68
BIGSHOT ARCHERY LLC 5,161.20
GUARDIAN FLEET SAFETY LLC 6,469.78
INTOXIMETERS INC 9,200.00
MARCO 2,408.63
MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS INC 2,700.00
PETERS REVNEW KAPPENMAN & ANDER 9,964.50
POWERPHONE INC 2,000.00
SECURUS TECHNOLOGIES 6,063.00
STREICHERS 8,946.00
TOWN OF BIG LAKE 5,357.00
32 payments less than 2000 11,542.81
Final total 88,913.60
WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION
Warrants Approved On 3/10/2021
For Payment 3/10/2021
WRIGHT COUNTY SHERIFF 7,000.00
Final total 7,000.00
Warrants Approved On 3/12/2021 For Payment 3/12/2021
AMAZON BUSINESS 2,620.79
COOPER, HOFFMAN & POWELL, LLC 2,000.00
COTTENS INC 2,324.22
DVORAK BALLET LLC 20,000.00
ENVIROTECH SERVICES INC 34,776.30
FRONTIER PRECISION INC 3,275.10
INTERPROSE CORPORATION/THE 2,543.20
MATRIX TRUST COMPANY 3,350.00
MORRIES PARTS & SERVICE GROUP 2,869.38
NORTH CENTRAL INT OF ST 2,984.17
SRF CONSULTING GROUP INC 3,781.78
WRIGHT HENNEPIN COOP ELEC ASSN 3,247.51
25 payments less than 2000 12,628.05
Final total 96,400.50
WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION
Warrants Approved On 3/12/2021 For Payment 3/12/2021
AFSCME LOCAL 2685 4,217.75
AIG RETIREMENT COMPANY 6,020.15
FIDELITY SECURITY LIFE/EYEMED VISION CARE 2,329.79
HEALTH PARTNERS 35,867.28
HEALTH PARTNERS - DENTAL 11,429.79
ING 12,918.00
MATRIX TRUST COMPANY 3,115.00
MN CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENT CENTER 2,059.50
MN PUBLIC EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION 2,301.00
MSRS HEALTH CARE SAVINGS PLAN 34,105.63
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS 3,038.53
PUBLIC EMP RETIREMENT ASSN 376,351.21
WRIGHT CO CAFETERIA PLAN 28,400.49
WRIGHT COUNTY - CAFETERIA 80,062.50
WRIGHT COUNTY DEPUTIES 7,350.00
3 payments less than 2000 1,535.00 3
Final total 611,101.62
WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION
Warrants Approved For Payment 3/12/2021
INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (IRS) 464,971.29
MN DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLE 18,050.25
Final total 483,021.54
WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION
Warrants Approved On 3/15/2021 For Payment 3/15/2021
DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS 19,320.00
IMPACT PROVEN SOLUTIONS 21,635.83
PRAIRIE LAKES YOUTH PROGRAMS 7,177.59
TIERNEY BROTHERS INC 6,955.17
VERIZON WIRELESS SERVICES LLC 5,231.25
VILLAGE RANCH INC 30,332.32
30 payments less than 2000 14,104.96 Final total 104,757.12
WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION
Warrants Approved For Payment 3/15/2021

MN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES 3,367.65
MN DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE 91,655.18
Final total 95,022.83
WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION
Warrants Approved On 3/16/2021 For Payment 3/16/2021
BUFFALO/CITY OF 98,418.41
CENTERPOINT ENERGY 20,069.28
CENTURYLINK 2,426.75
HARRIS COMPUTER SYSTEMS 27,241.83
HARTFORD 10,885.28
J & J GLASS & GLAZING INC 4,358.82
WM CORPORATE SERVICES, INC. 3,336.04
31 payments less than 2000 16,051.80 Final total 182,788.21
Published in the Herald Journal April 9, 2021.
Office of the Minnesota Secretary of StateCertificate of Assumed NameMinnesota Statutes, Chapter 33Work Item 12274449000026Original File Number 12274449000026Filed 03/29/2021 11:59 pmSteve Simon, Secretary of State
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 customers to be able to identify the true owner of a business.
ASSUMED NAME: S&S Monuments
PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS: 11085 Keats Avenue Southwest, Howard Lake MN 55349 United States
NAMEHOLDER(S):
Name: Steve Sale
Address: 11085 Keats Av Sw, Howard Lake Minnesota 55349 United States
Name: Tyler Sale
Address: 3470 210th Av Sw, Blomkest MN 56216 USA
If you submit an attachment, it will be incorporated into this document. If the attachment conflicts with the information specifically set forth in this document, this document supersedes the data referenced in the attachment.
By typing my name, I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath.
SIGNED BY: Steve Sale
MAILING ADDRESS: None Provided
EMAIL FOR OFFICIAL NOTICES: stevesale6@gmail.com
Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State
Published in the Herald Journal April 9 and 16, 2021.