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 GOODHUE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
October 2 , 2007


AGENDA

4:30 p.m. - Closed Session: Labor Negotiations
5:00 p.m. 

  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Disclosures of Interest
  • Review and approve September 18, 2007, County Board meeting minutes.
  • Review and approve September 18, 2007, Committee of the Whole meeting minutes.
  • Review and approve October 2, 2007, County Board meeting agenda.
  • Review and approve following items on the consent agenda:
1. Approve the Off-Highway Vehicle Enforcement Grant.  (Attachment)
2. Approve the Dakota County Jail Contract.  (Attachment)

Review and approve following items on the Public Health consent agenda:

1. Approve the Contract from October 2007- February 2008 with Ruth Fredrickson to assist at the PHS Flu Immunization Clinics.  (Attachment)
2. Approve the 2007-2008 academic year Contract for students to receive clinical learning experiences from PHS Staff.  (Attachment)

Swearing In Ceremony
Roni Sue Cardell, Detention Deputy
Chad Juliar, Detention Deputy

5:00 p.m.
1) COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

A. JOBZ Modification Request.  (Attachment)

5:00 p.m.
2)
 PUBLIC HEARING:
A. Zoning Ordinance Text AmendmentArticle 18 Wind Energy Conversion System Ordinance Proposed Amendment to Goodhue County Zoning Ordinance to add a new Article to establish regulations to govern Wind Energy Conversion Systems (WECS).: Purpose – This ordinance is established to regulate the installation and operation of Wind Energy Conversion Systems (WECS) within Goodhue County not otherwise subject to Siting and oversight by the State of Minnesota under the Minnesota PowerPlant Siting Act (MS 116C.51-116C.697.)  Article 10(20), 11(21), 12(22), 13(23), 14(24), 15(26), 16(27) this amendment is to include wind energy conversion systems in the specific zoning designations as permitted and or conditional uses.  This zoning ordinance amendment will also include renumbering and restructuring of the zoning ordinance.  (Attachment)

B. Zoning Ordinance Text Amendments - Article 19 Wild and Scenic District , Proposed Amendment to Goodhue County Zoning Ordinance Article 19 to establish setback regulations to govern Wild and Scenic Districts within Goodhue County. Purpose – This amendment will establish front, side and rear yard setback requirements that were errantly not included upon the original adoption of the Wild and Scenic (WS) District regulations.  (Attachment)

Article 20 Commercial and Recreational District, Proposed amendment to Goodhue County Zoning Ordinance Article 20 to establish setback regulations to govern Commercial and Recreational Districts within Goodhue County. Purpose- This amendment will establish front, side and rear yard setback requirements that were errantly not included upon the original adoption of the Commercial Recreation (CR) District regulations.  (Attachment)

Article 2 Rules and Definitions , proposed amendment to Goodhue County Zoning Ordinance Article 2 to erase Subdivision 62A; Lot Area Buildable definition. Purpose - This amendment will eliminate a definition that defines Lot Buildable Area for residential building sites situated in the County’s R-1 Zone District.  It further eliminates the requirement that lots in the R-1 District must have at least 20,000 square feet of “ Lot Buildable Area”.  These changes to the Zoning Ordinance will reduce the need for unnecessary site grading allowing homes to be sited with less impact on the natural landscape.  (Attachment)

3) LAND USE MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR’S REPORT
A. Joyce L. Schulz and Willard B. Schulz for a Preliminary Plat / Final Plat Zoning Application on property located at: Sections 19 and 30, T112N, R14W, SW ¼ , Hay Creek Township. The application, if approved, would authorize:  a Preliminary / Final Plat – for the combination and use of parcel numbers 34.019.2802, 34.019.2902, and 34.030.0301 into a new Plat on A-2 land for private residential use.  (Attachment)

B. County Feedlot Officer.  (Attachment)

5:20 p.m.
4)
HUMAN RESOURCE DIRECTOR'S REPORT
A. Personnel Committee Report.
   1. Approve Promotion to Assistant Jail Administrator.  (Attachment)
   2. Approve tuition reimbursement request.  (Attachment)

B. 2008 Health Insurance.  (Attachment)

FOR YOUR INFORMATION
A. Personnel Committee Minutes.  (Attachment)

Future meeting dates:
October 2 at 4:00 p.m. – Economic Development Authority (EDA):  County Board Room.
October 3 at 9:00 a.m.- Policy Committee:  Government Center Conference Room 103.
October 4 at 1:30 p.m.- Park Board Meeting:  Public Works Building, Red Wing.
October 8 at 9:00 a.m.- South Country Health Alliance:  Owatonna.
October 11 at 7:00 p.m. – Zumbro Watershed Partnership:  Oronoco City Hall.
October 13 at 8:30 a.m.- Policy Committee Meeting:  Government Center Conference Room 103.
October 15 at 7:00 p.m.- Planning Advisory Commission:  Jury Assembly Room.
October 16 at 11:00 a.m. – Committee of the Whole:  County Board Room.
October 17 at 9:00 a.m. – Three Rivers:  Zumbrota.
October 22 at 6:30 p.m. - Board of Adjustments:  Jury Assembly Room.
October 23 at 3:30 p.m.- Budget/Personnel Committee:  Administration Conference Room.
October 23 at 7:30 p.m.- Cannon Valley Trail:  Welch.
October 24 at 12:00 p.m.- Tribal Liaison Luncheon:  Prairie Island.
October 25 at 8:30 a.m. – Technology Committee:  County Board Room.

County Board Committee reports.

Review and approve county claims.

New or old business.

Adjourn.

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