The Chippewa County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, July 10, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. in the Courtroom of the Chippewa County Courthouse.

Present: Commissioners: Ted Postula, Don Cooper, Scott Shackleton, Richard Timmer, Bernard LaJoie, Jim Moore and Chairman Earl Kay

Also Present: Don and Chris McLean, Raquel McClendon, Steve McClendon, Pauline McClendon, Mary Pirelli, Kelly, Beaune, Acting Controller, and Diane Cork, County Clerk

It was moved by Commissioner LaJoie, supported by Commissioner Moore, to acknowledge the correspondence received in the Clerk’s Office and if necessary, forward to the appropriate committee. On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Commissioner LaJoie, supported by Commissioner Postula, to approve the County Board minutes of June 12, 2006 as prepared by the Clerk and also the Workshop minutes of June 26, 2006 as prepared by Kelly Beaune. On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.

PUBLIC COMMENTS:

Chris McLean read a prepared statement re: Hiawatha Behavioral Health

CONTROLLER’S REPORT – Kelly Beaune – No action items necessary, informational purposes only

NEW BUSINESS: (will continue at end of meeting)

Commissioner Moore read the following Resolution number 06-02 as follows:

RESOLUTION IN APPRECIATION AND SPECIAL RECOGNITION OF RAQUEL McCLENDON, MISS MICHIGAN TEEN 2006

WHEREAS, Raquel McClendon, a Junior at Rudyard High School, whose activities have included Honor Roll, Class President, Youth Advisory Council, volleyball, softball and cheerleading; and

WHEREAS, Raquel McClendon, has and will represent the citizens of Chippewa County in a manor above reproach and for this we extend our Thanks; and

WHEREAS, Raquel McClendon, has served her community as a role model to many of our youth. Her high performance standards, her kind friendship, her professionalism, her enthusiasm, and her inspiration to always do the right thing, has placed her in the highest of categories; and

WHEREAS, Raquel McClendon, has earned the respect and gratitude of her friends, family and community through her dedication in all the challenges that she has overcome, whether it be her goal of Junior Black Belt, Miss Chippewa County Fair Queen or Miss Michigan Teen; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, as follows:

1. That the Chippewa County Board of Commissioners respectfully dedicates this document to honor Raquel McClendon and records its pride in her achievements including Miss Michigan Teen 2006.

2. That the Chippewa County Board of Commissioners extends their best wishes to Raquel McClendon for many years of continued success in the next step of your goal, Miss Teen USA Competition in Palm Springs, California on August 15, 2006.

The above resolution was offered by Commissioner Moore and supported by Scott Shackleton. On a roll call vote, Commissioners Postula, Cooper, Shackelton, Timmer, LaJoie, Kay and Moore voted Yes. The motion carried 7-0.

OLD BUSINESS:

Appointments to HBH and Building Authority

The names of William Connolly, David Jahn and Don McLean were approved as nominees at a previous meeting to the Hiawatha Behavioral Health Board to fill the vacancy left by Richard Beadle.

On a roll call vote, Commissioner Cooper and Shackelton voted for William Connolly. Commissioners Timmer, Moore, Postula, LaJoie and Kay voted for David Jahn.

David Jahn was appointed to the Hiawatha Behavioral Board to fill the unexpired term of Richard Beadle by a vote of 5-2.

Building Authority

The name of Paul Freedman was approved for nomination at the June 12, 2006 County Board meeting for the Building Authority Board to fill the unexpired term of Frank Fazi.

On a roll call vote, Commissioners Timmer, Moore, Postula, LaJoie, Shackleton and Kay voted for Paul Freedman. Commissioner Cooper voted no. Mr. Freedman was appointed to the Building Authority Board by a vote of 6-1 to fill the unexpired term of Frank Fazi.

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Personnel – Bernard LaJoie – No meeting

Equalization & Apportionment – Jim Moore – No meeting

Health & Social Services – Ted Postula – 6-21-06

This report was for informational purposes only. Any action items were moved to the Finance, Claims and Accounts Committee for consideration.

It was moved by Commissioner Postula, supported by Commissioner Moore, to accept the report of the Health & Social Services Committee as presented. On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.

Building, Grounds & Jail – Earl Kay – No meeting

Transportation – Ted Postula – No meeting

Legislative & Natural Resources – Richard Timmer – No meeting

Computer – Don Cooper – No meeting

Finance, Claims & Accounts – Richard Timmer – 7-6-06

The Committee reviewed a request from the Upper Peninsula Travel and Recreation Association for an allocation of $550.00 to support the U.P.’s tourism interests.

It was moved by Commissioner Timmer, supported by Commissioner LaJoie, to pay the $550.00 investment allocation to UPTRA. On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.

The Committee received a request from Great-West Retirement Services for withdrawal of funds under the Financial Hardship provision of the County’s Deferred Compensation Plan, personal data of the application had been deleted to assure the participant impartial consideration. The case will be referred to as Chippewa #01-06.

It was moved by Commissioner Timmer, supported by Commissioner Moore, to approve the request from Great-West Retirement Services as presented and referred to as Chippewa #10-06. On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.

The Committee reviewed the three bids for body rust repair on the Community Services van from Sheriff Moran.

It was moved by Commissioner Timmer, supported by Commissioner Moore, to approve the low bid of $1,120.75 from M.R. Autobody to repair and refinish the body rust on the Community Services van.

The Committee was updated on previous budget adjustments, and received a current fund analysis. The Committee was also request to approve the following budget adjustments:

7/10/2006 256 0 704 E 0.00 30,000.00 30,000.00
7/10/2006 256 0 727 E 0.00 3,000.00 3,000.00
7/10/2006 256 0 729 E 0.00 300.00 300.00
7/10/2006 256 0 730 E 0.00 20,000.00 20,000.00
7/10/2006 256 0 731 E 0.00 3,000.00 3,000.00
7/10/2006 256 0 802 E 0.00 200.00 200.00
7/10/2006 256 0 808 E 0.00 2,500.00 2,500.00
7/10/2006 256 0 860 E 0.00 400.00 400.00
7/10/2006 256 0 861 E 0.00 400.00 400.00
7/10/2006 256 0 931 E 0.00 1,000.00 1,000.00
7/10/2006 256 0 970 E 0.00 24,400.00 24,400.00
7/10/2006 229 0 998.363 E 0.00 15,000.00 15,000.00
7/10/2006 264 0 706 E 0.00 10,000.00 10,000.00
7/10/2006 270 0 727 E 0.00 3,000.00 3,000.00
7/10/2006 285 0 727 E 0.00 5,000.00 5,000.00
7/10/2006 101 331 979 E 0.00 14,500.00 14,500.00
            132,700.00 132,700.00
               
7/10/2006 101 0 699.595 R 0.00 20,000.00 20,000.00
7/10/2006 264 0 607 R 0.00 10,000.00 10,000.00
7/10/2006 270 0 675 R 0.00 3,000.00 3,000.00
7/10/2006 285 0 675 R 0.00 5,000.00 5,000.00
7/10/2006 101 331 676.331 R 0.00 14,500.00 14,500.00

It was moved by Commissioner Timmer, supported by Commissioner Postula, to approve the budget amendments as presented. On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Commissioner Timmer, supported by Commissioner LaJoie, to recommend the approval of general fund claims totaling $259,903.82, other fund claims of $170,345.05, payroll of $355,349.67 and health department claims of $555,290.05, total claims of $1,340,889.49, vouchers 40953 through 41131 and F-1 through F-152. On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Commissioner Timmer, supported by Commissioner LaJoie, to request the Health Department’s itemized bill listing monthly. On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Commissioner Timmer, supported by Commissioner Moore, to approve the labor agreements with the Chippewa County Health Department Teamsters as presented during the closed session of the Finance, Claims and Accounts Committee. On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Commissioner Timmer, supported by Commissioner Moore, to accept the report of the Finance, Claims and Accounts Committee as presented. On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.

NEW BUSINESS: (continued)

It was moved by Commissioner Cooper, supported by Commissioner Moore, to recommend adoption of the following Resolution:

U.P. AREA AGENCY ON AGING MULTI-YEAR (FY 2007-2009) AREA PLAN/ANNUAL IMPLEMENTATION PLAN

WHEREAS, UPCAP, which serves as the U.P. Area Agency on Aging, is required to develop a Multi-Year (FY 2007-2009) Area Plan/Annual Implementation Plan; and

WHEREAS, during the Multi-Year Plan and Annual Implementation Plan development Process, UPCAP conducted need surveys, two input sessions, two public hearings, and received input from service providers, senior citizens, county officials, human services organizations, and other interested parties; and

WHEREAS, each U.P. county is represented by a county official on the UPCAP Board of Directors; and

WHEREAS, the UPCAP Board of Directors unanimously approved the proposed Multi- Year Area Plan/Annual Implementation Plan on June 16, 2006.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Chippewa County Board of Commissioners hereby supports the U.P. Area Agency on Aging Multi-Year (FY 2007-2009) Area Plan/Annual Implementation Plan.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be submitted to UPCAP and placed on file.

On a roll call vote, Commissioners: Postula, Cooper, Shackleton, Timmer, LaJoie, Moore and Kay voted Yes. The motion carried 7-0.

Having no further business, it was moved by Commissioner Cooper, supported by Commissioner Postula, to adjourn. On a voice vote, the motion carried and the Board did adjourn at 7:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Diane S. Cork, Clerk

Earl Kay, Chairman