PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at 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 March 5, 2013, meeting.

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

County Revenue Fund $126,687.36

Road & Bridge Fund 26,211.72

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Total $152,899.08

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Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to approve the purchase of a new plow truck and approval to retrofit the 2001 plow truck to be utilized as a water truck.

Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve the Professional Services Agreement with Mead & Hunt, Inc.

Engineer Pogodzinski reported that once every five years a master contract with MnDOT is required. Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Kjome and unanimously carried to approve the Master Partnership Contract and to adopt the following resolution;

RESOLUTION 13-08

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED:

1. That the County of Houston enter into a Master Partnership Contract with the Minnesota Department of Transportation, a copy of which was before the Board.

2. That the proper County officers are authorized to execute such contract, and any amendments thereto.

3. That the County Engineer is authorized to negotiate work orders contracts pursuant to the Master Contract, which work order contracts may provide for payment to or from MnDOT, and that the County Engineer may execute such work order contracts on behalf of the County of Houston without further approval by this Board.

On the recommendation of the Planning Commission, motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Walter and carried to approve the issuance of the following Conditional Use Permit: Tom Vix of Cushon's Peak Campground - Houston Township - Exhibition Permit

On the recommendation of the Planning Commission, motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Kjome and unanimously carried to approve the issuance of the following Zoning Permits:

Gary Thomas - Spring Grove Township - Build storage addition on existing pole shed (24' x 44');

James and Susan Sobotta - Money Creek Township - Build pole barn (30' x 48');

Marion Lynch - Mound Prairie Township - Install mobile home (14' x 70');

Daniel Griffin - Wilmington Township - Build garage addition (28' x 40') relocate grain bin (8,000 bushels);

Lillian Heiller - Mayville Township - Build garage/shed (40' x 40');

Troy Flatten - Money Creek Township - (Administratively denied to build deck and carport);

David Corcoran - Brownsville Township - Build pole shed (40' x 36') and storage sheds (8' x 53' and 8' x 22');

David Studenski - Crooked Creek Township - Build ag building (36' x 80');

James Holty - Spring Grove Township - Build shed (36' x 88') with lean (16' x 40');

Kermit Meyer - Wilmington Township - Build pole barn (60' x 90');

David Winnes - Crooked Creek Township - Build machine shed (50' x 100');

David Dahle - Houston Township - Build pole shed (32' x 80');

Jim and Ron Holty - Spring Grove Township - Build grain bin (60,000 bushels);

Tom and Arlene Hegge - Hokah Township - Build seasonal porch (14' x 14');

Marvin Wunnecka - Crooked Creek Township - Build lean-to for ag equipment storage (24' x 29'); and

Brad Olinger - Crooked Creek Township - Build pole barn addition (45' x 32').

Zoning Administrator Scanlan reported on the renewal request submitted by Porteous Olson for CUP #266 for mining and extraction in Section 2 of Houston Township. Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to approve a 5-year renewal for Conditional Use Permit #266.

Finance Director Lapham requested approval of budget amendments to provide for the accurate reflection of County financial activity. Motion was made by Commissioner Kjome, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and carried with Commissioner Walter abstaining to approve budget amendments as presented.

Auditor Meiners reported on a request for a disaster credit and tax abatement for Rita Watters. She qualified for a disaster credit in the amount of $779.00 for taxes payable in 2012. Ms. Watters did not rebuild so the value for the home should have been removed prior to the calculation of the 2013 taxes. The value wasn't removed, therefore, Ms. Watters is eligible for a tax abatement in the amount of $575.00. Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to approve the both the 2012 disaster credit and a tax abatement for 2013 taxes payable on parcel #23.0284.000.

Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Kjome and unanimously carried to appoint Elizabeth Johnson as youth representative to the Extension Committee.

Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to approve a Minnesota Lawful Gambling Application for Exempt Permit for Ability Building Center (ABC) for an event to be hosted at Wildcat Park on Aug. 10, 2013.

Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Kjome and unanimously carried to approve a Minnesota Lawful Gambling Application for Exempt Permit for ABLE Foundation Inc. for an event to be hosted at Ma Cal Grove Country Club on May 11, 2013.

There being no further business and the time being 10:09 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, March 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/.