BOARD MINUTES BOARD OF WRIGHT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 DATE APPROVED: SEPTEMBER 15, 2020
The Wright County Board met in regular session at 9:00 A.M. with Husom, Vetsch, Potter, Daleiden and Borrell present.
COUNTY BOARD MINUTES 8-25-20
Borrell moved to approve the 8-25-20 Wright County Board Minutes. The motion was seconded by Daleiden and carried 5-0.
Vetsch moved to approve the Agenda as presented. The motion was seconded by Potter and carried 5-0.
Vetsch requested Item C2 of the Consent Agenda be pulled for discussion.
Daleiden moved to approve the remainder of the Consent Agenda. The motion was seconded by Borrell and carried 5-0.
1. Refer Administration Staffing To The September 9, 2020 Personnel Committee Meeting
1. Claim - Madden, Galanter & Hansen, Attorneys At Law, July 2020 Services - $7,591.91
D. COUNTY BOARD
1. Authorize Attendance, AMC Virtual Fall Policy Conference, September 10, 14, 17 & 18, 2020
E. PLANNING & ZONING
1. Accept The Findings & Recommendation Of The Planning Commission For The Following Rezoning:
A. ROSS DANIELSON - (Marysville Twp.) - Commission Unanimously Recommends Rezoning Approximately 30 Acres From A/R Agricultural-Residential To AG General Agriculture.
Item C2, Consent Agenda
Approve The Reimbursement Of The CARES Funds As Follows:
County CARES Funds:
County Reimbursement Of $76,567.28 From 01-099-489.6910 Transfer Out Into 01-100-489.5910 Transfer In.
School District Reimbursement Of $674,953.12 To Elk River School District, ISD #728 From 01-099-489.6813 CARES-School District Expense. The Total Amount Allocated To Elk River School District, ISD #728 Is $674,966.00
Election CARES Funds:
County Reimbursement Of The Election CARES Funds Of $1,934.00 01-099-490.6910 Transfer Out Into 01-071-490.5910 Transfer In.
Vetsch extended appreciation to Administration and Auditor/Treasurer staff for efforts in distributing the first set of payments to school districts and acknowledged the partnership between the schools and the county. Vetsch moved to approve Item C2 of the Consent Agenda. The motion was seconded by Borrell and carried 5-0.
TIMED AGENDA ITEMS
BOB HIIVALA, AUDITOR/TREASURER
Approve 2020 Tobacco License For Super Tobacco 2, LLC DBA Delano Tobacco (City Of Delano) For The License Period September 1, 2020 Through December 31, 2020
Hiivala stated the proper documentation has been received and the fees have been paid. Daleiden moved to approve the 2020 Tobacco License for Super Tobacco 2, LLC DBA Delano Tobacco (City Of Delano) for the license period of September 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. The motion was seconded by Borrell and carried 5-0.
MATT DETJEN, AGRICULTURAL AND DRAINAGE INSPECTOR
Schedule The Continuation Of The Public Hearing For The Reestablishment Of Records For County Ditch #13
Detjen asked to schedule the continuation of the public hearing for the reestablishment of records for County Ditch #13 in Buffalo Township. The initial hearing was held in February where the DNR (Department of Natural Resources) requested additional excavation to find a tile line that was included in the report. The work has been completed and Huston Engineering has made updates to the reestablishment of records. They are looking to finalize that to move onto repairs to the ditch.
Detjen said the original tile line was located about 6’ down, about 1” off from where they thought it would be. The original 12” tile is 6’ below the other tile line that is partially functioning. This is quite a bit of difference and has caused the majority of the issues with the flooding of a neighboring property.
Borrell moved to schedule a Ditch Committee Of The Whole Meeting, Public Hearing, for the reestablishment of records for County Ditch #13, on 10-06-20 at 1:00 PM. The motion was seconded by Potter and carried 5-0.
MARC MATTICE, PARKS & RECREATION DIRECTOR
Authorize Signatures On License Agreement Between Wright County Parks And Recreation And Northern State Power Company (NSP) Related To Trail Maintenance Within The Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant
Mattice said the agreement relates to the section of the trail west of the Monticello Nuclear Plant. A forestry project was completed, and this is part of the realignment of the Great River Regional Trail. The agreement will allow the County to maintain the trail a couple of times per year and keep the trail corridor established.
Daleiden moved to approve signatures on the license agreement between Wright County Parks & Recreation and Northern States Power Company related to trail maintenance within the Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant. The motion was seconded by Borrell. Mattice stated the agreement has been reviewed by the County Attorney’s office, and suggested changes were approved by NSP. The motion carried 5-0.
ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION
There were no Items For Consideration at this meeting.
ADVISORY COMMITTEE / ADVISORY BOARD UPDATES
1. CMRP (Central Mississippi River Regional Planning Partnership). Vetsch attended a meeting last week. A meeting will be held next month to proceed with round two of engagements.
2. Crime Lab Meeting. Husom remotely attended a recent meeting. The group acted to elect a Chair and Vice Chair. Sheriff James Stuart of Anoka County was elected Chair and Sheriff Sean Deringer of Wright County was elected Vice Chair. Updates were provided on staffing, case load, and grants. A remodel of the drug chemistry area is being completed and is more expensive than anticipated. The 2021 budget was approved resulting in an approximate 3% increase. Wright County’s share is 21.37% or $465,542, which is slightly higher than what is reflected in the County’s budget.
3. Safe Harbor Meeting. Husom said a meeting was held recently. The group is working on protocols for the various entities who are involved with resolving exploitation of youth.
4. 2021 Budget Sessions. Board members attended budget sessions last week.
5. Potter said his name was submitted by the Highway Engineer for serving on a political advisory group for transportation. He anticipates one of the focuses to be a river crossing in Monticello.
6. Technology related. Daleiden said a Technology Committee Meeting was held last week. A number of projects are being worked on and new ones are on the horizon. Contract management options are being explored for Health & Human Services. He said an online meeting was held last week with Cyber and there are some frustrations being experienced. Information Technology will continue to work on this moving forward.
7. CARES Act Meeting with Townships. Husom said there was a Teams meeting held with township representatives on 8-31-20. A funding allocation presentation was made.
8. Husom said yesterday was International Overdose Awareness Day. She said 70,980 people died in 2019 and includes nearly 800 people in Minnesota. The goal is to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths. She recognized the efforts of MEADA (Mentorship Education and Drug Awareness) and said a person will be working in the schools to keep this in the forefront.
9. The Board recognized the efforts of Deb Schreiner, Administrative Specialist, and Susan Backes, Clerk to the County Board, who are leaving employment with Wright County.
10. Administrator Updates
A. Kelly referenced the meeting with Cyber. Information Technology is identifying what needs to be addressed. A requirements trace matrix will be provided by Cyber by the end of the week. They are engaging Maverick in discussions on trainings as well. A meeting is scheduled with Maverick on 9-02-20.
B. CARES Act. Kelly said meetings will be held weekly to review funding applications and to review expenses that will be sent to the State. Potter suggested a one-page information sheet that outlines the application process. Daleiden thought the information should be added to the home page of the County’s website. Kelly said there is information on the Wright County Economic Development website for non-profit and business and there are minimal requirements. Applications open September 10th and close October 8th.
11. Potter said a Trailblazer workshop will be held on 9-03-20 to discuss the possibility of MnDOT taking over Heartland transit in Isanti and Chisago Counties or whether it will go to the arrowhead region. He said the timelines may be difficult to meet. Daleiden questioned whether it makes sense to have Trailblazer take this over as it skips a county (Sherburne County). Vetsch said MnDOT wants economy of scale with these smaller areas. Husom said that is why Wright County joined in with Sibley and McLeod for transit.
The meeting adjourned at 9:35 AM.
County Board Minutes submitted by
Susan Backes, Clerk to the County Board
Published in the Herald Journal, Oct. 2, 2020.
WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATIONWarrants Approved On 8/19/2020 For Payment 8/19/2020
AXON ENTERPRISES INC 32,270.00
CI TECHNOLOGIES INC 2,800.00
DELL MARKETING LP 5,254.60
GEMINI ATHLETIC WEAR 6,250.00
GUARDIAN FLEET SAFETY LLC 74,618.50
TRUE NORTH CONSULTING GROUP, LLC 2,875.50
VERIZON WIRELESS SERVICES LLC 13,282.73
18 Payments less than 2000 8,017.12
Final Total: 145,368.45
Warrants Approved On 8/21/2020 For Payment 8/24/2020
BRAUN INTERTEC CORPORATION 15,006.00
COMMISSIONER OF TRANSPORTATION 2,914.58
COMPASS MINERALS AMERICA INC 43,996.24
DVS RENEWAL 2,642.26
FIRST STATE TIRE DISPOSAL INC 5,447.52
HASTY SILVER CREEK SPORTMENS CLUB 3,594.00
I & S GROUP INC 9,166.75
MID-MINNESOTA HOT MIX INC 14,022.23
PARK CONSTRUCTION COMPANY 941,475.39
WIDSETH SMITH NOLTING AND ASSOC INC 11,800.00
WRIGHT HENNEPIN COOP ELEC ASSN 2,418.25
WRIGHT HENNEPIN ELECTRIC 3,028.33
WSB & ASSOCIATES INC 132,261.26
34 Payments less than 2000 11,184.36
Final Total: 1,198,957.17
Warrants Approved On 8/25/2020 For Payment 8/25/2020
A M MAUS & SON INC 28,546.00
Final Total 28,546.00
Published in the Herald Journal, Oct. 2, 2020.