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Dakota County Board, June 16, 2009

Friday, July 10, 2009 - 12:06pm

Summary of Proceedings

Dakota County Board of Commissioners

June 16, 2009

The Dakota County Board of Commissioners met at 9:02 a.m. on Tuesday, June 16, 2009, in the Boardroom, Administration Center, Hastings, Minnesota. All County Board members were present except Commissioner Nancy Schouweiler. The minutes of the County Board meeting, held June 2, 2009, were approved as presented and entered in Commissioners' Record MM.

Chair Gaylord asked if there was anyone in the audience who wished to address the County Board on an item not on the agenda or any item on the consent agenda. The following appeared to address Item 11.1 - Authorization To Replace County-Owned Client Drive Support Option Checking Accounts At Mainstreet Bank With Other Consumer Directed Support Options: Meredith Salmi, representing ARC Greater Twin Cities and Naftan Sakoff, Eagan.

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The following revision was made to the agenda: Added Item 11.2 - Authorization To Execute Agreement With Anoka County To Access Nonemergency Medical Transportation Coordination And Administrative Services Through Medical Transportation Management, Inc.

COMMUNITY SERVICES

Employment And Economic Assistance (E & EA):

Authorized execution of the following contracts using American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus funds allocated to workforce services: 1) Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)/Job Service and HIRED for the Federal Dislocated Worker (DW) ARRA Program to provide adult employment training; and 2) Tree Trust, ProAct, Dakota County Libraries, Dakota County Community Development Agency, and Inver Hills Community College to provide youth employment opportunities.

With the concurrence of the Dakota-Scott Workforce Investment Board (WIB): 1) Ratified the submission of the of the state fiscal year 2009 Local Youth Plan to DEED; 2) Authorized execution of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth and Minnesota Youth Program (MYP) grant agreements with DEED; 3) Authorized execution of contracts with Tree Trust, Inc. to provide the WIA Youth and MYP services; 4) Ratified the Program Year 2009 WIA Plan submitted to DEED for employment and training programs in the Dakota-Scott Workforce Service Areas (WSA) for WIA Adult and the WIA Dislocated Worker program; 5) Authorized execution of a Master Grant Agreement with DEED for employment and training programs in the Dakota-Scott WSA for WIA Adult and the WIA Dislocated Worker program; and 6) Authorized execution of contracts with DEED/Job Service and HIRED to provide employment and training services for the Federal Dislocated Workers and the WIA Adult Programs. Amended the 2009 Employment and Economic Assistance (E and EA) budget.

Authorized execution of an amendment to the contract with Resource, Inc., dba Employment Action Center, to extend the contract term for Minnesota Family Investment Program Employment services.

Adopted the Interim County Policy for the Family Emergency Assistance Program based on an anticipated short-term funding increase.

Authorized execution of an agreement with Anoka County for provision of nonemergency medical transportation coordination and administrative services through Medical Transportation Management, Inc. for eligible Medical Assistance, General Assistance Medical Care, and MinnesotaCare recipients. Amended the 2009 E and EA budget.

Public Health:

Authorized execution of a cooperative agreement with the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) to host the Regional Distribution Node on MAC property and provide necessary services such as storage and distribution of Strategic National Stockpile supplies.

Social Services:

Authorized execution of the following: 1) Contracts with specified providers and conditions to provide home and community based services, foster care and respite services, and group residential housing services; 2) Contract with Dakota Woodlands, Inc. for emergency and transitional housing services; 3) Contracts with Guild Incorporated and Mental Health Resources, Inc. to participate in the Minnesota Supportive Housing Demonstration Project; 4) Contract with Dakota County Receiving Center, Inc. - Cochran Programs, for emergency shelter and transitional housing services; 5) Cooperative Agreement by and among the metropolitan counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington, for long-term homeless supportive services; and 6) Contract with The Storefront Group for school-based outreach services.

Ratified the Local Collaborative Time Study spend plan, approved by the Dakota County Collaborative Governing Board. Authorized execution of amendments to extend the contract terms for the following contracts: 1) National Alliance on Mental Illness of Minnesota (NAMI-MN) to provide parent support services; 2) Scott-Carver-Dakota CAP Agency to provide early childhood mental health intervention services; and 3) Associated Clinic of Psychology to provide early intervention and prevention services.

Authorized execution of amendments to existing contracts with HealthPartners, Inc., Medica Health Plans, and UCare Minnesota, and execution of a contract with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Minnesota for Rule 31 chemical health treatment services provided in the Dakota County jail and for Rule 25 chemical health assessments.

Authorized execution of contract amendments with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Minnesota, HealthPartners, Inc., Medica Health Plans, and UCare of Minnesota to add targeted mental health case management services for both adults and children.

Social Services Director Patrick Coyne introduced Item 11.1 - Authorization To Replace County-Owned Client Driven Support Option Checking Accounts At Mainstreet Bank With Other Consumer Directed Support Options. Social Services Deputy Director Kay Dickison provided a summary of comments received from clients at public information meetings held on June 8 and 15, 2009. Members of the public were afforded the opportunity to address the County Board on this Item. The following appeared: Meredith Salmi, St. Paul, representing ARC Greater Twin Cities and Naftan Sakoff, Eagan. Directed staff to discontinue the county-owned Client Driven Support Option checking accounts at Mainstreet Bank by December 31, 2009, for clients eligible for the Consumer Directed Community Support (CDCS) Medical Assistance waiver programs, and by March 31, 2010, for clients eligible for the Consumer Support Grant (CSG) state grant program, and that the County's administration of fiscal support services be transitioned to Fiscal Support Entities (FSEs) under contract with the county to provide fiscal support services. Staff was directed to work with families to help them choose a FSE to administer their funds for a smooth transition.

OPERATIONS, MANAGEMENT, AND BUDGET

Administration:

Authorized submission of bonding requests to Minnesota Management and Budget for the following: 1) Final design, right-of-way acquisition and construction of County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 42 interchange at U.S. Highway 52 in Rosemount and CSAH 5 and Trunk Highway (TH) 13 in Burnsville; 2) Right-of-way acquisition and construction for bus shoulder lanes from 181st Street in Lakeville to 138th Street in Apple Valley for Cedar Avenue Bus Rapid Transit; 3) Environmental study, engineering, design, and construction of the Lake Byllesby Dam spillway; 4) Preliminary and final design of a Contra-Flow Lane on TH 77 in Eagan and Bloomington; 5) Engineering, design, and construction of a pedestrian bridge over the Cannon River at Lake Byllesby Regional Park; and 6) Design and construction of a transit layover facility along the Robert Street Corridor Transitway.

Information Technology:

Authorized execution of an agreement with Video Guidance.com, Inc. to purchase video conferencing equipment and software.

Operations Management:

Authorized purchasing commercial automobile insurance for Dakota County from One Beacon Insurance.

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

Administration:

Authorized execution of an agreement with Friends of the Mississippi River for land protection, management and monitoring of easements.

Environmental Management:

Authorized execution of Joint Powers Agreements with Independent School Districts 192 (Farmington) and 197 (West St. Paul) to implement an enhanced recycling program.

Approved issuing a solid waste facility license to Specialized Environmental Technologies, Inc. to operate a yard waste compost facility in Burnsville upon payment of fees and compliance with all requirements and conditions.

Office of Geographic Information System (GIS):

Authorized execution of individual Joint Powers Agreements with cities and townships within Dakota County that request the County provide technical assistance for naming streets and assigning addresses.

Parks:

Authorized submission of Metro Greenways Program grant proposals to improve County parks water quality, wildlife habitat and diversity, and overall park user experience.

Authorized execution of the following: 1) Contract with Close Landscape Architecture for design and engineering of the Lebanon Hills Regional Park Visitor Center Project; and 2) Amendment to the contract with the University of Minnesota for agricultural outreach educational services related to the Hastings Area Nitrate Studies.

Authorized submission of a fiscal year 2009 Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program application to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service for partial funding to acquire the highest ranked agricultural easements.

Transportation:

Authorized execution of the following: 1) Joint powers agreement with the Cities of Mendota Heights and West St. Paul for County Project (CP) 63-22; and 2) Agreement with Inver Grove Heights for CP 28-29.

Water Resources Office:

Authorized execution of an amendment to extend the contract with the University of Minnesota for agricultural outreach educational services related to the Hastings Area Nitrate Studies.

PUBLIC SERVICES AND REVENUE

Property Taxation And Records:

Acknowledged receipt of the Tax Increment Financing Plan for Concord Street No. 2 in South St. Paul and that it is a Redevelopment District. Directed staff to work with the South St. Paul Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) to resolve any environmental issues within this district. Prior to certification of the District, HRA must establish a contract with Dakota County to pay required taxes.

Approved the following applications for Assemblage of Large Numbers of People license and issuance of licenses upon payment of the proper fees: C.E.E.F. Enhancement Group for a Community Celebration event called "Dew Days" on June 25-28, 2009; and Midwest Latino Entertainment & Talent, Inc. for a rodeo on July 4, 2009, at the Dakota County Fairgrounds.

COUNTY BOARD/COUNTY ADMINISTRATION

County Board:

Designated the following individuals as voting delegates for the 2009 National Association Of Counties annual conference: Designated Delegate Kathleen A. Gaylord and First Alternate Willis E. Branning.

Reappointed the following individuals to the Dakota-Scott Workforce Investment Board: Daniel Monahan, Carol Schultz, Clifford Reykdal, Catherine Weik, Gene Grazzini, Edward Bolton, Michael Farren, Michael Yanda, Steven Ditschler, and Richard Wagner.

Held a Closed Executive Session to discuss labor negotiations strategy.

Financial Services:

Received the Report On Invoices Paid in May 2009.

The County Board meeting was adjourned at 11:56 a.m.

The next regular Dakota County Board meeting will be held July 7, 2009, at 9:00 a.m.

The full text of the official proceedings of the Dakota County Board of Commissioners is available for public inspection at County Administration, Administration Center, 1590 West Highway 55, Hastings, Minnesota.

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