Minutes August 3, 2010
Wabasha County Board of Commissioners
Meeting of August 3, 2010
The Board of County Commissioners of Wabasha County, Minnesota, convened in Regular Session at the Wabasha County Courthouse, in the City of Wabasha, Minnesota on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting was called to order by Board Vice Chairman Norman. The following Commissioners were present: Windhorst, Riester, Norman and Hall. Absent: Dwelle
Motion to approve the agenda.
Adopted Unanimously
Commissioners reported on meetings they attended. Administrator’s Update $138,020 MCIT Dividend SELCO – no renegotiation of contract for 2011 (councils of Plainview, Wabasha, Lake City, Zumbrota). Township meeting tonight (August 3) There was no comment during the public forum.
Motion to approve the consent agenda including the following: Claims Meal Vouchers SSIS Claims Minutes: July 27, 2010
Adopted Unanimously
Resolution No: 2010-151
Whereas, the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded (2) in-car cameras through the Department of Public Safety/Office of Traffic Safety; and
Whereas, the Sheriff’s Office has received the In Car Camera Grant Agreement which needs to be approved and signed by the Sheriff, County Administrator or County Board Chairperson; and
Whereas, the grant agreement also requires our local match in the amount of $200.00 accompany the agreement form and returned by the close of business on August 13, 2010;
Whereas, the Sheriff requests the approval and signing of the In Car Camera Grant Agreement by the County Administrator or Chairman of the County Board, and Sheriff.
Whereas, the Sheriff further requests the required local match amount of $200.00 be issued immediately in order to meet the August 13, 2010 return deadline.
Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that: the In Car Camera Grant Agreement is hereby approved and authorizes it’s signing by the County Administrator or Chairman of the County Board, and Sheriff. Now Therefore be it Further Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that: the required local match in the amount of $200.00 be issued immediately.
Adopted Unanimously
Resolution No.: 2010-155
This Agreement between the County of Wabasha Minnesota and the Regents of the University of Minnesota on behalf of its Extension unit, 240 Coffey Hall, St. Paul, Minnesota, 55108 (“University”) is effective January 1, 2011, and supersedes and replaces any and all current or existing agreements relating to Extension and its programs that may exist between the County and University. The term of this Agreement shall be one (1) year beginning on January 1, 2011 and ending on December 31, 2011, unless earlier terminated as provided in paragraphs 7 and 8.
Whereas, Minn. Stat. §38.34 authorizes a Board of County Commissioners to incur expenses and spend money for County Extension work; and Whereas, the money set aside and appropriated by the County Board in the County Extension Fund may be paid out by orders of the University’s Director of Extension, or the Director’s designee, as identified in Minn. Stat. §38.36, Subd. 3; and
Whereas, Minn. Stat. §38.37 provides that Extension educators must be employed according to University personnel procedures and must be University employees; and
Whereas, it is the intention of the County and University that the University shall provide Extension services on behalf of the County in exchange for considerations as detailed herein.
Now, Therefore, in consideration of the mutual undertaking and agreements contained within this Agreement, the County and University hereby agree as follows:
1. In accordance with Minn. Stat. §38.37 County desires to augment University’s state-wide Extension programs. The programs that the County will augment are detailed in Table A below. Program Price Funding to Support 4-H $64,900 4-H Program Coordinator working exclusively in Wabasha County Nutrition Education $22,380* .30 FTE Nutrition Education Assistant Program Exclusively in Wabasha County (*NEA position price is the position value covered by federal funding that is supported by County, University, and agency cost match – 1 FTE = $74,600.)
2. University will be responsible for providing the following: salary & fringe benefits for the positions, enhanced programming from regional extension educator staff, program supervision, travel (mileage, meals, and lodging), in-service training within program area, payroll, and accounting services. The County agrees to provide local support in the form of office space, telephone, computer, network connections for email and other communications, software, support staff and other general office supplies. The University will recommend technology needs and other office standards. Nevertheless, the level of availability and type of such support will be determined by the County.
3. University will bill the County on a quarterly basis and the County will submit payment within thirty (30) days of receipt of the bill. The total annual amount to be paid by the County shall be paid in four (4) equal quarterly payments.
4. As vacancies occur, and if the County and University agree to continue to support the desired program and position, University will hire new personnel with involvement and concurrence of the County Extension Committee. The County will not be billed for a position during the time that position is vacant.
5. The University will complete an annual performance evaluation of each University Extension employee working in the County and supporting the programs identified in paragraph 1. The County Extension Committee will have the option to provide input to University on such evaluation. The University in accordance with University personnel guidelines will determine salary adjustment of each University Extension employee.
6. Annually, the County Extension Committee, in coordination with University, will be responsible for approving the County Extension educational programming and services, as provided for in Minn. Stat. §38.34. The parties acknowledge that County extension educational programming includes University’s Nutrition Education Program educational programming.
7. Nothing in this Agreement precludes the County or University at any time during the term of this Agreement from requesting a modification of the County Extension program, including an adjustment of the number of University Extension personnel working in the County. The County or University will provide a minimum of three (3) months notice if either party desires a change in programs that results in a decrease in the staffing or funding level, and both parties agree to enter into good faith discussions to address such request. 8. If University or the County in good faith determines that funding is no longer available to support the programs or positions providing services locally, either party may terminate this Agreement. Termination of the Agreement in its entirety requires a minimum of ninety (90) days prior notice. Notice shall be dated and provided in writing to the parties listed below as the contacts for this Agreement. If to County: Chair, County Board of Commissioners, 625 Jefferson Avenue, Wabasha, MN 55981 If to University: U of M, Minnesota Extension, Attn: Chief Operating Officer, 246 Coffey Hall, 1420 Eckles Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108; FAX: 612-625-6227 E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
9. Each party agrees that it will be responsible for its own actions and the results thereof to the extent authorized by law and shall not be responsible for the acts of the other party or the results thereof. The County’s liability is governed by the provisions of Minn. Stat. Chap. 466 and other applicable laws. The University’s liability is governed by the provisions of the Minnesota Tort Claims Act, Minn. Stat. §3.736 and other applicable law.
10. Pursuant to Minn. Stat. §16C.05, Subd. 5, the University agrees that County, the State Auditor, or any of their duly authorized representatives at any time during normal business hours and as often as they may reasonably deem necessary, shall have access to and the right to examine, audit, excerpt, and transcribe any books, documents, papers, records, etc., which are pertinent to the accounting practices and procedures of relating to this Agreement. University agrees to maintain these records in accordance with applicable law.
11. All data collected, created, received, maintained, or disseminated for any purposes by the activities of University because of this Agreement is governed be the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, Minn. Stat. Chap. 13, as amended, the Minnesota Rules implementing such Act now in force or as adopted, as well as Federal Regulations on data privacy.
12. The University is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation or other classifications protected by state or federal law. In adhering to this policy, the University abides by the Minnesota Human Rights Act, Minnesota Statute Ch. 363; by the Federal Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. 2000e; by the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; by Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; by the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990; by Executive Order 11246, as amended; by 38 U.S.C. 2012, the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1972, as amended; and by other applicable statutes and regulations relating to equality of opportunity.
Adopted Unanimously
Resolution No.: 2010-152
Whereas, it is necessary to publish the advertisements for bids for the following project: SAP 079-602-037; Replacement of Bridge 79501 and Approach Grading
Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the Wabasha County Highway Engineer be authorized to advertise for bids for the above referenced project.
Adopted Unanimously
Resolution No.: 2010-153
Be it resolved by the Wabasha County Regional Rail Authority that Wabasha County enter into the Great River Ridge State Trail Cooperative Agreement Wabasha County Regional Rail Authority Maintenance and Operation and authorizes the Chairman of the Board and County Administrator to execute the Agreement.
Adopted Unanimously
Resolution No: 2010-154
Whereas, with the rebuilding of streets in Theilman there has been an increase in traffic speed through town, and;
Whereas, this traffic passes a playground and this is a concern to the residence of Theilman, and;
Whereas, the West Albany Board of Supervisors at their meeting of June 28, 2010 resolved to request the County place additional stop signs at the intersection of County Road 86 and 261st Avenue in Theilman, making this a four-way stop.
Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the County Engineer is directed to place the requested Stop signs at the above mentioned intersection.
Adopted Unanimously
Motion to adjourn.
Adopted Unanimously


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