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Missaukee County Board of Commissioners
Commissioners Room, Lake City, Michigan
Regular Board Meeting
September 14th, 2010 at 10:00 AM

Roll Call:  All present except Comm. Hughston

Prayer: given by Comm. Vivian and Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes of August 10th 2010 read and approved.

Motion by Vivian supported by Bridson to approve the Agenda with the addition of he approval of the Kitchen construction and Kitchen equipment and Closed Session to be added to the end of the agenda.  Carried

Public Comment:  Pam Niebrzydowski reported that over 300 people have registered for Senior Empowerment Day.

Sheriff Bosscher presented the Sheriff Department monthly report and requested board approval for the Kitchen project and also requested the purchase of 3 Lucas Chest Compression Systems in the amount of $12,000.

Motion by Vivian, supported by Bridson to approve the bid of Grand Traverse Construction of $182,500 to update the Jail Kitchen.  Roll Call Vote:  4 Yeas (Rogers, Vivian, Bridson, Zuiderveen) 2 Nays (Renner, Robinson) 1 Absent (Hughston) Carried.

Motion by Vivian, supported by Bridson to approve the bid of Merchandise Equipment and Supply in the amount of $73,593 to purchase kitchen equipment.  Roll Call Vote:  5 Yeas (Rogers, Vivian, Bridson, Robinson, Zuiderveen) 1 Nay (Renner) 1 Absent (Hughston) Carried.

Motion by Vivian, supported by Bridson to grant the approval of applying for matching funds from USDA (40,933). In the amount of $10,000.  Roll Call Vote: 5 Yeas (Rogers, Vivian, Bridson, Renner, Zuiderveen) 1 Nay (Robinson) 1 Absent (Hughston) Carried

Carol Palmer, District Court Magistrate, presented the District Court monthly report.

Barb Hancock, County Treasurer, gave the board her monthly revenue report.

Sherry Blaszak, Soil Conservation Administrator, asked the board for $3,000 towards a skid steer, and reminded them about Household Hazardous Waste day and Nature Day.

Motion by Zuiderveen, supported by Bridson to grant $3000 to the Recycling Center to go towards the purchase of a Skid Steer from Voelkers.  Carried.

Lorry Klinger requested the board approve the MAEAP resolution.

Motion by Zuiderveen, supported by Bridson to approve the following resolution:

Resolution 2010-11

                      Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program

Whereas the State of Michigan has implemented the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) that educates farmers in better management practices in order to protect and enhance Michigan’s natural resources,

Whereas the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) encompasses three farming systems; the Livestock System (Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan – Progressive Planning), the Cropping System (Crop*A*Syst and Greenhouse*A*Syst) and the Farmstead System (Farm*A*Syst and Greenhouse*A*Syst)

Whereas the farm voluntarily completes educational requirements, undergoes a farm-specific assessment and invites third party verification by the Michigan Department of Agriculture,

Whereas, upon achieving Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) verification, the farming operation and the general public, are assured that the farming operation meets high environmental standards designed to help producers achieve compliance with state and federal environmental laws a swell as conformance with Right to Farm Generally Accepted Agricultural and Management Practices (GAAMPs).

Whereas the failure of the farm operation to continue to meet Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) and those associated requirements, will result in revocation of the farm operation MAEAP verification in good standing,

Whereas agricultural producers are under increasing public pressure to improve their farming techniques and practices to protect and improve the environment.  The producer voluntarily participates in this program to show the general public they are being environmental stewards of the land they farm,

Therefore Be It Resolved the Missaukee County Board of Commissioners shall recognize those farms that achieve Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) verification by presenting them with a certificate of achievement.

Finance Committee

Motion by Vivian, supported by Bridson to approve the attached 2010 Budget Amendments including the Transfer of Assets and Liabilities from Fund #402 “Capital Improvement Courthouse” to Fund #352 “Energy Note Chemical Bank.” Roll Call 6 Yea (Rogers, Bridson, Vivian, Renner, Robinson, Zuiderveen) 1 Absent (Hughston) Carried.

Motion by Vivian, supported by Bridson to approve the attached 224 Lake City Officer Budget for the 2010 year.  Carried

Motion by Vivian, supported by Zuiderveen to support the new District Health Dept #10 Lease Agreement attached.  Carried.

Personnel Committee

No report

Building & Grounds Committee

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

Commissioner Reports

Rogers reported on two bills in the House/Senate that would increase the county portion of the Child Care Fund, the Beaver Island retreat on Michigan Works.  Vivian requested more info on the county lien garnishment issue.  Renner reported on the 4-H meeting and the interest of the 4-H leaders in continuing the vision.  Bridson reported on the Park Board meeting and the excellent year that the parks had.

Greg Paffhouse, Northern Lakes Community Mental Health Director, reported on the annual reports. And the concept of charging for mental health services to inmates in the county jail.  It is their recommendation that they continue to service the jails for the Oct 1, 2010 to September 30, 2011 year from their own general fund monies.

Dave Robison, Commissioner reported on the economic outlook and how the demise of the dollar and financial trends will be affecting the county and the United States.  He also reported on the poisoning of our food supply that people should be aware of from GMO additives to plastics and tin food containers, and hybrid seeds.  He requested the board look into a county ordinance banning some of these products in Missaukee County.

Motion by Vivian, supported by Robinson to go into Closed Session for Attorney Client correspondence.  Roll Call Vote:  6 Yeas (Rogers, Vivian, Renner, Robinson, Bridson, Zuiderveen) 0 Nays 1 Absent (Hughston) Carried.

Closed Session:

Motion by Zuiderveen, supported Bridson to go out of Closed Session.  Roll Call Vote:  6 Yeas (Rogers, Vivian, Renner, Robinson, Bridson, Zuiderveen) 0 Nays 1 Absent (Hughston) Carried.

Public Comment         None

Meeting adjourned until October 12th, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. or Call of the Chair.

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Susan Rogers, Chairman                                   Carolyn Flore, Clerk