PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS



Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at 9:00 a.m.

Place: Commissioners Room, Courthouse, Caledonia, MN

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

Presiding: Justin Zmyewski, Chairperson

Call to order.

Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to approve the minutes of the June 18, 2013, meeting.

Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to approve the minutes of the Board of Equalization meeting held June 18, 2013.

Motion was made by Commissioner Kjome, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve the minutes of the emergency meeting held June 23, 2013.

Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Kjome and unanimously carried to approve the minutes of the emergency meeting held June 25, 2013.

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

County Revenue Fund $138,676.46

Road & Bridge Fund 18,781.64

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Total $157,458.10

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Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve an amendment to the agenda to include an appointment for Zoning Administrator Scanlan to address permits requiring action prior to the expiration of a 60-day deadline.

Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Kjome and unanimously carried to authorize Emergency Manager Kuhlers to draft an appropriate cover letter and to adopt the following resolutions:

RESOLUTION NO. 13-23

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners, for and on behalf of the citizens of Houston County, request the Governor of the State of Minnesota to petition the President of the United States to declare the County of Houston, Minnesota, to be a major disaster area, through appropriate channels.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this request is for:

1. The Public Assistance (Infrastructure Support) and Human Services Programs as offered through P.L. 93-288 and 106.390.

2. The Hazard Mitigation Program, as offered through P.L. 93-288 and 106.390.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the County Emergency Management Director is authorized to coordinate the damage survey teams with local government, and assist in the administration of the disaster recovery process, as needed.

Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to hire Justin Conway as Engineering Supervisor at step 3 of the appropriate comparable worth band effective July 15.

HR Director Arrick-Kruger requested authorization to search for two positions, one hybrid position shared between maintenance/signage and another for maintenance with the understanding that in the event an internal candidate is hired for the hybrid position, an external candidate may be hired for the resulting vacancy. In the event an external candidate is chosen to fill the hybrid position, only that position would be filled. Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to authorize dual advertising as discussed.

Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Walter, and unanimously carried to draft a letter of appreciation for Ms. Sanness' work as Interim Social Services Supervisor and to terminate said appointment effective July 5, 2013.

Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to hire Timothy Hunter as Social Services Supervisor at Step 5 of the appropriate comparable worth band effective July 23 and contingent upon successful completion of a required background check.

Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Kjome and unanimously carried to make a Declaration of overtime for exempt MAPE staff, retroactive to June 23, 2013, and to pay said overtime at straight time and only for those hours in excess of 80 hours per pay period that are documented to be directly related to the emergency response, clean up and repair.

Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Storlie and unanimously carried to allow the City of Houston to utilize the Highway shop as emergency evacuation location.

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

Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt to approve an additional CUP. A roll call vote was taken: District 1 - yes; District 2 - no; District 3 - yes; District 4 - yes; District 5 - no. The motion carried.

Following discussion, motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to make it a condition of the CUP that 6 seismographs be placed around the site prior to the next blasting event and that a survey be required upon re-application.

On the recommendation of the Planning Commission, motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Storlie and unanimously carried to approve the issuance of 18 Zoning Permits.

Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to approve the MPCA 2012 County Feedlot Performance Grant Agreement in the amount of $9,286.

Following discussion, motion was made by Commissioner Kjome, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to authorize Auditor Meiners to enter into an agreement with ES&S in the amount of $7,630 per year for maintenance of election equipment.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 13-24

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Houston County Board of Commissioners supports the recommendation of Houston County Human Services approving UCare and/or Blue Plus as managed care organizations providing managed health care services in Houston County.

There being no further business and the time being 10:48 a.m., motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Kjome and unanimously carried to adjourn the meeting, the next advertised meeting being Tuesday, July 9, 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/.