Minutes September 27, 2016

 Wabasha County Board of Commissioners

Meeting of September 27, 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, June 28, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.

The meeting was called to order by Board Chairman Hall.

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


Motion to approve the agenda

Adopted Unanimously

Administrator Update: Solar, County Audits, Negotiations, CJC Generator


Motion to approve the consent agenda including the following:

Minutes: September 20th, 2016


Meal Vouchers

Per Diems

Adopted Unanimously

Presentation: SCHA CEO County Board Visit


Resolution Number:  2016-224

Non-Union COLA for 2017

Whereas, the County Board approves Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA) for non-union employees, and

Whereas, a 2.0% increase is included in the 2017, and

Now therefore be it resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the Non-Union pay grid be adjusted by a 2% COLA effective January 1, 2017.

Be it further resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that:

•    Highway seasonal workers’ rate of pay will not be adjusted by the COLA increase and will be addressed by future resolution.

•    Bailiffs will receive the same COLA increase as other non-union positions (position is not on the non-union grid)

•    Any non-union employee being paid above the final step of their pay grid will receive only the amount equal to their final step.

•    Part time dispatchers, deputy sheriffs and jailers will be paid at 50 cents below the starting wage of the union contract wage schedule as approved by Board resolution on December 17th, 2002

•    Wages for Non-Union Court Services employees will be determined by the 3rd Judicial District Judge for Wabasha County

•    The salaries and wages of non-union employees in the elected officials (ie: county attorney, county auditor/treasurer, county recorder, and county sheriff) offices are not included in this resolution.  Those wages and salaries will be determined when the Board sets the budgets for those offices.

Adopted Unanimously


Resolution No.: 2016-225

Resolution to Certify the 2017 Proposed Property Tax Levy

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 2017 and certify that amount to the county auditor on or before September 30; and

Whereas, based upon the proposed budget the following amounts have been determined to be needed for the 2017 proposed property tax levy.

2017 Certified Proposed Levy 14,208,215
Fund Levy
General Revenue Fund 7,697,709
General Revenue-Local Water Management 6,240
SELCO 148,000
Public Health Fund 234,934
Road & Bridge Fund 1,695,669
Social Services Fund 2,154,566
Soil & Water Conservation District 120,000
Whitewater Watershed 4,982
Building Fund 203,497
Capital Equipment Fund 231,544
Criminal Justice Center-COP 2008B 614,326
Criminal Justice Center-GO Jail Bonds 2007A 772,564
Criminal Justice Center-GO Jail Bonds 2008A 156,951
Criminal Justice Center-GO Jail Bonds 2009A 167,233

Adopted Unanimously


RESOLUTION No.:  2016-226

Resolution to Approve the 2017 Proposed Budget

Whereas, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners is required by Minnesota Statute 275.07 to adopt a proposed budget for 2017 and

Whereas, The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners have reviewed the fiscal year 2017 proposed budget as shown below; and

Final Budget


Proposed Budget


County Portion Property Taxes $13,758,633 $14,438,615
State Aid Property Tax Aids 857,081 830,252
Other Taxes 252,700 704,000
Licenses and Permits 137,109 140,075
Intergovernmental Revenues:
Federal 4,116,766 2,904,837
State 7,805,137 8,124,303
Other 20,000 195,000
Charges for Services 1,450,195 1,277,579
Fines and Forfeits 6,000 5,500
Interest on Investments 95,000 100,000
Miscellaneous Income/Receipts 393,838 402,161
Gifts and Contributions 6,120 7,615
Total Revenues $28,898,579 $29,129,937
General Government $4,169,104 $4,217,243
Public Safety 5,838,252 6,021,983
Sanitation 157,267 190,074
Conservation of Natural Resources 438,171 402.947
Culture and Recreation 242,213 247,011
Economic Development 3,100 13,100
Other 315,353 343,371
Highways and Streets 9,370,617 8,831,291
Human Services/Welfare 5,137,106 5,381,072
Public Health 1,487,981 1,487,981
Debt Service 1,632,176 1,614,394
Total Expenditures: $28,761,665 $28,750,467
Other Financing Sources (Uses):
Proceeds from Sale of Assets $6,300 $0
Transfer In from Other Funds 2,625 2,925
Transfer Out from Other Funds (2,625) (2,925)
Total Other Financing Sources (Uses) $6,300 $0
Net Change in Fund Balance $143,214 $379,470

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,  the proposed 2017 Department Budgets are summarized in Attachment A; and

Whereas, the Board of Commissioners had held a public meeting for the purpose of discussion and planning of the 2017 proposed budget; and

Whereas, capital expenditures included in the 2017 proposed 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 2017 Wabasha County proposed Budget is adopted as presented.

Adopted Unanimously


Motion to adjourn

Adopted Unanimously

Agenda for this meeting

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