minutes of the meeting of the Property and Airport Committee
Sawyer County Board of Supervisors
February 9, 2009, 7:00 p.m., Assembly Room, SawyerCounty Courthouse
members present: Fred Zietlow (Chair), Doug Mrotek, Mel Olson, Dean Pearson
also present: Bill Lontz (resident near Airport), Cliff Korn (hangar owners’ association), Human Resource Manager Carol Larson, County Clerk Kris Mayberry
Motion by Mrotek, 2nd by Zietlow, to approve the meeting agenda as presented. Motion carried.
Motion by Mrotek, 2nd by Pearson, to approve the January 6, 2009 meeting minutes. Motion carried.
The Committee discussed with Maintenance Department Supervisor Dennis Erickson the Finance Committee proposal to consolidate the
5th Street vehicle and equipment maintenance garage with the maintenance shop at the Sawyer County Highway Department. County Clerk Kris Mayberry advised the Committee that the County Board has considered this consolidation at least once before and determined not to proceed in that the vehicles based near the 5th Street vehicle and equipment maintenance garage (Sheriff, Ambulance, Courthouse) would need to be shuttled several miles for service. Motion by Pearson, 2nd by Mrotek, to oppose the proposal for consolidation. Motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.
Maintenance Department Supervisor Dennis Erickson presented a report on projects completed, in progress, and planned by the Maintenance Department, including removal of snow and ice, renovations to the Health and Human Services Department residential facility on Greenwood Lane (to be completed this week), and plans for work at the Veterans Service Office to provide an area for counselors to meet with individuals or groups of veterans. Mr. Erickson had planned for the Maintenance Department to renovate the work-release prisoner area at the Jail upon completion of the facility on
Greenwood Lane but learned that a private contractor is working on the project. He indicated concern that precautions were not taken to prevent the dust from the project from entering the ductwork and being spread throughout the building. The Committee discussed referring this concern to the Public Safety Committee.
The Committee reviewed the monthly Maintenance Department and vehicle and equipment maintenance garage expense vouchers. Motion by Mrotek, 2nd by Pearson, to approve the Maintenance Department report and monthly expense vouchers. Motion carried.
Dan and Patty Leslie, of L & L Aviation (contracted Airport management), presented a report on projects, operations, and conditions at the Sawyer County Airport, including the removal of ice and snow from the runway, taxiways, and aprons and the completion of the brushing project in areas at the north end of the runway and along Airport Road. Mr. Leslie reported that the contractor (Tom Shuman) for mowing the grass areas at the Airport submitted a mowing bill for 2008. Because the appropriation for mowing for 2008 was depleted by paying the contractor in early 2008 for mowing done in 2006 and 2007, Mr. Leslie requested approval for the $4,798 for mowing in 2008 to be paid out of the runway upkeep and maintenance appropriation ($5,000) of the 2008 Airport budget. Motion by Mrotek, 2nd by Pearson, to approve the request. Motion carried.
Dan Leslie (L & L Aviation) reported that Cooper Engineering completed the environmental assessment for the Airport improvement project which will be published for public comment beginning February 11, 2008.
Dan Leslie (L & L Aviation) reported that the auditors for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Bureau of Aeronautics (BOA) determined that Short Elliott Hendrickson, project engineers for the previous Airport improvement project for replacement of the runway, was underpaid by $3,148.44. BOA project engineer Matt Malicki indicated that
SawyerCounty would need to pay ½ of that amount ($1,574.22) from the County’s funds for the current Airport improvement project. The Committee determined that the BOA needs to provide additional information about the underpayment before they would consider authorizing the payment.
Committee Chair Fred Zietlow reported that the white survey targets placed at selected points around the
SawyerCountyAirport were reference point for the aerial photography project contracted by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Bureau of Aeronautics (BOA) for the SawyerCountyAirport improvement project. Mr. Zietlow suggested that the information obtained from the aerial photography project be used in developing a land use plan for the Airport.
The Committee reviewed a proposal from RJF Agencies for the renewal of the liability insurance coverage for the Airport for the period March 15, 2009 to March 15, 2010. The total cost for the coverage would be $4,725. Motion by Olson, 2nd by Mrotek, to recommend
CountyBoard approval of the proposal. Motion carried.
The Committee reviewed the monthly Airport expense vouchers. Motion by Mrotek, 2nd by Olson, to approve the Airport report and monthly expense vouchers. Motion carried.
Motion by Olson, 2nd by Mrotek, to convene into closed session, pursuant to section 19.85(1)(c), Wisconsin Statutes, for employee evaluations. Motion carried by unanimous voice vote.
[Minutes of closed session are kept in a confidential file in the
Motion by Mrotek, 2nd by Pearson, to reconvene into open session. Motion carried.
Motion by Mrotek, 2nd by Pearson, to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried.
minutes prepared by Kris Mayberry, Sawyer County Clerk