The Chippewa County Board of Commissioners met for their Organizational meeting on Monday, January 3, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in the Circuit Courtroom of the Chippewa County Courthouse.

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

Also Present: Treasurer Margie Hank, Under Sheriff Bitnar, Sheriff Robert Savoie, Debbie Sirk, Derek Myerscough, Dep. Administrator Kelly Church, County Clerk Diane Cork and Administrator Jim German

Oath of Office

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 of the Board.

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

It was moved by Commissioner Moore, supported by Commissioner Kinsella, to nominate Scott Shackleton.

Clerk Cork called for additional nominations.

Commissioner Cooper withdrew his name.

Commissioner McLean nominated Jim Moore. Commissioner Moore declined the nomination.

Nominations were declared closed.

On a voice vote, Scott Shackleton was elected Chair of the Chippewa County Board of Commissioners.

Additions/Deletions to Agenda

It was moved by Commissioner Moore, supported by Commissioner McLean, to add under New Business, item e: 2 resolutions recognizing Steve Meehan and Joseph Krzykwa who are retiring from the State Police. On a voice vote, the motion carried.

It was moved by Commissioner Moore, supported by Commissioner Knoll, to approve the agenda as amended.

Election of Vice-Chair

It was moved by Commissioner Cooper, supported by Commissioner Kinsella, to nominate Commissioner Moore.

It was moved by Commissioner Knoll to nominate Commissioner McLean. Motion failed for lack of support.

On a voice vote, Commissioner Moore was elected as Vice-Chair.

Public Comments

None

Old Business

A. Appointments to various boards and authorities

Department of Human Services Board

1 appointment – expires 10/31/2013

Candidates: John Kibble and Ronald Munro

On a roll call vote: Commissioners Cooper, Knoll, Postula, Kinsella and Shackleton voted for John Kibble.

Commissioners McLean and Moore voted for Ronald Munro.

John Kibble was appointed to the Department of Human Services Board with a term to expire on October 31, 2013.

Historical District

2 appointments – expires 12/31/2011

Candidates: Norma Castro, Mary M. June, Sharon Kennedy, Paul Sabourin

On a roll call vote: Commissioners Cooper, Knoll, McLean, Postula, Moore and Shackleton voted for Norma Castro.

Commissioners Kinsella voted for Sharon Kennedy.

2nd position for term expiring 12/31/2011

On a roll call vote: Commissioners Knoll, McLean, Moore and Shackleton voted for Mary M. June.

Commissioners Commissioner Postula and Kinsella voted for Sharon Kennedy.

Commissioner Cooper voted for Paul Sabourin.

Norma Castro and Sharon Kennedy were appointed to the Historical District Commission for a term to expire December 31, 2011.

Historical District Commission

3 appointments – expiring 12/31/2012

It was moved by Commissioner Moore, supported by Commissioner McLean, to appoint Sharon Kennedy and Paul Sabourin to the Historical District Commission for a term to expire December 31, 2012 and that the additional vacancy be re-advertised.

On a voice vote, the motion carried.

It was moved by Commissioner Moore, supported by Commissioner Postula, to take the Hospital Board appointment off the table from the previous meeting.

Discussion followed on appointing the Chairman of the County Board to the Hospital Board. On a voice vote, the motion carried.

It was moved by Commissioner Cooper, supported by Commissioner Moore, to suspend Commissioners By-Law rule 9.6, and place the Chippewa County Board Chair on the War Memorial Hospital Board for the chairs term of office.

Commissioner Knoll objected to the suspension of the rule because he didn’t think that it applied to this situation and asked that legal counsel be consulted.

Commissioner McLean objected to the lack of adherence to the “term of office”.

Discussion was held on the rules of the County Board and War Memorial Hospital Board terms of office.

On a voice vote, the motion carried with Commissioners Knoll and McLean voting no.

New Business

Chairman Shackleton made the following committee and board appointments as follows:

2011 STANDING COMMITTEES

Finance, Claims and Accounts

Don Cooper*

Don McLean**

Jesse Knoll

James Moore

Ted Postula

George Kinsella (Ex-Officio)

Scott Shackleton (Ex-Officio)

Building and Grounds

Don McLean*

James Moore

Ted Postula

Personnel

James Moore*

Jesse Knoll

Ted Postula

Equalization and Apportionment

George Kinsella*

Don Cooper

Don McLean

Health and Social Services

Ted Postula*

Jesse Knoll

Don McLean

Legislative and Natural Resources

George Kinsella*

Don McLean

Scott Shackleton

Transportation

Ted Postula*

Jesse Knoll

James Moore

Computer Committee

Jesse Knoll*

Don Cooper

George Kinsella

U.P.C.A.P. James Moore
Emergency Food & Shelter National Board Program Don Cooper
UP RC&D

Don McLean

James Moore, Alternate

It was moved by Commissioner Postula, supported by Commissioner Cooper, to accept the 2011 County Board meeting schedule and Finance, Claims and Accounts meeting schedule as presented.

Discussion was held on the County Board meeting schedule and the impact of the public being able to attend the meetings.

On a voice vote, the motion failed.

It was moved by Commissioner Moore, supported by Commissioner Postula, to change the County Board meetings to 6:00 p.m and have the Finance, Claims and Accounts meetings remain at 5:00 p.m. On a voice vote, the motion carried.

It was moved by Commissioner Moore, supported by Commissioner Postula, to accept the County Board By-Laws as presented. On a voice vote, the motion carried.

It was moved by Commissioner Moore, supported by Commissioner Knoll, to prepare 2 State Police retirement resolutions; 1) Motor Carrier Officer Steve Meehan and 2) Trooper Joseph Krzykwa.

On a roll call vote:

Yeas: Commissioners Postula, Cooper, Knoll, Kinsella, McLean, Moore and Shackleton

Nays: None

The Resolutions were declared adopted.

Commissioners Comments

Discussion was held on the E.D.C. appointment not being made for another 2 years.

Adjournment

It was moved by Commissioner Moore, supported by Commissioner Kinsella, to adjourn. On a voice vote, the motion carried and the Board did adjourn at 2:00 p.m.

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Diane Cork, Clerk                        Scott Shackleton, Chairman