Wright County Board Minutes

WRIGHT COUNTY BOARD MINUTES
FEBRUARY 7, 2017
The Wright County Board met in regular session at 9:00 A.M. with Husom, Vetsch, Daleiden, Potter, and Borrell present.
1-24-17 COUNTY BOARD MINUTES
The Minutes were corrected as follows: Page 1, Petitions to the Agenda, last item should read, “Donation From UMC Of Monticello MN To The Wright County Sheriff’s Office” (Borrell). Daleiden moved to approve the 1-24-17
Board Minutes as corrected, seconded by Vetsch. The motion carried 5-0.
AGENDA
Vetsch moved to approve the Agenda as presented, seconded by Husom. The motion carried 5-0.
CONSENT AGENDA
Tammi Vaith, Chief Deputy Auditor/Treasurer, corrected Item K1 of the Consent Agenda relating to approval of the claims listing. The correction relates to a duplicate payment to Junction Towing & Auto in the amount of $105.00. The revised claims total is $861,811.82. Daleiden moved to approve the Consent Agenda as amended, seconded by Husom, and carried 5-0:
A. ADMINISTRATION
1. Claim - Madden, Galanter and Hanson, LLP. $8,587.97 (December 2016)
B. ADMINISTRATION
1. Approve Charitable Gambling Application, Form LG220, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons Of MN, Rockford Township Hall, 3039 Dague Ave. SE, Buffalo MN (Rockford Twp.), Event Date 4-01-17
C. ADMINISTRATION
1. Approve Labor Contract Agreement with Courthouse 320
D. ADMINISTRATION
1. Authorize Signatures on Labor Agreement with Assistant County Attorneys Association, 2017-2019
E. ADMINISTRATION
1. Authorize Signatures On Labor Agreement With AFSCME, 2017-2019
F. ADMINISTRATION
1. Request approval of revisions to Policy 507 Compensatory Time, subsection 507.05 Payout of Compensatory Time
G. ADMINISTRATION
1. Authorize Signatures on Contract with Berwald Roofing for Partial Roof Replacement at the Public Works Building
H. ADMINISTRATION
1. Schedule Owners Committee Meeting For 2-13-17 At 3:00 PM. Agenda items:
A. Site Utilization Concepts
B. Building Design Visioning
2. Schedule Owners Committee Meeting For 2-27-17 At 3:00 PM. Agenda items:
A. Blocking & Stacking, Site Concepts - Multiple Options
I. ATTORNEY
1. Refer Discussion Of Possible Action Items For The Control And Prevention Of Aquatic Invasive Species In Lake Sylvia To The Ways And Means Committee
J. AUDITOR/TREASURER
1. Set 3-10-17 at 12:00 p.m. As Deadline For Private Sale Bids Of Tax Forfeit Parcels
PIDs:
155-123-000020 - City of Monticello
213-100-353100 - Township of Monticello
217-054-002140 - Township of Southside
218-000-302100 - Township of Stockholm
2. Refer Replacement Of Land Records Administrator To Personnel Committee
K. AUDITOR/TREASURER
1. Approve Claims as Listed in the Abstract, Subject to Audit, for a Total of $861,811.82 with 299 Vendors and 549 Transactions
L. HIGHWAY
1. Position Replacement:
A. Highway Diesel Mechanic
M. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
1. Refer To The 2-08-17 Technology Committee Meeting:
A. Records and Data Management Policy (carryover discussion)
B. PA System
C. Digital Redaction
D. Project Management
N. SHERIFF’S OFFICE
1. Position Replacement:
A. Two deputies
O. SHERIFF’S OFFICE
1. Refer Jail Staffing To 2-08-17 Personnel Committee
P. SWCD
1. Water Management Task Force Appointments:
A. Reappoint Gloria Grant-Wynnemer As The Citizen-At-Large Representative On The Water Management Task Force, Eff. 1-01-17 To 12-31-20 (Three-Year Term)
B. Reappoint Doug Tripplet As The Township Representative On The Water Management Task Force, Eff. 1-01-17 To 12-31-20 (Three-Year Term)
C. Appoint Jeffrey Burns As The SWCD Representative On The Water Management Task Force, Eff. 1-01-17 To 12-31-20 (Three-Year Term), Replacing Mark McNamara
D. Appoint Lynn Kissock As The Mayor’s Association Representative On The Water Management Task Force, Eff. 2-14-17 To 12-31-17, Filling The Vacant Mayor’s Association Seat Expiring 12-31-17
TIMED ITEMS
BOB HIIVALA, AUDITOR/TREASURER
Approve 1-24-17 Tax Forfeit Committee Minutes
Potter moved to approve the Minutes, seconded by Husom, and carried 5-0. The Minutes follow:
The tax forfeiture committee was being held to review conditions on the following private sale parcels:
155-123-000020
213-100-353100
217-054-002140
218-000-302100
The committee discussed setting a condition that would require buyers to combine private sale parcels to their current parcel. Everyone was in agreement that we will not be requiring any additional conditions on these private sale parcels. The recommendation of the committee was that the buyers of the private sale parcels should be encouraged to combine these parcels to their current parcel.
(End of 1-24-17 Tax Forfeit Committee Minutes)
JUDGE MICHELE DAVIS, 10TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Law Day Planning Efforts
Judge Michele Davis, 10th Judicial District, announced a Law Day Event that is being planned for 5-01-17 at the Government Center. It will include information booths, presentations, a canine demonstration, courthouse tours, and law clinics. The law clinics will be provided free to the public. There will also be a clinic on driver’s license issues such as payment of fines, reinstatement of licenses, and an opportunity for those with low level warrants to clear them up. Husom moved to approve holding Law Day at the Government Center, seconded by Daleiden, and carried 5-0.
ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION
12-15-16 OWNERS COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MINUTES
Husom moved to approve the Minutes, seconded by Daleiden, and carried 5-0. The Minutes follow:
A. Project Overview & Staff Questions
1. Introduction of the design team and their roles.
2. The proposed construction will be located on the site of, and connected to, the existing Wright County Jail/Law Enforcement Center facility located at 3800 Braddock Avenue, Buffalo MN. Coordination with the City of Buffalo and appropriate site plan development will be a key component to the successful completion of this project.
• The new courthouse will provide approximately 100,000 square feet for all the required judicial operational space for the current need and projected requirements out to 2040. Departments identified to be in the building include: District Court – Courtrooms; District Court - Judicial Chambers; District Court - Court Administration; Law Library / Self Help Center; Court Services; County Attorney’s Office; Sheriff’s Office Court Security and Holding; Department of Corrections; and, General Building Support.
• The Public Defender’s Office may be included in the project if they want to lease space in the courthouse. A decision from the Public Defender’s Office to join the project is expected by the end of 2016. There is a preference to have them in the building to be operationally efficient.
3. Design Phases and Approximate Time Frames
• Schematic Design – December 2016 to April 2017
• Design Development – May 2017 to September 2017
• Construction Documents – October 2017 to February 2018
• Bidding & Award Phase – March and April 2018
• Construction Administration – May 2018 to September 2019 (TBD)
4. Questions from Staff / Audience
The following are questions / comments from the staff / audience in the room and BKV’s response.
a. Need a space for victim/advocate meetings adjacent to courtrooms. Response. We understand the requirement and will review items like this in detail during programming phase with each department.
b. Plans for indoor parking for staff? Response. It has not been discussed at this point. Many facilities have it, however, it is a budget concern. We will also explore the separation of public and staff parking including security implications.
c. Tours - would like to tour some private sector environments. Response: Great idea to see the newest workplace environment options and see how they can be applied to this project. We have toured other court clients through Medtronic and will consider other locations.
d. Can there be a separate entry for the juries from the public? Response: We will consider options during planning.
e. Will the building be 2 stories? Are courts on main level? What is the flow for inmate versus public coming to courts? Response: Our initial concept is a two-story building as shown during the interview – we will be reviewing multiple options. Courtrooms and Agency spaces are arranged throughout the building by traffic requirements – the higher traffic generated spaces will be on the lower floors of the building. Modern courthouses have separate circulation zones for the public, judicial, and inmate – the circulation paths ONLY intersect in the courtroom.
f. What are the pros and cons of having the DOC in the space? From a tax payer standpoint what is the advantage of housing them here vs located them in a leased space. Response: The decision will be driven by operational efficiencies and program space needs requirements.
g. A lot of the staff counts and spaces in the “final program” are not accurate. Response: We will use the final program as a starting point for discussion and review the space and staffing needs to project future space needs.
h. Feel that there is a need to have a connection between the courts and LEC facilities. Response: The building has been planned to accommodate initial intake for remanded persons. A connection between buildings will be considered on the not-secure side of security for the public and staff.
i. Can we have windows that open? Response: Operable windows are not recommended for HVAC systems efficiency and for security reasons.
B. Client Goals and Expectations
1. County Board
• Conservative population - facility should reflect fiscally conservative concepts - long lasting, durable, functional spaces that are appropriate aesthetically.
• Not- Taj Mahal’ish
• Expandability is a priority beyond the projected 2040 timeline. By the time they move in in 2019, it will only be a 20-year building.
2. Judiciary
• Security is a priority - need to limit risk to public and staff
• Accessibility - public and staff access is important
• Courtroom AV / Technology - as paperless court, litigators want to present their cases electronically through laptops
• Efficient security - efficient from a staffing standpoint
• The building should be in support of operations – public and employee workflow
• Would like to have a full judiciary meeting prior to Executive Committee meetings so that all judges not participating in the committee are aware of the plans.
3. Facilities
• New Court Building will not be attached to the existing geo-thermal fields. Not looking for new geothermal fields. Existing bore fields and height of piping may limit placement of building or move pipes.
• Would like to see some integration and back-ups mechanically between the LEC and Courts facilities.
• As part of the design process, would like BKV to review potential rebates for energy through utilities.
C. Communication Process – Point Person
1. County – All communications to be sent to Lee Kelly and copied to Monica Tschumper.
2. BKV Group – All communications to be sent to Bruce Schwartzman.
D. Construction Procurement Methods
1. Provided an overview of potential construction procurement options including: Design|Bid|Build, Construction Manager Agency, Construction at Risk, and Best Value.
2. County Board decided to use Construction Manager Agency procurement method. BKV Group to provide County with suggested RFP language and recommended firms.
E. Owner Consultants
1. Wright County will hire the following consultants for the project: Geotechnical Engineer (soil borings), Commissioning Agent, and Agency Construction Manager.
2. Discussed using current IT Wiring Contractor, but since the costs will exceed the allowable $100K limit, this will need to be bid.
F. Site Plan Review
1. MN Dot is not against a Hwy 25 access- will need to revisit this topic with MnDot (it had previously been declined when jail was constructed).
2. County discussed purchasing residential property on the southeast corner. The county owns the property surrounding it. BKV to study the impact of purchasing the property for this project.
3. Parcel to the west is currently being mined for gravel- county wants to keep this for at least 10 years to continue mining revenue to county; however, an analysis should be made on the cost of fill.
4. During the site planning, consider an access point off of Braddock Avenue. Probably need a traffic study completed around the whole site including Hwy 25 and Braddock Avenue to consider options for access and impact to the roadways.
5. Need to think about location of work release access and how it interfaces with staff parking if it is located on the same side of the building.
6. Need to consider geothermal piping loop impact in locating the new building.
7. Hope to use the existing storm water pond(s), initial review indicates that there may be capacity built in.
8. Sanitary will have the capacity but there may be some conflicts.
9. Sheriff is concerned about the public using the courthouse accessing the same parking lot as the LEC, suggests looking at a separation drive adjacent to the existing parking.
G. Overview of NCSC Program
1. An overview of the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) Program was given. BKV Group intends to confirm with each department their programmatic needs in individually scheduled meetings. Using the NCSC program as a starting point, the meetings will cover the number of staff projected, spaces required, space sizes (standards), function and workflow internally and with other departments, adjacencies within the department and externally, and opportunities for shared spaces between departments.
2. Briefly reviewed spaces of the existing courthouse plan with the new program.
3. Program Comments
• Law Library. The program does not reflect the function of the space needed - less library and more services for self-help / per se including conferencing and workstations- need to design for what’s to come.
• Courtrooms. Need to accommodate the size of one grand jury in at least one courtroom.
• Chambers. Need to consider combined restrooms for judicial officers versus single toilet rooms connected to chambers. Location of the restrooms are critical to the concept.
• Concerns about sharing elevators and restrooms with the public for the County Attorneys. Need to review potential options.
4. Judiciary noted that the State reduced the grant program for court security budget to only $1M. Competition for the money will be tough and the timing will not work with construction, however, the court will submit a proposal to get in line for any future budgets.
H. Tours
1. Discussed potential tour dates of Washington and Blue Earth County. The purpose of the tours is developing a joint language of experiences and understanding of works and doesn’t work in the opinion of the team touring. The tour is not about finishes except to understand what is durable and cleanable that provides a good value for the life cycle.
2. Discussed reviewing a commercial site to better understand workplace environment options.
3. Wright County to develop multiple dates for the tours – will need 2-days for the tours.
DECISIONS / AGREEMENTS MADE
TOPIC; PARTYRESPONSIBLE; DATE
ISSUED
Communication Protocol; County Board, BKV Group; 12/15/16
1. All communications to the county will come to Lee Kelly and with a cc to Monica Tschumper.
2. All communications to BKV Group will come to Bruce Schwartzman.
Executive Committee Membership; County Board; 12/15/16
The committee was established and includes the following members:
Michael Potter – District 4 Commissioner Charles Borrell – District 5 Commissioner
Lee Kelly – County Coordinator
Judge Catherine McPherson
Judge Geoffrey Tenney
Monica Tschumper - Court Administrator
Mike MacMillan - Court Services
Tom Kelly - County Attorney
Adam Tagarro – Information Technology Alan Wilczek - Facilities Services Director
Todd Hoffman – Chief Deputy
Pat O’Malley – Jail Captain
Construction Procurement Method; County Board; 12/15/16
Decision was made to hire an agency construction manager.
Project Overall Schedule; County Board; 12/15/1
Approved overall project schedule as follows:
• Schematic Design – December 2016 to April 2017
• Design Development – May 2017 to September 2017
• Construction Documents – October 2017 to February 2018
• Bidding & Award Phase – March and April 2018
• Construction Administration – May 2018 to September 2019
ACTION ITEMS
Item #; TOPIC; PARTY RESPONSIBLE; TO; DATE DUE
161215-001; Meeting Dates - County & Courts will establish standard meeting day of the week and times so that meetings can be calendared; Kelly, Tschumper; Schwartzman; Week of 12/18/16
161215-002 Tour Dates – County & Courts will establish potential tour dates for Washington County, Blue Earth County, and a Commercial Location; Kelly, Tschumper; Schwartzman; Week of 12/18/16
161215-003 Tour Locations – BKV to make recommendations for a commercial tour location; Naylor; Kelly ;Week of 12/18/16
161215-004 Committee Membership – County to provide members names, titles, emails, and phone numbers; Kelly; Schwartzman; Week of 12/18/16
161215-005 CM Agency RFP – BKV to provide example RFP and recommendations of CM Agency firms; Schwartzman; Kelly; Week of 1/9/17
161215-006 Procurement Options – Send to county a report describing various procurement options including how they address limiting Sales Tax in the construction cost; Schwartzman; Kelly; Week of 1/9/17
(End of 12-15-16 Owners Committee Of The Whole Minutes
TIMED ITEMS
VIRGIL HAWKINS, HIGHWAY ENGINEER
Approve 1-23-17 Transportation Committee Of The Whole (TCOTW) Minutes & Act On Recommendations
The following changes were made to Page 2 of the TCOTW Minutes: 3rd paragraph, 4th line should read, “As the traffic volumes rise, the need for funding also rises” (Borrell); and 4th paragraph, remove the 5th line which reads, “Borrell stated his preference for raising the levy instead of a local option sales tax” and replace it with, “Borrell stated he was not in favor of a local option sales tax” (Borrell). Discussion followed on the CSAH 9 Project, City of Waverly. Future discussions will include the source for the additional funding of up to $1.4 million by the County, including turn back dollars and savings on other projects. Potter moved to approve the TCOTW Minutes and recommendations, as corrected. The motion was seconded by Daleiden and carried 5-0. The TCOTW Minutes follow:
1. Introductions
Chairperson Charles Borrell called the meeting to order, and introductions were made.
2. City of Waverly / Wright County CSAH 9 Project
Highway Engineer Virgil Hawkins distributed a brief summary [Attachment 1] of Wright County’s plans for a pavement preservation project for that portion of CSAH 9, from Atlantic Avenue to North Shore Drive in the City of Waverly and the City’s request that Wright County become further involved and give additional financial support to enable the City of Waverly to change the scope of its own planned improvements. The City of Waverly has planned a sanitary sewer project around Waverly Lake, beginning on the south end and continuing to the north around CSAH 9. The project would include some watermain facilities. Because of the need to place facilities under the highway, the road surface has to be removed in order for the City to do the project. Wright County was planning a mill and overlay project for CSAH 9 for the 2017 season. Wright County and Waverly have met several times since January of 2016 to discuss the project, and a draft agreement between them has been drawn up outlining that Wright County will eliminate this portion of roadway from its mill and overlay plans in 2017 but give the City the money (approximately $400,000) to use for road repair/improvement when their sewer project is completed on that portion of CSAH 9 in 2017.
It has been discussed that further improvements be made to that portion of CSAH 9 by constructing the road and shoulders to State Aid standards and adding a separated pedestrian/biking trail along the roadway. Bringing that portion of CSAH 9 up to State Aid standards would add somewhere between $1 million to $1.4 million to the cost of the project, and new plans would be needed. As the City is currently about to advertise for bids for the initial project, they would like to know right away whether or not the County would be willing to contribute more money so that they can forego the current plans and begin preparing for a new project with a larger scope of work. Hawkins commented that he is not opposed to bringing this roadway up to State Aid standards, but the question is, ‘where does the money come from?’ The City said that the current sewer is close to failing, but delaying the project for a year would be possible. If the road were brought up to State Aid standards and included a trail, considerable revision would have to be made to the current plans, and right-ofway purchases would have to be negotiated and completed. Hawkins said that the Highway staff is in favor of making these recommended changes if money is made available.
A video of this portion of CSAH 9 was viewed, and the close proximity of some houses to the road was noted. Currently, there is no accommodation for pedestrians. There is no room to add a trail on the lake side of the road, so the widening would have to be to the east for both the trail and the shoulders. Retaining walls might be needed and a low area might need to be filled in. Borrell commented that the traffic in this area moves at a fast speed, making it especially dangerous for pedestrians on this narrow stretch of roadway. Commissioner Michael Potter commented that if the mill and overlay is completed without further improvements, it would most likely be 20 more years before the extra improvements are completed. Now would be the time to take care of them. Hawkins said that changes would require a significant revisions of plans. Waverly Mayor Connie Holmes said that the City can manage to survive about a year on the current sewer system, but that would probably be the limit.
Steve Bot, St. Michael City Administrator, commented that there has been considerable growth in the county, especially in the northeastern portion, but all cities are concerned about their transportation needs. The growth has added to the tax revenues, but virtually none of the money that comes in is put toward transportation. As the traffic volumes rise, the need for funding also rises. The growth within the cities is not the only factor driving the needs, but the traffic that passes through Wright County also drives those needs. Hawkins commented that the City of Monticello would like to see CSAH 39 widened to a four lane, as they currently have issues with some connecting city streets with CSAH 39. Both Potter and Bot agreed that every city in the county has similar concerns about the need for additional highway funding.
Hawkins distributed a summary [Attachment 2] of projects in Wright County that could benefit from a short term local option sales tax, a tax that can only be used to help fund projects related to transportation. He explained that in order to do this, projects must first be identified, and the tax is collected only until the project is funded. A half percent additional sales tax would bring in $6 to $7 million per year, which would enable Wright County to tackle some of the bigger projects. Borrell stated he was not in favor of a local option sales tax. Even though the sales tax comes from many outside sources, so does the tax on real estate owned by non-residents of Wright County. Real estate tax revenue will also rise as growth continues. Sherburne County has a wheelage tax but would like to follow Wright County’s lead in implementing a local option sales tax. Many of the counties surrounding Wright County have already utilized this tax. Potter said that he likes that the tax ends when the project is funded. Commissioner Darek Vetsch commented that if the levy were raised, it hits the pocket book hard, and Commissioner Christine Husom said that she does not like the wheelage tax option. Hawkins commented that Wright County has been fortunate in the past few years in getting a lot of federal funding, which has helped improve Wright County roads. He added that the project for Waverly would be a 2018 project, and the City would like to know Wright County’s intentions today so that they can prepare plans and bidding accordingly. Hawkins said that if the Commissioners want the roadway built to State Aid standards, they could make that recommendation today and decide at a later date (budget time in August) how it should be funded.
There was some discussion about money from capital improvements left over at the end of the budget year, but County Coordinator Lee Kelly said that he would not like to rely on that as a funding source. Hawkins said that Wright County will be seeing more development as the economy moves upward. He had recent meetings regarding a travel plaza in both the Albertville and Otsego areas, and he expects to see a lot of growth coming soon. Potter said that Wright County is currently the 10th largest county and could soon be the seventh largest county. The residents deserve decent roads in both the heavily and not so heavily populated areas. Commissioner Mark Daleiden added that safety is also an important factor for having good roads. Husom commented that it appears that everyone is committed to this improvement project, and she would like to see it done right. The funding source can be identified at a later time.
RECOMMENDATION: It was the consensus of the TCOTW that a recommendation be made to the Wright County Board of Commissioners to support the City of Waverly’s project by bringing this portion of CSAH 9 (from Atlantic Avenue north to North Shore Drive) up to State Aid standards, including a separated trail, and to provide additional funding of $1 to $1.4 million, the funding source of which will be determined by the County Board of Commissioners at a later date.
There was some additional discussion about possible trail funds, but Parks Administrator Marc Mattice said that most sources are out a few years and application would be too late at this time. There is one source that might still be available, but applications are due at the end of February. He said that he would forward the link to Sheila Kroshe of Bolton & Menk so that she could prepare the application. Both the Parks and Highway Departments can do letters of support, and these can be submitted without formal approval. A resolution would not be needed from the County Board, but a letter of support would be just as helpful. Mattice said that though there is a massive trail plan that identifies who maintains the trails, this trail would be the responsibility of the City of Waverly.
On behalf of the City of Waverly and all of its residents, Holmes thanked the commissioners for their support.
(End of 1-23-17 TCOTW Minutes)
MARC MATTICE, PARKS & RECREATION DIRECTOR
Adopt Resolution Related To Submittal Of A Grant Application To The Minnesota Department Of Natural Resources
Federal Recreational Trail Program
The Project is to improve/construct and realign two miles of single-tract mountain bike trails in Bertram Park, and will include $8,000 in local cash matching funds and $8,000 of in-kind services. Potter moved to adopt Resolution #17-09 approving the submittal of the grant application to the DNR Federal Recreational Trail Program. The motion was seconded by Vetsch and carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.
Refer To Committee - Parks Department Budget Discussion Related To Progress and Funding Of Phase 1
Development At Bertram Chain Of Lakes Regional Park
Potter moved to schedule a Parks Committee Of The Whole Meeting on 2-21-17 at 11:00 A.M. to be held at the new Chalet at Bertram Park, 9842 Briarwood Ave. NE, Monticello. The motion was seconded by Daleiden and carried 5-0.
January 2017 Parks Commission Recommendations:
A. Modify Fee Schedule To Include Rental Fee For The Bertram Chalet At $175 Per Day
Daleiden moved to modify the Fee Schedule as requested, seconded by Husom. Lee Kelly, County Coordinator, said the fee change will require a public hearing. Daleiden and Husom amended the motion to refer the item to an upcoming fee schedule public hearing. The motion carried 5-0.
B. Weekend Snow Removal Modifications
Currently, there is no weekend snow removal in County Parks. The proposed snow removal policy language is, “when 3 inches of accumulation occurs between Friday morning and noon on Saturday, staff will be called in to remove snow in the parking areas, and trails at Otsego and Montissippi Park, as well as the parking areas at Robert Ney Park. Staff will also groom the west side trails at Robert Ney Park for cross country skiers.” Mattice estimated 8 labor hours (2 staff for 4 hours each). There could be budget implications dependent on snow amounts and occurrences. Vetsch moved to add 8 labor hours for snowplowing and grooming in the specified parks on weekends. The motion was seconded by Daleiden. Potter requested that this be included in the Parks budget for upcoming budget sessions. The motion carried 5-0.
Jerry Durst recently retired from the Parks Commission and served since 2000. Borrell extended appreciation to Durst for his service to the Parks and to the County.
MIKE YOUNG, DRAINAGE INSPECTOR
2016 Drainage Inspector Year End Report
The Year End Report was reviewed. Additional discussion occurred on CD 33 which is a mostly closed system that runs from near Pelican Lake to the Mississippi River. Young provided information on location, possible improvements, and repairs at I-94 and near the railroad tracks. Young said a CD 18 redetermination resolution will be presented to the Board at an upcoming meeting. CD 18 runs from Mud Lake to the Crow River on CR 35.
Borrell requested that Young proceed with contracting for spraying in the upcoming year. Potter moved to accept the 2016 Drainage Inspector Year End Report. The motion was seconded by Daleiden and carried 5-0.
ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION
1-25-17 BUILDING COMMITTEE MINUTES
On a motion by Potter, second by Daleiden, all voted to approve the Building Committee Minutes, which follow:
I. Public Works Deferred Maintenance & Remodel
Discussion and updates about the Public Works project were provided by Jobe, Mattice, and Wilczek. The updated plan was provided in that carpet is anticipated 1/30/17 with furniture the 31st and subsequent office moves, carpet, paint, IT connections to follow in the week after carpet is installed. Wilczek noted that the Extension office is planning to move the week of President’s Day as that is their next available time, and custodial staff will be assisting in the transport of their items from the GC to the PW Bldg. Jobe discussed options to change the address of the site from HWY 25 to Braddock Ave and will be working on the process details with Kelly. Mattice indicated that Russell is ready to begin the rekey of the building when the doors & site are ready, and is also gathering the competitive quotes for painting the large shop as approved at previous committee.
Recommendation: Recommendation was given to keep moving forward on the noted items including the address change.
II. Recycling Center – Tipping Floor Demolition
Wilczek provided updates on the status of the Recycling Center and the progress to date. He stated the roof system has been tied in and project is near complete. Remaining items include cleanup of the site (insulation piles and scattered metals) and further covering of the conveyor system / pit as the sides were left exposed by the contractor. Wilczek indicated he would be connection with the contractor to get the project closed out.
Recommendation: Update only, no recommendation.
III. Annex 3rd Floor Carpet
Wilczek stated that he was approached by Potter to gather costs on replacement of some Annex 3rd floor office carpets. Wilczek presented a floor plan showing costs of replacement per individual office and Borrell questioned the extent of the depreciating condition. Potter, Goodrum Schwartz, and Johnson indicated some of them are in worse condition than others and should be considered for replacement. Wilczek noted that he and Kelly had intended to phase carpet replacements on a floor by floor basis over the next several budget cycles with 2017 including the 1st floor west corridors & board room. Potter also asked about cubicle space 375 and the possibility of putting a higher wall system in with a closeable door and windows on top. Wilczek indicated it was possible and he would gather costs from the furniture vendor. Johnson said she would assess the need and discuss with Wilczek.
Recommendation: The recommendation from Potter and Borrell was to wait on replacement of the 3rd floor private office carpet until next budget cycle when Wilczek assesses the building carpets and prioritizes based on condition. Johnson is to assess the need for the cubicle door higher walls on space 375, then discuss the costs with Wilczek for possible installation.
(End of 1-25-17 Building Minutes)
1-25-17 PERSONNEL COMMITTEE MINUTES
Daleiden requested the Minutes be changed to reflect he was in attendance. On a motion by Daleiden, second by Husom, all voted to approve the 1-25-17 Personnel Minutes, which follow:
I. Request to Hire Telecom Specialist Above 12% of Minimum Salary Range
We received five (5) applications for the position and interviewed four (4) candidates. One (1) finalist withdrew from consideration. The top candidate for the position has 36 years of direct experience including phone and PBX system experience. The candidate requested a starting salary of $71,000. Due to the specialized nature of the position the Committee suggested starting negotiations at $68,000 up to a maximum of $71,000 if necessary.
RECOMMENDATION: Authorize starting wage up to $71,000
II. Social Services Reorganization
Michelle Miller provided information regarding the current structure of the Social Services unit and the proposed structure with adding an additional Social Services Supervisor.
Currently, the supervisor to staff ratio in Social Services is an average of 14.5 direct reports with some Supervisors with as high as 16-17 direct reports. The next closest department average county-wide, excluding the Sheriff’s Office, is 6.5 direct reports. Previously, it has been the position/focus of the HHS Agency to retain enough staff to perform the regular duties, responsibilities and tasks of the many HHS positions to meet DHS requirements. It has become more and more difficult to provide effective supervision, including coaching and mentoring. In fact, the Social Services Division has been hearing from staff they do not enough time to spend with supervisor due to the number direct reports.
Miller presented two (2) options to add an additional Social Services Supervisor to the unit. Option A (see attached) is the preferred option of adding a new supervisor position to oversee children’s mental health. Option B (see attached) is to reclassify a vacant SWIII Mental Health Practitioner position to a Social Services Supervisor position. However, this option reduces the number of licensed staff for clinical supervision. Currently, only one (1) staff person in the mental health unit is licensed and performing this responsibility.
By adding a Social Services Supervisor position, the case load of each supervisor can be reduced providing more time to supervise, coach, and mentor staff. Furthermore, adding a supervisor has the potential to increase TCM revenue. Supervisors will have more time to monitor TCM hits on a regular basis to minimize lost revenue of $565-$1000 per client per month due to missed TCM. Currently missed TCM is monitored by Fiscal staff. However it is often too late to address or capture the revenue at that point.
Husom stated the position is not in the budget and asked how it would fit within the approved budget. Jami Goodrum Schwartz, HHS Director, commented if the position is added through reclassification and reorganization it would fit within the current budget. If the position is added as a new position without reclassifying the SWIII vacancy, she indicated she would make it fit within budget through increased billable time and budget impacts related to turnover.
RECOMMENDATION: Authorize adding a new Social Services Supervisor position and moving forward with hiring with the earliest start date of April 3, 2017
III. Request for Temporary Staffing
Jim O’Dell, HHS Technology Supervisor, explained recently an ISS staff person was called to Active Military Duty. The employee’s military orders go through March 31 with potential to be extended through September 30. There is currently another ISS vacancy due to internal promotion.
Discussion ensued regarding the possibility of finding a potential temporary candidate from the recruitment process of the open position. Discussion also took place regarding the possibility of filling this need through an agency.
The responsibilities of the temporary position would not include any duties which require access to the BCA computer in HHS. Therefore a BCA background check is not required.
Hesse, O’Dell and Goodrum Schwartz will discuss the options regarding filling this temporary role and determine the best option to meet the needs of the Agency.
RECOMMENDATION: Hire a temporary employee to cover the military leave of absence.
IV. Request to Hire Deputy Director of Emergency Management Above 12% of Minimum Salary Range
Chief Deputy Hoffman indicated there were three (3) applicants that passed the interview process. One (1) candidate withdrew from consideration. The top candidate is currently employed with Sherburne County as the Deputy Director of Emergency Management and has been in that role for four (4) years. The candidate has experience with 800 MHZ and is one (1) of very few people in the State certified. He has relationships within the community and emergency management field.
The Sheriff’s Office currently works with an outside vendor to perform work with handheld and squad radios. The candidate has the skills and certifications to perform some of the same responsibilities in-house. A current need to reconfigure the radio system is quoted at $18,500. This candidate’s skill set and certifications will allow the work to be performed in-house.
RECOMMENDATION: Authorize starting wage of $30.00 per hour.
(End of 1-25-17 Personnel Committee Minutes)
1-25-17 TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE MINUTES
The following change was made to the Minutes: Page 2, Item 2, 1st line should reflect, “Presented by Jason Kramber, Sheriff’s Office.” Vetsch moved to approve the Minutes and recommendations, including the correction. The motion was seconded by Daleiden and carried 5-0. The Technology Committee Minutes follow:
I. Records and Data Management Policy
Presented by Scott Larson, IT
Upon recognizing the need for Record Management, stemming from a functional and compliance perspective, the Records and Data Management Analyst, Scott Larson, has developed a Policy to guide County personnel and departments in this process. The document is freely available to view on SharePoint within the Records Management Site. The Policy was also submitted to Department Heads for review. The general scope of the document was received positively. Attorney Brian Asleson brought up Section 2.8. His concern was with the Administration Department being responsible for “Responding to data requests”, simply the reality of this request. It was noted that all Departments receive data requests and that it would be difficult to have Administration hold this role. Scott did note that Administration is the Responsible Authority of Records and data, but they can delegate to Department Heads and others as need arises. Brian also questioned “Maintaining a log of all data requests.” He stated that Washington County had a Media entity request a log of all the data requests that the County has received. Their response, which was upheld, was that “They are not required by law to create/ maintain such a log of Data Requests.” It was also noted that some requests need to be provided where we are not required to know who the requestor is, thus making a log difficult. After discussion it was brought to light that some Departments main course of Daily Operations is with small Data Requests, yet since that is their Daily Work they do not consider it to be an Official Data Request, clarification would be needed. Olga Strobel, IT, stated that Scott has been developing the document, it was approved by Committee and Leadership Team; to move forward it would be beneficial to have full review by Departments. Commissioner Daleiden directed Departments to present written critiques of edits/ changes to the upcoming Technology Meeting on February 8th. Scott is available for any clarification on policy items.
Action: Recess discussion to Tech Committee meeting on 2/8 at 11 am.
II. 911 Planning Committee
Presented by Jason Kramber, Sheriff’s Office
Through ECN, Emergency Communication Network, the State is requiring the maintained use of a 911 Planning Committee. About 70% of the State has complied with this request. The first step for Wright County’s process is to establish the Committee Members and present to the State. 2nd step, Jason will be reviewing our current plan with ECN to identify any needed changes. 3rd step, he will bring the revised plan back to the Wright County 911 Committee for Approval. At this time it will be submitted to ECN and to the County Board for Approval, if needed. The 911 Planning Committee reports to the Wright County Board and to the Technology Committee. The Technology Committee is actively involved due to the technology requirements necessary to deal with 911 compliance and implementation. The committee was under a former name with some established members. Jason will email suggestions for Committee Members. October 2016 was the original deadline for establishing the Committee, as so, Jason is requesting a timely response in finalizing the 911 Planning Committee Members.
Action: Information Only, Response requested to email
III. Office 365 Update
Presented by Cheri Nelson, IT
The move to Office 365 will be a fundamental change in the way the County does business in terms of Software purchasing and actual business itself. Currently the County is purchasing and installing Office 2013. The procedure with software upgrades has been to purchase one license for each device, using this same license for several years till it is determined that it is time to upgrade. Technology may have advanced but we continue to use what was purchased. Office 365 changes that to allow a user to experience the newest product at all times, as any “upgrade” to a program is automatic and included in the current price being paid. It will also allow the use of one license across multiple devices, which in the shift to mobile devices/ working remotely will allow for increased functionality. The County is currently using about 700 Office 2013 licenses (each on its own device). This shift will fluidly allow us to expand that usage to nearly 4000 devices while still only paying for the same amount of users. Another Cost saving is in the form of maintenance and man hours of running 9 servers currently containing our email system. This will no longer be necessary. Office 365 meets BCA compliance & security standards as well. There is a specialized offering of Office 365 for Government entities, with varying degrees of included items, allowing us to purchase what would work best. A question was brought up about Access, it is included in the G3 plan which is currently scheduled to be the main plan for Wright County Users. There are several additional pieces to Office 365 which are currently unavailable with standard Office as well. The integration of Office 365 will be a large task in itself, which the IT department is already preparing for. Training for Administrators and End Users is built into Office 365 and IT is planning for additional training as well. Adam requested approval to move forward with Office 365. It was noted that Office 365 at a 5 year forecast is set to cost more, but when seeing where technology is headed and the actual end number of devices we are able to employ, it was seen as worth the investment. Commissioners Daleiden and Borrell approved to move forward; Department Heads in attendance also voiced their approval to move forward as well.
Action: Move Forward with Implementation
IV. Project Prioritization
Presented by Olga Strobel, IT
The IT Department has made continued effort in its task of streamlining Project workload. There are currently 90 Open Projects that the IT department has been tasked with. The Department was able to close out projects while simultaneously taking on new ones, with the end Project total still having been reduced below 100. Infotech was utilized to develop a process and rating system for projects. Commissioner Daleiden noted that this new system has already aided in the decision making of a proposed project, identifying that it was not in the best interest of the County. There is also a Project Request Form that will be completed for all incoming Projects; this feeds into the Process & Rating system used to determine Prioritization of resources.
Strobel showcased some of the large projects on the IT Department’s task list. It was apparent that there are several big items that the Department is tasked with. These Projects being identifiable as large even from an outside department perspective. The utilization of an effective Project Prioritization Process & Rating system is one useful step in the successful and timely completion of Projects.
Action: Information Only
(End of 1-25-17 Technology Committee Minutes)
1-25-17 WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE MINUTES
Husom moved to approve the Ways & Means Committee Minutes and recommendations, seconded by Vetsch.
Borrell referenced paragraph 2 of the discussion on the Motor Pool. His opinion is that the Motor Pool should continue as it is, as the system is working well and discretion is being used on when to use a County vehicle. Potter requested that subsequent Motor Pool reports include capital costs for vehicles (including cost of acquisition and depreciation). The motion carried 5-0 to approve the Minutes, which follow:
I. Motor Pool Year End Report and Vehicle Status (Administration)
Vergin presented the 2016 year-end report for the County’s motor pool, which included the usage, cost allocation to department, benefits and goals. (Report Attached)
Borrell suggested that the County only require the use of a motor pool vehicle when the trip will exceed 50 miles, and that employees utilize their own vehicles and receive reimbursement for that mileage. There was discussion regarding the risk to both the county and the employee when using personal vehicles for business purposes.
Vergin informed the Committee that in both 2015 and 2016 the motor pool operated in the black. In 2016, the revenues were $12,223; there was also a savings of $3,055 by not having to reimburse employees at the higher rate of 50 cents per mile. The cost to operate the pool in 2016 was 17 cents per mile; in 2015, it was higher due to startup costs and some larger repairs. The average between the two years is 38.5 cents per mile.
Hiivala noted that the motor pool vehicles are fully depreciated and that by adding new vehicles the cost to operate will go up.
Vergin stated that the Motor Pool was previously authorized to add additional vehicles that would come from the rotation of vehicles in the Sheriff’s fleet. However, due to the condition of those vehicles Highway maintenance is recommending against that. It is being recommended that the County look at the addition of Chevrolet Cruzes to the motor pool. This would be consistent with vehicles currently being used by HHS.
Jans informed the Committee that there have not been any repairs to the HHS Cruzes, which have 80,000 plus miles. This is much better than the Taurus’s and Impalas that are in the Sheriff’s fleet. The cost of a Chevrolet Cruze under the State purchasing contract is approximately $16,500.
Briefly discussed the potential of standardizing the motor pool and having one person in charge, rather than several departments operating their own fleets. The Committee requested that the next motor pool report include administration time.
Recommendation: Authorize the Motor Pool to proceed with the acquisition of two (2) Chevrolet Cruzes.
II. Request for Vehicle Purchase (Health and Human Services)
Partlow stated that HHS is requesting approval to purchase an additional Chevrolet Cruze to replace the Crown Vic that became un-drivable in June of 2016. Information on their fleet usage from 2013 through 2016 was presented. (Report Attached) During those 5 years, Partlow stated that the operation of their fleet has averaged approximately 24.5 cents per mile resulting in a savings of $189,000 by utilizing their fleet versus reimbursing employees for use of their personal vehicles at 50 cents per mile. Goodrum Schwartz stated that HHS does require that trips of 50 or more miles must use a fleet vehicle, but optional for less.
Recommendation: Authorize the acquisition of one (1) Chevrolet Cruze for Health and Human Services.
III. Fidelity Bond Limit
Dahl explained that the fidelity bond is for employee dishonesty and faithful performance of duty. Currently the County has blanket coverage for $50,000, which is the minimum coverage required by State Statute. Dahl has received information that the County may have additional coverage under Old Republic Surety, and is currently following up on that. The purpose of this discussion is to seek direction as to what the County’s tolerance is; is $50,000 enough, or should the county have more coverage.
According to State Statute once the County’s population exceeds 150,000, the fidelity bond coverage will need to be increased.
Hiivala was asked if he could identify to Dahl where the high access to funds occurs within the County.
Borrell and Husom asked that additional information be provided prior to making a recommendation.
Recommendation: Bring back the following information to Ways and Means for further consideration: Identify the exact coverage the County has, and costs associated with that existing coverage, and identify additional costs if coverage were to be increased.
(End of 1-25-17 Ways & Means Committee Minutes)
RESOLUTION, ACCEPTANCE OF DONATION FROM UMC OF MONTICELLO MN
Daleiden moved to adopt Resolution 17-10 accepting a $20,000 donation to the Wright County Sheriff’s Office from UMC (Ultra Machining Company) of Monticello, MN. The donation is to be used toward the acquisition of an unmanned aerial vehicle. The motion was seconded by Vetsch and carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.
RESOLUTION/LETTER SUPPORTING HF 113 SF 85
On a motion by Husom, second by Vetsch, roll call vote carried 5-0 to adopt Resolution 17-11 in support of MN Senate File 85 and MN House File 113 as follows:
A RESOLUTION
IN SUPPORT OF MINNESOTA SENATE FILE 85
AND MINNESOTA HOUSE FILE 113
WHEREAS, the Xcel Energy Sherco Power Generating Plant is located in the City of Becker in Sherburne County which produces 2,400 megawatts of electricity and supplies more than 2.5 million people with reliable and cost effective energy; and
WHEREAS, along with the City of Becker and Sherburne County, the Wright County Board and others support natural gas and carbon free and renewable energy fuel sources; and
WHEREAS, the construction of a combined-cycle natural gas electric generating plant in Becker and Sherburne County would create immense economic development opportunities, create jobs, and assist all the stakeholders in transitioning from a coal based economy; and
WHEREAS, there is sufficient land available to build a combined-cycle natural gas electric generating plant in the City of Becker and Sherburne County; and
WHEREAS, Xcel Energy and the Sherco plant have long been good corporate neighbors, active partners in the community, and desire to build a combined-cycle natural gas electric generating plant in Becker, Minnesota.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Wright County Board does hereby support House File 113 and Senate File 85.
(End of Resolution 17-11)
ADVISORY COMMITTEE / ADVISORY BOARD UPDATES
1. Central MN EMS. Husom attended a recent meeting where it was reported that the critical incident team was called out thirty times in 2016. Wright County was the recipient of two of these call outs. The team is made up of volunteers that assist first responders who deal with traumatic accidents. With the decline in seat belt revenues, the EMS continues to look at alternative funding sources. There is legislation proposed that would impose penalties for obstructing emergency responders.
2. Central MN Mental Health. Husom and Vetsch attended a meeting on 1-30-17. Vetsch was appointed to the Finance Committee and Husom to the Governance and Personnel Committees. The group continues to move forward with strategic plans, and discussed 2017 financials and the impacts of 2016 changes on the overall operation.
3. Emergency Services Board. Borrell attended a meeting on 1-25-17 where the Text to 911 Program was discussed. Mille Lacs County will serve as the pilot for the Program, which is one of the first in the nation.
4. Fair Board. The Highway Department will attempt to have the road work completed on CR 6 prior to the Fair. The Fair Board would like a turn lane from the north going into the Fair grounds and potentially a longer apron, which Borrell will mention to the Highway Department.
5. Central MN Council On Aging. Borrell attended a meeting. Regarding the Meals-On-Wheels Program, a vendor is needed in the southern part of the County for such things as maintenance, transportation, and homemaker type activities in order to keep people in their homes. Wright County Community Action plans to discuss this.
6. AMC New Commissioner Training. Vetsch attended the training on January 25-26, 2017 in St. Paul. Topics included open meeting law and ethics, county structure and governance, and AMC legislative initiatives.
7. Safe Schools, Rogers. Vetsch attended a meeting on 2-02-17 where a presentation was made by Central MN Sexual Assault Center on services offered and aid provided to children. An update was provided on the recent accident in Otsego which injured several students.
8. East Central Regional Juvenile Center. Vetsch attended a 2-02-17 meeting in Lino Lakes. Topics included 2016 financials, which includes rolling a surplus of about $153,000 into the Operational and Capital Reserve Funds. An uptick in usage has been seen by members and non-members, which may result in steady funding requirements and a possible savings into the future. A 2017 capital improvement will include additional cameras. In 2017, $1.8 million in bond payments will be made. Payment of this bond will require a slight increase in payments to accommodate a remaining balance of roughly $30,000. A tour of the facility followed the meeting.
9. Bertram Chain of Lake Advisory Committee. Vetsch attended a meeting on 2-03-17 at Bertram Park. Topics included:
· RFP’s for beach house construction will be reviewed on 2-24-17 at 9:00 A.M. at the Parks Department.
· A maintenance agreement for undeveloped land with Mark Holker.
· A letter of support for an $80,000 Federal Recreational Trail Grant ($80,000 County match required).
· A possible design for a commemorative display on the progression of the Bertram Park acquisition.
· Possible option of working with Clearwater Outfitters offering park guests the option to rent canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards. It was agreed to offer this every other weekend plus holidays (about 6 times) during summer months.
· Moving forward on working with a graduate student, as part of his graduate studies project, to create logistical signage and displays for Bertram Park (interpretive signs). This would be at no cost to the County unless the group agrees to implement the signage.
Bills Approved
Accurate USA $125.50
AK Material Handling Systems Inc 4,680.00
Albertville/City Of 2,684.40
Albion Township 714.00
Allina Health 285.00
American Databank LLC 156.70
American Pressure Inc 773.61
Ameripride Services 719.25
Anoka County Fiscal Services 11,233.00
Apollo Glass Company 137.50
Aramark Services Inc 7,656.05
Arnolds 18,516.00
AT & T 125.00
B & B Sheetmetal & Roofing 8,154.28
Battles/Rick 2,156.40
Beaudry Propane Inc 2,731.40
Bobs Towing and Recovery Inc 255.00
Boyer Truck Parts 946.74
Buffalo Auto Value 1,222.46
Buffalo Hospital 313.81
Buffalo Township 905.60
Buffalo/City of 22,614.30
Burdas Towing 1,113.01
C Walker Trucking 5,675.00
CDW Government Inc 66,289.98
CE Contract 2,437.43
Center Point Energy 23,761.41
Centra Sota Coop. - Buffalo 37,355.24
Central MN Fabrication Inc 38,341.00
CenturyLink 175.97
CenturyLink 590.75
Chatham Township 922.30
Clearwater/City of 1,487.80
Climate Air 3,432.87
Cokato Motor Sales Inc 36,820.59
Cokato Township 376.20
Cokato/City of 1,006.20
Collins Brothers Towing 170.00
Compass Minerals America Inc 41,381.18
Conlin/Mary 161.00
Constellation Justice Systems 1,740.00
Cordell/William 337.50
Corinna Township 1,258.60
Cyber Advisors Inc 495.00
Databank IMX LLC 4,950.00
Decker/Tom 125.00
Delano/City of 14,482.82
Dell Marketing LP 8,553.76
Department of Human Services 2,590.93
Design Electrical Inc-Cold Spring 825.00
E2 Electrical Services Inc 9,976.76
Elk River Municipal Utilities 120.76
Elkerton/Marian 127.42
Emergency Automotive Tech Inc 8,673.45
Engel/Dale L 400.00
Envirotech Services Inc 44,258.40
EPA Audio Visual Inc 1,963.36
Ernst General Construction Inc 779.82
ESRI 28,206.00
Excel Systems 2,003.00
Farm-Rite Equipment Inc 2,644.50
Federated Co-ops Inc 177.92
Fitness Evolution 100.00
French Lake Township 518.00
Frontier Precision Inc 659.00
Gabriel/Cathleen 500.00
Genereux Finewood Products 5,722.00
Glunz Construction Septic Service 260.00
Gopher State One Call 171.55
Grack/David 200.00
Grainger 2,314.94
Granite Electronics 920.02
Green View Inc 4,438.75
Grindstone Construction Serv. 21,581.28
H M Cragg Co 1,350.00
Hanover/City of 1,155.00
Hecksel Machine Inc 384.00
Henson/Kaylee 168.00
Hillyard Inc - Minneapolis 10,285.06
Holiday Companies 423.50
Hotsyminnesota.com 237.50
IDC Automatic 243.48
Inspec 2,500.00
Integrated Fire & Security 590.00
J&B Equipment Company 5,544.50
Junction Towing & Auto Repair 175.00
Kantola Productions LLC 15,600.00
Kjellberg’s Carpet One 672.84
Klein Heating and Cooling 1,847.00
Konrad Material Sales LLC 812.00
L3 Communications Inc 2,328.57
Laplant Demo Inc 1,242.88
Loberg Electric 4,126.58
M & M Express Sales and Service 221.85
MACVSO 150.00
Maple Lake Township 907.60
Maple Lake/City of 2,340.15
Marco 236.00
Marco 6,214.64
Martin Marietta Materials 218.34
Menards - Buffalo 500.82
Meritide Inc 7,040.00
Middleville Township 883.30
Midstates Equip and Supply 109,980.00
Midway Iron & Metal Co Inc 2,117.72
Midwest Machinery Co 166.31
Midwest Supply & Distributing 2,036.32
Mies Outland Inc 12,028.94
Millers Sewage Treatment Solutions 375.00
Minnesota Monitoring Inc 16,329.75
Minnesota State Auditor 581.50
MN Corrections Association 130.00
MN Counties Ins Trust 3,955.00
MN Department of Health 200.00
Montrose/City of 1,371.72
Morries Parts & Service Group 3,245.57
MSC Industrial Supply Co 464.27
Munson Lakes Nutrition 1,002.56
National 4-H Council 144.46
National Association of Counties 3,854.00
Nelson Upper Midwest 120.90
Net Transcripts Inc 614.91
Northern Lights Steel Fab Inc 13,202.44
Northern Safety Technology 1,798.00
Office Depot 3,931.12
Olson & Sons Electric 282.88
OSI Environmental Inc 440.00
Pakor Inc 250.10
Premier Biotech Labs LLC 2,560.97
Prime Construction Solutions 18,667.50
PSH 100.00
Rinke-Noonan 1,454.00
Rockford Township 2,195.50
Rockford/City of 1,405.60
Royal Tire Inc 1,495.34
Running’s Supply Inc 126.42
Russell Security Resource Inc 1,255.85
Ryan Chevrolet 1,052.64
Silent Run Adventures LLC 1,000.00
Silver Creek Township 839.40
Simplex Grinnell LP 575.81
Snowplows Plus 444.00
South Haven/City of 305.60
Southside Township 1,091.50
Sprint 3,882.52
Sprint 2,732.36
St Cloud Stamp & Sign Inc 112.94
St Michael/City of 6,868.20
Sterling Solutions Inc 750.00
Suburban Tire Wholesale Inc 5,339.77
Summit Companies 8,170.52
Taser International 383.05
Tekton Construction Company 2,541.25
Thomson Reuters West Publishing 270.29
TKDA 2,800.00
Towmaster 347.81
Traffic Control Corporation 1,000.00
Varidesk LLC 790.00
Verizon Wireless 173.51
Voss Lighting 1,061.92
Waste Management of WI-MN 376.10
Waverly/City of 4,715.48
Webb/Janelle 125.50
Windstream 184.29
Woodland Township 605.60
Wright County Surveyor 2,000.00
WSB & Associates Inc 4,967.00
XCEL Energy 1,905.23
Zep Sales & Services 232.96
Ziegler Cat 5,538.68
35 Payments less than $100 1,665.16
Final Total: $861,811.82
The meeting adjourned at 10:42 a.m.
Published in the Herald Journal Feb. 27 2017.