CHIPPEWA COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

SPECIAL BOARD MEETING OF MAY 1, 2000

Pursuant to the provisions of such case made and provided, the Chippewa County Board of Commissioners met in special session on Monday, May 1, 2000 at 5:30 P.M., in the circuit Courtroom of the Chippewa County Courthouse, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan with Chairman Gary McDowell presiding.

Present: Commissioner’s Don Cooper, Earl Kay, Aaron Hopper, Rita Dale, Bernard La Ted Postula and Chairman Gary McDowell.

Also present were Controller Gordon Newland, Scott Brand, Evening News and Clerk Margaret L. Kaunisto.

Purpose of meeting was to take action on following items:

A. SUPERIOR TOWNSHIP: It is recommended that the following resolutions pertaining to the Superior Township water improvement system project be adopted:

(1) Loan Resolution for Chippewa County to raise a portion of the cost of such undertaking by issuance of its bonds in the principal amount of $596,000 under PA No. 185 of the PA of 1957, as amended, and to accept a grant in an amount not to exceed $488,000.

Comm. Dale moved for the adoption of Resolution #1. Motion was supported by Comm. La and carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

(2) Loan Resolution for Chippewa County to raise a portion of the cost of such undertaking by issuance of its bonds in the principal amount of $28,000 under PA No. 185 of the PA of 1957, as amended, and to accept a grant in an amount not to exceed $101,000.

Comm. Dale moved for the adoption of Resolution #2. Motion was supported by Comm. Cooper. Discussion followed on how the county is reimbursed. Conroller Newland explained. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

(3) Water and Waste System Grant Agreement between Rural Utilities Service, Department of Agriculture and Chippewa County at an estimated cost of $1,084,000.

The Water and Waste System Grant Agreement was moved for approval by Comm.Dale. Motion was supported by Comm. Kay and carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

(4) Water and Waste System Grant Agreement between Rural Utilities Service, Department of Agriculture, and Chippewa County in an estimated cost of $159,000.

A motion was made by Comm. Cooper, to adopt the Water and Waste System Grant Agreement between Rural Utilities Service, Department of Agriculture, and Chippewa Coounty in an estimated cost of $159,000.

The motion was supported by Comm. Dale and carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

B - JEFFERSON SCHOOL: Controller Newland recommended that any and all previous motions, consent, or implied consent, by the Board of Commissioners, to move any or all offices of the Chippewa County Annex to Jefferson School be rescinded.

The Controller’s recommendation was moved by Comm. Kay. Motion was supported by Comm. Dale. A brief discussion followed. Mr. Newland explained that everything was set up and ready to go at the Jefferson School, like the phone systems, computers, etc. Now, we are still waiting to get some phones working, computers in place, etc. at the other sites. Corn. Dale feels that the Zoning Board doesn’t realize that we were spending tax payers dollars and they pay county taxes also. Comm. Cooper felt that the County acted before they had permission and wouldn’t have violated any of the Townships Zoning laws. On a roll call vote the motion carried.

C - AUTHORIZATION TO LEASE CERTAIN OFFICE SPACES:

Controller Newland recommended that the Board of Commissioners authorize the renting of the following office space during the renovation of the Courthouse Annex for the period commencing April 26, 2000 and expiring approximately October 27, 2000: and further, that authorization be provided to expend necessary funds required to provide telephone service, computer service, and any other necessary expenses to prepare the quarters for use:

Community Action Agency Avery Center:

Suite lC — (Public Defender) $4,230.48

Suite 4 — (Friend of the Court) 8,202.48

Huntington Bank: (511 Ashmun) Second Floor

Building Inspector/Drain Commissioner

Department of Veteran’s Affairs

Co—op Extension Service $7,800.00 (apprx)

James Lambros: 544 Ashmun

Department of Corrections $9,000.00

Approximate Total $29,232.96

The recommendation was moved for approval by Comm. Dale, supported by Comm. Kay. Comm. Dale questioned if the Board should give some leeway in case of emergency of other expenses, rather than have to schedule another meeting. Controller Newland didn’t think it was necessary. On a roll call vote the motion carried unanimously.

U - AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE FOR BIDS FOR DISPOSAL OF FOUR VEHICLES:

It was recommended that authorization be given to advertise for bids, for disposal, the four (4) vehicles indicated in the Sheriff’s

It was moved by Comm. Dale, supported by Comm. Hopper, that the Sheriff Department be authorized to advertise for bids on the four (4) vehicles (1994 Ford Crown Victoria, 1994 Ford Crown Victoria, 1995 Oldsmobile Ciera and a 1994 Chevrolet Caprice). On a roll call vote the motion carried unanimously.

This completed th agenda items and as there was no further business to come before the Board, it was moved by Comm. Dale to adjourn. Motion was supported by Comm. Postula and carried unanimously.

Thereby the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted,

Margaret L. Kaunisto, Chippewa County Clerk

Gary McDowell, County Board Chariman