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Minutes of the meeting of the Sawyer County Board of Supervisors

Tuesday, April 20, 2004, 9:00 a.m., Large Courtroom, Sawyer County Courthouse

 

The April meeting of the Sawyer County Board of Supervisors was called to order.  Roll call was as follows:

present

district

supervisor - T = Town, V = Village, C = City, W = Ward

x

01

Frank Romnes – T of Lenroot W 1 and 2

x

02

Kathy McCoy – T of Lenroot W 3, T of Round Lake W 1, T of Spider Lake

x

03

Patricia Aderman – T of Hayward W 3 and 4

x

04

Arlene Mizerka – T of Hayward W 1 and 2

x

05

Elgin Gunderson – T of Hayward W 5 and 6

x

06

Nate DeLong – C of Hayward W 1 and 2

x

07

Shirley Riedmann – C of Hayward W 3 and 4

x

08

Shirley Suhsen – T of Bass Lake W 1 and 2

x

09

Bruce Miller – T of Bass Lake W 3 and 4

x

10

Hal Helwig – T of Couderay W 2, T of Sand Lake

x

11

James Bassett – T of Couderay W 1, T of Edgewater, T of Meteor, V of Couderay

x

12

Ron Kinsley – T of Hunter W 2, T of Ojibwa, T of Radisson W 1, V of Radisson

x

13

Melvin Olson – T of Draper, T of Hunter W 1, T of Round Lake W 2, T of Winter W 2

x

14

Robert Vitcenda – T of Meadowbrook, T of Radisson W 2, T of Weirgor, V of Exeland

x

15

William Voight – T of Winter W 1, V of Winter

 

The agenda for the meeting was presented as follows:

01.       Oath of office and election of officers

02.       Call to order, roll call, Pledge of Allegiance, meeting agenda, and audience recognition

03.       Minutes of the meeting of March 18, 2004

04.       Recognition of retiring County Board members

05.       County Board committee and representative appointments and elections, including proposal for special meeting April 28, 2004 to confirm appointments and member orientation

06.       Zoning Committee report, including:

§         parcel zoning amendments

§         proposed camping amendment to Sawyer County Zoning Ordinance

§         proposal to appoint alternate member of Zoning Committee

07.       Personnel and Administrative Committee report, including amendment to County employee health insurance plan

08.       Courthouse Committee report, including:

§         recognition of retiring Deputy Register of Deeds

§         renewal of workers compensation and employers liability insurance coverage

09.       Property and Airport Committee report, including:

§         flexible hours and waiver of limit to accumulation of vacation days for Maintenance Department Supervisor during jail addition and modification project

§         increased compensation for L & L Aviation (Airport management firm)

10.       Public Safety Committee report, including:

§         amendments to Animal Control Ordinance

§         dog pound impoundment fee resolution

11.       Finance Committee report, including transfer of funds to 2003 accounts with deficits

12.       Jail Modification Committee report, including Law Enforcement Center modification and addition project

13.       Correspondence, reports from conferences and meetings, and other matters for discussion only

 

Sawyer County Circuit Court Judge Norman Yackel administered the oath of office to all fifteen of the Sawyer County Board Supervisors elected at the election held April 6, 2004.

 

County Clerk Kris Mayberry chaired the meeting for the nomination and election of a County Board Chair.  The Board discussed and determined a procedure for nominating and electing officers.

 

Robert Vitcenda nominated Hal Helwig to serve as Chairman of the Sawyer County Board of Supervisors.  Nate DeLong seconded the nomination.  Elgin Gunderson nominated James Bassett to serve as Chairman of the Sawyer County Board of Supervisors.  Ron Kinsley seconded the nomination.  A paper ballot was distributed, collected, and counted by the Clerk.  Mr. Helwig received 11 votes for Chairman.  Mr. Bassett received 4 votes.  Mr. Helwig was therefore elected to serve as Chairman of the Sawyer County Board of Supervisors.

 

Nate DeLong nominated Shirley Suhsen to serve as Vice-Chair of the Sawyer County Board of Supervisors.  Frank Romnes seconded the nomination.  Elgin Gunderson nominated James Bassett to serve as Vice-Chairman of the Sawyer County Board of Supervisors.  William Voight seconded the nomination.  A paper ballot was distributed, collected, and counted by the Clerk.  Ms. Suhsen received 9 votes for Vice-Chair.  Mr. Bassett received 6 votes.  Ms. Suhsen was therefore elected to serve as Vice-Chair of the Sawyer County Board of Supervisors.

 

The Board discussed that meetings are scheduled for the Jail Modification Committee and Long Term Care Committee prior to committees being assigned and approved by the County Board.  Motion by DeLong, 2nd by Vitcenda, to authorize the County Board Chairman to determine the temporary membership to those committees for the purpose of holding those meetings.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Miller, 2nd by DeLong, to approve the meeting agenda as presented.  Motion carried.

 

Sawyer County resident Karen Harden, a member of the Governor’s Juvenile Justice Commission, presented information about a meeting of the Commission to be held at the Hayward Inn and Suites during the first week of June.  Ms. Harden offered to assist the County in seeking grants for youth programs in the County.

 

Motion by Suhsen, 2nd by Olson, to approve the minutes of the meeting of March 18, 2004.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Miller, 2nd by Bassett, to acknowledge, recognize, and commend retiring County Supervisors Arlene Brandt, Don Trettin, John Hirschfeld, Tom Lacapa, Mark Kelsey, and Tom Pydo for their years of dedicated service to the people of Sawyer County.  Motion carried by unanimous voice vote.

 

Motion by Miller, 2nd by Suhsen, to elect a Highway Committee at this meeting, and to hold a special meeting of the Board on Wednesday, April 28, 2004, to review and approve other committee and representative appointments, and for supervisor orientation.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Bassett, 2nd by Mizerka, that each County Board member shall vote for up to 5 to serve on the Highway Committee.  Motion carried.

 

The following nominations were received for candidates for the election of five County Board members to serve on the Highway Committee:

nominated for Highway Committee

nominated by

seconded nomination

Ron Kinsley

Bassett

Vitcenda

William Voight

Vitcenda

Romnes

Nate DeLong

Romnes

Aderman

Patricia Aderman

Mizerka

McCoy

Robert Vitcenda

Voight

Olson

Frank Romnes

Suhsen

Miller

Mel Olson

Bassett

Vitcenda

Hal Helwig

Vitcenda

Riedmann

Mr. Helwig and Mr. Vitcenda declined their nominations to serve on the Highway Committee.

 

Motion by Bassett, 2nd by Romnes, to closed the nominations for Highway Committee.  Motion carried.

 

A paper ballot was distributed, collected, and counted by the Clerk.  Ron Kinsley (13 votes), Nate DeLong (9 votes), Patricia Aderman (11 votes), Frank Romnes (11 votes), and Melvin Olson (9 votes) were elected on the first ballot to serve as the five members of the Highway Committee.  William Voight received 8 votes.

 

Zoning Department Administrator William Christman presented the following Zoning Committee report:

REPORT OF THE SAWYER COUNTY ZONING COMMITTEE

The Sawyer County Zoning Committee, having held a public hearing, on March 19, 2004, pursuant to Section 59.69 (5) (e), Wisconsin Statutes, notice thereof having been given as provided by law and being duly informed of the facts pertinent to the proposed changes, hereby recommends that the petitions described as follows be approved:

 

TOWN OF EDGEWATER

1) Michael L. Bucher et ux. Part of the SW¼ NW¼, S 1, T 37N, R 9W, lying east and south of the Tuscobia Trail, Part of Parcel .7.1. Vol 716 Records Page 320. Approximately 3.24 acres to be rezoned out of the total 37.12 acres. Change from District Forestry One to District Residential/Recreational One. Purpose of request is for the construction of a single-family dwelling. The Town Board has approved the application. Findings of Fact: It would not be damaging to the rights of others or property values.

 

Motion by Romnes, 2nd by Bassett, to approve the Zoning Committee recommendation.  Motion carried.

 

The Sawyer County Zoning Committee, having held a public hearing on March 19, 2004, pursuant to Section 59.69 (5) (e), Wisconsin Statutes, notice thereof having been given as provided by law and being duly informed of the facts pertinent to the proposed changes, hereby recommends that the petition described as follows be denied.

 

TOWN OF WINTER

1) Robert E. Arntz. Part of the NW¼ NW¼, S 9, T 38N, R 5W, Parcel .6.1. Vol 661 Records Page 248. 27 total acres. Change from District Residential/Recreational One to District Agricultural One. Purpose of request is for the location/operation of a non-metallic mineral extraction, including a rock crusher, by the lessee. Also application for Conditional Use. The Town Board has approved both applications. Findings of Fact:  It would be damaging to the rights of others or property values.

 

Motion by Vitcenda, 2nd by Voight, to approve the Zoning Committee recommendation.  Motion carried.

 

The Zoning Committee presented the following resolution:

RESOLUTION #5-2004

AMENDING SAWYER COUNTY ZONE DISTRICT MAPS

     WHEREAS, the Sawyer County Board of Supervisors has heretofore been petitioned to amend the Sawyer County Zone District Maps; and

     WHEREAS, the petitions have been referred to the Sawyer County Zoning Committee for public hearings; and

     WHEREAS, the Zoning Committee, on due notice, conducted a public hearing on the proposed amendments and filed their recommendations with the Board; and

     WHEREAS, this Board has the legal authority to amend zone districts pursuant to Section 59.69 (5) (e), Wisconsin Statutes.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Sawyer County Zone District Maps, adopted March 1, 1971, be and the same are hereby amended as follows:

TOWN OF EDGEWATER

1) Michael L. Bucher ex ux. Part of the SW¼ NW¼, S 1, T 37N, R 9W, lying east and south of the Tuscobia Trail, Part of Parcel .7.1. Vol 716 Records Page 320. Approximately 3.24 acres to be rezoned out of the total 37.12 acres. Change from District F-1 to District RR-1.

 

Motion by Miller, 2nd by Suhsen, to approve RESOLUTION #5-2004.  Motion carried.

 

Zoning Department Administrator William Christman presented the following Zoning Committee report:

The Sawyer County Zoning Committee, having held a public hearing, on March 19, 2004, pursuant to Section 59.69 (5) (e), Wisconsin Statutes, notice thereof having been given as provided by law and being duly informed of the facts pertinent to the proposed changes, hereby recommends that the petitions described as follows be approved:

 

TEXT AMENDMENT TO THE SAWYER COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCE

Camping Amendment

Change definition in Section 2

Change Section 6.6 and 6.7

 

2.0 DEFINITIONS

Reads now:

(44) MAJOR RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT/VEHICLES: A travel trailer, pickup coach, motor home, camping trailer, or tent which is either dependent and/or self contained.

 

Change to read:

(44) MAJOR RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT/VEHICLES: A travel trailer, pickup coach, motor home, camping trailer, tent or park model mobile home which is either dependent and/or self contained.

 

6.6 TRAILER CAMPS AND CAMPGROUNDS

Reads now:

All major recreational equipment/vehicles and camping cabins must be located in a Federal, State, County, Town, or in a privately owned campground; the plan of which has been approved by the County Zoning Committee and appropriate State agency.

 

Change to read:

Camping cabins must be located in a Federal, State, County, Town, or in a privately owned campground; the plan of which has been approved by the County Zoning Committee and appropriate State agency.

 

6.7 PLACEMENT OF MAJOR RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT/VEHICLES – “CAMPING” – TOWN OPTIONS.  Note: For ease of interpretation and reading, the term “camping equipment” shall be used in lieu of “major recreational equipment/vehicles.”  The term “camping” shall refer to the placement and/or use of camping equipment.  The intent of “camping” is not to create a permanent residence but is to be temporary in nature.

Towns shall select from the following options, that option that best satisfies a Town’s position on “camping”.   Each Town shall notify the Zoning Administrator in writing of that Town’s decision by May 1, 2004.  Towns not providing written notification will be considered to have selected Option One as the camping option.  The following criteria shall apply to all “camping” options:

(1)   Tent camping in dwelling yards is permitted.

(2)   Walled/screened/roofed additions shall not be constructed onto camping equipment.  Commercially procured camping accessory structures intended for temporary use (i.e., pole framed screen porches and screen rooms, awnings attached to vehicles and trailers etc.) are permitted.

(3)   Accessory structures (i.e., decks, gazebos, boathouses, storage buildings etc.) are not permitted on vacant properties used for camping.  Privies/outhouses are allowed with the issue of the appropriate sanitary permit.

(4)   The placement of camping equipment shall meet the minimum setbacks that would be required of a dwelling.

(5)   Campsites shall be subject to inspection by County and Town Board officials/staff.

(6)   Driveway permits may be required per Town, County, or State ordinance.

(7)   Camping by organized groups (i.e., Boy/Girl Scouts, 4-H Clubs etc.) is permitted.

(8)   Towns may request a change of camping option by submitting a Town resolution to the Sawyer County Zoning Committee.

(9)   Towns may assess fees and issue permits at their discretion.

(10) Towns may allow individual exceptions to the option selected on a case-by-case basis.

(11) Complaints shall be initially addressed by Town officials.  If a resolution cannot be obtained by the Town, the matter shall be brought to the attention of the Zoning Department for enforcement.

(12) Existing “camping” shall not be “grandfathered.”  All properties shall be in compliance with the Town’s selected option within 12 months after the adoption of this amendment by the Sawyer County Board of Supervisors.

 

6.71 OPTION ONE - MOST RESTRICTIVE – “CAMPING” NOT PERMITTED.

(1)   Camping equipment may be parked or stored on the owner’s lot provided that the lot contains a dwelling.  Camping equipment shall not be used for camping, living or housekeeping purposes or as an accessory structure.  The property owner shall make every attempt to ensure that the presence of his/her camping equipment is as unintrusive as possible (i.e., by parking the vehicles/equipment in a carport, in a building, behind a building away from streets, away from lot lines, beyond the view of neighboring property owners etc.).  The option selected is the choice of the property owner and is not subject to enforcement action.

(2)   Camping equipment not located on a lot containing a residence must be located in a Federal, State, County, Town, or a privately owned campground the plan of which has been approved by the County Zoning Committee and the appropriate State agency, or in a commercial storage area.

(3)   Camping equipment may be used for camping on any lot for which a Land Use Permit has been issued for the construction of a dwelling.  The use of the camping equipment must be in accordance with the appropriate “Town option” should the dwelling not be habitable within eighteen (18) months of the issue date of the permit.

 

6.72 OPTION TWO.  - CAMPING PERMITTED ON OFF WATER LOTS BUT NOT ON WATERFRONT LOTS.

(1)   IMPROVED LOTS – (LOTS CONTAINING A DWELLING).  See 6.71(1) above. 

(2)   VACANT LOTS – (LOTS THAT DO NOT CONTAIN A DWELLING) AND DO NOT HAVE FRONTAGE ON NAVIGABLE PUBLIC WATERS.  Camping is permitted.  See 6.71(2) above.

(3)   VACANT LOTS – (LOTS THAT DO NOT CONTAIN A DWELLING) AND DO HAVE FRONTAGE ON NAVIGABLE PUBLIC WATERS.  Camping is not permitted.

(4)   Sanitation/septic system requirements shall be enforced.

(5)   A property address (fire number) sign is required.

 

6.73    OPTION THREE  - “CAMPING” PERMITTED ON BOTH “LAKE” AND OFF “LAKE” LOTS.

(1)     IMPROVED LOTS – (LOTS CONTAINING A DWELLING)

(a)     A property owner may store not more than two (2) camping vehicles/trailers on his/her property.

(b)    The owner(s) of any improved lot in Sawyer County may have overnight guests stay in either the owner’s or the guest’s camping equipment for up to fourteen (14) days per calendar year.  One guest camping vehicle/trailer will be allowed on any improved parcel for a total of 14 days per calendar year. 

(c)    For special events such as family reunions and holiday weekends, up to five (5) major recreational equipment/vehicles will be allowed on any improved parcel for a period of up to 7 days per calendar year. 

(2)   VACANT LOTS – LOTS THAT DO NOT CONTAIN A DWELLING AND MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE FRONTAGE ON NAVIGABLE PUBLIC WATERS.

  Camping is permitted.  The following restrictions shall apply:

(a)   Only one campsite per lot shall be allowed.

(b)   Camping equipment shall be parked as unobtrusively as possible and screened from roads and neighboring properties by vegetation.

(c)   Wheels shall not be removed from vehicles/trailers.

(d)   Vehicles/trailers shall have current license plates displayed.

(e)   Camping equipment shall be removed from the property by December 1st of each year and may not be returned until March 1st of the following year. 

(f)     Two (2) guest units will be allowed at the campsite for a period not to exceed fourteen (14) days per calendar year.

(g)   A property address (fire number) sign is required.

(h)   Sanitation/septic system requirements shall be enforced.

 

6.74    OPTION FOUR -- LEAST RESTRICTIVE – ALL “CAMPING” PERMITED.  

Camping equipment may be used for unrestricted “camping” and may be parked or stored on the owner’s lot.

 

Motion by Miller, 2nd by Mizerka, to approve the Zoning Committee recommendation.  Motion carried.

 

The Zoning Committee presented the following resolution:

RESOLUTION #6-2004

AMENDATORY ORDINANCE

     WHEREAS, Sawyer County has adopted and is enforcing the Sawyer County Zoning Ordinance, Sawyer County Subdivision Control Ordinance, and the Sawyer County Citation Ordinance;

     WHEREAS, these amendments were drafted to promote and protect the public’s health, safety, and general welfare and to clarify other sections of the ordinance in the best interest of Sawyer County residents; and

     WHEREAS, the Zoning Committee on due notice conducted a public hearing on the proposed text amendments and filed their recommendations with the Board; and

     WHEREAS, this Board has the legal authority to amend Sawyer County ordinances pursuant to Section 59.69 (5) (e), Wisconsin Statutes.

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the following amendments to the Sawyer County Zoning Ordinance are hereby adopted and shall take effect upon its passage by the Sawyer County Board of Supervisors.

Regarding the public hearing held March 19, 2004

 

PROPOSED TEXT AMENDMENTS TO THE SAWYER COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCE.

 

[amendments as set forth in above report]

 

Motion by Romnes, 2nd by Miller, to approve RESOLUTION #6-2004.  Motion carried.

 

The Board discussed the recommendation of the Zoning Committee to have an alternate member of the Zoning Committee.  Motion by Gunderson, 2nd by Vitcenda, to approve the Zoning Committee recommendation, and to have the alternate attend each meeting of the Committee.  Motion carried.  Mr. Miller and Mr. Romnes voted no.

 

Human Resource Manager Carol Larson presented and explained a proposed amendment (#10) to the County’s employee health insurance benefit plan agreement with the Wisconsin Counties Association Group Health Trust.  Motion by Miller, 2nd by Romnes, to approve the amendment.  Motion carried.

 

County Board Chairman Hal Helwig introduced retiring Deputy Register of Deeds Estelle Litwitz.  Motion by Gunderson, 2nd by Vitcenda, to acknowledge and commend Ms. Litwitz for 33 years of dedicated and excellent service in the Register of Deeds Office to the people of Sawyer County.  Motion carried by unanimous voice vote.

 

The Board reviewed the proposal from the Wisconsin County Mutual Insurance Corporation for renewal of workers compensation and employers liability insurance coverage for the period May 12, 2004 to May 12, 2005.  Motion by Vitcenda, 2nd by Bassett, to approve the proposal.  Motion carried. 

 

The Board reviewed the recommendation of the Property and Airport Committee and Personnel and Administrative Committee to approve Maintenance Department Supervisor Dennis Erickson’s request for approval for him to work a flexible schedule and for a waiver of any limits on carrying over his vacation days during the jail addition and modification construction project.  Motion by Vitcenda, 2nd by Olson, to approve the recommendation.  Motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed the recommendation of the Property and Airport Committee to approve the request for an increase in the compensation paid by the County to L & L Aviation for Airport management services from $2,800 to $3,000, effective January 1, 2004.  Funds for the increase were included in the Airport allocation of the 2004 Sawyer County Budget.  Motion by Miller, 2nd by Vitcenda, to approve the recommendation.  Motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed the recommendation of the Public Safety Committee to approve the following amendments to Sawyer County Animal Control Ordinance #1-2002. 

 

Additions to Section 02 -  Definitions:

 

(u) Unlicensed Dog:  Any dog not having a annual dog license.

(v) Untagged Dog:  Any dog not having a valid license tag attached to its collar, whenever outdoors, unless the dog is securely confined in a fenced area.

(w) Unvaccinated Dog:  Any dog not vaccinated against rabies by a Veterinarian no later than 5 months of age and revaccinated within one year after the initial vaccination.

 

Amend Section 04 (e) to read:

 

(e) No person who has been convicted of mistreatment to animals shall be issued an animal license, or permit, or be granted a permit to operate a kennel.

 

Add to Section 10 (1) – Control of Vicious Animals

 

(f)  No animal declared vicious shall be allowed off the owners or keepers premises other than provided in this section.  Any animal declared vicious, and off the owner’s or keeper’s premises, un-restrained and/or at-large, other than provided in this section, may be seized and, upon delivery to the Animal Control Officer, Dog Pound, or other authority, may, upon establishment to the satisfaction of a court of competent jurisdiction of the vicious disposition of said animal, by testimony under oath reduced to writing, be euthanized by proper authorities.

 

Add Section 12:                      

 

12        Vaccination, Licensing and Tagging:  (taken in part WI 95.21 174.05)

 

(1) Requirement for vaccination.  Except as provided in s. 174.054, the owner of a dog shall have dog vaccinated against rabies by a veterinarian at no later than 5 months of age and revaccinated within one year after the initial vaccination.  If the owner obtains the dog or brings the dog into this state after the dog has reached 5 months of age, the owner shall have the dog vaccinated against rabies within 30 days after the dog is obtained or brought into the state unless the dog has been vaccinated as evidenced by a current certificate of rabies vaccination from this state or another state.  The owner of a dog shall have the dog revaccinated against rabies by a veterinarian before the date that the immunization expires as stated on the certificate of vaccination or, if no date is specified, within 3 years after the previous vaccination.

 

(2) Dog license except as provided in s.174.054, the owner of a dog more than 5 months of age on January 1 of any year, or 5 months of age within the license year, shall annually, or on or before the date the dog becomes 5 months of age, pay the dog license tax and obtain a license.

 

(3)  A dog is considered to be untagged if a valid license tag is not attached to a collar which is kept on the dog whenever the dog is outdoors, unless the dog is securely confined in a fenced area.

 

Add Section 18:

 

18        Disposition of carcasses:                   (in part WI SS 95.50)

 

No person shall deposit or throw or allow to be deposited or thrown into any stream, lake or swale, or leave or deposit or cause to be left or deposited upon any public highway or other place the carcass of any animal; nor deposit or leave or permit to be deposited or left upon any premises under that person’s control any dead animal exposed in such manner as to be reached by dogs or wild animals for a longer period than 24 hours in the months of April to November, or 48 hours during the months of December to March.  The owner of such a carcass or any other person may report to the proper county officials or the contracting private rendering plant pursuant to s.59.54 (21) for removal and burial or other disposition of a carcass within the time specified in this subsection.

 

Add to Schedule of Deposits:

 

Section No.             Cash Deposit       Forfeiture Range                     Jail in Default

 

12                                $30                  $10-500                                   0-30 days                               

 

 and

 

18                                $60                  $25-500                                   0-60 days

 

Motion by Suhsen, 2nd by Miller, to approve the Public Safety Committee recommendation to approve the amendments to Sawyer County Animal Control Ordinance #1-2002.  Motion carried.  Mr. Bassett voted no.

 

The Board reviewed the recommendation of the Public Safety Committee to approve the following impoundment fee structure for the Sawyer County Dog Pound:

  1st impoundment - $15 for the first day and $5.00 for every day thereafter for a total of seven days

  2nd impoundment - $20 for the first day and $10 for every day thereafter for a total of seven days

  3rd and subsequent impoundments - $25 for the first day and $15 for every day thereafter for a total of seven days

The above fees shall be assessed against the legal licensed owner of record.

Motion by Miller, 2nd by Voight, to approve the recommendation.  Motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed an unaudited summary of the General Fund of the 2003 Sawyer County Budget prepared by the County Clerk’s Office.  The following line items were reported to have expenditures in excess of the appropriation designated for that purpose:

Account

amount over-expended

Law Library

$9,250

Guardian Ad Litem Attorney Fees

$19,095

Legal Counsel/Personnel

$13,039

Property and Liability Insurance

$11,171

Workers Compensation Insurance

$1,233

Cost Allocation Audit

$200

Telephone System Repairs

$498

Zoning

$5,292

Ambulance Service

$51,352

Emergency Government

$2,361

TOTAL

$113,491

The recommendation of Finance Committee is to transfer funds from the following accounts to eliminate these deficits:

Account

amount of transfer

Human Resources #100-13-51430-000

$32,360

Contingency Fund #100-33-59105-000

$46,634

Jail/Salaries #100-35-52700-111

$34,497

TOTAL

$113,491

Motion by Miller, 2nd by Vitcenda, to approve the Finance Committee recommendation.  Motion carried by unanimous voice vote.

 

Jail Modification Committee Chairman Hal Helwig reported that the Committee, at their meeting held March 31, 2004, approved a proposed Request for Qualifications and Proposal (RFP) for the services of a construction management firm to assist with the project for an addition and modifications to the Sawyer County Law Enforcement Center.  The RFP was prepared by Maintenance Department Supervisor Dennis Erickson and Corporation Counsel Thomas J. Duffy.  The Committee will meet on April 26, 2004, to select firms to interview and will interview prospective construction management firms on May 3, 2004, with a goal of presenting a recommendation for a contract to the County Board at their meeting scheduled for May 20, 2004.  Motion by Miller, 2nd by Kinsley, to authorize that discussion of the jail addition and modification project be added to the agenda of the April 28, 2004 County Board meeting if necessary.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Vitcenda, 2nd by Miller, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried.

 

 

Minutes prepared by Kris Mayberry, Sawyer County Clerk