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Missaukee County Board of Commissioners
Lake City, Michigan
Commissioners Room
June 14th, 2011 @ 2:00 P.M.

 

 Meeting Called to Order by Chairman Rogers.

 Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance given by Comm. Zuiderveen.

 Roll Call of Districts – All present except Hughston and Elmquist.

 Motion by Vivian, supported by Bridson to add Consumers right-of-way and Equalization Department during Finance.  Carried

 Minutes of May 10, 2011 read and approved.

 Public Comment:

 Judge William Fagerman gave an overview of the 28th Circuit Court and introduced himself to the board. 

 Comm. Hughston now present.

 Undersheriff Will Yancer gave the Sheriff Department monthly report and informed the board that they had contracted with the Park and the City of Lake City for patrol support.

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

 

Barb Hancock, County Treasurer, reported to the board that she needed a transfer from TRF to General Fund to balance Revenues until the summer taxes come in.  She gave the monthly revenue report and a land sale proceeds report.

 Motion by Vivian, supported by Bridson to approve a temporary loan up to $400,000 from TRF to the General Fund to offset cash until the summer tax collection comes in. Roll Call Vote:  6 Yeas 0 Nay 1 Absent (Elmquist) Carried.

 Pam Niebrzydowski, COA Director updated the board on the MDOT grant and requested permission to take the day to day transportation operations into their budget.

 Motion by Zuiderveen, supported by Vivian to have the Planning Commission be the advisory board to the COA on the Transportation Grant.  Carried.

 Steve Kirnovic, Head Auditor from Rehman Robson gave the 2010 final audit presentation and answered questions.

 Motion by Vivian, supported by Zuiderveen to approve the 2010 Audit as presented.  Roll Call:  6 Yeas 0 Nay 1 Absent (Elmquist) Carried.

 Larry Richardson, Park Director, presented the proposed 2012 park fee increases and reviewed the reasons why.  Approximate increase if approved would be between $45,000 to $52,500 depending on the weather.  The increase would help replace the North bathroom in the main park in 2014.

 Motion by Vivian, supported by Bridson to approve the 2012 Park Fees as presented.  Roll Call Vote:  5 Yeas (Vivian, Rogers, Bridson, Vanderwal, Zuiderveen) 1 Nay (Hughston) 1 Absent (Elmquist) Carried.

 Sherry Blaszak, Soil Conservation Administrative Secy, reported on the recycling center revenue, 3 Phase power, RAP Grant, USDA Grant and operations. 

 Finance Committee

 Motion by Hughston, supported by Bridson to approve the Agreement with Consumers for installation of Three phase power with a payment of $17,825 and an Easement for the Recycling center.  Carried.  (10,000 from the general fund and the 7,825 from the community facilities grant. )

 Dawn McGee, Equalization requested permission to purchase a Disto Meter in the amount of $378.00.

 Motion by Zuiderveen, supported by Hughston to purchase the Disto Meter in the amount of $378. from the Equalization budget.  Carried.

 Motion by Vivian, supported by Bridson to appoint James Bosscher, Delegate and Carolyn Flore, Alternate to the MERS Conference.  Carried.

 Motion by Vivian, supported by Bridson to approve the 2011 budget amendments as presented.  Carried.

 Building & Grounds – Claims and Accounts

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

 Commissioner Reports

 Hughston reported on the Housing Comm. meeting, Bridson on Parks meeting, Vanderwal on NW Substance Abuse report, Rogers reported on Health Dept finance Mtg on June 27th .

 Public Comment - None

 Meeting adjourned until July 11, 2011 or Call of the Chair.

 

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Susan Rogers, Chairman                                                Carolyn Flore, Clerk