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Missaukee County Board of Commissioners
Special Board Meeting
Commissioners Room, Lake City, Michigan
December 30, 2010 at 4:00

Roll Call:  All Present except Comm. Renner and Hughston.

Opening Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance by Comm. Vivian.

Motion by Bridson, supported by Zuiderveen to approve the Agenda.  Carried

Public Comment:  None

Vivian reviewed the 2010 Budget Amendments and answered questions.

Motion by Vivian, supported by Bridson to approve the 2010 budget amendments as presented.  Roll Call Vote:  5 Yeas: (Vivian, Bridson, Zuiderveen, Robinson,Rogers) 0 Nays:  2 Absent: (Renner, Hughston) Carried.

Vivian reviewed the changes that had occurred within the last 18 months and commended the Elected Officials, Department Heads and employees for due diligence in accomplishing so many things.  Most notable improvements/changes were: 

  • Redoing the 911 Dispatch room equipment and software
  • New money saving digital phone system
  • Removing asbestos from county buildings
  • Redoing heating and cooling system in main courthouse
  • Redoing lighting and electrical – energy efficiency
  • Complete remodeling of Jail Kitchen and storage areas
  • Remodeling, painting of main courthouse
  • UpgradingCountyParkaccommodations
  • Recycling center upgrades
  • Reorganization of MSUE
  • New Register/Clerk Software & computer upgrades

Motion by Bridson, supported by Robinson to appoint Pat Bierens and Millie Thompson to the Missaukee District Library Board for a term expiring12-31-2014.  Carried

Motion by Bridson, supported by Vivian to appoint Dennis Eldred to the Veterans Board for a term expiring12-31-2014.  Carried.

Motion by Bridson, supported by Zuiderveen to appoint Richard Kramer to the Missaukee County Park Commission for a term expiring12-31-2013.  Carried.

Motion by Bridson, supported by Vivian to appoint Robert Duvall, Linda Hartshorne-Shafer and James Spragg to the Missaukee County Housing Committee for a term expiring12-31-2013.  Carried.

Motion by Bridson, supported by Zuiderveen to appoint Jim Hinkamp to the Jury Board for a term expiring04-30-2013.  Carried.

Motion by Bridson, supported by Robinson to appoint Ardis Vance to the Social Services Board for a term expiring10-31-2013.  Carried.

Motion by Bridson, supported by Vivian to appoint Star Hughston and Frank Vanderwal to the MSUE Advisory Board. Carried.

Susan Rogers read the following resolutions in honor of departing Commissioners Robinson and Renner.

Resolution Honoring David Robinson

December 30, 2010

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WHEREAS, David Robinson was elected to the position of County Commissioner – District #3  for the County of Missaukee beginning January 1st, 2009;

AND WHEREAS, he has served on several committees for the board including Claims, Accounts & Properties, Health Board, Michigan Northern Counties Association, Planning Commission, and District Library Board;

AND WHEREAS, he has represented the people of Forest Twp and the City of Lake City and was active during his two year tenure with educational perspectives on various community enhancements such as renewable energy sources, clean food initiatives, and government watch guards;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Missaukee County Board of Commissioners would like to commend and honor David Robinson for his time and efforts on behalf of the County and wish him success and happiness in his future endeavors.

Resolution Honoring Richard Renner

December 30, 2010

2010-15

WHEREAS, Richard Renner was elected to the position of County Commissioner – District #2  for the County of Missaukee beginning January 1st, 2009,

AND WHEREAS, he has served on several committees for the board including Area Agency on Aging, Tax Committee, Recycling Committee, Safety Committee, Michigan Northern Counties Association, 4-H Council, and Park Commission

AND WHEREAS, he has represented the people of West Branch, Norwich, Pioneer and Enterprise and was active during his two year tenure with health and safety by requesting the removal of Asbestos from the county buildings and with designing the County logo in 2009 and also active in the community with the Beacon program in the Lake City Schools, Michigan Right to Life, Michigan Pro-Life Democratic Caucus, and the Michigan Commission on Juvenile Justice;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Missaukee County Board of Commissioners would like to commend and honor Richard Renner for his time and efforts on behalf of the County and wish him success and happiness in his future endeavors.

Motion by Bridson, supported by Zuiderveen by to transfer the Chief Deputy Clerk, Chief Deputy Register and Chief Deputy Treasurer to the Supervisors Union with their pay to remain the same effective01-01-2011.  Carried.

Meeting adjourned until January 11th, 2011 at10:00 AM or Call of the Chair.

 

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Susan Rogers, Chairman                                   Carolyn Flore, Clerk