Minutes June 12, 2018

 Wabasha County Board of Commissioners

Meeting of June 12, 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, June 12, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

 

The meeting was called to order by Board Chairperson Goihl.

 

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

 

KEY/SPRINGER

 

Motion to approve the consent agenda after moving items 10.0 A and B under Action/Discussion to the end of the meeting. Item 10.0 H was tabled to the June 19, 2018 board meeting.

 

PASSED 4-1 Nay: KEY

 

Administrator Updates:

·         Town Hall with Drazkowski, Goggin and Haley

·         Lake Zumbro Improvement District $640K Bonding

·         Regional Rail June 19, 2018

Public Forum:

SPRINGER/WOBBE

Minutes: May 15, 2018

Claims

Meal Vouchers

Per Diems

Donations: Approve and accept the $1,000 donation from the Rotary Club for Wabasha County Substance Abuse Court

Donations: Approve and accept two picnic tables for CJC and Social Services Buildings from Jacob Richards

 

Resolution No.: 2018-083

 

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, the attached document “General Information” of the Wabasha County Comprehensive Policies and Procedures Manual is hereby approved.

 

Resolution No: 2018-084

 

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, the attached revised Policy Number 100: Equal Employment Opportunity is hereby approved.

 

Resolution No: 2018-085

 

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, the attached revised Policy Number 103: Orientation is hereby approved.

 

Resolution No: 2018-086

 

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, the attached revised Policy Number 104: Employee Evaluations is hereby approved.

 

Resolution No: 2018-087

 

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, the attached revised Policy Number 108: Personal Appearance is hereby approved.

 

Resolution No: 2018-088

 

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, the attached revised Policy Number 409: Tobacco Use is hereby approved.

 

Resolution No.: 2018-089

 

Now Therefore Be It Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that Wabasha County enter into MnDOT Agreement No. 1030780 with the State of Minnesota, Department of Transportation for the following purposes:

 

To provide for payment by the State to the County for the use and maintenance of County State Aid Highway No. 4 and County State Aid Highway No. 10 as a detour route during the contract construction to be performed upon, along and adjacent to Trunk Highway (T.H.) No. 61 from T.H. No. 42 to end of 4 lane section just north of Wabasha and north bound and south bound lanes from 1.7 miles northwest of T.H. No. 60 to 1 mile north of Lake City limits, excluding West Elm Street to Central Point Road in lake City under State Project No. 7906-96 (T.H. 61=003).

 

Be it further resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the Wabasha County Engineer is authorized to execute the Agreement and any amendments to the Agreement.

 

Adopted Unanimously

 

SPRINGER/WOBBE

 

Resolution No.: 2018-091

 

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 13.000006.00, Sec 15 Twn 111 Ran 011, Pepin Township, W 100’ of Gov Lot 1

·   Parcel Number 22.02398.00, Sec 07 Twn 111 Ran 012, City of Lake, Oakhurst at the Jewel, Lot 3 Blk 4

·   Parcel Number 26.00507.00, Sec 17 Twn 108 Ran 011, City of Plainivew, Foster’s Addition, 60’ X 72’ in NE COR of Out Lot 43 Adj & E of Lot 5 Blk 2

·   Parcel Number 27.00645.00, Sec 32 Twn 111 Ran 010, City of Wabasha, South Wabasha, Lot 10 Blk 8 

 

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, 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/KEY

 

Resolution No.: 2018-092

 

Whereas,  the following applicants wish to have their County On Sale and Off 3.2 Beer Licenses approved:

On Sale

 

Kelly Preble                                                           Mazeppa Area Jaycees                      West Albany Twp

Steven Schwen                                                   Oak Center General Store                    Gillford Twp

 

On & Off Sale

 

Roy Eggenberger                                               Roy’s Tavern                                         West Albany Twp

 

Whereas, the applications have been approved by the County Attorney and County Sheriff and have paid the required license fee. Term of license is from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

 

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby approves the renewal of 3.2 Beer License to the individuals listed above, subject to the State of Minnesota.

 

Adopted Unanimously

 

SPRINGER/KEY

 

Resolution No.: 2018-093

 

Whereas, the County IT Department has identified a need to consolidate phone services for county offices, to expand phone system capacity, and to improve phone system capabilities;  and

 

Whereas, it has become necessary to accelerate the planned replacement of certain telephone equipment;

 

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, the IT Director is authorized to purchase telephones with related software, licensing and/or services for not more than $20,000 budgeted.

 

Adopted Unanimously

 

KEY/HALL

 

Resolution No: 2018-094

 

Resolution Authorizing Maintenance Service Agreement with Vertiv

for UPS (uninterruptible power supply) equipment

 

Whereas, the Sheriff’s office is requesting authorization to enter into a maintenance agreement with Vertiv for the UPS systems which were installed in 2008; and,

 

Whereas, the annual cost is six thousand two hundred sixteen dollar and no cents ($6,216.00); and,

 

Whereas, the monies for this will come from 911 (290) and Jail (251) funds;

 

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that:  The PSAP Supervisor is hereby authorized to sign the Maintenance Agreement/Proposal for Service #Q02807308 with Vertiv for the UPS equipment.

 

Be it Further Resolved that the yearly cost will come from 911 (290) and Jail (251) funds.

 

SPRINGER/KEY

 

Resolution No.: 2018-095

 

Resolution to Incorporate the Summary of Watercourses

into the Wabasha County

Comprehensive Local Water Management Plan

 

Whereas; Minnesota Statutes Chapter 103F.48 requires soil and water conservation districts (SWCDs) in consultation with local water management authorities, to develop, adopt, and submit to each local water management authority within its boundary a summary of watercourses.

 

Whereas; The Board of Water and Soil Resources has adopted Buffer Law implementation Policy #6 ‘Local Water Resources Riparian Protection (“Other Watercourses”)’ which identifies steps SWCDs are required to take in developing said inventory.

 

Whereas; Wabasha SWCD has adopted a Descriptive inventory of other watercourses and provided it to Wabasha County on 6/12/18 (attached).

 

Whereas; Wabasha County SWCD recommends that implementation of buffers or other practices on these waters be voluntary in nature through the Comprehensive Local Water Management Plan.

 

Whereas; Minnesota Statutes Chapter 103F.48 requires a local water management authority that receives a summary of watercourses identified under this subdivision must incorporate an addendum to its comprehensive local water management plan or comprehensive watershed management plan to include the SWCD recommendations by July 1, 2018.

 

Whereas; Minnesota Statutes Chapter 103F.48 does not require a plan amendment as long as a copy of the included information is distributed to all agencies, organizations, and individuals required to receive a copy of the plan changes.

 

Therefore be it resolved that; The summary of watercourses or “other waters” for Wabasha County shall be incorporated as an addendum in its current local water management plan.

 

Be it further resolved that; Wabasha County authorizes staff of the Wabasha SWCD to provide a copy of the addendum and any supporting information to be distributed to all agencies, organizations, and individuals required to receive a copy of the plan changes.

 

Adopted Unanimously

 

Resolution No.: 2018-096

Resolution to participate in the Zumbro Watershed

One Watershed, One Plan project.

 

Whereas, the Minnesota board of water and soil resources has developed policies for coordination and development of comprehensive watershed management plans, also known as one watershed, one plan, consistent with Minnesota statutes, chapter 103b.801, comprehensive watershed management planning program; and

 

Whereas, Minnesota statutes, chapter 103b.301, comprehensive local water management act, authorizes Minnesota counties to develop and implement a local water management plan; and

 

Whereas, Minnesota statutes, chapter 103d.401, watershed management plan, authorizes Minnesota watershed districts to develop and implement a watershed management plan; and

 

Whereas, Minnesota statutes, chapter 103c.331, subdivision 11, comprehensive plan, authorizes Minnesota soil and water conservation districts to develop and implement a comprehensive plan; and

 

Whereas, the counties, soil and water conservation districts, and watershed districts within the Zumbro River watershed (planning area #30), as delineated in the attached one watershed, one plan suggested boundary map, have interest in developing a comprehensive watershed management plan for this area.

 

Now, therefore, be it resolved, that wabasha county recognizes and supports watershed-scale planning efforts consistent with Minnesota statutes, chapter 103b.801, also known as one watershed, one plan; and

 

Be it further resolved that wabasha county welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with the counties, soil and water conservation districts, and watershed districts within the Zumbro River watershed for watershed-scale planning efforts in the future; and

 

Be it further resolved that wabasha county supports an application to the board of water and soil resources for a planning grant to develop a comprehensive watershed management plan and anticipates entering into the attached memorandum of agreement with the counties, soil and water conservation districts, and watershed districts within the Zumbro River watershed, to collaborate on this effort, pending selection as a recipient of a planning grant.

 

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Commissioners that Wabasha County will participate in the One Watershed One Plan (1W1P) collaboration pending selection as a recipient of a planning grant.

 

Tabled to the June 19, 2018 Board Meeting

 

HALL/SPRINGER

 

Resolution No.: 2018-097

 

Whereas, Wayne Evers applied for a Conditional Use Permit to allow for the expansion of an existing feedlot on parcel 06.00096.00 located in Section 10, Township 109 North, Range 11 West, Town of Highland; and

 

Whereas, The Wabasha County Planning Commission conducted a public hearing on May 29, 2018 to provide an opportunity for the public to present any testimony related to the request; and

 

Whereas, The Wabasha County Planning Commission considered the findings as required in the Wabasha County Zoning Ordinance and recommends (vote 5-0) to the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the request be approved with three conditions

 

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, the Board of Commissioners agrees with the findings from the Planning Commission and approves the Conditional Use Permit for Wayne Evers with the three conditions as follows:

1.       The number of animal units on the respective parcel shall be limited to 3,490.

2.       The owners shall maintain compliance with all MPCA regulations related to feedlots, including manure application requirements.

The construction of any new building or manure storage structure shall adhere to the setback requirements established in the Wabasha County Feedlot Ordinance or the Wabasha County Zoning Ordinance unless a variance is granted for any setback established in either ordinance.

 

Adopted Unanimously

 

WOBBE/KEY – Open Public Hearing

 

Public Hearing: Lake Zumbro Newly Developed Benefited Properties Service Changes Ordinance

 

WOBBE SPRINGER – Close Public Hearing

 

Adopted Unanimously

 

SPRINGER/GOIHL

 

Resolution No.: 2018-090

 

Adopt Lake Zumbro Newly Developed Benefited Properties Service Charges Ordinance

 

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 adopts the Lake Zumbro Newly Developed Benefited Properties Service Charges Ordinance.

 

Adopted Unanimously

 

Commissioners reported on meetings they attended

 

KEY/HALL

Motion to adjourn

Adopted Unanimously


Agenda for this meeting

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Agenda for this meeting

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