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Board of Commissioners
04/08/2014; 09:00 am
Barry County Board of Commissioners
April 8, 2014; 9:00 a.m.; Commission Chambers
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1. Call To Order at 9:00 a.m.
2. Moment of Silence/Invocation
3. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Roll Call
5. Approval of Written Agenda (including consent items & items for discussion
6. Limited Public Comment (for items not on the agenda) (3 minutes per person)
7. Various Correspondence
8. Consent Items (voted upon at one time by roll call vote)
a. Approval of March 21, 2014 Committee of the Whole Strategic Planning meeting minutes.
b. Approval of March 26, 2014 Board of Commissioners meeting minutes.
c. Approval of April 1, 2014 Committee of the Whole meeting minutes.
d. Approval of the Farmland and Open Space Preservation Program (more commonly known as PA 116) applications #14-1 and #14-2, for James and Barbara Wickham in Section 23 of Carlton Township.
e. Approval of the Farmland and Open Space Preservation Program (more commonly known as PA 116) application #14-3, for James and Barbara Wickham in Sections 25 and 36 of Woodland Township.
f. Approval of the Farmland and Open Space Preservation Program (more commonly known as PA 116) application #14-4, for Boersen Farms Properties in Section 31 of Orangeville Township.
g. Approval to pay the attached invoice in the amount of $13,965.00 from Calhoun County for housing Barry County inmates in September 2013, to be paid from the Diverted Felons Fund.
h. Approval to allow the Register of Deeds to hire the new Abstractor for ten days of training before the current Abstractor retires.
i. Approval to purchase a TEAMCO Snowblast Snow Blower, model 8600A, for the amount of $16,768 with funds to be paid from the Airport Fund.
(roll call vote)
9. Presentations: None.
10. Public Hearings: None.
11. Items for Consideration (roll call vote indicated)
a. Approval of transfers and disbursements:
Approval of claims in the amount of $ 54,974.31
Approval of pre-paid invoices in the amount of $ 2,163,144.84
Approval of Commissioners payroll in the amount of $ 7,368.56 (roll call vote)
b. Approval of Resolution #14-11, Resolution of Authorization for the 2013 Homeland Security Grant Program Intergovernmental Funding Agreement between the County of VanBuren and the County of Barry and authorize the Chairperson and Administrator to sign. (roll call vote)
c. Approval of the attached Letter of Understanding with the Barry County Courthouse Employees Association to change the health insurance waiting period from six (6) months to sixty (60) days to comply with requirements of the Affordable Care Act, and to update the 2014 Health Insurance Appendix B-1, effective 1/1/14. (roll call vote)
12. Unfinished Business
13. New Business
14. Legislative Update
15. County Administrator’s Report
16. Chairperson’s Report
17. Vice Chairperson’s Report
18. Member’s Time (for items not on the Agenda)
19. Limited Public Comment (for items not on the Agenda) (3 minutes per person)
20. Other Business
Joyce Snow, Chair
Barry County Board of Commissioners
Meetings are held at: Barry County Courthouse, Commissioners Chambers, 220 W. State St., Hastings, MI 49058. Questions regarding the meeting may be addressed to the Barry County Administrator, Michael Brown, Courthouse, 220 W. State St., Hastings, MI 49058 (269) 945-1284.
Meetings of the Barry County Board of Commissioners are open to all without regard to race, sex, color, age, national origin, religion, height, weight, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. Barry County will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed materials being considered at the meeting/hearing, to individuals with disabilities at the meeting/hearing upon four (4) business days notice to the County. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the County by writing or calling: Michael Brown, County Administrator, Barry County, 220 W. State St., Hastings, MI 49058.