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Missaukee County Board of Commissioners
Lake City, Michigan
Commissioners Room
November 8th, 2011 @ 2:00 P.M.

 Meeting Called to Order by Chairman Rogers

 Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance given by Comm. Vivian.

 Roll Call of Districts – All present

 Motion by Hughston, supported by Vivian to approve the agenda as presented. Motion Carried

 Minutes of October 11th, 2011 read and approved.

Public Comment:

  • David Stroud, 4-H Director, gave an update on what they have been doing, new leaders that are in training, and breakfast on the farm.

Sheriff Bosscher gave his monthly report, reported on the pending retirements of Deputy Greg Brooks and Corrections Officer Eric Wickstrom, and informed the board that they were in negotiations for a new Road Rescue Ambulance from Emergency Vehicles Plus at an approximate cost of $140,000.00.  He would like to sell the old one and will bring additional information in December.

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

 Lori Cox, Chief Deputy Treasurer, gave the Treasurer’s monthly report, updated on the December Tax bills, and the scanning of old tax records on Docushare.

 Jaclyn Sanborn, from Council of Governments, gave an Energy Efficiency Award to the board for participating as a partner in the Michigan Public Service Commission Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy for Local Governments Project from 2009-2011.

 Finance Committee

Motion by Vivian, supported by Vanderwal to approve the Memorandum of Understanding with Michigan State University for the 2012 year.  Roll Call Vote:  7 Yeas (Bridson, Rogers, Vanderwal, Cairy, Hughston, Zuiderveen, Vivian) 0 Nays Carried.

 Motion by Vivian, supported by Zuiderveen to approve the form of amended Money Purchase Pension Plan and Trust effective January 1, 2012 is hereby approved and adopted and that an authorized representative of the Employer is hereby authorized and directed to execute and deliver to the Administrator of the Plan one or more counterparts of the Plan.   Carried.

 Motion by Vivian, supported by Bridson to amend the wages of the recycling staff back to October 1, 2011 and to follow the AFSCME Union contract wage schedule in the future.  (Raden, F moves from $10.26 to $12.60 in Group II which is a step increase from Start to Year 3 resulting in $18.64 retro pay– Raden, A moves from $11.28 to $13.52 in Group III which is a step increase from Start to Year 3 resulting in $4.48 retro pay – Knoerl, T moves from $10.26 to $10.97 in Group II which is a step increase from Start to Year 1 resulting in $57.69 in retro pay – Venema, J moves from $11.28 to $12.65 which is a step increase from Start to Year 2 in Group III resulting in $137.00 retro pay).  Carried.

 Motion by Vivian, supported by Bridson to move the Recycling Budget – revenues and expenses to its own Fund effective 01-01-2012.  Carried.

 Motion by Vivian, supported by Cairy to set the Temporary Custodial wage at $16.64 per hour contractually.  Carried.

 Motion by Vivian, supported by Bridson to approve the 2011 Budget Amendments #7 as presented.  Carried.

 Final Meeting of the year set for December 30th at 10:00 AM.

 Building and Grounds, Claims and Accounts

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

 Motion by Zuiderveen, supported by Hughston to approve the PA 116 of Harold and Ruth Dodde as presented.  Carried.

 Motion by Zuiderveen, supported by Bridson to approve the bid of C&W Plowing for the years of 2011-2013 in the amount of $285.00.  Carried.

 Kelly Bekken, Road Commission Director, reported on House Bill 5125 and 5126 and the suggested reinvention of Road Commissions.

 Monthly Commissioner Reports:  Bridson reported on the County Parks year and the success they had, Cairy reported on the DSS meeting, Youth Building Program from NWCOG,  Zuiderveen reported on Health Dept Meeting,  Hughston reported on Recycling and the hiring of a new employee, Rogers reported on COA Board and new job description.

 Public Comment:

  • Michele Ardis Missaukee District Library Director, reported on all of their activities and successful programs.
  • Carolyn Flore brought up the 6% reduction in the premium due to the employees good health.

 Meeting adjourned until December 13th, 2011 at 2:00 PM or Call of the Board.

 

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Susan Rogers, Chairman                                                             Carolyn Flore, Clerk