January 14

HOUSTON COUNTY
PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 9:00 a.m.
Place: Commissioners Room, Courthouse, Caledonia, MN
Members Present: Judy Storlie, Justin Zmyewski, Steve Schuldt, Teresa Walter and Dana Kjome
Presiding: Teresa Walter, Chairperson
Call to order.
Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Storlie and unanimously carried to approve the agenda.
Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve the minutes of the January 7, 2014 meeting.
Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Kjome and unanimously carried to approve payment of the license center and Human Services disbursements and the following claims:
County Revenue Fund $42,729.33
Road & Bridge Fund 48,232.00
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Total $90,961.33
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Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Kjome and unanimously carried to adopt the following resolution:
RESOLUTION NO. 14-4
Adoption and Implementation
After BWSR Approval
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Houston County Board Commissioners hereby adopts and will begin implementation of its approved comprehensive water plan.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, after the adoption of the local comprehensive water management plan, the Houston County Board shall amend existing water and related land resources plans and official controls as necessary to conform them to the applicable and approved comprehensive water plan.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, after the adoption of the local comprehensive water management plan, Houston County shall notify local units of government within the County of the adoption of the plan or amendments to the plan. The local units of government are required to submit existing water and related land resources plans and official controls within 90 days to the County Board for review.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, Within 180 days, the Houston County Board shall review the submitted plans and official controls and identify any inconsistencies between the local plans and official controls, and local comprehensive water management plan. The Houston County Board shall specify applicable and necessary measures to bring the local plans and official controls into conformance with the local comprehensive water management plan.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, if a local unit of government disagrees with any changes to its plan, the local unit has 60 days after receiving the countys recommendations to appeal the recommendations to the Board of Water and Soil Resources.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, after receiving the recommendations of the Houston County Board, or a resolution of an appeal, a local unit of government has 180 days to initiate revisions to its plan or official controls. The new or revised plans and official controls must be submitted to the Houston County Board for review and recommendations.
Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Kjome and unanimously carried to approve the Recycling Service Agreement with Dynamic Recycling, Inc.
Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve the submission of the 2014 Ag BMP report to the State Department of Agriculture.
Motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Kjome and unanimously carried to deny the issuance of a conditional use permit to Sheldon McElhiney for commercial greenhouses.
On the recommendation of Jail Administrator Schiltz, motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried authorize the hire of Elissa Strobel, Justin Hess, and Zachary Swedberg as 67 day employees to assist as needed as jailer/dispatchers. Jail Administrator Schiltz commented that these hires will increase the roster to approximately 6 which is where he prefers the list be.
Rick Howden presented an agreement with Pathfinder for the completion of a historic structure report on the Historic Courthouse which will allow the County to submit additional grant applications. Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve the agreement with Pathfinder and authorize the signature of Chairperson Walter.
Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve the Budget Amendment as presented.
Motion was made by Commissioner Kjome, seconded by Commissioner Storlie and unanimously carried to approve the following 2014 Appropriations:
2014 APPROPRIATIONS
SE Minnesota Initiative Fund $2,700.00
SEMAAA $2,000.00
SELCO $134,405.00
Emergency Medical Service $10,000.00
SEMCAC – RSVP Program $1,000.00
SEMCAC – Senior Driving Program $1,000.00
SEMCAC – Senior & Caregiver Advocacy $1,000.00
SEMCAC – Senior Nutrition $1,000.00
Historical Society $37,500.00
Historical Society – Matching Funds $5,000.00
Southern MN Tourism//Historic
Bluff Country $945.80
Agricultural Society $18,000.00
Bluff Country HRA $5,000.00
File No. 12 – Commissioner Kjome reported on a local youth who participated in a national competition performing successfully and winning. Motion was made by Commissioner Kjome, seconded by Commissioner Storlie and unanimously carried to adopt the following resolution:
RESOLUTION 14-5
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Houston County Board of Commissioners hereby congratulate Alex Folz on his stellar accomplishment.
There being no further business and the time being 10:23 a.m., motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to adjourn the meeting, the next advertised meeting being Tuesday, January 21, 2014.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
HOUSTON COUNTY, MINNESOTA By: /s/ Teresa Walter, Chairperson
Attest: Charlene Meiners, County Auditor
THE ABOVE PROCEEDINGS OF THE HOUSTON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS IS ONLY A SUMMARY. THE FULL TEXT IS AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION AT THE HOUSTON COUNTY AUDITORS OFFICE AS WELL AS ON THE HOUSTON COUNTY WEBSITE LOCATED AT THE FOLLOWING WEB ADDRESS: http://www.co.houston.mn.us/
Published in the
The Caledonia Argus
January 29, 2014
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