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Courthouse minutes 03/10/2009

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Minutes of the meeting of the Courthouse Committee

Sawyer County Board of Supervisors

March 10, 2009, 7:00 p.m., Assembly Room, Sawyer County Courthouse

 

members present:  Dale Schleeter (Chair), Doug Mrotek, Ron Kinsley, Mel Olson

 

also present:  Land Records Department Director Robyn Thake, Child Support Department Director Sandy Okamoto, Human Resource Manager Carol Larson, County Clerk Kris Mayberry

 

Motion by Kinsley, 2nd by Mrotek, to approve the meeting agenda as presented.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Olson, 2nd by Kinsley, to approve the minutes of the meeting of February 10, 2009.  Motion carried.

 

The Committee reviewed a letter from Clerk of Circuit Court Ricki Briggs advising that she will be retiring as Clerk of Circuit Court effective May 1, 2009.  Ms. Briggs was a County employee bargaining unit member from October 13, 1982, to April 24, 2000, when she was appointed Clerk of Circuit Court.

 

Clerk of Circuit Court Ricki Briggs’ letter requests approval for an unused sick leave payout, for the period of her County employment prior to being appointed to the Clerk of Circuit Court position, at the rate of pay effective at the time her employment changed from that of a bargaining unit member to that of an elected employee.  Motion by Kinsley, 2nd by Mrotek, to recommend Personnel and Administrative Committee approval of the request.  Motion carried.

 

Clerk of Circuit Court Ricki Briggs’ letter also requests approval for the County to pay 88% of the single health insurance premium for her after her retirement as being less expensive for the County than providing a limited family policy for her husband, who will continue to be employed by the Sawyer County Highway Department.  Motion by Olson, 2nd by Mrotek, to refer this request to the Personnel and Administrative Committee without a recommendation.  Motion carried.

 

Land Records Department Director Robyn Thake presented a monthly department report.  Motion by Kinsley, 2nd by Mrotek, to approve the report.  Motion carried.

 

Child Support Department Director Sandy Okamoto presented a monthly department report.  Motion by Kinsley, 2nd by Mrotek, to approve the report.  Motion carried.

 

The Committee determined to hold a special Committee meeting on Thursday, March 19, 2009, beginning at 4:30 p.m., to interview candidates for a 21-hour per week position in the Child Support Department.

 

The Committee reviewed written monthly department reports prepared by Information Technology Department Director Mike Coleson, County Surveyor Dan Pleoger, Register of Deeds Paula Chisser, and Clerk of Circuit Court Ricki Briggs.  Motion by Olson, 2nd by Kinsley, to approve the reports.  Motion carried.

 

The Committee reviewed the following requests for department employee travel outside of Sawyer County:

·        Child Support Department Director Sandy Okamoto – WCSEA meeting to be held April 2 and 3, 2009, at Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

·        Assistant District Attorney Bruce Poquette – Vehicular Homicide Conference to be held March 11-13, 2009, at Brookfield, Wisconsin.

Motion by Olson, 2nd by Mrotek, to approve the requests.  Motion carried.

 

The Committee reviewed the monthly department expense vouchers.  Motion by Olson, 2nd by Mrotek, to approve the vouchers.  Motion carried.

 

The Committee discussed the joint meeting of the Courthouse Committee and Zoning Committee scheduled for Friday, March 20, 2009, beginning at 7:30 a.m.  The committees will discuss the Finance Committee proposal to consolidate the Zoning Department, the Land Records Department, and the County Surveyor’s Office.

 

County Clerk Kris Mayberry provided a report on insurance, risk management, and claims against the County, and asked whether the Committee would consider a proposal for workers compensation insurance coverage (for the period May 12, 2009 to May 12, 2010) from Liberty Mutual to review, at the April meeting of the Committee, along with a proposal for renewal of the coverage from the Wisconsin County Mutual Insurance Corporation.  Motion by Kinsley, 2nd by Mrotek, to approve reviewing both proposals.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Olson, 2nd by Mrotek, to convene into closed session, pursuant to section 19.85(1)(c), Wisconsin Statutes, for the purpose of employee evaluations.  Motion carried by unanimous voice vote.

[Minutes of closed session are kept in a confidential file in the County Clerk’s Office.]

Motion by Mrotek, 2nd by Olson, to reconvene into open session.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Mrotek, 2nd by Kinsley, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried.

 

 

minutes prepared by Sawyer County Clerk Kris Mayberry