Meeting Agendas & Minutes

County Board 01/20/2011

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minutes of the meeting of the Sawyer County Board of Supervisors

Thursday, January 20, 2011, 6:30 p.m., Large Courtroom, Sawyer County Courthouse

 

Chairman Hal Helwig called the January meeting of the Sawyer County Board of Supervisors to order.  Roll call was as follows:

present

district

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

 

01

Dale Schleeter – 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

Ken Maki – T of Hayward W 3 and 4

x

04

Walter Jaeger – T of Hayward W 1 and 2

x

05

Fred Zietlow – T of Hayward W 5 and 6

x

06

Dean Pearson – C of Hayward W 1 and 2

x

07

Thomas W. Duffy – C of Hayward W 3 and 4

x

08

Bruce Paulsen – T of Bass Lake W 1 and 2

x

09

Charles Gundersen – 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

Dale Thompson – T of Meadowbrook, T of Radisson W 2, T of Weirgor, V of Exeland

x

15

Warren Johnson – T of Winter W 1, V of Winter

 

The agenda for the meeting was presented as follows:

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

02.   Minutes of the meeting of December 16, 2010

03.  Zoning and Conservation Committee report, including:

·         Amendments to Sawyer County Zoning Ordinance

·         Zoning amendments - Town of Spider Lake Plan and Review Commission

·         Zoning change – Town of Spider Lake Plan and Review Commission

04.  Economic Development and Planning Committee report, including State of Wisconsin Forestry Nursery Program Report and funds for lobbyist

05.  Courthouse Committee report, including:

·         2011 contract for technical support (data processing) - KD Consulting (Ken Hebbe)

·         Contract with Point North (Todd Goold) for digital parcel mapping – Township 38 North, Range 8 West

06.  Health and Human Services Board report, including proposal for local juvenile residential facility

07.  Property Address System Committee report, including recommendation for Structures, Parcels, and Facilities Signage and Maintenance Contract with Marilyn Preston and associated fees

08.  Finance Committee report, including:

·         Selection of firm for 2010 Sawyer County Financial Statement and independent auditor’s statement

·         Additional County fund for public safety grants

·         New account at Johnson Bank for Namekagon Transit

09.  Personnel and Administrative Committee report, including:

·         Request to carry over 2010 wellness grant funds into 2011

·         Amendment to 457 deferred compensation plan(s) to include after-tax Roth contributions

10.  Appointments, including representative to Northern Waters Library Service Board of Directors and LCO Ojibwa Community Library Board, and members of Land Information Council

11.  Registration, team selection, and training schedule for Birkebeiner week giant ski event

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

13.  Closed session, pursuant to section 19.85(1)(f), Wisconsin Statutes, to discuss an employee leave of absence relating to a medical condition.

 

Motion by Bassett, 2nd by Kinsley, to approve the meeting agenda as presented, except that item number 6 of the agenda will be addressed following item number 2 of the agenda.  Motion carried.

 

Town of Edgewater property owner Linda Zillmer expressed her concern for the adequacy of the process utilized for providing public notice of proposals to amend the Sawyer County Zoning Ordinance.

 

Motion by Kinsley, 2nd by Zietlow, to approve the December 16, 2010 meeting minutes.  Motion carried.

 

Health and Human Services Department Director Pete Sanders presented information about the Department’s proposal to develop a group home in Sawyer County for 5-8 juvenile residents of Sawyer County who are involved in the juvenile justice system as an alternative to placing them in group homes outside Sawyer County.  Mr. Sanders indicated that the costs of out-of-County juvenile placements are significant, that it is anticipated that a local program would lead to significant financial savings for Sawyer County, and that the services could be better provided by a local program with improved outcomes for the juveniles involved and the community.  Mr. Sanders also indicated that the Department is considering several options but has not yet made a decision concerning a recommendation for an appropriate site or facility for the group home.

 

Zoning and Conservation Department Director Dale Olson presented the following Zoning Committee report:

 

The Sawyer County Zoning Committee, having held a public hearing, 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 approved.

 

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE SAWYER COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCE

 

11.41 Reads:

Appeals to the Board of Adjustment may be made by any person aggrieved or by any officer, department, board or bureau of the County affected by any decision of the Zoning Administrator or other administrative officers. Such appeal shall be made within a reasonable time, as provided by the rules of the board, by filing with the officer whose decision is in question, and with the Board of Adjustment, a notice of appeal specifying the reasons for the appeal. The Zoning Administrator or other officer whose decision is in question shall promptly transmit to the Board all the papers constituting the record concerning the matter appealed.

Change to read:

Appeals to the Board of Adjustment may be made by any person aggrieved or by any officer, department, board or bureau of the County affected by any decision of the Zoning Administrator or other administrative officers. Such appeal shall be made within 30 days of the date following the date of the signing of the Board’s decision letter. The date following the date of the signing of the Board’s decision letter is the first day of the thirty (30) day appeal filing period, as provided by the rules of the board, by filing with the officer whose decision is in question, and with the Board of Adjustment, a notice of appeal specifying the reasons for the appeal. The Zoning Administrator or other officer whose decision is in question shall promptly transmit to the Board all the papers constituting the record concerning the matter appealed.

Reads: 6.9 SPECIAL USE APPLICATION

6.91 General. Land uses listed as permitted by a special use application are allowed only after review, consideration, and approval of the Sawyer County Zoning Committee. This category recognizes that land uses vary in their degree of impact on both community and resources.  Special uses are considered less critical than conditional uses, but of such importance that they shall be subject to review by the Zoning Committee at a public meeting.

 

6.92 Application.  Application for a special use shall be made to the Zoning Administrator who shall refer the application to the Zoning Committee. In addition to the information required under Section 9.2, Land Use Permit, the Zoning Committee may require the applicant to submit other pertinent data and information necessary to properly evaluate the request, including a construction material list.

 

6.93 Review.  Special use applications may not require a Public Hearing subject to Section 13.0.  However, if during its review, the Zoning Committee in its discretion finds a proposed special use to be of significant concern, it may be upgraded to conditional use status and subject to those review processes and public hearing.

 

6.94 Conditions.  The Zoning Committee may attach any special provisions or condition to a special use application deemed necessary to further the goals and objectives of this ordinance.  The Zoning Committee shall be guided by those factors listed in Section 8.0 of this ordinance.

 

6.95 Approval and Permits.  Upon review and approval of a special use application by the Zoning Committee, the property owner shall obtain a land use permit for such use in accordance with the requirements of Section 9.2.

 

Change to read:

6.9 SPECIAL USE APPLICATION

6.91 General.  Land uses listed as permitted by a special use application are allowed only after review, consideration, and approval by the Town Board and Zoning Administrator. This category recognizes that land uses vary in their degree of impact on both community and resources.  Special uses are considered less critical than conditional uses, but of such importance that they shall be subject to review by the Town Board and Zoning Administrator.

 

6.92 Application.  Application for a special use shall be made with the Zoning Administration and will then be forward to the Town Board for their review and approval. Upon approval by the Town Board, the application shall be submitted to the Zoning Administrator.  In addition to the information required under Section 9.2, Land Use Permit, the Zoning Administrator may require the applicant to submit other pertinent data and information necessary to properly evaluate the request, including a construction material list.

 

6.93 Review.  Special use applications will not require a Public Hearing subject to Section 13.0.  However, if during its review, the Zoning Administrator in their discretion finds a proposed special use to be of significant concern, it may be upgraded to conditional use status and subject to those review processes and public hearing.

 

6.94 Conditions.  The Zoning Administrator may attach any special provisions or conditions to a special use application deemed necessary to further the goals and objectives of this ordinance.  The Zoning Administrator shall be guided by those factors listed in Section 8.0 of this ordinance.

 

6.95 Approval and Permits.  Upon review and approval of a special use application by the Zoning Administrator, the property owner shall obtain a land use permit for such use in accordance with the requirements of Section 9.2.

 

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Motion by Zietlow, 2nd by Gundersen, to approve the Zoning Committee recommendation to approve the proposed amendments to the Sawyer County Zoning Ordinance.  Motion carried.

 

Zoning and Conservation Department Director Dale Olson presented the Zoning and Conservation Committee recommendation to approve the Town of Spider Lake Plan and Review Commission recommendation to approve the following amendments to the Town of Spider Lake Zoning Ordinance:

 

Proposed Zoning Amendments on the following:

2.2 Words and Definitions, Create: Alternative Or Renewable Energy Systems

4.2       Standard District Regulations, Amend: 4.2(D) Driveway and Private Road Regulations

6.0       Regulation of Special Uses, Create: 6.11 Alternative or Renewable Energy Systems

15.0  Zone Districts, Create: 15.1(B)(6) Alternative Or Renewable Energy Systems, 15.2(B)(7) Alternative Or Renewable Energy Systems, 15.3(B)(13) Alternative Or Renewable Energy Systems, 15.4(B)(6) Alternative Or Renewable Energy Systems, 15.5(B)(9) Alternative Or Renewable Energy Systems, 15.6(B)(5) Alternative Or Renewable Energy Systems, 15.7(B)(14) Alternative Or Renewable Energy Systems, 15.8(B)(3) Alternative Or Renewable Energy Systems,

 

Part II  Subdivision Control

Article Two      General Provisions 

2.2       Compliance, Amend: 2.2 (B), 2.2(E)

Article Three Survey And Recording Requirements

Amend: 3.2 Recording Requirements

Article Four Procedure For Dividing Land

4.3       Final Lot Division Approval, Amend: 4.3(A)

 

Proposed Zoning Amendments

 

2.2             Words and Definitions

Create:

         ALTERNATIVE OR RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS:  Any energy system which uses a fuel source other than those derived from fossil fuels including .any form of energy obtained from the sun, wind, waves, water, biomass, waste or another natural renewable source, in contrast to energy generated from fossil fuels

 

 

4.2             Standard District Regulations

Reads:

D)  Driveway and Private Road Regulations (7-20-08)

 

1)   No new driveway, road and/or temporary road entry way or access easement shall be constructed without a permit issued by the Town Zoning Administrator or his designee.  After an application is submitted, consideration of all zoning, land use, traffic, safety, health and other relevant factors shall be considered before denying, permitting or permitting same with special conditions.  An approved Town Driveway Permit must be in place before a land use, conditional use, special use or building permit can be issued.

 

2)  All new driveways, roads, private and/or temporary road entry ways and access easements must meet and be maintained to the following minimum standards.

a   A 12 foot of driving surface.

b.  A 16 foot cleared width.

c.  A 14 foot cleared height

 

3)  Existing driveways, roads, private and/or temporary road ways and access easements must meet the above minimum standards.  It is ultimately the responsibility of the property owner to ensure and maintain adequate and safe access for emergency equipment.  The property owner may be liable for damages to equipment if the above standards are not meet.  The Town of Spider Lake will not be liable if emergency equipment is unable to gain access to the property.

Add:

4)   No driveway apron shall extend out into the road further than the road edge or face of the curb, and under no circumstances shall such driveway apron extend into the gutter area where there is curbing. All driveway entrances and approaches shall be constructed so that they shall not interfere with the drainage of roads, side ditches, or roadside areas or with any existing structure on the right-of-way. All driveways and parking lots shall be graded in such way that no storm water reaches the roadway.

 

5)   The angle between the center line of the driveway and the curb line or road edge shall not be less than 70 degrees.

 

6)   The grade of that portion of any private driveway shall meet the grade of the existing public roadway at its edge and not cause an obstruction to the maintenance or clearing of such public roadway.

 

7)   Filling of ditches and/or culverts located within a public right-of-way is prohibited without written approval from the Town.

 

8)   No person shall locate, establish, construct or substantially reconstruct any driveway or private road in a public right-of-way without installing a culvert in full compliance with this section unless not required for drainage. Further, culverts shall be installed prior to construction work being commenced on the property served in a size and a thickness necessary to allow for adequate drainage, with a minimum size of twelve (12) inches in diameter (or equivalent elliptical or arch pipe).  The culverts shall be placed in the ditch line at elevations that will assure proper drainage.  The property owner shall install the culvert and be responsible for the cost thereof.

 

 

6.11 Alternative or Renewable Energy Systems

Create:

A)  Purpose and Intent

 

In order preserve public health and safety as well as to promote the other purposes set forth in Section 1.1 of this ordinance, a conditional use permit is required for the construction, installation or modification of alternative or renewable energy systems.  These systems include, but are not limited to:  solar systems, wind energy systems, geo-thermal units, and energy producing digester systems.  External wood burning units, not solely used for heating of an existing residential structure on the site, also require a conditional use permit.

 

The provisions of this section are intended to be no more restrictive in those instances where Wisconsin statutes or administrative rules apply to political subdivisions in determining whether to issue a conditional use permit (See for example Wis. Stat 66.0401).  Such statutes and rules are incorporated herein by reference.

 

B)  Conditional Use

 

In addition to the general requirements contained in Section 8, any person seeking a conditional use permit for an alternative or renewable energy system shall disclose whether the system has a primary or secondary purpose of providing energy to third parties and shall provide the following information along with a copy of the conditional use application:

 

1)  A site plan for the system that clearly shows:

a)       The proposed location of the system or unit on the site owned or leased by the applicant;

b)    The components of the system or unit (including but not limited to height, size, etc.);

c)    The relationship to property lines; existing structures, required setbacks and easements;

d)    Elevation drawings showing natural features

 

2)   An engineering analysis showing the system is designed to operate in compliance with current laws such as air quality standard requirements, noise abatement, etc., and denoting the energy generating capacity of the system

 

3)  An estimate of the useful life of the system

 

4)  A description of the decommissioning process and the cost of decommissioning or removal of   the system

 

C)   General

 

1)   For the purpose of issuance of necessary permits and inspections all alternative energy systems are deemed to be structures.  As a condition of the issuance of the conditional use permit for an alternative or renewable energy system, the permit holder shall allow access to the site by the Zoning Administrator.

 

2)   Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems also shall be subject to the conditional use procedures and provisions as provided in Section 8.

 

3)   In evaluating proposed alternative energy systems, consideration shall also be given to whether the proposed location is in an area designated primarily for residential or commercial development.

 

D)  SEVERABILITY

 

The provisions of this section shall be deemed severable and it is expressly declared that the Spider Lake Town Board would have passed the other provisions of this ordinance irrespective of whether or not one or more provisions may be declared invalid and if any provision of this ordinance or the application thereof to any person or circumstances is held invalid, the remainder of the ordinance and the application of such provisions to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected thereby.

 

 E)  EXCLUSION

Individual solar powered lights and solar collector panels less than 144 square inches are exempt from these requirements.

 

 

15.0  Zone Districts

 

15.1           R-1  Residential One District

B)  Conditional Uses:

Add:

(6) Alternative Or Renewable Energy Systems

 

15.2           RR-1  Residential/Recreational One District

B)  Conditional Uses:

Add:

(5) Alternative Or Renewable Energy Systems

15.3           RR-2  Residential/Recreational Two District

B)  Conditional Uses:

Add:

(13) Alternative Or Renewable Energy Systems

 

15.4           A-1  Agricultural One District

B)  Conditional Uses:

Add:

(6) Alternative Or Renewable Energy Systems

 

15.5           C-1  Commercial One District

B)  Conditional Uses:

Add:

(9) Alternative Or Renewable Energy Systems

 

15.6           I-1  I-1  Industrial One District

B)  Conditional Uses:

Add:

(5) Alternative Or Renewable Energy Systems

 

15.7           F-1  F-1  Forestry One District

B)  Conditional Uses:

Add:

(14) Alternative Or Renewable Energy Systems

 

15.8           W-1  Wetland/Shoreland One District

B)  Conditional Uses:

Add:

(3) Alternative Or Renewable Energy Systems

 

 

PART II  SUBDIVISION CONTROL

2.2             Compliance

Reads:

B)  Where applicable, the subdivider shall also comply with the provisions of Chapter 236, Wisconsin Statutes; the rules of the State Department of Industry, Labor and Human  Relations as  they  relate  to  private  sewage systems;   the  rules  of  the  State  Department  of Transportation as they relate to safety of access and preservation of public interest concerns; and all other laws,  regulations or  requirements  having appropriate authority.

Change to read:

B)  Where applicable, the subdivider shall also comply with the provisions of Chapter 236, Wisconsin Statutes; the rules of the State Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations Wisconsin Administrative Codes. as  they  relate  to  private  sewage systems;   the  rules  of  the  State  Department  of Transportation as they relate to safety of access and preservation of public interest concerns; and all other laws,  regulations or  requirements  having appropriate authority.

Reads:

E)  Subdivisions not serviced by public sewer shall comply with DIHLR-85.

Change to read:

E)  Subdivisions not serviced by public sewer shall comply with DIHLR-85. the requirements of the Sawyer County Private Sewage System Ordinance and the applicable minimum standards of the Wisconsin Administrative Codes.

 

3.2             Recording Requirements

Reads:

All Certified Survey Maps and Subdivision Plats shall be recorded at the office of the Sawyer County Register of Deeds, in the manner described in Chapters 59.51 and 236, Wisconsin Statutes.

Change to read:

All Certified Survey Maps and Subdivision Plats shall be recorded at the office of the Sawyer County Register of Deeds within 12 months after the date of the last approval of the plat and within 36 months after the first approval, in the manner described in Chapters 59.51 and 236, Wisconsin Statutes.  

 

4.3             Final Lot Division Approval

Reads:

A)  Final survey maps, certified survey maps or plats shall be submitted to the Zoning Administrator within twelve (12) months of preliminary plan acceptance, unless this requirement is waived by the Planning Committee. Final maps or plats shall be considered by the Planning Committee and accepted or rejected within sixty (60) days of the date of submission.

Change to read:

A)   Final survey maps, certified survey maps or plats shall be submitted to the Zoning Administrator within twelve (12) thirty (36) months of preliminary plan acceptance, unless this requirement is waived by the Planning Committee. Final maps or plats shall be considered by the Planning Committee and accepted or rejected within sixty (60) days of the date of submission.

 

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Motion by McCoy, 2nd by Zietlow, to approve the proposed amendments to the Town of Spider Lake Zoning Ordinance.  Motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed the recommendation of the Town of Spider Lake Plan and Review Commission to approve a zoning change for a parcel of real estate located in the Town of Spider Lake and owned by the Sawmill Trust Company, trustee of the Sheila H. Herbert Revocable Trust.  Zoning and Conservation Department Director Dale Olson indicated that the Zoning Committee has not reviewed or discussed the recommendation.  Motion by Zietlow, 2nd by Johnson, to table consideration of the recommendation.  Motion carried.

 

Economic Development and Planning Committee Chair Ken Maki presented a report entitled “State of Wisconsin Tree Nursery Program” which was prepared by Joe Timmerman and dated January 12, 2011.  The report was prepared at the request of the Sawyer County Board of Supervisors and examines the nursery program with an emphasis on comparing the 3 current nurseries which are located at Hayward, Wisconsin Rapids, and Boscobel.  With declining demand for tree stock, combined with increasing costs of operations, the State is examining options in its nursery program, including the potential closing of nurseries.  The report concludes that the State needs to continue operations at the Hayward nursery which is the nursery that best serves its customers needs.  The report lists the top reasons for that conclusion.  Mr. Maki and Mr. Timmerman recommend that Sawyer County hires a professional lobbyist to present the report and its recommendation to those involved in the decisions concerning the nursery program.  Motion by Maki, 2nd by Duffy, to authorize Mr. Maki and County Board Chair Hal Helwig to approve expenditures of up to $4,000 for the expense of the services of a lobbyist.  The roll call vote was as follows:  Zietlow – yes; Pearson – yes; Duffy – yes; Paulsen – no; Gundersen – no; Helwig – no; Bassett – no; Kinsley – no; Olson – yes; Thompson – yes; Johnson – yes; Schleeter – absent; McCoy – no; Maki – yes; Jaeger – yes.  The motion carried with 8 voting yes and 6 voting no.

 

Courthouse Committee Vice-Chair Ron Kinsley presented the Committee recommendation to approve a proposed consulting agreement for 2011 with KD Consulting (Ken Hebbe) for technical support regarding data processing applications including the following specific services:  Health and Human Services Department expense spreadsheets; County Treasurer’s check program, land inventory program, lottery credit export to State, and electronic tax settlement submission program; Real Property Lister’s statement of assessment and Novus export; and County and Municipal pet licensing programs.  The agreement provides that compensation for the services would be $232 per day and 48.5 cents per miles for travel.  Motion by Kinsley, 2nd by Zietlow, to approve the recommendation.  Motion carried.

 

Courthouse Committee Vice-Chair Ron Kinsley presented the Committee recommendation to approve a proposed contract with Point North Mapping for the digital parcel mapping of Township 38 North, Range 8 West (the south portion of the Town of Couderay).  The project cost is estimated at $12,237.50 ($12.50 per parcel x 979 estimated parcels) to be paid from County retained fees of the Land Records Special Revenue Fund #210-51267.  Motion by McCoy, 2nd by Bassett, to approve the recommendation.  Motion carried.

 

Land Records Department Director Robyn Thake presented the Property Address Committee recommendations to approve a proposed Structures, Parcels, and Facilities Signage and Maintenance Contract for 2011 with Marilyn Preston, and a proposed schedule for the fees associated with the installation and replacement of signs.  Ms. Preston’s proposal was the only proposal received for the services.  The Finance Committee concurs with the recommendations.

 

Motion by Kinsley, 2nd by Paulsen, to approve the proposed Structures, Parcels, and Facilities Signage and Maintenance Contract for 2011 with Marilyn Preston.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Pearson, 2nd by Jaeger, to approve the proposed schedule for the fees associated with the installation and replacement of signs ($125 for new sign application and $100 for replacement sign).  Motion carried.

 

Finance Committee Chair Warren Johnson reported that the Committee reviewed the proposals and additional information received from the following accounting firms for the 2010 Financial Statement and independent auditor’s report for Sawyer County and conducted interviews with representatives of each of these firms:  Larson Allen; Anderson, Hager & Moe; and Schenck SC.  The Finance Committee recommends County Board approval of the Anderson, Hager & Moe proposal with the intent to request proposals for the 2011 Financial Statement and independent auditor’s report for Sawyer County in time for review in November of 2011.  Motion by McCoy, 2nd by Kinsley, to approve the Anderson, Hager & Moe proposal for the 2010 Financial Statement and independent auditor’s report for Sawyer County.  Motion carried.  Mr. Maki voted no.

 

Finance Committee Chair Warren Johnson presented the Committee recommendation to authorize an additional fund of the County to account for grants received by the County for public safety purposes.  Motion by Jaeger, 2nd by Paulsen, to approve the recommendation.  Motion carried.

 

Finance Committee Chair Warren Johnson reported that Health and Human Services Department Director Pete Sanders requested authorization for the creation of a County bank account at Johnson Bank to be used by Namekagon Transit for the deposit of ride fares.  Withdrawals from the account would be limited to transfers to the Sawyer County Department of Health and Human Services.  Motion by Paulsen, 2nd by Duffy, to approve the recommendation.  Motion carried.  Mr. Jaeger, Mr. Bassett, and Mr. Olson abstained from voting.

 

Human Resource Manager Carol Larson presented the Personnel and Administrative Committee and the Finance Committee recommendation to authorize carrying over to 2011 the $635.82 remaining from a WCA Group Health Trust wellness grant in the 2010 Human Resource Department budget.  The $635.82 would be expended in 2011 to promote the wellness of County employees pursuant to the terms of the grant.  Motion by Maki, 2nd by Paulsen, to approve the recommendation.  Motion carried.

 

Human Resource Manager Carol Larson presented the Personnel and Administrative Committee recommendation to approve proposed amendments to Sawyer County’s employee deferred compensation plan as authorized by provisions of the Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010.  Those provisions include an optional feature for 457 deferred compensation plans.  As of January 1, 2011, the Act makes Roth contributions available to employees of state and local governments participating in a 457 deferred compensation plan.   Motion by McCoy, 2nd by Kinsley, to approve the recommendation.  Motion carried.

 

County Board Chair Hal Helwig presented his recommendation for the appointment of Jim Bassett to serve as the representative of the Sawyer County Board of Supervisor on the Northwest Waters Library Service Board of Directors.  Motion by Maki, 2nd by Jaeger, to approve the recommendation.  Motion carried.

 

County Board Chair Hal Helwig presented his recommendation for the appointment of Kathy McCoy to serve as the representative of the Sawyer County Board of Supervisor on the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa College Community Library Board of Directors.  Motion by Kinsley, 2nd by Thompson, to approve the recommendation.  Motion carried.

 

County Board Chair Hal Helwig presented his recommendation for the following appointments to the Sawyer County Land Information Council:  For a term of 2 years beginning January 1, 2011 - Register of Deeds Paula Chisser, County Treasurer Dianne Ince, Land Records Department Director Robyn Thake, Real Property Lister Colleen Schott, 911 Coordinator Rose Lillyroot, County Surveyor Dan Pleoger, and Geographic Information Specialist Brian DeVries. For a term of 1 year beginning January 1, 2011 - County Board member Tom Duffy, Hayward realtor Gary Nathan, and citizen members Ben Niemann and Fred Goold (citizen members were appointed October 21, 2010).  Motion by Kinsley, 2nd by Zietlow, to approve the recommendation.  Motion carried.

 

The Board discussed completing a registration form to compete against representatives of the Hayward City Council in the Giant Ski event to be held Friday, February 25, 2011 on Hayward’s Main Street as part of the 2011 Birkebeiner events.  Motion by McCoy, 2nd by Thompson, to approve registering a County Board team to compete in the event.  Motion carried.  Ms. McCoy suggested that each participating County Board member contribute their fractional share of the registration fee.  The Board designated County Board member Ken Maki as the team’s captain.

 

Motion by Bassett, 2nd by Kinsley, to convene into closed session, pursuant to section 19.85(1)(f), Wisconsin Statutes, to discuss an employee leave of absence relating to a medical condition.  Motion carried by unanimous voice vote.

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

Motion by Johnson, 2nd by Zietlow, to reconvene into open session.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Johnson, 2nd by Thompson, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried.

 

 

Minutes prepared by County Clerk Kris Mayberry