PROCEEDINGS OF THE MURRAY COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
MURRAY COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER - SLAYTON, MINNESOTA
OCTOBER 6, 1998 - 9:00 A.M.
Pursuant to notice, the Murray County Board of Commissioners convened with the following members present: Commissioners Berneva Johnson, William J. Sauer, Duane W. Carlson and Gaylen Jensen. Also present were Robert Klingle, Board Administrative Assistant and Gary Spaeth, Auditor/Treasurer.
Vice Chairman Sauer presided.
The Vice-Chairman asked if there were any additions to the agenda. Several items were added to the agenda.It was moved by Johnson, seconded by Carlson and passed to accept the agenda as distributed with the additions. It was moved by Johnson, seconded by Carlson and passed to approve the minutes of the September 15, 1998 meeting. It was moved by Jensen, seconded by Johnson and passed to approve the minutes of the September 18, 1998 special meeting. It was moved by Johnson, seconded by Jensen and passed to approve the minutes of the September 29, 1998 special meeting.
The warrant list was reviewed. It was suggested that the Gislason Law Firm claim be postponed to a future date.
A motion was duly made by Gaylen Jensen, seconded by Duane Carlson, and carried that all claims, as presented, excepting the Gislason Law Firm claim for $2,964.96, were approved for payment. The Chairman was authorized to sign the Audit List dated October 6, 1998 with fund totals as follows and warrants numbered 69032 through 69140:
County Revenue Fund $ 251,039.11
County Road & Bridge Fund 79,998.27
County Building Fund 615.80
County Parks Fund 1,684.46
End-O-Line Park Fund 1,167.82
Tri-County Recycling Fund 170.52
County Ditch Fund 2,723.00
Solid Waste 2,651.85
Sunrise Terrace Fund 19.78
Score Fund 1,161.00
Forfeited Land Fund 25.00
Total $ 341,256.61
The Board has been notified that Ron Kremer resigned from the Park Board. A recommendation was made that Goodwin Footsieâ Ford be appointed to fill that vacancy.It was moved by Jensen, second by Johnson and passed to accept the resignation of Ron Kremer from the Murray County Park Board and to appoint Goodwin Ford to represent Commissioner District Three.
Commissioner Duane Carlson announced that he had received a letter from the President of the National Association of Counties appointing him as a member of NACOâs Agriculture and Rural Affairs Steering Committee for next year. He also distributed a copy of a news release from NACO regarding the appointment.
A delegation from Wonder World Preschool & Daycare, Inc. met with the Board. The delegation included the following members of the Wonder World Board of Directors: Karen Robinson, President; Anita Peschges, Vice President; Mary Ellen Moline, Treasurer; Misse Swanson, Secretary; and Sue Schmitz. Also included in the delegation were Sara Dahl, Director of Wonder World; Larry Henderson, Minnwest Bank South and Skip Larson, United Prairie Bank- Slayton. A report covering the activities of Wonder World, including financial information was given. The delegationâs purpose was to request financial support from the County.
Louise Gervais met with the Board to report on the work done on the Engine and Tender and to report cash flow through the end of September. Ray and Dorothy Ruppert accompanied Louise.
Randy Groves met with the Board for the Highway Departments regular semi-monthly agenda time.
Groves provided an update on Highway Department projects currently underway. He recommended hiring Jody Penoyer to fill the vacant Maintenance I, Sign person position.It was moved by Jensen, seconded by Johnson and passed to hire Jody Penoyer as a Maintenance I, Sign person at the Highway Department.
Groves discussed the possibility of hiring Dean Knapper part-time for a couple of weeks to help train Penoyer.It was moved by Johnson, seconded by Jensen and passed to authorize Groves to offer Dean Knapper a temporary position of 16 hours a week for 3 to 4 weeks at $10.44 per hour to help train Jody Penoyer.
Groves told the Board that the County would receive from the State of Minnesota the retainage of $7,116.20 upon execution of Cooperative Construction Agreement No. 75961.It was moved by Johnson, seconded by Carlson and passed to authorize the Chairman to sign the Cooperative Construction Agreement No. 75961.
Groves reviewed several agreements whereby Murray County would act on behalf of a township for bridge replacement.
It was moved by Carlson, seconded by Johnson and passed to authorize the Chairman of the Board to execute the following agreements whereby Murray County will act on behalf of the Township on Bridge Replacements:Township Bridge Replacement
Belfast L 1604
Chanarambie L 1639
The Board discussed with Groves the proposed agreement whereby Murray County would execute a corrective Quit Claim Deed to Huisken Meat Center, Inc. for the extra 2 feet of right-of-way on CSAH 52 in order to accommodate the present location of the Huisken building.
Quotes were opened on a new metal roof for the Horse Barn at the fairgrounds and for a four-stall garage for the County Car Pool. Local contractors and suppliers had been invited to quote labor only, materials only or labor and materials for both possible projects. 21 local contractors or lumberyards were sent the specifications and quote forms. Quotes were received from six contractors and the two lumberyards in Murray County. Klingle was asked to evaluate the quotes and report back to the Board after noon break.
Jim Reinert, Safety Director, met with the Board to review several activities.
Dean Williams, Environmental Services Administrator met with the Board on several issues. The BWSR Challenge Grant discussion was moved to 1:00 P.M. on the agenda when Jack Von Bokern, Chairman of the Shetek Water and Sewer Commission can be in attendance.
Williams reviewed Conditional Use Permit Application No. 1073 from Barry Blanchette for part of Lots 6,7, 8 of Subd. of NE ¼ of NW ¼ and Lot 2 in Section 36 Bondin Township to operate a storage unit business in a Shoreland Residential District. The Planning Commission held the public hearing on October 5, 1998 and recommended approval with no special conditions.
Moved by Jensen, seconded by Johnson and passed to approve Conditional Use Permit No. 1073 for applicant Barry Blanchette to operate a storage unit business in a Shoreland Residential District on part of Lots 6,7, 8 of Subd. of NE ¼ of NW ¼ and Lot 2 in Section 36 Bondin Township.
The Board recessed for lunch.
The Board reconvened at 1:00 P.M.
Dean Williams and Jack Von Bokern were present. They discussed the approval by BWSR of our Challenge Grant Application. The application was for the Lake Shetek Area Sewer and Water District Engineering Design Proposal and the County had requested $30,000, which they would match with $30,000.It was moved by Carlson, second by Johnson and passed to accept the funding available under the BWSR Challenge Grant Application which had been approved at the September 22 BWSR Board meeting and that Murray County will provide a cash match equal to the amount of the grant.
Commissioner Duane Carlson offered the following resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION NO. 98-10-06-1
A Resolution Adopting a Tobacco Ordinance
Whereas, The Murray County Board of Commissioners published a legal notice on September 14, 1998 of its intent to consider an ordinance on Licensing and Sale of Tobacco at the October 6, 1998 County Commissionerâs meeting,
Now Therefore Be It Resolved That:
Ordinance No. 98-10-6-1
Licensing and Sale of Tobacco
An ordinance relating to the sale, possession, and use of tobacco, tobacco products, and tobacco related devices in Murray County, and to reduce the illegal sale, possession, and use of such items to and by minors.âIs hereby adopted, and
Be It Further Resolved That:
A. The Ordinance in its entirety be published in a legal newspaper of Murray County, and
B. A properly signed and attested copy of the Ordinance be placed on file in the County Auditorâs office, and
Be It Further Resolved That the Ordinance shall take effect 90 days after its adoption and publication.The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Berneva Johnson and thereupon being put to a vote, all members of the Board voted favorably for its adoption.
Klingle reviewed the results of the quotes that had been received for the metal roof on horse barn and for a four-stall garage.It was moved by Jensen, seconded by Johnson and passed to accept the quote of $1,701.00 from Dan Bierma for labor on the Horse Barn Roof. It was moved by Jensen, seconded by Carlson and passed to accept quote of $3,514.44 from UBC-Slayton for the materials on the Horse Barn Roof.
Any action on the four-stall garage was deferred to a future date.It was moved by Johnson, seconded by Carlson and passed to appoint Gaylen Jensen to the Drainage Authority for Judicial Ditch 3.
Several upcoming meetings were discussed.
Commissioner Sauer announced that he would be unable to attend the Ditch Viewers meeting on October 8. The consensus was that Commissioner Carlson should attend in his place. Commissioner Carlson requests authorization to attend the Sustainable Energy for Economic Development Coalition meeting on October 7.It was moved by Jensen, seconded by Johnson and passed to appoint Commissioner Carlson as a committee of one to attend the Sustainable Energy for Economic Development Coalition meeting on October 7, 1998.
A motion was made by Johnson, seconded by Jensen, with all members of the Board voting their approval to accept the following adjustments recommended by the Personnel Committee:
Effective Step Increase
LaDean Lang 9/1/98 $ .25
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