ANTRIM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS         Thursday, February 11, 2010

 

            Jack White, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.

 

Present:  Jerroll Drenth, Eugene Dawson, Larry Bargy, Jack White, David Howelman,

              Michael Crawford, Laurie Stanek, Bernie Blackmore;

Absent:  Joseph Allen.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance

 

            The Chairman requested Pubic Comment.  Dee Miller from the MSU Extension Office introduced several students from Central Lake, Ellsworth, and Mancelona Schools who are participating in the 4-H Citizenship & Leadership Academy.

 

            Melynda Bagley introduced Debra Hershey, new Director of the Grass River Natural Area Inc.

 

            It was moved by Stanek, seconded by Drenth the claims and accounts totaling $230,470.62 be approved and paid.  Motion carried by a yea and nay vote as follows:  Yes – Drenth, Dawson, Bargy, White, Howelman, Crawford, Stanek, Blackmore;  No – None;  Absent – Allen.

 

            It was moved by Stanek, seconded by Drenth that bids be requested for the following options for security at the ’05 Courthouse:

 

                        *1 day per week – 2 persons

                        *3 days per week – 2 persons

                        *5 days per week – 2 persons

 

Motion carried by a yea and nay vote as follows:  Yes – Drenth, Dawson, Bargy, White, Howelman, Crawford, Stanek, Blackmore;  No – None;  Absent – Allen.

 

RESOLUTION #08-10 by Laurie Stanek, seconded by Gene Dawson

 

            WHEREAS, pursuant to Act 51 of the Public Acts of 1951, as amended (Act 51), it is necessary for the Antrim County Transportation, (hereby known as The Applicant) established under Act 94-1933, to provide a local transportation program for the state fiscal year of 2011 and, therefore, apply for state financial assistance under provisions of Act 51; and

 

            WHEREAS, it is necessary for the Applicant, to name an official representative for all public transportation matters, who is authorized to provide such information as deemed necessary by the State Transportation Commission or department for its administration of Act 51; and

 

            WHEREAS, it is necessary to certify that no changes in eligibility documentation have occurred during the past state fiscal year; and

 

            WHEREAS, the performance indicators for this agency have been reviewed and approved by The Applicant: and

 

            WHEREAS, The Applicant, has reviewed and approved the proposed balanced (surplus) budget, and funding sources of estimated federal funds $116,500, estimated state funds $258,200, estimated local funds $156,000, estimated fare box $168,800, estimated other funds $28,900, with total estimated expenses of $728,400.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that The Applicant hereby makes its intentions known to provide public transportation services and to apply for state financial assistance with this annual plan, in accordance with Act 51; and

 

            HEREBY, appoints Alan Meacham, Director, as the Transportation Coordinator, for all public transportation matters, who is authorized to provide such information as deemed necessary by the State Transportation Commission or department for its administration of Act 51 for 2011.

 

Yes – Drenth, Dawson, Bargy, White, Howelman, Crawford, Stanek, Blackmore;

No  - None;

Absent – Allen.

 

RESOLUTION #08-10 DECLARED ADOPTED.

 

            It was moved by Stanek, seconded by Bargy the Prosecuting Attorney purchase a computer for $1,570 as budgeted for 2010.  Motion carried by a yea and nay vote as follows:  Yes – Drenth, Dawson, Bargy, White, Howelman, Crawford, Stanek, Blackmore;  No – None;  Absent – Allen.

 

            It was moved by Stanek, seconded by Bargy the Prosecuting Attorney purchase a Canon DR 9050C Scanner from Ikon Office Products at a cost of $6,635.00 and this amount be transferred from the Fund #137, Capital Outlay Reserve Fund, to the General Fund and the budgets of both Funds be adjusted accordingly.  Motion carried by a yea and nay vote as follows:  Yes – Drenth, Dawson, Bargy, White, Howelman, Crawford, Stanek, Blackmore;  No – None;  Absent – Allen.

 

            It was moved by Stanek, seconded by Drenth that five (5) computers be purchased for the County Treasurer’s Office at a total cost of $5,234.00 as budgeted in the 2010 General Fund budget.  Motion carried by a yea and nay vote as follows:  Yes – Drenth, Dawson, Bargy, White, Howelman, Crawford, Stanek, Blackmore;  No – None;   Absent – Allen.

 

            It was moved by Stanek, seconded by Drenth the Chairman be authorized to sign the Jail Cooler installation change order thereby increasing the cost of the cooler by $300.00 and the expenditure budget of Fund #470 be increased accordingly.  Motion carried by a yea and nay vote as follows:  Yes – Drenth, Dawson, Bargy, White, Howelman, Crawford, Stanek, Blackmore;  No – None;  Absent – Allen.

 

            It was moved by Stanek, seconded by Crawford the Chairman be authorized to sign a contract between Antrim County and Michigan State University Extension for the “Way to Grow” program;  total grant to be $9,300 and the revenue and expenditure budgets of the General Fund be increased accordingly.  Motion carried by a yea and nay vote as follows:  Yes – Drenth, Dawson, Bargy, White, Howelman, Crawford, Stanek, Blackmore;  No – None;  Absent – Allen.

 

            It was moved by Dawson, seconded by Blackmore that the following policy be implemented:   In the event a legal matter arises that requires immediate attention, the Chairman or Vice Chairman (if the Chairman is not available), in consultation with the County’s legal counsel, may authorize immediate legal action on behalf of the County which they deem to be in the best interest of the County and that this statement be added to the Commissioners’ Policies & Procedures.  Motion carried by a yea and nay vote as follows:  Yes – Drenth, Dawson, Bargy, White, Howelman, Crawford, Stanek, Blackmore;  No – None;  Absent – Allen.

 

            It was moved by Stanek, seconded by Drenth that the affirmation of and signing of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Black Grant (EECBG), for which Antrim County has consented to be the fiduciary be held over until March.  Motion FAILED by a yea and nay vote as follows:  No – Dawson, White, Howelman, Crawford, Blackmore;  Yes – Drenth, Bargy, Stanek;  Absent – Allen.

 

            It was moved by Dawson, seconded by Blackmore the Chairman be authorized to sign the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG), for which Antrim County has consented to be the fiduciary, but only after review by the County’s legal counsel.  Motion carried by a yea and nay vote as follows:  Yes – Drenth, Dawson, Bargy, White, Howelman, Crawford, Stanek, Blackmore;  No – None;  Absent – Allen.

 

            There was discussion on finalization of the lease with Forest Home and Kearney Townships for the Senior Center.  There has to be some changes before signing can take place.

 

RESOLUTION #09-10 by Eugene Dawson, seconded by David Howelman

 

            BE IT RESOLVED that the Antrim county Board of Commissioners does hereby approve the proposed Contract submitted by the Michigan Department of Transportation;

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Jack White, Chairman, be authorized and directed to execute Contract No. 2010-0119, Federal Project No. E-26-0011-2209, (Approach Clearing on Runway 2 {phase 2}, as further defined in Contract No. FM 05-01-C45) for and on behalf of the Antrim County Board of Commissioners.

Yes – Drenth, Dawson, Bargy, White, Howelman, Crawford, Stanek, Blackmore;

No  - None;

Absent – Allen.

 

RESOLUTION #09-10 DECLARED ADOPTED.

 

            It was moved by Dawson, seconded by Howelman the minutes of January 14, 2010 be approved.  Motion carried all members present voting yes.

 

            Theresa Kent, Abstractor, presented the Abstract Department 2009 Annual Report.

 

            It was moved by Howelman, seconded by Dawson the Abstract Department 2009 Annual Report be accepted.  Motion carried all members present voting yes.

 

            It was moved by Crawford, seconded by Blackmore the Board of Commissioners retire to Closed Session to discuss pending litigation in the case of Harvey vs Antrim County and that the Sheriff, Undersheriff, Prosecuting Attorney, representatives of the County’s attorney firm, and the Coordinator/Planner remain in the meeting.  Motion carried by a yea and nay vote as follows:  Yes – Drenth, Dawson, Bargy, White, Howelman, Crawford, Stanek;  No – None;  Absent – Allen.

 

            The meeting went into Closed Session at 10:00 a.m.

 

            The meeting returned to Open Session at 11:20 a.m.

 

            It was moved by Crawford, seconded by Bargy the Settlement Agreement between Antrim County and Trish Harvey in the case of Harvey vs Antrim County be accepted.  Motion carried by a yea and nay vote as follows:  Yes – Drenth, Dawson, Bargy, White, Howelman, Crawford;  No – Stanek, Blackmore;  Absent – Allen.

 

            Dr. Dewey Benson presented the Medical Examiner 2009 Annual Report.

 

            It was moved by Howelman, seconded by Dawson the Medical Examiner 2009 Annual Report be accepted.  Motion carried all members present voting yes.

 

            The Chairman appointed James Kowal and Tim Underwood to the NLEA Board of Directors.

 

            It was moved by Crawford, seconded by Dawson the appointment of James Kowal and Tim Underwood to the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance Board of Directors, terms to expire December, 2012, be approved.  Motion carried by a yea and nay vote as follows:  Yes – Drenth, Dawson, Bargy, White, Howelman, Crawford, Stanek, Blackmore;  No – None;  Absent – Allen.

 

            The Chairman announced he would no longer be representative on the Council of Governments and appointed Michael Crawford to that position.

 

            It was moved by Blackmore, seconded by Stanek the appointment of Michael Crawford to the Northern Michigan Council of Governments be approved.  Motion carried by a yea and nay vote as follows:  Yes – Drenth, Dawson, Bargy, White, Howelman, Crawford, Stanek, Blackmore;  No – None;  Absent – Allen.

 

RESOLUTION #10-10 by Michael Crawford, seconded by Jerroll Drenth

 

            WHEREAS, the Antrim County Board of Commissioners passed Resolution #23-09 on May 14, 2009 which merged MERS retirement group 05020110, Antrim County-General Dial-a-Ride, into MERS retirement group 05020101, Antrim County-General, and

 

            WHEREAS, in subsequent negotiations with the Union representing employees of Dial-a-Ride, it was determined that the Dial-a-Ride employees would not agree to being merged not agree to being merged into MERS retirement group 05020101, Antrim County-General, and

 

            WHEREAS, it is the obligation of the Antrim County Board of Commissioners to abide by the decisions made as a result of union negotiations,

 

            BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that Antrim County Resolution #23-09 of May 14, 2009 which merged MERS retirement group 05020110, Antrim County-General Dial-a-Ride, into MERS retirement group 05020101, Antrim County-General, is hereby RESCINDED.

 

Yes – Drenth, Dawson, Bargy, White, Howelman, Crawford, Stanek, Blackmore;

No  - None;

Absent – Allen.

 

RESOLUTION #10-10 DECLARED ADOPTED.

 

            It was moved by Crawford, seconded by Stanek the Chairman be authorized to sign the Management Control Agreement between the Information Technology Department and the Sheriff Department.  Motion carried by a yea and nay vote as follows:  Yes – Drenth, Dawson, Bargy, White, Howelman, Crawford, Stanek, Blackmore;  No – None;  Absent – Allen.

 

            It was moved by Crawford, seconded by Stanek the contract with Lakeshore Energy for a fixed rate of $0.695 per ccf for a 12-month period be approved.  Motion carried by a yea and nay vote as follows:  Yes – Drenth, Dawson, Bargy, White, Howelman, Crawford, Stanek, Blackmore;  No – None;  Absent – Allen.

 

            It was moved by Crawford, seconded by Drenth the Park Director  be paid for one hour when she makes her weekly visits to Barnes Park and that she be allowed to keep a computer at the park office which she shall check during her weekly visits.  Motion carried by a yea and nay vote as follows:  Yes – Drenth, Dawson, Bargy, White, Howelman, Crawford, Stanek, Blackmore;  No – None;  Absent – Allen.

 

            It was moved by Crawford, seconded by Stanek the position of part time Commission on Aging Secretary be changed from part time regular to full time regular and the 6-month waiting period for use of vacation time be waived, all to be effective at the next full pay period.  Motion carried by a yea and nay vote as follows:  Yes – Drenth, Dawson, Bargy, White, Howelman, Crawford, Stanek, Blackmore;  No – None;  Absent – Allen.

 

            It was moved by Crawford, seconded by Howelman that all the individuals in the Union General Unit and the Union Probate Court Unit, the Probate Court Unrepresented group, the General Unrepresented Group, the Prosecuting Attorney Unrepresented Group, the Coordinator/Planner, and the Prosecuting Attorney received a 2% increase in wages retroactive to January 01, 2010.  Motion carried by a yea and nay vote as follows:  Yes – Drenth, Dawson, White, Howelman, Crawford, Stanek;  No – Bargy, Blackmore;  Absent – Allen.

 

Unrepresented                                                  Salary

County Clerk                                                    54,652

            Stipend – Purchasing                           

            Stipend – Budget Officer                     

County Treasurer                                              53,529

Drain Commissioner                                           8,735

Register of Deeds                                             51,336

Prosecuting Attorney                                        84,072

            Stipend                                                17,913

            Stipend                                                  1,530

            Stipend                                                  6,400

Sheriff                                                              63,710

            Stipend – Animal Control                        7,465

 

Unrepresented                                                  Salary

Coordinator/Planner                                    $   69,508

Abstractor                                                        49,720

ACT Director                                                   54,162

Adm. Asst. – Coord/Plann                                19.42/hr

Adm Asst – Pros. Atty                                      19.05/hr

Airport Manager                                               54,162

Associate Planner                                             42,253

Building Official                                                57,350

Comm. on Aging Director                                 42,772

Coord/Plann Secretary                                     14.52/hr

Emergency Services Coordinator                      26,138

Equalization Director                                         60,003

Housing Director                                              40,834

I.T. Director                                                     43,389

Jail Nurse                                                         55,217

Maintenance Director                                       42,109

Parks Manager                                                 16.91/hr

Probate Court Administrator                             55,217

            Stipend                                                  3,228

Probate Court Judicial Secretary                       40,665

            Stipend                                                  2,308

Undersheriff                                                      57,982

Veterans Counselor                                          13.08/hr

Victims Rights Advocate                                   34,151

Chief Ass’t. Prosecuting Attorney                     68,762

Assistant Prosecutor                                         55,084

                       

            It was moved by Crawford, seconded by Stanek the individuals in the Probate Court Unrepresented Group, the General Unrepresented Group, the Prosecuting Attorney Unrepresented Group, the Coordinator/Planner, and the Prosecuting Attorney receive an increase from $20,000 to $25,000 in life insurance.  Motion carried by a yea and nay vote as follows:  Yes – Drenth, Dawson, Bargy, white, Howelman, Crawford, Stanek;  No – Blackmore;  Absent – Allen.

 

            It was moved by Crawford, seconded by Dawson the Veterans’ Counselor hourly rate be increased to $14.51 effective February 22, 2010 and that the Veterans’ Counselor hire an irregular part time employee for a maximum of 10 hours per week at an hourly rate of $10.95.  Motion carried by a yea and nay vote as follows:  Yes – Drenth, Dawson, Bargy, Howelman, Crawford, Stanek, Blackmore;  No – White;  Absent – Allen.

 

RESOLUTION #11-10 by Michael Crawford, seconded by Eugene Dawson

 

RESOLUTION OPPOSING THE MIWATER BALLOT INITIATIVE

 

            WHEREAS, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan faces a serious threat to the stability and future of the region’s economy from the very prospect of the MiWater Ballot Initiative, and which, if passed, would result in effectively prohibiting the region’s citizens from realizing the benefits of a vital mineral production industrial sector; and

 

            WHEREAS, proponents of the ballot initiative reside in and are waging the initiative from wealthy Grosse Pointe, Michigan and other southeast Michigan communities – some 400 miles from the heart of the Upper Peninsula and distinctly removed from the daily issued of concern to residents and communities of the Upper Peninsula cause the elected leaders of the Upper Peninsula Association of County Commissioners, and the Organization itself, to question the capacity of proponents to know the best interests of the Upper Peninsula, our citizens, families and communities; and

 

            WHEREAS, the proposed MIWater Ballot Initiative is written effectively such that its result would be to impact only the natural resource industry and specific economic interests of the Upper Peninsula including job creation, taxable investment, philanthropic support, education, and workforce enhancements among them, and would not have effective application to any other of the state’s regions; and

 

            WHEREAS, Grosse Pointe, the base of the proponents of the ballot initiative, was built on the back of Michigan’s automobile industry, which historically could not and cannot today exist or prosper without the reliable supply of minerals produced from mining; and

 

            WHEREAS, Grosse Pointe was the home of automobile industry father, Henry T. Ford, who invested in the acquisition of hundreds of thousands of acres of mineral rights and forest lands in the Upper Peninsula to supply the necessary raw materials for the automobile industry, and where Grosse Pointe remains today the home of Henry Ford’s heirs; and

 

            WHEREAS, mining was the industry upon which the Upper Peninsula was founded, and which has served to create the social, cultural and economic fabric of the Upper Peninsula; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Upper Peninsula boasts a proud heritage of mining, which has contributed to the betterment of society by contributing the raw materials and metals – the building blocks of society; and,

 

            WHEREAS, mining is one of the core societal wealth producing industries, along with agriculture, manufacturing, and construction; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Upper Peninsula with its unique geologic assets is compelled to utilize these assets in a responsible, strategic, and meaningful fashion for the betterment of the region and its citizens;

 

            WHEREAS, the Michigan Legislature and Governor of the State of Michigan in 2004 enacted a new mining law and regulations that modernize and strictly govern mining operations in Michigan.  This law and implementing regulations are deemed the strictest of any state in the U.S., and require substantial finance bonding; and

 

            WHEREAS, modern mining is conducted using advanced technologies, science, practices, measures that prevent, minimize, or remedy adverse environmental impacts associated with an industrial mining operation; and

 

            WHEREAS, mining and natural resource based industries have provided the backbone of the region’s economy and today, the region stands poised to renew its natural resource based economic sector, create hundreds of good paying and well-benefiting jobs for local people; and

 

            THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Alger County Board of Commissioners recognizes the serious threat posed by the MiWater Ballot Initiative to the Region’s economic well being; and the threat the MiWater Ballot Initiative poses to the fairness of the Upper Peninsula to determine its own course, and to utilize its unique assets for competitive advantage; that proponents of the MiWater Ballot Initiative do not share in common the economic, social, and everyday priorities of the Upper Peninsula; and that modern mining can and is providing society’s building blocks while operating in compliance with strict laws and regulations set forth by the State of protect our environment; and

 

            THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Antrim County Board of Commissioners strongly opposes the prospect and/or passage of the MiWater Ballot Initiative.

 

Yes – Drenth, Dawson, Bargy, White, Howelman, Crawford, Stanek, Blackmore;

No  - None;

Absent – Allen.

 

RESOLUTION #11-10 DECLARED ADOPTED.

 

RESOLUTION #12-10 by Michael Crawford, seconded by Jerroll Drenth

 

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF

THE BACK FORTY JOINT VENTURE (HUDBAY MINERALS/AQUILA RESOURCES)

 

            WHEREAS, the Antrim County Board of Commissioners supports industry and workforce development efforts that significantly impact local employers and the economic growth of our region, and therefore supports the mining industry and operations in the Upper Peninsula; and

 

            ACKNOWLEDGING THAT primary regulatory responsibility for mining is with the State of Michigan, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is responsible for evaluating information to determine if permits should be issued that would allow mining operation; and

 

            ACKNOWLEDGING THAT the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s rule-making process has produced rules that have been cited as among the best in the country for protecting the environment while allowing mining;

 

            THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, if and when The Back Forty Joint Venture meets federal and state requirements to properly protect the environment, natural resources, and public health, the Antrim County Board of Commissioners pledges its support of the project and encourages similar support from local, state, and federal elected officials and leaders for this mining industry project which will enhance the continued economic growth of our region.

 

Yes – Drenth, Dawson, Bargy, White, Howelman, Crawford, Stanek, Blackmore;

No  - None;

Absent – Allen.

 

RESOLUTION #12-10 DECLARED ADOPTED.

 

RESOLUTION #13-10 by Michael Crawford, seconded by Jerroll Drenth

 

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE

FINAL REPORT OF THE LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION ON STATUTORY MANDATES – DECEMBER, 2009

 

            WHEREAS, the electorate of the State of Michigan passed an amendment in November of 1978 to the State’s Constitution that required the State to fund mandates imposed on local units of government (often referred to as the “Headlee Amendment”); and

 

            WHEREAS, the Headlee Amendment a (Article IX, Section 29) state:  “The state is hereby prohibited from reducing the state financed proportion of the necessary costs of any existing activity or service required of units of Local Government by state law.  A new activity or service or an increase in the level of any activity or service beyond that required by existing law shall not be required by the Legislature or any state agency of units of Local Government, unless a state appropriation is made and disbursed to pay the unit of Local Government for any necessary increased costs.  The provision of this section shall not apply to costs incurred pursuant to Article VI, Section 18.” And;

 

            WHEREAS, the Headlee Amendment became effective on December 23, 1978; and

 

            WHEREAS, the State Legislature established the Legislative Commission on Statutory Mandates (LCSM) through P.A. 98 of 2007, as amended by P.A. 356 of 2008 and assigned the LCSM to identify mandates (including those involving reports) and the related cost of the mandates to local units of government, along with recommendations to resolve the unfunded mandates; and

 

            WHEREAS, the LCSM worked with the Citizens Research Council (issued an analysis of other state’s statutes and constitutional requirements similar to the Headlee Amendment) and local units of government associations, including:

 

            *Michigan Association of Counties

            *Michigan Municipal League

            *Michigan Township Association

            *Michigan School Business Officials and Michigan Association of School

              Administrators

            *Michigan Community College Association

            *County Road Association of Michigan

 

WHEREAS, the LCSM issued a report in June, 2009, entitled “Interim Report of the Legislative Commission on Statutory Mandates” that indicated, among other matters, that the State had failed to enact legislation enabling the Headlee Amendment and has not complied with the Headlee Amendment since its adoption in 1978; and

 

            WHEREAS, the LCSM has completed its report in December, 2009, entitled “Final Report of the Legislative Commission on Statutory Mandates” that reaffirms the Interim Report results and provides recommendations, including but not limited to

*          Drafted legislation and court rules that would mitigate unfunded mandates

imposed on local units of government in the future.

*          Proposed procedures that will prevent new unfunded mandates from being

            imposed on local units of governments.

*          Proposed procedures that would be corrective should unfunded mandates

be imposed that include, among other requirements:

*          A submission of an action before the Court of Appeals

            to be heard by a special master in order to rule on whether

            the matter is a mandate and if the mandate is underfunded.

*          Require the Court of Appeals to rule on the above within

            six months, the local unit of government would have no

            obligation to continue to provide the services until such

            time as the State complies with the Headlee Amendment.

 

WHEREAS the Michigan Association of Counties adopted a resolution of support for the recommendations contained in the final LCSM report in December, 2009.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Antrim County Board of commissioners supports the findings and recommendations in the interim and final reports of the Legislative Commission on Statutory Mandates and encourages the Governor, Legislature, and Supreme Court to adopt to adopt and enact the recommendations cited in the final report.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Oceana County Board of Commissioners approves the release of this resolution to be distributed to the Governor, Legislators, Supreme Court and local units of government legislative boards and executives located within Oceana County.

 

            BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that copies of this Resolution be forwarded to Governor Granholm, Senator Jason Allen, Representative Kevin Elsenheimer, the Michigan Association of Counties and the other 82 Michigan County Clerk.

 

Yes – Drenth, Dawson, Bargy, White, Howelman, Crawford, Stanek, Blackmore;

No  - None;

Absent – Allen.

 

RESOLUTION #13-10 DECLARED ADOPTED.

 

            It was moved by Blackmore, seconded by Crawford the Petoskey Stone Festival vendors who camp at the park during the Festival be given a $5.00 per night discount for Friday and Saturday nights on Memorial Day weekend only.  Motion carried by a yea and nay vote as follows:  Yes – Drenth, Dawson, Bargy, White, Howelman, Crawford, Stanek, Blackmore;  No – None;  Absent – Allen.

 

            It was moved by Blackmore, seconded by Crawford that Rusty Barnes’ bid for delivery of firewood to Barnes Park for $2.75 per bundle be accepted.  Motion carried by a yea and nay vote as follows:  Yes – Drenth, Dawson, Bargy, White, Howelman, Crawford, Stanek, Blackmore;  No – None;  Absent – Allen.

 

            It was moved by Drenth, seconded by Crawford the motion of December 10, 2009 regarding the use of the Building Authority to assist in implementation of the Meadowbrook Medical Care Facility expansion/remodeling plan be rescinded.  Motion carried by a yea and nay vote as follows:  Yes – Drenth, Dawson, Bargy, White, Howelman, Crawford, Stanek, Blackmore;  No – None;  Absent – Allen.

 

            It was moved by Dawson, seconded by Bargy the renewal of the Stormwater, Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Contract with Antrim Conservation District be approved and the Chairman be authorized to sign.  Motion carried by a yea and nay vote as follows:  Yes – Drenth, Dawson, Bargy, White, Howelman, Crawford, Stanek, Blackmore;  No – None;  Absent – Allen.

 

            It was moved by Dawson, seconded by Howelman the rent for space in the Community Airplane Hangar at the Antrim County Airport be increased from $85 to $125 per space over a two-year period.  Motion carried by a yea and nay vote as follows:  Yes – Drenth, Dawson, Bargy, White, Howelman, Crawford, Stanek, Blackmore;  No – None;  Absent – Allen.

 

            It was moved by Stanek, seconded by Blackmore the Human Services Department 2009 Annual report be accepted.  Motion carried all members present voting yes.

 

            The meeting adjourned at 2:00 p.m. to the Call of the Chair.

 

                                                                        ___________________________________

                                                                        Jack White, Chairman

 

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Laura Sexton, County Clerk