County – HOUSTON COUNTY

PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 9:00 a.m.

Place: Commissioners Room, Courthouse, Caledonia, MN

Members Present: Jack Miller, Justin Zmyewski, Scott Connor, Teresa Walter and Fred Arnold

Presiding: Jack Miller, Chairperson

Call to order.

Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Connor and carried to approve the agenda.

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnold, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to approve the minutes of the February 21, 2017 meeting.

Motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Connor and unanimously carried to approve payment of the license center and Human Services disbursements and the following claims:

County Revenue Fund $63,000.68

Road & Bridge Fund 33,888.88

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Total $96,889.56

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Motion was made by Commissioner Arnold, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to adopt the following:

RESOLUTION NO. 17-12

ADOPTION OF THE HOUSTON COUNTY

ALL-HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Houston County supports the hazard mitigation planning effort and wishes to adopt the Houston County All-Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Environmental Services Director Frank along with Zoning Officer Lacher requested direction from the Board regarding Environmental Review Services provided by the Zoning Office. Motion was made by Commissioner Connor, seconded by Commissioner Arnold and unanimously carried to approve the RFP.

Engineer Pogodzinski met with the Board to continue discussion related to penalty which may be assessed as a result of salt deliveries not being made timely. Motion was made by Commissioner Arnold, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to assess a penalty in the amount of $12,500.00.

Motion was made by Commissioner Connor, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to adopt the following:

RESOLUTION NO. 17-13

BE IT RESOLVED that the County of Houston Board of Commissioners requests the Minnesota Commissioner of Transportation conduct a speed zone study on CSAH 2 from the intersection of State Highway 76 and CSAH 2 (000+00.000) to 0.933 miles east (000+00.933), for the purpose of identifying the safe and prudent legal speed.

On the recommendation of HR Director Arrick-Kruger, motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Connor and unanimously carried to accept the resignation of Nathan Rask from the position of Maintenance Operator effective March 24, 2017.

Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Connor and unanimously carried to approve moving forward with a search to fill the vacancy created by Mr. Rasks resignation

HR Director Arrick-Kruger requested authorization to purchase a John Deere X754 tractor, 54 mower deck and sander/spreader. Motion was made by Commissioner Walter to authorize the purchase of a John Deere X754 tractor and 54 mower deck from SEMA Equipment and also a sander/spreader attachment. The motion failed for lack of a second.

The time being 10:02 a.m., motion was made by Commissioner Arnold, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to recess the regular meeting in order to convene the scheduled public hearing to consider revisions to the EDA Bylaws.

Discussion was held.

Motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Arnold and unanimously carried to close the public hearing. The time was 10:14 a.m.

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnold, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to reconvene the regular meeting.

Following discussion, motion was made by Commissioner Arnold, seconded by Commissioner Connor and unanimously carried to adopt the following:

RESOLUTION NO. 17-14

AUTHORIZING APPLICATION FOR MINNESOTA HOUSING & FINANCE AGENCY FAMILY HOMELESS PREVENTION & ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that the Southeastern Minnesota Housing Network is hereby authorized as an entity to be charged with the administration of funds made available through the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency Family Homeless Prevention & Assistance Program in the county of Houston, in Minnesota.

There being no further business and the time being 11:29 a.m., motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Arnold and unanimously carried to adjourn the meeting, the next advertised meeting being Tuesday, March 7, 2017.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

HOUSTON COUNTY, MINNESOTA By: Jack Miller, 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

Caledonia Argus

March 15, 2017

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