Wright County Board Minutes

JULY 5, 2011
The Wright County Board met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. with Thelen, Mattson, and Russek present.
On a motion by Thelen, second by Mattson, all voted to approve the 6-28-11 Wright County Board Minutes.
Thelen moved to approve the Agenda as presented. The motion was seconded by Mattson and carried 3-0.
On a motion by Mattson, second by Thelen, all voted to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.
1. Performance Appraisals: T. Praska, Assr.; L. Dixon, T. Frazier, G. Kryzer, S. McCauley, J. Paripovich, Atty.; T. Hackenmueller, T. Laage, J. Sturges, Hwy.
2. Budget 100 Transfers To The Various Departments In The General Revenue Budget.
Bob Hiivala, Auditor/Treasurer, stated that he would like to clarify Consent Agenda item A2, Budget 100 Transfers To The Various Departments In The General Revenue Budget. He stated that although the Commissioners are approving the Budget 100 transfers today, he will key the transfers with a June, 2011 date. This will give the Department Heads an opportunity to see their first six months of wages and benefits.
Hiivala presented the claims listing for approval. On a motion by Mattson, second by Thelen, all approved the claims as listed in the abstract, subject to audit.
Greg Kryzer, Assistant County Attorney, stated that after the 6-28-11 County Board Meeting, it was determined that there was a scheduling conflict with the 7-08-11 Meeting at Otsego River Levee. He suggested that the meeting be scheduled for 7-15-11 at 10:30 a.m. starting at the Public Works Building. On a motion by Mattson, seconded by Thelen, all voted to approve rescheduling the Otsego River Levee Meeting for 7-15-11, at 10:30 a.m. at the Public Works Building, and on site at 11:00 a.m.
Norman stated that he is recommending revising Personnel Policy 403, Layoffs and Recalls. The two noted changes are as follows: 1) The words “to be” should be removed from the second sentence under Section 403.02 Layoff Procedure, Subsection B. 2) Section 403.02 Layoff Procedure, Subsection C, should read: “The County Coordinator or designee shall provide a written layoff notice to an employee. Such notice will state the reasons for layoff.” He stated that he would recommend that the policy be effective today. Thelen asked whether the change in Subsection B is only grammatical. Norman stated yes. Mattson moved to approve the changes to Personnel Policy 403, Layoffs and Recalls with discussion. The motion was seconded by Thelen. Mattson asked whether seniority has high consideration in positions that are State or federally funded. Norman stated that employees covered by collective bargaining agreements are done by seniority in classification. The Personnel Policy states that seniority would be considered but it is not absolute for those not covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Thelen asked for additional clarification of the changes. Norman repeated the recommended changes. Thelen stated that it sounds as if the change for Subsection C would eliminate a two week notice. Norman clarified that none of the collective bargaining agreements speak to a notice requirement.
Eichelberg arrived at 9:08 a.m.
Norman stated that of the counties he researched, Ramsey County was the only county that had verbiage within their Personnel Policy regarding providing layoff notice. Ramsey County’s policy states that they will try to give up to a five-day notice. However, they are not required to provide notice. Russek asked if Eichelberg had any questions regarding the proposed changes and motion. Eichelberg stated no. The motion passed 4-0.
Bills Approved
Allina Hospitals & Clinics. $18,227.96
American Planning Assocat 275.00
Ameripride Services 409.52
Ancom Communications Inc. 829.78
Apec Industrial Sales & Ser 460.64
Aramark Services Inc. 6,042.34
Arrow Tech 13,020.00
Bakeberg/George 392.00
Barthels Auto Body 1,630.72
Bauman/Lawrence R 434.00
Bound Tree Medical LLC 148.79
Boyer Truck Parts 1,030.28
BP Amoco 291.83
Brethorst/Darnell 191.50
Cenex Fleetcard 767.95
Centra Sota Cooperative - E 6,942.13
CenturyLink 176.87
Clearwater/City of 967.75
Climate Air 1,569.07
Constellation Justice Syst 14,709.00
Cragg Co/H M 1,575.00
Crop Production Services II 573.20
Cub Foods 154.67
Dell Marketing LP 3,578.12
Dental Care Associates of B 367.00
Diamondback Manufacturing 47,829.00
Douglas/Ralph D 438.00
Ehlers 100.00
Eichelberg/Elmer 281.00
Election Systems & Software 4,941.73
Elk River Municipal Utilities 131.13
Emergency Physicians Prof 694.50
Federated Propane 298.10
First State Tire Recycling 427.00
Flanagan Sales Inc. 187.57
Forestry Suppliers Inc. 139.90
Grainger 514.60
Granite Electronics 238.29
Hendricks/Bryan 107.99
Hiivala/Robert 129.89
Hillyard Inc. - Minneapolis 2,292.26
Hoisington Koegler Group I 10,132.53
Holen Aluminum Products 4,264.31
Howard/Jolanta 500.00
Intoximeters Inc. 284.93
J & J Marine Inc. 127.87
Knife River 628,054.86
Kris Engineering Inc. 145.69
Lostetter/Carol H 100.00
Maple Lake Lumber Company 179.41
Marco Inc. 3,560.43
Marietta Aggregates/Martin 105.49
Markie Communications 227.50
Mathiowetz Construction 70,378.04
Menards - Buffalo 808.30
MN Counties Computer Coop 250.00
Morries Parts & Service Group 496.97
Northern States Power Co. 1,273.04
Nuss Truck & Equipment 170.65
Office Depot 2,742.44
Onsite Medical Service Inc. 706.00
Pearson Bros. Inc. 2,733.50
Pederson/David 130.00
Ramacciotti/Frank 200.00
Regents of the University 31,862.49
Royal Tire Inc. 334.57
RS Eden 756.65
Rutger’s Bay Lake Lodge 662.64
Ryan Chevrolet 186.28
SHI International Corp 125.04
Telvent DTN 6,240.00
Total Printing 307.27
Towmaster 655.14
Traffic Marking Service Inc 60,504.80
Vance Brothers Inc. 1,662.65
Veripic Inc. 4,200.00
Weber/Gordon 210.00
Wright County Highway Dept 720.79
Zack’s Inc. 222.19
21 Payments less than $100 990.23
Final total $970,728.78
The meeting adjourned at 9:10 A.M
Published in the Herald Journal July 25, 2011.

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