PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Date: Tuesday, October 22, 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 Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Kjome and unanimously carried to approve the minutes of the October 15, 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 $44,851.79

Road & Bridge Fund 319,958.34

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Total $364,810.13

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Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Storlie and unanimously carried to approve amending the agenda to include an appointment for Engineer Pogodzinski.

Engineer Pogodzinski reported on the following bids received until October 21, 2013 for project C.P. 2013-1201. Motion was made by Commissioner Kjome, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to accept the bid of Griffin Construction Company Inc. in the amount of $1,032,931.00.

On the recommendation of Engineer Pogodzinski, motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to accept the quote of Mattison for the installation of guardrail on County 19 in the amount of $16,587.50.

Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Storlie and unanimously carried to accept the quote provided by Mattison in the amount of $23,365.00 to install guardrail on a portion of County 32.

Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to accept the quote provided by Mattison in the amount of $25,370.00 for guardrail installation.

Engineer Pogodzinski reported that a seasonal employee caused damage to the La Crescent shop which is owned by La Crescent Township. The County's portion of repairs is estimated at $5,187.00. Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve the described repairs.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 13-53

BE IT RESOLVED That the Houston County Board of Commissioners do hereby designate the following banks as depositories of public funds on behalf of Houston County:

BANK OF THE WEST - CALEDONIA BRANCH

EITZEN STATE BANK

EASTWOOD BANK

MERCHANTS BANK- SPRING GROVE BRANCH

MERCHANTS BANK- CALEDONIA BRANCH

RUSHFORD STATE BANK

HR Director Arrick-Kruger reported that she along with Engineer Pogodzinski and Maintenance Foreman Molling interviewed candidates for the Highway Maintenance position. On the recommendation of HR Director Arrick-Kruger, motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to hire Chris Hartley, contingent upon successful completion of the required background check.

HR Director Arrick-Kruger requested approval of a Professional/Technical Services Agreement with Hoskin's Electric for the removal of the existing fire alarm control panel and all associated devices throughout the Historic Courthouse and installation of Custom Alarm Notifier fire alarm control panel and all new fire alarm devices to comply with fire alarm codes in the Historic Courthouse. Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Storlie and unanimously carried to approve the contract with Hoskin's Electric in the amount of $9,280.00 which includes labor and tax.

Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Kjome and unanimously carried to convene in closed session pursuant to M.S. 13D.05 subd 2 (b) for the preliminary consideration of allegations or charges against an employee subject to its authority.

The time being 12:37 p.m., motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to reconvene in open session.

Commissioner Walter reported on a Regional Radio Board meeting which she attended. The group has taken action to change the name of the Board to "Southeast Minnesota Emergency Communications Board" (ECB). Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve of the name change and to adopt the following:

RESOLUTION NO. 13-54

A Resolution Approving Modifications to the Joint Powers Agreement Forming the Southeast Minnesota Regional Radio Board

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED the Houston County Board of Commissioners approves the modifications to the Joint Powers Agreement recommended by the Board and attached hereto; and be it further

RESOLOVED that the Board Chairperson is hereby authorized to execute the required addendum to the existing Joint Powers Agreement to implement the authorized modifications.

There being no further business and the time being 12:38 p.m., motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to adjourn the meeting, the next advertised meeting being Tuesday, October 29, 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 COM¬MISSIONERS IS ONLY A SUMMARY. THE FULL TEXT IS AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION AT THE HOUS¬TON COUNTY AUDITOR'S OFFICE AS WELL AS ON THE HOUSTON COUNTY WEBSITE LOCATED AT THE FOLLOWING WEB ADDRESS: http://www.co.houston.mn.us/

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