PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Date: Tuesday, August 8, 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 Kjome, seconded by Commissioner Storlie and unanimously carried to approve the minutes of the July 23, 2013, meeting.

Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, 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 $108,493.35

Road & Bridge Fund 173,814.10

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Total $282,307.45

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Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Kjome and unanimously carried to approve an amendment to the agenda to include an appointment for Ron Meiners regarding the Almeida site.

Ron Meiners provided an update regarding the Almeida site. County Attorney Hammell has suggested that the County collect the 25% local match up front and hold the funds in escrow. Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to collect the 25% local match from the land owner and to hold said funds in escrow.

Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Storlie and unanimously carried to approve the hire of Carl Eberle subject to the successful completion of the required background check as a 0.5 FTE jailer/dispatcher at step 1 of the appropriate comparable worth band.

Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to approve the hire of Samantha Hancock, Karen Rislov, Michael Meredith and Jessica Siminski as 67-day jailer/dispatchers at step 1 of the appropriate comparable worth band.

Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to hire Marcia Bauer as Home Care Coordinator.

Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Kjome and unanimously carried to accept the resignation of Catherine Hagen.

On the recommendation of HR Director Arrick-Kruger, motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Kjome and unanimously carried to change the status of Linda Bahr from probationary to regular.

HR Director Arrick-Kruger reported that she recently distributed information related to quotes received for roofing the Highway Department Building. Stemper Construction submitted the low bin in the amount of $21,750. Their quote includes the application of 2 inches of closed cell insulation with two layers of acrylic covering. Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to move forward with the roofing project and to accept the quote provided by Stemper Construction.

Justin Conway reported on a single bid, which was received for the airport runway and apron pavement rehabilitation project. Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to accept the low bid provided by Mathy Construction in the amount of $419,027.75.

Rick Howden provided an excerpt from the EDA bylaws regarding consecutive absence of EDA commissioners. He recommended that the resignation of Julia Crawford and Kelly Meyer be recognized pursuant to the bylaws. This will allow for the recruitment and appointment of new EDA Board members. Motion was made by Commissioner Kjome, seconded by Commissioner Storlie and unanimously carried to accept said resignations.

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

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

Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Kjome and unanimously carried to approve a 5-year renewal for Conditional Use Permit #284.

Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to approve a one-year renewal for Conditional Use Permit #233.

Auditor Meiners reported on a request for a tax abatement for Raymond and Nancy Schuldt. The Schuldt's own contiguous property located on the border between Winona and Houston Counties in La Crescent City. The homestead classification was applied to the Winona property however was not applied to the portion of property located in Houston County. Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve the 2013 tax abatement on parcel #25.2062.000 in the amount of $28.00.

There being no further business and the time being 10:42 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, August 13, 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.co.houston.mn.us/.