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Minutes January 24, 2017

 Wabasha County Board of Commissioners

Meeting of January 24, 2017


The Board of County Commissioners of Wabasha County, Minnesota, convened in Regular Session at the Wabasha County Courthouse, in the City of Wabasha, Minnesota on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

The meeting was called to order by Board Chairperson Key.

The following Commissioners were present:  Goihl, Hall, Key, Springer, Wobbe

SPRINGER-WOBBE

Motion to approve the agenda after removing Item 9.0 I from the agenda

Adopted Unanimously

Staff Updates

Anniversaries:

•    Ed Graner, Building Maintenance – 10 years   

Administrator Updates

Public Forum Comments:

GOIHL-HALL

Motion to approve the consent agenda including the following:

Minutes: January 3rd,  2017

Claims

Meal Vouchers

Per Diems

Donations:

•    Approve and accept $150 in donations from Peoples State Bank on behalf of Veterans Service Office

•    Approve and accept $2242.20 in donations on behalf of Wabasha County Substance Abuse Court

  • Robert Kierlin and Mary Burrichter - $500
  • Southern MN Initiative Foundation - $1742.20

•    Approve and accept $2469.20 in donations from Wabasha Combined Drive to the Public Health Special Fund

•    Approve and accept $225.00 in donations on behalf of the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office toward the purchase of a new K-9

  • Steven Duncan - $100
  • Will and Connie Weis - $100
  • Sue and Greg McClusky - $25

Resolution No.:  2017-010

Whereas, Wabasha County has designated First State Bank of Wabasha as a depository of its public funds pursuant to Minnesota Statues, Chapter 118A; and

Whereas, the Finance Director was authorized to open a account to manage the jail inmate funds; and

Whereas, it has become necessary to update the signatures on the account.

Now therefore be it resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, Michael Timm is to be is added as an authorized signer on the Jail Inmate account at First State Bank when filling the position of “Acting Sergeant”.

Resolution No.: 2017-011

Whereas, Wabasha County had previously approved and filled a full-time, temporary case aide position to be shared between Children & Family Services and Home and Community Based Services; and

Whereas, this position has recently been vacated and as a result the Social Services Director has reviewed the current status of the funding sources for the position; and 

Whereas, the Social Services Director has determined that the funding for the Children & Family Services portion of this position cannot be guaranteed past one year and as a result has recommended filling this vacancy as a part-time, permanent position in support of  Home and Community Based Services since that portion of the position has a demonstrated revenue stream; and

Whereas, the Wabasha County Personnel Committee has reviewed and approved the Social Services Director's request to fill this vacancy as a part-time, permanent position;

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, the Director of Social Services is hereby authorized to hire a part-time case aide as a permanent position.

Resolution No: 2017-012

Resolution accepting the retirement of K-9 Recon

Whereas, the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the acceptance of the retirement of

K-9 Recon, effective immediately; and,

Whereas, the handler, Deputy Jason Lorenson, has agreed to the terms of the attached Canine Transfer Agreement to take over the liability of K-9 Recon; and,

Whereas, K-9 Tango is still an active full-time K-9 and new K-9, Melee, will begin training soon and once certified will assume full-time K-9 duties.

Whereas, We would like to thank K-9 Recon and Deputy Jason Lorenson for their years of dedicated partnership and service to Wabasha County and wish K-9 Recon the best in his retirement.

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that: the retirement of K-9 Recon is hereby accepted, effective immediately.

Resolution No.: 2017-014

Whereas, CP 079-16-8240 with any and/or all Supplemental Agreements, Change Orders or Work Orders, has been completed. 

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that,

the Wabasha County Auditor/Treasurer be authorized to issue a warrant for final payment to Fahrner Asphalt Sealers for completion of Project CP 079-16-8240 in the amount of $36,421.62.

Resolution No.: 2017-015

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the Wabasha County Highway Engineer be authorized to proceed in coordinating with Freeborn County for the preparation of plans and advertising for bids of SP 079-070-013.

Be it Further Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the work planned under SP 079-070-013 is authorized to be completed and payments made by the Wabasha County Engineer to Freeborn County for the work certified by Wabasha County on project SP 079-070-013. 

Adopted Unanimously

WOBBE-SPRINGER

Resolution No.: 2017-016

Lake City Prosecution Contract

Whereas,  In 2014 the County entered into contract with the City of Lake City which provided them prosecutorial services from our County Attorney’s Office; and

Whereas, that contract is set to expire unless extended; and 

Whereas, the Wabasha County Attorney’s Office believes that such a contract would be beneficial to both the city and the county; and

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby authorizes the Wabasha County Attorney’s Office to renew the contract for prosecution services as outlined in the attached contract.  The value of the contract shall go into the County Attorney’s budget to offset salary costs.

Adopted Unanimously

SPRINGER-HALL

Resolution No.: 2017-017

Appointment of County Surveyor

Whereas, David A. Johnson’s four year appointment as the county surveyor expires on January 31, 2017, and

Whereas, Marcus Johnson currently meets the qualifications and requirements as outlined in MN Statute section 389.011 subd. 1.

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that,

Marcus Johnson is appointed as the Wabasha County Surveyor for a four year term to expire on January 31, 2021 provided a current Minnesota surveyor’s license is maintained as required in the above referenced statute.

Be it further resolved, that the required bond, together with the surveyor’s oath, and certified evidence of a license as a land surveyor will be recorded with the county recorder as required  per MN Statute section 389.011 subd. 3.

Adopted Unanimously

GOIHL-WOBBE

Resolution No.:  2017 -018

Resolution Establishing UOCAVA Ballot Board

Be It Resolved, that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners, hereby authorize the establishment of a UOCAVA (Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act) Ballot Board under Chapter 203B.121, Subd 1 and 203B.23 of2011 Minnesota Statutes, pertaining to Ballot Boards, and

Be It Resolved , that this Board will meet on an as needed basis when called by a Wabasha County Auditor/Treasurer during the 45 calendar days prior to each election,  and

Be It Resolved that this Board will Accept or Reject absentee ballots and process ballots throughout the Absentee voting period, and

Be It Resolved that this Board will follow all statutory requirements enacted by the Minnesota Legislature and count the absentee ballots after the polls close rather than deliver absentee ballots to the polling sites.

Therefore, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners approves the establishment of an UOCAVA Ballot Board and appoints the following election officials on that board for 2017:

Denise M Anderson

Francie Warren

Audry Plote

Jane Roemer

Adopted Unanimously

SPRINGER-GOIHL

Resolution No.: 2017-019

Whereas, motor vehicles are used by Wabasha County for business operations, and

Whereas, it is in the best interests of the County to have all vehicles registered the same.

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, hereby state all motor vehicles that are purchased by Wabasha County Departments be titled in the name of “Wabasha County”.

Adopted Unanimously

GOIHL-SPRINGER

Resolution No.: 2017-020

Whereas,  the following applicant wish to have their County O Sale, Sunday and 2am Liquor License approved:

Al & Rebecca Ihde                       Eagles Nest of Plainview LLC        Plainview Township   

Whereas, the application has been approved by the County Attorney and County Sheriff. Wabasha County Auditor/Treasurer has received certificate of insurance and the appropriate license fee.  The liquor license will run from April 1, 2017 to July 31, 2017.

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that,

They hereby approve the new County On Sale, Sunday and 2am Liquor License to the individual listed above, subject to the approval of the State of Minnesota Liquor Control Commissioner.

Adopted Unanimously

HALL-WOBBE

Resolution No.: 2017-021

Whereas, the following applicant wishes to have their MN Lawful Gambling Exempt Permit approved:

Chad Springer                    Falcon Youth Baseball Association

Whereas, Exempt Permit is for gambling at Teepeota Point 68064 County Road 76 Wabasha MN 55981, Greenfield Twp.

Whereas, the application have been approved by Greenfield Twp Board. The permit runs for 1 day-May 5, 2017.

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby approves, the MN Lawful Gambling Exempt Permit for Falcon Youth Baseball Association at Teepeota Point.

Adopted Unanimously

WOBBE-HALL to close the public meeting and to go into the closed session

Resolution No.: 2017-022

Labor Negotiation Strategy

Whereas,  Minn. Stat. §13D.01 subd. 1(a) permits closing a County Board meeting for the purposes of discussing labor negotiation strategy;

Whereas, the County Board desires to consult with its attorney regarding the best course of action to take during the upcoming labor negotiations;

Whereas, it is not possible to fully discuss strategy and the options available to the County in a public meeting that may be attended by the opposing party;

Whereas, without such a meeting the County will have to make decisions without the full benefit of consultation with counsel, and is concerned that in such a situation, it could make poor or uninformed decisions, exposing the County and its taxpayers to liabilities and costs that could be avoided by fully informed decision making available only in a closed session with counsel;

Whereas, certain phases of the negotiation strategy may be impaired if every discussion is available for the benefit of opposing parties;

Whereas, the County Board wishes to meet with its attorney to discuss the pros and cons, and strategy regarding the labor negotiations, and finds that such a discussion cannot be had in public session;

Whereas, based upon the foregoing the Board finds there is an absolute need for confidentiality of this matter;

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that a closed meeting of the County Board addressing the labor negotiation strategy will be held with the County Attorney and other County staff. No subject matter other than the foregoing shall be discussed at said meeting.

SPRINGER-HALL to closed the closed session and return to open meeting

Adopted Unanimously

SPRINGER-GOIHL

Motion to Recess to Workshop to Discuss Custodial and Maintenance Options

Adopted Unanimously

Agenda for this meeting

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