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Minutes February 24, 2015

Wabasha County Board of Commissioners

Meeting of February 24, 2015

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, February 24, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.

 

The meeting was called to order by Board Chairman Wobbe.

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

 

KEY - GOIHL

Motion to approve the agenda.

Adopted Unanimously

GOIHL - HALL

Motion to approve the consent agenda including the following:

Claims

Meal Vouchers

Per Diems

SSIS Claims

Minutes: February 17, 2015

Adopted Unanimously

 

Lynda Boudreau, Constituent Services, gave an update of Congressman John Kline's District activities.

The Board set the date of June 16, 2015 for the Board of Appeal and Equalization meeting. The regular Board meeting will be held June 16 starting at 4:00 p.m. The Board of Appeal and Equalization will follow at 5:00 p.m. The assessor will present the Minutes from the Board of A & E at the June 23 Board meeting.

 

KEY - GOIHL

Resolution No.: 2015-045

Whereas, Wabasha County Public Health is in need of Certified Public Health Nurses, and;

Whereas, Public Health has not been able to hire a certified Public Health Nurse over the past 10 years, even though there have been openings, and;

Whereas, Tammy Fiedler is going back to school so she can become a certified PHN, and;

Whereas, in the past Tammy has worked 40 hrs/wk and now may have to reduce to 72 hours/ pay period to complete her schooling from January 27, 2015-May 30, 2015, and;

Whereas, Tammy will attempt to flex her hours as much as possible to maintain a 40 hr work week and will work with the DON to set her hours each pay period,

Now Therefore be it Resolved, by the Wabasha County Board that; Tammy Fiedler, RN be allowed to work with the Public Health Director to set her work hours during the upcoming semester, to be no less than 72 hrs/ pay period and maintain full time employment status, and benefits, while she is completing her education to become a Certified Public Health Nurse effective date, January 27, 2015, as that is when the same resolution was passed by the Human Services Board.

Adopted Unanimously.

GOIHL - HALL

Resolution No.: 2015-046

Whereas, the Wabasha County Highway Department has received proposals for herbicide application contract services; and

Whereas, the proposal from Barth Construction Inc. was the lowest proposal received per unit price.

Now Therefore be it Resolved that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby authorizes the County Engineer to purchase herbicide application contract services from Barth Construction Inc.

Adopted Unanimously

GOIHL – HALL

Resolution No.: 2015-047

Now Therefore be it Resolved that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that Wabasha County enter into the attached "Agreement Between Olmsted County and Wabasha County for S.A.P. 079-602-040 and 055-624-003" for the construction on Wabasha County Highway 2 and Olmsted County Highway 24 and hereby authorizes the Chairperson of the Board and County Administrator to execute the above Agreement.

Adopted Unanimously

GOIHL – KEY

Resolution No.: 2015-048

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the Wabasha County Highway Department be authorized to purchase:

one Turfmaker 550 from Ramy Turf Products

one Hot Patch Heated Truck Bed Insert from Five D Industries LLC

one Cimline Emulsion Applicator (Tack Sprayer) from Ruffridge-Johnson Equipment Co. Inc.

Be it further resolved that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby declares Unit 051 – Buethling Roller 1989 as Excess Equipment and authorizes the County Engineer to dispose as a trade-in allowance.

Be it further resolved that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby declares the current County owned Asphalt Distribution Trailer (Tack Sprayer) as Excess Equipment and authorizes the County Engineer to dispose at an available consignment auction or if reasonable offer made as trade-in allowance for above proposed items to be purchased.

Adopted Unanimously

KEY - GOIHL

Resolution No.: 2015-049

Whereas, Project SAP 079-605-014 – Bridge 79554 and Approach Work on CSAH 5 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 Icon Constructors LLC in the amount of $27,125.87.

Adopted Unanimously

 

Dietrich Flesch, Highway Engineer, gave an update on the Great River Ridge State Trail Agreement for maintenance with the Minnesota DNR.

Deb Koenig, Finance Director, gave a report on Investments, Cash Flow, Fund Balances, Tax Collections and Budget; she also received a Consensus from the Board for assigning funds pursuant to the Fund Balance Policy.

Commissioners reported on meetings they attended.

 

HALL – GOIHL

Motion to close the open meeting and go into closed session.

Resolution No.: 2015-050

Whereas, Minn. Stat. §13D.05 subd. 3(b) permits closing a County Board meeting if such closure is permitted by the attorney-client privilege;

Whereas, the County Board desires to consult with its attorney regarding a confidential communications that were received from the County's retained counsel regarding data practices that the county has received; and

Whereas, it is not possible to fully discuss strategy and the options available to the County in a public meeting; and

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; and

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

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved, a closed meeting of the County Board addressing the above referenced concerns will be held with the County's counsel. No subject matter other than the foregoing shall be discussed at said meeting.

Adopted Unanimously

HALL – GOIHL

Motion to close the Data Practices session.

Adopted Unanimously

HALL – GOIHL

Motion to open regular Board meeting.

Adopted Unanimously

KEY - GOIHL

Motion to recess to tour the A/T office.

Adopted Unanimously

Agenda for this meeting

Video 1 of 2 (Direct)

Video 2 of 2 (Direct)

 

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