Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2012, at 9:00 a.m.

Place: Commissioners Room, Courthouse, Caledonia, MN

Members Present: Jack Miller, Steve Schuldt, Teresa Walter and Tom Bjerke

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 25, 2012, meeting subject to a requested change.

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

County Revenue Fund $53,101.58

Road & Bridge Fund 283,938.35

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Total $337,039.93

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

At this time Assistant Engineer Bolstad met with the Board and reported on the following bids received until Sept. 6, 2012, for S.A.P. 28-996-07: JB Holland Construction, Inc. of Decorah, IA 52101, at $619,903.50; Winona Excavating of Winona, MN 55987, at $720,942.00; Griffin Construction Company, Inc. of Chatfield, MN 55923, at $760,280.54; and VanGundy Excavating, LLP of Houston, MN 55943 at $773,558.12.

Motion was made by Commissioner Bjerke, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to accept the low bid of JB Holland Construction, Inc. in the amount of $619,903.50 contingent upon receipt of the required SHPO permitting.

HR Director Arrick-Kruger and IS Director Milde recommended the hire of Jeremiah Shaver at Step 1 of the C42 comparable worth band. Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Bjerke and unanimously carried to hire Jeremiah Shaver as a Network Technician at step 1 of the C-4-2 comparable worth band effective October 15, 2012, and to approve a $30.00 per month cell phone per diem for him.

Motion was made by Commissioner Bjerke, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve the hire of the following individuals as 67 day jailer/dispatchers at a rate of $18.44 per hour: Travis Good; Kelsey Connor; Brandon Meiners; and Tyler Heiden.

In response to a Call for Nominations to the Southeast Service Cooperative Board of Directors, motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to support the nomination of Theressa Arrick-Kruger to the Southeast Service Cooperative Board of Directors.

Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to enter into closed session to discuss attorney-client privileged information.

The time being 10:17 a.m., motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Bjerke and unanimously carried to return to open session.

There being no further business and the time being 10:26 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, October 9, 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/.