Minutes November 1, 2016

 Wabasha County Board of Commissioners

Meeting of November 1, 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, November 1, 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

Staff Updates

Administrator Updates

Public Forum Comments:


Motion to approve the consent agenda including the following:

Minutes: October 25, 2016


Meal Vouchers

Per Diems

Donations: Accept donation to be used toward the purchase of a new K-9

·         Diane Barker - $45.75

Resolution No.:  2016-244

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the Wabasha County Highway Engineer be authorized to advertise for bids for SAP 079-030-007, SAP 079-600-013, CP 079-17-8290, and CP 079-17-8295.

Adopted Unanimously


Labor Negotiation Strategy

Resolution No.: 2016-245

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.

Adopted Unanimously


Reopen Meeting

Adopted Unanimously


Recess to Mount Pleasant Public Meeting, 7pm, Mount Pleasant Town Hall

Adopted Unanimously

Agenda for this meeting

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