Wright County Board Minutes

DECEMBER 24, 2012
The Wright County Board met in regular session at 9:00 A.M. with Sawatzke, Mattson, Russek, Thelen, and Eichelberg present.
The minutes of 12-18-12 were corrected as follows: Page 21, 8th paragraph, 1st sentence, change from “Carol” to “Karol” (Eichelberg). Russek moved to approve the minutes as corrected. The motion was seconded by Eichelberg and carried 5-0.
Petitions were accepted to the Agenda as follows: Consent Agenda Item A5, “Accept Health Insurance Premiums, Eff. 3-01-13.” (Norman). Richard Norman, County Coordinator, said there was a rate cap of 15% in the Plan Year. The experience rate reflected rates should come in higher but the brokers were able to negotiate the rate down to an aggregate increase of 9%. Russek moved to approve the Agenda as amended, seconded by Eichelberg, carried 5-0.
Eichelberg moved to approve the Consent Agenda. The motion was seconded by Russek. Russek referenced Consent Item B1, “Set Interest Rate For County Ditch Assessments” and questioned whether 4% is the interest rate. Bob Hiivala, Auditor/Treasurer, presented information which reflects that MN Statute 103E.611 states that the annualized interest rate that can be charged for ditch assessments may not exceed the rate established by the Court Administrator (which is currently 4%). This interest rate is only calculated to August 15 of each year, which means that a prorated rate can be charged. Hiivala requested the Board set the interest rate for ditch assessments at 2.33% (7/12ths of 4%). Sawatzke asked if the rate will be 4% going forward. Hiivala said if the County approves more than the annual assessment that will have to be looked at. For the first year, the recommended rate is 4%. Sawatzke asked whether any amounts are large enough where they will extend beyond one year. Hiivala said this was not the case. Hiivala will send out letters on ditches today and give benefited property owners a month to pay. If the amount is not paid, then it will be added to taxes. The motion carried 5-0:
1. Performance; S. Lindenfelser, L. Paumen, Aud./Treas.; T. Johnson, P&Z; D. Anselment, A. Fournier, G. Howell, R. MacElroy, M. Sturm, J. Tester. Sher.; D. Ernst, C. Majkrzak, Vet Svcs./Civ. Def.
2. Authorize Wellness Committee To Sponsor After Hours Yoga Classes For Employees, Two Sessions (1-03-13 to 2-07-13 & 2-21-13 to 3-28-13), Old Jail Gym.
3. Approve Non-Union Salary Schedule for 2013.
4. O/T Report, Period Ending 12-08-12.
5. Accept Health Insurance Premiums, Eff. 3-01-13.
1. Set Interest Rate For County Ditch Assessments.
Bob Hiivala, Auditor/Treasurer, presented the claims listing. Russek moved to approve the claims as listed in the abstract, subject to audit. Approval includes 246 vendors for a total of $730,655.16. The motion was seconded by Eichelberg. Mattson referenced a claim on Page 29, Three Rivers Park District ($273.55), for Cross County Ski Boots X17 Rental. He questioned whether the boots are bought or rented. Hiivala said the claim listing reflects equipment sales so it appears it is a purchase. The motion carried 5-0.
The Highway Department submitted a draft resolution of Final Acceptance for the CSAH 75 Realignment Project, Contract #11-03, 86-675-013, with R. L. Larson Excavating of St. Cloud Minnesota. The request is to adopt the resolution and authorize final payment of $91,324.42. Russek said it appears the Highway Engineer is satisfied with the end project. Sawatzke said many complaints were received on the first lift, as the road was very wavy. The finish lift removed the majority of the waviness. Eichelberg commented that the road is not as good as it could be. Sawatzke said it is not the smoothest road in the County but it meets all the requirements. Overall, the project was very good including the removal of the bridge. Sawatzke moved to adopt Resolution #12-82, Final Acceptance for the CSAH 75 Realignment Project, Contract #11-03, 86-675-013, with R. L. Larson Excavating of St. Cloud Minnesota and to authorize final payment of $91,324.42. The motion was seconded by Russek and carried 5-0 on a roll call vote. Hiivala said with the approval, he will pay this with an Auditor’s Warrant so it is paid from this year.
Russek extended thanks and bid farewell to the Department Heads and the Administration Office, as this is the last County Board Meeting of the year and for the four outgoing Commissioners.
Bills Approved
Abrahamson/Brian $255.50
Albertville Body Shop Inc 2,195.41
Allina Hospitals & Clinics 667.44
American Solutions for Bus. 2,831.15
Ameripride Services 374.34
Anoka County Corrections 10,252.00
Anoka County Sheriff 21,623.54
AP Technology 1,050.00
Aramark Services Inc 6,442.60
Backes/Joe 149.50
Baertschi/Paul 145.00
Bakeberg/George 231.00
Barnes Distribution 253.54
Bauman/Lawrence R 435.00
Beaudry Propane Inc 2,221.29
Borrett/Jim 125.50
BP Amoco 2,743.24
Buff N Glo Inc 145.00
CDW Government Inc 320.63
Center Point Energy 3,771.43
Centra Sota Coop - Buffalo 9,359.42
CenturyLink 2,179.42
CES Imaging 186.51
Chamberlain Oil Co 2,617.49
Chemung Supply Corp 14,260.00
Climate Air 7,530.24
Comm. of Transportation 492.67
Computime 113.50
Cottens Inc 645.32
Delano/City of 2,710.48
Dell Marketing LP 36,860.38
Denn/Franklin E 206.00
Design Elec. Inc-Cold Spring 864.45
Display Sales Company 418.96
Donahue Sports Center Corp 435.96
Douglas/Ralph D 426.00
Eichelberg/Elmer 385.54
Emergency Auto. Tech Inc 1,796.60
Envirotech Services Inc 14,882.99
EPA Audio Visual Inc 185.06
Excel Systems 150.00
Farm-Rite Equipment Inc 2,239.03
Feddema/Tom 281.00
Founders Telecom 275.95
Frontier Precision Inc 6,474.92
Gabriel/Cathleen 100.00
Gilson Company Inc 765.14
Granite Electronics 3,721.59
Greene Espel PLLP 2,770.59
H&R Const Co 3,707.38
Harrison Marker Co 2,218.73
Helena Chemical Company 299.25
Hennepin County Treasurer 1,800.00
Hewlett Packard 12,422.02
Hillyard Inc - Minneapolis 1,590.01
Hunter/Mary-Annette 6,743.00
Impact Proven Solutions 10,760.33
Integrated Fire & Security 1,429.22
Interstate Powersystems 1,371.32
Juncewski/Kenneth F 4,347.50
Keaveny LTC Pharmacy 3,939.09
Kris Engineering Inc 13,543.16
Kustom Signals Inc 2,441.00
Lacount Sales LLC 810.98
LaPlant Demo Inc 1,326.91
Larson/RL Excavating, Inc. 91,324.42
Laurent/Michael 169.40
Liberty Tire Recycling LLC 14,627.14
Lindberg Excavating Inc 1,560.00
Lund Industries Inc 205.10
Lundeen/Jonathan C 9,184.50
Lynn Peavey Company 1,248.00
Maple Lake/City of 2,298.17
Marco 6,814.17
Marco Inc 1,193.80
Marietta Aggregates/Martin 509.28
Matt Legal Services 100.00
Menards - Buffalo 1,509.47
Midway Iron & Metal Co Inc 548.66
MN Assn of County Officers 265.00
MN Bookstore 576.06
MN Counties Comp. Coop. 75,013.50
MN County Attorneys Assoc. 6,236.00
MN Monitoring Inc 11,396.75
MN Sheriffs Association 6,844.00
MN Society of Prof Surveyors 1,255.00
Monticello Towing LLC 187.03
Monticello/City of 19,204.73
Montrose/City of 1,097.91
Morries Parts & Service Grp. 945.69
Motorola Inc 7,898.67
Mountain Stream Sports/App. 526.62
Multi Health Systems Inc 351.00
Neaton/Nick 126.50
Office Depot 2,006.34
Office of the Sec. of State 240.00
Pederson/David 325.00
Performance Kennels Inc 16,586.25
PMI Computer Supplies 691.15
Precision Prints of Wright Co 417.89
Procise Solutions Inc 560.00
Ramacciotti/Frank 300.00
Rasmuson/Anthony 100.00
Regents of the Univ. of MN 31,861.99
Retrofit Companies Inc 1,181.57
RS Eden 872.10
Russell Sec. Resource Inc 39,090.22
Ryan Automotive 634.56
Ryan Chevrolet 292.98
Safelite Fulfillment Inc 180.04
Schermann/Robert D 170.00
Schmaltz/John 304.87
Setter/Randi 100.00
SHI International Corp 3,843.00
Sicheneder/Patrick 205.50
Sign Man of MN Inc/The 151.76
Sprint 9,472.50
St Croix Recreation Co Inc 2,451.71
Star Tribune 145.60
State Supply Co 715.88
Street Smart Rentals 26,903.64
Streichers 914.71
Thelen/Rose 1,979.88
Three Rivers Park Dist-Parks 273.55
Tools Unlimited 935.15
Total Printing 2,335.60
Towmaster 360.06
Transcend United Tech. 3,135.54
Uline 198.13
Ultramax 2,770.00
Unlimited Electric Inc 6,139.33
Verizon Wireless 647.34
Victor Township 1,957.70
Voss Lighting 220.58
Walmart Community GEMB 113.89
Waverly/City of 3,385.52
Weber/Gordon S 210.00
W Metro Buick-Pontiac-GMC 4,080.66
West Payment Center 1,091.07
Wolff/Karen 320.00
Wright Co.Highway Dept 47,073.17
Wright Henn. Coop Elec 4,094.09
Wright Hennepin Electric 1,377.73
Wright Soil & Water Cons Dist 150.00
Ziegler Inc 4,006.87
37 Payments less than $100 1,545.25
Final Total: 730,655.16
The meeting adjourned at 9:12 A.M
Published in the Herald Journal Jan. 21, 2013.

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