Minutes September 18, 2018

 Wabasha County Board of Commissioners

Meeting of September 18, 2018


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, September 18, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.


The meeting was called to order by Board Chairperson Goihl.


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


HALL-KEY


Motion to approve the agenda


Adopted Unanimously


KEY-HALL


Motion to approve the consent agenda including the following:


Minutes: September 04, 2018


Claims
Meal Vouchers
Per Diems
Donations

Resolution No.:  2018-151

Whereas, on January 1, 2018, all union employees were placed on the Springsted wage schedule, 
Whereas, several employees felt that their positions were not assessed the appropriate points and grade assignment,
Whereas, Policy 400 states that employees who believe that their positions have not been placed in the proper class or have a significant change in job duties and responsibility may submit a request for review,
Whereas, on March 29, 2018, Human Resources sent several reclassification requests to Ann Antonsen, consultant for Springsted, Inc. This request was accompanied by an updated Position Analysis Questionaire, a position description questionnaire, and a current job description,
Whereas, on July 27, 2018, Wabasha County received notification from Ms. Antonsen stating that she had completed the reclassification reviews and had the following recommendation,
Whereas,  the Administrative Assistant in the Veteran’s Service Office be moved to Grade 6 for internal consistency.
Now Therefore be it resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, as recommended by Springsted Incorporated and for internal consistency, the Administrative Assistant position in the Veteran’s Service Office be moved to Grade 6 (150 points), effective retroactive to the date of the request of March 29, 2018.

Resolution No.:  2018-152

Whereas, on January 1, 2018, all union employees were placed on the Springsted wage schedule, 
Whereas, several employees felt that their positions were not assessed the appropriate points and grade assignment,
Whereas, Policy 400 states that employees who believe that their positions have not been placed in the proper class or have a significant change in job duties and responsibility may submit a request for review,
Whereas, on March 29, 2018, Human Resources sent several reclassification requests to Ann Antonsen, consultant for Springsted, Inc. This request was accompanied by an updated Position Analysis Questionaire, a position description questionnaire, and a current job description,
Whereas, on July 27, 2018, Wabasha County received notification from Ms. Antonsen stating that she had completed the reclassification reviews and had the following recommendation,
Whereas, the Financial/Eligibility Worker in the Department of Social Services evaluation points be moved to 195 based on the work experience requirement. 
Now Therefore be it resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, as recommended by Springsted Incorporated, the Financial/Eligibility Worker position in the Department Socials Services evaluation points be moved to 195 based on the work experience requirement.


Resolution No.: 2018-153


Whereas,   November 6th, 2018 is a State General Election.
Whereas, MN Statue states: a County may offer Direct Balloting from October 30th to November 5th.  Statue reads: Period of time when counties or municipalities can choose to make available a ballot counter & ballot box for the use of State General elections "in person" Absentee Ballot voters (direct balloting). If alternate procedure is made available, Absentee Ballot voter must be given choice to use envelopes as per M.S. 203B.08, subd. 1 or place a voted ballot directly into a ballot counter.
Whereas, Wabasha County would like to offer this service to voters of Wabasha County.
Whereas, Auditor/Treasurer’s Office will have increase workload due to direct balloting and is requesting to hire temporary/seasonal help.  Temporary help would need to be an election judge.
 Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby approves, hiring temporary/seasonal help for $15.00 an hour and a max of 48 hours during the time period of October 29th, 2018 to November 5th, 2018.

Resolution No.:  2018-154

Whereas, the calendar year 2017 Flexible Spending Plan has a positive balance in the amount of $1,696.83; and
Whereas, the General Revenue fund absorbs all overages, shortages and administrative costs for the Flexible Spending Plans,
Therefore, be it resolved, that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby approves the overage to be credited to the General Revenue Fund for the calendar year 2017 Flexible Spending Plan.


Resolution No.:  2018-155


Whereas, there are 3 recycling sheds currently unused and stored at the Plainview County Highway Shop that is considered excess.
Now Therefore be it Resolved that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners approves of the sale or otherwise disposal of the aforementioned recycling sheds.


Resolution No.: 2018-156


Whereas, Wabasha County has received an ongoing grant from the State to supplement child protective services; and
Whereas, Wabasha County had hired a part-time, temporary  case aide in support of child protective services as a means to use excess available grant dollars; and
Whereas, this temporary position is set to expire in October 2018 and the Social Services Director has recommended making this position permanent to fulfill ongoing needs in child protective services; and
Whereas, the Wabasha County Personnel Committee has reviewed and approved the Social Services Director's recommendation to continue to use excess child protection grant dollars to fund a part-time, permanent case aide position;
Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, the Director of Social Services is hereby authorized to hire a part-time, permanent case aide to support child protective services.  The continuance of this position is contingent upon the ongoing receipt and availability of these excess grant dollars.

Adopted Unanimously


WOBBE-KEY


Resolution No. 2018-157


Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Request – Pilot Mound Farm Application
WHEREAS, Minnesota Statutes, Sections 216C.435 and 216C.436 (the "Act") authorize the County to provide for the financing of the acquisition and construction or installation of energy efficiency and conservation improvements (the "Improvements") on qualifying real property located within the boundaries of the County; and
WHEREAS, an application was received from the Pilot Mound Farm operation for property located at 34901 County Road 78  Lake City, MN 55041 to participate in that PACE program (Parcel Numbers: R11.00207.06, R11.00204.00, R11.00205.00); and
WHEREAS, said application was approved on August 8, 2018 by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners.  However, an updated request was received to remove the assessments from the referenced parcels and instead be placed solely on R11.00204.00.
Now Therefore Be It Resolved, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the previously ordered assessments against parcels R11.00207.06, R11.00204.00, R11.00205.00 be removed and instead placed on R11.00204.00.  The request of September 7, 2018 from the Saint Paul Port Authority is also adopted by reference.


Adopted Unanimously


GOIHL-KEY


Resolution No.: 2018-158


Resolution to Certify the 2019 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 2019 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 2019 proposed property tax levy.

Fund

 

 

Levy

General Revenue Fund 8,410,494
General Revenue-Local Water Management 6,240
SELCO 155,493
Public Health Fund 432,454
Road & Bridge Fund 1,638,607
Social Services Fund 2,262,170
Soil & Water Conservation District 115,000
Whitewater Watershed 4,982
Building Fund 360,968
Capital Equipment Fund 142,831
Criminal Justice Center-GO Jail Refunding Bonds 2016A 997,290
Criminal Justice Center-GO Capital Improvement Plan Bond 2017A 511,770

 

2019 Certified Proposed Levy

15,038,299
























Now, Therefore, be it resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the County Auditor-Treasurer is to certify the 2019 proposed property tax levy to the Minnesota Department of Revenue as presented.

Adopted Unanimously

HALL-KEY


RESOLUTION NO.:  2018-159


Resolution to Certify the 2019 Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing Redevelopment   
Proposed Property Tax Levy
Whereas, the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority was created by action of the Boards of Commissioners of Dodge, Goodhue, Wabasha and Winona Counties pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 469.004; and
Whereas, Minnesota Statute Section 469.033, subs. 6, permits the Authority to levy and collect a special benefits tax not to exceed 0.0185 percent of taxable market value; and
Whereas, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners has considered the Authority’s request to approve a special benefit tax to be levied upon all taxable market value of taxable property within the Authority’s area of operation within Wabasha County.
Now, Therefore, be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners instructs the County Auditor-Treasurer to certify a 2019 proposed special benefit property tax levy in the amount of $60,000 for Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing Redevelopment to the Minnesota Department of Revenue.


Adopted Unanimously


KEY-HALL


RESOLUTION NO.: 2018-160


Resolution approving the 2019 Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing Redevelopment Special Benefit Tax Levy – City of Wabasha Housing Development
Whereas, The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners approved a Special Benefit Tax agreement dated July 1, 2005 with Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority for the purpose of paying, in part the debt service on the  Authority’s Tax Increment Revenue notes, Series 2005; and
Whereas, pursuant to this agreement,  the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners does hereby certify the proposed special benefit property tax levy in the amount of $50,000.00 for the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing Redevelopment Authority, a Special Taxing district.
Now, Therefore, be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners instructs the County Auditor-Treasurer to certify the above 2019 proposed special benefit property tax levy for Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing Redevelopment Authority to the Minnesota Department of Revenue.


Adopted Unanimously


KEY-HALL


RESOLUTION No.:  2018-161


Resolution to Approve the 2019 Proposed Budget


Whereas, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners is required by Minnesota Statute 275.07 to adopt a proposed budget for 2019 and
Whereas, The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners have reviewed the fiscal year 2019 proposed budget as shown below; and

Final Budget Proposed Budget
2018 2019
Revenues:
  County Portion Property Taxes $ 14,730,803 $ 15,323,099
  State Aid Property Tax Aids 919,178 891,225
  Other Taxes 1,285,500 1,287,000
  Licenses and Permits 142,447 138,427
  Intergovernmental Revenues-
    Federal 2,564,100 4,463,550
    State 9,690,672 8,960,012
    Other 112,000 519,000
  Charges for Services 1,169,259 1,101,305
  Fines and Forfeits 5,500 5,500
  Interest on Investments 105,000 135,000
  Miscellaneous Income/Receipts 411,777 246,790
  Gifts and Contributions 7,600 8,350
     Total Revenues $ 31,143,836 $ 33,079,258
Expenditures:
   General Government $ 4,562,116 $ 4,489,953
   Public Safety 6,217,000 6,616,527
   Sanitation 193,988 207,328
   Conservation of Natural Resources 401,888 417,941
   Culture and Recreation 251,755 262,033
   Economic Development 13,750 8,750
   Other 265,534 279,111
   Highways and Streets 10,755,497 11,806,529
   Human Services/Welfare 5,434,974 5,638,053
   Public Health 1,531,837 1,659,182
   Debt Service 14,634,633 1,570,021
     Total Expenditures $44,262,972 $32,955,428
Other Financing Sources (Uses):
   Proceeds from Sale of Assets $ 3,750 $ -
   Proceeds from Sale of Bonds 12,781,215 -
   Transfer in from Other Funds 2,925 2,300
   Transfer out from Other Funds (2,925) (2,300)
Total Other Financing Sources (Uses) $ 12,784,965 $ -
Net Change in Fund Balance $ (334,171) 123,830












































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 2019 Department Budgets are summarized in Attachment A; and
Whereas, capital expenditures included in the 2019 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 2019 Wabasha County proposed Budget is adopted as presented.


Adopted Unanimously


Resolution No.: 2018-162


Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that, the attached Wabasha County Highway Department 2019 – 2029 Road and Bridge Improvement Plan is hereby approved.


Adopted Unanimously


HALL-KEY


Resolution No: 2018-163


Resolution Authorizing the Purchase of Two (2) Ford Explorers


And authorization for Auditor’s Warrant
Whereas, the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office is requesting to purchase a total of two (2) vehicles per attached quotes from Tom Heffernan Ford of Lake City, MN, and;
Whereas, the money for these purchases, which includes installation and equipment, will be paid by Auditor’s Warrant from Capital Funds not to exceed the amount of $77,000; and,  
Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that: the Auditor is authorized to issue an Auditor’s Warrant to the respective vendor, Tom Heffernan, for the purchase of two (2) Ford Explorers. 
Be it Further Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that the total cost for the vehicles, which include installation and equipment, will not exceed $77,000.


Adopted Unanimously


Commissioners reported on meetings they attended


HALL-KEY


Motion to adjourn


Adopted Unanimously


Agenda for this meeting

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