March 25

HOUSTON COUNTY
PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Date: Tuesday, March 25, 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 Kjome, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski 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 March 18, 2014 meeting.
Motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve payment of the license center and Human Services disbursements and the following claims:

County Revenue Fund $40,130.74
Road & Bridge Fund 53,677.94
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Total $93,808.68
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HR Director Arrick-Kruger met with the Board to discuss staffing recommendations to fill various vacancies. The hiring committee has identified 2 candidates and will continue to search for a third to fill vacancies in the Human Services Department. Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to hire Lisa Arneson at step 4 of the appropriate comparable worth band effective April 8, 2014 and to hire Malika Eisberner at step 1 of the appropriate comparable worth band effective April 21, 2014 with both hires subject to the successful completion of background check.
Following discussion, motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to hire Robert Schuldt, Mike Ernster; Rod Humble, David Breault; and Tyler Heiden as 67 day employees to assist as discussed.
Motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Kjome and unanimously carried to approve the Professional Services Agreement with CEDA to expire December 31, 2014.
Motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Kjome to establish a committee to pursue banning language. A roll call vote was taken: District 1 no; District 2 yes; District 3 yes; District 4 no; District 5 yes. The motion carried.
Motion was made by Commissioner Kjome, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve the 2013 tax abatement in the amount of $86.00 and a 2014 tax abatement in the amount of $114.00 on parcel #11.0284.000 due to incorrect/overstatement of acreage.
There being no further business and the time being 9:45 a.m., motion was made by Commissioner Kjome, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to adjourn the meeting, the next advertised meeting being Tuesday, April 1, 2014 BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HOUSTON COUNTY, MINNESOTA By: 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
April 9, 2014
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