WRIGHT COUNTY BOARD MINUTES
MARCH 7, 2017
The Wright County Board met in regular session at 9:00 A.M. with Husom, Vetsch, Daleiden, Potter, and Borrell present.
2-28-17 COUNTY BOARD MINUTES
Potter moved to approve the Minutes, seconded by Daleiden. Lee Kelly, County Coordinator, requested that the Minutes be amended on Page 2, Auditor/Treasurer Item, Approve Summary of Change Funds. The request is to modify the Board Minutes to include the list of approved change funds. Potter and Daleiden accepted this amendment to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.
Husom moved to approve the Agenda, seconded by Vetsch, and carried 5-0.
Potter moved to approve the Consent Agenda, seconded by Husom, and carried 5-0:
1. Approve Claims as Listed in the Abstract, Subject to Audit, for a Total of $206,777.36 with 169 Vendors and 227 Transactions
B. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
1. Position Replacement A. Social Worker
C. SHERIFF’S OFFICE
1. Position Replacement:
A. Communications Officer
TIMED AGENDA ITEMS
BOB HIIVALA, AUDITOR/TREASURER
Approve Attendance At Regional Joint Ditch Meeting
Hiivala said a meeting date has not been finalized but he will provide that information to Commissioners once it has been set. The purpose is to meet with other counties for joint ditch discussion (ditch issues, future plans, and bills for the past year) on Ditches 3, 4, 14, and 15. Daleiden moved to authorize attendance, seconded by Potter, and carried 5-0.
Approve Final Payment For Knife River (Contract #1608, 2016 Overlays), Certificate Of Performance, And Adopt Resolution For Same
Potter moved to adopt Resolution #17-17, seconded by Vetsch. The motion carried 5-0 on a roll call vote. Action approves final payment of $9,999.99 to Knife River Corporation-North Central of Sauk Rapids, MN.
ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION
2-21-17 COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MINUTES
Daleiden moved to approve the Minutes, seconded by Husom, and carried 5-0. The Minutes follow:
I. BUDGET DISCUSSION RELATED TO PROGRESS AND FUNDING OF PHASE 1 DEVELOPMENT AT BERTRAM CHAIN OF LAKES REGIONAL PARK
Marc Mattice, Director of Parks and Recreation, distributed three documents:
1) Bertram Phase 1 Development Budget Break Down;
2) 2017 Wright County Parks and Recreation Department (Project Status); and
3) 2018 Projects Identified CIP and Potential General Fund (see attachments).
Sue Vergin, Assistant County Coordinator, handed out two spreadsheets:
1) Capital Improvement Plan 2017-2021; and
2) Capital Improvement Funding Plan 2017-2021 (see attached).
Mattice requested permission to delay the access road and parking area reconstruction project at Collinwood Park until 2018. His plan is to complete that project in 2018 with the scheduled expansion of the modern camping area and relocation of the Group Camp. Mattice hopes to achieve economies of scale by finishing the projects at the same time. In the meantime, $419,000 budgeted for Collinwood Park in 2017 could be used to offset the shortage for the Bertram Phase 1 Development Project. A portion of these funds could also be used this year to develop grading and concept plans for realignment and expansion.
Mattice said Commissioners Daleiden and Vetsch reviewed the Requests for Proposal for the Bertram beach house. Depending on the contractor and design, the cost will be from $430,000 to more than $600,000. Mattice said they are seeking a combination of a design and build contract, involving the architect, engineer, and team as part of one package. Mattice said ideally this situation ensures that all aspects of construction are consistently reviewed. He added that there are two citizens on the advisory committee.
Mattice showed photographs of the YMCA Camp Manitou water park. The facility is open on weekends June through August. Shelters may be reserved by the public on weekends through the County Parks Department. Last year, 1,800 kids participated in their programs. Mattice said it has been a good partnership.
There was discussion about hardwood seeding for Bertram, and when it will be budgeted. Mattice said it costs $500 per acre for hydro seeding. They would seed 20 acres. Direct hardwood seeding is typically done in November.
Recommendation: Informational only.
(End of 2-21-17 COTW Minutes)
Discussion followed on hardwood seeding for Bertram Park, that was discussed at the 2-21-17 COTW Meeting. Marc Mattice, Parks & Recreation Director, said a few recommendations came from the meeting:
1. Offsetting Phase I Development Costs with funds from the Collinwood Park Project scheduled for 2017. With reconstruction vs. remodel, there is about $210,000 available to help offset the development costs necessary with the grant application. The remaining $219,000 would be left in the budget for 2019 for expansion of the campground.
2. A review of last year’s budget reflects that the Beebe Lake Restroom Improvement Project is under budget by about $14,000. Savings could be used to direct hardwood seed 20 acres at Bertram Park.
It was the consensus that Administration and Parks staff can place a recommendation of how to proceed on a future Board Agenda.
SCHEDULE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING RE: STRATEGIC PLANNING
Potter moved to set the Meeting for 3-28-17 at 10:30 A.M. The motion was seconded by Husom and carried 5-0.
CANCEL JULY 4, 2017 COUNTY BOARD MEETING
On a motion by Potter, second by Vetsch, all voted to cancel the 7-04-17 Board Meeting.
ADVISORY COMMITTEE / ADVISORY BOARD UPDATES
1. Polar Plunge Sponsored By Law Enforcement For Special Olympics Minnesota. Husom said the event will take place on 3-11-17 at Sturges Park in Buffalo at 1:00 PM.
2. Fair Board. Borrell attended a meeting on 3-06-17. The Fair Board plans to develop a 501c3 non-profit status allowing tax deductible charitable donations.
3. Payroll Meeting. Daleiden attended a meeting with staff from HR, Admin, IT and Auditor/Treasurer. Discussion involved the County providing payroll assistance and health insurance benefits to employees of the Historical Society, the SWCD, and the CROW. Staff will put together information for review by the Board on associated costs. The Board can then determine if this is something that should be continued.
Abbott Northwestern Hospital $199.18
Advanced Disposal Services 104.49
Allina Health 190.00
Alternative Business Furniture Inc 9,827.93
American Databank LLC 133.85
American Pressure Inc 303.95
Amerimark Direct 411.06
Anoka County Fiscal Services 398.00
Anoka County Sheriff 17,787.73
Aramark Services Inc 8,034.00
Association of MN Counties 750.00
Beaudry Propane Inc 2,102.00
Buffalo Hospital 697.04
Burdas Towing 602.00
Business Ware Solutions 20,839.50
Centra Sota Coop - Buffalo 3,041.69
CES Imaging 286.58
Climate Air 285.00
CNH Ind. Capital Productivity Plus 799.99
Commissioner of Transportation 100.00
Croteau Plumbing 1,319.43
Custom Towing LLC 152.00
ECM Publishers Inc 204.60
Elk River Municipal Utilities 128.46
Emergency Automotive Tech Inc 13,202.87
Federated Co-ops Inc 635.16
First State Tire Disposal Inc 640.31
Force America Inc 107.75
Granite Pest Control Services 449.00
Grindstone Construction Serv. 13,204.03
Harris Computer Systems 19,522.54
Hillyard Inc - Minneapolis 163.50
Jerrys Towing & Repair 230.00
John Deere Financial 166.31
Karels Towing 294.00
Laplant Demo Inc 1,299.12
Loberg Electric 3,437.96
M & M Express Sales and Service 142.07
MCHS Mankato 326.99
McKesson Medical-Surgical 237.65
Menards - Buffalo 262.53
Mend Correctional Care LLC 28,094.62
Metro Group Inc/The 226.00
Midway Iron & Metal Co Inc 216.41
Midwest Protection Agency Inc 2,757.86
MN Assn of County Feedlot Officers 200.00
MN Dept. of Labor & Industry 420.00
MN Supreme Court 1,032.00
Monticello Township 6,930.50
Monticello/City of 3,902.85
Morries Parts & Service Group 278.42
MSC Industrial Supply Co 576.36
Net Transcripts Inc 411.93
Northern Safety Technology 395.70
Northland Business Systems Inc 5,730.18
O’Reilly Auto Parts 257.90
Office Depot 1,333.94
Otsego/City of 118.42
Power Distributors LLC 866.19
Rice Memorial Hospital 109.50
RTS Drug Testing 300.00
Russell Security Resource Inc 843.45
Ryan Chevrolet 685.09
St Cloud Hospital 332.27
St Cloud Times #1076 384.03
T & M Towing and Snow Plowing 150.00
Tri State Surplus Co 130.02
Trueman Welters Inc. 279.87
Verizon Wireless 167.03
Waverly/City of 756.57
XCel Energy 1,299.34
29 Payments less than $100 1,357.61
Final total: $206,777.36
The meeting adjourned at 9:28 a.m.
Published in the Herald Journal March 20, 2017.