Stearns County

              Board of Commissioners

              Stearns County Administration Center

              705 Courthouse Square

              St. Cloud, MN  56303

              320-656-3601

 

              Regular Meeting Minutes

              Tuesday, November 14, 2017

                           

Call to Order

9:00 AM Meeting called to order by DeWayne F. Mareck, Chair, on November 14, 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.

 

Life Saving Awards

Lt. Vic Weiss presented a Life Saving Award to Deputy Tyler Thunstedt and plaques to four citizens who assisted with life saving measures taken when a resident suffered a heart attack on September 3, 2017.

 

Lt. Bob Dickhaus presented a Life Saving Award to Deputy Joel Schmidt for assisting in saving the life of Canadian truck driver who suffered a heart attack on September 3, 2017.

Presenter: Don Gudmundson, County Sheriff; 

RESULT:                            INFORMATIONAL- NO VOTE

 

Consent Agenda:

1.              Approve minutes of Tuesday, October 31, 2017

2.              Approve Highway Department Request for $5,000 Budget Adjustment to Purchase Snowblower

3.              Authorize Staff to Advertise for 2018 Aerial Flight.  For more information on bids view the Stearns County website at: http://co.stearns.mn.us/Government/BidsandRFPs

4.              Authorize staff to set a public hearing on Capital Improvement Plan Bonding Request for November 28, 2017 at a time to be determined by staff

5.              For Informational Purposes Only October Claims Paid in Amount of $27,246,672.50

6.              Approve Cooperative Agreement with Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and Their Financial Crimes Task Force

7.              Approve Central Minnesota Emergency Services Board Appointment of Michele Burketo, with Megan Kampa as the alternate, to the Next Generation 911 Committee

Consent Agenda Vote:

RESULT:                            APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:                            Jeff Mergen, District 3

SECONDER:              Joe Perske, District 2

 

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 to sign contract with Kindred Family Focus to provide supervised visitation services for the period January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018 at the following rates: Traditional supervision - $38.23 per hour, Therapeutic supervision - at the Medical Assistance reimbursement rate and Transportation - $38.23 per hour and mileage at IRS rate

2.              Approve and authorize Board Chair to sign contract with Lisa Loven to provide American Sign Language services for the period January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018 at a rate of $45 per hour, with a two hour minimum charge. (Note: Rate unchanged)

3.              Approve and authorize Board Chair to sign contract with The Bridge World Language Center, Inc. to provide interpreter and translator services for the period January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. (Note: Rates unchanged)

4.              Approve and authorize Board Chair to sign contract with 180 Degrees, Inc. for the period January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018 for residential group home services at the rate of $182.19 per day. (Note - 2.5% rate increase).

5.              Approve and authorize Board Chair to sign contracts with Independence Center, Inc. and WACOSA, respectively, for the provision of day training and habilitation services for the period January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018 at rates as follows: Independence Center, Inc.: Full Day - $86.88/day, Partial Day - $65.17/day and Transportation - $6.81/day; WACOSA (Waite Park South, Sauk Centre and Whitney Senior Center): Full Day - $64.70/day, Partial Day - $48.53/day and Transportation - $4.23/day; WACOSA (Waite Park North): Full Day - $85.07/Day; Partial Day - $63.80/day and Transportation - $4.53/day (Note: Rates increased 1%) 

6.              Approve and authorize Board Chair to sign Cooperative Agreement between the Central Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Region Joint Powers Board and the Stearns County Human Services Board for the period July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019 providing administration of personnel policies, including compensation and benefit management, providing workspace for EMS Regional Coordinator and Administrative Assistant and delivery of information and technology services.

7.              Approve and authorize Board Chair to sign contract with Central Minnesota Mental Health Center for the period January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018 for the provision of clinical consultation and supervision service, including attendance at Child Placement Screening Team and Crossover Youth Case Consultation Team meetings, and for the provision of mental health evaluation services consistent with the PATH (Project for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness) and SOAR (SSI-SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery) grants at a rate of $125 per hour.  (Note: Rate unchanged).

8.              Review and approve for submission to the Minnesota Department of Human Services the 2018-2019 Biennial Service Agreement for the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) with funds to be used for county staff and administration expenses and for employment services provider (Avivo) staff and administration expense.

Human Services Consent Vote:

RESULT:                            APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:                            Steve Notch, District 5

SECONDER:              Jeff Mergen, District 3


Human Services Board Regular Items

Presentation by Melissa Huberty, Human Services Administrator, re: consideration of:

1.              Receive Information Regarding Refugee Resettlement and Public Assistance Benefits

RESULT:                            INFORMATIONAL – NO VOTE

 

Close Human Services Board

Reconvene Regular Meeting

Reconvene Regular County Board Meeting

 

Environmental Services

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

1.              Approve Addition of Full Time Tri-County Solid Waste Coordinator Position in Environmental Services Department

RESULT:                            APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:                            Leigh Lenzmeier, District 4

SECONDER:              Joe Perske, District 2

 

Public Hearing

A public hearing was held to consider Stearns County Ordinance No. 563: Amendments to Stearns County Land Use and Zoning Ordinance No. 439 adding a new use to the Agricultural zoning districts called “limited rural manufacturing.”  Chair Mareck opened the public hearing.  John Nuerenberg, Waite Park MN, stated the proposed ordinance does not follow Stearns County's Comprehensive Plan and industrial growth should be limited to within city limits because they are better equipped to handle this type of development compared to agricultural areas.  Mark Thompson, St. Joseph Township Board Supervisor, wanted it on record that St. Joseph Township supports the proposed ordinance.  Alicia LaBeau, City of Paynesville Councilperson, stated the City is not in support of the proposed changes. Jen Buckentine, Environmental Services Department, stated letters were received from the cities of Paynesville, Sartell, St. Joseph, Waite Park and from the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities opposing the proposed ordinance.  Duane Willenbring, Mayor of the City of Rockville, stated the city is not in support of the proposed ordinance.  Brian Brophy, St. Joseph MN, stated it is not financially feasible to establish their small business in an industrial park and they want to keep their business in Stearns County but may be forced to go outside of county if ordinance is not approved.  Judy Weyrens, Administrator for the City of St. Joseph, stated the City believes in planned and managed growth and preservation of agricultural areas and opposes proposed ordinance. No one else came forth to be heard, therefore, Chair Mareck closed the public hearing.  After some discussion, motion was made to postpone action on proposed Stearns Count Ordinance No. 563 until the first County Board Meeting in December 2017 for additional input specifically from the townships of Stearns County.

Presenter: Jennifer Buckentine, Environmental Specialist;

RESULT:                            APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:                            Joe Perske, District 2

SECONDER:              Jeff Mergen, District 3


Public Works

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

1.              Approve and Authorize Final Payment on 2017 Seal Coat Contract to Astech Corp.

RESULT:                            APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:                            Jeff Mergen, District 3

SECONDER:              Joe Perske, District 2

 

2.              Approve and Authorize Final Payment on SP 073-070-013; CSAH 2 and 133 Rumble Strips to Diamond Back Surface Inc.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Steve Notch, District 5

SECONDER:              Jeff Mergen, District 3

 

3.              Adopt Resolution 17-58 Sponsoring Avon Township's Local Road Improvement Program (LRIP) Application for Norway Road Improvements

 

RESOLUTION 17-58

RESOLUTION OF SUPPORT FROM SPONSORING AGENCY

 

WHEREAS:  Local Road Improvement Program (LRIP) funds are available for local agency projects meeting Routes of Regional Significance or Rural Road Safety criteria; and

 

WHEREAS:  Non-state aid cities and townships must have a county sponsor to apply for LRIP funding; and

 

WHEREAS:  Avon Township has requested that Stearns County sponsor its application for improvements to Norway Road from the Avon city limits to 135th Avenue; and

 

WHEREAS:  Avon Township understands that it will be responsible for all costs not covered by LRIP funding including all engineering and right of way costs and any construction costs over the funding cap; and

 

WHEREAS: Avon Township will maintain the road for the lifetime of the improvements.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED:  that the County of Stearns hereby sponsors Avon Township’s application for LRIP funding for improvements to Norway Road from the Avon city limits to 135th Avenue. 

RESULT:                            APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:                            Joe Perske, District 2

SECONDER:              Steve Notch, District 5

 

4.              Approve contract with Kraemer Trucking and Excavating for gravel crushing

RESULT:                            APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              J              eff Mergen, District 3

SECONDER:              Leigh Lenzmeier, District 4


5.              Authorize Transfer of Right of Way along Heritage Drive and Evergreen Drive to City of Sartell

RESULT:                            APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:                            Joe Perske, District 2

SECONDER:              Jeff Mergen, District 3

 

Adjournment

Chair Mareck adjourned the County Board Meeting at 10:55 a.m.