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February 27, 2020

1/16/2020 2:36:00 PM
CHISAGO COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Wednesday, December 18, 2019

(January 16, 2020)

The Chisago County Board of Commissioners met in regular session at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at the Chisago County Government Center with the following Commissioners present:  DuBose, Greene, McMahon, Montzka, Robinson.     Also present:  County Attorney Janet Reiter, and Interim County Administrator Chase Burnham, and Interim Clerk of the Board Christina Vollrath.
 
The Chair called the meeting to order and led the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Commissioner DuBose offered a motion to approve the amended agenda.  Motion seconded by Montzka, the motion passed as follows:  IN FAVOR THEREOF:  DuBose, Greene, McMahon, Montzka, Robinson OPPOSED: None.

The Chair opened the Road and Bridge Committee of the Whole at 6:31 p.m.

The Board was given updates on the following current projects of the Public Works Department from County Engineer Joe Triplett:  CSAH 19 Reconstruction Project; 2020 National Association of County Engineers (NACE) Management & Technical Conference; TH 8 Reconstruction Project.  No action was taken.

On motion by DuBose, seconded by McMahon, the Board moved items 1-4 to the consent agenda. The motion carried as follows:   IN FAVOR THEREOF:  DuBose, Greene, McMahon, Montzka, Robinson OPPOSED: None.

At 6:37 p.m., the Chair closed the Road and Bridge Committee of the Whole.

On motion by McMahon, seconded by Montzka, the Board moved to approve the Consent Agenda.  The motion carried as follows:   IN FAVOR THEREOF:  DuBose, Greene, McMahon, Montzka, Robinson OPPOSED: None.

R&B Committee Recommendation – County Engineer’s Report

R&B Committee Recommendation – Final Contract Payments for CR 93 and Road Paving

R&B Committee Recommendation – Prof. Services Contract with Stonebrooke Eng.

R&B Committee Recommendation – Out of State Travel Request – Orange Beach, AL

Minutes from the December 4, 2019 Regular Meeting

Payment of County’s Warrants and Miscellaneous Bills

Authorization for County Auditor to Transfer Funds

Acceptance of 2019 Chisago County Donations

RESOLUTION NO: 19/1218-1
ACCEPTANCE OF DONATIONS BY CHISAGO COUNTY

WHEREAS, the Chisago County Board of Commissioners adopted Resolution No. 060419-3 on April 19, 2006 which established a policy regarding the acceptance of gifts by Chisago County; and

WHEREAS, the County has received a donation from a business or private individual in Chisago County and is requesting formal acceptance by the County Board of Commissioners;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Chisago County Board of Commissioners hereby accepts the following donations received by the Chisago County in 2019:

Anonymous: $500.00 for CCSO’s K9 Program

Application for Exempt Permit – Rocky Mountain Elk Found. – East Central Chapter

RESOLUTION NO. 19/1218-2
APPROVING THE SUBMISSION OF AN APPLICATION TO CONDUCT A RAFFLE FOR ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELK FOUNDATION –
EAST CENTRAL CHAPTER

WHEREAS, the Chisago County Board of Commissioners has been presented with a request for lawful gambling within Chisago County; and

WHEREAS, the application was complete, included all necessary documentation, appears in accordance with County Policies and the facility owners are in good standing with the County;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Chisago County Board of Commissioners hereby approves and authorizes submission to the Minnesota Gambling Control Board an application to conduct a raffle at the Lent Town Hall located at the 33155 Hemmingway Ave., Stacy, MN 55079 on January 25, 2020.

Credit Card Request – Bridgitte Konrad, Auditor/Treasurer

Presentation – Ashley Eckdahl and Karen Onan, East Central Regional Development Authority.  No action taken.

At 7:06 p.m., the Chair opened Citizen Forum. 0 Citizens spoke; the Chair closed Citizen Forum at 7:06 p.m.

Environmental Services Director Kurt Schneider presented the Board with the following action items: Director’s Report; Board of Adjustment and Appeals; Planning Commission; County Solid Waste Program; Conditional Use Permit Revocation Hearing.  No action was taken.

On motion by DuBose, seconded by McMahon, the Board moved to Approve the Ken Johnson & Robert Boyce “Oriole Addition” preliminary plat in Section 2, T. 35, R. 20; PID 01.00220.00 with the following two conditions:

The existing access for Lot 3 is allowed to remain on 410th Street until such time the existing house is removed and a new house is constructed at which point Lot 3 will be required to remove the existing access and establish a new access off of Oriole Street subject to a permit and approval of the Township road authority.

Redetermination of Wetland Boundaries subject to approval of County Wetland Specialist to be completed in Spring 2020.  Final Plat processing cannot occur until this is completed.  

The motion carried as follows: IN FAVOR THEREOF: DuBose, Greene, McMahon, Montzka Robinson. OPPOSED:  None.

On motion by Robinson, seconded by Montzka, the Board moved to Approve the Bill Pfieffer “Pfieffers Ridge” preliminary plat in Section 26, T.37, R.22; PID 06.00564.00 with the following two conditions:

1) Silt fencing be installed around all delineated wetlands, particularly where sedimentation due to construction is likely to occur; and

The Surveyor of said project shall locate and survey all delineated wetland areas.
 
The motion carried as follows: IN FAVOR THEREOF: DuBose, Greene, McMahon, Montzka, Robinson OPPOSED: None.

The motion carried as follows: IN FAVOR THEREOF: DuBose, Greene, McMahon, Montzka Robinson. OPPOSED:  None.

On motion by McMahon, seconded by DuBose, the Board moved to approve the Brian Breaw Interim Use Permit Amendment at 25540 Redwing Avenue, Shafer, MN  55074 (Franconia Township, PIDs #04.00271.10) with conditions as recommended by the Planning Commission and/or as amended/modified at tonight’s meeting. The motion carried as follows: IN FAVOR THEREOF: DuBose, Greene, McMahon Montzka, Robinson OPPOSED: None.

CONDITIONS:

This is an Interim Use Permit for a home-based contracting business.

The days and hours of operation shall be Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the bulk of the maintenance and repair work performed between mid-November to May 1st annually.

Year round storage of golf carts is limited to a 35x80 foot area on the north side of the pole barn as shown on the site plan of record submitted by the Applicant.

There shall be no more than one additional employee outside of the family employed in the business.

There shall be no retail sales, no showroom, or any other customer-associated business conducted that draws additional traffic or requires customers to the property. 

There shall be no change in the appearance of the dwelling.

There shall be no other goods or materials stored outdoors than the golf carts as specifically expressed in the IUP which would the carts in the locations and seasons identified. 

The permit holder must notify the County annually that the activity permitted by the IUP is ongoing, and the activities being conducted continue to adhere to the conditions of approval. 

This IUP will terminate upon sale of the property. 

On motion by DuBose, seconded by McMahon, the Board moved to approve the Geronimo Energy Interim Use Permit to construct a one-megawatt solar garden at 36222 Kost Trail, Sunrise Twp., Sec. 31, T. 35, R. 20 (PID #09.00364.00) with the Finding of Fact  that the proposal is consistent with the zoning regulations and Comprehensive Plan for Chisago County and subject to Conditions as recommended by the Planning Commission and/or as amended at tonight’s meeting.  The motion carried as follows: IN FAVOR THEREOF: DuBose, Greene, McMahon, Montzka, Robinson OPPOSED: None.

CONDITIONS:

The location of solar array shall be approved with the 20 foot setback from property line on the west and 75 foot setback from property line on the south side of project as shown on the site plan submitted.    

Construction and routine maintenance activities shall be limited to daytime working hours, as defined in Minn. R. 7030.0020, to ensure nighttime noise level standards will not be exceeded.

Permittee shall implement MPCA-recommended erosion and sediment control devices which are deemed by the Department to be applicable, obtain an NPDES Permit, and provide the Department with the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP).

Areas of bare ground at the facility shall be re-vegetated with a low-growing, accepted pollinator-friendly seed mix, and shall be maintained throughout the life of the project.

The maximum height of the solar panels shall be ten feet; perimeter fencing shall be of agricultural fencings a.k.a. “deer fence” design, with wooden posts, woven wire, no barbed wire, and constructed to be a minimum of eight feet tall.

Prior to building permit approval, verification by a landscape architect or certified arborist shall be provided which verifies that the proposed screening plan should achieve 75% opacity by year three of the project, or the plan shall be revised to identify and implement alternative effective screening that will achieve that goal.  Screening shall be established and maintained for the life of the project, including re-establishment of buffer in the case of decimation or destruction by disease, weather, fire or other peril.  

Perimeter fencing and landscape screening shall be installed prior to issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy.  

Maintenance of the screening shall be guaranteed by financial surety in an amount sufficient to guarantee that the planting height and 75% opacity screening goals are achieved by the end of year three shall be provided prior to building permit approval.

All activities conducted within wetlands shall be carried out, regulated and/or prohibited in accordance with the provisions of MN Chapter 8420.

The Permittee shall follow MN DNR’s recommendations for avoiding and minimizing impacts to Blanding’s turtle.

Permittee shall maintain aesthetic appearance of the project property, including disposal of trash, waste, and other detritus, for the life of the project.

The project shall be decommissioned in accordance with the decommissioning plan. Failure of the permittee to properly decommission the site may result in the issuance of a citation and criminal charges, and/or County seizure of the financial surety and decommissioning of the site. In the event that decommissioning costs exceed the amount of surety, adequate funds shall be collected from the developer, landowner, and/or assessed against the property.

Financial surety guaranteeing decommissioning in accordance with the plan shall be provided and maintained by the permittee in an amount equal to or greater than 125% of the developer’s estimated decommissioning cost as approved by county staff at the time of submissions. The surety shall be provided in association with the building permit application; final building permit approval shall be conditioned upon receipt and approval of said surety.

The project shall include abatement measures (e.g. coniferous vegetation, fencing, enclosure, or other insulating treatments) to direct noise generated by the solar system invertors from existing residential structures located on adjoining properties. 

The project shall be developed, and the facility operated in a manner consistent with the proposal elements identified in the application, except insofar as the elements of the proposal are superseded by the above conditions of approval.

The Interim Use Permit shall be valid for up to 25 years from the date of approval or earlier in the permit term if the solar project as determined by County Staff is deemed satisfactorily decommissioned. 

The existing access off of Kost Trail shall be used and shared for both solar sites on the west side of parcel.  No new access or expansion of the existing access along Kost Trail shall be permitted for the 2nd solar array.  Site Plans C.301 and C.200 shall be subject to and/or as appropriately modified to reflect the recommendation of County Engineer.

Violations of these conditions of permit approval shall be cause for the revocation of the Interim Use Permit upon action of the County Board.

The Applicant shall in their Interconnection Proposal to Xcel Energy include a provision to seek interconnection of utilities either “at grade” as a preferred installation or as a second option then the interconnection configuration shall reflective of a reasonable approach for which there is a reduction of utility poles to the extent possible in working with Xcel Energy. 

On motion by DuBose, seconded by  McMahon, the Board moved to approve the Cooperative Energy Futures Interim Use Permit to construct a one-megawatt solar garden west of County Rd. 11 and north of County Rd. 14 in Section 6, Twp. 34, R. 20, Chisago Lake Twp. (PID#02.00425.00).  with the Finding of Fact  that the proposal is consistent with the zoning regulations and Comprehensive Plan for Chisago County and subject to Conditions as recommended by the Planning Commission and/or as amended at tonight’s meeting.  The motion carried as follows: IN FAVOR THEREOF: DuBose, Greene, McMahon, Montzka, Robinson OPPOSED: None.

CONDITIONS:

The location of solar array shall be approved with the setbacks as shown on site plan C.02 of record submitted by Applicant.  
 
Construction and routine maintenance activities shall be limited to daytime working hours, as defined in Minn. R. 7030.0020, to ensure nighttime noise level standards will not be exceeded.

Permittee shall implement MPCA-recommended erosion and sediment control devices which are deemed by the Department to be applicable, obtain an NPDES Permit, and provide the Department with the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP).

Areas of bare ground at the facility shall be re-vegetated with a low-growing, accepted pollinator-friendly seed mix, and shall be maintained throughout the life of the project.

The maximum height of the solar panels shall be ten feet. 

Perimeter fencing shall be of a material consistent with County ordinance of which would be agricultural fencings a.k.a. “deer fence” design, with wooden posts, woven wire, and no barbed wire as additionally approved by Lent Township in email correspondence to Applicant dated December 6, 2019.  Fencing shall be installed in a manner that is consistent throughout entire project area and shall be constructed to be a minimum of eight feet tall.  Additionally as required by Lent Township to allow for a six inch gap between ground surface and the bottom of fence to allow for wildlife crossing.   

Prior to building permit approval, the Applicant shall resubmit a revised screening plan (C.08) that includes the installation of landscape/screening on the south project line in Chisago Lake Township.  The screening plan included with the submittal documents has been verified by a landscape professional to achieve 75% opacity by year three of the project.  Screening shall be established and maintained for the life of the project, including re-establishment of buffer in the case of decimation or destruction by disease, weather, fire or other peril.  

Perimeter fencing and landscape screening shall be installed prior to issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy.  

Maintenance of the screening shall be guaranteed by financial surety in an amount sufficient to guarantee that the planting height and 75% opacity screening goals are achieved by the end of year three shall be provided prior to building permit approval.

All activities conducted within wetlands shall be carried out, regulated and/or prohibited in accordance with the provisions of MN Chapter 8420.

The Permittee shall follow MN DNR’s recommendations for avoiding and minimizing impacts to Blanding’s turtle.

Permittee shall maintain aesthetic appearance of the project property, including disposal of trash, waste, and other detritus, for the life of the project.

The project shall be decommissioned in accordance with the decommissioning plan. Failure of the permittee to properly decommission the site may result in the issuance of a citation and criminal charges, and/or County seizure of the financial surety and decommissioning of the site. In the event that decommissioning costs exceed the amount of surety, adequate funds shall be collected from the developer, landowner, and/or assessed against the property.

Financial surety guaranteeing decommissioning in accordance with the plan shall be provided and maintained by the permittee in an amount equal to or greater than 125% of the developer’s estimated decommissioning cost for the portion of the solar project located within Chisago Lake Township as approved by County Staff at the time of submission. The surety shall be provided in association with the building permit application; final building permit approval shall be conditioned upon receipt and approval of said surety.

The project shall include abatement measures (e.g. coniferous vegetation, fencing, enclosure, or other insulating treatments) to direct noise generated by the solar system invertors from existing residential structures located on adjoining properties. 

The project shall be developed, and the facility operated in a manner consistent with the proposal elements identified in the application, except insofar as the elements of the proposal are superseded by the above conditions of approval.

The Interim Use Permit shall be valid for up to 25 years from the date of approval or earlier in the permit term if the solar project as determined by County Staff is deemed satisfactorily decommissioned. 

The site access as shown off of Kost Trail shall be subject to approval and permitting by County Highway as required by the County Engineer. 

Violations of these conditions of permit approval shall be cause for the revocation of the Interim Use Permit upon action of the County Board.

Approval by Lent Township for portion of project within their jurisdiction.   

Removal of the last row of solar panels in the SE corner of site plan entirely from project area that falls within Chisago Lake Township jurisdictional review.   Any redistribution of panels that would be proposed within Lent Township portion of project area would be subject to their jurisdictional review and approval of a revised site plan.

On motion by Robinson, seconded by Montzka, the Board moved to approve the 2020 Hauler Recycling Contract Renewals with the following companies:

Chisago Lakes Sanitation; Croix Valley Pick-Up; and SRC, Incorporated. And also Moved to approve the 2020 Recycler Contracts with the following companies: AAA Recycling, Chisago Lakes Achievement Center, Evergreen Recycling; Recycling For Wildlife; SRC, Incorporated and The Steel Chick Recycling.  The motion carried as follows: IN FAVOR THEREOF: DuBose, Greene, McMahon, Montzka, Robinson OPPOSED: None.

On motion by DuBose, seconded by McMahon, the Board moved to approve the Xcel Energy/Slipstream Group, Inc. 2020 Agreement for the collection of fluorescent lamps and bulbs at the Chisago County Household Hazardous Waste Facility.
 
The motion carried as follows: IN FAVOR THEREOF: Greene, McMahon, Montzka, Robinson, DuBose. OPPOSED: None.

On motion by DuBose, seconded by Montzka, the Board moved to Approve the 2020 St. Croix River Association Aquatic Invasive Species Education Proposal, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conflict of Interest Disclosure and the State of Minnesota Grant Contract for the No Child Left Inside Grant Program as presented at tonight’s meeting.  The motion carried as follows: IN FAVOR THEREOF: DuBose, Greene, McMahon, Montzka, Robinson OPPOSED: None.

On motion by Montzka, seconded by McMahon, the Board moved to award Swedish Immigrant Regional Trail Segment H parts A/B Construction Project No. 2018-214-4-02-09E to low bidder Peterson Companies Inc. and authorize the final preparation and execution of project contracts and signature by the Board Chair following County Attorney review.  The motion carried as follows: IN FAVOR THEREOF: DuBose, Greene, McMahon, Montzka, Robinson OPPOSED: None.

On motion by McMahon, seconded by DuBose, the Board moved to approve and Authorize Signature of the Chisago County Regional Trail Taylors Falls City Hall Parking Trailhead Cooperative Agreement.  The motion carried as follows: IN FAVOR THEREOF: DuBose, Greene, McMahon, Montzka, Robinson OPPOSED: None.

On motion by DuBose, seconded by McMahon, the Board moved to approve the 2019 LID General Engineering budget adjustment between Chisago County and Emmons & Olivier Resources, Inc.  The motion carried as follows: IN FAVOR THEREOF: DuBose, Greene, McMahon, Montzka, Robinson OPPOSED: None.

Chair called a recess at 7:23 p.m. The Chair reconvened the meeting at 7:26 p.m.

On motion by McMahon, seconded by Montzka, the Board moved to approve items 23-30.  The motion carried as follows:   IN FAVOR THEREOF:  DuBose, Greene, McMahon, Montzka, Robinson OPPOSED: None.

23.) First Amendment and Contract between Chisago County and Chisago Lakes Achievement Center

24.) Central Minnesota Mental Health Center Detoxification Services Contract 2020

25.) Family Pathways Contract for Shelter through 2021

26.) Family Pathways Contract for Supervised Visitation through 2021

27.) Lighthouse Child & Family Services Contract through 2020

28.) First Amendment to the Contract between Chisago County and Therapeutic Services Agency, Incorporated

29.) Professional/Technical Contract between Chisago County and Therapeutic Services Agency, Incorporated

30.) SHIP Program Grant Agreement – Forest Lake Area Schools - Champion

On motion by McMahon, seconded by Montzka, the Board moved to approve the date and time of the Annual Organization meeting of January 7th, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.  The motion carried as follows: IN FAVOR THEREOF: DuBose, Greene, McMahon, Montzka, Robinson OPPOSED: None.

On motion by McMahon, seconded by Montzka, the Board moved to approve by Resolution the proposed Salary of the County Attorney at $130,000 plus 3% effective January 1st 2020, and the salaries for County Elected Officials and Contracted Employees, effective January 1st, 2020.  The motion carried as follows: IN FAVOR THEREOF: DuBose, Greene, McMahon, Montzka, Robinson OPPOSED: None.

RESOLUTION NO. 19/1218 - 3
ESTABLISHING ELECTED OFFICIALS & CONTRACTED EMPLOYEE SALARIES

WHEREAS, M.S. 384.151; M.S. 385.373; M.S. 387.20; M.S. 388.18; M.S. 387.14 and M.S. 375A.06 respectively call for the annual establishment of the salaries of County Auditor, County Treasurer/ County Recorder, County Sheriff, County Attorney, Chief Deputy Sheriff, and County Administrator; and

WHEREAS, the salaries of said elected officials are exempt from the provisions of the Minnesota Pay Equity Act; while the salary of the Chief Deputy Sheriff and County Administrator, are not exempt from the provisions of the Minnesota Pay Equity Act; but all do remain within the prerogative of the County Board to establish, and

WHEREAS, this Board has considered the relevancy of these salaries to other management salaries within the county and to the salaries of comparable positions in other jurisdictions;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Chisago County Board of Commissioners hereby establishes and sets the salaries for the County’s elected officials in the following amounts effective January 1, 2020, a 3% cost of living adjustment increase over 2019, the same increase as that afforded County employees represented by the largest bargaining units:

County Sheriff
2015 Amount: $114,542
2016 Amount: $116,832.84
2017 Amount: $120,338
2018 Amount: $122,745
2019 Amount: $125,814
2020 Proposed: $129,588
             
County Attorney
2015 Amount: $103,083
2016 Amount: $105,144.66
2017 Amount: $108,299
2018 Amount: $120,000
2019 Amount: $123,000
2020 Proposed: $133,900

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Chisago County Board of Commissioners hereby establishes and sets the salary for the Chief Deputy Sheriff in the following amount effective January 1, 2020, a 3% cost of living adjustment increase over 2019, the same increase as that afforded County employees represented by the largest bargaining units:

Chief Deputy Sheriff
2015 Amount: $93,880
2016 Amount: $95,757.60
2017 Amount: $98,630
2018 Amount: $100,603
2019 Amount: $103,118
2020 Proposed: $106,211

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Chisago County Board of Commissioners hereby establishes and sets the salary for the County Administrator in the following amount effective January 1, 2020:

County Administrator
2015 Amount: $119,766
2016 Amount: $122,161
2017 Amount: $125,826
2018 Amount: $128,336
2019 Amount: $131,544
2020 Proposed: $135,490

On motion by McMahon, seconded by DuBose, the Board moved to approve by Resolution the proposed Salary and Per Diem for County Commissioners, as presented [and/or modified], effective January 1st, 2020.  The motion carried as follows: IN FAVOR THEREOF: DuBose, Greene, McMahon, Montzka, Robinson OPPOSED: None.

RESOLUTION NO. 19/1218 - 4
ESTABLISHING COUNTY COMMISSIONER COMPENSATION AND PER DIEM RATE FOR 2020

WHEREAS, M.S. 375.055 and 375.06 set forth the authorization for compensation of Minnesota County Commissioners; and

WHEREAS, Chisago County Commissioners are eligible to receive per diem payments in accordance with the above-referenced statutes;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the annual salary to be paid each Chisago County Commissioner for 2020 shall be $ 31,941.71, a     3%     increase over 2019;

Note: 2007, 2008 & 2009 salary was $27,419, a 0% increase over 2006

Note: 2010 salary was $26,871, a 2% DECREASE over 2009

Note: 2011 & 2012 salary was $26,871, a 0% increase over 2010

Note: 2013 budget salary was $27,274, a 1.5% increase over 2012

Note: 2014 budget salary was $27,683, a 1.5% increase over 2013

Note: 2015 budget salary was $28,234, a 2% increase over 2014

Note: 2016 budget salary was $28,798, a 2% increase over 2015

Note: 2017 budget salary was $29,662, a 3% increase over 2016

Note: 2018 budget salary was $30,255, a 2% increase over 2017

Note: 2019 budget salary was $31,011, a 2.5% increase over 2018

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Commissioners may receive payment of per diem in the amount of $50.00 for meetings and conduct of official county business pursuant to statutory definition and further subject to County Attorney approval.

Note: 2007 - 2018 per diem rate was $50.00

Note: 2019 proposed per diem rate is $50.00

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that in instances in which a commissioner might be separately authorized to receive a per diem for which there is a statutory basis apart from the one authorized for work as a county commissioner, Chisago County will deny the per diem payment to that Commissioner.  Accordingly, a County Commissioner may not receive two per diems for the same meeting.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Commissioners may be allowed and paid for actual and necessary traveling expenses incurred while attending meetings of the County Board, or while performing official duties as County Commissioner, or while serving on a board, committee or commission or for expenses reasonably incurred by a Commissioner in performance of the Commissioner’s official duties, pursuant to applicable Minnesota statutes and County Policy;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the following list of committees be deemed eligible for per diem reimbursement under provisions of M.S. 375.055 and 375.06 and that, while an individual commissioner shall usually attend and participate in the work of the respective committees as the designated representative or seated alternate, any Commissioner may participate in the committee’s work and receive mileage only for said participation:

•Association of MN Counties
•Board of County Commissioners
•Budget & Finance Committee (if meeting separately from Board of Commissioners’ Meeting)
•Chisago County Emergency Preparedness Committee
•Chisago County Jail/Law Enforcement Center Building Committee/ Radio Upgrade Project
•Chisago Lakes Joint Sewer Commission
•Chisago/Isanti Heartland Express Joint Powers Transit Board
•Chisago/Ramsey/Washington Commuter Rail Study – Rush Line Task Force
•East Central Regional Library Board
•East Central Solid Waste & 2-County Landfill, Recycling
•ECRDC; (PLUS, Subcommittees) – Central MN Council on Aging and Metro Area Transportation
•EMS Task Force
•UofMN Extension Committee
•Health & Human Services Committee of the Whole (if meeting separately from Board of Commissioners’ Meeting)
•Highway 8 Task Force
•HRA-EDA Board
•Human Resources/Labor Relations/Personnel Committee (if meeting separately from Board of Commissioners’ Meeting)
•Joint Job Training Board (PLUS, Subcommittees) – CMJTS, Inc. Operations Committee, WIB Executive Committee, Workforce Development Committee
•Lakes & Pines Board; (PLUS, Subcommittee) - Negotiations
•Law Library, Court Liaison
•Legislative Committee – Mileage ONLY, NO Per Diems (Per Diems if meeting as Committee of the Whole separately from Board of Commissioners’ Meeting)
•Library Service Delivery and Collaboration Group (Greater Minnesota/AMC)
•Metro Alliance for Healthy Families – Governing Board
•Metropolitan Emergency Services Board (MESB); (PLUS, Subcommittes) – Executive & Radio Cost Allocation Committee
•NACO – Mileage ONLY, NO Per Diems
•Parks Board
•Planning Commission
•Public Health Commission
•Regional Juvenile Detention Facility – Lino Lakes
•Road & Bridge Committee of the Whole (if meeting separately from Board of Commissioners’ Meeting); (PLUS, Subcommitte) – East Metro Transportation
•So. Center/So. Lindstrom Sanitary Sewer District
•Solid Waste Advisory Committee
•Township Association
•Water Plan Policy Team

On motion by Montzka, seconded by McMahon, the Board moved to approve by Resolution the proposed Per Diem rate of $50 for Citizen volunteers and appointees, as presented [and/or modified], effective January 1st, 2020.  The motion carried as follows: IN FAVOR THEREOF: DuBose, Greene, McMahon, Montzka, Robinson OPPOSED: None.

RESOLUTION NO. 19/1218 - 5
ESTABLISHING COMPENSATION FOR VOLUNTEER/CITIZEN COMMITTEES FOR 2020

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Chisago County Board of Commissioners hereby establishes the per diem rate of $ 50.00 /meeting, plus mileage for members of voluntary/citizen committees appointed by the Board or for other volunteers who serve in an official capacity under this Board’s jurisdiction and for whom per diem is declared appropriate.

NOTE: 2007-2019 was $50.00/meeting

NOTE: 2020 Proposed Rate is $50.00/meeting

On motion by McMahon, seconded by Montzka, the Board moved to approve by Resolution the proposed 3% wage adjustment for non-represented Employees, effective January 1st, 2020.  The motion carried as follows: IN FAVOR THEREOF: DuBose, Greene, McMahon, Montzka, Robinson OPPOSED: None.

RESOLUTION NO. 19/1218 - 6
AUTHORIZING A COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT FOR NON-UNION EMPLOYEES FOR 2020

WHEREAS, the County Board of Commissioners is authorized to establish the pay system for employees under its jurisdiction and is further authorized to adjust said system as it deems appropriate; and

WHEREAS, the County Board of Commissioners has previously approved wage adjustments of 3% for represented county employees, effective January 1st, 2020; and

WHEREAS, on December 18th, 2019, the County Board of Commissioners considered a 3% wage increase for certain County Elected Officials and Contracted Employees, consistent with that made previously for other represented county employees, effective January 1st, 2020.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Chisago County Board of Commissioners hereby authorizes the county’s master wage schedules to be adjusted by 3% for non-union employees, not otherwise subject to statutory provisions, consistent with the adjustment made for other represented county employees, and that said adjustment is effective January 1st, 2020.

On motion by DuBose, seconded by  McMahon, the Board moved to approve the Property Changes for Taxes payable in 2020, due to changes, corrections, and clerical errors since the County Board of Equalization.  The motion carried as follows: IN FAVOR THEREOF: DuBose, Greene, McMahon, Montzka, Robinson OPPOSED: None.

On motion by DuBose, seconded by   Montzka, the Board moved to authorize advertisement for the soon to be vacant Chief Deputy Auditor-Treasurer position and temporary election staff.  The motion carried as follows: IN FAVOR THEREOF: DuBose, Greene, McMahon, Montzka, Robinson OPPOSED: None.

On motion by Montzka, seconded by McMahon, the Board moved to approve the Contract with Lakes Center for Youth and Families to provide Pre-trial Diversion and Restorative Justice Programming for youth.  The motion carried as follows: IN FAVOR THEREOF: DuBose, Greene, McMahon, Montzka, Robinson OPPOSED: None.

On motion by McMahon, seconded by Montzka, the Board moved to approve the Chisago County Purchasing Policy.  The motion carried as follows: IN FAVOR THEREOF: DuBose, Greene, McMahon, Montzka, Robinson OPPOSED: None.

On motion by McMahon, seconded by DuBose, the Board moved to approve the Remote Access Policy.  The motion carried as follows: IN FAVOR THEREOF: DuBose, Greene, McMahon, Montzka, Robinson OPPOSED: None.

On motion by McMahon, seconded by Robinson, the Board moved to approve the resolution required for the Special Appropriation General Obligation Bond Grant of $3,000,000 from the State Legislature.   The motion carried as follows: IN FAVOR THEREOF: DuBose, Greene, McMahon, Montzka, Robinson OPPOSED: None.

RESOLUTION NO. 19/1218-7
SPECIAL APPROPRIATION GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND GRANT

BE IT RESOLVED that Chisago County act as the legal sponsor for project(s) contained in this Application to be submitted on December 18th, 2019 and that Chairman of the Chisago County Board of Commissioners Richard Greene and Interim County Administrator Chase Burnham are hereby authorized to apply to the Department of Employment and Economic Development for funding of this project on behalf of Chisago County.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Chisago County has the legal authority to apply for financial assistance, and the institutional, managerial, and financial capability to ensure adequate construction, operation, maintenance and replacement of the proposed project for its design life.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Chisago County has not violated any Federal, State, or local laws pertaining to fraud, bribery, kickbacks, collusion, conflict of interest or other unlawful or corrupt practice.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that upon approval of its application by the state, Chisago County, may enter into an agreement with the State of Minnesota for the abovereferenced project(s), and that it will comply with all applicable laws and regulations as stated in all contract agreements.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Chairman Richard Greene and Interim County Administrator Chase Burnham, or their successors in office, are hereby authorized to execute such agreements, and amendments thereto, as are necessary to implement the project(s) on behalf of the applicant.

On motion by DuBose, seconded by McMahon, the Board moved to authorize an offer of employment and approve the appointment of Mr. Robert Benson as the Chisago County Health and Human Services Director, effective December 19, 2019.  The motion carried as follows: IN FAVOR THEREOF: DuBose, Greene, McMahon, Montzka, Robinson OPPOSED: None

On motion by McMahon, seconded by Montzka, the Board moved to approve the Communications System Subscriber Agreement (ARMER Subscriber) Agreement with North Branch.  The motion carried as follows: IN FAVOR THEREOF: DuBose, Greene, McMahon, Montzka, Robinson OPPOSED: None

On motion by McMahon, seconded by DuBose, the Board moved to approve the Government Center Security Screening Policy.  The motion carried as follows: IN FAVOR THEREOF: DuBose, Greene, McMahon, Montzka, Robinson OPPOSED: None

Interim County Administrator Burnham provided the following updates:  Dennis Freed’s Party Monday, December 30 1:30-3:00.  No action was taken.

Several Commissioners offered reports of their respective committee assignments. No action was taken.

On motion by Robinson, seconded by McMahon, the Board adjourned the meeting at 8:06 p.m.  The motion carried as follows:  IN FAVOR THEREOF:  DuBose, Greene, McMahon, Montzka, Robinson OPPOSED: None.

__________________________
Richard Greene, Chair

Attest:___________________________
Christina Vollrath
Interim Clerk of the Board





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