Minutes August 27, 2013

Wabasha County Board of Commissioners

Meeting of August 27, 2013

 

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, August 27, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.

 

The meeting was called to order by Board Chairman Hall.

 

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

 

SPRINGER - WOBBE

Motion to approve the agenda after moving Item F to the top of the agenda, and removing Items H and I.

Nay: Harms, Roschen

Adopted

SPRINGER - HARMS

Motion to approve the consent agenda including the following:

Claims

Meal Vouchers

Per Diems

SSIS Claims

Adopted Unanimously

SPRINGER - WOBBE

Resolution No: 2013-168

Whereas, Wabasha County has completed the hiring process for the retention of a new Wabasha County Administrator; and

Whereas, the County of Wabasha has offered and Larry Timmerman has accepted the position of Wabasha County Administrator; and

Now Therefore Be It Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby accepts and authorizes the employment agreement (attached Exhibit 1) with Larry Timmerman as Wabasha County Administrator according to the terms and conditions of said employment agreement. The starting date of employment shall be 10/07/13 and the annual salary shall be $85,855.33.

Nay: Harms, Roschen

Adopted

Resolution No.: 2013-165

Whereas, Wabasha County went out for bids on Group Dental Insurance

Whereas, it is in the best interest that Wabasha County select a vendor who can provide a strong network of participating providers in the area.

Whereas, ___________________________bid a _________year contract with rates to remain in effect for

_______________ year(s), Now Therefore Be it Resolved, by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that

it in the best interest that Wabasha County accepts the bid from _____________________ .

Tabled to September 16 Board Meeting

SPRINGER - HARMS

Resolution No. 2013-166

Whereas, the Wabasah County Board approves appointments to Boards and Committees at the first meeting in January; and

Whereas, the list was reveiwed by the County Board at the meeting on August 6th; and

Whereas, it was noted that changes have occurred and and an updated list of appointments was requested.

Now Therefore Be It Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners the following list that includes the discussed

changes on August 6th is approved as follows:

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Committee

Staff

When/Where

Human Services Board

P

P

P

P

P

 

4th Tuesday monthly - Following regular Board Meeting

Three Rivers Community Action Bd

 

 

A

P

 

 

3rd Wed. of month (some mos. skipped)

Hiawatha Transit Board

 

 

A

P

 

 

 

SE MN Water Resources Committee

 

P

A

 

 

 

9a.m. 2nd Mon. - Rochester Public Health Bldg.

South Country Health Alliance Bd

 

P

A

 

 

 

Monthly

DAC Board

A

 

 

 

P

 

5p.m. Monthly - DAC Office

Whitewater Watershed Joint Powers

P

 

A

 

 

 

2nd Thurs. - Elba Whitewater Office

RCDC Committee (Resource & Conservation & Development)

P

 

A

 

 

 

9a.m. 3rd Monday - site tbd

Community Health Advisory Board-local

 

 

 

 

P

Barton (A)

Monthly - MN Dept. Health Bldg. St. Paul

Community Health Advisory Board-state

 

 

 

 

A

Barton (P)

 

Zumbro Watershed Partnership

 

 

P

A

 

 

2nd Thursday of Month

Soil & Water Board

P

 

 

 

P

 

8a.m. 4th Tues. Courthouse Annex Conf. Rm.

High Speed Rail

P

A

 

 

 

 

10a.m. 1st Thurs. Goodhue Co. Jury Selection Rm.

Lake Zumbro Joint Powers Board

 

 

P

 

P

 

As called

Extension Committee

 

P

A

 

 

 

Quarterly

Human Services Advisory Board

 

 

A

 

P

 

Bi-monthly - Board Room

SE MN Emergency Mgmt Board

A

P

 

 

 

 

Bi-monthly (2nd Thurs. a.m.) - WFD Bldg. Rochester

Workforce Devel. Joint Powers Bd

A

P

 

 

 

 

Bi-monthly (2nd Thurs. a.m.) - WFD Bldg. Rochester

Law Library Board of Trustees

 

 

P

A

 

 

Quarterly at CJC

Solid Waste Advisory Board

A

 

 

 

P

 

Quarterly - LaCrosse, WI

SELCO

 

A

P

 

 

 

Quarterly - SELCO Office - Rochester

Regional Radio Board

 

P

A

 

 

 

12:30 a.m.1st Mon. Bi-monthly - RPU Bldg. Rochester

SEMMCHRA

P

 

 

 

A

 

 

PSAP Committee

 

P

A

 

 

 

After Regional Radio Bd. Mtg.

Regional Railroad Authority

P

P

P

P

P

 

As called - Board Room

Bike Trail Committee

P

 

A

 

 

 

 

Public Safety Communications Task Force

 

P

 

 

 

 

AMC Annual Conf. & Annual Policy mtg.

Family Collaborative

A

 

 

 

P

 

As called - Wabasha/Kellogg School

AMC Voting Delegates

P

P

P

P

P

Flesch

Once Annually - AMC annual conference

AMC District meetings

P

P

P

P

P

 

 

Negotiating Committee

 

P

 

 

P

 

As scheduled in negotiation years

Awair Safety Committee

 

 

P

 

A

 

As called - Annex Conf. Room

Labor Management Committee

 

 

 

P

A

 

As called - Annex Conf. Room

Budget Committee

P

P

 

 

 

Koenig

As called by Deb Koenig

Wabasha Co./Lake City Planning Board

 

P

 

P

 

 

As called - Lake City, City Hall

SMART Committee

P

 

A

 

 

 

As called - RPU Bldg. Rochester

Drug Court Committee

 

P

 

 

A

Green,   Kelly

As called in Jury Assembly Rm. CJC

Zoning Ordinance Committee

P

 

 

 

A

Krause Plante

As called by Zoning Administrator

Planning & Zoning Commission

P

 

 

 

A

 

As called by Kevin Krause

Capital Improvement Committee

 

 

 

A

P

Koenig, Flesch

As called

A

P

Jervis

Wellness Committee

 

A

P

 

 

Koenig

Quarterly

Policy Committee

 

 

P

P

 

Wodele

TBD

Insurance Committee

 

 

 

P

P

Barton

As called

Common Board (Wabasha & SD 811)

 

 

A

 

P

 

As called

Common Board (Plainview, Elgin, Millville)

P

 

P

 

 

 

As called

Highway Advisory Committee

 

P

P

 

 

 

As called

Highway Committee

P

P

P

P

P

 

As called

Administrator Hiring Committee

P

 

P

 

 

 

As called-disbanded once hiring completed

Towards Zero Deaths (TZD) Meetings

 

A

 

 

P

 

As called by Public Health

Semi-Annual Township Meetings

P

P

P

P

P

 

3rd Tues. February/2nd Tues. August

ATV Ordinance Committee

A

 

P

 

 

 

As called

 

 

 

                                                                  Removing from List

Hwy #61 Coalition

 

P

 

 

 

 

As called

RC & D

P

A

 

 

 

 

Note-was on list twice

P- Primary Member

A - Alternate Member

Adopted Unanimously

 

By consensus, the Board approved a request by the Wabasha County Historical Society for fiscal partnership with Wabasha County.

 

WOBBE - HARMS

Resolution No.: 2013-167

Whereas, Derald Severson has submitted an application to subdivide with a 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 August 19, 2013 to provide an opportunity for the public to present any testimony related to the request; and

Whereas, The Wabasha County Planning Commission voted 5-0 to forward the plat to the County Board for consideration with a recommendation that the request be approved without conditions:

Now Therefore Be It Resolsved, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners approves the final plat titled "Buckshire Knoll" for the above described property submitted by Derald Severson.

Adopted Unanimously

SPRINGER – WOBBE

Motion to move to closed session for pending litigation.

Nay: Harms, Roschen

Adopted

 

Commissioner Roschen left the meeting following the motion to move to closed session. She was absent for roll call upon re-opening the regular Board meeting

 

SPRINGER – WOBBE

Motion to re-open the regular Board meeting.

Nay: Harms

Adopted

SPRINGER - WOBBE

Resolution No. 2013-169

Whereas, on August 20, 2013, Commissioners Roschen and Harms indicated their intent to sue Wabasha County; and

Whereas, on August 21, Wabasha County, the Wabasha County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Rodney Bartsh, the Wabasha County Auditor/Treasurer's Office, and Auditor/Treasurer Denise Anderson where named as Defendants in a lawsuit initiated by Erick Kaardal on behalf of Commissioner Roschen and Harms as well as other Plaintiffs; and

Whereas, that lawsuit seeks declaratory and injunctive relief as it relates to the Wabasha County Safe Driving Program; and

Now Therefore Be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board that County enter into the retainer agreement (Exhibit 1) with Iverson Reuvers Condon to represent the County as it relates to the above referenced lawsuit.

Adopted

Commissioners reported on meetings they attended.

 

SPRINGER - WOBBE

Motion to recess to the Budget Work Session at 1:35 p.m.

Adopted

 

Proposed 2014 Budget Discussion included: Community Appropriation Requests, Capital Improvement Project Requests, Review of Department Budget Requests, TNT Date (December 3), Proposed Levy Amount.

 

Commissioner Springer had to leave the Budget Work Session at 2:40 p.m.

 

WOBBE – HARMS

Motion to adjourn.

Adopted

Agenda for this meeting

 

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