The Chippewa County Board of Commissioners met on Friday, January 2, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. for their Organizational meeting in the Courtroom of the Chippewa County Courthouse.

Present: Commissioners Ted Postula, Don Cooper, Jesse Knoll, Richard Timmer, Don McLean, Scott Shackleton and Jim Moore

Also Present: Debbie Sirk, Anja Sirk, Ruth Horka, John Willis, Bud Willis, Peter Pietrangelo, Chris McLean, Emily McLean, Lowell Ulrich, Probate Court Judge, Bud Conley, Jim German, Administrator, and Diane Cork, County Clerk

The Oath of Office was given by County Clerk Cork to all newly elected Commissioners.

ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN

The County Clerk called for nominations for the position of Chairman.

It was moved by Commissioner Timmer, supported by Commissioner McLean to nominate Scott Shackleton.

Nominations were called for three times. Hearing no further nominations, the Clerk declared the nominations closed.

It was moved by Commissioner Cooper, supported by Commissioner Timmer, that a unanimous ballot be cast for Scott Shackleton. On a voice vote, the motion carried.

VICE-CHAIR

Chairman Shackleton proceeded and called for nominations for the position of Vice-Chair.

It was moved by Commissioner Moore, supported by Commissioner McLean, to nominate Richard Timmer.

It was moved by Commissioner Knoll, supported by Commissioner Postula, to nominate Don Cooper.

Nominations were called for three times. Hearing no further nominations, it was moved by Commissioner Timmer, supported by Commissioner Moore, to close the nominations. On a voice vote, the motion carried.

On the vote: Commissioners Postula, McLean, Timmer, Moore and Shackleton voted for Richard Timmer.

Commissioners Knoll and Cooper voted for Commissioner Cooper.

Richard Timmer was elected as Vice-Chairman by a vote of 5-2.

PUBLIC COMMENTS:

Bud Willis congratulated the Commissioners and wished them a Happy New Year. He also commented on the qualifications of individuals appointed to various boards.

NEW BUSINESS:

Appointments to various boards, committees and agencies:

Chairman Shackleton made the following appointments to various boards, committees and agencies:

Finance, Claims, and Accounts Building and Grounds
Don Cooper, Chair Don McLean - Chair
Jesse Knoll Ted Postula
James Moore Richard Timmer
Ted Postula
Richard Timmer
Don McLean (Ex-Officio)
Scott Shackleton
Personnel Equalization and Apportionment
Jim Moore - Chair Jim Moore - Chair
Jesse Knoll Don McLean
Ted Postula Don Cooper
Health and Social Services Legislative and Natural Resources
Ted Postula - Chair Richard Timmer - Chair
Jesse Knoll Don McLean
Don McLean Scott Shackleton
Computer Transportation
Jesse Knoll - Chair Ted Postula - Chair
Richard Timmer Jim Moore
Don Cooper Jesse Knoll
UPCAP Delegate Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program
Richard Timmer Don Cooper

Term of Office Board appointments:

Board of Health Board of Public Works
Don Cooper Anthony Bosley
Jim Moore Don Cooper
Advertise for 3rd position Jim Moore
Ted Postula
Don McLean
Community Action Agency City/County Liaison Committee
Richard Timmer Scott Shackleton
Don McLean Don Cooper
Jesse Knoll
County/Twp. Liaison Committee Department of Veteran Affairs
Ted Postula Don Cooper
Jim Moore
Don McLean
Richard Timmer
Economic Development Corporation E911
Richard Timmer Ted Postula
Jim German
Don McLean
Housing and Urban Development Grant Program Committee
Don Cooper
Jim Moore
Ted Postula
Richard Timmer
Don McLean
Jesse Knoll
Kinross Correctional Liaison Committee Michigan Works
Don McLean Richard Timmer
Jim Moore Don McLean
Ted Postula
Northern Transitions Office of Emergency Services
Jim Moore Ted Postula
Richard Timmer Jim Moore
Scott Shackleton Don McLean
Regional Planning and Development Commission
Richard Timmer
Don McLean
Remonumentation Committee - The "Grant Administrator" is the county chair
William Karr
Sharon Kennedy
Larry Rogers
Donald Sare, Sr.
Keith Waters
1 position to be advertised

Set Meeting Time and Dates:

2009 Chippewa County Regular Board Meeting Schedule:

February 11 7:00pm
March 9 7:00pm
April 13 7:00pm
May 11 5:00pm
June 8 5:00pm
July 13 5:00pm
August 10 5:00pm
September 14 5:00pm
October 12 7:00pm
November 9 7:00pm
December 14 7:00pm

2009 Finance meetings (5:00 p.m.)

February 5
March 5
April 9
May 7
June 4
July 9
August 6
September 10
October 8
November 5
December 10

It was moved by Commissioner McLean, supported by Commissioner Cooper, to move the regular board meetings to 5:00 p.m. for the months of May thru September and the months of October thru April at 7:00 p.m.

Discussion was held on times and place to conduct meetings.

On the motion to adopt the meeting schedule and change the times of the regular scheduled board meetings, the motion carried unanimously.

Review and Adoption of Board By-Laws and procedures

It was moved by Commissioner Timmer, supported by Commissioner Moore, to accept the By-Laws with a typo correction as indicated in Article 13 (sender to gender).

On discussion: Commissioner McLean indicated a typo correction needed to be made in Article 9.7.1 (our to four). Chairman Shackleton indicated that a time change for the regular meetings will need to be made in the By-Laws.

It was moved by Commissioner Timmer, supported by Commissioner Moore, to amend the above motion to include the corrections as indicated. On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.

Having no further action items, it was moved by Commissioner Moore, supported by Commissioner Timmer, to adjourn. On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously and the Board did adjourn at 1:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Diane S. Cork, Clerk

Scott Shackleton, Chairman