The Chippewa County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, October 9, 2000 at 7:00 pm. in the Courtroom of the Chippewa County Courthouse.

Present: Commissioners: Postula, Cooper, Dale, LaJoie, Hopper, Kay and Chairman McDowell

Also Present: Dennis Koback, Sharon Kennedy, David Carpenter, Kelly Beaune and Tina Ojala

It was moved by Commissioner Postula, supported by Commissioner Cooper to acknowledge correspondence received in the Clerk’s Office and refer to committees if necessary. Motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Commissioner Postula, supported by Commissioner Cooper to approve the minutes of September 11, 2000 and September 22, 2000 with the corrections on September 11, 2000 being: Total of Superior Township Water system should read $263,562.63 Page 3, line 2: should read here not her Page 5, first motion: “on the vote for the motion on a roll call vote carried” unanimously” was listed twice Motion carried.

Public Comments: None

Controller’s Report:

Sharon Kennedy, Equalization Director/Register of Deeds, made a presentation on the tentative 2000 Apportionment/Millage reports. Ms. Kennedy explained that 3 townships, Raber, Rudyard and Sugar Island, that have millage requests on the November 7, 2000 General Election.

Ms. Kennedy suggested that the County Board accept the tentative Apportionment/Millage report until after the General Election when the townships will have their Truth & Taxation hearings to be able to certi their millage.

It was moved by Commissioner LaJoie, supported by Commissioner Postula to accept the Tentative Apportionment/Millage report as presented. Motion carried.

Dennis Koback, E 9-1-1 Director, stated that the tentative date to move will be November 20, 2000 or possibly the 15 The block work is done and the interior walls are going up today.

Mr. Koback also stated that the specifications for the tower base were being hand delivered to Mr. Ware on Tuesday and they were waiting on a delivery date for the tower. Mr. Koback received the zoning o.k. on the tower from Kinross Township and will have the building permit Tuesday. He has also received the permit from FCC and FAA.

The monthly report was received from Probate Court. No action needed.

Ms. Beaune stated that in accordance with the Board’s Policies and Procedures the Board/Committee/Authority vacancies will be announced in the Evening News with the deadline of November 7, 2000 at 3:00 p.m.

It was moved by Commissioner Dale, supported by Commissioner Cooper to appoint Merrill Lewis to the Hiawathaland Library Cooperative. Motion carried.

It was recommended by Chairman McDowell that Bernard LaJoie fill the unexpired term of Gordon Newland on the Hiawatha Behavorial Health Board and that Aaron Hopper fill the unexpired term of Gordon Newland on LTPCAP.

It was moved by Commissioner Kay, supported by Commissioner Postula to accept the recommendation of Chairman McDowell to appoint Bernard LaJoie to the Hiawathaland Behavorial Health Board and Aaron Hopper to UPCAP, Motion carried with Commissioner Cooper voting nay.

New Business:

A presentation of Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy was to be presented by Jeff Hagen, but Mr. Hagen did not attend the meeting.

It was moved by Commissioner Postula, supported by Commissioner Hopper to approve resolution 00-11. Motion carried.

Resolution 00-11

Whereas, The E.U.P. Regional Planning and Development Commissioner has the thnction of Developing the annual Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) report, and Whereas, Chippewa County is an active participant in the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, and

Whereas, The Chippewa County OEDP Committee (Economic Development Corporation) and the EUP Regional Advisory CEDS Committee have developed this economic development program and recommend its adoption, and

Whereas, The County Board finds the CEDS to be consistent with the goals, objectives and policies of Chippewa County and the tri-county region, and

Whereas, The County Board concurs with the County and Regional Priorities and finds them to be in lull accord with our short and long-range goals and objectives for economic development, and

Whereas, The Chippewa County Board of Commissioners actively supports and currently participates in the economic development district activities of the EUP Regional Planning and Development Commission;

Now Therefore Be it Resolved, that the Chippewa County Board of Commissioners does hereby Endorse and concur with the UPDATED CEDS report for the Eastern Upper Peninsula, and

Be It Further Resolved, that the Chippewa County Board of Commissioners supports the E.U.P. Regional Planning and Development Commission’s application to the Economic Development Administration for planning funds.

Chairman McDowell stated that at a recent meeting in Manistique, hazardous household waste disposal was addressed by the DNR. If there was any Board interest, Chairman McDowell would like to see it refereed to one their committees.

It was moved by Commissioner Hopper, supported by Commissioner Dale that the Chippewa County Board of Commissioners oppose Proposal #2 on the election November 7, 2000. Motion carried.

It was moved by Commissioner LaJoie, supported by Commissioner Kay to send a resolution to Kaye Leazier and David Kauer for their recent awards for the Excellence in Local Government from Walmart. Motion carried.

Standing Committee Reports:

Personnel Committee:

It was moved by Commissioner Hopper, supported by Commissioner LaJoie that the Controller’s job description has the following added to the purpose of position: As controller of Chippewa County will not be permitted to hold/serve on committees/boards normally held by County Commissioner without approval of the Chippewa County Board of Commissioners. Motion carried with Commissioner Dale and Cooper voting nay.

It was moved by Commissioner Hopper, supported by Commissioner LaJoie that the E 9-1-1 personnel be paid for holiday in the same manner as the Sheriff’s Departments contract. Motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Commissioner Hopper, supported by Commissioner Kay to accept the minutes of the Personnel Committee meeting of September 13, 2000. Motion carried

Building, Grounds and Jail Committee:

It was moved by Commissioner Kay, supported by Commissioner Cooper, to approve the fUrniture bid from National Office Products for the Courthouse Annex offices. Motion carried unanimously

. It was moved by Commissioner Kay, supported by Commissioner Cooper to approve the low bid from Ann Bourque Interiors, for 75 windows at a cost of $2,770.41. Motion carried unanimously.

It was move by Commissioner Kay, supported by Commissioner LaJoie that issues 4-1 through 4-6 be approved. Motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Commissioner Kay, supported by Commissioner Cooper that the Sheriff receives a $7,000 increase in the finds available to him to set up the jail. Motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Commissioner Kay, supported by Commissioner Hopper to approve the additional expense of $25,000 for the new water service if necessary, Discussion followed. Motion carried with Commissioner Postuala voting nay.

It was moved by Commissioner Kay, supported by Commissioner Cooper to accept the Building, Grounds and Jail Committee meeting of September 13, 2000 as presented. Motion carried.

Health and Social Services Committee: No meeting.

Chairman McDowell urged all Commissioners to attend the Hospital Board meeting next month as there are going to be some important decisions to be made.

Transportation Committee:

It was moved by Commissioner Postula, supported by Commissioner Hopper that the O.R.V. ordinance be prepared and reviewed by the Prosecuting Attorney and put into place for one (1) year, that the ordinance be available at the controller’s office or by mail at the public request, one (1) month before the Public Hearing. At the completion of one year the ordinance be reviewed with the townships. Discussion followed: Motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Commissioner Postula supported by Commissioner Hopper to accept the Transportation Committee meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously.

Legislative and Natural Resources Committee: No meeting

Computer Committee: No meeting

It was moved by Commissioner Dale, supported by Commissioner Hopper to accept the Board of Commissioners Workshop minutes of September 21, 2000. Motion carried.

Finance, Claim and Accounts:

It was moved by Commissioner Dale, supported by Commissioner Hopper to establish a public hearing Monday, November 13, 2000 before the regular board meeting. Motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Commissioner Dale, supported by Commissioner Cooper that the October 2000 Travel Requests be approved as presented. Motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Commissioner Dale, supported by Commissioner Kay that the Precision Edge Surgical Products, request for Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate be approved. Motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Commissioner Dale, supported by Commissioner LaJoie that the Soo Plastics, request for Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate be approved. Motion carried with Commissioners Cooper and Postula voting nay.

It was moved by Commissioner Dale, supported by Commissioner Kay that the requests from the Chippewa County Road Commission for pay increase be referred to the Personnel committee, and that a letter is sent requesting information on wages, fringes and expenses. Motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Commissioner Dale, supported by Commissioner Postula that the FIA FY 2001 Cooperative Reimbursement contract Application for the Friend of the Court is accepted and the Chairman is authorized to sign the application for the Board of Commissioners. Motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Commissioner Dale, supported by Commissioner LaJoie to approve the request from Chippewa County EDC to sell 10.25 acres in Kinross Township, Chippewa County, Michigan Motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Commissioner Dale, supported by Commissioner Postula to authorize David Carpenter, Finance Director, to amend twelve referenced 2000 budget items. On a roll call vote, motion carried unanimously.

12 Referenced 2000 budget items:

1. Fund 147/Building Inspector/payroll

2. General Fund/payroll

3. Fund 212/E 9-1-1/construction f

4. Fund 467/Central Dispatch construction find

5. Sheriff’s Department/Marine Division/amendment

6. Sheriff’s Department/equipment/amendment

7. Sheriff’s Department/vehicle/amendment

8. Fund 225/Correctional Facility maintenance

9. Fund 245/Building & Site Improvement find

10. General Fund Transfer to E.D.C.

11. Fund 265/Computer Technology Grant

12. Fund 152IHTJD MSC 1-10 Grants

It was moved by Commissioner Dale, supported by Commissioner Cooper that the following claims and accounts are authorized for payment:

Voucher 25964 tha 26305 and i-I to J-97:

General Fund $252,542.76

Other 124,305.14

Payroll 425,737.50

Total $802,585.40

Motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Commissioner Dale, supported by Commissioner Postula that authorization is given to pay the following claims for Superior Township Water System.

Total $45,204.09

It was moved by Commissioner Dale, supported by Commissioner Kay to accept the Finance, Claims and Accounts meeting of October 5, 2000 as presented. Motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Commissioner LaJoie, supported by Commissioner Hopper to recess to the call of the Chair. Motion carried unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Margaret L. Kaunisto, Chippewa County Clerk

Gary McDowell, County Board Chair