Minutes May 07, 2019

 Wabasha County Board of Commissioners

Meeting of May 07,  2019

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 07, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

The meeting was called to order by Board Chairperson Springer.

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

WOBBE-KEY

Motion to approve the agenda

Adopted Unanimously

Staff Updates:

  • Department Update – Jean Meyer, Appraiser

Public Forum: Terri Peters and Larry Theismann, SWCD;- Roy Montgomery and Paul McNallan, Plainview – Sale of Land to DNR

KEY-WOBBE

Motion to approve the consent agenda including the following:

Minutes: August 21, 2019

Claims

Meal Vouchers

Per Diems

Donations

Resolution No.: 2019-075

Whereas, Maro & Lisa Molinari owner of parcel 22.00785.00 seasonal property located at 1211 S Lakeshore Dr. Lake City, MN 55041, has provided a written request to the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners regarding the local option abatement for property qualifying for disaster credit as defined in MS273.1233;
Whereas, the Wabasha County Assessor has determined that fifty percent or more of the structure was destroyed by fire November 27, 2017.

Now therefore be it resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, a reduction in the 2019 property tax is granted on parcel R22.00785.00 based on the number of complete months the property was inhabitable or unlivable.

Resolution No.: 2019-076

Approve 3.2 Beer Licenses

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, 2019 to June 30, 2020.

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.

Resolution No.: 2019-077

Whereas,  the following applicant wish to have their 1 to 4 Day Temporary On Sale Liquor License approved:
     Owner                                                               Business                                                  Township                           
  Kelly Preble                                                         Mazeppa Area Jaycees      West Albany 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 be in effect for July 20, 2019.

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that,
They hereby approve the 1 to 4 Day Temporary On Sale Liquor License to the individual listed above, subject to the approval of theState of Minnesota Liquor Control Commissioner. 

Resolution No.: 2019-078

Approval as a pass-through for MN DNR snowmobile funds

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 2019-2020 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.

Resolution No: 2019-079

Approval of County-Club contracts

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 2019-2020 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 2019-2020 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.

Resolution No.: 2019-080

Whereas,  Wabasha County Probation has requested and been approved for the Department of Corrections Caseload/Workload Grant of $ $39, 484, per year, in FY 2020 and 2021 and Wabasha County Probation uses these dollars for costs related to “caseload and workload reduction” expenses

Whereas,  Wabasha County Probation has requested and been approved for the Department of Corrections Remote Electronic Alcohol Grant (REAM) $ 4,000, per year, in FY 2020 and 2021 and Wabasha County Probation uses these dollars assist eligible offenders in covering expenses related to alcohol monitoring,

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby approves and accepts DOC FY 2020-2021 Caseload/Workload and REAM Grants.

Resolution Number: 2019-081

Approval of Final Payment for a CD3 Waterless Cleaning Station

WHEREAS, Wabasha County has an Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Management Plan for the purpose of preventing the spread of and managing AIS in Wabasha County; and

WHEREAS, A CD3 Waterless Cleaning Station provides the public with proper tools and prompts to reduce the spread of AIS via aquatic recreational equipment at Izaak Walton Park in Wabasha, MN; and
WHEREAS, The initial 50% down payment was approved on December 26th, 2018 and paid; and

WHEREAS, The approved 2019 Wabasha County AIS Management Plan included remaining 50% purchase for a CD3 Waterless Cleaning Station to be delivered in 2019; and

WHEREAS, A CD3 Waterless Cleaning Station is a unique and patent-pending product available from only one source for the following bid:
 50% of $33,275, or $16,637.50

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby approves the remaining 50% payment of $16,637.50 for purchase of a CD3 Waterless Cleaning Station for delivery in 2019 for use at Izaak Walton Park in Wabasha, MN.
Adopted Unanimously

GOIHL-HALL

Resolution No.: 2019-082

WHEREAS, the Southeast Minnesota Water Resources Board operates under a Joint Powers Board Agreement effective May 5, 1987, and

WHEREAS, the Southeast Minnesota Water Resources Board was formed to improve the planning, coordination, and implementation of Comprehensive Water Management Planning within the multi-county area, and

WHEREAS, local water planning efforts have moved toward the state’s 1 Watershed 1 Plan model, and

WHEREAS, these watershed groups and other regional organizations are more appropriate to receive grants related to local water protection, and

WHEREAS, regional grant opportunities for the SEMNWRB are diminishing, and

WHEREAS, the JPB agreement states that, “the Board and this Agreement shall remain in existence until there is an affirmative vote to terminate existence by 2/3 of the then-member counties,” and

WHEREAS, at the March 11, 2019 meeting the board members present, representing the 10 counties, voted 7-2 to disband and ask the county boards involved to ratify that vote,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners supports the JPB members action at the March 11, 2019 board meeting to terminate the Southeast Minnesota Water Resources Board Joint Powers Board Agreement.

Adopted Unanimously

GOIHL-SPRINGER

Resolution Number: 2019-083

Whereas, it has come to the attention of the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that approximately 300 acres (of which 100 acres are tillable) of privately owned land has been offered for sale to the Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources.  The property is owned by McNallan Real Estate Company LLC and includes portions of parcels R15.00068.00, R15.00077.00, R15.00026.00, and R15.00025.00.

Whereas, Minnesota Statute Section 89.022, subd. 1, requires the commissioner of the Dept. of Natural Resources to either exchange that privately owned land for other land suitable for forest purpose or declare the land as surplus land.

Whereas, Minnesota Statute Section 89.022, subd. 2, allows the commissioner of the Dept. of Natural Resources to apply to the County Board for an exception from the exchange or sale requirements noted above; however, no such application has been made.

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners (choose only one option)
      X       has articulated valid local concerns and purposes for the land described herein, and therefore will not exempt this property from the requirements of Minnesota Statute §89.022, subd. 1.
OR
_______ has not articulated valid local concerns and purposes for the land described herein, and therefore will exempt this property from the requirements of Minnesota Statute §89.022, subd. 1.

5-0 NAY: Goihl, Springer, Hall, Key, Wobbe

MOTION FAILED

WOBBE-SPRINGER

Resolution No.: 2019-084

Whereas, Wabasha County currently has twelve deputies that are able to patrol.  Of those twelve deputies, two are not actively on the road as they have other assigned duties.

Whereas, the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office is requesting two Patrol Sergeants.  These positions would be a working supervisor positions where the deputies would still be active on the road but in addition would have supervisory duties.

Whereas, this position has been brought in front of the Personnel Committee and because it is a newly created position it needs to be brought forth in front of the full board.

Whereas, a job description was developed and submitted to Springsted.  The position of Patrol Sergeant is Grade 12; 378 points.

Whereas, this position has been budgeted for 2019 and is part of the combined line item for all deputy positions.

Whereas, the probationary period for this position is six months.  If there is a current union member who applies for and accepts a sergeant position and finds that they are not a good fit, that employee could be returned to his previous position with his current benefits intact.  Classification seniority shall be determined by the union contract.

Whereas, this is a nonunion position.  Compensatory time (comp) accrual for nonunion positions is up to 40 hours.  Any amounts in excess of the 40 hours would be paid to the employee the first payroll after the date of promotion.

Whereas, the uniform allowance and holiday pay for this position will be determined by the current deputy union contract.

Whereas, this position will be eligible for overtime based on work hours and shift differential.

Whereas, all other benefits will be determined by County Policy.

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners to authorize the hiring of two Patrol Sergeants.

Adopted Unanimously

KEY-HALL

Resolution No.: 2019-085

Whereas, Minnesota Statute 163.07 states that each county appoint and employ a county highway engineer, and

Whereas, Minnesota Statute 163.07 states that all reappointments shall be for a term of four years and made in the May of the year in which the term expires, and

Whereas, County Highway Engineer Dietrich Flesch’s current term of appointment expires in May 2019.

Now Therefore Be It Resolved that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby reappoints County Highway Engineer Dietrich Flesch to a four year term from May 2019 to May 2023.

Be it Further Resolved that the Engineer be placed on Pay Grade 19, Step 11 representing a salary of $114,127.94

4-1 NAY: Springer

MOTION ADOPTED

TABLED – QUARTERLY FINANCE REPORTS

GOIHL-HALL

Resolution No.:  2019-086

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that Wabasha County hereby accepts the quoted unit prices of Rochester Sand and Gravel – Division of Mathy Construction Company for paving approximately 400 feet of County Highway 18 from Hwy 61 through 170th Ave (Lark Lane) near Kellogg and authorizes the County Engineer to arrange for performance of this work.

Adopted Unanimously

GOIHL-HALL

Resolution No.: 2019-087

Whereas, Jason Hoffman applied for a Conditional/Interim Use Permit to allow for the operation of a custom slaughter/processing facility on parcel 12.00029.00 located in Section 3, Township 109 North, Range 12 West, Town of Oakwood (61301 N. County Road 11, Millville); and

Whereas, The Wabasha County Planning Commission conducted a public hearing on April 22, 2019 to provide an opportunity for the public to present any testimony related to the request; and

Whereas; The Planning Commission has considered the findings of fact and has considered all testimony related to the matter and recommends (vote 5-0) that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners approve a Conditional Use Permit for the request 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 with the three conditions as follows:

  1. A Conditional Use Permit is granted for the operation of a custom slaughter, processing, and packaging business as presented in the application from Jason Hoffman on Parcel 12.00029.00.
  2. The business shall adhere to all requirements of the Wabasha County Zoning Ordinance and the conditions of the Conditional Use Permit to remain valid.
  3. The CUP does not allow for any additional use of the property beyond what was presented in the application and any expansion of the business would require the issuance of another CUP.

Adopted Unanimously

Commissioners reported on meetings they attended

WOBBE-KEY

Motion to Recess to County Days

Adopted Unanimously

Agenda for this meeting

Agenda for this meeting

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