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Minutes February 19, 2008
Wabasha County Board of Commissioners
Meeting of February 19, 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, February 19, 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
Commissioners reported on meetings they had attended. There was no public comment during the public forum.
SPRINGER - DWELLE
Motion to approve the consent agenda including the following: Claims Meal Vouchers SSIS Claims Minutes: February 5, 2008 Utility Permit: #984
Adopted Unanimously
DWELLE – SPRINGER
Resolution No.: 2008-043
Whereas, The Wabasha County Highway Department has received Proposals for the 2008 Corrugated Metal Culvert Materials, and,
Whereas, All Steel Products Company of Chaska, Minnesota had the lowest amount. Now Therefore
Be it Resolved that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby accepts the Proposal of All Steel Products Company of Chaska, Minnesota for the 2008 Corrugated Metal Culvert Materials.
Adopted Unanimously
WINDHORST - McNALLAN
Resolution No.: 2008-044
Whereas, Rochester Sand & Gravel, Division of Mathy Construction Company, had the lowest bid for Project S.P. 079-030-003 CHSP 07(033). Now Therefore
Be it Resolved that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby accepts the bid of Rochester Sand & Gravel, Division of Mathy Construction Company, on Contract No. 08002 for Project S.P. 079-030-003, CHSP 07(033) – Supply of Bituminous Mixture - and that the Chairman of the County Board and the County Administrator are hereby authorized to execute a Contract with Rochester Sand & Gravel, Division of Mathy Construction Company, for this work.
Adopted Unanimously
SPRINGER - DWELLE
Resolution No.: 2008-045
Whereas, The Wabasha County Highway Engineer wishes to have the following equipment declared as Excess Equipment: Unit 784 - Sullair Air Compressor Now Therefore
Be it Resolved that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby declares the following Equipment as Excess Equipment and authorizes the County Engineer to dispose as a trade-in allowance if and when a replacement air compressor is purchased: Unit 784 - Sullair Air Compressor
Adopted Unanimously
DWELLE - SPRINGER
Resolution No.: 2008-046
Whereas, the Wabasha County Highway Department finds it beneficial for the County to purchase one Sullair Air Compressor. Now Therefore
Be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the Wabasha County Highway Department be authorized to purchase one Sullair 185DPQ Air Compressor from RDO Equipment Co. in an amount not to exceed $11,715.00 which includes sales tax and trade-in allowance.
Adopted Unanimously
McNALLAN - DWELLE
Resolution No.: 2008-047
Whereas, The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is required by Minn. Stat. 115A.96 to establish a statewide program to manage Household Hazardous Wastes (HHW). And
Whereas, Minn. Stat. 115A.96, subdivision 3, provides that the statewide HHW program may be provided directly by the MPCA or by contract with public or private entities. And
Whereas, Olmsted County and Wabasha County entered into a contract on June 30th, 2003 to establish and operate a Household Hazardous Waste Program (the Program) as authorized by Minn. Stat. Section 115A.96 and wish to extend the contract period until December 31, 2008. Now, Therefore,
Be It Resolved By The Wabasha County Board Of Commissioners That: In consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements set forth in this Contract Amendment #1, the parties agree to amend the Contract as follows: 1. Section 5.4, Term of Contract, is amended to read: This contract shall be effective upon such date as it is fully executed and shall remain in effect until December 31, 2008, unless earlier terminated as provided herein. It is the intent of the parties that termination or expiration of this contract shall not relieve the parties of the obligations assumed under this contract that occur after termination or expiration, including without limitation, the obligations to properly close the Management Facility of Facilities, to pay costs incurred during the term of this contract and to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the other party pursuant to Section 5.10. Liability. 2. Except as amended herein, and previously amended, all terms of the Contract dated June 30th, 2003, shall remain in full force and effect.
Adopted Unanimously
PRINGER – DWELLE
Resolution No. 2008-048
Whereas, Wabasha County has an approved Comprehensive Local Water Plan with the State of Minnesota; and
Whereas, Wabasha County has submitted a 2008 work plan and budget that was approved by the Board of Soil and Water Resources (BWSR); and
Whereas, Wabasha County has received a Natural Resources Block Grant NRBG grant agreement from the BWSR.
Be It Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the county signs the NRBG Grant Agreement.
Adopted Unanimously
SPRINGER - DWELLE
Resolution No: 2008-049
Contract #B11373
Whereas, the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office has been authorized to participate in the 2008 Federal Boating Safety Supplement Grant; and
Whereas, the Sheriff’s Office has received the 2008 contract which needs to be approved by the Sheriff, County Auditor, and County Board Chairperson; and
Whereas, the Sheriff requests the approval and signing of the 2008 Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Federal Boating Safety Supplement Grant by the Chairman of the County Board. Now Therefore
Be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that: the 2008 Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Federal Boating Safety Supplement Grant is hereby approved and authorizes it’s signing by the Chairman of the County Board.
Adopted Unanimously
SPRINGER - WINDHORST
Resolution Number 2008-050
Whereas, the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office has received a donation in the amount of $1,000.00 from Hearth & Home Technologies, and
Whereas, the donation is specifically requested to support the purchase of a new K-9; and
Whereas, the Wabasha County Sheriff Office is requesting to accept this donation. Now Therefore
Be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that: the donation in the amount of $1,000.00 from Hearth & Home Technologies is accepted and will be used to support the purchase of a new K-9.
Adopted Unanimously
SPRINGER - DWELLE
Resolution No: 2008-051
Whereas, Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby authorize/approve the following resolution: Southeast Minnesota Regional Radio Board Joint Powers Agreement.
Whereas, TBD on or before June 1st of each year.
Whereas, the Southeast Minnesota Regional Radio Board Joint Powers Agreement is as outlined in the said articles and bylaws. Now therefore
Be it resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners to authorize said Joint Powers Agreement for Southeast Minnesota Regional Radio Board.
Adopted Unanimously
SPRINGER - McNALLAN
Resolution Number 2008-052
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: Lake City Medical Center/MHS City/State: Lake City, MN Gift or Donation: $50.00 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 2008-053
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: Peoples State Bank City/State: Plainview, MN_ Describe Gift or Donation: $50.00 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
DWELLE – WINDHORST
Resolution Number 2008-054
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: Valley Craft City/State: Lake City, MN Describe 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
WINDHORST - McNALLAN
Resolution Number 2008-055
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: Scheicher Funeral Home and Cremation Services City/State: Plainview, MN_ Describe Gift or Donation: $50.00 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 No.: 2008-056
Whereas, that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby propose to enter into a contract for service with Sandra Allaire to administer the Parent Education Program at the direction of the County Administrator.
Whereas, that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners wish to enter into a contract. Now, Therefore
Be it resolved that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners enter into the contract for services with Sandra Allaire for service agreement for parent education coordinator. Ayes: Riester, Dwelle, Windhorst, Springer Nay: McNallan Adopted
DWELLE - SPRINGER
Resolution Number: 2008-057
Whereas, the Board authorizes Construction Analysis & Management Incorporated to advertise Bid Package 3 for bid based on the approved specifications. Now Therefore
Be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that Construction Analysis & Management begin advertising to accept bids for Bid Package 3- Phase III of the Wabasha County Criminal Justice Center.
Adopted Unanimously
McNALLAN - WINDHORST
Resolution No.: 2008-058
Whereas, that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners on an annual basis designates portions of reserves for designated projects. Now Therefore
Be It Resolved that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby authorizes the following designations as of December 31, 2007: BUILDING FUND: 2006 2007 Jail Set-A-Side 300,000.00 572,226.00 Elevator 350,000.00 350,000.00 Hwy Set A Side (Bldg) & Mazeppa Shop 135,000.00 34,518.00 Courthouse Tuck Pointing 185,000.00 TOTAL OF BUILDING FUND DESIGNATIONS $ 970,000.00 $ 956,744.00 CAPITAL EQUIPMENT FUND: Vets Van 7,450.00 Cad Computer Upgrade 100,182.00 100,182.00 Record Management Sheriff 70,000.00 70,000.00 Radio Upgrade 15,000.00 15,000.00 Courthouse Signage 5,000.00 5,000.00 TOTAL OF CAPITAL EQUIP FUND DESIGNATIONS $ 190,182.00 $ 197,632.00
Adopted Unanimously
The County Attorney, Jim Nordstrom, spoke with the Board about the architectural fees charged by KKE for the Criminal Justice Center Project. The County Attorney said they have come to an agreement with KKE about how to charge the County for their services. A resolution will be provided to reflect this agreement at the next board meeting (February 26th). The County Attorney was asked by the Chief of Police for the City of Plainview to assume prosecution for the City’s misdemeanors and alcohol related gross misdemeanors. The contract with their current attorney is ending. Mr. Nordstrom would like to enter into a (12) twelve-month contract with the City of Plainview to prosecute their misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors. This contract would be paid a set amount on a monthly basis with the option of either side terminating the contract with thirty (30) days notice. It was a consensus of the Board to allow the County Attorney to negotiate with the City of Plainview for a contract. Lisa Bayley, Assistant County Attorney, spoke on Personnel Policies. One topic was take home county cars. Another topic was worker’s compensation. Thirdly was the County’s Cafeteria plan. The topic of insurance for employees who work between 30 & 37.5 hours per week came up. Should they receive no insurance, 100% coverage or 75% coverage? This topic will continue at the next Board Meeting.
WINDHORST - SPRINGER
Motion to recess to Township Meeting in Millville.
Adopted Unanimously
 

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