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1/17/2013 10:54:00 AM
UNAPPROVED MINUTES CHISAGO COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Tuesday, January 8, 2013


            At 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2013 in the Board Room of the Government Center 10th District Judge Todd Schoffelman provided the oath of office to Commissioners Lora Walker, Rick Greene, George McMahon, Ben Montzka and Mike Robinson.

 

            At 9:04 a.m. Sheriff Rick Duncan was present to swear-in new Deputy Charles Martin.

 

            At 9:06 a.m. the Clerk of the Board convened the Annual Business Meeting of the Chisago County Board of Commissioners with the following members present:  McMahon, Walker, Greene, Montzka, and Robinson.  Absent:  None.

 

            The Clerk of the Board led the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            The Clerk of the Board called for a motion to approve the Agenda

 

            On motion by McMahon, seconded by Greene and carried unanimously the Board approved the Agenda for the Board of Commissioners meeting as presented.

 

            The Clerk then called for nominations for Chair for 2013.

 

            Commissioner Greene nominated Commissioner Montzka.  Upon call, there were no other nominations.

                           

            The Clerk then called for a vote of the candidates and asked for a voice vote:

Those in favor of Commissioner Montzka for Chair, please say ‘aye’:  McMahon, Walker, Greene, Montzka and Robinson; whereupon the Clerk declared Commissioner Montzka as Chair of the Board for 2013.

 

            The Chair called for nominations for Vice Chair for 2013.

 

            Commissioner McMahon nominated Commissioner Greene.  Upon call, there were no other nominations.

               

            The Chair then called for a vote of the candidates and asked for a voice vote:  Those in favor of Commissioner Greene for Vice Chair, please say ‘aye’:  McMahon, Walker, Greene, Montzka and Robinson; whereupon the Chair declared Commissioner Greene as Vice Chair of the Board for 2013.

 

            Chair Montzka offered his opening remarks and set forth his goals for the year as follows:

 

            “As County Board Chair, I look forward to working with each of the members of our Board to meet the many challenges that, no doubt, will come up this new year.

            I want to thank Commissioner George McMahon for his service to our county last year as County Board Chair.  We will need to follow Commissioner McMahon’s lead and continue to be creative in coming up with new ways of conducting the county’s business.  We anticipate that we will need to address an ongoing tough financial climate.  We need to support commercial and industrial development that provides measurable benefits for our community.  We should continue to support environmental protection as our county explores additional commercial growth.

            We live in a great county.  I am confident that with God’s help, this board and our community will be equal to any challenge that we face in this new year.  Let us conduct our work with kindness, enthusiasm, and determination.

            Thank you.”

           

            On motion by McMahon, seconded by Greene and carried unanimously the Board adopted Roberts Rules of Order, most recently revised edition, as the parliamentary procedures guide for its meetings.

 

            Commissioner Greene offered a motion to adopt the Rules of Conduct for Chisago County Board Meetings, as was used for 2012.  Motion seconded by McMahon.  Commissioner Robinson offered a friendly amendment to change the time limit on individual comments made during the Citizen’s Forum from two (2) minutes to three (3) minutes.  The friendly amendment was accepted by the motion maker and second, and upon a vote being taken thereon, the motion as amended carried unanimously and the Board adopted the following Rules of Conduct for Chisago County Board Meetings:

 

CHISAGO COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

RULES OF CONDUCT

FOR CHISAGO COUNTY BOARD MEETINGS


PURPOSE

The purpose of these rules is to set a standard of conduct and to guide the Board and the citizens we serve in the processing of the meeting’s agenda.


RULES OF CONDUCT

1.  All attendees of County Board meetings are subject to these rules of conduct under the authority of the board as expressed in Minnesota Statutes and/or Roberts Rules of Order.

2.  The Chair of the Board conducts the meeting and exercises authority to: 

      a.)  assure compliance with the meeting’s agenda, and;

      b.)  facilitate fair and equitable treatment of Board members, citizens and staff; and

      c.)  ensure orderly conduct by all present.

3.   Votes of the Board may be taken by voice vote or by ballot.

a.)  Voice.  Each commissioner shall vote with an audible voice vote, whether “yes”, “no” or “abstain.”  If the chair is uncertain as to how a member has voted, he or she may require a roll call vote.  A chair may also require a roll call vote on any matter in which he or she determines it would be helpful to the conducting of business.  Once cast, the vote of each commissioner shall be recorded I the official minutes of the Board.

b.)  Ballot.  A chair may require a vote by ballot on any batter in which he or she determines it would be helpful to the conducting of business.  Commissioners shall designate their vote, “yes,” or “no,” or “abstain.”  The votes shall be collected by the teller and read aloud by the Clerk to the Board, identifying each vote, by whom it was cast and the vote that was intended.  The vote of each commissioner shall be recorded in the official minutes of the Board.

4.   Board Members must treat everyone with respect and dignity and in a friendly manner.  Failure to comply will result in: 

a.)   being ruled out of order; or

b.)   being asked to leave the meeting; or

c.)    if necessary, being removed from the meeting.

5.   Citizens are invited to participate in the meeting by: 

a.)   observing the proceedings through attendance in the Board Room;

b.)   offering comments and observations during the Citizen’s Forum portion of meetings;

c.)   viewing the proceedings via cable television;

d.)  when called for through public notice, offering comments during public hearings on specific topics or proposals.

6.  Citizen’s Forum portions of Board meetings shall be subject to the following conditions:

a.)   comments and observations shall be directed to the Board and not the audience. 

b.)  Speakers shall register their names in the meeting’s log book prior to the beginning of the Citizen’s Forum.  Speakers may also register their addresses and telephone numbers in such book.  Speakers are advised that once given, their addresses and telephone numbers are public information. 

c.)  Such comments and observations shall be limited to three (3) minutes. 

d.)  Board meeting agendas shall contain the following statement:  “The Citizen’s Forum is provided so you may make a comment, statement, question or proposal.  You will be limited to three (3) minutes and we ask that you conduct yourself in a professional, courteous manner, and refrain from the use of profanity.  Failure to abide by this policy may result in the loss of your privilege to speak that night”.

7.   Electronic recording devices should not disrupt the conduct of the meeting or interfere with the ability of others to observe the meeting due to the height or size, based upon standing more than 3 feet off the floor and/or larger than 4” x 6” x 2” in size.

8.   These rules may be modified by the Chisago County Board of Commissioners upon majority vote at any regular or special Board meeting.

 

           Commissioner McMahon offered the following resolution and moved its adoption:

 

RESOLUTION NO. 13/0108-1

DEFINING THE 2013 MEETING SCHEDULE

FOR THE CHISAGO COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

            BE IT RESOLVED, by the Chisago County Board of Commissioners that next regular meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 3:30 p.m.; and

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, by the Chisago County Board of Commissioners that from and after February 6, 2013, regular meetings of the Chisago County Board of Commissioners shall be held in the Chisago County Government Center in the Center City, Minnesota on the first and third Wednesday of each month; and

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the meetings on the first Wednesday shall be held commencing at 6:30 p.m. starting with the Health & Human Services Committee of the Whole and followed by the Citizen’s Forum at 7:00 p.m.; and

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the meetings on the third Wednesday shall be held commencing at 3:30 p.m. starting with the Road & Bridge Committee of the Whole and followed by the Citizen’s Forum at 4:00 p.m.; and

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that if any such regularly scheduled meeting of the County Board falls on a legal holiday pursuant to Section 645.44, Sub.d.5, Minnesota Statutes, the regular meeting of the County Board shall be held on the day following such legal holiday; and

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, Special Meetings            may be called by posting notice of the meeting on the county's principal bulletin board and with 72 hours notice to each person who has filed a written request for such meetings; and

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, Emergency Meetings may be called when circumstances require immediate consideration by the board; in such case, a good faith effort will be made to contact the media and to each person who has filed a written request for such meetings.

 

            Commissioner Greene seconded the resolution and upon a vote being taken thereon, the following voted:

              IN FAVOR THEREOF:  McMahon, Walker, Greene, Montzka, Robinson 

            OPPOSED:  None

Whereupon the resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

 

            The Board awarded a three year bid in 2011 for the official publications.  We should therefore reaffirm that award.

 

            On motion by Walker, seconded by McMahon and carried unanimously the Board designated the Chisago County Press, Lindstrom in conjunction with the ECM Post Review, NorthBranch as a joint bid as the official county newspaper for publication of official notices and board proceedings, wherein said official business will also be printed and per M.S. 331A.06, Subd. 5 the bid is in effect for a period of three years, January 2011 through December 2013.

 

On motion by Walker, seconded by McMahon and carried unanimously the Board awarded the first publication of the county financial statement to the Chisago County Press, Lindstrom in conjunction with the ECM Post Review, North Branch as a joint bid and per M.S. 331A.06, Subd. 5 the bid will be in effect for a period of three years, January 2011 through December 2013.

 

On motion by Walker, seconded by Greene and carried unanimously the Board awarded publication of the delinquent property tax list to the Chisago County Press, Lindstrom in conjunction with the ECM Post Review, North Branch as a joint bid and per M.S. 331A.06, Subd. 5 the bid will be in effect for a period of three years, January 2011 through December 2013.

 

On motion by Walker, seconded by McMahon and carried unanimously the Board awarded the second publication of the county financial statement to the Isanti-Chisago County STAR, Cambridge and per M.S. 331A.06, Subd. 5 the bid will be effect for a period of three years, January 2011 through December 2013.

 

            On motion by Walker, seconded by Greene and carried unanimously the Board designated the County Web Page www.co.chisago.mn.us as the official publication for transportation project bid advertisements per M.S. 331A.12.


            On motion by McMahon, seconded by Greene and carried unanimously the Board accepted the recommendation of the County Auditor and discontinued any payment of a bounty on beavers taken from the Chisago County ditches.

 

            On motion by McMahon, seconded by Greene and carried unanimously the Board adopted the Revised Meal & Lodging Reimbursement Policy; Policy Nbr. 2007-1 as follows:


CHISAGO COUNTY

MEAL & LODGING

REIMBURSEMENT POLICY

 

I.    POLICY STATEMENT

The County of Chisago recognizes that its employees and elected officials may be required to travel to perform their assigned duties, or at times may have the opportunity to enhance their ability to serve the county by traveling to workshops, conferences, and events occurring outside the County. 

 

This policy sets forth the conditions under which meals and lodging will be reimbursed by the County in conjunction with said work-related travel.

 

II.  POLICY GUIDELINES

A. To be eligible for meal and lodging reimbursement, employees and elected officials shall submit expense claims to which detailed/itemized receipts must be attached. 

B. Claims for reimbursement for meals will be paid as per the Federal GSA Rate which is found at www.gsa.gov.

C. The county will not reimburse for alcoholic beverages, costs associated with the attendance of a family member, and the value of meals included in the cost of registration.

D. An estimated cost of meals incurred by the employee during out-of-state travel must be approved in advance by the County Board along with approval for the out-of-state travel, pursuant to Chisago County Policy:  Section E, Policy 3.

E.  County Commissioners are not eligible for meal reimbursement.

F.  Claims for reimbursement for lodging will be paid as per the Federal GSA Rate which is found at www.gsa.gov

G.  Deviations from Federal GSA Rates and/or claims for “Conference Packages” shall be approved by County Administration.     

 

            On motion by Walker, seconded by Greene and carried unanimously the Board established the 2013 mileage reimbursement rate equal to the federal maximum allowable rate; as of this date it is $.565 per mile and established the 2013 mileage reimbursement rate at $.35 per mile, when at the driver’s discretion, a personal vehicle is used, rather than an available “County Pool” vehicle.

 

            Commissioner McMahon offered the following resolution and moved its adoption:

 

RESOLUTION NO. 13/0108-2

AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 12/0103-2

DELEGATING CERTAIN HUMAN RESOURCE AND

PERSONNEL FUNCTIONS TO COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

 

WHEREAS, Minnesota Statute § 375.18, subd. 2 provides that a County Board has the power to manage county business and make orders concerning them as it deems expedient; and

 

WHEREAS, Minnesota Statute § 375A.06 sets forth the functions of the County Administrator as exercising general supervision over all county institutions and agencies and responsible for proper administration of county affairs, with those relating to certain Human Resources and Personnel management requiring approval of the County Board; and

 

WHEREAS, the County Attorney has opined that certain elements of such personnel and human resource functions may be delegated to the Administrator at the discretion of the County Board.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the County Board of Chisago County that the following Personnel and Human Resource functions are hereby delegated to the Administrator:

  • Routine, perfunctory Step Increases for County employees, when duly included in the Board-approved Annual Budget and in Board-approved labor agreements (represented) and personnel policies (non-represented). 
  • Routine recruitment, selection and hiring processes for County employees below the level of Department Director, pursuant to County Personnel Policies and Procedures, when such position’s FTE is duly established and when such position’s funding is included in the Board-approved Annual Budget. 
  • Those personnel actions relating to employee retirement, resignation, discipline and termination of County employees below the level of Department Director, pursuant to federal and state statutes and subject to County Board-approved labor agreements, and personnel policies and procedures. 

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, by the County Board of Chisago County that such delegation, intended to facilitate more timely action on certain personnel issues and increasing organizational efficiency, will be annually reviewed and affirmed by the County Board.

 

            Commissioner Walker seconded the resolution and upon a vote being taken thereon, the following voted:

              IN FAVOR THEREOF:  McMahon, Walker, Greene, Montzka, Robinson

              OPPOSED:  None

Whereupon the resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

 

            Commissioner Walker offered a motion to amend Resolution No. 12/1219-6 which established County Commissioner compensation and per diem rate for 2013 as follows

            ADD:  Health & Human Services Committee of the Whole

            DELETE:  Board of County Commissioners

            MODIFY:  NACO, eligible for per diems

Motion seconded by McMahon.  Commissioner Robinson offered a friendly amendment to only pay per diems for NACO if meeting minutes are attached to the claim form.  The friendly amendment was rejected by the motion maker and second.

 

            The original motion was now before the Board for consideration as follows:

            Commissioner Walker offered the following resolution and moved its adoption:

 

RESOLUTION  NO. 13/0108-3

AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 12/1219-6

ESTABLISHING COUNTY COMMISSIONER

COMPENSATION AND PER DIEM RATE FOR 2013

 

WHEREAS, M.S. 375.055 and 375.06 set forth the authorization for compensation of Minnesota County Commissioners; and

 

WHEREAS, Chisago County Commissioners are eligible to receive per diem payments in accordance with the above-referenced statutes;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Commissioner’s may receive payment of per diem in the amount of $50 for meetings and conduct of official county business pursuant to statutory definition and further subject to County Attorney approval.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Commissioners may be allowed and paid for actual and necessary traveling expenses incurred while attending meetings of the County Board, or while performing official duties as County Commissioner, or while serving on a board, committee or commission or for expenses reasonably incurred by a Commissioner in performance of the Commissioner=s official duties

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the following committee be added to the list of committees and be deemed eligible for per diem reimbursement under provisions of M.S. 375.055 and 375.06:

  • Health & Human Services Committee of the Whole

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the following committee be deleted from the list of committees and no longer are deemed eligible for per diem reimbursement under provisions of M.S. 375.055 and 375.06: 

  • Board of County Commissioners

           

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the following committee shall remain on the list of committees to be eligible for mileage reimbursement and is deemed eligible for per diem reimbursement under provisions of M.S. 375.055 and 375.06:

  • NACO

 

            Commissioner McMahon seconded the resolution and upon a vote being taken thereon, the following voted:

              IN FAVOR THEREOF:  McMahon, Walker, Greene, Montzka, Robinson

              OPPOSED:  None

Whereupon the resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

 

            Commissioner Walker offered a motion to accept the 2013 Proposed Commissioner’s Committee Listing as presented.  Motion seconded by McMahon. 

 

            Commissioner Walker offered a friendly amendment to the 2013 Proposed Commissioner’s Committee Listing to set the Budget & Finance Committee meeting at 1:00 p.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Government Center.  The friendly amendment was accepted by the second.

 

            Commissioner Walker offered a friendly amendment to the 2013 Proposed Commissioner’s Committee Listing to change the name of the “Road & Bridge Committee” to the “Road & Bridge Committee of the Whole.  The friendly amendment was accepted by the second.

 

            Commissioner Walker offered a friendly amendment to the 2013 Proposed Commissioner’s Committee Listing to appoint Robinson and Greene as Representatives on the “Township Association” with Walker as Alternate; note Full Board may attend.  The friendly amendment was accepted by the second.

 

            Commissioner Walker offered a friendly amendment to the 2013 Proposed Commissioner’s Committee Listing to pay per diem to the County Board Representatives and/or the Alternate of the Township Association.  The friendly amendment was rejected by the second.

 

            Commissioner Robinson offered a friendly amendment to the 2013 Proposed Commissioner’s Committee Listing to ADD the Park Board.  The friendly amendment was accepted by the motion maker, but rejected by the second.

 

            Commissioner Robinson offered a friendly amendment to the 2013 Proposed Commissioner’s Committee Listing ADD Metropolitan Area Water Supply Advisory Council as a Subcommittee under “Water Plan Policy Team”.  The friendly amendment was accepted by the motion maker and second.

 

             Commissioner Montzka offered a friendly amendment to the 2013 Proposed Commissioner’s Committee Listing to change the appointments on the ECRDC Subcommittee:  Central MN Council on Aging from Montzka to Greene and the Alternate from Greene to Walker.  The friendly amendment was accepted by the motion maker and second.

 

With all friendly amendments and subsidiary amendments completed and no further changes requested, the amended 2013 Proposed Commissioner’s Committee Listing was put to vote and, upon a vote being taken thereon, the motion carried unanimously and the Commissioner’s Committee assignments are as follows:

 

2013 Approved Commissioner's Committee Listing

BOARD OR COMMITTEE

COMMISSIONER(s)

Association of MN Counties

Full Board

Budget & Finance Committee

Walker, Greene, (McMahon - Alt.)

Chisago County Emergency Preparedness Committee

Walker, (Robinson - Alt.)

Chisago County Jail/Law Enforcement Center Building Committee/Radio Upgrade Project

McMahon, Montzka, (Walker - Alt.)

Chisago Lakes Joint Sewer Commission

McMahon, (Walker - Alt.)

Chisago/Isanti Joint Powers Transit Board

Robinson, McMahon

Chisago/Ramsey/Washington Commuter Rail Study-Rush Line Task Force

Montzka, (Robinson-Alt.)

East Central Regional Library

McMahon, (Walker - Alt.)  If allowed

East Central Solid Waste & 2 County Landfill, Recycling

Greene, (Walker - Alt.)

A.) ECRDC
B.) Central MN Council on Aging

C.) Metro Area Transportation Partnership

A.) and C.) Montzka, (Greene - Alt.),
B.) Greene, (Walker - Alt.)

EMS Task Force

McMahon, (Greene - Alt.)

Extension Committee

Walker, Robinson

Five County Mental Health, dba Riverwood Centers

Greene, (Robinson - Alt.)

Health & Human Services Committee of the Whole

Full Board

Highway 8 Task Force

McMahon, Walker

HRA-EDA

Robinson, Greene - Board liaisons (non-voting)

Joint Job Training Board

Greene, (Walker - Alt.)

Labor Negotiations

Greene, Walker

A.) Lakes & Pines Board
B.) Subcommittee: Negotiations

Robinson, (Walker - Alt.)

Law Library, Court Liaison

Montzka

Legislative Committee

Full Board

A.) Metro Emergency Services Board (MESB) 
B.) Subcommittee: Executive

McMahon, (Greene - Alt.)

NACO

Full Board

Onanegozie RC&D Council

Robinson, (Greene - Alt.)

Planning Commission

Greene - Board Liaison

Public Health Commission

Walker, (Montzka - Alt.)

Regional Juvenile Detention Facility - Lino Lakes

Walker, (McMahon - Alt.)

A.) Road & Bridge Committee of the Whole
B.) East Metro Transportation

Full Board

So. Center/So. Lindstrom Sanitary Sewer District

Walker, (McMahon - Alt.)

Solid Waste Advisory Committee

Greene, (Robinson - Alt.)

Township Association

Robinson, Greene, (Walker - Alt.),
Full Board may attend

A.) Water Plan Policy Team
B.) Metro Area Water Supply Advisory Council

A.) Robinson, (Montzka - Alt.)
B.) Robinson

           

            Commissioner Robinson offered the following resolution and moved its adoption:

 

RESOLUTION  NO. 13/0108-4

AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 13/0108-3

AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 12/1219-6

ESTABLISHING COUNTY COMMISSIONER

COMPENSATION AND PER DIEM RATE FOR 2013

 

WHEREAS, M.S. 375.055 and 375.06 set forth the authorization for compensation of Minnesota County Commissioners; and

 

WHEREAS, Chisago County Commissioners are eligible to receive per diem payments in accordance with the above-referenced statutes;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Commissioner’s may receive payment of per diem in the amount of $50 for meetings and conduct of official county business pursuant to statutory definition and further subject to County Attorney approval.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Commissioners may be allowed and paid for actual and necessary traveling expenses incurred while attending meetings of the County Board, or while performing official duties as County Commissioner, or while serving on a board, committee or commission or for expenses reasonably incurred by a Commissioner in performance of the Commissioner=s official duties

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the following committee be added to the list of committees and be deemed eligible for per diem reimbursement under provisions of M.S. 375.055 and 375.06:

  • Water Plan Policy Committee; Subcommittee:  Metro Area Water Supply Advisory Council

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the following committee shall remain on the list of committees to be eligible for mileage reimbursement and is deemed eligible for per diem reimbursement under provisions of M.S. 375.055 and 375.06:

  • Township Association

 

            Commissioner Greene seconded the resolution and upon a vote being taken thereon, the following voted:

              IN FAVOR THEREOF:  McMahon, Walker, Greene, Montzka, Robinson

            OPPOSED:  None

Whereupon the resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

 

            The Chair appointed Commissioner McMahon to work with our State Representatives at the Legislature as part of the Legislative Committee.

 

            On motion by McMahon, seconded by Walker and carried unanimously the Board authorized payment of Commissioner’s Warrants and Miscellaneous Bills as follows:

Bills Paid  12/31/2012 for $423,490.96

Lake Area Bank; John Keefe; Assessor; dues; $560.00

Lake Area Bank; Richard Duncan; Sheriff; hotel; $240.48

Lake Area Bank; Mary Darragh Schmitz; Zoning; bldg. filing fee; $21.00

Lake Area Bank; Robert Shoemaker; Sheriff; hotel; $160.32

Lake Area Bank; Dennis Freed; Election; expenses; $64.98

Lake Area Bank; Chad Worden; Sheriff; hotel; $240.48

Lake Area Bank; Steven Paquay; Court Services; training work books; $407.68

Lake Area Bank; Jon Eckel; MICS; software; $2,452.63

Lake Area Bank; Elizabeth Dodge; HHS; training; $8.75

Lake Area Bank; Brandon Thyen; Sheriff; hotel; $168.88

Lake Area Bank; Jon Thompson; Bldg Maintenance; supplies; $430.71

Lake Area Bank; Jon Thompson; Central Services; supplies; $235.10

Lake Area Bank; Renee Kirchner; Admin/HR; job posting; $419.00

Lake Area Bank; Renee Kirchner; Wellness; promotion credit; ($25.00)

and authorized payment of Commissioners Warrants for HHS:

Prepared Check Date              Amount                        Mail Date                                 Type of Payment

12/21/2012                          $143,473.56                                                           Commissioners Warrants

12/21/2012                          $82,857.73                  01/08/2013                         Auditors Warrants

01/04/2013                          $121,245.38                                                          Commissioners Warrants

01/04/2013                          $35,286.49                  01/16/2013                         Auditors Warrants

 

            Commissioner Walker offered a motion to approve the Minutes of the December 19, 2012 Regular Meeting with the following correction:  [Page 13] ADD “Walker” as the second on Resolution No. 12/1219-4.  Motion seconded by McMahon, and upon a vote being taken thereon, the motion carried unanimously.

 

            On motion by Greene, seconded by McMahon and carried unanimously the Board re-appointed Jim Klinke as District #2 representative on the Board of Adjustment; effective January 16, 2013 thru January 15, 2016.

 

            On motion by McMahon, seconded by Robinson and carried unanimously the Board appointed Gregg Carlson as District #3 representative on the Board of Adjustment to fill the remainder of the term; thru January 15, 2015.

 

            On motion by Greene, seconded by McMahon and carried unanimously the Board appointed Lin Strom as District #2 representative on the Planning Commission; effective January 16, 2013 thru January 15, 2016.

 

            Commissioner McMahon offered a motion to appoint Tom O’Mara as At Large representative on the Planning Commission; effective January 16, 2013 thru January 15, 2016.  Motion seconded by Greene.  Commissioner McMahon offered a friendly amendment to also appoint John Sutcliffe as At Large representative on the Planning Commission; effective January 16, 2013 thru January 15, 2016.  The friendly amendment was accepted by the second.  Commissioner Robinson offered a friendly motion to appoint John Sutcliffe and Chris DuBose as At Large representatives on the Planning Commission; effective January 16, 2013 thru January 15, 2016.  The Chair rejected the motion of Commissioner Robinson as out of order.  After continued discussion, Commissioner McMahon withdrew his amended motion with the consent of the second.

 

            Commissioner McMahon offered a motion to appoint Tom O’Mara as At Large representative on the Planning Commission; effective January 16, 2013 thru January 15, 2016.  Motion seconded by Greene and, upon a vote being taken thereon, the motion carried as follows:  IN FAVOR THEREOF:  McMahon, Walker, Greene, Montzka   OPPOSED:  Robinson.

 

            Commissioner Walker offered a motion to appoint Chris DuBose as At Large representative on the Planning Commission; effective January 16, 2013 thru January 15, 2016.  Motion seconded by Robinson and, upon a vote being taken thereon, the motion carried as follows:  IN FAVOR THEREOF:  Walker, Robinson   OPPOSED:  McMahon, Greene, Montzka.

 

            On motion by Robinson, seconded by McMahon and carried unanimously the Board appointed John Sutcliffe as At Large representative on the Planning Commission; effective January 16, 2013 thru January 15, 2016.

 

            On motion by McMahon, seconded by Greene and carried unanimously the Board appointed Frank Storm as At Large representative on the Water Plan Policy Team; effective January 1, 2013 thru December 31, 2015.

 

            Commissioner Robinson left the meeting at 10:51 a.m.

 

            Commissioner McMahon offered a motion to approve the following personnel requisition requests:

1.) Deputy Auditor II Finance in Auditor’s Office to replace Paula Fox who was promoted.  Vacant since 01/01/2013 and waived the three month hiring freeze.

2.) Network Support Specialist in MICS to replace Dawn Long.  Vacant since 01/04/2013 and waived the three month hiring freeze.

Motion seconded by Greene and, upon a vote being taken thereon, the motion carried as follows:  IN FAVOR THEREOF:  McMahon, Walker, Greene, Montzka   OPPOSED:  None   ABSENT:  Robinson.

 

            Commissioner Robinson returned to the meeting at 10:53 a.m.
 

            On motion by Walker, seconded by Greene and carried unanimously the Board set a public hearing for Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. for purposes of accepting comment on the application by Clint & Shontel Parnell, dba The Grumpy Minnow, LLC at 485 Acacia Way in Stanchfield, MN (Nessel Township) for a new On/Off Sale/Sunday Liquor License.

 

            Commissioner McMahon offered the following resolution and moved its adoption:

 

RESOLUTION NO. 13/0108-5

AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN

URBAN AREA SECURITY INITIATIVE (UASI)

GRANT AGREEMENT

BETWEEN CHISAGO COUNTY AND

THE STATE OF MINNESOTA

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that Chisago County will enter into a grant agreement, Grant Agreement No. A-UASI-2012-CHISAGO-00003, with the State of Minnesota, acting through its Department of Public Safety, Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Chisago County Emergency Management Director Scott Sellman, is hereby authorized to execute such agreements, as are necessary to implement the project on behalf of Chisago County to receive $32,707; effective January 1, 2013 through March 31, 2013.

 

            Commissioner Greene seconded the resolution and upon a vote being taken thereon, the following voted:

              IN FAVOR THEREOF:  McMahon, Walker, Greene, Montzka, Robinson

              OPPOSED:  None

Whereupon the resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

 

            County Administrator Messelt introduced Kurt Schneider to the Board as the new Environmental Services/Zoning Director.

 

            County Administrator Messelt noted that the January Budget & Finance Committee has been rescheduled to January 16, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.

 

            Commissioners waived the reports of their respective committee assignments, since meetings did not take place over the holidays.

 

            On motion by Walker, seconded by McMahon and carried unanimously the Board adjourned at 11:08 a.m.

 

 

 

______________________________

Ben Montzka, Chair

 

 

Attest:___________________________

DeAnna M. Lilienthal

Clerk, County Board



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