Wright County Board Minutes

BOARD MINUTESBOARD OF WRIGHT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS December 29, 2020 DATE APPROVED: January 5, 2021
The Wright County Board met in regular session at 9:00 A.M. with Husom, Vetsch, Daleiden, Potter and Borrell present.
COUNTY BOARD MINUTES 12-15-20 REGULAR SESSION
Vetsch moved to approve the minutes of 12-15-20 regular board session as presented. The motion was seconded by Borrell and carried 5-0.
AGENDA
Vetsch moved to approve the Agenda. The motion was seconded by Potter and carried 5-0.
CONSENT AGENDA
Daleiden moved to approve the Consent Agenda as presented. The motion was seconded by Borrell and carried 5-0.
A. ADMINISTRATION
1. Approve A Service Agreement with Health Partners for The Well@Work Clinic at The New Wright County Government Center
2. Approve Performance Review for County Administrator Lee Kelly
3. Acknowledge Receipt of Year End Report from Ag Inspector. At the Time of Publication of The Agenda, The Drainage Inspector Year End Report Had Not Been Submitted
B. AUDITOR/TREASURER
1. Approve the Budget Amendment for The Dental Health Coordinator:
11-450-453-0000-5501 FEES AND SERVICE CHARGES-DENTAL INITIATI (100,000)
11-450-453-0010-6101 SALARY-FULL TIME STAFF 58,900
11-450-453-0010-6153 COUNTY SHARE INSURANCE 18,500
11-450-453-0010-6162 FICA TAXES - MEDICARE 900
11-450-453-0010-6163 PERA CONTRIBUTIONS 4,400
11-450-453-0010-6175 SOCIAL SECURITY 3,700
11-450-453-0010-6338 CONFERENCES & MEETINGS 300
11-450-453-0010-6480 EQUIPMENT LESS THAN $5,000 1,700
11-450-453-0010-6485 SOFTWARE & SYSTEM SUPPORT <$25,000 2,500
11-450-453-0020-6111 PERSONNEL SERVICES (ADMIN) 9,100
2. Approve Temporary Liquor License for Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby, Inc. For Event on February 6, 2021.
3. Approve Renewal Of 2021 Tobacco Licenses For: City Of Albertville: Westside Liquor Of Albertville DBA Westside Liquor; Northern Tier Retail, LLC DBA Speedway #7016; City Of Clearwater: Holiday Stationstores, Inc. DBA Holiday Stationstore #254; Hasty Truck Stop DBA Olson’s Truck Stop; City Of Cokato: Marohn’s Cokato Marketplace; City Of Delano: Holiday Stationstores, Inc. DBA Holiday Stationstore #214; City Of Monticello: Holiday Stationstores, Inc. DBA Holiday Stationstore #196; Holiday Stationstores, Inc. DBA Holiday Stationstore #344; Monticello 1998 LLC DBA Cub Foods #1632; AR Vapes, LLC; Northern Tier Retail LLC DBA Speedway #4479; Monticello Smoke Shop, Inc. DBA Monti Smoke Shop; City Of Montrose: O’Brothers, Inc. DBA O’Brothers Wine & Spirits City Of Otsego: Holiday Stationstores, Inc. DBA Holiday Stationstore #378; City Of St. Michael: Holiday Stationstores, Inc. DBA Holiday Stationstore #394; Marohn’s St. Michael Marketplace, Inc. DBA Cub Foods; Northern Tier Retail, LLC DBA Speedway #4267; Northern Tier Retail, LLC DBA Speedway #4554
4. Acknowledge Warrants Issued Between December 9, 2020 And December 21, 2020
C. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
1. Position Replacement
a. Accounting Technician
2. Approve 2021-01-01 Through 2023-12-31 Three-Year MDH Grant Contract Renewal for Child & Teen Check-Ups - Three-Year Grant Renewal Amount Unchanged from Current Contract
D. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
1. IT Position Replacement
a. Request to Fill Open IT Systems Engineer Position
E. PARKS AND RECREATION
1. Authorize Signatures On 2021 Park Caretaker Agreement with Green View Inc. (Contract Attached)
F. PLANNING & ZONING
1. Accept the Findings and Recommendations of The Planning Commission for The Following Requests to Rezone:
a. MARY LOGEAIS - (Albion Twp.) - Planning Commission on A 5/1 Vote Recommend Rezoning from AG General Agriculture And S-2 Residential-Recreational Shorelands to R-2a Suburban-Rural Residential And S-2
b. BRADLEY PAUMEN - (Buffalo Twp.) - Planning Commission Unanimously Recommend Rezoning the North 4-Acres From A/R Agriculture-Residential And S-2 Residential-Recreational Shorelands to R-2 Suburban-Residential And S-2; Rezone 5.6 Acres From A/R Agriculture-Residential And S-2 Residential-Recreational Shorelands To AG General Agriculture And S-2 Residential-Recreational Shorelands
G. SHERIFF’S OFFICE
1. Approve the Sheriff’s Confidential Administrative Assistant Position and Related Position Backfill as Discussed at The Committee of The Whole Meeting On 12-22-2020
TIMED AGENDA ITEMS
LEE KELLY, ADMINISTRATION
Reappoint Gregory Pickard As Veterans Service Officer Pursuant to MS 197.60 Subd 2, For A Four-Year Term Commencing on January 9, 2021
Lee Kelly, County Administrator stated, they would need to officially appoint a Veterans Service Officer and would need a motion to do so. Kelly then recommended to reappoint Gregory Pickard as Veterans Service Officer to another four-year term commencing on January 9, 2021. Kelly stated that he has been, “continually impressed” by the work Pickard has done over the last four years. Kelly also stated Pickard does a “great job getting out to the veterans and making that connection and building those relationships.”
Pickard then stated he would like to personally thank the board for all their support. He went on to say, he can do the things he does because of the support he receives from the board.
Potter said, the contract the veterans sign is a promise for a promise. They promise to serve, and we promise to do our part by taking care of them. He said, “it’s a contract and we were just fulfilling our end of it.”
Vetsch stated, “the numbers in itself show how amazing of work you’re doing”. He also said, the veteran contacts over the last few years have doubled. He explained that before Pickard was appointed, the information wasn’t out there, and we weren’t doing our due diligence. Vetsch thanked him for bringing us up to par. Pickard explained that it’s not him but his team going on to say, that his team are the ones that are the face to face first point of contact for the veterans. Pickard stated, “put a different person in there and that team would still be productive.” Daleiden corrected him by stating that hasn’t been true in the past and it’s the leader at the helm that makes the difference.
Husom stated, “here’s to four more years!” She said, she’s sure they’ll go as fast as the last four have and to “stay with us.” Pickard said, “I will, I’m not going anywhere.”
Borrell moved to approve reappointing Pickard as Veteran Service Officer recommended by Kelly. The motion was seconded by Potter and carried 5-0.
Pickard then took his oath.
Business Relief Program
Kelly said there was additional funds allocated for the Business Relief Program. He stated he has been working with staff and Vetsch to put together an application. Kelly said, there is a little over 2.6 million dollars per the formula to the county. He stated he wanted to get this to the board for review, so they can get relief to the businesses as soon as they can. Kelly submitted for review the program description as it has been laid out in the application. Kelly then went on to state the second part is establishing a committee to review applications when they are received and further develop the program.
Vetsch recapped that in mid-December the legislature approved 242 million dollars for business relief and of that, 114.8 million of that was issued to counties for allocation. Another 88 million was for restaurants, gyms etc. The application was created with the input of business people. Vetsch said, this is a work in progress and there is a lot more language he would like to see added to it. Vetsch stated they wanted to get this out fast because they’re hoping to get funds disbursed by mid to late January 2021. He asked everyone to support this as a draft with the understanding that the Business Relief Committee that will be established will be making edits and additions to the language going forward. Husom stated she appreciates this because they have been getting requests already asking when it will be happening. Husom stated she thinks they need to move on it.
Daleiden stated this is above and beyond what the state is providing directly to businesses such as restaurants, gyms, bowling alleys, and theaters. Husom asked, if they were going to approve two County Commissioners to serve on the committee today, Vetsch said that was the intent, as the committee needs to start meeting as soon as possible. Daleiden moved to approve the Business Relief Program. The motion was seconded by Vetsch and carried 5-0.
Husom stated the second item is to approve the establishment of the Business Relief Committee. Both Daleiden and Vetsch requested to serve on the committee.
Potter moved to approve the establishment of the Business Relief Committee. The motion was seconded by Borrell and carried 5-0.
Husom stated the third item is to authorize the Business Relief Committee to process the Business Relief applications with the caveat that the funding reports would be made available to the board on a regular basis under the consent agenda as per usual it was with the CARES ACT. Kelly then added, they met on a weekly basis as a group and the thought was to use a similar process and pattern. Meet weekly and as things get approved and reviewed, they would be brought to the board as a Consent Agenda Item for the full board to review and approve.
Daleiden moved to approve the Business Relief Committee to process the Business Relief applications. The motion was seconded by Vetsch and carried 5-0.
GREG KRYZER, ATTORNEY
Approve Resolution to Terminate Letter of Credit for Gertken Bros. Inc.
Kryzer stated he is following up on the project at Collinwood Regional Park. He stated they obtained a letter of credit from the contractor on the project as a security to complete this contract as it went longer than anticipated. The contractor is coming up on a deadline in two days to either renew the letter of credit or we can authorize it to be rescinded. Kryzer stated Marc Mattice indicated that everything has been done, except a little retainage left for warranty work. It’s the staff’s recommendation to approve the resolution and release the Letter of Credit.
Vetsch moved to approve the Resolution to Terminate the Letter of Credit for Gertken Brothers Inc. The motion was seconded by Borrell and carried 5-0.
VIRGIL HAWKINS, HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
Approve Resolution to Transfer Excess Municipal State Aid Construction Funds to Our Regular State Aid Construction Account. By Transferring $1,225,580.76 From Our Municipal SA Construction Account to Our Regular SA Construction Account. We Will Still Maintain A Balance in Our Municipal Account of About $1,330,000 - Which Is Adequate for Municipal SA Construction Expenses in Our Five-Year Program
Hawkins stated there was one Highway item for consideration, Approve a Resolution to Transfer Excess Municipal State Aid Construction Funds to our Regular State Aid Construction Account. Hawkins added that state aid rules allows us to do this
Potter moved to approve the Resolution to Transfer Excess Municipal State Aid Construction Funds to Our Regular State Aid Construction Account. The motion was seconded by Daleiden and carried 5-0.
SEAN RILEY, PLANNING & ZONING
Public Hearing Has Been Closed. No Additional Public Comments Will Be Taken.
Act on Recommendation of The Planning Commission - Public Hearing Held December 10, 2020 For Proposed Amendment Ordinance Number 20-1. Language Includes A Definition, Conditional Use Permit in The AG General Agriculture Zone and Performance Standards for A “Treatment & Recovery Facility”
Riley stated they held a pubic hearing December 10, 2020. Provided to the board was the proposed language along with the staff report, along with all the pubic input, and minutes from the meeting. Riley explained that part of the process was to notify all the townships and cities in Wright County to allow time for the townships and cities to hold a regular meeting in case they wanted to weigh in. Riley said at the end of the meeting on December 10, 2020 the public comments were closed, a formal recommendation was made and forwarded to the County Board.
Assistant County Attorney Greg Kryzer stated the ordinance the board had in front of them was 20-1. He said, they took what the applicants provided to them and put it into the ordinance format which is a more formal process. They are proposing to amend Chapter 155 of the Zoning Ordinance. He went on to add that all the ordinances they are proposing to amend were laid out in front of them. Kryzer said everything there was in addition to so those items are underlined and there are no strike throughs (deletions) to the current ordinances.
Husom stated it would be good for the residents to read what the ordinance amendment says. Kryzer said, he could summarize it instead of reading the whole amendment.
Kryzer said, the applicants are proposing to amend, Article 1 Section 1, the definition 155.003 (165A) which would include a treatment and recovery facility. In Article 1 Section 2 under 155.048 AG General Agriculture, (26), would be adding a conditional use of a treatment and recovery facility. In Article 1 Section 3, is a performance standard. This would be creating a new section of 155.111. It would be performance standards for treatment and recovery uses. (1) The facility would have to have at least 60 contiguous acres of land. (2) The facility shall include at least 25,000 square feet of total floor area in one or more buildings. (3) Clients may reside twenty-four hours a day under the care and supervision of a chemical dependency treatment or recovery program. The program must be overseen by a staff member with a state-issued professional license in mental health or chemical dependency. (4) The applicant shall submit a management plan for the facility and a floor plan showing sleeping areas, communal areas, emergency exits, bathrooms and staff living quarters. (5) Parking requirements shall be included in the terms of the conditional use permit but shall not be less than four spaces for each building. All parking areas must comply with the performance standards unless otherwise stated by the Planning Commission. Each residential building shall be accessible to emergency service vehicles by path or private road.
Husom stated that this had been sent out to all the cities and townships. She said, there are eighteen townships in Wright County and they only heard back from nine. There are seventeen cities in Wright County and they only heard back from two. Borrell interjected that he knew at least one of them wanted the facility in their city.
Husom said, it has operated as a facility since 1996; however, it was essentially zoned as a resort. She stated she didn’t know if a training facility would be listed as a resort but that’s what it was under. After resort was removed from the ordinances it then became nonconforming therefore was issued a conditional use permit and that is how they have been operating.
Borrell asked Director of Health and Human Services, Jami Goodrum Schwartz to address the board regarding the need for a treatment or recovery facility. Goodrum-Schwartz stated Wright County is one of the youngest counties in the state. Our youth population is growing. She stated they have not seen an increase in referrals for chemical dependency; however, there is more use and abuse of alcohol and chemicals in the community. She said, her concern going forward is there is going to be a huge uptick in the coming months. Specifically, in Wright County in 2019 alcohol use among fifth graders was 3% and among eleventh graders was over 41% The Community Health Improvement Program (CHIP) plan for Wright County identifies opioid use and drug abuse as two areas of concern that our community is behind in supporting. In her final statement Goodrum Schwartz stated Wright County Health and Human Services along with other county organizations were recently granted over 125,000 dollars a year for the next five years for chemical abuse education and prevention but we still need response. We would still need to support their request for expansion and at that point get the people in my organization familiar with this and they would support an expansion such as Teen Challenge services into Wright County to better support our youth and their families.
Borrell asked to read a page from a book written by former State Senator Steve Dille. He said, the title of the page was, the not in my backyard problem. The page from the book talks about living in neighborhoods that may not be ideal but that someone must live next to facilities that others may not want to live near. For example, we all need electricity, and someone must live next to the power plant. The book gives other examples of other types of buildings and facilities that people may not want to live next to, but someone must live next to them. He goes on to say if everyone was successful in stopping a project in their neighborhood because of the “not in my backyard problem”, it would shut our country down economically, socially and environmentally. Borrell stated, that “we have the need for a treatment facility”. He also said, it could be across the street from him and he would be fine with it. Borrell stated this facility would be regulated with conditional use. Borrell stated, he trusts the Planning and Zoning Commission and that he thinks they are sometimes more constrictive than need be. Borrell said, he would rather have the people asking for help get the help rather than be out on the street. He said, he has read so many positive emails from people who have gone through these programs and are now contributing back to society. He said he supports this amendment and that there is a need for it in the county and he hopes the rest of the board supports it as well.
Husom stated, that she can appreciate people’s opinions and differing opinions regarding this amendment. She explained that she used to work at Wright County Jail in 1991which was sitting in downtown Buffalo in a residential neighborhood. Husom went on to say, they released inmates 24 hours a day and she had never heard of one incident in the time she worked there of someone going into someone’s house. Husom said, she understands when there are unknowns that you wonder. Husom stated, she believed that all the questions people had, had been answered very well. She said, one concern people had was an increase in traffic, but they don’t anticipate much more traffic then what is currently there.
Borrell stated that another thing they need to look at is if these facilities are not controlled locally, which this ordinance would allow us to have local control, the state is going to step in because they are not going to deprive people that need treatment. The Planning and Zoning Commission will scrutinize every one of the applications to make sure it is good. Borrell said, another concern that people had was how this will affect property values, and it will not affect property values at all.
Husom stated, this particular property is in a transition zone, at some point it will have to get setup for sewer and water, but that’s not what’s before us today.
Vetsch asked Kryzer if the ordinance is changed and a facility was put in there under this ordinance and it would go through the conditional use process, would that then be tied to the property, or if in ten years from now and ownership changed, would it trigger a review of the conditional use permit? Kryzer said, a conditional use permit traditionally goes with the land. The Planning Commission does have authority to put conditions on it that would limit that transfer. It would then be an interim use permit. It would be something that the Planning Commission could look at which has been done in the past several times. Vetsch stated that the treatment from what it is now to what it might be next could be vastly different in which case the conditional use permit should be an interim use permit. Borrell said, he would all but guarantee that is what the Planning Commission would be seriously looking at. Borrell said he believed they have had to do this in the past with a gravel pit. Kryzer interjected that they have done it with a gravel pit and at home businesses such as salons. When the business closes, the new person would then have to apply. Husom stated, there are conditions and there have been businesses with conditional use permits that we have not renewed. Borrell said, there has been two cases in the last year, one being a dog kennel, where we’ve had to have a hearing to take the conditional use permit away because of violations, the owners fixed the violations, so they wouldn’t lose their conditional use permits. The reason we have Planning and Zoning Commission is to keep people in check and to follow the rules.
Vetsch said, a treatment or recovery facility is a vague statement and if it doesn’t come back for a conditional use permit review it can easily become similar to Moose Lake. Borrell said, if we don’t have our local control the State will take control. Husom said, there is a difference between a treatment and recovery facility and a lock down facility like Moose Lake. Borrell said, if someone wants to put that language in he would support it. Kryzer said, the staff did not put the formal wording into 20-1, and Husom asked if they can include that in the language in and then asked if it would cover his concerns. Vetsch said he would like to add that language as well as changing the acreage from 60 to 70 contiguous acres. Kryzer also asked for an amendment on Section 3 in the title, after 155.111 and insert the word treatment.
Borrell moved that ordinance amendment 20-1 be approved by the County Board with the amendment to Section 1 by adding at the end of the paragraph treatment and recovery facilities shall not include facilities that are also eligible for licensure by the Minnesota Department of Corrections. Also, amending Section 3 the title, after 155.111 inserting the word treatment and in sub part 1, changing 60 contiguous acres to 70 contiguous acres.
Daleiden asked if there were two separate meetings regarding this, Kryzer stated there was only one meeting. Vetsch stated due diligence has been met on this item. He stated this amendment is not issued indiscriminately. He said, there is over one hundred pages of comments and three hours of public record. Daleiden said, he would be abstaining from a vote because his attorney is the same attorney that represents the requested of the ordinance change.
Borrell moved to accept Ordinance 20-1 as amended Seconded by Potter and carried 4-0 with Daleiden abstaining.
ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION
12-22-20 COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MINUTES
I. SHERIFF CONFIDENTIAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Sheriff Deringer requested the appointment of a Confidential Administrative Assistant for 2021. With the appointment of this assistant, he also requested to back fill the position of the person that he would be appointing. Sheriff Deringer explained that they need this position for records management; and wants them to be the point person for the office.
Sheriff Deringer also requested that the person who would be filling this position be granted a leave of absence from their current role in case a newly elected Sheriff wouldn’t keep this appointed person in this position. Johnson stated the person appointed to this position would be able to go back to their previous position if not selected by a new Sheriff and that it is in the policy. Sheriff Deringer stated, he would like this person to start in early January 2021.
Husom explained to Sheriff Deringer that the 2021 budget has already passed. Sheriff Deringer, apologized for coming to the board after the budget has already passed but he stated, he is busy and needs help now. Sheriff Deringer stated, he could hire someone without the board’s approval. Husom, stated the position would still have to be approved by the board for vetting.
Sheriff Deringer stated, he is not asking for an increase in budget and that he is able to move money within his current budget to cover the increased salary cost. Sheriff Deringer stated, they are down five positions. Vetsch asked where he would come up with the money for the new position, Sheriff Deringer stated through attrition and went on to say, he had a resignation yesterday. Husom asked Sheriff Deringer if he was confident they can weather the money for 2021, and Sheriff Deringer stated, he was not asking for any more money, but he does need a person to take on the project.
Borrell stated, he doesn’t have a problem with the position and would support it; however, he worries the Sheriff Deringer is getting involved in too many boards and associations and that he is needed in the county. Daleiden also stated, he is fine with the position as long as the budget doesn’t increase. Husom explained that in 2022 it would be a higher rate. Sheriff Deringer replied, that he doesn’t anticipate any outside of budget requests.
Sheriff Deringer stated they have been having trouble with their current records management system, Zuercher and needs this position to be in the “driver’s seat”. He then went on to say, Zuercher is a small business and has been sold twice. Sheriff Deringer then asked, do we go with another small business for records management or with a big vendor. Vetsch stated with the size of this organization they can’t have the business bought out all the time.
Borrell asked, if there was a consensus, and Husom stated yes. Borrell stated to get the minutes for next week’s board meeting. Husom said, if the minutes are not ready they will still do the recommendation.
Recommendation: Add the recommendation to approve the Sheriff’s Confidential Administrative Assistant to the December 29th Board Meeting Agenda.
The meeting adjourned at 9:33 a.m.
Minutes submitted by Angie Fisher, Administrative Specialist
Borrell moved to accept the Committee Of The Whole Minutes. Seconded by Potter and carried 5-0.
ADMINISTRATION
Set Date for Committee of The Whole to Review Commissioners Handbook
Vetsch moved to approve holding a Committee of The Whole on January 7, 2021 at 9:30 am to review the Commissioner Handbook. The motion was seconded by Daleiden and carried 5-0.
Submit A Letter of Support for The City of Monticello’s Resolution for A DEED Grant
Vetsch spoke about grant through DEED Grant for energy related support to communities that are power generating host communities facing the eventual closure of generating facilities. This pertains to the Monticello Nuclear Plant for up to 500,000 dollars support through a grant application. Daleiden asked if they know what they will be using the 500,000 dollars towards. Vetsch said, they don’t have the details yet. Mainly about job security and tax base. Husom said, fifty percent of their property tax payments come from the plant and they need to do some planning. She said it’s a valid request. Vetsch stated plan for the worst and hope for the best, it’s a win/win. Daleiden stated it’s not a waste to plan for the future.
Vetsch moved to approve a Letter of Support for the City of Monticello’s Resolution for A DEED Grant. The motion was seconded by Borrell and carried 5-0.
A brief recess was taken at 10:00 AM
The Board meeting resumed at 10:05 AM
RECOGNITION OF YEARS OF SERVICE
Retirement and Recognition of Becky Aanerud’s 35 Years of Service
Husom recognized Aanerud’s dedicated years of service to Wright County by presenting her with a plaque on behalf of Wright County. Aanerud thanked her team and coworkers and described them as, the absolute best. Aanerud said, she calls Wright County her second home and she has made friends that will last forever. She started in Administration in the summer of 1984 as a temp and then was hired on in 1985 in the License Bureau. She reminded everyone that all paperwork was written out by hand at that time. In 1997 Aanerud became a Lead Clerk and was promoted to Supervisor of the License Bureau on March 17, 2009. Aanerud said in the last 35 years, she wore out four calculators and is known for collecting the two-dollar bills that come through the office.
Aanerud thanked her current staff; Jessie, Kayla, Monica, Lori, Marie, Ashley, Shunna, and Vicki. She called them rockstar’s and stated she adores them. She thanked Rob who watches out for her and her staff. She also thanked Bob, Carissa, Heather and Trinity for the encouragement and fun staff meetings. Aanerud thanked her parents and sister’s Jean and Debbie stating it’s been fun working with them. She thanked her husband Mike, daughters Bethany and Lauren and her son-in-law Donovan stating they are the best part of her.
Aanerud said she is looking forward to waking up without an alarm clock and sitting in front of the fireplace reading the books she’s collected over the years. She also looks forward to traveling around Lake Superior.
Recognition of Charles Borrell’s 8 Years of Service as An Elected Official
Kelly presented Borrell with a plaque and Daleiden presented a personalized street sign with Borrell’s most popular sayings on it for his eight years of service. Kelly thanked him for always speaking his mind and sticking up for the little guys. Borrell personally thanked each of the board members. He also thanked the department heads for being quick to respond and helpful.
Borrell said the most rewarding part of the job was going out to meet and help his constituents that needed help navigating the system. He said sometimes the job was frustrating but at the same time it was so rewarding. He said it’s a job if given the opportunity to serve again he wouldn’t turn it down.
Borrell thanked his wife Lyn for being at his first County Board meeting and again being at his last meeting. He said she developed a knack to tune out and deal with the late-night phone calls because he wanted to be accessible as a commissioner.
Recognition of Michael Potter’s 8 Years of Service as An Elected Official
Kelly presented Potter with a plaque and a personalized street sign with Potter’s most popular sayings on it for his eight years of service. Kelly thanked Potter for his dedication to transportation saying he would think of him when he drives down Highway 94. Husom thanked Potter for being an unpaid lobbyist for Wright County for the last eight years. Potter personally thanked each of the board members. He thanked the department heads for all the hard work they do.
He said he served on many boards and met a lot of interesting people. He said he’s had fun and accomplished all the goals he set for himself. He said he will miss being on the board. Potter said with the diverse backgrounds that the board members come from made the board function so well. Potter said it’s been a fun ride.
ADVISORY COMMITTEE/ADVISORY BOARD UPDATES - None
The meeting adjourned at 10:51 a.m.
County Board Minutes submitted by Angie Fisher, Administrative Specialist
Published in the Herald Journal, Jan. 15, 2021.
WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATIONWarrants Approved On 12/09/2020 For Payment 12/09/2020
PRINSCO INC 2,264.81
2 Payments less than 2000 826.81
Final Total: 3,091.62
Warrants Approved On 12/11/2020 For Payment 12/11/2020
ALBERTVILLE/CITY OF 8,246.60
AMAZON BUSINESS 2,739.19
BUFFALO/CITY OF 12,136.42
CHAMBERLAIN OIL CO 2,055.94
CHATHAM TOWNSHIP 3,153.60
CLEARWATER/CITY OF 2,948.20
COTTENS INC 2,204.03
DELANO/CITY OF 7,664.80
GRAINGER 2,820.79
HOWARD LAKE/CITY OF 4,038.40
INTERPROSE CORPORATION/THE 2,454.33
KVOLS/RICHARD 3,556.00
MAPLE LAKE/CITY OF 2,757.00
MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS 3,090.47
MARYSVILLE TOWNSHIP 2,289.60
MCAA 10,151.00
MIDDLEVILLE TOWNSHIP 2,312.30
MONTICELLO/CITY OF 10,012.40
MONTROSE/CITY OF 4,502.00
ROCKFORD TOWNSHIP 6,279.50
ROCKFORD/CITY OF 4,191.40
ROYAL TIRE INC 2,341.44
SAFEGENERATIONS 12,250.00
SILVER CREEK TOWNSHIP 6,640.20
SOUTHSIDE TOWNSHIP 2,298.80
VICTOR TOWNSHIP 2,186.20
WAVERLY/CITY OF 2,917.00
WRIGHT COUNTY COLLISION 10,436.65
53 Payments less than 2000 37,899.02
Final Total: 176,573.28
Warrants Approved On 12/14/2020 For Payment 12/14/2020
BRADBURY STAMM CONSTRUCTION WINKELMAN 96,995.40
CENTERPOINT ENERGY 7,187.15
COMM OF MMB, TREAS DIV 49,243.50
DELL MARKETING LP 15,359.66
ELECTION SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE LLC 15,600.13
HEALTH PARTNERS 582,660.80
HEALTH PARTNERS - DENTAL 23,580.97
KNOWBE4 INC 8,968.75
NUTRIEN AG SOLUTIONS, INC. 2,628.79
PATNODE BROTHERS INC 9,460.00
WM CORPORATE SERVICES, INC. 2,962.59
WRIGHT COUNTY AG SOCIETY 3,010.00
39 Payments less than 2000 16,229.21
Final Total: 833,886.95
Warrants Approved On 12/15/2020 For Payment 12/15/2020
AMERICAN DOOR WORKS 3,170.87
ANGUS SYSTEMS GROUP INC 2,095.07
ARAMARK SERVICES INC 7,927.27
BOB BARKER COMPANY INC 3,143.82
LETS CORP 2,387.00
MARCO 3,617.17
MIDWEST MACHINERY CO 24,300.00
PERFORMANCE KENNELS INC 15,712.00
POWERPHONE INC 4,206.00
RUSSELL SECURITY RESOURCE LLC 3,739.96
STREICHERS 4,329.19
TEK84 INC 145,950.00
TRUE NORTH CONSULTING GROUP, LLC 3,354.00
35 Payments less than 2000 19,584.94
Final Total: 243,517.29
Warrants Approved On 12/16/2020 For Payment 12/16/2020
ARCHITECTURAL PANEL SYSTEMS INC 202,322.69
ARCHITECTURAL TESTING INC 3,000.00
BOSER CONSTRUCTION INC 15,389.05
CONTEGRITY GROUP 67,529.32
DESIGN ELECTRICAL INC-COLD SPRING ELEC. 198,317.53
FORD METRO INC 72,726.30
HEATER RENTAL SERVICES LLC 4,136.80
KENDELL DOORS AND HARDWARE INC 51,104.56
KONE INC 513,455.05
MASTERS PLUMBING HEATING & COOLING 41,515.00
NELSON SANITATION & RENTAL INC 9,767.97
NORTHLAND CONCRETE & MASONRY CO LLC 310,070.50
PATRIOT ERECTORS INC 9,500.00
ROOF 1 RBR INC 200,350.25
RTL CONSTRUCTION 204,345.15
VEIT DISPOSAL SYSTEMS 3,285.00
WEIDNER PLUMBING AND HEATING CO 127,453.32
WRIGHT LUMBER & MILLWORK INC 6,954.29
5 Payments less than 2000 3,448.59
Final Total: 2,044,671.37
Warrants Approved For Payment 12/17/2020
US BANK VOYAGER FLEET SYSTEMS 13,343.49
Final Total: 13,343.49
Warrants Approved For Payment 12/17/2020
US BANK-PROCUREMENT CARDS 45,735.52
Final Total: 45,735.52
Warrants Approved On 12/18/2020For Payment 12/18/2020
ANOKA COUNTY 104,164.25
ANOKA COUNTY CORRECTIONS 20,286.20
BUFFALO/CITY OF 491,417.92
CDW GOVERNMENT INC 14,668.87
CENTERPOINT ENERGY 8,103.98
COMPASS MINERALS AMERICA INC 231,822.05
DAVIS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY 40,500.00
DELANO/CITY OF 3,720.93
DELL MARKETING LP 6,794.56
EHLERS AND ASSOCIATES 5,000.00
ERICKSON ENGINEERING COMPANY 2,375.00
FARM-RITE EQUIPMENT INC 19,322.13
HYBRIDGE IMAGING LLC 6,780.59
INFO TECH RESEARCH GROUP 37,750.00
INTEREUM INC 337,698.21
KNIFE RIVER 64,138.34
MAPLE LAKE/CITY OF 4,040.81
MCLEOD COUNTY AUDITOR-TREASURER 31,506.94
MINNESOTA MONITORING INC 23,030.75
MN NATIVE LANDSCAPES 2,600.00
MONTICELLO/CITY OF 36,696.03
NEW HORIZONS MINNESOTA 20,670.00
PRAIRIE LAKES YOUTH PROGRAMS 7,380.00
RCM SPECIALTIES INC 5,912.13
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MN 50,046.24
RETROFIT COMPANIES INC 3,748.51
SPYE LLC 27,689.42
THERMO SCIENTIFIC PORTABLE ANALYTICAL 83,086.70
TWO RIVERS ENTERPRISES 3,421.08
VEOLIA ES TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS LLC 12,455.79
VILLAGE RANCH INC 34,770.84
WAVERLY/CITY OF 4,741.74
WSB & ASSOCIATES INC 36,974.00
40 Payments less than 2000 23,462.68
Final Total: 1,806,776.69
Warrants Approved On 12/18/2020 For Payment 12/18/2020
CENTURYLINK 2,507.58
VERIZON WIRELESS SERVICES LLC 12,560.98
12 Payments less than 2000 2,543.96
Final Total: 17,612.52
Warrants Approved On 12/18/2020 For Payment 12/18/2020
BUFFALO/CITY OF 14,157.68
Final Total: 14,157.68
Warrants Approved On 12/18/2020 For Payment 12/18/2020
AIG RETIREMENT COMPANY 7,454.16
HARTFORD 22,071.09
HEALTH PARTNERS 34,025.09
ING 11,528.00
LOCAL 2685 4,300.00
LOCAL 320 4,606.00
MATRIX TRUST COMPANY 3,375.00
MN BENEFIT ASSOCIATION 2,413.86
MN CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENT CENTER 2,059.50
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS 2,823.53
PUBLIC EMP RETIREMENT ASSN 366,590.36
WRIGHT CO CAFETERIA PLAN 27,743.80
WRIGHT COUNTY - TAX 536,503.64
9 Payments less than 2000 6,153.60
Final Total: 1,031,647.63
Published in the Herald Journal, Jan. 15, 2021.