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									                      BOARD OF RAMSEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
                           15 W. KELLOGG BLVD., ST. PAUL, MN 55102
                                        651 266-8350
      RAMSEY COUNTY


                                    December 16, 2003
                         Immediately following the Budget Committee
                         Council Chambers - Third Floor Court House


ROLL CALL and Call to Order - Council Chambers
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
AGENDA of the December 16 2003, Board Meeting is presented for approval.
MINUTES of the December 2, 2003, Board Meeting are presented for approval.

PROCLAMATION to the Listening House – presented by Commissioner Ortega.

                                ADMINISTRATIVE AGENDA


8.0   ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS GOING DIRECTLY TO THE BOARD FOR APPROVAL

OLD BUSINESS [Laid over from the November 25, 2003 Board Meeting]

8.5   PROPERTY RECORDS AND REVENUE – One application to convey a tax forfeited
      property by use deed, in accordance with the targeted neighborhood requirements, to the
      Housing and Redevelopment Authority of the City of Saint Paul, Minnesota, a political
      subdivision.

      Board Action Requested: Recommend approval or denial of the application for
      conveyance by Use Deed to the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of the City of St.
      Paul, MN, of the following tax forfeited property for applicable fees and costs:
             COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 3
             PIN: 30-29-22-34-0073 PA: Between 20 & 30 Acker St. E., St. Paul, MN 55117
      (Additional information from the St. Paul Department of Planning and Economic
      Development (PED) is provided)

NEW BUSINESS

8.1   PROPERTY RECORDS AND REVENUE – One application to cancel a 1980 Forfeiture.

      Board Action Requested: Approve the Application for Cancellation of a 1980 Forfeiture
      on the following property:
             COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 6
             PIN: 26-29-22-22-0035
             PA: Northwest of 1851 Magnolia Avenue East, St. Paul, MN 55119

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                      Ramsey County Board Agenda – December 16, 2003 – Page Two

8.2   COUNTY ATTORNEY – Set 2004 Salary Rate for the Ramsey County Attorney.

      Board Action Requested:
      1) Approve the following annual salary for the Ramsey County Attorney,
          effective January 1, 2004: $118,780; and
      2) Continue the matching contribution to deferred compensation of $10.00 per
          month, in line with the Agreement between Ramsey County and the Local
          #8 – County Attorneys of Council 14 of the American Federation of State,
          County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).

8.3   PROPERTY MANAGEMENT - Temporary Cash Loan for the Law Enforcement Center
      Project.

      Board Action Requested: Authorize a temporary cash loan for the Law Enforcement
      Center Project of up to $815,993 from the General Fund, to be repaid upon receipt of
      remaining project funding.

8.4   PARKS & RECREATION – Outdoor Recreation Grant Agreement with the State of
      Minnesota, Department of Natural Resources, for Redevelopment of Lake Josephine
      County Park.

      Board Action Requested:
      1) Approve the Outdoor Recreation Grant Agreement between the State of Minnesota,
          Department of Natural Resources, and Ramsey County, in the amount of $200,000,
          for redevelopment of Lake Josephine County Park;
      2) Approve the Declaration of Restriction as required by the Minnesota Department of
          Natural Resources;
      3) Authorize the Chair and Chief Clerk to execute the Outdoor Recreation Grant
          Agreement and Declaration of Restriction; and
      4) Authorize a loan of $60,000 from the Open Space Lake Acquisition Account for design
          services for Lake Josephine County Park redevelopment to be repaid from the 2005
          CIP appropriation for this project.

8.5   (SEE ABOVE UNDER OLD BUSINESS)

8.6   PUBLIC WORKS – Road Maintenance Agreement for Holloway Avenue from North St.
      Paul Road to East County Line.

      Board Action Requested:
      1) Approve Agreement PW2003-13 between Ramsey County and the City of North St.
          Paul for road maintenance services on Holloway Avenue, between North St. Paul
          Road and the east County line; and
      2) Authorize the Chair and Chief Clerk to execute Agreement PW2003-13 on behalf of
          Ramsey County.




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                       Ramsey County Board Agenda – December 16, 2003 – Page Three

8.7    PUBLIC HEALTH – Solid Waste Telephone Answering and Twin Cities Free Market
       Services.

       Board Action Requested:
       1) Authorize the County Manager to execute the Agreement between the Saint Paul-
           Ramsey County Department of Public Health and the Neighborhood Recycling
           Corporation (dba Eureka Recycling Corporation) for Telephone Answering Services
           and Twin Cities Free Market services for suburban Ramsey County, in the amount of
           $50,000, for the period of January 1, 2004 through December 31, 2004; and
       2) Authorize the County Manager to execute future annual agreements with the Saint
           Paul Neighborhood Energy Consortium (NEC) for Telephone Answering Services,
           upon recommendation by the Department of Public Health, County Attorney’s Office
           and Budgeting & Accounting Office.

8.8    PUBLIC HEALTH – Renewal of Municipal Recycling Joint Powers Agreements.

       Board Action Requested:
       Authorize the Chair and Chief Clerk to execute the Joint Powers Agreements for Recycling
       Funding, on file with the Chief Clerk, with the Cities of Arden Hills, Lauderdale, New
       Brighton, North Oaks, Saint Paul, and Shoreview, with the term through June 30, 2009, in a
       form to be approved by the County Attorney.

8.9    PUBLIC HEALTH – Amendment Number 3 to Agreement with Bay West for Household
       Hazardous Waste Services.

       Board Action Requested: Authorize the County Manager to execute Amendment
       Number 3, effective January 1, 2004, to the Agreement between Ramsey County and Bay
       West, Inc. for Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Management Services, in a form to be
       approved by the County Attorney.

8.10   PUBLIC WORKS – Supplemental Agreement 5 to Professional Services Agreement 96010
       for Engineering Design Services on Highway 96 from Old Highway 8 to MacKubin Street.

       Board Action Requested:
       1) Approve Supplemental Agreement 5 to Professional Services Agreement
           96010 with URS, Inc. (formerly BRW, Inc.) for the preparation of final plans
           and specifications for the reconstruction of Highway 96 from Old Highway 8
           to MacKubin Street in the amount of $29,246;
       2) Authorize the Chair and Chief Clerk to execute Supplemental Agreement 5
           to Professional Services Agreement 96010 on behalf of Ramsey County;
           and
       3) Authorize the County Manager to approve the necessary budget adjustment
           of $29,246, increasing estimated revenues and appropriations.




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                       Ramsey County Board Agenda – December 16, 2003 – Page Four

8.11   PUBLIC HEALTH – Agreement between Ramsey County and Brad McDonnell, D.D.S. and
       Kellie Johnson, Dental Assistant.

       Board Action Requested:
       1) Approve a contract between Ramsey County and Brad McDonnell, DDS, and Kellie
           Johnson, Dental Assistant, without the issuance of an RFP;
       2) The term of this Agreement shall be from January 1, 2004 through December 31,
           2005, not to exceed $35,000 annually for the dentist and $12,000 annually for the
           dental assistant; and
       3) Authorize the County Manager to enter into an agreement with Dr. Brad McDonnell
           and Kellie Johnson, in a form to be approved by the County Attorney and Budgeting
           and Accounting.

8.12   PUBLIC HEALTH – Community Clinic Funding for 2004.

       Board Action Requested:
       1) Approve renewal of the agreements for 2004 with the following Ramsey
           County community clinics:
               Face-to-Face Health and Counseling Center, 1165 Arcade Street, Saint
               Paul, MN 55106, maximum contract payment of $110,072;
               Family Tree, Inc., 1619 Dayton Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55104, maximum
               contract payment of $110,072;
               Open Cities Health Center, Inc., 409 N. Dunlap, Saint Paul, MN 55104,
               maximum contract payment of $267,011;
               West Side Community Health Services, dba Health Start, 491 University
               Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55103, maximum contract payment of $113,765;
               and
               West Side Community Health Services, 153 Concord St., Saint Paul, MN
               55107, maximum contract payment of $243,648.
       2) Authorize the County Manager to execute an Agreement with each clinic for
           the period January 1, 2004 through December 31, 2004, in a form to be
           approved by the County Attorney;
       3) Authorize the County Manager to enter into and execute a contract with the
           City of Saint Paul for year 2004 Community Development Block Grant
           (CDBG) Funds, in a form to be approved by the County Attorney; and
       4) Authorize the County Manager to amend the agreements, in the event that
           CDBG funds are unavailable or additional funds become available, and
           make necessary budget adjustments.




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                        Ramsey County Board Agenda – December 16, 2003 – Page Five

8.13   PUBLIC HEALTH – Contract with Hennepin County Medical Center Laboratory.

       Board Action Requested:
       1) Approve an Agreement with Hennepin County Medical Center Laboratory, from
           September 1, 2003 through February 28, 2005, to provide laboratory test processing
           for clients testing positive for HIV at Saint Paul-Ramsey County Department of Public
           Health through the clinical programs, with a maximum contract payment of $19,000;
           and
       2) Authorize the County Manager to execute the contract in a form to be approved by the
           County Attorney and Budgeting & Accounting, and/or amend the Agreement in the
           event that funding becomes unavailable or additional funds are received.

8.14   PUBLIC HEALTH – Municipal SCORE Funding Grant Agreements.

       Board Action Requested:
       1) Authorize the County Manager to execute Municipal SCORE Funding Grant
           Agreements on an annual basis, in a form to be approved by the County Attorney’s
           Office, upon recommendation from the Department of Public Health of each
           municipality’s eligibility based on conformance with the Solid Waste Master Plan, and
           upon approval by the County Board of the appropriation of SCORE Funds to
           municipalities as part of the annual Department of Public Health budget; and
       2) Authorize the County Manager to approve minor changes in the use of grant funds
           from one eligible activity to another eligible activity provided the total amount of the
           grant does not change.

8.15   COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS – Approval of a Contract with G & G Consultants, LLC.

       Board Action Requested: Authorize the County Manager to execute the contract with G
       & G Consultants, LLC, 106 Acorn Drive, Suite A, Glenville, NY 12302-4702, at a cost not to
       exceed $39,350, with the training to be completed by February 1, 2004.

8.16   COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS – Renewal of VOA Building Lease for Woodview Detention
       Center.

       Board Action Requested:
       1) Approve the Lease with Volunteers of America of Minnesota, 1771 Kent Street,
           Roseville, MN 55113, for the period of January 1, 2004 through December 31, 2005,
           at a cost of $159,414 per year, and for the period of January 1, 2006 through
           December 31, 2006, at a cost of $150,000 annually; and
       2) Authorize the Chair and the Chief Clerk to execute the Lease for the Woodview
           Detention Center on behalf of Ramsey County.




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                      Ramsey County Board Agenda – December 16, 2003 – Page Six

                               CONSENT AGENDA

9.1   COUNTY MANAGER/BUDGETING & ACCOUNTING –Monthly report of contracts and
      final payments and grant submissions that were approved during the month of November
      2003.

      Board Action Requested: Accept monthly report of contracts and final payments and
      grant submissions that were approved during November 2003.


9.2   BUDGETING AND ACCOUNTING - Per Diem Rate Report – 2002.

      Board Action Requested: Accept the Ramsey County Facility Per Diem Costs and Rates
      Report for 2002 for the following County Facilities:
        • Adult Detention Center
        • Boys’ Totem Town
        • Juvenile Service Center/Detention
        • Ramsey County Correctional Facility Workhouse
        • Detox Center

                                         POLICY AGENDA

NEW BUSINESS

P103 COUNTY MANAGER/BUDGETING & ACCOUNTING – 2004 Budget - Fee Increases.
     (Commissioner Bennett, Chair, Budget Committee)

      Board Action Requested: Approve the proposed fee increases that are included in the
      financing of the departmental operating budgets for the year 2004.

P104 COUNTY MANAGER/BUDGETING & ACCOUNTING – Approval of 2004 Operating
     Budget and Tax Levy, the 2004-2008 Capital Improvement Plan and the financing of the
     2004 Ramsey County Capital Improvement Budget. (Commissioner Bennett, Chair,
     Budget Committee)

      Board Action Requested: Adopt the following resolutions that approve the 2004 Ramsey
      County Operating Budget and Tax levy and the Capital Improvement Program Budget for
      2004:
      1) Tax Levy Statement
      2) General Tax Levy Authority
      3) Library Tax Levy
      4) 2004-2008 Capital Improvement Plan and financing of the 2004 Capital Improvement
          Budget




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                    Ramsey County Board Agenda – December 16, 2003 – Page Seven

BOARD CHAIR UPDATE

OUTSIDE BOARD AND COMMITTEE REPORTS

ADJOURNMENT


Beginning at 9:00 a.m.
•   Housing and Redevelopment Authority – Public Hearing – Council Chambers
•   Budget Committee – Council Chambers
•   County Board Meeting – Council Chambers
•   Regional Railroad Authority – Council Chambers

12:00 Noon
•    Regional Railroad Authority Luncheon – Room 220 Large Conference Room

1:30 p.m.
•    Human Services/Workforce Solutions Committee Meeting – Council Chambers
•    Board Workshop – Public Works – Room 220 Large Conference Room


December 23, 2003       No Board Meetings – Holiday Week
December 30, 2003       No Board Meetings – 5th Tuesday
January 6, 2004         Annual Organizational Board Meeting – Council Chambers

								
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