COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
MARCH 20, 2012
The Committee meeting was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Chairman Brooks.
Present: Commissioners Dave Brooks, Ron Sikkema, Roger Elkins, Mark Brock, Alan Tiedt, Larry Emig and Tammy Stoner.
Also present: Alan Gingrich-Road Commissioner, Ed Nettle-EMS Director, Nancy Crawford-Register of Deeds, Russ Wayne-Jail Administrator, David Eggle-Sherman Township Supervisor, Elmo Hoaglund-Sherman Township resident, Sue Vander Pol-County Coordinator, and Karen Bluhm-County Clerk.
Moved by Commissioner Elkins, supported by Commissioner Tiedt to approve the agenda as amended. Motion carried.
Brief Public Comment: Elmo Hoaglund, from Sherman Township, thought the Board was going to decide on a new EMS building today. Committee members advised him this was not on today’s agenda.
David Eggle, Sherman Township Supervisor, presented signatures gathered from a township newsletter survey of their residents regarding an EMS facility base in the north half of the County.
Moved by Commissioner Tiedt, supported by Commissioner Stoner to approve the Committee minutes of March 6, 2012 as presented. Motion carried.
Moved by Commissioner Brock, supported by Commissioner Emig to approve the claims for the County in the amount of $56,942.34. Recommendation was unanimously supported.
Rose Lake Radio Tower Building
Susan Vander Pol, County Coordinator, spoke to the committee about the two bids received on the proposed building at the Rose Lake Radio Tower Site. Discussion was held regarding the bids and the funding for the project.
Moved by Commissioner Emig, supported by Commissioner Brock to table the matter to the next meeting. Motion carried.
Nancy Crawford, Register of Deeds, presented a budget amendment for a transfer of funds for paying a part time employee to fill in, while one of her staff is on maternity leave.
Recommended by Commissioner Elkins, supported by Commissioner Tiedt to approve the Register of Deed’s budget amendment for transferring money from full time employees to part time employees to cover a staff leave of absence. Recommendation was unanimously supported.
March 20, 2012
Renewal of User Agreement with FSG
Russ Wayne, Jail Administrator, presented the renewal of the jail’s User Agreement with FSG. A brief discussion was held.
Recommended by Commissioner Tiedt, supported by Commissioner Brock to approve the agreement with FSG for three years for software for the Sheriff’s Department and authorize the Chairman to sign. Recommendation was unanimously supported.
WMSRDC Transfer of Ownership Agreement/Equipment Receipt & Acceptance
Susan Vander Pol, County Coordinator, presented the information regarding the transfer of ownership on more radio equipment for Emergency Management. A brief discussion was held.
Recommended by Commissioner Brock, supported by Commissioner Emig to approve the agreement between West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission and Osceola County for the receipt and acceptance of ownership of equipment as listed on the agreement and authorize the Chairman to sign. Recommendation was unanimously supported.
Emergency Medical Services/Physio-Control Technical Service Agreement
Ed Nettle, EMS Director, asked for approval on the Physio-Control Technical Service Agreement. It is a 2 year renewal and cost has increased $575 since the last agreement. Ed also reported the State of Michigan Department of Community Health recently conducted their annual Life Support Agency inspection and they passed with 100%.
Recommended by Commissioner Sikkema, supported by Commissioner Tiedt to approve the Physio-Control Technical Service Agreement for two years at a cost of $10,748.00 and authorize appropriate signatures. Recommendation was unanimously supported.
Road Commission/Millage Proposal Request
Alan Gingrich, Road Commissioner, spoke with the committee about placing the millage language he presented on the August ballot. Discussion was held.
Moved by Commissioner Emig, supported by Commissioner Tiedt to table this matter until the next meeting. Motion carried, with Commissioner Stoner voting no.
Recognition of Service/George Pratt
A resolution was read recognizing Michigan State Police Detective Sergeant for his 46 years of service.
Recommended by Commissioner Stoner, supported by Commissioner Emig to approve the Resolution of Service for George Pratt. Recommendation was unanimously supported.
March 20, 2012
Extended Public Comment: Alan Gingrich requested Commissioners explain to constituents the difference in brining service that would be provided if a millage is passed.
Motion to adjourn by Commissioner Brock, supported by Commissioner Emig at 10:06 a.m. Motion carried.
Karen J. Bluhm, County Clerk Dave Brooks, Chairman