County – HOUSTON COUNTY

PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 5:30 p.m.

Place: Commissioners Room, Courthouse, Caledonia, MN

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

Others Present: Deputy Auditor Quinn; Reporters Moorhead and Graff; HS Director Pugleasa; Finance Director Lapham; Betts Reedy; Bryan VanGorp; VSO Thoen; Engineer Pogodzinski; Donna Buckbee; Bruce Kuehmichel; Zoning Officer Lacher; PHN Director Marchel

Presiding: Jack Miller, Chairperson

Call to order.

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

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnold, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve the minutes of the August 1, 2017 meeting.

File No. 1 – 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 $76,302.90

Road & Bridge Fund 25,516.34

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Total $101,819.24

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Veteran Service Officer Thoen recommended accepting a grant in the amount of $10,000. Motion was made Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Arnold and unanimously carried to adopt the following:

RESOLUTION NO. 17-32

BE IT RESOLVED by Houston County that the County enter into the attached Grant Contract with the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) to conduct the following Program: County Veterans Service Office Operational Enhancement Grant Program. The grant must be used to provide outreach to the countys Veterans: to assist in the reintegration of combat Veterans into society; to collaborate with other social service agencies, educational institutions, and other community organizations for the purposes of enhancing services offered to Veterans; to reduce homelessness among Veterans; and to enhance the operations of the county Veterans service office, as specified in Minnesota Laws 23017, Chapter 4, Article 1, Section 38, Subdivision 2. This Grant should not be used to supplant or replace other funding.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Houston County that Robert Thoen, the County Veterans Service Officer, be authorized to execute the attached Grant Contract for the above-mentioned Program on behalf of the County.

WHEREUPON the above resolution was adopted at a regular meeting of the County Board of Commissioners this fifteenth day of August, 2017.

Engineer Pogodzinski reported on bids received for S.A.P. 028-619-001. Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Arnold and unanimously carried to accept the low bid submitted by ICON Constructors in the amount of $605,233.25 for S.A.P. 028-619-001.

Engineer Pogodzinski recommended approval of the final payment for Project AIP 3-27-0016-06-15. Motion was made by Commissioner Arnold, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to adopt the following:

RESOLUTION NO. 17-33

WHEREAS, Project AIP 3-27-0016-06-16 has in all things been completed, and the County Board being fully advised in the premises,

NOW, THEN BE IT RESOLVED, That we do hereby accept said completed project for and in behalf of the County of Houston and authorize final payment as specified herein.

HS Director Pugleasa along with PHN Director Marchel reported on an agreement with Public Health to provide child care provider licensing processes. Motion was made by Commissioner Arnold, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve the Family Child Care Licensing Process and Procedures.

HS Director Pugleasa reported on uncollectible debts which are on the books. Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve the write-off of $138,088.93 in uncollectible debt.

HS Director Pugleasa reported on a revised funeral policy which mirrors State policy related to MA Estate Recovery. Motion was made by Commissioner Arnold, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to adopt the Funeral Expenses Policy.

HS Director Pugleasa reported on Guardianship/Conservator contracts for consideration noting they are similar to contracts approved earlier in the year and, if approved, will assist in meeting current needs. Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Arnold and unanimously carried to approve The Purchase of Service Agreement with Tri-County Fiduciary Services, LLC and Rebecca Servais.

On their recommendation, motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Arnold and unanimously carried to approve the transfer of Michelle Quinn to the position of Appraiser Trainee at Step 5 of the appropriate comparable worth band effective August 21, 2017.

On the recommendation of HR Director Arrick-Kruger, motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to authorize a search for a Deputy Auditor B-22.

On the recommendation of HR Director Arrick-Kruger, motion was made by Commissioner Arnold, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to hire Larissa Erickson as a Deputy Auditor/License Center Clerk at Step 1 of the appropriate comparable worth band effective August 28, 2017.

Motion was made Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve the hire of Jesse Reed as Childrens Services Lead Social Worker at step 6 of the appropriate comparable worth band effective August 21, 2017.

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnold seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to approve an effective start date of August 16th for jailer/dispatcher, Karissa Meyer.

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnold, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to approve Amendment No. 5 to Food Service Contract Between Houston County and CBM Managed Services.

There being no further business and the time being 6:32 p.m., motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Arnold and unanimously carried to adjourn the meeting, the next advertised meeting being Tuesday, August 22, 2017.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

HOUSTON COUNTY, MINNESOTA

By: Jack Miller, Chairperson

Attest:

Charlene Meiners,

County Auditor

Published in

The Caledonia Argus

August 30, 2017

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