COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
FEBRUARY 21, 2012
The Committee meeting was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Chairman Brooks.
Present:† Commissioners Dave Brooks, Ron Sikkema, Larry Emig, Roger Elkins, Mark Brock, Alan Tiedt and Tammy Stoner.†
Also present:† H. John Iler and David Eggle-Sherman Township, Heather Symon-Reed City Public Library, Robin Fuerneisen-Senior Meals Coordinator, Scott Schryer-COA Director, Mike Solomon-Soil & Sedimentation, Ed Nettle-EMS Director, Sue Vander Pol-County Coordinator, and Karen Bluhm-County Clerk.† Several members of the public were also present.
Moved by Commissioner Emig, supported by Commissioner Brock to approve the agenda as presented.†† Motion carried.
Sarah Neubecker introduced herself to the Board members.† She is a news reporter assigned to Osceola County by the Pioneer Group.
H. John Iler, Sherman Township resident, spoke about EMS base locations.† He provided a handout comparing the four (4) quadrants of the county by population for the 2010 census and the number of runs from 2007 through mid-2010.† He asked for a work group being formed to come back to the Board with a plan to work with the County Road Commission utilizing the Road Commission facility on 20 Mile Road.† He also asked that Winterfield Township of Clare County be asked to contribute 1 mill, like Osceola County residents do, for EMS service.
David Eggle, Sherman Township Supervisor, supported the statements made by Mr. Iler and asked the Board to move forward by setting timelines and moving points regarding EMS.
Mike Solomon, Soil & Sedimentation Control Officer for Osceola County, explained some additional testing is now required for storm water management and what this means for local government.† He also reported the Northern Michigan Lake Management Society will once again hold their two (2) day conference at Kettenun Center later this year.
Employee/Board Comment:† None.
Moved by Commissioner Brock, supported by Commissioner Emig, to approve the committee minutes of February 7, 2012 as presented.† Motion carried.
Recommended by Commissioner Tiedt, supported by Commissioner Brock, to approve the claims for the county in the amount of $42,451.71.† Recommendation was unanimously supported.
February 21, 2012
Budget Amendments, Cash Transfers & Budget Amendment Report
Recommended by Commissioner Sikkema, supported by Commissioner Emig to approve the Treasurerís journal entry report for January as presented.† Recommendation was unanimously supported.
BS&A Software Training and Upgrade
Recommended by Commissioner Elkins, supported by Commissioner Brock to approve the BS&A upgrade for the Building Department and Training.† Recommendation was supported with Commissioner Brooks voting no.
Meals on Wheels by MOTA
COA Director Scott Schryer and Robin Fuerneisen, Senior Meals Coordinator, were present.† Discussion held. †No action taken.
City Library Lease Extension
Heather Symon, Reed City Public Library, was present.† Discussion held.
Recommended by Commissioner Tiedt, supported by Commissioner Sikkema, to approve extending the Library Lease for space at the Annex Building for a period of two years with the same terms through June of 2014.† Recommendation was unanimously supported.
Employee/Board Comment:† None.
Extended Public Comment:† None.
Motion to adjourn by Commissioner Sikkema, supported by Commissioner Brock at 10:05 a.m.† Motion carried.
Karen J. Bluhm, County Clerk†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Dave Brooks, Chairman