Wright County Board Minutes

BOARD MINUTES BOARD OF WRIGHT COUNTY COMMISSIONERSDecember 15, 2020 DATE APPROVED: December 29, 2020
The Wright County Board met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. with Husom, Potter and Daleiden present. Vetsch and Borrell attended remotely.
COUNTY BOARD MINUTES 12-1-20 REGULAR SESSION
Daleiden moved to approve the minutes of 12-1-20 regular board session as presented. The motion was seconded by Potter and carried 5-0.
COUNTY BOARD MINUTES 12-1-20 EVENING SESSION 2021 BUDGET/LEVY HEARING
Potter moved to approve the minutes of the 12-1-20 Budget/Levy Hearing as presented. The motion was seconded by Daleiden and carried 5-0.
AGENDA
* Borrell petitioned to have discussion of Wright County Ordinance 20-1 added the Agenda. It was placed on the agenda as “G” in the Items for Consideration. Borrell moved the Agenda with the one addition. The motion was seconded by Daleiden and carried 5-0.
CONSENT AGENDA
Vetsch moved to approve the Consent Agenda as presented. The motion was seconded by Daleiden and carried 5-0.
A. ADMINISTRATION
1. 2021 Minnesota Cities Participation Program
2. Accept Proposal from BKV for Architect Design Services for Dental Clinic
3. Approve CHIPS Contract 2021-2023
4. Approve Charitable Location Calendar Raffle of the MN Elk Breeders, Gambling Permit X-34985-21-013 January 9, 2021 Black Velvet Elk Ranch, 8361 30th St. SW, Howard Lake, MN 55349
5. Approve Changes to Wright County Financial Policies D. Capital Improvement Policy Per Preliminary Budget Recommendation
6. Construction Proposal Request for the Government Center and Campus Per Listing on the Request for Board Action Form.
B. AUDITOR/TREASURER
1. Approve the 2021 Non-Levied Budgets
Expenses Revenues
41. Ditch Fund $0.00 $0.00
02. Reserves $1,343,700 $1,900,000
2. Approve the Transfers from the General Fund to the Attached County Ditch Accounts, Total $139,154.60 to Cover 2020 Year-End Deficit Balances as Allowed by MS103E.655 Subd. 2: Ditch #3 $252.94; Ditch #5 $136.49; Ditch #7 $53.63; Ditch #8 $171.74; Ditch #12 $290.19; Ditch #13 $7,972.75; Ditch #14 $180.43; Ditch #16 $11,674.87; Ditch #18 $147.85; Ditch #19 $10,566.79; Ditch #20 $45,831.53; Ditch #22 $27,903.85; Ditch #23 $1,145.09; Ditch #29 $3,314.00; Ditch #31 $21,078.06; Ditch #35 $463.44; County Ditch #36 $5,677; Joint Ditch #1 $759.31 and Joint Ditch #3 $1,055.19
3. Approve the Transfers from the General Fund to the Following Negative Accounts, Total $95,085.92 to Cover 2020 Year-End Deficit Balance: Historian $40,534.18 and Soil & Water $54,551.74
4. Approve the Transfer from the General Fund to the Debt Service Fund (Fund 36) for the Subordinate Sewer District $76,774.80 to Cover 2020 Year-End Deficit Balance. This Balance Will Need to Be Reassessed
5. Approve the Transfer from the General Fund to the Capital Project Funds (Fund 34) for Negative Cash in the Wright County Sheriff’s Office Training Center to Cover 2020 Year-End Deficit of $706,626.79
6. Approve the Budget Amendment for the Increase of Elections Budget:
01-071-000-0000-5229 STATE SHARED REVENUE ($37,088)
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01-071-000-0000-5502 FEE – FILING FEE ($830)
01-071-000-0000-5801 REFUNDS AND REIMBURSEMENTS ($18,143)
01-071-000-0000-6101 FULL-TIME PERSONNEL ($1,330)
01-071-000-0000-6104 TEMPORARY PERSONNEL ($8,510)
01-071-000-0000-6106 OVERTIME ($22,038)
01-071-000-0000-6153 COUNTY SHARE INSURANCE ($172)
01-071-000-0000-6162 MEDICARE ($523)
01-071-000-0000-6163 PERA ($2,140)
01-071-000-0000-6175 SOCIAL SECURITY ($2,295)
01-071-000-0000-6205 POSTAGE ($10,158)
01-071-000-0000-6235 PUBLICATIONS & BROCHURES ($970)
01-071-000-0000-6260 SOFTWARE SYSTEMS SUPPORT ($17,924)
01-071-000-0000-6261 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ($6,437)
01-071-000-0000-6411 OPERATING SUPPLIES ($62,933)
01-071-000-0000-6412 OPERATING SUPPLIES – SPECIAL ELECTION ($5,500)
01-071-000-0000-6485 ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ($5,060)
01-100-000-0000-6199 UNALLOCATED PERSONNEL SERVICES ($43,081)
7. Approve the Budget Amendment to Move Highway Fleet Maintenance to the Unallocated:
34-170-000-8000-6600 CIP Budget – Unallocated Fund ($3,173)
34-170-100-8184-6600 CIP Budget – Highway Fleet Maintenance (-$3,173)
8. Request Position Replacement for Elections Technology Coordinator
9. Approve Renewal of 2021 Tobacco Licenses for the Following: City of Monticello – Fleet Farm Wholesale Supply Co., LLC DBA Fleet Farm; Fleet Farm Wholesale Supply Co., LLC DBA Fleet Farm Fuel; Broadway Kwik Stop, LLC DBA Broadway Kwik Stop
10. Acknowledge Warrants Issued Between November 24, 2020 and December 8, 2020
C. COUNTY ATTORNEY
1. Approve and Authorize Signatures on the Retainer Agreement with Rinke-Noonan for Public Drainage Legal Services
2. Approve and Authorize Signatures on the Developer’s Agreement for Railroad Crossing Improvements in the City of Albertville (CSAH 37 and 19)
3. Authorize Signatures on Contracts for Professional Services of Guardianship and/or Conservatorship With Eight Individuals/Entities
D. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
1. Position Replacements
A. Office Technician I
B. Social Worker
E. HUMAN RESOURCES/ADMINISTRATION
1. Approve an Extension of the Voluntary Leave of Absence Without Pay Program Through July 1, 2021
2. Approve a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the County Contributions for the 2021 Health Insurance Plans With AFSCME (Human Services) Council 65
F. SURVEYOR
1. Authorize County Surveyor to Sign on Behalf of Wright County the Professional Services Agreement With Schneider Geospatial for Beacon
G. PARKS & RECREATION
1. Confirm Commissioner District 1 Parks Commission Appointment (Martyn Dibben of Buffalo) Effective January 1, 2021. Term Ends December 31, 2024 (Three-Year Term)
2. Confirm Commissioner District 2 Parks Commission Appointment (Melanie Leckey of Clearwater) Effective January 1, 2021. Terms Ends December 31, 2024 (Three-Year Term)
TIMED AGENDA ITEMS
TOM KELLY, COUNTY ATTORNEY
Recognition of Tom Kelly’s Years of Service
Kelly thanked outgoing Commissioners Borrell and Potter for the service to Wright County for being good stewards for the county’s residents. He stated he has been employed by Wright County for 37 years – the last 22 as the elected County Attorney. When he started working Wright County in 1984, there were just eight employees. Now there are 29 employees, 24 of which were hired by Kelly. His office has more than 500 years of collective experience. One of his priorities when appointed Chief of the Criminal Division was to meet with Wright County law enforcement agencies to stress working with a team approach. At that time he started a training program for law enforcement to teach criminal law and procedures that is still in operation. Kelly worked with five sheriffs (Darrell Wolff, Don Hozempa, Gary Miller, Joe Hagerty and Sean Deringer). He thanked Mike MacMillan and his Court Services staff for the team approach they had with the County Attorney’s Office. He thanked his employees over the last 22 years and the positive impact they had on Wright County citizens – highlighting the contributions of Chief Deputy Brian Asleson, Office Manager Cindy Hohl and Brian Lutes, who will be replacing Kelly as County Attorney. He closed his remarks by thanking his wife Holly and children Megan and Matt.
Husom commended the accomplishments the County Attorney’s Office has achieved under Kelly’s leadership and the work ethic of his office. Borrell thanked Kelly for his commitment to our military and our veterans. Daleiden thanked Kelly for sharing his wit, wisdom and sense of humor with the County Board. Potter expressed his appreciation that Kelly shared his vision for designing the Justice Center with the county’s needs 20 years in the future in mind. Vetsch told Kelly he will be missed when he leaves office.
ADMINISTRATION
Introduction of Administration’s Office Manager Elizabeth Clow and Administrative Specialist Angie Fisher
Assistant County Administrator Sue Vergin introduced Clow and Fisher. Clow comes to Wright County from Quincy, Illinois, where she served as Human Resources Director. Fisher comes to Wright County from the Elk River Police Department, where she was a receptionist and transcriptionist.
BOB HIIVALA, AUDITOR/TREASURER
Approve 2020 and 2021 Tobacco License for AMBEMA Retails LLC DBA South Haven Sports (City of South Haven) for the Period of December 15, 2020 Through December 31, 2021
Hiivala explained that most tobacco license requests go on the Consent Agenda, but this is a new license that is requesting a license for 12••• months (the remainder of 2020 and all of 2021). Daleiden moved to approve the tobacco license request. The motion was seconded by Potter and carried 5-0.
Approve Resolution to Accept Donation of $100 from Dale and Carol Mossey Pursuant to M.S. 465.05
Hiivala said that the Mosseys select a person or group to be the recipient of a surprise award from their family which they call the Mossey Annual Above and Beyond Award. The Mosseys selected the staff of the Auditor/Treasurer’s Office as the recipient of the award for 2020. The criteria for the award are doing something that exemplifies the commitment to others and the greater community, acting in a manner greater than reasonable expectations, exemplifying leadership and having made a significant difference to others. The Auditor/Treasurer’s Office was selected for its work in the November elections. Daleiden moved to accept the donation from the Mossey family. The motion was seconded by Potter and carried 5-0. Hiivala said his staff worked very hard with the elections, especially given the greater number of absentee ballots that were mailed in and needed to be counted.
Authorize the Auditor to Do Improvements/Demolition to the Tax-Forfeited Parcel #209-000-223103
Hiivala said this item had been brought to the County Board previously and Borrell had asked that it be tabled because the property had a homestead entitlement on it, but the home has fallen into disrepair and potentially poses a danger to an adjoining property which is down an embankment from the home. Wright County Planning & Zoning looked at the property and deemed it to be an unbuildable parcel. Hiivala said he has received a quote to demolish and remove the building for $14,185. Daleiden said for that scope of work, the quote was very reasonable. Borrell thanked Hiivala and the Planning & Zoning staff for taking a closer look at the property to determine with certainty that the property was unbuildable. Potter moved to approve the demolition of the structure on the tax-forfeit property. The motion was seconded by Daleiden and carried 5-0.
Approve November Revenue/Expenditure Budget and CIP Report
In November, there had been questions raised about the line item for court-appointed counsel, which was higher than the budgeted amount. Hiivala said that over the years, that line item has been very inconsistent and that 2020 has been a year when it has spiked higher than normal. Vetsch moved to approve the November Revenue/Expenditure Budget and CIP Report. The motion was seconded by Borrell and carried 5-0.
GREG PICKARD, VETERAN SERVICES
Resolution to Appoint CVSO to Administer the CVSO Operational Improvement Grant
Pickard said that the state changed the process in which the annual grant is administered. He said he would send the board resolution to the state for an electronic signature. The grant is in the amount of $15,000 and is paid based on the veteran population in each county. Daleiden moved to appoint Pickard to administer the 2021 County Veterans Service Office Operational Improvement Grant. The motion was seconded by Borrell and carried 5-0.
MARC MATTICE, PARKS & RECREATION
Take Action on Parks Commission Recommendations from the November 9, 2020 Meeting
Approve Recommended Changes to the Wright County Parks & Recreation Department’s Memorial and Recognition Policy
Mattice said the fees in the Memorial and Recognition Policy for memorial trees, benches and tables haven’t gone up in several years, while the costs to his department have risen and the Parks Commission recommended raising the fees to help cover the internal costs. He said the Memorial and Recognition Policy would remove the planting of trees option since only one tree has been donated since the policy was adopted in 2005 and that the fee for a memorial bench or table would be $250. Daleiden moved to approve the changes to the Memorial and Recognition Policy reflecting the changes recommended by the Parks Commission. The motion was seconded by Borrell and carried 5-0.
Approve Recommended Rental Fees for Park & Recreation System Camper Cabins and Tandem Sites
Mattice said the rental fee proposed for the camper cabins and tandem campsites in Bertram Chain of Lakes Regional Park will be as follows: large camper cabin $65 a night for Wright County residents and $69 a night for non-residents; small camper cabin $55 a night for residents, $59 a night for non-residents; tandem site $48 a night for residents and $52 a night for non-residents. He added that seeding of turf grass has begun and the opening of the campground is expected to be the weekend before or after the 4th of July, depending on how quickly the turf grass is established in the spring and early summer. Husom commented that the cabins will be an excellent addition to the Wright County parks system and the prices are very reasonable. Vetsch moved to approve the rental fees recommended by the Planning Commission for the camper cabins and tandem sites in Bertram Chain of Lakes Park. The motion was seconded by Daleiden and carried 5-0.
MATT DETJEN, AG AND DRAINAGE
Approval to Accept a Quote from Ashwill Companies for Tree Removal on County Ditch #10
Detjen said the quote from Ashwill Companies of Cokato of $133,300 was extremely good (the next lowest bid of the five bidders who submitted the full bid package was $297,934). He added that by bidding tree removal and seeding separately, there would be a savings of approximately $565,000 on the total project and the Ashwill bid was lower than the projections had indicated. The tree removal will take place in the entire 12-mile length of the ditch and only excludes areas where landowners said they would remove trees in the ditch line themselves. Borrell moved to accept the bid from Ashwill for tree removal from County Ditch 10 in the amount of $133,300. The motion was seconded by Daleiden and carried 5-0.
VIRGIL HAWKINS, HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
Approve Resolution Authorizing Final Payment to Greystone Construction in the Amount of $14,727.53 for the New Salt Shed Construction at the Highway Maintenance Truck Station in Waverly. The Total Value of the Construction of the Salt Shed Is $136,839.50, Which Includes a $10,000 for Work Completed by County Staff
Borrell thanked Hawkins for getting the overdue replacement of the salt shed completed. Borrell said he had received many complaints over the years because it was too small and, when it would rain, it would dissolve some of the salt. There was a collection pond in place, but there were concerns because it was so clearly visible. Potter moved to authorize final payment to Greystone Construction in the amount of $14,727.53 for the new salt shed constructing at the Highway Maintenance Truck Station in Waverly. The motion was seconded by Borrell and carried 5-0.
Approve Resolution of Final Acceptance for Contract 1806 (SP 086-638-006) for the CSAH 38 Reconstruction Improvements from Odean Avenue to Trunk Highway 101 in Otsego and Authorize Final Payment to Fehn Companies, Inc. in the Amount of $44,417.59. The Final Value of the Work Is $4,441,759.25
Potter moved to authorize final payment to Fehn Companies Inc. in the amount of $44,417.59 for the CSAH 38 reconstruction improvements from Odean Avenue to Highway 101 in Otsego. The motion was seconded by Daleiden and carried 5-0.
Approve Resolution of Final Acceptance for Contract No. 1901 and Authorize Final Payment to Knife River Corporation in the Amount of $64,138.34. Contract No. 1901 Was the 2019 Pavement Preservation Program and Included Segments of CSAH 5, CSAH 7, CSAH 35 and CSAH 38. The Final Value of Work Certified is $5,819,833.99
Potter moved to authorize final payment to Knife River Corporation in the amount of $64,138.34 for the 2019 pavement preservation program contract. The motion was seconded by Borrell and carried 5-0.
Approve the Minutes of the December 1, 2020 Transportation Committee of the Whole Meeting Along With the Recommendations
Hawkins said there were four topics of discussion at the Transportation Committee of the Whole meeting – review and approve updates to the Highway Department’s Five-Year Plan, review and approve updates to the county’s Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), review the County Road 138 route change and a presentation by Hally Turner, the Policy Planning Director for the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) dealing with the Statewide Multi-Modal Transportation Plan. The county’s Five-Year Plan was presented by Assistant Highway Engineer Chad Hausmann and the updates, which cover the years 2021-25, were unanimously recommended for approval. There were minor changes made to the LRTP, which was initially adopted in September 2019. The consensus of the Committee was to recommend approval of the LRTP with the revisions. The initial plan for County Road 138 was to change its designation to CSAH 83 between Highways 55 and 25, but MnDOT wouldn’t permit the county to take the CSAH designation off of CSAH 41 to make the designation switch. The new plan is to make the change between CSAH 12 and Highway 25. Turner provided and update on MnDOT’s updated Multi-Modal Transportation Plan.
Potter said the committee minutes are on the agenda as attachments and are available for anyone wishing to examine the changes and updates made to the county’s Five-Year Plan and LRTP, adding that the county is looking to have as much transparency as possible.
Vetsch moved to approve the minutes of the December 1, 2020 Transportation Committee of the Whole meeting and the recommendations. The motion was seconded by Daleiden and carried 5-0.
12-1-20 TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MINUTES
I. Review and Approve/Adopt Update to Five-Year Plan & Map (2021-2025)
Background:
The Wright County Highway Five-Year Construction Plan & Map is generally updated every two years. The update involves adding two years to the plan and updating/revising the other years within the plan after taking input and feedback from the public and adjusting for any changes to anticipated revenues and costs. The current Five-Year Plan and Map covers the years 2019 to 2023 and the updated Five-Year Plan & Map covers the years 2021 to 2025.
Public input and feedback for the Five-Year Plan & Map update was received through a page on our website that was available to the public from September 9, 2020 through October 6, 2020. We received about 12 comments on the Draft 2021-2025 Plan that we addressed and took into consideration at the Five-Year Plan update team meetings. Attached is the updated Five-Year plan & Map for 2021 to 2025 for review/comments.
It is understood that the projects identified in this Five-Year Plan & Map are subject to available funding sources that will be budgeted on an annual basis for each year, and that changes/revisions will be made based on available funding and/or changing priorities.
Please note that some of the projects shown for years 2023, 2024, and 2025 are subject to funding from the Local Option Sales Tax for Transportation (LOST program) that is set to expire December 31, 2022. The projects subject to LOST funding will be deleted from the Five-Year Plan if the LOST program is not extended.
Discussion:
Chad noted that construction projects are somewhat fluid, indicating that a few projects were moved up in the schedule to this year while others were pushed back.
Commissioner Borrell: Regarding the roundabout project located at Tiger Drive – will that be constructed in 2021? Chad: said yes, it will be constructed this summer and the project will be like the mini-RAB that was built at the intersection of Highway 18 and Highway 22 near the Middle School East in St. Michael. The project set for 2021, which we have a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the City of Delano.
Commissioner Daleiden: when will public be able to comment on 19/35 in St Michael? Chad: stated that they are working with the project consultant about the dates to present a virtual open house. Virgil also indicated that they are working to have the Open House in December.
Steve Bot: Extended his appreciation and thanked the County Board and the Highway Department for putting together the Five-Year Plan with a lot of good projects that are needed and to offer support for the Local Option Sales Tax going forward to keep these projects on schedule.
Commissioner Daleiden: We can always change the plan too, if something high priority comes up? Virgil: Correct, even though the plan shows five years of projects and funding, it is subject to the annual budget review and approval of each year of funding by the County Board.
Highway Staff Recommendation:
Highway Department staff recommends approving/adopting the attached Five-Year Plan and Map that covers the years 2021 to 2025.
TCOTW ACTION/COUNTY BOARD RECOMMENDATION:
Consensus is to approve/adopt the presented 5-year plan and map
II. Review and approve/adopt update to Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)
Update:
The Wright County 2040 Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) was approved by the County Board in September of 2019. The LRTP provides guidance for the County’s transportation system for continued growth and corresponding travel needs over the next 20-plus years. The 131-page document resides on our Highway Department website and is available to the public via the following link: http://www.co.wright.mn.us/DocumentCenter/View/17953/WrightCounty---Long-Range-Transportation-Plan. The Plan elements were coordinated with other County efforts and those of key study partners, cities, townships, and MnDOT. Important plan elements include:
• Assessment of existing conditions and identification of critical needs
• Identification of township and city concerns
• Establishment of long-term goals, objectives, and performance measures
• Preparation of 25-year traffic forecasts
• A future system planning analysis that proposes improvements and functional class changes, as part of a 20-plus year multimodal transportation system
• Preparation of plan implementation strategies and funding opportunities to advance recommended system improvements.
The LRTP is a living document that will be updated/revised over time. This initial update includes minor revisions that were identified through feedback and input from transportation partners and stakeholders over the past year since it was initially adopted.
Discussion:
Sara Buermann, Traffic Engineer, went through the summary page of changes/minor revisions that have been made to the Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).
Commissioner Husom: These documents, did the townships get these ahead of time, since we haven’t had a township officers meeting in a long time.
Virgil: We can send the documents from this meeting out to the townships.
Highway Staff Recommendation:
Highway Department staff recommends approving/adopting the updated LRTP that will incorporate the summary sheet and revised pages.
TCOTW ACTION/COUNTY BOARD RECOMMENDATION:
Consensus is to approve/adopt the updated LRTP
III. Review CR 138 Route Change Status
Background:
The County Board approved a resolution at their April 21, 2020 meeting to make the following highway route designation changes, in accordance with recommendations made at the February 4, 2020 Transportation Committee of the Whole meeting.
• County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 41 changes to County Road (CR) 114
• County Road (CR) 138 changes to County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 83
However, MnDOT informed us on May 27, 2020 (after prior approving the route changes) that we could not remove the “CSAH” designation from highway 41 since it was a Trunk Highway turnback in 1974. This means that we were 0.8 banked miles short of being able to make the intended changes to CR 183.
Therefore, we proceeded to apply 1.14 of our 1.27 available “banked CSAH” mileage to change CR 138 to CSAH 83 from CSAH 12 to TH 25, and this was authorized by MnDOT. It is important that this segment was changed to CSAH 83 so that we can use State Aid Funds to help pay our share of the intersection improvement in 2024 (RAB at TH 25 that we received a $1,000,000 grant through the MnDOT LPP program).
Therefore, our CSAH miles went from 406.44 miles to 407.58 that we are currently “drawing needs” from the gas-tax revenue in according with the funding distribution from the HUTDF (Highway User Tax Distribution Fund).
Discussion:
Commissioner Husom: So, the reason we couldn’t do 41 because it was formerly T.H. 25, is that why?
Virgil: Yes, this was a state highway turnback in 1974 and because of the state rules on Trunk Highway turnbacks, we can’t take it off our CSAH system and “bank” the mileage.
Commissioner Daleiden: Is all the Highway 41 mileage located in the City of Buffalo? Virgil: responded that some of Highway 41 is in the City of Buffalo and some of it is in Buffalo Township. Eventually, with development/annexation in the future the entire highway will be within the city and subject to a turnback to the city.
Highway Staff Recommendation:
When enough “banked CSAH mileage” is available, proceed with route designation change of remaining portion of CR 138 (from TH 55 to CSAH 12, 0.922 miles) – changing it to “CSAH 83”, as originally intended. We currently have 0.13 “banked CSAH miles” available after changing CR 138 to CSAH 83 (from CSAH 12 to TH 25).
TCOTW ACTION/COUNTY BOARD RECOMMENDATION:
This is an informational item.
IV. MnDOT Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan Update
Background:
Hally Turner, MnDOT Policy Planning Director, will present the latest information to the Transportation Committee on MnDOT’s Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan.
MnDOT is updating their highest transportation policy plan in Minnesota—the Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan. The SMTP sets objectives, performance measures and strategies to help advance the Minnesota GO vision of a multimodal transportation system that maximizes the health of people, the environment and our economy over the next 20 years. MnDOT is currently finalizing background information and asking the public, stakeholders, and partners to complete surveys to help select up to six focus areas for this update.
MnDOT Advisory committees will convene in early 2021 to select the areas of focus and to start drafting strategies. There are four opportunities for input right now that MnDOT is presenting to gather information:
1. Share your transportation story via a fun fill-in-the-blank activity
2. Help us select up to six focus areas by completing this survey before January 8, 2021
3. Comment on the Public Participation Plan before December 18, 2020
4. Request a virtual presentation
Visit www.minnesotago.org for more information and participate in the surveys or leave a comment.
Discussion:
Commissioner Borrell: doesn’t like that there wasn’t as much focus on global warming. He asked is it getting cooler or warmer?
Hally: It’s doing both, climate is warmer, but the weather is colder.
Commissioner Borrell: Mentioning that he is farming and coming off a good last three years of high yields, Charlie is liking the climate, however noted he is against pollution. If lowering pollution helps climate change, he wishes they would address it more on their side.
Commissioner Vetsch: Will the public be able to find the survey on the website www.minnesotago.org?
Hally: replied yes, the survey and more information are all available on the website.
Commissioner Vetsch: mentioned jurisdictional barriers, saying from a transit perspective, they seem like they could be a strong barrier for future projects and planning for MnDOT and the county.
Hally: stated that MnDOT takes into consideration and reviews critical connections beyond the barriers/boundaries when planning.
Highway Staff Recommendation:
This is an informational item.
LEE KELLY, COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR
Consideration of the Resolution to Make the Office of Wright County Auditor/Treasurer an Appointed Position
Husom provided some background. She stated that, as the 10th largest county in Minnesota, Wright County has had to re-examine many aspects of county government to find more efficiencies. The Auditor/Treasurer’s Office has been tasked with numerous functions that are outside the scope of finances. There was considerable discussion in recent months about making the switch from an elected Auditor/Treasurer to an appointed position and Hiivala gave his blessing to splitting the department into two separate divisions – one dealing with the day-to-day functions of finance and the other dealing with the core functions of the office and long-range “big picture” planning efforts.
Public Comment Regarding the Resolution to Make the Office of Wright County Auditor/Treasurer an Appointed Position
Husom opened the public comment period. There were no individuals in the County Boardroom or attending remotely that chose to speak. Daleiden asked County Administrator Lee Kelly if he had received any comments. Kelly said this Agenda item had been posted on the county website and published in the official county newspaper for the last two weeks and that no comments had been received. Vetsch said that he had some discussions with residents of his district and all were understanding that the rationale for this decision was for long-term continuity of the office and work efficiencies. Husom then closed the public comment period.
Approval of the Resolution to Make the Office of Wright County Auditor/Treasurer an Appointed Position
Hiivala said he appreciated the retention of the Auditor/Treasurer position as a core function of government. Potter said that Wright County is large enough and the workload is so diverse that dividing up job duties became necessary within the Auditor/Treasurer’s Office. He added that the fear with such an important position as Auditor/Treasurer being an elected position was the potential for someone with name recognition or a highly financed campaign could win an election and not be qualified for the duties required of an Auditor/Treasurer. Making the switch to an appointed position puts a safeguard that the Auditor/Treasurer will be qualified for the duties needed for the position moving forward.
Vetsch moved the resolution to make the Auditor/Treasurer an appointed position. The motion was seconded by Daleiden and it carried 5-0.
Approval of the Contract to Make the Office of Wright County Auditor/Treasurer an Appointed Position
Vetsch said the purpose of the contract was to formalize the agreement to transition the Auditor/Treasurer an appointed position and to assure that the agreement had Hiivala’s blessing to move forward.
Vetsch moved to approve the contract to make the Auditor/Treasurer an appointed position. The motion was seconded by Daleiden and carried 5-0.
ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION
12-2-20 COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MINUTES
At today’s meeting, Daleiden said that it was his understanding that Wright County was the only county in the state that allocated CARES Act dollars to school districts and thanked Vetsch for coming up with that idea early on in the allocation process.
Daleiden moved to approve the 12-2-20 Committee of the Whole minutes and recommendations. The motion was seconded by Vetsch and carried 5-0.
I. CARES Act Final Summary
Lemieux explained how the $16.57 million Wright County received in CARES Act funds was allocated was expended. Wright County gave away more than 43 percent of its allocation to school districts, small businesses, non-profits and affiliates. The funding silos were completely expended, with the exception of townships, which turned in very few requests for reimbursement from the county. The County Board approved $4.2 million to be earmarked for school districts and the actual amount expended was $4.27 million. The Wright County Economic Development Partnership (WCEDP) was given $2.57 million to administer the small business program and expended $2.42 million. Initially, affiliates were designated $934,779, but, when it was clear that all the funding wouldn’t be needed, $500,000 was transferred from the affiliates line item to the small business line item because more small businesses requested grants than was initially anticipated and exceeded the initial $2 million allocation. Of the $434,779 that remained in the affiliates line item, $433,549 was expended.
Lemieux said that townships that turned over their allocations to have their reimbursement requests administered by the county totaled $432,235. Of that amount, $118,125 was expended, turning back $314,110 to the county. Lemieux said that in the final days of November, townships were returning much of their CARES Act allocations. Vetsch said this was expected because the townships were given relatively large allocations and had very few eligible expenses to exhaust those funds. Husom asked if those cities and townships that had unused funds return the unexpended dollars directly back to the federal government. Lemieux confirmed that is the process for unused CARES Act dollars that cities and townships administered themselves. For the townships that had the county administer their CARES Act expenditures, the unused portions of their allocations reverted back to the county to be used for county expenses.
Lemieux laid out how the county funds were expended. $7,377,549 went for public safety payroll – a figure that was less than half of the salaries for those employees during the CARES Act funding period. $2,067,822 was expended by Health & Human Services, $131,947 went spent on VPN (Virtual Private Network) software upgrades to enable employees to work remotely, $22,754.79 was assigned for Administration and diverted salaries for time spent working on COVID-19 related matters and $140,227 was expended by all other county departments (Personal Protective Equipment and telecommuting expenses)
Lemieux thanked the members of the CARES Committee, which included L. Kelly. S. Vergin, S. Athman, K. Dahl, B. Hiivala, J. Holler, R. Kotila, G. Kryzer and C. Partlow. Vetsch asked how the $2 million for Health & Human Services was expended. Partlow responded it was for salaries of Public Health employees, the creation of a call center, assistance to families and individuals in crisis situations, the purchase of a freezer to store COVID-19 vaccines when they arrive and PPE expenses. Kelly said that there have been discussions at the state of doing a second round of COVID relief funding and there has been debate as to whether the state will administer the funds or send them to the counties. Vetsch said based on what he has been reading, any second round of funding to counties would likely be very nominal.
Husom expressed her gratitude to those on the Wright County CARES Committee for the extensive work it had to do administering the funding and the thousands of invoices and purchase orders it needed to review in the process. Vetsch said there could potentially be a second round of grants because many restaurants have been forced to close for a second time in 2020 due to the pandemic and many are struggling for the survival of their family-owned businesses.
Lemieux said she will be completing the final CARES Act Report by Friday, December 4 and will forward that to the County Board for final approval.
Recommendation: Have the final CARES Act Report placed on the December 15, 2020 agenda for acceptance by the County Board.
II. BUDGET DATA REPORTING
At the annual Budget/Certified Levy Hearing (commonly known as the Truth in Taxation Hearing), a complaint was voiced that county budgets are not readily available to the public during the course of the year and are not easy to find for those who don’t know where they are located on the county website. Lemieux said the Auditor/Treasurer’s Office was looking into make more detailed budget report information available for those who want to delve into more advanced revenue and expenditure data. Daleiden said there are weekly and monthly reports that are readily available for residents to see that are attachments on the County Board’s weekly agendas and the monthly Revenue/Expenditure Reports give percentages of revenues and expenses in real time for how far into the budget year you are at. He also stated that the 2021 preliminary budget should be placed on the website. Lemieux said it will placed on the Auditor/Treasurer’s web page under “Budgets.” Husom said it would be helpful to put the preliminary budget on the county website when it is approved by the County Board in September so that residents will have time to view the detailed budget proposals before the annual Budget/Certified Levy Hearing in early December. Daleiden said when the new county website goes live in 2021 that the budget documentation should be in a more prominent location instead of as a sub-page on the Auditor/Treasurer home page.
Recommendation: Refer to a future County Board workshop discussion about the process of updating weekly and monthly budget documents and placing them in a more prominent position on the county website.
12-8-20 COUNTY BOARD WORKSHOP MINUTES
At today’s meeting, Potter moved to approve the minutes of the 12-8-20 County Board Workshop and the recommendations. The motion was seconded by Daleiden and carried 5-0.
I. Schedule Meetings as Needed
L. Kelly stated the board meeting on December 22 has been cancelled. The next Leadership Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, January 5. Commissioner Husom asked if there is going to be a meeting in December for a Human Services agenda item or if they want to move the item to January. Commissioner Borrell stated he will be leaving office at the beginning of January. He has two meetings scheduled on Monday, January 4 and questioned whether he or M. Kaczmarek should attend those meetings. Commissioner Husom stated they have not had the meeting to determine the committees yet. L. Kelly stated Borrell is still officially the commissioner until the morning of Tuesday, January 5.
II. Architect Design Services for Dental Clinic
Facilities Services Director Alan Wilczek provided the board with information regarding the proposed Architectural Services for the Dental Clinic. Bruce Schwartzman with BKV Group submitted a proposal to provide all the services needed to design the dental clinic, including providing a tour of the recently completed dental clinic in Rochester, ensuring the design team will work with the dental clinic equipment provider and to review and coordinate all required equipment, and provide a complete set of construction documents for a proposed fee of $89,000. David Kane also submitted a proposal for Architectural Services for the Dental Clinic for a proposed fee of $120,800. Community Dental Care would prefer using David Kane for the Architectural Services, as they have used them in the past. Commissioner Husom stated that BKV Group has already designed the building and they know the space. There could be efficiencies in keeping BKV. Commissioner Daleiden asked if BKV Group has ever designed a dental clinic. Wilczek responded that dental clinics are not BKV’s specialty, but it should not be overly complicated for them. Commissioner Vetsch stated that BKV Group is significantly cheaper. J. Goodrum Schwartz has been in touch with UCare. The grant could be applied toward architectural fees. She is anticipating $100,000 in grant funds. S. Vergin reiterated the funds could be used toward architectural fees. Commissioner Borrell stated the U.S. Department of Agriculture has a large sum of grant funds available. He stated it would be worth asking if the dental facility would qualify for any of the grants. He will provide contact information to L. Kelly.
Recommendation: All in favor of moving forward with BKV Group for the Architect Design Services for the Dental Clinic.
III. Commissioners Handbook
L. Kelly stated he wanted the Commissioners Handbook to be thorough because the Commissioners have a great deal of responsibilities and are involved in a lot of things. Commissioner Husom asked if the commissioners could do some tweaks here and there, such as removing words/parenthesis. Commissioner Vetsch stated he would like to go through the information and elaborate on some parts. Commissioner Husom stated the document is good and there is a lot of information. She suggested scheduling a committee of the whole at the beginning of January, after the committees have been assigned. S. Vergin stated she hopes this document is a resource that will be utilized by the new commissioners. It is a working document that will be updated as information changes and it includes links to relevant state statues and county policies. The document will be available via SharePoint and each commissioner may request a copy of a printed document as well. Commissioner Husom stated anyone on the committees should review the information for accuracy, as changes may have been made to a committee. The Owners Committee – Courts Facility can be removed from the document. Commissioner Daleiden questioned the Clearwater River Watershed District Advisory Committee. Commissioner Husom stated the board appoints members but does not have the ability to make recommendations or view the supporting documentation. She stated she would like to see the Clearwater River Watershed District Advisory Committee present an annual report to the county board. Commissioner Daleiden asked if B. Asleson could review the committee to see if it was operating as it should. B. Asleson stated it is clear you have to appoint members to the board and that he would continue to look through the state statute and let the commissioners know if he finds anything.
Recommendation: Schedule a Committee of the Whole to discuss the Commissioners Handbook in January, after the committee assignments are selected on January 5. Each commissioner can provide input on the contents of the handbook, specifically on the committees and their functions.
IV. CHIPS Contract
L. Kelly presented the CHIPS contract to the commissioners. The proposed contract is very similar to the current contract and will commence on January 1, 2021 and terminate of December 31, 2023. The big change to the contract is the date but there has been some added wording to provide clarification. B. Asleson touched on the changes to the contract. He stated Ms. Gabriel will no longer do any appeals which means the county may be funding those outside of this contract. Commissioner Husom stated she appreciates Ms. Gabriel presenting before the board in the past and said she has been a strong advocate for those in need in the past. Commissioner Borrell asked if J. Goodrum-Schwartz or B. Asleson could further explain the contract. B. Asleson stated in 2008, this expense was passed down from the state to individual counties. Wright County has contracted with Ms. Gabriel since that time. The contract has been successful, and she provides representation even at the initial hearings. His office is in favor of continuing the contract. Commission Daleiden asked if she works with other counties. B. Asleson stated she previously did some work in Sherburne County, but he believes that has dropped off. She has a private practice for other matters.
Recommendation: Extend the CHIPS Contract with Ms. Gabriel.
V. Training Center Walk-Through
The Sheriff’s Office Training Center Virtual Tour was presented to the commissioners. Commissioner Potter asked if the video has been released to the public yet. F. Petitta stated that it has not been. Commissioner Husom stated she would like to get the video out to the public since it was a controversial topic, and suggested if the public have any questions, they can call the commissioners. F. Petitta said he could have the video posted by the end of the day.
Recommendation: Post the Sheriff’s Office Training Center Virtual Tour for public viewing.
Commissioner Daleiden stated he was looking for clarification regarding the medical clinic in the new government center and would like an explanation on how this will bring the cost to the county down eventually. Commissioner Vetch stated the medical clinic would provide savings to both the employee and the county because the services would be provided at a lower cost than visiting the doctor. The idea is to get as many employees and families to use the clinic; if they can get cheaper health care, this will likely happen. L. Kelly said there is also a convenience factor with the new clinic. Employees won’t have to spend as much time away from work to visit the doctor. The clinic could also be used for pre-employment physicals as well. When the clinic was first discussed several years ago, the Anoka County medical clinic was discussed. T. Hoffman asked if anyone has reached out to them. S. Johnson stated it may take a while for to get the clinic up and running, but employees will begin taking advantage of it. There are many different options available for the county to consider. Anoka County is unique in the fact that HealthPartners is not their provider.
RESOLUTION SETTING COUNTY ATTORNEY’S SALARY FOR 2021
Vetsch moved to approve setting the County Attorney’s salary for 2021 at $162,000. The motion was seconded by Daleiden and carried 5-0.
RESOLUTION SETTING COUNTY BOARD SALARY FOR 2021
Potter moved to approve setting the County Board’s salary for 2021 at $51,045. The motion was seconded by Borrell and carried 5-0.
RESOLUTION SETTING AUDITOR/TREASURER’S SALARY FOR 2021
Daleiden moved to approve setting the Auditor/Treasurer’s salary for 2021 at $140,235. The motion was seconded by Vetsch and carried 5-0.
RESOLUTION SETTING THE SHERIFF’S SALARY FOR 2021
Potter moved to approve setting the Sheriff’s salary for 2021 at $161,500. The motion was seconded by Daleiden and carried 5-0.
RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE 2021 BUDGET AND 2021 CERTIFIED LEVY
Daleiden moved to establish the 2021 Wright County budget at $153,827,373. The motion was seconded by Vetsch and carried 5-0.
Daleiden moved setting the 2021 certified property tax levy at $78,944,903. The motion was seconded by Potter and carried 5-0.
* WRIGHT COUNTY ORDINANCE 20-1
Borrell said he would like to have the County Board discuss Ordinance 20-1 before the end of the year, requesting it be placed on the December 29 County Board Agenda. Ordinance 20-1 was recently discussed at a Planning Commission meeting and deals with the placement of treatment/recovery facilities in agricultural land settings.
Borrell moved to have discussion of Ordinance 20-1 included on the December 29, 2020 County Board Agenda. The motion was seconded by Daleiden and carried 5-0.
ADVISORY COMMITTEE/ADVISORY BOARD UPDATES
Wright County Soil & Water Conservation District. The SWCD met December 14 and Borrell attended. There was discussion that when the One Watershed One Plan initiative takes effect in a year or two whether Wright County would still need to continue its Water Management Task Force. Borrell suggested that anything that can be done to downsize government entities should be pursued.
Association of Minnesota Counties. The annual AMC conference was conducted virtually on December 7 and all commissioners attended. Daleiden said the circumstances of this year’s conference were unique in that everyone attended remotely. He said that the format didn’t allow for much interaction between county commissioners. Husom said the committees and voting on different issues were very different and she looks forward to next year, when the AMC conference can be conducted as is normally has been.
Mentoring Education and Drug Awareness (MEADA). Husom attended the meeting December 14. MEADA received a $125,000 federal grant over the next five years to increase its activities at area schools. There was Drug Take-Back Day conducted in Wright County and 105 pounds of medicines were turned in. She explained that the Veteran’s Administration in Alexandria pays for the destruction of meds twice a year. Husom added that there have been five overdose deaths in Wright County this year. Wright County Attorney Tom Kelly has served as the chair of MEADA for the last several years, but, with his retirement at the end of December, Husom will become the MEADA chair in 2021.
Public Works/Labor Management. Husom attended and said that, due to the lack of snow, Parks & Recreation employees have been able to do a considerable amount of trail work they wouldn’t ordinarily have been able to accomplish.
Health Services Advisory Committee. Husom attended the meeting. Minnesota Department of Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm gave a presentation on COVID-19 and plans to roll out the vaccine that has started making its way into Minnesota.
Highway 55 Corridor Coalition. The coalition met December 11 and Potter attended. Potter stepped down as the chairman of the coalition because he won’t be part of the organization in 2021. Husom was chosen to be Vice Chair of the coalition for 2021. He virtually attended the Washington D.C. fly-in and said that Vetsch will be replacing him on the Minnesota Transportation Alliance. He reiterated that the Minnesota Transportation Alliance has no connection to the Met Council, which has been a misconception he has heard many times over the years. Potter added that work that has been done to get the Highway 55 construction project from Plymouth to Loretto “shovel ready” to access state or federal funding when it becomes available. The next coalition meeting will be held April 9, 2021. Daleiden said that Potter has done a fantastic job for the residents of Wright County in representing them on transportation boards throughout his tenure as a commissioner. Husom said several state officials have recognized Potter for his efforts to get projects brought to Wright County and all of Minnesota.
Economic Stimulus Package. Lee Kelly said that an economic stimulus package for small businesses has passed both chambers of the Minnesota State Legislators and will be signed by the governor. The package includes funding for counties to assist small businesses and Wright County will be eligible for a minimum of $256,000 and will be similar to the CARES Act funds that sent federal dollars to counties.
The meeting adjourned at 10:37 a.m.
County Board Minutes submitted by John Holler, Communication Specialist
Published in the Herald Journal, Jan. 8, 2021.
WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATIONWarrants Approved On 11/25/2020 For Payment 11/25/2020
US BANK-PROCUREMENT CARDS 13,361.84
Final Total: 13,361.84
Warrants Approved On 11/25/2020 For Payment 11/25/2020
ABM BUILDING VALUE 13,218.63
BOARMAN KROOS VOGEL GROUP INC 50,401.25
CENTRAL MN MENTAL HEALTH CENTER INC 83,479.04
COKATO TOWNSHIP 19,264.21
CORINNA TOWNSHIP 17,124.89
FRANKLIN/LAVERNE M 7,940.00
FRONTIER PRECISION INC 5,411.12
FRSECURE LLC 10,212.50
HILLYARD INC - MINNEAPOLIS 2,167.90
INTEREUM INC 120,327.56
LOCKSTAR LOCKSMITH SERVICE 2,400.00
MIDDLEVILLE TOWNSHIP 24,921.31
MONTICELLO TOWNSHIP 13,479.28
MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS INC 16,583.51
WRIGHT HENNEPIN ELECTRIC 2,110.75
WRIGHT SWCD 3,320.40
27 Payments less than 2000 11,902.92
Final Total: 404,265.27
Warrants Approved On 11/30/2020 For Payment 11/30/2020
AMERICAN LEGION POST 145 20,000.00
EVELYN’S WINEBAR LLC 20,000.00
Final Total: 40,000.00

Warrants Approved On 11/30/2020 For Payment 11/30/2020
AAA STRIPING SERVICE INC 2,056.20
AMAZON BUSINESS 2,108.61
AVENU INSIGHTS & ANALYTICS LLC 6,121.36
BOLTON & MENK INC 12,672.32
CENTRAL MN JOBS & TRAINING SERVICES INC 9,510.00
HELMER INC 20,503.15
MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS 6,522.22
MID-MINNESOTA HOT MIX INC 11,440.45
SPRINT 2,555.15
WRIGHT HENNEPIN COOP ELEC ASSN 2,984.66
17 Payments less than 2000 7,974.03
Final Total: 84,448.15
Warrants Approved On 11/30/2020 For Payment 11/30/2020
DELL MARKETING LP 9,515.34
Final Total: 9,515.34
Warrants Approved On 11/30/2020 For Payment 11/30/2020
MAVERICK DRONE SYSTEMS 2,527.00
3 Payments less than 2000 360.50
Final Total: 2,887.50
Warrants Approved On 12/01/2020 For Payment 12/01/2020
ALBERTVILLE/CITY OF 2,224,011.33
ALBION TOWNSHIP 163,350.28
ANNANDALE/CITY OF 746,354.28
BUFFALO HRA 121,972.51
BUFFALO TOWNSHIP 237,943.57
BUFFALO/CITY OF 4,013,106.81
CHATHAM TOWNSHIP 129,141.80
CLEARWATER RIVER WATERSHED 210,771.02
CLEARWATER TOWNSHIP 213,365.88
CLEARWATER/CITY OF 570,548.39
COKATO TOWNSHIP 159,532.99
COKATO/CITY OF 675,177.71
CORINNA TOWNSHIP 502,792.27
DAYTON/CITY OF 18,704.75
DELANO/CITY OF 1,906,661.61
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP 473,315.19
FRENCH LAKE TOWNSHIP 139,011.59
HANOVER EDA 17,209.46
HANOVER/CITY OF 666,163.57
HOWARD LAKE/CITY OF 715,410.19
INDIAN LAKE IMPROVEMENT DIST 8,274.52
LAKE JOHN IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT 8,486.03
MAPLE LAKE IMPROVEMENT DIST 19,884.88
MAPLE LAKE TOWNSHIP 287,355.98
MAPLE LAKE/CITY OF 673,922.98
MARYSVILLE TOWNSHIP 234,308.23
MIDDLEVILLE TOWNSHIP 122,001.77
MN STATE TREASURER-TIF 4,727.25
MONTICELLO TOWNSHIP 323,143.99
MONTICELLO/CITY OF 5,915,728.72
MONTROSE/CITY OF 735,789.19
OLD NATIONAL BANK 694,110.94
OTSEGO/CITY OF 3,754,947.92
PORT AUTHORITY 417,082.82
ROCKFORD TOWNSHIP 514,549.29
ROCKFORD/CITY OF 781,005.89
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 111 TR 95,143.62
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 2687 352,540.12
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 466 210,038.67
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 728 791,884.47
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 742 52,212.95
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 876 391,760.92
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 877 1,112,282.10
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 879 439,753.33
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 881 255,700.06
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 882 697,219.67
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 883 173,881.11
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 885 880,894.09
SILVER CREEK TOWNSHIP 366,861.02
SOUTH HAVEN/CITY OF 65,464.70
SOUTHSIDE TOWNSHIP 223,888.20
ST MICHAEL EDA 69,930.29
ST MICHAEL/CITY OF 3,665,587.67
STOCKHOLM TOWNSHIP 114,676.46
VICTOR TOWNSHIP 193,872.86
WAVERLY/CITY OF 575,933.52
WOODLAND TOWNSHIP 180,189.08
1 Payments less than 2000 167.94
Final Total: 39,309,748.45
Warrants Approved On 12/03/2020 For Payment 12/03/2020
BISON REAL ESTATE LLC 2,802.00
WINDSTREAM COMMUNICATIONS 3,606.00
24 Payments less than 2000 6,505.10
Final Total: 12,913.10
Warrants Approved On 12/03/2020 For Payment 12/03/2020
BEAUDRY PROPANE INC 2,207.90
GABRIEL/CATHLEEN 7,280.00
GERTKEN BROTHERS INC 3,878.01
HILLYARD INC - MINNEAPOLIS 2,410.16
M & H APPLIANCE SALES AND SERVICE 4,017.00
MN COUNTIES COMPUTER COOPERATIVE 31,928.78
SHORT ELLIOT HENDRICKSON, INC. 2,724.54
THOMSON REUTERS WEST PUBLISHING CORP 2,879.37
23 Payments less than 2000 12,059.56
Final Total: 69,385.32
Warrants Approved On 12/04/2020 For Payment 12/04/2020
BRAUN INTERTEC CORPORATION 3,996.50
CENTRA SOTA COOPERATIVE - BUFFALO 20,514.90
COMMISSIONER OF TRANSPORTATION 2,085.20
KRIS ENGINEERING INC 46,895.00
MCNAMARA INC/B 57,200.00
MIDWAY FORD 49,728.91
SUBURBAN TIRE WHOLESALE INC 5,677.00
TOWMASTER 113,674.91
15 Payments less than 2000 9,256.90
Final Total: 309,029.32
Warrants Approved On 12/08/2020 For Payment 12/08/2020
AGC NETWORKS INC 44,718.15
ALLINA HOSPITALS & CLINICS 5,454.00
ARAMARK SERVICES INC 7,763.42
BAKER TILLY VIRCHOW KRAUSE LLP 8,450.00
DELL MARKETING LP 12,565.00
EBSCO 4,814.63
FARM-RITE EQUIPMENT INC 4,200.00
FURTHER 2,556.20
GUARDIAN FLEET SAFETY LLC 2,408.03
I & S GROUP INC 2,750.00
MADDEN GALANTER HANSEN LLP 3,964.65
MARCO 20,880.90
MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS INC 262,827.00
MSB EXCAVATING & TILING LLC 4,392.50
ON-DEMAND SERVICES GROUP INC 15,200.00
PLAGGERMAN/MARGARET M 3,233.80
PRAIRIE LAKES YOUTH PROGRAMS 4,398.00
PRESBYTERIAN FAMILY FOUNDATION INC 2,985.06
PROCISE SOLUTIONS INC 5,000.00
RTVISION INC 7,386.10
SGI 13,860.00
STREICHERS 2,737.73
WOOD CHUCKERS FIREWOOD 5,940.00
46 Payments less than 2000 28,121.26
Final Total: 476,606.43
Published in the Herald Journal, Jan. 8, 2021.