Wright County Board Minutes

MAY 12, 1998

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

Sawatzke made the following corrections to the 5-05-98 Board Minutes: Page 2, last paragraph, last sentence was changed to read, "Sawatzke moved to amend the motion eliminating the authorization to hire the work for $600, seconded by Jude, carried 3-2 with Mattson and Russek casting the nay votes" and Page 4, 2nd paragraph, line one should read, "Salkowski said today the Board should address the licensing procedure and fee establishment pertaining to the vertical expansion and any future requests." Motion to approve the minutes as corrected was made by Russek, seconded by Sawatzke, carried 5-0.

Petitions were accepted to the Agenda as follows: Consent Agenda Item F3, "Accept Resignation, Cheryl Carlson, Part-Time Cook & Authorize Replacement" (Norman); Aud./Treas. Item #7, "Secure Tax Forfeit Property in Waverly" (Asleson); Aud./Treas. Item #8, "Memorandum from the County Attorney RE: Deferred Compensation Plan" (Rose). On a motion by Sawatzke, second by Jude, all voted to approve the Agenda as amended.

On a motion by Jude, second by Russek, all voted to approve the Consent Agenda as presented with the addition of Item F3:

A. ADMINISTRATION

1. Performance Appraisals: T. Frazier, Atty.; S. Bakeberg, R. Merrill, Sheriff.

2. Claim, Frank Madden, $754.00.

3. Approve Application for Authorization for an Exemption from Lawful Gambling License, Raffle, Clearwater Rodeo & Waive 30-Day Review Period.

B. AUDITOR/TREASURER

1. Claim, Scott Builders, $4,455 (HS).

2. Claim, KUE Construction, $121,892 (HS).

3. Claim, Buetow & Assoc., $3,182.60 (HS).

C. HIGHWAY

1. Approve Partial Payment #9 ($56,124.57) to Glenwood Bridge, Inc. for Contract 9709.

D. PLANNING & ZONING

1. Deny Request To Rezone From AG & S-2 to R-2, David Tauriainen (Cokato Township).

E. RECORDER

1. Acknowledge Hire, Andrea Richardson, Clerk, Eff. 5-13-98, Step 3.

F. SHERIFF

1. Acknowledge Resignation, Randy Wallin, Deputy Sheriff, Eff. 6-4-98 & Auth. Replacement.

2. Acknowledge Resignation, Peter Janssen, Deputy Sheriff, Eff. 5-7-98 & Auth. Replacement.

3. Accept Resignation, Cheryl Carlson, Part-Time Cook & Authorize Replacement.

Darla Groshens, Auditor/Treasurer, requested that a Communications Committee Meeting be scheduled to discuss the following: 1) Request for additional phone in Sheriff Reception; 2) Request by Capt. Torfin to discuss the inmate contract; 3) Electronic Directory Assistance. Mattson moved to schedule the Communications Committee meeting for 5-27-98 at 9:00 A.M., seconded by Russek, carried 5-0.

The State Demographer is required by law to produce annual population and household estimates for Minnesota's counties, cities and townships. Groshens referenced the 4-1-97 estimates and indicated that the city and township clerks have received a copy. The estimates are subject to change and not considered final until released by the Minnesota Department of Revenue in July. The 1997 estimated population is 82,493 (increase of 2,509 over last year) with 28,171 households.

The March Revenue/Expenditure Guidelines were reviewed. Groshens stated the percentages are off due to the extra payroll which occurred in January. She pointed out two revenues in the Corrections area: Page 10, Booking Fees, reflecting 77% and Boarding of Prisoners, 54%. Russek moved to acknowledge receipt of the guidelines, seconded by Mattson, carried 5-0.

As part of her participation in AMCO group, Groshens has been reviewing the potential of Wright County purchasing off of the Hennepin County Contract for election ballots. The Counties of Ramsey, Dakota, and Carver are also considering this option. The prior contract was reviewed by the Attorney's Office. Groshens anticipated a savings and requested authorization to pursue this issue further. Jude moved to approve the request, seconded by Sawatzke, carried unanimously.

On a motion by Russek, second by Mattson, all voted to approve the claim of Morris Excavating Inc., $850.00, for work on County Ditch 7.

Brian Asleson, Asst. County Attorney, said Wright County has been acting as caretakers (on behalf of the State) for the Krey property in Waverly. A request was received to secure the site. Prior action by the County Board involved turning down the request of the property owner to repurchase the tax forfeited property. Subsequently, the owner filed legal action against the County but it has not been pursued. The Attorney's Office is in the process of attempting to have the action dismissed by the Court. If it is dismissed, the City of Waverly would have first option of purchasing the property. Mattson made the motion to secure the building as well as possible with the assistance of the Parks Department and to keep track of costs expended to potentially recover them when the property is sold. Motion carried 5-0 on a second by Sawatzke.

At the request of the County Attorney, Jude moved to establish a Deferred Compensation Committee meeting on 5-27-98 at 10:00 a.m., seconded by Sawatzke, carried unanimously.

The claims listing was reviewed. Mattson referenced the claim on page 5 to the City of Buffalo ($28,864.21) for utility services and stated that utilities are not generally this high. Norman responded that the County pays utilities for the Government Center, the Annex Building, the Human Services Center, and the West parking lot street light. Groshens said the bill indicates it is a corrected bill for past shortages. Groshens referenced a claim on page 15, DLT Solutions ($785.00) and said this claim was already paid and will be removed from the claims listing. Sawatzke moved to approve the claims as listed in the abstract, subject to audit, with the removal of the claim to DLT Solutions. The motion directs Groshens to review the claim from the City of Buffalo before it is paid. Motion carried 5-0 on a second by Mattson.

In December, 1970, Wright County and Maple Lake Village purchased certain property for Ney Park from the Dirkswager family. Retained by Margaret Dirkswager was a 1.6 acre parcel where she resided until she passed away in March, 1998. At the time of the land purchase in 1970, an option agreement was executed by the Dirkswagers which would allow the 1.6 acres to be purchased for Ney Park for $5000 following the death of Margaret Dirkswager. Asleson brought forth the possibility of exercising this option. Ralph Borell, acting Parks Administrator, spoke with Eddie Raiche who said the intent was to restore the parcel to park land once Dirkswager passed away. The Ney Park Fund has a $4,500 balance which can only be used for land acquisition (not maintenance). The City of Maple Lake must also vote to exercise this option. Asleson indicated that the City of Maple Lake is not interested in expending funds for the maintenance of Ney Park. At the suggestion of Asleson, Jude moved to exercise the option and purchase the 1.6 acre parcel. The motion would direct Borell and Asleson to approach the Maple Lake City Council on the same action. The Ney Park Fund balance of $4,500 will be used along with $500 of Park Dedication Fees. Motion carried 5-0 on a second by Sawatzke. Asleson will contact the Dirkswager family.

At 9:35 A.M., Rose opened the Wright County Feedlot Ordinance/Moratorium Public Hearing. Tom Salkowski, Planning & Zoning Administrator, said the Ordinance was divided into two sections at the last Committee Of The Whole Meeting. The first section relating to performance standards, setbacks, sizes and zoning codes would be effective immediately. The second section relating to Wright County assuming permitting aspects from MPCA, would be effective in January, 2000. Asleson referenced draft document changes to Section 8 (Minimum Standards), 8.003 Building, Holding Basin, Lagoon, and Manure Storage Area Setbacks. On page 18, (2) Post-Ordinance Feedlots, the draft now reflects straight reciprocal setbacks due to law passed by the State Legislature. On page 17, 8.003, the first paragraph will read, "No permits shall be issued for the construction of an open-air clay, earthen, or flexible membrane lined swine waste lagoon or holding pond. This prohibition does not apply to repair or modification related to an environmental improvement of an existing lagoon or holding pond, nor does it apply to containment basins constructed to handle runoff only from existing animal feedlots, as necessary to correct a potential pollution hazard." On page 25, Section 15 (Effective Date) the 1st paragraph was changed to read, "This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect after publication with the following exceptions: Sections 6.002 (b), (c), and (i), 6.003 (a) - (d), 6.004, 7.002, 7.003, 7.004, 10.001 and 10.002 shall be effective from and after January 1, 2000."

The SWCD Board would like to meet with the County Board to discuss registration and funding. Asleson also understood that if SWCD takes part in the inventory, they would like clear direction from the County Board and also with the grant application deadline of 6-1-98, they suggested that Planning & Zoning draft a document for inventory purposes. Rose responded that the directive was to meet the Type 2 survey so that the County is eligible for grant funds. The Type 2 inventory is to identify potential pollution hazards.

Jude has been opposed to the Ordinance all along and does not agree with Wright County taking over State Mandates which the MPCA is supposed to be following. He said the main concern originally dealt with monitoring of large feedlots, but the focus now involves small operators. He said a problem hasn't been identified with the small farmer and that the Ordinance could be reviewed in two years after facts are gathered. He felt small farmers are forced out of business fast enough. Mattson responded that the Ordinance would provide protection for all farmers. He said agriculture needs to be protected and that there needs to be an Ordinance. Sawatzke has been in contact with small to medium size farmers who feel the ordinance is proactive and protects them. He questioned Jude on what item in the Ordinance would push a small operator out of business. Jude said by virtue of having to register feedlots, the County is sending a signal that they are checking for compliance and it is one more step toward regulation. He said the State has a budget surplus and should be completing what they are mandated to provide.

Russek said the Feedlot Committee was made up of farmers from different levels, non-farmers and business people. The ordinance which was developed was compatible for all. The Ordinance was put together to help keep people in business and to assist them with problems. He referenced the work of the SWCD which receives funds to assist with problems. Although Russek agreed with Jude's position that the State should be handling this effort, he noted that the State does not have enough staff to monitor the entire program. Three public hearings were held to obtain input. He felt the County should lift the moratorium so that people can continue to farm. Steven Philbrook, Waverly, was a member of the Feedlot Review Committee. He referenced the efforts of the Committee, SWCD, Planning & Zoning and the Extension Office. He felt the Board should have been more proactive in acting upon the Ordinance. When the draft was first out, he voted against it as he felt some issues were left out. He said many times issues are pushed to the lowest form of government to handle. He referenced the County's position that the State should perform what they are mandated to do, and the Township waiting for the County to handle the issue. Philbrook thought that graduated setbacks and population density should have been included in the Ordinance. He inquired how many of the Board members toured Metro Dairy, with the response being that they all did. Philbrook asked whether the Board took the time to visit with residents surrounding Metro Dairy to address their experiences. He said without doing that, they had not completely done their job.

John Uecker, Annandale, is opposed to the Ordinance with his biggest concern being the registration process. Rose responded that this process will be to assess the number of feedlots and problems. Regarding penalties imposed, the misdemeanor language was removed from the Ordinance. If a feedlot is not registered within two years, current setback requirements would apply. Uecker said the County should do a better job of enforcing current Planning & Zoning Ordinances rather than creating new ones that are not enforced. Uecker suggested the Board visit with the average dairy farmer. Rose responded that the farmers that they talked to support registering feedlots and the fact that they can be inactive for five years and still be grandfathered into the original setbacks.

Pat Fitzsimmons said that many farmers are convinced that they are polluting and therefore are afraid to register their feedlots. He felt an inventory of the feedlots in Wright County would be beneficial and would show a decrease in the number of actual feedlots. He felt the Ordinance was fair and supported lifting of the Moratorium so people can proceed with farming.

Virgil Scherping, Metro Dairy, stated he has both small and large feedlot permits. One he has in Carver County is only for 150 animal units. He spoke of the SWCD efforts in assisting with potential runoff into two wetlands. The SWCD designed a berm at no cost to Scherping. He said if there is a potential pollution hazard, the SWCD can be very helpful. Regarding larger feedlots, he has demonstrated that a large, safe operation can be run according to State and local standards. Scherping felt that the Ordinance with setbacks would be fair to everyone.

Steve Philbrook said that when Blue Earth County's Ordinance was enacted two years ago, it was found that less than 10% of the facilities were polluting. In those situations, the SWCD would be available for assistance. He said the Feedlot Committee worked through issues of concern and the purpose was to look at the future of Wright County. Russek added that the SWCD does go to a great extent to assist people.

Brad Paumen, Albion Township, said the issue started out as a Scherping problem. The State has ordinances for large feedlots, and he did not see a gain for the remainder of the farmers registering. He felt State standards should be published in the newspaper and that violations should be reported to the MPCA or the SWCD. Bowman thought the County should do a better job of enforcement of current County Ordinances before they look into other issues.

Norman referenced page 25 of the draft Ordinance and requested changing the title of "County Administrator" to "County Coordinator". Asleson said the resolution to dissolve the moratorium would be presented at the 5-19-98 County Board meeting. Due to publishing requirements for enactment of an Ordinance, he estimated that the Ordinance would become effective 5-25-98. The Public Hearing was closed at 10:17 A.M. Russek moved to adopt the Feedlot Ordinance with the changes noted today, seconded by Mattson, carried 4-1 with Jude casting the nay vote. Jude moved to direct Asleson to draw up a resolution removing the Moratorium on feedlots for presentation at the next County Board meeting, seconded by Russek. The effective date for lifting the Moratorium will be 5-25-98. Motion carried 5-0. A summary of the Ordinance follows:

The Wright County Feedlot Ordinance is an Ordinance regulating the location, development, operation, and expansion of animal feedlots within the unincorporated areas of Wright County. The ordinance is designed to promote best farm management practices and to protect the environment, the public health and safety, and the general welfare of the citizens of Wright County.

Major features of the Ordinance include a feedlot inventory and registration, setbacks and zoning controls, and the County assuming permitting responsibility from the Pollution Control Agency. The feedlot inventory is to begin in 1998. Existing feedlots with 10 or more animal units and without a current permit must register with the County within two years, or by approximately June 1, 2000. Failure to register will subject existing feedlots to all setback and area requirements of the Ordinance. Also effective from the outset are certain setback requirements from residential development for new feedlots and limits on the size of feedlots

in certain zoning districts and land use plan areas. In order to protect existing animal feedlots, new residential development will be required to meet similar setbacks.

Effective January 1, 2000, the County will be the permitting authority, with permits required for feedlots with 50 or more animal units (10 or more animal units in shoreland areas). Permits for feedlots with over 1,000 animal units will still be issued by the Pollution Control Agency. The Ordinance also regulates storage, transportation and land application of animal manure.

A printed copy of the complete Wright County Feedlot Ordinance is available for inspection during regular office hours at either the Office of Planning and Zoning or the County Coordinator's Office.

Mike MacMillan, Court Services Director, met with the Board to request approval for the Wright County Extension Office to coordinate and facilitate the Wright County Parenting Through Divorce Program. During the past year development of the program has been worked on by Court Services, Court Administration, Extension, Human Services, Attorney and also Central Minnesota Mental Health, Catholic Charities, Early Childhood and Family Development and the private sector. In January of 1998, the legislature mandated that couples in divorce proceedings with minor children attend a parenting education class. Recommendation is that the Minnesota Extension Office in Wright County facilitate and coordinate the program titled Parenting Through Divorce. Cost of the program is $40/individual which will cover the increase in budget necessary for the Extension Office to facilitate the program. Estimated cost to operate the program for a one-year period is $15,950.00. Most expenses will be covered by the $40 registration fee. Other expenses will include parent handbooks, brochures, speakers, scholarships, and staff costs. Staff costs include changing Mary Ann Peterson's status from part-time to full time ($9,980.00). Norman said they will cost out the full-time status from 6-1-98 through the end of the year plus fringe benefits. This will reflect as a slight increase in the full-time line item and that this amount will be transferred to the Extension budget when transfers are completed for contract settlements, etc. Sawatzke responded that he supported the request, but did not approve of changing budgeted items. Norman said this will not change the bottom line of the budget. Mattson moved to approve the program and to increase Peterson from a part-time to a full-time employee, seconded by Russek, carried 5-0.

Dennis Biese and George Mead of the Wright County Fair Board spoke of the renovation which had occurred at the Fairgrounds. Approximately 7 acres of land has been cleared. The Fair Board's request is to obtain gravel from the Rasset pit to spread on this acreage. Biese estimated a need for approximately 3000 yards over a two-year period. Wayne Fingalson, Highway Engineer, indicated that the crushed material from the Rasset pit would work well and estimated a stockpile of 13,000 yards. Fingalson's request was to recover the Highway Department's cost ($1.35/yard). He also asked that the Fair Board find their own means of transporting the gravel. Sawatzke moved to provide the gravel for the Fairgrounds at no cost to the Fair Board and to direct the Fair Board to arrange and fund for the hauling, seconded by Jude. The motion includes setting a maximum of 2000 yards of gravel for this year, with any future requests to be brought before the County Board. The Fair Board is to make certain the contractor follows the rules for hours of operation. In response to Jude's concern on amount of gravel taken by the contractor, Mead indicated that a Fair Board representative would be present when gravel is taken. Motion carried 5-0.

Mattson moved to schedule a Committee Of The Whole meeting with the Fair Board on 6-1-98 at 7:00 p.m., Wright County Fairgrounds, seconded by Russek, carried 5-0. Norman and Mattson will contact the Fair Board regarding the Agenda.

At the request of Fingalson, Jude moved to authorize hire of Cynthia Davis, Senior Clerk II-Accounting Division, Highway Department, Step 1, effective 5-26-98. Motion carried 5-0 on a second by Russek.

Fingalson brought forth action items from the 5-8-98 Transportation Committee Of The Whole meeting. The minutes will be presented at the next County Board meeting.

Regarding the Cokato Maintenance Shop, Asleson was authorized to draw up a purchase agreement with the City of Cokato which would include the permanent easement for access from Highway 4. When this is approved and signatures obtained, they will proceed with the sale of the property of the present site.

In an effort to obtain sufficient State Aid miles to convert CR 118 to a County State Aid Highway (CSAH), the County Board adopted Resolution 98-17 on 4-21-98, revoking CSAH 39 between CSAH 5 and TH 24 (1.60 miles) as a CSAH route and made this mileage available for converting CR 118 to a CSAH route. This is not feasible as it would result in the northern termini of CSAH 5 ending at a non-CSAH or TH route. This request had not been submitted to the Commissioner of Transportation. At Fingalson's request, Russek moved to adopt Resolution #98-22 rescinding Resolution 98-17, seconded by Mattson, carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.

Fingalson presented for approval an agreement with the City of Clearwater which would give the flexibility of converting CSAH 63 and CSAH 7 to a County road. The agreement has been approved by the City of Clearwater. Jude moved to authorize signatures on the Agreement, seconded by Mattson, carried 5-0.

Fingalson referenced a handout outlining options for converting CR 118 to CSAH status. The length of CR 118 is 7.42 miles. With the current banked State Aid mileage of 1.67 miles, the balance required to convert CR 118 to CSAH 18 would be 5.75 miles. Two scenarios were presented. Both would involve revoking CSAH 15 to CR 117 (5.10 miles) and CSAH 35 to the City of Buffalo (.46 miles). The variables include revoking CSAH 63 to CR 163 in Clearwater (0.23 miles) versus CSAH 53 to CR 153 in Cokato (0.25 miles). Action would require concurrence from the cities involved. Fingalson referenced the CSAH 35 route through the City of Buffalo and felt it would be to the County's advantage to convert that to the Municipal State Aid Street System. Although funds are received for maintenance of State Aid roadways, the Highway Department receives only half of the cost of maintenance for segments in rural areas or in cities with populations over 5000. Local property tax dollars are used to reimburse the City for the remainder. Fingalson presented a draft resolution revoking a portion of CSAH 35 to the City of Buffalo, which would be contingent upon approval by the City of Buffalo. Fingalson stated the railroad crossing in this area will be improved, with the Highway Department providing the crossing guards and the material to the railroad which will complete the repair. This repair will be completed before it is officially revoked to the City. There will be a two-year maintenance period of that segment (estimated at less than $1000/year). Jude moved to authorize Fingalson to contact the City of Cokato with a revised Cooperative Agreement approving the revocation of CSAH 53, seconded by Sawatzke, carried unanimously. Sawatzke moved to adopt Resolution #98-23 revoking a portion of CSAH 35 in the City of Buffalo (5th Street NE, Soo Lane and 7th Street NE from TH 25 to TH 55), seconded by Mattson, carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.

Fingalson distributed the tabulation of quotes received for two used rollers. Mattson moved to accept the recommendation of the Highway Engineer to sell Unit #424 to Victor Township for $1,003.00 and to sell Unit #423 to Woodland Township for $580.00, seconded by Jude, carried 4-1 with Rose casting the nay vote.

The bid letting for County Overlays (Contract 9801) occurred on 5-5-98. Bid results were referred to the Transportation Committee of the Whole for review. After review of the bids, an error was found in the Base Bid from Buffalo Bituminous. The Base Bid + 106 Alternate was changed to $2,736,920.59. Jude moved to award the bid to Buffalo Bituminous, Alternate B Base Bid with 106 Alternate included. County Rd. 106 overlay (from CSAH 7 to CSAH 8) will be deleted (by reduced quantities) so that the reclamation process can be completed on CSAH 6 (prior to patching) and stay within budget parameters. Motion carried 5-0 on a second by Sawatzke. Discussion followed on directing the Highway Department to have bids sent out earlier next year. Jude referenced a problem the Planning & Zoning Department has experienced with issuing CUP's. Fingalson said most contractors have contacted the Highway Department by January and they receive a listing of projects and quantities. Jude said he would like the projects moved up. Fingalson referenced his requests for additional personnel the last few years in an effort to accommodate such requests. Consensus was that a Bidders Conference should be held and that bids should be moved up next year.

On a motion by Mattson, second by Russek, roll call vote carried 5-0 to adopt Resolution #98-24 adopting the prioritization for bridge construction as presented.

Sawatzke moved to adopt Resolution 98-25 adopting the Five-Year Highway Improvement Program as presented, seconded by Russek. Mattson indicated that he would vote against the resolution as the Highway 6 project has been moved to a lower priority. Sawatzke noted that very few people attended last Thursday's Public Hearing on the Five-Year Plan and commended the Highway Department for their efforts in prioritizing projects and putting together the Plan. Russek said that overall, Wright County has a good highway system and that may be why few comments are received. Cities and townships were notified of the Public Hearing and most were not represented. Roll call vote carried 4-1 with Mattson casting the nay vote.

A Building Committee Of The Whole meeting was held on 5-5-98. A summary of the minutes follows:

Project Update: Project meetings continue to be held. Samples of lettering were reviewed. Consensus was to proceed with recommended lettering (brushed aluminum) for the exterior signs of Human Services Center and Public Works. The exterior light fixture shield colors is to match the dark bronze on the Human Services Center. Consensus was for Scott Builders to contact the American Legion to obtain proper flag protocol information and forward it to Engel. KUE has submitted a draw request for $120,192 which will be reviewed by Engel. No additional voice/data jacks are required. Committee recommendation was to remove sheetrock which has been affected from a pipe leak and to spray the insulation with a solution which kills mold spores. Other items which will be addressed further include floor patching and a grade problem at the South entrance that does not meet ADA requirements (Human Services Center). Committee consensus was to direct Public Works to compile a list for the next meeting of anything in the Public Works Building that could be salvaged after the move. Exterior painting of the Human Services Center will be looked into. Regarding the move of Public Works staff to the Human Services Center, general consensus was for the move not to occur prior to final inspection. Scott was directed to research whether a $90 credit would be received for carpeting (Public Works). Hayes will provide the Board with a copy of the floor plan indicating what will be moved from Human Services. Patching of the Human Services Center Roof will be completed by Building Maintenance staff.

Option Items, Collins Communications Bid: A Voice/Data Project Schedule and Cost Summary was distributed. The item "Voice-optional options (phone sets)-$1500" was removed from the list. Discussion primarily centered on paging enhancements and additional phone sets. The Board felt the Communications Committee should review additional phones sets and computers on an individual basis in accordance with normal procedure and will be on hold awaiting additional information from Mleziva. Discussion involved the timetable for the Public Works move scheduled for July 9 and 10 and mobilization costs if work is done by mid June. Also discussed was the use of cell phones for conducting business and whether computers would be operational on that date. The Board will be kept updated as to the time schedule. The City of Buffalo would like a letter of intent from the County regarding fiber strands. No costs would be incurred until actual use of the service. The Board gave direction for a letter of intent to be sent to the City of Buffalo on the use fiber optics in the Public Works Building. Rose summarized the Board's support for Swing to proceed according to schedule, to obtain more information on enhancement, and to notify Collins Communications that Public Works will not move until after July 1st. Rose reported a $650 water access charge for the sprinkling system.

At today's meeting, Jude moved to acknowledge the report with no action items, seconded by Russek, carried 5-0.

On a motion by Mattson, second by Jude, all voted to set a Personnel Committee Of The Whole Meeting for 6-3-98 at 10:00 A.M. for Parks Administrator Interviews.

Sawatzke moved to adopt Resolution #98-26 authorizing signature on the grant applications to the DNR for the development and maintenance funds for the Wright County Snowmobile Association for the 1998-1999 season, seconded by Russek, carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.

Jude moved to appoint Sue Johnson to the Extension Committee representing District 1, seconded by Sawatzke, carried 5-0.

Jude moved to authorize signatures on the Emergency Shelter Grant Program application as submitted by the Wright County Community Action Agency, seconded by Sawatzke. This will not involve County funds or administrative time. Motion carried 5-0.

The SWCD Board requested a meeting with the Wright County Board to obtain direction on the Feedlot Ordinance registration. Norman will contact the SWCD Board with a suggested date of 5-27-98 at 7:00 p.m. This will be referred to the next County Board meeting.

Bills Approved

Advanced Graphic Systems inc 724.08

Airtouch Cellular 1202.08

Arrowstar 125.59

Association of Minnesota Ctys 115.00

Patrick Atkins 200.00

Betmar Languages Inc 142.80

Buetow and Associates Inc 3182.60

Business Records Corporation 2716.87

Lola Carlson 162.00

Central McGowan, Inc 310.67

Chamberlain Oil Co 974.96

Computer Parts & Services Inc 1171.41

Crow River Industrial Coatings 213.00

Delano Municipal Utilities 117.24

Randal Desmarais 169.26

M Dunn Co 184.55

Econofoods 123.32

Emergitek Inc 2840.30

Enterprise A& Dispatch 367.88

Bridget Falbo 450.00

Wayne Fingalson 356.12

Gateway 2000 8456.12

Janet Gholson 312.48

Gould Bros Chev-Olds 154.43

Douglas Gruber 217.62

Harkers 554.16

Rolland Helgeson 150.07

Institute of Transportation En 135.30

Jones Intercable Inc 2000.00

Kar Products 267.32

Klatt True Value Electric 437.69

KUE Contractors Inc 21892.00

Lakedale Telephone Co 285.92

Lawson Products, Inc 445.56

M-R Sign Company Inc 416.88

Marco Business Products 1589.52

McDowall Company 5375.00

Midland Corporate Benefits Svc 403.00

Minnesota Copy Systems 354.22

MN Counties Computer Co-op 1407.00

Morries Buffalo Ford Mercury 785.19

MTI Distributing Company 147.18

Nardini Fire Equipment co 1064.93

National Propane corp 510.56

Northern States Power Co 205.53

Paging Network of MN Inc 425.10

PGI Companies Inc 2555.00

RDO Equipment Co 1201.15

Royal Tire-St Cloud 1373.04

Aggregate & Ready Mix 135.00

American Business Forms 798.29

Artdirections 574.00

AT&T Wireless Services 143.93

Best Disposal Services 298.23

Bowman Distribution 431.46

City Buffalo 29173.46

Buttweilers Do All 351.16

Carrot Top Industries Inc 454.00

Central Tractor Farm & Ctry In 152.34

Cole Papers Inc 327.59

Crest Precast Inc 1592.18

Dales 66 196.83

Franklin Denn 269.76

Doublewood Inn 100.28

East Central Regional Juvenile 8752.65

Edens Group 200.00

Dale Engel 113.77

Eulls Manufacturing Co Inc 111.83

Tom Feddema 203.05

G & K Services 286.53

GE Capital Info Tech Solutions 378.08

Glenwood Bridge Inc 56124.57

Gregorys Foods Inc 247.04

Hardings Towing 218.33

Healthspan Transportation 450.00

Hillyard Floor Care Supply 365.00

Jerrys Towing 186.37

Mike Kaczmarek 224.50

Keye Productivity Center 149.00

Kris Engineering Inc 1060.74

Lake Region Coop Oil 10873.35

Larson Publications Inc 338.20

Loaf & Ladle 175.73

Maple Lake Messenger 223.63

Marks Standard parts 1973.30

MCF-Sauk Centre 1521.96

Minnegasco 3738.48

MN Assn of Cty Probation Ofcrs 540.00

Monticello Times 473.10

Tracy Morris 150.66

Margaret Munson 124.93

National Assn of Cty Engineers 275.00

Northern States Power 1268.00

Office Depot 1152.22

Patton Schad Funeral Service 155.00

Pro West & Associates 2662.50

The Rockwood Corporation 786.14

Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge 1271.28

San-Tom Enterprises Inc 8252.13

Snap-on Tools 141.68

Sprint 159.64

State of MN Intertech Group 550.00

Stepp Mfg Company Inc 479.25

Transcor America Inc 1001.03

Twin Cities Mack Sales & Srvcs 296.77

Unitog Rental System 200.92

WalMart Store 01-157 362.13

West Publishing Co 182.98

Winsted Publishing Inc 196.27

Wright Cty Auditor-Treasurer 394.00

Xerox Corporation 538.89

Robert Zrust 1464.11

Scott Builders Inc 4455.00

Speath Sodding & Nursery 120.00

Standard Truck & Auto 437.22

State Supply Co 248.75

Sysco Food Services of MN 4106.78

Trueman Welters, Inc 1348.10

Twin City Labor Mgmt Council 155.00

Carol Vander Kooi 6126.84

Warning LItes 949.08

Western Gas Utilities 559.38

Wright County Journal PRess 193.80

Wright Lumber & Millwork Inc 135.40

Zack's Inc 182.95

60 payments less than $100 2,877.51

Final total $336,860.76

The meeting adjourned at 11:20 a.m.

Judie Rose, Chairperson

ATTEST: Richard W. Norman, County Coordinator


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