The Chippewa County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. in the Circuit 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: Jesse Knoll, Marvin Willis, Derek Myerscough, Don McLean, Chris McLean, Tim McKee, 9-1-1/OES Director, Paul Warrick, Frank Blissett, Scott Brand, Evening News, Jim German, Jeff Moran, Sheriff, 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 Postula, supported by Commissioner LaJoie, to approve the County Board minutes of December 31, 2007 (Special meeting), January 2, 2008 (Organizational meeting) and January 22, 2008 (Special meeting) as presented with the correction to the minutes of January 22, 2008, last page, last paragraph which reads “having no further business, it was moved by Commissioner LaJoie, supported by Commissioner LaJoie” which should read “having no further business, it was moved by Commissioner LaJoie, supported by Commissioner Moore”. With this correction, the motion carried unanimously.

PUBLIC COMMENTS:

It was noted by Chairman Kay, that public comments was left off the agenda for the special meeting of January 22, 2008 he apologized for the same and asked that if anyone had public comments and attended that meeting and would like to speak at this time being Derek Myerscough, Jesse Knoll or Don McLean could come forward.

Jesse Knoll made a comment that an individual in the audience, that being an employee of DeVere Construction, was not given an opportunity to comment. Chairman Kay explained that the issue that was raised had already been addressed during the interview session.

Chairman Kay also explained that during the Administrator’s interview session, the public was not given the opportunity to speak and he apologized. Legal counsel informed the Board that it was a public meeting, even though there was no call to order, roll call or minutes taken, public comments should have been accepted. Again, Chairman Kay asked if anyone that was in attendance at the interview session would like to comment now, come forward. There were no comments.

Derek Myerscough – buying of vehicles at EUP Transpo Authority

Jesse Knoll – inconvenience of County Board meetings at 5:00 p.m.

Don McLean – asked about status of Resolution that County Board passed related to HBH and inconvenience of 5:00 p.m. Board meetings

CONTROLLER’S REPORT – Kelly Beaune, Acting Controller – informational purposes only

OLD BUSINESS:

Applicants for Hiawatha Behavioral Health Board

It was moved by Commissioner Shackleton, supported by Commissioner Cooper, to accept the nominations of Angela Carr, Ronald L. Meister and Derek Myerscough as candidates for the vacancy on the Hiawatha Behavioral Health Board. On a voice vote, the motion carried with Commissioner LaJoie voting no.

Commissioners Benefits & Compensation

It was moved by Commissioner Moore, supported by Commissioner Timmer, to accept the Commissioner Benefits & Compensation Policy as follows:

Effective January 1, 2007, it shall be the policy of Chippewa County that Chippewa County Board of Commissioners are elected officials with full-time benefits, and shall not be allowed to accumulate vacation days, sick days, or any paid leaves of absences.

Chippewa County Board of Commissioner shall receive a monthly salary and a $45.00 per meeting, maximum of two per day, eligibility based on Committee appointment or on a special agenda representing the County. Travel expenses directly related to official County business shall be reimbursable in a manner consistent with policy #410.

The employer agrees to pay the premium for hospitalization and medical insurance coverage for a single subscriber, two person and family coverage for Chippewa County Commissioners who elect to participate in the group insurance plan; coverage shall be equal to the active employees. Employees electing sponsored dependent and/or family continuation coverage are responsible for payment of the premium costs for this additional coverage.

As with other County employees, Commissions declining health care insurance, who opt out of the County’s health insurance shall, as an incentive, be eligible to receive compensation in lieu of health care insurance. It may be paid to the Commissioner in a separate check and upon verification the employee is covered by another health insurance program. This election shall be made on an annual basis and shall be effective for that full year. In the event that an employee loses coverage under the alternative source, they shall be returned to coverage under the County’s plan as soon as possible. Spouses of eligible employees shall not be eligible for this benefit.

If a Commissioner has similar insurance through an employer or spouse he/she is expected to maintain that current coverage instead of opting for the County coverage.

On discussion: Commissioner Cooper offered the following amendment; “Chippewa County shall make available a group insurance plan covering certain hospitalization, surgical, medical, dental and optical services for the eligible County Commissioners and eligible dependants. In order to be eligible for this benefit, the County Commissioner must not have or be eligible for health care insurance through any other plan or policy. In order to coordinate health care benefits and employee duplication, the County Commissioners are required to disclose any health care insurance coverage provided by or available through any other plan. Chippewa County shall not be used as a replacement for existing health care coverage. County Commissioners or their dependants are ineligible for Chippewa County group insurance if coverage is provided or available through an existing health care plan or policy.”

Commissioner Shackleton supported the motion.

Continued discussion was held on full-time employee, the intent of the wording and eligible health care.

On the amendment as proposed by Commissioner Cooper, on a voice vote Commissioners Postula, Timmer, LaJoie, Moore and Kay voted no. Commissioners Cooper and Shackleton voted yes. The motion failed 2-5.

On the original motion as presented, on a voice vote all Commissioners voted yes except for Commissioner Cooper who voted no. The motion carried 6-1.

It was moved by Commissioner Timmer, supported by Commissioner Moore, to adopt the following Fraud Policy as follows:

The County as the Employer is responsible for the detection and prevention of fraud, misappropriations, theft and other inappropriate conduct. Fraud is defined as the intentional, false representation or concealment of a material fact for the purpose of inducing another to act upon it to his or her injury.

All employees of the County will be familiar with the types of improprieties that might occur within his or her area of responsibility, and be alert for any indication of irregularity. An employee who discovers or suspects fraudulent activity will contact their supervisor, a law enforcement agency, County Administration or Board Chair immediately. The employee or other complainant may remain anonymous. No information concerning the status of an investigation will be given out. Any fraud reports made in good faith will not lead to retribution.

Actions constituting fraud:

The term defalcation, misappropriation, and other fiscal wrongdoings refer to, but are not limited to:

  • Any dishonest or fraudulent act
  • Forgery or altercation of any document or account belonging to the Company
  • Forgery or alterations of a check, bank draft, or any other financial document
  • Misappropriation of funds, securities, supplies, or other assets
  • Impropriety in the handling or reporting of money or financial transactions

The Chippewa County Board of Commissioners is responsible for the administration, revision, interpretation, and application of this policy. The policy will be reviewed annually and revised as needed.

On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Commissioner Timmer, supported by Commissioner LaJoie, to adopt the Bylaws and Rules of Procedure. (On file in County Controllers Office)

On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.

Administrator Interviews

It was moved by Commissioner Shackleton, supported by Commissioner Timmer, that each Commissioner narrow down the applicants to their two (2) leading candidates, follow up as to references and do second interviews.

Discussion was held on salary and how to proceed with the process. On a voice vote, the motion carried and the picks are as follows:

Shackleton – Searight, Severson

Cooper – Searight, Severson

Posutla – Skinner, German

Timmer – Searight, German

LaJoie – Searight, German

Moore – Severson, German

Kay – German, Rokita

Jim German received 5 votes, and Searight received 4 votes. These two (2) candidates will be contacted for a second interview session.

Commissioner Cooper asked about the status of the Public Defenders also working for the Tribe. He thought this issue had been rectified and an agreement had been reached. This matter will be looked in to.

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Personnel – Bernard LaJoie – No meeting

Equalization & Apportionment – Jim Moore – No meeting

Health & Social Services – Ted Postula – No meeting

Building, Grounds, & Jail – Earl Kay – 1-16-08

The Committee reviewed new proposals to remove and replace the condensate receiver tank in the Courthouse Annex. The replacement tank will be a 50-gallon steel tank, instead of the current 30-gallon unit, which has acquired a pinhole leak that cannot be fixed.

It was moved by Commissioner Postula, supported by Commissioner Timmer, to approve the proposal from ACC Planned Service, in the amount of $2,189.00 plus estimated freight charges of $200.00, and utilizing the existing pump. On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.

The Committee reviewed a previous proposal to provide and install eight (8) Courthouse windows that are cracked; the previous cost for material and labor was $2,896.04; rental of a Hi-Lift will be required to complete the project.

It was moved by Commissioner Timmer, supported by Commissioner Postula, to re-bid the eight (8) window replacements needed in the Courthouse, including the Hi-Lift rental in the proposal, and to send the bids to the Finance committee for approval with the project being paid out of fund balance. On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.

Commissioner Cooper inquired as to how effective the Central Supply store was.

Having no further action items, it was moved by Commissioner Moore, supported by Commissioner Timmer, to approve the Building, Grounds & Jail Committee report as given. On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.

Building, Grounds, & Jail - January 23, 2008

Informational purposes only, no action items necessary. The City/County Building – Purchase Agreement will be addressed in the Finance, Claims and Accounts Committee meeting report.

It was moved by Commissioner LaJoie, supported by Commissioner Postula, to accept the Committee meeting report as presented. On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.

Building, Grounds, & Jail - February 4, 2008

Informational purposes only, no action items necessary. The Gundlach Champion & Harrison/Landmark – Jail Expansion item will be addressed in the Finance, Claims and Accounts Committee meeting report. It was moved by Commissioner Timmer, supported by Commissioner Postula, to accept the Committee meeting report as presented. On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.

Transportation – Ted Postula – No meeting

Legislative & Natural Resources – Richard Timmer – January 11, 2008

The Committee reviewed a letter from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s Water Bureau, as well as, members of the Committee attended a meeting the previous day with the Chippewa East Mackinac Conservation District to receive an update on the Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Program. There were three items that need to be addressed for the program; 1) site inspection frequency: 2) updates the County’s soil erosion sedimentation control resolution and 3) address the sites found to be in non-compliance by completing the appropriate follow-up actions. Items one and three will be addressed by the Chippewa East Mackinac Conservation District; item two is Resolution 08-02, (Under New Business items) which will correctly designate Chippewa East Mackinac Conservation District as the county enforcing agency responsible for administering and enforcing Part 91, Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451.

It was moved by Commissioner Timmer, supported by Commissioner LaJoie, to approve and forward Resolution 08-02 Soil Erosion Control Enforcement Agency to the full Board of Commissioners for its authorization. On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.

It was noted that under other items in this committee report, Veteran’s Relief Fund should be corrected to read Veteran’s Service Fund.

Having no further action items, it was moved by Commissioner Timmer, supported by Commissioner LaJoie, to accept the report as given. On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.

Legislative & Natural Resources – February 4, 2008

The Committee reviewed the appropriation FY09 request forms which need to be returned by February 29th to Congressman Stupak’s office. Prior requests including the jail expansion, District Court renovation, the Sheriff’s Department equipment request were reviewed and discussion included the need to have a grant writer on staff with the County. A previous I-75 road closure gates project was discussed and details will be sought from the Road Commission and Office of Emergency Services. The Committee established that the facility’s needs of the County should be first priority.

It was moved by Commissioner Timmer, supported by Commissioner Moore, to approve requests be updated and forwarded for the County’s facilities needs, the Sheriff’s Department equipment request and a renewed request for the I-75 gate closure project. On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.

Having completed the report, it was moved by Commissioner Timmer, supported by Commissioner Moore, to accept the report of the Legislative and Natural Resources Committee meeting as presented. On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.

Computer Committee – Don Cooper – No meeting

Finance, Claims & Accounts – Richard Timmer – February 7, 2008

County Surveyor Bill Karr addressed the Committee reviewing both the Surveyor’s duties and the progression of the County’s Remonumentation Program. The County Surveyor is responsible to maintain and upgrade historical records within the office, provide support to various County offices, provide information to the public, as well as, to maintain and update the County Plat book, respond to the Census Bureau and administer the County Remonumentation Program. Chippewa County has been recommended to receive $119,137 for FY08 for the Remonumentation Program, the County provides an additional $15,000 match for the funding. The County has 5437 corners which 2220 have been completed between 1993 and 2007. A completed Remonumentation Program significantly benefits all levels of county government and its county residents. Mr. Karr reviewed 2008’s projected corners to be completed with the Committee and answered several questions. Mr. Karr reviewed professional agreements for Northwoods-51 corners for $6,200; and Meridian consultants-39 corners for $46,800; the Administration Agreement in the amount of $8,800 and five peer review contracts, which covers approximately 80 hours with a projected cost of $3,700 that need to be authorized and approved for signature by the Chair.

It was moved by Commissioner Timmer, supported by Commissioner Moore, to approve and authorize Chairman’s signature for professional agreements with Northwoods Land Surveying covering 51 corners at $61,200; Meridian consultants covering 39 corners at $46,800; the Administration contract for $8,800 and five (5) peer review contracts covering approximately 80 hours and $3,700. On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.

The Committee reviewed a request for out of state travel by OES Director Tim McKee, who has been invited by the USCG to participate in an Area Maritime Security Committee Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. The County’s cost for Director McKee to attend this conference will remain minimal, as the US Coast Guard will be covering the majority of the expenses.

It was moved by Commissioner Timmer, supported by Commissioner Moore, to approve the out of state travel request for Tim McKee, to attend the Area Maritime Security Committee Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.

The Committee reviewed the 2008 UPCAP Services, Inc. dues billing, and briefly discussed the serviced provided by UPCAP.

It was moved by Commissioner Timmer, supported by Commissioner Moore, to approve the payment of $1,200 for the 2008 UPCAP Services dues. On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.

The Committee received and reviewed the 2008 County dues request from Michigan Association of County.

It was moved by Commissioner Timmer, supported by Commissioner Postula, to approve payment of the 2008 MAC County dues in the amount of $7,102.88. On a voice vote, the motion carried with Commissioner Cooper voting no.

The Committee was provided with a request from the Chippewa County Road Commission requesting the Chippewa County Board of Commissioners’ share in the cost of ordering 10,000 new maps for FY08.

It was moved by Commissioner Timmer, supported by Commissioner Moore, to approve an allocation and budget amendment from the County’s FY08 fund balance of $5,000 to the Chippewa County Road Commission to cover one half of the cost for 10,000 maps-with the stipulation that one half of the maps be delivered to the County. On a voice vote, the motion carried with Commissioner Cooper voting no.

The Committee received a 2% funding request documentation requesting Chippewa County to act as the pass through for the Area Community Hockey Assistance program, who is requesting fund of $60,000 to fund both the “Diane Floyd Youth Development Fund” and the “John Caster Youth Development Fund”. The Committee discussed the 2% funding requests at length, including previous granted requests, the auditors report, and the criteria previously established by the Board to establish restrictions for granting the requests.

It was moved by Commissioner Timmer, supported by Commissioner Cooper, to approve and authorize signature for the 2% funding request for the Area Community Hockey Assistance program. On a voice vote, the motion carried with Commissioner Timmer voting no.

The Committee reviewed the request for bids for fourteen (14) Desktop computers and a request for proposals for Automated Software Patch Management Solution. The Information Systems personnel provided a breakdown of the computers to be replaced, one error being noted on the front counter District Court computer which was purchased in 2003 not 2007. The request for proposals for the Automated Software Patch Management Solution was briefly discussed also, as grant monies will be sought to cover this expenditure, the deadline for proposal submission will be adjusted to meet grant deadlines.

It was moved by Commissioner Timmer, supported by Commissioner Moore, to approve the release of the 14 Desktop Computer Bid and the proposal for the Automated Software Patch Management Solution. On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.

The Committee reviewed three quotes to replace the existing Ricoh FT3213 copy machine; Sault Printing offered a Ricoh MP 161 (16 pages-per-minute) copies at a price of $1,100. National Office offered two options for replacement; a Muratec MFX 1450D at $1,450 and a MFX 1330D (13 pages-per-minute) for $999.

It was moved by Commissioner Timmer, supported by Commissioner Moore, to purchase the Ricoh MP 161 (16 pages-per-minute) copier from Sault Printing Company at the price of $1,100.00. On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.

The Committee reviewed documentation provided from previous meetings, along with the recommendation of the Building & Grounds Committee to fund to the Jail Expansion with the DTRF based on assumptions and calculations provided by Chuck Leonhardt, as well as, a schedule of paying off the old and new debt by 2017. The new debt will be paid back to the DTYRF with interest. Discussion followed including providing a resolution providing clarification and verification of repayment schedule.

It was moved by Commissioner Timmer, supported by Commissioner Postula, to approve the jail expansion funding option of borrowing from the DTRF, and providing a resolution of repayment verification, upon the final GMP.

On discussion: Commissioner Shackleton stated he was not yet convinced that the right thing to do for the County is to invest a lot of money to go further into the jail business of housing Federal prisoners.

Commissioner Cooper can’t justify spending that kind of money to build a jail that will perhaps just break even and not even pay the debt service.

Commissioner Postula thought there will always be a need for the space.

Commissioner LaJoie stated more and more people are going to jail.

On the motion, on a voice vote, the motion carried with Commissioners Cooper and Shackleton voting no.

The Committee reviewed an updated purchase agreement for the purchase of the City’s portion of interest in the City/County Building. The purchase agreement reflected the changes previously requested by the Building & Grounds Committee, along with other Commissioners who were present at the Committee meeting.

It was moved by Commissioner Timmer, supported by Commissioner Moore, to approve the purchase agreement in the amount of $750,000 to purchase the City’s portion of the City/County Building located at 325 Court Street, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan as presented and as agreed upon that evening. On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.

The monthly claims and accounts reports were presented.

It was moved by Commissioner Timmer, supported by Commissioner LaJoie, to recommend the approval of general fund claims totaling $370,351.59, other fund claims of $231,627.73, payroll of $401,204.10 and health department claims of $615,051.48, for total claims of $1,849,862.63, vouchers 1237 through 1489 and A-1 through A-266. On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Commissioner Timmer, supported by Commissioner Moore, to approve and authorize the GELC labor contract with Central Dispatch and Chippewa County. On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.

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

NEW BUSINESS:

Resolution 08-02 – Soil Erosion Control Enforcement Agency

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

RESOLUTION NO. 08-02

RESOLUTION TO DESIGNATE

SOIL EROSION CONTROL ENFORCEMENT AGENCY

WHEREAS, Part 91, Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended (Part 91), was passed by the state legislature, this law and rules promulgated under this law are incorporated by reference in this resolution; and

WHEREAS, Part 91 requires that the County Board of Commissioners designate a county agency, or conservation district upon the concurrence of the conservation district, as the county enforcing agency responsible for administering and enforcing Part 91 and the rules promulgated under Part 91.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Chippewa East Mackinac Conservation District is hereby designated the County Enforcing Agency responsible for administering and enforcing Part 91 and the rules promulgated under Part 91.

A ROLL CALL VOTE WAS TAKEN AS FOLLOWS

AYES: Commissioners Postula, Cooper, Shackleton, Timmer, LaJoie, Moore and Kay

NAYS: None

RESOLUTION DECLARED ADOPTED.

Resolution 08-03 IGT Authorizing (Medical Care Access Coalition)

The following Resolution was offered by Commissioner LaJoie, supported by Commissioner Postula:

IGT AUTHORIZING RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, Chippewa County Commission is committed to supporting programs that provide access to appropriate health care services for low-income residents of all fifteen (15) Upper Peninsula Counties;

WHEREAS, the Federal government has approved Michigan’s Medicaid State Plan Amendment TN No. 05-13, effective June 1, 2006, which creates an “Indigent Care Agreements Pool” for hospitals qualifying for Medicaid Disproportionate Share (“DSH”) payments to receive DSH payments under the Indigent Care Agreements Pool so long as: (a) the hospital has an Indigent Care Agreement with a local health care entity, such as Medical Care Access Coalition; and (b) the Indigent Care Agreement stipulates that direct or indirect health care services be provided to low-income patients with special needs who are not covered under other public or private health care programs;

WHEREAS, Medical Care Access Coalition purposes include promoting, organizing, managing and administering programs to create a system for providing or arranging and paying for health care services in a cost effective manner for persons unable to pay for such health care services;

WHEREAS, Medical Care Access Coalition has entered into an Indigent Care Agreement with Keweenaw Memorial Medical Center, Portage Health, Grandview Hospital, Bell Hospital, Marquette General Health System, and Chippewa War Memorial Hospital, requiring Medical Care Access Coalition to directly or indirectly operate a program of arranging and paying for health care to low-income individuals with special needs who are not covered under other public or private health care programs and who are unable to pay for such services;

WHEREAS, both the Federal government and the State of Michigan participate in the financing of the Indigent Care Agreements Pool, with the Federal government matching the State’s portion pursuant to the Federal medical assistance percentage formula;

WHEREAS, certain intergovernmental transfers of public funds from Chippewa County may be made to the State of Michigan to be used as the State’s share in claiming the Federal match.

A ROLL CALL VOTE WAS TAKEN AS FOLLOWS:

AYES: Commissioners Postula, Cooper, Shackleton, Timmer, LaJoie, Moore and Kay

NAYS: None

RESOLUTION DECLARED ADOPTED.

Resolution 08-04

The following Resolution 08-04 was offered by Commissioner Moore, supported by Commissioner LaJoie:

RESOLUTION 08-04

HONORING

JAMES TERRIAN, M.D.

LET IT BE KNOWN, that it is with great pride that the Chippewa County Board of Commissioners join together with the employees and residents of Chippewa County, to express their wishes of good health and happiness upon his retirement and as he prepares for the new and exciting experiences that lie ahead.

JAMES TERRIAN, M.D. has served the citizens of Chippewa County in a manner above reproach, and for this we extend our thanks. JAMES TERRIAN M.D. has provided outstanding service to thousands of individuals for the past thirty-six years.

JAMES TERRIAN, M.D. has brought recognition to himself, the community and the County of Chippewa. The Chippewa County Board of Commissioners, on behalf of the residents of Chippewa County, extends their appreciation to a gentleman who is thoughtful, caring, involved and dedicated, and who made a favorable impact on the betterment of life in Chippewa County.

IN SPECIAL TRIBUTE, therefore, upon his retirement from Chippewa County, this document is signed and dedicated to honor JAMES TERRIAN, M.D., for his countless contributions to Chippewa County, and the individuals he served so well. For his untiring efforts in improving the health and welfare of the citizens of this County, we join together to extend JAMES TERRIAN, M.D., a gracious thank you for a job well done, and wish him continued success in which he so richly deserves.

A ROLL CALL VOTE WAS TAKEN AS FOLLOWS:

AYES: Commissioners Postula, Shackleton, Timmer, LaJoie, Moore and Kay NAYS: Commissioner Cooper

RESOLUTION DECLARED ADOPTED.

Resolution 08-06

The following Resolution 08-06 was offered by Commissioner LaJoie, supported by Commissioner Timmer as follows:

RESOLUTION TO AMEND THE CHIPPEWA COUNTY

FINAL 911 SERVICE PLAN

WHEREAS, under the Emergency 9-1-1 Service Enabling Act (P.A. 32 of 1986, as amended), the Chippewa County Board of Commissioners approved the final 911 service plan on March 12, 2001 to benefit the citizens of Chippewa County by providing a uniform and well known emergency telephone number; and

WHEREAS, the Chippewa County Board of Commissioners continues to believe that 911 service will benefit the citizens of Chippewa County; and

WHEREAS, the State of Michigan enacted Public Act 164 of 2007 to further support 9-1-1 service in Michigan; and

WHEREAS, Chippewa County has deemed it necessary to collect county-based 9-1-1 funds from communications service providers as allowed under Public Act 164 of 2007 to defray the costs of being ready to process, and of actually processing 9-1-1 calls placed within Chippewa County; and

WHEREAS, Public Act 164 of 2007 allows for limited amendments to be made to the Chippewa County 9-1-1 Plan through resolution by County Board of Commissioners;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED the Chippewa County Board of Commissioners hereby adopts this amendment to Chippewa County 9-1-1 plan to establish a monthly county-based 9-1-1 surcharge as permitted under P.A. 164 of 2007.

A ROLL CALL VOTE WAS TAKEN AS FOLLOWS:

AYES: Commissioners Postula, Cooper, Shackleton, Timmer, LaJoie, Moore and Kay

NAYS: None

RESOLUTION DECLARED ADOPTED.

Discussion was held concerning issues discussed at the recent MAC Conference. A Workshop will be set up that would have topics such as grant service funding projects, land banks, wind energy, etc.

Having no further business, it was moved by Commissioner Moore, supported by Commissioner LaJoie, to adjourn. On a voice vote, the motion carried and the Board did adjourn at 6:27 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Diane S. Cork, Clerk

Earl Kay, Chairman