June 24

HOUSTON COUNTY
PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Date: Tuesday, June 24, 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 Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Kjome 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 June 17, 2014 meeting.
Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Storlie and unanimously carried to approve the minutes of the Board of Equalization meeting held Tuesday, June 17, 2014.
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 $72,402.47
Road & Bridge Fund 391,513.60
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Total $463,916.07
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Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to accept the low bid of Scott Construction Inc., for project C.P. 2014-04 in the amount of $387,189.70.
Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve the Joint Powers Agreement with the Office of the Secretary of State for any State recount related to the upcoming primary and general elections. This agreement would provide for a payment in the amount of $0.03 per ballot cast/counted.
Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and carried with Commissioner Schuldt abstaining to approve a $30.00 per month phone per diem for Nikki Folsom.
Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Storlie and unanimously carried to recess the regular meeting in order to convene the scheduled public hearing.
The time being 9:28 a.m., motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to convene the public hearing for the purpose of considering an amendment to Ordinance No. 13 to define provisions for renewal/extension of licenses.
The time being 9:36 a.m., motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to adjourn the public hearing.
Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to reconvene in regular session.
Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Kjome and unanimously carried to approve the amendments as presented to Ordinance #13.
Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to recess the meeting until the next scheduled appointment at 10:00 a.m.
Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to reconvene in regular session.
Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt and seconded by Commissioner Storlie to approve the renewal of Tracie and Michelle Ericksons CUP based on the following: the ordinance states CUPs shall be renewed absent evidence of permit or ordinance violations; there is no evidence that violations exist that would preclude renewal; the EAW previously ordered by the Board was for the MN Sands project, and does not apply to the renewal of mining under the 1992 CUP; the EQB has released the Erickson property from the EIS study; the existing moratorium does not apply to the renewal because it is not new mining; Ericksons have provided evidence of the termination of their relationship with MN Sands; conditions are to include: limit of 10,000 cubic yards of material removed per year and existing vegetative screening between the mine and the Baker and Iverson properties is to remain; and staff and legal counsel are directed to prepare findings consistent with this motion for Board discussion and approval at a future meeting. A roll call vote was taken: District 1 yes; District 2 no; District 3 yes; District 4 yes; District 5 no. The motion carried.
Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to authorize Chief Deputy Sheriff Yeiter to enter into negotiations with LETG in order to preserve the Winona County RFP. Commissioner Zmyewski stated that he is not in favor of going to the taxpayers to fund large purchases.
There being no further business and the time being 11:11 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, July 1, 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
July 9, 2014
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