Sawyer County Forestry Committee
March 3, 2004
Committee Members Present: Shirley Suhsen Bill Voight Frank Romnes John Hirschfeld Nate DeLong
County Personnel Present: Michael Kruger Don Mrotek Carol Larsen
DNR Personnel Present: Pete Wisdom
Others Present: None
The meeting was called to order at 9:30 a.m.
Motion by Hirschfeld, second by Romnes to approve the agenda. Motion carried.
Motion by Voight, second by Romnes to approve the minutes of the February 4, 2004 meeting. Motion carried.
None to report
Snowmobile Coordinator Report
Don Mrotek reported: 1) Approximately $83,000 is allocated for grooming/maintenance. They have spent more so they are now into the supplemental monies. 2) Trail closures - some counties have formal closures, Sawyer County does not. 3) State trails meeting is upcoming.
Motion by Voight, second by Hirschfeld to approve report. Motion carried.
DNR Forestry Report
Pete Wisdom reported: 1) An LTE has been hired and started this week. Will be helping set up sales and other duties. 2) Three year audit is coming up on April 21, 2004.
DeLong questioned whether the DNR is considering changing the dates the local office is closed. The answer was no.
Sawyer Forestry Report
Mike Kruger reported: 1) Road bans are going on which will mean a halt to hauling.
Romnes thanked Mike Kruger for the letter sent out with camp permit renewals (copy will be distributed to committee members).
Any other conservation business for discussion only
Dee: 1) Passed out logger financial report.
Motion by Hirschfeld, second by DeLong to approve the vouchers. Motion carried.
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Motion by Romnes, second by Hirschfeld to convene into Closed Session pursuant to section 19.85(1)(c), Wisconsin Statutes, for the purpose of conducting employee evaluations. Motion carried.
In closed session, the committee conducted the performance evaluation on Mike Kruger.
Motion by Romnes, second by Hirschfeld to go out of Closed Session and simultaneously adjourn. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 10:25 a.m. [Minutes of closed session are kept in a confidential file in the County Clerk’s office).