PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2012, at 9:00 a.m.

Place: Commissioners Room, Courthouse, Caledonia, MN

Members Present: Jack Miller, Justin Zmyewski, Steve Schuldt, Teresa Walter and Tom Bjerke

Presiding: Jack Miller, Chairperson

Call to order.

Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve the minutes of the December 11, 2012, meeting.

Motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve payment of the following claims:

County Revenue Fund $100,827.04

Road & Bridge Fund 264,300.98

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Total $365,128.02

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Motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve License Center and Human Services disbursements.

Engineer Pogodzinski requested approval of Houston County Right of Way Plat No. 51 in connection with S.P. 28-608-13 on County 8. Motion was made by Commissioner Bjerke, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve Plat No. 51 and to adopt the following resolution:

RESOLUTION NO 12-59

RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND ACCEPT HOUSTON COUNTY RIGHT OF WAY PLAT NO. 51 FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF STATE PROJECT 028-608-013.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED; that Houston County approves and accepts Houston County Right of Way Plat No. 51 as designating the definite location of that part of County State Aid Highway No. 8, located in Sections 20, 29, & 32, Township 101 North, Range 7 West, as presented on this date, December 18, 2012, and authorizes it to be filed of record with the Houston County Recorder.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Jack Miller, County Board Chairperson, is hereby authorized to execute and sign the Certification statement on said plat on behalf of Houston County.

Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to approve Amendment No. 1 to the 2008 Local Road and Bridge Disaster Relief (LRBDR) Grant Agreement 99346.

Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve the Amendment No. 1 to the 2008 LRBDR Grant Agreement 01182.

Motion was made by Commissioner Bjerke, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve Amendment No. 1 to the 2008 LRBDR Grant Agreement 01615.

Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve Amendment No. 1 to the 2008 LRBDR Grant Agreement 00165.

Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to approve Amendment No. 1 to the 2008 LRBDR Grant Agreement 0188.

Motion was made by Commissioner Bjerke, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve Amendment No. 1 to the 2008 LRBDR Grant Agreement 98677.

Engineer Pogodzinski requested approval of a 2008 LRBDR Grant Agreement for SAP 28-996-02 located on Christianson Hill Road. Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve the 2008 LRBDR Grant Agreement and to adopt the following resolution:

RESOLUTION NO. 12-60

For Agreement to State Transportation Fund

(Flood Relief Bonds)

Grant Terms and Conditions

Date: December 18, 2012

NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved that the Houston County does hereby agree to the terms and conditions of the grant consistent with Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50, subdivision 5, clause (3), and the Houston County will pay any additional amount by which the cost exceeds the estimate, and will return to the Minnesota State Transportation Fund any amount appropriated for the bridge and road but not required.

Environmental Services Director Frank recommended approval of the FY 2013 State of Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources Natural Resources Block Grant Agreement in the amount of $89,155.00. Motion was made by Commissioner Bjerke, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to approve the Natural Resources Block Grant Agreement.

Environmental Services Director Frank reported that interviews were conducted to select a third-party reviewer for the Erickson Quarry EAW. Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve the Agreement for Professional Services with Bolton & Menk, Inc.

Environmental Services Director Frank reported that an agreement for collections of lamps, aka fluorescent bulbs, is annually entered into. Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to approve the Agreement for Collections of Lamps with Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation.

HR Director Arrick-Kruger reported that recently there was a resignation of a children's mental health social worker. She along with Interim HS Director Bahr recommended the hire of Erin Cognac. Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to hire Erin Cognac at step 1 of the appropriate comparable worth band, effective January 2, 2013.

Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Bjerke and carried to rescind the motion passed December 11th to close the courthouse with Commissioner Zmyewski voting in the negative.

HR Director Arrick-Kruger stated that salaries for non-union employees and elected officials are required to be established for 2013. With regard to non-union employees she recommended approval for applicable step adjustments, a 1% adjustment for those individuals within the discretionary range and the same COLA increase granted to union members through collective bargaining agreements. Motion to grant the aforementioned salary adjustments was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt. A roll call vote was taken. The motion carried with District 3, 4, and 5 voting yes and District 1 and 2 voting no.

Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Bjerke to set the 2013 salaries for elected officials as follows:

County Recorder $59,577.04

County Treasurer $52,000.00

County Sheriff $84,875.32

County Attorney $89,440.00

County Auditor $65,268.09

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

Following discussion, motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and carried unanimously to keep the commissioner salary unchanged from 2007. The following is the salary approved for the position of County Commissioner - $18,687.00.

HR Director Arrick-Kruger requested approval of personnel policy amendments to the Houston County Personnel Policy. Motion was made by Commissioner Bjerke, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to adopt the recommended policy amendments.

Motion was made by Commissioner Bjerke, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to approve the abatement of penalty and interest on MH Parcel 25.9061.000 in the amount of $276.02.

Auditor Meiners recommended approval of an abatement for property that should have been classified special ag-homestead. Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve the abatement on parcel 01.0330.000 in the amount of $1,424.00 due to incorrect classification.

Motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to approve the issuance of the following Tobacco Licenses for 2013: Money Creek Haven, Inc., River Valley Convenience, Inc., and Houston Food Mart.

There being no further business and the time being 10:58 a.m., motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to adjourn the meeting, the next advertised meeting being Wednesday, December 26, 2012.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

HOUSTON COUNTY, MINNESOTA

By: Jack Miller, 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.houstoncounty.govoffice2.com/.