Wright County Board Minutes

WRIGHT COUNTY BOARD MINUTES
DECEMBER 15, 2015
The Wright County Board met in regular session at 9:00 A.M. with Husom, Sawatzke, Potter, Daleiden and Borrell present.
MINUTES
Daleiden moved to approve the 12-01-15 County Board Minutes, AM Meeting. The motion was seconded by Husom and carried 5-0.
Daleiden moved to approve the 12-01-15 County Board Minutes, PM Meeting. The motion was seconded by Borrell and carried 5-0.
AGENDA
Borrell moved to approve the Agenda, seconded by Husom. The motion carried 5-0.
CONSENT AGENDA
Daleiden requested that Item A1, “Administration, Position Replacement, Custodian” be pulled for discussion. Daleiden moved to approve the remainder of the Consent Agenda, seconded by Borrell, carried unanimously.
B. ADMINISTRATION
1. Schedule 2015 Employee Recognition Ceremony For 2-23-16 @ 10:00 A.M.
C. ADMINISTRATION
1. Reappoint Marlene Stumpf-Johnson to the Wright County Community Action (WCCA) Board of Directors, Three-Year Term, 1-09-16 through 1-08-19
D. ADMINISTRATION
1. Schedule Closed Session on 1-05-16 at 11:00 A.M. To Discuss Labor Negotiations Strategies
E. ADMINISTRATION
1. Refer to 12-16-15 Personnel Committee a request for extended employee personal leave
F. AUDITOR/TREASURER
1. Approve Revised Contract with CliftonLarsonAllen for Compilation Services.
G. AUDITOR/TREASURER
1. Position Replacement:
A. Request to Fill Office Tech II Position.
H. AUDITOR/TREASURER
1. Approve Claims as Listed in the Abstract, Subject to Audit, for a Total of $651,144.42 with 284 Vendors and 451 Transactions
I. AUDITOR/TREASURER
1. Approve Renewal of 2016 Tobacco Licenses for: City of Albertville: Coborn’s, Inc. DBA Coborn’s #2029; Coborn’s, Inc. DBA Coborn’s Liquor #6038; Coborn’s, Inc. DBA Little Duke’s; Croix Oil Company DBA Croix Convenience – Albertville #52; CL Gentile, Inc. DBA Geez Sports Bar & Grill; Cardinal Enterprises, LLC DBA SuperAmerica; City of Clearwater: Coborn’s, Inc. DBA Coborn’s #2008; Coborn’s, Inc. DBA Coborn’s Liquor #6034; Coborn’s, Inc. DBA Little Duke’s; Holiday Stationstores, Inc. DBA Holiday Stationstore #254; City of Cokato: Jack’s of Cokato, Inc.; City of Delano: Coborn’s, Inc. DBA Coborn’s #2028; Coborn’s, Inc. DBA Holiday Stationstore $4073; City of Delano DBA Delano Wine & Spirits; Hansoline, Inc. DBA Flippin Bill’s; Holiday Stationstores, Inc. DBA Holiday Stationstore #214; City of Hanover: Rick and Jodi’s River Inn, Inc. DBA River Inn Bar & Grill; Jonwall, Inc. DBA The Original Tom Thumb; City of Maple Lake: H&H Outdoor Outfitter & Sports Shop, Inc. DBA H&H Sports Shop; Madigan’s Pub & Grill; City of Monticello: Broadway Kwik Stop; City of Monticello DBA Hi-Way Liquors; Holiday Stationstores, Inc. DBA Holiday Stationstore #196; Holiday Stationstores, Inc. DBA Holiday Stationstore #344; Monticello Smoke Shop, Inc. DBA Monti Smoke Shop; Northern Tier Retail, LLC DBA SuperAmerica #4479; Walgreen Co. DBA Walgreens #13938; Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. DBA Walmart #3624; City of Montrose: Montrose C Store, Inc.; O’Brothers Wine & Spirits LLC DBA O’Brothers Wine & Spirits; Doug & Sally Roepke, Inc. DBA The Ugly Bar; City of Otsego: Holiday/Otsego LLC DBA Holiday Stationstore #378; Napa Valley Liquor, Inc. DBA Napa Valley Liquors; City of South Haven: South Haven Sports LLC; City of St. Michael: Coborn’s, Inc. DBA Cash Wise Liquor #7043; W&S, Inc. DBA Corner Bar; Holiday Stationstores, Inc. DBA Holiday Stationstore #394; Tran’s St. Michael Liquors, Inc. DBA St. Michael Liquors; Northern Tier Retail, LLC DBA SuperAmerica #4267; Northern Tier Retail, LLC DBA SuperAmerica #4554; Marohn’s St. Michael Marketplace, Inc. DBA The Marketplace; Walgreen Co. DBA Walgreens #13842 City of Waverly: Mark’s Service; Township of Corinna: Two Friends of Annandale, Inc. DBA Hitching Post at Lake Center.
J. HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
1. Position Replacement
A. Child Support Officer
B. Office Technician II
C. Social Worker
D. Social Worker
Item A1, “Administration, Position Replacement, Custodian,” was discussed. Lee Kelly, County Coordinator, explained that the position replacement relates to a retirement of a custodian at the Law Enforcement Center. His understanding is that the County will continue with custodial staff at the Government Center, Law Enforcement Center, and Health & Human Services Center, but will contract for custodial services at the existing and new Highway building. Daleiden moved to approve Consent Item A1, seconded by Borrell, carried 5-0.
TIMED AGENDA ITEMS
BOB HIIVALA, AUDITOR/TREASURER
Approve Resolution Recommending Conveyance of Public Use Parcels to the City of Albertville.
On a motion by Daleiden, second by Husom, roll call vote carried 5-0 to adopt Resolution #15-77 recommending the conveyance of the following parcels to the City of Albertville:
PID # 101-500-014313 public road
PID # 101-500-011400 preserving existing wetlands
PID # 101-086-000020 storm water holding pond
Approve Resolution Recommending Conveyance of Public Use Parcels to the City of St. Michael.
On a motion by Borrell, second by Daleiden, roll call vote carried 5-0 to adopt Resolution #15-78 recommending the conveyance of the following parcels to the City of St. Michael:
PID # 114-199-000030 public walking trail
PID # 114-106-000010 storm water retention and management
Approve Resolution Regarding Repurchase of Tax Forfeit Property by Backes Companies, Inc. (City of Hanover).
On a motion by Daleiden, second by Husom, roll call vote carried 5-0 to adopt Resolution #15-79 recommending the repurchase of a tax forfeited property by Backes Companies, Inc.:
Outlot A, Esterly Oaks Second Addition
PID # 108-045-000010
Approve Resolution Recommending Conveyance of Four Tax Forfeit Parcels to the Highlands of St. Michael Home Owners’ Association, Inc.
On a motion by Borrell, second by Daleiden, roll call voted carried 5-0 to adopt Resolution #15-80 recommending conveyance of the following parcels to the Highlands of St. Michael Home Owners’ Association by quit claim deed:
PID # 114-111-000020 Outlot B, Highlands of St. Michael Second Addition
PID # 114-111-000060 Outlot F, Highlands of St. Michael Second Addition
PID # 114-111-000080 Outlot H, Highlands of St. Michael Second Addition
PID # 114-262-001010 Lot 1, Block 1, Highlands of St. Michael Third Addition
MARC MATTICE, PARKS ADMINISTRATOR
Adopt two separate resolutions related to a grant application through the Transportation Alternatives Program for CSAH 12 Trail paving project.
A. Sponsor Agency Resolution
Funds for the project will allow Wright County to pave an existing recreational trail along CSAH 12 between Buffalo and Montrose. Estimated project cost is $371,000. The grant request will be submitted for $296,880 leaving a local contribution in 2020 of $74,220 (depending on bids). If awarded, State funding will be applied for which could lower the match. The route has also been identified in the Regional Active Living Plan. Daleiden moved to adopt Resolution #15-81, seconded by Borrell. The motion carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.
B. Resolution Agreeing To Maintain Facility
Daleiden made a motion to adopt Resolution #15-82 agreeing to maintain the facility. The motion was seconded by Borrell and carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.
Update regarding Park and Trail Legacy Grant Applications Relating To Three Submittals, and recommend actions: At the 9-29-15 Board Meeting, the Commissioners authorized the Parks Department to apply for three separate grants through the Parks and Trails Legacy Grant Program. On 10-20-15, the Board adopted the Local Government Sponsor Resolutions with match requirements. Mattice provided an update on the following:
A. Connecting People To The Outdoors/Outdoor Recreation Program Specialist Cooperative With Stearns County = $0
Mattice said this is a Grant with Stearns County putting a Recreation Specialist on contract with Wright and Stearns Counties. The term of the grant funding is 7-01-16 through 6-30-19. This is a $200,000 grant with no matching funds. A job description will be developed with the assistance of Human Resources.
B. Bertram Chain of Lakes Phase 1 Development = $200,000 (CIP – Year 2016)
A grant was applied for. The amount of $200,000 was identified in the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) during the budget process. The County received preliminary approval for a $700,000 grant to match the $200,000 for Phase I development. Things that will be developed include: septic, changing house, road grading, picnic shelters, utilities, and remodel of chalet. Mattice requested the funds be expended in 2016 and 2017 versus 2016. Kelly said the funds are identified in the CIP for 2016. CIP funds can flex over the years. It was the consensus that Mattice will work with Administration and Auditor/Treasurer Department staff to determine the correct time to encumber the funds. Sawatzke noted this is the consensus as long as actions are consistent with what was discussed at the Budget Committee Of The Whole Sessions on grants.
C. Bertram Chain of Lakes Phase 10 Acquisition = $350,000 (CIP – Year 2017)
A grant was received of just over $2.8 million dollars and will finalize the passive use acquisition phase. Phase 11 will be the final acquisition and will include the athletic fields for approximately 41 acres. The Bertram Chain of Lakes Advisory Committee recommends moving up Phase 10 to 2016 and combining it with Phase 9, resulting in reduced appraisal and closing costs. Daleiden made a motion to move the Phase 10 Acquisition of $350,000 from the 2017 to the 2016 budget. The motion was seconded by Sawatzke and carried 5-0.
PUBLIC HEARING RE: ADOPTION OF THREE ASSESSMENT RESOLUTIONS
At 9:34 A.M., Commissioner Potter recessed the Board Meeting and opened the Public Hearing.
Greg Kryzer, Assistant County Attorney, presented an overview of assessments on three properties.
6440 Packard Avenue NE, Otsego. New Septic Installation - $15,688.00. This was found to be a non-compliant system and a court order was issued to update the septic system. The amount will be payable over 10 years at a 4% interest rate.
4947 Crofoot Avenue NW, Maple Lake. New holding tank installation and annual pumping contract - $9,342.25. The assessment relates to a compliance inspection where a system was found to be uncompliant. The court authorized an annual pump contract because of the public health issue. The amount will be payable over 10 years at a 4% interest rate. If the property had been cleaned up voluntarily, it would have been eligible for a low interest loan at 3%. The 4% includes administrative costs.
285 U.S. Highway 12 SW, Montrose. Compliance Inspection - $520.00. A court order was issued for a compliance inspection, and the system was found to be compliant. The amount is payable over one year.
There was no public comment received at the Public Hearing. At 9:48 A.M., Potter closed the Public Hearing and reconvened the County Board Meeting.
On a motion by Daleiden, second by Borrell, roll call vote carried 5-0 to adopt Resolution #15-83 imposing an assessment of $15,688.00 on the property located at 6440 Packard Avenue NE, Otsego, MN, per the terms outlined in the language of the Resolution.
On a motion by Daleiden, second by Borrell, roll call vote carried 5-0 to adopt Resolution #15-84 imposing an assessment of $520 on the property located at 285 U.S. Highway 12 SW, Montrose, MN, per the terms outlined in the language of the Resolution.
On a motion by Daleiden, second by Husom, roll call vote carried 5-0 to adopt Resolution #15-85 imposing an assessment of $9,342.25 on the property located at 4947 Crofoot Avenue N.W., Maple Lake, MN, per the terms outlined in the language of the Resolution.
BRIAN ASLESON, CHIEF DEPUTY ATTORNEY
Approve Of Retaining Kevin Casserly To Perform Appraisals Of Eight Properties For Purposes Of Tax Court
Sawatzke moved to authorize the County Assessor to sign proposals from Kevin Casserly and to fund the appraisals from Budget 100, Professional Services. The motion was seconded by Daleiden and carried 5-0. The properties include:
113-040-001010 114-309-001010
114-126-003050 114-295-001010
114-188-001010 114-800-093202
114-800-093300 118-238-002010
VIRGIL HAWKINS, HIGHWAY ENGINEER
Approve 11-05-15 Owners Committee Of The Whole Minutes
Daleiden moved to approve the Minutes, seconded by Borrell, carried 5-0. The 11-05-15 Owners Committee Of The Whole (OCOTW) Minutes follow:
1. Introductions
Introductions were made, and Ken Francois was invited to give a summary of the Highway Department new building project.
2. Project Update
Francois distributed what he referred to as a “four-month rolling schedule [Attachment 2],” an overview of activities that have been completed, are in process, and are on schedule for the upcoming two months. Roof joists are beginning to arrive, and there will be nine more loads arriving tomorrow, which will be used for the vehicle storage portion of the project. The structural masonry walls are completed, and more walls will be placed once the mezzanine is done and the interior non-load bearing walls are here. Much of the burnished block is in and looks good. The electrical transformer has been set, as well as the precast wall panels. Joint caulking should be completed soon. A three-inch concrete topping was poured yesterday over the tool storage and clean engine room, which will be used as a base for all the air handling equipment; which must be placed there before the roof is on, as the equipment is too heavy to roll across the surface. Structural beams and columns are going in, and work is happening on the office side of the building. The site does get a little wet and makes it hard to move the heavy equipment around, but when the ground freezes, the moisture will come out of the surface.
Below-grade plumbing and electrical are being installed, and the connections have been worked out. The electrical inspector wants a letter from the County that it has no intention of housing a fleet that runs on natural gas, or otherwise changes in code will have to followed for the upper 18 inches of the structure. At this point, there is no intention to have vehicles or a fleet that are powered by natural gas, so this intention can be signed over to the city. Sawatzke asked if one or two vehicles would be permitted since the inspector is referring to a fleet, rather than just one or two. Larkin said that if natural gas vehicles were to be maintained sometime in the future, they would have to be put in a space designed to take a natural gas leak. He explained that this is one of the items being addressed because some fleets are changing to natural gas, but it does not pertain to Wright County at this time.
Roofing will begin in late November, and the entire surface should be on by Christmas. Most of all the load bearing walls are in place in the office area. Overhead doors will be installed soon, and when the windows are ready, they will be installed or a temporary enclosure will be necessary. A permanent gas meter will be installed within the next two weeks, and they are working with CenterPoint with the routing of the gas line. Low-grade mechanical and electrical work continues, and once all the sanitary sewer is in place and the roof is on, there will be some work to do with the in-floor heating. Once the roof is on, the soil will be retested with the help of Braun Engineering, and floor work will be started after the moisture is out. Photos of the work site were shared showing the progress in various areas, and Francois showed where the vapor barrier would be located and further explained that it would be placed between the concrete walls, behind the non-burnished side of the brick. Angled support braces are currently in place for the wall support but will be removed once the roof joists are in and the walls receive sufficient support from them.
Several change order requests have been submitted, and a list [Attachment 3] was distributed. Francois explained that a potential change order contractor (PCO) has to assign a cost of the request within seven days or there is a possibility that the contractor will be responsible for covering the change order without reimbursement from the general contractor. Francois answered questions regarding the requests, which he explained were all reasonable improvements at reasonable prices, and not necessarily obvious or needed at the time of the original bidding. Change orders for less than $5,000, which are time sensitive, can be approved by Hawkins. However, change orders will still be presented to the Owners Committee for review, and change orders over $5,000 must come before the Owners Committee before approval can be granted. Change order request PCO #34-PD #6 (Add an underground gas line to the backup generator.) in the amount of $10,346 will be presented to the full Board for its review/approval. Future change orders will be presented at the monthly Owners Committee for review, regardless of whether or not they are over or under the $5,000 threshold. Francois said that he would like to present this same format for future change orders, and all agreed that those under $5,000 could be approved (if time sensitive) by Hawkins, and all those under $10,000 [later found to be $20,000. See Attachment 5.] would also be presented to this committee before action is taken.
Bids will be accepted next week (November 12, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.) for “miscellaneous metals,” a part of the original bid package for which no bids were submitted with Bid Pack #1 bids.
All agreed that overall the project is going well and following the projected budget [Attachment 4]. Potter expressed his appreciation for the communication from the construction manager, and Hawkins said that the spending to this point makes it likely that there will be a good chance of having funds available for improvements to the current PWB. He added that the contractor has been great to work with, and Larkin has been good at heading off problems before they turn into bigger issues. Hawkins said that he appreciated Larkin’s attention to detail in implementing some of the change orders that would help prevent more expensive problems in the future. Larkin said that most of the change orders are to enhance safety or to save money, and it’s good to take the steps now.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:38 a.m.
(End of 11-05-15 OCOTW Minutes)
Approve 12-03-15 Owners Committee Of The Whole Minute and Act on Recommendations
Hawkins provided an overview of the 12-03-15 OCOTW Minutes. Ken Francois, Kraus Anderson, was present for discussion on proposed change orders for the Highway Building Project:
A. Summary of Concrete Changes from BP #1 to Construction Set
Add (3) Vehicle fence gate operator pads, $4,853.65
Add the foundation for the monument sign at the main entrance, $3,630.77
Add the planter around the flag pole, $5,907.11
Add the “picture frame” finish detail to the main entry sidewalks, $6,896.34
Add a concrete isolation pad for the compressor, $424.29
Added foundation wall to drop a footing 2’ to not crush the below grade plumbing line, $2,078.65
Add a color to the polished concrete in the office area, $13,644.90
Total: $37,435.71
Francois said the foundation wall was time sensitive and essential so they proceeded with the change. Sawatzke made a motion to approve the change orders with the exception of the picture frame finish detail for the main entry sidewalks and the polished concrete color in the office area. The motion was seconded by Daleiden and carried 5-0.
B. Summary of Electrical Changes in Alt #1
Description; Total; Base Bid Alt #1Narrative; Final Designed Construction Set; Notes
Lighting -
Deduct (6) D Fixtures; -$1,250.40; 32; 26; NA
Deduct (1) G1 Fixture; -$828.99; 4; 3; NA
Add (2) Q1 Fixtures; $5,878.59; 0; 2; NA
Add (10) Occ Sensors; $9,883.21; 0; 10; NA
Add (2) RTH Burner Receptacles; $1,476.67; 2; 4; Needed for the heaters
Add (4) Wireless Access Points; $2,945.69; 0; 4; NA
Add (2) 50amp Receptacles; $8,695.85; 1; 3; NA
Deduct (1) 20 amp Receptacle; -$2,286.87; 1; 0; NA
Add (3) horn/strobes; $2,313.64; 0; 3; For Fire Alarm
Add (1) GFI outlet; $868.27; 10; 11; NA
Add (2) Ceiling Fans; $1,588.94; 4; 6; NA
Total: $29,284.60
Francois said the Q1 Fixtures are outside light fixtures and were not originally included. The same holds true with the OCC Sensors. After further discussion, Daleiden moved to approve the Electrical Changes in Alt. #1 as presented. The motion was seconded by Sawatzke and carried 5-0.
On a motion by Sawatzke, second by Daleiden, all voted to approve the 12-03-15 Owners Committee Of The Whole Minutes. The Minutes follow:
1. Introductions
Hawkins distributed meeting minutes from the previous Owners Committee of the Whole meeting held on November 5, 2015. He will be presenting them to the County Board for review and approval at the December 15, 2015 meeting. Hawkins also clarified information about the threshold for approval of change orders. Lee Kelly had contacted him after the previous OCOTW meeting to inform him that the Owners Committee can approve change orders up to $20,000 without formal Board action. All agreed that these change orders will still be presented to Board members so that they are fully informed about the on-going project.
2. Project Update
Francois distributed what he referred to as a “four-month rolling schedule [Attachment 2],” an overview of activities that have been completed in the previous month, are in process during the current month, and are on schedule for the upcoming two months. He said that there will be a lot of activity going on in the next couple of weeks. The roof joists are going on, and the12,000 lb. mechanical equipment was set in place on the mezzanine, which was critical to being able to put the roof on, as the equipment needed to be put in place by a crane before the joists could be installed. The electrical switch gear has been set, and the masonry structural walls in the office area have been completed. Work on plumbing is about 80% complete, and work continues with the final detailing of the precast wall panels. Crews will come back later and tighten all the connections when all walls are in place. Roofing can begin next Monday, and the warm temperatures have been very beneficial to the project. Lind said that Braun Intertec has been completing the necessary inspections, which will also include looking at the welds that will be completed for the walls, ensuring that the building is in compliance with all codes.
Metal studs are being installed in the office area, from the block up, and framing will begin soon, starting with insulation and panels to get that area enclosed. Metal panels will come in January, which will allow for a weather-tight area. The roof should be completed in the next four weeks, and then installation of the overhead doors, as well as the windows, will begin sometime in January, which will be helpful in getting the building enclosed. When asked about the varying rows of windows in the overhead garage doors, Francois explained that fewer windows are placed in the wash bay area and in fleet storage because the extra light is not needed there, but more windows are present in the fleet maintenance area to allow more daylight and better working conditions for the mechanics. Larkin has been working with CenterPoint Energy to get the gas service lined up, and he is expecting it to be installed next week. There was some discussion about the fiber lines and how many phone lines would need to be run to the building. The fire alarm line has to be dedicated, but one and possibly two more lines will be needed. A panel can be installed in the wall with cable, and the decision on how many hot lines are needed can be made later. Lifts are being brought in to work on the mechanical rough-ins, and they will be working on the in-floor heating before pouring the slab. Braun will come back out to check on the moisture in the ground before the slab is poured, and Larkin said that some heating and fans will be used to help get the moisture out. Further site work is on hold until the spring comes, and Hawkins said that he will be including parking lot/road surface in the 2016 overlay bidding process in order to bring in the best prices.
Two bids for miscellaneous metals were received on November 12, 2015, and both were under budget. A recommendation to accept the low bid from Northern Lights Steel Fabrication of North Branch, Minnesota, will be presented to the County Board at the December 15, 2015 meeting.
In reviewing the Overall Project Budget [Attachment 3], Sawatzke asked for clarification about the need to get quotes for joint sealants, and Francois explained that most of the trades take care of their own sealants, but there are common areas that don’t belong to a specific trade and therefore don’t get completed as part of their own job. Larkin explained that once the individual work is completed, areas will be identified for caulking, and this work will provide protection from migration of air and dirt and from weather and will add some aesthetic touches to the finished product. A monument sign is planned for the entrance off Braddock Avenue and will be similar to the one displayed for the LEC, just north of the new Highway Department site. The expected cost should be considerably lower than was first estimated. Rough-in site work has been completed by Frattalone at a cost close to $120,000. Hawkins said that this cost is a close estimate, but he find out what the exact number is and share that with Board members. Hawkins said that an aggregate base will be put down before paving is done and, he reiterated that for optimum pricing, the paving will be included in the 2016 overlay bid. Further discussion followed about the change orders that have been written and proposed and about potential change orders. The extra costs are still well below the contingency amount that was set aside to cover changes that became necessary due to Bid Pack #2 and award of the alternates included in Bid Pack #2. Francois said that there will still be a handful of items needing attention, but he is extremely comfortable with the budget and the amount still remaining in the contingency column.
Hawkins explained that it was necessary to set up two separate bid packs because of the long lead time needed to order the precast walls and structural steel, and some other items in the plans were not yet fully designed. Waiting until all the design was completed would have delayed the project until February, which would have added expense to the project because of additional heating costs that would have arisen. They were able to get the precise panels ordered and the enclosed mechanical bids came in less expensive.
Brian Asleson, County Attorney Chief Deputy, responded to Hawkins’s request to review the County’s possible purchase of equipment by using the Joint Powers Association contract. He said that he wasn’t completely comfortable using this contract because of a possible conflict with the intent of the state statute regarding this type of purchase. He advised the use of a bidding process. Hawkins said that he will be working with HCM and their guys, as they have offered to help develop a narrative scope document for use in bidding/purchasing the lubrication system equipment for fleet maintenance, even though this type of package is outside their scope of design.
Budget numbers for IT costs will include techs and equipment, everything from fiber install to service, service racks, and professional services for the phones. There will be lines run throughout the facility that are not included in the IT budget. However, some of this amount does include upgraded phones that need to be moved over to digital and audio visual for the conference rooms. Lind clarified that in some areas equipment won’t be installed, but steps have been taken to rough-in the area for future use.
Francois gave a short review of four change orders related to Bid Pack #1 [Attachment 4], the first two of which were a result of changes to the work scopes between Bid Pack #1 to the construction set. Additional concrete was the biggest item, with electrical expenses following that. Change Order PCO #45 (RFI #42) was due to changes required by the building inspector, and Change Order PCO #57 (RFI #47) was a change of sprinkler heads in the wash bay to galvanized piping and white poly-coated sprinkler heads, an item that was initially overlooked.
One item on the “pending” change order list is for additional concrete work [Attachment 5]. The first item on that list was for the addition of three concrete pads for the automatic operator arms needed at the gates in the fence that will surround the new Highway building. The fence has not been brought in yet, and if desired, the number of arms could be limited to two to help bring the cost down a bit. The monument sign was not designed in time to be included with the first bid package, and a concrete footing will be needed for that. Some of the proposed concrete costs include a raised planter bed by the flag pole, and there was some discussion about whether or not a planter was necessary and who would maintain the plantings. Another proposed change is the design on the sidewalks, to which a “picture frame” was added to the squares, a change that is not necessary but which might add some interest to the appearance of the front entry. None of the walkway is going to be heated. Hatfield said that there are areas at the LEC that have heated sidewalks, but the heat is not used at the front entry because it creates a hazard when the melting snow turns to ice as it leaves the heated walkway. The LEC has a nice flag with numerous plantings and also has a stamped sidewalk. There was some discussion about the finish proposed for the sidewalk and whether or not it adds extra maintenance, creates a hazard, or negatively affects the length of its usefulness. Francois said that the “picture frame” concrete is really more of an aesthetic consideration, but it remains a choice and doesn’t have to be added. Sawatzke suggested that pictures be brought before the Board so that everyone will have an opportunity to view the difference between the two finishes. Additional concrete was also needed in an area where the plumbing had to be dropped to a lower depth to avoid pressure from the walls, which could have possibly caused a rupture in the lines. That particular change has already been made, because there was no choice and it had to be done. Adding a stain color to the polished concrete in the breakroom(s) and locker room areas is also an additional cost. Polished concrete is already part of the bid, but adding color would bring some warmth into the appearance of the areas. Francois said that he negotiated quite a bit with the concrete contractor and arrived at a considerably lower price that was first quoted for the staining. The color would have tones of burnt orange and red to give a warmer appearance. Hatfield said that this was done in various areas of the Law Enforcement Center and it added a nice finish. He said that the difference is easily noted in the color when not stained. Sawatzke expressed concern about whether or not cracks or chips would interfere with a nice appearance, and Hatfield said that the color is still dark underneath, so chips and cracks do not detract from the product. The Elk River maintenance facility added a warm toned stain to the concrete, and everyone likes it, it hides the dirt, and it “classes” it up a bit. Sawatzke suggested that pictures be presented to the Board members to help them decide whether or not to approve this change order item.
Francois said that he would provide pictures of the concrete sidewalk and of stained concrete. He will also get an itemized cost sheet that can be distributed to them.
Francois explained that Bid Pack #2 required a few electrical revisions from the original scope of the project, and a summary of those changes [Attachment 6] was also discussed. Sawatzke asked that a complete explanation be put in writing so that the other commissioners would be able to thoroughly review it before the day of the meeting when the minutes get presented. He asked that Francois attend that meeting, if possible, so that questions could be answered and concerns could be addressed. Francois noted that the biggest ticket item on the electrical list was the addition of two 50 amp receptacles. One was already in the plans, but two additional receptacles were added to accommodate equipment that needs more power. Sawatzke asked if adding one would be sufficient, as that would be one more than the department currently has. Francois said that the intent was to put two additional receptacles in, and if necessary, one of them could be used for 20 amp power (with installation of a different plug) and still be available for 50 amp usage when needed. Larkin added that it is always less expensive to run a 50 amp line during construction than it would be to add it after completion of the project. Changing the plug is relatively easy, and you can avoid the risk of fire from overuse of a line that is not equipped to handle 50 amps. Cordell said that it would be a good idea to check with Brian Jans, Equipment Maintenance Superintendent, to find out why he recommended the addition of two 50 amp receptacles. Jans will be contacted for this information.
Both Lind and Francois agreed that most of the major items have now been addressed, and it’s typical that things like this come up with most projects. The fact that there is still a good amount of contingency left is a good thing. They will do their best to use it wisely if the need for more changes arises.
(End of 12-03-15 Owners Committee Of The Whole Minutes)
Agreement with Stockholm Township for Rhoades Avenue
Borrell moved to approve Agreement #15-51 with Stockholm Township for the improvement of Rhoades Avenue SW (T-485) using State Park Road Account Grant funds. The motion was seconded by Husom and carried 5-0.
Permission to Attend NACE Annual Meeting
Borrell moved to authorize the attendance by the Highway Engineer and Assistant Highway Engineer at the NACE Annual Meeting/Management & Technical Conference in Tacoma, Washington from 4-24-16 to 4-28-16. The motion was seconded by Husom and carried 5-0.
Recommend Award Miscellaneous Metals-New Highway Facility
Bids were opened 11-12-15 and the low bid is $246,607 from Northern Lights Steel Fabrication, Inc. (includes base bid plus Alt. #1-Added SF, and Alt #5-Precast Plank). The budgeted amount is $338,000 with alternates. Daleiden moved to award the bid for Miscellaneous Metals to Northern Lights Steel Fabrication, Inc. in the amount of $246,607, seconded by Husom, carried 5-0.
Approve 11-05-15 Transportation Committee Of The Whole Minutes
On a motion by Daleiden, second by Husom, all voted to approve the 11-05-15 Transportation Committee Of The Whole Minutes:
1. Introductions
Chairperson Potter called the meeting to order. Hawkins was invited to present to the committee various items for consideration/discussion.
2. Region 7W Federal Funding Candidate Projects/CSAH 37/70th Street Improvements
Hawkins explained that the Northeast Study completed in 2004 included a portion of CSAH 19 that was designated as needing improvements, and this would be the final segment of the 70th Street improvement plan. He distributed an overview map [Attachment 2] showing the location of this federal funding project candidate for fiscal year 2020. Hawkins explained that this would be a joint application with Albertville and Otsego to complete a four-lane urban design from the outlet mall to 70th Street, the last remaining short-term project from that Northeast study. The Wright County Highway Department met with both Ron Wagner (Otsego City Engineer) and Adam Nafstad (Albertville Administrator/Engineer), and the application is due by January 2016 for money that would be available in 2020. Daleiden asked about the timing of the project and if work could be coordinated with the 70th Street project scheduled for 2018/2019, and Hawkins said that they would like to do that. If money is awarded, the project can be moved up or back a year in order to coordinate the work on both projects. This project probably has the best possible chance for a good outcome and stands a good chance of receiving some funding. Hawkins said that they always ask for 80% federal funds, but it is more typical to receive about half of that when federal funds are awarded. Hausmann said that the cost of the project, including trails and sidewalks, is about $3 million, although all of that is not necessarily Wright County’s portion. Hawkins said that costs are estimated at this time, because it is impossible to figure out exact costs four years ahead of time. The current trail goes east/west from McIver to O’Dean, and there is a trail on the west side of the mall. Seventieth (70th) Street already has a trail line, but an extension will be included on the road that is yet to be built, and this will connect the current trail to CSAH 19. Wright County has an agreement with the cities of Otsego, Albertville, and St. Michael that when 70th Street (from MacIver to CSAH 19) is completed, it will be designated as CSAH 37, and the existing CSAH 37 (from the I-94 east to the new roundabout, 3.24 miles) will be designated as CR 137, which the cities will maintain for five years. Sawatzke asked if this was supposed to be designated as a city street, and Hawkins said that this will happen sometime in the future, depending on when Naber gets extended, after the Naber/I-94 interchange is built. When construction on the entire length of 70th Street NE (CSAH 42 to CSAH 19) is completed, it will be designated as CSAH 38 [Attachment 3].
RECOMMENDATION: It was the consensus of the TCOTW that Hawkins proceed with the application for federal funds, FY 2020, for improvements to CSAH 19 between the outlet mall and 70th Street, and that he present a resolution to the County Board to that effect.
3. Discuss Updating 5-Year Plan and 5-Year Plan Meeting with Public
Hawkins distributed a map [Attachment 4] showing which projects did not get completed in the current 5-Year Plan, primarily because of budget constraints. He presented to the Board a summary of projects [Attachment 5], which are more fiscally constrained, that he would like to see approved as a revised 5-Year Plan. Included in the summary are the expected allotments from state-aid, local, and federal monies. Several projects on the plan, but not completed as originally planned, could still be included in the overlays for 2016, which usually add up to about 20-25 miles/year. Various bridges do not yet meet the bridge bonding criteria, but one is close. Meyer asked Wagner about Otsego’s plans to improve the area around the current Otsego Target store, which would affect CSAH 42. Wagner said that there is still a lot of area around the store to be filled with development, so improvements to widen CSAH 42 are still not imminent by development.
Hawkins said that plans for 2016 are set, with $9.6 million in construction, of which $5.89 million is from state aid, $450,000 from federal, and $3.3 million from local levy. Using those figures as a baseline, projects for years 2017-2020 are proposed. Since the aid can vary from year to year, Hawkins said that the plan here is more fiscally conservative and prudent than might be necessary, but he wanted to include those programs that he feels are necessary to preserve the integrity of certain roads. He suggested that a public meeting be held and that cities and township be notified so that they have the opportunity to make suggestions. Hawkins said that the Highway Department also has a 10-year work plan, which is necessary in order to apply for grants. Sawatzke suggested that February might be a good time for a public meeting, and then a road tour of suggested projects could be scheduled for the spring.
RECOMMENDATION: It was the consensus of the TCOTW that a Public Meeting be scheduled for some time in February 2016 for the purpose of discussing possible projects for a revised 5-Year Plan, and that a spring road tour be scheduled to view the projects under consideration.
4. CSAH 37 Bridge over I-94 – Possibility of Adding Center Left Turn Lanes
Concern has been expressed about vehicles that are traveling CSAH 37 into and out of the City of Albertville and traveling on the I-94 overpass. There is a traffic signal located at the intersection of CSAH 37/I-94 on the northeasterly end of the overpass, which allows left hand turns to be made from CSAH 37 to the westbound ramp to I-94 and also allows westbound I-94 traffic to access CSAH 37. There is currently no traffic signal on CSAH 37 on the southwesterly end of the overpass at the eastbound entrance to I-94. However, a bypass lane was added next to that southwest thru lane a number of years ago to accommodate traffic that continues into Albertville, so that it could go around the vehicles backing up on CSAH 37 while waiting to turn left onto the eastbound I-94 entrance ramp. The traffic lane for both directions is currently a thru lane, but there is a proposal to dedicate a center lane as a left turn lane, in both directions, and to allow for a thru lane on the outside of the left turn lane on each side of CSAH 37 of that portion that is on the overpass. Daleiden said that funding might be available from Albertville if Wright County would agree to adding a pedestrian trail on this route, which would connect a trail from Emma Krumbee’s to a trail that begins again at the old bank. Without that connection, funding can’t be obtained. Hawkins said that he talked to Tom Dumont of MnDOT to see if it would be feasible to restripe the roadway to accommodate a left turn lane and also have a pedestrian trail, but it is likely that a dedicated left turn lane would eliminate any room for a pedestrian trail, and lack of adequate safety for pedestrians would be an issue. At this time, wide shoulders across the bridge can accommodate the pedestrian traffic, but an added turn lane would eliminate that space. Hausmann commented that even with the wide shoulders, the area is not safe now for pedestrian traffic because of the vehicles that sometimes pass on the right when a vehicle has stopped to turn left. People often don’t have the patience to wait until the car ahead of them has completed the left turn. Sawatzke said that he did not want to encourage more pedestrian traffic if it is not safe now, and especially because widening the roadway would make it even more dangerous for pedestrians. Hausmann said that typically a road like this should have a center left turn lane, and Hawkins said that a survey of the area will be addressed to see if there is a solution to accommodate both a left turn lane and a pedestrian trail. Dumont offered to help with the study, because MnDOT’s road would also benefit from an improvement in this area. [It was later communicated by MnDOT that this project does not qualify for any cost-participation funding on the part of MnDOT.] Daleiden commented that this area is a nightmare in the morning with all the traffic that stacks up waiting to turn left onto either of the I-94 entrance ramps. Hawkins said that he and staff will be doing a survey of the overpass area to determine if there is sufficient width to accommodate the addition of a dedicated left turn lane, in both directions, and a thru lane on either side of the left turn lane.
RECOMMENDATION: It was the consensus of the TCOTW that Hawkins proceed with plans to measure the road surface at CSAH 37 over I-94 to determine if there is sufficient width to add a dedicated center turn lane and to add a thru lane on either side of this center turn lane.
5. Review Request for Added Design Fees for Highway Building Alternate Bid Work
Lind (HCM) handed out a memo and budget estimates [Attachment 6] for the Alternate No. 1 project in relation to the construction of the new highway building project. The acceptance of Alternate No. 1 required the preparation of 42 new plan sheets by HCM that had to be completed in order to incorporate the alternate into the original plans. Hawkins explained that when the general construction contract was first signed, a portion of the budget was dedicated to preparation of construction documents and plans for the building, with a scope of work ‘not to exceed.’ During the design phase, it was decided that alternate bids would be sought for expansion of the vehicle storage area. There were two choices available at that time, either to prepare the design plans ahead of time for the added space or to wait and see if the added space was going to be approved and then prepare the construction plans. Hawkins said that the decision was made to ask for alternate bids for various items, and when presented at the County Board meeting on July 14, 2015, alternate bids were awarded and the budgeted amount for Alternate #1 of $515,493 included the $12,000 for additional design fees. He said that he thinks this is a legitimate cost because none of the design/development construction plans had been drawn up yet for the Alternate #1 phase. Hausmann added that even if the original plans had been for the larger space, alternate plans would still have had to been drawn out if the size had been reduced after the initial bid, because in both instances wiring, roof size, and various components of the construction would have to have been redrawn. Lind said that a lot of extra work and time went into redesigning the building after Alternate #1 was accepted by the Board. HCM is asking to be reimbursed for the extra design work they did after the alternate was accepted. The alternate bid amount of $697,873 (includes all awarded alternates) that was submitted to the Board on July 14, 2015 included the extra design work of $12,000 to prepare construction plans to build Alternate #1. Sawatzke commented that everyone knew well in advance that the original estimate [in the base proposal] was a not-to-exceed amount, and he would not approve paying a different amount based on the alternate estimates. He referenced various portions of previous County Board minutes [no attachment available] and said that they went over that fact and let them [HCM] know that the base bid would be bid (without alternates), but that it would flexible in design and that two sets of plans might have to be drawn up. Hausmann said that he remembers the conversation that there was discussion about design and whether or not to draw up both sets or to wait and see what the prices might be before the money was spent on the second set of drawings. He said that it made sense not to waste money on a design if it were not going to be used. He believes that the original base bid estimate did not include the extra cost of a second set of plans. Sawatzke said that there was a full lengthy discussion a month before the bid went out, and HCM was to design both ways before they brought their numbers in. He said that they went to great lengths that this would be the position of the Board if the project changed and said that both Krause-Anderson and HCM agreed that this was understood, even knowing that there was a great amount of uncertainty with the size of the final project. Hausmann said that he had understood the discussion was related to Kraus-Anderson and project management costs, which were based on a 12-month schedule. That agreement was a not-to-exceed amount based on the timetable, and if the project took longer, Wright County would not have to pay more. Sawatzke said that he felt it was made clear that the not-to-exceed amount also referenced plans for the larger design, and said that it didn’t seem right to him.
Daleiden said that he would have to go back and review the information and take a look at the contract that the Board signed. He said that he might want to review the Board meeting of that discussion to refresh his memory. Hawkins said that in hindsight it would have been better if the alternate bids had specified the additional cost of architecture fees separately for additional work when the Board awarded this on July 14, 2015. Sawatzke said that the two firms originally considered as the architect for this project were very close in costs. Ultimately, HCM was chosen, and Sawatzke said that there had been discussion about including the increased size of the new building in the plans, if necessary or if at all. He said that the minutes speak loud and clear that the Board was aware of the not-to-exceed amount and that HCM might have to come up with two plans due to alternates. Hawkins said that the HCM agreement refers to the scope of work on page 16 of the agreement as discussed at the Board meeting [Attachment 7], and $688,850 is the not-to-exceed amount that has been referred to in relation to the scope of work in the agreement.
Hawkins asked the Board members to review the memo provided by Lind, and he added that he feels the payment request is legitimate. Hausmann said that he believes the more prudent way to proceed with construction projects is not to spend the money ahead of time on something that may not ever be used. When a change is made to the size, a lot of changes need to be made to the plans. Hausmann said that it’s hard to put a price on changes until an alternate is accepted, and Sawatzke said that the charge needs to be known up front and insisted that the scope did not change.
Hawkins said that a redesign of construction plans was necessary by HCM when the Board approved the alternate bids on July 14, 2015, so they could be built, but Sawatzke said that the negotiating had already been done with the original proposal and signing of the original contract. A not-to-exceed number had already been set, and he feels that that should be the end of it. Daleiden said that he would like to go back and see what he can find and will review his own information. Hausmann said that ultimately the Board makes the decision, and that he doesn’t like to pay for things that are not going to be used. However, this is the Board’s decision and he wants to be clear that this was not an intent on his part to mislead the Board with the $688,850 figure. Daleiden said that he doesn’t want to give Wright County a black eye as a county not nice to work with, and Sawatzke said that he expects people to live up to what they say. Lind said that HCM carried out its obligation through the original construction documents, and then they had to back up after the alternate was approved. In order to get into the queue for the major construction materials, he had architects dropping their work on what they were doing just to get this project fast tracked in order to eliminate a longer wait. HCM is trying to fair about their request for additional design fees. Potter said that if the additional design fees were paid up front and the alternate bid wasn’t accepted, the public wouldn’t like it. No one was certain that the alternate bids were going to be part of the project, but the low price of the original bid was what triggered the alternates. He doesn’t think you should spend money if you don’t know for sure that you’ll need the product.
Daleiden said that he would like to review discussion from previous meetings, and Potter suggested that Borrell be brought up to speed on the current discussion. Husom agreed that it would be good for all to review prior actions/discussion. Hawkins said that he will bring the meeting minutes of this meeting to the Board for further discussion, and he will attempt to gather more information that will help direct a decision by the Board. [Additional background information was e-mailed to the commissioners on November 6, 2015: 10/14/14 Board meeting excerpt; HCM design agreement excerpt; HCM detailed work plan; 8/12/15 memo from HCM; and 11/5/15 project budget update.]
(End of 11-05-15 TCOTW Minutes)
Approve Projects for Submittal for Federal Funding and Adopt Resolution for Same
Daleiden moved to adopt Resolution #15-86 approving the candidate project for submittal to MnDOT Region 7W for local federal funding for Fiscal Year 2020:
Project; Improvement Description; Estimated Cost ; Federal Amount Requested
CSAH 19; Two Lane to Four Lane Reconstruction; $2,750,000; $2,200,000
The motion was seconded by Borrell and carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.
LEE KELLY, COUNTY COORDINATOR
Resolution Establishing the 2016 Budget and Certified Levy
Kelly presented a draft resolution reflecting an approximate 4.66% levy increase. It was the consensus to remove the words “Unallotments” and “Unfilled Vacancies” from the draft. Both have $0 designated. Daleiden moved to adopt Resolution #15-87, seconded by Husom, carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.
ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION
Feedlot Ordinance
Daleiden moved to schedule a Committee Of The Whole Meeting on 1-19-15 at 10:30 A.M. to review the Feedlot Ordinance. The motion was seconded by Borrell and carried 5-0.
AMC Resolution Regarding County Program Aid (Kelly)
Daleiden moved to adopt Resolution #15-88 affirming Wright County’s endorsement of the revised County Program Aid formula developed by the Association of Minnesota Counties’ (AMC) County Program Aid Work Group. The motion was seconded by Husom. Borrell indicated he will vote against the motion as he feels local Program Aid should be cut to nothing. He stated counties should living with their means and stop seeking funding from the State. Sawatzke explained the benefits of the Program Aid. Funding from the State is provided and is not program specific. Borrell said the resolution recommends to Legislators a funding increase of $40 million. Daleiden said the resolution will assist with initiating more discussion on Program Aid by AMC. The motion carried 4-1 with Borrell casting the nay vote.
ADVISORY COMMITTEE/ADVISORY BOARD UPDATES
1. SWCD. Borrell attended a meeting on 12-14-15. The group reviewed the restoration work that was completed on Regal Creek. The One Watershed One Plan group will meet on 12-17-15 to discuss a contract with Huston Engineering on writing the Plan for the North Fork of the Crow River. The consensus of the SWCD Board is to not make this a taxing district and to work with neighboring counties to collaboratively apply for grant funding.
2. AMC Conference. Commissioners recently attended the AMC Conference.
• Potter attended a meeting relating to the I-94 Corridor Coalition. Funding of the next segment of I-94 is being discussed.
• Sawatzke said there was discussion on buffer strips at the Environment and Natural Resources Committee Meeting.
• Sawatzke and other members of the Central MN Mental Health Executive Committee interviewed and selected Dr. Richard Lee as the new Executive Director who will start 2-01-15.
• Sawatzke and Husom attended a session on the Affordable Care Act. There still seems to be a lack of clarity and many unanswered questions. A vast number of lawsuits have resulted.
• Husom attended a session on the 1.75 million incarcerated parents in the country and the challenges associated with child visitation.
• Wright County was presented with two of the eight awards given at the AMC Conference. The first, awarded by AMC, is for the wRight Choice Program. The Program is set to receive another award on 12-17-15 from the Humphrey Institute. The second award, presented by MCIT, is for outstanding performance in Workers Compensation.
The meeting adjourned at 11:27 A.M.
Bills Approved
Aarestad/Paul $217.50
AGC Networks Inc 3,006.75
Albertville Body Shop Inc 5,017.58
Ameripride Services 863.88
Annandale Rock Products 7,158.54
Anoka County Sheriff 23,999.70
Apollo Glass Company 286.83
Aramark Services Inc 15,008.42
Assn of Metropolitan Cty Officers 190.00
Association of MN Counties 150.00
Backes/Joe 218.50
Baertschi/Paul 155.00
Barco Products Company 850.93
Black Box Resale Services 7,911.00
Bluetarp Financial Inc 856.06
Bob Barker Company Inc 4,761.77
Boyer Truck Parts 709.66
Buffalo Auto Value 662.72
Buffalo Hospital 634.65
Buffalo/City of 62,564.40
Burdas Towing 143.00
Business Ware Solutions 26,157.20
CDW Government Inc 1,626.60
Center Point Energy 152.30
Centra Sota Cooperative - Buffalo 384.45
CenturyLink 251.79
CES Imaging 140.58
Climate Air 1,836.67
Constellation Justice Systems 1,738.00
Corporate Payment Systems 4,221.66
Cottens Inc 1,115.28
CPS Technology Solutions 4,060.63
Culligan of Buffalo 375.60
Databank IMX LLC 3,193.75
Delano Rental Inc 299.25
Dell Marketing LP 104.99
Diers/Carter 296.00
Elk River Municipal Utilities 130.06
Emergency Automotive Tech Inc 8,623.16
Emergent Networks 8,580.00
Engel/Dale L 400.00
Ernst General Construction Inc 762.14
Farm-Rite Equipment Inc 195.28
Fastenal Company 1,631.50
Frontier Precision Inc 37,484.83
Gabriel/Cathleen 300.00
Gilson Company Inc 423.74
Glunz Construction Septic Service 130.00
Gopher State One Call 159.50
Government Forms & Supplies 267.38
Grainger 117.09
Granite Electronics 573.83
Green Interiors 450.00
GTS Educational Events 1,575.00
Hagen, Christensen & Mcilwain 16,633.46
Halverson/Alek 853.86
Hennepin County Treasurer 1,800.00
Hillyard Inc - Minneapolis 2,377.54
Holiday 11,172.67
Holiday Companies 387.00
Howard/Jolanta 200.00
IDC Automatic 176.50
IDEXX Laboratories Inc 953.71
Integrated Fire & Security 9,194.30
Intoximeters Inc 256.25
J & J Glass & Glazing Inc 1,715.00
Jeddeloh & Snyder PA 600.00
Jones/John 228.00
Junction Towing & Auto Repair 415.00
Klein Heating and Cooling 269.00
Kustom Signals Inc 1,589.20
L3 Communications Inc 456.85
Laplant Demo Inc 1,250.77
Loberg Electric 1,230.79
Lous Gloves Inc 1,635.00
Macmillan/Michael 130.00
Marco 31,707.78
Marco Inc 3,424.53
Mares Excavating 160.00
Martin Marietta Materials 891.40
Menards - Buffalo 229.14
Michelle Thielen 189.05
Mies Outland Inc 2,285.00
Minnesota Monitoring 24,761.50
MN Area Association of Realtors 806.00
MN Department of Labor & Industry 497.50
MN Native Landscapes 5,200.00
MN Society of Prof Surveyors 540.00
MN Supreme Court 1,290.00
Mol/Daniel 392.50
Morries Parts & Service Group 543.67
Mueller/Craig 332.54
NASCO 104.45
Nelson Auto Center 38,956.92
NPELRA 200.00
Office Depot 4,373.96
Omann Brothers Inc 193.32
Onsite Medical Service Inc 945.00
Performance Kennels Inc 206.40
Powerplan OIB 128.03
Premier Biotech Labs LLC 1,666.84
Purick/Ryan 100.00
Ramacciotti/Frank 100.00
Ranger Chevrolet Inc 22,080.91
Rasmuson/Anthony 128.23
Regents of the University of MN 8,311.55
Responder Gear Inc 8,441.03
Ridley/Glenda 192.50
Royal Tire Inc 1,900.14
Running’s Supply Inc 775.61
Russell Security Resource Inc 31,865.00
Safelite Fulfillment Inc 170.57
Schermann/Robert D 255.00
Setter/Randi 100.00
SHI International Corp 246.00
Snodepot 2,229.00
Sprint 9,645.56
Sprint 2,988.12
St Michael Auto Body Shop 5,413.57
Suburban Tire Wholesale Inc 3,774.60
T & M Towing and Snow Plowing 150.00
Taser International 956.96
Total Printing 286.75
Towmaster 125,345.89
Vang/Kelly 375.00
Voss Lighting 348.24
Walmart Community RFCS LLC 590.87
Waste Management of WI-MN 2,236.79
Waste Management-TC West 586.87
West Payment Center 175.00
Wright County Highway Dept 829.48
Wright Hennepin Electric 1,400.56
Xcel Energy 129.43
50 Payments less than $100 2,339.61
Final total $651,144.42
The meeting adjourned at 11:27 a.m.
Published in the Herald Journal Jan. 4, 2016.