June 3

HOUSTON COUNTY
PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Date: Tuesday, June 3, 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 Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt 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 May 27, 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 $53,539.07
Road & Bridge Fund 139,471.67
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Total $193,010.74
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Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie to recess. Motion failed for lack of a second.
The time being 9:06 a.m. motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Kjome and unanimously carried to take a brief recess in order to consult with the County Attorney.
The Board reconvened with all members present.
Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve the land acquisition and adopt following resolution:
RESOLUTION NO. 14-29
REVIEW OF PROPOSED STATE LAND ACQUISITION
In accordance with; Minnesota Statutes 84.944, Subd. 3, 97A.145, Subd. 2, and 97C.02 the Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources on June 3, 2014, provided the county board with a description of lands to be acquired by the State of Minnesota for Wildlife Management Area purposes.
Lands to be acquired are described as follow: (See attached description)
IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED, by the Board of County Commissioners of Houston on June 3, 2013 that the States proposed acquisition of the described property be approved.
Motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Kjome and carried with Commissioner Schuldt abstaining to agree to the 50/50 cost share with the Countys portion being $8,584.00 for a pavement patch on the specified area of CSAH 2 located within Eitzen City limits.
Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Kjome and unanimously carried to approve the Houston County Department of Transportation Detour Agreement with Caledonia Township.
Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Kjome and unanimously carried to accept the low quote provided by Steel Construction & Landscaping, Inc. in the amount of $6,490.00, after the cost share is applied the County portion will be $1,298.00.
Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to authorize a search for 2 FTE jailer/dispatchers.
HR Director Arrick-Kruger explained that there is an ongoing internal search for a lead position in the jailer/dispatcher position. In addition, it is possible that with the posting of 2 full time positions, individuals currently working part time may be successful in securing one of the full time positions resulting in part time vacancies. HR Director Arrick-Kruger recommended advertising for both full and part time positions. Motion was made by Commissioner Kjome, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to authorize the advertisement to include a posting for both full and part time positions.
On the recommendation of HR Director Arrick-Kruger, motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to change the employment status of Jason Quandahl from probationary to regular effective June 15th.
On the recommendation of HR Director Arrick-Kruger, motion was made by Commissioner Kjome, seconded by Commissioner Storlie and unanimously carried to approve the hire of Jennifer Daley-Oakes for social worker at step 1 of the appropriate comparable worth band contingent upon successful completion of a required background check.
On the recommendation of PHN Director Marchel and HR Director Arrick-Kruger, motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried hire Katie Halbach and Renee Fuller as 67 day employees to fill the paid student intern openings.
Motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to hire Derrick Yohe as a 67 day employee to assist as need as a dropsite supervisor.
Motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve the Letter of Commitment of Funds and adopt the following resolution:
RESOLUTION NO. 14-30
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PARTICIPATION IN PLANNING PROCESS AND EXECUTION OF SUB-GRANT AGREEMENT
NOW THEREFORE, Be it resolved that Houston County will enter into a sub-grant agreement with the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management in the Minnesota Department of Public Safety for the program entitled Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) for the development or update of the Houston count Hazard mitigation plan. Kurt Kuhlers, Houston County Emergency Management Director is hereby authorized to execute and sign such sub-grant agreements and any amendments hereto as are necessary to implement the plan on behalf of Houston County.
On the recommendation of IS Director Milde, motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Kjome and unanimously carried to accept the estimate provided by Vanguard Appraisals, Inc. for remote client licensing of CAMA Vision for use by Assessors Office staff, in the amount of $7,700.00 with annual maintenance fee of $1,875.00. In addition, Microsoft Surface tablets will be purchased at a cost of approximately $1,000.00 each for a total project cost of $9,750.00.
On the recommendation of the Planning Commission, motion was made by Commissioner Kjome, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve the issuance of a single interim use permit.
On the recommendation of the Planning Commission, motion was made by Commissioner Kjome, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve the issuance 3 Conditional Use Permits.
On the recommendation of the Planning Commission, motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve the issuance 12 Zoning Permits.
Motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Kjome and unanimously carried to approve a Peddlers License for Charles Swartz.
Following discussion, motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to schedule a public hearing to discuss a proposed amendment to Houston County Ordinance #13 (Peddlers Licensing) to allow for same year renewals on Tuesday, June 24th at 9:30 a.m.
Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve the 2014 tax abatement in the amount of $724.00 on parcel #12.0381.000 due to being incorrectly taxed.
There being no further business and the time being 10:28 a.m., motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to adjourn the meeting, the next advertised meeting being Tuesday, June 10, 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/
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The Caledonia Argus
June 18, 2014
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