Minutes June 3, 2008
Wabasha County Board of Commissioners
Meeting of June 3, 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, June 3, 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. Moved to Drug Court
SPRINGER – WINDHORST
Motion to approve the agenda.
Adopted Unanimously
There were no reports by Commissioners on meetings attended. During the Public Forum Larry Mischke spoke on the county land he has been farming for the last six years. He came up with an agreement for back rent and a rental agreement for 2008. He suggested paying $80 per acre for the last five years. It was the consensus of the board to “ok” the agreement, but it will be brought before the board again on June 17th for formal approval. Recessed for Regional Rail Authority meeting at 10:20 a.m. Reconvened at 10:38 a.m. SPRINGER - McNALLAN Motion to approve the consent agenda including the following: Claims Meal Vouchers SSIS Claims Minutes: May 20 and May 27, 2008. Table minutes to correct.
Adopted Unanimously
SPRINGER - DWELLE
Resolution No.2008-141
Whereas, the Wabasha County Board has authorized the County Administrator to advertise a vacancy for the position of Finance Assistant, and
Whereas, the Wabasha County Administrator & the Finance Director have interviewed and selected Jessica Graner as the successful applicant, Now Therefore
Be It Resolved that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby authorizes hiring Jessica Graner to the full time position of Finance Assistant at Step 1 of the 2007 scale, ($41,035.83 annually). Start date for this position will be discussed with her current department head.
Adopted Unanimously
WINDHORST - DWELLE
Resolution No. 2008-142
BE IT RESOLVED that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby Authorizes payment form the RC&D cost share to be issued to Lowell Scheffler for his Water Quality Feedlot Fixes at 50% for $_________ in Wabasha County.
Adopted Unanimously
WINDHORST – DWELLE
Resolution No. 2008-143
BE IT RESOLVED that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby Authorizes payment form the RC&D cost share to be issued to Charles Siems for his satellite facility Water Quality Feedlot Fixes at 50% for $___________ in Wabasha County.
Adopted Unanimously
WINDHORST - DWELLE
Resolution No. 2008-144
BE IT RESOLVED that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby Authorizes payment form the RC&D cost share to be issued to Charles Siems for his Water Quality Feedlot Fixes at 50% for $___________ in Wabasha County.
Adopted Unanimously
WINDHORST - DWELLE
Resolution No. 2008-145
BE IT RESOLVED that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby Authorizes payment form the RC&D cost share to be issued to Ted Mehrkens for his Water Quality Feedlot Fixes at 50% for $939.45 in Wabasha County.
Adopted Unanimously
WINDHORST - SPRINGER
Resolution No.: 2008-146
Whereas, the following applicant wishes to have its Minnesota Lawful Gambling – Premise Permit Application (pull tabs) approved: Zumbro Falls Fire Department Relief Association at Zumbro Falls Golf Course in Zumbro Township, 60146 Highway 63, Zumbro Falls, and
Whereas, the application is for two years. Now therefore
Be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby approves the Minnesota Lawful Gambling – Premise Permit Application for the Zumbro Falls Fire Department Relief Association at Zumbro Falls Golf Course in Zumbro Township, subject to the approval of the State of Minnesota Gambling Control Board.
Adopted Unanimously
Jerry Leisen also requested that he have permission to advertise to fill a vacant position in his office created by the hiring of Jessica Graner to the position of Finance Assistant. It was the consensus of the Board to let him advertise, but he should bring it before the Board again at the next meeting.
SPRINGER - DWELLE
Resolution Number: 2008-129
Whereas, Construction Analysis & Management Incorporated solicited and received proposals for the landscaping portions of the Wabasha County Criminal Justice Center Project, specifically, Seeding & Erosion Control, Screening Trees & Watering.
Whereas, each of the three categories were quoted separately and North Suburban Landscaping provided the lowest quote for each of the three categories. Now Therefore
Be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that they award North Suburban Landscaping the Seeding & Erosion Control, Screening Trees & Watering portion of the Criminal Justice Center Project.
Tabled to June 17th Board Meeting
SPRINGER – McNALLAN
Steve Walker- Zumbro Township Chair discussed a stop sign on Highway 6 and 351ST Avenue. There was a motion by Commssioner Springer to do as the township requested and make the intersection as it was before and add a stop sign. Wabasha County Engineer, Dietrich Flesch spoke about his concerns on the matter and stated that it is against his recommendation to do so. Mr. Walker also asked the county to look into “No Climbing” and “No Parking” signs near that intersection. Nay: Dwelle
Adopted
DWELLE – SPRINGER
Personnel Policy – Take-Home Squads Nays: McNallan, Windhorst
Adopted
DWELLE - SPRINGER
Moved to Closed Session for On-going Labor Contract Negotiations. Commissioner Springer moved to approve the tentative agreement with the Social Service and Courthouse Unions. Social Services Union would receive a 2.75% cost of living increase for 2008-2009 & 2010. Seconded by Commissioner Dwelle. Commissioner Dwelle made a motion to approve the tentative cost of living increase for the Courthouse Union at 2.75%. Commissioner McNallan seconded it.
Both motions were adopted unanimously.
SPRINGER – DWELLE
Moved to reopen Board meeting.
SPRINGER - DWELLE
Resolution No.: 2008-130
Whereas, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners wishes to set salaries for non-union personnel for fiscal year 2008, Now Therefore
e It Resolved that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby adopts a pay increase of 2.75% for Non-Union Employees. Be It Further Resolved that the effective date for the 2008 salary increase be January 1, 2008.
DWELLE - SPRINGER
Motion to adjourn.
Adopted Unanimously
 

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