The Chippewa County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, September 10, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.  in the Courtroom of the Chippewa County Courthouse.

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

Absent: None

Also Present: Bud Willis, Frank Blissett, John Willis, Scott Brand, Evening News, Debbie Sirk, Emil Mattson, Derek Myerscough, Dave Martin, Jim
And Michele Traynor, Marie Scoggins, Sheriff Deputy Wiater, Administrator Jim German and Cathy Maleport, Chippewa County Clerk.

Additions/Deletions to Agenda - None

It was moved by Commissioner Moore, seconded by Commissioner Kinsella,
To approve the agenda as presented. On a voice vote, the motion carried.

Correspondence received in the Clerk’s Office

It was moved by Commissioner Knoll, seconded by Commissioner Cooper, 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.

Approval of County Board minutes

It was moved by Commissioner Kinsella, seconded by Commissioner Moore, to approve the regular County Board meeting minutes of August 13, 2012 as presented.  On a voice vote, the motion carried.

Public Comments

Emil Mattson introduced himself as a candidate for the Chippewa County Sheriff.
He expressed his disappointment in the Sheriff’s procedures as to running his campaign.

Administrator’s Report - For informational purposes only.

Standing Committee Reports

Personnel- Commissioner Jim Moore – September 5, 2012

No action items.

In was moved by Commissioner Moore, seconded by Commissioner Kinsella, to accept    the Personnel Committee minutes of September 5, 2012 as presented. On a voice vote, the motion carried.

Legislative & Natural Resources - Commissioner Kinsella – September 5, 2012

GIS

Nathan Fazer presented a proposal to the Committee that he asked to be approved and forwarded for budget hearings. It included EUP Regional Planning to be the County’s GIS coordinator and asked for funding in the amount of twenty five thousand dollars a year. Mackinac would also pay the same amount. Half of this may be obtained by grant funds if the application were successful.

It was moved by Commissioner Kinsella, seconded by Commissioner Moore, to approve that the request be forwarded to the budgeting process for consideration.

 On a voice vote, the motion CARRIED.

It was moved by Commissioner Kinsella, supported by Commissioner McLean, to accept the Legislative and Natural Resources Committee minutes of September 5, 2012 as presented. On a voice vote, the motion CARRIED.

 

Finance, Claims & Accounts – Commissioner Cooper – September 6, 2012

Correspondence and Information Items:

The Committee received the monthly Treasurer’s report, travel report, Michigan Pet Fund Alliance letter and the utility allocation report.

It was moved by Commissioner Cooper, seconded by Commissioner Moore, to allow Holly Henderson and Kristen Green to go to Lansing to be presented with the Pet Fund Alliance award. On a voice vote, the motion carried.

AGENDA ITEMS

Quote Summary for Imagesoft Hardware
Quotes were presented for the new Imagesoft server. The low quote was from Yeo and Yeo Computer Consulting.

It was moved by Commissioner Cooper, seconded by Commissioner Knoll, to accept the low quote of $4,314.25 from Yeo and Yeo Computer Consulting for the new Imagesoft server. On a voice vote, the motion CARRIED.

Community Corrections Contract
The new contract for community corrections was presented which would limit the Counties liability with Mackinac and Luce Counties as Chippewa County would be the fiduciary of the grant. It was noted that the one we’re talking about to approve is the second contract they received.

It was moved by Commissioner Cooper, seconded by Commissioner Kinsella, to approve the community corrections contract. Discussion ensued with Commissioner Knoll stating that until he receives some assurance that we’re not liable for a couple of things he noted, that he is going to vote no.

On a voice vote, the motion carried, with Commissioner Knoll voting no.

Memorandum of Understanding To Teamster Contract for CCHD

An MOU was presented from Chippewa the County Health Department to amend the Teamster contract to streamline the process for case managers on call time.

It was moved by Commissioner Cooper, seconded by Commissioner Moore, to approve the MOU with the Teamsters and the Chippewa County Health Department. On a voice vote, the motion CARRIED.

Two Percent Request From CCHD
A two percent request from the Chippewa County Health Department was presented for EUP Hospice Services.

It was moved by Commissioner Cooper, seconded by Commissioner Moore, to approve the CCHD request for two percent money for EUP Hospice in the amount of $25,730.

On a voice vote, the motion CARRIED with Commissioner Kinsella voting no.

Two Percent Request for Lutheran Family Services
A two percent request was submitted by Lutheran Child and Family Services in the amount of $7500.00. A discussion ensued on the legality of the request. The administrator was instructed to get more information for the Board meeting from the auditor. A discussion ensued.

It was moved by Commissioner Cooper to approve the two percent request for Lutheran Child and Family Services.

The motion failed for lack of support.

DHS FOC Contract
The DHS contract for the Friend of the Court was presented. The contract is for three years in the amount of $1,019,831.00.

It was moved by Commissioner Cooper, seconded by Commissioner Knoll, to approve the DHS contract with the Friend of the Court in the amount of $1,019,831.00 total for three years. On a voice vote, the motion CARRIED.

DHS Prosecutor Contract
The DHS contract for the Prosecutor’s office was presented. The contract is for three years in the amount of $282,041.00.

It was moved by Commissioner Cooper, seconded by Commissioner Postula, to approve the DHS contract with the Prosecutor office in the amount of $282,041.00 total for three years. On a voice vote, the motion CARRIED.

Request for Quote for Snow Removal  for Courthouse Buildings, Animal Shelter and 911
Request for quotes were presented for the Courthouse buildings, Animal Shelter and another for 911.

It was moved by Commissioner Cooper, seconded by Commissioner Moore, to accept both request for proposals, one for the Courthouse Buildings/Animal Shelter and the other for 911 and advertise them.

On a voice vote, the motion CARRIED.

Child Care Annual Budget Approval
The annual Child Care budget was presented.

It was moved by Commissioner Cooper, seconded by Commissioner Moore, to approve the annual Child Care Budget. It was noted that the total expense was
$330,617.39.

On a voice vote, the motion CARRIED.

Finance

Claims and Accounts
It was moved by Commissioner Cooper, seconded by Commissioner Moore, to recommend the approval of the general fund claims totaling $259,226.02 other fund claims of $362,697.62, payroll of $456,543.38, Health Department claims of $630,006.65, total claims of $1,708,473.67 and vouchers H-1 through H-246.
On a voice vote, the motion CARRIED.

It was moved by Commissioner Cooper, seconded by Commissioner Postula, to accept the Finance Claims and Accounts Committee meeting minutes of September 6, 2012 as presented. On a voice vote, the motion CARRIED.

New Business

A)   Resolution 12-19-UP Area Agency on Aging FY13 Area Plan

It was moved by Commissioner Cooper, seconded by Commissioner McLean, to approve the Resolution as follows:

RESOLUTION

U.P. AREA AGENCY ON AGING
FY 2013 AREA PLAN/ANNUAL IMPLEMENTATION PLAN

WHEREAS, UPCAP, which serves at the U.P. Area Agency on Aging, has developed and is operating under a Multi-Year (FY 2010-2013) Area Plan that provides funding for programs for services to older adults in the Upper Peninsula; and

WHEREAS, the Multi-year Area Plan has been approved by all 15 counties of the Upper Peninsula; and

WHEREAS, the U.P. Area Agency on Aging is required to submit an Annual Implementation Plan which updates the Multi-Year Plan; and

WHEREAS, the UPCAP Board of Directors unanimously approved the proposed, updated Annual Implementation Plan; and

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

WHEREAS, the Annual Implementation Plan also requires review by individual county boards.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Chippewa County Board of Commissioners has received and hereby supports the U.P. Area Agency on Aging FY 2013 Annual Implementation Plan.

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

A VOTE WAS TAKEN AS FOLLOWS:

AYES: Commissioners Cooper, Kinsella, Knoll, McLean, Moore, Postula and Chairman Shackleton

NAYS: None 

THE RESOLUTION WAS DECLARED ADOPTED.

B)   Resolution 12-20 – Community Corrections Application

It was moved by Commissioner Moore, seconded by Commissioner Kinsella, to approve the Resolution as follows:

RESOLUTION NO. 12-20

 

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF application for FY 2013 Community Corrections Program and the SUPPORT OF THE collaborative effort of the Luce, Mackinac and Chippewa County’s Community Corrections.

WHEREAS, the Chippewa County Board of Commissioners have previously passed a resolution that Chippewa County be the fiduciary for the Community Corrections program.

WHEREAS, that the transfer of the fiduciary duties has been transferred from E.U.P. Employment and Training Consortium to Chippewa County; and

WHEREAS, that the cooperation and collaboration of the Community Corrections Program in the E.U.P. between Luce, Mackinac and Chippewa Counties should continue; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Chippewa County Board of Commissioners supports application for FY 2013 Community Corrections Program and the continuation of the collaborative effort of the Luce, Mackinac and Chippewa County’s Community Corrections.

A VOTE WAS TAKEN AS FOLLOWS:

AYES: Commissioners Cooper, Kinsella,  McLean, Moore, Postula and Chairman Shackleton

NAYS: Commissioner Knoll          

THE RESOLUTION WAS DECLARED ADOPTED.

 

C) Resolution 12-21- IGT Authorizing Resolution

It was moved by Commissioner Cooper, supported by Commissioner Moore, to approve the Resolution as follows:

IGT AUTHORIZING RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, CHIPPEWA County 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;

WHEREASMedical 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 (hospitals to be determined), 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.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Chippewa County Board of Commissioners hereby authorizes intergovernmental transfers in an amount of $103,177.00 annually, to the State of Michigan for the purpose of participating in the financing of the non-federal share of DSH payments made under the Indigent Care Agreements Pool to Medical Care Access Coalition, so long as Medical Care Access Coalition maintains a current Indigent Care Agreement with (hospitals to be determined).

BE IT FUTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution shall be effective commencing on October 1, 2012 and ending September 30, 2013.

A VOTE WAS TAKEN AS FOLLOWS:

AYES: Commissioners Cooper, Kinsella, Knoll, McLean, Moore, Postula and Chairman Shackleton

NAYS: None 

THE RESOLUTION WAS DECLARED ADOPTED.

D) Resolution 12-22 – Opting Out of the Requirements of PA 152 of 2012

It was moved by Commissioner Moore, supported by Commissioner Kinsella to approve the Resolution as follows:

RESOLUTION NO. 12-22
Resolution Opting Out of the Requirements of PA 152 of 2011

Whereas, bargaining is strictly the responsibility of the county commission on behalf of the good citizens it serves; and

Whereas, PA 152 of 2011 erodes the responsibilities of duly elected local county commissioners and the trust held between those commissioners and their constituents; and

Whereas, PA 152 of 2011 constitutes an attempt by the legislature to dictate the terms on which counties bargain with their employees; and

Whereas, PA 152 of 2011 is a new foray by the state into dictating the terms of healthcare at the local level; and

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that pursuant to the provisions of PA 152 of 2011, Section 8(1), Chippewa County exercises its right to opt out of the requirements of the Act for the plan year beginning January 1, 2013 by two-thirds majority vote of this Board in support of this resolution.

A VOTE WAS TAKEN AS FOLLOWS:

AYES: Commissioners Cooper, Kinsella, Knoll, McLean, Moore, Postula and Chairman Shackleton

NAYS: None 

THE RESOLUTION WAS DECLARED ADOPTED.

E) Resolution 12-23 – EUP Regional Planning – ORV Trail Study

 It was moved by Commissioner McLean, seconded by Commissioner Kinsella, to approve the Resolution as follows:

RESOLUTION NO. 12-23

RESOLUTION OF SUPPORT
FOR THE EASTERN U.P. REGIONAL PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION PROPOSAL TO THE HIAWATHA NATIONAL FOREST
 RESOURCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE (RAC)
FOR AN ORV TRAIL STUDY IN CHIPPEWA AND MACKINAC COUNTIES

WHEREAS, Chippewa County desires to promote outdoor recreation in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula;

WHEREAS, Chippewa County is interested in promoting economic development through tourism activity;

WHEREAS, Chippewa County desires to promote responsible off road vehicle recreation;

WHEREAS, Chippewa County is interested in offering increased recreational opportunities for off road vehicle riders in the Eastern Upper Peninsula;

WHEREAS, Chippewa County desires to make Chippewa County and its townships a prominent destination for off road vehicle riders;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Chippewa County supports the Eastern U.P. Regional Planning & Development Commission’s proposal for funding through the Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) for an ORV trail study within the Hiawatha National Forest East Unit in Chippewa and Mackinac County’s.

A VOTE WAS TAKEN AS FOLLOWS:

AYES: Commissioners Cooper, Kinsella, Knoll, McLean, Moore, Postula and Chairman Shackleton

NAYS: None 

THE RESOLUTION WAS DECLARED ADOPTED.

F) Resolution 12-24 SORVA – Trail #1 & Trail #2

It was moved by Commissioner Cooper, seconded  by Commissioner Knoll, to approve the Resolution as follows:

RESOLUTION  NO. 12-24

RESOLUTION OF SUPPORT
FOR THE CHIPPEWA COUNTY
SPORSMENT OFF ROAD VEHICLE ASSOCIATION
PROPOSALS FOR TWO TRAILS IN CHIPPEWA COUNTY.
TRAIL #1 RUNNING FROM STRONGS CORNERS TO BRIMLEY AND
TRAIL #2 RUNNING FROM STRONGS CORNERS TO TROUT LAKE

WHEREAS, Chippewa County desires to promote outdoor recreation in      
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula;

WHEREAS, Chippewa County is interested in promoting economic development
through tourism activity;

WHEREAS, Chippewa County desires to promote responsible off road vehicle
recreation;

WHEREAS, Chippewa County is interested in offering increased recreational
opportunities for off road vehicle riders in the Eastern Upper Peninsula;

WHEREAS, Chippewa County desires to make Chippewa County and its
townships a prominent destination for off road vehicle riders;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Chippewa county supports the
Sportsmen Off Road Vehicle Association’s proposals to have the Michigan  
Department of Natural Resources designate Trail #1 and Trail #2 as
official DNR sponsored and maintained trails for off road vehicles.

A VOTE WAS TAKEN AS FOLLOWS:

AYES: Commissioners Cooper, Kinsella, Knoll, McLean, Moore, Postula and Chairman Shackleton

NAYS: None 

THE RESOLUTION WAS DECLARED ADOPTED.

Commissioners Comments

Commissioner Kinsella stated that he believes it is important to identify Mr.  Mattson and thanked him for his comments.

Chairman Shackleton noted one of the goals that the Board did agree on was that they take a look at the Courthouse windows and try to find a way to make them at least more energy efficient.

Commissioner McLean stated that they are waiting for the air conditioners to come out of the windows as that is the only way they will get a valid test.

Chairman Shackleton added, “I think what you’ll find is that some of them are bad and some are terrible.”

Commissioner Cooper noted, in the interim, if you latch the windows down you could save a lot of wind coming through. Further explaining,  that every window  he looked at during the winter was unlatched.

Having completed all the agenda items, it was moved by Commissioner Moore, seconded Commissioner McLean to adjourn. On a voice vote, the Board did adjourn at 6:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Catherine C. Maleport, Clerk                                

Scott Shackleton, Chairman