CHIPPEWA COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING, JULY 10, 2000
Pursuant to the provisions of such case made and provided, the Chippewa County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, July 10, 2000 at 5:00 P.M., in the Circuit Courtroom of the Chippewa County Courthouse, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan with Vice—Chairman Aaron Hopper presiding.
Present: Commissioners Don Cooper, Earl Kay, Rita Dale, Bernard LaJoie, Ted Postula and Vice-Chairman Aaron Hopper.
Absent: Chairman Gary McDowell.
Also present were Don Holt, Leo Stelmaszek, David Carpenter, Ron Killips, Chris Killips, Controller Gordon Newland and Clerk Margaret L. Kaunisto.
It was moved by Comm. Postula to acknowledge the correspondence received in the Clerk’s Office and refer to committees if necessary. Motion was supported by Comm. Cooper and carried unanimously on voice vote.
A motion was made by comm. LaJoie to approve the minutes of the May 31st and June 12th, 2000 meetings. Motion was supported by Comm. Postula and carried unanimously.
Leo Stelmaszek addressed the Board regarding the new Jail. Mr. Stelmaszek wanted to know who the jail belonged to, questioned the bidding process for the fence that was taken down and were it showed in the cost of new addition, the savings of $1,000.00. He also wanted to know who would have been held responsible if any of the jail employees were injured while taking down the fence. Vice Chairman Hopper answered all the questions for Mr. Stelmaszek.
It is recommended by Controller Newland that the proposed UP Area Agency on Aging/Multi—Year (2001—2003) Area Plan/Annual Implementation Plan Resolution 00—09 be adopted.
It was moved by Comm. Cooper to adopt Resolution 00—09 as submitted and recommended. Motion was supported by Corn. Dale and carried unanimously.
Mrs. Askwith was to be at meeting to talk to the Board about the Animal Shelter, but matter was taken care of by Comm.'s Dale and Cooper.
OLD BUSINESS: NONE
NEW BUSINESS: NONE
PERSONNEL COMMITTEE: Comm. Hopper, Chairman of committee, asked Comm. Postula to give the following report of meeting held on June 22, 2000.
It was moved by Comm. Postula, supported by Comm. Cooper, that the resignation of Ms. Janet E. Elliott, clerk/Recorder, 91st District Court, be accepted effective May 19, 2000. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.
It was moved by Comm. Postula, supported by Comm. Cooper, that the recommendation of the 91st District Court to assign Ms. Ann McKay to the position of Clerk/Recorder, 91st District Court, be accepted effective May 22, 2000.
A motion was made by Comm. Postula, supported by Comm. Dale, that the resignation of Ms. Sandra Smith as Prosecuting Attorney Office Manager be accepted and Ms. Smith be assigned to the position of Legal Secretary 1 effective May 29, 2000. Motion carried unanimously. Comm. Cooper asked if this effected her salary? Controller Newland stated it was decreased.
It was moved by Comm. Postula, supported by Comm. • s Kay and Dale, that Ms. Kelly Beaune be reclassified as Temporary Assistant to the Controller, effective May 29. 2000. Motion carried unanimously.
This completed report and Comm. Postula moved for acceptance of the minutes. Motion was supported by Comm. LaJoie and carried unanimously.
EQUALIZATION & APPORTIONMENT - no meeting
HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES - no meeting
BUILDING, GROUNDS & JAIL - no meeting
TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE - no meeting
LEGISLATIVE & NATURAL RESOURCES — no meeting
COMPUTER COMMITTEE - no meeting
FINANCE, CLAIMS & ACCOUNTS - meeting held on July 6, 2000
Comm. Dale, Chairman of Committee gave the following report on the meeting.
It was moved by Comm. Dale, supported by Comm. Postula, that the July 2000 Travel Requests be approved as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
It was moved by Comm. Dale, supported by Comm. Cooper, that the Board approve the Fiscal Year 2000/2001 Snowmobile Enforcement Grant Program Application in the estimated amount of $37,130.00 as proposed. Motion carried unanimously.
It was moved by Comm.Dale, supported by Comm. Postula, that upon the recommendation of Sheriff Moran, the Agreement between Treasury Law Enforcement Agencies and Local, County and State Law Enforcement Agencies for the reimbursement of Expenses in the amount of $2,000.00 for the period October 1, 1999 to September 30, 2000 be approved. Motion carried unanimously.
The committee authorized Comm. Kay to replace Comm. Cooper as a voting member of the committee due to the excused absence of Comm. Cooper for this meeting.
It was moved by Comm. Dale, supported by Comm.'s LaJoie and Kay, that the proposal of Lucent Technologies to provide equipment/software for the installation of a telephone system in the courthouse/annex correctional facility in the amount of $46,700.00 be accepted as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
It was moved by Comm. Dale, supported by Comm. Cooper, that the MNRMA proposal for in—car video (sheriff car) be accepted with the costs of $9,088.00 be shared equally between the county and MMRMA as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
It was moved by Comm. Dale, supported by Comm. Kay, that the controller be authorized to establish Fund 167, Sault Ste. Marie Tribal Court Public Defender, account as presented. Motion carried unanimously. Corn. Cooper wanted to know what length of time this covers? Controller said it was 7 months.
It was moved by Comm. Dale, supported by Corn. Cooper, that the controller be authorized to establish Fund 364, Chippewa County Water Supply System Bonds (2000 Superior Township Improvements) as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
It was moved by Comm. Dale, supported by Comm. Kay, that the Board accept the proposal of Roy Electric Co., with the maximum amount established at $34,348.00 for the Chippewa County Annex Communications system (computers). Motion carried unanimously. Comm. Cooper wanted to make sure this was approved by Ms. Pirralli.
It was moved by Comm. Dale, supported by Comm. Postula that Mr. David Carpenter be appointed as the Employer Delegate to MERS for the ensuing year. Motion carried unanimously.
A discussion was held regarding the holding of two Board Workshops to provide the Board with detailed information at the request of the Hiawatha Behavioral Health Authority request to discuss the location of their office on county owned property and a Board Workshop to discuss the E—9—l-l program. The controller was requested to obtain dates and times of such Workshops and inform the Chairman of such dates for the purpose of calling the Workshops to order.
It was moved by Comm.Dale, supported by Comm. Cooper, that upon the recommendation of the Sheriff and with the concurrence of the Personnel Committee Chairman, that the hourly rate of pay for the part-time court bailiff’s be increased to $9.50 per hour effective July 10, 2000. Motion carried unanimously.
CLAIMS AND ACCOUNTS: It was moved by Comm. Dale, supported by Comm. Cooper that the following Claims and Accounts be authorized for payment:
a) Voucher Number 24951 to 25278 and C— to c—93:
General Fund $184,543.98
On a roll call vote the motion carried unanimously.
b) It was moved by Comm. Dale, supported by Comm. LaJoie, that authorization be given to pay the following Claims for Superior Township Water System:
1) Underground Specialists, Inc
a) Underground Specialists, Inc. $ 8,617.50
b) Davies Water Equipment 32,125.27
c) U.P. Concrete Pipe Co. 72,412.77 $113,155.54
2) Moher and Cannello 6,806.05
3) Granger and Associates, Inc. 3,185.28
4) Granger & Associates, Inc. 528.00
On a roll call vote the motion carried unanimously. The controller provided the committee with an informal update of the various projects the Board and staff is involved with including, the Correctional Facility expansion project with the Open House set for 1:30 p.m. Friday July 14, 2000 and encouraged all commissioners to assist in the ribbon cutting ceremony: the staff in-service training being held on Wednesday, July 12, 2000, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., on the second floor of the Avery Center with commissioners encouraged to attend: the County Board’s Annual Family Picnic to be held beginning at 4:00 p.m., July 20, 2000, to its completion, with the commissioners providing their skills at the charcoal; the August 20, 2000, County Board sponsored reception for the Michigan Association of Counties.
This completed report and Comm. Dale moved for approval. Motion was supported by Comm. ‘s LaJoie and Kay and carried unanimously.
As there was no further business to come before the Board, it was moved by Comm. LaJoie to adjourn. Motion was supported by Comm. Postula and carried unanimously.
Thereby the meeting was adjourned.
Margaret Kaunisto, Chippewa County Clerk
Aaron Hopper, Vice Chairman County Board