Minutes April 25, 2017

 Wabasha County Board of Commissioners

Meeting of April 25, 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, April 25, 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


Motion to approve the agenda after removing Item 10.0 B from the agenda

Adopted Unanimously

Staff Updates:

  • Jean Meyer, Wabasha County Assessor’s Office – Board of Review Update
  • Kevin Krause, Environmental Services – Planning Commission Recap, Household Hazardous Waste Update

Administrator Updates:

  • Commissioners Goihl and Key were appointed to the “Emergency Preparedness Planning Committee”


Motion to approve the consent agenda including the following:

Minutes: April 18, 2017


Meal Vouchers

Per Diems

Resolution No.: 2017-089

Whereas, the Wabasha County Highway Department faces significant costs for the replacement of equipment ; and

Whereas, planning for funding for the future replacement of the equipment is necessary; and

Whereas, it is in the best interest of the County to create a fund to be designated to offset the costs of future equipment replacement; and 

Whereas, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioner wishes to allocate monies received from the sales of used highway equipment and vehicles for this purpose. 

Now Therefore Be It Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the Finance Director is directed to deposit monies received from the sales of Highway equipment and vehicles into a fund designated for future highway equipment replacement.

Resolution No: 2017-090

County Board of Commissioners – May Meeting Dates

WHEREAS, Due to a court matter, the board meeting for May 16, 2017 will need to be rescheduled or cancelled; and

WHEREAS, It is being proposed that the County meet on the following May dates:

May 2, 2017 – 9:00am

May 23, 2017 – 9:00am

Now Therefore Be It Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners will meet on May 2 and 23, 2017 in the Wabasha County Board of Commissioner’s Room (625 Jefferson Avenue, Wabasha, MN 55981) at the above referenced times.

Adopted Unanimously

Presentation: MCIT Member Reports

SPRINGER-HALL - Closed Session

Resolution No.: 2017-091

Labor Negotiation Strategy

Whereas,  Minn. Stat. §13D.03 subd. 1(a) permits closing a County Board meeting for the purposes of discussing labor negotiation strategy;

Whereas, the County Board desires to consult regarding the best course of action to take during the ongoing labor negotiations;

Whereas, it is not possible to fully discuss strategy and the options available to the County in a public meeting;

Whereas, certain phases of the negotiation strategy may be impaired if every discussion is available for the benefit of opposing parties;

Whereas, the County Board wishes to meet with to discuss the pros and cons, and strategy regarding the labor negotiations, and finds that such a discussion cannot be had in public session;

Whereas, based upon the foregoing the Board finds there is an absolute need for confidentiality of this matter;

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that a closed meeting of the County Board concerning labor negotiations will be held. No subject matter other than the foregoing shall be discussed at said meeting.

Adopted Unanimously


Motion to adjourn

Adopted Unanimously

Agenda for this meeting

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