Minutes April 28, 2009
Wabasha County Board of Commissioners
Meeting of April 28, 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, April 28, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. The meeting was called to order by Board Chairman Windhorst. The following Commissioners were present: Windhorst, Dwelle, Riester, Norman and Hall.
DWELLE - HALL
Motion to approve the agenda removing item D.
Adopted Unanimously
Administrator’s Update: Interviewed custodian candidates Thursday, will bring resolution to next Board meeting. High speed rail meeting May 7 in Red Wing. Commissioners Dwelle & Windhorst volunteered to attend the meeting. Dates to meet with Goodhue County for joint dispatch. Move Soil & Water, Solid Waste & Feedlot to Floyd – discuss at next meeting No one spoke during the public forum.
RIESTER – HALL
Motion to approve the consent agenda including the following:
Claims
Meal Vouchers
SSIS Claims
Minutes: Amended April 7, 2009; April 21, 2009
Adopted Unanimously
HALL - DWELLE
Resolution No.: 2009-079
Whereas, Fitzgerald Excavating & Trucking, Inc. had the lowest bid for Project S.A.P. 079-600-010. Now Therefore be it Resolved that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby accepts the bid of Fitzgerald Excavating & Trucking , Inc. on Contract No. 08003 for Project S.A.P. 079-600-010 – Grading and Aggregate Base, Bituminous and Concrete Curb & Gutter on 261st Avenue, Wabasha County Road No. 86, and 642nd Street, beginning at the Jct. of C.S.A.H. No. 4 and 261st Avenue, ending at the Jct. of C.A.H. No. 86 and 644th St., also ending at the entrance to D.N.R. Campground for 642nd Street – in the amount of $565,427.35 and that the Chairman of the County Board and the County Administrator are hereby authorized to execute a Contract with Fitzgerald Excavating & Trucking, Inc. for this work.
Adopted Unanimously
RIESTER - DWELLE
Resolution No.: 2009-080
Whereas, Wabasha County has advertised for 2009 Part-Time Temporary Summer Employment.
Now Therefore be it Resolved that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby authorizes the County Highway Engineer to hire the following applicants for 2009 Part-Time Temporary Summer Employment at $9.50/hour: Riley Koller, Jason Straskowski, Tony Tentis
Adopted Unanimously
NORMAN - HALL
Resolution No.: 2009-081
Whereas, Donald P. Dahl has submitted an application as provided in M.S. 282.241 to the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners requesting to repurchase a parcel of land, which forfeited due to delinquent taxes, in 2008 and described as lot 3 and the south 16.5 feet of lot 2 block 17 in the city of Mazeppa, and
Whereas, The Wabasha County Auditor/Treasurer has determined that the applicant does have sufficient ownership in the above described property as an owner, heir, assignee or mortgagee, and
Whereas, The Wabasha County Commissioners has determined that this repurchase will best serve the interest of the Public by placing it back onto the County tax roll.
Now therefore be it resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby approves the application of Donald P. Dahl for the repurchase of the above-mentioned tax forfeited land. Be it further resolved, that upon approval of the Wabasha County Commissioners, said applicant is to pay the sum of $3,206.94 for the delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, cost, fees and the current 2009 real estate taxes on or before April 30, 2009.
Adopted Unanimously
RIESTER - DWELLE
Resolution No: 2009-082
Whereas, the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office has been invited to participate in the Child Sexual Predator Program Joint Powers Agreement; and
Whereas, the Sheriff’s Office has received the 2009 agreement which needs to be approved and signed by the Sheriff and County Board Chairperson; and
Whereas, the Sheriff requests the approval and signing of the 2009 Child Sexual Predator Program Joint Powers Agreement by the Chairman of the County Board.
Now Therefore Be It Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that: the 2009 Child Sexual Predator Program Joint Powers Agreement is hereby approved and authorizes it’s signing by the Sheriff and Chairman of the County Board.
Adopted Unanimously
DWELLE - RIESTER
Resolution No: 2009-083
Whereas, the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office is requesting approval to construct a 150 x 80 Impound Lot on the backside of the Criminal Justice Center; and,
Whereas, we have received an estimate for the fencing in the amount of $16,999.01 from a Rural Plainview Contractor; and,
Whereas, Resolution #2009-069 to set up an Impound Lot fund was approved by the County Board on April 21, 2009; and,
Whereas, we have received money commitments in the amount of $5,500 and anticipate using internal forfeiture funds for the remaining amount.
Whereas, the Wabasha Planning Commission approved the Conditional Use Permit on April 14, 2009 at a public hearing.
Now Therefore be it Resolved that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby: approves the construction of the Sheriff’s Office Impound Lot at the Criminal Justice Center at a cost not to exceed $17,000.00.
Adopted Unanimously
There will be chain link fencing surrounding the impound lot with slats for privacy. The City of Wabasha is also requiring that trees be planted around the impound lot nearest the home development. The City is digging out the property and bringing in a sand base with 6-8 inches of crushed rock on top. There will be a surveillance camera facing the lot. Chairman Windhorst asked that Sheriff Bartsh bring the Board a site sketch showing where the impound lot is in relation to the jail and surrounding neighborhood.
DWELLE - RIESTER
Resolution No: 2009-084
Whereas, the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office has requested approval to construct a 150 x 80 Impound Lot on the backside of the Criminal Justice Center; and,
Whereas, the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Wabasha wish to share the cost of construction and use of the Impound Lot; and,
Whereas, the City of Wabasha will be responsible to prepare the designated site and pay or obtain a waiver for such costs; and,
Whereas, the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office will be responsible to erect all gates and fencing to secure the impound lot and allow the City the use of the land; and,
Whereas, the Sheriff’s Office has received the Joint Powers Agreement between the City of Wabasha and the County of Wabasha in regards to this Impound Lot which needs to be approved and signed by the Sheriff and County Board Chairperson; and,
Whereas, the Sheriff requests the approval and signing of the Joint Powers Agreement between the City of Wabasha and the County of Wabasha by the Chairman of the County Board.
Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that: the Joint Powers Agreement between the City of Wabasha and the County of Wabasha regarding the Impound Lot is hereby approved and authorizes it’s signing by the Sheriff and Chairman of the County Board.
Adopted Unanimously
Sheriff Bartsh was present at the meeting to inform the Board about the amendment to the Conditional Use Permit for the Criminal Justice Center. Amendments were the size, height and screening (such as trees) for the impound lot.
Janet Sandwick from the Transition Team informed the Board on inmate expenses for the month of March. She stated that as for 7:00am on Tuesday, April 28th the inmate count was 27. The expenses to house inmates for March were $45,465.86. Medical expenses totaled $5,314.87 for March. Sheriff Bartsh reported on county inmate populations in nearby counties. Winona County’s population is running low. Buffalo County (Wisconsin) has inmates sleeping on the floor, Pierce County (Wisconsin) is full, Olmsted County is also full. Houston County’s jail population is up, Mower County’s numbers were up last week and down this week & Dodge County’s inmate population has remained about the same. Sheriff Bartsh also noted that there were 140 people that were tested last Saturday for the jailer positions. Tests are currently being graded. The next step is interviews and background checks.
Assistant County Attorney Lisa Bayley was available to discuss the Solid Waste Ordinance. She brought with her a gentleman from the Pollution Control Agency. She had with her a Solid Waste Ordinance Public Participation Plan which is as follows: 1) Develop draft version of ordinance 2) Post draft to county website 3) Make copies of draft and send to tall 17 townships and 11 cities with request for comment. Enclose “Common Q & A” explanation sheet, and an offer to attend any township meetings for further discussion. 4) Meet with licensed haulers to explain proposed draft changes, solicit input, and discuss one year contract extension 5) Hold two public “open-house” style meetings for input and comment – one in Millville, one in Wabasha 6) Report on public input to county board, with suggested changes 7) Approve final version for public hearing 8) Set public hearing, hold public hearing 9) Approve final draft. The Solid Waste Ordinance Public Hearing was postponed.

NORMAN - RIESTER
Motion to adjourn.
Adopted Unanimously


 

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