Wright County Board Minutes

FEBRUARY 21, 2017
The Wright County Board met in regular session at 9:00 A.M. with Husom, Vetsch, Daleiden, Potter, and Borrell present.
Husom moved to approve the Minutes, seconded by Potter. The motion carried 5-0.
Petitions were accepted to the Agenda as follows: Aud./Treas. Timed Agenda Item A2, “Approve Change Fund For Attorney’s Office” (Hiivala); Items For Consid. C, “Cancel Board Meeting In August, Five Tuesdays” (Borrell). Vetsch moved to approve the Agenda as revised, seconded by Daleiden. The motion carried 5-0.
Husom removed for discussion Consent Agenda Item A1, “Set Technology Committee Membership As: Daleiden, Vetsch, Coordinator, IT Director & All Department Heads Or Their Designees (Husom).” Husom moved to approve the remainder of the Consent Agenda, seconded by Daleiden, and carried 5-0:
1. Approve Revisions To Wright County Foot Protection Policy As Reviewed & Recommended By The Negotiation Committee
1. Approve Claims as Listed in the Abstract, Subject to Audit, for a Total of $299,574.53 with 188 Vendors and 338 Transactions
1. Position Replacement A. Information Systems Specialist B. Social Worker
1. Acknowledge The Submittal Of The Wright County Parks & Recreation 2016 Annual Report
Consent Agenda Item A1 was discussed, “ADMINISTRATION, Set Technology Committee Membership As: Daleiden, Vetsch, Coordinator, IT Director & All Department Heads Or Their Designees (Husom).” Daleiden moved to have Borrell serve as the alternate for the Technology Committee, replacing Husom. The motion was seconded by Vetsch and carried 5-0.
Approve Change Funds For Recorder’s Office
Hiivala explained that some functions performed by the License Bureau will be moved to the Recorder’s Office. The request is to establish for the Recorder’s Office a $500 change fund for passports and a $600 change fund for vital statistics, which will include birth, death and marriage certificates. The change funds already established in the License Bureau will remain.
Daleiden moved to approve change funds in the Recorder’s Office, $500 for passports and $600 for vital statistics. The motion was seconded by Potter and carried unanimously.
Approve Change Fund For Attorney’s Office
At the recommendation of Hiivala, Vetsch moved to approve a $100 change fund for the Attorney’s Office. The motion was seconded by Daleiden. The motion carried 5-0.
Lee Kelly, Coordinator, said the County was approached on purchasing the property, which is located near the LEC. The purpose of the Meeting is to discuss any potential offer by the County. Potter moved to schedule a COTW Meeting, Closed Session, on 2-27-17 at 12:30 PM to discuss Property ID #103-500-172-203. The motion was seconded by Husom and carried 5-0.
Potter moved to schedule a Public Hearing on 3-14-17 at 9:30 A.M. to discuss changes to the Fees For Service Schedule. The motion carried 5-0 on a second by Daleiden.
On a motion by Husom, second by Daleiden, all voted to cancel the 8-22-17 County Board Meeting due to the occurrence of five Tuesdays in the month. The Coordinator will review the Committee schedule that week and potentially offer an alternate date at a future Board Meeting.
1. AMC Legislative Conference. Potter said the AMC Legislative Conference was held February 16-17, 2017. Vetsch said he attended as well.
• Potter chairs the Transportation & Infrastructure Policy Committee. Topics covered included a federal update by the AMC lobbyist which included transportation funding and other issues (mental health, the divide between public safety and HS, court securities, draft bills, cost shifts, HHS, and federal deadlines).
• An update was provided on the possible dissolution of CTIB and the use of sales tax imposed by counties for transit purposes.
• Other updates included State Aid, the MN County Engineers platform, and AMC Policy Committee updates.
2. Transportation Finance Committee. Potter attended a Hearing at the Capital before the Transportation Finance Committee. Testimony was given on the burden of funding and the lack of long-term sustainable funding. Discussion included counties expending funds on State roads, and sales tax and wheelage tax options.
3. Representatives Panel at AMC. Potter attended a panel on February 17 where issues facing counties were discussed. Marian O’Neill was a panelist.
4. AMC Board of Directors Meeting. Discussion included legislative priorities, NACo updates, Sheriff’s Association priorities, and County Attorney’s legislative priorities.
5. Historical Society Meeting. Potter attended a meeting last week. The Historical Society indicated they were not informed of the County’s decision not to run the fiber ring to that site. This may be a topic at a future Technology Committee Meeting. The group is getting ready for their next display on WWI.
6. Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council. Husom attended a meeting on 2-15-17. Residents are encouraged to register online with Everbridge, an emergency notification system. Cell phones must be registered to receive notifications. This becomes effective in March.
• AED Go. This is a phone application that can be downloaded to identify AED locations. There are 71 AED’s in Wright County.
• Wright County Public Health. Katherine Main of Public Health presented on diseases which have been added to the reporting requirement.
7. Clearwater River Watershed District (CRWD). Vetsch attended a meeting on 2-15-17 in Annandale. BWSR presented on the One Watershed One Plan. Other business included the septic check annual report, setup for the March annual planning meeting, and a resolution that will be presented at the March meeting in support of the One Watershed One Plan.
Bills Approved
A M Maus & Son Inc $89,461.00
Allina Hospitals & Clinics 2,652.00
Alternative Business Furniture Inc 22,294.68
APEC Industrial Sales & Services 589.46
Aramark Services Inc 23,927.42
Bestfriends Veterinary Clinic 659.89
Big Time Towing 325.00
Borrell/Charlie 400.00
Boyer Truck Parts 222.96
Buffalo Auto Value 225.90
Buffalo Hospital 678.05
CDW Government Inc 20,746.40
Center Point Energy 4,928.23
Central McGowan Inc 334.52
CenturyLink 1,812.65
CenturyLink 1,452.70
CenturyLink (Hwy Use) 183.93
Cokato/City of 257.43
Databank IMX LLC 2,760.00
Dotolo/John 2,169.00
Emergency Physicians Professionals 354.86
First State Tire Disposal Inc 307.20
Forestry Suppliers Inc 247.36
Fred Pryor Seminars Inc 1,485.00
Frontier Precision Inc 1,033.00
George Gmach Compensation Cons 800.00
Glunz Construction Septic Service 130.00
Golden Tongue Consultants, Inc 116.40
Grainger 2,695.28
Granite Electronics 472.00
Green View Inc 4,585.98
Hegle Door Co 1,672.00
Herc-U-Lift 274.56
Hero Office Systems LLC 11,444.20
Hillyard Inc - Minneapolis 674.40
Huemoeller/Neal 208.50
Identity Automation 254.04
Indelco Plastics Corp 210.30
Indianhead Specialty Co Inc 144.15
JLR Garage Door Service Inc 125.00
JN Firewood 3,762.00
Karels Towing 125.00
Keeprs Inc 742.86
Laplant Demo Inc 883.33
Larson Companies LTD 364.56
Lebovsky/Gary 175.50
Madden Galanter Hansen LLP 7,310.55
Mailfinance 504.84
Marco 2,231.99
Mend Correctional Care LLC 28,079.92
Midwest Supply & Distributing 525.96
Minnesota Equipment 941.90
MN Counties Ins Trust 328.51
MN Safety Council 1,084.22
Monticello Towing LLC 175.00
Moore & Moore Advantage 565.58
Morries Parts & Service Group 491.03
Office Depot 1,459.78
Office of MN IT Services 2,100.00
Office of the Secretary of State 120.00
Potter/Michael J 160.50
Premier Biotech Labs LLC 5,575.26
Purick/Ryan 100.00
Quickstart 1,071.66
Royal Tire Inc 237.94
Ruschmeyer/Vernon 1,362.78
Russell Security Resource Inc 353.20
Safelite Fulfillment Inc 381.03
Seachange Printing and Marketing 3,231.05
Shi International Corp 440.00
State Supply Co 237.45
Stoll/Brian 101.21
Thomson Reuters West Publishing 1,258.29
Thrifty White Pharmacy 1,593.06
Total Printing 427.50
Towmaster 1,891.53
Verizon Wireless 12,500.28
Vonco Ii, LLC 109.78
Windstream 196.77
Wright Hennepin Coop Elec Assn 2,189.31
WSB & Associates Inc 9,016.50
35 Payments less than $100 1,671.45
Final total $299,394.53
Published in the Herald Journal March 13, 2017.