Minutes June 13, 2017

 Wabasha County Board of Commissioners

Meeting of June 13, 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, June 13, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by Board Chairperson Key.

The following Commissioners were present:  Goihl, Hall, Key, Wobbe  Absent: Springer

GOIHL-HALL

Motion to approve the agenda

Adopted Unanimously

Staff Updates:

Administrator Updates:

WOBBE-GOIHL

Motion to approve the consent agenda including the following:

Minutes: May 23, 2017

Claims

Meal Vouchers

Per Diems

Donations: Donation from the City of Wabasha – 1962 Ford Galaxy (Barney1)

Resolution No.: 2017-109

Now Therefore Be It Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, Wabasha County enters into the attached Bridge Replacement Agreement between Wabasha County and Watopa Township and authorizes the Chair of the Board and County Administrator to execute the Agreement.

Resolution No.: 2017-110

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, the Highway Department is authorized to dispose of the following listed equipment by scraping or waste disposal:

    Item 4143 IBM typewriter

    Item 4154 Typewriter 

Resolution No.: 2017-111

Whereas, CP 079-17-8295 with any and/or all Supplemental Agreements, Change Orders or Work Orders, has been completed. 

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, the Wabasha County Auditor/Treasurer be authorized to issue a warrant for final payment to Fahrner Asphalt Sealers for completion of Project CP 079-17-8295 in the amount of $15,537.31.

Resolution No.: 2017-112

Whereas, Wabasha County desires to cooperate with other government agencies to coordinate the delivery of transportation services and maximize the efficient delivery of such services; and

Whereas, MnDOT and Wabasha County are authorized by Minnesota Statutes sections 471.59, 174.02, and 161.20, to undertake collaborative efforts for the design, construction, maintenance and operation of state and local roads; and

Whereas, MnDOT and Wabasha County desire to respond quickly and efficiently to opportunities for collaboration, and have determined that having the ability to write “work orders” against a master contract would provide the greatest speed and flexibility in responding to identified needs.

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that

1.    Wabasha County enter into a Master Partnership Contract with the Minnesota Department of Transportation, as presented to the County Board.

2.    The Chair of the County Board and County Administrator are authorized to execute the Master Partnership Contract and any amendments thereto.

3.    The Wabasha County Engineer is authorized to negotiate work order contracts pursuant to the Master Partnership Contract, which work order contracts may provide for payment to or from MnDOT, and that the County Engineer may execute such work order contracts on behalf of Wabasha County without further approval by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners.

Resolution No.: 2017-113

Whereas, a Flood Control Easement was granted to Wabasha County on April 7, 1972, filed February 20, 1974, in the Office of the County Recorder in Book 157 of Deeds, Page 132; and

Whereas, Wabasha County is acting on the request of Bennett & Sons Sand and Gravel Company, the current owner of record, to release and discharge the following property covered by this Flood Control Easement:

That part of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 27, Township 110 North, Range 10 West, Wabasha County, Minnesota, lying easterly of the easterly right of way line of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific railroad, and lying northerly of the South 300.00 feet of said Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter.

without prejudice to Wabasha County’s rights in and to any other lands described within the above Flood Control Easement.

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that Wabasha County does hereby vacate and release any and all rights or interest it may have in the above described property pursuant to the aforementioned Flood Control Easement; however, the Wabasha County shall reserve all rights in its Flood Control Easement to the balance of the property described in Book 157 of Deeds, page 132 with the exception of the above described property and previously released property.

Be it further resolved that the Chair of the Board and County Administrator acting as Clerk of the Board are hereby authorized to execute the Partial Release of Easement for this release.

Resolution Number 2017-114

Resolution Authorizing Disposal of a 2001 GMC Sierra and a 2004 Ford Expedition

Whereas, a 2001 GMC Sierra bearing VIN #1GTEK19T81Z274711 (ICR 17-428) was acquired by a DWI Forfeiture and a 2004 Ford Expedition bearing VIN #1FMRU15W44LB81926 (ICR 2016-1313) was abandoned property; and,

Whereas, the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office is requesting that these vehicles be sold through Med-City Auctions; and,

Whereas, the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office is requesting that the proceeds from the sale of the 2001 GMC Sierra be deposited to the respective DWI Forfeiture funds split between the Sheriff’s Office and County Attorney’s Office.

Whereas, the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office is requesting that the proceeds from the sale of the 2004 Ford Expedition be deposited to the Squad Replacement Fund.

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that: the Sheriff’s Office is authorized and directed to sell the above-named 2001 GMC Sierra and 2004 Ford Expedition by Med-City Auctions as noted above.

Be it Further Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that: funds from the sale be deposited to the appropriate DWI Forfeiture fund and Squad Replacement Fund as noted above.

Adopted Unanimously

WOBBE-HALL

Resolution No.: 2017-115

Whereas, The County Board of Commissioners of the County of Wabasha, State of Minnesota, desire to offer for sale certain parcel (listed below) of land that have been forfeited to the State of Minnesota for non-payment of taxes; and

•    Parcel Number 02.00388.00, Sec 34 Twn 108 Ran 012, Woodland Estates 2nd Subdivision, Ex Sly 125’, Out Lot A (WWW)

•    Parcel Number 22.01042.00, Sec 05 Twn 111 Ran 012, City of Lake City, Lot 7 Block 141

•    Parcel Number 26.00531.03, Sec 08 Twn 108 Ran 011, East Plainview, N 75’ of Lots 6 & 7 Blk 3 (WWW)

•    Parcel Number 27.00800.00, Sec 33 Twn 111 Ran 010, South Wabasha, Lot 5 Block 50 & Wly 20’ of Lot 4 Blk 50

•    Parcel Number 27.00852.00, Sec 28 Twn 111 Ran 010, Campbell’s Addition, Ely 40 1/2 ‘ of Lot 7

•    Parcel Number 27.00900.00, Sec 29 Twn 111 Ran 010, Milligan’s Addition, Part of Lot 3 Blk 1

Whereas, said parcel of land have been viewed by the Wabasha County Environmental Services and have been classified as non-conservation lands as provided for in Minnesota Statutes 282.01.

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, That the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby certify that all parcel of land listed above have been viewed and comply with the Provisions of Minnesota Statutes 85.012, 92.461, 282.01, Subd 8, and 282.018 and other statutes that require the withholding of tax-forfeited lands from sale.

Be It Further Resolved That the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby request approval from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for the sale of said lands.

Adopted Unanimously

WOBBE-HALL

Resolution No.:  2017-116

Approving Liquor Licenses

Whereas, the following applicants wish to have their County On Sale, Off Sale, Sunday and Brew Pub Liquor License approved:

On Sale & Sunday Liquor

Dave Schmidt         Lake Pepin Golf Course             Pepin Township

Paul Pehler            Piper Hills Golf Course               Plainview Township

Kevin Kautz           Zumbro Falls Golf Club               Zumbro Township

Gary Todd              Pioneer Club                             Greenfield Township

Kent Schedlbauer  K & K Brewing Inc                      Pepin Township

Al Ihde                   Eagles Nest of Plainview LLC    Plainview Township

   

On Sale, Off Sale & Sunday Liquor

Mark Jensen           BJ’s Bar & Grill                          Highland Township

Randy Rouhoff        Mac’s Park Place                      Mazeppa Township

Brew Pub Off Sale Liquor

Kent Schedlbauer    K & K Brewing Inc                   Pepin Township

Whereas, the applicants do have current food & beverage licenses issued by Minnesota Dept of Health, and

Whereas, the applications have been approved by the County Attorney and County Sheriff.  The Wabasha County Auditor/Treasurer has received the certificate of insurance and the appropriate license fee.  The liquor license will run from August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018.

Now therefore be it resolved that Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby approves the renewal of Liquor License to the individuals listed above, subject to the approval of the State of Minnesota Liquor Control Commissioner.

Adopted Unanimously

GOIHL-HALL

Resolution No.: 2017-117

Easement Request - Fitzgerald

Whereas, Wabasha County has been approached by a county citizen who is looking to receive an easement to property that they own that is currently landlocked.  The individual owns approximately 12 acres behind the Criminal Justice Center that they plan to use for agricultural purposes or to develop and/or sell; and

Whereas, the County Board has determined that granting an easement is acceptable.

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, the County Administrator is authorized to negotiate the terms of a potential easement agreement with Mr. Fitzgerald.

Adopted Unanimously

GOIHL-WOBBE

Resolution No.: 2017-118

Resolution authorizing Alma Tower Radio Equipment

Upgrade and authorization for Auditor’s Warrant

Whereas, the 800 MHz radio equipment upgrade on the Alma Tower was previously approved by the County Board on March 21, 2017 (Resolution #2017-058); and

Whereas, the county receives grant funding from Xcel Energy for the Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant Reception Center in Wabasha, through the State of Minnesota; and

 Whereas, since the Reception Center in Wabasha is highly dependent on reliable 800 MHz radio communications equipment, the State of Minnesota has authorized Wabasha County to use the 2018 Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Reception Center grant funds for up to half of the cost to upgrade the radio equipment on the Alma Tower; and

Whereas, the Statewide Emergency Communications Board (SECB) has grant funds available for the 800 MHz radio system and Wabasha County is requesting to use these funds from the 2017 SECB grant to upgrade the radio equipment on the Alma Tower; and

Whereas, the Sheriff requests approval for the Auditor’s Office to draft an Auditor’s Warrant not to exceed the full amount of $77,000.00 once the invoices are received.

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the radio equipment upgrade be paid from the 2018 REP Reception Center Grant and the 2017 SECB Grant.

Be it further Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that: the Auditor’s Office is hereby authorized to draft an Auditor’s Warrant not to exceed the full amount of $77,000.00 to the respective vendor(s) once the invoice(s) are received.

Adopted Unanimously

GOIHL-HALL

Resolution Number: 2017-119

Election of Jurisdiction for the Minnesota Buffer Law

Whereas, provisions in Minnesota Statute 103F.48 (Buffer Law) allow a county or watershed district to affirm jurisdiction to carry out the compliance provisions regarding riparian vegetated buffers and alternative water quality practices for those waterbodies identified on the Department of Natural Resources’ Buffer Protection Map; and

Whereas, Wabasha County has adopted the provisions of Minnesota Statute 103F.48 as part of the Wabasha County Zoning Ordinance and has the authority to enforce corrective actions through a coordinated approach under the authority granted in Minnesota Statute 103B.101, subd. 12a, or other authority granted by statute; and

Whereas, Wabasha County must provide notification to the Board of Soil and Water Resources by June 28, 2017 if they wish to implement enforcement of the agricultural buffer provisions at the local level.

Now Therefore Be It Resolved, Wabasha County hereby accepts the authority and administrative responsibility to implement the Buffer Law as the Local Government Unit within the legal boundaries of Wabasha County for the water features identified in the Buffer Protection Map in accordance with Minnesota Statute 103F.48.

Adopted Unanimously

GOIHL-HALL

Motion to adjourn

Adopted Unanimously

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