Minutes November 06, 2018

 Wabasha County Board of Commissioners

Meeting of November 06, 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, November 06, 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-WOBBE

Motion to approve the agenda

Adopted Unanimously

Staff Updates:
Administrator Updates:

Public Forum: Ron Gray – Lark Toys CUP, Kari Schmit – Schmit CUP

KEY-HALL

Motion to approve the consent agenda including the following:

Minutes: October 16, 2018
Claims
Meal Vouchers
Per Diems

Donation: Approve and Accept Donation from Wabasha Kellogg Area Community Foundation in the amount of $1,780.00 to Public Health Special Needs Fund

Donation: Approve and Accept Donation from Worship Under the Bridge in the amount of $430.00 to Mental Health Task Force Fund

Resolution No.: 2018-191

Whereas, the County Board approves Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA) for non-union employees, and

Whereas, a 3% increase is included in 2019, and

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the Non-Union pay grid be adjusted by a 3.0% COLA effective January 1, 2019.

Be it further resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that:

  • Highway seasonal workers’ rate of pay will not be adjusted by the COLA increase and will be addressed by future resolution.
  • Bailiffs will receive the same COLA increase as other non-union positions.
  • Any non-union employee being paid above the final step of their pay grid will receive only the amount equal to their final step.
  • Casual part time dispatchers, deputy sheriffs, and correctional officers will be paid 50 cents below the starting wage of the union contract wage schedule as approved by Board resolution on December 17th, 2002.
  • Wages for the non-union Court Services employees will be determined by the 3rd Judicial District Judge for Wabasha County.

The salaries and wages of non-union employees in the elected offices (i.e.: county attorney, county auditor/treasurer, county recorder, and county sheriff) offices are not included in this resolution.  Those wages and salaries will be determined when the Board sets the budgets for those offices.

Resolution No: 2018-192

Resolution Setting Commissioner Salary And Per Diems 2019

WHEREAS, Minnesota Statutes 375.055 provides for the establishment of compensation for services rendered by County Commissioners in Minnesota; and

WHEREAS, Minnesota Statutes 375.055 provides that a change in County Commissioner’s salary or per diems shall not be effective until January 1st of the next year; and

WHEREAS, Minnesota Statutes 375.055 provides that a change in County Commissioner’s salary or per diems shall not change except in accordance with Minnesota Statutes 375.055; and

NOW, Therefore, Be It Resolved that for the year of 2019 the salary and per diems for the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners be established at:
$19,570.00                                                                                           Annual Salary (plus $500 for the Board Chair)

                $50 under 4 hours                                                                               Per Diem Payments

                ­­­$100 over 4 hours

Resolution No.: 2018-193

Whereas, the Wabasha County Board is statutorily required to annually set the salary of the Wabasha County Attorney, Auditor-Treasurer, Recorder and Sheriff (hereinafter referred to as the Elected Officials); and

Now Therefore Be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the 2019 salary for the Elected Officials shall be established as follows:

County Auditor/Treasurer                                   $ 79,248___________  
County Recorder                                                   $ 72,150___________
County Sheriff                                                       $103,811__________
County Attorney                                                   $105,488__________

Resolution No.: 2018-194

Whereas, SAP 079-608-013 with any and/or all Supplemental Agreements, Change Orders or Work Orders, have 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 Fitzgerald Excavating and Trucking Inc. for completion of Project SAP 079-608-013 in the amount of $51,957.58.

Resolution No.: 2018-195

Whereas, Projects CP 079-073-003, SAP 079-608-014, and SAP 079-602-041, 079-625-017 and 055-624-004 with any and/or all Supplemental Agreements, Change Orders or Work Orders, have 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 Rochester Sand and Gravel – Division of Mathy Construction Company for completion of CP 079-073-003 in the amount of $14,734.17, SAP 079-608-014 in the amount of $46,243.93, and SAP 079-602-041, 079-625-017 and 055-624-004 in the amount of $89,172.70.

Resolution No.: 2018-196

Whereas, CP 79-18-6000 with any and/or all Supplemental Agreements, Change Orders or Work Orders, have 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 Traffic Marking Services Inc. for completion of Project CP 79-18-6000 in the amount of $2935.28.

Resolution No.:  2018-197

Whereas, Griffin Construction Company Inc. is the lowest responsible bidder for SAP 079-604-051.

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 Griffin Construction Company Inc. for SAP 079-604-051 in the amount of $2,035,419.41 and that the Chair of the County Board and the County Administrator are hereby authorized to execute a Contract with Griffin Construction Company Inc. for this work.

Resolution No.: 2018-198

Whereas, the Wabasha County Highway Department finds it beneficial to purchase one 2020 Western Star 4700 Tandem Truck and snow removal equipment, and

Whereas, with the purchase of one Tandem Truck and snow removal equipment, Unit 053 – Sterling Tandem Truck and snow removal equipment is considered excess.

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, the Wabasha County Highway Department be authorized to purchase one 2020 Western Star Tandem Truck from Boyer Ford Trucks, Inc. and Snow Removal Equipment from Universal Truck Equipment, and hereby authorizes the County Auditor/Treasurer to issue warrants for applicable sales tax and license fees of the truck.

Be it further resolved that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby declares Unit 053 – Sterling Tandem Truck and associated snow removal equipment as Excess Equipment and authorizes the County Engineer to dispose by auction or sale to a government agency.

Resolution No.:  2018-199

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that that pursuant to Minnesota Statute 161.36, the Commissioner of Transportation be appointed as Agent of Wabasha County to accept as its agent, federal aid funds which may be made available for eligible transportation related projects.

Be it Further Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the Wabasha County Engineer is hereby authorized and directed for and on behalf of the County to execute and enter into an agreement with the Commissioner of Transportation prescribing the terms and conditions of said federal aid participation as set forth and contained in "Minnesota Department of Transportation Agency Agreement No. 1032691", a copy of which said agreement was before the County Board and which is made a part hereof by reference.

Resolution No.: 2018-200

Whereas, Wabasha County needs to an email archiving system to better respond to public data requests, and support legal discovery; and

Whereas, the IT Department has researched options compatible with our other systems and has selected suitable equipment;

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, the IT Director is hereby authorized to purchase an email archiving appliance, for not more than $7,500.

Resolution No.: 2018-201

Whereas, Wabasha County needs to improve security and content filtering for web traffic;

Whereas, the IT Department has researched options compatible with our other systems and has selected suitable equipment;

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, the IT Director is hereby authorized to purchase two Web Security Gateways, for not more than $7,000.

Resolution No.: 2018-202

Whereas, Wabasha County needs to upgrade email filtering and protection;

Whereas, the IT Department has researched options compatible with our other systems and has selected suitable equipment;

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, the IT Director is hereby authorized to upgrade our Email Security Gateway, for not more than $5,000.

Resolution No.: 2018-203

Whereas, Wabasha County needs to add network capacity in several locations and replace old equipment; and

Whereas, the IT Department has researched options compatible with our other systems and has selected suitable equipment;

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, the IT Director is hereby authorized to purchase network switches, and related equipment, for not more than $15,000.

Resolution No.:  2018-204

Whereas, Honeywell International is the lowest responsible bidder to replace two Boiler/Water Heaters for the Criminal Justice Center.

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that Wabasha County hereby accepts the bid for two MODCON 500VHW Boiler/Water Heaters from Honeywell International in the amount of $54,205.75.

Resolution No.: 2018-205

Resolution Authorizing Payment for the Purchase of a Regional Radio Analyzer

Whereas, the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office is requesting authorization to make payment to the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office in the amount of $2,655.66 in both years 2018 and 2019.   The total amount will not exceed $5,400.

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, Payment to the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office is authorized for the purchase of a Regional radio analyzer not to exceed $5,400.

Be it further Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, payment in the amount of $2,655.66 will be paid in both 2018 and 2019.

Resolution No.: 2018-206

Whereas, carpet replacement for the Social Services Department has been included as a 2018 budget item; and

Whereas, two quotes were received for replacing the carpet on the main floor of the Services Building, which includes the removal and disposal of the old carpet, installation of the new carpet and vinyl base, and to move and reset the office furniture; and

Whereas, the Social Services Director has recommended accepting the low price of $35,800 from Hiller Commercial Floors;

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, the bid from Hiller Commercial Floors for $35,800 is accepted.  Payment will be made from the Social Services balance fund.

Adopted Unanimously

SPRINGER-HALL

Resolution No.: 2018-207

Whereas,  the following applicant wish to have their Club On Sale Retail Liquor License approved:

                Theilman Sportsman Club                                                West Albany Township     

Whereas, the application have been approved by the County Attorney and County Sheriff.  Wabasha County Auditor/Treasurer has received certificate of insurance and the appropriate license fee.

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, the Club On Sale Retail Liquor License, subject to the approval of the State of Minnesota Liquor Control Commissioner.

Adopted Unanimously

WOBBE-SPRINGER

Resolution No.: 2018-208

Whereas, the following applicant wishes to have their MN Lawful Gambling Exempt Permit approved:

                Jeff Sommerfield                                 Mazeppa Fire Relief Association

Whereas, Exempt Permit is for gambling at The Pondy Restaurant & Bar 40240 County Road 90 Mazeppa, Mn 55956, Mazeppa Twp.

Whereas, the application have been approved by Mazeppa Twp Board. The permit runs annually.

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby approves, the MN Lawful Gambling Exempt

Permit for Mazeppa Fire Relief Association at The Pondy Restaurant & Bar of Mazeppa.

Adopted Unanimously

Presentation - Quarterly Financial Reports

KEY-HALL

Resolution No.: 2018-209

Whereas, Mark Jensen submitted a Conditional Use Permit application for the expansion of a campground on parcels 06.00056.06, 06.00050.03, 06.00329.00, 06.006.03, and 06.00075.03  located in Sections 5, 6, & 7, Township 109 North, Range 11 West, Town of Highland; and

Whereas, The Wabasha County Planning Commission conducted a public hearing on October 22, 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 by a vote of 5-0 that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners approve the request as presented with six 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 a Conditional Use Permit for Mark Jensen with the six conditions as follows:

  1. A Conditional Use Permit is being granted to allow only for the expansion of the Whippoorwill Campground as presented in the application with the exception that the following conditions shall be satisfied for the CUP to remain valid.
  2. The CUP does not allow for any additional use of the property beyond what was presented in the application.
  3. There shall be a maximum of 158 sites and 5 cabins on the respective property.  There shall be no additional recreational camping vehicles or cabins utilized on the property in excess of these numbers.
  4. Sites 8, 9, 19, 23, 42, 44, 45, 46 shall have not be located on the right-of-way of County Road 86 or County Road 4 and shall be moved by January 1, 2019.  Any structure associated with these sites shall adhere to the setback requirements found in the Wabasha County Zoning Ordinance (50’ from right-of-way).
  5. Sites 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, & 118 shall be moved by January 1, 2020 so as to be located at least 50’ from the right-of-way of County Road 4. Sites 132, 133, & 134 shall be moved by January 1, 2020 so as to be located outside of the structural setback area from the bank of West Indian Creek.

Adopted Unanimously

SPRINGER-KEY

Resolution No.: 2018-210

Whereas, Kari Schmidt submitted an application for the operation of an animal kennel business on parcel 06.00219.00 located in Section 24, Township 109 North, Range 11 West, Town of Highland; and

Whereas, The Wabasha County Planning Commission conducted a public hearing on October 22, 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 by a vote of 5-0 that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners approve the request as presented with eight 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 an Interim Use Permit for Kari Schmidt with the eight conditions as follows:

  1. The permit is being issued as an Interim Use Permit that is valid only for Kari Schmidt to be the operator of an animal kennel on parcel 06.00219.00.
  1. The applicant shall abide by all representations and commitments made during the permitting process as well as before the Planning Commission, in accordance with all conditions to the Interim Use Permit, taken as a whole, as approved by the Planning Commission and the County Board.
  1.  The applicant shall meet sanitary requirements for the collection of dog waste and wastewater.
  1. The applicant shall comply with all relevant regulations and standards of Wabasha County and the State of Minnesota.
  1. The total number of dogs over 28 weeks of age shall be limited to 25 on the property.
  1. The applicant shall allow for random inspections and consent to access by County Staff or Sherriff’s Department Staff.
  1. An outdoor exercise and socialization yard shall be maintained on the property.

All dogs shall remain on the property unless they leave the property under the supervision of the owner.

Adopted Unanimously

HALL-KEY

Resolution No.: 2018-211

Whereas, Ronald Gray on behalf of Lark Toys submitted a Conditional Use Permit application for the construction of a new addition that will be part of an existing business on parcel 05.00284.03 located in Section 27, Township 110 North, Range 10 West, Town of Greenfield; and

Whereas, The Wabasha County Planning Commission conducted a public hearing on October 22, 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 by a vote of 5-0 that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners approve the request as presented 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 a Conditional Use Permit for Lark Toys with the three conditions as follows:

  1. A Conditional Use Permit is being issued to only allow for the construction of a new addition on parcel 05.00284.03.  The CUP does not allow for any substantial changes in the operation of the existing business   
  1. The project shall be undertaken only in accordance with the plans and specifications as submitted in the application.

The applicant shall be responsible to ensure that the business will meet the State’s accessibility requirements.

Adopted Unanimously

Commissioners reported on meetings they attended

HALL-SPRINGER

Motion to adjourn

Adopted Unanimously

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