PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF HOUSTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Date: Tuesday, July 16, 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 Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve the minutes of the July 9, 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 $134,113.74

Road & Bridge Fund 272,466.39

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Total $406,580.13

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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 Ron Meiners to discuss the EWP (Emergency Watershed Protection) Program.

Ron Meiners reported that the Joe Alameida house, located in Brownsville is an exigent site. The landowner has requested EWP assistance. A letter was submitted by Houston County to co-sponsor the program however, concern was expressed that the letter failed to authorize Ron Meiners to act on the County's behalf. Auditor Meiners has prepared a revised letter to meet the requirement. Following discussion, motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to authorize Chairperson Zmyewski to sign the revised letter.

Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Kjome and unanimously carried to make the landowner responsible for the EWP 25% local match.

Engineer Pogodzinski reported on the 2013 Terms and Conditions for Accepting Airport Improvement Program Grants. On the recommendation of Engineer Pogodzinski, motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve the terms and conditions and to authorize Engineer Pogodzinski to sign the appropriate document.

Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve the agreement with Oxford Property Management, LLC/Clara House and to approve the business associate addendum.

Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Kjome and unanimously carried to hire John Dollar as Automated Systems Manager/Custodian, at step 1 of the appropriate comparable worth band effective August 1, 2013.

Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Storlie and unanimously carried to approve the sale/acquisition of the described Whalen property.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 13-25

BE IT RESOLVED By the Board of County Commissioners, Houston County, Minnesota, that it approves the Maintenance and Grooming application of the La Crescent Snowmobile Club and authorizes the Board Chairman to sign an agreement with the Department of Natural Resources.

Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to recess the meeting.

The time being 10:02 a.m., motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Kjome and unanimously carried to open the public hearing regarding wheelage tax.

Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to adjourn the public hearing.

Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to reconvene the regular Board meeting.

Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Storlie to approve assessment of a $10.00 wheelage tax and to adopt the following resolution:



RESOLUTION NO. 13-26

BE IT RESOLVED that the Houston County Board of Commissioners hereby adopts a $10.00 Wheelage tax effective January 1, 2014 as authorized by M.S. 297A.993.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Houston County hereby requests the state to handle the collection on behalf of Houston County.

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

There being no further business and the time being 10:15 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, July 23, 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/