Minutes September 11, 2012

Wabasha County Board of Commissioners

Meeting of September 11, 2012

 

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, September 11, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.

 

The meeting was called to order by Board Chairman Harms.

 

The following Commissioners were present: Hall, Wobbe, Harms, Roschen, Norman,

 

HALL - NORMAN

Motion to approve the agenda after moving Regional Rail to Unfinished Business.

Adopted Unanimously

 

Public Forum Comments: budget, refinance CJC bonds, regional rail.

 

WOBBE - HALL

Motion to approve the consent agenda including the following:

Claims

Meal Vouchers

SSIS Claims

Minutes: August 28, 2012

Donations to Youth Link Mentorship Program: $100 from Bonnie Conway, $50 Pepin Valley D ental, $50 Mayo Clinic Health System of Lake City. Donation of $850 from Target Corporation to the Sheriff's Office for National Night Out expenses.

Adopted Unanimously

WOBBE - HALL

Resolution No.: 2012-178

Whereas, the Director of Public Health Services has received authorization to fill the current vacancy in the position of Environmental Technician, and

Whereas, Ms. Barton has completed all the necessary pre-hire steps in accordance with Wabasha County policy;

Whereas, the results of the pre-employment drug test and the pre-employment criminal background check are not in yet;

Now therefore be it resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners to approve the hire of Ms. Britany Bramer, on the condition that she pass her pre-employment drug test and pre-employment background study, to the position of Environmental Technician. Ms. Bramer will begin employment with the County on October 3, 2012 at grade 8, start step with an hourly wage of $17.77.

Adopted Unanimously

HALL - NORMAN

Resolution No.: 2012-179

Resolution to Certify the 2013 Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing Redevelopment Proposed Property Tax Levy

Whereas, the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority was created by action of the Boards of Commissioners of Dodge, Goodhue, Wabasha and Winona Counties pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 469.004; and

Whereas, Minnesota Statute Section 469.033, subs. 6, permits the Authority to levy and collect a special benefits tax not to exceed 0.0185 percent of taxable market value; and

Whereas, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners has considered the Authority's request to approve a special benefit tax to be levied upon all taxable market value of taxable property within the Authority's area of operation within Wabasha County.

Now, Therefore, be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners instructs the County Auditor-Treasurer to certify a 2013 proposed special benefit property tax levy in the amount of $64,788 for Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing Redevelopment to the Minnesota Department of Revenue.

Adopted Unanimously

HALL - WOBBE

Resolution No.: 2012-180

Whereas, The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners approved a Special Benefit Tax agreement dated July 1, 2005 with Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority for the purpose of paying, in part the debt service on the Authority's Tax Increment Revenue notes, Series 2005; and

Whereas, pursuant to this agreement, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners does hereby certify the proposed special benefit property tax levy in the amount of $50,000.00 for the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing Redevelopment Authority, a Special Taxing district.

Now, Therefore, be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners instructs the County Auditor-Treasurer to certify the above 2013 proposed special benefit property tax levy for Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing Redevelopment Authority to the Minnesota Department of Revenue.

Adopted Unanimously

ROSCHEN – NORMAN

Motion to set Levy at 0%.

Nay: Hall, Wobbe, Harms. Aye: Roschen, Norman

Failed

WOBBE – HALL

Resolution No.: 2012-181

Whereas, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners per Minnesota Statute 275.065 is required to adopt a proposed property tax levy for taxes payable year 2013 and certify that amount to the county auditor on or before September 15; and

Whereas, based upon the proposed budget the following amounts have been determined to be needed for the 2013 proposed property tax levy.

Fund Levy
General Revenue Fund 6,208,971
General Revenue-Local Water Management 5,917
SELCO 141,500
Public Health Fund 262,596
Road & Bridge Fund 2,082,581
Social Services Fund 1,414,750
Soil & Water Conservation District 133,000
Whitewater Watershed 4,982
Building Fund -
Capital Equipment Fund -
Criminal Justice Center-COP 2008B 606,556
Criminal Justice Center-GO Jail Bonds 2007A 766,264
Criminal Justice Center-GO Jail Bonds 2008A 165,309
Criminal Justice Center-GO Jail Bonds 2009A 163,493
2013 Certified Proposed Levy 11,955,919

Now, Therefore, be it resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the County Auditor-Treasurer is to certify the 2013 proposed property tax levy to the Minnesota Department of Revenue as presented.

Nay: Roschen, Norman.

Aye: Harms, Hall, Wobbe

Adopted

HALL - WOBBE

Resolution No.: 2012-182

Whereas, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners is required by Minnesota Statute 275.065 to adopt a proposed budget for 2013; and

Whereas, The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners have reviewed the fiscal year 2013 proposed budget as shown below; and

Original Budget Proposed Budget
REVENUES: (2012) (2013)
County Portion Property Taxes 11,575,535 12,215,919
State Paid Property Tax Aids 842,276 717,499
Other Taxes 12,000 13,500
Licenses and Permits 211,898 212,105
Intergovernmental Revenues-
-Federals 5,014,466 1,778,779
-State 7,772,247 7,892,291
-Other 867,500 25,000
Charges for Services 1,858,768 1,535,156
Fines and Forfeits 4,600 7,474
Interest on Investments 125,000 125,000
Miscellaneous Income/Receipts 376,996 400,301
Gifts and Contributions 3,403 8,480
Transfer from General Fund 2,500 2,500
Transfer from Social Service Fund 500,000 -
TOTAL REVENUES $29,167,189 $24,934,004
 
EXPENDITURES:
General Government $3,862,548 3,795,478
Public Safety 5,243,516 5,239,485
Sanitation 213,929 210,279
Conservation of Natural Resources 331,085 333,961
Culture and Recreation 237,898 239,712
Economic Development 2,301 2,301
Other 372,991 374,645
Highways and Streets 11,459,489 8,456,119
Human Services/Welfare 4,261,151 4,187,660
Public Health 1,435,208 1,191,894
Debit Service 1,664,116 1,656,719
Transfer to Regional Railroad 2,500 2,500
Transfer to General Fund 500,000 -
TOTAL EXPENDITURES $29,586,732 $25,690,753
 

Whereas, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners has considered the duties of each and every office, department and agency and the experience, qualifications and performance of employees, elected officials and appointed employees in the development of this budget; and

Whereas, capital expenditures included in the 2013 budget shall be made only after approval of the Board of Commissioners per the County Purchasing Policy.

Now, Therefore, be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the 2013 Wabasha County Proposed Budget is adopted as presented.

Nay: Norman

Aye: Harms, Hall, Wobbe, Roschen

Adopted

 

By consensus, Commissioners set the date of September 25, 1:15 p.m. as the public hearing date for the Brew Pub off sale liquor license.

 

ROSCHEN - HALL

Resolution No.: 2012-183

Whereas, the Wabasha County Auditor/Treasurer's Office has a current vacancy in the position of Deputy Auditor/Treasurer, due to the incumbent (Kay Briggs) taking on a new full time job with benefits;

Whereas, Ms Briggs has been an employee in the Wabasha County Auditor/Treasurer Office since May 29, 2012, and is in good standings with the Department;

Whereas, this position is part time 25 hours a week and receives no benefits. There are times during peak tax collection that the position will work fulltime still will no benefits.

Whereas, the Auditor/Treasurer recommends this vacancy be filled;

Now therefore be it resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby accepts the resignation of Kay Briggs with reluctance and thanks for her services to Wabasha County, effective September 19, 2012. Further, the Auditor/Treasurer is authorized to fill the Deputy Auditor/Treasurer vacancy to maintain normal operations of the Auditor/Treasurer's Department.

Adopted Unanimously

 

Commissioners reported on meetings they attended.

 

Recessed to the Town Hall meeting at the Millville Legion, September 11, 7:00 p.m.

Agenda for this meeting

 

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