MORRISON COUNTY BOARD OF

MORRISON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
SUMMARY OF MINUTES FOR JUNE 3, 2014
The meeting was held in the County Board Room, Government Center, Little Falls MN, and was called to order at 9:00 a.m. by Chairman Jelinski.
Members present: Commissioners: Jeff Jelinski, Randy Winscher, Duane Johnson, Kevin Maurer and Don Meyer.
Staff present: Deb Gruber, Brian Middendorf, Russ Nygren, Brad Vold, Steve Backowski, Karen Szczodroski, Amy Kowalzek, Darrin Welle, Dale Beierman and Nicole Nordlund.
Others present: Brian Gapinski, Judith Swenson, Wayne Lease, Sandy Lease, Scott Saehr, Alysa Glass, Nathan Franzen, Helen Mclennan, Jerry Chandler and Liz Verley.
A motion was made by Commissioner Johnson, seconded by Commissioner Winscher and carried unanimously to approve the Morrison County Board of Commissioner Minutes for May 20, 2014.
A motion was made by Commissioner Meyer, seconded by Commissioner Maurer and carried unanimously to adopt the agenda as presented.
A motion was made by Commissioner Maurer, seconded by Commissioner Johnson and carried unanimously to approve the following 2014 Annual License for Additional License Services:
Dist. #1 Campfire Bay Resort, Cushing, MN Additional License
The County Board considered the Conditional Use Permit request for Leo Raab/Daniel Raab to establish a Wood Products Manufacturer, specifically for the production of cabinets including the attached conditions; located in part of the SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 Section 29, Township 127, Range 030, Elmdale Township; per recommendation from the Morrison County Planning Commission on May 27, 2014. A motion was made by Commissioner Johnson, seconded by Commissioner Meyer and carried unanimously to adopt the proposed findings of fact and to approve the Conditional Use Permit.
A motion was made by Commissioner Maurer, seconded by Commissioner Meyer to table the Conditional Use permit request for Wayne and Sandra Lease to establish a Wood Products Manufacturer, specifically for a wood grinding facility including attached conditions; located in the N 1/2 of NE 1/4, Section 03, Township 041, Range 030, Buh Township; per recommendation from the Morrison County Planning Commission on May 27, 2014 until the next County Board meeting June 17, 2014. Motion carried 4-1 with Commissioner Winscher voting nay.
The County Board considered the Conditional Use Permit request for Curtis Theis/Jeffrey Skroch to expand to a Tier II large-scale feedlot including conditions; located in the E 1/2 of NW 1/4 and W 1/2 of NE 1/4, Section 20, Township 039, Range 030, Buckman Township; per recommendation from the Morrison County Planning Commission on May 27, 2014. A motion was made by Commissioner Meyer, seconded by Commissioner Johnson and carried unanimously to adopt the proposed findings of fact and to approve the Conditional Use Permit.
The County Board considered the Conditional Use Permit request for Nathan and Cassie Baum to establish an Outdoor Recreation Area, specifically for boarding horses and to host horse show events, including the attached conditions; located in part of the S1/2, of the NW 1/4, Section 09, Township 040, Range 031, Agram Township; per recommendation from the Morrison County Planning Commission on May 27, 2014.
A motion was made by Commissioner Meyer, seconded by Commissioner Johnson to amend the conditions to allow 25 horses on the property. Motion carried on a 4-1 vote with Commissioner Maurer voting nay.
A motion was made by Commissioner Winscher, seconded by Commissioner to amend the conditions to not stock pile manure anywhere on the property. Motion carried on a 4-1 vote with Commissioner Johnson voting nay.
A motion was made by Commissioner Winscher, seconded by Commissioner Meyer and carried unanimously to adopt the proposed findings of fact and to approve the Conditional Use Permit.
The County Board considered the Conditional Use Permit request for James Koetter/ Geronimo Wind Energy to establish a Solar Farm, including attached conditions; located in part of the E1/2, Section 10, Township 040, Range 032, Little Falls Township; per recommendation from the Morrison County Planning Commission on May 27, 2014.
A motion was made by Commissioner Winscher, seconded by Commissioner Meyer and carried unanimously to amend the conditions and remove the condition to provide the Planning and Zoning Department documentation of release from the CRP program prior to solar farm permit issuance.
A motion was made by Commissioner Winscher, seconded by Commissioner Maurer and carried unanimously to adopt the proposed findings of fact and to approve the Conditional Use Permit.
A motion was made by Commissioner Meyer, seconded by Commissioner Johnson and carried unanimously to approve the attached Abstract of Tax Abatements dated June 3, 2014.
A motion was made by Commissioner Meyer, seconded by Commissioner Johnson and carried unanimously to approve the annual renewal of liquor licenses as attached to the minutes.
A motion was made by Commissioner Winscher, seconded by Commissioner Meyer and carried unanimously to approve the renewal application for the Morrill Bar and Grill to close at two a.m.
A motion was made by Commissioner Johnson, seconded by Commissioner Winscher and carried unanimously to approve the renewal application of the 12 Mile Tavern for the two a.m. closing time.
A motion was made by Commissioner Maurer, seconded by Commissioner Winscher and carried unanimously to approve the Precious Metal Dealer License to Chester Nelson dba Like-Nu Gun and Pawn.
A motion was made by Commissioner Winscher, seconded by Commissioner Meyer to approve the Premises Permit for the Swanville Lions at Stone Hill Bar and Grill. Motion carried on a 4-1 vote with Commissioner Johnson abstaining from the vote.
A motion was made by Commissioner Meyer, seconded by Commissioner Johnson and carried unanimously to approve the application for an Assemblage of Large Numbers of People License for the Pierz Freedom Fest Planned for July 19, 2014- 2:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. at the Genola Ball Fields in Pierz Township.
A motion was made by Commissioner Meyer and seconded by Commissioner Johnson to approve the Commissioners Expense Reports as presented. Motion carried on a roll call vote with all Commissioners voting aye.
A motion was made by Commissioner Meyer, seconded by Commissioner Johnson and carried unanimously to authorize a 2014 Solid Waste Hauler License for Veit, Inc.
A motion was made by Commissioner Maurer, seconded by Commissioner Johnson and carried unanimously to appoint Tina Snell to the County Extension Committee for a term of three years, 7/1/2014 to 12/31/2017, representing District 1 and Appoint Norman Siekman to the County Extension Committee for the remainder of 7/1/2014 to 12/31/2014 representing an at-large appointment.
A motion was made by Commissioner Maurer, seconded by Commissioner Johnson and carried unanimously to schedule a special board meeting on June 10, 2014 for a closed session to discuss pending litigation.
A motion was made by Commissioner Meyer, seconded by Commissioner Maurer and carried unanimously to appoint Commissioner Johnson as delegate to the South Country Health Alliance Board and to appoint Commissioner Meyer as alternate.
A motion was made by Commissioner Johnson, seconded by Commissioner Winscher and carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 11:42 a.m.
THIS IS A SUMMARY OF THE COUNTY BOARD MINUTES. A COPY OF THE FULL TEXT IS AVAILABLE AT THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATORS OFFICE

PUBLISH: June 22, 2014 (240121)

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