WRIGHT COUNTY BOARD MINUTES
NOVEMBER 6, 2012
The Wright County Board met in regular session at 9:00 A.M. with Sawatzke, Mattson, Russek, Thelen, and Eichelberg present.
Russek moved to approve the 10-30-12 County Board Minutes. The motion was seconded by Eichelberg and carried 5-0.
Petitions were accepted to the Agenda as follows: Aud./Treas. Item #2, “Rescind Bid For Private Tax Forfeit Sale” (Hiivala); Item For Consid. #2, “AMC Meeting Report” (Russek). On a motion by Eichelberg, second by Russek, all voted to approve the Agenda as amended.
On a motion by Russek, second by Eichelberg, all voted to approve the Consent Agenda:
1. Performance Appraisals: M. Faulhaber, Aud./Treas.; R. Casey, B. Jans, D. Kotila, J. Martinson, B. Severson, G. Stonelake, W. Workman, Hwy.; S. Decker, P&Z; M. Hayen, E. Knoop, C. Stine, Sher./Corr.
2. Refer Reserved Parking Assignments To The Building Committee.
1. Approve & Authorize Signatures On Retainer Agreement With Greene Espel, PLLP.
1. Refer To 11-13-12 Fees For Service Hearing:
A. Fee For Otsego Gazebo At A Rate Of $10/Day, Weekends & Weekdays.
D. PLANNING & ZONING
1. Accept The Findings & Recommendations Of The Planning Commission For The Following Rezoning:
A. Barry Hart (Silver Creek Twp.). Planning Commission Unanimously Recommends Approval Of The Rezoning Of Parcels Zoned AG & B-1 To B-2.
Bob Hiivala, Auditor/Treasurer, requested the Board approve the rescinding of a bid for a tax forfeiture private land sale, PID #218-000-111101. ChanLore Farm Inc. was the successful high bidder on the property with their bid of $1,000. The parcel is a small sliver of land between two parcels. Hiivala contacted the bidder and learned ChanLore Farm Inc. misunderstood what they were bidding on. They thought they were bidding on a larger parcel of land. Brian Asleson, Chief Deputy Attorney, said the paperwork has not been processed and requested that the County rescind ChanLore Farm Inc.’s bid. This action is much easier when a private sale is involved, as only those properties touching the sale parcel are notified. In this instance, ChanLore Farm Inc. thought they were bidding on a several acre parcel. There is a second bidder who would like to purchase the property. Asleson’s recommendation is to accept the second bid. Mattson made a motion to allow the bid from ChanLore Farm Inc. to be withdrawn because they were confused as to what they were bidding on. The motion includes accepting the second bid for PID #218-000-111101. The motion was seconded by Eichelberg. Mattson asked whether staff will be contacting the parties involved. Hiivala said that they will, including contacting the second bidder to see whether they will honor the bid. If not, this item will be brought back to the County Board. The motion carried unanimously.
Russek moved to approve the claims as listed in the abstract, subject to audit. This includes 226 claims for a total of $323,797.46. The motion was seconded by Sawatzke and carried 5-0.
Lt. Todd Hoffman, Sheriff’s Office, requested the Board authorize signatures on a Next Generation 911 Grant with the State of Minnesota for $10,000, effective 5-01-12 through 6-30-13. The grant will cover the purchase and installation of necessary equipment for the conversion from the Legacy 911 network to the NG911 network. No matching funds are required. The $10,000 is expected to cover the total cost for this phase of the project. There are other phases to the project that must be completed before the system is completely operational. Russek moved to authorize signatures on the Next Generation 911 Grant with the State of Minnesota. The motion was seconded by Eichelberg and carried unanimously.
Richard Norman, County Coordinator, asked the Board whether they would like to schedule a Budget Committee Of The Whole Meeting prior to the 11-27-12 Board Meeting at 6:00 P.M. (Truth In Local Taxation Hearing). Norman inquired whether there are any outstanding issues with regard to the Budget or anything the Board would like to revisit prior to that meeting. If not, he will proceed with drafting the Agenda for that meeting. Sawatzke said if anything does come up, there will be the opportunity for discussion at the Public Hearing on 11-27-12 and the Board Meeting on 12-11-12. The Budget and Levy can be lowered but not raised. Based on the Commissioners not bringing anything forward today to discuss, Thelen said it appears that a BCOTW Meeting prior to the 11-27-12 Board Meeting is not needed.
Mattson left the meeting at 9:12 A.M.
Russek and Eichelberg attended an AMC District V Meeting last week. Of the eleven Counties in District V, six will have Commissioners retiring. Those attending the District V Meeting reviewed the handout, “AMC 2013 Legislative Session Potential Priority Action Items” (includes 23 items). Russek said the group selected the following as priorities out of the 23 items, noting that two items tied for the #2 position:
1. General Government/MAGIC Act.
2. Transportation Funding.
2. HHS/Technology Modernization.
4. General Government/E-Fairness
5. Environment and Natural Resources/Wetland Conservation Act (WCA).
6. Public Safety/Jail Health Care Costs.
This was provided as an informational item.
10000 Lakes Chapter ICC $210.00
Ag Neovo Technology Corp. 275.00
Ameripride Services 509.94
Anderson/Dale E 390.00
Aramark Services Inc 6,488.74
Barnes Distribution 447.77
Beaudry Propane Inc 729.45
Boyer Truck Parts 1,593.56
Braun Intertec Corporation 380.00
Buffalo Hospital 7,036.88
Buffalo Hosp.-OTPT Comm. 3,000.00
Carefree Lawn 1,962.10
Center Point Energy 390.76
Centra Sota Coop. - Buffalo 37,649.70
Chamberlain Oil Co 4,211.79
Clearwater Township 1,069.60
Climate Air 380.00
Collins Brothers Towing 422.16
Croteau Plumbing 628.05
Cub Foods 238.65
Demo Plus Inc 1,280.00
Des.Elec. Inc-Cold Spr. Elec. 6,026.41
DS Solutions Inc 1,851.61
Elk River Municipal Utilities 129.00
Ernst General Construction Inc 613.75
Federal Signal Corporation 131.41
Forestry Suppliers Inc 174.56
French Lake Township 526.00
Fyles Exc. & Honey Wagon 1,045.00
General Pallet Inc 507.00
Glunz Construction LLC 125.00
Hedlund Plumbing 1,375.00
Hennepin Technical College 2,520.00
Hillyard Inc - Minneapolis 535.41
Howard Lake/City of 1,547.20
Image Builders 270.11
Integrated Fire & Security 1,325.25
Int. Assn. of Assessing Officers 525.00
Interstate Battery Systems 414.46
Junction Towing & Auto Repair 1,017.43
Karels Towing 168.32
Kris Engineering Inc 17,917.70
Laplant Demo Inc 820.62
Lundeen/Jonathan C 195.00
M-R Sign Company Inc 1,426.99
Maple Lake Lumber Company 500.71
Maple Lake Township 1,459.90
Marco Inc 2,381.18
Mariposa Publishing 226.58
Marysville Township 1,498.60
Mathiowetz Construction 140,778.47
Menards - Buffalo 198.16
Metro Group Inc/The 384.72
Middleville Township 813.40
Midwest Protection Agency Inc 472.44
MN Dept. of Human Services 2,163.40
MN Monitoring Inc 7,781.00
MN Sheriffs Association 110.00
Monticello Township 1,448.00
Montrose/City of 1,258.20
Morries Parts & Service Group 140.00
Office Depot 940.20
Pakor Inc 306.72
Reds Auto Electric 145.45
Rockford Township 3,336.15
Royal Tire Inc 3,613.39
Russell Security Resource Inc 390.38
Ryan Chevrolet 112.76
Ryan/Jonathan J 234.00
Scuba Center 2,928.38
SHI International Corp 1,053.79
Suites at Waterfront Plaza 113.86
Synergy Graphics 535.88
Univ. of MN/CCE Registration 850.00
Vergin Sales 884.92
Walmart Store 01-1577 1,465.42
Waste Management-TC West 2,349.59
Waverly/City of 452.20
Wolff/J. Shannon 125.00
Woodland Township 1,073.50
Workman/Wes W 125.00
Zacks Inc 1,365.92
23 Payments less than $100 $1,145.57
Final total $323,797.46
The meeting adjourned at 9.14 A.M
Published in the Herald Journal Dec. 3, 2012.