Minutes October 20, 2009
Wabasha County Board of Commissioners
Meeting of October 20, 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, October 20, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting was called to order by Commissioner Riester in the absence of Commissioners Windhorst and Dwelle. The following Commissioners were present: Riester, Norman, Hall. Absent: Windhorst & Dwelle.
HALL - NORMAN
Motion to approve the agenda.
Adopted Unanimously
Commissioners reported on meetings they had attended. Administrator’s Update: Lake Zumbro meeting Asbestos survey -- $2K elevator and RR area only; $5K whole building. Consensus to proceed with full survey. October 26 AMC district meeting. Board of Appeal & Equalization training session at 12:30. Move to CJC - good There was no public comment during the public forum.
HALL - NORMAN
Motion to approve the consent agenda including the following: Claims Meal Vouchers SSIS Claims Minutes: October 6, 2009
Adopted Unanimously
A representative from the Office of the State Auditor was at the meeting to present the Board with information about the 2008 State Audit. The County received an Unqualified Opinion which is the best rating available.
HALL – NORMAN
Resolution No.: 2009-193
Whereas, the Wabasha Board of Commissioners finds it beneficial for the County to order diesel fuel and gasoline through the State of Minnesota as a Cooperative Purchasing Venture Member.
Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the Wabasha County Highway Department be authorized to enter into the Fixed Price Program and order diesel fuel and gasoline through the State of Minnesota as a Cooperative Purchasing Venture Member.
Adopted Unanimously
NORMAN - HALL
Resolution No.: 2009-194
Whereas, the Wabasha County Highway Department proposes to acquire land along the existing right of way of County Highway 4 for the purpose of reconstructing this road under S.A.P. 079-604-045; and
Whereas, S.A.P. 079-604-045 is necessary in order to improve this segment of County Highway 4 to meet Minnesota State Aid standards and provide for public health, welfare, safety and convenience; and
Whereas, the necessary additional permanent lands for S.A.P. 079-604-045 are as described in Wabasha County Highway Right of Way Plat No. 39.
Now Therefore be it Resolved that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby accepts Wabasha County Highway Right of Way Plat No. 39.
Be it further resolved, that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby authorizes the County Highway Engineer to proceed to acquire the necessary lands as described in Wabasha County Highway Right of Way Plat No. 39 in accordance with applicable laws and statutes.
Adopted Unanimously
HALL – NORMAN
Resolution No.: 2009-195
Be it resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that Wabasha County enter into the attached “Agreement Between Olmsted County and Wabasha County for S.P. 079-604-044 and 055-610-021” for the construction on Wabasha County Highway 4 and Olmsted County Highway 10 and authorizes the Chairman of the Board and County Administrator to execute the attached Agreement.
Adopted Unanimously
HALL - NORMAN
Resolution No.: 2009-196
Whereas, the County Auditor/Treasurer wishes to collect a service fee from each repurchaser to pay for the costs of handling the application for repurchase, and Whereas, M.S. 282.261, Subd.4 grants such authority to the County Board to set the fee.
Now therefore be it resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby approves to set a fee of $60.00 for each repurchase of tax-forfeited land.
Be it further resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the fee is to be paid at the time of application for repurchase and credited to the county general revenue fund.
Adopted Unanimously
HALL - NORMAN
Resolution No.: 2009-197
Whereas, the possibility of the occurrence of natural and other disasters of major size and destructiveness exists and there is a need to ensure that preparations of Wabasha County will be adequate to deal with disasters; generally protect the public peace, health, and safety; and preserve the lives and property of the people of the state; and
Whereas, it is necessary to provide to the rendering of mutual aid among the political subdivisions of the state and to cooperate with the federal government with respect to carrying out emergency management functions; and
Whereas, it is the policy of Minnesota that all emergency response functions of this state be coordinated to the maximum extent with the comparable functions of the state government, including its various departments and agencies, of other states and localities, and of private agencies of every type, to the end that the most effective preparations and uses may be made of the state’s labor supply, resources, and facilities for dealing with any disaster that may occur; and
Whereas, the director of each local organization for emergency management may, in collaboration with other public and private agencies within this state, develop or cause to be developed, mutual aid arrangements for reciprocal emergency management aid and assistance in an emergency or disaster too great to be dealt with unassisted. These arrangements must be consistent with the local emergency operations plan and, in time of emergency, each local organization for emergency management and its members shall render assistance in accordance with the provisions of the mutual aid arrangements; and
Now, Therefore, be it resolved that Wabasha County promotes the efficiency and effectiveness of intrastate mutual aid by designating a county administrator, emergency manager, sheriff, highway engineer, or other officer, upon exercising discretion and considering the needs of the political subdivision and its inhabitants, to dispatch equipment and personnel as considered necessary if a danger of fire, hazard, casualty, or another similar occurrence exists outside the political subdivision and by its suddenness it would be impractical for the governing body of Wabasha County itself to authorize the dispatch of equipment and personnel to combat that emergency or disaster.
Adopted Unanimously
NORMAN - HALL
Resolution No.: 2009-198
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 Hauler Licenses must be granted by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners; and
Whereas, The Wabasha County Solid Waste Officer has collected an application, the required support information and fees required by the County Solid Waste Ordinance from a local solid waste hauler who wishes to be licensed.
Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby approves the following solid waste haulers license for the remainder of the license year beginning October 20, 2009 and ending January 31, 2010.
Solid Waste Hauler Type of License
Green Planet Disposal                            MSW and Recycling
Adopted Unanimously
Resolution No.: 2009-199
Whereas, the Congress of the United States is considering various forms of the President’s National Health Care Initiative, and;
Whereas, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners believes the National Health Care Initiative to NOT be in the best interest of the majority of citizens of Wabasha County.
Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that they are in opposition to the National Health Care Initiative and urge the State and our congressional delegation to oppose this initiative.
Moved to October 27 Board Agenda
HALL - NORMAN
Motion to recess to October 26, 7:00 a.m.
Adopted Unanimously
 

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