PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Date: Tuesday, September 4, 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 Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve the minutes of the August 28, 2012 meeting.

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

County Revenue Fund $46,024.70

Road & Bridge Fund 47,909.41

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Total $93,934.11

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Motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to approve license center and Human Services disbursements.

Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve the minutes of the August 27, 2012 budget meetings.

HR Director Arrick-Kruger reported that recently advertising for 67-day employees for roster transport officers and jailer/dispatchers was approved. Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to approve the hire of the following individuals at a rate of $13.52 per hour and contingent upon the successful completion of the appropriate background check: Kelley McGraw, Michael Spittler; Jeffery Brohmer; Jackie Kush; Carol McGraw; and Audrey Stadtler.

HR Director Arrick-Kruger was joined by PHN Director Rock. Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve the hire of Susie Goetzinger as a 67-day employee at a rate of $11.99 per hour for the HHA roster.

HR Director Arrick-Kruger recommended that the Board consider eliminating both the CMM $500/$1,000 and CMM $1,500/$3,000 health care plan options. This will reduce administrative costs and help contain future insurance premium costs. Motion was made by Commissioner Bjerke, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve eliminating both the CMM $500/$1000 and the CMM $1,500/$3,000 as healthcare plan options.

Engineer Pogodzinski reported that S.A.P. 28-996-11 and S.A.P. 28-996-12 have been completed. Motion was made by Commissioner Bjerke, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to adopt the following resolution:

RESOLUTION NO. 12-43

WHEREAS, Contract No. 206 has in all things been completed, and the County Board being fully advised in the premises,

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.

PHN Director Rock reported that the County has been awarded a TZD (Toward Zero Death) Grant in the amount of $14,100 per year for 2 years. Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve the grant agreement and to adopt the following resolution:

RESOLUTION NO. 12-44

AUTHORIZING EXECUTION

OF AGREEMENT

BE IT RESOLVED that Houston County Public Health enter into a grant agreement with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, for a Safe Roads community project during the period from October 1, 2012, through September 30, 2014

The Public Health Director is hereby authorized to execute such agreements and amendments as are necessary to implement the project on behalf of Houston County Public Health and to be the fiscal agent and administer the grant.

PHN Director Rock reported on a grant in the amount of $25,000, which has been awarded to Fillmore and Houston Counties jointly by the UCare Fund. Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to accept the UCare Fund grant in the amount of $25,000, which expires August 31, 2013.

Interim HS Director Bahr provided information from a recent redesign meeting hosted in Owatonna. Initial cost projections indicate that to continue with the collaborative, Houston County will need to contribute over $9,000 in funding. Projections reflect that Houston County's greatest potential for cost avoidance will come from collaborative with neighboring counties. The five counties in addition to Houston County are not contiguous with Houston County. Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Bjerke and unanimously carried to decline further participation in the ongoing SDA and to adopt the following resolution in this regard:

RESOLUTION NO. 12-45

Resolution for Counties to Opt Out from Establishing SDA at Present

NOW THEREFORE, be it first resolved that the Houston County County Board of Commissioners, hereby declares that it does not intend at this time to establish a service delivery authority (hereinafter "SDA") under Minnesota Statutes 2011, Chapter 402A, as a consortium with other participating counties in southeastern Minnesota.

Zoning Administrator Scanlan reported on a CUP application. Scott Sanness is seeking approval to expand a feedlot and add manure storage. MPCA has granted Mr. Sanness' expansion request. The planning commission is recommending approval of a CUP subject to three conditions. Dan Griffin, planning commission member, has suggested that a fourth condition be included on the CUP to require the inclusion of bio filters in the event a building is erected over the manure basin. Following discussion, motion was made by Commissioner Bjerke, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to approve the issuance of the following Conditional Use Permit with the original three conditions plus an additional condition to require bio filters on any building erected over the manure basin:

Scott Sanness - Wilmington

Township - Expand a feedlot

and add manure storage.

On the recommendation of the Planning Commission, motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve the issuance of the following Zoning Permits:

John Holzwarth - Brownsville Township - Build pole shed (22' x 31' and 7' x 20');

Aaron Klinski - Union Township - Build a machine shed (85' x 120');

Peter Orr - Yucatan Township - Build deck (16' x 24');

Norbert Staggemeyer Trust/Mike Staggemeyer and RRSWCD - Winnebago Township - Substantial land alteration 30,000 yards - NRCS approved plan;

Pat Burke of Burning Daylight Farms LLC and RRSWCD - Winnebago Township - Substantial land alteration 8,890 yds - NRCS approved plan;

MN DNR and RRSWCD - Winnebago Township - Substantial land alteration 6,850 yds - NRCS approved plan;

Mary Lou Walther and Houston County DOT - Money Creek Township - Substantial land alteration - County Hwy 26 project - County Engineer approved;

Cory Baker - Yucatan Township - Install sign;

Dennis Holte - Black Hammer Township - Build shed (60' x 96');

Allen Klinski - Mayville Township - Build machine storage/pole barn (32' x 120')

David Skauge - Black Hammer Township - Build addition to wood shed (14' x 24');

Donald Morken/Morken Farms - Black Hammer Township - Build cattle barn (54' x 112');

John Halverson - Spring Grove Township - Build playhouse/storage building (20' x 15');

Steve Quinnell - Wilmington Township - Build grain bin (5,000 bushels);

Michael Sieve - Yucatan Township - Change in use of structure from art studio to dwelling, art studio and garage (35' x 75');

Gerald Hallum - Yucatan Township - Build farm shop (40' x 56');

David Strike - Wilmington Township - Build swine confinement barn w/manure storage underneath (31' x 220');

Chris and Coleen Nelson - Sheldon Township - Build house (28' x 44'); and

Scott and Judy Johnson - Brownsville Township - Build house (58' x 77').

Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to recess the meeting for the purpose of conducting the scheduled Public Hearing on Proposed New Fees.

The time being 10:00 a.m. the Public Hearing was convened.

There was no public comment regarding the proposed new fees. Motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to adjourn this public hearing.

Motion was made by Commissioner Bjerke, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve the new fees including the dangerous dog fee.

There being no further business and the time being 2:20 p.m., motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Bjerke and unanimously carried to adjourn the meeting, the next advertised meeting being Tuesday, September 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/.