Wright County Board Minutes

MAY 6, 2008
The Wright County Board met in regular session at 9:00 A.M. with Heeter, Sawatzke, Mattson, Russek and Eichelberg present.
The minutes of 4-29-08 were corrected as follows: Page 3, 3rd to last paragraph, change last sentence to read, “Russek moved to authorize Eichelberg or Sawatzke to attend, seconded by Sawatzke, carried 5-0” (Russek). Heeter moved to approve the minutes as corrected, seconded by Russek, carried 5-0.
On a motion by Russek, second by Heeter, all voted to approve the Agenda as presented.
On a motion by Heeter, second by Russek, all voted to approve the Consent Agenda:
A. ADMINISTRATION
1. Performance Appraisals: D. Anderson, D. Lee, T. Rasmuson, Assr.; S. Deckert, K. Jopp, P&Z; R. Ferguson, J. Hinton, K. Olson, Sheriff.
2. Endorse & Support The Efforts Of the Continuity of Operations Plan Steering Committee As They Work With Departments To Facilitate Creation Of A Continuity Of Operations Plan.
3. Claim, Riley, Dettmann & Kelsey, $544.54 (Service For April, 2008).
B. AUDITOR/TREASURER
1. Approve Renewal of 2008 Tobacco License For Monticello Country Club, Monticello City.
C. HIGHWAY
1. Set Letting Date For Rumble Stripe Projects, SP 86-030-18 (0808), 6-03-08 @ 9:40 A.M.
Bob Hiivala, Auditor/Treasurer, presented the claims listing for approval. On a motion by Russek, second by Heeter, all voted to approve the claims as listed in the abstract, subject to audit.
An Owner’s Committee Meeting was held on 4-28-08. At today’s County Board Meeting, Heeter moved to approve the minutes, seconded by Sawatzke. Sawatzke referenced the last Committee Agenda item relating to moving services. Although the minutes reflect that he is in favor of seeking proposals for moving services, he is not ruling out having this completed by staff. He suggested the use of Parks staff or custodians that are hired for the Jail/LEC. Mattson was at the Jail/LEC site yesterday and said the project is moving along quickly. The motion to approve the minutes carried 5-0:
I. A&P.
A. PROJECT UPDATE. Streich stated that OSHA performed an inspection on 4-25-08. The inspection was merely a walk-thru consultation, not an inspection to issue fines. They found 8-10 different items that were not severe and were corrected that day. Streich stated that the permanent gas meter was installed on 4-25-08. The permanent gas meter cannot be connected until the temporary heaters are gone. Streich stated that the ceiling grid is being installed in the second level of Area A. The walls will be framed to the grid in the upper level of the LEC, both east and west ends. The painting contractor has begun painting in the upper offices. All mechanical and electrical rough-ins are taking place. The high density storage rails are being installed. In Area B, the second level walls are being framed and sheetrocked. The sprinkler piping on the second level is also being installed, and the interior masonry walls are being laid. Stairway S1010 is being poured and installed this week. The final slabs are being formed and poured in Area C. Area C will be completely cemented out. Mechanical and electrical rough-ins will begin. The ductwork is being installed over the next couple of weeks. Area F was poured last Friday. The upper and lower levels of Areas A,B, C, and F, are all poured out. The air handler units are being installed and the electrical and mechanical rough-ins will begin next week so that the above grade block can be laid next week. Grouting of the precast plank and cells are scheduled for this week in Area E. There are only a few footings in Area D to be completed, which will allow for pouring cell bases this week. The contractor is setting the precast panels and planks. Setting the precast cells will resume on 4-30-08. Blotske stated that there aren’t any PCO’s this week. She also announced that the masonry contractor did work on Saturday, 4-19-08 at no extra cost to the County.
II. KKE ARCHITECTS.
A. PROJECT UPDATE.
B. EXTERIOR SIGNAGE.
Buikema provided the Committee with drawings of the exterior signage and monument concepts (see attached). He stated that KKE is proposing a lighted monument sign on Braddock Avenue at the entrance of the sight. A directional sign will be placed at the public turnoff. Additional two-sided directional signs will also be placed at every decision point. Additional signage will be placed at the fire lane and the work release driveway. He referred the Committee to one of the drawings that indicated aluminum lettering fixed to the front overhang of the building. Discussion occurred on the wording of the monument entrance sign and building signage. Knowing the Courts will move to this location in the future, the wording on the sign should be all encompassing of the entire purpose of the facility. The monument entrance sign will be constructed in either aluminum or fiberglass and will sit upon a concrete base. Buikema explained that the directional signage would not be lighted as the parking lot and driveway are lighted, providing illumination. Torfin identified an error in the directional signage for Jail Deliveries and Work Release. Buikema noted the correction. Buikema briefly spoke about the monument which is proposed to be placed in a circular area in the parking lot. KKE has sent the design to the landscape architect. The base is designed with a concrete base, with the ability to add memorial plaques for fallen officers. Buikema stated that Hoffman has provided a bronze image of an officer and a child. Hoffman stated that preliminary discussions have occurred on fundraising methods for the funding and placement of the monument. Buikema asked for feedback on the wording and sign concepts. Miller stated that feedback would be provided at the next Owner’s Committee Meeting. Discussion returned to the address signage. It was agreed that vinyl lettering would be adhered to the front window glass, to be changed after future annexation. Sawatzke questioned the reason for the Fire Truck Turn-Around. Buikema stated that the fire code requires a turn-around or a driveway that circles the entire facility.
III. CRAIG HAYES.
A. MOVING SERVICES.
Hayes stated that a recent meeting with Intereum and Sheriff Staff initiated discussion on strategizing the move of the current offices to the new building. He stated that IT has discussed how they would prefer 3 phases of moving (20 staff members per phase). Hayes stated that clerical staff and records would be part of the third stage. Intereum will move the modular furniture. Hayes stated that he has spoken with Buskey to determine if the custodial staff could assist in the moving process. Hayes stated that Buskey indicated that he does not believe he has the manpower to perform the move. Sentenced-To-Serve would not be permitted to handle confidential records, evidence, and weaponry. Hayes stated that he would like the Committee’s approval to acquire quotes from moving companies. Sawatzke proposed that the Parks Department could assist in the move (probable move date: March, 2009). Hoffman promoted the moving companies in supplying the moving containers, transportation, and labor. Heeter asked how the move was performed for the Human Services Center. Hayes stated that Human Services relied on its staff. Hayes stated that he felt the Sheriff’s Department should denote a move facilitator. He referenced Dorothy Schillewaert in Human Services as the successful move facilitator for the Human Services Center. Sawatzke stated that he would be in favor of seeking proposals. RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Hayes to pursue quotes for moving costs. Sawatzke stated that the next regularly scheduled Owner’s Committee is not until 5-13-08. He stated that the group could schedule an emergency meeting for PCOs.
(End of Owner’s Committee Minutes)
There will not be an Owner’s Committee Meeting today.
Russek moved to authorize attendance at the Metropolitan Council Chair’s Meeting with Neighboring County Officials on 6-06-08, 9:00-11:00 A.M., St. Paul. The motion was seconded by Heeter and carried 5-0.
Mattson was unable to make the Leadership Team Retreat last week as he attended his grandson’s graduation from Winona State.
The meeting recessed at 9:13 A.M. and reconvened at 10:00 A.M.
The Public Hearing was opened to consider amendments to Ordinance No. 99-02, MN State Building Code. Brian Asleson, Chief Deputy Attorney, said the Ordinance adopted in 1999 adopting the State Building Code is one of the official controls named in the County’s Zoning Ordinance. The proposed amendments would update the Ordinance to include the most recent version of the MN State Building Code and would make the Ordinance self-perpetuating, incorporating all future changes to said code. The current Ordinance language refers to the 1997 Building Code. The amendments would also eliminate references to specific sections of State rules. Many of these sections have been repealed and replaced by different section numbers. Asleson said Tom Salkowski, Planning & Zoning Administrator, has recommended the amendments not be adopted today. This would allow mailing of the draft to the townships for review. The Public Hearing could be continued to a future date. Asleson did not feel this posed any problems as Ordinance No. 99-02 is already outdated. Craig Schulz, Building Inspector, pointed out that the County Board would be adopting the code in basic form. Discussion led to fees associated with different types of building and remodeling projects. The Public Hearing was closed at 10:10 A.M. Russek moved to continue the Public Hearing to 6-10-08 at 10:00 A.M. The motion was seconded by Heeter and carried 5-0.
A Building Committee Of The Whole was held earlier today to tour Courtrooms #1 and #5. At that meeting, the consensus of the Committee was to continue the meeting to 5-20-08 at 10:30 A.M. At today’s County Board Meeting, Richard Norman, County Coordinator, said the Court Administrator has a conflict with the meeting. Heeter moved to reschedule the continued Building Committee Of The Whole Meeting for 6-17-08 at 10:30 A.M. The motion was seconded by Russek and carried unanimously. Norman clarified that the Committee Minutes will still reflect the 5-20-08 date as that is what the recommendation of the Committee was at that time.
Bills Approved
ACS Government Info Ser $4,293.40
Ameripride Linen and Apparel 273.39
Anoka Co. Sheriff 34,223.88
Aramark Correctional Services 5,683.07
Artdirections Inc. 1,029.00
Auto Glass Center Inc. 481.01
Automatic Garage Door & Firepl. 155.78
Barnes Distribution 427.53
Gordon Belke 44,905.00
Black Moore Bumgardner Magnuss 100.00
Bogart Pederson & Assoc. Inc. 6,242.50
Bonestroo 1,102.72
Boyer Truck Parts 1,373.99
BP Amoco 2,952.69
Breezy Point Resort Inc. 315.00
Brock White Co. LLC 237.50
Carriveau & Associates Inc. 400.00
Catco Parts Service 1,799.77
Center Point Energy 3,497.49
Chamberlain Oil Co. 159.75
Chilson Holdings LLC 7,714.00
Church of St. Michael 2,821.00
Climate Air 1,282.84
City Cokato 400.00
CPS Technology Solutions 262.00
Crow River Tools 193.81
Datalux Corporation 126.71
Elmer Eichelberg 378.48
Embarq 163.71
Emergency Physicians PA 146.25
EPA Audio Visual Inc. 514.98
Wayne Fingalson 1,098.05
Force America Inc. 3,035.13
Gale-Tec Engineering Inc. 752.22
Janet Gholson 325.22
Hance Utility Services nc. 515.83
Hardings Towing Inc. 303.86
Hay Group 224.00
Hillyard Floor Care Group 4,661.25
Hometown Plumbing & Heating 4,635.00
Imagetech Services 285.72
Indelco Plastics Corp 634.67
Integrated Fire & Security 155.00
Interstate Battery Systems Of 203.31
Junction Towing & Auto Repair 142.72
Karels Towing 440.00
Kennametal Inc. 12,028.11
LaPlant Demo Inc. 546.11
Michael Laurent 208.41
Lawson Products Inc. 396.39
M-R Sign Company Inc. 1,375.78
Maple Lake Lumber Company 249.11
Marco 512.40
Marco Inc. 1,900.01
Richard Mattson 473.46
Menards - Buffalo 643.48
Midland Corporate Benefits SVC 997.75
Midwest Landscapes 665.64
MN Copy Systems 230.87
Monticello Auto Body Inc. 186.38
Morries Parts & Service Group 1,857.94
MTI Distributing Inc. 165.75
Jeffrey Namie 664.00
Nextel Communications 2,736.68
Office Depot 2,440.70
Frank Ramacciotti 300.00
Reed Business Information 205.92
Rhodes Lock & Glass 317.51
Royal Tire Inc. 213.18
RS Eden 10,953.00
Ryan Chevrolet 390.59
Schneider Corporation 4,215.00
Serversupply.com Inc. 3,064.70
Software House International 195.96
Sprint 101.25
St. Cloud Fire Equipment Inc. 983.81
Stamp Fulfillment Services 482.60
Sunsource 5,333.17
T & S Trucking 20,107.50
University of Minnesota 255.00
Walmart Community BRC 145.01
Wright Hennepin Coop Elec Assn 184.96
Xcel Energy 1,398.20
Zack’s Inc. 497.57
Ziegler Cat 4,270.65
3 D Specialties Inc. 1,021.15
34 Payments less than $100 1,566.31
Final total $225,551.24
The meeting adjourned at 10:14 A.M
Published in the Herald Journal June 2, 2008.