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BOARD MINUTESBOARD OF WRIGHTCOUNTY COMMISSIONERSAUGUST 24, 2021DATE APPROVED: August 31, 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 8-17-21 MEETING
Vetsch requested clarification regarding the Region 7W Transportation update on page 12. The meeting was a regular meeting, not a special meeting. The item discussed was a contentious topic regarding funding formulas from the previous meeting. Staff conducted an in-depth dive to determine if the funding formula was equitable.
Wetter moved to approve the minutes from 8-17-21 with the clarification. The motion was seconded by Husom and carried 5-0.
AGENDA
Vetsch requested the addition of a Letter of Support for the 2021 Transportation Economic Development (TED) Program: Highway 610 Completion Project.
Vetsch moved to approve the Agenda. The motion was seconded by Kaczmarek and carried 5-0.
CONSENT AGENDA
Vetsch moved to approve the Consent Agenda. The motion was seconded by Husom and carried 5-0.
A. ADMINISTRATION
1. Addition of the following Budget Committee of the Whole meetings on August 31, 2021:
A. 10:30 a.m. – Wright County Economic Development Partnership
B. 1:30 p.m. – Extension
C. 2:00 p.m. – Fair Board
B. ADMINISTRATION - FINANCE
1. Review monthly Finance Report for July 2021
2. Acknowledge Warrants issued between August 11, 2021 and August 17, 2021 (See below, Item IX. Warrant Listings)
3. Approve the reimbursement of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) Funds as follows:
County ARP Funds:
Approval of county reimbursement of $2,166.45 from 01-099-493.6910 transfer out into 01-100-493.5910 transfer in as follows:
$2,016.70 for Administrative expenses – staff costs
$149.75 for Capital Investment or Physical Plant Changes 1.7-PPE-county reimbursement
Approval of use of ARP Funds from 01-099-493.6261
$1,300.68 1.8 other COVID related expenses – Community Health Needs Assessment Project
C. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
1. Position replacement
A. Social Services Supervisor
2. Refer the following topic to the Personnel Committee meeting on August 25, 2021
A. Wright County COVID-19 update
D. PLANNING & ZONING
1. Accept the findings and recommendations of the Planning Commission for the following Rezoning Requests:
A. Bart A. Anderson – (Monticello Township) – The Planning Commission made a unanimous recommendation for approval of the request to rezone approximately 40 Acres from AG General Agriculture to A/R Agricultural – Residential
B. Dennis Havel – (Buffalo Township) – The Planning Commission made a unanimous recommendation for approval of the request to rezone approximately 85 Acres from AG General Agriculture and S-2 Residential – Recreational Shorelands to A/R Agricultural – Residential and S-2
TIMED AGENDA ITEMS
ADMINISTRATION – FINANCE, TAMMI VAITH
Approve Resolution regarding the placement of a Special Assessment with St. Paul Port Authority
Vaith requested a special assessment on behalf of the St. Paul Port Authority. A Joint Powers Agreement was signed in 2014 for St. Paul Port Authority’s Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Project. PACE is an innovative finance solution for building owners interested in energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades. The special assessment is for a property northwest of the Albertville Outlet Mall. The assessment is over $5 million with a 20-year finance term.
The Resolution submitted listed the wrong interest rate percentage. Vaith will change the Resolution to reflect the correct interest rate of 5.475 percent.
Vetsch moved to approve the resolution regarding the placement of a Special Assessment with St. Paul Port Authority. The motion was seconded by Husom and carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.
PLANNING & ZONING, SEAN RILEY
Accept the findings and recommendation of the Planning Commission for denial of application for rezoning: Cheney Properties LLC – (Rockford Township) – on a vote of 3/2, the Planning Commission made a recommendation for denial of the request to rezone from AG General Agriculture and S-2 Residential – Recreational Shorelands to A/R Agricultural – Residential and S-2
Two public hearings were held in July, including a site inspection. Staff reviewed the findings and recommended denial. In August, the Planning Commission acted on the recommendation for denial. The County Board has final authority on rezoning. All documents will be provided to the applicant.
Wetter asked for clarification regarding a ridge that was referenced in the documents. Riley stated an ice ridge is located on the north side of the lake, which is an environmentally sensitive, large wetland complex. Wetter said there is a wetland bank in the agricultural area and wanted clarification if it drains into the lake. Riley said it does drain into the lake and there was testimony regarding the issue, but that is controlled by Wright County Soil and Water Conservation District and state law.
Wetter stated she thought Wright County allows for one tier of development around lakes. Assistant County Attorney Greg Kryzer said the Land Use Plan has certain lakes that are designated for development and those that are not designated have an exception in the Land Use Plan to be developed if it is especially suited for lakeshore development. In those instances, the Planning Commission and the County Board usually restricts it to one tier development keeping it consistent with the Land Use Plan.
Kaczmarek said this was the third time the Planning Commission denied this application for rezoning going back a few years. The majority of the public testimony was not in favor of the rezoning. Rockford Township was opposed to the rezoning as well. The rezoning was not in the land use plan and it was confirmed that this rezoning would make it easier to develop more lots in the future.
Kaczmarek moved to accept the findings and recommendation of the Planning Commission for denial of the application for rezoning: Cheney Properties LLC – (Rockford Township). The motion was seconded by Vetsch and carried 4-1 with Wetter voting against it.
Kryzer added that the owner was not in attendance at the board meeting, therefore notice and findings will be mailed.
I-94 COALITION, COMMISSIONER VETSCH
*Write a letter of support for the Minnesota State Highway 610-completion project for the Transportation Economic Development (TED) Program through Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).
Vetsch said the board has previously provided letters of support to assist partners in finding funding through the state and federal government. The I-94 Coalition is collectively working with the City of Maple Grove to secure funding for the completion of the Minnesota State Highway 610 project. The I-94 Coalition is applying for TED Program funds and has requested a letter of support to include with the application.
Vetsch moved to write a letter of support for the Minnesota State Highway 610-completion project through the TED Program. The motion was seconded by Husom and carried 5-0.
*Item petitioned on the Agenda
ADVISORY COMMITTEE/ADVISORY BOARD UPDATES
Policy Manual. Administration staff have been reviewing the policy manual, most recently sections 300 and 400 hundred. Those sections will be addressed at a September board meeting.
I-94 Coalition. Thursday, August 19, 2021 Vetsch attended an I-94 Coalition met and had a discussion regarding funding for I-94 projects. The coalition is trying to obtain funding for the stretch of freeway from Albertville to Monticello. It’s also trying to get the completion funding for holes in the current projects such as the accessibility piece of Highway 610, and ramp funding for other projects which were included in the State Senate’s Appropriation Bill and is now at the House of Representatives. The coalition is working with Representatives Dean Phillips and Tom Emmer to get the Spending Bill passed.
Wright County Economic Development Partnership (WCEDP). On Friday, August 20, 2021 Vetsch attended a WCEDP meeting for a follow-up, after meeting with the Management Committee in July 2021. At the July meeting there was discussion regarding changing from a membership to a partnership for branding purposes. That way its branded towards all citizens and not just members.
There was also discussion regarding leasing space in the new Government Center. WCEDP will tentatively sign the lease based on the parameters the board set at the Committee of the Whole meeting.
WCEDP wants to do goal setting with all the partners by sending out a survey to figure out which areas the WCEDP needs to tackle such as marketing, education and loans to best utilize the WCEDP’s funds.
Wellness Committee. The Wellness Committee met the week of August 16, 2021. The committee will be hosting a free Employee Paddle Excursion on Saturday, August 28, 2021. Employees can sign-up online.
On Wednesday, September 15, 2021 the Wellness Committee will be holding the Red Cross Blood Drive event at the Government Center in Room 120.
On Thursday, September 9, 2021 there will be a live virtual presentation by speaker, Barbara Rubel, “Fabulous Framework to Manage Compassion Fatigue, Secondary Traumatic Stress and Vicarious Trauma.” Employees can register online.
Saturday, October 9, 2021 there will be a hiking event for employees at Stanley Eddy Park
State Community Health Services Advisory Committee. Husom said new health grants are available, such as a $500,000 increase to the Tribal Health Grant, $6 million in new Public Health Infrastructure Funds, $1.5 million for Minnesota Department of Health for Public Health System Assessment and Oversight.
There was discussion regarding the implications of the Delta variant and the difference between the Delta variant and other variants. The Delta variant has higher viral loads and it spreads twice as easily from person to person.
Local Heroes Days. Local Heroes Days was held at the Monticello RV Center Thursday to Saturday, August 19-21. Food was donated by local businesses.
Local Emergency Medical Services. Kaczmarek attended a Local Emergency Medical Services meeting in Albertville. There was discussion regarding the portable radios that Emergency Medical Services (EMS) use. The radios are unable to transmit from several buildings in Wright County. The Local Emergency Medical Services are working on ordinances in some of the cities to make sure there is the appropriate technology, specifically an antenna that allows the portable radios to work.
The meeting adjourned at 9:37 a.m.
County Board Minutes submitted by Angie Fisher, Administrative Specialist.
Published in the Herald Journal, Sept. 10, 2021.
WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION
Warrants Approved On 8/11/2021For Payment 8/11/2021
ABM BUILDING VALUE 104,236.66
AUROMIRA ARCHITECTS LLC 8,010.00
BUFFALO HOSPITAL 4,962.63
BUFFALO/CITY OF 136,235.25
CONVERGEONE, INC. 32,980.00
DELL MARKETING LP 2,945.39
MARCO 3,295.30
MINNESOTA RECOVERY CONNECTION 3,774.18
ON-DEMAND SERVICES GROUP INC 4,224.00
PPM MANAGEMENT LLC 2,364.04
PRESIDIO NETWORKED SOLUTIONS GROUP LLC 2,691.89
SOLIDIFI TITLE & CLOSING LLC 2,168.00
TYLER TECHNOLOGIES INC 18,216.00
38 Payments less than 2000 15,334.42
Final Total: 341,437.76
Warrants Approved On 8/13/2021For Payment 8/13/2021
AFSCME LOCAL 2685 4,082.59
AIG RETIREMENT COMPANY 7,347.92
FIDELITY SECURITY LIFE/EYEMED VISION CAR 2,380.07
HEALTH PARTNERS 36,142.74
HEALTH PARTNERS - DENTAL 11,697.46
ING 12,638.00
MATRIX TRUST COMPANY 3,440.00
MN CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENT CENTER 2,500.00
MN PUBLIC EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION 2,184.00
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS 4,268.36
PUBLIC EMP RETIREMENT ASSN 382,393.25
WRIGHT CO CAFETERIA PLAN 31,466.61
WRIGHT COUNTY - CAFETERIA 81,250.00
WRIGHT COUNTY DEPUTIES ASSOCIATION 7,300.00
6 Payments less than 2000 2,370.37
Final Total: 591,461.37
Warrants Approved On 8/13/2021For Payment 8/13/2021
HENNEPIN COUNTY TREASURE R 2,150.98
12 Payments less than 2000 2,135.78
Final Total: 4,286.76
Warrants Approved On 8/13/2021For Payment 8/13/2021
BRAUN INTERTEC CORPORATION 6,974.50
CHAMBERLAIN OIL CO 3,395.98
OMANN BROTHERS INC 44,888.39
RUFFRIDGE-JOHNSON 3,266.58
TRUENORTH STEEL 3,317.28
WSB & ASSOCIATES INC 44,512.38
10 Payments less than 2000 4,358.72
Final Total: 110,713.83
Warrants Approved On 8/16/2021For Payment 8/16/2021
QUINLIVAN & HUGHES PA 30,638.50
AEM WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS LLC 10,515.60
FLAHERTY & HOOD P.A. 7,051.50
GREEN VIEW INC 16,589.37
INTEREUM INC 3,889.92
MIDWEST LANDSCAPES INC 5,000.00
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MN 6,488.00
SHORT ELLIOT HENDRICKSON, INC. 2,248.59
TWIN CITY SEED COMPANY 2,472.00
WM CORPORATE SERVICES, INC. 3,426.16
33 Payments less than 2000 12,352.67
Final Total: 100,672.31
Warrants ApprovedFor Payment 8/16/2021
INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (IRS) 470,986.38
MN DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE 93,165.12
Final Total: 564,151.50
Warrants ApprovedFor Payment 8/16/2021
MN DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLE 27,085.53
MN DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE 1,051,956.97
Final Total: 1,079,042.50
Warrants Approved On 8/17/2021For Payment 8/17/2021
CENTURYLINK 2,520.60
CXTEC 4,105.00
EHLERS AND ASSOCIATES 16,147.50
MCKESSON MEDICAL-SURGICAL 2,129.38
MN DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & INDUSTRY 2,318.66
TEAMDYNAMIX SOLUTIONS LLC 16,294.08
33 Payments less than 2000 14,021.20
Final Total: 57,536.42
Published in the Herald Journal, Sept. 10, 2021.
STATE OF MINNESOTACOUNTY OF MCLEODNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
YOU ARE HEREBY notified that the regular meeting of the McLeod County Planning Advisory Commission has been scheduled on Wednesday the 22nd day of September 2021, 9:30 a.m., at McLeod County Environmental Services, Large Conf Room at 1065 5th Ave SE, Hutchinson, Minnesota 55350.
THE PURPOSE OF THE SAID MEETING is to consider the following applications located in the County of McLeod and filed with the Director of Environmental Services. All requests are subject to modification during the hearing process.
1) A PRELIMINARY PLAT request by Alan & Patricia Fleischacker for a 1-Lot Preliminary Plat to create (1) additional buildable north of their existing building site, to be located (3.45 AC) - The S 869.00 feet of the N 1286.41 feet of the E 417.41 feet to the SE NE of Sect-16, Twp-117, Range 27 (Winsted).
2) A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT filed by Impact Power Solutions (IPS) for a period of (35) years on behalf of MN CSG 2019-19 LLC for the Essential Services of a 1MW AC Photovoltaic Community Solar Garden (Solar Farm) and Agrivoltaic (growing & harvesting plants) under the panels on approximately 8.00 AC of 11.21 AC in total on property owned by Thomas Horstmann and to be located within 33.00 AC of NE NE , Sect-16, Twp-117, Range-027 (Winsted).
THESE HEARINGS will be held by the McLeod County Planning Commission at which time you may appear if you desire, either in person or by agent or attorney, in opposition to or in support of the proposed application. The County Planning Advisory Commission shall forward its recommendations on to the McLeod County Board of Commissioners. If you desire to provide comments or objections to the County Planning Advisory Commission’s recommendations, you may take your request to the County Board which has the final authority to act on the findings of the Planning Commission.
Marc Telecky, Director
McLeod County Env. Services
Published in the Herald Journal, Sept. 10, 2021.
STATE OF MINNESOTACOUNTY OF MCLEODNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a regular meeting of the McLeod County Board of Adjustment will be held on Thursday, the 23rd day of September 2021 at 9:30 a.m. at McLeod County Environmental Services, Large Conference Room, located at 1065 5th Avenue SE, Hutchinson, Minnesota 55350.
THE PURPOSE OF SAID MEETING is to consider the following application located in the County of McLeod and filed with the County Environmental Services Director. All requests are subject to modification during the hearing process. To view Agendas, visit our website at www.co.mcleod.mn.us/Departments/EnvironmentalServices/Planning&Zoning/PlanningCommissionMeetings.
A VARIANCE APPLICATION filed by Sid Sanocki to reduce the required rear yard setback from 20’ to 10’ to construct a detached accessory structure (40X60).
THE PREMISES UPON WHICH said request is located is described as follows: 2.68 AC 350’ X 333’ NE 1/4 NE 1/4, Sect-3, Twp-116, Range 027. (Bergen)
THIS HEARING will be held by the McLeod County Board of Adjustment at which time you may appear in opposition to or support of the proposed application.
Marc Telecky, McLeod County
Environmental Services Director
Published in the Herald Journal, Sept. 10, 2021.