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Minutes August 5, 2008
Wabasha County Board of Commissioners
Meeting of August 5, 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, August 5, 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.
SPRINGER - WINDHORST
Motion to approve the agenda.
Adopted Unanimously
Commissioners reported on meetings they had attended. Riester--Hiawatha Mental Health meeting; McNallan—SELCO meeting and RC&D, new director; Dwelle—budget meetings.
There was no public comment during the public forum.
Recessed for Regional Rail Authority meeting at 9:05 a.m.
Reconvened at 9:40 a.m.
SPRINGER - DWELLE
Motion to approve the consent agenda including the following:
Claims
Meal Vouchers
SSIS Claims
Minutes: July 22, 2008
Adopted Unanimously
SPRINGER - DWELLE
Resolution No.: 2008-182
Whereas, the Wabasha County Parent Education Program has been seeking operating funds. Now Therefore Be It Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the application for a grant through the Children’s Trust Fund through the Minnesota Department of Human Services is hereby approved and the Board Chairman is authorized to sign said grant application.
Adopted Unanimously
SPRINGER - WINDHORST
Resolution No. 2008-183
Whereas, the advertisement for bids for Project S.A.P. 079-602-035 needs to be published. Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the Wabasha County Highway Engineer be authorized to advertise for bids for Project S.A.P. 079-602-035.
Adopted Unanimously
WINDHORST - SPRINGER
Resolution No.: 2008-184
Whereas, the Wabasha County Highway Department proposes to acquire land along the existing right-of-way of CSAH 2 for the purpose of replacing Bridge 5806 and Bridge 92426 and constructing CSAH 2 under S.A.P. 079-602-035 and S.A.P. 079-602-036; and
Whereas, S.A.P. 079-602-035 and S.A.P. 079-602-036 are necessary in order to improve this segment of CSAH 2 to meet Minnesota State Aid standards and provide for public health, welfare, safety and convenience; and
Whereas, the necessary lands for S.A.P. 079-602-035 and S.A.P. 079-602-036 are as described in Wabasha County Highway Right-of-Way Plat No. 37.
Now Therefore be it Resolved that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby accepts Wabasha County Highway Right-of-Way Plat No. 37. Be it Further Resolved, that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby authorizes the County Highway Engineer to proceed to acquire the necessary lands as described in Wabasha County Highway Right-of-Way Plat No. 37 in accordance with applicable laws and statutes.
Adopted Unanimously
SPRINGER - DWELLE
Resolution No.: 2008-185
Be it resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the County of Wabasha enter into an agreement with the Soo Line Railroad Company (d/b/a/ Canadian Pacific Railway) and the Commissioner of Transportation for the installation and maintenance of railroad flashing light signals with gates, constant warning circuitry and LED lenses at the intersection of County Road 84 with the tracks of the Soo Line Railroad Company (d/b/a/ Canadian Pacific Railway) near Kellogg, Minnesota, and appointing the Commissioner of Transportation agent for the County to supervise said Project and administer available Federal Funds in accordance with Minnesota Statute, Section 161.36. The County’s share of the cost shall be (0) percent of the total signal cost. Be it further resolved, that the County Engineer and County Administrator be and they are hereby authorized to execute said agreement and any amendments thereto for and on behalf of the County.
Adopted Unanimously
SPRINGER - McNALLAN
Resolution No.: 2008-186
Whereas, the calendar year 2007 Flexible Spending Plan has a deficit balance in the amount of $393.94; and
Whereas, the General Revenue fund absorbs all overages, shortages and administrative costs for the Flexible Spending Plans, Therefore, be it resolved, that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby approves the deficit to be charged to the General Revenue Fund for the calendar year 2007 Flexible Spending Plan.
Adopted Unanimously
Nicole Gnotke, the Restorative Justice and Youthlink Membership Coordinator reported to the Board on her progress over the last year and gave an annual report.
SPRINGER - McNALLAN
Resolution No.: 2008-187
Whereas, Areas of carpeting at PHS building are torn or very worn and creates a safety issue for staff and general public
Whereas, This was an approved expenditure in the 2008 budget, with the money coming out of the SCHA equity fund Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that: The carpet at PHS building be replaced as recommended by the Director of PHS with Abbott Furniture being the vendor.
Adopted Unanimously
Floyd Riester, Planning & Zoning Administrator, came to the Board to inform them that Camp Victory has withdrawn their CUP application. They will redo the application and resubmit it; they are required to pay the $300 fee for a conditional use permit again when they resubmit it.
WINDHORST - DWELLE
Resolution No: 2008-188
Whereas, the original lowest bidder, Dynamic Concrete Resurfacing, was unable to fulfill their contract for Category 16 for the Wabasha County Criminal Justice Center, And
Whereas, Construction Analysis and Management recommends entering into a contract with the second most qualified bidder, Twin City Tile & Marble, And
Whereas, Twin City Tile and Marble’s bid is $31,990, which is $3,990 higher than Dynamic Concrete Resurfacing bid, And
Whereas, CAM recommends retaining Dynamic Concrete Resurfacing’s bid security in the amount of $1,400 to offset a portion of the difference, the rest of the projects construction cost will come from the contingency fund. Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that they accept the next lowest bid from Twin City Tile & Marble in the amount of $31,990, for Category 16, Seamless Epoxy Coating.
Adopted Unanimously
SPRINGER - McNALLAN
Resolution No.: 2008-189
Whereas, The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners respectfully requests that the Great River Ridge Trail be extended to State Highway 14 to complete the trail in its entirety, rather than ending with a temporary parking area at Olmsted County Highway 9, as is currently planned. Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that they request the Great River Ridge Trail be extended to State Highway 14 and send a formal letter with the above request to the Department of Natural Resources, Senator Ann Lynch, the Olmsted County Commissioners and Representative Andy Welti.
Adopted Unanimously
SPRINGER - DWELLE
Resolution No.: 2008-173
Whereas, the Wabasha County Auditor/Treasurer’s Office will have a vacancy in the part-time position of Deputy Auditor/Treasurer, and
Whereas, the County Auditor/Treasurer recommends the advertising of the vacancy in order to solicit applications to fill the position. Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the Wabasha County Auditor/Treasurer is authorized to advertise the vacant position of part-time Deputy Auditor/Treasurer. Nay: McNallan
Adopted
WINDHORST - McNALLAN
Motion to recess to Township Meeting, August 12, 7:30 p.m.
Adopted Unanimously


 

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