Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2012, at 9:00 a.m.

Place: Commissioners Room, Courthouse, Caledonia, MN

Members Present: Jack Miller, Justin Zmyewski, Steve Schuldt and Teresa Walter

Presiding: Jack Miller, Chairperson

Call to order.

Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve the minutes of the September 18, 2012, meeting.

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

County Revenue Fund $105,101.08

Road & Bridge Fund 7,112.11

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Total $112,213.19

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

Environmental Services Director Frank stated that there have been many hurdles which are delaying the timely clean up of this mobile home. He questioned in the event an agreement is reached to allow for the transport of the mobile home to a secondary site, whether the Board supports action to move the structure. It was the consensus of the Board to allow Environmental Services Director Frank and PHN Director Frank to take advantage of such an opportunity if they believe it is in the best interest of the county.

HR Director Arrick-Kruger reported that the search process to find a Fiscal Officer has been completed. She recommended the hire of Heidi Hankins. Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve the hire of Heidi Hankins at step 1 of the C-4-1 banding effective October 1, 2012, and contingent upon the successful completion of a required background check.

County Attorney Hammell presented information related to the Minnesota Counties vs. Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac suit. Hennepin County has initiated this class action lawsuit and has invited other Minnesota Counties to join with them in the suit. Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to authorize joining Hennepin and other counties in the class action lawsuit against Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

County Attorney Hammell reported that Houston County participates in a Joint Powers Agreement, which provides for access and/or use of the criminal justice data communications network. She requested approval of an amendment, which modifies and supplements the JPA. A similar agreement was approved for the Sheriff's Department on May 22, 2012. Motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve the Court Data Services subscriber Amendment to CJDN Subscriber Agreement and to authorize County Attorney Hammell to enter into and sign the agreement with the Department of Public Safety, BCA on behalf of the County.

County Attorney Hammell requested the Board meet in closed session to discuss threatened litigation. Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to enter into closed session. The time was 10:09 a.m.

Motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to return to open session.

There being no further business and the time being 10:48 a.m., motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to adjourn the meeting, the next advertised meeting being Tuesday, October 2, 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/.