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Minutes September 15, 2009
Wabasha County Board of Commissioners
Meeting of September 15, 2009
The Board of County Commissioners of Wabasha County, Minnesota, convened in Regular Session at the Wabasha County Services Building, in the City of Wabasha, Minnesota on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting was called to order by Board Chairman Windhorst. The following Commissioners were present: Windhorst, Dwelle, Norman and Hall. Absent: Riester
HALL - DWELLE
Motion to approve the agenda.
Adopted Unanimously
Commissioners reported on meetings they had attended. Administrator’s Update: Date and time for CJC Open House – Tuesday, October 13, 3:00-8:00 p.m. AMC – Twin Cities, December 7-9 Commissioners’ visits to Departments Credit in La Crosse There was no public comment during the public forum.
DWELLE – HALL
Motion to approve the consent agenda including the following: Claims Meal Vouchers SSIS Claims Minutes: September 1, 2009
Adopted Unanimously
Sold Waste Public Hearing opened at 9:25 a.m. Closed at 9:33 a.m.
DWELLE - HALL
Resolution No.: 2009-166
Whereas, the Solid Waste Subcommittee has proposed a revision to the existing Solid Waste Ordinance, last amended in 1992; and Whereas, the townships and cities in the County have been consulted and their concerns have been addressed; and
Whereas, a public hearing has been held and comments heard, pursuant to Minn. Stat. 375.51, Subd. 1;
Whereas, the proposed revision appropriately updates and clarifies the old law, and adequately represents the needs of the County; Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that: The proposed revised Solid Waste Ordinance is hereby approved and adopted, and will supersede in its entirety the prior ordinance.
Nay: Norman
Adopted
HALL – DWELLE
Resolution No.: 2009-167
Whereas, a certain parcel of land has forfeited to the State of Minnesota for non-payment of taxes; and
Whereas, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners desires to sell this parcel at a public auction.
Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that: a parcel of tax forfeited land listed on tax forfeited land list 2009B, as attached, be classified as non-conservation; that the basic sale price of this parcel on the tax forfeited land 2009B list be approved and authorization for a public sale of this land be granted; pursuant to M.S. 282.01; that the sale will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 23, 2009 by the Wabasha County Auditor/Treasurer in the Commissioners Room of the Wabasha County Services Building, for not less than the basic sale price; and that this sale be cash only; that the County Auditor/Treasurer is hereby directed to publish a notice of sale as provided by law.
Adopted Unanimously
DWELLE - NORMAN
Resolution No.: 2009-168
Whereas, Wabasha County has applied for and been granted $17,622 to apply toward expenses associated with the Wabasha County Emergency Management Office through the Emergency Management Performance Grant, and
Whereas, Brenda Wodele, Wabasha County Emergency Management Director, and Dave Windhorst, Wabasha County Board of Commissioners Chairman, are hereby authorized to sign the Grant Agreement with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Division of Homeland Security on behalf of Wabasha County, and
Now Therefore be it Resolved that the County of Wabasha, Minnesota, enter into an Agreement with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for the 2009 Emergency Management Performance Grant.
Adopted Unanimously
HALL - DWELLE
Resolution No.: 2009-169
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; 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 2010 proposed special benefit property tax levy in the amount of $164,000 for Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing Redevelopment to the Minnesota Department of Revenue.
Adopted Unanimously
DWELLE - HALL
Resolution No.: 2009-170
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 2010 proposed special benefit property tax levy for Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing Redevelopment Authority to the Minnesota Department of Revenue.
Adopted Unanimously
HALL – DWELLE
Resolution No.: 2009-171
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 2010 and certify that amount to the county auditor on or before September 15; and
Whereas, based upon the proposed budget the following amounts have been determined to be needed for the 2010 proposed property tax levy.
Fund Levy
General Revenue Fund                                                                                       3,386,321
General Revenue-Local Water Management                                                             5,153
Public Health Fund                                                                                                  322,232
Road & Bridge Fund                                                                                            1,329,041
Social Services Fund                                                                                          1,933,204
Soil & Water Conservation District                                                                         130,000
SELCO                                                                                                                    151,133
Whitewater Watershed                                                                                              4,517
Building Fund                                                                                                          199,410
Criminal Justice Center-COP 2008B Service                                                          601,673
Capital Equipment Fund                                                                                            30,488
2010 Overall Levy 8,093,172
Special Levies:
Criminal Justice Center-GO Jail Bonds 2007A                                                        788,314
Criminal Justice Center-GO Jail Bonds 2008A                                                        168,360
Criminal Justice Center-GO Jail Bonds 2009A                                                          96,161
Wabasha Clinic Tax Abatement                                                                                20,000
Jail Operating & Maintenance Costs                                                                        227,450
First Year Costs of Operating or Maintaining a Public Safety Facility                     101,327
Wages & Benefits Sheriff                                                                                     2,505,740
2010 Special Levies                                                                                           3,907,352
2010 Certified Proposed Levy                                                                       12,000,524
Now, Therefore, be it resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the County Auditor-Treasurer is to certify the 2010 proposed property tax levy to the Minnesota Department of Revenue as presented.
Adopted Unanimously
DWELLE - NORMAN
Resolution No.: 2009-172
Whereas, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners is required by Minnesota Statute 275.065 to adopt a proposed budget for 2010; and
Whereas, The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners have reviewed the fiscal year 2010 proposed budget as shown below; and
Original Budget                                    Proposed Budget
Revenues: 2009                                                      2010
County Portion Property Taxes                                         12,199,124                                         12,205,524
State Paid Property Tax Aids                                              1,138,431                                              861,885
Other Taxes                                                                             12,000                                                11,000
Licenses and Permits                                                             177,942                                              198,286
Intergovernmental Revenues-
-Federals                                                                             1,702,062                                            1,487,932
-State                                                                                   9,239,318                                            6,729,613
-Other                                                                                       19,000                                                 30,500
Charges for Services                                                          1,478,767                                            1,617,122
Fines and Forfeits                                                                       8,000                                                  8,000
Interest on Investments                                                           300,000                                               225,000
Miscellaneous Income/Receipts                                              359,007                                               395,836
Gifts and Contributions                                                             11,502                                                    5,300
Total Revenues                                                             $26,645,153                                         $23,775,998
Expenditures:
General Government                                                        $3,765,282                                               3,642,447
Public Safety                                                                      5,377,100                                               4,921,109
Sanitation                                                                              260,716                                                  272,249
Conservation of Natural Resources                                     359,417                                                  326,707
Culture and Recreation                                                         239,977                                                  247,433
Economic Development                                                            3,000                                                       2,922
Other                                                                                     367,626                                                  396,319
Highways and Streets                                                       8,915,241                                               6,386,498
Human Services/Welfare                                                   4,201,216                                               4,343,269
Public Health                                                                       1,512,524                                               1,528,888
Debit Service                                                                      1,653,577                                               1,649,654
Total Expenditures                                                      $26,655,676                                            $23,717,495
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 2010 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 2010 Wabasha County Proposed Budget is adopted as presented.
Adopted Unanimously
The regular commissioners meeting for December 1st will be held at 6:00pm
DWELLE - NORMAN
Resolution No: 2009-173
Whereas, the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office is requesting authorization for a PSAP Supervisor position (Public Safety Answering Point Supervisor) to be posted internally; and Whereas, the hiring process will proceed effective immediately.
Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that: The Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office is hereby authorized to post internally for a PSAP Supervisor position (Public Safety Answering Point Supervisor) effective immediately.
Adopted Unanimously
HALL - NORMAN
Resolution No.: 2009-174
Whereas, the Center for Disease Control is warning of a possible H1N1 Influenza Pandemic in the fall of 2009, and;
Whereas, as part of Wabasha County’s planning for such an influenza outbreak should include a temporary policy regarding work place attendance and paid leave of absence, and;
Whereas, the Wabasha County Department Heads have met and discussed such a policy and feel it appropriate for Wabasha County to adopt such a policy.
Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the County adopts the temporary H1N1 Influenza Policy for the period of September 15, 2009- April 30, 2010.
Adopted Unanimously
DWELLE - HALL
Resolution No.: 2009-175
Whereas, Wabasha County has asked the City of Wabasha for a revision of the landscape requirements of the Conditional Use Permit, and;
Whereas, the City of Wabasha Planning Commission is requiring a County Board resolution affirming their commitment to the landscaping revisions of the Conditional Use Permit in order to grant such revisions,
Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the Board commits to meeting the plant type and time frame requirements of the CUP revisions.
Adopted Unanimously
DWELLE - HALL
Resolution No.: 2009-163
Whereas, Wabasha County has been providing office space for MN Department of Corrections Probation Officers in the basement of the Courthouse, and;
Whereas, the MN DOC is leasing office space from other counties, and;
Whereas, the MN DOC is willing to lease space in our new Criminal Justice Center and the space was planned for their use.
Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the Board approve a lease with the MN DOC for office and common space at a rate of $24,222.84 for a period of five years.
Adopted Unanimously
A representative from Kane & Johnson, Dave Kane, came before the Board to present three options for the Courthouse/Annex renovation. Mr. Kane mentioned that internal lifts and skyways are not an option for this project. He also mentioned that he has found the original plans to the Courthouse. He also had suggestions for restroom placement. At the end of the day his recommendation was to build an internal elevator. Kane & Johnson will return to the Board on October 6th.
DWELLE - HALL
Motion to adjourn.
Adopted Unanimously
 

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