Minutes April 1, 2008
Wabasha County Board of Commissioners
Meeting of April 1, 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, April 1, 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 amend the agenda.
Adopted Unanimously
Added Item K to the agenda: Discuss Criminal Justice Center.
Adopted Unanimously
ommissioners reported on meetings they had attended. Gene McNallan: RC&D meeting, allocating no money in 2009. Feedlot meeting, approximately 100 participants. David Windhorst: Feedlot meeting. Wind Towers meeting in Owatonna. Three Rivers Community Action meeting in Zumbrota. Don Springer: Planning Commission meeting, Camp Victory. Tom Dwelle: SE Minnesota Joint Powers meeting. Pete Riester: Meeting with Rep. Steve Drazkowski, regional jails; bid Pack 3 meeting on jail, alternatives to cut costs. Andru Peters spoke at the public forum in regard to jail costs. Recessed for Regional Rail Authority meeting at 9:23 a.m. Reconvened at 9:52 a.m.
Motion to approve the consent agenda including the following: Claims Meal Vouchers SSIS Claims Minutes: March 25, 2008 Accept $50 donation from Lake City American Legion Post #110; and $200 donation from Beverly Poncelet for the Restorative Justice Program. Accept $149.12 donation from the Minnesota Community Foundation for the Wabasha County Fair Endowment Fund for county fair.
Adopted Unanimously
Resolution No.: 2008-086
Whereas, Wabasha County strives to keep its Right-of-Way in a state of good repair and free from unnecessary encumbrances in order to provide for the health, safety and welfare of its citizens, and to ensure the integrity of its roads and bridges and the appropriate use of the Right-of-Way. Be it resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the proposed Management of Utilities within County Right-of-Way Ordinance is hereby adopted and enacted.
Adopted Unanimously
Resolution No.: 2008-087
Whereas, Holm Bros Construction, Inc. had the lowest bid for the 2008 Crushed Rock Project. Now Therefore be it Resolved that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby accepts the bid of Holm Bros Construction, Inc. on Contract No. 08001 for the 2008 Crushed Rock Project – CP 79-08-7030 in the amount of $131,376.00 and that the Chairman of the County Board and the County Administrator are hereby authorized to execute a Contract with Holm Bros Construction, Inc. for this work.
Adopted Unanimously
Resolution No.: 2008-088
Whereas, that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners establish policies for Wabasha County, and Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby authorizes the Wabasha County Finance Manual.
Adopted Unanimously
Resolution No: 2008-083
Whereas, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners recognize that aerial photography is a great asset to Wabasha County, and;
Whereas, the contracted cost of proposed high resolution aerial photography for Wabasha County is $90,150, and;
Whereas, all funding for this project will come from the Unallocated Compliance Fund, Wabasha County Municipalities, and/or the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Whereas, Wabasha County GIS, with assistance from the Wabasha County Attorney’s Office, has worked with the vendor, Ayres Associates, to write a contract that is agreeable and beneficial to all parties involved. Now Therefore be it Resolved, that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners are in agreement with and enter into a contract with Ayres Associates for High Resolution Aerial Photography.
Adopted Unanimously
Resolution No.: 2008-089
Whereas, the following applicant wishes to have its “1 to 4 Day Temporary On-Sale Liquor License” approved: Theilman Sportsman Club, 62643 261st AVE, Theilman, West Albany Township, and
Whereas, the liquor license will be in effect for July 3 and 4, 2008. Now therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby approves the “1 to 4 Day Temporary On Sale Liquor License” to the Club listed above, subject to the approval of the State of Minnesota Liquor Control Commissioner.
Adopted Unanimously
Resolution No: 2008-090
Whereas, the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office is upgrading our existing 911 Customer Premise Telephone Equipment to Enhanced 911 Next Generation.
Whereas, the monies for this upgrade will come out of the 911 (290) account; Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that: accept the bid submitted by Qwest for upgrading our current 911 Customer Premise Telephone Equipment to Enhanced 911 next generation at a cost of $182,442. Be it Further Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that funding of the upgrade will come from 911 (290) account.
Adopted Unanimously
Resolution Number: 2008-091
Whereas, the City of Plainview desires to enter into an agreement with the Wabasha County Attorney’s Office and to contract with the County as legal counsel for the City for the prosecution of criminal offenses and forfeiture proceedings; and
Whereas, Minnesota Statutes Section 484.97 and 484.88 permit a statutory City such as the City of Plainview to enter into an agreement with the County Board and the County Attorney to provide prosecution services for any criminal offense; and
Whereas, the County Attorney’s Office has the ability and capacity to handle the anticipated caseload; and
Whereas, the City of Plainview and the Wabasha County Attorney’s Office have negotiated a mutually agreeable contract for services, Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that: The Chair of the Board of Commissioners is hereby authorized to execute the attached contract for services between the Wabasha County Attorney’s Office and the City of Plainview.
Adopted Unanimously
Disbursement of funds will be put on future Board agenda. Linda Dahl- a Project Coordinator from the Whitewater Watershed Project gave a presentation on the Whitewater Watershed. She mentioned this project includes three counties- Olmsted, Winona and Wabasha. She gave a background on the topography of the land in those three counties and the concern it causes with soil erosion. Linda stated that the mission of the Whitewater Watershed project is to “nurture a land stewardship ethic among those that live, work and recreate in the Watershed and the focus is on improving water quality, reducing sedimentation and flooding, and improving habitat for plants and animals and developing a partnership among watershed citizens, government, environmental groups and businesses.” She asked for an increase in contributions for the Watershed from Wabasha County for 2009. Bob Goede from MCIT gave his annual report. He congratulated Wabasha County on a great year. There was much discussion on the Criminal Justice Center bids at the end of the regular board meeting. Carey Ottman Everson from KKE and Ryan Heinbaugh, Tim Henderson and Gary Otterson from CAM were present. Some topics of discussion were the new Zoning Ordinance with the City of Wabasha, ceiling materials, carpet, furniture, piping, etc. This meeting will reconvene on Tuesday, April 8th, 2008. Recessed for break at 11:02 a.m. Reconvened at 11:10 a.m.
Motion to recess to April 8, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.
Adopted Unanimously

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