PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Date: Tuesday, August 28, 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 Walter, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve the minutes of the August 21, 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 $86,298.30

Road & Bridge Fund 72,432.31

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Total $158,730.61

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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.

At this time the Board met with HR Director Arrick-Kruger and IS Director Milde. HR Director Arrick-Kruger requested that the Board take action to approve the position description for the position of Network Technician at the banding of C-4-2. She also requested that the Board take action to approve initiating a search to fill the position at a 0.5 FTE. Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve the position description of Network Technician and to authorize advertising for a 0.5 FTE.

HR Director Arrick-Kruger reported that Schumacher installed the elevators in the Justice Center, and the one-year warranty is about to expire. The proposed agreement is a two-year agreement commencing 10/1/2012 at the rate of $268.00 per month. Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve the agreement.

At this time Environmental Services Director Frank met with the Board and presented a wetland application on behalf of Jim Hoscheit. Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to approve the same subject to the condition that there is a 400-foot de minimis exemption and any disturbance would stay within those limits.

Environmental Services Director Frank requested approval of an agreement with Liberty Tire Recycling (formerly Auburndale Recycling) for the recycling/disposal of tires. This is a three-year contract and is at a $10.00 per ton increase over the last contract. Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve the agreement with Liberty Tire Recycling.

The time being 10:18 a.m., motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to recess the meeting so that two commissioners can attend a phone conference with Attorney Jay Squires.

The time being 10:42 a.m. motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to reconvene the meeting.

Engineer Pogodzinski reported on a final estimate for maintenance rock. Motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve the same.

RESOLUTION NO. 12-41

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.

Engineer Pogodzinski reported that S.A.P. 28-609-12 has been completed. Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to adopt the following resolution:

RESOLUTION NO. 12-42

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.

Engineer Pogodzinski requested authorization to purchase equipment for use during construction including a shaker and sieve, a sound enclosure, a timer/controller and a smaller sieve. The total cost is $8,380.60. Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to approve said purchases. These items are budgeted.

Engineer Pogodzinski reported on an FAA grant agreement for paving along the hangers at the airport in an amount not to exceed $168,354.00. Motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve the same.

Engineer Pogodzinski reported that the air handler at the Highway Department building keeps freezing up when the air conditioners are on. There are also issues with the radiators on the main level. Three quotes were received, the low quote being that of Schulze Plumbing for a 95% efficiency furnace at a total cost of $3,333.00, which includes installation. Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to accept the low quote of Schulze Plumbing.

Received and filed was an Amendment to the Food Service Contract between Houston County and CBM Managed Services for the Jail. Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve the contract amendment and to authorize the signature of Chairperson Miller.

There being no further business and the time being 12:05 p.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 4, 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/.