PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 9:00 a.m.

Place: Commissioners Room, Courthouse, Caledonia, MN

Members Present: 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 February 26, 2013, meeting.

Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to approve payment of the License Center and Human Services disbursements and the following claims:

County Revenue Fund $130,707.56

Road & Bridge Fund 5,668.04

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Total $136,375.60

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At this time Chairperson Zmyewski opened the public hearing.

Since there were no other individuals wishing to comment, motion was made by Commissioner Kjome, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to adjourn the public hearing.

Motion was made by Commissioner Kjome, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to adopt the following resolution:

RESOLUTION 12-07

Houston County

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved, that the Houston County Board of Commissioners hereby extends the moratorium to allow the above referenced land use planning study to be completed and any recommended changes or requirements to Houston County Plans, Policies or Official Controls to be considered by the Houston County Planning Commission and Houston County Board of Commissioners; and

Be It Further Resolved, that the scope of the extended moratorium shall be that set forth in Resolution No. 12-11 adopted February 28, 2012, and amended by Resolution No. 12-18 on March 20, 2012, and also amended by Resolution No. 12-35 on July 24, 2012.

Be It Further Resolved, that the County Board of Commissioners, by this Resolution, ratifies all actions previously taken by the Board relative to the moratorium on silica sand mining activities; and

Be It Further Resolved, that the Houston County Board of Commissioners reserves the right to end the moratorium in less than the extended term of the moratorium upon completion the land use planning study and satisfactory resolution of the issues and concerns as determined by the County Board. The County Board also reserves the right to further extend the moratorium as may be authorized by State Law.

Effective Date, This Ordinance shall take effect upon its passage and publication.

Enacted by the Houston County Board of Commissioners, this 5th day of March, 2013.

Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Kjome and unanimously carried to schedule the Board of Equalization meeting for Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at 6:00 p.m.

Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to appoint Commissioner Kjome to replace Chairperson Zmyewski on the Planning Commission. It was noted that all commissioners serve as alternates on the Planning Commission.

Chairperson Zmyewski provided information regarding a proposed letter of support to the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) requesting the State be designated as the Regulatory Government Unit (RGU) for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Minnesota Sands in relation to proposed operation of frac sand mines in Houston, Fillmore and Winona counties. Commissioner Walter suggested that in addition to the signatures of the commissioners, that Houston County also include signatures of the County Engineer, Zoning Administrator, Public Health Director and Soil Conservation Director. Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve the letter to include the additional signatures discussed above.

There being no further business and the time being 9:39 a.m., motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to adjourn the meeting, the next advertised meeting being Tuesday, March 12, 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/.