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Wright County Board Minutes

MARCH 18, 2003

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

Mattson moved to approve the minutes of 3-11-03, seconded by Russek, carried 5-0.

Petitions were accepted to the Agenda as follows: Item For Consid. #6, "Award Contract For Courthouse Remodel" (Gruber); Item For Consid. #7, "PCA Public Comment" (Sawatzke). Norman requested that the presentation by Mary Ann Peterson, Extension, be removed from today's Agenda and referred to a future meeting. Relative to Item For Consid. #6 being petitioned onto the Agenda, Gruber received a call from Springsted on proposed legislation which may impact bonding for the remodeling project. It is proposed that for any contracts signed after 3-31-03, counties would not be able to levy for those bond obligations outside of levy limits. Gruber requested that the Board recess into the Building Committee Of The Whole meeting scheduled for 10:30 A.M. and reconvene afterwards to make a decision on awarding the contract. Regarding Item For Consid. #7, Sawatzke said there will be a public hearing on 4-9-03 relating to the Superior Landfill expansion including an MPCA process for a 30-day public comment period. The PCA is interested in obtaining the County's position. Russek moved to approve the Agenda with the two additions and one deletion. The motion carried 5-0 on a second by Sawatzke.

The Consent Agenda was discussed. Sawatzke moved to approve the Consent Agenda with the exception of Item E2, "Authorize Advertising & Hiring To Fill Assistant Jail Administrator Position." The motion was seconded by Russek and carried 5-0:

A. ADMINISTRATION

1. Performance Appraisals: A. Mohaupt, Atty.; B. Augustin, K. Johnson, S. Meyer, Hwy.; B. Stephens, P&Z; J. Gutknecht, Rec.; P. Cruser, J. Hermansen, R. Nevala, D. Weed, Sher.

2. Claim, Frank Madden, $1,916.96.

3. Claim, Buetow, $5,381.10.

B. ATTORNEY

1. Approve Hire, Jessica Hrdlicka, Legal Sec.; Eff.

3-31-03, Step 2.

C. AUDITOR/TREASURER

1. Tobacco License: Cedar Creek Golf (Albertville City).

D. COURT SERVICES

1. Approve Hire, Jessica Sonnek, Program Agent, Eff.

3-24-03, Step 1.

E. SHERIFF

1. Refer Issue Of Compensation To Judy Ahlm For Working Out Of Class To Personnel Committee. Item E2, "Authorize Advertising & Hiring To Fill Assistant Jail Administrator Position" was discussed. Sawatzke referenced the position which has been vacant for an extended period of time and inquired whether a new job description had been written and points applied. Richard Norman, County Coordinator, responded that a new description has been written but not yet evaluated by Hay. To expedite the process of filling the position, he requested the ability to advertise for the opening. This will not pose problems with relation to the pay scale as anything different from the contract would have to be negotiated anyway. Sawatzke moved to authorize advertising to fill the Assistant Jail Administrator position, bypassing the Personnel Committee due to the fact that the request to fill the position had already been approved. The motion carried 5-0 on a second by Heeter.

Doug Gruber, Auditor/Treasurer, presented the February Revenue/Expenditures Guidelines for review. Russek moved to acknowledge receipt, seconded by Heeter, carried 5-0.

A request was received from Cliff Borg to clean out brush and debris in Ditch #23 in Section 29 of Woodland Township. Russek moved to authorize an on-site ditch meeting with Borg, Gruber, Saxton, Mattson and Russek in attendance, seconded by Heeter, carried 5-0.

Correspondence was received requesting a ditch lien apportionment for property owned by Mrs. Sylvester Florek. The Floreks purchased 78 acres of land in the early 1950's. Five years ago they divided the land into two parcels. Florek resides on the homestead which has approximately 3 acres. The remaining 75 acres were sold. The request is for review as it is felt that the second parcel benefits from the ditch and the cost of the upkeep on that ditch should be the liability of the benefitted party. The owners of the properties must be notified at least 10 days prior to the public hearing. Russek moved to schedule a public hearing for 4-1-03 at 9:30 A.M., seconded by Mattson, carried 5-0.

Bret Weis, Monticello City Engineer, and Phil Elkin, WSB Water Resource Engineer, were present to discuss Ditch #33 and the Wild Meadow Development. The proposed development has 71.78 acres which is currently part of the Ditch #33 watershed. Of this acreage, all but 16.24 acres are able to be directed away from the ditch. The remaining two areas (northeast corner and southeast corner) are backyards, parkland and a wetland. Weiss presented three issues for the Board to review: 1) Considering the reduction, can a portion of the developed site remain in the County Ditch #33 watershed? 2) Will the City be eligible for credit for the total amount of water removed in lieu of development in other areas? 3) The City does not want to be assessed future ditch repairs for the parkland area that will continue to discharge to Ditch #33. Weis referenced a map which outlined the proposed area and areas which previously had drainage to the ditch. In 1993, the City installed a trunk storm sewer system along Gillard Avenue to provide drainage for the Meadow Oaks development and to bypass the ditch. Since this system has been in place, the City has directed new development in the watershed to route drainage through this system. Kerry Saxton, SWCD, indicated he had just received the information so was not prepared to provide an opinion.

Sawatzke responded to the issues presented for review. In reference to Item 1, Sawatzke said the County would have to await an opinion from Saxton. In response to Item 2, he did not feel the City would be eligible for credit as Ditch #33 is over capacity at the present time. He said that City development should not rely on Ditch #33. Weis said that drainage from 364 acres have been taken out of the ditch. In order for one development to proceed, they would then have to put in a lift system. Sawatzke did not feel the estimated $100,000 cost of the lift system would be an excessive amount in relation to the value of the development. In response to Item 3, Sawatzke said from a legal and fairness standpoint all properties must be treated the same. Weis said the City's perspective was the land was being utilized for parkland instead of a development. Brian Asleson, Chief Deputy Attorney, said statute might allow for that land to be removed from the assessments if the Board made the determination it didn't affect the ditch system. Before it would move to that point, Asleson suggested that those areas highlighted on the map be researched to assure they have been formally removed from Ditch #33. Statute would require a public hearing for this action. Russek moved to lay this issue over to allow staff to research the issue and to reschedule when a recommendation has been formed, seconded by Sawatzke. Sawatzke restated that when the City is looking at development, they should do so with the mind set that Ditch #33 will not exist some day. He said the time to fix the problem is when the developer is involved and people are making improvements. The motion carried 5-0.

The claims listing was reviewed. Mattson inquired whether there was a tracking system for expenses associated with inmate claims. Sawatzke responded that the pay-for-stay program has now been implemented, allowing the County to assess inmates for room and board. The County has realized $7000 in revenues for the first two months of this year. On a motion by Heeter, second by Russek, all voted to approve the claims as listed in the abstract, subject to audit.

Kerry Saxton, SWCD, provided an update on the budget impacts due to the States unallotment for fiscal year 2003 ($36,000 of Wetland Conservation funding and $18,750 of Wetland Management funding). The County also assists with funding these programs. The County is billed one year late for activities through the Wetland Conservation Act. The State loss of funding will account for 13% of their budget. WACA will not realize a loss of funding until 2004 so they will have the ability to spread out activities. Saxton said Water Management is ready to proceed on some potentially controversial issues. Relative to the Wetland Conservation Act, there is no standard which is met county-wide for developments. He asked the Board to evaluate their position on funding. With State cuts and possible County cuts, he questioned the ability to run the program in the future. Until he is instructed differently, they will continue to run the Water Management Program in 2003. He said most people are in favor of wetland protection but perspectives can change if it personally affects someone. Law dictates that a developer furnish the SWCD with two plans showing wetland impacts but those are rarely seen. They try to be aware of what the State wants and look at resources as the first concern. If cities or townships administer their own Wetland Conservation Act, they are allowed to do certain things. The SWCD must be notified and furnished with a plan. If a violation occurs, a conservation officer will issue a tag. The issue is then in the hands of the SWCD who writes a restoration order. A determination is then made as to whether the conservation officers concern was correct. The process from there is that the developer can then go back to the city or township with a new plan of why they feel they are exempt. If the issue is not resolved , it proceeds to BWSR. Sawatzke commented that everyone wants to protect wetlands until it affects them personally. The reason there is a wetland law in Minnesota is because people recognize the importance of wetlands. They provide a habitat for waterfowl, and clean lakes and streams. He extended appreciation for the work completed by the SWCD and following the law. Saxton said the law is written well, but that many would rather work the political end instead of working with them. This was provided as an informational item.

Members of the Wright County Chapter of the American Red Cross presented a certificate to the Sheriff's Communication Division. Tamara Luhman, Disaster Services Director, said the service provided is invaluable to the Red Cross. When a disaster occurs, the Red Cross is notified by the Communications Division. Without this notification, they could not respond as quickly or effectively. She did not feel the department received enough recognition for the job they perform.

Present to receive the certificate were Phil Thinesen, Rollie Helgeson, Don Lindell and Sheriff Gary Miller. Thinesen said those who work in Communications provide service 24 hours/day, 7 days/week and work very hard. He thanked the Red Cross for the recognition. Sheriff Miller said those individuals who work in Communications need to be recognized and also extended appreciation to the Red Cross for their work and cooperation in the past.

Wayne Fingalson, Highway Engineer, brought forth discussion on the Joint Powers Agreement language for the Highway 55 Corridor Coalition. At their last meeting, the County Board directed Fingalson and Asleson to research contract language with regard to payment of claims. It was found that the Joint Powers Board would have claims of their own which should be paid by their Secretary/Treasurer. It does not mean the checks cannot be issued from Wright County. Staff from the Auditor and Attorney offices will discuss this process with the Joint Powers Secretary/Treasurer to determine the best method for payment of claims. Discussion led to the official mapping process. Fingalson explained that the process does not put the County in a better position of acquiring property but protects the corridor from certain types of development. He suggested adopting a notice procedure whereby property owners would be notified that a project is forthcoming. Dependent upon the width of the corridor, he thought what was adopted could be either done County-wide or in conjunction with Hennepin County. As part of adopting the official mapping process, a public hearing is required. Fingalson suggested that one hearing be held for the entire corridor instead of separate hearings. Hennepin County could hold their own if so desired. A County ordinance would be drafted to provide for official mapping for all purposes (not just highway mapping). It has not been determined whether an ordinance adopted under a Joint Powers Agreement would be useable by cities. Asleson said statutes do not reflect that the County would have first right of refusal. This would be a notification process of the corridor for property transfers. Tom Salkowski, Planning & Zoning Administrator, said there is a plan which the Planning Commission is reviewing that creates a commercial lot which will be in conflict with the corridor. Asleson said his understanding would be that if the official mapping ordinance had already been adopted for the corridor, it would provide the County more power to deny a building permit. It would also set a procedure where denials could be appealed to the Board of Adjustment. This would not apply to the current plan being reviewed. Asleson suggested utilizing Highway 55 Corridor funds to acquire the property. Fingalson said that the $1.5 million in funds would be eligible for right of way acquisition. Russek moved to authorize Asleson to draft an ordinance for review at the next Transportation Committee Of The Whole Meeting. The motion was seconded by Heeter and carried 5-0.

On a motion by Russek, second by Heeter, roll call vote carried 5-0 to adopt Resolution #03-20 approving Agency Agreement No. 84181 with Mn/DOT. This will allow Mn/DOT to act as the County's agent in accepting federal aid in connection with the CSAH 14 project and subsequent federal projects.

An Adopt-A-Highway Committee meeting was held on 3-10-03. Heeter moved to approve the minutes and recommendations, seconded by Sawatzke, carried 5-0. A summary of the minutes follows:

Review Sign Survey Results. A survey of other counties was completed with response from 61 counties. There were 28 out of 30 that do have a program to post signs in recognition of their "Adopt" participants. In Wright County there are 16 groups with 7 of them being active for 10 or more years. Pictures of signs and costs were reviewed.

Discuss Funding Possibilities or Other Potential Partnerships. Safe Communities has been contacted to see if they would be interested in partnering in funding raising to pay for the signing. Other groups may be contacted as well.

Options for Signing in Wright County. Discussion involved the type and design of the sign, as well as material and labor expenses. The next step suggested was to determine criteria and which participants would be eligible for a sign. It was suggested that expenses come from the "Adopt-A-Highway" line item and donations could pay back that line item. It was agreed that a six year commitment was a good time requirement. Groups which do not qualify for a sign will still be recognized with certificates as in the past, but will not receive certificates once they have a sign. A press release will also be used. The eight groups who currently qualify will be contacted to see if their group is still active and will participate for at least two more years. Heeter will research funding goals with $3000 set as the goal. This will cover the initial installation of sixteen (8x2) signs and repairs. Cordell will design a sign which will be unique to Wright County for the "Adopt" sign.

The City of Buffalo would like to utilize the County fuel system in Buffalo for their vehicles. Fingalson felt this was a feasible alternative. It will create additional staff time for billing and there will be more wear on equipment. It will save the City at least $.20/gal. This issue will be referred to the next Transportation Committee Of The Whole meeting.

On a motion by Russek, second by Heeter, all voted to schedule a Transportation Committee Of The Whole meeting for 4-7-03 at 1:00 P.M. The Agenda will include: 1) Discuss status of consolidated maintenance facility with City of Albertville; 2) Discuss request from City of Cokato for salt/sand; 3) Discuss snow/ice control policy; 4) Request from City of Rockford for stop sign on CSAH 20; 5) Discuss time line for 5-Year public meeting/road tour; 6) Request from City of Buffalo for fuel purchases; 7) Official mapping.

Sawatzke moved to adopt Resolution 03-21 approving an agreement with Mn/DOT for detour compensation for road life consumed on CSAH 8, CSAH 30, and CR 110 used as a Temporary Trunk Highway 12. The motion was seconded by Russek and carried 5-0 on a roll call vote. In response to Mattson, Fingalson said townships enter into their own agreements to be compensated for unofficial detours.

The meeting was recessed at 10:32 A.M. for the Building Committee Of The Whole meeting to review the construction bids for the remodel of the Government Center. The meeting reconvened at 11:26 A.M.

A Budget Committee Of The Whole meeting was held on 3-11-03. Russek moved to approve the minutes, seconded by Heeter, carried 5-0. The purpose of the meeting was to review year-end revenue/expenditures and discuss budgets due to the State budget situation. A summary of the minutes follows. It was noted that the request by the County Attorney to refer to the Personnel Committee the request to fill a clerical position was withdrawn.

Court Administration. Cuts from the State will affect the District Court System more than Court Administration. Cuts may delay jury trials (civil cases). Legislation requires a 6% maintenance of effort based on budget figures and this must be met until the State takeover of the Courts system on 7-1-05. The State funds $330,000 worth of services. Another concern is the revenues and expenditures, which were 10% less in 2002 than projected. Much of this is driven by the minor criminal case load. An increase is being realized in the major criminal case load (up 15% in 2002). Total fees sent to the State in January were $63,467.84. The 4-D reimbursement from Human Services may go to the State in the future due to takeover of the system. The temporary line item is at 50% for the year as a result of employees on family leave and turnover in their department. To meet statutory requirements, they must utilize temporary help. The State will be responsible for hiring and payroll once the takeover occurs. The Board and Nordeen will review revised budget figures (to include union settlements) to determine any cuts which could be made. Position replacements will be referred to the Personnel Committee and departments will be given an opportunity to discuss whether the position is essential or not.

Sheriff/Corrections. Pay For Stay has realized revenues of $7000 this year and nothing was budgeted (fees are currently at $20/day). Inmates are offered a 10% discount if paid within 15 days. Ramifications to the fee are staff impacts in Jail Administration. Those staff members have been covering the vacant Jail Administrator position for the past year. Relating to cuts, a second employee has been called to full-time active duty and Miller anticipates seeing more. Potential reductions in Law Enforcement Contracts will impact personnel. These reductions could potentially be offset with the staff that are called for active duty. He did not feel personnel cuts were feasible due to the public safety issue. Cuts suggested by the Sheriff's Department were $25,000 from Line Item 6633 and $25,000 from Furniture & Equipment. The budgets will not be revised but departments will be advised to spend less in line items identified. It is unclear what will happen with HACA funding, but any cut will affect and be funded by all County departments. Discussion followed on the purchase of fuel for Sheriff vehicles. Norman suggested that the pumps be used at the Highway Department when feasible as a $.30-$.40 per gallon savings. The Sheriff's Department will research its purchasing possibilities.

Attorney. Kelly has not received any indication that contracts the Attorney's Office holds with Buffalo and Annandale for prosecution services will change. Kelly previously worked with the cities of Annandale and Buffalo on an arrangement calling for the City to assist with funding of an Attorney and the County, in turn, would provide clerical staff. The arrangement was for two clerical employees to be hired, each working half time for the City and half time for the County. Kelly provided the following figures on what the cities are funding as part of the contract, totaling $276,427. A bad check program has also brought in revenues of $13,000. The filling of the position was deferred until 1-1-03 and the Attorney's staff absorbed the work. The Annandale clerical position had a 1-1-03 start date and this position was filled on that date (1/2 time Victim Witness, 1/2 time clerical). However, it was requested that the second clerical position fill date be deferred to 7-1-03 (approximate budget savings of $14,400). Kelly said he will submit to the County Board on 3-18-03 a request to promote an employee from Attorney 1 to Attorney 2 at an additional cost of $1600. Kelly requested that the second clerical position start 7-1-03 and that they approve the employee promotion. Sawatzke responded that what had been done in the past was positive but the Board was considering ways to improve the budget situation today. He said the $13,000 in bad check program money had already been figured into the budget so that would not be considered as savings today. Mattson referenced Board action to approve the contracts and the aggressive work Kelly has completed to put these contracts in place at a savings to the County. He felt the County Board already had approved the clerical positions and that the second position should start 7-1-03. After considerable discussion, it was the consensus that Line Item #6621 could be reduced by $4000. The Attorney's budget figures will not be changed but Kelly was directed not to spend over what was agreed upon. The consensus of the Committee was to refer to the Personnel Committee the request to move the second clerical position start date to 7-1-03 from 10-1-03.

Planning & Zoning. The loss of State grants is the largest concern. If the economy takes a down turn, building permit fees could decrease in half. A vehicle purchase was planned in 2003 but that would be placed on hold until cuts are known. The Personnel area may see some savings with one employee expected to be on family leave. An option would be to look at increasing permit fees. A grant funds half of the County's Feedlot Officer position. Salkowski received an e-mail indicating that a portion of the feedlot and water management grants had been reinstated. Salkowski said the Feedlot Officer has been well received by the farm community and spends a lot of time on the farms assisting people. Salkowski understands there may be a 15% cut in the Shoreland Grant ($9000) and the Feedlot Grant ($25,200). It is unclear what will happen with the contract with Human Services for Environmental Health. He felt the following years may be of more concern. If the SCORE funding is cut, it will impact the County as there is an approximate $1 million balance in the fund. The Overtime Line Item deals mostly with the operation of the HHW collection at the Compost Facility and is funded by SCORE.

Recorder. Unger projected $1.6 million in revenues, of which $1.3 million would be kept by the County (20% goes to the State). All revenue comes with increased workload with staff working overtime for the past two years. The Recorder's Office receives $1 from each recording fee to be used toward technology related purchases, anticipated at $60,000/year or $5000/month. Many people want information from the Recorder's Office, unfortunately at no cost. Although the Recorder's Office takes in $25,000-$30,000/month in copy fees, many counties are looking at handling fees. There are several companies who purchase copies of information on microfilm at $.10/copy, so this is an additional source of revenue.

Court Services. MacMillan distributed handouts on 2004 Budget projections and the Court Services Fee Schedule. The Governor projected cuts of 100% may be seen in the following areas: Extended Juvenile Jurisdiction $5000, ISP DWI Program $46,000, Juvenile Residential Treatment Grant (no impact on Court Services as in/out funding but will impact HS, reduction in revenue/expenditures of $105,000), Juvenile Restitution Grant (no impact, expenditures will be reduced $3,000). Partial cuts will include a 5% reduction in Caseload Reduction of $8600, and REAM (Remote Electronic Alcohol Monitoring) of $1900. A 5% cut may be realized in CPO Reimbursement, $18,250. The cuts could be made up in Fees For Service passed onto the offender. With some program development, additional in house fees could be assessed. Home detention will realize an expansion. If there is a parole violation and there is less then one year to serve, the offender will be directed back to the County Jail. This will create more use of electronic home monitoring. MacMillan estimates revenue collection at 60-70% but felt 80% could be realized through use of a credit card machine. Staff has been reminded to car pool, training has been reduced for clerical staff, and $1500 may be realized if the Tuition Reimbursement Program is ceased in his department. Court Services would like to obtain two vehicles from the Sheriff Department for staff to utilize when they are out in the field. This should reduce mileage significantly. MacMillan felt an additional $30,000 may be generated in fees for service this year. DWI fines have been raised from $300 to $500 as of January, and house arrests are $5/day. If the County no longer receives funding through the REAM grant, the offender will be charged the entire amount. If the offender does not have the ability to pay, they may go to jail. Statistics compiled on the ISP Agent activities indicate that no DUI re-offenses have occurred during the program (implemented within the past two years). Relating to salaries of agents, the County will be responsible for 55% (up 5%). MacMillan projected a deficit of $16,000 and felt this could be made up through projected revenue increases. MacMillan suggested the Furniture & Equipment line item be reduced by $2000 (they will use existing product). Sawatzke noted that HACA cuts may impact the Court Services budget as well.

A Negotiation Committee Of The Whole meeting was held on 3-12-03. Russek moved to approve the minutes, seconded by Sawatzke, carried 5-0. A summary of the minutes and recommendation follows:

Reorganization Plan, Court Administration. Copies of the plan were distributed. Proposed changes combine Case Intake and Case Management positions into a new Court Clerk position. The two supervisor position descriptions were revised and renamed Court Operations Supervisor. The Court Clerk position was assigned 1528 points as a result of the Hay evaluation. Recommendation: Approve the reorganization plan and schedule a negotiation meeting with the Union regarding class placement. Norman stated that a meeting has been scheduled at 11:00 A.M., April 8th.

A Personnel Committee meeting was held on 3-12-03. Sawatzke moved to approve the minutes, seconded by Mattson, carried 5-0:

Recognition, LeRoy Schultz, Former Surveyor. The County's Employee Recognition Program was approved by County Board action December 12, 1989. After discussion, the Committee recommends not to deviate from current Policy.

A Transportation Committee meeting was held on 3-12-03. Sawatzke moved to approve the minutes, seconded by Russek, carried 5-0. A summary of the minutes and recommendation follows:

Use of Wash Bay by Functional Industries. Functional Industries has requested to use the wash bay at Public Works. They would be willing to pay for water and soap and were flexible to work around Public Works schedules. Budget restrictions prevent them from using facilities designed for washing trucks. Public Works is opposed due to congestion in the building and the difficulty in maneuvering into the wash bay. It was suggested that Functional Industries arrange a time to see the location of the wash bay at Public Works. Charbonneau will contact them regarding a hold harmless clause for liability purposes, who would wash the vehicles, frequency and time of day. Mattson requested Public Works submit a written list of their concerns. Recommendation: Obtain more information and reschedule another meeting if there is interest in pursuing.

Norman requested that the Board reschedule the Committee Meetings on March 26th due to the AMC Legislative Conference being held on March 26th and 27th. Sawatzke moved to reschedule the March 26th Committee meetings to March 25th at 10:30 A.M.

On a motion by Russek, second by Mattson, all voted to cancel the 4-29-03 County Board meeting due to the occurrence of five Tuesdays in April.

Randy Engel, Buetow & Associates, requested the Board schedule a meeting to discuss color selection for the upcoming remodeling project. Afer further discussion, the consensus was to use the 4th floor color scheme in all areas which will be remodeled.

Eichelberg was contacted by the Safe Communities of Wright County. Former Commissioner Rose was previously appointed to serve as the representative for the County Board on the Committee. Indications are that Rose will step up to a new position which is being vacated and the Committee now requests that a Commissioner be appointed to represent the County. On a motion by Heeter, second by Russek, all voted to appoint Eichelberg to serve in this capacity with Heeter as the alternate.

Sawatzke said the Board recently was made aware that the Superior Landfill expansion is going out for public review, beginning on 3-21-03 and lasts for 30 days. There will be a 4-9-03 hearing in Buffalo. The PCA would like to obtain Wright County's position on the expansion. Sawatzke suggested establishing a Committee Of The Whole meeting to determine the County's position. Sawatzke moved to request the Planning & Zoning and Attorney offices to contact Tim Thornton to schedule a meeting with appropriate County staff and the County Board. Suggested dates are 3-31-03 (afternoon), 4-1-03 (late morning or afternoon), and 4-2-03 (mid to late afternoon). The motion was seconded by Russek and carried 5-0.

On a motion by Russek, second by Mattson, all voted to award the contract for the Government Center remodel to Nelson Building & Development Inc. as follows:

Base Bid $916,600

Alternates 1-6 $88,500

Total $1,005,100

Bills Approved

Abrahamson, Brina 268.00

Allina Health Systems 300.00

AMI Imaging Systems, Inc. 532.35

Assn. of Minnesota Counties 11,000.00

AT&T - Universal Biller 3987.36

Benton County Treasurer 350.00

Best, Inc. 5048.14

BLM Technologies, Inc. 1195.90

Buffalo Clinic 593.00

Center Point Energy 2462.41

Climate Air 1129.23

Consulting Radiologists, LTD 152.00

Culligan of Buffalo 155.00

Ernst, Debbie 129.60

Frontier Precision, Inc. 804.08

G&K Services 1203.46

Greenview, Inc. 520.32

Hertzog, Amy 120.98

Hewlett Packard Company 5788.28

International Personnel Mngmnt 1095.25

Interstate Automotive 106.50

Kandiyohi Cty Register System 13,907.08

Karels Towing 323.44

Loaf & Ladel 112.67

Meeker County Sheriff 1400.00

Metro Cash Register Systems 624.00

Midland Corporate Benefits Svc 721.50

MinnComm Paging 551.86

Minnesota Chemical Company 237.35

MN Counties Computer Co-op 1825.00

MN Viewers Association 125.00

Office Depot 896.62

Prairie Country RC&D 6230.00

Qwest 5567.31

Qwest Government Services 450.00

Sherburne County Sheriff 10,000.00

St. Cloud Times 221.00

State of MN 372.33

State of MN Intertech Group 681.21

Total Printing 763.72

Van Meter & Associates 440.00

Verizon Wireless 1571.85

Waste Management TC West 364.23

West Group Payment Center 298.73

Wright County Highway Dept. 25,728.09

Wright Hennepin Electric 145.14

Zins, Thomas 108.34

The meeting adjourned at 11:58 A.M.


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