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Stearns County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, April 17, 2001 The Stearns County Board of Commissioners was called to order by Larry Haws, Chair. Present were Commissioners Rose Arnold, Mark Sakry, Larry Haws and Don Otte, (Commissioner Lenzmeier was absent); County Administrator George Rindelaub, County Attorney Roger Van Heel, Auditor‐Treasurer Randy Schreifels and Karen Kmitch, Administrative Secretary to the Auditor‐Treasurer. After reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and reviewing the draft minutes of the April 3, 2001 Regular Session, motion was made by Commissioner Otte, seconded by Commissioner Sakry and carried unanimously to approve said minutes. Public Information Specialist Janet Midas updated that Board on the activities she has been organizing in recognition of County Government Week April 22 through April 28. Commissioner Lenzmeier arrived. After reviewing the items on the consent agenda, motion was made by Commissioner Sakry, seconded by Commissioner Arnold and carried unanimously to approve the following items on said agenda: Request to change the half‐time Victim Assistance Coordinator position to full‐time immediately through June 30, 2001 to aid in the expenditure of remaining fiscal year 2001 VACA funds; Renewal application from City View Golf, Inc. for a On Sale Seasonal 3.2 percent Malt Liquor License for sales at the clubhouse located in Wakefield Township; Application from Albany Area Jaycees to conduct annual Off‐Site Gambling for the period June 15, 2001 through June 27, ,2001 at the Farming Baseball Park located in Farming Township; The following bills for checks dated April 20, 2001: Name Amount Adult & Pediatric Urology $ 2,010.00 All Care Towing 116.09 Allegiance Healthcare Corp. 391.37 Alpha Video & Audio 156.17 American Business Forms 1,027.83 Ami Imaging Systems, Inc. 198.45 Amoco Oil Company 103.94 Anesthesia Assoc. 1,863.00 Anoka County Corrections 1,200.00 Auto Value West 222.77 Barna, Guzy, Steffen Ltd 328.32 Batteries Plus 214.90 Benson, Sharon G. 1,000.00 Best Buy 637.94 Best, Inc. 26,024.04 Biffs, Inc. 230.91 Big A Auto Parts 381.41 Binsfeld Office Machine Service 600.22 Blee Law Office Ltd. 3,762.50 Brad Ragan Tire, Inc. 231.44 Bursch Travel 296.00 Camera Shop 280.65 Carlson, Leonard E. 322.00 Catco Parts & Service 337.90 CDW Computer Centers, Inc. 1,560.04 Cellular 2000 3,265.34 Center For Psychological Services 187.50 Central Glass 1,069.36 Central McGowan, Inc. 149.26 Central MN Delivery 1,000.15 Central MN Emergency Physician 361.00 Central MN Mental Health Center 120.00 Chader Business Equipment Co. 109.09 Coborns Centennial 104.76 Coborns Pharmacy 2,620.58 Cole Papers, Inc. 6,630.99 Compaq Government Sales 30,967.06 Corporate Technologies 121.83 Crescent Electric Supply Co. 218.33 Crown Gas Company, Inc. 149.10 D & J Auto Repair, Inc. 171.08 D Ervasti Sales Co. 304.80 Davidson Business Equipment 211.94 Demco 200.39 Denny Kathys Ace Hardware 105.36 East Central Reg. Juv. Center 5,070.25 EN Pointe Technologies 1,416.45 Executeam 295.83 Extraditions International 754.40 Fastenal Company 302.84 Filters & Systems, Inc. 265.74 Forestry Suppliers, Inc. 167.41 G & K Services 805.18 Gateway 2000 6,413.44 General Rental 123.54 Glenwood Water 298.71 Granite City Armored Car 438.75 Granite Electronics, Inc. 1,090.15 Graybar 390.33 Greif Bros. Corporation 7,757.06 Hall Byers Hanson Steil 705.50 Halleland Lewis Nilan Sipkin 200.00 Handymans, Inc. 179.17 Healthcomp Evaluation Service 124.00 Heartland Tire & Service 180.20 Ikon Office Solutions 951.05 Imperial, Inc. 196.87 Inn Room Supplies 321.87 Institute For Forensic Psych. 1,050.00 Isanti County Sheriffs Office 1,778.63 J Craft, Inc. 471.59 Jim Hatch Sales Company, Inc. 172.73 K E E P R S, Inc. 834.22 KMAC 4,000.00 Kranz Service Stations 2,365.52 Laurin International, Inc. 287.50 Lawyers Process Service 629.00 Lube Tech 9,689.15 Lumber One Cold Spring, Inc. 932.41 Manpower, Inc. 1,462.95 Marco Business Products 2,162.87 Marudas Print Services 146.44 Matthew Bender, Inc. 114.92 Menards 229.88 Meridian Aggregates 243.27 Micro Tel, Inc. 1,319.00 Mid MN Family Practice Center 162.50 Midway Iron & Metal Co. 640.11 Miller Davis Legal Forms Co. 1,109.90 Minn Blue Digital‐A 193.98 Minncomm Paging 284.82 MN Dept Of Corrections 2,040.78 MN Police & Peace Officers 125.00 MN Society Of CPA' S 115.00 Moore Medical Corp. 119.08 Muska Lighting Center 201.80 Mustang Mapping 1,182.15 N A D A Appraisal Guides 276.00 Natl. 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Child, Youth Family Service 119.00 Neurology Clinic Of St Cloud 460.00 Northern States Supply 108.13 Northern Tool & Equipment Co. 1,136.22 Northland Electric Supply 265.88 Northstar Repro Products, Inc. 588.93 Northwest Excavators, Inc. 878.50 Novacare Outpatient Rehab 525.00 Office Depot 146.77 Pappenfus, Gregory C. 311.00 Paynesville Press 201.91 Phillips Recycling Systems 380.66 Polaroid Service Center 275.00 Power Phone, Inc. 134.95 Prairie Lakes Detention Center 13,206.00 Pro Staff Personnel Services 248.00 Public Safety Equipment Co. 1,948.63 Qwest 733.00 Rascals 220.44 Relusent Communications, Inc. 643.27 Rengel Printing Company 1,386.00 Resource Training & Solution 250.00 Rice Memorial Hospital 416.55 Rinke Noonan Grote Smoley Ltd 872.50 Risks Safety Consulting Co. 2,214.00 Robinson Textiles 125.97 Roche Diagnostics 270.03 Rooneys Texaco Gas & Grocery 190.31 Roving Hillbillies Snowmobile 175.00 RS Eden 722.40 S & T Office Products, Inc. 7,330.49 Sauk Centre Herald 158.40 Sauk Centre Public Utilities 153.47 Schulte Transmission 1,219.15 Schwagel Distributing, Inc. 218.00 Sears 607.38 Sherburne County 7,486.51 Southside Truck Stop 437.83 Spectrum Supply Company 164.64 St Cloud Appraisals 506.00 St Cloud Bakery 105.90 St Cloud Cleaning Service 514.40 St Cloud State University 4,000.00 St Cloud Truck Sales 129.49 State Of MN Supreme Court 1,998.66 Stearns County Abstract Co 1,645.00 Stearns County Soil Water 15,958.00 Stearns Coop Electric Assoc. 346.00 Stepp Mfg Co, Inc. 416.90 Stewart, Jean 363.60 Superior Services, Inc. 649.85 Target 144.54 Tenvoorde Motor Company 695.66 Terminal Supply Co. 299.47 The Bridge 892.80 Tierney Brothers, Inc. 314.29 Transportation Components Co. 342.85 Trimin Systems, Inc. 734.25 TSR Wireless 1,469.60 U P S 136.96 Uniforms Unlimited 149.85 US Link 3,911.22 Wacosa 500.35 Wenner Hardware 145.91 West Group 2,185.29 Wizmo 2,279.50 Ziebart 244.68 Ziegler, Inc. 988.95 65 payments less than $100 2,882.18 Resignation of Dennis Adams from his Facilities Maintenance Technician I position in the Building Maintenance Department effective April 20, 2001; Resignation of Tracy Reisenauer from her Social Worker I position in the Human Services Department effective April 26, 2001; Resignation of Luke Herkenhoff form his Survey Construction Technician I position in the Auditor/Treasurer's Office effective April 27, 2001; Retirement of Thomas Homan from his Senior Deputy position in the Sheriff's Department effective April 30, 2001 and for authorization to approve immediate recruitment to fill the vacancies created by said resignations and retirement; Request for authorization to have Bev Altstatt appointed to the Minnesota Department of Human Services statewide "Work Group for Implementation of Adult Mental Health Performance Indicators"; Authorization to advertise for bids for roof replacement at the Sauk Centre Highway Garage and an air handling system at the Albany Highway Garage; Resolution #01‐44 authorizing signatures on the 2001 Boating Supplemental Grant contract; Request for authorization to have Jerome Lahr attend the Eminent Domain Law Basics April 25 through 26 in Eagan, to have Charles Weiman attend the Minnesota Safety and Health Conference May 2 through 4 in Minneapolis and for authorization to pay the registration fees for said conferences, to have Rob Schwegel attend the Patrol Response to Shooter in Public Schools and Public Buildings May 5 through 6 in Maple Grove and for authorization to pay the registration fees and lodging for said conference; Authorization to hire a Survey/Mapping Technician III (Grade 16) and Reclassification of a Technical Assistant III (Grade 9) to Land Records Technician III (to be determined) both in the Auditor‐Treasurer's Office. Human Services Administrator Roma Steil and Division Director Renee Frauendienst reviewed the revised resolution adopting a policy for Stearns County Tobacco Ordinance #206 application for tobacco license which involves the addition of a section on the application that requires the applicant to designate the name of person authorized to accept service of legal process. After some discussion, motion was made by Commissioner Sakry, seconded by Commissioner Otte and carried unanimously to approve resolution #01‐45 adding said revision. At 9:11 A.M. Chair Haws recessed the Regular County Board Meeting to conduct a Human Services Board Meeting. Chair Haws reconvened the Regular County Board Meeting at 9:55 A.M., following the Human Services Board Meeting, with Commissioners Sakry, Arnold, Haws, Otte and Lenzmeier present. Also present was the County Administrator, County Attorney, Auditor‐Treasurer and Administrative Secretary to the Auditor‐Treasurer. Park Director Chuck Wocken discussed a 0.6 acre parcel of land located in Quarry Park & Nature Preserve which is detached from the rest of the park property. Mr. Wocken stated that when the County acquired the 30 acre Antony site, part of the understanding with the seller was that the County would sell him this small tract of surplus land. After some discussion, motion was made by Commissioner Sakry, seconded by Commissioner Arnold and carried unanimously to set a public hearing for 10:00 A.M. May 8, 2001 to consider sale of surplus tract of land in the SW¼ of the SE¼ of Section 19 Township 124 North, Range 28 West containing 0.6 acres, more or less. Park Director Chuck Wocken advised the Board of the necessity and timelines regarding negotiations for the purchase of right of way for the Lake Wobegon Trail that would establish linkage between the existing Lake Wobegon Trail and the extension from Albany to Holdingford. Mr. Wocken advised the Board that in order to accomplish this, a right‐of‐way easement need to be negotiated. After some discussion, motion was made by Commissioner Sakry, seconded by Commissioner Lenzmeier and carried unanimously to approve purchase of a .014 trail easement, in the amount of $4,000, from Dennis Lyerly and to also inform the other landowners of the Board's action. Environmental Services Director Don Adams advised the Board that in June of 2000 Stearns County entered into one year contracts for inspection services related to on‐site sewage treatment system certifications and installation inspections. Mr. Adams discussed renewal of these contracts and reviewed several options available for these services. After some discussion, motion was made by Commissioner Otte, seconded by Commissioner Lenzmeier and carried unanimously not extend the contracts and issue a Request for Proposals. Commissioner Sakry left during the presentation. Environmental Services Director Don Adams reviewed the contract for Public Solid Waste Service Collection, Transportation and Delivery with Ervin J. Bueckers, d/b/a Bueckers Sanitary Service, Inc. After some discussion, motion was made by Commissioner Arnold, seconded by Commissioner Otte and carried unanimously to approve and authorize the Chair of the Board to sign said contract. Environmental Services Director Don Adams reviewed the contract for Public Solid Waste Service Collection, Transportation and Delivery with Charla S. Bueckers, d/b/a Tom's Refuse. After some discussion, motion was made by Commissioner Arnold, seconded by Commissioner Otte and carried unanimously to approve and authorize the Chair of the Board to sign said contract. Environmental Services Director Don Adams reviewed the resolution declaring the need for an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for a proposed Bauerly Bros. gravel pit in Maine Prairie Township. After some discussion, motion was made by Commissioner Arnold and seconded by Commissioner Otte to adopt the following resolution: RESOLUTION DECLARING THAT THE PREPARATION OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT WORKSHEET (EAW) IS NECESSARY FOR THE PROPOSED GRAVEL MINING AND PROCESSING OPERATION IN MAINE PRAIRIE TOWNSHIP WHEREAS, a petition has been filed with the Environmental Quality Board requesting that an Environmental Assessment Worksheet be prepared for the proposed gravel mining and processing operation submitted by Bauerly Companies; and WHEREAS, Stearns County has been designated the responsible governmental unit to determine the need for the preparation of the environmental assessment worksheet; and WHEREAS, the Stearns County Board of Commissioners has reviewed the information contained in the petition for the preparation of an Environmental Assessment Worksheet. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE STEARNS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS, that the preparation of an Environmental Assessment Worksheet for the proposed gravel mining and processing operation submitted by Bauerly Companies is required for the following reasons: The proposed operation will excavate 34 acres and therefore it is close in meeting the mandatory requirement for an EAW. Minnesota Rules Chapter 4410.4300 subpart 12(A) requires a mandatory EAW for a mining operation which will excavate 40 or more acres of land to a mean depth of ten feet during its existence; and The City of Kimball and the Clearwater River Watershed District expressed concerns regarding the proposed operation and stated reasons for which an EAW should be required; and The petitioner’s concerns regarding the impact of the proposed operation on surface and ground water, noise, dust, and airborne pollutants are valid; and Traffic related safety concerns in relation to the numbers and routing of truck traffic to and from the location could be further addressed especially measures to reduce this impact; and The project has the potential to generate air borne pollutants and noise. Sources, characteristics, duration, quantities and/or intensity of air borne pollutants and noise related to a gravel mining and processing operation. Measures to mitigate their adverse impacts should be further addressed; and There is a potential for impacts on wildlife and ecologically sensitive resources such as rare habitats and timber resources. The quality and value of these resources and measures to mitigate any potential adverse impact from the proposed operation has not been addressed; and There is a possibility that Indian Burial Grounds may be located on the site; and Erosion and sedimentation from the proposed operation may have an adverse impact on adjacent surface waters; and The project has the potential for negative adverse visual impacts on the surrounding area. Scenic views to and from the site will be affected; and The cumulative impacts of the project on the environment should be quantified; and The evidence presented by the petitioner demonstrates that, because of the nature or location of the proposed project, an Environmental Assessment Worksheet would generate additional information that has not already been supplied. On roll call vote on said motion, Commissioner Arnold voted Yes, Commissioner Otte, Yes; Commissioner Lenzmeier, No and Commissioner Haws, Yes. Motion carried. Motion was made by Commissioner Arnold, seconded by Commissioner Otte and carried unanimously to set a public hearing for 10:00 A.M. May 15, 2001 to consider Zoning Ordinance revisions. Motion was made by Commissioner Otte, seconded by Commissioner Lenzmeier and carried unanimously to approve the request to have David Nett attend the Sewage Treatment Workshop (Soils) May 7 through 8 in Rochester, to waive the six month employment requirement and to authorize payment of the registration fees and lodging for said workshop. County Administrator George Rindelaub reviewed the request of Victor Uphoff to rebuild a home on his land that is going to be closer to an existing feedlot than his original home was located. Mr. Uphoff has been advised that he can rebuild but not closer to the feedlot than his existing house is located. Staff was to study this request and has agreed that some changes and provisions will be made to the zoning ordinance and advised the Uphoff's to continue to work with the Board of Adjustment regarding a variance. County Highway Engineer Mitch Anderson reviewed the revised Right‐of‐ Way Plat 7A for Old Highway #23 (County State Aid Road #75) in the City of Waite Park. After some discussion, motion was made by Commissioner Arnold, seconded by Commissioner Otte and carried unanimously to approve the revised Right‐of‐Way Plat 7A for Old Highway #23 (County State Aid Road #75) in the City of Waite Park and authorize signatures on said plat. Motion was made by Commissioner Arnold, seconded by Commissioner Otte and carried unanimously to go into closed session pursuant to Minnesota Statute 471.705 Subd. 1d. (d) to conduct the annual performance review of County Engineer Mitch Anderson. Present at said closed session were Commissioners Arnold, Haws, Otte and Lenzmeier; the County Administrator, County Attorney, Auditor‐Treasurer, Administrative Secretary to the Auditor‐Treasurer, Carol Weyer from Human Resources and Mitch Anderson. Said closed session ended at 11:37 A.M. at which time the Board recessed for lunch to meet with the Benton County Board of Commissioners. Afternoon Session Chair Haws reconvened the County Board Meeting at 1:17 P.M. with all members, except Commissioner Arnold, present. Also present was the County Administrator, County Attorney, Auditor‐Treasurer and Administrative Secretary to the Auditor‐ Treasurer. Environmental Services Director Don Adams and Assistant Director Jack Wimmer gave a brief overview and reviewed the proposed draft Subdivision Ordinance. At 2:35 P.M., motion was made by Commissioner Sakry, seconded by Commissioner Otte and carried unanimously to adjourn. Stearns County Human Services Board Meeting Tuesday, April 17, 2001 9:11 A.M. The Stearns County Human Services Board Meeting was called to order by Larry Haws, Chair, with Commissioners Sakry, Arnold, Haws, Otte and Lenzmeier present. Also present was the County Administrator, County Attorney, Auditor‐Treasurer and Administrative Secretary to the Auditor‐Treasurer. Human Services Administrator Roma Steil and Division Director Renee Frauendienst updated the Board on the Farmers' Market Nutrition Program which is administered in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Health, WIC Program, and local WIC projects throughout Minnesota. Ms. Frauendienst noted the goal of the program is twofold: to improve the diets of WIC participants by encouraging consumption of fresh, locally‐grown fruits and vegetables, and to increase direct sales of locally grown produce at Farmers' Markets. Community Supports Division Director Janet Reigstad discussed the application of the Independence Center, Inc. to move to a new location in Waite Park. Ms. Reigstad advised the Board the Independence Center, Inc. which is a day training and habilitation service provider plans to purchase and remodel this building and indicated that this will decrease overall operating costs and provide better space for clients. Ms. Reigstad noted that pursuant to Minn. Stat. 252.28 and Minn. Rules Part 9525.0036, the State Commissioner of Human Services has the responsibility to determine the need for services by program type, location, etc. for persons with mental retardation and related conditions and counties have the responsibility to make recommendations about county needs, including location of services. Independence Center Administrator Amy Christensen was also present to answer questions from the Board. After some discussion, motion was made by Commissioner Arnold and seconded by Commissioner Otte to recommend to the State Commissioner of Human Services approval of a change in address for Independence Center, Inc. to 51 1st Avenue South, Waite Park, MN, and that a decision on increasing Independence Center's licensed capacity be deferred until the move is complete and to authorize the Humans Services Administrator to submit the Board recommendation to the Minnesota Department of Human Services. On roll call vote on said motion, Commissioner Arnold voted Yes, Commissioner Sakry, Yes; Commissioner Otte, Yes; Commissioner Lenzmeier, No and Commissioner Haws, Yes. Motion carried. Community Supports Division Director Janet Reigstad reviewed the MR/RC (Mental Retardation/Related Conditions) waiver allocations which is a medical assistance waiver that funds home and community‐based services for person with mental retardation. Ms. Reigstad noted that each County is given a number of allocations and the Minnesota Department of Human Services has now advised that we may offer an unlimited number of allocations between now and June 30, 2001. After some discussion, motion was made by Commissioner Arnold, seconded by Commissioner Sakry and carried unanimously to reach as many people as possible to take advantage of this opportunity for additional allocations. Brian Smith, Chair of the Human Services Advisory Committee, reported on the activities of the Human Services Advisory Committee. After some discussion, motion was made by Commissioner Arnold, seconded by Commissioner Sakry and carried unanimously to accept said report. At 9:55 A.M., motion was made by Commissioner Arnold, seconded by Commissioner Otte and carried unanimously to close the Human Services Board.
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