Minutes August 16, 2016

 Wabasha County Board of Commissioners

Meeting of August 16, 2016

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 16, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.

The meeting was called to order by Board Chairman Hall.

The following Commissioners were present: Goihl, Hall, Springer, Wobbe     Absent: Key


Motion to approve the agenda

Adopted Unanimously

Staff Updates

Public Forum Comments: Justin Steck – Zoning / Steeplechase


Motion to approve the consent agenda including the following:

Minutes: August 2nd, 2016


Meal Vouchers

Per Diems

Donations: Approve and accept donation of $1000 from the Rotary Club of Wabasha to Wabasha County Substance Abuse Court

Resolution No.: 2016-190

Be It Resolved by Wabasha County that the County enter into the attached Grant Contract with the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) to conduct the following Program: County Veterans Service Office Operational Enhancement Grant Program. The grant must be used to provide outreach to the county's veterans; to assist in the reintegration of combat veterans into society; to collaborate with other social service agencies, educational institutions, and other community organizations for the purposes of enhancing services offered to veterans; to reduce homelessness among veterans; and to enhance the operations of the county veterans service office, as specified in Minnesota Laws 2015 Chapter 77 Article 1, Section 37, Subdivision 2. This Grant should not be used to supplant or replace other funding.

Be It Further Resolved by the Wabasha County Board that Nathan Pelz, the County Veteran Service Officer, be authorized to execute the attached Grant Contract for the above-mentioned Program on behalf of the County.

Resolution No.: 2016-191

Resolution Authorizing Execution of State of Minnesota

2016 Emergency Management Performance Grant Contract

Whereas, Wabasha County has applied for and been granted $20,455 to apply toward expenses associated with the Wabasha County Emergency Management Office through the Emergency Management Performance Grant, and

Whereas, said grant is a 50% matching grant that is awarded through the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and

Now, Therefore, be it Resolved that Wabasha County enter into an Agreement with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, by the 2016 Emergency Management Performance Grant Contract.

Adopted Unanimously


Resolution No. 2016-192

Whereas, the current mailing machines were purchased in 2006 and are in need of replacement as they will be considered obsolete at the end of this year; and

Whereas, two proposals for replacement of the machines have been received.

Now Therefore Be It Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, after reviewing both proposals the County accepts the following: (indicate by checking boxes)

Vendor Selected:     Pitney Bowes      Advanced Business Machines

Option Selected:     Purchase       Lease

Be it further resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, Debbie Koenig, Finance Director is authorized to execute agreements necessary for the replacement of the machines after being reviewed by the County Attorney.

Be it further resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, the Pitney Bowes mailing machines model number DM800 currently owned by the county assigned with tag #’s 10471 & 10472 are declared as excess equipment with no marketable value and authorizes them to be disposed of.

Adopted Unanimously


Resolution No.: 2016-193

Whereas, the following applicant wishes to have their County On Sale & Sunday Liquor License approved:

On Sale & Sunday Liquor

Troy Stock---Stumble Inn 2---Plainview Township

Whereas, the applicant does have current food & beverage licenses issued by Minnesota Dept of Health, and

Whereas, the applicant has been approved by the County Attorney and County Sheriff.

The Wabasha County Auditor/Treasurer has received the certificate of Insurance and the appropriate license fee. The liquor license will run from September 1, 2016 to July 31, 2017.

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, hereby approves the renewal of Liquor License to the individual listed above, subject to the approval of the State of Minnesota Liquor Control Commissioner.

Adopted Unanimously


Resolution No.: 2016-194

Whereas, Wabasha County Auditor/Treasurer administers elections as required by Minnesota State Statues.

Whereas, Wabasha County Auditor/Treasurer has a working relationship with SeaChange for ballot layout, ballot printing and programming.

Whereas, SeaChange is offering a service to assist with the data entry of Election Day Registration Applications. SeaChange will provide the County with an electronic data file(s) to assist with the data entry that is required by Auditor/Treasurer’s Office. Agreement would start with the 2016 election cycle.

Whereas, Wabasha County Attorney has reviewed the agreement and finds no issues with the language.

Whereas, Wabasha County Auditor/Treasurer is recommending approval of the agreement.

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners herby approves the agreement between Wabasha County and SeaChange for election services.

Also, Be it Further Resolved that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners authorizes Board Chair to sign the agreement on behalf of Wabasha County.

Adopted Unanimously


Resolution Number: 2016-195

Registered Land Survey No. 26

Whereas, Richard Ziebell submitted a application to split parcel R11.00005.06 located in Section 1 & 2, Township 111, Range 13 West and

Whereas, The Wabasha County Zoning Administrator has approved this split administratively and

Whereas, The Wabasha County Registrar of Title’s policy is when splitting unplatted Torrens property a Registered Land Survey is required in accordance to Minnesota State Statute (508.47 Subd. 2) and

Now Therefore Be It Resolved, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners approves Registered Land Survey No. 26 as recommend,

Adopted Unanimously

SPRINGER-HALL to close the public meeting and enter into a closed session to discuss Labor Negotiations

Resolution No.: 2016-196

Whereas, Minn. Stat. §13D.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, 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 by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that 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.

GOIHL-WOBBE to close the closed session and re-open the public meeting.

Adopted Unanimously


Motion to adjourn

Adopted Unanimously

Agenda for this meeting

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