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Minutes March 7, 2017

 Wabasha County Board of Commissioners

Meeting of March 7, 2017


The Board of County Commissioners of Wabasha County, Minnesota, convened in Regular Session at the Wabasha County Courthouse, in the City of Wabasha, Minnesota on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

The meeting was called to order by Board Chairperson Key.

The following Commissioners were present:  Hall, Key, Wobbe, Springer Arrived at 9:30 a.m.  Absent: Goihl

HALL-WOBBE

Motion to approve the agenda

Adopted Unanimously

Staff Updates

Administrator Updates

Anniversaries:

• Angela Burrichter, Zoning 15 years

• Tammy Fiedler, Public Health 10 years

• Francie Warren, Auditor/Treasurer 10 years

Public Forum Comments:

WOBBE-HALL

Motion to approve the consent agenda including the following:

Minutes: February 28, 2017

Claims

Meal Vouchers

Per Diems

Presentation: Greg Glomski, Youth Link Mentorship Coordinator

WOBBE-HALL

Resolution No.: 2017-053

Resolution authorizing application for

Minnesota housing & finance agency

Family homeless prevention & assistance program

Whereas,  the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, State of Minnesota, has been authorized to undertake a program to provide funds for Family Homeless Prevention & Assistance Projects; and,

Whereas, the Southeastern Minnesota Housing Network, working through: 1) Three Rivers Community Action, Inc. – Grantee and 2) Sub-Grantees (historically) Semcac and Lutheran Social Services – LINK, has developed a renewal application for the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency Family Homeless Prevention & Assistance Program; and

Whereas, the Southeastern Minnesota Housing Network working through: Three Rivers Community Action, Inc, and Sub-Grantees has demonstrated the ability to perform the required activities of the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency Family Homeless Prevention & Assistance Program;

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners be it resolved that the Southeastern Minnesota Housing Network is hereby authorized as an entity to be charged with the administration of funds made available through the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency Family Homeless Prevention & Assistance Program in the county of Wabasha, in Minnesota.

Adopted Unanimously

WOBBE-HALL

Resolution Number: 2017-054

License to Collect and Transport Solid Waste and/or Recyclables

Whereas, Wabasha County has adopted a Solid Waste Ordinance in order to promote the health, welfare, and safety of the general public and to also protect the environment; and

Whereas, The Wabasha County Solid Waste Ordinance requires the issuance of a license to collect, transport, or dispose of solid waste or recyclables generated within Wabasha County; and

Whereas, Wabasha County reserves the right to revoke any license for a violation of any provision of the Solid Waste Ordinance; and

Whereas, Licenses for the collection, transport, or disposal of solid waste or recyclables generated within Wabasha County are issued on a yearly basis.

Now Therefore Be It Resolved, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners approves the 2017 licenses to collect solid waste and recyclables for the businesses as follows: 

1. Wabasha Rubbish Removal, LLC

2. Lake City Recycling and Disposal

3. Waste Management (Northfield)

4. Waste Management (Rochester)

5. Advanced Disposal Solid Waste Services Midwest, LLC

6. Sunshine Sanitation

Adopted Unanimously

HALL-SPRINGER

Resolution Number: 2017-055

SolarStone Partners Conditional Use Permit

Whereas, SolarStone Partners applied for a Conditional Use Permit to construct and operate a commercial solar energy system on parcel 05.00247.06 located in Section 26, Township 110 North, Range 10 West, Town of Greenfield; and

Whereas, The Wabasha County Planning Commission conducted a public hearing on February 27, 2017  to provide an opportunity for the public to present any testimony related to the request; and

Whereas, The Wabasha County Planning Commission discussed the matter after the public hearing and with a vote of 5-0 recommends to the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the request be approved with eight conditions.

Now Therefore Be It Resolved, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners approves the Conditional Use Permit for SolarStone Partners with the conditions as follows:

1. The project shall be undertaken only in accordance with the plans and specifications as submitted in the application or as outlined in these conditions.

2. The County may enter onto the premises at reasonable times and in a reasonable manner to ensure the permit holder is in compliance with the conditions and all other applicable ordinances.

3. The applicant shall post a bond or issue an irrevocable letter of credit in the amount of $25,000 per megawatt to cover the costs of decommissioning and site restoration upon project termination.  Upon expiration/revocation of this permit or voluntary termination of the project, the permittee shall dismantle and remove from the site all solar panels, mounted steel posts and beams, inverters, transformers, overhead and underground cables, buildings and foundations, and roads.

4. Except for designated roadways, the project area shall be re-vegetated as a low-growing, pollinator friendly native prairie.  The vegetation in the project area shall be maintained to promote the pollinator friendly native prairie and to limit any noxious weeds or other undesirable plants such as any cool season grasses.  A seed mix and maintenance plan shall be approved by the Zoning Department prior to the start of any construction. 

5. Construction shall be limited to daytime working hours.

6. Testing for stray voltage that is a result of the project shall be conducted by a third-party consultant at the start of operation and shall be completed annually for three years.  After that point, it shall be completed once every three years.  The results from such testing shall be submitted to the Wabasha County Zoning Department within 30 days of testing.  The costs for such testing shall be paid for by the developer.

7. The solar modules shall be limited to a fixed-tilt system.

8. All structures shall meet the necessary setback requirements.

Adopted Unanimously

WOBBE-SPRINGER

Resolution Number: 2017-056

Trading Post Estates Plat

Whereas, Steve and Shelly Jech submitted a preliminary and final plat to re-plat parcels 05.00604.03, 05.00604.06, 05,00011.06, 05.00011.00 located in Section 2, Township 110 North, Range 10 West, Town of Greenfield; and

Whereas, The Wabasha County Planning Commission conducted a public hearing on February 27, 2017  to provide an opportunity for the public to present any testimony related to the request; and

Whereas, The Wabasha County Planning Commission discussed the matter and with a vote of 5-0 recommends to the Wabasha County Commissioners the preliminary and final plat be approved with the one condition as follows.

1. The plat shall contain a restriction that requires Outlot A to be combined with Lot 1 of the Trading Post Estates Plat or shall be combined with parcel 05.00604.00.

Now Therefore Be It Resolved, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners approves the Trading Post Estates Plat with the one condition.

SPRINGER-HALL

Recess to the continuation of the County Attorney salary appeal hearing being held at the Wabasha County Criminal Justice Center located at 848 17th Street E., Wabasha, MN, 55981.  Immediately before, during and immediately following the March 7, 2016 evidentiary hearing held in district court, the Board will meet and/or confer in closed session with its attorney pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 13D.05 subdivision 3 (b) regarding legal positions, strategy and advice regarding the pending litigation. This meeting will go until 5:30 pm March 7, 2017.

Adopted Unanimously

Agenda for this meeting

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