Wright County Board Minutes

SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
The Wright County Board met in regular session at 9:00 A.M. with Sawatzke, Borrell, Daleiden, Husom, and Potter present.
Daleiden moved to approve the 9-06-16 County Board Minutes, seconded by Husom. The motion carried 5-0.
Potter moved to approve the Agenda, seconded by Daleiden. The motion carried unanimously.
Husom moved to approve the Consent Agenda, seconded by Potter, and the motion carried 5-0.
1. Appoint Brian Hagen To The Water Management Task Force, Eff. 9-22-16 Through 12-31-17, City Administrator Appointment (Filling Vacancy Created By Mert Auger)
1. Schedule Owners Committee Meeting For 10-20-16 @ 10:00 A.M.
1. Approve Claims As Listed In The Abstract, Subject To Audit, For A Total Of $203,557.32 With 180 Vendors And 253 Transactions
1. Position Replacement:
A. Deputy
1. Refer To Personnel Committee Discussion RE: Chief Deputy Wage
Authorize Return Of Funds Given To The Cafeteria Plan
Tammi Vaith, Chief Deputy Auditor/Treasurer, explained the County switched from TASC to SelectAccount in March 2015. At that time, the Board approved a temporary transfer of $50,000 to the Cafeteria Plan to cover employee expenses until there were adequate funds to draw from. Previously, TASC covered these expenses and were paid back as funds were withheld from employees’ checks. Borrell moved to approve the fund transfer and to return the funds to the account they were drawn from. The motion was seconded by Husom and carried 5-0.
Approve 1 Day to 4 Day Temporary On Sale Liquor License for the Clearwater American Legion
The event is scheduled for 10-01-16 at the Clearwater Rodeo Grounds in Clearwater Township. Vaith said Clearwater Township approved the License at their meeting last evening. On a motion by Potter, second by Daleiden, all voted for approval of the License.
Lee Kelly, County Coordinator, presented a resolution to adopt the draft 2017 Budget and Certified Levy. The draft Budget is proposed at $113,868,869 and the draft Levy at $58,191,277 (4.99% increase over 2016). Discussed during Budget Sessions was the impact of a premium reduction in short and long term disability line items. Kelly stated that is estimated at only $3,000. Staff will continue to double check budget figures for accuracy. The final 2017 Budget and Certified Levy will be adopted in December. Daleiden made a motion to adopt Resolution #16-53 setting the draft 2017 Budget at $113,868,869 and the draft Levy at $58,191,277. The motion was seconded by Potter and carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.
1. Public Works Labor Management Meeting. Husom attended the meeting on 9-08-16. Kraus Anderson has a new Project Manager for the Highway Department Project who is working on outstanding items.
2. Safe Communities of Wright County. Husom said the group is looking into purchasing cell phone sleeves for teens. The sleeve would prevent signals to cell phones in an effort to prevent distracted driving. Once pulled from the sleeve, the cell phone has all information on messages and callers. Surveys indicate the majority polled feel drivers should not be allowed to talk while driving. Minnesota Safety Council is looking at legislation on how to address distracted driving. EMS/Allina is getting 30 new ambulances designed for crew safety.
3. Central MN Jobs & Training Services. CMJTS received a $600,000 grant awarded by Wal-Mart (two-year grant). CMJTS is one of 10 sites in the nation to receive this retail award. Job statistics were discussed by the group, noting that 1 in 5 jobs relate to retail.
4. Great River Regional Library. The GRRL had a fire at the St. Cloud location about a month ago with repair estimates at about $500,000. The building is owned by the City of St. Cloud. Bids are due 9-16-16. Insurance is through MCIT and the League of MN Cities. Hours at the Waite Park and Clearwater locations have been increased to accommodate patrons. It may be mid to the end of October before the work is complete at the St. Cloud location.
5. Owners Committee. Potter stated there are outstanding items including:
A. The concrete under the doors slopes inside. One solution being reviewed is using epoxy under doors.
B. Drains are being replaced in the tempered storage area. The challenge is what to do in the mechanical area due to in-floor heat. A solution is being sought with the manufacturer.
C. Roof. Kelly said that Central Roofing was out last week and the rolling solution appears to be working. Some areas will need to be completely removed and new sheets put in. Sawatzke said leaks into the building occurred as a roof cap was not installed potentially because of a wrong roof cap. He said they made it clear at the last meeting that this is not acceptable. Kelly said the most recent update is that the roof cap has been installed and the sod laid. The Commissioners agreed that even if there was an incorrect roof cap, there should have been something temporary in place. Discussion followed on potential damage and the importance of testing, and an extended warranty or longer monitoring period.
D. Hoses. The water hoses are inadequate and reels will need to be replaced. It appears specifications were not drawn up properly. The specifications required a certain type of reel but not a certain size. After discussion, it was decided that Daleiden will visit with Highway Department staff about the use of a booster pump.
Sawatzke said the good news is that there are viable options on 2-3 of the mentioned issues. There will be no cost to the County on the concrete cut. Daleiden said they learned that plastic wrap was left on the grates when the concrete was poured, and the thickness of the plastic wrap was not consistent.
6. Dickinson Solar Project. A dedication ceremony will be held on 9-16-16 at 1:00 P.M. at 2769 Deadrick Avenue Southeast, Buffalo. It is the largest solar installation owned by Minnesota electric cooperatives.
7. River Rider. Sawatzke has not heard anything from the State. He will follow up with a phone call to the Attorney.
8. Parks Commission Meeting. Daleiden attended a meeting on 9-12-16 at the YMCA building. The older chalet building has been taken down at Bertram Park. Current work at the Park includes expansion of the turnaround and roadway coming into Bertram. A triathlon held at the Park included mountain biking with 150 participants. Monticello also held a cross country meet. The Parks Commission has decided to try something different next year with Collinwood and Schroeder Parks campground schedules. Those campgrounds will open one week later and close one week later. Sawatzke volunteered for the Blazin’ through Bertram Phillip LaVallee Memorial Run event which included a 4-mile run and 2.5-mile walk.
9. SWCD. Borrell attended a SWCD Meeting on 9-12-16 where Kerry Saxton announced his retirement, effective 1-01-17.
Bills Approved
Aarestad/Paul $435.00
Abbott Northwestern Hospital 142.20
Abrahamson/Brian 157.50
AFIX Technologies Inc 4,888.00
Air Science Usa LLC 753.88
Albertville Body Shop Inc 1,393.00
Ameripride Services 194.70
Annandale Rock Products 3,574.46
Aramark Services Inc 8,202.50
B & B Sheetmetal & Roofing 2,045.00
Berg Bag Company 335.00
Bieniek Abatement Services 450.00
Boyer Truck Parts 798.63
Buffalo Hospital 658.21
Buffalo/City of 1,909.43
CDW Government Inc 333.51
Center Point Energy 661.47
Centra Sota Coop. - Buffalo 3,098.59
CenturyLink 196.48
Chamberlain Oil Co 627.71
Climate Air 2,723.24
Compass Minerals America Inc 41,432.30
Core Professional Services PA 800.00
Croteau Plumbing 1,019.90
CXTEC 1,098.42
Davis Construction Company 855.00
Dental Care Associates of Buffalo 517.00
Design Elect.-Cold Spring Elec. 789.43
Fastenal Company 291.81
Fleetpride 602.68
Fred Bonk Gravel 648.00
Gierke Consulting Inc 675.00
Gopher State One Call 364.50
Granite Electronics 243.00
Graybar Electric Co. Inc 5,184.00
Green View Inc 22,150.26
Helena Chemical Company 114.00
Hillyard Inc - Minneapolis 4,837.33
Holiday Companies 5,881.89
Holiday Companies 478.50
Husom/Christine 193.00
IDC Automatic 241.50
INSPEC 4,305.00
Integrated Fire & Security 993.30
Jans/Brian 115.99
Keeprs Inc 284.43
Knutson/Lee 125.00
Laplant Demo Inc 1,422.10
Loberg Electric 1,833.37
Lutheran Social Service of MN 2,952.60
M-R Sign Company Inc 2,817.08
Madden Galanter Hansen LLP 3,878.29
Manthey/Jenny 763.00
Maple Lake/City of 1,034.40
Marco 2,231.99
Marco 1,547.47
Martin Marietta Materials 2,204.75
Menards - Buffalo 338.96
Mid-Minnesota Hot Mix Inc 6,990.00
Miller/Nathan 260.50
Millers Sewage Treatment Sol. 1,500.00
MN Area Association of Realtors 1,755.00
MN Chemical Company 1,477.79
MN Corrections Association 900.00
MN Counties Computer Coop 1,323.75
MN GIS-LIS Consortium 1,095.00
MN Supreme Court 516.00
Monticello Towing LLC 175.00
Net Transcripts Inc 549.54
Office Depot 2,119.25
Omann Brothers Inc 520.68
Pictometry International Corp 1,650.00
Powerplan OIB 427.84
Premier Biotech Labs LLC 139.05
Resler/Teresa 399.52
Ruffridge-johnson 520.30
Rupp, Anderson, Squires, Waldspurger
Russell Security Resource Inc 2,645.00
Savance 250.00
Sawatzke/Pat 281.00
Schermann/Robert D 255.00
Schneider Corporation 4,422.00
SHI International Corp 315.00
Sicheneder/Patrick 265.00
Streichers 1,636.50
Taser Training Academy 435.00
Tool Warehouse Inc 332.90
Waste Management of WI-MN 1,383.24
Wold Architects & Engineers 492.31
Wright County Journal Press 102.83
Xiotech Corporaton 15,580.78
Zacks Inc 1,460.45
Zarnoth Brush Works Inc 592.00
26 Payments less than $100 1,392.93
Final total $203,557.32
The meeting adjourned at 9:42 a.m.
Published in the Herald Journal Sept. 26, 2016.