Pursuant to the provisions of the statute in such case made and provided the Chippewa County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, April 9,2001, at 7:00 p.m., in the Courtroom of the Chippewa County Courthouse.

Present: Commissioners Ted Postula, Don Cooper, Rita Date, Bernard LaJoie, Aaron Hopper, Earl Kay and Chairman Gary McDowell.

Also Present: Tim McKee, Mary Piralli, Helen Kennedy, David Carpenter, Kelly Beaune Tim Dolehanty and Diane Cork

It was moved by Commissioner Postula, supported by Commissioner Cooper, to acknowledge correspondence received in the Clerk’s Office and forward to the appropriate committee. Motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Commissioner Dale, supported by Commissioner LaJoie, to approve the County Board minutes of March 12, 2001 and March 20, 2001, as presented. Motion carried unanimously.

PUBLIC COMMENTS - None

Controller’s Report

9-1-1 Monthly Report - Tim McKee

Mr. McKee stated over the past two weeks he attended training in Lansing, meeting the quarterly requirements for the Office of Emergency Services.

Mr. McKee attended some 9-1-1 training on March 28, 2001, regarding the 9-1 - 1 Enhanced and Wireless connections which they are on the verge of Chippewa County is one of 40 counties who have to apply by April 30, 2001, for the wireless thnding. This will qualify the County to receive 9 fUnding for Phase! and II for the wireless f Mr. McKee stated the Master Street Addressing Guide is moving along. These lists have been submitted to the phone companies to verify.

Discussion was held on cellular phones and life links.

Sharon Kennedy, Equalization Director, gave a brief synopsis of her 2000 Equalization Report that must be sent to the State of Michigan before the end of April.

It was moved by Commissioner Kay, supported by Commissioner Dale, to accept the report as given. Motion carried unanimously.

This concluded the Controller’s Report.

REMONUMENTATION COMMITTEE MEETING - March 13, 2001

It was moved by Commissioner Dale, supported by Commissioner Hopper, that the Peer Review committee reports dated October 27, 2000, December 1, 2000, December 18, 2000 and December 15, 2000, recommending the acceptance of T44N Ri W Corners Accepted (12) (Meridian Consultants), T47N R2E Corners Accepted (U) (Northwoods Land Surveying, Inc T44N RIW Corners Accepted (24) (Meridian Consultants), T47N R2E Corners Accepted (6) (Northwoods Land Surveying, Inc.), T47N R2E Corners Accepted (14) (Northwoods Land Surveying, Inc.), T47N R2E Corners Accepted (6) (Northwoods Land Surveying, Inc.). Motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Commissioner Dale, supported by Commissioner Hopper, to accept the report as presented. Motion carried unanimously.

OLD BUSINESS - None

NEW BUSINESS - None

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Personnel Committee - Meeting of March 21, 2001 - Aaron Hopper

It was moved by Commissioner Hopper, supported by Commissioner LaJoie, upon recommendation of Director Piralli, to promote Helen Kennedy to the position of Hardware Operations Analyst and to promote Cindy Moniz to the position of PC Specialist. The PC Specialist position being temporary flull time, until the County hears from Hiawatha Behavorial Health regarding their service contract. On a roll call vote, the motion carried unanimously.

lt was moved by Commissioner Hopper, supported by Commissioner Postula, upon recommendation of Director Lucas, to grant a study leave for three months to Carrie Stark, Chippewa County’s 4-H Agent. Motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Commissioner Hopper, supported by Commissioner LaJoie, upon recommendation of Director Lucas, to approve a $5,000 cash match to pursue a grant through the Chippewa County Multi Collaborative Body, to find Nancy Fenlon’s current position. Discussion followed. If the grant is not obtained, the County will not expend any monies. Commissioner Cooper made a motion to table the first motion and send this item to the Finance Committee, supported by Commissioner Kay. Commissioners Cooper, Dale and Kay voted yes. Commissioners Postula, Hopper, LaJoie and McDowell voted nay. Motion failed.

On the motion to approve the $5,000 cash match, Commissioners Postula, Laioie, Hopper and McDowell voted yes. Commissioners Cooper, Dale and Kay voted nay. Motion carried.

It was moved by Commissioner Hopper, supported by Commissioner Postula, upon the request of Prosecuting Attorney Brian Peppler, to seek information to split the positions of Office Manager/Victims Advocate, a new position survey will be completed and sent to DMG Maximus. Motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Commissioner Hopper, supported by Commissioner Postula, to hire Michael T. Gillotte for the position of Maintenance Attendant, thirty hours per week, at the rate of $9.33 per hour. Motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Commissioner Hopper, supported by Commissioner Dale, upon recommendation of Treasurer Marilyn McDonald, to reclassify Carmen Partridge to Deputy position, as there is not change in the pay grade. Motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Commissioner Hopper, supported by Commissioner LaJoie, to accept the resignation of David Pietrangelo, effective April 13, 2001, to coincide with the cancellation of the Chippewa County Health Department service contract. Motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Commissioner Hopper, supported by Commissioner Postula, to start Chippewa County Controller Tim Dolehanty’s Blue Cross/Blue Shield coverage effective his first day. Motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Commissioner Hopper, supported by Commissioner Dale, to accept the Personnel Committee report as given. Motion carried unanimously.

Personnel Committee -Meeting of March 29, 2001 - Aaron Hopper

It was moved by Commissioner Hopper, supported by Commissioner LaJoie, upon recommendation of Register of Deeds, Sharon Kennedy, to approve Barbara Gallagher’s position description from Clerk/Typist (2504) to Deputy (2503) effective January 1, 2001. Discussion followed. It was noted that the Clerk/Typist description will be eliminated from the Register of Deeds Office. On a roll call vote, the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Commissioner Hopper, supported by Commissioner Postula, to accept the report as given. Motion carried unanimously.

Equalization and Apportionment Committee Meeting of April 2, 2001 - Bernard LaJoie

It was moved by Commissioner LaJoie, supported by Commissioner Cooper, upon recommendation of Director Kennedy, during the week of June 11, 2001, to close her office, if necessary, for annual school for the department staff. Motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Commissioner LaJoie, supported by Commissioner Dale, to accept the report as given. Motion carried unanimously.

Health and Social Service - No Meeting

Building, Grounds and Jail Committee - No Meeting

Transportation Committee - Meeting of March 27, 2001 - Ted Postula

Commissioner Postula gave a brief synopsis of the meeting. No action was necessary by the County Board.

It was moved by Commissioner Postula, supported by Commissioner Kay, to accept the report as given. Motion carried unanimously.

Legislative and Natural Resources - No Meeting

Computer Committee - No Meeting

Audit Committee and Finance, Claims and Accounts Committee - Meeting of April 5, 2001 - Rita Dale

It was moved by Commissioner Dale, supported by Commissioner Cooper, that the 2000 Audit Draft Report be accepted and that a copy of the report be placed at the Bayliss Public Library, unless there are findings regarding the Superior Township Water Bonds. Motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Commissioner Dale, supported by Commissioner Hopper, upon the Red Cross request, that an allocation of $1 5,000 be approved for matching thnds for the purchase of defibrillators. Motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Commissioner Dale, supported by Commissioner Kay, that the April Travel Requests be approved. Motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Commissioner Dale, supported by Commissioner Kay, upon the previous approval of the EDC and Central Dispatch Boards of Directors, to approve the lease with Chippewa County Economic Development and Chippewa County Board of Commissioners, to lease Building 432 (Chippewa County Central Dispatch). Motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Commissioner Dale, supported by Commissioner Postula, upon the request of the Prosecuting Attorney Peppler, to establish a $500 budget for the Reapportionment Committee. Motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Commissioner Dale, supported by Commissioner Cooper, to purchase a Children’s Memorial Day flag, to be flown Friday, April 27, 2001. Motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Commissioner Dale, supported by Commissioner Kay, upon recommendation of Sheriff Moran, to approve the Cooperative Agreement between Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department and the Forest Service. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Commissioner Dale, supported by Commissioner Hopper, to approve a letter of support to Northern Transitions, for the application for Household Hazardous Waste Collection Grant. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Commissioner Dale, supported by Commissioner LaJoie, to approve a letter of support to EUP Regional Planning and Development Commission, for the application of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs Mini-Grant. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Commissioner Dale, supported by Commissioner Postula, upon the previous approval of the Chippewa County Health Board, to approve the proposed rate increases as presented. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Commissioner Dale, supported by Commissioner Kay, to approve the budget amendment for the ATV Education Grant as presented by Finance Director Carpenter. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Commissioner Dale, supported by Commissioner Postula, to approve the budget amendment for the Computer Technology Grant Fund 265, Live Scan, as presented by Finance Director Carpenter. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Commissioner Dale supported by Commissioner Cooper, to approve the payment of the Special Assessment notices in fill to the City of Sault Ste. Marie. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Commissioner Dale, supported by Commissioner Hopper, that the following claims and accounts be authorized for payment:

Voucher 27990 thru 28261 and C-I thru C-94:

General Fund $211,799.82

Other Funds 103,757.14

Payroll 469,023.70

TOTAL $ 784,580.66

Motion carried unanimously. Moved by Commissioner Dale, supported by Commissioner LaJole, to accept the report as given. Motion carried unanimously.

NEW BUSINESS - Revisit

It was moved by Commissioner Kay, supported by Commissioner LaJoie, to authorize payment of moving expenses, contingent upon the Prosecuting Attorney’s approval, for the new controller, Tim Dolehanty. Discussion followed. On a roll call vote, motion carried unanimously.

Commissioner Cooper addressed the Board with his concerns on the audit report. There was a material weakness with the account in the Friend of the Courts Office. This matter wilt be refereed to the Finance Committee.

Chairman McDowell thanked Kelly Beaune and David Carpenter for the work they had done while the vacancy existed with the Controller’s position.

It was moved by Commissioner LaJole, supported by Commissioner Kay, to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.

Diane S. Cork, Clerk

Gary Mc owell, Chairman