ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Commissioner Proceedings June Meeting of the County Board

(July 7, 2006) 8498 COMMISSIONER PROCEEDINGS JUNE MEETING OF THE COUNTY BOARD IN KANDIYOHI COUNTY Office of the County Auditor/Treasurer of Kandiyohi County, Willmar, Minnesota. The Board of Commissioners of Kandiyohi County, Minnesota met at 10:...

(July 7, 2006) 8498

COMMISSIONER PROCEEDINGS

JUNE MEETING OF THE COUNTY BOARD

IN KANDIYOHI COUNTY

Office of the County Auditor/Treasurer of Kandiyohi County, Willmar, Minnesota.

ADVERTISEMENT

The Board of Commissioners of Kandiyohi County, Minnesota met at 10:00 A.M., June 6, 2006, pursuant to adjournment. All members were present.

A motion by Falk 2nd Larson to approve the minutes of the May 16, 2006 board meeting and the May 20, 2006 board meeting was on vote unanimously adopted.

A motion by Madsen 2nd Peterson to approve the payment of claims being $327,157.91 from Revenue Fund, $2,947.93 from Regional Treatment Center, $242,250.24 from Road and Bridge Fund, $31,080.71 from County Building Fund, $59,603.60 from Ditch Fund, $75.38 from Library Fund, $5,934.99 from Health & Human Services Building Fund, $11.90 from Eagle Lake Sewer Fund, $8,675.26 from Water & Sewer Fund, $6,500.00 from Capital Projects Fund, $7,598.94 from Trunk Line Extension Revolving Fund, $7,167.92 from Computer/Communication Maintenance Fund, $96.05 from D.A.R.E. Fund, $20,032.73 from Sanitary Landfill Fund, $17,916.67 from SCORE Fund according to the detailed listing of claims as recorded in the office of the County Auditor/Treasurer was on vote unanimously adopted.

Gary Danielson, Public Works Director, summarized the engineer's report on the Lake Florida sewer project and gave a synopsis of the project from the Lake Florida Public Hearing dated May 20, 2006.

Brad DeWolf of Bolton & Menk explained that the bidding was done in 2 sections.

Bids for Section A - Lake Florida Wastewater Collection System were opened on April 18, 2006 at 10:00 A.M. at the Health and Human Services Building pursuant to published notice as follows:

Lake Florida Wastewater Collection System - Section A

BMI Project No. W13.37338

ADVERTISEMENT

Bidder Estimate: $2,403,391.10

GM Contracting

Lake Crystal, MN $2,685,567.67

Duininck Bros., Inc.

Prinsburg, MN $3,044,820.00

Rice Lake Construction Group

Deerwood, MN $3,317,828.00

Mniok Construction, LLC

ADVERTISEMENT

Chokio, MN $3,725,729.00

Lake Florida Wastewater Collection System - Section B

BMI Project No. W13.37338

Bidder Estimate: $1,425,607.50

Duininck Bros., Inc.

Prinsburg, MN $1,549,160.00

Quam Construction Co.

Willmar, MN $1,586,027.90

Mniok Construction, LLC

Chokio, MN $1,591,659.00

SJ Lewis Construction, Inc

Waite Park, MN $1,825,449.60

All present were given an opportunity to be heard.

A motion by Falk 2nd Larson to close the hearing was on vote unanimously adopted.

A motion by Falk 2nd Peterson to approve the following Resolution Findings of Fact and Order was on vote unanimously adopted.

RESOLUTION FINDINGS OF FACT AND ORDER

BE IT RESOLVED, by the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners as follows:

WHEREAS: The Kandiyohi County Board did order Bradley C. DeWolf, of Bolton & Menk, Inc. (hereinafter Bolton & Menk), Consulting Engineers to prepare an Amended Report on Engineer's Survey and Examination for providing Wastewater System Improvements to Lake Florida within the Green Lake Sanitary Sewer and Water District; and Bolton & Menk have prepared and filed that Amended Report with the Kandiyohi County Auditor; and

WHEREAS: Viewers were appointed by the Kandiyohi County Board to determine damages that would result and those Viewers have met, viewed, prepared and have filed with the Kandiyohi County Auditor their Report on Damages, and

WHEREAS: a Notice of Public Hearings on said Amended Engineering Report and Viewer's Report on Damages has been given, and the said Notice of Public Hearings was published on May 4, 2006 and May 11, 2006 in the West Central Daily Tribune, and required mailed notice was sent to all persons, corporations and public bodies affected by the proposed, and

WHEREAS: on May 5, 2006 a Public Informational Meeting was held, and on May 20 and June 6, 2006, Public Hearings on said Amended Engineering Report and on the Viewers Report on Damages were held, and

WHEREAS: estimated assessments and other costs to benefited property have been included in mailings, meetings and hearings. Assessment hearings to determine specific assessments shall be held as ordered by the County Board as work on the improvements progresses, and

WHEREAS, persons having an interest in these proceedings were given an opportunity to be heard at said public hearings, and

WHEREAS, all written comments and other materials furnished by persons interested in these matters, which materials are on file with the Kandiyohi County Auditor, were duly considered by the Kandiyohi County Board, and

WHEREAS, parties affected by the improvement and improvement costs have evidenced strong support for the proposed improvements in these and other hearings and meetings.

WHEREAS, a bid opening was conducted to better ascertain the estimated cost of the improvements, and

WHEREAS, Wastewater Infrastructure Fund and Public Facilities Authorities funding loan and loan repayment schedules are now known.

NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to the authority of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 116A and Chapter 429, the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners makes the following:

Findings of Fact Regarding the Amended Engineers Report on Wastewater System Improvements to Lake Florida within the

Green Lake Sanitary Sewer and Water District

1. That notice of hearing was duly given

2. That the proposed improvements comply with the regulations and criteria of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

3. That the proposed improvements are feasible

4. That the proposed improvements are needed.

5. That the proposed improvements will provide a public benefit to Lake Florida and Lake Florida properties and will promote the general public health and environment of Kandiyohi County.

6. That all proceedings herein have been in accordance with law.

Findings of Fact

Regarding Viewers Report on Damages

7. That notice of hearing was duly given

8. That the Viewers report on Damage does set forth the damages that will occur with the proposed improvements. Properties listed in the viewers report have been acquired and therefore no appeals will be forthcoming.

9. That all proceedings herein have been in accordance with law.

Based upon all of the evidence presented and duly considered by the

Kandiyohi County Board, and upon the foregoing Findings of Fact,

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED AS FOLLOWS:

1. That the Amended Report on Engineer's Survey and Examination for providing Wastewater System Improvements to Lake Florida within the Green Lake Sanitary Sewer and Water District has been made and is hereby approved and adopted.

2. That the proposed Improvements are practicable

3. That the Viewers Report on Damages has been made and is hereby approved and adopted.

4. That contracts shall be prepared and awarded by separate action as specified in the Amended Engineer's Report except as modified by approved change orders to the contract.

5. That the Improvements as set forth in the Amended Engineer's Report shall be made.

Dated at Willmar, Minnesota this 6th day of June, 2006.

ATTEST: Sam Modderman, County Auditor Treasurer

BY THE BOARD: Dean Shuck, Chairman

Brad DeWolf of Bolton & Menk reported on the Section A and Section B bids for the Lake Florida Wastewater Collection System and recommended that the bid for Section A be awarded to the lowest bidder, GM Contracting of Lake Crystal, MN in the amount of $2,685,567.67 and Section B be awarded to the lowest bidder, Duininck Bros. of Prinsburg, MN in the amount of $1,549,160.00.

A motion by Madsen 2nd Falk to award the bid for Section A for the Lake Florida Wastewater Collection System to the lowest bidder, GM Contracting of Lake Crystal, MN in the amount of $2,685,567.67 was on vote unanimously adopted.

A motion by Larson 2nd Peterson to award the bid for Section B for the Lake Florida Wastewater Collection System to the lowest bidder, Duininck Bros. of Prinsburg, MN in the amount of $1,549,160.00 was on vote unanimously adopted.

A motion by Falk 2nd Larson to instruct the County Attorney to research the County's authority to assess property owners on Lake Florida but not connected to the Lake Florida Wastewater Collection System was on vote unanimously adopted.

Bids for the Grading and Bituminous SP 34-610-15 and SAP 34-609-18 were opened at this time pursuant to published notice as follows:

Grading & Bituminous SP 34-610-15 & SAP 34-609-18

Bidder Estimate: $2,293,885.84

Central Specialties, Inc.

Alexandria, MN $2,835,131.93

Duininck Bros Inc

Prinsburg, MN $2,204,146.33

Jeff Bredberg, Director of Environmental Services, appeared regarding a nuisance abatement on property in Section 3 of New London Township, owned by the Donald Wordes Estate, parcel 27-003-0155. Bredberg showed pictures of the property and said that he had received a letter from Attorney Brad Schmidt indicating that there is going to be an auction of the property on June 23, 2006 and the property will be cleaned up prior to the auction and recommended that the Board extend the May 8, 2006 nuisance abatement deadline. A motion by Larson 2nd Peterson to extend the May 8, 2006 nuisance abatement deadline of the Donald Wordes Estate, parcel 27-003-0155 to June 24, 2006 was rescinded and a motion by the same motioners extending the May 8, 2006 abatement deadline of the Donald Wordes Estate, parcel 27-003-0155 to June 22, 2006 was on vote unanimously adopted.

A motion by Madsen 2nd Falk to approve the Joint Powers Agreement Amendment to provided secure housing for offenders between the State of Minnesota, through its Commissioner of Corrections, Facilities Division (State) and Kandiyohi County (Governmental Unit), extending the expiration date from June 30, 2006 to June 30, 2007, extending agreement from three to two one year terms if mutually agreed between parties and changing the daily rate from $55.00 to $56.10 per day per offender was on vote unanimously adopted

Mike Gerbitz from Donohue & Associates appeared and gave a presentation on the relocation of the City of Willmar's Wastewater Treatment Plant. The report was received for information.

Jeff Bredberg, Director of Environmental Services, appeared regarding the Waterview Business Park Wetland Replacement Plan. Bredberg outlined the type of project, findings of fact, TEP recommendation and a letter dated June 5, 2006 from the City of Willmar with their comments as follows:

The City of Willmar has reviewed the proposed Waterview Business Park Wetland Replacement Plan and Applications dated May 5, 2006. For purposes of this application, related concerns are flood storage, flood elevations, water quality and network transportation. The City embraces responsible growth and to this end, offers the following:

1. The current application dated May 5, 2006 with accompanying DBI application map (see attached option 30) provides adequate flood storage for the 100-year, 24-hour storm event in Southeast (SE) Willmar. The City of Willmar has determined that the proposed plan fulfills the baseline premise utilized by the City that growth may not worsen existing conditions (see attached Barr Engineering Report - Addendum No. 2 dated May 26, 2006.)

2. The City of Willmar is working closely with the developer to ensure that all water quality requirements of the Stormwater Management Ordinance are met. Details of this plan will be reviewed and coordinated as work proceeds.

3. Proposed flood storage ponds and storm water conveyance systems must be designed to adequately address public safety using commonly accepted design practice as approved by the City.

4. The proposed network transportation as summarized in the attached application map (Option 30) dated May 5, 2006 follows the City's adopted transportation plan network which was prepared concurrently with MnDOT and Kandiyohi County.

5. As replacement for wetland disturbance, the City of Willmar respectively requires that the flood mitigation, water quality, water safety and the transportation plan, as noted above, be accepted as a condition of the Developer's permit.

A motion by Larson 2nd Madsen to approve the Waterview Business Park Wetland Replacement Plan as presented by Jeff Bredberg with the following 4 conditions:

1. That the replacement plan as submitted is acceptable to the City of Willmar

2. That a restoration plan be submitted on the areas that have been excavated approximately 18 inches as identified in the replacement plan

3. That a performance bond or letter of surety is obtained prior to any impacts to wetlands in the amount of $850,726.00 (1,701,453 square feet times $.50 per square feet)

4. Contingent upon the escrow agreement as developed as per ACOE permit requirements

was on vote unanimously adopted.

Gary Geer, Zoning Administrator, appeared regarding the citizens petition for an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for the plat of Pleasant Cove. Linda Olson, petition representative, read her feelings as to why an EAW should be required. Geer presented to the Board staff recommended findings of fact and conclusions for the citizen's petition for an EAW. A motion by Peterson 2nd Madsen to approve a negative declaration for an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for the plat of Pleasant Cove based on the findings of fact and conclusions presented from the Kandiyohi County Zoning Office was on vote unanimously adopted.

Gary Geer, Zoning Administrator, appeared regarding Resource Management (RM) and General Agricultural (A-2) Building eligibilities adjacent to other zones. Geer read three policy options for building eligibilities within these zones. A motion by Madsen 2nd Falk to approve option 3 for the Resource Management (RM) and A-2 Zone Building Eligibilities was on vote defeated. Voting yes: Madsen, Falk. Voting no: Larson, Shuck, Peterson. Boyd Beccue, County Attorney, reviewed the three options with the Board and said that option 3 best implements the comprehensive plan and best meets the intent of the Zoning Ordinance. A motion by Madsen 2nd Falk to approve option 3 as policy for the Resource Management (RM) and A-2 Zone Building Eligibilities was on vote adopted. Voting yes: Shuck, Madsen, Falk. Voting no: Larson, Peterson.

Boyd Beccue, County Attorney, appeared regarding a MN Supreme Court decision regarding the Environmental Assessment Worksheet and outlined a six part procedure to meet the MN Supreme Court decision. The Board instructed Jeff Bredberg, Director of Environmental Services to present an estimate from a private consulting firm for the EAW procedure outlined by Beccue at the next board meeting.

Wayne Thompson, County Administrator, appeared regarding the grant agreement for the maintenance facility building at the Regional Treatment Center. Thompson said that the legislature changed the bonding bill correcting it from bill 205 to bill 206 with the amount still being $900,000.00. A motion by Larson 2nd Shuck to approve the new grant agreement for the maintenance facility building at the Regional Treatment Center was on vote unanimously adopted.

Chad Hansen from Martin Mechanical Design, Inc. appeared regarding bids that were opened on June 1, 2006 for Buildings RLU-7 and RLU-14 and MTC Building at the Regional Treatment Center as follows:

Buildings RLU-7 and RLU-14

Regional Treatment Center

Bidder Base Bid Alt. No. 1

Plumbing & Heating of

Willmar, Inc.

Willmar, MN $317,257.00 $3,173.00

MTC Building

Regional Treatment Center

Bidder Base Bid Alt. No. 1

Plumbing & Heating of

Willmar, Inc.

Willmar, MN $300,579.00 $3,000.00

A motion by Madsen 2nd Falk to refuse all the bids for Buildings RLU-7, RLU-14 and MTC Buildings at the Regional Treatment Center, reissue in a 4 bid package, call for additional bids and re-advertise for more competitive bids was on vote unanimously adopted.

On motion the meeting was adjourned to June 8, 2006 at 9:00 A.M. at the Public Works Office.

What To Read Next
Fundraising is underway to move the giant ball of twine from the Highland, Wisconsin, home of creator James Frank Kotera, who died last month at age 75, 44 years after starting the big ball.
Mike Clemens, a farmer from Wimbledon, North Dakota, was literally (and figuratively) “blown away,” when his equipment shed collapsed under a snow load.
Volunteers lead lessons on infusing fibers with plant dyes and journaling scientific observations for youth in Crow Wing and Olmsted counties.
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission met on Jan. 5, 2023, to consider the application for Summit Carbon Solutions.