PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Date: Tuesday, August 20, 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 Kjome and unanimously carried to approve the minutes of the August 13, 2013, meeting.

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 $ 34,296.49

Road & Bridge Fund 595,500.66

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Total $629,797.15

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Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve agenda amendments for HR Director Kruger and Assistant County Attorney Bublitz.

Assistant County Attorney Bublitz reported that previously she requested that the Board give the County Attorney's Office authority to "acquire, retain and sell personal and real property related to estate recovery efforts." They have been pursuing collections through small claims cases.

Further they have been pursuing collections for juvenile placement fees and other services that Human Services has paid. At this time she wants to reaffirm the department's authority on behalf of the county. She indicated that she will be using "Houston County, a political subdivision of the State of Minnesota" in the case caption. She suggested that Jean Becker and/or Linda Bahr also be authorized to be named as plaintiffs on behalf of the Human Services Department.

After discussion, motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Storlie and unanimously carried to reaffirm the County Attorney Department's authority as stated, and to authorize naming Jean Becker and Linda Bahr as plaintiff in collections related complaints.

At this time Engineer Pogodzinski met with the Board regarding the County 8 project. Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to adopt the following resolution:

RESOLUTION NO. 13-30

S.P. 028-608-013

Resolution For Agreement to State Transportation Fund (Bridge Bonds)

Grant Terms and Conditions

August 20, 2013

NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved that Houston County does hereby agree to the terms and conditions of the grant consistent with Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50, subdivision 5, clause (3), and will pay any additional amount by which the cost exceeds the estimate, and will return to the Minnesota State Transportation Fund any amount appropriated for the bridge but not required.

Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Kjome and unanimously carried to hire Maria Stemper as a probationary financial worker beginning at step 1 effective August 26, 2013.

HR Director Kruger requested authorization to fill the vacancy in the receptionist position with a case aide, as they currently have receptionists provided through Experience Works. Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Storlie and unanimously carried to authorize advertising for a full-time case aide.

On the recommendation of HR Director Kruger, motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to adopt the Merit System Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Guidelines as its plan.

Commissioner Schuldt reported that he has received two quotes for appraising the Roverud building. After discussion, motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Kjome and unanimously carried to accept the low quote of Bi-State Realty & Appraisals in the amount of $2,000.00.

Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to increase Jeremiah Shaver's cell phone per diem from $30.00 per month to $50.00 per month, as his position has increased to full-time in the IT Department.

There being no further business and the time being 3:17 p.m., motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to adjourn the meeting, the next advertised meeting being Tuesday, August 27, 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/.