Rice County


Adoption of Resolution #17-047/ARMER Agreement


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WHEREAS, a Statewide Public Safety Radio and Communication plan provides for the construction, ownership and operation of a statewide public safety radio and communication system; and


WHEREAS, the Commissioner of Public Safety is responsible for implementing the Plan and to contract with the Commissioner of Transportation to construct, own, operate, maintain, and enhance the elements of the backbone defined in the Plan; and


WHEREAS, the Commissioner of Transportation responsible to contracting to build, operate, and maintain the backbone of the statewide public safety radio and communication system; and


WHEREAS, Rice County has been presented with a contract for the design, procurement, construction and operation of a 800 MHz County/Regional Integrated Public Safety Radio Communication Subsystem between Rice County, the South East Minnesota Regional Radio Board, and the Commissioner of Transportation; and


WHEREAS, the Rice County Attorney approved the contract as to form and the Rice County Administrator properly executed the contract on August 1, 2017 pursuant to County policy.


NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Rice County Board of Commissioners hereby approves the contract for the design, procurement, construction and operation of a 800 MHz County/Regional Integrated Public Safety Radio Communication Subsystem between Rice County, the Southeast Minnesota Regional Radio Board, and the Commissioner of Transportation.



Dated this 12th day of September, 2017.




                                                                                    RICE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS





                                                                                    Jake Gillen, Chairperson







Sara Folsted, County Administrator


Meeting History

Sep 12, 2017 8:30 AM Video Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting
MOVER:Steve Bauer, County Board Member
SECONDER:Galen Malecha, County Board Member
AYES:Jake Gillen, Galen Malecha, Dave Miller, Steve Bauer, Jeff Docken


Sep 12, 2017 8:30 AMVideo (Windows Media) MP4 VideoBoard of CommissionersRegular Meeting

9:14 AMOpposed, same sign.motion carried.thanks, julie.>> thank you.
Attorney's office, john.>> well, it feels like groundhogday with this request.this is the armer agreement that I came before you in June andasked you to approve. Mndot responded that they wantedan actual ordinance approving the agreement that you approvedin june, which was resigning anagreement that you had approvedearlier that they wanted us to approve again. I should really make the sheriffcome up and do this, becauseit's really his agreement. But i'm before you again askingyou to approve and issue aresolution approving theagreement that you've approved in the past, which is theagreement that you approved inthe past, which is really forthe benefit of the sheriff's office.

9:15 AMI've got a motion bycommissioner bauer and a secondby Commissioner Malecha.any discussion on this item? hearing none, all those in favorof the motion on the floor,signify by saying aye.
Opposed, same sign.motion carried.nobody could have said that moreeloquently than you did, john. [ indistinct comment ]so here comes the sheriff withhis ad lib to this here.
Good morning, commissioners. I have one item on the agendatoday, and that's approval ofthe adoption of resolution17-045, the tzd or toward zero death grant agreement. Rice county and its lawenforcement and public safetyentities have been approved by the state to receive just under$32,000 for law enforcement,traffic enforcement, andeducation in the area of safe driving. And i'm sure many of you haveseen in the paper and heard onthe radio, as of late, i've been very frustrated with some of ourtrends these last few months. And this is money that'sdesignated towards putting extra officers out on the streets,specifically for law enforcementand traffic enforcement. So just this past saturday, we had two deputies working a tzdshift, and it was fortunate thatwe did, because we had twoalcohol-related crashes that tied up the deputies for quite awhile. And had we not had those twodeputies working traffic enforcement, that would haveleft one deputy on the road tocover for calls, or we wouldhave had to call people in. So this is a great program thatlets us go out and focusstrictly on traffic enforcementand dwi-related enforcements. So i'd ask that you approve thisagreement.
9:17 AMSo moved to approveresolution 17-045.
I'll second.>> okay, i've got a motion fromcommissioner docken and a secondfrom Commissioner Miller. any discussion on this item atall?commissioner docken.

9:17 AMThis May be just a little bitoff the subject, but itcertainly would be toward zerodeaths. And the legislature has talkedin the past and they never canseem to get beyond this handsfree. And I don't quite understand it. In my driving, every single timei come to faribault, it justabsolutely amazes me what people are doing with their phone. So why is that such a hurdle atthe state level, when some ofthe dumb things they do seem to pass without a problem?i just would really like to knowwhat it would take to have thatdone. In my opinion, i've done thissince the first hands-free sethas come, I don't even take myphone out of my pocket. It's one button is what theywant you to be able to answer. There's virtually no callingout, no texting, no nothing. And that gives you the authorityto have some teeth in stoppingsomebody for doing it. So what's the obstacle?