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Missaukee County Board of Commissioners
Lake City, Michigan
Organizational Meeting
Commissioners Room
January 10th, 2012 @ 2:00 PM

 Meeting Called to Order by Clerk Flore who gave the Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call of Districts – All present except Comm. Cairy.

 Nominations opened for 2012 Chairman.

 Motion by Vivian, supported by Bridson to nominate Susan Rogers for Chairman.  Carried.

 Motion by Vivian, supported by Zuiderveen to close nominations and cast a unanimous ballot for Rogers.   Carried

 Susan Rogers elected Chairman for the 2012 year.

 Motion by Vivian, supported by Bridson to nominate Zuiderveen for Vice-Chairman. Carried.

 Motion by Vivian, supported by Vanderwal to close nominations and cast a unanimous ballot for Zuiderveen.  Carried. 

 Hubert Zuiderveen elected Vice-Chairman for the 2012 year. 

 Minutes read from December 30th and approved.

 Motion by Vanderwal, supported by Hughston to approve the agenda.  Carried

 Public Comment

 Representative Bruce Rendon advised the board about the changes in the economy in Michigan including a balanced budget, addressing a billion dollar deficit, cuts to several areas of the budget and other positive improvements.

 Sheriff Bosscher presented the yearly statistics and requested resolutions recognizing the retirement of two employees.

 Motion by Vivian, supported by Bridson to resolve the following:

2012-01

Resolution Honoring Greg Brooks

November 30th, 2011

 WHEREAS, Greg Brooks was hired as a Missaukee County Deputy and Emergency Medical Technician on September 1st, 1978,

AND WHEREAS, he served in many capacities in his years with the department most notably as the DARE Officer – spending countless hours redirecting the paths of the youth of the county,

AND WHEREAS, his main focus during his career was helping the public, upholding the principles of the law and working with others in the law enforcement community on a daily basis,

AND WHEREAS, he has been an excellent representative of the values of a Deputy Officer during his time with the department,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Missaukee County Board of Commissioners would like to commend and honor Greg Brooks for his thirty three years of service on behalf of the County and wish him success and happiness in his future endeavors.

2012-02

Resolution Honoring Eric Wickstrom

January 2, 2012

 WHEREAS, Eric John Wickstrom was hired as an Inmate Work Crew Supervisor on August 1, 1995,

AND WHEREAS, he aspired to be a Dispatch-Correction Officer which responsibility he assumed on September 21, 1996,

AND WHEREAS, in addition to his duties in Corrections he also gave back to the community by spreading cheer at Autumnwood as “Santa” whose authentic portrayal brought pride to the Sheriff Department employees and many a smile to the resident’s faces,

AND WHEREAS, he has been a representative of the values of law enforcement, a credit to the County Board and a friend to his coworkers during his time here,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Missaukee County Board of Commissioners would like to commend and honor Eric John Wickstrom for his sixteen years of service on behalf of the County and wish him success and happiness in his retirement.

 Carol Palmer, District Court Administrator, gave a yearly update and reported on the highlights of the 2011 year for the 84th District Court.

 Barb Hancock, Missaukee County Treasurer, requested that the bank depository be named as presented and will present Decembers financials in February.

 Public Hearing on the Recreation Plan opened.

 Public comment that the arena in Merritt and the arena in Lake City should probably be considered in the plan.

 Hearing adjourned until February 14th.

Pam Niebrzydowski, COA Director introduced Sara Nettle, Vice Chairman of the COA Board and updated the board on the revenues and expenditures for the 2011 year along with the trials and triumphs they have realized and requested a board appointment.

 Motion by Vanderwal, supported by Zuiderveen to appoint Josephine Hose to the COA Board to fill a vacancy.  Carried.

 Finance Committee Reports

 Motion by Vanderwal, supported by Vivian to approve the lease purchase of BS&A Software Financials, Payroll and General Ledger for the courthouse to be paid over three years interest free in the amount of up to $80,000 from the Commissioners Tax Reserve Fund #531. Roll Call Vote:  5 Yeas (Rogers, Vivian, Vanderwal, Bridson, Zuiderveen) 1 Nay (Hughston) 1 Absent (Cairy) Carried.

 Motion by Vivian, supported by Zuiderveen to appoint Carolyn Flore as the Chief Financial Officer for 2012.  Carried

 Motion by Vivian, supported by Bridson to name Chemical Bank as the official depository for 2012 and also endorse Citizens Bank, Fifth Third Bank, Northwestern, Wexford Community Credit Union, First Empire Securities, UBS Bank, Chase and MBS Multibank Securities.  Carried

 Motion by Zuiderveen, supported by Hughston to set the second Tuesday at 2:00 PM for the monthly Commissioners Meetings in the 2012 year except for the months of July and September when it will be the second Wednesday at 2:00 PM.   Carried.

 Motion by Vivian, supported by Vanderwal to set the meeting days and times for Finance, Tax, Claims and Accounts, Recycling, Personnel and Safety at the current schedule.  Carried

 Motion by Vivian, supported by Zuiderveen to approve a 24 month lease with the Prosecuting Attorneys Office for the years 2011 and 2012.  Carried

 Claims and Accounts Committee

 Motion by Zuiderveen, supported by Bridson to approve Claims Accounts and Own Accounts.  Carried

 Motion by Zuiderveen, supported by Vivian to approve the PA 116 of Daniel DeZeeuw as presented.  Carried.

 Monthly Commissioner Reports

 Vivian reported on the proposed tax law changes on Wind Turbines and a meeting he will be attending in Lansing and discussed the public comment portion of the Master Plan on the website.

 Public Comment

 None

 Committee Appointments for 2012 year are attached.

 Meeting adjourned until February 14th, 2012 at 2:00 PM or Call of the Chair.

 

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Susan Rogers, Chairman                                      Carolyn Flore, Clerk