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Minutes June 16, 2015

Wabasha County Board of Commissioners

Meeting of June 16, 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, June 16, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

 

The meeting was called to order by Board Chairman Wobbe.

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

 

County Auditor/Treasurer Denise Anderson informed the Board that pursuant to Minnesota State Statute she is required to appoint an interim County Assessor should there be a vacancy in the office. That appointment could last for a maximum of 90 days. The Board was informed that Ms. Anderson will be appointing herself during that transition.

 

SPRINGER - GOIHL

Motion to approve the agenda.

Adopted Unanimously

SPRINGER - HALL

Motion to approve the consent agenda including the following:

Minutes: June 2, 2015

Claims

Meal Vouchers

Resolution No.: 2015-125

Whereas, the Wabasha County Board has previously approved the filling of a temporary Eligibility Worker position; and

Whereas, the Financial Assistance Supervisor and Human Resources have screened and conducted interviews with applicants and recommended a candidate for hire; and

Whereas, the Social Service Director agrees with the recommendation to hire LoriAnna Young for this position, contingent on successful passing of background checks and drug screening, and that the salary be set at the initial rate of pay which is grade D, step 1;

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, it hereby authorizes the appointment of LoriAnna Young as an Eligibility Worker, contingent on successful passing of background checks and drug screening. This appointment is to a temporary position approved through December 31, 2016. The starting salary for this position shall be set at the initial rate of pay and the date of hire shall be June 17, 2015.

Resolution No.: 2015-126

Whereas, the Board authorized the Public Health Director to fill the nursing position left vacant when Caren Passe retired, and;

Whereas, the Director of Nursing and the Home And Community Based Services Supervisor interviewed potential candidates, and;

Whereas, the Director and Supervisor are in agreement that the position be offered to Susan Bronner, RN on pay grade 5, step 3 of the non-union pay scale, and

Whereas, both parties agree that June 29, 2015 is an appropriate start date,

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, Susan Bronner be hired effective June 29, 2015, contingent on passing a criminal background study and employment drug screen test. Starting hourly rate will be pay grade 5, step 3 of the non-union pay scale.

Resolution No.: 2015-127

Whereas, the Board authorized the County Administrator to fill the vacant Administrative Specialist position, and;

Whereas, the Administrator interviewed potential candidates, and;

Whereas, the Administrator believes that the position should be offered to Shawn Huth on pay grade 3, step 2 of the non-union pay scale which reflects $18.39 an hour, and

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

Shawn Huth be hired with a starting date of June 29, 2015, contingent on passing a criminal background study and employment drug screen test. Starting hourly rate will be at pay grade 3, step 2 of the non-union pay scale.

Adopted Unanimously

SPRINGER - KEY

Resolution No: 2015-128

Whereas, The County Board of Commissioners of the County of Wabasha, State of Minnesota, desire to offer for sale or condition use deed certain parcels (listed below) of land that have been forfeited to the State of Minnesota for non-payment of taxes; and

Parcel 22.01851.00

o Tax Description: Lake City Section 05 Township 111 Range012 Eaglewood Estates 1st Addition Lying in SW Cor Out Lot F as desc in Doc # 281910

o Full Legal: Outlot F, Eaglewood Estates First Addition to the City of Lake City, according to the plat thereof on file and of record in the Office of the Registrar of Titles, Wabasha County, Minnesota. Excepting Therefrom: That part of Outlot F, Eaglewood Estates First Addition, Lying within Eaglewood Estates Second Addition, according to the plat on file and of record in the Office of the Registrar of Titles, Wabasha County, Minnesota. Also Excepting Therefrom: That part of said Outlot F that lies Northerly of the following described line: Beginning at the Northwest corner of Lot 6, Block 2, Eaglewood Estates Second Addition; thence westerly to a point on the westerly line of said Outlot F, distant 361.58 feet southerly of the Northwest corner of said Outlot F and there terminating.

Whereas, said parcels of land has been viewed by the Soil & Water Conservation District and has been classified as non-conservation lands as provided for in Minnesota Statutes 282.01.

Now, Therefore Be It Resolved That the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby certify that the parcel of land listed above be classified as "nonconservation land".

Adopted Unanimously

GOIHL - KEY

Resolution No.: 2015-129

Whereas, Project CP 79-15-8160 – Aggregate Surfacing 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 Roberson Lime & Rock Inc. in the amount of $4516.49.

Adopted Unanimously

 

Commissioners reported on meetings they attended.

 

HALL - GOIHL

Motion to close the open meeting and open the closed sessions.

Resolution No.: 2015-130

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 Union Grievance that has been served on the County; 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, certain phases of the grievance strategy may be impaired if every discussion is available for the benefit of opposing parties;

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

Resolution No.: 2015-131

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 notification of a legal claim that has been sent to the County Attorney's Office; 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, certain phases of strategy may be impaired if every discussion is available for the benefit of opposing parties;

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

SPRINGER - KEY

Motion to close the closed sessions and open the regular Board meeting.

Adopted Unanimously

HALL - GOIHL

Motion to recess to the Board of Appeal and Equalization.

Adopted Unanimously

Agenda for this meeting

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