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<br />Commission Minutes-March 17,2008 3334 <br /> <br />REGULAR MEETING OF CASS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br />MARCH 17, 2008 <br /> <br />1. MEETING CALLED TO ORDER <br />Chairman Ken Pawluk called the meeting to order at 3:30 PM with all members present as <br />follows: Scott Wagner, Darrell Vanyo, Robyn Sorum, Vern Bennett and Ken Pawluk. <br /> <br />2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE <br />Michael Montplaisir led the Pledge of Allegiance. <br /> <br />3. MINUTES APPROVED <br />MOTION, passed <br />Mr. Bennett moved and Mr. Wagner seconded that the minutes of the <br />previous meeting be approved as written. Motion carried. <br /> <br />4. AGENDA, Order approved <br />MOTION, passed <br />Mrs. Sorum moved and Mr. Wagner seconded to approve the order of the <br />agenda. Motion carried. <br /> <br />5. CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED <br />MOTION, passed <br />Mr. Wagner moved and Mr. Bennett seconded to approve the consent <br />agenda as follows: On roll call vote, the motion carried unanimously. <br /> <br />a. Approve Resolution #2008-6, proclaiming April 6-12, 2008, as National <br />County Government Week. <br /> <br />PROCLAMATION <br />NATIONAL COUNTY GOVERNMENT WEEK APRIL 6-12, 2008 <br />Protecting Our Children <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the nation's 3,066 counties provide a variety of essential public services <br />to communities serving 300 million Americans; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, counties take seriously their responsibility to protect and enhance the <br />health, welfare and safety of its residents in sensible and cost-effective <br />ways; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, many county government services directly touch the lives of children <br />and families; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, in 13 states, all or some of the counties are responsible for child welfare <br />and foster care systems; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, more than 500,000 children are in foster care, removed from their <br />families, as result of suspected child abuse or neglect; and <br />