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New public notices published in the issue of April 23, 2021

CITY OF MAYER PUBLIC NOTICECITY COUNCIL MEMBER VACANCY
The City of Mayer is accepting letters of interest from residents interested in being appointed to fill the remaining term of a vacant City Council member position.
The vacancy was created when former Council Member Erick Boder put in his resignation that was approved by City Council on April 12, 2021. This City Council position term expires December 31, 2022. The City Council may appoint any person who is eligible for election to the office of City Council. Generally, to be eligible a person must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of the city for at least 30 days, and at least 21 years old.
The City Council is the legislative and policy making body for the city government. The mayor is elected for two years and the four City Council members are elected to alternating four-year terms. The mission of the City of Mayer is to welcome new residents and businesses, provide the resource, opportunity, and environment necessary for growth, manage the City in a responsible manner and maintain a friendly, small town atmosphere.
Interested residents should submit a letter of interest no later than Friday, April 30, 2021. Letters of interest must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. at the Office of the City Administrator at 413 Bluejay Avenue, Mayer, MN 55360.
The City Council will act on filling the vacancy during its May 10, 2021 meeting. All interested applicants are encouraged to attend this meeting to provide a statement as to why they should be selected to fill the vacancy.
Published in the Herald Journal, April 23, 2021.
REGULAR MEETINGMonday, March 8, 2021HLWW HS Media Center8700 County Road 6Howard Lake, MN 55349
The Monday, March 8, 2021 Regular Meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 6:01 pm. by Chairperson Heuer. After the pledge of allegiance, roll was taken with the following members present: Heuer, Koch, Bravinder, Peterson, Scheuch, Puncochar and Marketon. Also present were Superintendent Brad Sellner, Principals Jason Mix, Jim Schimelpfenig, and Jennifer Olson, and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.
(Item IV) Scheuch recommended approval of the agenda; Peterson seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VI) Bravinder recommended approval of the consent agenda; Scheuch seconded; passed unanimously.
The consent agenda included the February meeting minutes, payment of bills, treasurer report, enrollment, leave requests, retirements, resignations, spring coaching staff, policy approval, communications and recognitions.
(Item VII, Subd, B) Scheuch recommended approval of the additional special education paraprofessional position at Humphrey Elementary; Koch seconded; Bravinder asked if it is reimbursed at 100%. Superintendent Sellner and SMS Financial Consultant Wilson indicated that the reimbursement is at about 60%. Sellner reported that Wharram looks at the staff and the end of each year to see if we can shift or move any paraprofessionals around instead of adding a position. Sellner indicated we are looking at a cost of about $9,000 until the end of the school year. Puncochar asked if we would be able to find someone in a short amount of time. Wharram and Olson indicated they were hopeful. passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd, C) Bravinder recommended approval of the revised 2020-21 budget; Puncochar seconded; Donna Wilson, SMS Financial Consultant, reviewed the revised 2020-21 Budget; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd, D) Bravinder motioned to approve the Long-Term Facilities Maintenance resolution for Wright Tech Center; Koch seconded; Marketon asked how is the allocation figured. Sellner and Heuer indicated it is the seats available and usage. those in favor: Peterson, Bravinder, Koch, Puncochar, Scheuch, Marketon and Heuer; opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd, E) Koch recommended approval of going forward with a community levy survey; Puncochar seconded; Koch reported the cost for the survey is about $8,000 instead of $20,000 fee. Koch reported they will give a recommendation to the district of what the community may pass, and they are typically successful if they use the recommendation they provide. Puncochar reported School Perceptions will also provide us with some additional information that may be helpful to use. Sellner also indicated we can include some information in the survey such as how the community would like to receive information about the levy which would help us strategize how to send information out to the public. Heuer indicated if we do anything we should do the survey. Heuer asked should we do a survey and levy or one or the other. Marketon asked what was the rate of response. Koch reported they range from 25-40%, once they receive 400 surveys back they feel their data has integrity. Heuer reminded the board we are asking if we should move forward with the survey. Koch reported we discussed holding an election in 2021 vs 2022. Bravinder said if we do not go out for an election this year we should not do a survey. Heuer said that would mean we need to tighten the belt sooner. Sellner reported if we do not go out for a levy this year we will lose $85,000 in levy at the end of 2021-22. Marketon said if we take a year off we may have a better chance of passing. Sellner reported the committee wanted to be able to get information back, review it and then be able to get information out to parents before the end of the school year.
Heuer reported we have a motion from Koch and a second by Puncochar to approve going forward with the survey; those in favor: none; opposed: all; motion fails.
(Item VII, Subd, F) Scheuch recommend approval of the update to the E-Learning Plan; Puncochar seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd, I) Scheuch recommended approval of Policy 516-Student Medication; Bravinder seconded; Sellner explained there were some changes that came out of legislation to this policy, so MSBA did an update and because it is getting close to the end of the school year we want to expedite this approval; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. J) Peterson recommended approval of the Crisis Management Policy; Heuer read the recommended updates; Marketon seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. L) Bravinder recommended approval of the resolution accepting donations; Scheuch seconded; those in favor: Marketon, Scheuch, Puncochar, Koch, Bravinder, Peterson and Heuer; those opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. N) Peterson recommended approval of the FFA field trip request; Scheuch seconded; Koch expressed concern that we would be setting a precedence and how we would reconcile any issue if we allow this. Sellner indicated we would ask them to put a plan together following the guidelines. Heuer indicated we could approve the trip request and make sure all mitigation is in place so we are following all the guidelines; Sellner indicated if anything changes with COVID cases or anything else we would have to pull back the request; those in favor: Marketon, Scheuch, Puncochar, Koch, Peterson and Heuer; those opposed: Bravinder; passed by majority.
(Item X) Scheuch motioned to close the meeting at 8:04 pm; Bravinder seconded; passed unanimously.
Bravinder motioned to open the closed meeting at 8:12 pm to discuss the superintendent performance review; Scheuch seconded; passed unanimously.
Scheuch motioned to close the closed meeting at 9:00 pm; Koch seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item XI) Bravinder motioned to re-open meeting at 9:00 pm.; Scheuch seconded; 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.
Heuer adjourned the meeting at 9:01 pm.
Respectfully submitted,
Kelsey Puncochar, Clerk Published in the Herald Journal, April 23, 2021.
REGULAR MEETINGMonday, March 29, 2021HLWW HS Media Center8700 County Road 6Howard Lake, MN 55349
The Monday, March 29, 2021 Regular Meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 6:02 pm. by Chairperson Heuer. After the pledge of allegiance, roll was taken with the following members present: Heuer, Koch, Bravinder, Peterson, Scheuch, Puncochar and Marketon. Also present were Superintendent Brad Sellner and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.
(Item IV) Scheuch recommended approval of the agenda; Puncochar seconded; those in favor: Bravinder, Peterson, Koch, Puncochar, Marketon, Scheuch and Heuer; those opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item V) There were no questions or comments from visitors.
(Item VI) Scheuch recommended approval of the consent agenda Bravinder seconded; Bravinder asked if there were any surprises; Superintendent Sellner replied there was a late resignation, however after talking to the staff person who explained his situation, we understand his choice. Superintendent Sellner also reported with the leaves and retirements we thought it would be better to have a meeting and approve those items rater than waiting until the April 12 meeting. Bravinder took over meeting at 6:06 due to technical issues Heuer was experiencing. Those in favor: Peterson, Puncochar, Marketon, Scheuch, Koch and Bravinder; opposed: none; Heuer temporarily unavailable; passed by majoriety.
The consent agenda included leave requests, resignations, and an employment recommendation.
(Item VII, Subd. A) Scheuch recommended approval of the MOU with the teachers; Peterson seconded; Marketon asked if there is any financial impact for next year; Superintendent Sellner reported this is a one year term so there shouldn’t be an issue, however if it continues we may want to look into it. Those in favor: Puncochar, Marketon, Bravinder, Peterson, Koch, Scheuch and Heuer; those 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.
Heuer adjourned the meeting at 6:15 pm.
Respectfully submitted,
Kelsey Puncochar, Clerk Published in the Herald Journal, April 23, 2021.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
THIS IS A NOTICE TO INFORM YOU AS AN ADJACENT PROPERTY OWNER WITHIN 500 FEET, THAT AN APPLICATION FOR A VARIANCE HAS BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE WRIGHT COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT BY THE FOLLOWING APPLICANT:
PERRY R. DITTY
LOCATION: 1616 - 37TH St. SE desc. as Part of SE , Section 20, Township 119, Range 25, Wright County, Minnesota. (Crawford Lake - Rockford Twp.) Tax #215-100-204201
Requests a variance of Section 155.008(B), 155.026 & 155.057, Chapter 155, Title XV, Land Usage & Zoning of the Wright County Code of Ordinances to allow 185 sq. ft. of living area under existing screen porch, 65 ft. from the ordinary highwater mark of a Recreational Development Lake.
REASON A VARIANCE IS NEEDED: Expansion of non-conforming structure. Minimum setback is 100’ from the ordinary highwater mark of lake.
REFERENCE TO THE PROPOSED APPLICATION, YOU WILL BE HEARD ON:
DATE: Friday, May 7, 2021
TIME: 8:30 a.m.
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 accordance with Minnesota Statute Chapter 13D.021 and the declared state of emergency, Board of Adjustment members, the applicant, and the general public may participate in person, by telephone, and by other electronic means. The meeting will be held at the Wright County Board Room located at 10 2nd St. NW, Buffalo, MN 55313. Public attendance and participation will be allowed, provided all MDH and CDC guidelines to minimize gatherings are adhered to. Please visit the Wright County Board of Adjustment website at http:/www.co.wright.mn.us/325/Board-of-Adjustment the week of the meeting for the link to the YouTube video and any additional information. You may submit written testimony by emailing Barry Rhineberger at barry.rhineberger@co.wright.mn.us Written testimony must be received by 4:30 pm, Thursday, May 6, and mailed to: Wright County Planning and Zoning, 10 2nd St. NW, Room 140, Buffalo, MN 55313-1185.
PHONE INQUIRIES TO: (763) 682-8947
INTERPRETER SERVICES FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED WILL BE PROVIDED ON PRIOR REQUEST FOR PUBLIC MEETINGS & OTHER COUNTY SPONSORED CLASSES & EVENTS
This meeting is subject to change. Please visit the Wright County Board of Adjustment webpage or sign up for automatic updates for this meeting at http://www.co.wright.mn.us/list.aspx.
Published in the Herald Journal, April 23, 2021.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
THIS IS A NOTICE TO INFORM YOU AS AN ADJACENT PROPERTY OWNER WITHIN 500 FEET, THAT AN APPLICATION FOR A VARIANCE HAS BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE WRIGHT COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT BY THE FOLLOWING APPLICANT:
WESTON P. WEBER
LOCATION: 8144 Fenning Avenue NE – Part of SE of SE Section 24, Township 121, Range 25, Wright County, Minnesota. (Monticello Twp.) Tax #213-100-244401
Requests a variance of Section 155.008(B), 155.026 & 155.048(F)(2), Chapter 155, Title XV, Land Usage & Zoning of the Wright County Code of Ordinances to allow construction of a new 27’ x 27’ addition on the backside of dwelling that is 75’ from the centerline of County Road 118.
REASON A VARIANCE IS NEEDED: Expansion of non-conforming structure. Minimum setback is 130’ from the centerline of a County road.
REFERENCE TO THE PROPOSED APPLICATION, YOU WILL BE HEARD ON:
DATE: Friday, May 7, 2021
TIME: 8:30 a.m.
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 accordance with Minnesota Statute Chapter 13D.021 and the declared state of emergency, Board of Adjustment members, the applicant, and the general public may participate in person, by telephone, and by other electronic means. The meeting will be held at the Wright County Board Room located at 10 2nd St. NW, Buffalo, MN 55313. Public attendance and participation will be allowed, provided all MDH and CDC guidelines to minimize gatherings are adhered to. Please visit the Wright County Board of Adjustment website at http:/www.co.wright.mn.us/325/Board-of-Adjustment the week of the meeting for the link to the YouTube video and any additional information. You may submit written testimony by emailing Barry Rhineberger at barry.rhineberger@co.wright.mn.us Written testimony must be received by 4:30 pm, Thursday, May 6, and mailed to: Wright County Planning and Zoning, 10 2nd St. NW, Room 140, Buffalo, MN 55313-1185.
PHONE INQUIRIES TO: (763) 682-8947
INTERPRETER SERVICES FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED WILL BE PROVIDED ON PRIOR REQUEST FOR PUBLIC MEETINGS & OTHER COUNTY SPONSORED CLASSES & EVENTS
This meeting is subject to change. Please visit the Wright County Board of Adjustment webpage or sign up for automatic updates for this meeting at http://www.co.wright.mn.us/list.aspx.
Published in the Herald Journal, April 23, 2021.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
THIS IS A NOTICE TO INFORM YOU AS AN ADJACENT PROPERTY OWNER WITHIN 500 FEET, THAT AN APPLICATION FOR A VARIANCE HAS BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE WRIGHT COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT BY THE FOLLOWING APPLICANT:
EDWARD & TRACI PREWITT
LOCATON: 6424 Pilger Avenue NW – Lot 1, Coates P. Bull Addition, according to plat of record, also part of Gov’t Lot 5, all in Section 33, Township 121, Range 28, Wright County, MN. (E. Lake Sylvia -Southside Twp.) Tax # 217-022-000010 & 217-000-334101
Request to amend variances granted 12/4/2020 as regulated in Section 155.008(B) 155.026, 155.049 & 155.057, Chapter 155, Title XV, Land Usage & Zoning of the Wright County Code of Ordinances. The scope of the project has changed from a remodel and addition to what is essentially new construction 40.6’ from the Ordinary Highwater Mark of the lake. Construction involves removal of two-and-half of the four existing walls on the lower level, complete removal of the upper level and 3 ft. 4 in. increase in height due to upper-level wall changes.
REASON A VARIANCE IS NEEDED: Expansion and alteration of a non-conforming structure.
Changes to the variances granted require a new variance.
REFERENCE TO THE PROPOSED APPLICATION, YOU WILL BE HEARD ON:
DATE: Friday, May 7, 2021
TIME: 8:30 a.m.
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 accordance with Minnesota Statute Chapter 13D.021 and the declared state of emergency, Board of Adjustment members, the applicant, and the general public may participate in person, by telephone, and by other electronic means. The meeting will be held at the Wright County Board Room located at 10 2nd St. NW, Buffalo, MN 55313. Public attendance and participation will be allowed, provided all MDH and CDC guidelines to minimize gatherings are adhered to. Please visit the Wright County Board of Adjustment website at http:/www.co.wright.mn.us/325/Board-of-Adjustment the week of the meeting for the link to the YouTube video and any additional information. You may submit written testimony by emailing Barry Rhineberger at barry.rhineberger@co.wright.mn.us Written testimony must be received by 4:30 pm, Thursday, May 6, and mailed to: Wright County Planning and Zoning, 10 2nd St. NW, Room 140, Buffalo, MN 55313-1185.
PHONE INQUIRIES TO: (763) 682-8947
INTERPRETER SERVICES FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED WILL BE PROVIDED ON PRIOR REQUEST FOR PUBLIC MEETINGS & OTHER COUNTY SPONSORED CLASSES & EVENTS
This meeting is subject to change. Please visit the Wright County Board of Adjustment webpage or sign up for automatic updates for this meeting at http://www.co.wright.mn.us/list.aspx.
Published in the Herald Journal, April 23, 2021.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
THIS IS A NOTICE TO INFORM YOU AS AN ADJACENT PROPERTY OWNER WITHIN 500 FEET, THAT AN APPLICATION FOR A VARIANCE HAS BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE WRIGHT COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT BY THE FOLLOWING APPLICANT:
THOMAS J. FITZPATRICK
LOCATION: 7571 – County Rd. 8 SW - SE , Section 8, Township 118, Range 26, Wright County, Minnesota. (Woodland Twp.) Tax #220-000-084100
Requests a variance of Section 155.008(B), 155.026 & 155.048(F)(2), Chapter 155, Title XV, Land Usage & Zoning of the Wright County Code of Ordinances to allow replacement of existing 14’ x 16’ porch and allow construction of a new 14’ x 16’ addition over existing deck and a new 20’ x 22’ attached garage on the backside of a structure that is 88’ from the centerline of County Road 8.
REASON A VARIANCE IS NEEDED: Expansion of non-conforming structure. Minimum setback is 130’ from the centerline of a County road.
REFERENCE TO THE PROPOSED APPLICATION, YOU WILL BE HEARD ON:
DATE: Friday, May 7, 2021
TIME: 8:30 a.m.
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 accordance with Minnesota Statute Chapter 13D.021 and the declared state of emergency, Board of Adjustment members, the applicant, and the general public may participate in person, by telephone, and by other electronic means. The meeting will be held at the Wright County Board Room located at 10 2nd St. NW, Buffalo, MN 55313. Public attendance and participation will be allowed, provided all MDH and CDC guidelines to minimize gatherings are adhered to. Please visit the Wright County Board of Adjustment website at http:/www.co.wright.mn.us/325/Board-of-Adjustment the week of the meeting for the link to the YouTube video and any additional information. You may submit written testimony by emailing Barry Rhineberger at barry.rhineberger@co.wright.mn.us Written testimony must be received by 4:30 pm, Thursday, May 6, and mailed to: Wright County Planning and Zoning, 10 2nd St. NW, Room 140, Buffalo, MN 55313-1185.
PHONE INQUIRIES TO: (763) 682-8947
INTERPRETER SERVICES FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED WILL BE PROVIDED ON PRIOR REQUEST FOR PUBLIC MEETINGS & OTHER COUNTY SPONSORED CLASSES & EVENTS
This meeting is subject to change. Please visit the Wright County Board of Adjustment webpage or sign up for automatic updates for this meeting at http://www.co.wright.mn.us/list.aspx.
Published in the Herald Journal, April 23, 2021.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
THIS IS A NOTICE TO INFORM YOU AS AN ADJACENT PROPERTY OWNER WITHIN 500 FEET, THAT AN APPLICATION FOR A VARIANCE HAS BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE WRIGHT COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT BY THE FOLLOWING APPLICANT:
CHAD K. JUNG
LOCATION: 3683 144TH St. NW – Lot 4, Block 3, The Preserve at Locke Lake, according to plat of record, Section 21, Township 122, Range 26, Wright County, Minnesota. (Locke Lake - Silver Creek Twp.) Tax #216-040-003040
Requests a variance of Section 155.102 and 155.026, Chapter 155, Title XV, Land Usage & Zoning of the Wright County Code of Ordinances to allow a dwelling that does not meet minimum width standards, 16’ width is requested.
REASON A VARIANCE IS NEEDED: Dwelling standards require a minimum of 24’ wide.
REFERENCE TO THE PROPOSED APPLICATION, YOU WILL BE HEARD ON:
DATE: Friday, May 7, 2021
TIME: 8:30 a.m.
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 accordance with Minnesota Statute Chapter 13D.021 and the declared state of emergency, Board of Adjustment members, the applicant, and the general public may participate in person, by telephone, and by other electronic means. The meeting will be held at the Wright County Board Room located at 10 2nd St. NW, Buffalo, MN 55313. Public attendance and participation will be allowed, provided all MDH and CDC guidelines to minimize gatherings are adhered to. Please visit the Wright County Board of Adjustment website at http:/www.co.wright.mn.us/325/Board-of-Adjustment the week of the meeting for the link to the YouTube video and any additional information. You may submit written testimony by emailing Barry Rhineberger at barry.rhineberger@co.wright.mn.us Written testimony must be received by 4:30 pm, Thursday, May 6, and mailed to: Wright County Planning and Zoning, 10 2nd St. NW, Room 140, Buffalo, MN 55313-1185.
PHONE INQUIRIES TO: (763) 682-8947
INTERPRETER SERVICES FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED WILL BE PROVIDED ON PRIOR REQUEST FOR PUBLIC MEETINGS & OTHER COUNTY SPONSORED CLASSES & EVENTS
This meeting is subject to change. Please visit the Wright County Board of Adjustment webpage or sign up for automatic updates for this meeting at http://www.co.wright.mn.us/list.aspx.
Published in the Herald Journal, April 23, 2021.
Lester Prairie City Council MinutesApril 13, 2021
The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.
Mayor Mike called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m.
Motion – Tritabaugh; Second – Krause; Carried; To add Public Safety Director/City Engineer to New Business.
Motion – Foust; Second – Tritabaugh; Carried; To accept and approve the March Minutes and Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
OLD BUSINESS –
Administrator Skrbich informed the City Council of the Mock Crash that will take place April 29, 2021 @ 1 pm which will require the closure of 2nd Avenue South until approximately 4 pm.
Motion – Tritabaugh; Second – Foust; Carried; To allow the closure of 2nd Avenue South in order to participate in this event.
NEW BUSINESS
Councilman – Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption:
RESOLUTION NO. 12-21 A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING RESIGNATION OF COUNCIL POSITION AND DECLARING A VACANCY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Tritabaugh and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Mike declared Resolution No. 12-21 adopted by a unanimous vote this 13th day of April, 2021.
Discussion took place to table the vacancy until the May 2021 meeting. Motion – Krause; Second – Tritabaugh; To table the vacancy until May 2021 meeting. A vote was taken. Voting for the motion: Krause, Tritabaugh, Mike. Voting against the motion: Foust. Abstained from vote: None. Mayor Mike declared motion passed by majority vote.
Administrator Skrbich provided a Park Board update. Motion – Foust; Second – Tritabaugh; Carried; To approve funding not to exceed $1,560.00 for campground improvements.
Councilman - Tritabaugh introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption:
RESOLUTION NO. 14-21 A RESOLUTION FOR CAMPING FEE AT SUNRISE NATURE PARK IN THE CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE
The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Krause and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Mike declared Resolution No. 14-21 adopted by a unanimous vote this 13th day of April, 2021.
Administrator Skrbich provided and update on the 2020 Lincoln Project. After discussion with our City Engineer the Project Inspector will review the turf this Spring then after that it will be the responsibility of the homeowner.
Motion – Krause; Second – Foust; Carried; To approve an Adult Co-Ed Softball League this year .
Councilman - Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption:
RESOLUTION NO. 11-21 A RESOLUTION AWARDING SEAL COATING WORK FOR THE CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Tritabaugh and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Mike declared Resolution No. 11-21 adopted by a unanimous vote this 13th day of April, 2021.
Administrator Skrbich provided an update on Music in the Park every Tuesday evening from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Motion – Foust; Second – Krause; discussion took place to allow Music in the Park. A vote was taken. Voting for the motion: Foust, Mike, Krause. Voting against the motion: None. Abstained from vote: Tritabaugh. Mayor Mike declared motion passed by majority vote.
Administrator Skrbich stated there has been requests to have a City Wide Clean Up Day. Discussion took place. Motion – Foust; Second – Krause; Carried; To table the discussion on a City Wide Clean Up Day until May 2021 in order to determine the cost.
Councilman – Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption:
RESOLUTION NO. 15-21 A RESOLUTION FOR 2021 LESTER PRAIRIE POOL PASS PURCHASES AND SWIMMING LESSON FEES The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Krause and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Mike declared Resolution No. 15-21 adopted by a unanimous vote this 13th day of April, 2021.
Chief Carlson updated the City Council on a change to Ordinance No. 217, Chapter 7.1.1.14 and 7.1.6.3.
Councilman Tritabaugh introduced the following Ordinance and moved for its amendment: ORDINANCE NO. 217 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 7.1 OF THE LESTER PRAIRIE MUNICIPAL CODE REGULATING ANIMALS WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF LESTER PRAIRIE
The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Krause and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Mike declared Ordinance No. 217 amended by a unanimous vote this 13th day of April, 2021.
Councilman - Tritabaugh introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption:
RESOLUTION NO. 13-21 A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING RESIGNATION OF POLICE SERGEANT. The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Krause. Discussion took place. Councilman Tritabaugh recommended gifting Sergeant Thiry his firearm pending approval from the City Attorney. A vote was taken. Mayor Mike declared Resolution No. 13-21 adopted by a unanimous vote this 13th day of April, 2021.
Motion – Tritabaugh; Second – Foust; Carried; To sign not to waive the Liability Coverage Waiver Form.
Motion – Tritabaugh; Second – Foust; Carried; To purchase the Chime Platform with cameras at the Compost site.
Motion – Krause; Second – Tritabaugh; Carried; To allow dialogue between the City Liaison, Public Safety Director, City Engineer, Fire Chief and the Lester Prairie School to work towards a solution for their transportation plan.
Motion – Krause; Second – Foust; Carried; To appoint Councilman Tritabaugh as the temporary liaison.
Motion – Tritabaugh; Second – Foust; Carried; To pay the claims as submitted.
Motion – Foust; Second – Krause; Carried; To adjourn the meeting.
Mayor Mike adjourned the meeting at 8:19 pm
Doris Lundin
City Clerk-Treasurer
The above is a summary version of the April13, 2020 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, April 23, 2021.
ORDINANCE NO. 217 AN ORDINANCE AMENDINGSECTION 7.1 OF THE LESTER PRAIRIE MUNICIPAL CODE REGULATING ANIMALS WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF LESTER PRAIRIE
The City Council of the City of Lester Prairie ordains
Section 1: Section 7.1 of the Lester Prairie Municipal Code shall be amended to read as follows:
“Section 7.1 ANIMALS
7.1.1 Definitions. As used throughout this Section, unless the context
otherwise indicates:
7.1.1.1 Animal shall mean any mammal, reptile, amphibian, fish, bird,
(including all fowl and poultry) or other member commonly accepted as a part of the animal kingdom.
7.1.1.2 Domestic animal shall mean those animals commonly accepted as domesticated household pets. Unless otherwise defined, such animals shall include dogs, cats, caged birds, gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs, domesticated rabbits, fish, non-poisonous, non-venomous and non-constricting reptiles or amphibians, and other similar animals.
7.1.1.3 Non-Domestic animal shall mean those animals commonly considered to be naturally wild and not typically trained or domesticated or which are commonly considered to be inherently dangerous to health, safety, and welfare of people. Unless otherwise defined, such animals include but are not limited to:
(a) Any member of the large cat family (family felidae) including lions, tigers, cougars, bobcats, leopards, and jaguars, but excluding commonly accepted domesticated house cats.
(b) Any naturally wild member of the canine family (family Canidae) including wolves, foxes, coyotes, dingoes, and jackals, but excluding commonly accepted domesticated dogs.
(c) Any cross breeds such as the crossbreed between a wolf and a dog, unless the crossbreed is commonly accepted as a domesticated house pet.
(d) Any member or relative of the carnivore or rodent families including any skunk (whether or not de-scented), raccoon, squirrel, or ferret, but excluding those members otherwise defined or commonly accepted as domesticated animals as described in Section 7.1.1.2 above.
(e) Any poisonous, venomous, constricting, or inherently dangerous member of the reptile or amphibian families including rattlesnakes, boa constrictors, pit vipers, crocodiles and alligators.
(f) Any other animal not explicitly described above that are not typically domesticated including but not limited to bears, deer, monkeys and game fish.
7.1.1.4 Farm Animal shall mean those animals commonly associated with a farm or performing work in an agricultural setting. Unless otherwise defined, such animals shall include members of the equestrian family (horses, mules), bovine family (cows, bulls). sheep, poultry (chicken, turkeys), fowl (ducks, geese), swine (including Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs), goats, bees, and other animals associated with a farm, ranch, or stable.
7.1.1.6 Cat shall mean both the male and female of the Felidae species commonly accepted as domesticated household pets.
7.1.1.7 Dog shall mean both the male and female of the canine species, commonly accepted as domesticated household pets, and other domesticated animals of a dog kind. Any dog over 3 months old shall be considered an adult.
7.1.1.8 Potentially dangerous dog is a dog that meets any of the criteria of MN Statute 347.50, Subd. 3.
7.1.1.9 A dangerous dog is a dog that meets any of the criteria of MN Statute 347.50, Subd. 2.
7.1.1.10 A dangerous animal is any animal other than a dog that inflicts or attempts to inflict bodily harm on a person without provocation or exhibits unusually aggressive behavior, such as an attack on another animal.
7.1.1.11 Proper enclosure means securely locked pen or structure suitable to prevent the animal from escaping and to provide protection for the animal from the elements. A proper enclosure does not include a porch, patio, or any part of a house, garage, or other structure that would allow the animal to exit of its own volition, or any house or structure in which windows are open or in which door or window screens are the only barriers which prevent the animal from exiting. Such enclosure shall not allow the egress of the animal in any manner without human assistance. A pen or kennel shall meet the following minimum specifications:
(a) Have a minimum overall floor size of thirty-two (32) square feet per animal.
(b) Sidewalls shall have a minimum height of five (5) feet and be constructed of 11 gauge or heavier wire. Openings in the wire shall not exceed two (2) inches, support posts shall be one-and-one-quarter inch (11/4”) or larger steel pipe buried in the ground eighteen (18) inches or more. When a concrete floor is not provided, the sidewalls shall be buried in a minimum of eighteen (18) inches in the ground.
(c) A cover over the entire pen or kennel shall be provided. The cover shall be constructed of the same gauge wire or heavier as the sidewalls and shall also have no openings in the wire greater than two (2) inches.
(d) An entrance/exit gate shall be provided and be constructed of the same material as the sidewalls and shall also have no openings in the wire greater than two (2) inches. The gate shall be equipped with a device capable of being locked and shall be locked at all times when the animal is in the pen or kennel.
7.1.1.12 At Large shall mean off the premises of the owner and not under the direct custody and control of the owner or another person, either by leash, cord, chain, or other restraint or confinement.
7.1.1.13 Habitual Barking shall mean barking for repeated intervals of at least five minutes with less than one minute of interruption. Such barking must also be audible off the owner’s or caretaker’s premises.
7.1.1.14 Kennel shall mean the keeping more than a total of four cats/dogs on the same premises, whether owned by the same person or not and for whatever purpose kept, except that a newborn litter may be kept for a period of six (6) months before such keeping shall be deemed to be a “kennel”.
7.1.1.15 Release Permit means a permit issued by either the City Clerk’s Office or by a member of the City’s Police Department for the release of any animal that has been taken to the pound. The release fee shall be thirty dollars ($30.00) the first time an animal is impounded, fifty dollars ($50.00) the second time it is impounded, and seventy-five dollars ($75.00) for the third and each subsequent time the same animal is impounded. [Refer to Section 7.1.5 regarding “Impoundment” and Subsection 7.1.5.2 regarding “Reclaiming” for the process to be followed].
7.1.2 Vaccination of Dogs and Cats.
7.1.2.1 Required Vaccinations. All dogs and cats owned, kept, harbored, maintained, or transported within the City shall be vaccinated at least once every three years by a licensed veterinarian for:
(a) Rabies B with a live modified vaccine; and
(b) Distemper
7.1.2.2 Recordkeeping. A certificate of vaccination must be maintained for each dog and cat which states the date(s) of vaccination, owner’s name and address, the animal’s name (if applicable), sex, description and weight, the type of vaccine and the veterinarian’s signature. Upon demand made by the City Clerk-Treasurer’s Office or a police officer, the owner shall present for examination the required certificate(s) of vaccination for the animal(s). In cases where certificates are not presented, the owner or keeper of the animal(s) shall have 7 business days in which to present the certificate(s) to the City Clerk-Treasurer’s Office or police officer.
7.1.2.3 Penalty. A fifty-dollar ($50.00) fine shall be imposed on the owner of any dog or cat found in violation of this specific sub-section.
7.1.3 Non-Domestic Animals. It shall be illegal for any person to own, possess, harbor or offer for sale any non-domestic animal within the City limits. Any owner of such an animal at the time of adoption of this Code shall have thirty days in which to remove the animal from the City after which time the City may impound the animal as provided for in this Section. An exception shall be made to this prohibition for those animals brought into the City as part of an operating zoo, veterinarian clinic, scientific research laboratory or a licensed show or exhibition.
7.1.4 Farm Animals. Farm Animals shall only be kept in an agricultural district of the City or on a residential lot of at least ten (10) acres in size provided that no animal shelter shall be located within three hundred (300) feet of an adjoining piece of property. An exception shall be made to this subsection for those animals brought into the City as part of an operating zoo, veterinarian clinic, scientific research laboratory, or a licensed show or exhibition.
7.1.5 Impoundment.
7.1.5.1 Notice. Verbal or written notice of impounding shall be provided to the owner of any impounded dog or other animal as soon as practical following such impoundment, provided the owner is known. In the event the owner is not known, a notice shall be posted at the City Office that if the dog or other animal in not claimed within five (5) regular business days of the posting of the notice, it will be disposed of. Except as otherwise provided in this Section, it shall be unlawful to kill, destroy, or otherwise cause injury to any animal, including dogs and cats running at large.
7.1.5.2 Reclaiming. All animals impounded at the veterinary clinic shall be kept, with humane treatment and sufficient food and water for their comfort, at least five (5) regular business days, unless sooner reclaimed by the owner or keeper as provided by this Section. In case the owner or keeper shall desire to reclaim the animal from the veterinary clinic, the following shall be required, unless otherwise provided for in this code:
(a) Presentation of a Release Permit. [See subsection 7.1.1.15 herein].
(b) Payment of maintenance costs provided by the veterinary clinic for each day or any part of a day the animal is in said pound.
(c) Written proof that all shots are current. If proof is not provided, the appropriate vaccinations must be administered and paid for prior to the release of the animal.
7.1.5.3 Unclaimed Animals. At the expiration of five (5) regular business days from the time any animal is impounded for any reason other than biting, if the animal has not been reclaimed in accordance with the provisions of this Section, an officer of the Lester Prairie Police Department may let any person claim the animal by complying with all provisions in this Section, or the officer may cause the animal to be destroyed in a proper and humane manner and shall properly dispose of the remains. The owner or keeper shall remain liable for not only the destruction and disposal costs, but also all maintenance costs from the date of impounding until the date the unclaimed animal is destroyed.
7.1.5.4 Special Handling of Biting Animals.
(a) Reporting. When a dog, cat or other animal has bitten a person or another animal, and either the skin is punctured or the services of a doctor are required, the incident must be reported within 24 hours to the Lester Prairie Police Department by the owner or keeper of the animal or by the person bitten.
(b) Confinement. Any animal that has not been inoculated by a live modified rabies vaccine and which has bitten any person, wherein the skin has been punctured or the services of a doctor are required, shall be confined at the Lester Prairie Veterinary Clinic for a period of not less than fourteen (14) days, at the expense of the owner or keeper. The animal may be released at the end of such time if healthy and free from symptoms of rabies and satisfaction of the reclaiming provisions specified at subsection 7.1.5.2 herein. If the animal is not claimed within 24 (twenty-four) hours after the period of confinement, the animal will be deemed an “unclaimed animal” and may be destroyed in accordance with subsection 7.1.5.3 herein. If the owner or keeper of the animal elects, upon receipt of notice of need for such confinement, to voluntarily and immediately confine the animal for the required period of time in a veterinary hospital of the owner’s choosing, not outside of McLeod County, and to provide immediate proof of such confinement in such manner as may be required by the City, the owner or keeper may do so.
If the animal has been inoculated with a live modified rabies vaccine and the owner or keeper has proof of the vaccination by a certificate from a licensed veterinarian, the owner or keeper may confine the animal to the owner’s or keeper’s property for a period of not less than fourteen (14) days.
(c) Monitoring. Once an animal has bitten, the animal shall be monitored closely for other behavior symptoms. If behavior symptoms continue, the animal will be considered a Dangerous Animal under Section 7.1.10 herein and the animal must not be sold or transferred to another owner within the City limits without proper notification as required in Section 7.1.10.9.
7.1.6 Nuisances
7.1.6.1 Habitual Barking. It shall be unlawful for any person to keep or harbor a dog which habitually barks or cries.
7.1.6.2 At Large. It shall be unlawful for any person who owns, harbors or keeps a dog or cat, or the parents or the guardians of any such person under eighteen (18) years of age, to allow such dog or cat to be at large. Any police officer, city employee or agent of the City may impound any dog or other animal found running at large. Dogs or cats on a leash and accompanied by a responsible person shall be permitted in streets or on public land unless the City has posted an area with signs reading “Dogs or Cats Prohibited”.
7.1.6.3 Kennels. Because the keeping of more than a total of four cats/dogs the same premises are subject to great abuse, causing discomfort to persons in the area by way of smell, noise, hazard, and general aesthetic depreciation, the keeping of a total of four cats/dogs on the premises is hereby declared to be a nuisance. No person shall keep or maintain a kennel within the City unless a special use residential hobby kennel permit is obtained. Before such a permit will be granted, a public hearing must be held by the Lester Prairie Planning & Zoning Commission and all property owners living within a three hundred fifty-foot (350’) radius of the land on which the permit is to be granted must be notified of the date and time of the hearing. A special use kennel permit is subject to a yearly inspection by the Lester Prairie Police Department or a duly authorized agent. The Police Department, or duly authorized agent, may make unannounced inspections if reasonable cause exists that the permit is in violation. If a determination is made that the permit has been violated, the owner will have seven (7) days to cure the violation or will otherwise be subject to a fine of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per day for each day in non-compliance and/or revocation of the said permit.
7.1.6.4 Damage to Property. It shall be unlawful for any owner to permit his/her dog or other animal to damage any lawn, garden, or other property. Any animal covered by this subdivision may be impounded as provided in this Section or a complaint may be issued by anyone aggrieved by an animal under this Section, against the owner of the animal for prosecution under this Section.
7.1.6.5 Collection and disposal of animal feces. The owner of any animal or person having the custody or control of any animal shall be responsible for cleaning up any feces of the animal and disposing of such feces in a sanitary manner whether on their own property, on the property of others, or on approved public property. Any person violating this specific subsection shall be punishable by a fine of twenty dollars ($20.00). Any person who is found guilty of subsequent violations of this specific subsection shall be punished by a fine of no less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00).
7.1.7 Seizure of Animals. Any police officer or agent of the City may enter upon private property and seize and impound any animal provided that the following exist:
(a) There is an identified complainant, other than the police officer or agent of the City, making a contemporaneous complaint about the animal;
(b) The officer reasonably believes that the animal meets either the habitual barking dog criteria set out in subdivisions 7.1.1.9 and 7.1.6.1; the criteria for basic care set out in subdivision 7.1.11; or the criteria for an at large animal set out in subdivision 7.1.1.12;
(c) The officer can demonstrate that there has been at least one previous complaint of habitual barking; inhumane treatment of the animal; or that the animal was at large at this address on a prior date;
(d) The officer has made a reasonable attempt to contact the owner of the property and those attempts have either failed or have been ignored;
(e) The seizure will not involve the forced entry into a private residence. Use of a passkey obtained from a property manager, landlord, innkeeper, or other authorized person to have such key shall not be considered unauthorized entry;
(f) No other less intrusive means is available to stop either the barking dog; the inhumane treatment of the animal; or the at large animal; and
(g) Written notice of the seizure is left in a conspicuous place if personal contact with the owner of the dog is not possible.
7.1.8 Diseased Animals
7.1.8.1 Prohibition. No person shall keep or allow to be kept on his or her premises, or on premises occupied by them, nor permit to run at large in the City, any animal which is diseased.
7.1.8.2 Confinement. Any animal reasonably suspected of being diseased and presenting a threat to the health and safety of the public, may be apprehended and confined in the pound by any person or police officer. A qualified veterinarian shall examine the animal. If the animal is found to be diseased in such a manner so as to be a danger to the health and safety of the City, the officer shall cause such animal to be painlessly destroyed and shall have the remains properly disposed. The owner or keeper of the animal destroyed under this Section shall be liable for a fine of Seventy-five dollars ($75.00) plus the cost of maintaining and disposing of the animal as well as the costs of any veterinarian examinations and testing.
7.1.8.3 Release. If upon examination it is determined that the animal is not diseased, the animal shall be released to the owner or keeper upon payment of the examination fee, maintenance costs incurred at the veterinary clinic, and proof that the necessary shots are current as provided at subsection 7.1.5.2 herein.
7.1.9 Attack by an Animal
7.1.9.1 Preventing. It shall be unlawful for an owner to fail to restrain an animal from inflicting or attempting to inflict bodily injury to any person or other animal(s) whether or not the owner is present. Violation of this section shall be deemed a misdemeanor. This section shall not apply to an attack by a dog under the control of an on-duty law enforcement officer or to an attack upon an uninvited intruder who has entered the owner’s home with criminal intent.
7.1.9.2 Stopping. If any police officer or agent of the City is witness to an attack by an animal upon a person or another animal, the officer may take whatever means the officer deems appropriate to bring the attack to an end and prevent further injury to the victim, including if necessary, the immediate destruction of the animal
7.1.9.3 Reporting. An attack by an animal must be reported to the Lester Prairie Police Department within twenty-four (24) hours by the owner, the person bitten or a citizen that actually witnessed the incident. The Police Department must retain records of all incidents reported for future documentation.
7.1.10 Dangerous Animals
7.1.10.1 Procedure: Dangerous and potentially dangerous dogs. Dogs which have been determined to be dangerous or potentially dangerous shall be dealt with according to MN Statute 347.50 to 347.55.
7.1.10.2 Procedure: Dangerous animals other than dogs. Animals, other than dogs, that have been determined to be dangerous as provided herein, shall be dealt with in the following manner:
(a) At least one (1) owner or keeper of the animal shall be notified in writing or in person that the animal has been deemed a “dangerous animal” and that the animal will be seized for destruction or the owner(s) shall take such other precautions and protective measures as are deemed proper and ordered by either the City Council or the City’s police department.
Protective measures that the City or Police Department may order include but are not limited to:
(i) That the owner provides and maintain a proper enclosure for the dangerous animal as specified in section 7.1.10.2(d);
(ii) That signs be posted at the front and rear of the premises with clearly visible warnings, including a warning symbol to inform children, that there is a dangerous animal on the property;
(iii) That the owner provides and show proof, annually, of homeowner’s liability insurance in the minimum amount of three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000.00) which affords coverage for the specific risk of harm that could result from harboring or keeping a dangerous animal;
(iv) That if the animal is outside the proper enclosure, the
animal must be muzzled and restrained by a substantial chain or leash (not to exceed six (6) feet in length) and under the physical restraint of a person sixteen (16) years of age or older. The muzzle must be of such design as to prevent the animal from biting any person or other animal, but will not cause injury to the animal or interfere with its vision or respiration;
(vi) That the owner provides and show proof, annually that the animal is properly vaccinated for rabies.
(b) The owner or keeper shall be given fourteen (14) days to appeal said order by requesting a hearing before the Lester Prairie City Council for a review of this determination.
(i) If no appeal is filed, the destruction of the animal or immediate implementation of the precautionary measures ordered shall occur.
(ii) If an owner requests a hearing for determination as 7.1.12 Breeding Moratorium. Every female dog or female cat in heat shall be to the dangerous nature of the animal, the hearing shall be held before the Lester Prairie City Council, who shall set a date for hearing not more than three (3) weeks after demand for said hearing. The police department’s records regarding the animal, if any, shall be admissible for consideration by the City Council without further foundation. After considering all evidence pertaining to the temperament of the animal, the City Council shall make such order as it deems proper. The City Council may order that the police department take the animal into custody for destruction, if such animal is not currently in custody. If the animal is ordered into custody for destruction, the owner shall immediately make the animal available to the police department and failure to do so shall constitute a misdemeanor.
(c) Any person who harbors an animal after it has been found by the police department to be dangerous and ordered into custody for destruction shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
7.1.10.3 Notification of New Address. The owner of a dog or other animal which has been identified as dangerous or potentially dangerous must notify the local police department in writing if the animal is to be relocated from its current address or given or sold to another person. The notification must be given in writing at least fourteen (14) days prior to the relocation or transfer of ownership. The notification must include the current owner’s name and address, the relocation address, and the name of the new owner, if any. If the animal remains within the city limits, the City Clerk-Treasurer’s Office is to send a letter to all property owners within three hundred fifty-foot (350’) radius of the relocation address to notify them of a dangerous or potentially dangerous animal.
7.1.11 Basic Care. All animals shall receive from their owners or keepers, kind treatment, housing in the winter, shade in the summer and sufficient food and water for their comfort. Any person not treating their pet in such a humane manner will be guilty of a misdemeanor. confined in a building or other enclosure in such manner that it cannot come in contact with another dog or cat, except for planned breeding.
7.1.13 Enforcing Officer. The City Council is hereby authorized to appoint any police officer(s) or an agent of the City, to enforce the provisions of this Section. In the officer’s, or agent’s duty of enforcing the provisions of this Section, he or she may from time to time, with the consent of the Council, designate certain assistants.
7.1.14 Pound. The City Council has designated the Lester Prairie Veterinary Clinic as the official pound to which animals found in violation of this chapter shall be taken for safe treatment, and if necessary, for destruction.
7.1.15 Interference with Officers. No person shall in any manner molest, hinder, or interfere with any person authorized by the Council to capture dogs, cats or other animals and convey them to the pound while engaged in such operation. Nor shall any unauthorized person break the open the pound, or attempt to do so, or take or attempt to take from any agent any animal taken up by him or her in compliance with this Section, or in any other manner to interfere with or hinder such officer in the discharge of his or her duties under this Section.
7.1.16 Violations and Penalties.
7.1.16.1 Misdemeanor. Unless specifically designated otherwise, any violation of the provisions of this Section shall constitute a misdemeanor.
7.1.16.2 Separate Offenses. Each day a violation of Section 7.1 is committed or permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such as provided for under Section 7.1.
(Source: Ordinance No. 217 adopted September 10, 2001, and repealing Ordinance No. 111, 159, 180 and 192 in their entirety)
Section 2: This ordinance shall be in force and effect form and after its passage and publication which may be accomplished in summary form.
Adopted this 13th day of April, 2021.
CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE
/s/ Chris Mike, Its Mayor
ATTEST:
/s/ Doris Lundin, Its City Clerk .
Published in the Herald Journal, April 23, 2021.
WRIGHT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICEABANDONED PROPERTY NOTICE
The Wright County Sheriffs Office has the following items In their possession:
Keys, bikes, cell phone, prescription medication, air soft gun, MN DL, Bank Debit Card, electronic cigarette, wallet, cash, Sawzall, wheelchair, rolling walker, deer stand, tool bag, backpack, 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis, Viper Kayak, 1999 Mitsubishi Diamante, 2007 Dodge Caravan, 2017 Chevrolet Silverado, 1985 Yamaha VP400 motorcycle.
The Wright County Sheriffs Office may have property belonging to the following people:
Robert Helm, Nathan Leaf, Tishinnia Curley Baptiste, William Delaney, Tyler Schroeder, Ashley Hill, Lorenzo Strauder, Gwen Reddig, Cory Wojcik, Jeramy Burgau, Chad Landry, Nicholas Simpson, John Smith.
If you believe any of this property belongs to you please call 763-684-2363 or 763-682-7680 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Prior to release of any property proof of ownership will be required.
Published in the Herald Journal, April 23, 2021.
STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF WRIGHTDISTRICT COURT TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No.: 86-PR-21-1537
In Re: Gerald Scott Peterson
Decedent.
NOTICE OF INFORMAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Notice is given that an Application for Informal Appointment of Personal Representative was filed with the Registrar. The Registrar accepted the application and appointed Patti Peterson, whose address is 11547 County Road 13 SE, Watertown, MN 55388 to serve as the Personal Representative of the Decedent’s estate.
Any heir or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representatives. Any objection to the appointment of the personal representatives must be filed with the Court, and any properly filed objection will be heard by the Court after notice is provided to interested persons of the date of hearing on the objection.
Unless objections are filed, and unless the Court orders otherwise, the personal representatives have the full power to administer the estate, including, after thirty (30) days from the issuance of letters of general administration, the power to sell, encumber, lease, or distribute any interest in real estate owned by the decedent.
Notice is further given that, subject to Minn. Stat. § 524.3-801, all creditors having claims against the decedent’s estate are required to present their claims to the personal representative or to the Court within four (4) months after the date of this notice or the claims will be barred.
Dated: April 16, 2021
/s/ Monica Tschumper
Registrar, Monica Tschumper
Court Administrator,
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Published in the Herald Journal, April 23 and 30, 2021.
BOARD MINUTESBOARD OF WRIGHTCOUNTY COMMISSIONERSAPRIL 6, 2021DATE APPROVED: APRIL 20, 2021
The Wright County Board met in regular session at 9:00 A.M. with Husom, Vetsch, Daleiden, Wetter, and Kaczmarek present.
COUNTY BOARD MINUTES 3-23-21 MEETING
Husom moved to approve the minutes from 3-23-21. The motion was seconded by Vetsch and carried 5-0.
AGENDA
Kaczmarek asked to add Item C (Planning Commission Public Attendance), a discussion regarding how many people are allowed to attend the Planning Commission meetings in person.
Wetter moved to approve the Agenda with the addition of Item C (Planning Commission Public Attendance). The motion was seconded by Vetsch and carried 5-0.
CONSENT AGENDA
Kaczmarek requested to pull Item B5 (Administration - Finance) for further discussion and clarification. Wetter requested to pull Item A1 (Administration) and Item G1 (Planning & Zoning) for further discussion.
Husom moved to approve the Consent Agenda with the removal of Items A1, B5 and G1 for discussion. The motion was seconded by Kaczmarek and carried 5-0.
* Items A1, B5 and G1 for discussion.
A. *ADMINISTRATION
1. Approval and signature authorization request for Construction Proposal Requests and security items
B. *ADMINISTRATION- FINANCE
1. Deny Tobacco License Application from LGS Lawn & Repair, LLC DBA Buddha Glass for a Tobacco License in the City of Monticello
2. Approve Tobacco License for Madigan’s Pub & Grill, Inc. (Maple Lake) for the period April 6, 2021 through December 31, 2021
3. Approve seasonal On & Off Sale 3.2 Malt Liquor License and Consumption & Display (Set Up) Permit for Olson’s Campground on Limestone Lake, LLC for the period May 1, 2021 through October 31, 2021
4. Approve a reimbursement for money spent in connection with UCare Dental Clinic. A journal entry would be processed in the amount of $1,420 from 11-450-000-0000-6910 transfer into 34-150-000-8216-5910
5. Acknowledge Warrants issued between March 17, 2021 and March 30, 2021 (See below, Item IX. Warrant Listings)
C. ASSESSOR
1. Request to fill a vacant Property Appraiser position in the Assessor’s Office
D. ATTORNEY
1. Request to fill a Legal Administrative Assistant position due to a resignation as of May 14, 2021
E. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
1. Position replacements
A. Social Worker I
B. Eligibility Specialist
C. Case Aide
2. Approve the hire of two 67 Day Temporary Social Worker positions to cover two staff leaves and two staff transfers/resignations
F. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
1. Request to fill vacant Records Management Analyst position
G. *PLANNING & ZONING
1. Accept & sign the 2020 County Feedlot Officer’s Annual Report
2. Accept the Findings and Recommendation of the Planning Commission for the following request to rezone:
A. Jon P. Toedter – (French Lake Twp.) Planning Commission unanimously recommends to rezone from AG General Agriculture and S-2 Residential – Recreational Shorelands to R-1 Urban – Rural Transition and S-2
ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT AGENDA TO BE DISCUSSED
A. ADMINISTRATION
1. Approval and signature authorization request for Construction Proposal Requests and security items
Wetter asked the Board if the amounts included in the Proposal Request Descriptions are in addition to what has already been approved for the new Government Center.
Facilities Services Director Alan Wilczek explained the items within the Proposal Request Descriptions are in the budget, however the items were not in the original contracts. The construction of the project has prime contracts directly with the contractors. These are changes associated but within contingencies of the approved budget, except for the security card access items. There was not an original contract for the security card access items, however, there is a place holder and a budget line item.
Vetsch added the security card access were not part of the bid packages because it was unknown what was going to be done with it, therefore it was put in as a blanketed dollar amount.
B. ADMINISTRATION - FINANCE
5. Acknowledge Warrants issued between March 17, 2021 and March 30, 2021 (See below, Item IX. Warrant Listings)
Kaczmarek noted there was a disbursement to Beaudry Propane, with the description of propane delivery heat in the amount of $2,260.35. He wanted to clarify the payment was for the compost facility’s propane.
There was another disbursement listed for professional services for the dental clinic, to Flaherty & Hood in the amount of $3,732.50. Vetsch explained that Flaherty & Hood has been taking care of the legal documentation for the dental clinic for the County to be able to accept the bonding money from the State. There is contracting and language that must be drafted so the County is compliant with the State in order to accept the funds.
G. PLANNING & ZONING
1. Accept & sign the 2020 County Feedlot Officer’s Annual Report
Wetter asked for more information and an explanation of the Feedlot Officer’s Annual Report.
Feedlot Administrator Tracy Janikula said the annual report is required to be filed every year. Janikula said at the state level, feedlots with 10 or more animal units within shoreland or 50 or more animal units outside shorelands must be registered. Currently the county is being funded for 245 feedlots even though there are more than 600 in the county. Janikula explained the State Legislature sets the budget and went over the details with the Board.
Vetsch moved to approve the Items pulled from the Consent Agenda. The motion was seconded by Wetter and carried 5-0.
TIMED AGENDA ITEMS
HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT, VIRGIL HAWKINS
Approve Agreement No. 20 – 58 for the CSAH 30/Tiger Drive Mini – Roundabout Project within the City of Delano
Hawkins said the City of Delano approved the agreement at the March 16, 2021 meeting. The project will take place later this year. Hawkins explained this project has three parts. The first two are County Highway 30 and the third is a city street which has a few schools on it.
Vetsch moved to approve Agreement No. 20 - 58 for the CSAH 30/Tiger Drive Mini – Roundabout within the City of Delano. The motion was seconded by Husom and carried 5-0.
PARKS AND RECREATION, MARC MATTICE
Take action on Parks Commission recommendations related to campground and shelter operational changes for 2021 season
Mattice reminded the Board due to COVID last year Parks and Recreation set up a variety of different operational plans that were presented to the Board for approval. He said at this point Parks and Recreation are operating at full capacity in the parks and campsites. Mattice said the Parks and Recreation department would like to keep the refund cancelations policy based on COVID related issues.
Vetsch moved to accept the recommendations from Parks Commission related to campground and shelter operational changes for 2021. The motion was seconded by Husom and carried 5-0.
Approve donation of $1,000 to Wildlife Forever
Mattice explained that Wildlife Forever is a non-profit organization that does a lot of habitat work. Last year the Board recommended Mattice apply for a Conservation Partnership Grant for Prairie Restoration at Collinwood Park. Mattice said to continue working with Wildlife Forever and to be a good partner, Parks and Recreation is requesting to donate $1,000 to Wildlife Forever which would come out of the Collinwood Park Improvement Fund.
Vetsch moved to approve the donation of $1,000 to Wildlife Forever. The motion was seconded by Husom and carried 5-0.
AG & DRAINAGE, MATTHEW DETJEN
Review the Marquardt Wetland Bank Plan full application along County Ditch #10
Detjen explained this is a wetland banking project and the spillway for the project would go within the right-of-way of County Ditch #10. Detjen said there were some changes to the spillway that were recommended. The main one being, changing the type of aggregate for the outlet structure which used to be field stone.
John Smyth with Stantec Engineering explained there is currently a tile pattern system on the farm field that is pumping water into the ditch system. The proposal is disabling the tile system and restore the wetland which will restore the storage functions of the wetland. Marquardt will be receiving banking credits that are given to those who need credit for projects that impact wetlands. This project is around 30 acres. Detjen added this project will provide a great water quality benefit to the ditch.
Vetsch moved to approve the Marquardt Wetland Bank Plan along County Ditch #10. The motion was seconded by Wetter and carried 5-0.
Review the Proposal for Engineer’s Report on Wright County Ditch #31 submitted by Houston Engineering
Detjen said Houston Engineering has submitted the proposal for the repairs to fix Ditch #31.
Joe Lewis from Houston Engineering said the ditch system is about four miles long. Lewis said Houston Engineering coordinated with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) to figure out what will be accomplished with the repair report and evaluate different repair alternatives. The repairs need to do two things; the first is to determine what is needed to restore the drainage to the benefiting landowners and the second is to figure out what is the least impactful from a natural resource standpoint.
Vetsch moved to accept the proposal for Engineer’s Report on Wright County Ditch #31 submitted by Houston Engineering. The motion was seconded by Kaczmarek and carried 5-0.
Acknowledge that a Petition for Establishment of County Ditch #2 was never adopted and that the ditch was never legally established under Minnesota Statute §103E
Detjen explained to the Board how a county ditch is established. Detjen said there was a viewer report, and they were paid; however, the ditch was never legally established.
Vetsch moved to acknowledge the Petition for Establishment of County Ditch #2 and refund the remaining funds to the benefited landowners. The motion was seconded by Husom and carried 5-0.
Schedule a public hearing for the petition altering a public drainage ditch by Trunk Highway under MN §161.28 for a culvert crossing on Ditch #39 under I – 94
Detjen said a public hearing needs to be scheduled and notice needs to be sent to the landowners. Then, landowners can review the plan submitted by Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT).
Vetsch moved to schedule a public hearing at 10:30 A.M., April 27, 2021 for the petition altering a public drainage ditch by Trunk Highway under MN §161.28 for a culvert crossing on Ditch #39 under I – 94. The motion was seconded by Kaczmarek and carried 5-0.
Schedule a Public Hearing for the petition altering a public drainage ditch by Trunk Highway under MN §161.28 for a culvert crossing on Ditch #24 under I – 94
Detjen said a public hearing needs to be scheduled and notice needs to be sent to the landowners. Then, landowners can review the plan submitted by Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT).
Husom moved to schedule a public hearing at 10:50 A.M., April 27, 2021 for the petition altering a public drainage ditch by Trunk Highway under MN §161.28 for a culvert crossing on Ditch #24 under I – 94. The motion was seconded by Vetsch and carried 5-0.
ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING MINUTES 3-23-21
Kaczmarek moved to accept the Committee of the Whole meeting minutes and recommendations from 3-23-21. The motion was seconded by Husom and carried 5-0.
I. American Rescue Plan
Administrator Kelly shared correspondence and guidance regarding the American Rescue Plan with the County Board. A total of $362 billion in federal fiscal recovery aid is being allocated to states and local governments. Of that, $65.1 billion will be provided directly to counties. Wright County’s proposed allocation is $26.8 million. There are similar allowable uses for the funds such as: responding to Covid-19, providing government services that may have been prohibited by reductions in revenue, necessary investments: water, sewer, broadband, and transferring funds to other entities. Kelly opened the discussion to the Board.
Commissioner Daleiden suggested using a portion of the money to focus on broadband. Staff has already reached out to rural areas, gathering information on service levels and providers. Commissioner Vetsch suggested partnering with townships as many of them will be receiving funds that may go unutilized otherwise. Commissioner Husom used South
Haven as an example, the area does not have good internet service which limits opportunities. Vetsch would also like to create a grant application that would allow cities an opportunity to receive money for water and sewer projects as well.
IT Director Fomby stated broadband is complicated. He recommends partnering with companies and providing money, making it more appealing for companies to provide service in rural areas. Vetsch suggested allocating $8-10 million towards broadband and asking for a match from the service provider(s). After discussion, the board agreed to allocate $10 million to the project.
Daleiden mentioned there were several businesses that did not have an opportunity to apply for funding previously. He suggested setting some money aside strictly for those who did not get funding the first time around.
Health & Human Services Director Goodrum Schwartz mentioned many landlords have suffered due to the moratorium on evictions. Daleiden stated the state received $289,403,961 that will be directed to landlords. He suggested providing additional emergency funding to Health & Human Services.
Kelly reminded the Board the funds will be allocated in two different payments. The first will be within 60 days and the second will be approximately a year from now.
Commissioner Wetter asked if more money could be set aside for mental health. It is unclear if this would be an allowable use for the funds. Social Services Manager, Jill Pooler, stated there are some potential avenues for mental health support such as expanding the outreach program and expanding the integrated services pool. Financial Services Manager, Kimberly Johnson, would like to expand the emergency policy, creating more options for individuals to receive assistance.
Vetsch stated many individuals work in industries that have been negatively impacted and some of them may need to change careers. He would like to see educational or grant opportunities for older individuals returning to school. The County may be able to offer funds to Central Minnesota Jobs & Training Services to provide scholarships and training opportunities.
Public Health Director, Sarah Grosshuesch, would like to make sure additional funds are reserved for the pandemic. The long-term expectations for local public health are unknown. Staff positions have changed, and overtime has been utilized throughout the pandemic which is unsustainable. Vetsch stated money should be set aside for the unknowns.
Fomby stated body cameras are going to be implemented at some point. If funds are available, there are things that can be purchased now to help prepare. The Sheriff’s Office Administrator, Shawna Athman, stated body cameras would help protect the County and the project should stay on the radar.
Vetsch suggested hiring a paid summer intern to help research, administer, and communicate these projects.
RECOMMENDATION
Set a Committee of the Whole meeting for the end of April to discuss the following:
1. Amount of funds allocated to cities and townships
2. Projected County Reimbursement Amount
3. Approximate Cost that Public Health has incurred
4. Landlord Assistance Program
5. Broadband Information
6. Body Cameras
7. Central Minnesota Jobs & Training Services Grants & Training Opportunities
TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES 3-24-21
Vetsch moved to accept the Technology Committee meeting minutes and recommendation from 3-24-21. The motion was seconded by Husom and carried 5-0.
I. Project Updates
Andrea Benedict, IT O365 Architect, updated on the CAMA project. Tyler Technologies is off and running with the project. Infrastructure is also getting involved in the process.
The Administration Event Scheduler was covered by BA (Business Analyst) Kevin Kaszynski. The Health & Human Services (HHS) portion of this initiative will move forward once the Contact Management Center project has been implemented. QFlow is being looked at as a possible tool for use in event scheduling, with the project seeing slight progression. QMatic is being utilized elsewhere in the county and we would like to see a comparison to avoid program duplication.
The Health & Human Services (HHS) Contact Management Center, previously referred to as Call Center, was updated by Kevin Kaszynski. Training and testing are nearing the end as the Go Live date is confidently scheduled for March 31st. Mark Staller, Telecom Specialist, is working on some issues with a few numbers, but that work is not a showstopper. Jim O’Dell, HHS, stated that the vendor has given the County compliments on how efficiently the implementation process has been. O’Dell noted that communication will be given to the greater community about the system, as new numbers have been added to allow for quicker service to citizens.
The New Government Center Technology was reviewed by IT Manager Mark Kellogg. CISCO equipment needs are being finalized with contractors and vendors. Additional technology needs are being assessed with 800MHz, cameras, cell boosters, and conferencing needs continued. Kellogg stated that staff should contact Frank Petitta, Audio Video Technician, about conferencing needs in the New GC.
EDMS (Electronic Document Management System) Recorder Historical Scanning project was touched on by ConnieMae Cooper, ECM (Enterprise Content Management) Architect. Cooper stated that progress has been made with tract page modules and meta data. Feedback of the online process has been positive. The next step in the project will be Abstract and Torrens processes.
The Enterprise Resource Planning Project (ERP) was reviewed by Lee Kelly, County Administrator. UAT (User Acceptance Testing) is happening at a strong pace as staff are up to their eyeballs in testing of Budgeting, Financials, Procurement, and HCM (Human Capital Management). The first release Go No GO decision has been moved to mid-late April. In Depth testing will continue with a lot of staff involvement from across departments.
RECOMMENDATION: Informational Only
II. Solution Architect Updates
Andrea Benedict, O365 Architect, stated the O365 Governance Committee was held on Friday, March 12th, the next step in this process will be to form the Steering Committee for O365. In O365 module progress – the InTune Mobile refresh will allow IT to make configuration changes that work with policy issues. In SharePoint work, the RSS feed has been fixed. Infrastructure continues to work on researching and implementation of other modules. Cross training is happening with SharePoint and Ninetex forms as a lot of staff have had inquiries about utilizing those tools. A Phishing button has also been added to all Staff Outlook toolbars, allowing staff to quickly identify and report a phishing email.
ConnieMae Cooper, ECM (Enterprise Content Management) Architect updated the committee on various projects within the County. A Sheriff module was developed with documentation finished and is ready for launch. As discussed earlier the Recorders Historical Access has seen progress. Administration, the DMV, and the Surveyors Office have seen progress in ECM. HHS has utilized new doc types, which has led to a review of the process of doc type creation across all departments. Initiatives across the County continue to demand much ECM work.
RECOMMENDATION: Informational Only
III. New Project Requests
One new project request was reviewed by Rebecca Murphy, IT. The Attorney’s office MNCIS Court Notice-Document Interfaces project was discussed as a way to interface and create efficiencies between Damion and MN CIS systems. The initial cost of $35,880 will be taken care of within the CIP budget, with an annual payment of $3575 paid by the Attorney’s budget in coming years. The Committee was in favor of this project moving ahead with a project priority ranking between projects 7 and 8.
RECOMMENDATION: The Committee was in favor of moving ahead with the Attorney MNCIS Court Notice – Document Interface project.
IV. 2021 Project Portfolio Summary
Rebecca Murphy reviewed the Project Summary with the Committee focusing on a few items. The Surveyor GIS Upgrade will happen on April 12th and 13th. Commissioner Daleiden asked what this provides for the County. Surveyor Department Head Steve Jobe stated that every 2 to 3 years there is a version upgrade to the GIS system providing new enhancements, interactive mapping, programming updates, and compatibility with other systems. The Website Redesign project is also making progress steps with questions. Planning and Zoning had a City View change. HHS had some system changes. The Sheriff Backup Dispatch Center continues to see work completed as well. Parks and Recreation had a highlighted success with the new Reservation system; Department head Marc Mattice stated that with IT’s help beginning in November the project was seamless and fast for the community to utilize, with $140,000 worth of business done in the first 40 minutes. Murphy concluded that up next is the Department of Motor Vehicle Cash Register project.
RECOMMENDATION: Informational Only
ADMINISTRATION
Schedule Committee of The Whole to discuss American Rescue Plan
County Administrator Lee Kelly suggested scheduling a Committee of The Whole to discuss the American Rescue Plan after more detailed information and guidance comes from the Treasury.
Daleiden was concerned with the date due to possibly hiring a temporary intern. Kelly said Administration has been working on a policy for the program and the recruitment would take place after the Committee of The Whole meeting. Vetsch added that a short discussion should take place sooner rather than later because the internships should be started by mid-May to get the best utilization. Daleiden agreed by saying there would be more applicants. The intern would be paid through the American Relief Funds and wouldn’t affect the taxpayers.
Husom moved to hire a temporary intern. The motion was seconded by Vetsch and carried 5-0.
Husom moved to set the Committee of The Whole meeting for the American Rescue Plan at 10:30 A.M., May 4, 2021. The motion was seconded by Vetsch and carried 5-0.
Department budget review: 201 Sheriff’s Office for 2020’s Budget
Sheriff Deringer said he appreciates the relationship between the Sheriff’s Office and the Board. He said it takes a collaborative effort to maximize effectiveness. Sheriff Deringer thanked the Board for the collaborative team effort.
Kaczmarek said on page 35, Full-time Personnel – Boat and Water line item is 75 percent over budget. It was budgeted at $20,000 and $35,075.01 was spent. Kaczmarek asked what contributed to the overage. Office Administrator Shawna Athman explained the line item is used to track grants. Things that contribute to the overage can be weather, early ice-out, late ice-out, and water recoveries which are all statutorily mandated. What is overspent on the boat and water line is underspent in full-time personnel. Due to being statutorily mandated it helps with DNR Grant Funding which has increased every year since 2017.
Kaczmarek said on page 36, Meals – Taxable line item was 169 percent over budget. It was budgeted at $500 and $1,347.15 was spent. Athman said in 2019 there were discussions about paying for meals out of the Training line item rather than the Meals – Taxable line item. However, when the budget was adopted, the process didn’t change. Athman explained this line item is used for deputies’ meals when they travel outside the county for training.
Kaczmarek said on page 36, Operating Supplies line item was 49 percent over budget. It was budgeted at $94,000 and $131,343.19 was spent. Athman said operating supplies for the Sheriff’s Office includes everything from 180-degree spotlight light bulbs, paper, pens, ammunition, smartphone cases, and screen protectors.
Kaczmarek said the Boat & Water Operating Supplies line item was 223 percent over budget. It was budgeted at $16,500 and $53,307.40 was spent. Athman explained the corresponding revenue line for the DNR. On February 25, 2020 the Board approved accepting a grant that the Sheriff’s Office had written for $48,310 to purchase a Boston Whaler. The Boston Whaler is tracked inside the Boat & Water line due to grant reporting purposes, but the revenue is reported under the revenue section. She said the boat came in about $10 under the $48,310. Athman said if you take the boat out, it’s under budget.
Kaczmarek said on page 41, Professional Services line item was 90 percent over budget. It was budgeted at $30,000 and what $57,009.10 was spent. Athman explained that jail professional services are almost exclusively mandated services. She said last year there was just under $33,000 in prisoner guarding costs that was required to be paid. There was an inmate that had a medical issue that was transported to the hospital and the Sheriff’s Office was required to provide security.
Kaczmarek said on page 3, there is a claim for Self Defense Training in Hutchinson in the amount of $1,400. The training lasted seven hours. Athman explained the training was for 18 Correction Officers. Kaczmarek asked why the County in-house expertise and Tactical Training Center wasn’t used. Athman said she couldn’t answer that, but it comes out to be $11 per hour per person for individualized instruction. She said as the training center continues to develop, trainings will be moved in-house.
Kaczmarek said a disbursement for assessments in the amount of $3,354 was paid to True North Consulting Group. Athman said most of the True North invoices get paid from the E-911 funds. The Sheriff’s Office has several contracts with True North to create the new dispatch center and to do servicing on existing equipment.
The last item Kaczmarek asked about was a disbursement to Wright-Hennepin Electric in the amount of $2,166.80 labeled for the Tactical Training Center. Athman said those invoices are paid through Wilczek’s office not the Sheriff’s Office. Kaczmarek asked if the acronym can for the Tactical Training Center can be consistent.
Letter to Legislators regarding access to Driver and Vehicle Testing Services
Wetter questioned if Senate File 276/House File 391, which would allow for private third-party testing, should be included in the letter because it has been a controversial topic. There could be a conflict of interest if private trainers also work in the Registrar’s Office. Vetsch said those two pieces of legislation have had little movement in the last two sessions because the Governor’s Office is not open to privatizing state testing because of the conflict of interest.
Vetsch moved to approve the letter to send to delegation electronically, with the removal of SF 276/HF 391. The motion was seconded by Wetter and carried 5-0.
Appoint two County Commissioners to serve on the Dental Clinic Steering Committee
Daleiden volunteered to serve on the Dental Clinic Steering Committee because he is on the Public Health Task Force.
Wetter also volunteered.
Husom moved to appoint Daleiden and Wetter to serve on the Dental Clinic Steering Committee. The motion was seconded by Vetsch and carried 4-1 with Kaczmarek voting against it.
Topics to discuss at the April 13, 2021 Workshop Meeting: Great River Regional Library Presentation and American Rescue Plan Update
Daleiden asked Sheriff Deringer to give a highlight on the jail and training center.
Planning Commission Public Attendance
Kaczmarek said the number of people allowed in the boardroom on Tuesdays for the board meeting compared to the Planning Commission meetings on Thursdays is very different. There are only two people allowed in the board room at a time for the Planning Commission. The rest must sit in the hallway. Kaczmarek asked to be more consistent one way or the other with how many people are allowed in the meetings. He said there is a Solar Public Hearing on April 15, 2021 so this is time sensitive item.
Vetsch said he supports in opening the meetings to the public. Vetsch said keeping the online option for awhile is fine but there is plenty of ability to call applicants in along with those that are interested in the topics on a base to base, agenda by agenda item.
Daleiden also agreed with opening the meetings to the public if the room doesn’t get overloaded.
Planning and Zoning Sean Riley said the biggest issue with the COVID meeting issue is the fact that it is a hybrid meeting. Riley said Teams still needs to be provided for those that are not comfortable being at the meeting in person.
Kaczmarek said Riley should oversee Planning and Zoning and IT should get a notice letting them know what is needed for technology.
The meeting adjourned at 10:49 a.m.
County Board Minutes submitted by Angie Fisher, Administrative Specialist
Published in the Herald Journal, April 23, 2021.
WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION
Warrants Approved On 3/19/2021For Payment 3/19/2021
BOUTAIN/CRAIG 5,720.00
CHAPMAN/BRODY 13,220.00
M-R SIGN COMPANY INC 17,794.23
WRIGHT COUNTY SURVEYOR 17,912.96
19 Payments less than 2000 9,352.22
Final Total: 63,999.41
Warrants Approved On 3/18/2021For Payment 3/18/2021
AG SOLUTIONS GROUP LLC 5,730.00
ARAMARK SERVICES INC 20,080.98
CDW GOVERNMENT INC 2,267.75
CRAWFORD SUPPLY CO 2,244.40
FLAHERTY & HOOD P.A. 3,078.25
GUARDIAN FLEET SAFETY LLC 3,380.56
HEALTH PARTNERS 835,665.48
HEALTH PARTNERS - DENTAL 24,885.27
LOTUS PHARMACY 5,370.68
MACPO 2,190.00
MEND CORRECTIONAL CARE PLLC 42,452.60
MINNESOTA MONITORING INC 21,873.25
MULTIVISTA MN 2,820.00
NORTHLAND TRENCHING EQUIPMENT LLC 5,400.00
RICK OLSON SEMINARS 6,000.00
SGI 6,930.00
TRIMIN SYSTEMS INC 13,800.00
TW VENDING INC 14,707.10
43 Payments less than 2000 28,520.50
Final Total: 1,047,396.82
Warrants Approved For Payment 3/18/2021
US BANK VOYAGER FLEET SYSTEMS 19,853.25
Final Total: 19,853.25
Warrants ApprovedFor Payment 3/18/2021
US BANK-PROCUREMENT CARDS 58,840.24
Final Total: 58,840.24
Warrants Approved On 3/19/2021For Payment 3/19/2021
ARCHITECTURAL PANEL SYSTEMS INC 318,523.54
BOSER CONSTRUCTION INC 18,145.00
BOSER CONSTRUCTION INC 11,996.58
CENTRAL MN CONCRETE CUTTING 11,683.75
CONTEGRITY GROUP 78,867.92
DESIGN ELECTRICAL INC-COLD SPRING ELEC. 217,617.59
FORD METRO INC 86,881.30
GEORGE F COOK CONSTRUCTION CO 71,262.35
HEATER RENTAL SERVICES LLC 4,897.40
HIGH PERFORMANCE COATINGS INC 6,840.00
HUMERA TECH 9,048.94
KENDELL DOORS AND HARDWARE INC 49,404.91
KONE INC 28,386.00
MASTERS PLUMBING HEATING & COOLING 322,430.00
NELSON SANITATION & RENTAL INC 4,085.68
NEW LOOK CONTRACTING INC 6,618.91
RTL CONSTRUCTION 348,869.55
VEIT DISPOSAL SYSTEMS 3,650.00
WCS1 LLC 4,750.00
WEIDNER PLUMBING AND HEATING CO 127,893.76
7 Payments less than 2000 6,136.77
Final Total: 1,737,989.95
Warrants Approved On 3/19/2021For Payment 3/19/2021
ALL STATE COMMUNICATIONS INC 89,594.08
BOSER CONSTRUCTION INC 4,722.30
CORNERSTONE DETENTION 21,711.78
EMPIREHOUSE INC 2,016.85
GRAZZINI BROTHERS & COMPANY 47,077.50
KENDELL DOORS AND HARDWARE INC 26,966.88
RTL CONSTRUCTION 169,937.18
TIERNEY BROTHERS INC 40,075.00
2 Payments less than 2000 931.46
Final Total: 403,033.03
Warrants Approved On 3/23/2021For Payment 3/23/2021
AMERICAN TOWER CORPORATION 23,129.87
ANOKA COUNTY CORRECTIONS 27,440.69
BRUNTON ARCHITECTS, LTD 2,819.32
DELL MARKETING LP 6,288.57
EHLERS AND ASSOCIATES 5,000.00
ELECTION SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE LLC 3,197.51
FLAHERTY & HOOD P.A. 3,732.50
FURTHER 2,631.90
GLOVER CONSULTING LLC 12,225.00
GROUPE SHAREGATE INC 11,891.50
HUGHES/REGINA 2,438.59
MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS INC 17,081.11
MOTTA NETWORK EXPERTS INC 3,474.00
OFFICE OF MN IT SERVICES 2,930.00
ON-DEMAND SERVICES GROUP INC 25,534.00
PRESIDIO NETWORKED SOLUTIONS GROUP LLC 2,690.67
SHI INTERNATIONAL CORP 29,492.14
USIC HOLDINGS INC 3,560.00
VILLAGE RANCH INC 5,626.40
WRIGHT HENNEPIN ELECTRIC 5,135.25
33 Payments less than 2000 14,185.62
Final Total: 210,504.64
Warrants Approved On 3/25/2021For Payment 3/25/2021
ARAMARK SERVICES INC 16,093.46
AT&T MOBILITY 6,592.24
CDW GOVERNMENT INC 515,604.18
CENTRAL MN GUARDIANSHIP & CONSER SERV 2,200.00
DELL MARKETING LP 6,256.09
FARM-RITE EQUIPMENT INC 5,204.55
GUARDIAN FLEET SAFETY LLC 138,490.26
JEDDELOH & SNYDER PA 3,519.00
KNOW iNK LLC 15,375.00
LASER PLUS IMAGING LLC 8,270.00
LIVING WELL DISABILITY SERVICES 2,460.18
MIES OUTLAND INC 15,742.95
MN DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 20,159.00
PLAGGERMAN/MARGARET M 3,449.27
SPRINT 2,258.54
TRUE NORTH CONSULTING GROUP, LLC 3,354.00
28 Payments less than 2000 12,008.66
Final Total: 777,037.38
Warrants Approved On 3/26/2021For Payment 3/26/2021
AT&T MOBILITY 8,482.94
DIAMOND VOGEL 6,223.65
H&R CONST CO 4,250.00
MARCO TECHNOLOGIES LLC 4,621.64
WRIGHT HENNEPIN COOP ELEC ASSN 2,940.14
27 Payments less than 2000 7,509.50
Final Total: 34,027.87
Warrants Approved On 3/26/2021For Payment 3/26/2021
AFSCME LOCAL 2685 4,196.59
AIG RETIREMENT COMPANY 6,020.15
HEALTH PARTNERS 35,895.18
ING 13,018.00
LOCAL 320 4,683.00
MATRIX TRUST COMPANY 3,350.00
MN BENEFIT ASSOCIATION 2,510.58
MN CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENT CENTER 2,219.00
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS 3,138.53
PUBLIC EMP RETIREMENT ASSN 375,281.63
WRIGHT CO CAFETERIA PLAN 28,400.49
8 Payments less than 2000 5,670.42
Final Total: 484,383.57
Warrants ApprovedFor Payment 3/29/2021
INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (IRS) 467,357.70
MN DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE 92,160.09
Final Total: 559,517.79
Warrants Approved On 3/30/2021For Payment 3/30/2021
ANOKA COUNTY 116,385.50
BEAUDRY PROPANE INC 2,260.35
MN COUNTIES COMPUTER COOPERATIVE 5,370.00
THOMSON REUTERS WEST PUBLISHING CORP 2,607.69
34 Payments less than 2000 8,913.40
Final Total: 135,536.94
Published in the Herald Journal, April 23, 2021.