PIERCE COUNTY: 1/22/13 Board Meeting MinutesPIERCE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
PIERCE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Tuesday - January 22, 2013 - 7:00 p.m.
Meeting called to order by Chairman Jeff Holst at 7:00 p.m. in the County Board Room at the Pierce County Courthouse. A quorum was established with roll call by County Clerk Jamie Feuerhelm with 14 supervisors present & 3 excused (J. Aubart, R. Wood, & M. Kahlow). Also attending were Corporation Counsel Brad Lawrence, Administrative Coordinator Jo Ann Miller, PCEDC Bill Warner, Hwy. Commissioner Chad Johnson, Public Health Director Sue Galoff, Joe Murray – Springsted Inc., Jason Schulte - Press.
Motion by K. Snow/L. Peterson to adopt the agenda as presented; motion carried by voice vote with all in favor. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag led by Supervisor D. Reis.
Public Comment on Issues Not Related to Agenda Items: None.
Commendations: Motion by K. Snow/L. Peterson to waive readings of all commendations; motion carried unanimously. Chairman J. Holst declared that the Clerk give summary of those being honored. Clerk J. Feuerhelm announced the following employees thanking them for their service to Pierce County; Douglas A. Claflin - Pierce County Highway Department 9 years, retired 12/31/12; Harold Gipford, Jr. – Solid Waste 16 years, retired 01/04/13; Kim Greske – Highway 33 years, retired 12/28/12; Micheal Metcalf – Solid Waste 22 years, retired 12/12/12; Thomas Schutz – Sheriff’s Department 12 years, retired 01/01/13; Dennis Swanson – Highway 13 years, retired 12/28/12; William Weldon – Highway 23 years, retired 12/31/12.
Election of Highway Commissioner: Chair called for nominations for Highway Commissioner. Chad Johnson nominated by C. Bjork/L. Peterson. Chair called for other nominations, none given. Motion made by D. Reis/M. Pittman to close nominations & cast a unanimous ballot for Chad Johnson; motion carried unanimously. C. Johnson was elected Highway Commissioner.
RESOLUTIONS FOR FIRST CONSIDERATION
Res. 12-34 Approving Post-Issuance Tax Compliance Procedures. First reading by Clerk J. Feuerhelm with adoption requested on first reading. Motion by M. Pittman/J. Ross to suspend the rules and act on first reading; motion carried by show of hands vote with all in favor. Corp. Counsel B. Lawrence briefly explained the need for such policies. Motion by M. Pittman/R. Bartels to approve the attached post-issuance tax compliance procedures for tax-exempt and tax advantaged bonds (“Policy”), that County staff be authorized to take all actions necessary to carry out the Policy, that the Administrative Coordinator, Jo Ann Miller, be named Pierce County’s Compliance Officer. Motion carried by voice vote with all in favor.
Res. 12-35 Jurisdictional Transfer of Portion of CTH “U” Between County of Pierce and Town of Union. First reading by Clerk J. Feuerhelm. Hwy. Commissioner C. Johnson explained that after improvements were made to road & new bridge added portions of the old road were still needed for residents to access their property. This resolution transfers the responsibilities of those portions to the township. No action taken.
Res. 12-36 Resolution Urging State Legislators to Vote in Favor of Transportation Dollars for Transportation. First reading by Clerk J. Feuerhelm. No action taken
Res. 12-37 Establish 2013 Salaries and Benefits for Non-Represented Employees. First reading by Clerk J. Feuerhelm. No action taken.
Res. 12-38 Resolution Authorizing the issuance and Awarding the Sale of $7,000,000 General Obligation Promissory Notes; Series 2013A; Providing the Form of the Notes; and Levying a Tax in Connection Therewith. Adoption requested on first reading. Motion by C. Bjork/L. Peterson to suspend the rules and waive the reading of resolution; motion carried unanimously. Motion by C. Bjork/ D. Bergseng to suspend the rules and act on first reading; motion carried by voice vote with all in favor. Motion by L. Peterson/C. Bjork to approve Resolution 12-38 as presented; motion carried by roll call vote with all in favor.
RESOLUTIONS FOR SECOND CONSIDERATION
Res. 12-32 Authorization to Use Jail Maintenance Fund to Pay for construction of Fence in the Jail Garage. Motion by J. Ross/M. Pittman to approve Resolution 12-32 as presented. Motion carried by voice vote with all in favor.
Res. 12-33 Authorize County Contribution toward Regional Partner’s Share of Assistance to Firefighters Grant. Motion by G. Place/J. Ross to approve Resolution 12-33 as presented. Motion carried by roll call vote with all in favor.
ORDINANCES FOR FIRST CONSIDERATION
Ord. 12-10 Amend Chapter 184 of the Pierce County Code – Food Establishments and Public Accommodations to Establish Agent Status for the department of Agriculture.
Motion by G. Place/J. Kosin to suspend the rules and waive the reading of ordinance; motion carried unanimously.
ORDINANCES FOR SECOND CONSIDERATION - None.
Future Agenda Items: None presented at this time.
Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 7:29 p.m. by motion of M. Pittman/J. Kosin. Motion carried unanimously.
Respectfully submitted by J. Feuerhelm, County Clerk
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