The Chippewa County Board of Commissioner met on Monday, January 3, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the Courtroom of the Chippewa County Courthouse for their Organizational Meeting of the New Year.
Present: Commissioners Ted Postula, Don Cooper, Scott Shackleton, Richard Timmer, Bernard LaJoie, James Moore and Earl Kay
Also Present: Jeff Moran, Sheriff, Don and Chris McLean, Ruth LaJoie, Tim McKee, OES/9-1-1 Director, Tina Ojala, Julie Timmer, Sharon Kennedy, Register of Deeds, Kelly Beaune, Assistant to the Controller, Marilyn McDonald, County Treasurer , Susan Short, Probate Court and Diane Cork, County Clerk
The County Clerk welcomed the newly elected and returning Commissioners and administered their oaths of office.
The Clerk entertained a motion from the floor for nominations for the County Board Chairman.
It was moved by Commissioner Postula, supported by Commissioner Timmer, to nominate Earl Kay.
It was moved by Commissioner Shackelton, supported by Commissioner Moore, to nominate Don Cooper.
The Clerk called for nominations three more times and entertained a motion from the floor to close nominations.
It was moved by Commissioner LaJoie, supported by Commissioner Moore, to close the nominations. On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.
It was moved by Commissioner Cooper, supported by Commissioner Timmer, to have a secret ballot cast. On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.
Slips were passed out and all Commissioners voted. The Clerk asked Marilyn McDonald to assist with the counting of the ballots. On a vote of 4-3, Earl Kay was declared the Chairman of the Chippewa County Board of Commissioners.
Chairman Kay proceeded with the remainder of the meeting.
Chairman Kay opened nominations for the position of Vice Chairman.
It was moved by Commissioner LaJoie, supported by Commissioner Timmer, to nominate Ted Postula.
Chairman Kay called for nominations three more times. Hearing none, it was moved by Commissioner Moore, supported by Commissioner Timmer, to close the nominations and cast a unanimous ballot for Ted Postula as Vice Chairman. On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.
The County Board meeting schedule was presented to the Commission as being the second Monday of every month.
It was moved by Commissioner Timmer, supported by Commissioner Postula, to amend the schedule to read the meeting for February would be held on Wednesday, the 16th to allow the Commission to attend the MAC Conference and to accept the schedule as amended. On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.
The first name read will be the Chairman for each Committee
|Finance, Claims and Accounts||Richard Timmer|
|Scott Shackleton - ex officio|
|Earl Kay - ex officio|
|Building, Grounds and Jail||Earl Kay|
|Equalization and Apportionment||Jim Moore|
|Health and Social Services||Ted Postula|
|Legislative and Natural Resources||Richard Timmer|
The following are Commissioners who will sit on various boards, committees and agencies. It was noted by the Chairman, if any board member had a conflict with attending the meetings, corrections/amendments could be made.
|Emergency Food and Shelter||Don Cooper|
|Community Action||Earl Kay|
|Community Corrections||Earl Kay|
|Prison Liaison||Bernard LaJoie|
|Michigan Works||Richard Timmer|
|Regional Planning||Bernard LaJoie|
|Northern Transitions||Richard Timmer|
|Veteran's Affairs||Don Cooper|
The Commission was in receipt of the By-Laws and Policies of Chippewa County.
It was moved by Commissioner LaJoie, supported by Commissioner Postula, to accept the By-Laws and Policies as presented. On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.
PUBLIC COMMENTS: None
Chairman Kay noted that the Prosecuting Attorney had sued the County Board and the case went before Judge Johnson in Petoskey. The Judge ruled in favor of the County Board . The Prosecutor asked for a motion for reconsideration which was also denied by the Judge.
Chairman Cooper inquired about the Controller’s position. He felt that there should be a workshop and the Commission should move forward to fill the vacancy.
Chairman Kay stated the Policy and Procedures sets the Personnel Committee in charge of setting forth the criteria for the Controller position.
Having no further business, it was moved by Commissioner Timmer, supported by Commissioner Moore, to adjourn. On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously and the County Board did adjourn at 8:22 p.m.
Diane S. Cork, Clerk
Earl Kay, Chairman