COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
WORK SESSION MEETING MINUTES
February 4, 2010, 6:45 p.m.
A work session of the Chippewa County Board of Commissioners was held on Thursday, February 4, 2010 at the Chippewa County Courthouse in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Chairman Scott Shackleton called the meeting to order at 6:45 p.m.
MEMBERS PRESENT: Scott Shackleton, Jim Moore, Ted Postula, Richard Timmer, Don McLean, Don Cooper and Jesse Knoll
MEMBERS ABSENT: None
OTHERS PRESENT: Lt. Jack Horka, Debbie Sirk, Sue Short, Tim McKee, Ann Mikolowski, Margie Hank, Micki Castagne, Julie Beck, Steve Mason, Chris Lundquist, Dave Pietrangelo, Bill Karr, Tina Ojala, Kelly Church, Cathy Munson, Jim German, Jay Predmore and Diane Cork
Additions/Deletions to Agenda:
The agenda was narrowed to the use of Buildings.
It was moved by Commissioner Timmer, supported by Commissioner Moore, to approve the agenda as presented.
Diane Cork addressed the Board with concerns about maintenance for the Courthouse and storage space in the renovation project for the City/County Building.
Sue Short noted the security concerns for the Probate/Juvenile Division if the Family Court were to be placed in the City/County building project.
A. City/County Building Renovation Workshop
Extended discussion was held on current square footage of office space at the Courthouse Annex (300 Court Street) compared to the available square footage for office space at the City/County Building (325 Court Street). Different construction drawing options were presented (preliminary) for 1st floor renovations, 2nd floor renovations and a 3rd floor addition to allow all Courts to be in one building.
Options were discussed for the use of the Courthouse Annex from leasing, storage and selling.
It was the consensuses of the Commissioners to have Circuit Court remain in the Courthouse.
It was noted that the City Offices will not be moved until fall of this year. Rent was not being collected from the City because they were instrumental in helping the County to obtain a grant for a new boiler in the City/County Building and when renovations start, District Court will utilize space in the Federal Building until the new construction is completed.
The Commission felt that the next step in this process was to refer this to the Building and Grounds Committee for request for proposals.
Having no further agenda items, it was moved by Commissioner Timmer, supported by Commissioner Moore, to adjourn. The Board did adjourn at 7:55 p.m.
Diane S. Cork, Clerk
Scott Shackleton, Chairman