Date: Tuesday, September 18, 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 Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to approve the minutes of the September 11, 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 $33,548.35

Road & Bridge Fund 429,369.69

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Total $462,918.04

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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.

Bud Fitting met with the Board to ask that they consider granting permission for golf carts to utilize a portion of County 26 to access township roads in Money Creek. Motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski to grant approval for use of County 26 from the campground east to the town of Money Creek. Engineer Pogodzinski and Sheriff Ely requested no action be taken until they've had time to review state statute and law. Commissioner Zmyewski withdrew his motion.

HR Director Arrick-Kruger recommended the re-appointment of Tom Dybing as County Assessor for another 4-year term. Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to appoint Mr. Dybing to a four-year term as County Assessor, said term to expire December 31, 2016.

HR Director Arrick-Kruger reported that the Highway Department is in need of additional help in order to complete various projects prior to cold weather setting in. Motion was made by Commissioner Bjerke, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve searching for a 67-day employee to assist the Highway Department.

Environmental Services Director Frank requested the Board take action to convene a closed session to discuss matters protected by attorney-client privilege. Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to go into closed session. The time was 10:15 a.m.

The time being 10:50 a.m., motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded Schuldt and unanimously carried to return to open session.

Commissioner Walter reported that she has solicited quotes from 3 consulting services to perform an organizational review of Human Services. She recommended accepting the quote provided by Springstead. Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Bjerke and carried with Commissioner Zmyewski voting in the negative.

Auditor Meiners recommended approval of several Grant In Aid agreements. Motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to approve the following Grant In Aid agreements: Viking Ridge Trail in the amount of $18,386.40; Houston Money Creek in the amount of $23,885.40; La Crescent in the amount of $16,807.20; and Gopherland Trails in the amount of $50,703.60.

Auditor Meiners reported that Jake Lonkoski is willing to enter into an agreement to continue management of Wildcat Park. Motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve the Agreement for the Management and Operations of Wildcat Park with Jake Lonkoski.

There being no further business and the time being 11:03 a.m., motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to adjourn the meeting, the next advertised meeting being Tuesday, September 25, 2012.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

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/.