County – HOUSTON COUNTY

PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 9:00 a.m.

Place: Commissioners Room, Courthouse, Caledonia, MN

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

Others Present: Auditor Meiners; Reporters Moorhead, Bergey & Graff; County Attorney Jandt; Bryan Van Gorp; Donna Buckbee; Yvonne Krogstad; Finance Director Lapham; Shirley Johnson; Duane St. Mary; Richard Cordes; Deb Wray; Georgia Rosendahl; Chief Deputy Lapham; Recorder Bauer; HR Director Arrick-Kruger; Surveyor Schmidt; Assessor Cresswell-Hatleli; Engineer Pogodzinski; Treasurer Trehus; IT Director Milde; Ryan Smith-Schneider Corporation; Zoning Administrator Lacher; Environmental Services Director Frank

Presiding: Jack Miller, Chairperson

Call to order.

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

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnold, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to approve the minutes of the July 18, 2017 meeting.

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

County Revenue Fund $58,768.89

Road & Bridge Fund 64,450.35

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Total $123,219.24

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Chairman Miller reported on a claim received from the Evergreen Cemetery Association billing Houston County for maintenance costs on indigent graves for 2014 through 2016. It was his understanding that, due to turnover on the board of the Evergreen Cemetery Association, the County has not received an invoice for maintenance since 2013. Also, they are requesting that the maintenance fee be increased to $500.00 beginning in 2017, as $100.00 is not sufficient to cover expenses. Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Connor and unanimously carried to approve the same.

HR Director Arrick-Kruger requested authorization to hire Karissa Meyer as a probationary Jailer/Dispatcher at step 1 of the appropriate comparable worth band. Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Connor and unanimously carried to approve the same.

HR Director Arrick-Kruger requested approval of the appointment of Pat Burns as probationary Foreman C42, Step 3 effective July 31, 2017. Motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Connor and unanimously carried to approve the same.

Motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Connor and unanimously carried to authorize a competitive search for a Highway Engineering Technician.

There being no further business and the time being 10:47 a.m., motion was made by Commissioner Arnold, seconded by Commissioner Connor and unanimously carried to adjourn the meeting, the next advertised meeting being Tuesday, August 1, 2017.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

HOUSTON COUNTY, MINNESOTA

By: Jack Miller, Chairperson

Attest: Charlene Meiners, County Auditor

Published in

The Caledonia Argus

August 9, 2017

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