Minutes September 04, 2018

 Wabasha County Board of Commissioners

Meeting of September 04, 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, September 04, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.


The meeting was called to order by Board Chairperson Goihl.


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


KEY-WOBBE


Motion to approve the agenda after moving item H under Consent to item G under Action/Discussion. Item F under Action/Discussion was moved to item A.


Adopted Unanimously

Staff Updates:
Administrator Updates:

  1. Anniversaries:
  • Chris Binner, Social Services – 5 Years of Service
  • Blaine Hentz, Sheriff’s Office – 30 Years of Service
  • Katie Streveler, Administration – 5 Years of Service

Public Forum: Jim Barnhard, Steve Wiech, Brenda Wiech, Barbara Miller, Marcia Matthees, Robert Ziemba and Steve Matthees all spoke against the “Leitzen Rezone Request.”


KEY-HALL


Motion to approve the consent agenda including the following:


Minutes: August 21, 2018
Claims
Meal Vouchers
Per Diems
Donations: Approve and Accept a Donation of 5 Carry-On Luggage, 9 Backpacks, 11 Oversized Bags/Purses, 2 Knapsack Style Bags, 7 Small Duffel Bags, and 2 Oversized Duffel Bags to Social Services by Workers at Mayo Clinic
Donations: Approve and Accept Donations for Youth Link Mentorship Program in the amount of $300.00 from  Burkhardt-Roemer VFW Post 4086

Resolution No. 2018-139

Old Courthouse Door Replacement


WHEREAS, Currently the County has approximately $26,000 set aside for the replacement of doors at the Old Courthouse with another $30,000 available for security enhancements; and
Now Therefore Be It Resolved, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the County Administrator, or his designee, is authorized to spend up to $40,000 to replace the doors and have an electronic access control installed as well should funding be available.


Resolution No.: 2018-141


Whereas, Wabasha County is a member of Minnesota Counties Computer Cooperative (MnCCC), and
Whereas, Wabasha County utilizes the IFS financial software provided through MnCCC, and
Wheras, MnCCC executed a Maintenance & Support Contract with Trimin for IFS that requires ratification by the Wabasha County Board.
Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners, that the Professional Services Agreement between MnCCC and Trimin Systems Inc is approved and the Board Chair is hereby authorized to execute the Board Ratification Statement.
Resolution No.:  2018-142
Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, the Wabasha County IT Department is authorized to purchase a multi-function copier from Metro Sales Inc in an amount not to exceed $4,500.
Be it further resolved that, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby declares the Ricoh Copier 3351 (s/n #V8305400270) assigned tag #011255 as excess equipment with no market value and authorizes Metro Sales Inc to dispose of the copier after removing all data from said copier.


Resolution No.: 2018-143


Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, the Wabasha County Highway Engineer be authorized to advertise for bids for SAP 079-604-051 – reconstruction of CSAH 4 from approximately CSAH 13 to MnHwy 60.


Resolution Number 2018-144


Resolution Authorizing Disposal of a 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan
Whereas, a 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan vehicle with over 150,600 miles is considered a surplus; and,
Whereas, the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office is requesting that this vehicle be sold by Tony Montgomery Auction; and,
Whereas, the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office is requesting that the proceeds from the sale of this vehicle be deposited into 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 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan bearing VIN #2D4GP44L37R221715 through Tony Montgomery Auction as noted above.
Be it Further Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that: funds from the sale be deposited to the Squad Replacement fund as noted above.


Adopted Unanimously


KEY-HALL

Resolution No.: 2018-150

Mark & Gary Leitzen Rezone Request


Whereas, Mark & Gary Leitzen requested to rezone parcel 09.00077.00 located in Section 9, Township 109 North, Range 14 West, Town of Mazeppa from A-3 to A-1 for the intended purpose of operating a sand and gravel pit through a Conditional Use Permit; and
Whereas, The Wabasha County Planning Commission conducted a public hearing on August 27, 2018 to provide an opportunity for the public to present any testimony related to the request; and
Whereas, The Wabasha County Planning Commission considered all relevant information and on a vote of 4-1 recommends to the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the request be denied based upon six findings.
Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, the rezone request submitted by Mark &Gary Leitzen is denied based upon the findings recommended by the Wabasha County Planning Commission as follows:

  1. The request is to rezone one parcel to the A-1 district and creates an island where the proposed use of the property as a gravel and sand pit is in direct conflict with adjacent properties that are zoned differently to allow for more residential use.
  1. The request to rezone the property to the A-1 district is for the intended purpose of allowing the landowner to apply for a CUP to operate a gravel and sand pit on the property.  The intended use of the A-1 district is to maintain, conserve, and enhance agricultural lands that have been historically valuable for crop production, pastureland, and natural habitat for plant and animal life.  The request to rezone for the purpose of operating a gravel and sand pit will significantly alter the land on the property and is in direct conflict with the purpose established for the A-1 Zoning District.
  1. The applicant has not provided proof that that even with the rezone that the proposed conditional use can adhere to all the requirements of the Wabasha County Zoning Ordinance.
  1. The application conflicts with the goals of the Comprehensive Land Use Plan and the Comprehensive Plan Map.
  1. The amendment as proposed would have the potential to dramatically reduce the value of the abutting property when considering potential uses that would increase noise, traffic, light, dust, etc.

The rezone is limited to a single property owner and abutting property owners would lack the ability to take advantage of the uses allowed in the rezoned district.


Adopted Unanimously


KEY-WOBBE

Resolution No.:  2018-145


Whereas,  currently Wabasha County pays for licensure renewal in the County Attorney’s Office and also the Sheriff’s Office;
Whereas, the Highway Department, the Assessor’s Office and Public Health Department all require licensures for certain positions;
Whereas, in doing comparables in the SE Region, Goodhue, Steele, Winona, Freeborn and Houston Counties pay for licensure renewals it if is required for an employee’s work. 
Now Therefore be it resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, if a licensure or certificate is required to engage in a profession or is required for the job or position, Wabasha County will pay for the cost of the licensure or certification.


2-2: Key-Wobbe NAY: Goihl-Hall
Tie Vote – Tabled to 10/02/18


KEY

Resolution No.:  2018-146


Whereas,  currently meal reimbursement rates for Wabasha County are $8.00 for breakfast, $10.00 for lunch, and $15.00 for dinner;  
Whereas, meal reimbursement rates have not changed in Wabasha County since 2009;
Whereas, in doing comparables in the SE Region, Wabasha County’s meal reimbursement rates are lower by at least $2.00 for lunch and for dinner. 
Now Therefore be it resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, meal reimbursement rates for Wabasha County employees will be as follows:
Breakfast              $  8.00
Lunch                    $12.00
Dinner                    $17.00


FAILED – Lack of Second Vote


WOBBE-KEY

Resolution No.: 2018-147


Whereas,  the following applicant wish to have their County On Sale, Off Sale and Sunday Liquor License approved:
     Owner                                                               Business                                Township                             
    Steven Overton                                                  Pondy LLC                               Mazeppa Township           
Whereas,  the application has been approved by the County Attorney and County Sheriff. Wabasha County Auditor/Treasurer has received certificate of insurance and the appropriate license fee.  The liquor license will run from October 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019.
Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that,
They hereby approve the new County On Sale, Off Sale and Sunday Liquor License to the individual listed above, subject to the recommendation of the Planning Commission meeting on 9/24/18, subject to the approval of the County Board on 10/2/18 and subject to the approval of the State of Minnesota Liquor Control Commissioner.


Adopted Unanimously


KEY-HALL


Resolution No.: 2018-148


Whereas, a public hearing is needed in order to proceed in further consideration of imposition of an Aggregate Material Removal: Production Tax under Minnesota Statute 298.75; and
Whereas, a public hearing date of October 2, 2018 at 9:15am is appropriate considering publication; and
Whereas, publications will include the Wabasha Herald, Plainview News, Lake City Graphic and the County website at www.co.wabasha.mn.us.
Now Therefore Be It Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, a public hearing regarding the proposed imposition of an Aggregate Production Tax is hereby authorized for October 2, 2018 at 9:15 a.m. Publication of the public hearing is directed to be made in the three local newspapers (Wabasha Herald, Plainview News, Lake City Graphic) and the County website (www.co.wabasha.mn.us).


Adopted Unanimously


GOIHL-WOBBE


Resolution No.: 2018-149


Whereas, a public hearing and publication regarding an ordinance revision for the current Tobacco Ordinance is needed in order to proceed in enacting such an ordinance; and
Whereas, the Public Health Director has developed proposed revisions to the current tobacco ordinance for discussion and review by the County Board, and
Whereas, the next step is to set a public hearing on these ordinances for the purpose of gathering additional public input;
Whereas, publications will include the Wabasha Herald, Plainview News, Lake City Graphic and the County website at www.co.wabasha.mn.us.
Now, therefore be it resolved by the Wabasha County Board a public hearing regarding an ordinance relating to revisions of the current Tobacco Ordinance is hereby authorized for October 2nd, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. Publication will be made in the three local newspapers (Wabasha Herald, Plainview News, Lake City Graphic) and the County website (www.co.wabasha.mn.us).


Adopted Unanimously


KEY-HALL


Resolution No. 2018-140

Housing Trust Fund Guideline Committee Appointment


WHEREAS, On August 21, 2018 the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners met to receive additional information regarding the possibility of establishing a Housing Trust Fund (“Trust”) for the County; and
WHEREAS, As part of that process it was determined that the first step in pursuing this option would be to establish a committee in consultation with SEMMCHRA to help establish the guidelines for the potential Trust; and
Now Therefore Be It Resolved, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the County declares its intention to establish a Housing Trust within the County at a future date.  To aid in the establishment of the referenced Trust the County Appoints Commissioners Key and Hall to serve on a committee to establish the guidelines for the Trust.


Adopted Unanimously


Commissioners reported on meetings they attended


KEY-HALL


Motion to Recess to the Emergency Management Basics Presentation at 10:30


Adopted Unanimously

Agenda for this meeting 

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