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Notices
STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF WRIGHTTENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT DISTRICT COURT PROBATE DIVISIONCourt File No. 86-PR-21-1283
Estate of
James P. McDonnell III,
Decedent
AMENDED NOTICE FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR DESCENT OF PROPERTY
Petition for Determination of Descent has been filed with this Court. The Petition represents that the Decedent died more than three years ago, leaving property in Minnesota and requests the probate of Decedent’s last Will (if any), and the descent of such property be determined and assigned by this Court to the persons entitled to the property.
Any objections to the Petition must be filed with the Court prior to or raised at the hearing. If proper, and no objections are filed or raised, the Petition may be granted.
Notice is further given, that the Petition will be heard Remotely Via Zoom on May 28, 2021, at 9:00 am, by this Court at 3700 Braddock Ave. NE, Buffalo, Minnesota.
1. Notice shall be given to all interested persons (MINN. STAT. § 524.1-401) and persons who have filed a demand for notice pursuant to Minnesota Statutes section 524.3-204.
2. Notice shall be given by publishing this Notice and Order as provided by law and by:
Mailing a copy of this Notice and Order at least 14 days prior to the hearing date.
Dated: April 29, 2021
BY THE COURT
/s/ Kristy Carlson
District Court Deputy
Monica Tschumper
Court Administrator
Attorney for Petitioner
Melissa A. Saunders
Dunlap & Seeger, P.A.
30 3rd Street SE, Ste 400
Rochester, MN, 55904
Attorney License No: 0339519
Telephone: (507) 288-9111
FAX: (507) 288-9342
Email: mas@dunlaplaw.com
Published in the Herald Journal, May 7 and 14, 2021.
Public Hearings
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:
AUSTIN J. PIETIG
LOCATION: 1497 30TH Street SE – Part of NE , south of the township road, Section 20, Township 119, Range 25, Wright County, Minnesota. (Crawford Lake - Rockford Twp.) Tax # 215-100-201100
Requests a variance of Section 155.026, 155.051 & 155.057, Chapter 155, Title XV, Land Usage & Zoning of the Wright County Code of Ordinances to build a new 16’ x 31.5’ bedroom addition and a 5.5’ x 24’ one level over a basement also build a 7’ x 27.5 & 6’ x 24’ additions to attached garage and a 3’ x 10’ covered porch addition to the side and roadside of a dwelling that is 82 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 28, 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 27 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, May 14, 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:
SCOTT R. WALD
LOCATION: 1751 40TH St. SW – W 465 ft. of E 1461 ft. of N 580 ft. of NW , Section 26, Township 119, Range 26, Wright County, MN. (Marysville Twp.) Tax # 211-000-262102
Requests a variance of Section 155.003(B) (1), 155.026 & 155.048 Chapter 155, Title XV, Land Usage & Zoning of the Wright County Code of Ordinances to build a 40’ x 64’ addition to the existing accessory building bringing the total size of the building to 4,160 sq. ft. on a six-acre lot.
REASON A VARIANCE IS NEEDED: Maximum limit on total accessory buildings for a lot between 5-9.99 acres is 4,000 sq. ft.
REFERENCE TO THE PROPOSED APPLICATION, YOU WILL BE HEARD ON:
DATE: Friday, May 28, 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 27 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, May 14, 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:
DIANE R. BREWER
LOCATION: 680 Greer Avenue NW – Lot 3, Block 1, Lilac Way Addition, according to plat of record, Section 36, Township 120, Range 27, Wright County, (Rock Lake - Albion Twp.) Tax # 201-019-001030
Requests a variance of Section 155.026 & 155.049 & 155.057, Chapter 155, Title XV, Land Usage & Zoning of the Wright County Code of Ordinances to convert an existing three-season sunroom into a bedroom and add 8’ x 14’33 addition to the side, no closer to the lake than existing sunroom which is 65.1’ from the ordinary highwater mark of lake. Existing dwelling is 2.9’ from the closest corner to a side property line.
REASON A VARIANCE IS NEEDED: Minimum setback is 15’ from the side property line and 100’ from the ordinary highwater mark of lake.
REFERENCE TO THE PROPOSED APPLICATION, YOU WILL BE HEARD ON:
DATE: Friday, May 28, 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 27 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, May 14, 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:
JJ ERGEN & SON’S LLC
LOCATION: Several parcels along CR 75 NW – described as part of Gov’t Lots 1, 2 & 3; Part of SE of SW , Part of W of SW Section 1; & part of NE of NW & part of N of NE and part of S of NE lying north of the freeway, Section 12, all in Twp. 122, Range 27. & Gov’t Lot 2, Section 6 & Gov’t Lot 9, Section 7, all in Twp. 122, Range 26, Wright County, Minnesota. (Mississippi River – Clearwater Twp.)
Requests a lot line adjustment as regulated in Section 155.026(E)(2) & 155.048 & 155.058, Chapter 155, Title XV, Land Usage & Zoning of the Wright County Code of Ordinances to allow a separation of tax parcels lying southwest of County Road 75 as one “restricted” parcel from the balance of land lying northeast of County Road 75.
REASON A VARIANCE IS NEEDED: Property is zoned AG General Agriculture and Wild & Scenic River District. Divisions of this nature require Board approval.
REFERENCE TO THE PROPOSED APPLICATION, YOU WILL BE HEARD ON:
DATE: Friday, May 28, 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 27 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, May 14, 2021.
Wright County
WRIGHT COUNTYCSAH 30 Road Closure Notice
Wright County Highway Road Closure
Monday, May 24 through Friday, June 4, 2021 the following highway will be closed:
CSAH 30
Beginning on Monday, May 24, 2021 at 7:00 am – CSAH 30 will be closed east of Morrison Ave SW and west of CSAH 5 for County Ditch No. 10 ditch repairs work by Molnau Trucking LLC. It is expected that the road will be reopened by end of the day on Friday, June 4, 2021 weather permitting. West bound traffic should follow CSAH 5 north to State Hwy 12, exit onto CSAH 31 and continue west to CSAH 3. Head south on CSAH 3 until reaching CSAH 30.
East bound traffic should drive west on CSAH 30 to CSAH 3, travel north on CSAH 3 until reaching the CSAH 3/CSAH 31 intersection. Head east on CSAH 31 and then exit onto State Hwy 12 continuing eastbound toward CSAH 5. Head south on CSAH 5 south until reaching CSAH 30.
Traffic signs will be posted, please follow the posted detour route.
We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding while this maintenance is being completed.
Published in the Herald Journal, May 14, 2021.
BOARD MINUTESBOARD OF WRIGHTCOUNTY COMMISSIONERSAPRIL 27, 2021DATE APPROVED: MAY 4, 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 4-20-21 MEETING
Kaczmarek requested to add a sentence stating that Daleiden will seek legal opinion regarding the Board’s involvement with personnel matters to Page 7.
Husom moved to approve the minutes from 4-20-21 with the addition on Page 7. The motion was seconded by Kaczmarek and carried 5-0.
AGENDA
Vetsch moved to approve the Agenda. The motion was seconded by Husom and carried 5-0.
CONSENT AGENDA
Kaczmarek requested to pull Item B1 (Administration – Finance, Warrants) for further discussion and clarification.
Kaczmarek moved to approve the Consent Agenda with the removal of Item B1 discussion. The motion was seconded by Husom and carried 5-0.
* Item B1 for discussion.
A. ADMINISTRATION
1. Schedule Employee Years of Service Recognition on June 22, 2021
2. Request approval and authorization of signature of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to allow AFSCME members to donate accrued Vacation Time to Social Worker Nathan Sindt
B. *ADMINISTRATION- FINANCE
1. Acknowledge Warrants issued between April 14, 2021 and April 20, 2021 (See below, Item IX. Warrants Issued)
2. Schedule a Finance/CIP meeting for May 12, 2021
A. Cash flow review
B. Debt refinancing
C. Investment policy
3. Approve a Precious Metal Dealer License for Shaphan Kirkpatrick DBA National Gold Consultants (City of Buffalo) for a one-year period
4. Authorize the use of temporary staff to assist with administrative tasks in the License Center. Approve budge amendment of $9,400 transfer from full-time staffing budget to temporary staffing budget. A zero-dollar budgetary impact
C. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
1. Approve Community Health Board Grant Project Agreement: $746,036 for period April 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021 COVID response and vaccine implementation: Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) for infectious diseases & immunizations
D. HIGHWAY
1. Request to fill vacant Highway Maintenance Worker position due to resignation effective April 30, 2021
E. PLANNING & ZONING
1. Ross Danielson – (Marysville Township) accept request to withdraw Rezoning Application. Planning Commission made recommendation to deny rezoning request
ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT AGENDA TO BE DISCUSSED
A. ADMINISTRATION - FINANCE
1. Acknowledge Warrants issued between April 14, 2021 and April 20, 2021 (See below, Item IX. Warrants Issued)
Kaczmarek said on Page 12, there was an entry for $2,400 for Regents of The University of I, after doing research he found out this was a three-day training for Health and Human Services through the University of Minnesota which was covered by a Grant.
Kaczmarek said on Page 10, there was a payment of $500 to Muntifering/Ronald, to install and remove buoys. After doing research he found out this is a private contract for Lake Pulaski Association, which Wright County is the fiscal agent. Kaczmarek wanted to know how many Lake Associations the County is a fiscal agent for. Daleiden said the County is a fiscal agent for all the Lake Associations in the County.
Finance Director, Lindsey Meyer said there are two organizations that the County does payroll services for, plus there are four or five additional organizations that the County does accounting services for. The accounting services deal with cash management, banking accounts, reporting services and cutting checks on the organization’s behalf. The organization’s board approves it, the organization then sends it to the Finance Department to be processed. There is an agreement in place and the fee charged to the organizations is $25.
Kaczmarek moved to acknowledge the Warrants issued between April 14, 2021 and April 20, 2021. The motion was seconded by Wetter and carried 5-0.
TIMED AGENDA ITEMS
HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT, VIRGIL HAWKINS
Approve Agreement No. 21-52 for the CSAH 60 (Center Avenue South & 2nd Street South) improvements and jurisdictional change within the City of Montrose. The County’s share of the project cost will be funded with Local Levy Funds that have been approved in the 2021 Highway Department Budget
Hawkins said this agreement is for the improvements and jurisdictional change to CSAH 60 in the City of Montrose. The Montrose City Council approved this agreement at the meeting on Monday, April 12, 2021.
Vetsch moved to approve Agreement No. 21-52 for the CSAH improvements and jurisdictional change within the City of Montrose. The motion was seconded by Wetter and carried 5-0.
ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION
ADMINISTRATION
Department budget review: 310 Highway Department, Virgil Hawkins
Hawkins provided an overview of the Highway Departments budget. The 2020 Highway budget was approved at $40,543,251. There are seven major divisions of the Highway Department: Administration, Engineering, Construction, Local Option Sales Tax, Maintenance, Shop Maintenance, and Sign Department. The majority of the budget is construction related. Hawkins discussed the duties of each division and the number of employees within each of them.
Kaczmarek inquired about the consulting fees. There was $375,000 budgeted, but $725,000 was spent which was 94 percent over budget. He said he thought this was connected to the professional services where money was spent on the Local Option Sales Tax Program, which he said is then related to personnel and that was about $160,000 under budget. Kaczmarek said there were three Engineer Technician positions that were not filled and asked if there was a lack of applicants. Hawkins said this is an industry wide issue affecting all agencies across the state.
Hawkins said the Highway Department tries to utilize their own staff when possible, but there is the need to consult with outside agencies when it comes to design services, right of way acquisition, inspection, construction surveying, material testing, wetlands, environmental reports, geotechnical, intersection control evaluations, etc. Typically, the Highway Department staff are able to provide preliminary survey work.
Kaczmarek said $12,000 spent out of the battery budget, making it 68 percent over budget. Kaczmarek asked what the contributing factors were and how can it be lowered moving forward. Hawkins said battery prices were about 10 percent higher than they have been in the past. The Highway Department went through more batteries than typical year, not just for squad cars, but also other department vehicles. This is contributed to vehicles are not being used as much because of COVID, causing the batteries to freeze up.
TIMED AGENDA ITEMS (CONT.)
PARKS & RECREATION, MARC MATTICE
Authorize signatures (County Board Chair and County Administrator) on updated Joint Powers Agreement (JPA), Operating Agreement, and Bertram Chain of Lakes Advisory Council bylaws, between Wright County and the City of Monticello related to the Bertram Chain of Lakes Regional Park. These agreements are reviewed periodically and updated as necessary
Mattice said the documents are reviewed and updated every few years. He said this is to help to make sure there is consistency to provide a clean edited copy. The edits were provided to the Bertram Chain of Lakes Advisory Council and are recommended for adoption from the Board.
Vetsch moved to authorize signatures on updated JPA, Operating Agreement, and Bertram Chain of Lakes Advisory Council bylaws, between Wright County and the City of Monticello. The motion was seconded by Husom and carried 5-0.
Authorize a Resolution authorizing appropriate County Officials (Director of Parks & Recreation) to sign grant applications, agreements, and certifications regarding the Wright County Snowmobile Association participation in the Grant in Aid Snowmobile Assistance Program for the 2021-2022 season
Mattice explained Wright County is the fiscal agent for the Wright County Snowmobile Association. Mattice completes the paperwork which is then submitted to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The DNR will then send a check for a performance-based grant which is then deposited into the revenue and then taken out of expenses for the Parks & Recreation budget. The grant application is due May 15, 2021.
Vetsch moved to authorize a resolution authorizing appropriate County Officials to sign grant applications, agreements, and certifications regarding the Wright County Snowmobile Association. The motion was seconded by Wetter and carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.
SHERIFF’S OFFICE, LUITENANT KENT LIPELT
Resolution proclaiming May 2, 2021 through May 8, 2021 Correctional Officer and Employee Week
Lipelt stated on May 5, 1984 President Ronald Regan signed proclamation 5187 as National Correctional Officer Week. The first week in May, has since been known as Correctional Officer Week.
The board members thanked Lipelt and the rest of the Sheriff’s Office for everything the staff do to keep Wright County safe.
Husom moved to adopt resolution proclaiming May 2, 2021 through May 8, 2021 Correctional Officer and Employee Week. The motion was seconded by Kaczmarek and carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.
PLANNING & ZONING, SEAN RILEY
Approve Ordinance Amendment No. 21-3 Section 155.108(C)(14)(C) Solar Energy Farms and Solar Energy Systems
Riley reminded the Board that a Solar Moratorium is in place. There has been a Solar Work Group working on amendments. This specific amendment was heard by the County Planning Commission and the record was then sent to the County Board for a final decision. This ordinance establishes a minimum amount for the developers’ agreement for financial sureties on solar farms.
Vetsch said his understanding is, once this amendment to the ordinance is adopted, it will allow the solar projects that were held up in the application process and did not receive their Conditional Use Permit (CUP) due to the Solar Moratorium, to move forward with those projects.
Vetsch moved to approve Ordinance Amendment No. 21-3 Section 155.08(C)(14)(C) Solar Energy Farms and Solar Energy Systems. The motion was seconded by Husom and carried 5-0.
Discussion on setting public hearing for May 18, 2021 to consider Interim Ordinance No. 21-1 Solar Energy Farm Moratorium
Riley stated a public hearing needs to be scheduled to properly address the potential for specific parts of the moratorium to be lifted. Making it possible for approved pending projects to move forward.
Husom moved to set the public hearing for 9:30 A.M., May 18, 2021 to consider Interim Ordinance No. 21-1 Solar Energy Farm Moratorium pertaining to Ordinance No. 21-3 to allow pending applications to move forward. The motion was seconded by Vetsch and carried 5-0.
ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION (CONT.)
ADVISORY COMMITTEE/ADVISORY BOARD UPDATES
Broadband. County Administrator Lee Kelly said the discussion regarding broadband continues. Surveys have been sent out and further information is being gathered from schools.
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). Kelly said adjustments to the schedule are being made and there will be more information to come.
Central Mississippi River Regional Planning Partnership (CMRP). Kelly attended the meeting on April 22, 2021 along with Vetsch. CMRP is getting closer to nailing down the vision. Vetsch said the CMRP is looking into broadband, road connections, and a river crossing.
Administration Department. Kelly said there are two people retiring. Zachary Robideau has accepted the Human Resources Representative position and will start on May 19, 2021. Active recruitment for the replacement of Assistant County Administrator Sue Vergin has begun.
Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC). Wetter attended an online course, Bridging Divides, which introduced the Minnesota Collaboration and Dispute Resolution Division. On April 23, 2021, Wetter listened to the legislative update regarding policies.
Historical Society. Wetter attended the April 21, 2021 meeting. An online fundraiser auction will be held April 29, 2021 through May 7th, 2021. The Historical Society will be reopening on May 10, 2021.
Water Management, One Watershed One Plan. Wetter attended the April 22, 2021 meeting where she learned about the Adopt a Drain Program. The North Fork Crow River One Watershed One Plan set aside money for the startup of the program which will begin in Buffalo Lake. Both the Mississippi St. Cloud One Watershed One Plan and the South Fork Crow River One Watershed One Plan are applying for grants. The 12-Mile Watershed District received a 319 Grant.
Drug Free Community. Husom said as part of the grant received by the Drug Free Community, there was a four-day training with Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA).
State Community Health Advisory Committee. Husom said Commissioner Malcom gave an update regarding COVID and the pandemic. The committee discussed the long-term complications people are experiencing from COVID. The committee discussed what local entities and public health can do.
Library Finance Committee. Kaczmarek said the committee discussed a self-serve locker library. The Otsego Library has some interest in a self-serve system if a viable option is available.
KRWC. Kaczmarek had his first experience on the radio as a Commissioner.
The meeting adjourned at 10:02 a.m.
County Board Minutes submitted by Angie Fisher, Administrative Specialist
Published in the Herald Journal, May 14, 2021.
WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATIONWarrants ApprovedFor Payment 4/15/2021
MN DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE 1,069,134.14
Final Total: 1,069,134.14
Warrants Approved On 4/16/2021For Payment 4/16/2021
AMAZON BUSINESS 4,347.91
BIDNE/KAREN 2,293.28
DLT SOLUTIONS LLC 4,474.80
INTERPROSE CORPORATION/THE 2,555.93
MARCO TECHNOLOGIES LLC 3,976.14
MN COUNTIES COMPUTER COOPERATIVE 7,661.10
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MN 2,400.00
TOWMASTER 8,500.00
TRI STATE SURPLUS CO 7,146.66
TRUENORTH STEEL 26,840.32
WRIGHT HENNEPIN COOP ELEC ASSN 2,929.49
ZACKS INC 2,074.73
14 Payments less than 2000 8,401.55
Final Total: 83,601.91
Warrants Approved On 4/16/2021For Payment 4/16/2021
ADVANCED GRAPHIX INC 9,239.00
AGC NETWORKS INC 15,035.00
AT&T MOBILITY 7,347.99
BUREAU OF CRIMINAL APPREHENSION 10,175.00
CDW GOVERNMENT INC 5,134.00
CENTURYLINK 2,437.20
DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS 21,390.00
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY 8,310.00
FIRST STATE TIRE DISPOSAL INC 3,162.37
GLOVER CONSULTING LLC 13,320.00
HEALTH PARTNERS 856,008.95
HEALTH PARTNERS - DENTAL 25,580.93
HYBRIDGE IMAGING LLC 2,009.76
ON-DEMAND SERVICES GROUP INC 16,464.00
OPEN TEXT INC 6,480.40
OSI ENVIRONMENTAL INC 3,002.00
RENGEL PRINTING CO 2,913.57
TENVOORDE FORD 159,086.20
VOS CONSTRUCTION INC 211,621.67
WALDRON COMPANY 2,708.30
46 Payments less than 2000 22,854.72
Final Total: 1,404,281.06
Warrants Approved On 4/20/2021For Payment 4/20/2021
HARTFORD 13,857.47
TACTICAL ADVANTAGE LLC 8,420.55
42 Payments less than 2000 8,233.31
Final Total: 30,511.33
Published in the Herald Journal, May 14, 2021.
WRIGHT TECHNICAL CENTERSchool District 966
The meeting of the Governing Board of Wright Technical Center, School District 966, was held on Tuesday April 6, 2021 at 1405 3rd Ave. NE, Buffalo, Minnesota 55313.
Members Present: Steffens, Sixberry, Mealey, Curtis, Buffalo Alternate Sansevere, Bravinder, Benson, Gierke.
Others Present: Brian Koslofsky-Executive Director, Shaun Karson-Principal, Anh Glewwe-Business Manager, Dana Watters-Administrative Assistant.
The meeting was called to order by Member Mealey at 6:31 p.m. followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
Agenda Review
On motion by Alternate Sansevere, second by Member Curtis, the agenda was approved as presented. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Consent Agenda
On motion by Member Sixberry, second by Member Curtis, the consent agenda was amended to add item 5.4. The agenda was approved as presented. 5.1 March 2 regular meeting, 5.2 Bills for Payment, 5.3 Letter of resignation of PAES Instructor, 5.4 Letter of resignation of Health Science Instructor.
Financial Report
Business Manager Glewwe reported on the current finances. On motion by Member Bravinder, second by Member Sixberry, the financial report was approved as presented. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Principal Report
Principal Karson reported on parent/teacher conferences, future meetings, 2021-22 enrollment, Big Lake schedule change, scholarships, program updates, ACT testing, WLC Spring activities and summer school.
Director’s Report
Director Koslofsky discussed the 2021-22 proposed calendar, WTC student management system, sale of the
student built house, facilities and finance updates, attended and upcoming meetings and activities.
Facility Committee Meeting
Member Sixberry reported on the finance meeting.
New Business
• On motion by Member Sixberry, second by Member Benson, to accept the bid for the 20-21 student built house as presented. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
• On motion by Alternate Sansevere second by Member Curtis, for adjournment. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:36pm.
Published in the Herald Journal, May 14, 2021.