Goodhue County, Minnesota

County Board Room
 Government Center, Red Wing

April 5, 2022
 9:00 a.m.

Virtual Meeting Notice

Due to concerns surrounding the spread of COVID-19, it has been determined that in-person meetings or meetings conducted under Minn. Stat. 13D.02 a are not practical or prudent.   Therefore, meetings that are governed by the Open Meeting Law will temporarily be conducted by telephone or other electronic means pursuant to Minn. Stat. 13D.021.”

 “The Goodhue County Board of Commissioners will be conducting a county board meeting pursuant to this section on April 5, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. in the County Board Room. The County Administrator and/or County Attorney will be present at the meeting location.  All County Commissioners attending will appear by telephone or other electronic means.  The public may monitor the meeting from a remote site by logging into or calling 1 877 309 2073 OR 1 571 317 3129 any time during the meeting.” Access Code: 558-824-701


Pledge of Allegiance


Disclosures of Interest


Review and approve the previous board meeting minutes.

  1. March 15.pdf

Review and approve the previous emergency board meeting minutes.

  1. March 23.pdf

Consent Agenda


Approve the 2021 Annual Feedlot Report.


Approve the Application to Conduct Off-Site Gambling for Frontenac Sportsman's Club at the Florence Township Community Center on May 22, 2022.


Approve Tuition Reimbursement for Kristina Streich, HHS (Spring 2022).


Approve HHS Building Lease Agreement.


Approve the grant application submission for the Sheriff Mobile & Communications Vehicle.


Approve Sale of Obsolete Public Works Items.


Finance Director's Report


Public Hearing: Commissioner Redistricting


Land Use Management Director's Report


CONSIDER: "Gesme Second Addition" Preliminary and Final Plat Review

Request submitted by David Rapp (Authorized Agent/Surveyor) on behalf of Keith and Roger Gesme (Owners) for Preliminary and Final Plat review of the proposed Gesme Second Addition Plat comprising approximately 547.5-acres. Parcels 28.006.0100, 28.006.2000, 28.005.0900, 28.125.0010, 28.005.1000, 28.005.1400, 28.008.0400, and 28.008.0500. 28170 HWY 20 BLVD Cannon Falls, MN 55009. Part of the E ½ of Section 06 and Part of the W ½ of Section 05 and Part of the NW ¼ of Section 08 all in Township 112 Range 17 Cannon Falls Township.  A-3 Zoned District.  

  1. CBPacket_Gesme.pdf

CONSIDER: CUP Request to Establish an Animal Unit Feedlot Greater than 500 Animal Units Outside of a Farmyard and a Liquid Manure Storage Basin Exceeding 500,000 Gallons

Request for CUP, submitted by Kent Billman (Applicant) on behalf of Billman Farms LLC (Owners), to establish a hog finishing Feedlot for up to 2,400 head (720 Animal Units) outside of a Farmyard and construction of an animal waste storage pit exceeding 500,000 gallons. Parcel 40.015.0400. TBD 150th AVE Pine Island, MN 55963. Part of the NW ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 15 TWP 109 Range 16 in Roscoe Township. A-1 Zoned District.


CONSIDER: IUP Request for a Utility-Scale Solar Energy System (SES)

Request submitted by Sturgeon Garden LLC (Brendan Dillon, Applicant) and Seth & Lisa Thomforde (Owners) for a Utility-Scale Photovoltaic Ground 1-Megawatt Solar Energy System (SES) occupying approximately 8.0-acres. Parcel 33.026.0600. TBD 230th AVE Goodhue, MN 55027. The S ½ of the SE ¼ of Section 26 TWP 111 Range 15 in Goodhue Township. A-1 Zoned District. 


Human Resource Director's Report


Compensation Study - Recycling Center Operators.


Public Works Director's Report


Public Works Super Truck.


County Attorney's Report


Sexual Assault Awareness Month


For Your Information


2023 Budget Calendar


Project Status Report.


New and Old Business


County Board Committee Reports


Review & Approve County Claims




Closed Session County Board Meeting

Employee Contract Union Negotiations