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Wright County Board Minutes

FEBRUARY 4, 2003

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

The following corrections were made to the 1-28-03 minutes: Page 2, 2nd paragraph, 2nd to last sentence should read, "Sawatzke moved to approve the last three recommendations of the Committee but not the first recommendation, seconded by Heeter, carried 4-1 with Mattson casting the nay vote." (Sawatzke); Page 2, 5th paragraph, 2nd to last sentence should read, "As part of the process, Salkowski and Mattice worked closely with the Parks Board and Planning Commission for trail ROW easements and deeding of Outlot A." (Norman); Page 2, 6th paragraph, 1st sentence, change from "flooding problems" to "water problems" (Mattson). Russek moved to approve the minutes as corrected, seconded by Mattson, carried 5-0.

Petitions were accepted to the Agenda as follows: Item For Consid. #4, "Authorize Attendance, MN Transportation Alliance Drive- In, 2-27-03" (Russek). Russek moved to approve the Agenda as amended, seconded by Mattson, carried 5-0.

The Consent Agenda was discussed. Mattson requested that Item F1, "Acknowledge Retirement, James Carlen, Deputy Sheriff Sergeant, Eff. 3-31-03 & Authorize Replacement" be pulled for discussion. He said he would also make a general comment on the Consent Agenda. Gruber requested that Item B2, "Second Payment MCCC Assessment Upgrade, $6,938.22" be pulled for discussion. Sawatzke moved to approve the Consent Agenda with the exception of Items B2 and F1, seconded by Russek. Richard Norman, County Coordinator, said that Item A8 was subject to union ratification at the time the Agenda was drafted. Since that time, the contract has been ratified so that statement "Subject To Ratification" should be removed. The two contracts which have been ratified include the Assistant County Attorney contract and the Teamsters Courthouse Unit contract. Those two Unions will receive the appropriate insurance adjustment. The others contracts remain subject to ratification. Norman requested that the Consent Agenda be amended to include Item #A9, "Approve 2003 Union Contract Settlement, AFSCME, Human Services, Subject To Ratification." Sawatzke and Russek accepted the requested amendments to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

A. ADMINISTRATION

1. Performance Appraisals: J. Merritt, L. Serfling, Atty.; C. Nelson, W. Marschel, Aud./Treas.; A. Pulvermacher, Bldg. Maint.; D. Banyai, M. Mortezaee, Ct. Admin.; K. Davis, S. Halonen, T. Pippo, J. Wirkkula, Sher./Corr.

2. Schedule Boy/Girl County Day For 4-22-03.

3. Approve 2003 Insurance Contribution For Non-Union Employees; Effective 3-1-03.

4. Approve Union Contract Settlement, AFSCME Council 65, Assistant County Attorney's.

5. Approve 2003 Union Contract Settlement, Law Enforcement Labor Services, Inc.; Subject To Ratification.

6. Approve 2003 Union Contract Settlement, IUOE Local No. 49, Subject To Ratification.

7. Approve 2003 Union Contract Settlement, Teamsters Local No. 320, Non-Licensed Essential Employees; Subject To Ratification.

8. Approve 2003 Union Contract Settlement, Teamsters Local No. 320, Courthouse Unit.

9. Approve 2003 Union Contract Settlement, AFSCME, Human Services, Subject To Ratification.

B. AUDITOR/TREASURER

1. Tobacco Licenses: Woody's On Main (Rockford City); Finish Line Grill & Bar (Cokato City).

C. COURT ADMINISTRATION

1. Approval To Fill Vacancy Of Court Attendant Position Due To Sarah Densmore's Resignation.

2. Accept Resignation Of Ava Seger, Office Assistant, Eff. 2-28-03 & Authorize Replacement.

D. HIGHWAY

1. Authorize The County Surveyor To Prepare ROW Plats For CSAH 12 & CSAH 22 Improvement Projects.

2. Authorize Hire, Josh Wilson, Highway Technician, Eff. 2-18-03 (Step 2).

E. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

1. Refer To Technology Committee:

A. Add Centerline Coverage To Fee Schedule.

B. Update On Projects:

· GIS.

· Record Management.

· Web Site.

Mattson referenced Item F1, "Acknowledge Retirement, James Carlen, Deputy Sheriff Sergeant, Eff. 3-31-03 & Authorize Replacement." Mattson said Carlen is a terrific person to work with and wished him well in his retirement. Mattson referenced the process of placing resignations and position replacements on the Consent Agenda. Due to the State's financial situation and the unknown impacts, Mattson felt that these replacements should not be authorized as part of the Consent Agenda. It was suggested that this item be referred to the Budget Committee Of The Whole meeting next week for discussion. Doug Gruber, Auditor/Treasurer, referenced Item B2, "Second Payment MCCC Assessment Upgrade, $6,938.22" and said he was unaware the payment would be due this year. The Commissioner's Warrants today reflect the payment out of the Auditor's Budget but he inquired whether it would be appropriate to pay this from Budget 820. Sawatzke moved to approve Item B2, "Second Payment MCCC Assessment Upgrade, $6,938.22" with funding from Professional Services, seconded by Russek, carried 4-0 (Mattson was absent). Russek moved to approve Item F1, "Acknowledge Retirement, James Carlen, Deputy Sheriff Sergeant, Eff. 3-31-03 & Authorize Replacement," and to send the issue of position replacements to the Budget Committee Of The Whole next week. It was noted that the position replacement requests on today's Agenda were approved as part of the Consent Agenda. Norman suggested that the discussion at the Budget Committee Of The Whole be broadened to include other variables which might be considered due to the State's financial position and to invite Department Heads to attend as well. The motion and second were amended to include this suggestion. The motion carried 5-0.

Gruber presented a draft resolution for one tax forfeit parcel (PID #209-018-000030) on the west side of French Lake. The property owners had submitted payment for the back taxes but the payment was not good. The property is valued at $5,000 and will proceed back to tax forfeiture. Russek moved to adopt Resolution #03-07, seconded by Mattson, carried 5-0 on a roll call vote. A tax forfeit sale is planned for May or June.

The claims listing was reviewed. Per discussion earlier in today's meeting, the claim on page 3 to MCCC will be coded to Acct. #01-820-6261. Russek moved to approve the claims as listed in the abstract, subject to audit, noting the change to the MCCC claim. The motion was seconded by Mattson and carried 5-0.

Greg Kramber, Assessor, requested that the 2003 County Board of Appeal & Equalization dates be set. Russek moved to approve the following dates, seconded by Mattson, carried unanimously: 6-18-03 @ 9:00 A.M., 6-20-03 @ 9:00 A.M. (if needed) and 6-24-03 @ 8:30 A.M. (to finalize prior to the regular Board meeting).

A Building Committee Of The Whole meeting was held on 1-28-03. Heeter moved to approve the minutes, seconded by Mattson, carried 5-0:

The Building Committee Of The Whole of January 21, 2003 was reconvened at 1:30 P.M. for the purpose of touring property for potential purchase. After the tour, it was the consensus of the Committee to not pursue purchase of the property.

Sawatzke moved to adopt Resolution #03-08 approving a Charitable Gambling Application LG230 for the Corcoran Lions Club, Monte Club (Monticello Twp.). The motion was seconded by Mattson and carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.

Sawatzke moved to adopt Resolution #03-09 approving a Charitable Gambling Application LG230 for the Monticello Lions Club, Monte Club (Monticello Twp.). The motion was seconded by Mattson and carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.

On a motion by Russek, second by Heeter, all voted to authorize Board attendance at the MN Transportation Alliance Drive In on 2-27-03 at the Kelly Inn, St. Paul. The meeting will provide an opportunity to meet with Legislators to work on funding for Hwy. 55 and other projects.

Bills Approved

Albertville Body Shop, Inc. 175.00

Albertville City 3321.10

Amerigas 560.42

Ancom Technical Center 1360.03

Apec Corporation 359.35

Assn of MN Emergency Managers

130.00

B&D Plumbing & Heating 457.00

Bob Barker Co. 393.38

Beckius Truck Repair, Inc. 431.25

Bjorkedal, Olaf 82,720.50

Bowman Distribution 639.26

Buffalo Hospital-OTPT Commerci 180.00

Buffalo Township 571.00

Buildings Consulting Group, Inc. 444.70

Bureau of Criminal Apprehensn 700.00

Carver County Treasurer 1160.00

Cellular 2000 of St. Cloud 269.80

Centra Sota Lake Region LLC 19,620.94

Charter Communications 1000.00

Cintas Corp No 470 365.96

Clearwater City 689.59

Commissioner of Transportation 1035.98

Carter Diers 285.44

Freestyle Photographix Supplie 2043.99

Frontier Precision, Inc. 381.45

Gau, Todd 138.96

GCS Service, Inc. 203.00

Grafix Shoppe 3562.00

W Grainger, Inc. 283.37

Greif Brothers Corporation 284.29

Hawk Labeling Systems 431.69

Hewlett Packard 999.09

Hickory Tech Enterprise Soluti 1076.25

Hickorytech-Wireless 659.85

Industrial Container Services 223.00

Interstate Battery Sys of Mpls 400.17

KNR Communications Services In 110.00

Kustom Signals, Inc. 246.85

LaPlant Demo, Inc. 675.00

Lawson Products, Inc. 792.73

Lee's Farm & Garden Store 307.70

Leroy's Rogers 657.00

Linco Fab, Inc. 4360.00

Little Falls Machine 1765.71

Loberg Electric 3096.49

Loffler Business Systems, Inc. 2060.23

M-R Sign Company, Inc. 259.46

Marco Business Products 2287.77

McCalla, Denise 157.16

Minnesota Bookstore 1065.00

Minnesota Copy Systems 246.61

MN Counties Computer Co-op 6938.22

MN County Attorney's Ass'n 119.81

MN Division of Emergency Mngmn 300.00

Monticello Ford-Mercury, Inc. 1186.90

Morrie's Buffalo Chrysler 266.51

MTI Distributing, Inc 16,535.43

Mumford Sanitation 140.03

Nextel Communications 1141.92

North American Salt Co. 1975.88

Office Depot 3866.66

Olympus 135.00

On Site Monitoring 12,150.00

Persian Business Equipment 370.00

Prairie Lakes Detention Center 290.00

Precision Prints of Wright Co. 136.32

Prosource One 287.46

Qwest 128.72

Record Preservation, Inc. 352.19

Reese, Genell 119.82

Rider Bennett Etal 2964.20

Royal Tire, Inc. 2249.17

Russek, Jack 167.74

Silver Creek Township 1897.60

South Haven City 340.60

Stamp Fullfillment Services 210.85

Star Tribune 454.70

State Supply Co. 126.44

Stearns County Treasurer 125.00

Stockholm Township 772.00

Streichers 1407.35

Tennant 146.64

Thomas Mfg. Co., Inc. 975.95

Total Printing 999.45

University of Minnesota 190.00

Verizon Wireless 727.69

Voss Lighting 396.25

Wal-Mart Store 01-1577 401.85

Washington Cty Sheriff 240.00

Westside Equipment 135.63

Wright County Highway Dept. 30,950.45

Wright-Hennepin Electric 195.58

Wright Lumber & Millwork, Inc. 115.83

Xcel Energy 1508.42

Zack's, Inc. 2923.36

Ziegler, Inc. 240.72

36 payments less than $100 1660.74

Final Total $244,610.60

The meeting adjourned at 9:28 A.M.


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