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Wright County Board Minutes

MARCH 27, 2001

The Wright County Board met in regular session at 9:00 A.M. with Mattson, Eichelberg, Sawatzke, Jude, and Russek present.

Eichelberg moved to approve the minutes of 3-20-01 as presented, seconded by Russek, carried unanimously.

Petitions were accepted to the Consent Agenda as follows: Item A6, "Accept Resignation, Chad Throndset, Assistant County Attorney, Eff. 4-13-01 & Authorize Replacement" (Asleson); Item D1, "Authorize Transfer Of Dirk Anderson, Highway Maintenance Person To Sign Person, Engineering Division, Eff. 4-2-01 & Authorize Replacement" (Norman); Item D2, "Set Bid Opening For Seasonal Requirements, Ways & Means Committee, 4-25-01 at 10:00 A.M." (Norman); Item D3, "Approve Wright County Highway Right Of Way Plat No. 43, CSAH 18, SAP 86-618-05" (Norman). Petitions were accepted to the Agenda under Items For Consideration as follows: Item #4, "Resolution Authorizing Expenditure Of Road & Bridge Funds For Survey Field Work and R/W Plat Preparation ON CSAH 12 By County Surveyor" (Norman); Item #5, "Donation Of Vacation Time To Be Used As Sick Time For Employee On Medical Leave" (Norman). Item For Consideration #2 was amended to include "Letter From Stearns County" (Eichelberg). Eichelberg moved to approve the Agenda as amended, seconded by Sawatzke, carried unanimously.

Jude removed for discussion Item D2, "Set Bid Opening For Seasonal Requirements, Ways & Means Committee, 4-25-01 @ 10:00 A.M." Jude and Sawatzke will be involved in an EOC Drill on 4-25-01 so alternates may have to serve at Committee meetings that day. Russek moved to approve Item D2, seconded by Mattson, carried 5-0. On a motion by Eichelberg, second by Russek, all voted to approve the Consent Agenda as amended:


1. Performance Appraisals: S. Dickerman, Assr.; J. Nyren, Ct. Admin.; N. Tallman, Ct. Svcs.; W. Luetgers, L. Oestrich, E. Ross, Hwy.

2. Claim, MFRA, $4,567.51.

3. Claim, MCIT, $2,500 (Farr v. Wright).

4. Claim, MCIT, $2,500 (Sonora v. Wright).

5. O/T Report, Period Ending 3-16-01.

6. Accept Resignation, Chad Throndset, Assistant County Attorney, Eff. 4-13-01 & Authorize Replacement.


1. Tobacco Licenses: The Monte Club (Monticello Twp.) and J. Michael's Tavern & Grill (Rockford City).

2. Claim, Scott Builders Inc., $28,448.00 (Fund 34-Collinwood Park-Application No. 4).

3. Claim, E.M. Branstrom, $867.12 (Fund 34-Collinwood Park-Services).


1. Acknowledge Appointment, Ryan Mitchell, Deputy Sheriff, Eff. 3-28-01 (Grade 5).

2. Acknowledge Appointment Of Sgt. Stu Wirth To Lieutenant, Eff. 7-26-01 (Step J).


1. Authorize Transfer Of Dirk Anderson, Highway Maintenance Person To Sign Person, Engineering Division, Eff. 4-2-01 & Authorize Replacement.

2. Set Bid Opening For Seasonal Requirements, Ways & Means Committee, 4-25-01 @ 10:00 A.M.

3. Approve Wright County Highway Right Of Way Plat No. 43, CSAH 18, SAP 86-618-05.

Doug Gruber, Auditor/Treasurer, presented the "Maple Lake Community Cemetery" plat for approval. On a motion by Russek, seconded by Eichelberg, all voted to approve a plat, "MAPLE LAKE COMMUNITY CEMETERY," as submitted by the Maple Lake Community Cemetery Association, fee owner, of the following property described in part as: The N 229.06 ft. of the S 690.05 ft. of the W 661.03 ft. of NW1/4 of SE1/4, Sec. 31, Twp. 121, Rge. 26; with said property being exempt from taxes and green acre liability, no park dedication fee is required, and there are no public roads.

The claims listing was reviewed. Gruber noted that the claims on today's Consent Agenda to Scott Builders Inc. and E.M. Branstrom were added to the signature copy of the claims listing. He referenced page 12, Janet Gholson ($208.85). A portion of the mileage was incurred in 2000 at a rate of 32.5¢/mile and the remainder was incurred in 2001 at a rate of 34¢/mile. The claim is correct at $208.35. Mattson moved to approve the claims as listed in the abstract, subject to audit. The motion was seconded by Russek and carried 5-0.

At the last County Board meeting, a bid opening was held for the Government Center exterior caulking and tuck pointing project. Craig Hayes, Purchasing Agent, said the bids were reviewed with the Engineer and the recommendation is to accept the low bid of Sunrise Specialties. Eichelberg moved to accept the bid from Sunrise Specialties, $105,850.00, to be funded from Site Improvements. The motion was seconded by Mattson and carried 5-0.

Brian Asleson, Assistant County Attorney, requested authorization for signatures on a quit claim deed which would clear boundary discrepancies for private property within Clearwater/Pleasant Park. The property is owned by Frank C. Gaines and the current legal description does not adequately describe his property. If approved, Gaines would convey the old legal description to Wright County. Wright County would then convey the new description to Gaines. Mattson moved to authorize signatures on the quit claim deed, seconded by Russek, carried unanimously.

Richard Norman, County Coordinator, requested that the 3-28-01 Personnel Committee Meeting be rescheduled due to the AMC Legislative Conference. On a motion by Eichelberg, second by Sawatzke, all voted to cancel the 3-28-01 meeting and reschedule it for 4-3-01 at 10:30 A.M. The meeting will be held to conduct Performance Appraisals for Don Mleziva, Human Services Director, and Kathy Gramsey, Administrative Clerk.

Correspondence was received from the Central MN EMS Council requesting approval of resolutions and letters of support for a grant proposal to secure funding for 2001-2003. Eichelberg referenced subsequent correspondence from Stearns County requesting that a meeting be held to discuss the grant application process, a potential governing structure, and possible activities to be proposed for the Central Region. Eichelberg moved to table the resolution to the 4-17-01 County Board Meeting and to authorize attendance at the meeting with Stearns County which will be held on 4-12-01 in Little Falls. The motion was seconded by Russek and carried 5-0.

Eichelberg moved to adopt Resolution #01-29 designating Wright County Community Action as the administering entity for the FHPAP Program in Wright County, seconded by Mattson, carried 5-0 on a roll call vote. The proposed project is estimated to cost $100,000 for services in Wright County. Jude stated that this is a Federally funded program.

CSAH 12, between TH 12 in Montrose and TH 25 in Buffalo, is identified on the County's 5-Year Plan for improvement work starting with right-of-way acquisition in 2002. Mattson moved to adopt Resolution #01-30 authorizing expenditure of Road & Bridge funds for survey field work and R/W plat preparation on CSAH 12 by the County Surveyor. The motion was seconded by Russek and carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.

Norman said there is an employee in the Human Services Division covered by the AFSCME contract who is on a long term medical leave. The request is for Board approval for donation of vacation time by the Courthouse Bargaining Unit and Non-Union employees. Currently, there is an agreement with AFSCME to allow this. A Memorandum Of Agreement would have to be signed with other unions if their employees would want to donate vacation hours. Sawatzke moved to approve the request, seconded by Eichelberg, carried 5-0.

Bills Approved

Allina Hospitals and Clinics 103.75

American Institutional Supply 715.89

American Planning Assoc 310.00

ANCOM Communications 2176.07

ANCOM Technical Center 450.69

Appleton Law Enforcement 1464.44

Assn. of MN Counties 1000.00

AT&T 655.02

Automatic Garage Door Co. 130.32

Barton Sand & Gravel Co. 4074.46

Best Inc. 3943.69

Betmar Languages, Inc. 752.90

Black Hills Ammunition 1678.00

Bowman Distribution 702.87

Branstrom Assoc. Architect 867.12

The Bridge 335.90

Buffalo Glass Inc 184.20

Central Glass Co 205.62

Central MN Mental Health Ctr. 150.00

Chamberlain Oil 154.06

Cokato Implement 1065.00

Computer System Prod.Inc 3954.99

Computer Training Intl. 2833.50

CPS Technology Solutions 400.50

Dales 66 101.18

Decorative Designs Inc 175.53

Bridget Falbo 350.00

Force America Inc. 333.01

Gateway Companies Inc. 12321.00

GCS Service Inc 301.97

GE Capital Info Tech Solutions 142.80

Janet Gholson 208.85

Government Training Service 199.00

W. Grainger Inc 176.02

Greenview Inc 409.60

Hance Utility Services Inc 150.66

Hickory Tech 686.55

Hillyard Floor Care Supply 3700.04

Hinckley Chevrolet 25093.00

IMC Salt Inc. 21245.02

Interstate Batteries 407.63

Interstate Companies Inc 1139.74

Johnson Emerg. Vehicle Serv. 2662.21

Thomas Knaeble 1200.00

Gerald Kritzeck 220.66

Laerdal Medical Corp 223.65

LaPlant Demo Inc 354.00

Lawson Products Inc. 157.11

Marco Business Products 1828.99

Marties Farm Service 103.84

MASYS Corp. 2503.95

Meridian Aggregates Co LP 292.43

Midland Corp. Benefits Svc 640.25

Minnesota Elevator Inc 252.33

MN Alcohol Traffic Safety Assn 170.00

MN County Attys Assoc. 113.00

MN State Law Library 214.36

Moore Medical Corp 128.95

Natl Assn. of Cty Engineers 660.00

National Bushing and Parts 429.25

Charles Nelson 236.26

Northstar Repro Products Inc 361.75

Office Depot 1311.92

Olson Chain and Cable Co Inc 140.90

Performance Office Papers 692.37

Portolite Products 372.75

Qwest 450.35

Reliant Energy Minnegasco 13917.19

Royal Tire-St. Cloud 1830.27

Ryan Motors Inc 397.26

Scott Builders 28488.00

Software House Intl Inc 444.12

St. Michael Veterinary Clinic 230.89

State of MN Intertech Group 431.35

Stearns Inc 439.22

Stepp Mfg. Co. Inc 2662.50

Streichers 2422.88

Successories Inc 663.40

Total Printing 487.40

United Parcel Service 139.55

James Weinberger 165.61

West Group Payment Center 369.03

West Publishing Co. 712.36

Wright Hennepin Electric 440.30

Xcel Energy 1465.66

32 payments less than $100 1581.79

Final Total 168,460.65

The meeting adjourned at 9:24 A.M.

ATTEST: Richard Norman, County Coordinator

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