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Minutes June 25, 2012

Wabasha County Board of Commissioners

Meeting of June 25, 2012

 

The Board of County Commissioners of Wabasha County, Minnesota, convened in Regular Session at the Wabasha County Courthouse, in the City of Wabasha, Minnesota on Tuesday, June 25, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.

 

The meeting was called to order by Board Chairman Harms.

 

The following Commissioners were present: Hall, Wobbe, Harms, Roschen, Norman,

 

NORMAN - ROSCHEN

Motion to approve the agenda, with addition of possible next step of hiring county coordinator, end of agenda.

Adopted Unanimously

 

Candidate for County Coordinator was interviewed. It was the consensus of the Board to take the next step to pre-employment checks and processing.

 

Public Forum Comments: feedlot officer

 

ROSCHEN - NORMAN

Motion to approve the consent agenda including the following:

Claims

Meal Vouchers

SSIS Claims

Minutes: June 12, 2012

Nay: Wobbe, Hall

Adopted

ROSCHEN – HALL

Recessed to Board of Appeal and Equalization to approve Minutes from June 12, 2012 Board meeting.

Adopted Unanimously

ROSCHEN - WOBBE

Adjourned.

Adopted Unanimously

WOBBE - ROSCHEN

Reconvened.

Adopted Unanimously

HALL - NORMAN

Resolution No. 2012-110

Whereas, January 8, 2008, Wabasha County Board of Commissioners approved Resolution No. 2008-012 thereby adopting the Wabasha County Comprehensive Local Water Management Plan; and

Whereas, the Wabasha update to this plan is due December 31, 2012 and the Wabasha County Commissioners approved Resolution No. 2012-062 on March 27th, 2012 to revise and update the current water plan; and

Whereas, due to the vacancy in the Water Planner Coordinator position due to a promotion of the Water Planner Coordinator into the District Manager, who is covering both positions due to budgetary cuts; and

Whereas, Wabasha Soil and Water Conservation District continues to support Wabasha County Planning and Zoning with the feedlot transition throughout the vacancy; and

Whereas, Wabasha SWCD District Manager/Water Planner Coordinator is conducting stream monitoring two days a week for Whitewater River Watershed Project, and Zumbro Watershed Partnership throughout the 2011-2012 seasons; and

Whereas, Wabasha SWCD has been conducting mining and development reviews under ordinance for Wabasha County Planning and Zoning; and

Whereas, recent staff transitions of SWCD staff due to pending retirement and NRCS staff due to the vacancy of the District Conservationist;

Now, Therefore Be It Resolved, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby requests that the Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) approve a two year extension to the Wabasha County Comprehensive Local Water Management Plan to allow time to complete the Water Plan Update and revision.

Adopted Unanimously

Resolution No. 2012-111

Whereas, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has established an animal feedlot program designed to assist animal feedlot operators in efficient and environmentally sound management of animal wastes; and

Whereas, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's program provides for county involvement in the processing of animal feedlot permit applications and administration of the animal feedlot program in accordance with Minn. Stat. 16.07 subd. 7 (1992) and Minn. Rules ch. 7020.1600 (October 23, 2000); and as specified in the attached county delegation agreement;

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the County of Wabasha assumes certain responsibilities for the administration of the animal feedlot program and processing of animal permit application in accordance with Minn. 116.07, subd. 7 (1992), and Minn. Rules ch. 7020.1600 (October 23, 2000); and the attached delegation agreement that describes the administration of the county feedlot program as specified in Minn. Rules ch. 7020.1600, subpart 3;

Be It Further Resolved, notwithstanding the dates of the signatures of the parties, the term of this Resolution shall be from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013, unless earlier terminated by law or according to the provisions of this Resolution.

Be It Further Resolved, the County Feedlot Officer is the Planning and Zoning Administrator, who has the final review and approval authority for issuance of feedlot permits and enforcement of feedlot rules pursuant to the MPCA Feedlot Program in Wabasha County and specifically retains the authority to:

a) Review and issue feedlot permits, a copy of which will be provided to the SWCD;

b) Tell the SWCD of changes in county policy and procedures related to the issuance of feedlot permits and enforcement of feedlot rules;

c) Notify the SWCD of feedlot complaints received by the county;

d) Provide all relevant data, forms, and information currently available in county datasets, including GIS parcel data, which would aid the SWCD in the processing of feedlot permits and enforcement of feedlot rules;

e) Provide administrative assistance as needed related to issuance of feedlot permits or manure handling, at an hourly rate applied towards in-kind match of the NRBG grant;

f) Review and approve and sign the MPCA required annual report and annual work plan prepared by the SWCD;

g) Any liabilities brought forth due to past employees actions will be under Wabasha County jurisdiction and dealt with by Wabasha County staff and attorney, SWCD will be exempt from any legal action;

h) Allow usage of County vehicles and fuel through the Planning and Zoning/Enviornmental Services office for official Wabasha County Feedlot Officer assistant business, as an in-kind match;

i) Allow usage of letterhead, envelopes, and postage for official mailings and business, and this will count towards in-kind match.

Be It Further Resolved, the County Feedlot Officer Assistant is employed by the Wabasha County SWCD, and provides technical and administrative assistance to the County Feedlot Officer by performing the administrative functions the county is required to perform related to the MPCA Feedlot program, except those functions specifically retained by the County above. Such services will be completed by the County Feedlot Officer Assistant which will be hired to complete the following:

a) Administer animal feedlots and manure storage areas registration programs according to Minn. Rules ch. 7020.0350;

b) Locate and register all animal feedlots and manure storage areas that remain unregistered by January 1, 2002;

c) Distribute permit application and registration forms to owners required to make application for a permit. Permit application forms must contain the information required in Minn. Rules ch 7020.0505. subpart 3;

d) Review permit applications and ensure issuance of construction short-form and interim permits in accordance with Minn. Rules 7020.0535, and in the approved delegation agreement;

e) Inspect all animal feedlots and manure storage areas in accordance with the approved delegation agreement;

f) Review and process complaints;

g) Provide assistance to owners completing permit applications;

h) Maintain a record of all correspondence and material relating to permit application, inspections, and complaints;

i) Maintain a record of all notifications received from livestock production facility operators claiming the hydrogen sulfide ambient air quality standard exemption including the days the exemption was claimed and the cumulative days used as provided in Minn. Stat. 116.0713, items (2)(b) and (2)(c);

j) Submit an annual report to the commissioner by April 1 of each year, in a format requested by the commissioner, that includes the following;

1) All newly acquired and updated registration information required under Minn. Rules ch. 7020.0350;

2) Inspection summary information from the previous year;

3) Permitting summary information from the previous year including information regarding permits for facilities with less than 1000 animal units that are CAFO's under the 40C.F.R. part 122, Appendix B(b);

4) Complaint and complaint response summary information from the previous year;

5) Outreach and education summary information from the previous year; and

6) Summary of the progress toward achieving the goals identified in the approved delegation agreement and, if applicable, proposed adjustments t the goals or plans to meet the goals in the approved delegation agreement;

k) Complete the required county feedlot pollution control officer training as necessary to perform the duties described under this part assigned to the county feedlot pollution control officer, and

l) Forward to the commissioner all permit applications, inspection reports and all other applicable documents for the facilities identified in Minn. Rules ch. 7020.1600, subp. 4, item B.

Be It Further Resolved, the SWCD agrees to utilize the complete NRBG grant allocation strictly for county feedlot activities, including salary and project money, not to be applied towards the annual Wabasha SWCD budget, and designating a specific SWCD employee to work with the County Feedlot Officer and follow County policies and procedures for the MPCA Feedlot program;

Be It Further Resolved, that the County of Wabasha agrees to notify the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency in writing if any changes in the program as outlined herein and attached hereto;

Be It Finally Resolved, that the County of Wabasha respectfully submits this resolution and the attached delegation agreement to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and respectfully requests that the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency approve the County's participation in the animal feedlot program.

Tabled to July 24 meeting.

ROSCHEN – NORMAN

Motion to send surveys to current feedlot producers regarding feedlot.

Nay: Wobbe, Hall

Adopted

Resolution No.: 2012-136

Whereas, the Wabasha County Finance/Human Resource Office has a current vacancy in the position of Administrative Assistant due to the transfer of the current employee (Anne Meurer) to the Court Services department, and

Whereas, this position is responsible for assisting various departments in the county along with the County Board, and

Whereas, a committee was formed to determine how the various assigned duties for this position should be handled, and

Whereas, this committee has determined that the position should be filled.

Now therefore be it resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the Finance Director is authorized to advertise and fill the Administrative Assistant position in order to ensure that the duties assigned to this position continue to be handled in an effective and efficient manner.

Tabled

ROSCHEN – HALL

Resolution No.: 2012-112

Whereas, Shirley Severson (25 East Broadway, Plainview, MN) has submitted an application to rezone property described as parcel14.00119.00 located in the S ½ SW ¼, Section 17, Township 108 North, Range 11 West, Town of Plainview; and

Whereas, The Wabasha County Planning Commission has conducted a public hearing on the request on May 29, 2012; and

Whereas, the Planning Commission on a majority vote wishes to forward the application to the Wabasha County Commissioners for consideration with a recommendation of approval.

Now Therefore Be It Resolved, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners approves the request submitted by Shirley Severson to rezone the property as described above to the Rural Residential (R-1) zoning district.

Adopted Unanimously

HALL - WOBBE

Resolution No.: 2012-113

Whereas, Wabasha County adopted in 2001 the Wabasha County Zoning Ordinance; and

Whereas, the Wabasha County Zoning Ordinance does not properly address the concerns of silica sand mining which has increased in demand in the region; and

Whereas, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners on August 2, 2011 passed a resolution to adopt a one-year moratorium on new mining operations in Wabasha County; and

Whereas, the Wabasha County Planning Commission has been working with due diligence during the moratorium to revise the current Zoning Ordinance to properly address the concerns of silica sand mining; and

Whereas, the Wabasha County Planning Commission has requested an extension of the existing moratorium to provide sufficient time to complete revisions to the Wabasha County Zoning Ordinance related to silica sand mining so as to better protect the public health, safety and general welfare of the citizens of Wabasha County;

Now Therefore Be It Resolved, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners extends the moratorium on new mining operations in Wabasha County for another year or until the current Zoning Ordinance is revised so as to properly address silica sand mining in Wabasha County.

Nay: Roschen

Adopted

ROSCHEN – HALL

Resolution No.: 2012-114

Whereas, Shirley Severson (25 East Broadway, Plainview, MN) has submitted an application to subdivide with a preliminary plat titled "Buckshire Knoll" for parcel 14.00119.00 located in the S ½ SW ¼, Section 17, Township 108 North, Range 11 West, Town of Plainview; and

Whereas, The Wabasha County Planning Commission conducted a public hearing on May 29, 2012 to provide an opportunity for the public to present any testimony related to the request; and

Whereas, The Wabasha County Planning Commission voted on the matter and with a majority vote recommends to the Wabasha County Commissioners the request be approved without conditions:

Now Therefore Be It Resolved, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners approves the Preliminary Plat titled "Buckshire Knoll" for the above described property submitted by Shirley Severson .

Adopted Unanimously

WOBBE - HALL

Resolution No: 2012-115

(Amendment to 2012-020)

Whereas, the Wabasha County Sheriff's Office is requesting to purchase a 2013 Ford Sedan Police Interceptor at a cost not to exceed $24,000.00; and

Whereas, this purchase is to replace squad #93 which was involved in a traffic crash on January 7, 2012; and

Whereas, $12,078.84 will be paid from insurance proceeds, $3,651.77 will be paid from the Squad replacement fund, and the remaining $8,010.39 will come from the Safe Driving Class fund.

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that: the Sheriff is authorized to purchase a 2013 Ford Sedan Police Interceptor from Sugarloaf Ford at a cost not to exceed $24,000.00.

Be it Further Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that $12,078.84 of the funding for the purchase of the 2013 Ford Sedan Police Interceptor will come from insurance proceeds, $3,651.77 will be paid from the Squad replacement fund, and the remaining $8,010.39 will come from the Safe Driving Class fund.

Adopted this 7th day of February, 2012 by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners.

Amendment adopted this 25th day of June, 2012 by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners.

Nay: Roschen, Norman

Adopted

ROSCHEN – NORMAN

Resolution No.: 2012-116

Be It Resolved, That the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners of the County of Wabasha Minnesota, hereby authorizes the following: Employment Background checks and Applicants for County Employment.

Purpose: The purpose and intent of this section is to establish regulations that will allow law enforcement access to Minnesota's Computerized Criminal History information for specified non-criminal purposes of employment background checks.

Criminal History Employment Background Investigations: The Wabasha County Sheriff's Office is hereby required, as the exclusive entity within the County, to do a criminal history background investigation on the applicants for the following positions within the county, unless the county's hiring authority concludes that a background investigation is not needed:

 

Employment positions:

 

In conducting the criminal history background investigation in order to screen employment applicants, the Sheriff's Office is authorized to access data maintained in the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehensions Computerized Criminal History information system in accordance with BCA policy. Any data that is accessed and acquired shall be maintained at the Sheriff's Office under the care and custody of the Chief Law Enforcement official or his or her designee. A summary of the results of the Computerized Criminal History data may be released by the Sheriff's Office to the hiring authority, including the Board of Commissioners, the County Board Chair, County Coordinator, or other county staff involved in the hiring process.

Before the investigation is undertaken, the applicant must authorize the Sheriff's Office by written consent to undertake the investigation. The written consent must fully comply with the provisions of Minn. Stat. Chap. 13 regarding the collection, maintenance and use of the information. Except for the positions set forth in Minnesota Statutes Section 364.09, the county will not reject an applicant for employment on the basis of the applicant's prior conviction unless the crime is directly related to the position of employment sought. If the County rejects the applicant's request on this basis, the County shall notify the applicant in writing of the following:

A. The grounds and reasons for the denial.

B. The applicant complaint and grievance procedure set forth in Minnesota Statutes Section 364.06.

C The earliest date the applicant may reapply for employment.

D. That all competent evidence of rehabilitation will be considered upon reapplication.

 

License Background Checks

Applicants For County Licenses

 

Purpose: The purpose and intent of this section is to establish regulations that will allow law enforcement access to Minnesota's Computerized Criminal History information for specified non-criminal purposes of licensing background checks.

Criminal Histor License Background Investigations: The Wabasha County Sheriff's Office is hereby required, as the exclusive entity within the County, to do a criminal history background investigation on the applicants for the following licenses within the county:

 

County licenses:

(e.g. employees of liquor establishments; peddler licenses, etc.)

 

In conducting the criminal history background investigation in order to screen license applicants, the Sheriff's Office is authorized to access data maintained in the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehensions Computerized Criminal History information system in accordance with BCA policy. Any data that is accessed and acquired shall be maintained at the Sheriff's Office under the care and custody of the Chief Law Enforcement official or his or her designee. A summary of the results of the Computerized Criminal History data may be released by the Sheriff's Office to the licensing authority, including the County Board of Commissioners, the County Board Chair, The County Coordinator, or other county staff involved with the license approval process.

Before the investigation is undertaken, the applicant must authorize the Sheriff's Office by written consent to undertake the investigation. The written consent must fully comply with the provisions of Minn. Stat. Chap. 13 regarding the collection, maintenance and use of the information. Except for the positions set forth in Minnesota Statutes Section 364.09, the county will not reject an applicant for a license on the basis of the applicant's prior conviction unless the crime is directly related to the license sought. If the County rejects the applicant's request on this basis, the County shall notify the applicant in writing of the following:

A. A. The grounds and reasons for the denial.

B. The applicant complaint and grievance procedure set forth in Minnesota Statutes Section 364.06.

C. The earliest date the applicant may reapply for the license.

D. That all competent evidence of rehabilitation will be considered upon reapplication.

This resolution shall take effect upon its passage and publication.

Adopted Unanimously

NORMAN – WOBBE

Resolution No.: 2012-117

Whereas, Wabasha County originally entered into License No. L-110 on April 25, 2005 with the State of Minnesota, Department of Administration acting for the benefit of the Department of Natural Resources; Region 3, regarding the Lake City Radio Tower site; and,

Whereas, amendment No. 3 includes a 5-year renewal commencing on July 1, 2012 and continuing through June 30, 2017; and,

Whereas, the monthly revenue for this agreement is One hundred fifty dollars and no cents ($150.00); and

Whereas, the monies will go into the 911 (290) account.

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that: The Chairperson of the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners is hereby authorized to sign the State of Minnesota Amendment of License, Amendment No. 3 to License No. L-110, concerning the Lake City Radio Tower site.

Be it further resolved that the income will go into the 911 (920) account.

Adopted Unanimously

ROSCHEN – NORMAN

Resolution No: 2012-118

Whereas, Wabasha County is required by the FCC to narrow band existing radio systems which includes the Outdoor Warning Siren radio system, and

Whereas, Wabasha County, using Minnesota State purchase contracts as the basis for purchase of said radio equipment through Whitewater Wireless; and,

Whereas, Wabasha County, using 911 funds (account #01-290-295) to purchase and utilize, set aside designated funds of costs incurred for said radio equipment.

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that:

Wabasha County commits to the purchase of said radio equipment for Outdoor Warning Siren Enhancement and narrow banding Phase #1, not to exceed the sum of $70,850.00.

Adopted Unanimously

ROSCHEN - NORMAN

Resolution No.: 2012-119

Whereas, Wabasha County has adopted a mission statement to administer statutory services to citizens in a simple, efficient and fiscally responsible manner; and

Whereas, it is the responsibility and duty of the Wabasha County Board to establish and review county services and programs; and

Whereas, the Wabasha County Board establishes measures to meet county goals; and

Whereas, it is a function of the Wabasha County Board to approve the participation in Joint Powers Agreements with other governmental units; and

Whereas, The Southeast Minnesota Regional Radio Board has completed the PSAP Consolidation Study and presented their findings to the Wabasha County Board; and

Whereas, a recommendation and business case has been made to align PSAP centers on common geographic, operational parallels, and transportation corridors; and

Whereas, the Wabasha County Board desires to consolidate and collaborate with other governmental units to attain efficiencies in service delivery and budgetary reductions; and

Whereas, the Wabasha County Board desires to regionalize our PSAP Center on the Highway 61 Corridor; and

Now, therefore be it resolved, the Wabasha County Board authorizes the Chairman to contact Goodhue, Winona and Houston Counties to convey our interest for consolidation and to commence the next planning phase for regionalized dispatching.

Nay: Wobbe

Adopted

NORMAN - WOBBE

Resolution No.: 2012-120

Whereas, Wabasha County is dedicated to the maintenance and construction of a safe and efficient county road system while being responsive to the needs and values of the citizens of Wabasha County, and;

Whereas, the primary focus of the Road and Bridge Improvement Plan is to direct the limited funds available to the highest priority needs of the County road system.

Be it resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the attached Wabasha County Highway Department 2012–2021 Road and Bridge Improvement Plan is hereby approved.

Adopted Unanimously

HALL – NORMAN

Resolution No.: 2012-121

Whereas, there is no record of a speed zone authorization for the segments listed below or the statutory speed may not be reasonable or prudent, and

CSAH 18 – from north Jct. US TH 61 to south Jct. US TH 61 (Kellogg)

CSAH 84 – from CSAH 18 to 159th Ave

CSAH 8 – from Mn TH 42 to approximately 1 mile east of Mn TH 42

CSAH 8 – from Mn TH 247 to 550th Street

CSAH 56 – from Mn TH 42 to Mn TH 247

CSAH 57 – from Mn TH 42 to Mn TH 247

CSAH 50 – from Mn TH 42 to CSAH 2

CSAH 2 – from CSAH 25 to approximately 0.75 mile south of CSAH 25

CSAH 1 – from Mn TH 60 to approximately 1 mile north of Mn TH 60

CSAH 5 – from US TH 63 to approximately 2 miles west of US TH 63

CSAH 9 – from US TH 61 to approximately 1.5 miles southwest of US TH 61

CR 76 – from CSAH 24 to termini

CR 90 – from CSAH 21 to termini

CR 89 – from Mn TH 60 to termini

CSAH 11 – from CSAH 2 to 0.5 miles east of CSAH 2

CSAH 11 – from 2 miles west to 2.75 miles west of CSAH 2

CSAH 11 – from 0.25 mile west of CR 70 to 0.5 mile east of east Jct. CSAH 6

CSAH 6 – from CSAH 11 to 0.5 mile south

CR 77 – from US TH 61 to 0.25 mile west

CSAH 21 – from 0.25 mile to 1 mile south of CSAH 7

CSAH 7 – from CSAH 16 to 0.25 mile south

CSAH 24 – from CR 76 to 1.75 mile east of south Jct. CSAH 30

CSAH 63 – from County Line to US TH 61

CSAH 64 – from CSAH 30 to CSAH 59

CSAH 58 – from CSAH 30 to CSAH 65

Now Therefore be it Resolved that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby requests the Minnesota Department of Transportation to authorize, upon the basis of an engineering and traffic investigation, the safe and reasonable speed limit on the above described highway segments.

Adopted Unanimously

ROSCHEN – HALL

Resolution No.: 2012-122

Whereas, Project CP 79-12-8040 – Supply and Haul of Crushed Rock 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 Roberson Lime & Rock in the amount of $2941.85.

Adopted Unanimously

ROSCHEN - HALL

Resolution No.: 2012-123

Whereas, the Wabasha County Human Services Board created the position of Collections Officer in the Fall of 2009; and

Whereas, the incumbent, Ms. Dawn Robinson, has submitted her letter of resignation, effective July 3, 2012; and

Whereas, the filling of this vacancy is anticipated to result in a 2012 budget savings of approximately $2,900 as an individual will likely be hired at a salary less than the incumbent; and

Whereas, the development of a Collections Officer position has been shown to produce the desired results of the Human Services Board, by collecting more funds than the expense of the position; and

Whereas, the Director of Social Services recommends this vacancy be filled;

Now therefore be it resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners, to accept, with reluctance and appreciation, the resignation of Ms. Dawn Robinson, effective July 3, 2012. Further, the Director of Social Services hereby be authorized to fill the Collections Officer vacancy to maintain normal operations of the Social Services Department

Adopted Unanimously

NORMAN – ROSCHEN

Resolution No.: 2012-124

Resolution for Counties to Opt Out from Establishing SDA at Present

Whereas, the state of the economy and government budgets, the current and projected changes in demographics, the complexity of human services programs, and the inadequacy of state-supported human services technology, among other factors, result in:

A level of public funding allocated to the provision of human services that is out of alignment with the quantitative and qualitative demand for services; and unsustainability of the current human services system for the foreseeable future;

Whereas, counties can benefit in collaborating by reducing duplication of like administrative activities without negatively affecting service capacity and by adding value through sharing the specialized knowledge and experience of staff with the result of increased, aggregate service capacity;

Whereas, counties have successful multi-county collaborative arrangements in place, and the evolution of technology makes effective collaboration across distances even more feasible and efficient than in the past;

Whereas, twelve counties in southeastern Minnesota –in collaboration with the Minnesota Department of Human Services-- developed a blueprint for the redesign of human services, as well as an operating model and a business case;

Whereas, the state-supervised, county-administered governance framework for the delivery of human services must be restructured, and levels of administrative authority, flexibility, and responsibility must be reassessed and adjusted as necessary to innovate and implement an improved human services system; and

Whereas, these factors require leadership and innovation to assure that our county is well-positioned to serve our most vulnerable citizens well into the future.

Now Therefore, be it first resolved that the Wabasha County Human Services Board, hereby declares that it does not intend at this time to establish a service delivery authority (hereinafter "SDA") under Minnesota Statutes 2011, Chapter 402A, as a consortium with other participating counties in southeastern Minnesota, for the following reasons:

• Governance issues were not resolved in a manner stipulating one vote for each participating county;

• Wabasha County prefers to have a model developed that uses minimum standards as the base for development;

• Wabasha County continues to be interested in additional discussions, looking at one or more options to develop a redesign project with a smaller number of counties; and

• Requests Human/Social Services Directors to continue discussions to determine which counties may want to participate in a smaller regional entity.

Adopted Unanimously

ROSCHEN – HALL

Resolution No.: 2012-125

Whereas, Susie West, Registered Sanitarian has tendered her resignation effective July, 6, 2012; and

Whereas, Susie West has provided a month's notice of her intentions;

Now Therefore be it Resolved, by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that;

The Board of Commissioner accepts the resignation of Susie West, with regrets, effective July 6, 2012

Adopted Unanimously

HALL – ROSCHEN

Resolution No.: 2012-126

Whereas, Wabasha County Public Health will have a vacancy of Registered Sanitarian, effective July 6, 2012, upon the resignation of Susie West; and,

Whereas, the filling of this position is budgeted and the workload in the department is such that this position will need to be filled to meet the requirements of the MDH delegation agreement for Food, Beverage, Lodging, Public Pools, Camp Grounds, Children Campgrounds, Recreational Motor Vehicles, and Mobile Home Parks.

Whereas, providing this services by Local Government offers a cost savings to most licensed vendors as well as providing more immediate service and response to needs than MDH is able to offer;

Now Therefore be it Resolved, that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners authorizes the Public Health Director to advertise and fill the Registered Sanitarian position immediately at a grade 9 on the Courthouse union pay scale. Further be it resolved that if a current Registered Sanitarian is not available, a Sanitarian Technician whom is eligible to be registered within one year of employment may be offered the position at a grade 8.

Adopted Unanimously

HALL – WOBBE

Resolution No.: 2012-127

Whereas, Wabasha County Public Health already receives a Public Health Emergency Preparedness grant from Minnesota Dept. of Health; and,

Whereas, Minnesota Department of Health is offering an additional $1,250 to Public Health for the purpose of doing a drill on their transportation plan to the regional distribution center; and,

Whereas, this will require the hiring of buses to do so;

Now Therefore be it Resolved, by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that;

Wabasha County Public Health be allowed to accept this additional $1,250 for the purpose of a drill on their transportation plan.

Adopted Unanimously

NORMAN – WOBBE

Resolution No.: 2012-128

Whereas, Wabasha County Public Health has received the Towards Zero Death grant from Department of Public Safety for 1 year; and

Whereas, Department of Public Safety is now requesting applications for their next 2 year grant cycles; and,

Whereas, Wabasha County's traffic statistics regarding factors related to crashes that result in death and critical injures make them eligible to apply for this grant;

Now Therefore be it Resolved, by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that;

Wabasha County Public Health make application for the Towards Zero Death Grant from the Department of Public Safety.

Adopted Unanimously

ROSCHEN – WOBBE

Resolution No.: 2012-129

Whereas, There is a need for additional visits under the Public Health Family Home Visiting Program; and,

Whereas, Minnesota Department of Health is offering a grant to extend extra funds to Family Home Visiting programs based on a competitive basis for the next 3 years; and

Whereas, Local match dollars can be met without any county levy required;

Now Therefore be it Resolved, by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that;

Public Health apply to Minnesota Department of Health for the Family Home Visiting Grant Extension.

Adopted Unanimously

NORMAN - HALL

Resolution No: 2012-130

Whereas, the Wabasha County Human Services Board has worked with regional Public Health projects; and,

Whereas, the Federal Government has appropriated money for Community Transition Grants, 50-70 to be granted throughout the country; and,

Whereas, the SE Regional Public Health Agencies have successfully written, obtained and implemented regional grants in the areas that are to be addressed in the Community Transition Grant, which are tobacco use and obesity;

Now therefore be it resolved by the Wabasha County Board approve Wabasha County Public Health participation in the regional grant application for a Community Transitions Grant.

Adopted Unanimously

HALL - NORMAN

Resolution No.: 2012 -131

Whereas, the following applicant wishes to have its "1 to 4 Day Temporary On-Sale Liquor License" approved: Theilman Sportsman Club, 62643 261st Ave., Theilman, West Albany Township, and

Whereas, the liquor license will be in effect for August 4th and 5th, 2012 and September 15th and 16th 2012.

Now therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby approves the "1 to 4 Day Temporary On Sale Liquor Licenses" to the Club listed above, subject to the approval of the State of Minnesota Liquor Control Commissioner.

Adopted Unanimously

HALL - ROSCHEN

Resolution No.: 2012 -132

Whereas, the following applicants wish to have their County On Sale, Off Sale and Sunday Liquor License approved:

 

On Sale & Sunday Liquor

Dave Schmidt Lake Pepin Golf Course Pepin Township
Paul Pehler Piper Hills Golf Course Plainview Township
Randy Rouhoff Mac's Park Place Mazeppa Township
Kevin Kautz Zumbro Falls Golf Club Zumbro Township
Troy Stock Stumble Inn 2 Plainview Township
Gary Todd Pioneer Club Greenfield Township
Robert Nihart Reads Landing Brewing Co Pepin Township

 

On Sale, Off Sale & Sunday Liquor

David Roberts Ponderosa Bar & Grill Mazeppa Township
Mark Jensen BJ's Bar & Grill Highland Township

 

Whereas, the applicants do have current food & beverage licenses issued by Wabasha County Public Health, and

Whereas, the applications have been approved by the County Attorney and County Sheriff. The Wabasha County Auditor/Treasurer has received the certificate of insurance and the appropriate license fee. The liquor license will run from August 1, 2012 to July 31, 2013.

Now therefore be it resolved that Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby approves the renewal of Liquor License to the individuals listed above, subject to the approval of the State of Minnesota Liquor Control Commissioner.

Adopted Unanimously

WOBBE - HALL

Resolution No.: 2012-133

Be It Resolved, that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners, hereby authorize the establishment of an Absentee Ballot Board, Mail Ballot Board and UOCAVA (Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act) Ballot Board under Chapter 203B.121, Subd 1 and 203B.23 of2011 Minnesota Statutes, pertaining to Ballot Boards, and

Be It Resolved, that these Boards will meet on an as needed basis when called by a Wabasha County Auditor/Treasurer during the 46 calendar days prior to each election, and

Be It Resolved that a minimum of any two people from different major parties can constitute a quorum for a meeting and

Be It Resolved that this board will Accept or Reject absentee ballots and process ballots throughout the Absentee voting period, and

Be It Resolved that this board will follow all statutory requirements enacted by the Minnesota Legislature and count the absentee ballots after the polls close rather than deliver absentee ballots to the polling sites.

Therefore, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners approves the establishment of an Absentee Ballot Board, Mail Ballot Board and UOCAVA Ballot Board and appoints the following election officials on that board for 2012: Denise M Anderson, Francie Warren, Audry Plote, Christine Niesen, Kay Briggs.

Adopted Unanimously

 

Commissioners Wobbe and Harms were appointed to serve on the Primary and General Election Canvass Board.

 

NORMAN - ROSCHEN

Resolution No: 2012-134

Whereas, the Wabasha County Policy Manual is a breathing document; and

Whereas, periodic review and updates to the Wabasha County Policy Manual are a necessary component to effective and quality management; and

Whereas, it is the responsibility and duty of a County Board to establish policies and procedures for central administration and county departments to meet county goals; and

Whereas, the Wabasha County Board has established a mission statement to administer statutory services to the citizens in a simple, efficient and fiscally responsible manner; and

Whereas, the Wabasha County Policy Manual (policies) should be in alignment with the mission statement; and

Whereas, the Wabasha County Board desires to have the entire updated Wabasha County Policy Manual reviewed; and

Now, therefore be it resolved that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby approves the updated policies #103 and #107.

Adopted Unanimously

ROSCHEN - NORMAN

Resolution No: 2012-135

Whereas, the Wabasha County has established a mission statement to administer statutory services to citizens in a simple, efficient and fiscally responsible manner; and

Whereas, periodic review and updates to the Wabasha County Pay Scale and associated state job matches are a necessary component to effective and quality management; and

Whereas, it is the responsibility and duty of a County Board to oversee the county personnel system and establish salaries; and

Whereas, the Wabasha County Board anticipates benefits from evaluating our current organizational structure and function(s); and

Whereas, the Wabasha County desires to have an Employee Classification, External Market Survey, Compensation Study and Organizational Structural Review; and

Now, therefore be it resolved, the Wabasha County Board authorizes and hereby initiates Requests for Proposals for an Employee Classification, External Market Survey, Compensation Study and Organizational Structural Review.

Adopted Unanimously

 

The July 17, 2012 meeting to discuss proposed changes to the Personnel Policy manual will be held in the Public Health conference room in the Services Building, 12:00 noon.

 

WOBBE - HALL

Resolution No.: 2012-137

Whereas, the Wabasha County IT Department has a current vacancy in the position of IT Technician, due to the incumbent (Paul Tuchtenhagen) taking on a new career path;

Whereas, Mr Tuchtenhagen has been an exemplary employee in the Wabasha County IT Department since May 12, 2008, and is in good standings with the Department;

Whereas, the filling of this vacancy is anticipated to result in a minimal budget impact as the new hire will be hired for a salary similar to that the incumbent. This position is full time 40 hours a week and receives benefits.

Whereas, the IT Director recommends this vacancy be filled;

Now therefore be it resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby accepts the resignation of Paul Tuchtenhagen with reluctance and thanks for his services to Wabasha County, effective July 3, 2012. Further, the IT Director is authorized to fill the IT Technician vacancy to maintain normal operations of the IT Department.

Adopted Unanimously

 

Special Meeting Called for July 6, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. – next step in possible hiring county coordinator.

 

Commissioners reported on meetings they attended.

 

ROSCHEN - HALL

Motion to adjourn

Adopted Unanimously

Agenda for this meeting

 

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