WRIGHT COUNTY BOARD MINUTES
AUGUST 11, 2015
The Wright County Board met in regular session at 9:00 A.M. with Husom, Sawatzke, Potter, Daleiden and Borrell present.
Daleiden moved to approve the 8-04-15 County Board Minutes as presented. The motion was seconded by Borrell and carried 5-0.
Petitions were accepted to the Agenda as follows: Aud./Treas. Item #A4, “Authorize Attendance, Agricultural Drainage and The Future of Water Quality Workshop, Mankato, 8-13-15” (Borrell). Borrell moved to approve the Agenda as amended, seconded by Husom, carried 5-0.
On a motion by Daleiden, second by Husom, all voted to approve the Consent Agenda:
Authorize Signatures On Law Enforcement Contract With the City of Clearwater, Eff. 1-01-16 to 12-31-17
Refer to Personnel Committee (8/26/15) - proposed revisions to Wright County Personnel Policy 205 Probationary Period
Approve Claims as Listed in the Abstract, Subject to Audit, for a total of $636,126.25, with 159 Vendors and 250 Transactions
D. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
1. Position Replacements:
A. Social Worker
B. Technology Coordinator
C. Case Aide
D. Financial Worker E. Financial Worker
E. PLANNING & ZONING
Accept the findings and recommendations of the Planning Commission for the following rezoning:
SHANNON NOLAN (Southside Twp.) Planning Commission unanimously recommends approval of the rezoning of approximately ten acres from AG General Agriculture to R-2a Suburban Residential.
Bob Hiivala, Auditor/Treasurer, presented the State Demographers annual population and household estimates for Wright County including cities and townships, as of 4-01-14. The State sends estimates in June to county, city and township clerks. Municipalities have the option to appeal the estimates. Hiivala said that since the County was not notified by the State of any changes, the estimates are correct. The Wright County total population estimate is 129,946. This was provided as an informational item.
On a motion by Husom, second by Daleiden, all voted to schedule a Committee Of The Whole Meeting on 9-15-15 at 10:30 A.M. for an Audit Exit Meeting with CliftonLarsonAllen.
On a motion by Daleiden, second by Borrell, roll call vote carried 5-0 to adopt Resolution #15-38 allowing Allen Bebeau to repurchase tax forfeited property, PID #101-040-006040, per contract requirements. Sawatzke asked about the undue hardship or injustice parameters for this type of action. Potter replied that the person did not understand the process and obligation and this should not be an issue in the future. The motion carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.
Daleiden made a motion to authorize attendance at the “Agricultural Drainage and the Future of Water Quality” Seminar on 8-13-15 in Mankato, MN. The motion was seconded by Borrell and carried 5-0.
Husom made a motion to recess the Board Meeting at 9:17 A.M. to go into Closed Session, under Attorney/Client privilege, to discuss pending litigation with Joseph Winkelman. The motion was seconded by Daleiden and carried 5-0.
The County Board Meeting reconvened at 9:57 A.M. Lee Kelly, County Coordinator, proposed the Board entertain a motion to accept the settlement reached in the Joseph Winkelman litigation. Wright County will contribute $50,000 to this settlement. The motion includes authorizing the Board Chair to sign the finalized agreement in this matter. Daleiden made the motion as recommended, seconded by Husom. The motion carried 5-0.
Kelly presented a draft Budget Committee Of The Whole (BCOTW) schedule for the upcoming budget sessions relating to the 2016 budget. Kelly will revise the draft schedule based on a response received that one department is unable to appear at the designated time. Kelly has also been contacted by the Fair Board, the Initiative Foundation, and the GRRL on presenting their budgets. He asked the Board whether these groups should be scheduled or whether their budgets requests should be submitted in writing. The GRRL has been making a presentation to counties on what is transpiring in the Library system, and Kelly felt it was most appropriate to have this done during budget sessions. Daleiden moved to accept the draft BCOTW Schedule, seconded by Husom, carried 5-0. Daleiden requested that the BCOTW schedule be placed on the County’s website.
Advisory Committee/Advisory Board Updates:
1. County Fair. Borrell said approximately 63,000 people attended the Wright County Fair. The highest attendance to date was around 67,000.
2. One Watershed One Plan. Borrell attended a meeting on the One Watershed One Plan. A survey relating to the Plan did not include material he felt should have been included. Borrell has asked but not learned what the desired end result is for the One Watershed One Plan. Daleiden said the One Watershed One Plan is going to be more common moving forward. All watersheds are competing for the same grant funding so they are working together. Borrell said he is not opposed but would like more information on what the goal is.
3. SWCD. Borrell attended a SWCD Meeting on 8-10-15. One item included in the buffer bill relates to soil runoff of farmer’s fields. There is grant funding that is available to assist with remedying this problem. It was noted that this may not apply when there are extremely heavy rains.
4. River Rider. Daleiden asked about the final audit. Sawatzke said the audit was not discussed at the last River Rider Meeting as the person that was to present the information was unable to attend. Feedback received is that everything is in good order. The group authorized payment on final bills, and a $30,000 refund was received for health insurance.
5. Greater MSP. Potter will attend a Greater MSP Regional Seminar in Golden Valley on 8-12-15.
6. MnDOT Seminar. Potter will attend a MnDOT Seminar in Brainerd on 8-13-15. More information will be received on the $30,000 in TED (Transportation Economic Development) grants that have been authorized.
7. Husom referenced the road construction in Buffalo and encouraged everyone to continue patronizing businesses through the construction period. Signage has been provided to direct travelers to the destination of specific businesses.
Ameripride Services $104.23
AMI Imaging Systems Inc 562.50
Annandale/City of 606.84
Apollo Glass Company 1,171.41
Aramark Services Inc 7,607.74
Braun Intertec Corporation 3,577.25
Buffalo Auto Value 283.98
Buffalo Hospital 120.98
Buffalo/City of 155,334.87
CDW Government Inc 2,052.88
Center Point Energy 2,875.62
Chamberlain Oil Co 2,965.36
Clearwater/City of 797.80
Climate Air 12,113.62
Compass Minerals America Inc 167,029.69
Corporate Payment Systems 2,354.43
Cottens Inc 2,234.41
CST Distribution LLC 1,113.84
Delano Rental Inc 422.74
Dell Marketing LP 3,262.77
Emergency Automotive Tech Inc 1,663.46
Expert Automotive & Towing Inc 214.00
Frattalone Companies 99,730.00
Granite Electronics 447.00
Green Interiors 450.00
Hancock Concrete Products LLC 6,285.64
Hardings Towing Inc 125.00
Hillyard Inc - Minneapolis 3,090.59
Howard Lake/City of 278.08
Intereum Inc 2,544.01
Intoximeters Inc 510.00
Jacobs/Jeffrey W 3,900.00
Jerrys Towing & Repair 185.00
Karels Towing 167.00
L3 Communications Inc 839.10
Lawson Products Inc 135.46
Locators & Supplies Inc 373.52
M & M Express Sales and Service 6,149.01
Magneto Power LLC 201.60
Menards - Buffalo 116.58
Mend Correctional Care LLC 21,829.33
MN Chemical Company 5,190.66
MN Continuing Legal Education 320.00
MN Counties Computer Coop 3,940.79
MN County Attorneys Association 190.00
Montrose/City of 450.00
Net Transcripts Inc 1,018.88
Northern Safety Technology 190.83
Office Depot 981.79
Omann Brothers Inc 6,932.79
Palmer West Construction Co Inc 1,049.00
Performance Kennels Inc 103.20
RTVision Inc 1,865.00
Ruttgers Bay Lake Lodge Inc 1,427.60
Safelite Fulfillment Inc 156.96
Schwans Home Service Inc 177.28
Scuba Center 472.95
SHI International Corp 19,216.00
Specialty Turf & Ag 110.60
Steve O Septic 570.00
Total Printing 830.70
Utility Truck Services 3,421.19
W D Larson Companies LTD 285.04
Waste Management of WI-MN 3,443.97
Waste Management-TC West 477.50
Waverly/City of 433.80
Wright County Highway Dept 38,837.30
Wright Hennepin Electric 1,430.85
WSB & Associates Inc 3,453.43
Xcel Energy 2,679.21
Zee Medical Service 159.95
25 Payments less than $100 1,254.38
Final total $636,126.25
The meeting adjourned at 10:19 a.m.
Published in the Herald Journal Aug. 31, 2015.