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Minutes September 22, 2015

Wabasha County Board of Commissioners

Meeting of September 22, 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, September 22, 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

SPRINGER - KEY

Motion to approve the agenda after moving items G thru K before item A.

Adopted Unanimously

KEY – HALL

Motion to approve the consent agenda including the following:

Minutes: September 15, 2015

Claims

Meal Vouchers

Per Diems

Resolution No.: 2015-208

Whereas, Wabasha County has advertised, taken, and reviewed applications and conducted interviews for one vacant Appraiser position,

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, Mr. Brian Pitzer is hereby authorized to be hired as a Wabasha County Appraiser at the Grade 7 start step of the of $17.65 per hour as stated in the AFSCME Council 65 Local 3542 Labor Agreement.

Resolution No.: 2015-220

Whereas, the County of Wabasha is participating in a hazard mitigation planning process as established under the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000; and

Whereas, the Act establishes a framework for the development of a multi- jurisdictional hazard mitigation plan; and

Whereas, the Act as part of the planning process requires public involvement and local coordination among neighboring local units of government and business; and

Whereas, the county will lead the planning effort with the assistance of consultants and State of Minnesota mitigation staff.

Whereas, the county will provide staff and resources from departments related to mitigation, will facilitate participation of jurisdiction within the county, and provide quarterly reporting on plan progress.

Whereas, the plan must include a risk assessment including past hazards, hazards that threaten the county, maps of hazards, an estimate of structures at risk, estimate of potential dollar losses for each hazard, a general description of land uses and future development trends; and

Whereas, the plan must include a mitigation strategy including goals and objectives and an action plan identifying specific mitigation projects and costs; and

Whereas, the plan must include a maintenance or implementation process including plan updates, integration of plan into other planning documents and how the county will maintain public participation and coordination; and

Whereas, the draft plan will be shared with the State of Minnesota and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for coordination of state and federal review and comment on the draft; and

Whereas, approval of the all hazard mitigation plan will make the county eligible to receive Hazard Mitigation Assistance grants as they become available; and

Now Therefore, Be it resolved that Wabasha County will enter into an agreement with the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management in the Minnesota Department of Public Safety for the program entitled Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) for the update of the Wabasha County Hazard Mitigation plan. Brenda Wodele, Emergency Management Director, is hereby authorized to execute and sign such agreements and any amendments hereto as are necessary to implement the plan on behalf of Wabasha County.

Adopted Unanimously

GOIHL - HALL

Resolution No.: 2015-215

Whereas, the Highway Department has determined that the Highway Maintenance Supervisor shall utilize a take home vehicle during the winter weather season, and

Whereas, the vehicle to be utilized meets the IRS definition of a qualified non-personal use vehicle.

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the Highway Department is authorized to allow for the use of a take home vehicle by the Highway Maintenance Supervisor during the winter weather season as reasonably determined by the Highway Department.

Adopted Unanimously

SPRINGER - KEY

Resolution No.: 2015-216

Whereas, the transportation of aggregate materials used in public works projects is a cost for counties, cities, townships, and the State, and

Whereas, public works projects impact the movement and goods and services, and associated costs, and

Whereas, aggregate materials are used for farms and agricultural businesses which are essential to Wabasha County's and the surrounding region's economy, and

Whereas, aggregate materials transported over County Highway 72 and 639th Street are used extensively throughout the region in public works projects and agriculture, and

Whereas, the seasonal weight restriction and surface conditions of County Highway 72 and 639th Street increase transportation costs of materials, and

Whereas, the proposed improvements to County Highway 72 and 639th Street eliminate a transportation system deficiency, positively impacts persons, provides for greater safety to road users and contributes to economic development and sustaining and creation of jobs.

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the County Highway 72 and 639th Street proposed project and application to the Transportation Economic Development Program has the full and committed support of Wabasha County.

Adopted Unanimously

GOIHL – SPRINGER

Resolution No.: 2015-217

Whereas, the transportation of aggregate materials used in public works projects is a cost for counties, cities, townships, and the State, and

Whereas, public works projects impact the movement and goods and services, and associated costs, and

Whereas, aggregate materials are used for farms and agricultural businesses which are essential to Wabasha County's and the surrounding region's economy, and

Whereas, aggregate materials transported over County Highway 86 are used extensively throughout the region in public works projects and agriculture, and

Whereas, deteriorating road condition of County Highway 86 and seasonal weight restrictions increase transportation costs of materials, and

Whereas, the proposed improvements to County Highway 86 eliminate a transportation system deficiency, positively impacts persons, provides for greater safety to road users and contributes to economic development and sustaining and creation of jobs.

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the County Highway 86 proposed project and application to the Transportation Economic Development Program has the full and committed support of Wabasha County.

Adopted Unanimously

There was no one present for discussion of the Proposed Revisions to the Rural Addressing Ordinance.

KEY - SPRINGER

Resolution No.: 2015-218

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that a public hearing is hereby set for October 27, 2015 at 9:15 am as required under Minnesota Statute 297A.993 for the considered imposition of a transportation sales tax.

Adopted Unanimously

GOIHL - KEY

Resolution No.: 2015-209

Whereas, state tax forfeited land on public waters containing greater than 150 feet of water frontage cannot be sold without special legislation from the State of Minnesota; and

Whereas, State tax forfeited land cannot be sold by special private sale to resolve occupancy trespasses without special legislation from the State of Minnesota;

Whereas, Wabasha County's best interest would be served from a land management point of view if this parcel is release for sale.

Parcel R22.01851.00 and is described as:

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.

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners supports legislation enabling the sale of state tax forfeited land described above and the draft special legislation on the attachment.

Adopted Unanimously

GOIHL – KEY

Resolution No.: 2015-210

Whereas, Wabasha County Board of Commissioners set 2015 Board Meeting dates in January 2015.

Whereas, Wabasha County Board of Commissioners set December 22, 2015 as the last meeting date for 2015.

Whereas, Wabasha County Auditor/Treasurer & Finance Officer would request the meeting of Tuesday, December 22nd be changed to MONDAY, December 28th for year-end clean up of claims/invoices.

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby approve cancel the Board Meeting date of Tuesday, December 22nd and schedule a Board Meeting date of Monday, December 28th.

Adopted Unanimously

GOIHL – KEY

Resolution No.: 2015-211

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, Minnesota 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 Auditor-Treasurer to certify a 2016 proposed special benefit property tax levy in the amount of $56,000 for Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing Redevelopment to the Minnesota Department of Revenue.

Adopted Unanimously

SPRINGER - KEY

Resolution No.: 2015-212

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, pursuant to this agreement, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners does hereby certify the proposed 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 Auditor-Treasurer to certify the above 2016 proposed special benefit property tax levy for Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing Redevelopment Authority to the Minnesota Department of Revenue.

Adopted Unanimously

GOIHL – KEY

Resolution No.: 2015-213

Whereas, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners per Minnesota Statute 275.065 is required to adopt a proposed property tax levy for taxes payable year 2016 and certify that amount to the county auditor on or before September 30; and

Whereas, based upon the proposed budget the following amounts have been determined to be needed for the 2016 proposed property tax levy.

Fund Levy
General Revenue Fund $7,364,615
General Revenue-Local Water Management $6,240
SELCO $144,500
Public Health Fund $238,689
Road & Bridge Fund $1,644,642
Social Services Fund $2,182,435
Soil & Water Conservation District $130,000
Whitewater Watershed $4,982
Building Fund $24,754
Capital Equipment Fund $210,869
Criminal Justice Center-COP 2008B $613,276
Criminal Justice Center-GO Jail Bonds 2007A $765,214
Criminal Justice Center-GO Jail Bonds 2008A $160,542
Criminal Justice Center-GO Jail Bonds 2009A $170,987
2016 Certified Proposed Levy $13,661,745

Now, Therefore, be it resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the County Auditor-Treasurer is to certify the 2016 proposed property tax levy to the Minnesota Department of Revenue as presented.

Adopted Unanimously

KEY - WOBBE

Resolution No.: 2015-214

Whereas, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners is required by Minnesota Statute 275.07 to adopt a proposed budget for 2016 and

Whereas, The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners have reviewed the fiscal year 2016 proposed budget as shown below; and

Final Budget 2015 Proposed Budget 2016
Revenues:
County Portion Property Taxes $13,251,186 $13,888,745
State Aid Property Tax Aids $866,384 $857,081
Other Taxes $254,500 $252,700
Licenses and Permits $142,644 $140,109
Intergovernmental Revenues:
Federal $3,451,090 $4,116,766
State $6,530,632 $7,640,868
Other $28,500 $20,000
Charges for Services $1,610,968 $1,450,195
Fines and Forfeits $6,000 $6,000
Interest on Investments $103,700 $95,000
Miscellaneous Income/Receipts $513,988 $393,838
Gifts and Contributions $5,620 $6,120
Total Revenues $26,765,212 $28,867,422
Expenditures:
General Government $3,919,001 $4,166,094
Public Safety $5,887,973 $5,748,451
Sanitation $169,197 $157,267
Conservation of Natural Resources $388,946 $445,035
Culture and Recreation $239,828 $242,213
Economic Development $3,100 $3,100
Other $256,206 $317,015
Highways and Streets $7,604,089 $9,201,139
Human Service/Welfare $5,084,989 $5,137,106
Public Health $1,420,445 $1,458,306
Debt Service $1,643,541 $1,641,976
Total Expenditures $26,617,315 $28,517,702
Other Financing:
Proceeds from Sale of Assets $5,000
Transfer in from Other Funds $2,625 $2,625
Transfer out from Other Funds ($2,625) ($2,625)
Total Other Financing Sources (Uses) $5,000
Net Change in Fund Balance $152,897 $349,720

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

Whereas, capital expenditures included in the 2016 proposed 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 2016 Wabasha County proposed Budget is adopted as presented.

Adopted Unanimously

KEY - SPRINGER

Resolution No. 2015-219

Whereas, the County desires professional legal services in the area relating to Labor Law; and

Whereas, the firm of Ratwik, Roszak, & Maloney provides such services to Counties, and has the skill and expertise necessary to perform the duties as set forth in the attached retainer agreement;

Now Therefore Be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board that County enter into the retainer agreement with Ratwik, Roszak, & Maloney to provide the above described services.

Adopted Unanimously

Commissioners reported on meetings they attended.

SPRINGER - HALL

Motion to adjourn.

Agenda for this meeting

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