Wright County Board Minutes

OCTOBER 25, 2016
The Wright County Board met in regular session at 9:00 A.M. with Sawatzke, Borrell, Daleiden, Husom, and Potter present.
Husom moved to approve the 10-18-16 County Board Minutes, seconded by Potter. The motion carried 5-0.
Potter moved to approve the Agenda, seconded by Daleiden. The motion carried 5-0.
Daleiden pulled Item A1, Administration, “Approve the 2017 Non-Union Benefit Contribution as recommended by the Negotiation Committee” for further discussion. Daleiden moved to approve the remainder of the Consent Agenda, seconded by Borrell. The motion carried 5-0.
1. Union Employee (AFSCME) Request For Vacation Donation. Request Approval To Receive Donations From Non-Union & Union Employees That Have Completed The Required Donation Forms.
1. Approve Claims As Listed In The Abstract, Subject To Audit, For A Total Of $400,180.45 With 195 Vendors And 348 Transactions.
1. Position Replacement
A. Technology Coordinator
Consent Item A1, Administration, “Approve the 2017 Non-Union Benefit Contribution as recommended by the Negotiation Committee” was discussed. Lee Kelly, County Coordinator, made corrections to the document relating to Health Insurance Premiums for non-union employees. Family Plan 4 should read:
Total Monthly Premium $1,691.61
Total Monthly County Contribution $1,345.00
Monthly Employee Cost $346.61
Daleiden moved to approve the corrected Health Insurance Premiums for non-union employees. The motion was seconded by Borrell and unanimously.
Introduction of IT Office Technician, Jennifer Rasset
Tagarro introduced Rasset who was recently hired as the Office Technician in the Information Technology Department.
Adopt Resolution Regarding Wright County’s Sponsor Role In MPCA Clean Water Partnership
Daleiden moved to adopt Resolution #16-64, seconded by Potter. The motion carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.
Approve New Tobacco License For CMV’s Ecig Lounge DBA Ecig In The City Of Monticello
On a motion by Husom, second by Daleiden, all voted to approve the Tobacco License for CMV’s Ecig Lounge DBA Ecig in the City of Monticello.
Schedule Transportation Committee Of The Whole Committee Meeting
Potter moved to schedule a TCOTW Meeting for 11-01-16 at 1:15 P.M., seconded by Husom. The motion carried 5-0. Agenda items include: 1) Utility Setback Ordinance, 2) Federal Funding Program Updates (HSIP, T.A., Fast Act), 3) Transportation Study Recommendation (Update NE Study), and 4) HCM Additional A/E Fees for New Highway Building.
Daleiden moved to schedule a Fees For Service Public Hearing on 11-15-16 at 9:30 A.M. The motion was seconded by Potter and carried 5-0.
Planning Commission. Borrell stated the Planning Commission passed the Solar Amendment at their 10-20-16 Meeting with very minor changes made to it. The Amendment will be presented to the County Board for approval. Sawatzke asked whether Buffalo Township has acted on items specific to their Township. Greg Kryzer, Assistant County Attorney, said Buffalo Township has passed a moratorium.
Update On Abatement At 3659 - 40th Street NE, Buffalo Township
At the last County Board Meeting, Kryzer was asked to follow up with LaPlant Demolition on a series of questions relating to the abatement at 3659 – 40th Street NE in Buffalo Township. Kryzer provided a memorandum outlining the information. Dan Gutknecht was present at the Board Meeting and was provided with a copy of the information. When additional information is received on the barn breakdown, it will be forwarded to the County Board. This was provided as an informational item.
Owners Committee Meeting. Sawatzke and Potter attended the Owners Meeting on 10-20-16. He expressed frustration in that not much progress had been made in the six week period since the last Owners Meeting. There are no thresholds in place and Kraus Anderson did not provide any additional information on the building leaks. The plan is to widen several of the existing grates on the troughs to see whether acceptable results can be attained. What was done with the roof appears to be working but the remainder will be completed in spring or early summer. A portion of the payment has been withheld. Potter said the shop will be moved soon from the Public Works Building to the new Highway Building. Sawatzke said direction was given for moisture levels to be checked in the walls where the water leaks occurred. Costs associated will be taken off the roofing bill. It is hoped that there will be more progress made prior to the 11-10-16 Owners Meeting.
River Rider. Sawatzke and Borrell will attend potentially the last River Rider meeting today at 3:00 P.M. Daleiden would like things finalized prior to the first of the year, as Sawatzke is not running for re-election as County Commissioner. Sawatzke said they have not received final resolution from MnDOT like they thought, but River Rider may proceed anyway.
GRRL Board. Potter said the GRRL Board met in special session last week to review next year’s plan. The Library Services agreement may not be resolved until June of 2017 to work out issues expressed by the individual libraries. The newly hired CMLE (Central MN Library Exchange) representative will assist with legislative and funding issues in the future.
Drug Court Update. Husom attended a meeting on 10-19-16. A new system for treatment will be implemented on 11-03-16 that deals with intensive treatment and rehabilitation in lieu of prison.
CRWD. Husom said a public hearing for the School Section Lake outlet control project was held as part of the CRWD Meeting. They are trying to determine whether to reapportion benefits.
Pheasants Forever. The group is looking at buying property located in Meeker County and part of the CRWD. The land will be donated to the DNR for hunting.
Dementia-Friendly Communities Meetings. Husom has been asked to attend the meetings. Dementia rates have climbed 71%, and one in nine people in Minnesota 65 years of age or older have the disease (91,000 people). An increase has also been seen in early onset Alzheimer’s. In 2015, more than 15 million caregivers provided an estimated $18.1 billion in unpaid care for dementia. Dementia-Friendly Communities work to provide a safe environment for those who have dementia and so they can acclimate to doing different things in the community.
The meeting adjourned at 9:37 A.M.
Bills Approved
Abrahamson/Brian $268.00
Advanced Graphix Inc 3,006.00
Albion Township 24,198.16
All Media Supplies Inc 297.50
Allina Hospitals & Clinics 4,530.00
AMCO 300.00
Annandale Rock Products 3,290.01
Annandale/City of 2,574.60
Anoka County Fiscal Services 7,409.00
Anoka County Sheriff 24,817.15
Black Box Resale Services 525.00
Bob Barker Company Inc 144.40
Bureau of Criminal Apprehension 120.00
CDW Government Inc 710.63
Center Point Energy 1,716.27
Centra Sota Coop. - Buffalo 2,377.62
CenturyLink 5,132.03
CenturyLink 1,327.95
Chamberlain Oil Co 501.80
Collins Brothers Towing 117.50
Constellation Justice Systems 1,518.00
Contech Construction Product 5,976.96
Cordell/William 637.50
Cottens Buffalo 347.67
CST Distribution LLC 1,401.75
Diamond Mowers Inc 573.80
E2 Electrical Services Inc 346.24
EMCS Inc 450.00
Evans/Karen 149.50
Experian 1,299.03
Glunz Construction Septic Service 130.00
Golden Tongue Consultants, Inc 116.40
Gopher State One Call 245.70
Grainger 204.42
Granite Electronics 262.65
Grassland Solutions 1,966.69
Hedlund Plumbing 1,125.00
Hillyard Inc - Minneapolis 697.21
Howard/Jolanta 400.00
Johnson Jet-line 2,550.00
Junction Towing & Auto Repair 115.00
Lee/Pamela 25,967.00
Loberg Electric 1,751.88
Managing People at Work 159.00
Marco 2,739.60
Marco 655.50
Mary Schultz Trust 16,800.00
Middleville Township 825.10
Mini Biff Inc 145.35
Minnesota Monitoring Inc 532.00
MN Highway Safety and Research 396.00
Monticello/City of 92,219.58
Moore & Moore Advantage 975.00
Morries Parts & Service Group 907.98
Neopost Great Plains 428.00
Net Transcripts Inc 165.17
Office Depot 2,064.60
Pawelk/Lori 105.00
Potter/Michael J 218.00
Precision Prints of Wright Co 352.00
Premier Biotech Labs LLC 189.78
Prinsco Inc 1,163.00
Purick/Ryan 300.00
Restore Tech 2,000.00
Rinke-Noonan 200.00
Rockford/City of 44,652.75
Royal Tire Inc 1,022.06
Russell Security Resource Inc 48,204.65
Safelite Fulfillment Inc 233.82
Safety Signs 4,650.00
Streichers 110.97
Suburban Tire Wholesale Inc 381.68
Taser International 123.18
Traffic Marking Service Inc 29,992.80
Translanguages LLC 363.02
Trimin Systems Inc 150.00
ULine 1,096.29
Veolia Environmental Services 5,493.31
Virnig Painting Company 675.00
Voss Lighting 113.00
Windstream 220.35
Wright Hennepin Electric 5,021.84
Young/Mike 1,041.25
25 Payments less than $100 1,497.80
Final Total: $400,180.45
The meeting adjourned at 9:37 a.m.
Published in the Herald Journal Nov. 14, 2016.