May 13

HOUSTON COUNTY
PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Date: Tuesday, May 13, 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 Kjome and unanimously carried to approve the agenda.
Motion was made by Commissioner Kjome, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve the minutes of the April 29, 2014 meeting.
Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, 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 $114,892.56
Road & Bridge Fund 91,212.77
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Total $206,105.33
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Engineer Pogodzinski reported that only a single bid was received for S.A.P. 28-604-33. Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to accept the bid provided by Mathy Construction in the amount of $4,282,167.59.
Engineer Pogodzinski reported on bids which were received until May 5, 2014 for S.A.P. 28-599-73. On the recommendation of Engineer Pogodzinski, motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to accept the low bid submitted by VanGundy Excavating LLP in the amount of $210,303.00.
On the recommendation of the Planning Commission, motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Kjome and unanimously carried to approve the issuance of one Conditional Use Permit.
On the recommendation of the Planning Commission, motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve the issuance of nine Zoning Permits.
Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve the renewal of three CUPs.
Motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to adopt the Houston County Community Services Tobacco-Free Campus Policy.
On the recommendation of HR Director Arrick-Kruger, motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to accept the resignation of Jesica Melde and to send a letter in appreciation of her years of service.
On the recommendation of HR Director Arrick-Kruger, motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve the change of status of Kirby Fitzpatrick from probationary to regular effective her anniversary date.
Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to authorize the initiation of a search for financial worker and/or case aide.
On the recommendation of HR Director Arrick-Kruger, motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to accept the letter of intent to retire of Duane Beckman and to send a letter of appreciation for his years of service.
On the recommendation of HR Director Arrick-Kruger, motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to authorize posting for a lead worker and to authorize the initiation of a search to back fill any vacancy which may result.
Finance Director Lapham requested approval of 3 budget amendments for departments including Wildcat, Sheriffs Department, and Public Health. Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Kjome and unanimously carried to approve the agenda amendments as requested.
Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to authorize Auditor Meiners to schedule the auction and to move forward with sending the necessary letters and etc.
Following discussion, motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve 2 tax abatements.
Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Schuldt and unanimously carried to adopt the following proclamation;
PROCLAMATION
THEREFORE, I, Teresa Walter, Board Chair, Houston County, Minnesota in recognition of this event do hereby proclaim the week of May 18 24, 2014, as Emergency Medical Services Week.
Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve the Gopherland Trails Snowmobile Club Maintenance and Grooming application and to adopt the following resolution:
RESOLUTION NO. 14-22
BE IT RESOLVED By the Board of County Commissioners, Houston County, Minnesota, that it approves the Maintenance and Grooming application of the Gopherland Trails Snowmobile Club and authorizes the Board Chairperson to sign an agreement with the Department of Natural Resources.
There being no further business and the time being 10:19 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, May 20, 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/
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The Caledonia Argus
May 28, 2014
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