PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at 9:00 a.m.

Place: Commissioners Room, Courthouse, Caledonia, MN

Members Present: Jack Miller, Justin Zmyewski, Steve Schuldt, Teresa Walter and Tom Bjerke

Presiding: Jack Miller, Chairperson

Call to order.

Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve the minutes of the November 20, 2012, meeting.

Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve payment of the following claims:

County Revenue Fund $83,176.72

Road & Bridge Fund 278,076.81

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Total $361,253.53

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Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve License Center and Human Services disbursements.

HR Technician Diersen reported that Judy St. Mary worked as a transport officer approximately 4 years ago, and is available for this type of work again. On the recommendation of HR, motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Bjerke and unanimously carried to hire Judy St. Mary as a 67-day employee to assist as a transport officer.

HR Technician Diersen reported that recently four 67-day jailer/dispatchers were hired. Unfortunately, one of the individuals was not a good fit for said position. She recommended hiring Michael Rasmussen as a replacement for the other individual. Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to hire Michael Rasmussen as a 67-day employee to work as a jailer/ dispatcher.

HR Technician Diersen recommended that the status of Steven Garrett be changed from probationary to regular. Motion was made by Commissioner Bjerke, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve a change in status of Steven Garrett from probationary to regular effective December 5, 2012.

At this time Engineer Pogodzinski reported on the following bids received until 1:00 p.m. on November 14, 2012, for S.A.P. 28-996-18: JB Holland Construction, Inc. of Decorah, IA 52101 at $726,932.29; and Minnowa Construction, Inc. of Harmony, MN 55939 at $772,612.22.

Motion was made by Commissioner Bjerke, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to accept the low bid of JB Holland Construction, Inc. in the amount of $726,932.29.

Engineer Pogodzinski reported that S.A.P. 28-996-18 qualifies for grant funding in the amount of $404,735.01. Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Bjerke and unanimously carried to approve the grant agreement with MnDOT and to adopt the following resolution:

RESOLUTION 12-54

For Agreement to

State Transportation Fund

(Flood Relief Bonds)

Grant Terms and Conditions

Date: November 27, 2012

NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved that the 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 the Houston County 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 and road but not required.

Engineer Pogodzinski reported that S.A.P. 28-996-06 qualifies for grant funding in the amount of $441,160.86. Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to approve the grant agreement with MnDOT and to adopt the following resolution:

RESOLUTION 12-55

For Agreement to

State Transportation Fund

(Flood Relief Bonds)

Grant Terms and Conditions

Date: November 27, 2012

NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved that the 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 the Houston County 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 and road but not required.

Engineer Pogodzinski reported on bids received for S.A.P. 28-996-02 on Christianson Hill Road. Three bids were received of which two were not read because they did not meet specifications and the other exceeded the Engineer's Estimate significantly. Motion was made by Commissioner Bjerke, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to reject all bids received for S.A.P. 28-996-02.

On the recommendation of the Planning Commission, motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to approve the issuance of the following Conditional Use Permit: J.B. Holland Construction - Money Creek Township - Mineral Extraction.

Zoning Administrator Scanlan reported that Travis Zenke has requested renewal of a CUP for substantial land alteration in a shoreland district. Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to renew CUP #262 for Travis Zenke/Zenke Partnership. Environmental Services Director Frank provided additional information related to the project.

Following discussion and on the recommendation of the Planning Commission, motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve the following zoning permits:

Brian Erickson - Spring Grove Township - Build addition on garage (36' x 48');



John Wruck - Money Creek Township - Build detached garage (30' x 32');

Paul Rosaaen - Black Hammer Township - Build lean-to on pole shed (20' x 60') and replace barn that was torn down (32' x 70');

Chester Doering - Mayville Township - Build confinement barn addition for calves (16' x 160');

Jim Link - Mayville Township - Build pole shed (36' x 54');

Gary Wilson - Houston Township - Build garage extension (26' x 16');

Michael and Claudette Semling - Money Creek Township - Build barn (36' x 64');

Burton Fruechte - Wilmington Township - Build garage addition (20' x 22');

Jay Solum - Spring Grove Township - Build house (64' x 30'), garage (28' x 28') and porch (8' x 20');

Michael Woyczik - Brownsville Township - Build house (42' x 56');

Steve and Darlene Quinnell - Wilmington Township - Replace trailer house (14' x 62');

Jerry Welke - Hokah Township - Build pole shed (12' x 25');

Scott Sanness - Wilmington Township - Build confinement barn for hogs (61' 4" x 164') no increase in animal units;

Ingvalson Hilltop Farms - Caledonia Township - Build storage shed - ag use (30' x 50');

Hidden Bluffs, Inc. - Black Hammer Township - Build addition on maintenance shed (24' x 24');

Paul Zilly/Spring Grove Lumber - Spring Grove Township - Build lumber storage addition (22' x 40');

Bob Scanlan - Brownsville Township - Build lean-to addition on existing shed (12' x 70') install sign (4' x 8');

Tom Frisby - Houston Township - Build a storage building/garage (44' x 46'); and

Richard Van Lin - Hokah Township - Build bedroom addition on house/ garage (28' x 28').

Denise Schaeffer requested authorization for probation officers who are State employees under contract with the County to utilize County owned vehicles. Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to approve the use of county vehicles for probation officers.

There being no further business and the time being 9:51 a.m., motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to adjourn the meeting, the next advertised meeting being Tuesday, December 11, 2012.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

HOUSTON COUNTY, MINNESOTA

By: Jack Miller, 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/.