Meeting Agendas & Minutes

County Board 08/18/2011

Last Updated 9/16/2011 9:17:53 AM


minutes of the meeting of the Sawyer County Board of Supervisors

Thursday, August 18, 2011, 6:30 p.m., Large Courtroom, Sawyer County Courthouse

 

County Board Chair Hal Helwig called the August 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 July 21, 2011

03.  Public hearing and adoption of Sawyer County Supervisory District Plan for elections after January 1, 2012

04.  Forestry Committee report, including requests for approval to expend funds from Resource Development Fund for new UTV ($8,000-10,000 estimate) and to complete removal of cabins from County Forest ($10,500)

05.  Courthouse Committee report, including:

·         recommendation for purchase of 2 computer servers, related software, equipment, and training ($31,105 estimate)

·         contract for digital parcel mapping of Township 40 North, Range 7 West (part of Town of Hunter)

06.  Public Safety Committee report, including County curfew ordinance

07.  Health and Human Services Board report, including request to fill vacant Public Health Nurse position

08.  Finance Committee, including:

·         transfer and expenditure of $54,000 from Environmental Impact Fund for comprehensive upgrade to the Wis/Comm radio and communication system project

·         funds to pay special assessment for interest on outstanding federal loans through State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Division of Unemployment Insurance

·         2012 Sawyer County Budget

09.  Personnel and Administrative Committee report, including:

·         employee mileage reimbursement and staff car use policy

·         arrangements and compensation for the County’s legal and human resource management functions

10.  Agreement with Phillips Borowski Legal Services for Chippewa taxation matters

11.  Corporate hangar area lease at the Sawyer County Airport

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

13.  Closed session, pursuant to sections 19.85(1)(c) and (e), Wisconsin Statutes, to evaluate and discuss candidates and compensation for the County’s legal and human resource management functions, and to discuss negotiations for the terms of the corporate hangar area lease at the Sawyer County Airport

The Board may reconvene at the end of the closed session to announce or take action on matters discussed in closed session.

 

Motion by Bassett, 2nd by Zietlow, to approve the meeting agenda as presented.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Kinsley, 2nd by Zietlow, to approve the July 21, 2011 meeting minutes.  Motion carried.

 

County Clerk Kris Mayberry presented the following proposed resolution for the approval of a Sawyer County Supervisors District Plan that would become effective January 1, 2012:

 

RESOLUTION #10-2011

SAWYER COUNTY SUPERVISORY DISTRICT PLAN

     WHEREAS, section 59.10(3)(b) of the Wisconsin Statutes provides for a process for the creation of supervisory districts by Wisconsin counties following publication of the results of each federal decennial census of population, and

     WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of section 59.10(3)(b) of the Wisconsin Statutes, the Sawyer County Board of Supervisors proposed a tentative county supervisory district plan for Sawyer County setting forth the number of supervisory districts and tentative boundaries, held a public hearing on the proposed plan on May 19, 2011, and adopted a tentative supervisory district plan for Sawyer County on May 19, 2011, and

     WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of section 59.10(3)(b) of the Wisconsin Statutes, the Sawyer County Board of Supervisors transmitted copies of the tentative county supervisory district plan for Sawyer County to each municipal governing body in the County and to the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Governing Board, and provided, with the plan, a written statement to each municipality that required division into wards specifying the boundaries of the wards to be created and the population of each proposed ward, and

     WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of section 59.10(3)(b) of the Wisconsin Statutes, the Sawyer County Board of Supervisors, upon receipt of verification from each of the municipalities within Sawyer County that required division into wards as to the boundaries and population of each ward, held a public hearing on the proposed supervisory district plan for Sawyer County on August 18, 2011, and

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the following Sawyer County Supervisory District Plan based on the results of the 2010 federal decennial census is hereby adopted, effective for elections after January 1, 2012, and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that any and all supervisory districts established by previous action of the Sawyer County Supervisors are hereby repealed, effective for elections after January 1, 2012.

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SAWYER COUNTY SUPERVISORY DISTRICT PLAN

Adopted August 18, 2011 by Sawyer County Board of Supervisors

Effective January 1, 2012

 

 

District 1 - population 1105

 

Ward 1 of the Town of Lenroot - That part of the Town of Lenroot lying within the following described boundary line:  Beginning at the northwest corner of the Town of Lenroot, the point of beginning; thence east along the north boundary of the Town of Lenroot to the Namekagon River; thence southwesterly (downstream) along the Namekagon River to its intersection (bridge) with U.S. Highway 63; thence southwesterly along U.S. Highway 63 to the south boundary of the Town of Lenroot; thence west along the south boundary of the Town of Lenroot to the southwest corner of the Town of Lenroot; thence north along the west boundary of the Town of Lenroot to the northwest corner of the Town of Lenroot, the point of beginning. 

 

Ward 7 of the Town of Hayward - That part of the Town of Hayward lying easterly of Wisconsin Highways 27 and 77 and northerly and northwesterly of U.S. Highway 63 on the north side of the City of Hayward. 

 

Wards 5 and 6 of the City of Hayward - That part of the City of Hayward lying northeasterly of Wisconsin Highways 27 and 77 and Wisconsin Highway 77, except that part lying east of Ranch Road and south of Town Industrial Park Road.

 

 

District 2 – population 1059

 

Ward 2 of the Town of Lenroot - That part of the Town of Lenroot lying within the following described boundary line:  Beginning at the intersection of the north boundary of the Town of Lenroot and the Namekagon River, the point of beginning; thence easterly along the north boundary of the Town of Lenroot to the northeast corner of the Town of Lenroot; thence south, then west, then south, then west along the east and south boundary of the Town of Lenroot to its intersection with U.S. Highway 63; thence northeasterly along U.S. Highway 63 to its intersection (bridge) with the Namekagon River; thence northeasterly (upstream) along the Namekagon River to its intersection with the north boundary of the Town of Lenroot, the point of beginning. 

 

Ward 1 of the Town of Round Lake - That part of the Town of Round Lake lying within the following described boundary line:  Beginning at the northwest corner of the Town of Round Lake, the point of beginning; thence east along the north boundary of the Town of Round Lake to its intersection with Upper A Road; thence south along Upper A Road to its intersection with Wisconsin Highway 77; thence continuing south along Sawyer County Highway A to its intersection with Chief River Road; thence westerly along Chief River Road to its intersection with Tiger Cat Road; thence westerly along Tiger Cat Road to its intersection with McClaine Road; thence southerly along McClaine Road to its intersection with Sawyer County Highway B; thence southeasterly along Sawyer County Highway B to its intersection with the south boundary of the Town of Round Lake; thence west, then north, then west, then north, then west, then north along the south and west boundary of the Town of Round Lake to the northwest corner of the Town of Round Lake, the point of beginning.

 

 

District 3 – population 1099

 

Wards 1 and 2 of the Town of Hayward - That part of the Town of Hayward lying within the following described boundary line:  Beginning at the northwest corner of the Town of Hayward, the point of beginning; thence easterly along the north boundary of the Town of Hayward to its intersection with Wisconsin Highways 27 and 77; thence southerly along Wisconsin Highways 27 and 77 to its intersection with the north boundary of the City of Hayward; thence following the boundary of the City of Hayward first westerly along its north boundary, then southerly along its west boundary, then easterly along its south boundary to its intersection with Ranger Station Road; thence south along Ranger Station Road to its intersection with Park Road; thence west along Park Road to its intersection with Fairway Road; thence south, then west along Fairway Road to its intersection with Wisconsin Highway 27; thence south along Wisconsin Highway 27 to its intersection with the south boundary of the Town of Hayward; thence west along the south boundary of the Town of Hayward to the southwest corner of the Town of Hayward; thence north along the west boundary of the Town of Hayward to the northwest corner of the Town of Hayward, the point of beginning. 

 

 

District 4 – population 1142

 

Wards 3 and 4 of the Town of Hayward - That part of the Town of Hayward lying within the following described boundary line:  Beginning at intersection of the north boundary of the Town of Hayward and U.S. Highway 63, the point of beginning; thence southwesterly along U.S. Highway 63 to its intersection with the northeast boundary of the City of Hayward near the intersection of U.S. Highway 63 and Hospital Road; thence following the boundary of the City of Hayward first southerly along its easterly boundary, then westerly along its southerly boundary to its intersection with Ranger Station Road; thence south along Ranger Station Road to its intersection with Park Road; thence west along Park Road to its intersection with Fairway Road; thence south, then west along Fairway Road to its intersection with Wisconsin Highway 27; thence south along Wisconsin Highway 27 to its intersection with the south boundary of the Town of Hayward; thence east along the south boundary of the Town of Hayward to its intersection with Sawyer County Highway E; thence north along Sawyer County Highway E to its intersection with Sawyer County Highway B; thence easterly along County Highway B to its intersection with Sawyer County Highway K; thence northerly along Sawyer County Highway K to its intersection with Peninsula Road; thence easterly along Peninsula Road to its intersection with the Town of Hayward boat landing drive in the Town of Hayward park; thence southerly along the Town of Hayward boat landing drive to the shore of Round Lake; thence northeasterly along the peninsula and the east and north shore of Round Lake to its intersection with the boundary of the Town of Hayward; thence north then west along the north boundary of the Town of Hayward to its intersection with U.S. Highway 63, the point of beginning. 

 

 

District 5 – population 1066

 

Wards 5 and 6 of the Town of Hayward - That part of the Town of Hayward lying within the following described boundary line:  Beginning at the intersection of the south boundary of the Town of Hayward and Sawyer County Highway E, the point of beginning; thence north along Sawyer County Highway E to its intersection with Sawyer County Highway B; thence easterly along County Highway B to its intersection with Sawyer County Highway K; thence northerly along Sawyer County Highway K to its intersection with Peninsula Road; thence easterly along Peninsula Road to its intersection with the Town of Hayward boat landing drive in the Town of Hayward park; thence southerly along the Town of Hayward boat landing drive to the shore of Round Lake; thence southerly and easterly along the shore of Round Lake to its intersection with the east boundary of the Town of Hayward; thence southerly along the east boundary of the Town of Hayward to its intersection with the south shore of Chief Lake; thence west and north along the south shore of Chief Lake to its intersection with Sawyer County Highway NN (spillway/bridge); thence northwesterly along Sawyer County Highway NN to its intersection with Gurno Lake Road; thence westerly along Gurno Lake Road to its intersection with the west boundary of the Town of Hayward; thence north then west along the boundary of the Town of Hayward, to its intersection with Sawyer County Highway E, the point of beginning. 

 

 

District 6 – population 1098

 

Wards 1 and 2 of the City of Hayward - That part of the City of Hayward lying within the following described boundary line:  Beginning at the intersection of the westerly boundary of the City of Hayward and Johnson Street, the point of beginning; thence following the City of Hayward boundary first northerly, then easterly to its intersection with Wisconsin Highways 27 and 77; thence southeasterly along Wisconsin Highways 27 and 77 to its intersection with U.S. Highway 63; thence southwesterly along U.S. Highway 63 to its intersection with Michigan Avenue; thence northwesterly along Michigan Avenue to its intersection with Fifth Street; thence southwesterly along Fifth Street to its intersection with Johnson Street; thence west along Johnson Street to its intersection with the westerly boundary of the City of Hayward, the point of beginning. 

 

 

District 7 – population 1106

 

Wards 3 and 4 of the City of Hayward - That part of the City of Hayward lying within the following described boundary line:  Beginning at the intersection of Wisconsin Highways 27 and 77 and U.S. Highway 63, the point of beginning; thence southwesterly along U.S. Highway 63 to its intersection with Michigan Avenue; thence northwesterly along Michigan to its intersection with Fifth Street; thence southwesterly along Fifth Street to its intersection with Johnson Street; thence west along Johnson Street to its intersection with the westerly boundary of the City of Hayward; thence following the City of Hayward boundary first westerly, then southerly, then easterly, then northerly to its intersection with Wisconsin Highway 77; thence northwesterly along Wisconsin Highway 77 to its intersection with U.S. Highway 63, the point of beginning.  Also included in District 7 is that part of the City of Hayward lying northeasterly of Wisconsin Highway 77, east of Ranch Road, and south of Town Industrial Park Road. 

 

 

District 8 – population 1136

 

Wards 1 and 2 of the Town of Bass Lake - That part of the Town of Bass Lake lying westerly of the west boundary of the Lac Court Oreilles Reservation. 

 

 

District 9 – population 1100

 

Wards 3 and 4 of the Town of Bass Lake - That part of the Town of Bass Lake lying easterly of the west boundary of the Lac Court Oreilles Reservation, excepting therefrom that part of the Town of Bass Lake lying southerly of Indian Lake Road and easterly of Sawyer County Highway E. 

 

 

District 10 – population 1119

 

The entire Town of Sand Lake.

 

Ward 1 of the Town of Edgewater - That part of the Town of Edgewater lying within the following described boundary line:  Beginning at the northwest corner of the Town of Edgewater, the point of beginning; thence south along the west boundary of the Town of Edgewater to its intersection with Wisconsin Highway 48; thence northeasterly along Wisconsin Highway 48 to its intersection with East Shore Drive; thence northerly along East Shore Drive to its intersection with Chapel Road; thence westerly along Chapel Road to its intersection with Sawyer County Highway F; thence northerly along the Sawyer County Highway F to the north boundary of the Town of Edgewater; thence westerly along the north boundary of the Town of Edgewater to the northwest corner of the Town of Edgewater, the point of beginning. 

 

 

District 11 – population 1096

 

Ward 2 of the Town of Edgewater - That part of the Town of Edgewater lying within the following described boundary line:  Beginning at the northeast corner of the Town of Edgewater, the point of beginning; thence south along the east boundary of the Town of Edgewater to the southeast corner of the Town of Edgewater; thence west along the south boundary of the Town of Edgewater to the southwest corner of the Town of Edgewater; thence north along the west boundary of the Town of Edgewater to its intersection with Wisconsin Highway 48; thence northeasterly along Wisconsin Highway 48 to its intersection with East Shore Drive; thence northerly along East Shore Drive to its intersection with Chapel Road; thence westerly along Chapel Road to its intersection with Sawyer County Highway F; thence northerly along the Sawyer County Highway F to the north boundary of the Town of Edgewater; thence east along the north boundary of the Town of Edgewater to the northeast corner of the Town of Edgewater, the point of beginning. 

 

Ward 5 of the Town of Bass Lake - That part of the Town of Bass Lake lying southerly of Indian Lake Road and easterly of Sawyer County Highway E. 

 

Ward 8 of the Town of Hayward - That part of the Town of Hayward lying within the following described boundary line:  Beginning at the intersection of the east boundary of the Town of Hayward and the south shore of Chief Lake, the point of beginning; thence westerly and northerly along the south shore of Chief Lake to its intersection with Sawyer County Highway NN (spillway/bridge); thence northwesterly along Sawyer County Highway NN to its intersection with Gurno Lake Road; thence westerly along Gurno Lake Road to its intersection with the west boundary of the Town of Hayward; thence south and then east along the boundary of the Town of Hayward to the southeast corner of the Town of Hayward; thence north along the east boundary of the Town of Hayward to its intersection with the south shore of Chief Lake, the point of beginning. 

 

The entire Town of Couderay.

 

The entire Town of Meteor.

 

The entire Village of Couderay.

 

 

District 12 – population 1117

 

The entire Town of Spider Lake.

 

Ward 2 of the Town of Round Lake - That part of the Town of Round Lake lying within the following described boundary line:  Beginning at the northeast corner of the Town of Round Lake, the point of beginning; thence west along the north boundary of the Town of Round Lake to its intersection with Upper A Road; thence south along Upper A Road to its intersection with Wisconsin Highway 77; thence continuing southerly along Sawyer County Highway A to its intersection with Chief River Road; thence westerly along Chief River Road to its intersection with Tiger Cat Road; thence westerly along Tiger Cat Road to its intersection with McClaine Road; thence southerly along McClaine Road to its intersection with Sawyer County Highway B; thence southeasterly along the Sawyer County Highway B to its intersection with the south boundary of the Town of Round Lake; thence east along the south boundary of the Town of Round Lake to the southeast corner of the Town of Round Lake; thence north along the east boundary of the Town of Round Lake to the northeast corner of the Town of Round Lake, the point of beginning. 

 

Ward 1 of the Town of Winter - That part of the Town of Winter lying northwesterly of Wisconsin Highway 70. 

 

 

District 13 – population 1122

 

The entire Town of Hunter.

 

Ward 1 of the Town of Radisson - That part of the Town of Radisson lying northerly of Wisconsin Highways 27 and 70. 

 

Ward 1 of the Town of Ojibwa - That part of the Town of Ojibwa lying northerly of the following described reference line:  Beginning at the intersection of the west boundary of the Town of Ojibwa and Wisconsin Highways 27 and 70; thence easterly along Wisconsin Highways 27 and 70 to its intersection with Sawyer County Highway G; thence northerly and easterly along County Highway G to its intersection with the east boundary of the Town of Ojibwa.

 

The entire Village of Radisson.

 

 

District 14 – population 1110

 

Ward 2 of the Town of Radisson - That part of the Town of Radisson lying southerly of Wisconsin Highways 27 and 70. 

 

Ward 2 of the Town of Ojibwa - That part of the Town of Ojibwa lying southerly of the following described reference line:  Beginning at the intersection of the west boundary of the Town of Ojibwa and Wisconsin Highways 27 and 70; thence easterly along Wisconsin Highways 27 and 70 to its intersection with Sawyer County Highway G; thence northerly and easterly along County Highway G to its intersection with the east boundary of the Town of Ojibwa. 

 

The entire Town of Weirgor.

 

The entire Village of Exeland.

 

The entire Town of Meadowbrook.

 

 

District 15 – population 1082

 

Ward 2 of the Town of Winter - That part of the Town of Winter lying southeasterly of Wisconsin Highway 70. 

 

The entire Town of Draper.

 

The entire Village of Winter.

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A public hearing was convened to hear public comment on and answer questions about the proposed Sawyer County Supervisors District Plan that would become effective January 1, 2012.  There were no questions or comments from the public.  Motion by Zietlow, 2nd by Thompson, to approve RESOLUTION #10-2011.  Motion carried by unanimous voice vote.

 

Forestry Committee Chair Dean Pearson presented the Committee recommendation to approve purchasing a new UTV to be used by the Forestry Department to set up and monitor timber sales (not to exceed $10,000); and to approve the expenditure of funds (no to exceed $10,500) for the removal of the remaining private hunting cabins from the Sawyer County Forest, and to attempt to recover those funds from the owners of the cabins.  Funds for the expenditures would come from the Sawyer County Resource Development Fund.  The Finance Committee concurs with the recommendations.  Motion by Bassett, 2nd by Johnson, to approve the recommendation.  Motion carried by unanimous voice vote.

 

The Board reviewed the Courthouse Committee recommendation to approve Information Technology Department Director Mike Coleson’s request for approval to purchase in 2011 two computer servers, related software and equipment, and implementation assistance and training for the Information Technology Department with a total cost not to exceed $31,105.  The Finance Committee concurs with the recommendation and recommends that the funds for the expenditures come from the Contingency Fund Account of the General Fund of the 2011 Sawyer County Budget.  Motion by Bassett, 2nd by Paulsen, to approve the recommendations.  Motion carried by unanimous voice vote.

 

Land Records Department Director Robyn Thake presented the Courthouse Committee recommendation to approve a proposed contract with Point North Mapping for the digital parcel mapping of Township 40 North, Range 7 West (located in the Town of Hunter).  The project cost is estimated at $17,587.50 ($12.50 per parcel x 1,407 estimated parcels) to be paid from a State of Wisconsin Land Information Board grant ($12,031) and County retained fees of the Land Records Special Revenue Fund #210-51267 ($5,556.50).  Motion by Paulsen, 2nd by Bassett, to approve the recommendation.  Motion carried.

 

Public Safety Committee Chair Fred Zietlow presented the Committee recommendation to approve the following proposed curfew ordinance (Mr. Zietlow introduced Sheriff Mark Kelsey to answer questions about the ordinance.): 

ORDINANCE #3-2011

CURFEW ORDINANCE

     WHEREAS, the Sawyer County Sheriff has identified a problem with minors loitering during nighttime hours throughout Sawyer County, and

     WHEREAS, loitering has been linked to illegal activity, and

     WHEREAS, the Sawyer County Law Enforcement Committee has reviewed the Sheriff’s concerns and has determined that implementing a curfew in areas of Sawyer County that have not implemented a curfew would help curtail loitering and decrease illegal activity.

     NOW, THEREFORE, the Sawyer County Board of Supervisors does hereby ordain as follows:

 

1) Definitions:

     a)  Loitering means remaining idle in essentially one location and shall include the concept of spending time idly, to be dilatory, to linger aimlessly, to stay, to saunter, to delay, or “hanging around”.

     b) Minor means any person less than 18 years of age who has not obtained a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

     c) Public Place means any place to which the public has access and includes, but is not limited to, streets, highways, and the common areas of schools, hospitals, apartment houses, office buildings, malls and shops.

     d) Business establishment means any private owned place of business to which the public is invited, including but not limited to, any place of amusement or entertainment.

     e) Parent refers to a natural parent, adoptive parent, step-parent, guardian, or any person who is at least eighteen (18) years of age and authorized by the parent or guardian to have care and custody of a minor.

     f) Curfew Hours are from 11:00 pm to 6:00 am.

 

2) Offenses:

     a) It shall be unlawful for a minor to remain in a public place, motor vehicle, business establishment during curfew hours.

     b) It shall be unlawful for any owner, operator, or employee of a business establishment to knowingly allow minors, unless accompanied by a parent as  defined in this section or participating in an exempted activity, to remain in such establishment during curfew hours, unless the minor refuses to leave and the Sheriff’s Department is notified.

     c) It shall be unlawful for any parent to knowingly, or by lack or reasonable supervision and control, allow a minor to remain in any public place or business establishment during curfew hours unless the activity is exempted below.

     d) It shall be unlawful for any parent to allow or permit a minor under their care and custody to violate any applicable sections of this ordinance.  Any parent who shall have made a missing person notification to the Sheriff’s Department shall not be considered to have allowed or permitted any minor to have violated this Ordinance.

 

3) Exceptions to enforcement.  The curfew does not apply in the following situations:

     a) When a minor is accompanied by a parent.

     b) When a minor is traveling to or from an activity related to the minor’s employment.

     c) When a minor is on a direct route from any government or school function.

     d) When a minor is on a sidewalk adjacent to the property where the minor resides.

     e) When a minor is involved in an emergency which involves the protection of a person or property from an imminent threat of serious bodily injury or substantial damage.

     f) When the minor is within the jurisdictional boundaries of another government entity within Sawyer County that has enacted a curfew ordinance.

     g) When a minor is running an errand for a parent or guardian.

 

4)  Penalty:

     a) The first time the minor is detained by a Deputy Sheriff of Sawyer County, the parent shall be advised in person or via telephone as to the provisions of this ordinance.  The minor shall be detained until the person notified can reasonably be expected to arrive at the Sheriff’s Department or other prearranged location and take custody of the minor.  If contact can not be made, a copy of the written report/citation describing the violation shall be sent to the last known address of the parent and the minor shall be detained until contact is made with the on-call crisis worker to arrange suitable release conditions.

     b) Any parent who has been warned in the manner described in 4(a) above and who thereafter violates any provision of this ordinance shall be subject to a forfeiture as provided in Sawyer County Ordinance Bond Schedule.

     c) Any minor who has been warned in the manner described in 4(1) above and who thereafter violates any provision of this ordinance shall be subject to a forfeiture as provided in Sawyer County Ordinance Bond Schedule.

     d) Any parent or child who has been issued a citation in the manner described in 4(a) above and who thereafter violates any provision of this ordinance shall be subject to a forfeiture for 2nd or subsequent offense as provided in Sawyer County Ordinance Bond Schedule.

 

Currently 50.00 + costs and assessments

 

Supervisors Zietlow, Helwig, Jaeger, Thompson, Maki, and Pearson spoke in favor of the ordinance.  Supervisor Bassett spoke in opposition to the ordinance.  Motion by Zietlow, 2nd by Thompson, to approve ORDINANCE #3-2011.  Motion carried.  Mr. Bassett voted no.

 

Health and Human Services Department Director Pete Sanders presented the Health and Human Services Board recommendation for approval to fill a vacant (due to resignation) Public Health Nurse position.  The Personnel and Administrative Committee concurs with the recommendation.  Motion by Bassett, 2nd by Johnson, to approve the recommendation.  Motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed the May 19, 2011 County Board approval for the expenditure of $54,000 towards the expenses of a comprehensive upgrade to the Wis/Comm radio and communication system in Sawyer County.  The upgrade is primarily being funded with a $1,000,000 grant from the State of Wisconsin.  The County Board determined to designate the source of the $54,000 at a later date.  Finance Committee Chair Warren Johnson presented the Committee recommendation for approval to authorize the expenditure of the $54,000 from the Sawyer County Environmental Impact Fund.  Motion by Paulsen, 2nd by Jaeger, to approve the recommendation.  Motion carried by unanimous voice vote.

 

The Board reviewed a bill for $4,575.72 from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Division of Unemployment Insurance as Sawyer County’s assessment for paying interest due the federal government on loans advanced to Wisconsin’s Unemployment Insurance Reserve Fund.  Finance Committee Chair Warren Johnson presented the Committee recommendation for approval of payment of the bill with the funds to come from the Contingency Fund Account of the General Fund of the 2011 Sawyer County Budget.  Motion by Paulsen, 2nd by Maki, to approve the recommendation.  Motion carried by unanimous voice vote.

 

Finance Committee Chair Warren Johnson provided an update on the development of the 2012 Sawyer County Budget.

 

The Board reviewed options for reimbursing employees for travel expenses and the Personnel and Administrative Committee recommendation for approval of the option which provides that “if a County owned vehicle is available and the employee chooses to use his or her personal vehicle (for the travel), no mileage reimbursement will be provided”.  Motion by Bassett, 2nd by Thompson, to approve the recommendation.  Motion carried.  Mr. Maki voted no.

 

The Board discussed that the Personnel and Administrative Committee has completed interviews of candidates for a combined Corporation Counsel and Human Resource Manager position and advertised for a Human Resource Manager position not combined with a Corporation Counsel position.  The Committee requested direction from the Board as to which position the Board would like filled.  Motion by Paulsen, 2nd by Jaeger, to pursue hiring a candidate for a Human Resource Manager position not combined with a Corporation Counsel position.  Motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed a representation agreement with Phillips Borowski Attorneys at Law providing for the law firm to represent Sawyer County, Bayfield County, Ashland County, Iron County, Vilas County, and the Town of Hayward in negotiations with the Chippewa Tribe concerning the taxation of certain lands within the outer boundaries of their reservation.  Each county and town and the Wisconsin Counties Association would be charged a flat fee (including costs) of $2,500 for the representation.  Previous County Board approval was conditioned upon all 5 counties participating in the agreement.  Iron County has not yet committed to their participation.  Motion by McCoy, 2nd by Paulsen, to approve the agreement without the condition of Iron County’s participation.  Motion carried.

 

County Clerk Kris Mayberry reviewed the issues involved with providing a site for a large corporate hangar to be located at the Sawyer County Airport and the negotiations for the hangar area lease for the site.  Motion by Zietlow, 2nd by Paulsen, to authorize Mr. Mayberry to negotiate the terms of the lease on the County’s behalf.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Thompson, 2nd by Duffy, to convene into closed session, pursuant to section 19.85(1)(e), Wisconsin Statutes, to discuss negotiations for the terms of the corporate hangar area lease at the Sawyer County Airport.  Motion carried by unanimous voice vote.

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

Motion by Paulsen, 2nd by Jaeger, to reconvene into open session.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Paulsen, 2nd by Duffy, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried.

 

 

Minutes prepared by Sawyer County Clerk Kris Mayberry