CHISAGO COUNTY

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

 

            The Chisago County Board of Commissioners met in regular session at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 17, 2004 in the Board Room of the Government Center with the following Commissioners present:  Gustafson, Montzka, Olseen and Robinson.

Absent:  Walker.

 

            The Chair called the meeting to order and led the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Commissioner Olseen offered a motion to approve the agenda for the Board of Commissioners meeting as presented, with a friendly amendment to add the Nursing Home Overview that was generated by County Administrator John Moosey as a discussion item at the end of the Administrator’s Agenda as other business.  Commissioner Gustafson seconded the motion and, upon a vote being taken thereon, the motion carried as follows:  IN FAVOR THEREOF:  Gustafson, Montzka, Olseen, Robinson   OPPOSED:  None   ABSENT:  Walker.

 

            Planner Julie Runkel was present to review the report and recommendations of the Planning Commission meeting of November 4, 2004.

           

            On motion of Olseen, seconded by Gustafson the Board received the report of the Planning Commission meeting of November 4, 2004 for a CUP as proposed by Shannon Stepp for an internet communication tower in Sec.4, T.35, R.20 (Sunrise Township) at 12734 410th Street, and upon a vote being taken thereon, the motion carried as follows:  IN FAVOR THEREOF:  Gustafson, Olseen, Robinson   OPPOSED:  Montzka   ABSENT:  Walker, with the following conditions:

1.)          The tower is an ice blue steel monopole design no taller than 99 feet.

2.)          No Accessory structures associated with the pole.

3.)          No co-location is permitted on this pole.

4.)          Any future accessory structures or proposed co-locations will require an amendment to the CUP.

5.)          Financial surety is in place to guarantee removal of the tower when its use is discontinued.

 

Commissioner Olseen offered a motion to set a Public Hearing for Wednesday, December 15, 2004 at 7:15 p.m. for purposes of hearing comment on the proposed rezoning request from American Development from Ag to a Protection and Transfer District.  This is the former Bolduc property at Furuby Road and Teal Avenue, located in Shafer Township, Sec. 15, T.34, R.19.  Motion seconded by Gustafson, and upon a vote being taken thereon, the motion carried as follows:  IN FAVOR THEREOF:  Gustafson, Olseen, Montzka, Robinson   OPPOSED:  None   ABSENT:  Walker.

 

            On motion of Gustafson, seconded by Olseen the Board received the report of the Planning Commission meeting of November 4, 2004 for a preliminary plat (Franconia Meadows) for 13 clustered lots as proposed by Steve Knaeble of Terra Engineering on behalf of Steve Nelson in Sec.16, T.33, R.19 (Franconia Township) at 26856 St. Croix Trail, and upon a vote being taken thereon, the motion carried as follows:  IN FAVOR THEREOF:  Gustafson, Montzka, Olseen, Robinson   OPPOSED:  None   ABSENT:  Walker, with the following conditions:

1.)     Soil are ground-truthed and found to be accurate.

2.)     Crop cover plan is designed and submitted for County staff and SWCD approval and then implemented.

3.)     A developer’s agreement is written and signed with a financial guarantee in place between the township and developer and submitted for County staff review.

4.)     Approval is contingent upon any applicable MnDOT requirements after their review of the plat.

5.)     A covenant is recorded on Outlots B, C and Lot 13 prohibiting any further subdivision.  (Note:  These areas were included as part of the density calculation.)

6.)     A conservation easement is placed over the northerly end of Lot 6 to provide additional buffer for Outlot B flowage to the trout stream.

7.)     The hiking/biking path is extended from Lots 7 and 8 down to Outlot B, with a widened shoulder on the road, subject to Franconia Township approval.

8.)     480’ MnDOT specified right turn and acceleration lane at new township road with 1 to 1 paving taper.

9.)     50’ by 50’ sight triangles are required at new intersection at CSAH 26 and at State Highway 95 and CSAH 26.

10.)   60’ of Right-of-way is required along CSAH 26.

11.)   Remove all field entrances.

 

            On motion of Gustafson, seconded by Olseen the Board received the report of the Planning Commission meeting of November 4, 2004 for a preliminary plat (Nelson’s Redwing Estates) for 4 lots as proposed by Ronald Nelson in Sec. 30, T.33, R.19 (Franconia Township) at Panola Drive and Redwing Avenue, and upon a vote being taken thereon, the motion carried as follows:  IN FAVOR THEREOF:  Gustafson, Montzka, Olseen, Robinson   OPPOSED:  None   ABSENT:  Walker, with the following conditions:

1.)     Block 1, Lot 1 will be granted individual access.

2.)     Block 1, Lot 2 and Lot 3 will be granted a shared access.

3.)     Block 1, Lot 4 will be granted individual access.

4.)     60’ of Right-of-way is required along County Road 86.

5.)     50’ sight triangle is required at the intersection of County Road 86 (North-South) and State Highway 95.

6.)     Approval is contingent upon any applicable MnDOT requirements after their review of the plat.

7.)     Subject to satisfactory groundtruthing of soil borings.

 

 

            Commissioner Gustafson offered a motion to approve the Administrator’s Consent Agenda as presented.  Motion seconded by Olseen, and upon a vote being taken thereon, the motion carried as follows:  IN FAVOR THEREOF:  Gustafson, Montzka, Olseen, Robinson   OPPOSED:  None   ABSENT:  Walker.

 

A.        Authorize Payment of Commissioners Warrants and Misc. Bills

            Lake Area Bank, Heartland Express, Hotel, $683.75; Lake Area Bank, Commissioners, Conference Material, $134.00; Lake Area Bank, Maintenance, Supplies, $130.00; Lake Area Bank, Assessor, Hotel, $157.68

 

B.         Approve Minutes of:     November 3, 2004 Meeting; November 10, 2004 Meeting

 

C.        Personnel Actions:  Approve step increase after completion of performance review for:  Wanda Pearson, Social Worker, HHS, Gr. 23-8 to Gr. 23-9, effective 11/30/2004.  Approve annual performance review for:  Carol Stradinger, Home Health Aide, Health, Gr. 14 top of scale, effective 12/01/2004; James Halstrom, Veterans Service Officer/Civil Defense Officer, Veterans Service/Civil Defense, Gr. 23 top of scale, effective 11/21/2004; Ronald Hawkinson, Switchboard Operator, Switchboard, Gr. 10-4, effective 09/27/2004.  Approve successful completion of probationary period for:  Bethany Benson, Case Management Deputy, Court Administration, Gr. 15, effective 10/19/2004.  Approve new hire for:  Joseph R. Cox, Assistant County Attorney I, County Attorney, Gr. 29-4, effective 11/01/2004; Beth Beaman, Assistant County Attorney I, County Attorney, Gr. 29-2, effective 11/01/2004.  Approve 3 week FMLA leave for:  Kristine Beimert, Switchboard/Receptionist, Administration, effective 11/12/2004.

 

D.        Approve 2004-2005 Fuel Supplies:

            Bid Item #1:  Service Station Unleaded Gasoline

                        Rod’s Country Corner

                        Wally Carlson and Sons Inc.

                        Federated Co-op Inc.

            Bid Item #2:  Service Station Diesel Fuel

                        Rod’s Country Corner

                        Wally Carlson and Sons Inc.

                        Federated Co-op Inc.              

            Bid Item #3:  Center City Diesel

                        Wally Carlson and Sons Inc

            Bid Item #4:  Harris Garage Fuel

                        Federated Co-op Inc.

 

E.         Approve Tobacco License for:

1.      Joseph P. Hovey; dba Shafer 1 Stop; 17375 Lake Blvd, Shafer

 

F.         Approve Permanent Transfer of Funds

1.      From Revenue to Welfare; for Reimbursement of MICS Contract per agreement     3rd Qtr of 2004; $12,546.00

 

G.        Approve County Issued Credit Card for:

            1.  County Administrator John Moosey

 

 

 

            Commissioner Gustafson offered the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 041117-1

AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A

COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT

FOR THE

SUBSTANCE ABUSE COURTS GRANT

 

            WHEREAS, the Chisago County Juvenile Drug Court Team comprised of:  Judge Robert Rancourt; Judge John McBride; Kelli Jasper, Judicial Law Clerk; Steven Paquay and Gary Wood, Court Services; Susan Drabek and Daniel Vlieger, County Attorney’s office; Michael Linder, DHS; Kathleen Karnowski and Cheryl Levy, Court Administration; Renee Martini, HHS; Attorney Peter Grundhoefer; Vonnie Vayder, Chisago Lakes Area Schools; and Tim Tougas, Lakes Area Police Department is meeting weekly to facilitate the implementation of a Juvenile Drug Court in Chisago County; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Chisago County Board of Commissioners authorized the submission of a Substance Abuse Courts Grant by approving Resolution No. 040728-1.

 

            WHEREAS, the Chisago County was selected to receive the grant through the Byrne Memorial Grant Program and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of Justice Program.

 

            BE IT RESOLVED, that Chisago County will enter into a cooperative agreement with the Office of Justice Programs in the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Court Services Director is hereby authorized to execute such agreements and amendments, as are necessary to implement the project on behalf of Chisago County.

 

            Commissioner Olseen seconded the resolution and upon a vote being taken thereon, the following voted:

            IN FAVOR THEREOF:  Gustafson, Montzka, Olseen, Robinson

            OPPOSED:  None

            ABSENT:  Walker

 

Whereupon the resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

 

            Commissioner Olseen offered the following resolution and moved its adoption:

 

RESOLUTION NO. 041117-2

APPROVING FINAL CONTRACT VOUCHER

TO MIDWEST CONTRACTING, LLC

FOR SAP 13-598-05 & CP 13-81-01

 

            WHEREAS, Contract No. 00402 for SAP 13-598-05 & CP 13-81-01 has in all things been completed; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Chisago County Board of Commissioners has been fully advised in the premises.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Chisago County Board of Commissioners does hereby accept said completed project with Midwest Contracting, LLC and authorizes final payment in the amount of $4,575.19.

 

            Commissioner Gustafson seconded the resolution and upon a vote being taken thereon, the following voted:

            IN FAVOR THEREOF:  Gustafson, Montzka, Olseen, Robinson

            OPPOSED:  None

            ABSENT:  Walker

 

Whereupon the resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

 

            Commissioner Olseen offered a motion to approve the following Personnel Requisition Request:  Financial Assistance Specialist/Lead Worker, HHS, to replace Lorna Lind with no three month waiting period.  Motion seconded by Gustafson and, upon a vote being taken thereon, the motion carried as follows:  IN FAVOR THEREOF:  Gustafson, Montzka, Olseen, Robinson   OPPOSED:  None   ABSENT:  Walker.

 

            Commissioner Olseen offered a motion to grant final approval to the plat of Ehlert Acres, 3 lots, Sunrise Township, Sec.17, T.35, R.20.  Motion seconded by Gustafson and, upon a vote being taken thereon, the motion carried as follows:  IN FAVOR THEREOF:  Gustafson, Montzka, Olseen, Robinson   OPPOSED:  None   ABSENT:  Walker.

 

            Commissioner Olseen offered a motion to grant final approval to the plat of Goose Lake Meadows, 9 lots, Fish Lake Township, Sec.15, T.36, R.22.  Motion seconded by Gustafson and, upon a vote being taken thereon, the motion carried as follows:  IN FAVOR THEREOF:  Gustafson, Montzka, Olseen, Robinson   OPPOSED:  None   ABSENT:  Walker.

 

            Commissioner Olseen offered a motion to approve advertising on the following committee appointment:  Verna Hoppe, Term expires 12/31/2004.  Motion seconded by Montzka and, upon a vote being taken thereon, the motion carried as follows:  IN FAVOR THEREOF:  Gustafson, Montzka, Olseen, Robinson   OPPOSED:  None   ABSENT:  Walker.

 

            Commissioner Gustafson offered a motion to approve advertising on the following committee appointments:

1.      Luz Buisman, Dist #1, Term expires 12/31/2004

2.      Justin Wilson, Dist #3, Term expires 12/31/2004

Motion seconded by Olseen and, upon a vote being taken thereon, the motion carried as follows:  IN FAVOR THEREOF:  Gustafson, Montzka, Olseen, Robinson   OPPOSED:  None   ABSENT:  Walker.

 

 

            Commissioner Gustafson offered the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 041117-3

APPROVING SUBMISSION OF AN

EXEMPT PERMIT (RAFFLES) FOR

LONG SPURS OF SUNRISE RIVER CHAPTER NWTF

 

BE IT RESOLVED that the Chisago County Board of Commissioners hereby approves and authorizes submission to the Minnesota Gambling Control Board application for an Exempt Permit for Long Spurs of Sunrise River Chapter NWTF at the Lent Town Hall in Lent Township.

 

            Commissioner Olseen seconded the resolution and upon a vote being taken thereon, the following voted:

            IN FAVOR THEREOF:  Gustafson, Montzka, Olseen, Robinson

            OPPOSED:  None

            ABSENT:  Walker

 

Whereupon the resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

 

            Commissioner Gustafson offered the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 041117-4

AUTHORIZING THE CHAIRMAN AND THE CLERK OF COUNTY BOARD

TO ENTER INTO AGREEMENT NO. 87403 WITH MnDOT

FOR S.P. 1305-021 (T.H. 95=095)

 

            BE IT RESOLVED, that Chisago County enter into Mn/DOT Agreement No. 87403 with the State of Minnesota, Department of Transportation for the following purposes:

 

To provide for payment by the State to the County for the use of County Roads 25 and 86 as a detour route during the culvert and guardrail replacement and other associated construction to be performed upon, along and adjacent to Trunk Highway No. 95 from Trunk Highway No. 97  approximately 3.90 miles North to County Road 86 under State Project No. 1305-021 (T.H. 95 = 095).

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Chairman and the Clerk of County Board are authorized to execute the Agreement and any amendments to the Agreement.

 

            Commissioner Olseen seconded the resolution and upon a vote being taken thereon, the following voted:

            IN FAVOR THEREOF:  Gustafson, Montzka, Olseen, Robinson

            OPPOSED:  None

            ABSENT:  Walker

 

Whereupon the resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

 

 

            Jessica Dereschuk our own 2004 Miss Minnesota from Stacy was present to receive a framed certificate from the County Board honoring her with a day named in her behalf.

 

 

            Commissioner Olseen offered the following resolution and moved its adoption:

 

RESOLUTION NO. 041117-5

HONORING THE 2004 MISS MINNESOTA

JESSICA DERESCHUK FROM STACY, MINNESOTA

 

            WHEREAS, Chisago County is very proud of our youth and their potential; and

 

            WHEREAS, one of our own young adults has achieved success on a national level; and

 

            WHEREAS, Chisago County and the City of Stacy is home to the 2004 Miss Minnesota, USA; and

 

            WHEREAS, Jessica Dereschuk a 2001 graduate of North Branch High School has excelled in the areas of poise, presentations, and public speaking; and

 

            WHEREAS, Jessica sets a wonderful example and great role model to all who dare to dream that no goal is impossible to achieve.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Chisago County Board of Commissioners hereby offers its congratulations on behalf of the citizens of Chisago County, State of Minnesota and extends best wishes for success in future endeavors; and

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that in honor of Jessica’s achievement, the Chisago County Board of Commissioners hereby declares November 20, 2004 to be “Jessica Dereschuk Day” throughout Chisago County.

 

            Commissioner Gustafson seconded the resolution and upon a vote being taken thereon, the following voted:

            IN FAVOR THEREOF:  Gustafson, Montzka, Olseen, Robinson

            OPPOSED:  None

            ABSENT:  Walker

 

Whereupon the resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

 

            The Chair opened the Citizen’s Forum at 7:00 p.m.  Citizens offering comment at this time were:  Dwain Wiener and Matt Bougie.  The Chair closed the Citizen’s Forum at 7:20 p.m.

 

            County Recorder Elaine Oftelie was present to discuss various issues in her department.

 

            Commissioner Gustafson offered a motion to approve the Phase 1 Quotation from AMI Imaging to have microfilm land records from 1988 to 1997 scanned to optical disk, said funds to be paid from the Recorder’s Equipment Fund.  Motion seconded by Olseen and, upon a vote being taken thereon, the motion carried as follows:  IN FAVOR THEREOF:  Gustafson, Montzka, Olseen, Robinson   OPPOSED:  None   ABSENT:  Walker.

 

            County Recorder Oftelie discussed proposed charges for internet access to Land Records (Landshark by TriMin) in her office.  No action was taken at this time.  The Board requested that MICS Director Jon Eckel be added to the next agenda.

 

            The Board discussed the Nursing Overview that was generated by County Administrator Moosey and how best to get this information to the public.  No action was taken at this time.  Board consensus was to allow County Administrator Moosey to use his judgment in disseminating the information.

 

            Several Commissioners offered reports of their respective committee assignments.

 

            On motion of Gustafson, seconded by Olseen and carried the Board adjourned at 7:56 p.m.

 

 

______________________________

Mike Robinson, Chair

 

 

Attest:___________________________

DeAnna M. Lilienthal

Clerk, County Board