PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Date: Tuesday, February 12, 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 Walter, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve the minutes of the Feb. 5, 2013, meeting.

Motion was made by Commissioner Kjome, seconded by Commissioner Storlie and unanimously carried to approve payment of the License Center and Human Services disbursements and the following claims:

County Revenue Fund $59,876.66

Road & Bridge Fund 30,152.68

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Total $90,029.34

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Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Kjome and unanimously carried to amend the agenda to include an appointment for Environmental Services Director Frank.

Engineer Pogodzinski provided information related to the requirement to have an agreement in place for professional services with an airport consultant. Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to authorize Engineer Pogodzinski to work with Mead & Hunt to draft a Professional Services Agreement.

Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Storlie and unanimously carried to approve the letter of understanding related to the audit and to authorize the signature of Chairperson Zmyewski.

Finance Director Lapham explained various budget amendments presented. These amendments are proposed so that expenses are accurately reflected. Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve the budget amendments as presented.

Environmental Services Director Frank requested approval of a solid waste delivery agreement for Two Guys and a Dumpster. Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Kjome and unanimously carried to approve the solid waste delivery agreement.

HR Director Arrick-Kruger reported that it is the recommendation of the personnel committee to appoint Linda Bahr as HS Director. Following discussion, motion was made by Commissioner Kjome, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to remove the interim status and appoint Linda Bahr to the position of HS Director effective Feb. 13, 2012, with position subject to a one year probationary period with the understanding that a review will be held in 6 months.

HR Director Arrick-Kruger recommended a change in reporting lines of child support staff from HS Director Bahr to Financial Services Supervisor Kohlmeyer. Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to approve the reporting line change effective March 1, 2013.

Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Storlie and unanimously carried to reinstate the sentence, "Per Diems will also be paid for meetings and events which pertain to and are directly related to county business" in the Per Diem Policy.

Following discussion, motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to adopt the following resolution:

RESOLUTION NO. 13-06

AUTHORIZING APPLICATION FOR MINNESOTA HOUSING & FINANCE AGENCY FAMILY HOMELESS PREVENTION & ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that the Southeastern Minnesota Housing Network is hereby authorized as an entity to be charged with the administration of funds made available through the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency Family Homeless Prevention & Assistance Program in the county of Houston, in Minnesota.

Following discussion, motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to appoint Tom Bjerke to the EDA Board to fulfill the unexpired term of Christian Myrah.

Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Storlie and unanimously carried to recess the meeting until 10:30 a.m.

The time being 10:30 a.m. the meeting reconvened with all members present.

There being no further business and the time being 12:45 p.m., motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to adjourn the meeting, the next advertised meeting being Tuesday, February 19, 2013.

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.houstoncounty.govoffice2.com/.