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Minutes February 23, 2010
Wabasha County Board of Commissioners
Meeting of February 23, 2010
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, February 23, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. The meeting was called to order by Board Chairman Dwelle. The following Commissioners were present: Windhorst, Dwelle, Riester, Norman and Hall.
RIESTER – WINDHORST
Motion to approve the agenda.
Adopted Unanimously
Commissioners reported on meetings they attended. Administrator’s Update SE MN PSAP Consolidation Work Group Dispatcher - OK There was no public comment during the public forum.
RIESTER - WINDHORST
Motion to approve the consent agenda including the following: Claims Meal Vouchers SSIS Claims Excluding February 16, 2010 Minutes
Adopted Unanimously
WINDHORST - NORMAN
Resolution No.: 2010-040
Whereas, the current human services system is not sustainable, and Whereas, the economy and the State budget as well as the antiquated delivery system continue to be a major challenge to the core safety net for our citizens, and;
Whereas, the relationship between the counties and the State is in need of reform, transformation, and a new administrative model, and; Whereas, we are committed to an outcome-driven system;
Whereas, the foundation of this mission should be accountability, effectiveness, economic efficiency and sustainability, and;
Whereas, successful system redesign will be mutually beneficial to County, State and Federal governments, and the citizens they serve, and;
Whereas, Wabasha County, in solidarity with SE Minnesota counties, is committed to an outcome-driven system, and;
Whereas, Wabasha County, in solidarity with SE Minnesota counties, believe in a consumer-driven system that is responsive, transparent, and accountable, and;
Whereas, Wabasha County, in solidarity with SE Minnesota counties, believe a more integrated system across the region will provide a greater return to the taxpayer, and;
Whereas, Wabasha County, in solidarity with SE Minnesota counties, need the flexibility, authority and possible waivers to innovate and build an improved human services system in a new partnership with the State, and;
Whereas, Wabasha County, in solidarity with SE Minnesota counties, have been working in partnership to create an improved human services system across the region and have demonstrated results, and;
Whereas, Wabasha County, in solidarity with SE Minnesota counties of Region X, propose a new contract between SE Minnesota counties and the State called the “Community Transformation Contract”,
Now therefore, be It Resolved, that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners, in recognition of the new “Community Transformation Contract” and contingent upon adequate funding and an agreement with the State, Wabasha County is committed to following: • Negotiation of shared resources, power, and accountability in human services programs. • Commitment to the development of a new governance and operational model for human services.
Adopted Unanimously
WINDHORST - HALL
Resolution No.: 2010–041
Whereas, the County of Wabasha supports the grant application made to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for the Federal Recreational Trail Program. The application is to purchase a new snowmobile trail groomer for the Four Seasons Recreation Association. The trail system is located within five townships (Elgin, Gillford, Hyde Park, Oakwood & Zumbro) of Wabasha County, and
Whereas, the County of Wabasha recognizes the fifty (50) percent match requirement for the Federal Recreational Trail Program, and Whereas, The Four Seasons Recreation Association has secured the matching funds, and
Whereas, Wabasha County will have no obligations for the matching funds. Now therefore be it resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby approves applying for and if awarded a grant, by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the County of Wabasha agrees to accept the grant award, and may enter into an agreement with the State of Minnesota for the above reference project. The County of Wabasha will comply with all applicable laws, environmental requirements and regulations as stated in the grant agreement, and
Be It Further Resolved, the County Board of Commissioners of County of Wabasha, names the fiscal agent for the County of Wabasha for this as: Jerry Leisen, Wabasha County Auditor/Treasurer, 625 Jefferson Avenue, Wabasha, MN 55981
Be It Further Resolved, the County of Wabasha hereby assures the grooming equipment acquired through this grant will be maintained for no less than twenty (20) years or until such time as appropriate disposition actions are approved by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Adopted Unanimously
Sheriff Bartsh gave an update on inmate expenses.
RIESTER - WINDHORST
Resolution No.: 2010-034
Whereas, a majority of the property owners within the proposed lake improvement district on Lake Zumbro have submitted a petition to the Wabasha County Board which conforms to the requirements set forth in Minnesota Statutes Section 103B.521, Subd. 1 and Minnesota Rule 6115.0970, Subp. 1; and
Whereas, the citizen’s group which submitted the petition has provided a certified copy of the petition to the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency as required by Minnesota Rule 6115.0970, Subp. 2A; and
Whereas, on December 22, 2009 the Wabasha County Auditor has verified the authenticity of the signatures on the petition and has notified the County Board as required by Minnesota Statutes Section 103B.521, Subd. 2; and
Whereas, the Wabasha County portion of Lake Zumbro lies within Zumbro and Mazeppa Township and Wabasha County has sent the Town Chairperson and Clerk of each Township a copy of the notice of public hearing more than 30 days in advance of the public hearing on this petition seeking their review and comment as required by Minnesota Statutes Section 103B.521, Subd. 1(d); and
Whereas, Wabasha County has at least 21 days prior provided notice of a public hearing on the petition to the DNR and the MPCA, all owners and residents within the proposed District, local and regional units of government, special purpose districts, development commissions, and corporations and utilities owning property within the proposed District and published notice of the public hearing in Wabasha Herald which is widely circulated in the proposed District and posted notice of the public hearing in public building and leading commercial establishments in or near the proposed District as required by Minnesota Rule 6115.0970, Subp. 3; and
Whereas, the Wabasha County Board has made the petition available for public viewing by concerned citizens at the Wabasha County Government Offices.
Whereas, the Wabasha County Board convened the public hearing on the petition on January 19, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the County Board Room at the Wabasha County Government Offices, as required by Minnesota Statutes Section 103B.521, Subd. 2 and the report from the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources was read into the record as required by Minnesota Rule 6115.0970, Subp. 7, and comments from persons for and against the creation of the District was received and considered; and Whereas, on February 16, 2010, the Wabasha County Board reconvened to approve the establishment of the Lake Zumbro Improvement District which was more than 10 days but within 30 days following the public hearing on the petition as required by Minnesota Rule 6115.0970, Subp. 9; and
Whereas, the Wabasha County Board is aware that because a portion of Lake Zumbro is also located within Olmsted County, the Wabasha County Board needed to complete similar steps for creation of a multi-county Lake Improvement District and it is aware that the Olmsted County Board convened its public hearing on January 19, 2010, and then met on February 9, 2010 to discuss whether or not to recommend creation of the District pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 103B.521, Subd. 3; The Wabasha County Board issues the following order pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 103B.535: 1. The name of the District shall be “The Lake Zumbro Improvement District”. 2. The boundaries of the District that shall be as set forth follow the natural hydrologic boundaries to the extent practical. 3. The water and land resources management programs and services to be undertaken by the District include dredging of the lake bottom, disposal of the dredged materials and any programs which may be ancillary to these primary purposes. 4. The Wabasha County Board retains all financing authority over the Lake Improvement District with respect to the properties located in Wabasha County; and requires prior approval of any assessment upon properties located within the District, in Wabasha County, and any financing thereafter, as recommended by the Olmsted-Wabasha Lake Zumbro Joint Powers Board. The District shall also be eligible to receive funding from any other federal, state or local government sources to accomplish the purposes of the Lake Improvement District. 5. The Wabasha County Board shall approve the initial appointment of the Lake Improvement District Board of Directors, as recommended by the Olmsted-Wabasha Lake Zumbro Joint Powers Board. The number, qualifications, terms of office and method of election, removal and filling of vacancies of the board of directors of the Lake Improvement District, including a method for property owners not present at the annual meeting to participate in the election of the district board shall be established at a special meeting of the Olmsted-Wabasha Lake Zumbro Joint Powers Board to be held ________, 2010. The terms of the existing joint powers board agreement shall govern until any changes to these requirements are made by the joint powers board at this special meeting. 6. It is the intent of the Wabasha County Board, to authorize additional staff as requested by the Lake Improvement District, in addition to staff of Olmsted County, as long as it does not interfere with the resources and daily operations of Wabasha County, and such assistance is deemed necessary to accomplish the aforementioned purpose of the Lake Improvement District. 7. This order shall be published once in a copy of the local Wabasha County newspaper and an order shall be filed with the Minnesota Secretary of State, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources as required by Minnesota Statutes Section 103B.541. The Lake Zumbro Improvement District shall be formally established as of April 1, 2010. I certify that the above resolution and order was adopted by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners on February 16, 2010.
Now, therefore be it resolved that the Wabasha County Board hereby issues this resolution in support of its order for establishment of the Lake Zumbro Lake Improvement District, and therefore issues the following order pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 103B.535: 1. The request by the petitioners for establishment of a Lake Zumbro Improvement District is hereby granted.
Nay: Norman
Adopted
WINDHORST - HALL
Motion to recess.
Adopted Unanimously
 

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