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BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING

A G E N D A

Dakota County Special Board of Commissioners Meeting

November 5, 2019 9:00 AM

Boardroom, Administration Center, Government Center, Hastings, MN

1. Call To Order And Roll Call

2. Pledge Of Allegiance

3. Audience

Anyone in the audience wishing to address the County Board on an item not on the agenda or an item on the consent agenda may come forward at this

time. Comments are limited to five minutes.

4. Approval Of Agenda (Additions/Corrections/Deletions)

Tagged Passions:jail

REGULAR AGENDA

5. County Board/County Administration

5.1 County Administration INFORMATION - Federal Lobbyist Request For Proposal

Interview Candidate Selection

Tagged Passions:selection

6. Operations, Management And Budget

Tagged Passions:budget

6.1 Budget Office INFORMATION - County Manager's 2020 Recommended Budget

Tagged Passions:budget, administrator, and manager

7. County Manager's Report

Tagged Passions:administrator and manager

8. Information

8.1 See Attachment A - Future Board Meetings And Other Board Activities

9. Adjournment

For more information, call 651-438-4417. Dakota County Board meeting agendas are available online at

https://www.co.dakota.mn.us/Government/BoardMeetings/Pages/default.aspx

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Future Board and Other Public Agency Meetings November 5, 2019 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM Special Dakota County Board Meeting -- CR ADC Boardroom

(Administration Center, 1590 Highway 55,

Hastings)

9:30 AM - 9:30 AM Dakota County Board Budget Workshop (or following Special County Board meeting) -- Administration Center, 1590 Highway 55,

Boardroom, Hastings
Tagged Passions:budget

5:30 PM - 5:30 PM Thompson County Park Master Plan and Natural Resources Management Plan Open House -- Dakota Lodge, Thompson County Park - 2100

Stasson Lane, W. St. Paul
Tagged Passions:parks

November 6, 2019 Wednesday 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM Dakota County Board Budget Workshop -- Administration Center, 1590 Highway 55, Boardroom,

Tagged Passions:budget

Hastings

5:00 PM - 5:00 PM METRO Orange Line Open House -- Burnsville Center Mall (first floor, 1178 Burnsville Center, Burnsville)

Tagged Passions:Public Transit and commercial

November 7, 2019 Thursday 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM Dakota County Board Budget Workshop -- Administration Center, 1590 Highway 55, Boardroom,

Tagged Passions:budget

Hastings

9:30 AM - 9:30 AM Great River Rail Commission -- Goodhue County Justice Center, 454 West 6th Street, Jury Assembly Room, Red Wing

Tagged Passions:boards and commissions, streets, transportation, watershed, Jury, and jury

5:00 PM - 5:00 PM Robert Street Underpass Open House in conjunction with Thompson County Park Master Plan and Natural Resources Management Plan Open

House -- Wentworth Library - 199 Wentworth Ave E, West St Paul, MN 55118
Tagged Passions:streets, parks, and library

November 8, 2019 Friday 7:30 AM - 7:30 AM Dakota County Capital Investment Forum -- Dakota Lodge, Thompson County Park, 1200 Stassen Lane,

Tagged Passions:parks and investment

West St. Paul

November 9, 2019 Saturday 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM Town Meeting - Commissioner Atkins -- Robert Trail Library (Large Meeting Room), 14395 S Robert Trail,

Tagged Passions:trails and library

Rosemount

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- Attachment A.pdf

Future Board and Other Public Agency Meetings November 11, 2019 Monday 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM County Offices Closed - Veteran's Day Observed

November 12, 2019 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM Dakota County Board of Commissioners Meeting -- Administration Center, 1590 Highway 55, Boardroom,

Hastings

9:30 AM - 9:30 AM Dakota County General Government and Policy Committee of the Whole Meeting (or following Board Meeting) -- Administration Center,

1590 Highway 55, Conference Room 3A, Hastings
Tagged Passions:policy

3:30 PM - 3:30 PM Dakota-Scott Workforce Development Board Executive Committee Meeting -- Dakota County Western Service Center, 14955 Galaxie Avenue,

Conference Room 252, Apple Valley
Tagged Passions:development, Development, workforce development, and workforce

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- Attachment A.pdf

DAKOTA COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Federal Lobbyist Request For Proposal Interview Candidate Selection

Tagged Passions:selection

Meeting Date: 11/5/2019 Fiscal/FTE Impact: Item Type: Regular-Information None Other Division: County Administration/County Board Current budget

Amendment requested Department: County Administration New FTE(s) requested Contact: Hanson, Nathan Board Goal: Excellence in public service Contact Phone: (651) 438-4926 Public Engagement Level: N/A Prepared by: Hanson, Nathan
Tagged Passions:budget

PURPOSE/ACTION REQUESTED

Receive an update on lobbyist request for proposals (RFP) process.

Tagged Passions:rfp and RFP

Provide input and direction on RFP respondents to invite to interview, if any.

Tagged Passions:rfp and RFP

SUMMARY The County issued an RFP for federal lobbying services on September 16, 2019. The RFP sought lobbying services for Dakota County with the

primary objectives of identifying federal funding opportunities for two Dakota County capital investment projects and representing the County s interests before Congress and the executive branch to achieve those projects.
Tagged Passions:rfp, RFP, funding, services, investment, and lobbying

The RFP was posted on the Dakota County web site, in the Minnesota State Register, and e-mailed to potential vendors. Responses to the RFP were due

to the County on October 7, 2019.
Tagged Passions:rfp and RFP

Eleven firms responded to the RFP by the October 7, 2019 deadline. The responding firms are listed below:

Tagged Passions:rfp and RFP

ATS Communications, Inc.

Tagged Passions:communications and Communications

Chambers, Conlon and Hartwell, LLC

Downs Government Affairs LLC

Lobbyit.com, LLC

Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P.

Miller-Wenhold Capitol Strategies, LLC

Porter Group, LLC

Rokala Public Affairs - Jeremy Bratt Consulting

Tagged Passions:services

The Ferguson Group

Thorn Run Partners

Van Scoyoc Associates

Staff seeks input and direction from the Board on which respondents to invite to interview if any. Interviews will take place on November 12, 2019,

at the Administration Center in Hastings.

RECOMMENDATION Information and staff direction; no formal County Board action requested.

EXPLANATION OF FISCAL/FTE IMPACTS None.

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Supporting Documents: Previous Board Action(s):

RESOLUTION Information only; no action requested.

County Manager s Comments: Reviewed by (if required):

Tagged Passions:administrator and manager

Recommend Action

County Attorney s Office

Tagged Passions:legal

Do Not Recommend Action

Financial Services

Tagged Passions:finance and services

Reviewed---No Recommendation

Risk Management

Tagged Passions:risk

Reviewed---Information Only

Employee Relations

Submitted at Commissioner Request

Information Technology

Tagged Passions:Technology, technology, information technology, and Information Technology

Facilities Management

County Manager

Tagged Passions:administrator and manager

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DAKOTA COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

County Manager's 2020 Recommended Budget

Tagged Passions:budget, administrator, and manager

Meeting Date: 11/5/2019 Fiscal/FTE Impact: Item Type: Regular-Information None Other Division: Operations, Management and Budget Current budget

Amendment requested Department: Budget Office New FTE(s) requested Contact: Sikorski, Paul Board Goal: A successful place for business and jobs Contact Phone: (651) 438-4612 Public Engagement Level: N/A Prepared by: Cater, Karen
Tagged Passions:business, budget, and jobs

PURPOSE/ACTION REQUESTED Presentation of County Manager s 2020 recommended County budget and property tax levy.

Tagged Passions:budget, taxes, Taxes, property, administrator, manager, and property tax

SUMMARY The 2020 recommended budget ensures the County can continue to provide its current services at continued high quality in the face of

increasing cost and demand pressures. In particular, the 2020 recommended budget reflects growth in demand for a variety of County services, much of it provided under some degree of State mandate. The budget prioritizes investments in the infrastructure to ensure that future service delivery needs can continue to be met. It includes minimal growth or expansion of new or discretionary services funded from the property tax levy.
Tagged Passions:expansion, budget, taxes, Taxes, services, property, investment, property tax, and growth

The 2020 budget begins from a strong position established in prior Board decisions and management of County operations. The County maintains high

overall service and satisfaction ratings as reported by residents, the lowest Statewide County property tax per capita in 2019, the lowest tax rate among metro counties, and a long history of sound budget planning and management. An improving economy has allowed the County to recognize additional interest on investments to help offset the impacts of cost increases. The increases in the County s property tax base also helps support this budget and allows the County to increase the levy while still keeping a low tax rate.
Tagged Passions:planning, recognition, budget, taxes, Taxes, Public Transit, property, investment, economy, history, and property tax

The budget also confronts challenges in the form of increasing service demands in human services and public safety. This includes significant growth

in some State-mandated human services programs and the necessity to use State systems with their burdensome and changing requirements. The improving economy has resulted in increased pressure on labor costs. Additionally, the County has seen a tightening labor market, and a higher cost, for highly-skilled employees and contractors. Investments in capital assets, information systems and other infrastructure in past years require ongoing investment in maintenance and other operating expenses.
Tagged Passions:market, budget, public safety, services, program, investment, economy, and growth

The 2020 recommended budget and tax levy reflects long-term, disciplined financial and tax levy planning aimed at sustainable low growth in taxes and

the capacity to maintain reliable services. The recommended property tax levy increase of 2.9 percent is expected to maintain Dakota County s tax rate as the lowest among all the metro counties and will increase the County portion of a median home s tax bill by about 10 annually.
Tagged Passions:planning, finance, budget, taxes, Taxes, Public Transit, services, property, discipline, property tax, and growth

RECOMMENDATION The 2020 County total budget is recommended at 452.9 million and funds 1,911.85 Full-Time Equivalents (FTEs). Total operating spending

is recommended at 277,593,911. The budget is funded by a recommended property tax levy of 144,692,501 which is 2.9 percent more than 2019.
Tagged Passions:funding, 911, budget, taxes, Taxes, property, and property tax

EXPLANATION OF FISCAL/FTE IMPACTS The recommended 2020 Dakota County budget totals 452,873,493 and funds 1,911.85 FTEs.

Tagged Passions:funding, 911, and budget

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Supporting Documents: Previous Board Action(s):

RESOLUTION Information only; no action requested.

County Manager s Comments: Reviewed by (if required):

Tagged Passions:administrator and manager

Recommend Action

County Attorney s Office

Tagged Passions:legal

Do Not Recommend Action

Financial Services

Tagged Passions:finance and services

Reviewed---No Recommendation

Risk Management

Tagged Passions:risk

Reviewed---Information Only

Employee Relations

Submitted at Commissioner Request

Information Technology

Tagged Passions:Technology, technology, information technology, and Information Technology

Facilities Management

County Manager

Tagged Passions:administrator and manager

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AGENDA [AGENDA] [Attachment A] 1. Call To Order And Roll Call 2. Pledge Of Allegiance 3. Audience 4. Approval Of Agenda

(Additions/Corrections/Deletions)
Tagged Passions:jail

REGULAR AGENDA 5. County Board/County Administration 5.1 Federal Lobbyist Request For Proposal Interview Candidate Selection [RBA]

Tagged Passions:selection

6. Operations, Management And Budget 6.1 County Manager's 2020 Recommended Budget [RBA]

Tagged Passions:budget, administrator, and manager

7. County Manager's Report 8. Information 8.1 See Attachment A - Future Board Meetings And Other Board Activities

Tagged Passions:administrator and manager

9. Adjournment


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