Wright County Board Minutes

WRIGHT COUNTY BOARD MINUTES
JANUARY 8, 2013
Bob Hiivala, County Auditor/Treasurer, called the meeting to order at 9:00 A.M. and asked for an election of the Chairperson for the coming year. On a motion by Potter, second by Daleiden, all voted to elect Sawatzke as Chairperson for 2013; and then Commissioner Sawatzke presided at the meeting.
On a motion by Potter, second by Borrell, all voted to elect Husom as Vice Chairperson for 2013.
On a motion by Daleiden, second by Husom, all voted to dispense with the reading of the minutes of 12-24-12 and approve them as written/revised.
On a motion by Husom, second by Daleiden, all voted to transfer back any unused funds in the County Attorney’s Contingency Fund, the Sheriff’s Contingency Fund, and the Incidental Fund to the General Revenue Fund.
On a motion by Borrell, second by Daleiden, all voted to recall all unused clerk hire and unused budgets for 2012.
The Board discussed setting the Board Meetings for 2013. Sawatzke was contacted by Tom McGregor, Maple Lake, who wanted to speak to the issue at today’s Meeting. McGregor said he was present on behalf of a small number of citizens requesting a change in time of the County Board Meetings from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. on Tuesdays. He stated that at 9:00 A.M., most taxpayers are well into their day at work and it may be prohibitive to attend. By moving the Meetings to 3:00 P.M., he felt it would be easier for them to attend. McGregor asked that the Board make a motion to that effect.
Sawatzke said that McGregor emailed him a couple of weeks ago on the issue. Sawatzke informed McGregor at that time that he would have the opportunity to make the request today. Sawatzke said that in the mid 1990’s, the County held night meetings to provide the opportunity for more public participation, but that effort was unsuccessful. Sawatzke said one of his concerns would be the cost of the extra staff time required beyond the normal work schedule of 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Borrell suggested the Board hold an informational meeting once a month highlighting current topics. Sawatzke said that the County does hold meetings in the evening when the Board feels it is necessary. Some examples of meeting topics that have been held in the evening include road turn back on a County/Township road, ditches, and the Truth In Local Taxation Hearing. Husom is neutral on the subject and feels that 3:00 P.M. would be fine. Daleiden said his concern is the overtime involved and the resulting input from taxpayers that the County is wasting money. He offered the suggestion of holding one of the Board Meetings per month in the evening. Sawatzke said that schedule could be confusing for those who want to attend.
Richard Norman, County Coordinator, said moving meetings late in the day would impact the turnaround for the Board Minutes. Staff would lose a half day of time toward that effort. Norman said with regard to public participation at meetings, it really becomes Agenda specific. The person interested in the topic shows up whether the meeting is held at 9:00 A.M., 3:00 P.M., or 6:00 P.M. Daleiden said it would be nice to have more public participation but he does have an issue with overtime for employees.
Daleiden moved to set the County Board’s regular sessions for every Tuesday for 2013. The meetings shall be called to order at 9:00 A.M. The motion was seconded by Potter. Borrell thought the Board could revisit this issue in the future. He said the Board could schedule an informational meeting in the evening if there is a pressing subject. Daleiden agreed. Daleiden stated that the County Board Meetings are aired through Charter Communications on Channel 6 on Thursday at 8:00 P.M. and Friday at 8:00 A.M. The Board could consider upgrade of technologies through streaming of the Board Meetings (allowing the Board Meetings to be played through the County’s website). Sawatzke asked for the status of that effort, as it was discussed by the previous County Board. Norman said site visits were made to a couple of jurisdictions that utilize streaming of their meetings. Bill Swing, IT Director, attended those visits as well. Norman said that moving to streaming would require additional resources. The issue of streaming can be brought forth to the Board for consideration if desired. Husom stated that whatever can be done to encourage public participation is positive, and holding the Board Meeting later in the day may bring more people to meetings. She supports the idea of possibly holding a workshop with departments once a month. The motion carried 4-1 with Husom casting the nay vote.
The Chairperson presented the 2012 list of committee members and asked the County Board to convey their preferences and suggestions regarding committee designations for 2013.
On a motion by Daleiden, second by Potter, all voted that the appointments of committees for 2013 be made by the Chairperson with the approval of the Board and that the first member named act as Chairperson of the Committee and the County Coordinator act as Secretary. Alternates are designated on the Committee by ( ).
The following is a list of the 2013 appointments:
COMMITTEE; 2013 APPOINTMENTS
Budget Committee Of The Whole; All Commissioners, Coordinator, Aud./Treas.
Building, Furniture & Equipment; Potter, Daleiden, Coordinator, (Borrell)
Capital Improvement/Finance; Sawatzke, Daleiden, Auditor/Treasurer, Attorney, Coordinator, (Potter)
Civil Defense; Husom, Sawatzke, Coordinator
Committee to Inspect Ditches; Two Commissioners as appointed by Board, Auditor/Treasurer
Deferred Compensation; Sawatzke, Daleiden, Coordinator, Auditor/Treasurer, Chief Deputy Attorney
Forfeited Tax Sales; Potter, Borrell, Auditor/Treasurer
Labor/Management Health Insurance; Borrell, Potter, Coordinator, (Husom); (Also two Personnel Representatives, one Department Head representing the Leadership Team, and one Representative from each union)
Labor /Management Loss Control; Husom, Borrell, Coordinator, Special Projects Administrator, Safety Director, Emergency Management Coordinator (Also one Representative from each unit: Teamsters, WCDA, AFSCME, and 49’ers)
Noxious Weed Appeal Committee Borrell, Daleiden
Personnel & Employee Relations; Sawatzke, Husom, Coordinator, (Potter)
Technology; Daleiden, Borrell, IT Director, Auditor/Treasurer, Highway Engineer, Human Services Representative, Sheriff Representative, Surveyor, Coordinator, (Husom)
Transportation Committee Of The Whole; All Commissioners, Highway Engineer, Coordinator
Union Negotiations; Sawatzke, Husom, Coordinator, (Daleiden)
Ways & Means; Sawatzke, Husom, Coordinator, (Borrell)
The Board then discussed the Advisory Board appointments. Sawatzke questioned the term listed on the Advisory Board Listing, “Ex-Officio Members”. Norman said that he interprets the term “Advisory” to mean non-voting member. Sawatzke said that with many of the groups listed, the appointees are voting members. Over the years, the Listing has changed and so the term “Ex-Officio Members” is inaccurate. Brian Asleson, Chief Deputy Attorney, stated he had this discussion with attorneys from other counties. It was agreed that the term does not necessarily mean the appointee is a non-voting member. The bylaws of each body would indicate whether the appointee can vote. Asleson suggested striking the term “Ex-Officio Member” from the County’s Committee and Advisory Board Listing. It was the consensus to remove “Ex-Officio Member” from the Listing. Sawatzke explained that the Committee appointments that have already been presented are those groups that meet and make recommendation to the County Board. They do not have authority to act. The Advisory Boards that follow are, for the most part, stand-alone organizations.
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS; 2013 APPOINTMENTS
Area Transportation Planning (ATP); Potter
Bertram Chain Of Lakes Advisory Board; Sawatzke, Daleiden
Central MN EMS Region Joint Powers Board; Husom (Borrell)
Central MN Jobs & Training Joint Powers Board (JPA) Workforce Center; Husom
Clearwater River Watershed District; Husom
County Extension Service; Borrell, Potter
Crow River Organization Of Water (C.R.O.W.); Borrell (Potter)
Delegates to AMC; All Commissioners, Auditor/Treasurer, Coordinator, Highway Engineer
East Central Joint Powers Board; Sawatzke, Court Services Director
Economic Development Partnership Board; Potter
Great River Regional Library Board; Sawatzke
Highway 55 Coalition; Potter, Husom, (Highway Engineer)
Historical Society; Sawatzke
Law Library Board; Husom
Legislative Matters; All Commissioners
Meth Education And Drug Awareness (M.E.A.D.A.); Husom
Mid Minnesota Mississippi River Resource Conservation And Development (RC&D); Open (will appoint if needed)
Monticello Joint Planning Board; Sawatzke
Parks Advisory Board; Daleiden
Planning Commission; Borrell
Public Works Labor/Management; Husom, Coordinator, (Sawatzke)
Region 7W Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Committee; Potter (Sawatzke)
Region 7W Transportation; Potter
Regional Crime Lab; Husom
Regional Radio Board; Borrell (Husom)
Safe Communities of Wright County; Husom
Soil & Water Conservation District; Borrell
Twin Cities Urbanized Areas (UZA) Boundaries; Daleiden
Water Management Task Force; Daleiden
Wright County Ag Society; Borrell
Wright County Community Action Council; Daleiden, Borrell, City Representative
Wright County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee; Husom
On a motion by Daleiden, second by Husom, all voted to accept the Advisory Board (Ex-Officio Member) appointments as recommended.
The following were removed from the Committee and Advisory Committee Listing:
Budget Committee: The 2012 Committee membership included two Commissioner appointments, the Auditor/Treasurer, the Coordinator, and a Commissioner alternate. This Committee is different than the Budget Committee Of The Whole. Norman explained that the Budget Committee meets to review the Capital Improvement Plan and the Technology Plan. It was the consensus that the Budget Committee is no longer needed as the Capital Improvement Finance Committee will review the Capital Improvement Plan.
Committee to Inspect Roads. The 2012 Committee membership included two Commissioner appointments, the Highway Engineer, and the Coordinator. Virgil Hawkins, Highway Engineer, stated that this Committee has not met in his 18 years of service with the County. He was unsure whether there is a statutory requirement to have this Committee. Hawkins stated that it would make sense for the Transportation Committee Of The Whole to handle the road tour for Commissioners and to address the 5 Year Plan. It was the consensus to remove the Committee to Inspect Roads from the appointments as it is no longer needed.
Purchasing Steering: The 2012 Committee Membership included two Commissioner appointments, Purchasing Agent, Coordinator, and a Commissioner alternate. Norman recommended eliminating this Committee. If issues arise relating to the County’s Purchasing Policy or to a purchasing issue, those can be referred to the Ways & Means Committee. It was the consensus to remove the Purchasing Steering Committee as it is no longer needed.
Transportation Committee: The 2012 Committee Membership included two Commissioner appointments, Highway Engineer, and Coordinator. Norman said the Transportation Committee does not meet. In recent years, transportation issues have been referred to the Transportation Committee Of The Whole. It was the consensus to remove the Transportation Committee and to add the Transportation Committee Of The Whole to the Committee Listing.
Solid Waste Task Force: The 2012 Membership included two Commissioner appointments. It was the consensus to remove the Solid Waste Task Force from the Listing as the group does not meet anymore. If issues arise, they can be referred to the Ways & Means Committee.
Other discussion occurred relating to Advisory Boards:
Mid Minnesota River Research Conservation and Development (RC&D). Commissioner Russek previously served as the County Board representative. He attended today’s County Board Meeting and indicated that the group has not met for eight months. He is unsure whether they will meet again. There is no Federal funding available for the group. It was the consensus that Mid Minnesota River Research Conservation and Development (RC&D) will be left on the Advisory Board Listing at this time. If the County is contacted about a meeting in the future, an appointment can be made at that time.
Region 7W Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Committee. Sawatzke said this Committee has not been formed yet. Discussions have occurred over the past nine months on whether to form a Committee. There is not currently a regional county organization and there hasn’t been for one for about 20 years. This group is deciding whether there should be one. It involves representation from Region 7W which includes Sherburne, Benton, Wright and Stearns Counties.
Twin Cities Urbanized Areas (UZA) Boundaries: Since the last census, a small portion of Wright County was deemed to be in the Twin Cities Urbanized Boundary Area. Sawatzke said the County had to appoint someone to this group. Virgil Hawkins, Highway Engineer, stated that a meeting has not been held yet. With the 2010 census, the Twin Cities Urbanized Area expanded to include a portion of Wright and Sherburne Counties. This is important for setting population counts for Federal money and Met Council planning. Hawkins and the former Highway Engineer, Wayne Fingalson, attended a couple of the TAC Meetings. This appointment relates to the Policy Committee that will be formed.
The meeting recessed at 10:05 A.M. and reconvened at 10:17 A.M.
Sawatzke asked for any petitions or changes to the Agenda. On a motion by Potter, second by Daleiden, all voted to approve the Agenda as presented.
Sawatzke said the Commissioners were provided with information on Board protocol. He indicated that if any Board members would like to operate in a different manner, they should have discussion on that. Sawatzke said he brought forth to Norman an inaccuracy on one item relating to adding items to the Agenda. The Rules of Procedure reflect that an item can only be added if it is not in the budget. Sawatzke felt that is just opposite; that the item can be added if it is in the budget. Norman said he will review the County Board Minutes where action was taken to adopt the Rules of Procedure. If a motion is required, he will place that on an upcoming Board Agenda.
The Consent Agenda was discussed. Borrell referenced Item A2, “Administration, Authorize Participation In The Minnesota Cities Participation Program (First Time Homebuyer) For 2013”. Borrell asked if there are any future ramifications if someone defaults on a loan. Norman said the Program is better known as the First Time Homebuyers Program and the funds go directly from the State to banks. Borrell referenced Item A6, “Authorize Wellness Committee To Sponsor Zumba Classes For Employees From 4:50 – 5:50 P.M., Two Sessions (1-15-13 to 2-19-13 and 3-04-13 to 4-08-13), Location Old Jail Gym”. He asked whether employees fund this personally. Norman said that is correct. On a motion by Potter, second by Husom, all voted to approve the Consent Agenda:
A. ADMINISTRATION
1. Performance Appraisals: R. DesMarais, E. Kloss, Assessor; C. Barnaal, Court Services; R. Barfknecht, J. Benn, P. Benson, J. Brown, P. Brunner, C. Canton, B. Doney, H. DuBois, T. Hallberg, W. Holland, L. Husom, J. Kaufman, K. Klatt, K. Kremer, T. Olson, Sher.; D. Evjen, E. Stennes, Surveyor.
2. Authorize Participation In The Minnesota Cities Participation Program (First Time Homebuyer) For 2013.
3. Tri County Regional Forensic Laboratory Report, November 2012.
4. Cancel 1-23-13 Committee Meetings.
5. Claim, Madden, Galanter, Hansen, LLP, $6,389.09, Professional Services, November 2012.
6. Authorize Wellness Committee To Sponsor Zumba Classes For Employees From 4:50 – 5:50 P.M., Two Sessions (1-15-13 to 2-19-13 and 3-04-13 to 4-08-13), Location Old Jail Gym.
7. Schedule Closed Session, 10:30 A.M., 1-15-13, To Discuss Labor Negotiation Strategies.
8. O/T Report, Period Ending 12-22-12.
B. AUDITOR/TREASURER
1. 1. Approve 2013 Tobacco License Renewals for: Croix Convenience, Payless Tobacco, Casey’s General Store #2412, Coborn’s, Coborn’s Liquor, Little Duke’s, 152 Club, Geez Sports Bar & Grill, Emma’s Express (Albertville City); Coborn’s, Coborn’s Liquor, Clearwater Travel Fuel Center, Clearwater Travel Plaza, Holiday StationStore #254 (Clearwater City); Casey’s General Store #1647, The Marketplace, Lake Region Coop, Kirk’s Travel Plaza (Cokato City); Hitching Post @Lake Center (Corinna Twp.); CVS Pharmacy #5311, Coborn’s, Holiday StationStore #214, Flippin’ Bill’s, Delano Wine & Spirits (Delano City); River Inn Bar & Grill (Hanover City); Lake Region Coop, H&H Sport Shop, American Legion Post #131 (Maple Lake City); SuperAmerica #4479, Cub Foods #1632, WalMart #3624, Holiday StationStore #344, Holiday StationStore #196, Broadway Kwik Stop, O’Ryan’s Marathon, Monticello Country Club, Kwik Trip #345, Walgreen’s #13938, Hi-Way Liquors, Monticello Liquor, Monti Smoke Shop (Monticello City); Casey’s General Store #1881, O’Brothers Wine & Spirits, The Ugly Bar, Montrose Convenience/Clark Gas (Montrose City); Holiday StationStore #378 (Otsego City); Red Vest Bar, Casey’s General Store #2156 (Rockford City); Hasty Truck Stop (Silver Creek Twp.); South Haven Sports, South Haven Municipal Liquor Store (South Haven City); Marohn’s St. Michal Marketplace, SuperAmerica #4554, SuperAmerica #4267, Corner Bar, CVS Pharmacy #5920, Walgreen’s #13842, Kwik Trip #68, Holiday StationStore #394, Cash Wise Liquor, St. Michael Liquors (St. Michael City); Mark’s Service (Waverly City).
C. PARKS
1. Appoint Elmer Eichelberg To A Three-Year Term (January 2013 – December 2016) On The Wright County Parks Commission Representing District #4.
Marc Mattice, Parks Administrator, requested the Board authorize signatures on the 2013 Park Caretaker Agreement with Green View Inc. The Agreement provides Wright County with contract caretakers for Beebe Lake, Otsego, Clearwater/Pleasant, Fairhaven Mill, and Ney Parks. The total contract amount (not to exceed figure of $93,317.12) is within the 2013 budget figure, with half reimbursement from Stearns County for services at Fairhaven Mill. Services provided include general maintenance from May through September at the Parks listed and winter time activities (ski rentals and interpretation activities) at Ney Park. Borrell asked if this is more cost effective than hiring employees. Mattice said it is. Green View Inc. advertises, hires, terminates, and covers workers compensation and administrative fees. The County has hired for these services since the late 1970’s. Sawatzke viewed this as a positive arrangement. Mattice said Green View works with retired individuals for job placement. Daleiden moved to authorize signatures on the 2013 Park Caretaker Agreement with Green View Inc. The motion was seconded by Potter and carried unanimously.
On behalf of Steve Berg, Emergency Management Coordinator, Lt. Todd Hoffman requested the Board authorize signatures on the Verification of Plan Approval for the Wright County Emergency Operations Plan. The Plan has been updated and approved by the Regional Program Coordinator from Homeland Security Emergency Management. The Plan has to be approved by the Board of Commissioners and then submitted to the State. Sawatzke thought this is required by Federal Law. After the 9/11 incident, provisions were put into place to pay for and require a number of planning processes. The Plan is a by-product of that. Daleiden moved to authorize signatures of the Board Chair on the Verification of Plan Approval for the Wright County Emergency Operations Plan. The motion was seconded by Borrell and carried 5-0.
Greg Kramber, County Assessor, said that each assessor approved by the Commissioner of Revenue to serve another four-year term as County Assessor must take an Oath of Office per MN Statute 273.061. The Oath should be taken at the first County Board Meeting that takes place after 1-01-13. Kramber received his reappointment from the Minnesota Commissioner of Revenue, after being approved by the Wright County Board on 10-09-12. Kramber said his original oath was from ten years ago. He received notification from the Commissioner of Revenue that the oath should be reissued. Kramber then took the following Oath of Office:
“I Gregory A. Kramber swear and affirm that I will support the constitution of the United States and of this state, that I will be diligent, faithful, and impartial in the performance of the duties of the office and trust that I now assume as County Assessor for the County of Wright. So help me God.”
Borrell moved to recognize the Oath of Office for Greg Kramber and his reappointment to the position of County Assessor. The motion was seconded by Husom and carried 5-0. Kramber has been a County employee for nearly 21 years and has served as County Assessor for 11 years.
Virgil Hawkins, Highway Engineer, presented a draft resolution to approve candidate projects for submittal to MnDOT Region 7W for local Federal funding for Fiscal Year 2017. The following projects are recommended and are included in the County’s Five-Year Plan (adopted by the Board on 12/18/12):
1. CSAH 37, Pavement Preservation (8 miles), Estimated Cost $3,000,000, Federal Funds Requested $2,400,000.
2. CSAH 37 – Otsego, Reconstruction (2 miles), Estimated Cost $3,100,000, Federal Amount Requested $2,480,000.
3. CSAH 7 Bridge, Replace Bridge No. 90700 (Over North Fork Crow River), Estimated Cost $1,100,000, Federal Amount Requested $880,000.
Hawkins said the deadline to apply is 1-11-13. Solicitation for funding occurs in 2013 for 2017 construction. Daleiden asked if funding is received, whether it can be redirected to another project in the future if the County reprioritizes the importance of the original project. Hawkins responded that the application for candidate projects is sent to MnDOT Region 7W where the projects are scored from a technical standpoint. From there, they are sent to the Policy Committee. Funding may be received for all, some, or none of the candidate projects submitted. Funding for each candidate project may also be made on a percentage basis. Any funds received for a project must be utilized only for that project. Application for funding is completed annually.
Daleiden asked whether the County is limited to three project candidates per year. Hawkins said application can be made for any number of projects. There are funding formulas that help to determine how well a project may score. Hawkins said it has to do with timing, and the project has to be in the County’s Five-Year Plan. Sawatzke asked what projects were applied for last year and what was received. Hawkins stated that the CSAH 37 Pavement Preservation project was submitted and the County did not receive funding. He feels this is a good project candidate this year. Daleiden asked about pavement preservation. Hawkins explained that pavement preservation is a much better improvement and will last longer. It prevents reflective cracking. The gravel is reclaimed (ground up pavement) and that material is the base of the road. Hawkins said the last time CSAH 37 was overlaid was 1995 and is not scheduled until 2017. Sawatzke noted that CSAH 37 receives a lot of truck traffic. The CSAH 6 reconstruction project (from CSAH 37 to Hwy. 55 and from CSAH 37 south to Howard Lake) was submitted last year as well and did not receive funding. This project is also in the Five-Year Plan.
Sawatzke asked whether information was going to be provided on the Five-Year Plan. Hawkins plans to provide information on the Five-Year Plan and on the Road & Bridge Department. He will request the scheduling of a Transportation Committee Of The Whole Meeting in February to go over these items. Sawatzke said a Road Tour is generally held and includes some of the projects planned for the next year or two. Although projects may be reflected in a certain year of the Five-Year Plan, those projects may move around based on limited funding and competing interests. Sometimes what is felt to be a priority may not rank the same four years later. Hawkins said it would be a good idea to hold a Road Tour in the spring. Daleiden moved to adopt Resolution #13-01 approving the candidate projects to be submitted to MnDOT Region 7W for local federal funding for FY 2017 as presented. The motion was seconded by Potter and carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.
Bob Hiivala, Auditor/Treasurer, said bids for the Official Newspaper for 2013 were received and opened at 8:20 A.M. today. A bid tabulation sheet was provided:
Herald Journal
Line length in picas 10.5; Lines per inch in legals 10; Length in lower case alphabet 84; Cost per column inch for legals 0.01
Delano Herald Journal
Line length in picas 10.5; Lines per inch in legals 10; Length in lower case alphabet 84; Cost per column inch for legals 2.99
Monticello Times
Line length in picas 9; Lines per inch in legals 9; Length in lower case alphabet 99; Cost per column inch for legals 0.10
Maple Lake Messenger
Line Length in picas 10.5; Lines per inch in legals 8; Length in lower case alphabet 126; Cost per column inch for legals 6.59
Hiivala recommended the Board approve the Herald Journal as the 2013 Official Newspaper. Borrell moved to approve the recommendation, seconded by Husom, carried 5-0. Norman questioned whether an alternate newspaper is needed. Hiivala said the County is not required to have one. Only the official newspaper needs to be appointed. Asleson concurred, stating that he couldn’t find that an alternate is required.
Hiivala requested approval of a temporary Liquor License Application for an annual event scheduled for 2-02-13, sponsored by the Maple Lake Property Owners Association. Both the Attorney and the Sheriff have signed off, as well as the City. Potter moved to approve the Liquor License Application, seconded by Daleiden, carried 5-0.
Hiivala requested acceptance of the November Revenue/Expenditure Guidelines (period of January through November, 2012). Sawatzke referenced a question asked by Borrell earlier on the status of the line items for the year. Sawatzke said that will be known in about 1.5 months. Referencing the November Guidelines, he said the County is about $3 million to the good. If December mirrors preceding months, he felt this number could increase slightly unless there were a lot of expenditures. Hiivala said December is a month where there may be more fees paid but the report is a good indication that the County is doing well this year. Also, the County did not realize an unallotment of funds from the State. Hiivala will request a Budget Committee Of The Whole Meeting in January to review 2012 in its entirety. Discussion moved to the Guidelines that are provided to the Commissioners by the Auditor/Treasurer’s Office. Hiivala explained that for the first six months of the year, he emails the Guidelines to the Commissioners and prints one copy for review in their Conference Room. After that time, copies are printed for each of the Commissioners. Borrell said he was in favor of receiving the Guidelines by email. Sawatzke stated that it is nice to have a printed copy during budgets for reference. Borrell said he supports any option to save paper and realize functionality. Potter moved to accept the Guidelines, seconded by Daleiden, carried 5-0.
Husom moved to approve the claims as listed in the abstract, subject to audit, with 131 vendors for a total of $523,119.34. The motion was seconded by Potter and carried unanimously.
Norman presented a change to the 12-18-12 County Board Minutes: Page 1, 3rd paragraph, remove “The motion to approve the Agenda as amended carried 5-0” and replace it with “On a motion by Eichelberg, second by Russek, all voted to approve the Agenda as amended.” Norman explained that the motion maker and second were not listed in the Minutes. Daleiden asked that the following change be made to the Minutes: Page 1, 3rd paragraph, 1st line, replace “Jim Sheldon” with “Jim Shovelain.” Daleiden moved to approve the 12-18-12 Board Minutes as corrected. The motion was seconded by Husom and carried 5-0.
Norman was contacted by the Great River Regional Library (GRRL) on GRRL Board appointments. Earl Dierks, Michael Messina, Pat Sawatzke, and Jim Shovelain represented Wright County as GRRL Board Members in 2012. Messina’s term expired at the end of 2012. He may be reappointed for another 3-year term and has expressed interest in continuing as a Board Member. The GRRL also asks that the County confirm that Dierks, Messina and Sawatzke will continue to represent the County through 2013. Sawatzke said the GRRL Board is a six-County Library Board and provides services in Wright, Sherburne, Benton, Todd, Stearns, and Morrison Counties. There are 15 individuals that serve on the Board, and Wright County has 4 Members. Membership is divided on how much is paid to the organization. Part of the funding formula is based on the number of libraries served and part is based on tax capacity. Sawatzke said as part of the Committee and Advisory Board appointments at today’s Meeting, he was reappointed to the GRRL Board. Dierks and Shovelain are in the middle of their terms. Messina’s term has expired, but he expressed to Sawatzke his interest in serving. Sawatzke said Messina has done an outstanding job representing Wright County on the GRRL Board. Potter made a motion to reappoint Messina to the GRRL Board. The motion was seconded by Daleiden and carried 5-0.
The Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC) is requesting Wright County provide the AMC 2013 Delegate Appointments and the AMC 2013 Policy Committee Appointments. Potter moved to approve the following appointments. The motion was seconded by Husom and carried 5-0:
AMC 2013 Delegate Appointments: Mike Potter, Christine Husom, Pat Sawatzke, Mark Daleiden, Charlie Borrell, Richard Norman, Bob Hiivala, and Virgil Hawkins.
Policy Committee; Delegate
Environment & Natural Resources Policy Committee; Pat Sawatzke
General Government Policy Committee; Charlie Borrell
Health & Human Services Policy Committee; Mark Daleiden
Public Safety Policy Committee; Christine Husom
Transportation Policy Committee; Mike Potter
Bills Approved
Albertville/City of $2,889.80
Ameripride Services 295.23
AMI Imaging Systems Inc 3,767.50
Aramark Services Inc 6,544.42
Baertschi/Paul 130.00
Bob Barker Company Inc 448.76
Buffalo Clinic 145.16
Buffalo/City of 565.44
Cenex Fleetcard 115.97
Centra Sota Coop. - Buffalo 60,926.82
CenturyLink 685.64
Climate Air 410.90
Comm. Of Transportation 510.00
Cottens Inc 867.62
Croteau Plumbing 9,448.50
Dell Marketing LP 2,041.58
Edocument Resources 525.00
Elk River Municipal Utilities 117.48
Envirotech Services Inc 21,498.87
Expert Auto. & Marine Inc 189.70
Gabriel/Cathleen 300.00
Green Interiors 482.07
Green Touch Systems LLC 2,526.53
Greenview Inc 281.40
Hach Company 159.70
Health Care Logistics Inc 293.10
Hillyard Inc - Minneapolis 1,051.65
Howard/Jolanta 300.00
IDEXX Laboratories Inc 1,003.66
Integrated Fire & Security 1,484.26
Intoximeters Inc 341.20
Junction Towing & Auto Repair 123.44
LaPlant Demo Inc 524.95
Loberg Electric 103.18
Marco 761.98
Marco Inc 3,856.60
Martinson/Jim 125.00
Matt Legal Services 100.00
MN Counties Comp. Coop. 1,362.46
MN County IT Lead. Assoc. 250.00
MN Department of Health 1,038.40
MN Onsite Wastewater Assn 145.00
MN Recreation & Park Ass’n 264.00
MN Sheriffs Association 5,711.00
Moms 2,000.00
Monticello/City of 231,600.00
Morries Parts & Service Grp. 445.07
North American Salt Co 30,353.18
Northern States Power Co 121.78
Office Depot 1,758.39
Pokornowski/Francis J 30,144.50
Powerplan OIB 874.70
Pts of America LLC 979.20
Ramacciotti/Frank 200.00
Rhodes Lock & Glass 3,110.34
Royal Tire Inc 7,483.23
Ryan/Jonathan J 37,980.00
Schneider Corporation 6,672.00
Scuba Center 581.40
Setter/Randi 200.00
SHI International Corp 636.98
SOLDO Consulting, P.C. 4,964.60
Star Tribune 573.55
State Supply Co 140.16
Syntax Inc 2,826.64
Total Printing 454.96
Towmaster 311.10
Trueman Welters Inc. 9,753.04
Verizon Wireless 165.75
Voss Lighting 110.62
Walmart Store 01-1577 993.49
Waste Management-TC West 2,184.43
Webb/Janelle 355.50
Westside Equipment 383.74
Wright/Jim 125.00
Xcel Energy 1,443.87
Zixcorp 7,137.11
27 Payments less than $100 1,341.04
Final total $523,119.34
The meeting adjourned at 10:55 A.M
Published in the Herald Journal Jan. 28, 2013.


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