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Minutes December 28, 2015

 Wabasha County Board of Commissioners

Meeting of December 28, 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 Monday, December 28, 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 Item I before Item H.

Adopted Unanimously

SPRINGER - HALL

Motion to approve the consent agenda including the following:

Minutes: December 15, 2015

Claims

Meal Vouchers

Per Diems

Donations of $342.02 from Peoples State Bank, Plainview, and $200 from Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Squires, Plainview, to the Veterans Service Office. Donation of two PBT (Preliminary Breath Test) units from MADD, one each for Probation and Sheriff's Offices, value of each unit is $415. Donation of $500 from Dunn Blacktop, Winona, to the Sheriff's Office for National Night Out event.

Resolution No: 2015-290

Whereas, on July 7, 2015, Resolution #2015-140 was passed in which the Southeastern Minnesota Regional Emergency Communication Board Joint Powers Agreement and Joint Voice Logging Equipment Committee Memorandum of Understanding was approved by the County Board.

Whereas, Wabasha County, as Joint Owner, requests the transfer of title to and possession of the regional voice logging equipment to the Southeast Minnesota Regional Emergency Communications Board, Recipient as indicated in the attached Voicelogging Equipment Transfer of Ownership Verification form.

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that: Wabasha County, as Joint Owner, on behalf of its Sheriff's Office, is authorized to transfer title to and possession of the regional voice logging equipment to the Southeast Minnesota Regional Emergency Communications Board.

Be it further Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that: the Sheriff is authorized to sign the Voice Logging Equipment Transfer of Ownership Verification form.

Resolution No.: 2015-291

Whereas, the Wabasha County Attorney has accepted, with regret, the resignation of Assistant County Attorney Elena Rozwadowski, and

Whereas, the Personnel Committee, after meeting on December 21, 2015, recommends immediately filling this position, and,

Now, Therefore, be it resolved that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby authorizes advertising and hiring of a fulltime assistant county attorney.

Resolution No.: 2015-292

Whereas, Minnesota's counties are mandated by the state to provide essential services in many program areas including human services, public safety, and transportation; and

Whereas, counties depend on County Program Aid ("CPA") for the financial sustainability of these state-mandated, county-administered services; and

Whereas, the current structure of the CPA formula, pursuant MS Chapter 447A.0124, creates considerable volatility in the fund's distribution, interfering with counties' abilities to accurately budget for essential services; and

Whereas, the current formula's inadequacies have also resulted in the dramatic reduction of funding for one-third of counties, that have lost at least 50 percent of their funding since 2005; and

Whereas, despite fluctuations over the past ten years, the state appropriation to the 2015 CPA is equal to the 2005 appropriation making it greatly depressed in terms of inflation; and

Whereas, a revised CPA formula in conjunction with additional funding will enable counties to continue to provide quality services that may also translate into reductions in county levies, decreasing the tax burden of Minnesota residents; and

Whereas, in October 2014, the Association of Minnesota Counties assembled the CPA Work Group including leadership from twenty counties and representatives from the Metropolitan Inter-County Association and the Minnesota Rural Counties Caucus to analyze and develop a CPA formula that reflects the pressing needs of Minnesota's counties; and

Whereas, the CPA Work Group unanimously approved a revised CPA formula that benefits all Minnesota counties by reducing volatility and ensuring a fair distribution of CPA; and

Whereas, the Board of Directors of the Association of Minnesota Counties that represents the diverse interests of Minnesota's 87 counties, voted to support the proposed CPA formula revisions; now, therefore,

Be It Resolved, Wabasha County endorses the following revisions to the Minnesota County Program Aid formula:

• A funding increase of $40 million;

• The creation of a funding floor that guarantees each county $350,000 in tax base equalization aid ("TBEA");

• Adjustments to the TBEA formula factors to slow down counties' loss of TBEA funding, including: an increase of the per capita factor to $190 and a decrease of the county adjusted net tax capacity (ANTC) factor to 9 percent;

• The elimination of special funds and transition aid; and

• The creation of a 5% cap on annual CPA losses; ensuring no county will lose more than 5% of its funding each year.

Resolution No.: 2015-308

Whereas, the Springsted Report and the County Administrator have identified the need for additional human resources programs and services in the County; and

Whereas, In May 2015 the Board authorized the recruitment of a Human Resources Generalist to help strengthen those programs and services; and

Whereas, after interviewing a number of candidates, the decision was made to analyze what we have internally; and

Whereas, the County Administrator recommends the hiring of Shawn Huth at Start Step of Pay Grade 7 which reflects a starting salary of $57,7144.80.

Now Therefore Be It Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners to authorize the hiring of Ms. Huth at the above referenced rate of pay.

Resolution No.: 2015-309

Whereas, Wabasha County's the County has appointed the Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner's Office be appointed to fulfill the duties of the County Medical Examiner per the terms of a contract approved in September of 2014;

Whereas, those terms need updating;

Now Therefore Be It Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners approves the execution of the amended contract terms.

Adopted Unanimously

KEY - GOIHL

Resolution No.: 2015-293

Whereas, Envirotech Services Inc. is the lowest responsible bidder for C.P. 079-16-8220.

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that Wabasha County hereby accepts the bid of Envirotech Services Inc. for Project C.P. 079-16-8220 in the amount of $72,490.36 and that the Chairman of the County Board and the County Administrator are hereby authorized to execute a Contract with Envirotech Services Inc. for this work.

Adopted Unanimously

SPRINGER - HALL

Resolution No.: 2015-294

Whereas, Bruening Rock Products Inc. is the lowest responsible bidder for C.P. 79-16-8200.

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that Wabasha County hereby accepts the bid of Bruening Rock Products Inc. for C.P. 79-16-8200 – Aggregate Surfacing - in the amount of $107,367 and that the Chairman of the County Board and the County Administrator are hereby authorized to execute a Contract with Bruening Rock Products Inc. for this work.

Adopted Unanimously

SPRINGER - KEY

Resolution No.: 2015-295

Whereas, Traffic Marking Service Inc. had the lowest bid for Project C.P. 79-16-8210 – Furnish and Apply Traffic Paint to Roads in Wabasha County.

Now Therefore be it Resolved that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby accepts the bid of Traffic Marking Service Inc. for Project C.P. 79-16-8210 – Furnish and Apply Traffic Paint to Roads in Wabasha County - in the amount of $46,889.56 and that the Chairperson of the County Board and the County Administrator are hereby authorized to execute a Contract with Traffic Marking Service Inc. for this work.

Adopted Unanimously

SPRINGER – GOIHL

Resolution No.: 2015-296

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that 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 Wabasha County Engineer is 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. 1002094", a copy of which said agreement was before the County Board and which is made a part hereof by reference.

Adopted Unanimously

GOIHL – KEY

Resolution No.: 2015-297

Whereas, Wabasha County has used CodeRED, an emergency notification system developed by the Emergency Communications Network, LLC (ECN), for 2 years; and

Whereas, local residents have requested we add Weather Warning to the system. Weather Warning will automatically send out severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings to residents and businesses in the county; and

Whereas, ECN has offered to give us the first year of Weather Warning at half the cost and reduce the price of CodeRED by 10 percent if we enter into a 3 year contract with them.

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, Wabasha County agree to add Weather Warning to the CodeRED system and enter into a 3 year contract with Emergency Communications Network, LLC.

Adopted Unanimously

HALL - KEY

Resolution No. 2015-298

Whereas, Wabasha County Emergency Management develops and maintains a County-wide All-Hazard Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) that serves a guideline for responding to hazards that can affect the county;

Whereas, the Plan contains the 18 SARA Title III items as well as 53 other items listed in the Local Emergency Operations Plan Crosswalk provided by the Minnesota Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (MnHSEM);

Whereas, said Plan is updated and reviewed annually in a 4-year Plan Review cycle as required by MnHSEM and the Emergency Management Performance Grant;

Now Therefore Be It Resolved that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby approves the 2015 Wabasha County-wide All-Hazard Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) with its revisions and updates by signing the Certification of Plan Approval page.

Adopted Unanimously

GOIHL - KEY

Resolution No.: 2015-299

Whereas, Fraud Prevention Investigator Mike Lavigne has submitted a letter of resignation and his resignation will take effect on January 1, 2016; and,

Whereas, due to this resignation, the Sheriff's Office requests approval to fill this vacancy.

Whereas, the Sheriff has identified a candidate to fill this position, Deputy Luke Fratzke, that meets all Office and County requirements for this position.

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that: the resignation of Investigator Mike Lavigne is hereby accepted effective January 1, 2016.

Be it Further Resolved that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners authorizes Deputy Luke Fratzke to fill this vacant Investigator position in which Mr. Fratzke will move to Investigator pay at the Start step. Furthermore, Investigator pay for Mr. Fratzke will date back to an effective date of December 14, 2015 due to the date he began training.

Be it Further Resolved that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners authorizes the Sheriff's Office to fill the vacant Deputy position created by this replacement.

Adopted Unanimously

SPRINGER - KEY

Resolution No: 2015-301

Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS)

2016 In-Squad Computer Grant – A-CMPTR16-2016-WABASHSO-00004

Be it resolved that the Wabasha County Sheriff's Office enter into a grant agreement with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, for traffic safety projects during the period from November 16, 2015 through September 30, 2016.

The Sheriff is hereby authorized to execute such agreements and amendments as are necessary to implement the project on behalf of the Wabasha County Sheriff's Office and to be the fiscal agent and administer the grant.

I certify that the above resolution was adopted by the Board of Commissioners of Wabasha County on December 28, 2015.

Adopted Unanimously

GOIHL - HALL

Resolution No: 2015-300

Whereas, the Wabasha County Sheriff's Office is requesting to purchase MDT (Mobile Data Terminals) related equipment, licensing, and installation; and,

Whereas, the money for the purchase of this equipment, licensing, and installation will come out of Capital Fund designated for Mobile Data Terminals project per 2015 budget approval.

Whereas, the Sheriff also requests approval for the Auditor's Office to cut an Auditor's Warrant not to exceed the amount of $52,350 once the invoices are received.

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that: the Sheriff is authorized to purchase MDT (Mobile Data Terminals) related equipment, licensing, and installation at a cost not to exceed $52,350.

Be it Further Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that funding of this purchase will come out of Capital Funds designated for mobile data terminals project.

Be it further Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that: the Auditor's Office is hereby authorized to cut an Auditor's Warrant not to exceed the amount of $52,350 to the respective vendor once the invoices are received.

Adopted Unanimously

SPRINGER - KEY

Resolution No.: 2015-302

Whereas, The Wabasha County Attorney and Wabasha County Sheriff have been contacted by authorities in Buffalo County, Wisconsin, to enter into a Joint Powers Agreement which would allow law enforcement officers with the Buffalo County Sheriff's Office and the Wabasha County Sheriff's Office to respond to emergencies in the neighboring state;

Whereas, Wabasha County Attorney Karrie S. Kelly and Wabasha County Sheriff Rodney Bartsh have reviewed the Agreement and recommend it be approved;

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby approves the Joint Powers Agreement with Buffalo County, Wisconsin.

Adopted Unanimously

SPRINGER - KEY

Resolution No.: 2015-303

Whereas, Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (SEMMCHRA) has been administering funds generated from the repayment of loans received through the Small Cities Development Grant program awarded to Wabasha County in 2008, and

Whereas, the Department of Employment and Economic Development (the Grantor) has stated that the funds received through loan repayments and the annual reporting requirements must be accounted for by Wabasha County (the Grantee), and

Whereas, the Department of Employment and Economic Development has agreed to allow Wabasha County to enter into an Administration Contract with SEMMCHRA to continue to have SEMMCHRA act as the Administration Agent for the Grantee, and

Whereas, it is in the best interests of the County to have SEMMCHRA provide their expertise in the administration of the funds generated by the loan repayments and provide the County with reports and financial data need for annual reporting requirements.

Now Therefore, be it resolved, that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby approves the attached contract for the administration of the funds generated from the Small Cities Development Grant.

Adopted Unanimously

SPRINGER – GOIHL

Resolution No.: 2014-304

Whereas, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners per Minnesota Statute 275.07 is required to adopt a final property tax levy for taxes payable year 2016 and certify that amount to the county auditor no later than December 29, 2015; and

Whereas, after reviewing the annual operating budgets proposed by Department Heads which provides the basis for the allocation of available resources and the determination of the property tax levy needed to fund various programs and services for the 2016 calendar year the following amounts have been determined to be needed for the 2016 property tax levy.

Fund Levy
General Revenue Fund $7,449,398
General Revenue-Local Water Management $6,240
SELCO $144,500
Public Health Fund $238,685
Road & Bridge Fund $1,433,079
Social Services Fund $2,182,401
Soil & Water Conservation District $133,000
Whitewater Watershed $4,982
Building Fund $24,753
Capital Equipment Fund $204,576
Criminal Justice Center-COP 2008B Service $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 Final Levy $13,531,633

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

Adopted Unanimously

SPRINGER – KEY

Resolution No.: 2015-305

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 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 the County Auditor-Treasurer is to certify the above 2016 special benefit property tax levy for Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing Redevelopment Authority to the Minnesota Department of Revenue.

Adopted Unanimously

KEY – HALL

Resolution No.: 2015-306

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 final 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

KEY - GOIHL

Resolution No.: 2015-310

Whereas, the Wabasha County Board has the duty and responsibility pursuant to Minnesota Statute of Commissioners §388.018 Subd. 5 to set the budget for the office of the County Attorney by resolution on an annual basis after consideration of responsibilities and duties of the office;

Now, Therefore, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners makes the following information part of the record:

1. The County Attorney has provided information regarding the duties and responsibilities of her office, workload data for her office, comparison data of cases from 2014 and 2015, weighted case load statistics for certain counties and other information. All of the information provided by the County Attorney has been reviewed and considered by the Board and is part of the record in this matter, with the exception of legal advice or opinion(s) of the County Attorney regarding the salary-setting process.

2. The County Board has reviewed and considered the statutory duties of the County Attorney, a summary of those duties from the Minnesota County Attorneys Association, and met with Ms. Kelly on November 17, 2015 to review those duties and ask her about the primary functions of her office of prosecuting most gross misdemeanors and all felonies that occur in the county, the role of her office in child support enforcement, chemical and mental health commitments, guardianship/conservatorship cases, reviewing contracts and assisting with legal questions from the board and other county departments.

3. The County Board considered information regarding the case load, revenue and duties associated with the contracts with the Cities of Plainview and Lake City and the impact on the County Attorney's office and asked her questions about those issues. The County Board has considered that in certain prior years, funds from a city prosecution contract were used to provide additional payments to attorneys. The Board considered that this practice was stopped and that all funds collected were added to the general fund to offset the overall salary of the attorneys, with the support of the County Attorney's Office in 2014. Additionally, information was presented that it is the belief of the County Attorney that no other county provides payment from such contracts across the state.

4. The Board considered that funds from law enforcement contracts with cities have been used to offset the salary and budget expenses of the Sheriff's office in the same manner that the funds from city prosecution contracts are currently being used to offset the salary and budget expenses of the County Attorney's office.

5. The County Board considered potential changes to child protection laws that may be enacted in 2016 and rules that may be adopted which may impact the workload in the County Attorney's office in the future.

6. The County Board considered various trainings and initiatives provided by the County Attorney's office, as described by Ms. Kelly and in her materials.

7. The Board considered information from County Administrator Michael Plante regarding the salaries and benefits of the Assistant County Attorneys (ACAs) and the comparison data from other counties for ACAs. Ms. Kelly did not provide any comparison data with respect to salaries and benefits for ACAs. Ms. Kelly requested salary increases of 7.5% for each of her ACAs. Ms. Kelly's primary basis for requesting the increase was job performance.

8. Ms. Kelly requested tablet/notebook computers for both ACAs to be paid for out of the levy rather than the County Attorney's office forfeiture fund. Ms. Kelly has since retracted this request.

9. Ms. Kelly requested a cell phone stipend of $50/mo. for each attorney for the purposes of taking calls from law enforcement and other emergency calls after hours. However, on December 15, 2015 Ms. Kelly informed the Board that she would like the County to consider approaching the topic of County issued cell phones or stipends as part of an overall County policy.

10. The County Board offered Ms. Kelly the opportunity to provide information in writing, and met with her to discuss all of the information from all sources, respond to its question and provide any additional information she wanted the Board to consider. The Board considered her responses to its questions and all other information available to it.

11. All of the data contained in the binder provided by Mr. Plante to the Board on November 24, 2015 are incorporated into the record and have been reviewed and considered by the Board.

Now, Therefore, based upon review and consideration of the duties and responsibilities of the Wabasha County Attorney's office, the materials gathered and considered by the Board; and the discussions with the County Attorney, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners resolves as follows:

1. The wages and benefits for all union employees working under the County Attorney shall be consistent with the negotiated collective bargaining agreements, as amended. The salaries and wages for non-union employees of the County Attorney's Office shall be increased by 2.5%, consistent with wage increases for all non-union employees as adopted by the County Board, effective January 1. 2016. Benefits shall be consistent with County policy.

2. The County declines to provide additional payment to the attorney's out of the prosecution contracts that the Attorney's Office administers for two cities in the County. The County also declines to provide individual cell phone stipends to the attorneys in the office.

3. Attachment B is incorporated herein as the approved 2016 Budget for the Office of the Wabasha County Attorney. The salary of the County Attorney was set by separate resolution on November 24, 2015 and is reflected in Attachment B as a reference.

4. The Administrator and Finance Director are authorized and directed to incorporate Attachment B 2016 County Attorney's office budget into the comprehensive 2016 Wabasha County and to make such changes effective January 1, 2016, consistent with standard operating procedures for Wabasha County.

Adopted Unanimously

GOIHL - HALL

Resolution No.: 2015-311

Whereas, the Wabasha County Board has the duty and responsibility pursuant to Minnesota Statute of Commissioners §384.151 Subd. 6 and 385.373 Subd. 6 to set the budget for the office of the Auditor/Treasurer by resolution on an annual basis after consideration of responsibilities and duties of the office;

Now, Therefore, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners makes the following information part of the record:

1. The County Board has reviewed and considered the statutory duties of the County Auditor/Treasurer and the summary of duties, and met with Ms. Anderson on November 17, 2015 to review those duties and ask her about the primary functions of her office, which she stated are listed in statute. Ms. Anderson stated that she has six employees, who perform auditor/treasurer duties, extension office and GIS.

2. The County Board offered Ms. Anderson the opportunity to provide information in writing, and met with her to discuss all of the information from all sources, respond to its question and provide any additional information she wanted the Board to consider regarding her budget. The Board considered her responses to its questions and all other information available to it.

3. Ms. Anderson did not request that her staff receive a wage increase beyond that set forth in the applicable collective bargaining agreement for union employees. Ms. Anderson did not make a wage request for her non-union staff.

4. All of the data contained in the binder provided by Mr. Plante to the Board on November 24, 2015 are incorporated into the record and have been reviewed and considered by the Board.

Now, Therefore, based upon review and consideration of the duties and responsibilities of the Wabasha County Auditor/Treasurer's office, the materials gathered and considered by the Board; and the discussions with the Auditor/Treasurer, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners resolves as follows:

1. The wages and benefits for all union employees working under the Auditor/Treasurer shall be consistent with the negotiated collective bargaining agreements, as amended. The salaries and wages for all full-time and regular part-time non-union employees working under the Auditor/Treasurer shall be increased by 2.5%, consistent with wage increases for all non-union employees as adopted by the County Board, effective January 1. 2016. Benefits shall be consistent with County policy.

2. Attachment C is incorporated herein as the approved 2016 Budget for the Office of the Wabasha County Auditor/Treasurer. The salary of the Auditor/Treasurer was set by separate resolution on November 24, 2015 and is reflected in Attachment C as a reference.

3. The Administrator and Finance Director are authorized and directed to incorporate Attachment C 2016 Auditor/Treasurer's office budget into the comprehensive 2016 Wabasha County and to make such changes effective January 1, 2016, consistent with standard operating procedures for Wabasha County.

Adopted Unanimously

HALL - GOIHL

Resolution No.: 2015-312

Whereas, the Wabasha County Board has the duty and responsibility pursuant to Minnesota Statute of Commissioners §386.015 Subd. 6 to set the budget for the office of the Recorder by resolution on an annual basis after consideration of responsibilities and duties of the office;

Now, Therefore, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners makes the following information part of the record:

1. The County Board has reviewed and considered the statutory duties of the County Recorder and the summary of duties, and met with Mr. Aitken on November 17, 2015 to discuss his office and duties. Mr. Aitken stated that the statutes reflected the duties of his office, which primarily consist of being chief custodian of land records. Mr. Aitken informed the Board that his office of three staff members that take care of the day to day business of the office.

2. Mr. Aitken stated that the workload of the office had fallen several years ago but had rebounded and was close to the same level as 2006 and that he did not anticipate any changes for 2016.

3. Mr. Aitken did not request that his staff receive a wage increase beyond that set forth in the applicable collective bargaining agreement for union employees.

4. All of the data contained in the binder provided by Mr. Plante to the Board on November 24, 2015 are incorporated into the record and have been reviewed and considered by the Board.

Now, Therefore, based upon review and consideration of the duties and responsibilities of the Wabasha County Recorder's office, the materials gathered and considered by the Board; and the discussions with the Recorder, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners resolves as follows:

1. The wages and benefits for all union employees working under the Recorder shall be consistent with the negotiated collective bargaining agreements, as amended.

2. Attachment D is incorporated herein as the approved 2016 Budget for the Office of the Wabasha County Recorder. The salary of the Recorder was set by separate resolution on November 24, 2015 and is reflected in Attachment D as a reference.

3. The Administrator and Finance Director are authorized and directed to incorporate Attachment D 2016 Recorder's office budget into the comprehensive 2016 Wabasha County and to make such changes effective January 1, 2016, consistent with standard operating procedures for Wabasha County.

Adopted Unanimously

KEY - GOIHL

Resolution No.: 2015-313

Whereas, the Wabasha County Board has the duty and responsibility pursuant to Minnesota Statute of Commissioners §387.20 Subd. 6 to set the budget for the office of the Sheriff by resolution on an annual basis after consideration of responsibilities and duties of the office;

Now, Therefore, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners makes the following information part of the record:

1. The County Board has reviewed and considered the statutory duties of the Office of Sheriff and met with Sheriff Bartsh on November 17, 2015 to discuss his office and its duties and responsibilities. In addition to the statutory duties, the Sheriff's office provides law enforcement services for the Cities of Elgin and Mazeppa.

2. The Sheriff's Office includes approximately 61 employees, including a chief deputy, deputies, jailers, dispatchers, clerks and administrative assistants. The Sheriff, Chief Deputy and deputies must all be licensed by the P.O.S.T. board and meet its education and training requirements, pass the licensing examination and continuing education requirements.

3. Sheriff Bartsh did not request that his staff receive a wage increase beyond that set forth in the applicable collective bargaining agreement for union employees. Sheriff Bartsh did not make a wage request for the non-union Sheriff's Office staff.

4. The County Board offered Sheriff Bartsh the opportunity to provide information in writing, and met with him to discuss all of the information from all sources, respond to its question and provide any additional information he wanted the Board to consider. The Board considered his responses to its questions and all other information available to it.

5. All of the data contained in the binder provided by Mr. Plante to the Board on November 24, 2015 are incorporated into the record and have been reviewed and considered by the Board.

Now, Therefore, based upon review and consideration of the duties and responsibilities of the Wabasha County Sheriff's office, the materials gathered and considered by the Board; and the discussions with the Sheriff, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners resolves as follows:

1. The wages and benefits for all union Sheriff's Office employees shall be consistent with the negotiated collective bargaining agreements, as amended. The salaries and wages for all full-time and regular part-time non-union Sheriff's Office employees shall be increased by 2.5%, consistent with wage increases for all non-union employees as adopted by the County Board, effective January 1. 2016. Benefits shall be consistent with County policy.

2. Attachment E is incorporated herein as the approved Budget for the Office of the Wabasha County Sheriff. The salary of the Sheriff was set by separate resolution on November 24, 2015 and is reflected in Attachment E as a reference.

3. The Administrator and Finance Director are authorized and directed to incorporate Attachment E 2016 Sheriff's office budget into the comprehensive 2016 Wabasha County and to make such changes effective January 1, 2016, consistent with standard operating procedures for Wabasha County.

Adopted Unanimously

SPRINGER - KEY

Resolution No.: 2015-307

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

Whereas, The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners have reviewed the fiscal year 2016 final budget as summarized below, and

Final Budget 2015 Final Budget 2016
Revenues:
County Portion Property Taxes $13,251,186 $13,758,633
State Aid Property Tax Aids $866,384 $857,081
Other Taxes $254,500 $252,700
Licenses and Permits $142,644 $137,109
Intergovernmental Revenues:
Federal    $3,451,090 $4,116,766
State    $6,530,632 $7,805,137
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 $28,898,579
Expenditures:
General Government $3,919,001 $4,169,104
Public Safety $5,887,973 $5,838,252
Sanitation $169,197 $157,267
Conservation of Natural Resources $388,946 $438,171
Culture and Recreation $239,828 $242,213
Economic Development $3,100 $3,100
Other $256,206 $315,353
Highways and Streets $7,604,089 $9,370,617
Human Service/Welfare $5,084,989 $5,137,106
Public Health $1,420,445 $1,458,306
Debt Service $1,643,541 $1,632,176
Total Expenditures $26,617,315 $28,761,665
Other Financing:
Proceeds from Sale of Assets $5,000 $6,300
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 $6,300
Net Change in Fund Balance $152,897 $143,214

Whereas, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners has considered the duties and responsibilities 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, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners previously set, by separate resolutions, the salaries of each of the elected officials at the November 24th , 2015 meeting by Resolutions No. 2015-274, 2015-275, 2015-276, and 2015-277, and

Whereas, the Budgets of the Offices of County Attorney, County Auditor/Treasurer, County Recorder, and County Sheriff were set by separate resolutions 2015-310, 2015-311, 2015-312 and 2015-313 (Attachments B, C, D and E) which are incorporated into Attachment A by reference; and

Whereas, the approved Department Budgets are summarized in Attachment A;

Whereas, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners has held several public meetings for the purpose of discussion and planning of the 2016 budget, and

Whereas, expenditures included in the 2016 budget shall be made only per the County Purchasing Policy.

Now, Therefore, be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the 2016 Wabasha County Final Budget is adopted as presented.

Be it further resolved that no change to the total 2016 budget by Department shall occur unless approved by action of the Board of Commissioners.

Adopted Unanimously

Commissioners reported on meetings they attended.

SPRINGER - KEY

Motion to recess to the Human Services Board meeting.

Adopted Unanimously

Agenda for this meeting

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