Minutes April 22, 2014

Wabasha County Board of Commissioners

Meeting of April 22, 2014


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, April 22, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.


The meeting was called to order by Board Chairman Springer.

The following Commissioners were present: Springer, Wobbe, Hall, Harms. Absent: Roschen



Motion to approve the agenda after the removal of the 'Closed Session' item.

Adopted Unanimously


Motion to approve the consent agenda including the following:


Meal Vouchers

Per Diems

SSIS Claims

Minutes: April 15, 2014

Donation of $500 from the Millville Hunting & Shooting Club of Southern Minnesota, Inc. to the Substance Abuse Court.

Adopted Unanimously


Resolution No.: 2014-128

Now Therefore Be It Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, the Wabasha County Highway Department be authorized to advertise for bids for SP 079-070-005.

Adopted Unanimously


Resolution No.: 2014-116

Whereas, Wabasha County's current maintenance contract for the three elevators is expiring on June 30, 2014; and

Whereas, the County requested quotations from two vendors for the continuation of the service; and

Whereas, the proposed maintenance agreements have been received and reviewed.

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, Wabasha County herby accepts the agreement from Minnesota Elevator, Inc. and the County Interim Administrator is herby authorized to sign the agreement.

Adopted Unanimously


Deb Koenig, Finance Director, presented the Quarterly Financial Report to the Board.

Commissioners reported on meetings they attended.


Resolution No.: 2014-129

Whereas, Minn. Stat. ยง13D.01 subd. 1(a) permits closing a County Board meeting for the purposes of discussing labor negotiation strategy;

Whereas, the County Board desires to consult with its attorney regarding the best course of action to take during the upcoming labor negotiations.

Whereas, the County Attorney has advised the Board that it is not possible to fully discuss strategy and the options available to the County in a public meeting that may be attended by the opposing party

Whereas, without such a meeting the County will have to make decisions without the full benefit of consultation with counsel, and is concerned that in such a situation, it could make poor or uninformed decisions, exposing the County and its taxpayers to liabilities and costs that could be avoided by fully informed decision making available only in a closed session with counsel.

Whereas, certain phases of the negotiation strategy may be impaired if every discussion is available for the benefit of opposing parties;

Whereas, the County Board wishes to meet with its attorney to discuss the pros and cons, and strategy regarding the labor negotiations, and finds that such a discussion cannot be had in public session.

Whereas, based upon the foregoing the Board finds there is an absolute need for confidentiality of this matter.

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved a closed meeting of the County Board addressing the labor negotiation strategy will be held with the County Attorney and other County staff. No subject matter other than the foregoing shall be discussed at said meeting.

Removed from the Agenda


Motion to adjourn.

Adopted Unanimously

Agenda for this meeting

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