LEGAL: Houston County Board minutes
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 4:32 AM
PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Date: Tuesday, April 2, 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 Kjome and unanimously carried to approve the minutes of the March 26, 2013, meeting.
Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Storlie and unanimously carried to approve payment of the License Center and Human Services disbursements and the following claims:
County Revenue Fund $61,902.12
Road & Bridge Fund 90,693.39
Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Kjome and unanimously carried to approve amending the agenda to include additional items for HR Director Arrick-Kruger's 9:45 a.m. appointment being consideration to hire 4 67-day employees to assist with the Peer Breast Feeding program.
Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Storlie and carried with Commissioners Kjome and Schuldt voting in the negative and Chairperson Zmyewski voting to break the tie to adopt the following resolution:
RESOLUTION OF JOINT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (MnDOT), WINONA COUNTY, HOUSTON COUNTY AND THE CITY OF
LA CRESCENT FOR THE CORRIDOR INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT STRATEGY (CIMS) PILOT SOLICITATION FUNDING PROJECT - OLD HIGHWAY 61 TRAIL
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that if MnDOT District 6 is awarded the Pilot Project, the Houston County Board of Commissioners agree to enter into an agreement with MnDOT District 6 that outlines the following, as a minimum,
The two Counties and the City will provide and/or secure completion of routine maintenance within each party's agreed upon jurisdiction. Routine maintenance includes, but is not limited to:
Patching, sweeping, debris removal, mowing, trimming as necessary to keep the trail safe and clear for the public
Replacement of signs and pavement markings
Each party will be responsible for their own acts and their own employees and/or volunteers while maintaining and working along the trail.
The State will:
Be the owner of the trail
Provide non-routine maintenance of the trail. Non-routine maintenance includes but is not limited to the following:
Repair of washouts that include loss of pavement and gravel surface more than five feet in length
Resurfacing, seal coating, or reconstruct of the trail as determined necessary by the State
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Houston County Board of Commissioners appoints Bill Waller, City Administrator, City of La Crescent, 315 Main Street, La Crescent, MN 55947, as fiscal agent for the local share and for representation of the partners with the Project and David Kramer, Winona County Engineer, Winona County Highway Department, 5300 Hwy 61 West. Winona, MN 55987, as agent representative for the partners' maintenance agreement.
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the Houston County Board of Commissioners hereby assures that the Old Highway 61 Trail will be maintained for a period of not less than 20 years.
File No. 4 - Engineer Pogodzinski reported that S.A.P. 28-609-13 had been completed. Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to adopt the following resolution:
RESOLUTION NO. 13-10
NOW, THEN BE IT RESOLVED, That we do hereby accept said completed project for and in behalf of the County of Houston and authorize final payment as specified herein.
On the recommendation of Engineer Pogodzinski, motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to participate in the State bid for 3 tons of road salt.
On the recommendation of Engineer Pogodzinski, motion was made by Commissioner Kjome, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to adopt the following resolution:
Now therefore be it resolved that the Houston County Board of Commissioners encourages the Minnesota Legislature to pass and the Governor to sign a bill that brings adequate funding to Minnesota's statewide transportation system.
Environmental Services Director Frank requested approval of a contract between Houston and Winona counties for the operation of a Household Hazardous Waste Program. Motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve the contract and to authorize the signature of Chairperson Zmyewski.
Environmental Services Director Frank provided a reminder that draft ordinances related to frac sand have been sent to commissioners. He reported that the frac sand study committee is scheduled to meet on Friday, April 12, at 9:00 a.m. in the lower level conference room of the Justice Center.
HR Director Arrick-Kruger reported that per M.S. 163.07, county engineers are to be appointed for four-year terms. HR Director Arrick-Kruger recommended that the Board take action to re-appoint Brian Pogodzinski for another four-year term as County Engineer. Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Storlie and unanimously carried to appoint Brian Pogodzinski as County Engineer for the period May 1, 2013, through April 30, 2017.
Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to hire Erin Edwards, Jill Colbert, Sarah Srsen and Mary Lehn as 67-day employees to work as Peer Counselors for the Peer Breastfeeding Support Program at a rate of $12.23 per hour effective April 3, 2013.
There being no further business and the time being 11:18 a.m., motion was made by Commissioner Storlie, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to adjourn the meeting, the next advertised meeting being Tuesday, April 9, 2013.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
HOUSTON COUNTY, MINNESOTA
By: Justin Zmyewski, Chairperson
Attest: Charlene Meiners,
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/.