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2019-2020 Regular Session

THIRTY-NINTH MEETING - Capital Investment Division

March 04, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-NINTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

CAPITAL INVESTMENT DIVISION

MINUTES

Representative Murphy, Chair of Capital Investment Division, called the meeting to order at 6:30 P.M. on March 4, 2020, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

MURPHY, Mary (Chair)
LEE, Fue (Vice Chair)
URDAHL, Dean (Lead)
BENNETT, Peggy
CANTRELL, Hunter
DEHN, Raymond
CONSIDINE, Jack
GROSSELL, Matt
HANSEN, Rick
JURGENS, Tony
NORNES, Bud
LILLIE, Leon M.
PIERSON, Nels
SANDSTEDE, Julie
SAUKE, Duane
TORKELSON, Paul
VANG, Samantha
WOLGAMOTT, Dan

Members excused:
LAYMAN, Sandy

A quorum was present.

Representative Cantrell moved to approve the minutes from March 3, 2020. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

All bills were heard on an informational basis only.

HF3234 (Carlson); Crystal; police department facility expansion funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Carlson presented his bill.

HF3344 (Persell); Bemidji; water treatment facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Persell presented his bill.

Testifying on the bill:
-Michael Meehlhause, Ward 1 City Council Member of Bemidji

HF2942 (Kresha); Morrison County; Lake Shamineau High Water project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Kresha presented his bill.

Testifying on the bill:
-Ardis Sandstrom, Board Member of the Lake Shamineau Lake Improvement District

HF3636 (Ecklund); Silver Creek Township; wastewater treatment and collection system funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Ecklund presented his bill.

Testifying on the bill:
-Bruce Loney, Project Manager with Bollig Inc

HF3635 (Ecklund); Babbitt; wastewater treatment facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Ecklund presented his bill.

Testifying on the bill:
-Paul Hoheisel, Member of the Babbitt Public Utilities Commission

HF3443 (Ecklund); Tower; Tower Breitung water treatment facility improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Ecklund presented his bill.

Testifying on the bill:
-Matt Tuchel, Waste Water Operator of Breitung Township

HF1479 (Sandstede); Floodwood; wastewater system improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Sandstede presented her bill.

Testifying on the bill:
-Dave DeNoyer, Mayor of Floodwood

HF3990 (Sandstede); Nashwauk; wastewater treatment facility and related infrastucture funding provided for the region including Keewatin, Lone Pine Township, and Greenway Township; bonds issued; and money appropriated.

Representative Sandstede presented her bill.

Testifying on the bill:
-William King, Mayor of Keewatin

HF3684 (Sandstede); Buhl; water infrastructure funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Sandstede presented her bill.

Testifying on the bill:
-Ryan Pervenanze, City Administrator of Buhl

HF2810 (Swedzinski); Lincoln-Pipestone Rural Water System; expanded water service to region funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Swedzinski presented his bill.

Testifying on the bill:
-Jason Overby, General Manager of Lincoln Pipestone Rural Water

HF3231 (Pelowski); Winona County; new county jail construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Pelowski presented his bill.

Testifying on the bill:
-Marcia Ward, District 5 Commissioner and Board Chair for Winona County

HF433 (Pelowski); Port development assistance program funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Pelowski presented his bill.

Testifying on the bill:
-Kathryn Sarnecki, Vice President of Redevelopment and Harbor Management at the Saint Paul Port Authority

HF2948 (Anderson); Melrose; wastewater treatment facility improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Anderson presented his bill.

Testifying on the bill:
-Colleen Winter, City Administrator of Melrose

HF3191 (Fabian); Lake Bronson dam rehabilitation funding included in appropriation for the dam safety program, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Fabian presented his bill.

Testifying on the bill:
-Eric Christensen, County Administrator of Kittson County

HF3020 (Miller); Granite Falls; hydroelectric generating facility capacity and repair expansion funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Miller presented his bill.

Testifying on the bill:
-Crystal Johnson, City Manager of Granite Falls

HF2929 (Kresha); Royalton; clean water and storm sewer infrastructure improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Kresha presented his bill.

Testifying on the bill:
-Andrea Lauer, Mayor of Royalton

HF2928 (Kresha); Flensburg; sanitary sewer improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Kresha presented his bill.

Testifying on the bill:
-Terry Wotzka, Principal Civil Engineer of Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc.

HF3125 (Torkelson); Minnesota River Basin Area II flood hazard mitigation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Torkelson presented his bill.

HF3175 (Claflin); Ramsey and Washington Counties; recycling and energy facility expansion and upgrade funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Jurgens presented the bill on behalf of Representative Claflin

Testifying on the bill:
-Wayne Johnson, District 4 Commissioner of Washington County

HF3295 (Poppe); Austin; wastewater treatment facility improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Poppe presented her bill.

Testifying on the bill:
-Craig Clark, City Administrator of Austin

HF3337 (Wolgamott); Regional waste diversion, recycling, and composting facilities and infrastructure funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated,

Representative Wolgamott presented his bill.

Testifying on the bill:
-Steve Vrchota, Executive Director of Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management

HF3571 (Poston); Todd County; transfer station improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Poston presented his bill.

Testifying on the bill:
-Chris Pelzer, Management of Information Systems Director at Todd County

HF3586 (Munson); Vernon Center; water, wastewater, and storm water system improvement funding provided; bonds issued; and money appropriated.

Representative Munson presented his bill.

Testifying on the bill:
-Dana Ziegler, Mayor of Vernon Center

HF3683 (Considine); Mankato; Minnesota River-Mankato watershed water quality mitigation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Considine presented his bill.

Testifying on the bill:
-Alison Zelms, Deputy City Manager of Mankato

HF3681 (Considine); Mankato; river and stream bank stabilization, restoration, and expansion of riverfront recreational amenities funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Considine presented his bill.

Testifying on the bill:
-Alison Zelms, Deputy City Manager of Mankato

HF3712 (Garofalo); Dakota County; Byllesby Dam funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Jurgens presented the bill on behalf of Representative Garofalo

Testifying on the bill:
-Josh Peterson, Senior Water Resources Engineer of Dakota County

HF3742 (Wolgamott); Foley; wastewater infrastructure funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Wolgamott presented his bill.

Testifying on the bill:
-Sarah Brunn, City Administrator of Foley

HF3615 (Dettmer); Forest Lake; wastewater infrastructure funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Dettmer presented his bill.

Testifying on the bill:
-Mara Bain, Mayor of Forest Lake

HF2729 (Sandstede); Chisholm; public safety facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Sandstede presented her bill.

Testifying on the bill:
-Bill Manney, City Administrator of Chisholm

HF3080 (Edelson); Edina; South Metro Public Safety Training Facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Edelson presented her bill.

Testifying on the bill:
-Scott Neal, City Manager of Edina

HF773 (Koegel); Blaine; regional public safety training facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Koegel presented her bill.

Testifying on the bill:
-Charlie Smith, Chief of Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Fire Department

HF3124 (Stephenson); Coon Rapids; solid waste capital assistance grant funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Stephenson presented his bill.

Testifying on the bill:
- Colleen Sinclair, Recycling Coordinator of Coon Rapids

HF3170 (Moller); Arden Hills; water main funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Moller presented her bill.

Testifying on the bill:
- David Grant, Mayor of Arden Hills

HF2922 (Bernardy); New Brighton; quiet zone implementation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF3141 (Bernardy); New Brighton; quiet zone implementation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF3142 (Kunesh-Podein); New Brighton; quiet zone implementation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Bernardy and Representative Kunesh-Podein jointly presented their bills.

Testifying on the bill:
-Craig Schlicting, Director of the Department of Community Assets and Development for New Brighton

HF3038 (Hansen); Mendota; water main extension funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Hansen presented his bill.

Testifying on the bill:
-Brian Mielke, Mayor of Mendota

HF3055 (Lee); Climate change impact on state capital funding needs assessment funding provided, and money appropriated.

Vice Chair Lee presented his bill.

Testifying on the bill:
-Carrie Jennings, Research and Policy Director of Freshwater Society

HF3930 (Hansen); Shade tree grant program funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Hansen presented his bill.

Testifying on the bill:
-Karen Zumach, Vice President of Minnesota Shade Tree Advisory Committee

The meeting was adjourned at 10:06 P.M.




Representative Mary Murphy, Chair



Joe Lenczewski, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

Bills will be heard on an informational only basis. BILLS ADDED: HF 3990 (Sandstede) Nashwauk; wastewater treatment facility and related infrastucture funding provided for the region including Keewatin, Lone Pine Township, and Greenway Township; bonds issued; and money appropriated. HF 3930 (Hansen) Shade tree grant program funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Bills Added:
  • HF3344 (Persell) - Bemidji; water treatment facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF2942 (Kresha) - Morrison County; Lake Shamineau High Water project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF3636 (Ecklund) - Silver Creek Township; wastewater treatment and collection system funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF3635 (Ecklund) - Babbitt; wastewater treatment facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF3443 (Ecklund) - Tower; Tower Breitung water treatment facility improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1479 (Sandstede) - Floodwood; wastewater system improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF3686 (Sandstede) - Nashwauk; East Itasca Joint Sewer Board wastewater treatment facility and related infrastructure funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF3684 (Sandstede) - Buhl; water infrastructure funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF2810 (Swedzinski) - Lincoln-Pipestone Rural Water System; expanded water service to region funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF3231 (Pelowski) - Winona County; new county jail construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF433 (Pelowski) - Port development assistance program funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF2948 (Anderson) - Melrose; wastewater treatment facility improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF3020 (Miller) - Granite Falls; hydroelectric generating facility capacity and repair expansion funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF2929 (Kresha) - Royalton; clean water and storm sewer infrastructure improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF2928 (Kresha) - Flensburg; sanitary sewer improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF3125 (Torkelson) - Minnesota River Basin Area II flood hazard mitigation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF3175 (Claflin) - Ramsey and Washington Counties; recycling and energy facility expansion and upgrade funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF3191 (Fabian) - Lake Bronson dam rehabilitation funding included in appropriation for the dam safety program, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF3295 (Poppe) - Austin; wastewater treatment facility improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF3337 (Wolgamott) - Regional waste diversion, recycling, and composting facilities and infrastructure funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated,
  • HF3571 (Poston) - Todd County; transfer station improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF3586 (Munson) - Vernon Center; water, wastewater, and storm water system improvement funding provided; bonds issued; and money appropriated.
  • HF3683 (Considine) - Mankato; Minnesota River-Mankato watershed water quality mitigation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF3681 (Considine) - Mankato; river and stream bank stabilization, restoration, and expansion of riverfront recreational amenities funding provided; bonds issued; and money appropriated.
  • HF3712 (Garofalo) - Dakota County; Byllesby Dam funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF3742 (Wolgamott) - Foley; wastewater infrastructure funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF3615 (Dettmer) - Forest Lake; wastewater infrastructure funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF2729 (Sandstede) - Chisholm; public safety facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF3080 (Edelson) - Edina; South Metro Public Safety Training Facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF3234 (Carlson) - Crystal; police department facility expansion funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF773 (Koegel) - Blaine; regional public safety training facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF3124 (Stephenson) - Coon Rapids; solid waste capital assistance grant funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF3170 (Moller) - Arden Hills; water main funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF3038 (Hansen) - Mendota; water main extension funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF2922 (Bernardy) - New Brighton; quiet zone implementation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF3141 (Bernardy) - New Brighton; quiet zone implementation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF3142 (Kunesh-Podein) - New Brighton; quiet zone implementation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF3055 (Lee) - Climate change impact on state capital funding needs assessment funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3990 (Sandstede) - Nashwauk; wastewater treatment facility and related infrastructure funding provided for the region including Keewatin, Lone Pine Township, and Greenway Township; bonds issued; and money appropriated.
  • HF3930 (Hansen) - Shade tree grant program funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
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