PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Date: Tuesday, September 11, 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 4, 2012, meeting.

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

County Revenue Fund $70,065.09

Road & Bridge Fund 188,951.69

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Total $259,016.78

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Motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve License Center and Human Services disbursements.

EDA Coordinator Wilms provided information related to Legacy Fund Grants available for use in performing a re-use study of the Historic Jail. Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to authorize EDA Coordinator Wilms to apply for said grant.

Finance Director Lapham reported that the County is required to certify the "not to exceed" levy amounts to the Auditor by September 15, 2012. Motion was made by Commissioner Bjerke, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to adopt the following resolution reflecting an increase equal to 9% of net levy:

RESOLUTION NO. 12-46

BE IT RESOLVED, that the proposed levy after the deduction of County Program Aid (CPA), in the amount of $10,770,208 be made on all taxable property in the County of Houston for taxes payable in 2013 in the following amounts by County Fund:

County Revenue $6,336,713

Road & Bridge 2,731,547

Human Services 1,293,075

Bond Fund -

2009B Jail CIP Bonds 371,674

Bond Fund -

2009C Jail Bonds 268,288

Bond Fund -

2010A Jail CIP Bonds 269,220

Bond Fund -

2010B Jail Bonds 224,707

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Total $11,495,224

Less CPA (725,016)

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Total Levy $10,770,208

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HR Director Arrick-Kruger recommended approval of a change in status from probationary to regular for Jacquelyn Hauser. Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to approve the change in status for Jacquelyn Hauser from probationary to regular effective October 4, 2012.

HR Director Arrick-Kruger stated that recently the Board approved the hire a 67-day employee to assist with social work support. Motion was made by Commissioner Bjerke, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to hire Judy Graf as a 67-day employee to act as a case aide at step 1 of the B-2-2 band, effective September 12, 2012.

PHN Director Rock and Environmental Services Director Frank reported on two quotes received for asbestos inspection of the public nuisance mobile home located at 1017 Sunrise Lane: Midwest Environmental Management Co. of Wisconsin at $1,365.50 and Bay West, Inc. of Minnesota at $2,705.

Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to accept the low quote in the amount of $1,365.50 provided by Midwest Environmental Management Company.

Treasurer Trehus requested approval of a budget amendment. Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve the budget amendment as requested.

Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve the MCCC Maintenance and Support Agreement.

Motion was made by Commissioner Bjerke, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve a Grant Agreement for the Viking Ridge Riders in the amount of $16,657.00 and also a Grant Agreement for the Viking Ridge Riders in the amount of $10,489.00.

Auditor Meiners reported on an application for reduction in valuation of real estate and/or refund of taxes paid submitted by Joann P Harlos. Motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Bjerke and unanimously carried to approve an abatement for Joann P Harlos on parcel #25.0800.000 in the amount of $340.00 due to a classification error.

Auditor Meiners reported on the Board meetings scheduled through the end of the year. She suggested various changes to ensure that county business is conducted in a timely fashion. Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to schedule meetings for Tuesday, Oct. 30 and Wednesday, Dec. 26, and to cancel the meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 4. The Nov. 6 meeting was cancelled previously as that is Election Day.

Discussion was held regarding a disaster credit request from Thomas and Kay Rohn. Following discussion, motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Bjerke and unanimously carried to deny the request for abatement made by Thomas and Kay Rohn.

There being no further business and the time being 11:09 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, September 18, 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/.