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Minutes December 20, 2011

Wabasha County Board of Commissioners

Meeting of December 20, 2011

 

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, December 20,2011 at 9:00 a.m.

 

The meeting was called to order by Board Chairman Norman.

 

The following Commissioners were present: Norman, Hall, Wobbe, Harms, Roschen

 

ROSCHEN - HARMS

Motion to approve the agenda.

Adopted Unanimously

Commissioners reported on meetings they attended.

 

Administrator's Update:

Interstate Power Agreement (Consensus to have Administrator sign agreement.)

Truth in Taxation (Zumbro Falls) - Loren Benz

Greater MN Regional Parks & Trails Coalition Membership - Join? (Consensus to join.)

 

There was no Regional Rail Authority meeting. Next agenda.

 

ROSCHEN - WOBBE

Motion to approve the consent agenda including the following:

Claims

Meal Vouchers

SSIS Claims

Minutes: November 29,2011

Donations of $25.00 each from Nicki Moline, Lisa McNally, Marci Hitz and Lisa Schuth-Stuhr to the Youth Link Mentorship Program.

Adopted Unanimously

HARMS - ROSCHEN

Resolution No.: 2011-273

Whereas, the County has budgeted cost ofliving increases for elected officials, non-union and union employees; and

Whereas, the County Board of Commissioners did not accept a increase in 2009, 2010 and 2011; and

Whereas, Minnesota State Statute 375.055 requires that County Commissioners salaries and per diems be established by a resolution before January 1 ofthe year in which they become effective.

Now therefore be it resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the following salaries and per diems are approved for 2012: 0 percent change

Adopted Unanimously

WOBBE-HALL

Resolution No.: 2011-271

Whereas, the Board has approved the Union Contracts to include a l.0% COLA increase effective January 1,2012; and

Whereas, a 1.0% increase for non-union employees would preserve the pay differentials required to maintain Pay Equity required by State Statutes; and

Whereas, the current Consumer Price Index published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the inflation rate for 2011 is 3.5% through the end of October, the most current date available.

Now therefore be it resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that Non-Union Employees be granted the same 1.0% COLA as Union employees effective January 1,2012.

Nay: Harms, Roschen, Norman

Failed

ROSCHEN - HARMS

Resolution No.: 2011-272

Whereas, State Statute requires that the County Board set the annual salary for elected officials prior to the end of the current year for the following year.

Now Therefore Be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the salary for the elected officials be at: Recorder $65,333.11, Sheriff $84,706.85, Attorney $89,659.52, and Auditor/Treasurer $62,814.35.

Now Therefore Be it Further Resolved by the Wabasha County Board Commissioners these salaries be effective 01/01/12.

1 percent for Sheriff; 2 percent for Auditor/Treasurer; Recorder and Attorney stay the same.

Nay: Wobbe

Adopted

HALL-HARMS

Resolution No.: 2011-285

Whereas, the Wabasha County Attorney's Office utilizes specialized software for all of its case files

Whereas, the software is outdated for the County's server and operating system

Whereas, upgraded software is available to replace existing software and covert data

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby authorize the Wabasha County Attorney to enter into a contract with Judicial Dialog Systems to upgrade its specialized software for the amount of $21,180

Adopted Unanimously

ROSCHEN - HALL

Resolution No.: 2011-267

Whereas, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners per Minnesota Statute 275.07 is required to adopt a fmal property tax levy for taxes payable year 2012 and certify that amount to the county auditor no later than December 28,2011; and

Whereas, based upon the final budget the following amounts have been determined to be needed for the 2012 property tax levy.

Fund

Levy
General Revenue Fund 6,058,074
General Revenue-Local Water Management 5,751
SELCO 141,500
Public Health Fund 263,903
Road & Bridge Fund 1,265,588
Social Services Fund 1,402,427
Soil & Water Conservation District 133,000
Whitewater Watershed 4,291
Building Fund 187,176
Capital Equipment Fund 169,009
Criminal Justice Center-COP 2008B Service 589,873
Criminal Justice Center-GO Jail Bonds 2007A 783,064
Criminal Justice Center-GO Jail Bonds 2008A 162,826
Criminal Justice Center-GO Jail Bonds 2009A 150,053
2012 Certified Levy 11,316,535

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now, Therefore, be it resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the County Auditor-Treasurer is to certifY the 2012 [mal property tax levy to the Mirmesota Department of Revenue as presented.

Adopted Unanimously

WOBBE - HARMS

Resolution No.: 2011-268

Whereas, The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners approved a Special Benefit Tax agreement dated July 1, 2005 with Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority for the purpose of paying, in part the debt service on the Authority's Tax Increment Revenue notes, Series 2005; and

Whereas, pursuantto this agreement, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners does hereby certifY the special benefit property tax levy in the amount of $50,000.00 for the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing Redevelopment Authority, a Special Taxing district.

Now, Therefore, be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners instructs the County AuditorTreasurer to certifY the above 2012 special benefit property tax levy for Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing Redevelopment Authority to the Minnesota Department of Revenue.

Adopted Unanimously

HALL-ROSCHEN

Resolution No.: 2011-269

Whereas, the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority was created by action of the Boards of Commissioners of Dodge, Goodhue, Wabasha and Winona Counties pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 469.004; and

Whereas, Mirmesota Statute Section 469.033 subs. 6, permits the Authority to levy and collect a special benefits tax not to exceed 0.0185 percent of taxable market value; and

Whereas, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners has considered the Authority's request to approve a special benefit tax to be levied upon all taxable market value of taxable property within the Authority's area of operation within Wabasha County.

Now, Therefore, be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners instructs the County AuditorTreasurer to certifY a 2012 [mal special benefit property tax levy in the amount of$60,288 for Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing Redevelopment to the Minnesota Department of Revenue.

Adopted Unanimously

ROSCHEN - HARMS

Resolution No.: 2011-270

Whereas, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners is required by Minnesota Statute 275.07 to adopt a final budget for 2012; and

Whereas, The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners have reviewed the fiscal year 2012 final budget as shown below; and

Original Budget (2011) Final Budget (2012
REVENUES:
County Portion Property Taxes 12,486,435 11,575,535
State Paid Property Tax Aids 943,047 842,276
Other Taxes 10,000 12,000
Licenses and Permits 200,202 211,898
Intergovernmental Revenues-
-Federal 2,856,862 5,014,466
-State 9,595,890 7,772,247
-Other 142,500 867,500
Charges for Services 1,559,877 1,858,768
Fines and Forfeits 8,000 4,600
Interest on Investments 125,000 125,000
Miscellaneous Income/Receipts 320,687 376,996
Gifts and Contributions 3,424 3,403
Transfer from General Fund 2,500 2,500
Transfer from Social Service Fund 500,000
TOTAL REVENUES $28,254,424 $29,167,189
EXPENDITURES:
General Government 4,042,401 3,862,548
Public Safety 5,132,334 5,243,516
Sanitation 212,851 213,929
Conservation of Natural Resources 329,868 331,085
Culture and Recreation 253,771 237,898
Economic Development 2,922 2,301
Other 381,081 372,991
Highways and Streets 10,444,614 11,459,489
Human Services/Welfare 4,179,278 4,261,151
Public Health 1,496,045 1,435,208
Debit Service 1,666,348 1,664,116
Transfer to Regional Railroad 2,500 2,500
Transfer to General Fund 500,000
TOTAL EXPENDITURES $28,144,013 $29,586,732

Whereas, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners has considered the duties of each and every office, department and agency and the experience, qualifications and perfonnance of employees, elected officials and appointed employees in the development of this budget; and

Whereas, capital expenditures included in the 2012 budget shall be made only after approval of the Board of Commissioners per the County Purchasing Policy.

Now, Therefore, be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the 2012 Wabasha County Final Budget is adopted as presented.

Adopted Unanimously

By consensus, in accordance with the County Fund Balance Policy, the County Board of Commissioners agrees to set aside assigned funds to be disbursed as outlined in the requests for the following: Safe Driving Class-fees collected; Impound Lot-fees collected; Court Service Intake Fees-fees collected; Narrowband Siren Project-$100,000

 

ROSCHEN - HARMS

Resolution No: 2011-274

Whereas, the County Board of Commissioners of the County of Wabasha, State of Minnesota, desires to offer for sale to the public, parcels ofland that has forfeited to the State of Minnesota for non-payment of property taxes and listed on attached Tax Forfeited Land List 2011; and

Whereas, the County Board of Commissioners must determine the appraised value of the forfeited property to be sold. The sale price cannot be less than the appraised value.

Now, therefore be it resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby approves the appraised value on the Tax Forfeited Land List 2011.

Adopted Unanimously

HARMS - WOBBE

Resolution No: 2011-275

Whereas, three parcels ofland have forfeited to the State of Minnesota for non-payment oftaxes; and

Whereas, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners desires to sell these parcels at a public auction.

Be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that: all parcels oftax forfeited land listed on Tax Forfeited Land List 2011 be classified as non-conservation land; that the basic sale price of each parcel on the Tax Forfeited Land List 2011 be approved and authorization for a public sale be granted; pursuant to M.S. 282.01; that the sale will be held at lO:OO a.m., Wednesday, January 18,2012 by the Wabasha County AuditorlTreasurer in the Commissioner's Room of the Wabasha County Courthouse, for not less than the basic sale price; and that the sale be cash/money order/check only; that the County Auditor/Treasurer is hereby directed to publish a notice of sale as provided by law.

Be it Further Resolved, that the conditions and terms of the public sale shall be as described in the list contained here-in and approved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners.

Adopted Unanimously

NO MOTION

Resolution No.: 2011-276

Whereas, Wabasha County is a founding partner in the development and operation of South Country Health Alliance; and

Whereas, the Joint Powers Board of South Country Health Alliance has recommended each participating county consider and approve an amendment to the Joint Powers Agreement;

Therefore, Be It Resolved by the Commissioners of Wabasha County, that this county approves the further amendment of the Fifth Amended Joint Powers Agreement of South Country Health Alliance, amending Section 12.1 of that Agreement to allow member counties until March 30,2012 to give notice to withdraw at the end of 2012, such that Section 12.1 will read as follows: 12.1 Method of Withdrawal

A Member County may withdraw from this Amended Agreement by filing with the Joint Powers Board Chair a written notice of intent to withdraw by December 31, one year prior to the year of withdrawal. The effective date of withdrawal shall be December 31 of the year following the written notice ("Effective Date"). Notwithstanding the foregoing, any county wishing to withdraw effective December 31, 2012, shall have until March 30, 2012, to provide its written notice of withdrawal, effective on December 31, 2012. Upon receipt ofthe resolution of a withdrawal, the Chair shall send a copy of said resolution to each Member County.

 

ROSCHEN - HALL

Resolution No.: 2011-277

Whereas, Wabasha County is one of 11 counties partnering with Mayo Clinic to develop an interoperable electronic medical record, and

Whereas, strict data privacy and HIP AA rules must be abided by as spelled out in the Southeast Beacon Data Access agreement for this endeavor to be successful,

Now Therefore be it Resolved, by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that: Wabasha County sign the Southeast Beacon Data Access agreement.

Adopted Unanimously

HALL - ROSCHEN

Resolution No.: 2011-278

Whereas, Wabasha County has an approved Comprehensive Local Water Plan with the State of Minnesota; and

Whereas, Wabasha County has received a Natural Resources Block Grant (NRBG) grant agreement from BWSR.

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the county sign the NRBG Grant Agreement.

Adopted Unanimously

ROSCHEN - HARMS

Resolution No.: 2011-279

Now Therefore be it Resolved that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby authorizes the Wabasha County Engineer to apply to the Local Road Improvement Program for the proposed resurfacing and improvements on Wabasha County State Aid Highway 30 from Minnesota TH 61 to Wabasha County State Aid Highway 24, and

Be it further resolved that Wabasha County supports this project and the proposed improvements.

Adopted Unanimously

WOBBE-HALL

Resolution No.: 2011-280

Now Therefore be it Resolved that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby authorizes the Wabasha County Engineer to apply to the Local Road Improvement Program for the proposed resurfacing and improvements on Wabasha County State Aid Highway 2 from Wabasha County State Aid Highway 25 to Minnesota TH 247, and

Be it further resolved that Wabasha County supports this project and the proposed improvements.

Adopted Unanimously

HARMS - ROSCHEN

Resolution No.: 2011-281

Be it resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that pursuant to Minnesota Statute 161.36, the Commissioner of Transportation be appointed as Agent of Wabasha County to accept as its agent, federal aid funds which may be made available for eligible transportation related projects.

Be it further resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the County Board Chair and the County Administrator are hereby authorized and directed for and on behalf of the County to execute and enter into an agreement with the Commissioner of Transportation prescribing the terms and conditions of said federal aid participation as set forth and contained in "Minnesota Department of Transportation Agency Agreement No. 99979", a copy of which said agreement was before the County Board and which is made a part hereof by reference.

Adopted Unanimously

HALL-HARMS

Resolution No.: 2011-282

Whereas, Projects SP 088-070-025 - Edgeline Pavement Markings Applied on Various Roads District 6 Counties 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 [mal payment to Century Fence Company in the amount of $63,865.18.

Adopted Unanimously

HALL-ROSCHEN

Resolution No.: 2011-283

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the Wabasha County Highway Engineer be authorized to advertise for bids for the Furnish and Apply Chloride Solution Project - CP 79-12-8030.

Adopted Unanimously

NO MOTION

Resolution No.: 2011-284

Now Therefore be it Resolved that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby waives the Mailbox Installation and Support Policy previously adopted for the reconstruction of County Highway 4 from MnTH 42 to the south County line and authorizes the County Engineer to proceed with temporary relocation and replacements of supports for this project.

 

Highway Discussion - Lake City School Crossing (Consensus to Proceed)

 

Feedlot Officer - Discuss options at next meeting.

 

ROSCHEN - HALL

Resolution No.: 2011-259

Whereas, the Reads Landing Sanitary and Water District has been established and

Whereas, Minnesota Statute 115 provides that the Sanitary and Water District Board Members are to be appointed jointly by the County of Wabasha and the Township of Pepin and

Whereas, Wabasha County Board of Commissions wishes to delegate the board appointment authority

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby delegates the appointment authority for the Reads Landing Sanitary and Water District to the existing board members for all future board appointment.

Adopted Unanimously

Public Forum Topics: agenda, proposals, information

 

ROSCHEN - HARMS

Motion to adjourn.

Adopted Unanimously

 

Agenda for this meeting

 

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