Wright County Board Minutes

The Wright County Board met in regular session at 9:00 A.M. with Sawatzke, Mattson, Russek, Eichelberg and Thelen present.
On a motion by Russek, second by Thelen, all voted to approve the 7-28-09 County Board minutes.
Petitions were accepted to the Agenda under Items For Consideration as follows: #2, “Electronics Collection, Compost Facility” (Sawatzke); #3, “Transportation Committee Of The Whole Meeting” (Eichelberg); #4, “Fair Announcement (Russek) & Corn Carnival” (Mattson). Russek moved to approve the Agenda as amended, seconded by Eichelberg, carried unanimously.
On a motion by Thelen, second by Russek, all voted to approve the Consent Agenda:
1. Performance Appraisals: G. Lebovsky, S. William, P&Z; J. Kramber, M. McGill, R. Howell, Sher.
2. Claim, EL-Jay Plumbing and Heating (Jail/LEC Project), $368.00.
1. Approve Abatement, PID# 116-034-001010, The City Of Waverly (City of Waverly).
2. Approve Abatement, PID# 114-251-003050, Kenneth and Katherine Kothe (City of St. Michael).
3. Approve Abatement, PID# 114-171-001040, Richard and Patricia Carruth (City of St. Michael).
Bob Hiivala, Auditor/Treasurer, said a three-year term for one of the seats on the Clearwater River Watershed Board of Directors will expire effective 8-13-09. Notice of this term expiration was advertised. The only applicant is the incumbent, Mark Kampa, who is asking to be reappointed. Mattson moved to reappoint Mark Kampa to the Clearwater River Watershed Board of Directors, seconded by Russek, carried 5-0.
Hiivala presented for approval an application for a 3.2 Malt Liquor License for the Woodland Hill Winery (Franklin Township). The paperwork has been filled out and the appropriate fees have been paid. This request has been approved by Franklin Township. Russek moved to approve the 3.2 Malt Liquor License for Woodland Hill Winery (Franklin Township), seconded by Thelen, carried 5-0.
Hiivala requested Board approval of the Summary of Designations for the Year Ended 12-31-08. The Designation of Cash Flow is calculated by taking the operating budget for the following year less revenues. The Designation for Compensated Absences is calculated on vested vacation and sick leave, based on years of service. Eichelberg moved to adopt Resolution #09-32 approving the Year End Designations, seconded by Mattson, carried 5-0:
Wright County
Summary of Designations for the Year Ended 12-31-08
WHEREAS, to be consistent with prior year’s financial statement presentations, we hereby authorize the designation of fund balances in the General Revenue, Road and Bridge and Human Services funds. The designations include amounts anticipated for cash flow purposes and compensated absences for the year 2009 as stated below:
General Revenue, Designation for Cash Flow $15,056,828; Designation for Compensated Absences $1,768,492
Road and Bridge, Designation for Cash Flow $8,026,902; Designation for Compensated Absences $259,687
Human Services, Designation for Cash Flow $4,462,500; Designation for Compensated Absences $537,203
We understand that the actual designations included in the financial statements will be limited to the extent that undesignated/unreserved fund balance allows.
(End of Summary of Designations)
The claims listing was discussed. Mattson referenced a claim on Page 15, Alley Excavating Inc. ($14,904.00), for a septic system replacement. In review of the claim, it appears the replacement relates to the CSAH 6 project. Russek felt that the road may have come too close to a septic system so it had to be replaced. On a motion by Russek, second by Thelen, all voted to approve the claims as listed in the abstract, subject to audit.
The Highway Department submitted a resolution requesting a speed zoning study on a segment of CSAH 35. Eichelberg moved to adopt Resolution #09-33, seconded by Russek, carried 5-0 on a roll call vote:
Resolution #09-33
The County Board of Commissioners for Wright County does hereby request the Commissioner of Transportation to make the necessary investigation to determine the reasonable and safe speed as provided in Section 169.14, Subdivision 5 of the Minnesota Statutes on the following Wright County Highways:
CSAH 35 - From TH 55 to about 1,626 feet north of 34th Street NE, at the One-Way Pair Split in St. Michael, approximately 10.179 miles in length. Then continue on the One-Way Pair as follows:
Eastbound One-Way Section, from the beginning of the One-Way Pair Split, east to CSAH 19 & TH 241, approximately 0.711 miles in length.
Westbound One-Way Section, from CSAH 19/TH 241, west to the end of the One-Way Pair Split, approximately 0.788 miles in length.
(End of Resolution #09-33)
Sawatzke and Russek provided an update on an electronics collection that was recently held at the Wright County Compost Facility. A total of 1,730 vehicles brought 254,000 lbs of electronic equipment to the collection (approximate figures: 2,200 televisions, 1,700 computers, 1,500 monitors). Volunteers from Wright County and STS helped to unload vehicles. It is estimated that the collection brought in three to four times the volume as the last collection.
Eichelberg asked that a Transportation Committee Of The Whole (TCOTW) Meeting be scheduled. He was in contact with the Highway Engineer and the following Agenda items are proposed: 1) Rumble Stripes on CSAH 35; 2) Update on Funding, I-94 Project near Albertville; and 3) Road Tour. Russek moved to set a TCOTW Meeting on 8-24-09 at 10:00 A.M., at the Public Works Building, seconded by Thelen, carried 5-0.
Russek announced the Wright County Fair which will be held the week of August 10th. He stated that the entry day is Tuesday this year, not Wednesday. He encouraged participants to submit their entries. Russek stated there will be new and exciting things at the Fair this year. Mattson said the Cokato Corn Carnival is being held the same time as the Wright County Fair. Mattson said the Cokato Corn Carnival is held the same time every year. He felt the Fair should hold to the same time period each year as well so as not to conflict with other events. Russek said that the Fair will go back to their original time starting next year.
Bills Approved
Robert Adams. $622.31
Alley Excavating Inc. 14,904.00
Allina Hospitals & Clinic 500.00
Allina Hospitals & Clinic 14,574.85
Allina Medical Laboratories 300.80
American Institutional Supply 298.28
American Linen and Apparel 136.15
AMI Imaging Systems,Iinc. 6,090.18
APEC Industrial Sales & Serv 2,359.95
Appraisal Institute 410.00
Aramark Correctional Services 12,055.19
Auto Glass Center Inc. 235.81
Bob Barker Co. 912.45
Barnes Distribution 775.98
Black Moore Bumgardner Magn 300.00
Bound Tree Medical LLC 405.91
Boyer Truck Parts 425.47
Brock White Co. Inc. 5,741.67
Brothers Fire Protection Co. 8,980.00
Buffalo Hospital 1,145.20
Cassidy Realty & Appraisal Inc. 611.00
Catco Parts Service 1,614.76
Cenex Fleetcard 795.02
Centra Sota Lake Region Inc. 36,363.12
Central MN Mental Health Ctr 490.00
Chamberlain Oil Co. 3,773.83
Clearwater Township 642.00
Dell Marketing LP 114.31
Franklin Denn 626.90
Dingmann Marine & More LLC 476.51
Embarq 116.51
Maria Felger Ramos LLC 146.00
Force America Inc. 2,264.10
Franklin Township 1,111.00
Freestyle Photographic Supplies 148.16
General Office Products Co. 2,306.62
Grainger 161.05
Granite Electronics 606.41
City Hanover 2,315.05
Randy Hickman 120.00
Highway Technologies Inc. 1,908.79
Highway 55 Trailer Sales 225.00
Hillyard Inc. - Minneapolis 158.00
Alan Hoekstra 600.97
Todd Hoffman 110.95
Intereum Inc. 107.94
Interstate Battery Systems 129.04
JME Ellsworth Co. 112.41
Nancy Kopff 270.25
LaPlant Demo Inc. 1,020.64
Michael Laurent 153.82
L3 Communications Inc. 110.98
M & M Bus Service Inc. 100.20
M-R Sign Company Inc. 2,829.72
Michael MacMillan 916.10
Maple Lake Lumber Company 204.55
Marco 1,609.59
Marco Inc. 4,293.37
Matthees Family Trust 220.00
Menards - Buffalo 242.25
Menards - Elk River 133.10
The Metro Group Inc. 6,832.59
MN Chemical Company 847.52
MN CLE Inc. 425.00
MN Lawyer 249.00
MN Onsite Wastewater Assn. 200.00
MN State Bar Association 190.00
Monticello Auto Body Inc. 240.47
City Montrose 1,246.20
Morries Parts & Service Group 221.99
National Business Systems Inc. 850.56
Nuss Truck & Equipment 226.61
Office Depot 1,297.64
Olson & Sons Electric 445.00
David Pederson 393.00
Precision Prints of Wright Co. 1,412.25
Property Records Industrial Assn. 125.00
Frank Ramacciotti 300.00
Bob’s Custom Upholstery Inc. 254.83
City Rockford 2,947.20
Rogers Radiator Repair 281.38
Royal Tire Inc. 1,837.40
Russell Security Resource Inc. 126.88
Ryan Chevrolet 208.57
Shell Fleet Plus 389.64
Sherburne County Sheriff 1,945.89
Sherwin Williams 285.83
Software House International 48,964.07
Specialty Turf & Ag 855.53
Sprint 984.15
Stearns County Treasurer 460.00
Total Printing 676.74
Trueman Welters Inc. 15,603.75
Vance Brothers Inc. 2,970.01
City Waverly 911.40
Westside Wholesale Tire 407.07
Wright Co. Highway Dept. 48,196.26
Wright Henn. Coop Elec. Assn. 156.30
Xcel Energy 1,736.43
Zarnoth Brush Works Inc. 583.54
27 Payments less than $100 1,274.05
Final total $288,993.97
The meeting adjourned at 9:27 A.M
Published in the Herald Journal Aug. 24, 2009.

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