Wright County Board Minutes

JANUARY 19, 1999

The Wright County Board met in regular session at 9:00 A.M. with Mattson, Eichelberg, Sawatzke, Jude, and Russek present.

The following corrections were made to the minutes of 1-12-99: Page 1,7th paragraph, line 1, from "Assessor" to "Auditor/Treasurer"; Page 2, 6th paragraph, 4th sentence should read, "Sawatzke responded that most projects are driven by growth and thought that the $350,000 should be used toward an upgrade of the bridge versus only a pedestrian crossing." (Sawatzke). Motion to approve the minutes as corrected was made by Russek, seconded by Eichelberg, carried unanimously.

Petitions were accepted to the Agenda as follows: Item For Consid. #7, "Resolution, Charitable Gambling Application, Annandale/Maple Lake Youth Hockey Association" (Norman); Item for Consid. #8, "Correspondence from Hall & Byers, P.A. RE: Bahner Property, City of Clearwater" (Jude). Jude moved to approve the Agenda as amended, seconded by Russek, carried 5-0.

On a motion by Eichelberg, second by Jude, all voted to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:


1. Performance Appraisals: R. Bonk, B. Zander, Hwy.

2. Accept Resignation, Scott MacDonald, Custodian, Eff. 1-20-99 & Auth. Replacement.


1. Approve Hire, Matthew Frank, Attorney Level 1, Step 3, Eff. 1-25-99.

2. Approve Hire, Chad Throndset, Attorney Level 1, Step 3, Eff. 1-28-99.

3. Approve Hire, Linda Serfling, Legal Secretary, Step 3, Eff. 1-25-99.


1. Approve Tobacco License for Hawk's Sports Bar & Grill (Monticello City).

2. Approve First Half Payment, Wright County Fair Board Budget, $30,500 (Budget #820).

3. Approve First Quarter Payment, Wright Soil & Water Conservation District Appropriation, $41,250 (Budget #820).

4. Approve First Quarter Payment, Wright County Historical Society, $33,655 (Budget #820).


1. Approve Partial Payment #5 ($54,699.58) for Contract 9801, Buffalo Bituminous.


1. Acknowledge Resignation, Deputy Sheriff Kirk Asplin, Eff. 1-23-99 & Auth. Replacement.

Doug Gruber, Auditor/Treasurer, presented the claims listing for approval. Jude referenced a claim on page 23, Beaudry Propane Inc. ($1,798.91) and that payment of the claim was being made from SCORE grant funds. Jude said the SWTF and the Compost Finance Committee have not met in a long time and referenced a previous motion made to do so. Norman will contact Chuck Davis, Environmental Health, with instructions to set up a SWTF Meeting. On a motion by Russek, second by Eichelberg, all voted to approve the claims as listed in the abstract, subject to audit.

A Building Committee Meeting was held on 1-13-99:

Evidence Room Ventilation System. Hayes stated that he has contacted a heating/cooling engineer to analyze the situation and give recommendations. The Committee will discuss this issue once the engineers report is received.

Sheriff Storage Building. Hayes and Walker presented a draft Request For Proposal Form for review. The RFP will be for a design/build bid. The building will be 50' x 150' with an 18' lean-to. Site preparation will be done by the Highway Department. After review some modifications to the draft RFP were made. The recommendation is to set a bid opening for February 16, 1999, at 10:00 A.M. The project is to be funded out of Budget 820, Site Improvements.

At today's meeting, discussion centered on potential funding sources for the construction of the Sheriff Storage Building. The funds currently being used to rent storage for the Sheriff's Department will be applied to the new building in the future. The building needs to be completed by June 1st to avoid storage contract renewals. The storage building will have a concrete floor to meet code, while the lean-to portion will have a gravel floor. At the next Building Committee meeting, the Sheriff and Highway Departments will meet to discuss proper storage procedures. Jude moved to approve the minutes and recommendations, seconded by Russek, carried unanimously.

A Crow River Watershed meeting was held on 1-11-99 in Glencoe. The meeting focused on the potential interest of a cooperative effort by the Crow River Watershed Counties to accomplish environmental goals. The general consensus was that it is worth pursuing. The intent is not to eliminate any existing watersheds or organizations within the Watershed. The opinion of those in attendance was that a cooperative effort would be the most beneficial to the watershed in securing funding for projects and to keep local control in place. Russek said a suggestion had been presented at the meeting to have Water Management and SWCD individuals first research what could be done to clean up the Crow River. Grant funds may be available. Jude moved to direct Norman to draft a letter to McLeod County indicating that Wright County is interested in continuing to work toward a cooperative effort relative to the Crow River, seconded by Russek. The motion and second were amended to include authorizing Board members to attend meetings as they desire. Motion carried 5-0.

On a motion by Jude, second by Eichelberg, all voted to lay over appointments to the GRRL Board of Trustees until such time as an appointment is brought forth.

Sheriff Don Hozempa stated that Wright County has been awarded four defibrillators through the State FY99 Defibrillator Grant Program. Most of the squad cars have now been equipped with a unit, and units will be placed in the Courts area and Sheriff Department for emergencies. Norman pointed out that the instructions call for a letter from the physician who will be responsible for assisting the agency with issues involving the defibrillator. Sheriff Hozempa responded that they do have a signed letter from the physician. Mattson moved to adopt Resolution #99-03 authorizing the Sheriff's Department to enter into the Grant Agreement, seconded by Russek, carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.

On a motion by Jude, second by Russek, all voted to set a Negotiation Committee Of The Whole Meeting for 2-2-99 at 1:30 P.M.

Jude moved to adopt Resolution #99-04, approving final payment ($83,992.99) to Bauerly Bros., Inc. for SAP 86-600-04, seconded by Eichelberg, carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.

Russek moved to schedule the letting date of 3-23-98 at 9:30 A.M. for two culvert projects in Victor Township. Motion carried 5-0 on a second by Mattson.

Bills Approved

Robert Adams 160.00

Alliant Foodservice 1959.00

Annandale Advocate 167.00

Appert Foods 1975.13

Assn of Metropolitan Cty Office 145.00

AT&T Wireless Services 237.31

Automatic Garage Door Co 280.40

Beaudry Propane Inc 1798.91

Best Disposal Services 239.39

Buffalo Bituminous 54699.58

City Buffalo 139.92

Central Glass 350.96

Communications Media 1373.85

Computer Training International 227.50

Crysteel Distributing Inc 103.73

Department of Public Safety 3960.00

Ralph Douglas 191.00

Emergitek Inc 570.59

Evi Paq 162.13

Freestyle Sales Co, Inc 102.45

Gateway 2000 1817.96

Goetz Engineering Inc 186.00

Greenview Inc 172.00

Healthspan Transportation 225.00

J Craft Inc 3630.99

Mark Kaufman 150.00

Kinderprint Co Inc 220.81

Lake Region Coop Oil 18481.52

LaPlant Demo Inc 296.30

Kimberly LeClaire 459.00

MAAO 500.00

Marks Standard Parts 7881.75

Mid-Minnesota Hot Mix Inc 443.53

Midwest Forensic Pathology PA 48750.00

MInnegasco 3511.25

MN Assn for Court Admin. 100.00

MN Co Auditors Association 150.00

MN Juvenile Officers Assn 740.00

Monticello Times 365.50

National Highway Institute 112.50

Dave Peterson Monticello Ford 300.96

Pirtek Plymouth 234.05

Preferred Correctional Medical 7000.00

Douglas Schmiginsky 150.00

Smith Micro Technologies Inc 5493.86

Star Tribune 378.00

Strategic Technologies Inc 2662.50

Total Printing 1283.64

Ultraseal International Inc 562.20

Advanced Graphic Systems Inc 102.24

Earl Andersen Inc 249.09

Apec Corporation 205.13

Arrowwood Radison Resort 306.72

Assn of Training Ofcrs of MN 125.00

Patrick Atkins 150.00

Bauerly Brothers Companies 83992.99

Beckius Truck Repair Inc 825.87

Bowman Distribution 212.34

Buffalo Clinic 309.00

Lola Carlson 324.00

Central McGowan, Inc 205.41

Computer System Products Inc 403.42

H Cragg Co 485.00

Cummins North Central Inc 1866.64

DJ's Municipal Supply Co 498.89

East Central Regional Juvenile 9133.20

Ernst General Construction Inc 372.70

Bridget Falbo 340.47

G & K Services 1302.90

GE Capital Information Technol. 2030.04

Government Training Service 368.00

Gregorys Foods Inc 154.40

Hillyard Floor Care Supply 449.04

Brian Jans 150.00

Kelly Inn 133.80

KUE Contractors Inc 147819.00

Lakedale Telephone Co 127.01

Lawson Products, Inc 269.64

Loberg Plumbing & Heating Co 1030.63

Marco Business Products 4510.31

McDowall Co 5375.00

Midwest Building & Fencing 39000.00

Minncomm Paging 159.11

Minnesota Copy Systems 242.43

MN Assn of Cty Probation Ofcrs 225.00

MN Deputy Registrar Assoc 360.00

MN Safety Council 510.00

Motorola Inc 58560.62

National - Propane Corp 320.62

Photo I 528.04

Pitney Bowes 160.55

RDO Equipment Co 342.71

Sheriffs Youth Program-WGH 10888.44

SRF Consulting Group Inc 4968.22

State of MN Intertech Group 159.00

Time Maintenance 475.00

Twin Lakes Construction 800.00

University of Minnesota 378.00

US West Communications 6507.72

West Publishing Payment Ctr 3568.24

Wright County Ag Society 30500.00

Wright Soil & Water Cons Dist 41400.00

Voss Lighting 217.26

Winsted Publishing Inc 179.45

Wright Cty Historical Society 33655.00

Xerox Corporation 538.89

48 payments less than $100 2,369.32

Final Total $676,044.67

Patrick Sawatzke, Chairperson

ATTEST: Richard Norman, County Coordinator

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