The Chippewa County Board of Commissioners met for an Organizational Meeting on Monday, January 3, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in the District Courtroom of the Chippewa County Courthouse, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

Present:  Commissioners Don Cooper, George Kinsella, Don McLean, Ted Postula and
Chairman Scott Shackleton              

Also Present:  Sheriff Robert Savoie, County Treasurer Marjorie Hank, Deputy
Administrator Kelly Church, Tim McKee, Administrator Jim German
and Cathy Maleport, Clerk

ELECTION OF VICE - CHAIR

It was moved by Commissioner Postula, seconded by Commissioner McLean, to nominate George Kinsella as Vice-Chair.  The Chairman called for additional nominations and none were forthcoming.

It was moved by Commissioner McLean, seconded by Commissioner Postula, that they close the nominations and cast a unanimous ballot for George Kinsella for Vice Chairman of the Board. On a voice vote, the motion carried.

George Kinsella was re-elected as Vice-Chairman for a term to expire December 31, 2014.

Public Comments

  • None

           
Set 2014 meeting dates and times

It was moved by Commissioner Kinsella, seconded by Commissioner McLean, to adopt the meeting schedule as presented. A discussion followed which included a comparison of attendance for the 2012 County Board Meetings which were held at 6:00 p.m. with the 2013 County Board meetings being held at 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon.

It was moved by Commissioner Cooper, seconded by Commissioner McLean, to amend the original motion and change the regularly scheduled Board meetings from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and keep them on the second Monday of the month. A discussion followed.

On a voice vote:

Yeas: Commissioners Don Cooper, Don McLean

Nays: Commissioners George Kinsella, Ted Postula and Chairman Shackleton

The motion failed by a vote of 3 – 2.

It was moved by Commissioner Postula, seconded by Commissioner Cooper, to amend the original motion and have both Finance Claims and Accounts and County Board Meetings at 4:00 p.m.

On a voice vote:

Yeas:   Commissioners Don Cooper, Ted Postula and Don McLean

Nays:  Commissioner Kinsella and Chairman Scott Shackleton

The motion carried, with the 2014 County Board Meetings and Finance Claims and Accounts Committee Meetings to be held  as follows:

2014 Chippewa County Regular Board Meetings Schedule
4:00 p.m.

   February 10, 2014
March 10, 2014
April 14, 2014
May 12, 2014
June 9, 2014
July 14, 2014
August 11, 2014
September 8, 2014
October 13, 2014
November 10, 2014
December 15, 2014 (Third Monday)

2014, Finance, Claims and Accounts Committee Meetings
4:00 p.m.

February 6, 2014
March 6, 2014
April 10, 2014
May 8, 2014
June 5, 2014
July 10, 2014
August 7, 2014
September 4, 2014
October 9, 2014
November 6, 2014
December 11, 2014 (Second Thursday)

It was moved by Commissioner Cooper to have all County Committee meetings at 4:00 p.m. in the afternoon.

Having no support, the motion failed.

Having no further business, it was moved by Commissioner Kinsella, seconded by Commissioner McLean, to adjourn and the Board did adjourn at 9:17 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,


Catherine C. Maleport, Clerk                                                 

Scott Shackleton, Chairman