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Minutes September 2, 2008
Wabasha County Board of Commissioners
Meeting of September 2, 2008

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 2, 2008 at 9:00 a.m.
The meeting was called to order by Board Chairman Riester. The following Commissioners were present: Windhorst, Dwelle, McNallan, Riester and Springer.
McNALLAN - WINDHORST
Motion to approve the agenda.
Adopted Unanimously
There were no Commissioner reports on meetings attended. There was no public comment during the public forum. Recessed for Regional Rail Authority meeting at 9:02 a.m. Reconvened at 9:15 a.m.
McNALLAN - DWELLE
Motion to approve the consent agenda including the following:
Claims
Meal Vouchers
SSIS Claims
Minutes: August 26, 2008
Adopted Unanimously
McNALLAN - SPRINGER
Resolution No.: 2008-194
Whereas, Project C.P. 79-08-7020, furnish and apply traffic paint to roads in Wabasha County, 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 Traffic Marking Service, Inc. in the amount of $2,940.34.
Adopted Unanimously
McNALLAN - SPRINGER
Resolution No: 2008-195
Whereas, the following establishment has applied to have its 3.2 Beer license renewed, and
“On-Sale” Joe Feils-- Kellogg Lions, Greenfield Township
Whereas, the applicant has been approved by the County Attorney, County Sheriff and their respective Town Boards and has paid the required license fee. License period will run from July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009.
Now therefore be it resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby approves the renewal of “On-Sale” 3.2 Beer license as listed above.
Adopted Unanimously
McNALLAN – WINDHORST
Resolution No.: 2008-196
Whereas, Wabasha County has been using county tax levy to subsidize the Public Health Services Homemaker Program, and
Whereas, this is not a mandated program and not a “medical program”,
Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that: There will be no new admissions from here on forward to the Homemaker program on a sliding fee basis. In addition any new admissions of Homemaker clients must be in conjunction with a Home Health Aide visit. Wabasha County Public Health will not offer stand alone Homemaker Services to any new admissions to the agency effective with Sept. 2, 2008
Adopted Unanimously
SPRINGER - DWELLE
Resolution No: 2008-197
Whereas, The Wabasha County Sheriff Office is requesting to approve the City of Mazeppa Police Services Contract commencing January 1, 2009 and ending December 31, 2011 (3 year contract) as per the contract document hereto attached.
Whereas, This is a 2.5% increase over the 2007-2008 contract.
Whereas, There has been no change in the language or conditions in the contract except for the 2.5% increase.
Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that: the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners approve the City of Mazeppa Police Services Contract effective January 1, 2009.
Adopted Unanimously
DWELLE - SPRINGER
Resolution Number: 2008-199
Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that they approve the Labor Contract between Wabasha County and the Teamsters Public and Law Enforcement Employees’ Union, Local #320. Salary terms are to be a 3% increase for the Jailer/Dispatchers and Deputies for each of the three years of the term of this contract as previously approved by Resolution 2008-177. The increase for the Investigators is to be 3.25% for each of the three years of the term of the contract. Shift differential premium is to be $.25/hr for the hours worked between 6pm and 6am. These terms are recommended by negotiating team members Jim Nordstrom, Pete Riester and David Johnson. This contract is effective January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2010.
Adopted Unanimously
Blaine Hentz, Wabasha County E-911 Coordinator, recommended that the Board hire a consultant to do the Engineering study incorporating our existing radio system along with the “800” system. It will give the County a “true” cost of the project.
DWELLE - SPRINGER
Resolution 2008-198
Whereas, the Board of Commissioners of Wabasha County has authority to adopt an ordinance regulating the surface use of waters within its boundaries, pursuant to Minnesota Statute 86B.201 and 86B.205, and, Whereas, the said Board of Commissioners determines that it is in the best interest of the citizens of Wabasha County to adopt such an ordinance to promote the health, safety, and welfare of its citizens, Now Therefore, after public hearing duly notices, the Board of Commissioners of Wabasha County, Minnesota, does ordain:
Section 1: Purpose, Intent And Application: As authorized by Minnesota Statutes 86B.201, 86B.205, and Minnesota Rules 5110.300-6100.3800 as now in effect and as hereafter amended, the Ordinance is enacted for the purpose and with the intent to control and regulate the use of the waters of Lake Zumbro in Wabasha County, Minnesota said bodies of water being partially located within the boundaries of Wabasha County, to promote its fullest use and enjoyment by the public in general and the citizens of Wabasha County in particular; to insure safety for persons and property in connections with the use of said waters; to harmonize and integrate the varying uses of said waters; and to promote the general health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Wabasha County, Minnesota.
Section 2: Surface Zoning Of Lake Zumbro By Restricting Speeds During Certain Surface Water Levels: a. Upon the surface water level obtaining 921.0 feet or above, the entire water surface shall become a slow, no wake zone, and no surface craft shall travel at such a speed as to create a wake. b. Upon the surface water level dropping to 919.7 feet or below, slow, no wake zone, shall expire. c. The surface water level measurements shall be read at the dam site located on the north end of the lake and as recorded at Rochester Public Utilities lake level monitor computer at Rochester Public Utilities Operation Center, or such other place as the Rochester Public Utilities monitor shall, from time to time, be located. Surface water measurements shall be posted on the Rochester Public Utility website and the wake zone status shall be posted on the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Department website.
Section 3: Enforcement: The enforcement of this Ordinance shall be the primary responsibility of the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Department as per the inter-county agreement between Wabasha and Olmsted Counties. Other licenses peace officers including Conservation Officers of the Department of Natural Resources of the State of Minnesota are also authorized to enforce this ordinance.
Section 4: Exemptions: All authorized Resource Management Emergency and Enforcement Personnel, while acting in the performance of their assigned duties are exempt from the foregoing restrictions.
Section 5: Notification: It shall be the responsibility of Olmsted County to provide for adequate notification of the public which shall include placement of a sign at each public watercraft launching facility outlining essential elements of the ordinance.
Section 6: Penalties: Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this Ordinance shall be guilty of a petty misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not more than three hundred dollars ($300.00) or such other maximum amount as the laws relating to maximum penalties for petty misdemeanors shall from time to time permit.
Section 7: Effective Date: This Ordinance shall be in effect from and after the date of its passage. Tabled to Next Meeting – Need More Information
SPRINGER - DWELLE
Motion to adjourn.
Adopted Unanimously


 

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