WRIGHT COUNTY BOARD MINUTES
AUGUST 16, 2011
The Wright County Board met in regular session at 9:00 A.M. with Sawatzke, Mattson, Russek, Thelen, and Eichelberg present.
Thelen moved to approve the 8-09-11 County Board Minutes. The motion was seconded by Eichelberg and carried unanimously.
Petitions were accepted to the Agenda as follows: Aud./Treas. #2, “July Revenue/Expenditure Guidelines” (Hiivala); Item For Consid. #3, “Discussion RE: Hosting The October AMC District 5 Meeting & Verification of AMC Policy Committee Members” (Russek & Norman); Item For Consid. #4, “Schedule Committee Meeting RE: Kramer Avenue In Clearwater Pleasant Park” (Asleson). Eichelberg moved to approve the Agenda as amended, seconded by Sawatzke, carried 5-0.
On a motion by Eichelberg, second by Thelen, all voted to approve the Consent Agenda:
1.Performance Appraisals: L. Beauchane, S. Berg, P. Burke, R. Ferguson, T. MacLeod, Sher./Corr.; C. Nelson, IT.
2.County Auction Proceeds, $65,864.98.
3. Approve/Authorize Signatures On Law Enforcement Contracts, Otsego & South Haven.
1. Approve Renewal Of 2011 Annual On Sale 3.2 Malt Liquor License For “Woodland Hill Winery” (Franklin Twp.).
Bob Hiivala, Auditor/Treasurer, presented the July Revenue/Expenditure Guidelines. After seven months or 58% of the year, the General Fund’s expenses are running at 50%. In July, the County recognized the first part of the un-allotment of County Program Aid of approximately $600,000. Hiivala said revenues are at 50% and expenses are at 55%. The land records departments have realized a reduction in revenues; however, the County has realized a saving through personnel items. Some revenues will not be collected until toward the end of the year, including property taxes. Eichelberg moved to accept the July Revenue/Expenditure Report, seconded by Sawatzke, carried 5-0.
Hiivala presented the claims listing for approval. Mattson referenced Page 37, City of Buffalo ($3,377.92), for a water quality survey and high water technical review. He questioned whether the County receives this information. Hiivala stated that the information relates to Lake Pulaski. The Lake Pulaski LID approves the bills and the County is responsible for paying the claims on behalf of the LID. The LID uses their funds for these bills. Norman referenced a claim on Page 18, Michael Laurent ($100.23), coded to the Corrections budget. Upon review of the claim, it was found that the expense relates to a background check so it is appropriately coded to Corrections. Russek referenced a claim on Page 14, Wright Hennepin Electric ($525.00), Security System Human Services. Mattson said this claim relates to security lighting for that location. On a motion by Mattson, second by Thelen, all voted to approve the claims as listed in the abstract, subject to audit.
Steve Berg, Emergency Management Director, said the Central Regional Radio Board has recommended modifications to the Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) governing that Board. The JPA requires that all parties to the Agreement ratify the proposed modifications. The JPA has been reviewed by Chief Deputy Attorney Brian Asleson, Capt. Greg Howell, and IT Director Bill Swing, as well as the members of the Central MN Region. Berg said that one of the major changes to the Agreement is as follows: “The Board has included modifications that would charge the Board with providing a regional governance structure for Emergency Management. These changes provide the regional governance structure necessary to satisfy grant requirements.” Berg explained there were a lot of grants coming through Region 4 Emergency Management for inter-opt communications for equipment and setting up the sub-system. Berg said it wasn’t being handled just right with mutual aid. He felt this is one of the large changes in terms of ratifying this Agreement. A name change will also be implemented from Central Minnesota Regional Radio Board to Central Minnesota Emergency Services Board. This change allows the group more latitude and governance. Eichelberg serves as a member of this Board and said that they have worked with the different agencies and counties on this for many months. The changes have been incorporated and the Agreement is ready for approval. Mattson asked whether each city has a central meeting place in case of emergency. He recently attended an AMC meeting and this is what the State is recommending. Berg explained that the County has two Emergency Operations Centers (EOC), one at the Government Center and one at the Law Enforcement Center. The 17 cities in Wright County have a meeting place in the city hall or fire station. If a disaster occurs in one city, that city’s EOC will probably be opened. If the disaster is more widespread, then the County EOC may be used. Eichelberg moved to approve the Central Minnesota Emergency Services Board Joint Powers Agreement. The motion was seconded by Mattson and carried 5-0.
Steve Jobe, Surveyor, was contacted by the State with a request to acquire the Wright County LiDAR data. The State’s options are to purchase the 2008 Wright County data or re-fly as part of a regional group at an additional cost to the State. The County’s Fee Schedule reflects a cost of $25,000 to purchase the data and includes a license restriction. The State has offered to purchase the data for $43,000. Either way, the State will offer the data for free on their website within one year. Jobe recommended selling the data to the State as an opportunity to make one final sale of the product. Inquiries will be redirected to the State’s website. The cost of the LiDAR project was $300,000. Sales to date are $29,810. With this sale, $72,810 of the cost will have been recovered. Jobe stated this effort is being spearheaded by the Minnesota DNR. The Department of MnGeo (Minnesota Geospatial Information Office) is also involved. Thelen moved to approve the recommendation to sell the Wright County LiDAR data to the State, seconded by Sawatzke, carried 5-0.
Thelen said Wright County recently enacted an Emergency Slow-No Wake Ordinance. She asked the Board to formally request the SWCD’s participation in sighting and setting permanent gauges for monitoring lake levels. Gauges are more effective in terms of administering or enforcing the particular provisions of an ordinance when high water conditions exist. Thelen was in contact with Joe Jacobs, SWCD, who asked that the Board consider this request. Thelen also met with staff from the County Attorney and Sheriff Office’s on how to record and monitor lake elevations.
Jacobs said the SWCD Board has decided not to take an official stand on this. It is their perspective that the DNR is the largest responsible entity for monitoring, as they are the official keepers of the county staff gauge programs. However, he said the SWCD may be able to do things more readily on short notice. Jacobs said the SWCD Board would reconsider participation if the entire County Board requests the SWCD to take a more active role (staff time, setting gauges, working with the Sheriff Department, monitoring of high water levels, etc.). Russek questioned the funding source and the SWCD staff availability. He said the SWCD is continually asked to do more and the funding shortage of the SWCD was discussed at budget sessions. Thelen felt the effort would involve problem solving to determine the best method of monitoring. The current DNR gauges are easy to manipulate. She did not envision the effort would involve a huge outlay of money. Lake associations could volunteer to take readings and supply information to the SWCD and Sheriff’s Office. Thelen said the largest issue would be to establish the high water mark. The best method is through a gauge that is available for the public to see, without the public being able to change the level of the stake. She felt this is important for both the temporary and permanent ordinances. Jacobs said it is a balancing act at the SWCD on where to direct their staff time. If the County Board requests this of the SWCD staff, they would need to bring this back to the SWCD Board for approval.
Lt. Todd Hoffman said they have been working with the DNR. The biggest issue is reading lake water levels. The DNR has advised them on several different occasions that the temporary gauges are not to be used for the purpose of the temporary Ordinance. It is a post in the water that can be moved. In the City of St. Michael, a more permanent gauge was placed allowing law enforcement and the public to view water levels. Hoffman encouraged establishing some type of monitoring at lake accesses to reflect the high water mark. This provides the public the information needed to determine whether an ordinance is in effect.
Jacobs said the gauges would need to be reviewed annually in the spring to assure the elevation has not been impacted by frost or ice. If a lake association wants to participate, the Board could consider implementing a fee to cover the cost of gauges and staff time. Thelen said that she understood nothing has been determined yet. Work would continue with the SWCD and DNR to determine the most efficient and cost effective method. Jacobs said the DNR is doing a great job with the volunteer monitoring program. That program is not designed as an ordinance tool where readings need to be taken on a consistent basis (i.e., weekly). Thelen said most lake associations have agreed that someone from the lake association could complete the readings. Sawatzke said more information is needed including a concept of what the gauge will look like, cost, and whether lake associations are willing to contribute. He suggested considering various monitoring devices, depending on the lake. Mattson said the lake associations are doing a great job. There are a few people who live on area lakes that feel the lake associations do not know what they are doing. Once a lake association is organized, people must realize the time commitment of those involved to go to meetings and implement rules. Thelen asked again whether the SWCD staff can assist with determining the best monitoring device. Jacobs said the SWCD Board’s official stand was that they did not want to commit to going further unless there was consensus from the County Board that the SWCD should put in more time on this effort. Jacobs suggested some type of floating gauge. He obtained an estimate of around $150 for this type of device. He said there may be less costly options for on-shore gauges.
It was the consensus of the Board that more information is needed such as possible options, cost, and participation by lake associations. Thelen said those lakes in the temporary Slow-Wake Ordinance are willing to participate. The County is continuing to move forward toward a permanent ordinance. That process started prior to the temporary Ordinance. Sawatzke said this issue can be re-evaluated when the permanent ordinance comes to the Board for review. At that time, discussion will need to take place on enforcement and monitoring. Thelen asked whether SWCD can participate in this effort. Jacobs stated that he cannot put in more time without a formal request by the County Board to the SWCD Board. The temporary Ordinance and the proposed permanent ordinance need to be looked at separately. Sawatzke made a motion to request the SWCD, to the extent they have the resources available, assist in advising the County Board on ways to monitor lake water levels for the purpose of creating a slow or no wake ordinance. The motion was seconded by Thelen and carried 5-0.
Mike MacMillan, Court Services Director, presented a new Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) with East Central Regional Juvenile Center for the secure juvenile detention and treatment facility. A resolution is required authorizing the Board to enter into the JPA with counties in and neighboring the Minnesota Tenth Judicial District for secure detention and programming. Approval is required for the new JPA with the East Central Regional Juvenile Center and also for the Agreement between Wright County and Anoka County for 3 contract beds. MacMillan said Wright County has held the contract for 14 years with the East Central Regional Juvenile Center for juvenile detention and short-term placement. Over the past couple of years, they have looked at restructuring. MacMillan and Sawatzke serve on that Board. Abe Abrahamson, Court Services Juvenile Supervisor, is an adjunct member to that Board. MacMillan said their goal was to reduce the total bed capacity to 24 with a budget of 31 beds. To accomplish this, Wright County would reduce their secure beds from 6 to 3. This will come at a cost savings to the County. Wright County’s usage last year was 4.1. Usage has been as high as 5.7. MacMillan feels they will be able to manage with a contract for 3 beds. There will be bed space available to contract over 3 beds if needed. The original Agreement is for 6 beds and will automatically terminate 12-31-11. The revised Agreement will commence 1-01-12. The renewal will be automatic after 5 years, effective 1-01-17.
Sawatzke referenced the total bed capacity of 24 that MacMillan mentioned. He said there are actually 36 beds at the Facility. MacMillan said there are 36 beds but the budget includes 31 beds. Sawatzke said in the past, Wright County has struggled at times to fill all 6 beds. The beds were available for others to use. MacMillan said the Joint Powers Board discussed reducing the size of the Facility. There wasn’t a cost savings so they left the bed capacity at 36 beds. This provides the flexibility for Wright County to exceed the 3 beds if needed. Sawatzke said when the Agreement was entered into years ago, it was the expectation that the number of beds required would increase. The reality is these numbers have leveled off or have reduced. MacMillan said the other thing that impacts bed space is that people have become more creative with correctional tools. The Board will see this in the future as Abrahamson has put together a plan to reduce the number of out-of-home placements using electronic home monitoring tools.
Richard Norman, County Coordinator, said MacMillan clarified the terms of the automatic renewal of the JPA. The Agreement with Anoka County for 3 contract beds (Page D20) reflects there is a renewal clause. He did not read this as an automatic renewal clause. The language reflects that, “The contract may be renewed by written agreement of Anoka County and the Placing County for such period of time as may be agreed upon assuming the Placing County is a Member of the joint powers agreement.” Norman interpreted this language to indicate the renewal of the Agreement with Anoka County must come back to the County Board for approval. MacMillan plans to bring the Agreement back within 5 years for discussion. Sawatzke favored discussion at that time anyway. Discussion led to bed cost. MacMillan said the new Agreement will allow for the same security but they will be able to use the facility at a reduced cost. Russek asked about contracted beds which are not leased. MacMillan said there is a formula for reconciliation of the budget. This formula is based on annual average usage. The chart supplied reflects the budget based on 31 beds. Seven additional beds need to be sold to meet that budget. If they are not, the cost will be adjusted to member counties. Abrahamson said the budget previously was based on 33 beds. Sawatzke added that the savings realized through the reduction in beds will far exceed any adjusted cost. MacMillan said the cost for beds is still lower than that at the State level.
Thelen moved to adopt Resolution #11-39 authorizing Wright County to enter into a JPA with counties in and neighboring the Minnesota Tenth Judicial District for secure detention and programming. The motion was seconded by Sawatzke and carried 5-0 on a roll call vote. Sawatzke moved to approve the Joint Powers Agreement between the Counties of Anoka, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Pine, Sherburne, Washington, and Wright for Secure Juvenile Detention and Treatment Facility. The motion was seconded by Eichelberg and carried unanimously. Sawatzke moved to approve the Agreement between Wright County and Anoka County for 3 contract beds. The motion was seconded by Thelen. Mattson asked the price of the 3 beds. Abrahamson said the price will be set in September. Sawatzke stated that the price will be set by the Joint Powers Board. It may increase slightly since they are going from 33 to 31 beds. He felt the cost will still be very competitive in the market place. The motion carried 5-0.
Wayne Fingalson, Highway Engineer, said bids were opened for the CSAH 34 Overlay Project (SAP 086-634-007), Contract #11-08, on 8-09-11. This is for a 3-mile segment on CSAH 34. The Engineer’s estimate is $854,747.50. He distributed a summary of the bids:
Vendor; Total Bid; Percent Over/Under Estimate
Hardrives, Inc.; $935,758.04; 9.48% over estimate
Knife River Corporation-North Central; $936,170.33; 9.53% over estimate
Fingalson said the abstract identifies the main difference being the bituminous price ($45 vs. $50). He recommended awarding the CSAH 34 bid to Hardrives, Inc. in the amount of $935,758.04 to be funded as follows:
Local Levy Remaining, $250,000.00
State Aid Municipal (Hanover), $300,000.00
State Aid Regular (Advance), $385,758.04
The County saved $269,500.89 from local projects (CR 117 and CSAH 34) so Fingalson proposed using $250,000 from the local levy. Other funding sources proposed are the Municipal Construction Account in the amount of $300,000 and advancing $385,758.04 from the State Aid Regular Account. Another option is to complete the 3-mile segment in 2014. Looking at the 10-year trend, he felt that oil prices will be higher than they are today. If the 3-mile segment is not completed this year, the County will have additional maintenance costs on that portion. Sawatzke said oil is at an all-time high so he was unsure whether Fingalson’s projection was correct. Eichelberg said he is in favor of completing the CSAH 34 project and the funding source has been identified. Eichelberg moved to award the bid for the CSAH 34 Overlay Project to Hardrives, Inc. of Rogers, MN, seconded by Thelen, carried 5-0.
Fingalson said the deadline to apply for Highway Safety Improvement Program Funding (HSIP) is 8-22-11 for projects for FY 2013. The recommendation is to apply for up to $250,000 of federal funding for 6” wide grooved white reflective edge striping. This is identified in the County’s safety plan completed by Mn/DOT and the consultants. The County’s share would be $25,000. For FY 2012, the County received funding for chevron rumble strips on certain roadways and intersection lighting for the remainder of the lights that are identified in the safety plan. Fingalson referenced CSAH 14 as an example of where the grooved white reflective edge striping was used. The striping is very visible at night and in rain, and is protected from the snow plows. Fingalson said this is an opportunity for $250,000 (County share $25,000) for roadways that will require an edge line anyway. This will save on future budgets. If awarded, they will be able to stripe 47 miles. Fingalson said these are not rumble strips. This process involves a groove and there is no discernable noise from driving over it. Sawatzke questioned whether Wright County is guaranteed the $250,000. Fingalson said it is not guaranteed. There is $250,000 available and he understands the State may receive something around $1.8 million. Sawatzke stated he has concern when he hears the federal government doesn’t have a lot of money and yet they can give Wright County money to paint stripes on a road for 47 miles. He felt the federal government needs to prioritize better. He said if Wright County doesn’t apply and receive this money, someone else will. Mattson moved to approve the request to apply for HSIP funding, seconded by Eichelberg, carried 5-0.
Eichelberg requested scheduling a Personnel Committee Of The Whole Meeting to discuss the vacant Highway Maintenance position. Russek said a decision needs to be made whether to send this discussion to Committee or deal with the request at the County Board level. Sawatzke understood that Eichelberg placed this item on the Agenda as Fingalson feels replacement should be done prior to October. Eichelberg moved to authorize advertising for the position. The motion was seconded by Thelen. Thelen asked for information on the importance of the position, what impact not replacing it will have, and what it means relative to the maintenance of the highways. Fingalson said a one-page summary was distributed during budget sessions last week identifying the rationale as to why the Highway Department wants the position replaced. Fingalson said the largest issue is training. If posting waits until October, it could be well into December before the position is filled based on posting times required by the union contract. The employee will need time to get used to the equipment, routes, and procedures prior to the snow season.
Sawatzke stated that 2-3 years ago, the County began the process of belt tightening because of the economy, the State budget shortfall, and receiving less funding from the State. Historically, when a person left a position a position was filled. The County Board does not want to lay employees off. A process has been established where the Board reviews the need to fill vacant positions. As of today, 3/4 of the departments are a staff person or two short from what is budgeted. Sawatzke said the Highway Department does not have a position that has been left unfilled. This Highway Maintenance position opening occurred when a supervisor position was filled.
Sawatzke stated the County hasn’t laid anyone off but things have not improved. The County is budgeting in 2012 a $1.4 million reduction in County Program Aid. The Auditor reported that the County realized a $600,000 reduction in this year’s aid from the State. Sawatzke said there is not any sign of prosperity. The real world people are tightening their belt and so are other counties. The Highway Department has 21 Highway Maintenance workers plus 3 Supervisors. He felt they could get by with one less person, thereby saving the County $60,000 next year. Fingalson said the Highway Department understands belt tightening and felt they have been doing this for years. Anoka, Carver, and Scott County have nine assistant engineers. Wright County has one. They also have more maintenance people per mile. Fingalson said it comes down to level of service. If the Highway Maintenance position is not filled, then the Board should schedule a Transportation Committee Of The Whole (TCOTW) meeting to discuss the consequences. A staff person was added in 2008 at the Otsego shop to accommodate the additional traffic from that part of the County. People expect the roads to be clear of snow from 3:00 A.M. 5:00 A.M. so they can commute to work. He did not know that the County would want to remove one of the two night staff. Those positions address the roadways which need attention during snowfalls until 10:30 at night. This is when there are many school activities. Steve Meyer came up with this idea and it has worked well. The Highway Department communicates with the Sheriff’s Department to identify areas which need attention. Wright County does not have staff scheduled around the clock like in Hennepin County. The Highway Department did a lot of analysis of routes per person to maintain the 4-hour route through the system. Without the position being replaced, the time period to get through the route would increase. Fingalson said they are trying to maintain what they have and not go backwards. He posed the question to the Board on whether they feel the general public will be accepting to a reduced level of service. The public could be informed it is due to the economy and cutbacks. Fingalson said to maintain the level of service they are providing now, they would like to continue with the same work force. Russek said roadways in Wright County are heavily used and need to be maintained. People need to get to work. The Board will receive calls if they cannot. Mattson asked whether the Highway Department Supervisors have driving backgrounds. Fingalson confirmed this. Mattson said the Board could vote that way if they need to in October. Russek reminded Mattson that there is a motion on the floor to authorize replacement. Thelen said she has trouble solving budget problems through attrition. She still has questions on this position. She referenced previous comments made by Russek on whether replacement is a necessity or a nicety. She could support waiting to check out what could be done differently, including some sort of arrangements with communities. Fingalson said if the Board wants to consider the request further, he would suggest scheduling a TCOTW meeting in mid-September. A brainstorming session could be held on options and it would provide the Board with a better handle on the challenges and the workload. Russek said if the position is going to be replaced for this winter, the process needs to get started so the person is trained. Fingalson said that is their preference. Eichelberg said the Highway Maintenance position requires training. If the hire doesn’t commence until October or November, there is a chance for snowfall at that time. He referenced the amount of commuters living in Wright County and that roads need to be plowed. He felt this is a safety issue. Sawatzke said Mattson made a good point that the Crew Supervisors can plow in a snowstorm. The two Supervisors have their licenses, experience, and are capable of driving. Sawatzke put forth another option. He said there are plenty of people who do not have jobs, and some of those are experienced truck drivers. The County could hire a temporary person as needed. Sawatzke referenced the handout provided at budget sessions outlining the justification for hire. He said that the handout only references needs during snow events. Although that is a critical component, there are seasons with periods of no snow. Fingalson said the handout reflects that this position works with other things such as flooding, shouldering, and patching. The focus of the Board’s discussion seemed to be on snow and ice control, so that is where he focused his justification. Crew Supervisors are used for coverage (leaves for sick, work comp, or other absences). He was unsure whether it would be feasible to use them as full-time drivers. Sawatzke said he was not suggesting full-time for the Supervisors. Fingalson said they would need to be full-time to maintain the same level of service. Fingalson said they currently have 23 trucks with plows for the 23 staff members. There is one spare truck. Parking one of the plow trucks would require route modification. He restated that he would like to maintain the same level of service. If the Board is not comfortable filling the position at this time, he would like the TCOTW to meet and discuss this in September. The motion to authorize advertising for the position failed 2-3 with Mattson, Thelen, and Sawatzke casting the nay votes.
Thelen moved to send to the TCOTW discussion on options for adjusting to the reduction or to review this further. Sawatzke said this issue is technically going to the Personnel Committee Meeting in October and he felt that Committee could handle it then. Thelen felt that discussion has to do with more than personnel issues. Discussion is needed on what can be adjusted, how routes will be affected, and collaboration the creative piece, instead of just an up or down vote. Sawatzke said the Highway Department could ask for a couple thousand dollars for temporary help. Fingalson said this is more than a personnel issue. The purpose would be to talk about how the Board wants to modify the level of service for the public. He felt that was appropriately referred to the TCOTW. The motion was seconded by Eichelberg. Sawatzke said the Board is back to the original request, except for now they are referring it to the TCOTW instead of to the Personnel Committee Of The Whole. Fingalson said the purpose would be to have discussion with the Board on what they want the Highway Department to do; to drop the position at the Northeast Shop, to do away with the night-time person, etc. The Board will be given the facts and will need to make the final decision on whether they want the compliment of people changed. He felt the Board has a right to know the impacts of that change. Fingalson said if the Board wants the Highway Department to modify the level of service, he wants their input on how that should be done. He did not feel the Board would want them to do something on their own. Sawatzke did not recall the Board ever telling the Highway Department how to plow a road or who should plow it. Fingalson said it involves policy. Previously, when a person was added to the Highway Department, they discussed this at a TCOTW Meeting. Sawatzke said if the Highway Department has 20 staff instead of 21, Fingalson should use his expertise to take care of the roads in the best manner possible. Fingalson said if the Board decides to not fill the position and it impacts snowplowing, they will receive phone calls.
Russek said he voted to fill the position. Thelen felt it was important for the Board to have discussion on this. The motion and second were amended to include setting the TCOTW Meeting for 9-12-11 at 10:00 A.M. at the Public Works Building. Fingalson said at the next County Board Meeting, he will request to add a couple of additional items to the 9-12-11 TCOTW Agenda. The motion carried 5-0. Stearns County forwarded a request asking the Wright County Board to review the AMC Policy Committee membership and to consider hosting the October AMC District 5 Meeting. After review, the Board stated the membership listing is correct. Russek recalled that Stearns County indicated at the last District 5 Meeting that they would host the October District 5 Meeting. Therefore, Wright County will not volunteer to do so. Norman will respond to Stearns County.
Asleson requested the Board set a Committee Meeting to discuss the Kramer Avenue roadway in Clearwater Pleasant Park. Thelen moved to schedule the Committee Meeting for 8-24-11 at 3:00 P.M. The meeting will be held at the Public Works Building. The motion was seconded by Eichelberg and carried unanimously.
All Media Supplies Inc.. $342.53
Allina Hospitals & clinics 28,750.30
Ameripride Services 148.88
Anna Lashinski 288.50
Annandale Rock Products 211.53
Aramark Services Inc. 12,834.82
Arctic Glacier Inc. 976.55
Automatic Garage Door & Fi 704.98
Bachman Printing 220.40
Black Moore Magnussen LTD 100.00
Boyer Truck Parts 2,430.13
Buff N Glo Inc. 112.00
Buffalo/City of 3,993.86
Catco Parts Service 503.05
Center Point Energy 144.06
Centra Sota Cooperatiave - E 62,425.66
Central MN Mental Health 200.00
Century Link 2,290.32
Community Lawn Care 260.87
Core Professional Services 800.00
Corporate Payment Systems 140.50
Cottens Inc. 1,331.90
Engel/Dale L 600.00
Erickson Engineering Co 700.00
Farm-Rite Equipment Inc. 106.88
Federal Signal Corporation 237.82
Fibernet Monticello 359.80
Fred Pryor Seminars Inc. 447.00
Gateway Masters Distribut 414.84
Glock Inc. 235.13
Gopher State One Call 158.25
Grand View Lodge 100.00
Granite Electronics 414.90
Halderson/Jason J. and Rebe 49,091.00
Hardings Towing Inc 219.09
Hedlund Plumbing 155.00
Highway Technologies Inc. 179.56
Intoximeters Inc. 254.20
Lake Region Coop Oil 715.41
Larson Allen LLP 28,850.00
Lawson Products Inc. 544.26
LeClaire/Kimberly D 103.25
Liz Freiberg 141.75
Lorman Education Services 221.18
Lostetter/Carol H. 500.00
M & M Express Sales 146.37
M-R Sign Company Inc. 969.89
Marco Inc. 871.03
Marietta Aggregates/Martin 437.37
Mathiowetz Construction 515,700.58
Menards - Buffalo 165.47
Mid-Minnesota Hot Mix Inc. 119,775.72
Midway Ford 23,025.55
Morries Parts & Service Grp 2,174.71
Motorola Inc. 12,593.31
Office Depot 866.56
Pictometry International C 82,240.50
PowerPlan OIB 266.86
Red River Specialties Inc. 864.50
Richards/Thomas W 100.00
River Bend Industries 299.46
Robin’s Plumbing & Heating 765.00
Russell Security Resource 162.50
Software House International 614.53
St. Croix Solutions 195.00
St. Paul/City of 335.00
State of MN-Office Enterpri 965.00
Total Printing 876.38
Transcend United Technolo 2,115.97
Trimin Government Solution 6,082.50
Uniforms Unlimited 115.95
Waste Management - TC West 317.10
West Payment Center 835.80
Wright Hennepin Electric 554.87
Zep Sales & Service 506.10
33 Payments less than $100 1,680.65
Final total $1,030,938.68
The meeting adjourned at 10:25 A.M
Published in the Herald Journal Sept. 19, 2011.