Minutes May 20, 2008
Wabasha County Board of Commissioners
Meeting of May 20, 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, May 20, 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.
WINDHORST - McNALLAN
Motion to approve the agenda with the addition of Discussion on Levy Limits.
Adopted Unanimously
Commissioners reported on meetings they had attended. Public forum: Larry Mischke comments and questions on county land being used for crops. Tine Thevenin gave a presentation of Wind Generators.
SPRINGER – DWELLE
Motion to approve the consent agenda including the following: Claims Meal Vouchers SSIS Claims Minutes: April 29 and May 6, 2008
Adopted Unanimously
SPRINGER - DWELLE
Resolution 2008-126
Whereas, In accordance with Minnesota Statute 400.01 Wabasha County is given the responsibility to conduct solid waste management programs; and
Whereas, In accordance with the Wabasha County Solid Waste Ordinance, solid waste haulers must be licensed to operate within Wabasha County; and
Whereas, Solid Waste Haulers Licenses must be granted by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners; and
Whereas, The Wabasha County Solid Waste Officer has collected applications, the required support information and fees required by the County Solid Waste Ordinance from local solid waste haulers who wish to be licensed. Now, Therefore
Be It Resolved, that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby approves the following solid waste haulers licenses for one year beginning February 1, 2008 and ending January 31, 2009.
Solid Waste Hauler                                                         Type of License
Wabasha Rubbish                                                          MSW and Recycling
Rommel Rubbish                                                             MSW and Recycling
Lake City Disposal                                                          MSW and Recycling
Veolia Environmental                                                      MSW and Recycling
Waste Management – Rochester                                   MSW and Recycling
Waste Management – Hastings                                      MSW and Recycling
Kolbe Paper                                                                    Recycling Only
LaVigne Enterprises                                                       Recycling Only
Adopted Unanimously- St. Felix School was removed from the original resolution
DWELLE - SPRINGER
Resolution No.: 2008-127
Whereas, the Counties of Brown, Cass, Crow Wing, Dodge, Freeborn, Goodhue, Kanabec, Morrison, Sibley, Steele, Todd, Wabasha, Wadena, and Waseca have formed a Joint Powers Board to implement and administer County¬-Based Purchasing for certain state and federal programs, which Joint Powers Board operates under the name "South Country Health Alliance" ("SCHA"); and
Whereas, on December 31, 2007, following recognition of a "premium deficiency reserve" anticipating losses for this year, SCHA had risk-based capital (RBC) of approximately 133%, rather than the 300% required by the Addendum to SCHA's By Laws; and
Whereas, a capital call is necessary to restore financial health to SCHA; and
Whereas, SCHA is empowered to require additional contributions from its Member Counties for capital, to be allocated among the Member Counties in proportion to their individual members as of December 31, 2007; and
Whereas, SCHA management has recommended a capital call from Wabasha County in the amount of $360,115 which, according to the formula set forth in Article 10.5 of the Amended Joint Powers Agreement, was allocated as the Wabasha County share among the Member Counties in the proportions and amounts set forth on Schedule A attached to this Resolution. Therefore
Be It Resolved that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners and the Wabasha County Human Services Board hereby agrees to make a capital call payment in the total amount of $360,115. Be It Further Resolved that one-half of $360,115 of the respective amount payable by Wabasha County is to be paid, in immediately available funds, by May 27, 2008. Be It Further Resolved that the second installment, consisting of the remaining one-half of $360,115 due, shall be paid in immediately available funds to SCHA, not later than November 25, 2008. Be It Further Resolved that the SCHA Joint Powers Board shall meet at some point prior to the November 25 installment payment, and shall review the risk scores for the third and fourth quarters of 2008 and revised projections for the balance of SCHA operations for 2008 and 2009, and shall, if appropriate, reduce the amount of the capital call due November 25, 2008. Be It Further Resolved that if the SCHA Board of Directors does not alter the amount of the second installment prior to its due date, then the second installment of the amount due shall be paid not later than November 25, 2008. Nay: McNallan
Adopted
WINDHORST - DWELLE
Resolution No: 2008-128
Whereas, Wabasha County GIS, Zoning, and Feedlot rely upon GPS locations for assigning rural addresses as well as for other applications;
Whereas, the current GPS unit available to these departments is failing and the unit is outdated;
Whereas, the ultimate funding source of this new unit will likely be the Emergency Feedlot Data Program Grant available through the Minnesota Department of Agriculture as well as from the Sheriff’s E-911 fund. Now Therefore
Be it Resolved, that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners authorize the purchase of replacement GPS equipment. Trade-in value of current GPS equipment was $1,150.00.
Adopted Unanimously
McNALLAN - DWELLE
Resolution 2008-130 was tabled until June 3.
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
Be 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 – McNALLAN
Resolution 2008-129 was tabled until June 3.
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. Roger Olwin from Elert & Associates gave a presentation on Radio Systems for the Criminal Justice Center. He gave the Board an update on the research Elert & Associates did on the different kinds of Radio Systems Wabasha County could use. It was proposed to have a tower and equipment enclosure at the Criminal Justice Center site. Roger said Wabasha County’s terrain is difficult to get consistent radio contact throughout the county. Sheriff Rodney Bartsh spoke to the Board about Jail Food Services. He spoke about the requirement of hot and cold meals and the prices per meal. Sheriff Bartsh asked the Board for input on where to go and what to do about meals at the new Criminal Justice Center. The Board suggested proposals for the variable options for meals. Options were pre-packaged meals, hiring our own food service staff, having jailers make the meals, having inmates make the meals, retired persons/volunteers make meals, etc.
SPRINGER – WINDHORST
Motion to adjourn.
Adopted Unanimously
 

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