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        St. Clair County Board of Commissioners Meeting
City of Algonac
805 St. Clair River Drive
Algonac, MI 48001
August 17, 2017 at 6:00 PM 

Public Hearing - FY 2017 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant
Application
No one spoke
Agenda Item 1 - Pledge of Allegiance
The Pledge was given
Agenda Item 2 - Roll Call
Commissioners McConnell, Tomion, Rushing, Gratopp - Present
Commissioners Heidemann, Dunn, Bohm - Absent
Agenda Item 3 - Additions/Deletions/Changes to the Agenda
Moved by Commissioner Rushing, supported by Commissioner Tomion, to add Item
11M - Supporting the construction of a new lock at Sault Ste. Marie to the agenda.
Passed by voice vote.
Agenda Item 4 - Approval of Agenda
Moved by Commissioner McConnell, supported by Commissioner Tomion, to
approve the amended agenda. Passed by voice vote.
Agenda Item 5 - Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting:
Moved by Commissioner McConnell, supported by Commissioner Rushing, to
approve
and file the minutes of the 07/13/17 Commission Meeting and the 08/03/17
Standing Committee Meeting. Passed by voice vote.
Agenda Item 6 - Proclamations
None
Agenda Item 7- Consent Agenda:
Moved by Commissioner Tomion, supported by Commissioner McConnell, to
approve items 7A through 7H on the Consent Agenda. Passed by voice vote.
Agenda Item 8 - Reports of Standing and Special Committees
Commissioner Rushing - Attended Lenox EMS Meeting - Oral
Commissioner McConnell - Attended the Retirement Board Meeting - Oral
Commissioner Tomion - Attended the Michigan Association of Counties, Region 7
Meeting - Oral
Commissioner Gratopp - Read a letter complimenting the Sheriff Department, let
everyone know about the new fire pagers and met with the City of Algonac regarding
the boardwalk replacement - Oral
Agenda Item 9 - Citizens Wishing to Address the Board
Iris Parlangeli, 10759 Hart, Huntington Woods, MI
RE: Animal Control
Kimberly Hartness, 9693 Klais Rd, Clarkston MI
RE: Animal Control
Susan Atwater, 413 Botsford, Port Huron, MI
RE: Communication
Karen Micholski, 6935 Serenity Lane, St. Clair, MI
RE: Animal Control
Agenda Item 10 - Unfinished Business
None
Agenda Item 11A: Approval of June 2017 County disbursements
Moved by Commissioner Rushing, supported by Commissioner McConnell, to
approve the June 2017 County disbursements in the amount of $10,282,967.08.
Passed 4-0.
Agenda Item 11B: Approval of July 2017 County disbursements
Moved by Commissioner Tomion, supported by Commissioner McConnell, to
approve the July 2017 County disbursements in the amount of $11,894,342.91.
Passed 4-0
Agenda Item 11C: FY 2017 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant
Program Application
Moved by Commissioner McConnell, supported by Commissioner Tomion, to
approve the FY 2017 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program
Application in the amount of $11, 980. Passed 4-0.
Agenda Item 11D: Library Board Reappointment
Moved by Commissioner Tomion, supported by Commissioner McConnell, to
reappoint Kathleen Wheelihan to the Library Board, representing District 3, for a 5-
year term expiring 08/06/22. Passed by a voice voice.
Agenda Item 11E: 2018 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Grant
Application
Moved by Commissioner Tomion, supported by Commissioner Rushing, to approve
the FY 2018 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Grant Application in the
amount of $100,000. Passed 4-0.
Agenda Item 11F: Agreement for Law Enforcement Services - Anchor Bay
School District
Moved by Commissioner Rushing, supported by Commissioner McConnell, to
approve the Agreement for Law Enforcement Services with Anchor Bay Schools
District for a term of 09/01/17 through 08/31/20 in the amount of $221,904.96.
Passed 4-0
Agenda Item 11G: Columbus Playground Equipment Purchase
Moved by Commissioner McConnell, supported by Commissioner Rushing, to
approve the purchase of playground equipment for Columbus Park from Landscape
Structures in the amount of $101,393.48. Passed 4-0
Agenda Item 11H: Columbus Site Improvements Final Change Order
Moved by Commissioner Tomion, supported by Commissioner McConnell, to
approve the final change order with JB Contractors for Columbus Park site
improvements in the credit amount of $8,733.50. Passed 4-0.
Agenda Item 11I: Goodells Barn Painting Contract
Moved by Commissioner Rushing, supported by Commissioner McConnell, to award
the agreement for Goodells Barn painting to Thompsonís Painting in an amount not
to exceed $19,580. Passed 4-0.
Agenda Item 11J: TAP Grant Gratiot Trail Engineering Services Contract
Moved by Commissioner McConnell, supported by Commissioner Tomion, to
approve the contract with Project Control Engineering for the Gratiot Trail
Engineering Services in the amount of $53,862. Passed 4-0.
Agenda Item 11K: Contract Approval Request - Federal Armored Truck
Moved by Commissioner McConnell, supported by Commissioner Tomion, to
approve the agreement with Federal Armored Truck for courier service for a term of
08/15/17 through 08/14/20 in the amount of $99,000. Passed 4-0.
Agenda Item 11L: Copier Maintenance Agreement - Prime Office Innovations
Moved by Commissioner Tomion, supported by Commissioner Rushing, to approve
the copier maintenance agreement with Prime Office Innovations for a term of
09/01/17 through 08/31/20. Passed 4-0.
Agenda Item 11M: Sault Ste. Marie Lock
Moved by Commissioner Tomion, supported by Commissioner McConnell, to adopt
Resolution 17-16 supporting the construction of a new lock at Sault Ste. Marie.
Passed by a voice vote.
Agenda Item 12 - Administrators Report
1. The dispatch text to 911 is up and operational if you have ATT or Verizon

Wireless. You should still dial in to 911 and use the text as a last resort.
2. Bond refund is complete and the County still has a bond rating of AA.

3. Travel Channel was at the main library filming for an episode on The Dead

Files.
4. A selection will be made by mid-September and the template for preferred

vendors at the Blue Water Convention Center will be coming back to the Board
of Commissioners for action. There will be 4 preferred vendors to choose from.
The preferred vendor contract template will be approved by the Board.
However,
the individual contracts will only need approval by the
Administrator/Controller,
similar to what we do with the hauler contracts at the landfill.
5. August 1, 2017, Justin Sears took the position of Equalization Director. He was

the Deputy Director for the past year.
6. Three members are needed for the Commission on Aging for District #1, #6 and

an at large member.

7. There is no location set for the September travel meeting. If no one offers a

location, the meeting will be in the Board of Commissioners meeting room.
Moved by Commissioner McConnell, supported by Commissioner Tomion, to
accept the Administrators report. Passed by voice vote.
Agenda Item 13 - Miscellaneous Business
None
Agenda Item 14 - Receive and File Packets:
Moved by Commissioner McConnell, supported by Commissioner Rushing, to
receive and file packets that were sent to Commissioners, packets at their places and
any other information presented. Passed by voice vote.
Agenda Item 15 - Adjournment
Moved by Commissioner Tomion, supported by Commissioner Rushing, to adjourn
at
6:55 p.m. Passed by voice vote.