Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at 9:00 a.m.

Place: Commissioners Room, Courthouse, Caledonia, MN

Members Present: Jack Miller, Justin Zmyewski, 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 October 30, 2012, meeting.

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

County Revenue Fund $286,193.03

Road & Bridge Fund 72,434.42

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Total $358,627.45

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

EDA Coordinator Wilms requested approval for an equipment purchase. The purchase of a new laptop would replace the old one and is a qualifying purchase under a Region I EMPG Grant. Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to authorize the purchase of a new laptop at a cost of $1,218.63 utilizing Region I EMPG grant funds.

HR Director Arrick-Kruger recommended that the status of Erin Bauer, a 0.8 FTE Home Health Aide be changed from probationary to regular. Motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to change the status of Erin Bauer from probationary to regular.

HR Director Arrick-Kruger along with Engineer Pogodzinski requested authorization to initiate a search for a full time seasonal employee. Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to authorize the initiation of a search for a full time seasonal maintenance staff person.

The Victim Services Coordinator position has been banded at B-2-4. The hourly wage for said position effective January 1, 2012 will be $17.22 per hour. The position will be filled by the current Victim Services Coordinator who has in excess of 20 years of experience. Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to add Victim Services Coordinator as a county position and to include budgeting for the position within the County Attorney's Office budget, to forego an external search and waive probationary period requirements.

HR Director Arrick-Kruger reported that MAPE has approved the tentative collective bargaining agreement. On the recommendation of HR Director Arrick-Kruger, motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve the MAPE contract retroactive to January 1, 2012, and expiring December 31, 2014.

Environmental Services Director Frank reported that Ole's Excavating has submitted a Solid Waste Collection and Transportation License Application. The appropriate Certificate of Insurance has been submitted with the application and all ordinance requirements have been met. Motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to approve the haulers license for Ole's Excavating.

Engineer Pogodzinski reported that S.A.P. 28-996-09, a bridge reconstruction project on County 6, has been completed. The final cost is $392,037.66. Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to adopt the following resolution;

RESOLUTION NO. 12-52

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 recommended approval of a grant agreement related to the airport paving project. This is an "after the fact" agreement because the project has already been completed. Motion was made by Commissioner Schuldt, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve the grant agreement and to adopt the following resolution:

RESOLUTION NO. 12-53

AUTHORIZATION TO EXECUTE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION GRANT AGREEMENT FOR AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT

It is resolved by Houston County as follows:

1) That the state of Minnesota Agreement No. 02470, "Grant Agreement for Airport Consultant Services, "for State Project No. A2801-21 at the Houston County Airport is accepted

2) That the Board Chairperson and County Auditor are authorized to execute this Agreement and any amendments on behalf of Houston County.

Auditor Meiners reported that 22 acres of county owned property has been advertised "for sale by owner". She was notified by Engineer Pogodzinski that the sale of the property is subject to statute requiring three weeks advertising and acceptance of sealed bids. Motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to advertise the property per statute, set the minimum bid amount at $328,012.40, and to assign the rents to the buyer in the event a bid is accepted and a sale agreed upon.

There being no further business and the time being 11:45 a.m., motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Schuldt and unanimously carried to adjourn the meeting, the next advertised meeting being Tuesday, November 20, 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/.