Minutes May 15, 2018

 Wabasha County Board of Commissioners

Meeting of May 15, 2018


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, May 15, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

The meeting was called to order by Board Chairperson Goihl.

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

SPRINGER-KEY

Motion to approve the agenda

Adopted Unanimously

Staff Updates:

  • John Dahlstrom – Social Services
  • Greg Glomski – Youth Link Mentorship

Administrator Updates:

Public Forum: Ken Jacobs – Nuisance Concerns Regarding Motocross Facilities

KEY-WOBBE

Motion to approve the consent agenda including the following:

Minutes: May 01, 2018

Claims

Meal Vouchers

Per Diems

Donations: Approve and Accept Jeff Roemer Construction, LLC donation of materials and construction of mailbox for Sheriff’s Office

Resolution No.: 2018-074

Whereas, the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office has been authorized to participate in the 2018 Federal Supplemental Boating Safety Patrol Grant; and

Whereas, the Sheriff’s Office has received the 2018 contract which needs to be approved and signed by the Sheriff, County Auditor or Administrator, and County Board Chairperson; and

Whereas, the Sheriff requests the approval and signing of the 2018 Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Federal Supplemental Boating Safety Patrol Grant by the Sheriff, County Auditor or Administrator, and Chairperson of the County Board.

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that: the 2018 Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Federal Supplemental Boating Safety Patrol Grant is hereby approved and authorizes it’s signing by the Sheriff, County Auditor or Administrator, and County Board Chairperson.

Resolution No: 2018-075

Whereas, the Sheriff’s Office has received notification of award for the 2017 Federal Boating Safety Supplemental Equipment Grant; and,

Whereas, the Sheriff requests the approval and signing of the 2017 Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Federal Boating Safety Supplemental Equipment Grant by the County Auditor or County Administrator, Chairperson of the County Board, and Sheriff.

Whereas, this grant expires August 31, 2018 and all requirements (Exhibit A) must be met on or before this date in order to receive reimbursement.

Whereas, the Sheriff also requests approval for the Auditor’s Office to cut an Auditor’s Warrant not to exceed the award amount of $1,073.00 once the invoices are received to ensure reimbursement timelines are met.

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that: the 2017 Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Federal Boating Safety Supplemental Equipment Grant is hereby approved and authorizes it’s signing by the Chairperson of the County Board, County Auditor or County Administrator, and Sheriff.

Be it further Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that: the Auditor’s Office is hereby authorized to cut an Auditor’s Warrant not to exceed the award amount of $1,073.00 to the respective vendors once invoices are received.

Resolution No.: 2018-076

Whereas, currently the County has budgeted $18,500 to replace a Social Services vehicle for the upcoming year; and

Whereas, in reviewing bid prices it is recommended that the County purchase a Ford Fusion from Tom Heffernan Ford for $17,000; and,

Whereas, with the purchase of the above referenced vehicle the 2011 Ford Fusion shall be transferred from Social Services to the Assessors department; and

Whereas, the vehicles described as a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu and 2007 Dodge Charger are excess equipment in need of disposal ;

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the Social Services Department is authorized to purchase a Ford Fusion from Tom Heffernan Ford in the amount of $17,000.00 plus any other incidental costs associated with acquiring the vehicle.

Be it further resolved that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby declares the 2007 Dodge Charger VIN #2B3KA43GX7H770946 and the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu VIN #1G1ZG57B89F2223444 as Excess Equipment and authorizes disposal of by sale,  by auction or otherwise as a trade-in, and

Be it further resolved, that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners herby approves the transfer of a 2011 Ford Fusion VIN #3FAHP0GA5BR243373 from the Social Services department   to the Assessor’s department.

Adopted Unanimously

SPRINGER-HALL

Resolution No.: 2018-077

Whereas, the Zumbrowatha Trails Snowmobile Clubs of Wabasha County request that Wabasha County be their local sponsoring unit of government for pass-through of MN DNR snowmobile trail system funding.

Whereas, Wabasha County act as the sponsor for an application for funding to the State of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for development of maintenance of snowmobile trails managed by the clubs of Zumbrowatha Trails-Wabasha County for the 2018-2019 snow season.

Be it further resolved: that upon approval of its application by the state, that Wabasha County may enter into an agreement with the State of Minnesota for the above referenced project and that it will act as the pass-thru for funds to the clubs as outlined in the Assistance Program manual.

Be it further Resolved: that the County Auditor/Treasurer and/or Deputy Auditor/Treasurer is hereby authorized to serve as the fiscal agent for the above referenced project.

Be it further resolved: that Michael F. Papenfus is appointed to be a County Trail Coordinator to work with the county clubs and assist the county in administering this program.

Adopted Unanimously

KEY-SPRINGER

Resolution No.: 2018-078

Whereas, the State of Minnesota DNR along with Wabasha County has approved the Zumbrowatha Trails Association of Wabasha County’s request for the County to act as the sponsoring unit of government for pass-thru of funds to the snowmobile clubs for the 2018-2019 snow year as outlined in the Assistance Program Manual.

Therefore, be it resolved that the Wabasha County Commissioners enter into a County-Club contract with each of the five snowmobile clubs within the Zumbrowatha Trails Association to administer their club’s portion of the trail system for the 2018-2019 snow year according to the regulations outlined in the contract.  The five snowmobile clubs consist of the Zumbro Valley, Wabasha Driftskippers, Cliff & Coulee Climbers, Polar Barons and the Four Seasons.

Adopted Unanimously

SPRINGER-HALL

Resolution No.: 2018-079

Whereas, the County Board of Commissioners of the County of Wabasha, State of Minnesota, desires to offer for sale to the public, parcels of land that has forfeited to the State of Minnesota for non-payment of property taxes as listed on attached Tax Forfeited Land List 2017a; and

Whereas, the County Board of Commissioners must determine the appraised value of the forfeited property to be sold.  The sale price cannot be less than the appraised value.

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby approves the appraised value on the Tax Forfeited Land List 2017a.

Adopted Unanimously

WOBBE-KEY

Resolution No.: 2018-080

Whereas, parcels of land has forfeited to the State of Minnesota for non-payment of taxes; and

Whereas, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners desires to sell the parcels at a public auction.

Be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that: the parcels of tax forfeited land listed on Tax Forfeited Land List 2017a be classified as non-conservation land; that the basic sale price of each parcels on the Tax Forfeited Land List 2017a be approved and authorization for a public sale be granted; pursuant to M.S. 282.01; that the sale will be held at 9:00 a.m., Friday, June 8, 2018 by the Wabasha County Auditor/Treasurer in the Commissioner’s Room of the Wabasha County Courthouse, for not less than the basic sale price; and that the sale be cash/money order/check only;  that the County Auditor/Treasurer  is hereby directed to publish a notice of sale as provided by law.

Be it Further Resolved, that the conditions and terms of the public sale shall be as described in the list contained here-in and approved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners.

Adopted Unanimously

Administration: South Country Health Alliance Presentation

KEY-WOBBE

Resolution No.: 2018-081

Whereas, Wabasha and Olmsted County staff has been working with the Lake Zumbro Joint Powers Board to coordinate the planned project to dredge Lake Zumbro. Recreational usage of Lake Zumbro has become impaired due to infiltration of silt into the lake over the years since it was first created in 1918-19. Funding for the project is derived from several sources which include $3,500,000 from the State of Minnesota, $1,167,000 from Rochester Public Utilities, $216,000 from the non-profit organization Lake Zumbro Forever, $400,000 from Olmsted County, $100,000 from Wabasha County with the remaining $1,617,000 of the $7,000,000 project cost coming from assessments on parcels in the Lake Zumbro Improvement District which are benefited by the project. This project will result in dredging the lake to a depth of at least 6 feet in the most actively used locations where it is currently silted up.

Whereas, It is expected that once the lake has been dredged, undeveloped acreage abutting and near the lake will become much more desirable for new residential and potentially commercial development. In addition, there will be an ongoing need to create a maintenance fund so that the lake, once dredged, can be maintained at similar depths in the future for public use and enjoyment. It is important from a fairness perspective that the owners of undeveloped lake properties, who develop them after assessments for the dredging project have been levied on the existing lake property owners, pay a sum proportional to the amount to be paid by the owners of existing developed properties. Thus, the newly developed property owners will also contribute to the benefits which will accrue to their properties from the dredging, just like the existing developed property owners will. Imposing a service charge on these newly developed benefited properties will also help to create a source of funding for future maintenance of the newly dredged areas. A spreadsheet showing how the service charge will be calculated for these properties and a map showing the undeveloped parcels potentially subject to this service charge within the Wabasha County portion of the Lake Zumbro Improvement District which will be updated once the currently developed parcels are assessed is included with the ordinance.

 Whereas, This service charges ordinance will impose a service charge on currently undeveloped properties in the Lake Zumbro Improvement District when those properties become developed during the 10-year period after the project assessments are imposed. It is intended that this service charge will roughly equal the project assessments which the owners of existing developed properties of a similar type will have had to pay as part of the local match for the project. Olmsted County has passed a very similar version of this ordinance to insure that newly developed benefited properties on the portion of Lake Zumbro located in Olmsted County will pay service charges equivalent to the ones imposed on properties in Wabasha County. Collected service charges will be remitted to the Olmsted County Finance Department at least annually and placed into this future maintenance fund.

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby hereby sets a public hearing on this proposed Lake Zumbro Newly Developed Benefited Properties Service Charges Ordinance for 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday June 12, 2018 in the County Board Room located at 625 Jefferson Avenue, Wabasha, MN 55981.

Adopted Unanimously

GOIHL-HALL

Resolution No.: 2018-082

Whereas, Wabasha County has a recycling program that utilizes five collection sites around the County to help promote recycling; and 

Whereas, Three recycling sheds at Zumbro Falls are in disrepair and it has been determined that the best alternative is to simply replace the sheds with new structures that are constructed of decay resistant materials; and

Whereas, Two bids have been obtained as per policy for the replacement sheds with the results as follows:

                                                The Shed Shop USA:  $13,435.00

                                                Triple R Sales:           $  7,638.00

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, The purchase of two 10’x20’ sheds from Triple R Sales (total cost of $7,638) is approved to replace the recycling sheds in Zumbro Falls and that half the payment will be provided as down payment of the sheds and the other half will be payable after delivery and installation.

Be it further Resolved that, The County Board approves the sale of the three existing sheds at Zumbro Falls utilizing the County’s Equipment Auction website.

PASSED 4-1 NAY: SPRINGER

Commissioners reported on meetings they attended

HALL-KEY

Motion to adjourn

Adopted Unanimously


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