Minutes December 22, 2009
Wabasha County Board of Commissioners
Meeting of December 22, 2009
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, December 22, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. The meeting was called to order by Board Vice Chairman Tom Dwelle. The following Commissioners were present: Dwelle, Riester, Norman and Hall. Absent: Windhorst
HALL - RIESTER
Motion to approve the agenda.
Adopted Unanimously
Commissioners reported on meetings they attended. Administrator’s Update: AMC District 9 meeting with legislators, January 25, 9:00 a.m. in St. Charles H1N1 Clinic Successful There was no public comment during the public forum.
RIESTER – NORMAN
Motion to approve the consent agenda including the following: Claims Meal Vouchers SSIS Claims Minutes: December 15, 2009
Adopted Unanimously
RIESTER - NORMAN
Resolution No.: 2009-230
Whereas, Combined Projects S.A.P. 079-601-26, S.A.P. 079-601-027, and S.A.P. 025-611-023 – Blacktop Projects on CSAH No. 1 and Goodhue CSAH No. 11, from 2.8 miles to 0.3 mile South of TH 60 and from 0.3 mile North of CR 83 to CSAH 16 in Wabasha County, 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 Rochester Sand and Gravel, Inc. in the amount of $58,582.25.
Adopted Unanimously
RIESTER - HALL
Resolution No.: 2009-231
Whereas, the following described equipment no longer serves its’ intended purpose for the Wabasha County Highway Department: Item 4275 – Distance Meter, Item 5208 – Radio from Unit 951, Item 5313 – Mechanic’s Service Body Truck Box
Now Therefore be it Resolved that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby declares the following as Excess Equipment and authorizes the County Engineer to dispose as parts or garbage: Item 4275 – Distance Meter Item 5208 – Radio from Unit 951
Be it further Resolved that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby declares the following as Excess Equipment and authorizes the County Engineer to dispose at a consignment auction: Item 5313 – Mechanic’s Service Body Truck Box
Adopted Unanimously
RIESTER - NORMAN
Resolution No.: 2009-232
Whereas, The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners approved a Special Benefit Tax agreement dated July 1, 2005 with Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority for the purpose of paying, in part the debt service on the Authority’s Tax Increment Revenue notes, Series 2005; and
Whereas, pursuant to this agreement, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners does hereby certify the special benefit property tax levy in the amount of $50,000.00 for the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing Redevelopment Authority, a Special Taxing district. Now, Therefore, be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners instructs the County Auditor-Treasurer to certify the above 2010 special benefit property tax levy for Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing Redevelopment Authority to the Minnesota Department of Revenue.
Adopted Unanimously
RIESTER -
Resolution No.: 2009-233
Whereas, the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority was created by action of the Boards of Commissioners of Dodge, Goodhue, Wabasha and Winona Counties pursuant to Minnesota Statutes; and
Whereas, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners has considered the Authority’s request to approve a special benefit tax to be levied upon all taxable market value of taxable property within the Authority’s area of operation within Wabasha County.
Now, Therefore, be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners instructs the County Auditor-Treasurer to certify a 2010 final special benefit property tax levy in the amount of $136,100 for Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing Redevelopment to the Minnesota Department of Revenue.
Nay: Dwelle Resolution for $136,100 died for a lack of second.
Adopted at $63,400
HALL – RIESTER
Resolution No.: 2009-234
Whereas, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners per Minnesota Statute 275.07 is required to adopt a final property tax levy for taxes payable year 2010 and certify that amount to the county auditor no later than December 28, 2009; and
Whereas, based upon the final budget the following amounts have been determined to be needed for the 2010 property tax levy.
Fund                                                                                                        Levy
General Revenue Fund                                                                                                              3,373,255
General Revenue-Local Water Management                                                                                    5,153
Public Health Fund                                                                                                                         293,494
Road & Bridge Fund                                                                                                                   1,333,934
Social Services Fund                                                                                                                 1,896,014
Soil & Water Conservation District                                                                                                130,000
SELCO                                                                                                                                          151,133
Whitewater Watershed                                                                                                                    4,517
Building Fund                                                                                                                                247,019
Criminal Justice Center-COP 2008B Service                                                                                651,673
Capital Equipment Fund                                                                                                                    6,980
2010 Overall Levy                                                                                                                     8,093,172
Special Levies:
Criminal Justice Center-GO Jail Bonds 2007A                                                                             788,314
Criminal Justice Center-GO Jail Bonds 2008A                                                                             168,360
Criminal Justice Center-GO Jail Bonds 2009A                                                                               96,161
Wabasha Clinic Tax Abatement                                                                                                     20,000
Jail Operating & Maintenance Costs                                                                                            227,450
First Year Costs of Operating or Maintaining a Public Safety Facility                                         101,327
Wages & Benefits Sheriff                                                                                                        2,505,740
2010 Special Levies                                                                                                                 3,907,352
2010 Certified Proposed Levy                                                                                                12,000,524
Now, Therefore, be it resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the County Auditor-Treasurer is to certify the 2010 final property tax levy to the Minnesota Department of Revenue as presented.
Adopted Unanimously
RIESTER – HALL
Resolution No.: 2009-235
Whereas, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners is required by Minnesota Statute 275.07 to adopt a final budget for 2010; and Whereas, The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners have reviewed the fiscal year 2010 final budget as shown below; and
Original Budget 2009                     Final Budget 2010
REVENUES:
County Portion Property Taxes                                                                           12,199,124                                    12,205,524
State Paid Property Tax Aids                                                                                1,138,431                                         861,885
Other Taxes                                                                                                               12,000                                            11,000
Licenses and Permits                                                                                               177,942                                          198,286
Intergovernmental Revenues-
-Federals                                                                                                                1,702,062                                      1,510,932
-State                                                                                                                      9,239,318                                      6,729,613
-Other                                                                                                                          19,000                                           30,500
Charges for Services                                                                                             1,478,767                                      1,617,122
Fines and Forfeits                                                                                                          8,000                                             8,000
Interest on Investments                                                                                              300,000                                         225,000
Miscellaneous Income/Receipts                                                                                 359,007                                         395,836
Gifts and Contributions                                                                                                11,502                                              5,300
Total Revenues                                                                                                   $26,645,153                               $23,798,998
Expenditures:
General Government                                                                                             $3,765,282                                       3,713,952
Public Safety                                                                                                           5,377,100                                        4,874,573
Sanitation                                                                                                                   260,716                                           272,907
Conservation of Natural Resources                                                                          359,417                                            326,870
Culture and Recreation                                                                                              239,977                                            247,433
Economic Development                                                                                                 3,000                                                2,922
Other                                                                                                                         367,626                                            383,519
Highways and Streets 8                                                                                          ,915,241                                         6,391,430
Human Services/Welfare                                                                                        4,201,216                                        4,328,788
Public Health                                                                                                           1,512,524                                          1,499,925
Debit Service                                                                                                          1,653,577                                          1,648,034
Total Expenditures                                                                                           $26,655,676                                       $23,690,353
Whereas, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners has considered the duties of each and every office, department and agency and the experience, qualifications and performance of employees, elected officials and appointed employees in the development of this budget; and
Whereas, capital expenditures included in the 2010 budget shall be made only after approval of the Board of Commissioners per the County Purchasing Policy.
Now, Therefore, be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the 2010 Wabasha County Final Budget is adopted as presented.
Adopted Unanimously
RIESTER - NORMAN
Resolution No.: 2009-236
Whereas, GASB Statement No. 45 states that an actuarial valuation is required at least once every three years, and
Whereas, the County had contracted with Hildi Inc to provide the actuarial services in 2007, and
Whereas, the next actuarial review is required as of January 2010.
Now Therefore, be it resolved, that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby approves the attached agreement for consulting services between Hildi Inc and Wabasha County.
Adopted Unanimously
HALL - RIESTER
Resolution No.: 2009-237
Whereas, Wabasha County shall appoint Dr. Daniel Pesch as Wabasha County Medical Examiner for the calendar year 2010 at a rate of $8,097.00 per year. Also, Dr. Thomas Peyla is appointed as Assistant Medical Examiner at a rate of $647.00 per year.
Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that Dr. Daniel Pesch be appointed Wabasha County Medical Examiner and Dr. Thomas Peyla be appointed Assistant Medical Examiner at the above mentioned salary.
Adopted Unanimously
RIESTER - HALL
Resolution No.: 2009-238
Whereas, AFSCME and the Teamsters Union have contracts requiring a 2.75-3% COLA for 2010, depending upon position, and;
Whereas, the 2010 County Budget as proposed includes a 2.75% increase for non-union employees, and;
Whereas, there has been an increase in employee paid medical insurance premiums in 2010 and the lack of a COLA would result in a net decrease in salary for non-union employees, and;
Whereas, the County already suffers from a pay equity disparity this disparity could be further compounded by a COLA for only one group of employees to the detriment of the other employees, and;
Whereas, in order to attract and retain qualified non-union employees it is important that their pay not be reduced in relation to union pay. Lack of a COLA for non-union employees closes the pay differential between Union and Management positions diminishing the value of added managerial responsibility.
Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that they approve a 2.75% COLA for fiscal year 2010 for non-union County employees as budgeted.
Adopted Unanimously
The Public Hearing regarding the Lake Zumbro improvement district was set for January 19, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. in the Board room.
RIESTER-
Resolution No.: 2009-228
Whereas, the Wabasha County Courthouse has not been in compliance with ADA requirements since the inception of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and;
Whereas, 25 years ago the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners committed to make all Wabasha County facilities ADA accessible, and;
Whereas, the County has the opportunity to consolidate offices and services in the Courthouse and Services Building, at the same time divesting ourselves of the expense of maintaining the Public Health building, and;
Whereas, the Wabasha County Board in 2002 allocated $350,000 to be used for ADA compliance in the Courthouse, and;
Whereas, for the wellbeing of our citizens and employees it is financially prudent to invest this money in making the Courthouse ADA compliant, as the savings from maintaining the Public Health building can pay for the ADA compliance project in a relatively short period of time, allowing the County to replace the allocated funds currently in our reserves, and;
Whereas, this consolidation of offices and services can only be accomplished by approving and implementing the elevator option as bid, and;
Whereas, the bids for this project came in slightly less than anticipated.
Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that Option 1 (Elevator and first floor ADA restroom) and Alternate 2 (Second Floor ADA restroom) be approved.
Motion to approve Resolution died for lack of a second
Tabled to January 5 Meeting
NORMAN - HALL
Resolution No.: 2009-239
Whereas, the County is in need of a replacement 4x4 pickup truck with plow to maintain its facilities, and;
Whereas, the Sheriff’s department has a full size late model van that they no longer need that can either be sold and the funds used or traded in on a used 4x4 pickup with plow to be used by maintenance staff.
Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that approves disposal of this van either through sale on e-bay or by trade in for a used 4x4 pickup truck.
Adopted Unanimously
Charlene Rickard, Jail Administrator came before the Board to give a Boarding cost update. The average jail population was 11. Housing costs were $25,687.05 and medical costs were $1,115.39. Training for the new jailers continues, they are being kept very busy. There was discussion on Boarding inmates from outside the county.
NORMAN - HALL
Resolution No: 2009-240
Whereas, Resolution 2009-220 was adopted on December 1, 2009, and;
Whereas, this resolution limits the Jail Administration Clerical position to part-time hours (3-eight hours days per week), and;
Whereas, this resolution is contingent on the acceptance by the Minnesota Department of Corrections of a revised Wabasha County jail staffing plan, and;
Whereas, the Wabasha County Sheriff is requesting that the Jail Administration Clerical Position be kept as a Temporary Full-time position through one full pay period after the opening of the new jail.
Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that: The Jail Administration Clerical Position is hereby approved to remain as a Temporary Full-time position through one full pay period after the opening of the new jail.
Adopted Unanimously
HALL - RIESTER
Motion to adjourn.
Adopted Unanimously
 

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