Minutes September 26, 2017

 Wabasha County Board of Commissioners

Meeting of September 26, 2017


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, September 26, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

The meeting was called to order by Board Chairperson Key.

The following Commissioners were present:  Goihl, Hall, Key, Springer, Wobbe

SPRINGER-HALL

Motion to approve the agenda

Adopted Unanimously

Staff Updates:

Administrator Updates:

SPRINGER-WOBBE

Motion to approve the consent agenda including the following:

Minutes: September 19, 2017

Claims

Meal Vouchers

Per Diems

Resolution No.: 2017-183

Whereas, the Wabasha County Maternal Child Health Program is looking for creative ways to increase number of residents receiving services,

Whereas, the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) offers a Prevention Grant  and  is committed to preventing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). In support of this work, MOFAS seeks applications from eligible organizations in Minnesota that are interested in engaging their community through public events focused on FASD prevention. The events will increase awareness about the danger of drinking alcohol while pregnant, educate women of childbearing age on the importance of planned, alcohol-free pregnancies, and share the 049 – zero alcohol for nine months of pregnancy – prevention message; and

Whereas, the Director of Public Health recommends approval of this application;

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, the Director of Public Health be authorized to apply for the MOFAS Prevention Grant. 

Adopted Unanimously

WOBBE-KEY

Motion to Approve Preliminary Levy at 4%

Nay: Springer, Goihl Hall

Failed

GOIHL-HALL

Motion to Approve Preliminary Levy at 3.5%

Nay: Springer, Key, Wobbe

Failed

KEY-WOBBE

Resolution No.: 2017-184

Resolution to Certify the 2018 Proposed Property Tax Levy

Whereas, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners per Minnesota Statute 275.065 is required to adopt a proposed property tax levy for taxes payable year 2018 and certify that amount to the county auditor on or before September 30; and

Whereas, based upon the proposed budget the following amounts have been determined to be needed for the 2018 proposed property tax levy.

Fund

 

 

Levy

General Revenue Fund

7,706,279

General Revenue-Local Water Management

6,240

SELCO

151,700

Public Health Fund

428,517

Road & Bridge Fund

1,940,284

Social Services Fund

2,113,922

Soil & Water Conservation District

120,000

Whitewater Watershed

4,982

Building Fund

379,139

Capital Equipment Fund

147,891

Criminal Justice Center-COP 2008B

609,113

Criminal Justice Center-GO Jail Bonds 2016A

992,565

 

2018 Certified Proposed Levy

14,600,632

Now, Therefore, be it resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the County Auditor-Treasurer is to certify the 2018 proposed property tax levy to the Minnesota Department of Revenue as presented.

Passed: 4-1 Nay: Goihl

GOIHL-WOBBE

Resolution No.:  2017-185

Resolution to Certify the 2018 Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing Redevelopment   

Proposed Property Tax Levy

Whereas, the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority was created by action of the Boards of Commissioners of Dodge, Goodhue, Wabasha and Winona Counties pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 469.004; and

Whereas, Minnesota Statute Section 469.033, subs. 6, permits the Authority to levy and collect a special benefits tax not to exceed 0.0185 percent of taxable market value; and

Whereas, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners has considered the Authority’s request to approve a special benefit tax to be levied upon all taxable market value of taxable property within the Authority’s area of operation within Wabasha County.

Now, Therefore, be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners instructs the County Auditor-Treasurer to certify a 2018 proposed special benefit property tax levy in the amount of $60,000 for Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing Redevelopment to the Minnesota Department of Revenue.

Passed: 3-2 Nay: Key, Springer

SPRINGER-GOIHL

Resolution No.: 2017-186

Resolution approving the 2018 Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing Redevelopment Special Benefit Tax Levy – City of Wabasha Housing Development

Whereas, The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners approved a Special Benefit Tax agreement dated July 1, 2005 with Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority for the purpose of paying, in part the debt service on the  Authority’s Tax Increment Revenue notes, Series 2005; and

Whereas, pursuant to this agreement,  the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners does hereby certify the proposed special benefit property tax levy in the amount of $50,000.00 for the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing Redevelopment Authority, a Special Taxing district.

Now, Therefore, be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners instructs the County Auditor-Treasurer to certify the above 2018 proposed special benefit property tax levy for Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing Redevelopment Authority to the Minnesota Department of Revenue.

Adopted Unanimously

GOIHL-SPRINGER

Resolution No.:  2017-187

Resolution to Approve the 2018 Proposed Budget

Whereas, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners is required by Minnesota Statute 275.07 to adopt a proposed budget for 2018 and

Whereas, The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners have reviewed the fiscal year 2018 proposed budget as shown below; and

Final Budget

Proposed Budget

2017

2018

Revenues:

  County Portion Property Taxes

$

14,303,298

$

14,871,532

  State Aid Property Tax Aids

830,252

919,178

  Other Taxes

734,000

1,285,500

  Licenses and Permits

140,075

142,447

  Intergovernmental Revenues-

    Federal

2,624,331

2,520,953

    State

10,003,258

9,665,684

    Other

417,500

112,000

  Charges for Services

1,276,579

1,129,259

  Fines and Forfeits

5,500

5,500

  Interest on Investments

100,000

105,000

  Miscellaneous Income/Receipts

402,161

411,777

  Gifts and Contributions

7,615

7,600

     Total Revenues

$

30,844,569

$

31,176,430

Expenditures:

   General Government

$

4,147,610

$

4,440,550

   Public Safety

5,955,054

6,210,696

   Sanitation

190,074

193,988

   Conservation of Natural Resources

404,447

401,888

   Culture and Recreation

247,011

251,755

   Economic Development

13,100

13,750

   Other

407,175

265,534

   Highways and Streets

10,642,664

10,779,083

   Human Services/Welfare

5,336,210

5,463,146

   Public Health

1,473,254

1,542,071

   Debt Service

1,614,394

10,116,452

     Total Expenditures

$30,430,993

$39,678,913

Other Financing Sources (Uses):

   Proceeds from Sale of Assets

$

$

3,750

   Proceeds from Sale of Bonds

8,515,000

   Transfer in from Other Funds

2,925

2,925

   Transfer out from Other Funds

(2,925)

(2,925)

Total Other Financing Sources (Uses)

$

$

8,518,750

Net Change in Fund Balance

$

413,576

16,267

Whereas, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners has considered the duties of each and every office, department and agency and the experience, qualifications and performance of employees, elected officials and appointed employees in the development of this budget; and

Whereas, the proposed 2018 Department Budgets are summarized in Attachment A; and

Whereas, the Board of Commissioners had held a public meeting for the purpose of discussion and planning of the 2018 proposed budget; and

Whereas, capital expenditures included in the 2018 proposed budget shall be made only after approval of the Board of Commissioners per the County Purchasing Policy.

Now, Therefore, be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the 2018 Wabasha County proposed Budget is adopted as presented.

Adopted Unanimously

HALL-SPRINGER

Motion to adjourn

Adopted Unanimously

Agenda for this meeting

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