Minutes October 7, 2008
Wabasha County Board of Commissioners
Meeting of October 7, 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, October 7, 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.
Motion to approve the agenda, removing item B.
Adopted Unanimously
Commissioners reported on meetings they had attended.
There was no public comment during the public forum.
Meeting recessed for Regional Rail Authority Meeting at 9:10 a.m.
Reconvened regular meeting at 9:30 a.m.
Motion to approve the consent agenda including the following: Claims Meal Vouchers SSIS Claims Minutes: September 15 and September 23, 2008 Donations to Substance Abuse Court Program: $50 from Lanning, Inc. and $50 from John Bossard
Adopted Unanimously
Public Hearing Ordinance Regulating Surface Use of Lake Zumbro
Opened public hearing at 9:25 a.m.
Adopted Unanimously
Bonnie Bosma from Zumbro Falls spoke to the Board. She informed the Board that people owning property along the river put the “No Wake Zone” signs up.
Closed public hearing at 9:35 a.m.
Adopted Unanimously
Vote delayed until the next Board meeting.
Adopted Unanimously
Resolution No.: 2008-216
Whereas, Project S.A.P. 079-604-043 - Bituminous Surfacing and Aggregate Shouldering on CSAH No. 4, beginning at a point 2730 feet south of the Junction of CSAH 4 and CSAH 10, ending at a point 75 feet south of the junction of TH 61 and CSAH 4 - 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 Dunn Blacktop Company in the amount of $27,583.65.
Adopted Unanimously
Resolution No.: 2008-217
Be it resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that Wabasha County enter into the attached Agreement No. 25-79-2008 between Goodhue County and Wabasha County for the maintenance and construction on common roads bordering the two counties and authorizes the Chairman of the Board and County Administrator to execute the attached Agreement No. 25-79-2008.
Adopted Unanimously
Resolution No.: 2008-218
Whereas, Wabasha County owns real estate shown on the attached certificate of survey drawing and described as Parcel A, B and C; and
Whereas, the real estate described as Parcel A, B, and C is no longer necessary for County purposes; and
Whereas, Wabasha County has the authority to sell real estate owned by the County; and
Whereas, before selling real estate owned by Wabasha County property the advertisement for bids needs to be published. Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the Wabasha County Administrator be authorized to advertise for bids for the real estate described as attached as Parcel A, B, and C. Be it further resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the proceeds from the sale of the above described property be directed to the County Road and Bridge Fund.
Adopted Unanimously
Resolution No: 2008-219
Whereas, the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office is requesting to participate in the 2009 Fiscal year Off-Highway Vehicle Enforcement Grant Program; and
Whereas, the Sheriff’s Office has received the 2008-2009 contract which needs to be approved and signed by the County Board Chairperson; and
Whereas, the Sheriff requests the approval and signing of the 2008-2009 Off-Highway Vehicle Enforcement Grant by the Chairman of the County Board. Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that: the 2008-2009 Off-Highway Vehicle Enforcement Grant is hereby approved and authorizes it’s signing by the Chairman of the County Board.
Adopted Unanimously
Discussion of Teamsters Union Contract during closed session.
Went into closed session at 10:05 a.m.
Adopted Unanimously
Reconvened regular meeting at 10:30 a.m.
Adopted Unanimously
Resolution No.: 2008-220
Whereas, effective as of January 1, 2008 the County switched from a self-insured dental plan to a fully insured dental plan; and
Whereas, there remains a balance in self-insured plan of $243.84; and
Whereas, the County has funds held in reserve in the amount of $8,000.00 for the self-insured dental plan; Therefore, be it resolved, that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby approves the remaining balance of $243.84 be credited to the General Revenue Fund and the reserve closed.
Adopted Unanimously
Finance Director Deb Koenig spoke to the Board about appropriations and insurance. Substance Abuse Coordinator Mary Kelly also came before the board. She spoke about the grants to run the Substance Abuse Program and her budget.
Motion to adjourn.

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