PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS



Date: Tuesday, February 19, 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 Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve the minutes of the February 12, 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 $30,433.49

Road & Bridge Fund 94,436.95

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Total $124,870.44

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Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve the minutes from the Joint Meeting of the Board of County Commissioners, the Houston County Planning Commission & the Houston County Frac Sand Committee held Tuesday, February 12, 2013.

Motion was made by Commissioner Kjome, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to approve an amendment to the agenda to include an appointment for Environmental Services Director Frank and Engineer Pogodzinski regarding a haul route concern.

HR Director Arrick-Kruger announced that EDA Coordinator Jordan Wilms has submitted his letter of resignation effective April 5, 2013. Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to accept the resignation of Jordan Wilms and to draft a letter of appreciation for his service to Houston County.

Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Storlie and unanimously carried to approve the increase from 0.5 FTE to 1.0 FTE of the Network Technician position effective March 1, 2013.

Following discussion, motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Kjome and unanimously carried to submit the comments prepared by Engineer Pogodzinski to Fillmore County.

Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to extend the moratorium on certain mining operations and activities, as previously authorized by the Board, for an additional period of up to one year, and authorize and direct staff to prepare a formal resolution to be presented to the Board for ratification in conjunction with a public hearing scheduled for March 5th.

Commissioner Storlie provided information related to recommendations from the Houston County EDA. Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve all revolving loans for Spring Grove Soda, Camp Winnebago, and Root River Market.

Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Kjome and unanimously carried to cancel the tax abatement for K Properties since they have been out of compliance and have indicated that they will be unable to comply going forward.

IS Director Milde reported that quotes have been solicited for various purchases. The quotes are the result of the State bid and others not included on the State bid. The purchase of the SAN is necessary for the move to EDMS. The SAN will be the future backbone of the IS Department. Lynx Systems has submitted the cost for annual support. SHI has submitted quotes for 27 computers and docking stations. IS Director Milde stated that computers had been on a 5-year rotation, in many cases this is being extended to 6 or 7 years in order to contain costs. Both Human Services and Public Health cover the cost of their own equipment from within their respective budgets and that is why quotes are broken down. Software licensing has been budgeted for. The cost for the Microsoft licensure is $22,052.00 per year for the next three years. Paying the licensure annually allows for the cost to be equally spread over a period instead of paid in one lump sum once during a period of years. All technology purchases with quotes provided today have been budgeted for. Overall, the quotes reflect costs of $45,722.00 for the SAN, $15,500 for computer hardware, $1,750.00 for Lynx licensing and software upgrades, and $20,052.00 for the required annual Microsoft Licensing.

Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Kjome and unanimously carried to appoint both Bets Reedy and Kent Holen as alternates to the frac sand study committee.

The time being 10:21 a.m., motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to recess the meeting in order to convene the Human Services Meeting.

Meeting reconvened with all members present.

Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Kjome and unanimously carried to adopt the Policy for Public Comment Period.

Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve the County Board Agenda Policy.

There being no further business and the time being 2:42 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, February 26, 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/.