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Missaukee County Board of Commissioners
Commissioners Room, Lake City, Michigan
Regular Board Meeting
February 9th, 2010 at 10:00 AM

 Roll Call:  All present except Comm Vivian.

 Prayer given by Comm. Zuiderveen and Pledge of Allegiance.

 Motion by Zuiderveen, supported by Bridson to approve Agenda as presented.

 Public Comment:

 Phil Bendily, Candidate for 103rd State Representative, introduced himself.

 Sheriff Bosscher presented his monthly report and gave a history on the Public Safety Millage, Ambulance Service and 911 Millage and asked that the board approve the language for the August Primary ballot.  He also reviewed the bids on a new Video Arraignment System and requested spending approval.

 Motion by Zuiderveen, supported by Bridson to approve the following ballot language and have it put on the August 3rd, 2010 Primary Ballot.  Carried

I.

MISSAUKEE COUNTY AMBULANCE
SERVICE AND 911
MILLAGE RENEWAL

 Shall the County of Missaukee, Michigan, levy a tax in an amount not to exceed fifty cents per thousand dollars ($.50 per $1,000) of the taxable value on all taxable property in Missaukee County for 6 (six) years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 – in order to continue providing a County-wide Ambulance Service and for the operation and maintenance of Enhanced 911?

 If approved and levied in its entirety in the first year following authorization, this millage would raise an estimated $261,180.00.  (This is a renewal of millage which expired with the 2009 tax year).

 Motion by Bridson supported by Zuiderveen to approve the following ballot language and have it put on the August 3rd, 2010  Primary Ballot.  Carried.

II.

MISSAUKEE COUNTY
PUBLIC SAFETY
MILLAGE RENEWAL

 Shall the County of Missaukee, Michigan levy a tax in an amount not to exceed One Dollar and Twenty-five cents per thousand dollars (1.25 per $1,000) of the taxable value on all taxable property in Missaukee County for 6 (six) years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 to continue to provide a Public Safety Fund to supplement the existing Sheriff Department budgets for Law Enforcement services?

 If approved and levied in its entirety in the first year following authorization, this millage would raise an estimated $652,950.  (This is a renewal of a millage which expired with the 2009 tax year).

 Motion by Renner to move the Video Arraignment purchase to the Finance committee.  Motion failed due to lack of support.

 Motion by Hughston, supported by Bridson to approve the purchase of a Video Arraignment System from Data Consultants in the total amount of $20,720.50 with funding to come from Fund #246 - $10,720.50 and from MMRMA in the amount of $10,000.00.

 Roll Call Vote:  Yeas (Zuiderveen, Robinson, Bridson, Hughston, Rogers) Nays (Renner) Absent (Vivian) Carried.

Carol Palmer, District Court Administrator, gave her monthly report.

Barb Hancock, County Treasurer requested an Inner Fund transfer and reported on the new offices and new issues from the Treasurers Association. 

Motion by Renner, supported by Robinson to allow theCountyTreasurerto do an Inner fund transfer from Fund 285 up to $600,000. to maintain the cash flow of the General Fund until the Tax money comes in.  Carried.

Sherry Blaszak, Soil Conservation Administrator, showed the check received from USDA in the amount of $100,000.00 towards the recycling center and hazardous clean-up.  She relayed the Conservation Dinner’s success.February 23, 2010 will be a Contractor and Excavator meeting from 1-3 in the Annex meeting room.

Larry Richardson, Park Manager, gave the board the proposed rate changes for the 2011 season and asked for their approval.

Motion by Bridson to approve the 2011 park rates. Motion failed for lack of support.  Sent to finance committee on February 18th at4:00 for a review of surrounding park rates.

Pam Niebrzydowski, COA Director, asked the board to approveCOA millage language for the August Primary.  She also requested permission to put a window in the back door of the Annex at theCOA’s cost in the amount of $450.00. To be reviewed by Building and Grounds.

Motion by Hughston, supported by Bridson to approve the following millage language be put on the August 3rd, 2010 Primary Ballot.

III.

MISSAUKEE COUNTY COMMISSION
ON AGING
MILLAGE RENEWAL

Shall the County of Missaukee, Michigan renew a tax in an amount not to exceed fifty cents per thousand dollars ($.50 per $1,000.00; i.e. .4982 renewal + .0018 Headlee rollback adjustment) of the taxable value on all taxable property in Missaukee County for 4 (four) years – 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, in order to continue planning, coordinating, and providing services to persons 60 years of age, or older, residing in Missaukee County; to be administered by the Missaukee County Commission on Aging?

If approved and levied in its entirety in the first year following authorization, this millage would raise an estimated $267,141.46.

Roll Call Vote:  6 Yea (Hughston, Renner, Rogers, Zuiderveen, Robinson, Bridson) 0 Nays 1 Absent. (Vivian)  Carried.

Linda Hartshorne-Shafer, Planning Director, requested approval from the board on the Planning Commission Ordinance after some language amendments.  There will be a public hearing on the ordinance at the March County Board meeting at1:00 PM.

Motion by Zuiderveen, supported by Renner to ask the Planning Commission to move ahead on the Master Plan.  Carried.

Dave Stroud, MSU Director, reported on the budget cuts and how they will affect the MSU programs and employees.  His position will change to an Educator on July 1stand a   4-H presence will remain in every county.

Rochelle Jimnez, Maximus representative, updated the board on the annual renewal of the cost allocation plan for the grant programs. 

Motion by Hughston, supported by Bridson to approve the Maximus Contract for the next three years.  Carried (Renner voted no)

Finance Committee Report

Motion by Zuiderveen, supported by Bridson to accept the 2010 Budget amendments as presented.  Carried.

Department

 

2010

Amended

 

 

 

 

 

Line Items - Expenses

 

 

101 131 850

Circuit Phone

   2,200

           -  

101 136 850

District Phone

   2,000

           -  

101 148 850

Probate Phone

   1,200

           -  

101 215 850

CountyClerkPhone

   3,500

           -  

101 253 850

Treasurer Phone

      950

           -  

101 257 850

Equalization Phone

   2,200

           -  

101 721 850

Planning Phone

      950

           -  

101 894 850

Digital Phone System

        -  

     13,000

 Personnel Committee

 Motion by Bridson, supported by Hughston to re-appoint Susan Schwager and Linda VanHouten to the Housing Committee for a term beginning01-01-2010to12-31-2012.  Carried.

 Building and Grounds, Claims and Accounts Committee

 Motion by Zuiderveen, supported by Bridson to pay Claims and Accounts and own accounts as presented.  Carried.

 Zuiderveen reported that they were currently looking at fixing the stairways to bring them to code. 

 Motion by Zuiderveen, supported by Bridson to recommend the landings of the stairwells be changed from carpet to rubber and to have the leftover carpet made into runners for the amount of $1,365.  Carried

 Motion by Zuiderveen, supported by Bridson to amend the board minutes ofDecember 8, 2009to include the approval of the bid of Rendon Quality Construction Carried.

 Monthly Commissioner Reports

 Hughston reported onMTAmeeting and the energy discussion, Zuiderveen reported on theMTAand Health Department,Rogersreported on a meeting at McBain Schools in regard to the wind towers and tax abatement.

Public Comment

Don Sears commented on the energy discussion at theMTA meeting and also requested input on the Closed Session discussion of the AFSCME union contract wages and fringe benefit package.

Motion by Bridson, supported by Zuiderveen to go into Closed Session to discuss the AFSCME Union Contract.  Roll Vote:  6 Yeas, 1 Absent (Vivian)  Carried.

Closed Session

Motion by Hughston, supported byRogersto go out of Closed Session.  Roll Call Vote:  6 Yeas, 1 Absent (Vivian) Carried

Motion by Bridson, supported by Zuiderveen to request a special conference with the AFSCME Union on health care.  Carried.

Special Finance Meeting set for February 18th, 2010 at4:00 PM.

Meeting adjourned until March 9th, 2010 at10:00 AM or Call of the Chair.

 

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Susan Rogers, Chairman                                 Carolyn Flore, Clerk