Wright County Board Minutes

October 12, 2004

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 minutes of 10-05-04: Page 1, 6th paragraph, 1st sentence and 2nd to last sentence, change the spelling of “Motter” to “Matter” (Russek); Page 2, 1st paragraph, 3rd sentence should read, “At a recent Personnel Committee Meeting, it was the recommendation to offer to the City the following rates: $64,476 in 2005; $66,411 in 2006; and $68,403 in 2007” (Asleson). Heeter moved to approve the minutes as corrected, seconded by Russek, carried 5-0.

Petitions were accepted to the Agenda as follows: Consent Agenda Item E1, “Approve Hire, Tammi Veld, Office Assistant, Eff. 10-13-04, Step 1” (Norman); Item For Consid. #5, “Planning Conference” (Russek). Russek moved to approve the Agenda as amended, seconded by Heeter, carried 5-0.

Richard Norman, County Coordinator, made the following correction to the Consent Agenda: Item D1, change from “Acknowledge Retirement” to “Acknowledge Resignation.” On a motion by Eichelberg, second by Russek, all voted to approve the Consent Agenda as corrected:


1. Performance Appraisals: A. Duerr, A. Gillham, P. Terveer, Aud./Treas.; N. Erickson, M. Laurent, E. Picht, C. Strand, M. Sturm, Sheriff.

2. Claim, Buetow & Associates, $7,219.67.

3. Claim, DLR Group, $8,281.32.

4. Claim, Scott Builders, $260.00.


1. Approve Abatements: City of Montrose, City of Buffalo, City of Otsego, City of St. Michael, and City of Clearwater.


1. Refer To Building Committee: Data/Voice Cabling Vendor & Outstanding Projects.

2. Refer To Technology Committee:

A. City Of Buffalo Crimnet Grant Award.

B. Renodis Telecommunications Audit Proposal.

C. Project Updates:

-Nasca Web Portal Project.

-RFP For Switch Upgrade.

-Spam Filtering.

-Sheriff Data & Radio Planning.

-Web Portal To Government Entities.



1. Acknowledge Resignation, Tim Eull, Corrections Officer, Eff. 10-16-04 & Authorize Replacement.

2. Acknowledge Appointment Of Deputy Annette Habisch-Peterson To Deputy Sheriff Sergeant, Eff. 10-13-04.

3. Acknowledge Appointment Of Craig Canton To Deputy Sheriff, Eff. 10-18-04 (Grade 5).


1. Approve Hire, Tammi Veld, Office Assistant, Eff. 10-13-04, Step 1.

Bob Hiivala, Auditor/Treasurer, presented the claims listing for approval. Russek said his only criticism was the Jail medical costs but that cannot be changed. Mattson previously verified that the claim to the City of Buffalo (34,946.65) under Building Care was not a double billing for fiber optics. He learned that fiber optics is under separate contract from the claims listing. Russek moved to approve the claims as listed in the abstract, subject to audit. The motion was seconded by Eichelberg and carried 5-0.

On a motion by Eichelberg, second by Russek, roll call vote carried 5-0 to adopt Resolution #04-63, approving final payment to Buffalo Bituminous, Inc. and Resolution of Final Acceptance For Contract #0201 (2002 Overlays).

On a motion by Heeter, second by Russek, roll call vote carried 5-0 to adopt Resolution #04-64, approving final payment to Midwest Contracting, LLC and Resolution of Final Acceptance for Contract #0306 (CR 123 Bridge).

On a motion by Russek, second by Eichelberg, roll call vote carried 5-0 to adopt Resolution #04-65, approving final payment to Redstone Construction Co. Inc. and Resolution of Final Acceptance For Contract #0001 (CSAH 14 Bridge).

At the last County Board Meeting, Heeter was directed to contact the President of the Mayor’s Association to schedule another City/County Meeting. Today, Heeter suggested 11-08-04 at 7:00 P.M. Discussion followed on establishing a meeting with County Department Heads prior to that meeting to receive their input on issues. Heeter moved to schedule a Committee Of The Whole Meeting on 11-02-04 at 10:30 A.M. to meet with Department Heads, seconded by Russek, carried 5-0. Heeter moved to schedule a City/County Meeting on 11-08-04 at 7:00 P.M., seconded by Eichelberg, carried 5-0. Both meetings will be held in the County Board Room.

Russek requested approval to attend “Planning & Building Better Communities in Minnesota’s Growth Corridor” being held on 10-20-04 at the Riverwood Inn & Conference Center, Monticello. Cost of the meeting is $15.00. Norman plans to attend as well. Eichelberg moved to authorize attendance, seconded by Russek, carried 5-0.

The Wright County Leadership Team recommends sponsoring an American Red Cross Blood Drive biannually for employees. The Wellness Committee reported that the last Blood Drive was a success and there was a waiting list of employees for donations. Heeter moved to approve a biannual Blood Drive for employees at the Government Center, seconded by Mattson. The motion and second were amended to indicate that the Drive will be held two times per year. The motion carried 5-0.

Bills Approved

American Soc. of Civil Eng. $215.00

Ameripride Linen and Apparel 446.65

Ancom Technical Center 1,341.58

APEC Industrial Sales/Serv. 125.98

Kirk Asplin Oil Co. Inc. 221.75

Assn. of Minn. Counties 325.00

B & D Plumbing & Htg. 162.00

Lawrence Bauman 889.49

Bolton & Menk Inc. 17,635.00

Boyer Truck Parts 469.66

Brinkmans Inc. 4,000.00

Brock White Co. LLC 1,908.48

Buffalo Bituminous 478,396.00

Buffalo Hosp.OTPT Comm 166.30

City Buffalo 35,273.79

Case Credit 1,104.57

Center Point Energy 2,201.72

Centra Sota Lake Reg. LLC 15,873.66

Central McGowan Inc. 207.54

Clearwater River Watershed 268.74

Cokato Equipment Inc. 6,095.76

Commissioner of Trans. 250.00

Computer Training Int’l 1,365.00

The Copy Shop 162.71

Dept. of Public Safety 8,430.00

Design Electric Inc. 5,659.44

Karen Determan 120.38

Diamond Mowers Inc. 265.75

Diers Plumbing & Htg. Inc. 522.23

Ralph Douglas 534.37

Eulls Manufacturing Co. Inc. 138.61

Terry Frazier 100.00

Frontier Precision Inc. 170.23

G C Concrete Group 162.08

Gale-Tec Engineering Inc. 740.75

Gateway companies Inc. 1,999.01

Raymond Glunz 200.00

Grand View Lodge 345.94

Granite City Ironworks 225.21

Greenview Inc. 12,070.17

H & H Sport Shop Inc. 112.00

Hance Utility Serv. Inc. 552.21

Hancock Concrete Prod. Co. 3,368.21

Herald Journal Publishing 111.73

Hillyard Floor Care Supply 3,408.33

Holiday 3,774.79

Interstate All Battery Center 556.64

J Craft Div. of Crysteel Mfg. 2,628.48

Kandiyohi Co. Sheriff’s Dept. 11,165.00

Keeprs Inc. 155.99

Kramers Hardware 233.30

Lakedale Telephone Co. 552.29

LaPlant Demo Inc. 639.86

M & M Bus Service Inc. 444.11

M-R Sign Co. Inc. 9,940.97

Marco Business Products 797.30

Marks Standard Parts 2,451.42

Martin-McAllisters Cons. 700.00

Richard Mattson 181.36

MDIAI 130.00

The Medicine Shoppe 0906 328.42

Mid-Minnesota Hot Mix Inc. 820.82

Midwest Contracting LLC 6,019.65

Minnesota Copy Systems 431.33

Minn. Co. Atty’s Assoc. 345.00

Moon Motorsports 136.53

Munson Lakes Nutrition 153.94

Nextel Communications 631.37

Richard Norman 416.46

Northern Tool & Equip. Co. 104.36

Office Depot 875.78

Omann Brothers Inc. 387.52

Photo I 1,136.43

Powerplan OIB 2,479.98

Tom Praska 192.37

Prosource One 1,014.08

Quinlan Publishing Co. 404.73

Qwest 387.07

Reds Auto Electric 292.25

Redstone Const. Co. Inc. 49,373.05

Genell Reese 235.88

John Reid and Assoc. 1485.00

Royal Tire Inc. 1,118.55

Jack Russek 193.37

James Russell 100.00

Ryan Motors Inc. 188.98

SBC Paging 1,951.59

State of MN Intertech Grp. 180.82

Theresa Stieg 172.50

Syntregy Fitness 532.50

Tee Jay North Inc. 149.00

Rhonda Tepfer 112.48

Theco Inc. 2,343.00

Tom’s Towing Service 138.45

Verizon Wireless 1,186.71

Waste Management TC West 399.09

Daniel Weber 129.38

Elizabeth Weese 147.57

West Central Industries 443.52

West Publishing Pymt. Ctr. 1,091.57

Wright Co. Highway Dept. 258.36

Wright Co. Journal Press 110.30

Wright Lumber & Millwork Inc. 101.01

52 Payments less than $100 2,445.41

Final total $721,840.75

The meeting adjourned at 9:22 A.M.