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Wright County Board Minutes

NOVEMBER 18, 2003

The Wright County Board met in regular session at 9:00 A.M. with Mattson, Eichelberg, Russek and Sawatzke present. Commissioner Heeter was absent due to participation in the EOC Nuclear Drill in St. Paul.

The minutes of 11-4-03 were discussed. Mattson presented information he stated he read at the meeting and requested that it be inserted into the minutes. Sawatzke moved to direct Backes to review the videotape of the previous meeting to create more detail of Mattson's points specific to what Mattson was presenting today. This will be brought back to the next meeting for review. If the information Mattson brought forth is not reflected in the videotape, the minutes will not be amended. Therefore, approval of the minutes was delayed until the next Board meeting. The motion was seconded by Russek and carried 4-0.

Petitions were accepted to the Agenda as follows: Consent Item A10, "Refer Discussion On Extension Service Support Staff To Personnel Committee" (Norman); Consent Item F1, "Authorize Lateral Transfer Of Jesse Corrigan To Sign Person Position In Engineering Division From Highway Maintenance, Eff. 11-19-03. Authorize Filling Highway Maintenance Position." (Norman); Aud./Treas. Item #3, "Ditch 3" (Sawatzke). Russek moved to approve the Agenda as amended, seconded by Sawatzke, carried 4-0.

On a motion by Russek, second by Mattson, all voted to approve the Consent Agenda as amended:

A. ADMINISTRATION

1. Performance Appraisals: M. Peterson, Ext.; D. Bickman, D. Kotila, J. Martinson, D. Pullis, Hwy.; C. Davis, B. Rhineberger, P&Z; R. Bastien, M. Erickson, N. Erickson, S. Halonen, K. Lipelt, K. Perkins, A. Pribyl, R. Skerbinc, Sher./Corr.; D. Ernst, VS/CD.

2. Claim, Buetow & Assoc., $1,044.09.

3. Review & Approve Budget Committee Of The Whole Minutes RE: 2004 Budget.

4. Authorize Signatures, Teamsters 320, Essential Supervisors Contract.

5. Claim, Scott Builders, $3,432.00.

6. Set Health Insurance Labor/Mgmt. Committee Meeting (11-26-03). Agenda: 1) Review Group Summary Data; 2) Discuss Hiring Broker For Renewal Analysis.

7. Refer Post Retirement Health Care Savings Plan To The Negotiation Committee.

8. Remodel Project Phase 3, Approve Proposal Request:

A. Proposal Request 15. Fire Alarm Additions, $24,526.

B. Proposal Request 23. Sliding Glass IT, $458.

C. Proposal Request 26. Addition Receptacles, $525.

D. Proposal Request 27. Replace Water Damaged Sheetrock, $2022.

9. Cancel 12-09-03 County Board Meeting Due To Attendance At The AMC Conference.

10. Refer Discussion On Extension Service Support Staff To Personnel Committee.

B. CIVIL DEFENSE

1. Approval Of Additional Phone Line In The EOC.

C. COURT ADMINISTRATION

1. Acknowledge Hire, Lucille Frerck, Court Clerk, Eff. 11-19-03 (Class D, Step 8).

2. Promote Kristi Brantner To Court Clerk, Eff. 12-15-03 (Class D, Step 1).

D. PLANNING & ZONING

1. Accept Feedlot Annual Report (First Half Of 2003).

2. Accept The Findings & Recommendations Of The Planning Commission For The Following Rezonings: A. David Ferrell (Southside Twp.). On a vote of 4/3 the Planning Commission recommend approval of the request to rezone 80 acres from AG to A/R.,

E. SHERIFF

1. Accept Resignation, Cole Petroske, Corrections Officer, Eff. 11-6-03 & Authorize Replacement.

F. HIGHWAY

1. Authorize Lateral Transfer Of Jesse Corrigan To Sign Person Position In Engineering Division From Highway Maintenance, Eff. 11-19-03. Authorize Filling Highway Maintenance Position.

The Board addressed setting an interest rate for ditches and lake improvement districts (LID's) borrowing money from the General Fund. Chief Deputy Auditor/Treasurer Bob Hiivala attempted to find where the Board previously approved rates and only found the rate of 7%. Hiivala discussed the issue with Doug Gruber, Auditor/Treasurer, who recommended the Board set the interest rate at 2.5% when ditches or LID's have deficit balances. Currently interest is not being charged. Sawatzke did not feel the County should realize a profit. Interest is paid based on daily balances for some grant funds, SCORE Funds, Sheriff grant funding and E911 (through the MAGIC Fund). The ditch fund has a positive cash balance, as reflected in the annual financial reports. Part of that is due to the transfer in 1994-1995 from the General Fund to the Ditch Fund (Fund 41), as requested by the State Auditor. In 2002 and 2003, there have been significant repairs to ditches. The question was posed as to whether interest should be charged up to the point of special assessments. Sawatzke moved to lay this issue over to the Budget Committee Of The Whole Meeting, seconded by Russek, carried 4-0. Backes was directed to research past minutes in an effort to find previous discussion on this issue.

Sawatzke referenced discussion on Ditch 33 from two weeks ago on whether to accept a bid from Fyle's Excavating for tree removal. At that time, Sawatzke indicated he would contact STS to determine whether they could assist with tree removal. Since that time, Sawatzke has been in contact with Kerry Saxton, SWCD, who suggested that the bid from Fyle's Excavating be accepted for tree removal due to the size of the trees involved. Russek moved to accept the bid from Fyle's Excavating for tree removal, seconded by Sawatzke, carried 4-0.

The claims listing was reviewed. Hiivala referenced a claim on page 15 to John E. Reid & Associates for $725. The correct amount of the claim should be $550 and is reflected on the signature copy. On a motion by Mattson, second by Russek, all voted to approve the claims as listed in the abstract, subject to audit.

Sheriff Gary Miller requested the County proceed with the recommendation of the Detention Committee to hire a consultant to perform a feasibility study regarding construction of a new jail on the property adjacent to the County Shop. At the last Detention Committee meeting, Norman was directed to contact Stearns County for their interest in a joint facility. Stearns County has indicated that this option would not be ruled out but it would be some time in the future before they would entertain discussion. Miller suggested that Wright County move forward with the recommendation so options could be reviewed. The Detention Committee asked Miller to address the Board as they lack direction on this issue. Russek moved to proceed with the recommendation to hire a consultant to perform a feasibility study, seconded by Mattson. Norman said a letter would be created and sent to architectural firms. Current jail facilities could also be visited. Sawatzke had concern with hiring an architectural firm to perform the study as they would be the obvious candidate when construction occurred. His other concern was whether the availability of land near the Government Center had been pursued. This could make a difference on what departments would be moved to a new facility. Miller stated that in 1998-1999, a firm was hired to review the feasibility of remodeling the jail to the north of the Public Works Building. As things have changed, he supported bringing in someone who would be familiar with the current state of jail construction. Norman is contacted by at least one architectural firm per week interested in this project. The request would be to ask a firm to determine what would fit into the space. This would be far short of starting the process of the facility design development. Eichelberg agreed, stating that the land is there and the County should determine what would fit into the space. Russek felt this was the intent of the Detention Committee. Sawatzke questioned the process of what architectural firms it would be offered to, who would be selected and what the criteria would be.

At 9:30 A.M., Eichelberg closed the bid process for the Heritage Center Addition.

Discussion resumed on the feasibility study for a new jail. Norman said most architectural firms can produce a computer image of a site to project what may fit. He suggested contacting those firms that have given written notice of their interest, asking them to provide a response including a cost. Sawatzke felt the County was being too general in their request. Eichelberg suggested that Norman put in a request to 3-4 firms, indicating the County would like imaging of what can fit into the space. Russek said that was the consensus of the Detention Committee. The motion and second amended the motion for contact of 3-5 firms that perform imaging to determine what can fit into the area. The motion carried 3-1 with Sawatzke casting the nay vote. Norman stated that the responses from firms will be presented at a future Board Meeting.

Gene Branstrom, E.M. Branstrom Associates Architects, Inc., opened and read the bids submitted for the Heritage Center Addition. The bids were broken down as follows: Base Bid (Entire project); Alternate A1 (Deduct of the Museum or Display Area); and Base Bid 2 (Multi Purpose Room). Russek moved to lay the bids over for one week for review, seconded by Sawatzke. It was noted that the Ebert Construction bid did not include Base Bid 2. The representative from Ebert stated that the numbers were correct as read. The motion carried 4-0. The bids are as follows:

General Contractor, Base Bid 1, Alternate A1, Base Bid 2

Brennan Construction, $389,900.00, -$147,000.00, $242,900.00

CM Construction Co., $500,000.00, -$150,000.00, $350,000.00

Ebert Construction, $347,129.00, -$210,625.00, No Bid

Ernst Construction, $355,840.00, -$134,572.00, $221,268.00

Gen-Con Construction, $349,000.00, -$105,000.00, $244,000.00

Gopher State Construction, $378,905.00, -$118,500.00, $260,405.00

W. Gohman Construction, $329,353.00, -$104,546.00, $224,307.00

Greystone Construction, $370,492.00, -$99,600.00, $270,892.00

LS Black Contractors, $450,000.00, -$210,000.00, $249,000.00

Maertens-Brenny Construction, $429,000.00, -$132,500.00, $296,500.00

Merrimac Construction, $383,102.00, -$142,437.00, $240,665.00

Nelson Builders, $347,700.00, -$109,600.00, $238,100.00

Pfeifer Construction, $309,000.00, -$117,000.00, $192,000.00

Chuck Davis, Environmental Health Officer, presented information on a request for Carol Carlson to obtain a Conditional Use Permit to mine 68 acres in Marysville Township (Section 23, Twp 119, Rge 36). The total pit acreage is over 40 acres so an EAW was required. In October, 2003 an EAW was prepared for the project with proper notification and public notice being completed. The public comment period ran from 10-13-03 to 11-12-03 and negative comment was not received. Mattson moved to determine that the Environmental Assessment Worksheet for the Carlson Gravel Pit expansion is sufficient to base a decision that the need for an Environmental Impact Statement for the project is not required. The motion was seconded by Russek and carried 4-0.

On 10-7-03, the County Board approved of a new sewer hookup in the Charlotte/Martha SSD but deferred the decision on setting the rate of increase to apply to the Basic Trunk Charge from 2001. Brian Asleson, Chief Deputy Attorney, said original hookups were assessed $8700 each for the infrastructure to St. Michael. The Board indicated previously that additional hookups must pay that amount plus an amount determined for inflation. The City of St. Michael uses a construction cost index for their increases. These figures are based upon the previous year (November through October). Asleson said the most recent approval on 10-7-03 and future hookups will also be assessed a wastewater treatment facility hookup by St. Michael. The sewer hookup being discussed today is for the basic trunk charge which will be paid directly to the County. Sawatzke moved to approve the inflationary increase in the basic trunk charge consistent with the City: 2002 (3.3%); 2003 (3.0%); and 2004 (3.3%). The charge will be assessed to those who hook up now and in the future. The motion was seconded by Russek and carried 4-0.

Asleson requested that a Public Hearing be scheduled relating to supplemental assessments for the Charlotte/Martha Subordinate Service District. Correspondence was received from MFRA, Inc. reflecting additional assessments for 27 parcels totaling approximately $21,000 and 8 parcels that will receive refunds or deducts totaling approximately $8,000. Notice of the Public Hearing would be provided to the affected landowners. Russek moved to schedule a Public Hearing for 12-16-03 at 9:30 A.M., seconded by Sawatzke, carried 4-0.

Tom Salkowski, Planning & Zoning Administrator, requested that the Board accept the recommendation of the Planning Commission for the Zoning Amendment: Veit Foundation. Retreat Center and Performance Standards for Retreat Centers - on a vote of 6/1, the Planning Commission recommends approval of proposed amendments. The proposal would make the following changes to the Ordinance: 1) Add a definition of the retreat center; 2) Add the retreat center as a conditional use in the ag and ag/residential districts; and 3) Add a section, "Performance Standards" in the back of the Ordinance. Russek voted against the request at the Planning Commission level and did not support approving individual requests to the Ordinance. Russek stated he would support the Planning Commission. Limited response was received from the Townships and several indicated they wanted to study the issue further. Notices were provided to cities and townships in the early part of August. Salkowski also brought the issue forth at the October Township Officers Meeting. Sawatzke moved to approve the recommendation, seconded by Russek, carried 4-0. The County Board of Wright County Ordains the following:

Zoning Ordinance Amendment #03-01

Add a new definition, # 116a.

116a Retreat Center

A semipublic use oriented to using the natural features and outdoor character of the area for short term stays and featuring educational, contemplative and human development workshop and related training activities, which may include the following: religious worship and workshops; passive recreation (nonmotorized) oriented to appreciating the outdoor and natural character of the area; a nature center, conservatory, interpretive center, exhibit, museum or library space; residential buildings (cabins) for short term occupancy by a single family or unrelated individuals attending an educational or similar event or workshop at the retreat (but not designed or intended for use as a residence); and/or having limited communal facilities for dining, sanitation, meeting, educational or worship purposes.

Add the use "Retreat Center subject to the standards of section 742" as a conditional use in the A/R zoning district (section 603.4) and as a conditional use in the AG zoning district (section 604.4).

Add a new section, 742, as follows

742. Performance Standards for Retreat Centers

742.1 Size and Density for Residential Buildings

A Retreat Center must be located on a parcel of land which includes at least 40 contiguous acres. The number of residential buildings may not exceed the number of residences on the land as allowed by the underlying zoning district, but may include the number that would be allowed by transferring "entitlements" from contiguous property as defined in section 604, but not any extra units that may have accrued to a Rural PUD as defined in section 614. For as long as the Retreat Center operates, there shall be no other residential buildings nor subdivisions allowed on the land designated for the Retreat Center. The residential buildings shall be detached from any communal facilities, accommodations for sleeping and sanitation may be provided. The residential buildings shall not be dwelling units, and shall not include kitchen facilities, except that one unit may be approved as a residence for a caretaker and family. Other than a caretaker's residence, no one person or family may occupy the residential buildings (one, or more than one in combination) for more than thirty days per year. Each residential building shall be detached from every other residential building. Except for a caretaker's residence, no residential building shall exceed 750 square feet of total floor area. No dormitories, apartments, condominium nor any other type of multiple dwelling units are allowed. Each residential building shall be accessible to emergency service vehicles by path or private road, but internal improved streets are not required.

742.2 Communal Facilities

All structures not defined as residential buildings shall be communal facilities, which may include a nature center, conservatory, interpretive center, exhibit, museum, library or closely related use. One communal facility may provide common showers, bathrooms and kitchen and dining facilities for guests at the Retreat Center, but no food service nor restaurant may be open to the public. The communal facilities shall not be used as dwelling units, nor motel, hotel, dormitory, rooming house nor any residential occupancy. In no case shall the number of communal facilities exceed three. Buildings used for communal facilities shall not exceed a total of 10,000 square feet of floor space for all such facilities combined.

Only one communal facility shall be used as an interpretive center, museum, library or similar use, and the hours of operation and programming shall be consistent with a Retreat Center as defined in this ordinance, and as approved by the Planning Commission as part of the Conditional Use Permit. The communal facility buildings shall be principally, but not exclusively, for the use of the persons occupying the residential buildings. The one communal facility which may be used as an interpretive center, museum, library or similar use may be available to private guests of the owner of the Retreat Center, and to the general public only at such hours and days as approved in the Conditional Use Permit and as consistent with the location in a rural area.

Unless the Retreat Center contains only one structure, there shall not be a separate lot of record for each structure (no lot divisions). Parking requirements shall be included in the terms of the Conditional Use Permit, but the Retreat Center shall provide at least two parking spaces at any communal facility, and at least 2 off street parking stalls for each residential building.

742.3 Other Standards and Requirements

Any use allowed in the zoning district as a conditional use may only be allowed with the Retreat Center if expressly included in the conditional use permit for the Retreat Center, except that commercial outdoor recreation uses are not allowed within the area of the Retreat Center. The performance standards of 603.5 and 604.5 shall apply except that a separate lot shall not be required nor permitted for each structure, and that commercial outdoor-commercial recreation use is not included in the Retreat Center. Commercial campgrounds and recreation vehicle camps are not allowed, but camping sites may be provided as long as occupancy (number) does not exceed the number that would be allowed if each camping site was a residential building/unit (one family each).

Yard requirements (604.5(2)-(4), 603(2)-(6), shall not apply to each building and shall only to the Retreat Center as a whole. Clustering of the buildings on the site shall be allowed, as long as the total number of structures does not exceed the number that would be allowed if the Retreat Center land was divided into the maximum number of lots permitted in the underlying district for that amount of land. Residential buildings may be clustered as such, but must remain as detached structures with no common walls.

(End of Ordinance Amendment language).

Sawatzke left for the purpose of participation in the EOC Nuclear Drill at10:10 A.M.

Wayne Fingalson, Highway Engineer, requested approval of a Resolution of Final Acceptance for CP 86-138-01, SAP 86-619-02, SAP 86-637-02, 2001 Patching (2001 Overlays) and authorization for final payment of $42,770.26. Russek moved to adopt Resolution #03-70, seconded by Mattson, carried 3-0 on a roll call vote.

Russek moved to schedule a Transportation Committee Of The Whole Meeting for 1-8-04 at 1:00 P.M. The date is subject to the approval of Heeter and Sawatzke. The Agenda is as follows: 1) Review/Prioritize Federal Funding Candidates from Cities/Townships for FY 2007; 2) Official Mapping Ordinance; 3) Discuss Results from NE County Transportation Study; 4) Discuss Funding Issues (Letter from St. Michael re: TH 241/CSAH 35/CSAH 19 Project, Funding for CSAH 35/Bison Boulevard Signal System, Local Funding for TH 101 Project, Minnesota Rural Road Safety Program, HES Funding); 5) Recommend County project(s) for federal funding submittal; 6) Review/Recommend 5-Year CIP Review; 7) Review Agreements with Hennepin County; 8) Review Agreement with McLeod County for McLeod CSAH 56 (CR 103). The motion was seconded by Mattson. Fingalson stressed the importance of the five Board members' attendance at this meeting. The motion carried 3-0.

Russek moved to approve Agreement 03-01 with the City of Monticello for jurisdictional change on CR 117. The motion was seconded by Mattson and carried 3-0. Russek moved to adopt Resolution #03-71 revoking a portion of CR 117 to Monticello, seconded by Mattson, carried 3-0 on a roll call vote. Fingalson said there will be a small dead-end section from 85th Street north. Separate action will be taken to allow reimbursement to the City for maintenance.

Fingalson requested the Board set a date for a Snow/Ice Control Committee Meeting. This Committee will be a task force of the Transportation Committee. Committee members will include two maintenance staff, the two Commissioners who serve on the Transportation Committee (currently Eichelberg & Mattson), one representative from the Sheriff Department, Brian Asleson, Wayne Fingalson, Steve Meyer, and Rick Bonk. Mattson moved to schedule the Committee Meeting for 12-16-03 at 2:00 P.M., Public Works Building. The motion carried 3-0 on a second by Russek.

A Building Committee Meeting was held on 11-12-03. Russek moved to approve the minutes, seconded by Mattson. Norman indicated that the recommendation on Item 4 is to purchase the audio visual equipment for C118 with 25% County funding. Norman recommended this be taken from Budget 820, Site Improvement. The motion was amended to include this recommendation. The motion to approve the minutes carried 3-0:

Remodeling Project Update. Joe Scott reported Phase 3 is almost completed and work should be able to begin full-time in the Auditor/Treasurer area next week. The concrete work on the south entrance has been completed with caulking to be done around the end of the month. A letter is to be coming regarding the caulking material and instructions. He also suggested the weatherproofing warranty be reviewed by the Attorney's Office when it is received. The countertop in P&Z has been replaced and additional grinding has been done on the top in the License Bureau. Scott felt both countertops are now acceptable.

Annex Third Floor Repairs/Upgrades (H/S Board Item)

Designate Nursing Mothers Room. According to State Statute MN181.939 a designated room must be provided for employees who are nursing mothers. Pat Melvin identified two locations which were possibilities. Gary Miller stated the backup holdover area is currently being used by a Sheriff Department employee and arrangements can be made for the room to be used by other employees through Sheriff Administration. Recommendation: Designate the backup holdover area as an employee nursing mothers room.

Audio-Visual Equipment, C118. The Sheriff's Department requested approval to purchase audio-visual equipment for training purposes in C118 at an approximate cost of $16,000 for equipment and installation. It was clarified that the room will continue to be available for use by other departments. Sheriff Miller felt approximately $12,000 of the cost could be covered from drug seizure funds for the removable equipment and requested County funding be used for the remaining $4,000 for permanent features which would be added to C118. Heeter recommended installation of the equipment with review of the budget at the end of the year for funding of the $4,000. Mattson requested Melvin discuss which budget the $4,000 would come from. Recommendation: Approve purchase and installation of the audio-visual equipment in C118 with 75% of the funding to come from drug seizure funds and 25% from County funds.

Voice/Data Wiring Proposal, 2nd Floor, Annex. Swing reported the cost of the voice/data wiring for the 2nd floor, Annex is $25,770.67. This figure was included in the original total costs for the remodeling project and was provided as an informational update. He stated the voice data aspects of the project and coordination with the contractor are going well.

A Committee Of The Whole Meeting was held on 11-10-03. Russek moved to approve the minutes, seconded by Mattson, carried 3-0. The Administration Office was directed to forward a copy of the minutes to the Wright Hennepin Board for review and comment. The minutes follow:

Discuss Metropolitan Counties Energy Task Force Membership. Wright County has received an invitation to join the Metropolitan Counties Energy Task Force (MCETF). Nancy Schonweller provided an overview of the Task Force which was established in 1999 to address issues relating to the restructuring of the electric utility industry. Membership currently consists of two county commissioners from six of the metropolitan area counties with meetings held the first Thursday of the month. The Task Force has been actively involved in addressing a variety of energy related issues ranging from ensuring a reliable and affordable supply of electricity for the regional economy, planning for electric transmission infrastructure, ensuring adequate and affordable supplies of natural gas and maintenance of pipeline infrastructure, and developing new sources of renewable energy. Carl Michaud provided handouts outlining governance of the Task Force, the dues structure, financial management agreement with Hennepin County as the fiscal agent and the 2004 work plan. The focus of the Task Force is to become knowledgeable of the energy industry, and to provide input at the legislative level in policy decisions dealing with broad energy issues rather than individual county issues. Invitations to join the MCETF have also been extended to Sherburne, Isanti, Sherburne, and Chisago Counties. An invitation was extended to attend the December 4th Task Force meeting at 9:30 A.M. at the AMC Building.

A Personnel Committee Meeting was held on 11-12-03. Russek moved to approve the minutes and recommendations, seconded by Mattson, carried 3-0:

Fraud Investigator Contract. (H/S Board Item).

Request To Hire Deputy Due To National Guard Call-Ups. A third deputy has been called to active duty. The Department is short staff in Transports and Narcotics. Backfilling has been accomplished by temporarily moving personnel to assist where needed. Miller requested authorization to hire to replace one deputy as his military duty has been extended into 2005. Deputies are guaranteed a position upon their return. If this would occur, the process would involve a layoff or the potential of backfilling an open position due to a vacancy created by a resignation or retirement. Sawatzke supported the request provided that this is recognized. Recommendation: Approve request to backfill the deputy position.

Light Duty Assignments Due To Workers Compensation Claims. When an employee is on leave due to a work related injury, one of the goals is to have the employee return to work as soon as possible. This may require special accommodations or light duty assignments. This is also the goal of MCIT and the service provider in handling workers compensation claims. If an employee is given the approval by their physician to work with restrictions and the County does not accommodate them, it negatively affects the experience ratio and costs the County. Correspondence from the Sheriff to Melvin was referenced. The letter states that the Sheriff Department has no light duty assignments. Norman stated that would be contrary to the County's goal. Miller explained that light duty assignments have been available in Dispatch in the past. He does not support creating a light duty policy in his office because of the safety record and to avoid requests by protected classes. Miller felt workers compensation accommodations could be provided without creating a specific light duty position. The potential of other light duty assignments was discussed including a person who would monitor hallways/entrances. Miller attempts to accommodate those with non-work related injuries but those with work-related injuries receive priority. Melvin reiterated that as per contract, an employee's vacation and sick leave are not to be used for workers compensation injuries.

Russek moved to schedule a Budget Committee Of The Whole Meeting for 11-25-03 following the Board Meeting or at 10:30 A.M., seconded by Mattson, carried 3-0. The Agenda follows: 1) Agricultural Inspector Services; 2) Extension Budget/Parenting Thru Divorce Program; 3) Credit Card Payments; 4) Equipment Note; 5) Rate For Ditches & Lake Improvement Districts Borrowing Money From The General Fund; 6) Discuss Funding Of Signalized Intersection At CSAH 35 & Bison Boulevard.

On a motion by Russek, second by Mattson, all voted to lay the item, "Discuss Medica December Billing" over to the next Board Meeting.

Mattson moved to authorize attendance at the Minnesota Transportation Alliance Seminar on 12-18-03, seconded by Russek, carried 3-0.

Correspondence was received from the GRRL indicating that two terms are expiring on the GRRL Board of Trustees. Both Richard Nolan and Denise Safranek are eligible for reappointment, however Safranek has indicated she does not wish to be reappointed. On a motion by Mattson, second by Russek, all voted to reappoint Richard Nolan to the GRRL Board of Trustees. Mattson made a motion to lay over the second appointment to the next meeting. The absent Board members will be notified to seek other interested parties. The motion was seconded by Russek and carried 3-0.

Eichelberg stated eight responses were received for the Water Management Task Force open position. It was the recommendation of the WMTF at their meeting last evening to lay this issue over for another week. Mattson moved to refer this issue to the next Board meeting, seconded by Russek, carried 3-0.

Bills Approved

AAA Striping Service, Inc. 27,246.59

ABC Lettering Co. 727.20

ABM Equipment & Supply, Inc. 142.47

Abrahamson, Brian 154.08

Advanced Filing Concepts, Inc. 418.48

Air-Hydraulic Systems, Inc. 166.48

Albion Township 1102.90

American Institutional Supply 307.36

AMI Imaging Systems, Inc. 313.22

Ancom Technical Center 833.26

Anderson Engineering, LLC 496.00

Aramark Correctional Services 4864.80

Artdirections 2463.55

Assn of Minnesota Counties 2400.00

B&D Plumbing & Heating 661.60

Backes, Adam 217.80

Bob Barker Co. 1179.66

Bauerly Brothers Companies 42,770.26

Beckius Truck Repair, Inc. 530.09

Big Tyme Collision Center 169.87

BLM Technologies, Inc. 1460.76

Borell, Ralph 575.63

Boyer Truck Parts 944.15

Bucks Pizza 114.92

Buff'N'Glo, Inc. 615.47

Buffalo Auto Value 291.64

Buffalo Bituminous 641,749.72

Buffalo Clinic 310.00

Buffalo Hospital 7897.00

Buffalo Hospital-OTPT Commerci 179.10

Buffalo City 32,306.04

Cardiac Science 897.00

Center Point Energy 5129.49

Centra Sota Lake Region LLC 4242.28

Central McGowan, Inc. 644.26

Chamberlain Oil Co. 1827.41

Climate Air 10,597.50

Cokato Township 567.20

Commissioner of Transportation 5267.69

Continental Safety Equipment 1798.12

Corinna Township 1166.60

Creative Forms & Concepts 1211.90

Crow River Tools 244.90

Dealer Automotive Services 218.56

Determan, Karen 187.92

Diamond Mowers, Inc. 376.01

Elk River Bituminous, Inc. 1651.83

Emedco 273.23

Emergency Physicians Professio 146.00

Erickson, Josh 159.48

Facility Systems, Inc. 17,080.79

Feddema, Tom 246.48

First State Tire Recycling 755.72

Force America, inc. 438.26

French Lake Township 587.60

G&K Services 1689.95

Gall's, Inc. 129.28

Gateway Companies, Inc. 5494.07

Gau, Todd 128.88

GCS Service, Inc. 459.91

Gholson, Janet 205.20

Glunz, Raymond 200.00

W Grainger, Inc. 324.92

Grand View Lodge 535.00

Granite City Ready Mix Co. 181.32

Greenview, Inc. 4949.72

GS Direct 134.18

Hagemeyer 6060.38

Hanover City 1668.10

Heeter, Karla 231.48

Hennepin County Sheriff 137.20

Herald Journal Publishing, Inc. 385.18

Hickory Tech Enterprise Soluti 13,587.21

Hickorytech-Wireless 672.72

Hillyard Floor Care Supply 254.96

Holiday 2093.96

Howard Lake City 1390.00

International Wolf Center 247.40

Interstate All Battery Center 127.70

Interstate Battery Sys of Mpls 485.32

Robert James Co., Inc. 217.44

Janikula, Tracy 115.37

JR's Appliance Disposal, Inc. 800.00

Junction Towing & Auto Repair 162.56

KNR Communications Services In 3767.70

Kramers Hardware 186.83

Lake Region Coop Oil 133.49

Lakedale Telephone Company 477.39

LaPlant Demo, Inc. 544.10

Law Enforcement Technology Gro 170.29

Lawson Products, Inc. 440.98

Maple Lake Lumber Company 147.81

Maple Lake Township 1513.90

Marco Business Products 2236.32

Marks Standard Parts 2356.01

Martin-McAllisters Consulting 350.00

Marysville Township 3361.70

Masys Corporation 2628.87

Mattson, Richard 235.80

Mid-America Business Systems 6167.66

Mid-Minnesota Hot Mix, Inc. 1980.00

Middleville Township 1122.10

Mies Outland, Inc. 687.52

Minnesota Bookstore 213.00

MN County Attys Association 330.00

MN GIS-LIS Conference 470.00

MN Safety Council 400.00

Mobile Vision 112.62

Monticello Ford Mercury, Inc. 563.92

Moon Motor Sales, Inc. 7959.81

National District Attys Assn. 210.00

Office Depot 4699.37

Pats 66 136.00

Peavey, Lynn Company 708.00

Photo I 768.70

Pizza Hut 131.14

Praska, Tom 267.12

Precision Prints of Wright Co. 135.57

Prosource One 579.34

Qwest 1037.96

Raptor Center, The 250.00

Record Preservation, Inc. 785.70

Reds Auto Electric 199.47

Reese, Genell 324.36

Reflection Irrigation 200.00

Reid, John and Associates 550.00

Retrofit Recycling, Inc. 4516.89

Royal Tire, Inc. 5002.23

SBC Paging 696.84

Sensible Land Use Coalition 150.00

Software House International In 18,555.52

Southside Township 610.00

St. Cloud Stamp & Sign 108.11

St. Cloud Times 110.50

Star Tribune 225.16

State of Minnesota ITD 965.00

State of MN Intertech Group 114.21

State of MN-Info Tech Div-R Ha 541.54

Stieg, Theresa 342.00

Strategic Technologies, Inc. 1,000.00

Tab Products Co. 2381.85

Tires Plus 487.90

Total Printing 1015.91

Trimin Systems, Inc. 2421.07

Triplett, Keith 201.96

Unique Photo 576.00

URS-BRW 104.14

Varner Sheet Metal, Inc. 225.00

Veit & Company 350,393.60

Verizon Wireless 1752.72

Vibes Technologies, Inc. 169.34

Viking Safety Products 145.69

Waste Management TC West 685.95

Webb, Conrad 100.00

Wessman Oil Co. 105.48

West Central Environmental Con 6600.00

West Group Payment Center 817.14

West Sherburne Tribune 158.35

Wright County Auditor-Treas. 200.00

Wright County Journal Press 226.76

Wright-Hennepin Electric 1986.31

Wright Soil & Water Cons. Dist. 190.40

Xcel Energy 387.56

Zee Service Company 151.59

Ziegler, Inc. 145.21

67 payments less than $100 $2905.08

Final Total $1,329,409.30

The meeting adjourned at 10:40 A.M.


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