Minutes June 13, 2017 - Special Meeting

 Wabasha County Board of Commissioners

Special Meeting of June 13, 2017


The Board of County Commissioners of Wabasha County, Minnesota, convened in Special Session at the Wabasha County Courthouse, in the City of Wabasha, Minnesota on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by Board Chairperson Key.

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

WOBBE-HALL

Motion to approve A Resolution Setting Forth Findings In Support of a Closed Meeting – Pending Litigation – Salary Appeal of the County Auditor / Treasurer and County Attorney

Resolution No.: 2017- No Resolution Number Assigned

A Resolution Setting Forth Findings

In Support of a Closed Meeting – Pending Litigation – Salary Appeal of the County Auditor / Treasurer and County Attorney

Whereas, The Wabasha County Board is statutorily required to annually set the salary of the Wabasha County Attorney, Auditor-Treasurer, Recorder and Sheriff.  That process was completed on November 22, 2016 for 2017. 

Whereas, On December 1, 2016 the County was notified via e-filing that the County Auditor-Treasurer and County Attorney were appealing those determinations.  Evidentiary hearings here held in these matters.

Whereas, since that time the County has retained the law firm of Ratwik, Roszak, and Maloney to defend the County in that litigation.  A ruling has been received on the County Attorney matter and the County Auditor/Treasurer matter is still pending with the court.

Whereas, Minn. Stat. §13D.05 subd. 3(b) permits closing a meeting if such closure is permitted by the attorney-client privilege;

Whereas, the County Board desires to consult with its attorney regarding the referenced litigation;

Whereas, it is not possible to fully discuss strategy and the options available to the county in a public meeting;

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

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that,

a closed meeting of the Wabasha County Board addressing the above referenced appeals will be held with the Board’s counsel, Ann Goering. No subject matter other than the foregoing shall be discussed at said meeting.

Adopted Unanimously

The Board met in closed session to confer with its legal counsel to discuss the litigation.

The Board then recessed to the regular County Board meeting starting at 4:30pm.

Agenda for this meeting

 

 

 

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