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Minutes July 26, 2016

 Wabasha County Board of Commissioners

Meeting of July 26, 2016


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, July 26, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
The meeting was called to order by Board Chairman Hall.
The following Commissioners were present:  Goihl, Hall, Key, Springer, Wobbe
SPRINGER-WOBBE
Motion to approve the agenda after moving item 10.0 H to 10.0 A
Adopted Unanimously
Public Forum Comments: Progressive Ag Project
SPRINGER-KEY
Motion to approve the consent agenda including the following:
Minutes: July 19th, 2016
Claims
Meal Vouchers
Per Diems
Resolution No.: 2016-177
Whereas, Minnesota Department of Public Safety has awarded Wabasha County Public Health a $17,851.00 Towards Zero Deaths grant for traffic safety projects, and
Whereas, Wabasha County Public Health has been successfully collaborating with Law Enforcement for several years in the implementation of the Towards Zero Deaths program, and
Whereas, no county tax levy dollars goes into supporting grant activity duties;
Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, Wabasha County Public Health accept $17,851.00 Toward Zero Death Grant for the time period of October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017
Resolution No.: 2016-178
Whereas, Wabasha County has a Representative and an Alternate on the State Community Health Services Advisory Committee.
Whereas, Wabasha County’s representative retired, and should be replaced in the month of July.
Whereas, The Wabasha County board appoints Tammy Fiedler Director of Public Health to serve as the Representative on the State Community Health Services Advisory Committee.
Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that,
Tammy Fiedler, Director of Public Health will serve as the representative for Wabasha County on the State Community Health Services Advisory Committee.
Resolution No.: 2016-179
Whereas, Wabasha County has an Subsurface Sewage Treatment System (SSTS) Ordinance; and
Whereas, Wabasha County’s SSTS Ordinance and the Minnesota Rule chapter 7080 require that all Type IV and Type V treatment systems have operating permits that are renewed annually; and
Whereas, Wabasha County will establish an annual fee to recover the expense of tracking and enforcing operating permits issued within the County; and
Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, an annual fee for the purposes of tracking and enforcing operating permits issued for SSTS be hereby approved.
Resolution No.:  2016-180
Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the Wabasha County Attorney’s office is authorized to purchase a multi-function copier from Metro Sales Inc in an amount not to exceed $5,000.
Be it further resolved that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby declares the Ricoh Copier 3035 (s/n #M2775602432) assigned tag #010563 as excess equipment with no market value and authorizes Metro Sales Inc to dispose of the copier after removing all data from said copier.
Adopted Unanimously
SPRINGER-Motioned to require an Environmental Assessment Worksheet to be completed as requested by petitioners.  Motion failed due to lack of a second.
GOIHL-KEY: Motioned to deny the requirement of completing an Environmental Assessment Worksheet which was requested by the petitioners.
Resolution Number: 2016-184
A RESOLUTION DECLARING THAT THE PREPARATION OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT WORKSHEET IS NOT NECESSARY FOR THE PROPOSED PROGRESSIVE AG AGRONOMY CENTER.
Whereas, A citizen petition requesting that an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) be prepared for the agronomy center proposed by Progressive Ag, LLC; and
Whereas, The Environmental Quality Board (EQB) has determined that Wabasha County is the appropriate Responsible Governmental Unit (RGU); and
Whereas, The RGU is responsible to make a determination as to whether or not an EAW shall be completed for a project as a result of a citizen petition; and
Whereas, The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners has reviewed the information contained in the citizen petition for the preparation of an Environmental Assessment Worksheet. 
Now Therefore Be It Resolved By The Wabasha County Board Of Commissioners, that the preparation of an Environmental Assessment Worksheet for the agronomy center proposed by Progressive Ag, LLC is not required for the following reasons:
1. The proposed project does not fall under any of the mandatory EAW or EIS categories listed in Minnesota Rules, parts 4410.4300 or 4410.4400; and
2. An agronomy center is an unclassified use similar to other conditional uses of the A-1 zoning district; and
3. The project is not located in any sensitive area such as a Drinking Water Supply Management Area (DWSMA), shoreland area, floodplain area, etc., and
4. The site of the proposed agronomy center is currently being utilized as a field for the production of row-crops.  The property does not contain any rare fish or wildlife and does not have any sensitive ecological resources; and
5. Environmental effects of the project are subject to mitigation by the ongoing public regulatory authority of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and Wabasha County; and
6. Any contribution from the project is minor when viewed in connection with other contributions to the cumulative potential effect.  A farm field will contribute much more to the addition of nitrates to the groundwater than an agronomy center that is regulated through various state agencies and has operational standards that must be adhered to; and
7. Progressive Ag, LLC has outlined in the application approved mitigation measures such as an alternative stormwater system and specific design standards to help address any cumulative potential effects of nitrate movement through the soil profile beyond what a normal row-crop agricultural system would contribute; and
8. As determined by Wabasha County Highway Engineer Dietrich Flesch, the anticipated traffic generated from the proposed project and the proposed location of the driveway meets the requirements of the Wabasha County Highway Department without any warranted road improvements; and
9. The citizen petition fails to provide specific evidence that demonstrates that an agronomy center/fertilizer distribution plant has the potential for significant environmental effects.
Approved 4-1 Nay: Springer
A/T & Asst Co Atty: Set Public Hearing Date for Gambling Ordinance
Consensus given to hold a public hearing on September 6, 2016 at 9:05am
Presentations: 2017 Budget Appropriation requests:
• Southern MN Tourism-Jane Glander & Kathy Jo Rodester
• Wabasha County Historical Society-David Danckwart
• Wabasha County Fair Association-Barb Petit
Wong Nystrom – Enterprise Fleet Management
SPRINGER-KEY
Resolution No.: 2016-181
Whereas, Wabasha County is planning to change property tax and CAMA systems in the next few years, and the new system requires the purchase of new hardware and software systems, including a different database;
Whereas, the IT department has researched a licensing options available for the new database system and has selected a suitable model;
Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, the IT Director is hereby authorized to purchase six Microsoft SQL Server Standard Core Edition licenses for $25,500.
Adopted Unanimously
SPRINGER-KEY
Resolution No.:  2016-182
Whereas, Rochester Sand and Gravel – Division of Mathy Construction Company is the lowest responsible bidder for SAP 079-602-041 and 055-624-004, and 079-625-017.
Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that Wabasha County hereby accepts the bid of and hereby awards a contract to Rochester Sand and Gravel – Division of Mathy Construction Company for SAP 079-602-041 and 055-624-004, and 079-625-017 in the amount of $1,862,177.96 and that the Chair of the County Board and the County Administrator are hereby authorized to execute a Contract with Rochester Sand and Gravel – Division of Mathy Construction Company for this work.
Adopted Unanimously
KEY-SPRINGER
Resolution No.:  2016-183
Whereas, Fitzgerald Excavating and Trucking Inc. is the lowest responsible bidder for SAP 079-602-040 and 055-624-003, and 079-625-019.
Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that Wabasha County hereby accepts the bid of and hereby awards a contract to Fitzgerald Excavating and Trucking Inc. for SAP 079-602-040 and 055-624-003, and 079-625-019 in the amount of $1,135,160.50 and that the Chair of the County Board and the County Administrator are hereby authorized to execute a Contract with Fitzgerald Excavating and Trucking Inc. for this work.
Adopted Unanimously
KEY-SPRINGER
Motion to adjourn
Adopted Unanimously Agenda for this meeting

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