PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Date: Monday, December 30, 2013, 9:00 a.m.

Place: Commissioners Room, Courthouse, Caledonia, MN

Members Present: Judy Storlie, Justin Zmyewski, Steve Schuldt, Teresa Walter and Dana Kjome

Presiding: Justin Zmyewski, Chairperson

Call to order.

Motion was made by Commissioner Kjome, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve the agenda.

Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve the minutes of the December 23, 2013 meeting.

Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to approve payment of the license center and Human Services disbursements and the following claims:

County Revenue Fund $49,423.80

Road & Bridge Fund 25,849.94

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Total $75,273.74

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Zoning Administrator Scanlan reported that the McElhiney's have submitted an application for a CUP to erect 9 greenhouses on roughly 4 acres. There are concerns related to storm water runoff from the greenhouse roofs and impervious area surrounding the structures. Zoning Administrator Scanlan recommended a review by soil and water and the creation of a storm water plan prior to taking action for approval. Motion was made by Commissioner Kjome, seconded by Commissioner Storlie and unanimously carried to require a review by the Soil and Water office and to await their report prior to taking action.

On the recommendation of the Planning Commission, motion was made by Commissioner Kjome, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve the issuance of two Conditional Use Permits.

On the recommendation of the Planning Commission, motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Kjome and unanimously carried to approve the issuance of six Zoning Permits.

Engineer Pogodzinski recommended approval of a grant agreement, in the amount of $39,763.00, for the portion of the airport runway rehabilitation project which is to be State funded. Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to approve the grant agreement and to adopt the following resolution:

RESOLUTION NO. 13-70

AUTHORIZATION TO EXECUTE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION GRANT AGREEMENT FOR AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT

BE IT RESOLVED by the County of Houston as follows:

1. That the State of Minnesota Agreement No. 04995, "Grant Agreement for Airport Consultant Services," for State Project No. A2801-26 at the Houston County Airport is accepted.

2. That the County Board Chairperson and County Auditor are authorized to execute this Agreement and any amendments on behalf of the County of Houston.

Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Storlie and unanimously carried to approve the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program.

File No. 7 - HR Director Arrick-Kruger recommended approval of step, 1% discretionary and COLA increases of 1% effective January 1, 2014, and 1.5% effective July 1, 2014 for qualified individuals. Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt. A roll call vote was taken: District 1 - yes; District 2 - no; District 3 - yes; District 4 - yes; District 5 - yes. The motion carried.

Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt to set the 2014 salaries for elected officials as follows:

County Recorder $60,627.46

County Treasurer $54,340.00

County Sheriff $86,371.95

County Attorney $91,017.17

County Auditor $66,419.04

County Commissioner $19,016.34

A roll call vote was taken: District 1 - yes; District 2 - no; District 3 - yes; District 4 - yes; District 5 - no. The motion carried.

Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to accept the resignation of Karen Sanness.

On the recommendation of HR Director Arrick-Kruger, motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to authorize a competitive search be conducted for a 1 FTE social worker to assist in adult protection.

Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to authorize the hire of a 67 day employee to provide coverage in social services while a competitive search for a social worker is conducted.

Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve the change of status from probationary to regular of Jeremiah Shaver upon completion of 2080 hours of service.

Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to hire Craig Welsh as a 67 day employee to assist in the area of Building Maintenance.

Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Kjome and unanimously carried to approve the purchase of pictometry aerial photography at a cost of $65,792.75.

On the recommendation of Finance Director Lapham, motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to approve the budget amendments for Extension and Road & Bridge as presented.

Finance Director Lapham reported on revenues which need to be restricted for use only as designated. Both requests for restrictions are from the Highway Department. The first is for funding which has been received in advance of the completion of a project on CSAH 13 in the amount of $1,027,827.00. The second is for County 249 bridge projects in the amount of $213,000.00. Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Storlie and unanimously carried to approve the fund restrictions as requested.

On the recommendation of Finance Director Lapham, motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to designate the following major funds and their use for 2014: General Fund, Road and Bridge Fund and Human Services Fund, and to designate the following as a minor fund for use in 2014: Debt Service Fund.

Motion was made by Chairperson Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Kjome and carried with Commissioner Storlie voting in the negative to establish a screening team comprised of Chairperson Zmyewski, Commissioner Kjome, HR Director Arrick-Kruger and Environmental Services Director Frank to screen candidates and recommend a panel of finalists to the Board for appointment to the Planning Commission to fill the vacant seat.

There being no further business and the time being 10:45 a.m., motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to adjourn the meeting, the next advertised meeting being Tuesday, January 7, 2014.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

HOUSTON COUNTY, MINNESOTA

By: Justin Zmyewski,

Chairperson

Attest: Charlene Meiners,

County Auditor

THE ABOVE PROCEEDINGS OF THE HOUSTON COUNTY BOARD OF COM­MISSIONERS IS ONLY A SUMMARY. THE FULL TEXT IS AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION AT THE HOUS­TON COUNTY AUDITOR'S OFFICE AS WELL AS ON THE HOUSTON COUNTY WEBSITE LOCATED AT THE FOLLOWING WEB ADDRESS: http://www.co.houston.mn.us/

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