Minutes August 17, 2010
Wabasha County Board of Commissioners
Meeting of August 17, 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 17, 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: Auditor-Treasurer office moving August 23-24 Need two Planning Commission members – T. Dwelle and P. Riester, next meeting First negotiating session August 27 There was no comment during the public forum.
RIESTER - HALL
Motion to approve the consent agenda including the following: Claims Meal Vouchers SSIS Claims Minutes: August 3, 2010 Accept Donation from the Rotary Club of Wabasha for $200 to the Substance Abuse Court Program
Adopted Unanimously
WINDHORST - NORMAN
Resolution No.: 2010-156
Whereas, Project C.P. 079-10-7070 – Furnish and Apply Traffic Paint to Roads in Wabasha County, MN 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 Traffic Marking Service, Inc. in the amount of $7,298.76.
Adopted Unanimously
HALL - WINDHORST
Resolution No.: 2010-157
Whereas, Project C.P. 079-10-7080 – Furnish and Apply Magnesium Chloride Solution to Roads in Wabasha County, MN 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 Quality Propane, Inc. in the amount of $4,663.10.
Abstained: Riester
Adopted
NORMAN - HALL
Resolution No.: 2010-158
Whereas, the Wabasha County and the City of Elgin have previously entered into an agreement for the construction of an Otta-Seal surface on County Road 73; and
Whereas, a seal coat over the previously constructed surface is recommended by the Wabasha County Engineer; and
Whereas, the City of Elgin has committed to a contribution of $6,000 toward a seal coat project; and
Whereas, People’s Cooperative has committed to a contribution of $1,000 toward a seal coat project; and
Now Therefore be it Resolved that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby authorizes the Wabasha County Highway Department to apply a seal coat to County Road 73 on the following segment (as designated by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners in the motion for the resolution), and pay those costs necessary for the application of a seal coat:
______1. From MnTH 42 to the City Limits of Elgin (5200 feet in length) or
__X___2. From MnTH 42 to the extent of the previous surfacing (6630 feet in length).
Amended: This will be the final attempt by Wabasha County to maintain this Otto-seal with a seal coat. This road will revert to rock after five years if the Otto-seal/Seal Coat does not hold up to traffic. It is expected that residents will do everything possible to assure that weight restrictions on this road are complied with.
Adopted Unanimously
Resolution No.: 2010-159
Whereas, the County Administrator was tasked with creating a systematic exempt/non-exempt pay grid to replace the current 39 individual pay grids that exist, and evaluate all County positions, and;
Whereas, a single new pay grid has been created and all jobs have been evaluated by a Committee consisting of Commissioner Hall, the County Administrator, Finance Director, Court Services Director, HR Coordinator, and a union representative, and;
Whereas, this proposed pay grid and reevaluated position points allow the County to pass the Minnesota State Pay Equity Study.
Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the proposed new position evaluation points be approved and implemented and that the proposed pay grid be approved and implemented on January 1, 2011, by the method of leaving employees at their present rate of pay and moving them a partial step to the next highest step at their 2011 anniversary date.
Moved to September 21 Board Meeting
NORMAN - WINDHORST
Motion to adjourn.
Adopted Unanimously
 

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