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Missaukee County Board of Commissioners
Commissioners Room, Lake City, Michigan
Regular Board Meeting
August 10th, 2010 at 10:00 AM

Roll Call:  All present except Comm. Vivian.

Prayer: given by Comm. Zuiderveen and Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes of July 13th 2010 read and approved.

Motion by Zuiderveen supported by Bridson to approve the Agenda with the addition of a Child Care Budget Amendment during Finance.  Carried

Public Comment:        None

Under Sheriff Wilbur Yancer presented the Sheriff Department monthly report.

Carol Palmer, District Court Magistrate, presented the District Court monthly report.

Van Sheltrown Candidate for 103 District State Representative introduced himself.

Bob Schluter, Area Agency on Aging introduced himself and gave an Annual Report, discussed the services his agency provides and thanked Don Halvorsen for his service.  Pam Niebrzydowski explained the Power of Fun 2010 Senior Empowerment day to be held at Timber Wolf Lodge September 24th.

10:22 Commissioner Vivian now present.

Linda Hartshorne, Planning Director presented the Amended Planning Commission Bylaws and Vision Statement.   Discussion ensued with Sherry Blaszak regarding the possible appointment of 2 persons from the Planning Commission serving as a liaison on the recycling committee.

Motion by Vivian supported by Bridson to approve the L-4029 as presented.  Roll Call Vote: 7 Yeas, 0 Nays, Motion Carried.

Dave Stroud discussed the success of this years 4-H Youth Show with increased numbers of persons, and the upcoming open house at the Lake City Experimental Station.


Volunteer Energy Proposal presented by Dean Vivian– no action to be taken at this time.

Motion by Vivian, supported by Zuiderveen to pass the 2010 Budget Amendments.  Roll Call Vote: 7 Yeas, 0 Nays  Carried.

Building & Grounds

Motion by Hughston, supported by Zuiderveen to pay a monthly stipend to the Building & Grounds Department Supervisor beginning September 1st, 2010 and continuing until further notice in the amount of $150.00 per month for the use of a personal vehicle for work purposes with the understanding that it will be declared as 1099 income in accordance with IRS regulations and that mileage reimbursement in the amount of .50/mile will end on that date.  Roll Call Vote: 6  Yeas 0 Nays 1 Abstain (Robinson due to conflict of interest) Carried.

Motion by Vivian, supported by Bridson to approve Amended Child Care Budget for 2010. Roll Call Vote: 7 Yeas, 0 Nays   Carried.


Council of Governments Board Appointment:

Motion by Bridson, supported by Hughston to appoint Larry Buning and Ryan Vanderwal to the Workforce Alliance Board.   Carried.

Equalization Department New Hire

Motion by Bridson supported by Robinson to hire a full-time employee to train in the Equalization department beginning August 16, 2010 with the budget being amended to show a $8,325.00 wage increase, a $3,100 fringe benefit increase and a $1,250 training increase.  (The 1,250 is half the cost of the 2 year online training program)  Roll Call Vote: 7 yeas, 0 nays, Motion Carried.

Claims & Accounts: 

Motion by Zuiderveen, supported by Bridson to approve all claims and accounts.  Carried.

Monthly Commissioners Report:

Commissioner Vivian: Stated that the Transition House in Cadillac will open shortly and they will provide service to Missaukee residents.

Commissioner Robinson:  Discussed the depressed housing market & foreclosures and that the commission should be aware of its effect.

Public Comment:  None

Meeting Adjourned until September 14th, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. or Call of the Chair.

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Susan Rogers, Chairman                                               Barb Nietling, Chief Deputy Clerk

Teena Molitor, Chief Deputy Register