Stearns County

              Board of Commissioners

              Stearns County Administration Center

              705 Courthouse Square

              St. Cloud, MN  56303

              320-656-3601

 

              Regular Meeting Minutes

              Tuesday, July 11, 2017

                           

 

Call to Order

9:00 AM Meeting called to order by DeWayne F. Mareck, Chair, on July 11, 2017 at Administration Center, County Administration Center, St. Cloud, MN.

 

Roll Call

District 1  DeWayne Mareck: Present, District 2 Joe Perske: Present, District 3 Jeff Mergen: Present, District 4 Leigh Lenzmeier: Present, District 5 Steve Notch: Present, County Administrator Michael Williams: Present, County Auditor - Treasurer Randy Schreifels: Present, Office Specialist IV Tammy Moulzolf: Present.

 

 

Presentation of Life Saving Awards

1.              Life Saving Awards were presented by Sheriff Gudmundson to Dr. Tom Cress, Dr. Bob Schwegler, Mary Lauer and Deputy Troy Jansky in recognition of their life saving actions related to a golfer having a seizure on the Albany Golf Course on May 24, 2017.

Presenter: Don Gudmundson, County Sheriff; 

RESULT:              INFORMATIONAL- NO VOTE

 

Consent Agenda

              1.              Approve minutes of Tuesday, June 20, 2017

              2.              Adopt Record Retention/Data Inventory Schedules and Data Access Policy

              3.              Approve Application and Permit for Temporary On-Sale Liquor License Submitted by Eden Valley Sportsman's Club for Event to be Held on July 30, 2017 at their Club Premises Located at 18475 Drumflower Road, Richmond, MN

              4.              Approve Waiver of 30-Day Comment Period for City of Melrose Intention to Create Economic Development Tax Increment Financing District

              5.              Authorize County Auditor-Treasurer to Approve Draft Minutes for Publication, New or Renewal 3.2 Percent Malt Liquor Licenses, Premise Permit Applications and Applications to Conduct Excluded Bingo; Authorize County Auditor-Treasurer and County Administrator to Award Contracts, Bids and Budget Adjustments While County Board is recessed from July 12 to July 31, 2017 and August 2 to August 21, 2017

              6.              Authorize Radiological Emergency Preparedness Grant

              7.              Accept Highway Department 2016 Annual Report

              8.              Approve Joint Powers Agreement to Create Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force

Consent Agenda Vote:

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

              MOVER:              Steve Notch, District 5

              SECONDER:              Jeff Mergen, District 2

 

Public Hearing

Chair Mareck resumed continuation of the Public Hearing from the June 20, 2017 County Board Meeting for consideration of transportation funding options.  County Engineer Jodi Teich reviewed several options with the Board.  Teresa Bohnen, President of St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce, appeared before the Board to express concern that imposing a half-cent sales tax will burden the majority of Stearns County residents, limit their purchases and negatively affect the area's economy.  Ms. Bohnen spoke personally as a citizen supporting a $10.00 wheelage tax.  After hearing no further testimony, Chair Mareck closed the public hearing.  After discussion on all options, motion was made by Commissioner Notch and seconded by Commissioner Perske to adopt a resolution supporting 0.5% sales tax and keeping $10 Wheelage Tax.  On roll call vote, Commissioner Lenzmeier, No; Commissioner Notch, Yes; Commissioner Mergen, No; Commissioner Perkse, No and Commissioner Mareck, Yes.  Motion failed. Motion was made by Commissioner Notch and seconded by Commissioner Perske to adopt a Resolution 17-25 supporting 0.25% transportation sales tax and keeping the $10.00 wheelage tax. 

 

RESOLUTION 17-25

 

ESTABLISHMENT OF A STEARNS COUNTY TRANSPORTATION SALES TAX

 

WHEREAS: Stearns County’s transportation infrastructure forms the backbone of the County’s economy and has a direct impact on future economic development countywide; and

 

WHEREAS: funding for transportation systems across the state has remained relatively stagnant for a number of years and is failing to keep pace with growing demands and increased construction related costs; and

 

WHEREAS: Minnesota Statute 297A.993 allows Counties to impose a Transportation Sales Tax up to one half of one percent (0.5%), dedicated exclusively for payment of the capital costs of specific County Board designated transportation projects or improvements, after conducting a public hearing; and

 

WHEREAS: the Stearns County Board of Commissioners conducted a public hearing on June 20th, 2017, continued to July 11, 2017, regarding the proposed implementation of the Transportation Sales Tax, and at said public hearing a list of designated capital projects, listed in the Stearns County Five Year Construction Plan, was presented and is made referenced here by attachment; and

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: that the Stearns County Board of Commissioners hereby authorizes and imposes a one fourth of one percent (0.25%) Transportation Sales Tax, as provided for in Minnesota Statute 297A.993, for dedicated funding of County Board designated projects which are referenced here by attachment.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: that the Stearns County Board of Commissioners hereby requests that the Transportation Sales Tax be collected by the State of Minnesota Department of Revenue, as provided for in Minnesota Statute 297A.993.


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: that the Stearns County Board of Commissioners hereby directs the Stearns County Auditor-Treasurer to certify the tax to the State of Minnesota Department of Revenue before September 30th, 2017 and that the tax will be effective January 1st, 2018 and continue through December 31, 2022.

Presenter: Jodi Teich, Highway Engineer;

RESULT:              APPROVED [3 TO 2]

MOVER:              Steve Notch, District 5

SECONDER:              Joe Perske, District 2

AYES:              DeWayne Mareck, Joe Perske, Steve Notch

NAYS:              Jeff Mergen, Leigh Lenzmeier

 

Public Hearing

1.              Conduct Public Hearing on Rezoning Application Submitted by Terry and Deborah Rien, Richmond, MN

A public hearing was held on a rezoning application submitted by Terry and Deborah Rien, Richmond MN to rezone approximately 0.88 acres from the Industrial Zoning District to the Residential 1 Zoning District in accordance with Section 4.10 of Stearns County Land Use and Zoning Ordinance No. 439.  The property under consideration is Lot 1 Block 1 Cold Spring West less Highway 23 ROW, Section 20, lying northerly of County Road 83 and southerly of State Highway 23, Wakefield Township (123/30).  Chair Mareck opened the public hearing.  Jody Bertram, Cold Spring, MN, appeared before the Board in support of the Rien rezoning request.  Gary Moening, Cold Spring, MN, also spoke supporting the Rien rezoning request.  Jason Bertram, Cold Spring, MN, stated he is in support of the rezoning request.  Commissioner Notch noted that he received a phone call from Glenn Stalboerger opposing the rezoning request but did not submit anything in writing. Correspondences were received from Gary Kiess, Greg Kiess, Barb Gregory, Paul Morrison and Steve and Sandy Jones supporting the rezoning request.  Motion was made to approve the rezoning request submitted by Terry and Deborah Rien, Richmond, MN, to rezone approximately 0.88 acres from Industrial Zoning District to Residential 1 Zoning District and directed staff to prepare findings of fact supporting the rezoning request to be brought back to the County Board for approval at a later date.

Presenter: Angie Berg, Land Use Division Supervisor;

RESULT:              APPROVED [4 TO 1]

MOVER:              Leigh Lenzmeier, District 4

SECONDER:              Jeff Mergen, District 3

AYES:              DeWayne Mareck, Jeff Mergen, Leigh Lenzmeier, Steve Notch

NAYS:              Joe Perske

 

Environmental Services

Presentation by Chelle Benson, Environmental Services Director, re: consideration of:

1.              Approve as recommended by the Stearns County Planning Commission a 19 lot plat entitled "Stonegate on the Lake", adopt Resolution 17-26 establishing a Subordinate Service District for Stonegate on the Lake and approve the conditional use permit for the planned unit development of “Stonegate on the Lake”.  The plat consists of 14 lots for residential use and 5 lots for common area/open space.  The plat is submitted by Staloch Properties LLC, Austin TX, according to Stearns County Subdivision Ordinance No. 230 and Land Use and Zoning Ordinance No. 439. The property is located in Section 34 of Paynesville Township.


The following conditions apply:

1.              A Declaration of Restriction will be required stating, in order to protect the two soil treatment areas on each lot for sewage treatment use, they shall be maintained in an undisturbed and natural state.

2.              A Subdivision Agreement will be required stating the following:

a)              Construction site best management practices (BMPs) shall be required during construction of any new structures in accordance with Section 7.10 of Stearns County Land Use and Zoning Ordinance No. 439, or successor Ordinance.

b)              *In order to protect them for sewage treatment use, the soil treatment areas on Outlot A and Outlot B Stonegate on the Lake, as designated on the preliminary plat, shall be staked and roped off prior to any ground disturbing activity.

c)              *Due to the size of the sewage treatment system, the maximum number of bedrooms within each unit shall be as follows:

                                                        i.              Lot 4-7 Block 1 - 4 bedrooms

ii.              Lots 1-2 Block 2 - 4 bedrooms

iii.              Lots 3-7 Block 3 - 3 bedrooms

d)              That the development and operation of Stonegate on the Lake shall be in accordance with the Declaration which is on record with the plat of Stonegate on the Lake.  Any change to said document shall be reviewed and approved by Stearns County.

e)              Construction of the road, stormwater facilities, shared septic systems and water lines shall be the responsibility of the developer and shall be in conformance with the plans approved as part of this plat, attached as Exhibit A.  The construction shall also meet the conditions of said approvals as set forth by Stearns County.

i.              The construction of the road and stormwater facilities shall be required to be inspected and approved by an engineer as being in conformance with the approved plan and conditions prior to the release of the letter of credit, cash escrow or bond.

ii.              A certificate of compliance shall be issued for the construction of the sewage treatment system prior to the release of the letter of credit, cash escrow or bond.

iii.              For the water lines, an affidavit of installation from a licensed contractor is required prior to the release of the letter of credit, cash escrow or bond.

f)              No permits pursuant to Land Use and Zoning Ordinance No. 439 shall be issued until the road, stormwater facilities, shared septic systems, and water lines are installed in compliance with this Agreement.

g)              The long term operation, maintenance and clean-out schedule of the stormwater system, to assure the continued effective removal of sediment carried in storm water runoff, shall be the responsibility of the Homeowners Association. The long term operation and maintenance of the shared septic systems and water supply well shall also be the responsibility of the Homeowners Association, in accordance with the Declaration recorded with this plat.

h)              *A subordinate service district (SSD) shall be created by the County to support the operations, management, repair, replacement, reconstruction, renovation, maintenance, and long-term accountability for the road, stormwater facilities, shared septic systems, and water lines within the plat of Stonegate on the Lake

i)              The roads within the plat of Stonegate on the Lake are private roads and               shall be

              maintained by the Homeowners Association.

j)              The developer is hereby made aware that a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Construction Stormwater Permit shall be required if one acre or more of land is disturbed as a result of construction within the entire plat of Stonegate On The Lake. This permit is obtained through the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Requirements of this permit include the creation and implementation of a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) for the construction activity.

k)              Compliance with the conditional use permit for the plat of Stonegate on the Lake is required.

l)              The number of continuous dock slips is limited to one per unit in the first tier (11 dock slips) and shall be located based on the approved plan, attached as Exhibit B. In addition, up to five docks are allowed for non-continuous mooring.

m)              The docks are only to be used by property owners within the plat of Stonegate on the Lake.

n)              No structures are allowed in the Outlots, except for what is shown on the approved preliminary plat, attached as Exhibit B.

o)              *Structure setbacks within the plat of Stonegate on the Lake shall be as shown on the approved preliminary plat, attached as Exhibit B.

p)              These restrictions shall run with the land and shall be binding on all parties and all persons claiming under them.

3.              A Declaration of Restriction is required for the equivalent land area (Outlot A, B, C, D and E), restricting it from residential development. 

4.              A Water Supply Verification is required to be recorded with the final plat (acceptable water test results for nitrates shall be taken and completed by a laboratory certified by the Minnesota Department of Health).

5.              An approved Declaration, By-Laws and Articles of Incorporation is required, subject to review and approval of the County Attorney’s office and Recorder’s office. Require deeding 1/14th interest in all the Outlot to each lot owner in the plat. 

a.              The Declaration shall be recorded with the final plat.  Submit evidence that the Homeowners Association has been created and filed with the State prior to final plat approval.

b.              Said documents subject to review and approval by the County Attorney’s office.

6.              The conditions of the approved stormwater management plan shall be met.

7.              Submit a revised stormwater management/erosion control plan to include the turn-around and a 20’ wide road top.

8.              A work and material list and cost estimate is required for the installation of road and stormwater facilities, shared septic systems and water lines. 

9.              An irrevocable letter of credit, cash escrow or bond required for 125% of site grading and erosion/sediment control costs necessary to ensure the satisfactory installation, completion and maintenance of the measures as required in the road and storm water management plan, shared septic systems, and water supply lines.  This is required prior to final plat approval.

10.              A 10 foot drainage and utility easement is required on the final plat along Old Lake Road and around the infiltration basins.

11.              Remove all of the existing buildings, except for the wood shed on Outlot A, the building by the lake and the gas pump, prior to final plat approval.  As an alternative, provide an estimate of the cost of removal, along with a financial guarantee of 125% to ensure removal. A removal deadline should be set.  June 30, 2017 for all structures except the shed on Lot 1/Lot 2 Block 1. This shed must be removed by September 30, 2017.

12.              A consent to plat is required from the mortgage on the property.

13.              Terminate the existing easements on the plat.

14.              Submit deeds with the final plat transferring 1/14th interest in the Outlots to each lot owner.

15.              Subject to the creation of a Subordinate Service District.

16.              The road shall be designed to support the expected loads/weight of the emergency vehicles.  The design shall be approved by the local fire chief with consultation with the state fire marshal and Environmental Services.

 

The Conditional Use Permit has the following conditions which have all been met:

1.              That the development and operation of Stonegate on the Lake shall be in accordance with the approved preliminary plat (Exhibit A) and the Declaration on record with the plat of Stonegate on the Lake. Any change to said document shall be reviewed and approved by Stearns County.

2.              The number of dock slips limited to one per unit in the first tier (11), along with 5 docks for non-continuous mooring and shall be located based on the approved plan, as shown on Exhibit A. The docks are only to be used by property owners within the plat of Stonegate on the Lake.

3.              Sewage treatment within the plat shall be a combination of individual septic systems and shared septic systems, as outlined in the Declaration. Inspection of all systems is the responsibility of the Homeowners Association. Maintenance and repair shall be the responsibility of the HOA for those components on the Outlots and shall be the responsibility of each lot owner for those parts in the individual lots.

4.              The roads within the plat of Stonegate on the Lake are private roads and shall be maintained by the Homeowners Association.

5.              The stormwater management and erosion control system and the water supply well shall be inspected and maintained by the Homeowners Association.

6.              *Due to the size of the sewage treatment system, the maximum number of bedrooms within each unit shall be as follows:

                                                        a.              Lot 4-7 Block 1 - 4 bedrooms

b.              Lots 1-2 Block 2 - 4 bedrooms

c.              Lots 3-7 Block 3 - 3 bedrooms

7.              No structures are allowed in the Outlots, except for what is shown on Exhibit A.

8.              The conditional use permit P-006456 shall not be in effect until the plat of Stonegate on the Lake is recorded.

 

*These items were modified or added to the Subdivision Agreement from what the Planning Commission approved for clarity purposes.

 

RESOLUTION 17-26

 

RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH A SUBORDINATE SERVICE DISTRICT

FOR THE PLAT STONEGATE ON THE LAKE

 

WHEREAS, the County of Stearns, State of Minnesota, wishes to establish a subordinate service district in the portion of the County of Stearns within the Plat named Stonegate on the Lake, pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 375B.04; and

 

WHEREAS, the Developer, Staloch Properties, LLC, a Texas limited liability company, is currently the sole owner of  all of the real property contained with the proposed subordinate service district and desires the creation of the subordinate service district for the purposes specified at letter “B” below; and

 

WHEREAS, the Developer, Staloch Properties, LLC, a Texas limited liability company, by its’ Managing Member, Ted Staloch, has signed and submitted a waiver of public hearing with regard to the creation of the proposed subordinate service district; and

 

WHEREAS, the Stearns County Board of Commissioners has met all statutory requirements and has determined that the creation of the proposed subordinate service district for the above services would be in the best interests for the landowners of said subject area, which is identified in the attached Exhibit A; and

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Stearns County Board of Commissioners for the County of Stearns, State of Minnesota, does hereby establish a subordinate service district pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Chapter 375B with the following stipulations and conditions:

 

A.              The subordinate service district for the Plat Stonegate on the Lake is created and established for the area graphically depicted on the diagram attached hereto as Exhibit B, and which is legally described as:

(See attached Exhibit A)

 

B.              The purpose of this subordinate service district is to establish an assessment process which the Homeowners Association for the Plat Stonegate on the Lake may use to support the operations, management, repair, replacement, reconstruction, renovation, maintenance, and long-term accountability for the road, stormwater facilities, shared septic systems, and water lines in the described areas for the benefitted residents.

 

C.              The subordinate service district will be financed through a combination of service charges, assessments, and special assessments, or by any combination of the above, as determined by the Homeowners Association Board pursuant to the Declaration for Stonegate on the Lake.

 

D.              The subordinate service district shall become effective upon the following matters being resolved to the County of Stearns’ satisfaction:

 

1.              The Developer complying with the conditions specified by the Stearns County Planning Commission at its November 17, 2016 meeting and as outlined in the letter to Staloch Properties LLC dated November 22, 2016, specifically including, but not limited to the following:

 

a.              The development and operation of Stonegate on the Lake shall be in accordance with the Declaration of Restriction, which shall be of record with the plat of Stonegate on the Lake.  The Declaration and changes to the document shall be reviewed and approved by Stearns County.

b.              Construction of the road, stormwater facilities, shared septic systems, and water lines shall be the responsibility of the Developer and shall be in conformance with the plans approved as part of the plat for Stonegate on the Lake.  The construction shall also meet the conditions of said approvals as set forth by Stearns County.

 

              2.              The Developer shall apply for and receive all necessary approvals and permits from the County of Stearns to operate and maintain the road, stormwater facilities, shared septic systems, and water lines.

3.              The road, stormwater facilities, shared septic systems, and water lines must be constructed pursuant to the plans approved by the County of Stearns and must comply with governmental requirements.  Costs associated with the construction, approval, and requirements shall be the responsibility of the Developer.

              4.              The Developer shall transfer by warranty deeds, in a form and with a legal description acceptable to Stearns County, the Outlots and all improvements and equipment upon said Outlots of Stonegate on the Lake to the lot owners.

5.              The Developer shall also transfer any access easements to the Outlots in a form and with legal descriptions acceptable to Stearns County.

 

E.              The Stearns County Auditor shall be responsible for receiving the annual and special assessments certified by the Homeowners Association Board and extend those assessments onto the tax rolls for collection as specified in the Declaration of Restriction for Stonegate on the Lake.

F.              Stearns County shall not be liable for any revenue shortages incurred by the Homeowners Association for Stonegate on the Lake, nor will Stearns County be liable or obligated in any way for ownership, operation, or maintenance, or expenses of any Common Elements or limited Common Elements within and related to the subordinate service district.  Stearns County’s role in relation to the subordinate service district is limited to collection of annual and special assessments as part of its responsibility to administer the property tax system.

G.              The County of Stearns shall cause this Resolution to be published and shall give mailed notice as required by law.

Presenter: Angie Berg, Land Use Division Supervisor;

RESULT:                            APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:                            Steve Notch, District 5

SECONDER:              Jeff Mergen, District 3

 

2.              Approve as recommended by the Stearns County Planning Commission an eight (8) lot plat entitled "Lakeside Acres Second Addition" submitted by Carol J Klein Revocable Trust, St. Cloud MN according to Stearns County Subdivision Ordinance #230 and Land Use and Zoning Ordinance #439.  The 22.96 acre plat is located in part of Government Lot 1 and part of the SW1/4NE1/4, Section 6 of Fairhaven Township (122/28), lying westerly of State Highway 15 and easterly of Beaver Lake.

 

The following conditions apply and have been met:

1.              A Declaration of Restriction will be required stating, in order to protect the two soil treatment areas on each lot for sewage treatment use, they shall be maintained in an undisturbed and natural state.

2.              A Subdivision Agreement will be required stating the following:

a.              Construction site best management practices (BMPs) shall be required during construction of any new structures in accordance with Section 7.10 of Stearns County Land Use and Zoning Ordinance 439, or successor Ordinance.

b.              A rain garden shall be constructed by the property owner, in conjunction with the construction on Lots 1, 2 and 3 Block 1 Lakeside Acres Second Addition to treat the stormwater runoff between the building site and the lake. 

3.              The rain gardens are designed to treat the runoff from 7500 square feet of impervious surfaces and shall be a minimum of 625 cubic feet.  If the amount of impervious surfaces draining toward the lake exceed 7500 square feet, the size of the rain garden shall be increased accordingly.

4.              The rain garden area shall be constructed in accordance with the stormwater plan approved as part of this plat and attached as Exhibit____.  The rain garden on each lot shall be located such that it will collect the runoff from the newly created impervious surfaces.  A plan shall be submitted showing the direction of runoff from the impervious surfaces and where the rain garden will be located.  More than one practice may be required to capture the runoff.

5.              A letter of credit, cash escrow or bond required for 125% of site grading and erosion/sediment control costs necessary to ensure the satisfactory installation, of the rain garden.  This is required prior to issuing a construction site permit for each lot.

6.              The construction of the rain garden shall be inspected and approved by an engineer as being in conformance with the approved plan prior to the release of the letter of credit, cash escrow or bond

7.              Long term maintenance of the rain garden on each lot shall be the responsibility of the lot owner and shall be in accordance with the operation and maintenance plan approved as part of this plat and attached as Exhibit_____.

              a.              The developer will donate and dedicate to the State of Minnesota a controlled access restriction along the right-of-way line of State Highway 15.

b.              The plat of Lakeside Acres Second Addition is located in an agricultural area and the construction, expansion, and operation of animal feedlots and other agricultural uses are permitted in this area. The Developers, therefore, acknowledge that future buyers may be exposed to the sights, sounds, smells, and conditions of modern agriculture.

c.              Ingress and egress access to Beaver Lake through the wetland may be limited to a dock or boardwalk-type structure and meet the requirements of the MN Wetland Conservation Act.

d.              According to the Stearns County Geologic Atlas, there are very high groundwater sensitivity features within the plat. 

8.              A 3-part Agreement is required with the County, Township and Developer addressing the items related to road and stormwater construction and maintenance, including the following:

a.              Construction of the road and stormwater facilities shall be the responsibility of the developer and shall be in conformance with the stormwater management and erosion control plan approved as part of this plat.  The construction shall also meet the conditions of said approval as set forth by Stearns County.

b.              The construction of the road and stormwater facilities shall be required to be inspected and approved by an engineer as being in conformance with the approved plan and conditions prior to the release of the letter of credit, cash escrow or bond.

c.              The long term operation, maintenance and clean-out schedule of the stormwater system to assure the continued effective removal of sediment carried in storm water runoff shall be the responsibility of the                             (Fairhaven Township?)              .

d.              The developer is hereby made aware that a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Construction Stormwater Permit shall be required if one acre or more of land is disturbed as a result of construction within the entire plat of Pheasant Ridge.  This permit is obtained through the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.  Requirements of this permit include the creation and implementation of a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) for the construction activity. 

e.              Stormwater management on Lots 1-3 Block 1 shall consist of individual raingardens on each lot, and shall be handled by the property owner as outlined in the Subdivision Agreement recorded with this plat.

9.              A Declaration of Restriction is required for the equivalent land area of 40.47 acres, restricting it from residential development. 

10.              A Highway Certificate is required to be recorded with the comments from MnDOT. 

11.              A Water Supply Verification is required to be recorded with the final plat (acceptable water test results for nitrates shall be taken and completed by a laboratory certified by the Minnesota Department of Health.  Water test results can be from within the plat boundary or from a well within 300 feet of the plat boundary).

12.              Revised preliminary plat is required showing the following:

a.              Modify the septic sites on Lot 2 and Lot 3 per the enclosed memo.

13.              The road shall be designed to meet Fairhaven Township road standards.  Approval is required from the Township that the design meets their standards, prior to final plat approval. Documentation is also required from the Township that they will oversee long term maintenance of stormwater facilities.

14.              An irrevocable letter of credit, cash escrow or bond required for 125% of site grading and erosion/sediment control costs necessary to ensure the satisfactory installation, completion and maintenance of the measures as required in the road and storm water management plan.  This is required prior to final plat approval.

15.              If the Township does not take over operation and maintenance of the stormwater facilities, then a Declaration, By Laws, Articles of Incorporation, etc creating the Home Owners Association are required with the final plat.

16.              A title commitment (less than 30 days old) shall be submitted to the County Surveyor’s office

17.              Show the existing easement of record for the driveway to Lakeside Acres.

18.              An ingress/egress easement is required across Lot 3 Block 1 for the driveway to the remaining unplatted property.  

19.              A consent to plat is required for any mortgage(s) on the property.

20.              Affidavit of Trustee is required to be submitted with final plat.

21.              $460 plat checking fee is required.

22.              Parkland dedication fee of $8000 is required prior to final plat approval.

Presenter: Angie Berg, Land Use Division Supervisor;

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Leigh Lenzmeier, District 4

SECONDER:              Joe Perske, District 2

 

3.              Approve and authorize Board Chair to sign the Subsurface Sewage Treatment Systems Upgrade Grant Agreement with Minnesota Pollution Control Agency which allows funds to be used for the upgrading of failing septic systems to low income home owners.

Presenter: Hank Schreifels, Environmental Health Division Supervisor;

RESULT:                            APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:                            Steve Notch, District 5

SECONDER:              Leigh Lenzmeier, District 4

 

4.              Miscellaneous Environmental Services Item

Motion was made to direct Stearns County Environmental Services Director to work with the County Attorney's Office to develop an exit strategy to remove the non-voting Stearns County Board member from the Joint Planning Board with the City of St. Joseph and St. Joseph Township.

RESULT:                            APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:                            Leigh Lenzmeier, District 4

SECONDER:              Joe Perske, District 2

 

Public Works

Presentation by Jodi Teich, County Engineer, re:  consideration of:

1.              Approve and Authorize Final Payment for SAP 073-617-037; County State Aid Highway 17 Bridge Replacement along County State Aid Highway 17 over Spunk Creek to Structural Specialties, Inc.

RESULT:                            APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:                            Jeff Mergen, District 3

SECONDER:              Steve Notch, District 5

 

2.              Approve and Authorize Final Payment for SAP 073-592-003; 320th Street Reconstruction in St. Joseph and St. Wendel Townships to C & L Excavating Inc.

RESULT:                            APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:                            Steve Notch, District 5

SECONDER:              Joe Perske, District 2

 

3.              Discuss County State Aid Highway 4 Bypass Lanes between County State Highways 2 and 3

RESULT:                            INFORMATIONAL – NO VOTE

 

4.              Miscellaneous Highway Items

Motion was made to authorize staff to develop/prepare a purchase agreement and deed allowing adjacent property owner along County Road 121 on the SW side of St. Nicholas to purchase part of the current highway easement at current assessor's value which owner needs for well purposes

RESULT:                            APPROVED [4 TO 0]

MOVER:                            Steve Notch, District 5

SECONDER:              Joe Perske, District 2

AYES:                            DeWayne Mareck, Joe Perske, Leigh Lenzmeier, Steve Notch

ABSTAIN:              Jeff Mergen

 

Parks

Presentation by Peter Theismann, Park Director, re:  consideration of:

1.              Approve Construction Inspection Bid from Santec for St. Joseph to Waite Park Segment of Lake Wobegon Trail in the amount of $139,987

Presenter: Jodi Teich, Highway Engineer;

RESULT:                            APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:                            Steve Notch, District 5

SECONDER:              Joe Perske, District 2


2.              Approve future fall deer hunts and spring turkey hunts indefinitely for people with physical disabilities at Rockville County Park & Nature Preserve and Spring Hill County Park.

Presenter: Peter Theismann, Park Director; Ron Welle, Midwest Outdoors Unlimited Volunteer President

RESULT:                            APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:                            Jeff Mergen, District 3

SECONDER:              Steve Notch, District 5

 

3.              View Wildlife Photography at Quarry Park & Nature Preserve

Presenter: Benjamin Anderson, Parks Operation Coordinator;

RESULT:                            INFORMATIONAL - NO VOTE

 

Recess Regular Meeting

Recess Regular County Board Meeting to Conduct Human Services Board Meeting

 

Human Services Board Consent Items

1.              Approve and authorize Board Chair and County Auditor-Treasurer to sign Resolution 17-27 authorizing execution of a restated grant award contract with the Minnesota Department of Human Services for Social Security Outreach, Access and Recovery (SOAR) services effective for the period January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2019 and also authorize Board Chair to sign restated grant award contract in an amount not to exceed $2,550 per client assisted in the Social Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) application process.

2.              Approve and authorize Board Chair and County Auditor-Treasurer to sign Resolution 17-28 authorizing Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS) as the entity to be charged with administration of funds made available through the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (MHFA) for the Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program for the period July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019.

RESULT:                            APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:                            Steve Notch, District 5

SECONDER:              Joe Perske, District 2

 

Close Human Services Board

 

Reconvene Regular Meeting

Reconvene Regular County Board Meeting

 

Human Resources

Presentation by Jennifer Thorsten, Human Resources Director, re:  consideration of:

1.              Approve updated Classification Position Policy establishing a formal job evaluation and classification policy

Presenter: External -- Rod Kelsey, Consultant; Collette Rubel, Assistant Human Resources Director; Stephen Hammes, Assistant to the County Administrator

RESULT:                            APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:                            Leigh Lenzmeier, District 4

SECONDER:              Steve Notch, District 5


2.              Approve Consultant Report on Human Services Clerical Staffing Study and authorize implementation of report

Presenter: External -- Rod Kelsey, Consultant; Collette Rubel, Assistant Human Resources Director; Stephen Hammes, Assistant to the County Administrator

RESULT:                            APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:                            Leigh Lenzmeier, District 4

SECONDER:              Joe Perske, District 2

 

Administration

Presentation by Michael Williams, County Administrator, re:  consideration of:

1.              Accept Information on Solar Garden Program

The Board directed staff to present the pros and cons of several options on solar gardens at a future Board Meeting for more discussion 

Presenter: Brenda Theis, Senior Attorney; Pete Reuter, Building Facilities Director; Stephen Hammes, Assistant to the County Administrator; Bill Davison, Purchasing Director

RESULT:                INFORMATIONAL - NO VOTE

 

Auditor-Treasurer

Presentation by Randy Schreifels, Auditor-Treasurer, re:  consideration of:

1.              Approve Findings and Order for Re-establishment of Stearns County Ditch 25 Drainage System Records

 

FINDINGS

              1.              The Stearns County Board of Commissioners is the public drainage authority for Stearns County Ditch 25 (“CD 25”) operating under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 103E.

 

2.              Stearns County staff investigated the CD 25 records and found that records establishing the alignment, cross-section, profile, or right-of-way of the drainage system were lost, destroyed, or otherwise incomplete.

 

3.              Inspection of CD 25 reveals several documented and undocumented modifications of the drainage systems, lack of written documentation describing elevations and grades throughout the system, and several areas of disrepair.

 

4.              Owners of land benefitted by the drainage systems have inquired of the County staff regarding future land uses and the level of expected service provided by the drainage system as an outlet for beneficial drainage.

 

5.              Professional Engineer Kent Brander of Civil Methods, Inc. was appointed to conduct an investigation and a report of findings supported by existing records and evidence, including, but not limited to, applicable aerial photographs, soil borings, or test pits, culvert dimensions and invert elevations, and bridge design records.

 

6.              As part of the analysis of the drainage system, the engineer has identified the existing functional alignment, dimension, and grade of the drainage system as it provides beneficial public drainage today. This functional alignment, dimension, and grade match the basic functional efficiency of the system as designed and established to provide beneficial public drainage.

 

7.              The engineer has also identified the alignment; profile; hydraulic structure locations, and elevations.

 

8.              The engineer’s study included evaluation of existing records and evidence, including, but not limited to, applicable aerial photographs, soil borings or test pits, culvert dimensions and invert elevations, field investigation and bridge design records.

 

9.              The intent of these proceedings was to reconcile the historical record of the drainage system with the functional alignment, dimension, and grade of the system to describe the equivalent of the as constructed and subsequently improved condition.

 

10.              Future work on the drainage system will utilize the as constructed and subsequently improved condition, established in these proceedings, as a baseline for determining repair or improvement of the drainage system.

 

11.              Engineer Brander filed a report of findings with the drainage authority on December 13, 2016. Revised reports were filed with the drainage authority on January 23, 2017 and April 25, 2017. 

 

12.              The drainage authority, by order, set a public hearing for review of the engineer’s report of findings on and directed County staff to provide notice, by mail, of the time and location of the hearing to the commissioner of natural resources, the executive director of the Board of Water and Soil Resources, and all property owners benefited or damaged by the drainage system and notice to other interested parties either in a newspaper of general circulation in the drainage system or by publication on the drainage authority’s website.

 

13.              Notice of the public hearing was properly provided as required by law.

 

14.              The drainage authority held a public hearing on the correction of the drainage system records on June 20, 2017 at 10:05 a.m. at Stearns County Board Room at 705 Courthouse Square, Saint Cloud, Minnesota. Evidence of all notices are on file with the drainage authority office.

 

15.              At the public hearing, the Engineer Poggi presented the engineer’s report of findings. An existing conditions plan and profile investigation was conducted in 2014 to designate the hard bottom of the ditch, identify the current alignment in plan view, and compare the profile today to the available construction records. The 2014 survey demarcates the potential lower limit of the original excavation depth of the ditch. Several hand-auger borings were also taken along the centerline of the ditch to verify the character of the subsurface and identify any abnormalities.

 

16.              Engineer Brander correlated the original ditch map with the current ditch alignment by identifying anchor points in the current ditch map where the alignment of the ditch changes significantly. These anchor points were also identified on the existing ditch alignment. Design parameters were used to create the alignment between identified anchor points.

 

17.              Engineer Brander’s report takes into consideration the elevation of the bottom inverts of four crossing structures installed along the waterway. Additional consideration was given to the elevation of the creek into which CD 25 outlets, which creates a limiting elevation for the ditch’s profile.

 

18.              Engineer Brander’s full report, as last amended April 25, 2017 is hereby incorporated by reference.

 

19.              During the public hearing portion of the June 20, 2017 proceedings, public comments following persons appeared and provided comment (the Board’s responses are found in italics below):

 

a.              Jeff Meyer, 405 Chinook Ave. SW, Avon, Minnesota, 56310.

Family owns approximately fifteen percent of the overall ditch benefits. Report indicates on page six that probing indicated bottom elevation of approximately 1119. Historical map also shows approximate elevation of 1119. Elevation of 1119 is consistent with field probing and statements from the County Ditch Inspector.

 

Based on the totality of evidence reported by Civil Methods Engineering, Inc., the as-constructed and subsequently approved elevation at which CD 25 starts is 1119.6.

             

20.              No comments were received that indicated necessary changes in the engineer’s analysis of the drainage systems. The comments and discussion are reflected in the minutes of the hearing and video record of proceedings.

 

21.              At the close of the public hearing, Commissioner Mergen moved to direct staff to prepare findings and an order consistent with the proceedings; that the draft findings and order be written to affect the reestablishment and correction of the public drainage system records consistent with the engineer’s findings; direct recording of the order to reflect the reestablishment and correction of the public drainage system record; and that the hearing be recessed until the Board’s regular meeting on July 11, 2017. Commissioner Lenzmeier seconded and the motion passed by a vote of 5 yes and 0 no.

 

22.              The Board finds that the proposed functional alignment and grade of CD 25 as described in the engineer’s report of findings reflects the level of performance similar in nature to the as constructed and subsequently improved condition of the drainage system considering the function required by the change in land use to reestablish the historic drainage function to benefited lands.

 

23.              Correction of the drainage system records to adopt the proposed functional alignment and grade of the drainage system, as described in the engineer’s review memoranda, will provide for the efficient administration of the drainage system.

 

24.              Adopting the proposed functional alignment and grade of the drainage system, as described in the engineer’s report of findings, will reconcile the historical record of the drainage system with the functional alignment, dimension, and grade of the system as it has historically provided public benefit.

 

 

ORDER

 

Based on the foregoing Findings and the entire record of proceedings before the Board, the Board, acting as the drainage authority for CD 25, hereby orders as follows:

 

              A.              The Board hereby corrects the drainage system records of CD 25 to reflect the alignment; cross-section; profile; hydraulic structure locations, materials, dimensions, and elevations; and right-of-way of the drainage system as detailed in the engineer’s report of findings dated April 25, 2017 (Exhibit A).

 

              B.              The Board further directs filing and recording of documents necessary to reflect the reestablishment and correction of the public drainage system records established herein.

Presenter: Chad Martini, Land Management Division Director;

              RESULT:                            APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

              MOVER:                            Jeff Mergen, District 3

              SECONDER:              Leigh Lenzmeier, District 4

                           

2.              Approve Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Order Directing Repair of Stearns County Ditch 25

 

FINDINGS OF FACT

 

1.              The Stearns County Board of Commissioners is the drainage authority for Stearns County Ditch 25 (“CD 25”).

 

2.              CD 25 was established in 1905. The ditch is 3.1 miles in length and contains approximately 1,681 benefitted acres.

 

3.              The County’s drainage system records show that CD 25 was repaired in 1945 and that a clean out occurred on the eastern portion of the ditch in 2007. Current county staff began working with property owners and inspecting the ditch in 2015.

 

4.              CD 25 is downstream of Kepper Lake, a designated public waters on the public waters inventory under Minnesota Statutes, section 103G.201.

 

5.               Based on the permitting requirements of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (“DNR”) related to Kepper Lake, a repair plan was considered by the board in May of 2016. The proposed repair plan called for engineering services to determine the details of a ditch repair as well as specifications for a control structure on CD 25 at or near Kepper Lake as requested by DNR in preliminary discussions regarding the repair plan. The estimated cost of the engineering was between $9,000 and $14,000, depending on the findings with a potential project cost of $35,000 depending on the findings of the engineer’s report.

 

6.              On April 19, 2016, the Board directed staff to set a public hearing date of May 17, 2016 to receive comments on the need to repair CD 25 and to review engineering proposals for addressing concerns of the DNR related to the repair of CD 25 and Kepper Lake.

             

7.              At the May 17, 2016 public hearing, the Board received public comments both in support of and in opposition to the repair of CD 25 which are documented in the Board’s minutes of the May 17, 2016 meeting. After hearing public testimony, a motion was made to close the public hearing related to the repair of CD 25, to direct staff collect more information, and to prepare alternative, recommended courses of actions related to discussion on the CD 25 repair.

 

8.              After the May 17, 2016 public hearing, County staff collected more data regarding the need to repair CD 25 and conducted several informal landowner informational meetings with landowners in order to create a repair plan to bring to the Board for review that would restore all or a part of the drainage system as nearly as practicable to the same hydraulic capacity as originally constructed and subsequently improved. County staff also continued to work with the DNR to address permitting issues respecting the outlet Kepper Lake.

 

9.              In the fall of 2016, Stearns County funded an engineering study to re-establish the ditch profile under Minnesota Statutes, section 103E.101, subd. 4a. In addition to reestablishing the drainage system records, the engineering study evaluated the impact of repair work on Kepper Lake. The engineering study was delivered to DNR for review. After review, the DNR concluded that work east of the culverts at Meadowview Road would not require permission or a permit; however, the DNR concluded that work between Kepper Lake and the Meadowview Road may require a permit or letter of permission from the DNR.

 

10.              Pursuant to Minn. Stat., section 103E.705, subds. 1 & 3, County staff documented their findings and onsite inspection of CD 25 into an Inspection Report dated April 12, 2017.

 

11.              The Board of Commissioners, at its regular meeting on May 2, 2017, considered and accepted the Ditch Inspection Report prepared by Chad Martini dated April 12, 2017, and authorized a public hearing to take place on June 20, 2017 for the purpose of receiving public comments related to the ordering of repair of CD 25 consistent with the Inspection Report.

 

12.              The Inspection Report was used to develop a repair plan which County staff sent to 28 vendors, requesting that the vendors provide quotes to complete the repair plan consistent with the engineer’s study re-establishing the ditch profile. One vendor responded to the request for quotes. The quote broke CD 25 into five different repair segments for consideration by the Board.

 

13.              An informational meeting was conducted by Director Land Management, Chad Martini, on June 13, 2017 in order to provide landowners an opportunity to review the repair plan, the quote obtained for the cost of repairs, and to ask questions regarding the proposed repair.

 

14.              During the public hearing portion of the June 20, 2017 proceedings, public comments following persons appeared and provided comment (the Board’s responses are found in italics below):

 

a.              Amor Himsl, 384 East River Circle, Sauk Centre, Minnesota, 56378.

Mr. Himsl owns property located in Segment E where the county drainage system ends. Mr. Himsl is concerned about whether repairing CD 25 would cause flooding problems downstream of the drainage system between the ditch and the North Fork Watab River.

 

The Board concludes that it does not have legal authority to conduct repairs downstream of the CD 25 system, as established. If repaired, the CD 25 drainage system will convey the same volume and rate of water conveyed when the drainage system was established. Owners of overflowed property downstream of CD 25 may petition for improvement of the outlet to CD 25 under Minn. Stat., section 103E.221.

 

b.              Keith Sand, 12195 Norway Road, Avon, Minnesota, 56310.

Mr. Sand owns property located in Segment E. Mr. Sand submitted pictures to County staff of the flooding following rains. Norway Road is impacted by flooded waters and needs to be repaired by the township. Mr. Sand is in favor of repairing the entire length of the drainage system, and would like to see improvements downstream of the drainage system to the North Fork Watab River.

 

The Board finds that Mr. Sand is in favor of ordering the repair of CD 25 and that the repair is necessary and in the best interest of the CD 25 benefited property owners.

 

c.              Sandra Zwilling, 15736 Parkwood Circle, Avon, Minnesota 56310.

Owns property located west of Meadowview Road. Ms. Zwilling only sees problems with water levels during large rainfall events. Ms. Zwilling is interested in what happens downstream of the drainage system if a repair is conducted and does not want to see the water level at Kepper Lake lowered. Ms. Zwilling believes that there are contributors to the repair issue on CD 25 coming from upstream properties that are not benefited.

 

The Board concludes that it does not have legal authority to conduct repairs downstream of the CD 25 system, as established. If repaired, the CD 25 drainage system will convey the same volume and rate of water conveyed when the drainage system was established. Owners of overflowed property downstream of CD 25 may petition for improvement of the outlet to CD 25 under Minn. Stat., section 103E.221. The Board further concludes that the water levels of Kepper Lake will be protected through the DNR public waters permitting process.

             

d.              Evie Fisher, 422 1st Street NE, Avon, Minnesota 56310.

Repair issues on CD 25 historically have caused up to a foot of water damage to property in City of Avon. Ms. Fisher supports cleaning out CD 25.

 

The Board finds that Ms. Fisher is in favor of ordering the repair of CD 25 and that the repair is necessary and in the best interest of the CD 25 benefited property owners.

 

e.              Jeff Meyer, 405 Chinook Ave. SW, Avon, Minnesota, 56310.

Mr. Meyer testified that CD 25 has a significant impact for properties in the City of Avon, including for future growth and development. In 1986, city residents contacted the County requesting that the drainage system be repaired in order to address water problems. Mr. Meyer read from Resolution 2017-18 requesting the Board order the repair of CD 25 to the 1905 design with a runout elevation of 1118.97. Mr. Meyer testified that the Board should consider conducting a redetermination of benefits to ensure that all benefited properties are covering the costs of proceedings and repairs.

 

The Board finds that Mr. Meyer is in favor of repairing all segments of CD 25 and that the repair is necessary and in the best interest of the CD 25 benefited property owners. Based on the totality of evidence reported by Civil Methods Engineering, Inc. in the engineer’s report adopted under the findings and order establishing drainage system records, dated July 11, 2017, the as-constructed and subsequently approved elevation at which CD 25 starts is 1119.6.

 

15.              Prior to the public hearing on June 20, 2017, the following persons submitted written comments to the County staff which were incorporated into the Board’s record of proceedings (the Board’s responses are found in italics below):

 

              a.              Rob Kleinschmidt, Koppy Ln, Avon, Minnesota, 56310.

Mr. Kleinschmidt submitted written comments in opposition to the repair of CD 25 and opposing assessments to benefited landowners for that purpose.

 

The Board finds that Mr. Kleinschmidt is opposed to the repair of CD 25; however, the Board concludes it is obligated to keep the drainage system in repair and finds that a repair of CD 25 is necessary to restore the hydraulic capacity as nearly as practicable to the same hydraulic capacity as originally constructed.

 

b.              City of Avon, Stearns County, Minnesota.

The City of Avon passed Resolution 2017-18 Supporting the Efforts of Stearns County in the Clean Out of County Ditch #25. The resolution supports the repair of CD 25 and advocates for excavating the starting point of the drainage system to an elevation of 1118.97.

 

The Board finds that the City of Avon is in favor of repairing all segments of CD 25. The Board concludes that the standard for “repair” under Minn. Stat. ch. 103E is to restore all or part of the drainage system as nearly as practicable to the same hydraulic capacity as originally constructed, not to the hydraulic capacity as originally designed.

 

f.              Petitioners for Repair by Residents of the City of Avon, Minnesota.

A Petition for Repair of Drainage System was submitted by residents of the City of Avon under Minn. Stat., section 103E.715 while proceedings under Minn. Stat., section 103E.705 were pending before the Board. The petition advocates for a repair of CD 25 from the starting point of CD 25 to Meadowview Road; that the culvert below Meadowview Road be cleaned and sized to promote the natural cleaning of the ditch; and that the repaired ditch channel be adequately sized and sloped at 3 to 1 to prevent erosion.

 

The Board finds that the Petition for Repair of Drainage System is in favor of cleaning primarily Segment A of CD 25. The current repair proceedings are being conducted under Minn. Stat., section 103E.705 – repair by inspection. A petition for repair filed under Minn. Stat., section 103E.715 requires that the drainage authority consider the petition and determine if the drainage system needs repair. If it is determined that the drainage system needs repair, the drainage authority shall appoint an engineer to examine the drainage system and make a repair report. Since the drainage authority is presently conducting proceedings to repair CD 25, the drainage authority finds that at the conclusion of these Minn. Stat., section 103E.705 proceedings, CD 25 will not be in need of repair. While the petition is recognized as supporting the CD 25 repair proceedings conducted at this time, further repair after these proceedings are complete is not necessary and therefore, the Board hereby dismisses the Petition for Repair of Drainage System.

 

16.              The Board finds, consistent with the inspection report, the public comments received at the public hearing on the inspection report, and the entire record of proceedings, that the entirety of CD 25 is out of repair; that the condition of CD 25 presently impedes the flow of water and reduces the hydraulic efficiency of the drainage system below that established by the original construction and/or subsequent improvement of the drainage system.

 

ORDER

 

A.              The Director of Land Management shall proceed to secure all required permits, including a public waters work permit from the DNR, if required by law, for the repair of all segments of CD 25 as described in the inspection report and as determined necessary by the drainage authority in these findings and order. The Director of Land Management shall notify the Board of any permit conditions required for the repair of CD 25 before proceeding to prepare and award any contract for the repair of the drainage system.

 

B.              Upon obtaining the permits required for the repair of CD 25, and upon the approval by the Board of any permit conditions required, the Director of Land Management and the Board chair shall proceed and prepare and award a contract for the repair of the drainage system consistent with the procedures required by Minn. Stat. ch. 103E and under Minnesota law. The contract must be for the repair described in the inspection report and as determined necessary by the drainage authority in these findings and order, and be prepared in the manner provided in Minn. Stat. ch. 103E for the original drainage system construction.

 

C.              By Order of the Stearns County Drainage Authority, the repair is performed under MN103E.705.  The petition received from the residents of the City of Avon under MN103E.715 is dismissed as a matter of clarification in the official drainage records for CD25.  The Stearns County Drainage Authority recognizes the petition as showing support for the repair project under MN103E.705.

 

D.              The cost of the repair shall be paid from the funds in the maintenance account for CD 25


and/or by assessments made to the properties benefited by the drainage system in the drainage system records.

Presenter: Chad Martini, Land Management Division Director;

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Steve Notch, District 5

SECONDER:              Leigh Lenzmeier, District 4

 

Assessor

Presentation by Jeff Johnson, County Assessor, re:  consideration of:

1.              Assessor's Office 2017 Annual Report

RESULT:              INFORMATIONAL-NO VOTE

 

Adjournment

Chair Mareck adjourned the County Board Meeting at 12:44 p.m.