Wright County Board Minutes

BOARD MINUTESBOARD OF WRIGHT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS DECEMBER 1, 2020 DATE APPROVED: December 15, 2020
The Wright County Board met in regular session at 9:00 A.M. with Husom, Vetsch, Potter and Daleiden present. Borrell attended remotely.
COUNTY BOARD MINUTES 11-24-20
Vetsch moved to approve the 11-24-20 Wright County Board minutes. The motion was seconded by Daleiden and carried 5-0.
AGENDA
* Borrell petitioned to the agenda discussion of an emergency repair needed on County Ditch #38. It was placed on the Agenda as Timed Item D.
Daleiden moved to accept the agenda as amended. The motion was seconded by Borrell and carried 5-0.
CONSENT AGENDA
County Administrator Lee Kelly asked for a change to Item B under Administration. The date of the County Board Workshop was changed from December 15, 2020 to December 8, 2020.
Daleiden moved to approve the Consent Agenda as amended. The motion was seconded by Borrell and carried 5-0.
A. AUDITOR-TREASURER
1. Acknowledge Warrants Issued Between November 18, 2020 And November 23, 2020
2. Approve Renewal of 2021 Tobacco Licenses for the Following: City of Albertville: Cardinal Enterprises, LLC, DBA Speedway #4849; Corinna Township: Two Friends of Annandale Inc. DBA Hitching Post at Lake Center; City of Clearwater: Mark Allen Campbell DBA Brothers Smoke & More; City of Cokato: DG Retail LLC, DBA Dollar General Store #10460; City of Delano: City of Delano DBA Delano Wine & Spirits; City of Maple Lake: DG Retail LLC, DBA Dollar General Store #15392; City of Montrose: DG Retail LLC, DBA Dollar General Store #16105; City of Rockford: Cardinal Enterprises LLC, DBA Speedway #4834; DG Retail LLC, DBA Dollar General Store #18158.
3. Motion to Approve the Reimbursements of the CARES Act Funds as Recommended by the Wright County CARES Committee to Close Out the Grant. All Grants Will Be Accounted for by the December 1, 2020 Deadline.
Request Denial of the Pay Request from Wright County Community Action (WCCA) Due to Lack of Time and the Passing of the October 30, 2020 Deadline
B. ADMINISTRATION
1. Refer the Following Items to the December 8, 2020 County Board Workshop
A. Architectural and Planning Services for Dental Clinic
B. Commissioners Handbook
C. CHIPS Contract (Cathy Gabriel)
C. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
1. Position Replacement
A. Lead Eligibility Specialist
TIMED AGENDA ITEMS
BOB HIIVALA, AUDITOR/TREASURER
Discuss Authorization for Purchase of Elections Equipment
Discussion had been laid over from the November 24, 2020 County Board meeting to gather more information on the potential purchase of 26 OmniBallot assisted voting technology devices. Hiivala recommended buying just one OmniBallot machine due to concerns about its sustainability and news that the Automark voting systems, which is the technology Wright County Elections uses, will continue to be supported by Windows and will be able to be used for several more election cycles. One unique feature to the OmniBallot product is its capability to print additional ballots in the event there is a shortage and more ballots are required. Daleiden asked if the county has options in looking to the future of voting technology. Hiivala said that, short of scrapping everything the county currently has, most counties are tied into the assisted voting technology vendors they are currently with, so options are minimal. Husom said there was no reason to complete the grant and purchase 26 OmniBallot devices given the unproven track record from those who have used the product and that the county would be required to match the grant funds. Hiivala added that his choice would be ExpressVote technology because it used in all surrounding states and has performed well, including in a Presidential recount in Wisconsin in November. However, Minnesota currently doesn’t allow counties to choose which assisted voter technology they wish to have for their residents. Potter stated that the budgets for elections remain steady for both election and non-election years so that there isn’t a consistent levy spike in election years and having budget funds available allows for purchases like the one being presented by Hiivala.
Daleiden moved to authorize the purchase of one OmniBallot assisted voting technology device and return unused grant funds to the State of Minnesota. The motion was seconded by Potter and carried 5-0.
ALICIA O’HARE, WRIGHT SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT
Approve Wright County Soil and Water Conservation District to Oversee Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Prevention Aid
O’Hare said this an annual housekeeping item, obtaining a resolution from the County Board to access Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Aid funding from the State of Minnesota and transfer those funds to the Wright Soil & Water Conservation District for implementation of its AIS activities. In 2021, Wright County will receive $227,513 in AIS funding, essentially the same amount received in 2020.
Daleiden moved to adopt the resolution to allow the Wright Soil & Water Conservation District to oversee the distribution of Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Aid funding for 2021. The motion was seconded by Borrell and carried 5-0
ADMINISTRATION/WRIGHT COUNTY EMERGING LEADERS
Wright County Emerging Leaders – Season of Giving Summary
Wright County employees Kara Kampa, Erin Baker and Jessica Gadach presented the results of the charitable efforts of Wright County Emerging Leaders, a collection of 18 county employees from different departments throughout the organization that devised and implemented a charitable campaign from late-October to the week before Thanksgiving. The program, called Season of Giving, sought to collect baking supplies for needy families and deliver them to the 10 food shelves in Wright County. Kampa said county employees and residents collected more than 1,500 items for delivery to the food shelves. Baker said for an initiative that was completed in a very short time period, the generosity of county employees and residents was amazing. Kampa said many people donated directly to the food shelves, which increased the numbers even more. Husom and Daleiden commended the Wright County Emerging Leaders for the efforts and their willingness to assist residents in need in Wright County.
No board action was taken as the item was informational
* MATTHEW DETJEN, AG & DRAINAGE
Request for Emergency Repair to County Ditch # 38
Borrell said the repair on Ditch #38 is located alongside Hwy 12 between Waverly and Montrose. He said the tile is obstructed and needs to be replaced. Borrell said this was first time since he’s been on the County Board that the flow of water has been as low as it is now, making it an ideal time to make this repair. Detjen said Ditch #38 has always been a problem because of its location, antiquated tile system and that it runs under a Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad bed. He said there is a realignment plan in place for Ditch #38 in the future, but this 860-foot repair is necessary now because of the obstructions and collapsed tile. Daleiden said he has toured the ditch several times as a County Commissioner and said the ditch is “a disaster.” Detjen said the preliminary cost estimate for the repair was $19,635, but added that tile prices have risen 6 percent over the last month due to demand and the cost could go slightly higher.
Borrell moved to approve up to $20,000 for the emergency repair to County Ditch #38. The motion was seconded by Potter and carried 5-0.
ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION
ADMINISTRATION
Approve Resolution and Letter of Support Xcel Energy Upper Midwest Energy Plan
Kelly said that Xcel Energy is working through channels to get approval of its Upper Midwest Energy Plan (UMEP). He said Xcel has been a good community partner in Wright County and the company is looking for support from local government units to endorse its UMEP. To that end, Kelly drafted a resolution and letter of support for the County Board’s consideration. Vetsch said that part of the UMEP is extending the life of the Monticello Nuclear Power Plant, which is of vital importance to the county because it is the largest property tax generator in Wright County. He added that the support is needed because Xcel will be seeking approval of the UMEP from the Public Utilities Commission in 2021. Vetsch said Xcel’s goal is to be 80 percent carbon-free by 2030 and 100 percent carbon-free by 2050. Much of the UMEP is contingent on having the nuclear plant as a major component of the project, which includes natural gas, solar and wind-powered energy.
Vetsch moved to approve the resolution and letter of support of Xcel Energy’s Upper Midwest Energy Plan. The motion was seconded by Potter and carried 5-0.
11-13-20 DITCH COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MINUTES
At today’s meeting, Potter moved to accept the 11-13-20 Ditch Committee of the Whole minutes with the addition of including a recommendation to remove the fee charged to the County by the firm of Rinke-Noonan from the benefitted landowner rolls for ditch assessments. The motion was seconded by Daleiden and carried 5-0.
Committee of the Whole regarding annual ditch assessments
Edmonson listed the current annual charges that are being allocated to all ditch systems by the number of miles per system:
1. Rinke-Noonan retainer fee which is $2,400.00 per year or $200.00 monthly
2. Houston Engineering drainage/DB annual maintenance fee at $4,000.00
3. 25 percent of the Drainage Coordinator’s salary plus benefits
Vetsch stated that Rinke Noonan is for the County’s legal protection and should not be charged back to the ditch systems. The landowners should not be charged for the County’s legal defense. Husom thought that it could become a legal issue if the landowners questioned as to why they were paying the retainer fee. Kryzer felt that it is a valid assessment that can be made against all the ditch systems. Seeking outside council for certain items is very appropriate. The County is protecting the entire ditch system when requesting outside council from an expert in drainage law. Multiple times landowners have tried things that are against the law. It is a valid expense, however if the board chooses not to charge the landowners for the retainer, that is something the board can decide. Daleiden disagreed in that, the only reason we have Rinke Noonan on retainer is because of the County Ditches and thus justifies allocating the expense to all the systems. Borrell stated that it is a legitimate expense and pointed out that there are so many other expenditures that other counties charge the ditch systems that Wright County has never done.
Kryzer added that there are times when Rinke Noonan does legal work on a specific ditch system and those fees are charged back to that system. The retainer fee is spread across all systems according to the number of miles on each system.
Vetsch felt the only way the County could justify the allocations were if the Drainage Coordinator tracked all his hours by system. Detjen added that starting in 2021 Cody Lehn will be the ditch inspector and will track his hours by ditch system.
Detjen felt that the larger systems that have more than one year of administrative fees assessed and have had no work done on them, are where the landowners get the most upset. Those systems may only need minor repairs and are not interested in doing a redetermination of benefits. Vetsch felt that there are several systems that are paying administrative fees that have not had any work done on them in years and it is difficult to justify the assessment. Potter thought that maybe splitting the assessment costs between the County and the landowners would be a possibility.
Husom thought that the retainer for Rinke Noonan could be charged to Professional Services. Kryzer added that it is entirely up to the board as how they want to proceed with how the retainer will be expensed. Kryzer thought the board could increase the legal fees line item in the budget for the Attorney’s office and have the payments to Rinke Noonan paid from the Attorney’s expense account.
After further discussion it was decided by the board that legal fees would be paid by the Attorney’s office and drainage/DB and a percentage of the Drainage Coordinator’s salary would be allocated to each ditch system according to the total miles of the system.
There was discussion regarding the level of approvals regarding the ditch expenditures on a system. Kryzer stated that currently expenditures over fifteen thousand must be approved by the board. If the repairs meet the threshold of requiring bids, those are obtained. If the repairs are over one hundred and seventy-five thousand, then a public hearing is required.
After further discussion it was decided by the board to leave the approval levels and authorizations per the current policy. Detjen stated one of his future projects is to create a means of where landowners can furnish their Email contact information which will enable them to receive notices of repairs or maintenance on a system and other notices regarding ditches. This would also give landowners more visibility to future assessments to prepare for financially.
Edmonson requested direction from the drainage authority going forward. The administrative fees were not assessed in 2020 according to the board approval to eliminate them from the assessments, during the board meeting on October 20, 2020. Kryzer stated he would prepare a resolution from today’s meeting clarifying the direction the Auditor’s office would take in the future.
RECOMMENDATION: Remove Rinke-Noonan from the formula for determining assessments charged back to benefitted landowners along the County’s ditch system. Rinke-Noonan’s retainer fee will be taken out of the Professional Services line item of the County’s budget.
11-24-20 COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING
At today’s County Board meeting, Vetsch moved to approve the 11-24-20 Committee of the Whole minutes and recommendations. The motion was seconded by Daleiden and carried 5-0.
I. Auditor/Treasurer & Finance
Husom explained that the process of arriving at this meeting began when the County Board opted to implement a strategic planning effort in March. The goal was to create efficiencies in various departments and, during that process, Hiivala reached out to Vetsch and Husom and discussions began of how to make the Auditor/Treasurer’s Office (ATO) more streamlined. Over the years, several sub-departments were put under the umbrella of the ATO. For some time, Wright County had looked at hiring a Finance Director to focus the work done in the ATO into two divisions.
Vetsch said the discussion has arisen because of the size of Wright County. He said that, in the last two years since the State Legislature allowed counties to convert from an elected Auditor/Treasurer to an appointed position without stand-alone requests for legislation, eight counties in Minnesota have done so. Currently, about half of Minnesota’s 87 counties have appointed Auditor/Treasurers, including all nine counties larger than Wright County.
Hiivala said every year when his salary is discussed, the word “comparables” would come up. The conversations began as to why Wright County wasn’t comparable to those counties of larger size. Vetsch said that, in the strategic planning process, there were candid conversations with department heads in hopes of identifying opportunities for improvement and accelerating some decisions that needed to be made. Husom said that, under the current system, there are too many functions contained within the ATO.
Those functions included the core Finance component in accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, investments, auditing functions and grant reporting. But, the Wright County ATO was also responsible for land records, elections, property tax assessments, ditch records, passports, tobacco/liquor and other licenses, cemeteries and the License Bureau.
Vetsch said the conclusions that were drawn included identifying the need for more robust financial functions, continuity of operations across election cycles, adding depth of staff financial functions, position for sustained growth to meet the needs of a growth county, advancing technology, adapting to reporting requirements and managing staff within the ATO’s sub-divisions.
The recommended steps moving forward were to optimize departmental efficiencies, look into transitioning the position of Auditor/Treasurer from an elected to an appointed position and to realign the financial duties of the ATO into its own entity within the department.
Vetsch cited Minnesota Statute 375A.1205 that deals with the transition of the Auditor/Treasurer position. The process would require agreement between the Auditor/Treasurer and the County Board, a contract to be drawn, public notice be given and the completion of the current elected term of the Auditor/Treasurer. If those four components were met, the position could transform from elected to appointed, with the Auditor/Treasurer reporting directly to the County Board. Under the realignment, while the Auditor/Treasurer would report to the County Board, the Finance Division would become a division under Administration with the Finance Director assuming supervision over that division.
Hiivala said the conversations with board had been about how to best serve the residents of Wright County and having employees assigned to do what they do best in the day-to-day operation. Hiivala said he agreed with the County Board’s position.
Under the delineation of duties, the Auditor/Treasurer would be responsible for financial auditing, financial forecasting, monitoring current and future projects in the Capital Improvement Projects fund, managing the fund balance and overseeing debt management. The Finance Director was assume responsibility over supervising the financial staff, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, employee expense reimbursement, billing, disbursements, general ledger, account reconciliation, monitoring spending and cash flow, coordinating the county budget, financial and process training among county departments, preparing comprehensive annual financial statements, reviewing contracts, document and contract retention and licensing.
A flow chart was developed as to how the new Finance Division would lay out. The Finance Division would become an arm of Administration. There would be two wings of the Finance Division – the finance and reporting wing and one that would include property tax administration and Citizens Services (DMV and Elections).
In the new Government Center, the current ATO will be adjusted. The Auditor/Treasurer will be on the First Floor in the Commissioners area, the Finance Division will be on the Third Floor in Administration, the License Bureau will be in its own area on the First Floor, tax functions will take place in the ATO on the First Floor and land records will be shifted to the Recorder’s area on the First Floor.
Husom said the division would play to Hiivala’s strengths and that it would be a win-win situation for the county and its residents. Hiivala said that by keeping the Auditor/Treasurer a core function that reports to the County Board and not Administration, it retains the independence of the position. He felt it was important to make that distinction and retain that independence. Vetsch stated the Auditor/Treasurer should work at the will of the County Board as to not have be in alignment with any county departments. Hiivala said that, in its current state, the ATO is responsible for many duties, but the master of none of them.
Potter said the division of the ATO would provide a level of checks and balances for the betterment of Wright County residents and that this division is a natural progression given the size of the county and the need to make this transition. He stated his concern that, given the growth of Wright County, an Auditor/Treasurer candidate could potentially be elected and be unqualified for the job.
Hiivala said he has prided himself on being a watchdog of the county budgets – the County Board sets the budgets, but it is his job to hold departments to those budgetary limits. In his refined position, he would still be doing that. He acknowledged that the ATO office has evolved and the demands of other county departments has grown. Hiivala added that, through the strategic planning initiative, he can focus more of his time on the meaningful project the County Board has to deal with as opposed to the day-to-day operations.
Vetsch said that, with the current ATO staff, there will be some work flow changes and that, at the moment, the change is conceptual and won’t be immediately activated. It is simply the direction that the ATO is heading. Husom said that there are procedural steps that need to be taken to complete the process. County Administrator Lee Kelly stated that there is a procedure that needs to be followed under state statutes for posting the intentions of the County Board that require posting in the official county newspaper for two weeks to allow for public comment. Kelly suggested the matter be placed on the December 15, 2020 agenda for discussion and a vote. Potter said that the division of the ATO will maximize efficiencies and be in the best interests of the taxpayers of Wright County. Kelly stated this is one of the first steps of what will be ongoing discussions regarding strategic planning.
RECOMMENDATIONS
1. Pursuant to Minnesota Statute 375A.1205, begin the process of converting the Auditor/Treasurer position from an elected position to an appointed position. As part of the process, the proposed change will be posted in the official county newspaper to provide for a 14-day comment period.
2. Place discussion of the changeover of the Auditor/Treasurer position on the December 15, 2020 Wright County Board agenda for Board action.
3. Begin discussions with members within the Auditor/Treasurer’s Office to create new alignments for placement of the new Finance Director/Finance Department and begin the transfer around the new organizational structure for Financial Services.
11-25-20 TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE MINUTES
At today’s County Board meeting, discussion took place about issues with the Zuercher software. Vetsch said that when the County enters into agreements to purchase multi-million-dollar pieces of software, there should be the requirement for continuity of service agreements for the life span of the software because so many smaller software companies are being sold to larger corporations. He hopes to see future contracts to include continuity of service language. Daleiden said the Wright County Attorney’s Office has drafted a letter to send to the company because it currently is not supporting the contract that was signed between Wright County and Zuercher.
Daleiden moved to approve the Technology Committee minutes. The motion was seconded by Vetsch and carried 5-0.
I. ECM Architect & O365 Architect
Matthew Fomby, IT Director, informed the Committee that ConnieMae Cooper, former IT Business Analyst, is now the ECM (Enterprise Content Management) Architect. This role will work heavily with the County’s OnBase and SharePoint platforms and their content management capabilities. Andrea Benedict, former IT Business Analyst, is now the O365 (Microsoft Office 365) Architect. This role will involve O365 enhancements, implementation, and training of O365 products. Cooper & Benedict will be point on these platforms, departments are directed to reach out to them on the products, they will also be doing their own outreach. The positions that were vacated are currently in the HR (Human Resources) process.
RECOMMENDATION: Informational Only
II. Project Updates
Andrea Benedict, IT O365 Architect, summarized the SharePoint 2019 upgrade project. The IT Team is working on the best transition to a split environment of Cloud and on-premise access and storage. Christine Partlow, HHS Business Manager, asked for clarification on the project summary O365 components of InTune and Teams rollouts. Becki Murphy, IT Application Portfolio Analyst, will gather more information from the IT Team on InTune progress. Murphy stated that Sr. Systems Engineer Josh Fox is working on the configuration and compliance areas for the rest of the Teams rollout. Fomby added that there is a lot of backend happenings with Teams itself, with the County just utilizing a portion of it right now.
Andrea Benedict noted that the iSeries project, which allows for a hosted backup of crucial data, will be transitioned to the vendor in December. Prep work continues to move forward to work on a successful crossover.
Andrea Benedict also touched on the CAMA project. Departments continue to engage in prep work for this highly anticipated project.
The Administration Event Scheduler was brought up by IT BA, Kevin Kaszynski. Kaszynski noted several departments have different thoughts on what their needs are, which may result in the County having several different solutions. Much discussion revolved around this idea of several solutions. Commissioner Mark Daleiden focused on the fact that he wants to be diligent about the use of taxpayer dollars, not wanting to see several high-dollar solutions bought, when one solution will work for 90 percent of needs. Mike MacMillan, Court Services Department Head, made clear that department needs are indeed different. Commissioner Darek Vetsch added that there should always be ways for us to explore pilot projects in regards to finding which option to pursue. Fomby added that IT will continue to investigate different products to find the best ones. Jim O’Dell, HHS (Health & Human Services), stressed that although HHS will be a big user of the product, they don’t want to dictate the product that is picked. HHS wants to see the best product that works for everyone. Kaszynski will continue to review products and vendors, scheduling demos as needed, options will be presented to the Committee. Partlow, questioned if there will be interactive display monitors that will integrate with a scheduling system in the New Government Center (GC). MacMillan directed that staff should speak with Monica Tschumper with the State Courts system to see what they are utilizing in the new Justice Center. Fomby, directed that he will have Frank Petitta, IT Audio Visual Technician relay what plans are for the new GC.
The Health & Human Services (HHS) Contact Management Center, previously referred to as Call Center, was updated by Kevin Kaszynski. A lot of work is being done on this project with HHS providing a lot of focus and energy to bring it to completion. The Design Phase is currently being worked on with HHS and the Vendor, which is going well. Server discussions are being worked out to determine the right solution with the Vendor & the County, the IT Team is actively involved with this. The project is moving along nicely.
The Enterprise Resource Planning Project (ERP) was reviewed by Lee Kelly, County Administrator. Kelly noted that the recent recalibration of the project into work streams is proving to be fruitful. Financial Management and Procurement are seeing a lot of work and progress being made. Procurement will focus on catalogs next. Budgeting will be clarified in an upcoming session. HCM, the HR piece, is going slower but focus is being made on security issues. Change Management continues with recent Demos being helpful for many involved.
RECOMMENDATION: Informational Only
III. New Project Requests
Rebecca Murphy, IT, noted there were no new project requests at this time. RECOMMENDATION: Informational Only IV. Project Portfolio Summary Rebecca Murphy, reviewed the Project Portfolio. She highlighted recent updates to the project site that will provide more transparency. Projects of a number 1 priority are all actively being worked on. A brief review of other projects was done with the Sheriff’s CAD project being discussed more in-depth. Shawna Athman, Sheriff Office Administrator lead the overview of the Zuercher situation. The product vendor is not providing expected support, after consultation with the Attorney’s Office it was determined that an alternative product launch date should have a goal of 2022. Commissioner Daleiden questioned the process that will be gone through for the product selection to ensure we don’t make a repeat of the situation we are in now. Athman responded that a consultant (different from the Zuercher one) will be brought in to assist in selection. There was also discussion that one of the original vendors, Tyler, was more expensive which is why the County didn’t go with them. Cost, Quality, and Company standing will be researched in depth in the process. She also noted that Sheriff Operations Captain Todd Hoffmann kept the original RFI documentation which will help greatly with crafting an updated one. Murphy will work with the Sheriff’s Office to move this project to correct standing within the Portfolio.
RECOMMENDATION: Informational Only
ADVISORY COMMITTEE/ADVISORY BOAD UPDATES
Midwest Regional Forensics Laboratory. Husom attended virtually on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 along with Wright County Sheriff Sean Deringer. They received an update on staffing at the lab and training procedures. The case work has been down 6.5 percent overall in 2020, but witnessed a significant increase in biological analysis in August, October and November. The next meeting of the Committee is tentatively scheduled to be in-person in March 2021 in Wright County.
Tax Rate. Potter said he met with Auditor/Treasurer’s office staff to get a 20-year overview of Wright County’s tax rate. He said the current County Board hasn’t been wildly spending as was speculated during county commissioner elections and that the county’s tax rate confirms that. Husom said that, if your property value remained that same in 2020 as 2019, the amount of taxes paid has actually gone down. Potter said Wright County was 66th out of 87 counties in Minnesota in 2019 in per capita spending, despite being the 10th largest county is the state.
Route Fifty. Daleiden reported on a newsletter article by Route Fifty, an organization that connects state and local government leaders. He referenced the 25th year of the thinktank Reason Foundation’s study of road quality and effectiveness of state-controlled highways in all 50 states – ranking them from top to bottom. In 2015, Minnesota ranked 25th in the metrics used. That increased to 15th in 2018, the most recent year of data collection. Daleiden thanked Potter for all the work he did in his eight years as commissioner dealing with transportation issues on behalf of the citizens of Wright County.
Truth in Taxation. Kelly reminded residents that the annual budget/certified levy would be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 1, 2020, adding that the meeting will be live-streamed on the Wright County YouTube channel.
The meeting adjourned at 9:59 a.m.
County Board Minutes submitted by John Holler, Communication Specialist
WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATIONWarrants Approved On 11/18/2020 For Payment 11/18/2020
CENTERPOINT ENERGY 2,731.57
CENTRAL MN MENTAL HEALTH CENTER INC 15,016.54
CLEARWATER TOWNSHIP 6,538.21
CORINNA TOWNSHIP 34,930.22
DASSEL COKATO ISD 466 79,753.21
DELANO LORETTO AREA UNITED WAY 2,492.91
JON ANSTETT GYMNASTICS INC 20,000.00
LASER ETCH TECHNOLOGIES LLC 20,000.00
MEEKER & WRIGHT SPECIAL EDUCATION COOP 19,256.84
RIDGEVIEW MEDICAL CENTER 18,470.00
RMM SANDWICHES LLC 20,000.00
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 2687 128,660.86
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 877 819,944.00
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 882 167,614.60
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 883 12,299.15
SOAR REGIONAL ARTS 7,000.00
WRIGHT COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION 24,987.50
ZIEGLER INC 12,743.00
36 Payments less than 2000 10,540.83
Final Total: 1,422,979.44
Warrants Approved On 11/20/2020 For Payment 11/20/2020
ASSOCIATED BANK 906,762.50
BOND TRUST SERVICES CORPORATION 6,398,113.13
Final Total: 7,304,875.63
Warrants Approved On 11/20/2020 For Payment 11/20/2020
AAA STRIPING SERVICE INC 11,882.00
ASSETWORKS LLC 24,165.96
AVTEX SOLUTIONS LLC 223,191.60
BIOTANICA LLC 11,750.00
COMPASS MINERALS AMERICA INC 7,257.06
MINNESOTA PAVING & MATERIALS 3,452.74
MOONEN/DANIEL K 15,400.00
MSC INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY CO 3,731.32
RCM SPECIALTIES INC 2,674.77
RIVERWORKS 20,000.00
SRF CONSULTING GROUP INC 2,797.33
SUBURBAN TIRE WHOLESALE INC 3,284.85
TOWMASTER 17,159.13
WRIGHT CTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNER 150,000.00
WSB & ASSOCIATES INC 76,562.17
ZIEGLER INC 12,743.00
24 Payments less than 2000 10,047.03
Final Total: 596,098.96
Warrants Approved For Payment 11/23/2020
US BANK VOYAGER FLEET SYSTEMS 14,941.61
Final Total: 14,941.61
Warrants Approved On 11/23/2020 For Payment 11/23/2020
ANOKA COUNTY CORRECTIONS 30,614.20
ARAMARK SERVICES INC 23,426.04
AT&T MOBILITY 3,017.72
AXON ENTERPRISES INC 12,128.55
CIVICPLUS 12,895.76
DELL MARKETING LP 8,444.17
EHLERS AND ASSOCIATES 3,800.00
GRANITE ELECTRONICS 2,150.10
GUARDIAN FLEET SAFETY LLC 3,306.55
INSIDE OUTSIDE ARCHITECTURE, INC. 4,095.75
MARTIN-MCALLISTER CONSULTING 2,750.00
NETWRIX CORPORATION 7,960.00
OLSON & SONS ELECTRIC 20,088.86
OMNICARE INC 2,179.80
PATNODE BROTHERS INC 21,486.00
SEACHANGE PRINTING AND MARKETING LLC 21,713.04
TRUE NORTH CONSULTING GROUP, LLC 6,708.00
TW VENDING INC 10,237.83
60 Payments less than 2000 27,205.95
Final Total: 224,208.32
Warrants Approved For Payment 11/23/2020
US BANK-PROCUREMENT CARDS 67,430.76
Final Total: 67,430.76
Warrants Approved On 11/23/2020 For Payment 11/23/2020
HEALTH PARTNERS 788,202.72
HEALTH PARTNERS - DENTAL 23,510.31
Final Total: 811,713.03
Published in the Herald Journal, Jan. 8, 2021.