Minutes April 6, 2010
Wabasha County Board of Commissioners
Meeting of April 6, 2010
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 6, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting was called to order by Board Chairman Dwelle. The following Commissioners were present: Windhorst, Dwelle, Riester, Norman and Hall.
WINDHORST - HALL
Motion to approve the agenda.
Adopted Unanimously
Commissioners reported on meetings they attended. Administrator’s Update: CAPX Advisory Board Members Campground Courthouse/Annex Construction County Day 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: March 23, 2010 Accept Donation of $20.00 from Kathleen Gusa to the VSO Transportation Program
Adopted Unanimously
Mark Casey was present to give the Annual Report from MCIT.
RIESTER - HALL
Resolution No: 2010-063
Whereas, the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office has been authorized to participate in the 2010 State Boat and Water Safety Grant; and Whereas, the Sheriff’s Office has received the 2010 contract which needs to be approved and signed by the Sheriff, County Auditor or County Administrator and County Board Chairperson; and
Whereas, the Sheriff requests the approval and signing of the 2010 Minnesota Department of Natural Resources State Boat and Water Safety Grant by the County Administrator and Chairman of the County Board.
Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that: the 2010 Minnesota Department of Natural Resources State Boat and Water Safety Grant is hereby approved and authorizes it’s signing by the County Administrator and Chairman of the County Board.
Adopted Unanimously
WINDHORST - HALL
Resolution No. 2010-064
Whereas, Wabasha County has an approved Comprehensive Local Water Plan with the State of Minnesota; and
Whereas, Wabasha County has approved the 2010 Natural Resources Block Grant (NRBG) grant agreement from the Board of Soil and Water Resources (BWSR); and
Whereas, Wabasha County has received the 2010 SSTS allocation agreement for the Natural Resources Block Grant NRBG grant agreement from BWSR.
Be It Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the county signs the 2010 SSTS NRBG Grant Agreement.
Adopted Unanimously
RIESTER - WINDHORST
Resolution No.: 2010-065
Whereas, the United State Department of the Treasury, through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 has allocated Recovery Zone Economic Development and Facility bonding authority to Wabasha County in the aggregate amount of $479,000, and Whereas, the County has decided not to utilize the bond authority and to return the unused allocation to the State.
Now Therefore, be it resolved, that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby authorizes Debbie Koenig, Finance Director to certify to the State that Wabasha County waives all of its Recovery Zone Economic Development and Faculty Bonding allocation.
Adopted Unanimously
RIESTER - HALL
Resolution No.: 2010-066
Whereas, the Department of Social Services has a current vacancy in the position of Case Aide due to a transfer within the Department; and
Whereas, the Human Services Board authorized the advertisement and hiring of this position at its January meeting; and
Whereas the interview process has been completed and a qualified candidate has been selected; and
Whereas, the Director and Social Services Supervisor recommend filling this vacancy;
Now therefore be it resolved, the Wabasha County Board of Human Services hereby approves the hiring of Ms. Christine Wallerich to the position of Case Aide, effective April 6, 2010 at Step 1 of the appropriate pay grade. The annual salary for this position is approximately $30,140. This action will be brought forward to the next Wabasha County Board meeting to complete the policy process for hiring.
Adopted Unanimously
NORMAN - WINDHORST
Resolution No.: 2010-067
Whereas, Dodge County, Fillmore County, Goodhue County, Houston County, Mower County, Olmsted County, Steele County, Wabasha County, Waseca County, and Winona County (“Participating Counties”) have agreed to integrate Rule 12 State Operated Services financial resources into the CREST Initiative (“CREST”); and
Whereas, CREST was established in 1995 under the authority of the County Mental Health Authorities, in accordance with M.S. 245.465 and the Commissioner of Human Services; and
Whereas, Participating Counties adopted the CREST Compact Council Operating Procedures and By-Laws developed on July 16, 2004; and
Whereas, CREST is responsible for allocating State financial resources to provide Adult Mental Health Initiative services in Participating Counties; and
Whereas, CREST membership is comprised of: representatives from each Participating County; one representative from the Department of Human Services, State Operated Services; and one representative from the Department of Human Services, Mental Health Division; and Whereas, by integrating Rule 12 State Operated Services financial resources into CREST, Participating Counties are therefore allowed maximum flexibility in using such resources in a manner best suited to client and regional needs; and
Whereas, the 2010 calendar year CREST total state funded allocation is $3,450,837.00;
Now Therefore, in consideration of the mutual promises and consideration contained herein among Participating Counties and the authority provided in Minn. Stat. 471.59, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners approve participation in the CREST Agreement.
Adopted Unanimously
The County Engineer was present to discuss a possible Seal Coat Project on County Road 73 near Elgin. Commissioners were given background information on the project, fiscal impacts and the recommendation of the engineer to proceed with the project. In other Highway business, commissioners were given a copy of the 2009 Highway Department Annual Report.
Resolution Number: 2010-068
Whereas, Wabasha County purchased property in an amount greater than current need in order to allow for future expansion of county facilities, and;
Whereas, the county attempted last year to lease excess acreage for crops and found no takers, and;
Whereas, the amount of money that could be realized from rental for cropping is minimal, and;
Whereas, the county would be better served by returning this area to native prairie grasses and wildflowers, demonstrating Wabasha County’s commitment to land stewardship. This area would make a great demonstration project for soil conservation and sustainability. Now, Therefore, be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the excess acreage at the CJC property be returned to native grasses and wildflowers rather than used as cropland.
Tabled
HALL - WINDHORST
Recessed at 10:45 a.m. Reconvened at 11:25 a.m.
WINDHORST - RIESTER
Resolution No.: 2010-069
Whereas, the continued operation of the County's computer servers, data networking devices and other IT equipment are essential to daily operations, and
Whereas, said equipment contains data that the county is obligated to keep secure, private and confidential for the wellbeing of county taxpayers and residents,
Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners to authorize the County Administrator to contract with KBS of Plainview for the construction of a masonry block wall as described in the proposal submitted on March 31st, 2010, with the cost not to exceed $8,517.
Adopted Unanimously
HALL - NORMAN
Resolution No.: 2010-070
Whereas, the continued operation of the County's telephone and data networking systems are essential to daily operations, and
Whereas, the communication cabling infrastructure in the courthouse is aging and in need of replacement,
Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners to authorize the IT Department to purchase communications cable, mounting and installation hardware and tools necessary to modernize the communication systems in the courthouse, with a cost not to exceed $10,000, and to install the cables and hardware in the courthouse as needed.
Adopted Unanimously
WINDHORST - NORMAN
Motion to adjourn.
Adopted Unanimously


 

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