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Wright County Board Minutes

AUGUST 12, 2003

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

Mattson moved to approve the minutes of 8-5-03, seconded by Sawatzke, carried 4-0 with Russek abstaining as he was not present at the meeting.

Petitions were accepted to the Agenda as follows: under Auditor/Treasurer, #4. "Ditch #10 Culvert" (Mattson); Item Of Consideration #4. "Wright County Fair Update" (Heeter); #5. "EMS Committee Appointment" (Heeter); #6. "Compost Facility Tour Report" (Eichelberg). Heeter moved to approve the Agenda as amended, seconded by Russek, carried 5-0.

Norman requested B.1, "Authorize Sergeant Pay For A Deputy Temporarily Assigned To Work Out Of Classification" be pulled from the Consent Agenda and referred to the Negotiation Committee. Sawatzke moved to refer B.1. to the Negotiation Committee and to approve the remainder of the Consent Agenda, seconded by Russek, carried 5-0.


1. Performance Appraisals: M. Sandquist, Attny.; G. Monroe, Hwy.; C. Nelson, IT; P. Burke, S. Doyle, Sher.

2. Approval/Authorize Sign. Change Order No. 3, $18,983.00.

3. Claim, Buetow & Assoc., $2,564.44.

4. Claim, Scott Builders, Inc., $3,340.00.

5. Approve Pay Application No. 4, Nelson Building, $113,460.40.

6. Indian Lake Improvement District Annual Report.

Gruber presented a request from the City of Buffalo for waiver of the 30 day notification requirements for TIF District #17. The City has scheduled a public hearing for 8-18-03. Waiver of the 30-day notification requirement would shorten the time frame and allow construction to begin earlier. Russek moved to waive the 30 day notification requirement, seconded by Heeter, carried 5-0.

Gruber reported the appointment of John Tracy to the Clearwater River Watershed District Board expires 8-13-03. A notice was published in the Clearwater paper and letters of interest were received from three individuals, including Mr. Tracy. Mattson moved for Sawatzke, Heeter and Gruber to conduct interviews with the three interested individuals with date and times to be determined , seconded by Heeter, carried. 5-0.

At last week's meeting, Mattson reported on blockage of a field culvert on Ditch #10 caused by a beaver dam. Mattson stated three photos showing one side is completely blocked have been given to Gruber. Gruber felt cost would be minimal to have a contractor remove the debris from the ditch. Mattson moved to authorize Gruber to have this portion of the ditch cleaned out, seconded by Russek, carried 5-0.

Gruber presented the claims listing for review. On Page 11, it was clarified a claim in the amount of $16,906.08 to Lab Safety Supply, Inc. is related to a security grant. Mattson moved to approve the claims listing subject to audit, seconded by Russek, carried 5-0.

A request has been received to schedule a combined meeting with the City of Buffalo, Buffalo Township and District 877 representatives September 17, 2003 at 6:00 P.M. at the Buffalo City Hall. Heeter stated the City has asked to change the time to 5:00 P.M. due to a schedule conflict. The purpose of the combined meeting is to discuss the stop light by the school, growth issues, and ways the County and the other entities can work together. Heeter moved to schedule the meeting on 9-17-03 at 5:00 P.M., seconded by Russek, carried 5-0.

Brian Asleson, Chief Deputy Attorney, referenced discussion at the 7-29-03 Board Meeting to draft a resolution regarding the CROW - Clean Water Partnership Phase II Grant Application. Wright County's cash match would be a total of $18,990 during the period of 2004 - 2006 if the grant is awarded. Mattson moved to lay the resolution over for further discussion, seconded by Heeter. Russek indicated the application deadline may be September 1st and will require a resolution of support from the County. Motion carried 5-0.

At the 7-29-03 Board Meeting, the Mid-MN Mississippi River RC&D By-Laws were laid over for review by Asleson. At today's meeting, Asleson reported he has been in contact with Larry Nelson and will be assisting in the drafting of the by-laws. Asleson will provide Russek with proposed language revisions for the next meeting of the Mid-MN Mississippi River RC&D on 8-21-03.

Heeter reported on receipts and attendance at the 2003 Wright County Fair. Total attendance figures for 2003 were 45,000 which was up from 38,000 in 2002, but significantly lower than the 59,000 in 2001. It was noted attendance is dependent upon weather conditions. It was felt the Fair was successful and that overall comments have been positive. Mattson noted some concerns were expressed regarding the length of the tractor pull event.

Heeter moved to appoint Greg Stassen, Rockford, as the EMS Committee replacement for Mike Reid whose term is expiring, seconded by Russek, carried 5-0.

Eichelberg reported that Heeter, Chuck Davis, Environmental Health Supervisor, and he toured the Chamness Technology, Inc. compost facility. Chamness Technology, Inc. and the City of Hutchinson have submitted proposals for composting at the Wright County compost facility and are in the process of being reviewed by the Committee Of The Whole and Solid Waste Task Force.

Bills Approved

ACS Government Information Ser


Ameripride Linen and Apparel 139.58

Ancom Communications, Inc. 1202.41

Ancom Technical Center 721.00

Anderson Engineering, LLC 324.00

Aramark Correctional Services 4385.76

Auto Glass Center, Inc. 320.93

Automatic Garage Door Company 213.47

B&B Products, Inc. 329.21

Bowman Distribution 306.67

Buffalo City 35,532.33

Cabelas 283.94

Catco Parts Service 1071.15

CCP Industries, Inc. 137.61

Center Point Energy 2379.44

Centra Sota Lake Region LLC 22,438.51

Central MN Mental Health Cntr 525.00

Clearwater City 76,005.10

Climate Air 10,605.48

Cokato Equipment, Inc. 351.13

Commissioner of Transportation 1603.67

City Coon Rapids 790.00

CPS Technology Solutions 260.00

Culligan of Buffalo 543.00

Demarais, Richard 121.32

Determan, Karen 239.04

Diers, Carter 301.26

E-Z Flush 462.28

Ebert Construction 1364.00

Ecolab 291.75

Endreson, Tony 398.85

Ernst General Construction, Inc. 5369.00

Ernst, Debbie 212.04

Facility Systems, Inc. 6371.90

Feddema, Tom 123.21

Frazier, Terry 225.00

G&K Services 1256.24

Gale-Tec Engineering, Inc. 18,928.30

GCS Service, Inc. 324.95

Geyer Signal 1106.00

Glunz, Raymond 200.00

Heeter, Karla 178.92

Hillyard Floor Care Supply 2808.41

Howard Lake City 890.00

Interstate Automotive 186.37

Interstate Battery Sys of Mpls 195.82

J Craft Div of Crysteel Mfg. 60,681.57

Jahnke, Chris 128.76

Kandiyohi Cty Sheriffs Departm 30,536.00

Klatt True Value Electric 107.80

Kramers Hardware 135.51

Kris Engineering, Inc. 463.64

Lab Safety Supply, Inc. 16,906.08

Lake Region Coop Oil 536.25

Lakedale Telephone Company 416.24

LaPlant Demo, Inc. 1356.22

Litfin, Glen Transfer 106, 50

M-R Sign Company, Inc. 1155.79

Marco Business Products 3787.15

Martin Marietta Aggregates 1793.23

Marks Standard Parts 1520.29

Martin-McAllisters Consulting 350.00

McDowall Company 644.00

Medicine Shoppe, The 0906 325.15

Mid-Minnesota Hot Mix, Inc. 80,703.57

Minnesota CLE 280.00

Minnesota Copy Systems 651.03

MN Sheriffs Association 200.00

Monticello Ford Mercury, Inc. 1275.94

Morse Watchmans, Inc. 381.10

MTI Distributing, Inc. 135.58

Mumford Sanitation 350.06

Northern Tool & Equipment Co. 175.09

Office Depot 3088.40

Omann Brothers, Inc. 282.37

ONYX 388.88

ONYX FCR Landfill, Inc. 209.34

Oryans Conoco 145.00

Palo Companies, Inc. 541.23

Pats 66 166.00

Photo I 703.79

Postmaster-Buffalo 166.00

Praska, Tom 249.12

Qwest 395.90

Rasmusson, Anthony 356.84

Recall Document Management Ser


Record Preservation, Inc. 350.71

Royal Tire, Inc. 608.63

Ryan Motors, Inc. 120.96

Schliesing, Sherry 282.96

Schluender Construction, Inc. 120.00

Software House International, In 1623.06

Spray Control Systems, Inc. 770.45

Stoll, Brian 121.68

T&M Towing and Snow Plowing 183.12

Total Printing 241.70

Truk-Mate Toppers, Inc. 239.63

United Rentals Highway Technol 151.23

Verizon Wireless 1741.99

Vollbrecht, Shawna 125.00

Wal-Mart Community Brc 116.16 Waste Management TC West 1441.97

Weighing Systems & Services 169.96

Wessman Oil Co. 123.06

West Group Payment Center 280.62

Westside Equipment 251.27

ZEP Manufacturing Company 971.80

Ziegler, Inc. 1021.01

43 payments less than $100 2188.50

Final Total $428,850.18

The meeting was adjourned at 9:32 A.M.

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