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Minutes March 18, 2008
Wabasha County Board of Commissioners
Meeting of March 18, 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, March 18, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting was called to order by Board Chairman Riester. The following Commissioners were present: Windhorst, Dwelle, Riester and Springer. Absent: McNallan
SPRINGER - DWELLE
Motion to approve the agenda.
Adopted Unanimously
Commissioners reported on meetings they had attended. There was no public comment during the public forum.
DWELLE - SPRINGER
Motion to approve the consent agenda including the following: Claims Meal Vouchers SSIS Claims Minutes: March 4, 2008 Utility Permit #986
Adopted Unanimously
SPRINGER - WINDHORST
Resolution No.: 2008-066
Whereas, Dunn Blacktop Company, Division of Mathy Construction Company, had the lowest bid for Project S.A.P. 079-604-043. Now Therefore
Be it Resolved that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby accepts the bid of Dunn Blacktop Company on Contract No. 08005 for Project S.A.P. 079-604-043 – Bituminous Surfacing and Aggregate Shouldering on CSAH No. 4, beginning at a point 2730 feet south of the Junction of CSAH 4 and CSAH 10, ending at a point 75 feet south of the junction of TH 61 and CSAH 4 – in the amount of $528,565.19 and that the Chairman of the County Board and the County Administrator are hereby authorized to execute a Contract with Dunn Blacktop Company for this work.
Adopted Unanimously
DWELLE - SPRINGER
Resolution No.: 2008- 067
Whereas, A vacancy will be made at the Wabasha County Highway Department due to the resignation of an employee. Now Therefore
Be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the Wabasha County Engineer be authorized to advertise for and hire a Highway Maintenance Worker.
Adopted Unanimously
It was the consensus of the Board to have a Management of Utilites within County Right of Way Ordinance-Public Hearing at the April 1st Board Meeting. It was also the consensus of the board to allow the Highway Dept to move forward with setting up agreements with townships for Bridge Replacements.
DWELLE – SPRINGER
Resolution No.: 2008-068
Whereas, annually, the County Board is required to identify certain positions and/or individuals to perform certain fiscal functions and operations, and Wheraeas, this resolution will become effective as of March 31,2008, and Now Therefore
Be It Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the following appointments and actions requiring specific action pursuant to statute, rule or ordinance are hereby directed and approved:
Be It Resolved, that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby grant to David B. Johnson, Wabasha County Administrator, the authority to designate depositories of Wabasha County funds, pursuant to Minnesota Statute 118A.01 subd. 1.
Be It Resolved, that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby authorizes Jerry Leisen and David B Johnson to open any deposit or checking accounts, endorse checks and orders for payment of money and withdrawal of funds on deposit with First State Bank of Wabasha.
Be It Resolved, that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby authorizes and requests that Jerry Leisen, Wabasha County Auditor/Treasurer, and David B. Johnson, County Administrator, be named as authorized signatures on negotiable instruments of Wabasha County, provided as necessary that all Countersignatures are present.
Be It Resolved, that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby authorizes that the Chairman of the Board, Jerry Leisen, Auditor/Treasurer and David B. Johnson, County Administrator, be named as authorized signatures on negotiable instruments of Wabasha County, provided as necessary all Countersignatures are present.
Adopted Unanimously
SPRINGER - DWELLE
Resolution No.: 2008-069
Whereas, that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby authorizes Deb Koenig and David Johnson the ability to transfer Wabasha Criminal Justice Bond Proceeds from the Aim Investment Account to First State bank of Wabasha, and
Whereas, that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby removes Patrick Moga from the Aim Investment Accounts as of March 31, 2008, and Now Therefore
Be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby approves Deb Koenig and David Johnson the ability to transfer bond proceeds from the Aim Investment account to First State Bank of Wabasha.
Adopted Unanimously
SPRINGER - WINDHORST
Resolution No.: 2008-070
Whereas, that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby approves the Wabasha County Cash Register Policy and,
Whereas, procedures have been developed for when using a cash register in a department. At the present time there are only two departments using a cash register. Now, Therefore
Be it resolved that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners approves the Wabasha County Cash Register Policy.
Adopted Unanimously
SPRINGER - DWELLE
Resolution Number: 2008-071
Whereas, Wabasha County will have a vacancy for the position of Finance Director beginning April 4th, 2008 until the position is filled,
Whereas, the position of Finance Director is an integral part of operations at Wabasha County and should not be left vacant, And
Whereas, the County Administrator recommends Debbie Koenig, the County’s current Finance Officer serve as Interim Finance Director until the position has been filled. Now Therefore
Be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that Debbie Koenig serve as Interim Finance Director at a salary of $49,742.17 (step 1) until the vacancy has been filled.
Adopted Unanimously
County Surveyor Dave Johnson gave a presentation to the Board on what has been done in the County over the last year, including putting in more than 30 monuments for GPS locators and discrepancies with township and section markers. Dave also gave the Board a short history lesson on the History of Surveying. Shawn Gertken, Wabasha County GIS Coordinator, gave the Board an update on the Emergency Responder Map Update and Web Mapping.
DWELLE - WINDHORST
Resolution No.: 2008-072
Whereas, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners has received a donation, and
Whereas, the donation is from First National Bank of Plainview in the amount of $7,500.00 to support the Regional Railroad Authority, Therefore,
Be it resolved, that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby accepts the donation for the Regional Railroad Authority.
Adopted Unanimously
SPRINGER - DWELLE
Resolution Number 2008 -073
Whereas, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners has received a gift or donation, and
Whereas, the gift or donation is for the Restorative Justice and Youth Link Mentorship Program, Now therefore,
Be it resolved that the Wabasha County board of Commissioners accepts the gift or donation for the Restorative Justice and Youth Link Mentorship Program. Name: Kreofsky Building Supplies City/State: Plainview, MN Gift or Donation: $25.00 Conditions of donation: Donation to be used to help sustain the Restorative Justice and Youth Link Mentorship Program by offering training opportunities, supplies, mentor/mentee activities and promotional/marketing materials.
Adopted Unanimously
SPRINGER - DWELLE
Resolution Number 2008-074
Whereas, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners has received a gift or donation, and
Whereas, the gift or donation is for the Restorative Justice and Youth Link Mentorship Program, Now therefore,
Be it resolved that the Wabasha County board of Commissioners accepts the gift or donation for the Restorative Justice and Youth Link Mentorship Program. Name: Rotary Club of Wabasha City/State: Wabasha, MN Gift or Donation: $100.00 Conditions of donation: Donation to be used to help sustain the Restorative Justice and Youth Link Mentorship Program by offering training opportunities, supplies, mentor/mentee activities and promotional/marketing materials.
Adopted Unanimously
Break: 9:50 a.m. Reconvened: 10:02 a.m.
DWELLE - SPRINGER
Resolution Number: 2008-075
Whereas, the Wabasha County Veteran Service Officer recommends: The County approves the Service Office’s use of the old van.
Whereas the County has just received the new veteran’s van that transports veterans to the VA Medical Center.
Whereas currently the office utilizes a county pool car (assigned to the office) for transport of veterans when a second vehicle is necessary.
Whereas there have been 29 times the office has had to send two vehicles to the VA and there have been many occasions veteran’s have been turned away.
Whereas there are two additional seats that are available by using the van vs. the pool car and this vehicle is easier for the veterans to get in and out of.
Whereas there was an old resolution to sell the van via E-Bay and this resolution will void the old resolution.
Whereas the only cost increase there may be would be in mileage. Now therefore
Be it resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby approves.
Adopted Unanimously
It was the recommendation of the Board to get rid of the Veteran’s pool car so as to keep the same number of county vehicles in the fleet. Lisa will look into getting rid of the poorest pool car in the entire County Pool Car fleet in order to keep her old van. The poorest pool car will be sold. Resolution 2008-076 was removed from the agenda.
Resolution No. 2008-076
Be It Resolved that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby Authorizes payment form the RC&D cost share to be issued to Jary Holst for his Water Quality Feedlot Fixes at 50% for $2,000 in Wabasha County.
WINDHORST - SPRINGER
Resolution No. 2008-077
Be It Resolved that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby Authorizes payment form the RC&D cost share to be issued to Jary Holst for his Water Quality Feedlot Fixes at 50% for $4,625.79 in Wabasha County.
Adopted Unanimously
SPRINGER - DWELLE
Resolution No.2008-078
Whereas, the Wabasha County Board has authorized the County Administrator to advertise a vacancy for the position of IT Coordinator, and
Whereas, the Wabasha County Administrator has interviewed and selected Kyle Jerviss as the successful applicant, Now Therefore
Be It Resolved that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby authorizes hiring Kyle Jerviss to the full time position of IT Coordinator at Step 4, ($26.80 per hour). Start date for this position would be immediately.
Adopted Unanimously
DWELLE - SPRINGER
Resolution No.: 2008-079
Whereas, the Wabasha County Administration Office will have a vacancy in the full-time position of IT Technician effective immediately,
Whereas, the County Administrator recommends the advertising 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 Administrator is authorized to advertise the vacant position of IT Coordinator
Adopted Unanimously
SPRINGER - DWELLE
Resolution Number: 2008-080
Whereas, the county has obsolete computer equipment in storage pending disposal and that equipment has no practical use to the county,
Whereas, Wabasha County Developmental Achievement Center is a non-profit organization that can make use of older equipment and parts, Now Therefore
Be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners to authorize the donation of surplus computer parts and equipment to Wabasha County Developmental Achievement Center.
Adopted Unanimously
DWELLE – SPRINGER
Moved to closed session at 10:25 a.m.
Adopted Unanimously
DWELLE – WINDHORST
Returned to open session at 11:25 a.m.
Adopted Unanimously
SPRINGER - DWELLE
Motion to adjourn.
Adopted Unanimously
 

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