Meeting Agendas & Minutes

County Board 05/17/2012

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DRAFT - minutes of the meeting of the Sawyer County Board of Supervisors

Thursday, May 17, 2012, 6:30 p.m., Large Courtroom, Sawyer County Courthouse

 

County Board Chair Hal Helwig called the May meeting of the Sawyer County Board of Supervisors to order.  Roll call was as follows (x indicates present):

 

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

x

01 - Dale Schleeter – T Lenroot W 1, T Hayward W 7, C Hayward W 5 and 6

 

02 - Kathy McCoy – T Lenroot W 2, T Round Lake W 1

x

03 - Tweed Shuman – T Hayward W 1 and 2

x

04 - Walter Jaeger – T Hayward W 3 and 4

x

05 - Fred Zietlow – T Hayward W 5 and 6

x

06 - Dean Pearson – C Hayward W 1 and 2

x

07 - Thomas W. Duffy – C Hayward W 3 and 4

x

08 - Bruce Paulsen – T Bass Lake W 1 and 2

 

09 - Charles Gundersen – T Bass Lake W 3 and 4

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10 - Hal Helwig – T Sand Lake, T Edgewater W 1

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11 - Jim Bassett – T Edgewater W 2, T Bass Lake W 5, T Hayward W 8, T Meteor, T Couderay, V Couderay

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12 - William Voight – T Spider Lake, T Round Lake W 2, T Winter W 1

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13 - Ron Kinsley – T Hunter, T Radisson W 1, T Ojibwa W 1, V Radisson

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14 - Dale Thompson – T Radisson W 2, T Ojibwa W 2, T Weirgor, V Exeland, T Meadowbrook

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15 - Warren Johnson – T Winter W 2, T Draper, V Winter

 

The agenda for the meeting was presented as follows:

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

02.  Meeting agenda

03.  Minutes of the meeting of April 17, 2012 and the meeting of May 3, 2012

04.  Zoning Committee report, including petition for change of zoning for parcel in the Town of Round Lake (Treeland Cottages Inc.)

05.  Zoning and Conservation Committee report, including:

·         Nelson Lake boat landing resolution

·         Round Lake watershed update

06.  Forestry Committee report, including purchase of abandoned railroad right-of-way at southwest edge of City of Hayward (contract for preservation of right-of-way through interim recreation trail use)

07.  Economic Development and Planning Committee report, including resolution for participation in county consortium for new Community Development Block Grant housing initiative

08.  Courthouse Committee report, including:

·         video conference (tele-justice) purchase for Large Courtroom

·         agreement with Point North Mapping for digital parcel mapping of Township 40 North, Range 6 West

·         computer system and software license sales agreement and replication software license agreement with Fidlar Technologies (Register of Deeds)

09.  Property and Airport Committee report, including:

·         2012 Federal Aviation Administration airport improvement program terms and conditions

·         Airport improvement project relocation order for land acquisition                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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

 

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

 

Motion by Johnson, 2nd by Kinsley, to approve the minutes of the meeting of April 17, 2012 and the meeting of May 3, 2012.  Motion carried.

 

Zoning and Conservation Department Director Dale Olson presented and the Board reviewed the portion of the minutes of the public hearing of the Zoning Committee held April 20, 2012 pertaining to the following application for a change of zoning and the Zoning Committee recommendation to approve the application with the conditions noted therein:

 

1)  Town of Round Lake – Treeland Cottages Inc. The NW 1/4 SW 1/4, part of the SW 1/4 SW1/4, and lots 1 & 2, being part of the SE 1/4 SW 1/4, all in Section 36, T 41N, R 7W; Parcels 10.1, 11.1, 12.2 and 12.4 excepting the wetlands as indicated on the Wetland Inventory Map. Doc #350837 and #374694; CSM Volume 27 page 234. 64.54 acres to be rezoned out of the total 87.14 acres. Approximately 22.6 acres are wetlands. Change from districts Residential/Recreational One, Agricultural Two and Forestry One to district Residential/Recreational Two. Purpose of request is for the location/operation of a Seasonal Park Model/RV Park with 75 units with no motorized boat access to Moss Creek for any sites.

 

The Zoning Committee approved the rezone request contingent upon the committee approving the conditional use application and with the restriction that there shall be no future condominium development of the property.  The Zoning Committee approved the conditional use application with the following restrictions:

 

1)    Setback:

A)   On Highway B, the existing 100’ tree buffer is to be maintained.

B)   Any trailer sites are to be a minimum of 300’ from Moss Creek.

C)   Any Trailer sites are to be a minimum of 300’ from the existing house to the west on Highway B.

2)    No more than 3 docks (or piers) allowed in Moss Creek and no motorized watercraft allowed access to Moss Creek.

3)    No water park allowed.

4)    No mobile homes allowed; only recreational/travel trailers.

5)    All lighting must be down lighting.

6)    No cabins allowed.

7)    No permanent attachments to any trailer allowed.

8)    Site can be operated only from the first of May until October 15th.  A year round caretaker is allowed to live on the premises.

9)    No more than 75 trailer sites allowed.

10) A permanent manager or designee on site 24 hours per day.

11) Quiet hours from 11 PM to 8AM every day.

12) No ATV’s or similar vehicles allowed.

13) No fireworks allowed.

14) No park models

15) These restrictions must be recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds.

 

Findings of Fact of the Zoning Committee regarding the application for a change of zoning: It would be compatible with the surrounding uses and the area; it would not be damaging to the rights of others or property values, it would not create an air quality, water supply, or pollution problems.

 

Kay Wilson, Mary Ann Churchill, and Doug Kurtzweil spoke to express their concerns with the proposed development, including concerns with access from the proposed development to Moss Creek and the Chippewa Flowage and concerns with density of land use issues.  Sawyer County Corporation Counsel Thomas J. Duffy responded to some of the concerns that the proposed development would be in conflict with provisions of the Sawyer County Zoning Ordinance.

 

Motion by Zietlow, 2nd by Pearson, to approve the Zoning Committee recommendation.  Motion carried.

 

The Board discussed that they, on April 17, 2012, approved the Forestry Committee recommendation to approve a proposed Contract for Preservation of Right of Way through Interim Recreation Trail Use for the conditional acquisition by Sawyer County from Wisconsin Central Ltd. of an abandoned rail line segment southwest of the City of Hayward for a purchase price of $36,500.  That approval was subject to evidence of title acceptable to Sawyer County being provided by the grantor.  Sawyer County Corporation Counsel Thomas J. Duffy was present and advised the Board that he submitted the issue to the Hayward Land Title Company with a request for an assessment of title from the Chicago Title Company which he anticipates will be available for presentation to the Board at their June meeting.

 

Zoning and Conservation Department Director Dale Olson presented the Zoning and Conservation Committee recommendation to approve the following resolution:

RESOLUTION #7-2012

APPLICATION TO WISCONSIN DEPARMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES FOR DEVELOPING A RECREATIONAL BOATING FACILITY ON NELSON LAKE

     WHEREAS, Sawyer County requests assistance for the purpose of developing a recreational boating facility on Nelson Lake,

     THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Sawyer County allocates up to $4,900 towards the cost of completing the project, and the Town of Lenroot has allocated the same amount in in-kind contributions of labor and equipment, and

     HEREBY AUTHORIZES ZAC Administrator Dale Olson, to act on behalf of Sawyer County to submit an application to the Wisconsin Waterways Commission  for financial assistance; to sign documents; and to take necessary action to undertake, direct, and complete the approved project.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Sawyer County will comply with state and federal rules for the programs; may perform force account work; will maintain the completed project in an attractive, inviting and safe manner; will keep the facilities open to the general public during reasonable hours consistent with the type of facility; and will obtain approval in writing from the Wisconsin Waterways Commission before any change is made in the use of the project site.

 

Motion by Johnson, 2nd by Paulsen, to approve the Forestry Committee recommendation.  Motion carried.

 

Zoning and Conservation Committee member Bruce Paulsen presented an update on developments with the management of the level and flow of water in the Round Lake, Little Round Lake, and Osprey Lake watershed.

 

Economic Development and Planning Committee Chair Thomas W. Duffy presented the Committee recommendation to approve the following resolution:

Resolution #8-2012

Cooperation Agreement for CDBG Program

     This agreement entered into on this 17th day of May, 2012 by and between Sawyer County and the Counties of Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Price, Rusk, and Washburn.

     WHEREAS, Sawyer County has (have) an identified need in the Northwest Regional Housing Consortium area to provide decent housing and the Wisconsin Division of Housing is only making available housing funds to countywide consortiums, and

     WHEREAS Sawyer County contemplates submitting jointly with the Counties of  Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Price, Rusk, and Washburn an application for funds under the Community Development Block Grant - (CDBG) housing program of the Wisconsin Division of Housing (DOH) for the purpose of meeting those needs, and

     WHEREAS, Sawyer County and the Counties of Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Price, Rusk, and Washburn desire to and are required to, enter into a written cooperative agreement with each other to participate in such CDBG program, and

     WHEREAS, Sawyer County and the Counties of Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Price, Rusk, and Washburn understand that Douglas County will act as the applicant and will have the ultimate responsibility to assume all obligations under the terms of the grant including assuring compliance with all applicable laws and program regulations and performance of all work in accordance with the grant contract.

     WHEREAS, it is understood that the Department of Housing and Urban Development

and DOH has access to all participants' grant records and authority to monitor all activities,

     NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 66.0301, the Counties of Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Price, Rusk, Sawyer and Washburn agree to cooperate in the submission of an application for such funds, and agree to cooperate in the implementation of the submitted CDBG program, as approved by the Department of Administration.  Nothing contained in this agreement shall deprive any municipality of any power or zoning, development control or other lawful authority which it presently possesses.

 

Motion by Johnson, 2nd by Jaeger, to approve the recommendation.  Motion carried.

 

Courthouse Committee Chair Dale Schleeter presented the Committee recommendation to approve a proposal from Polycom for the purchase of a Polycom HDX 7000 series video conferencing (tele-justice) system for the Large Courtroom.  The system would cost $7,259.13 with an additional $822.04 charge for an extended service agreement.  Jail Administrator Kurt Barthel and Circuit Court Judge Gerald Wright have indicated that an improved system with camera movement is needed for video conferencing for court proceedings.  The Finance Committee recommends County Board approval of the proposal with the funds to come from the Contingency Fund Account of the General Fund of the 2012 Sawyer County Budget.  Motion by Kinsley, 2nd by Paulsen, to approve the recommendations.  Motion carried by unanimous voice vote.

 

Courthouse Committee Chair Dale Schleeter presented the Committee recommendation to approve a proposed contract with Point North Mapping for the digital parcel mapping of Township 40 North, Range 6 West (located in the Town of Hunter).  The project cost is estimated at $13,087.50 ($12.50 per parcel x 1,047 estimated parcels) to be paid from County retained fees of the Land Records Special Revenue Fund #210-51267.  Motion by Kinsley, 2nd by Jaeger, to approve the recommendation.  Motion carried.

 

Courthouse Committee Chair Dale Schleeter presented the Committee recommendation to approve a proposed computer system and software license sales agreement and replication software license agreement between Fidlar Technologies and Sawyer County.  Motion by Bassett, 2nd by Kinsley, to approve the recommendation.  Motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed correspondence from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (Division of Transportation Investment Management) Bureau of Aeronautics enclosing a copy of the April 2012 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program Terms and Conditions updating the March of 2011 Terms and Conditions.  The correspondence noted the principal changes in the terms and conditions for accepting Airport Improvement Program grants from the FAA.  The Property and Airport Committee recommends County Board approval for acceptance of the April 2012 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program Terms and Conditions.  Motion by Zietlow, 2nd by Jaeger, to approve the recommendation.  Motion carried.  The Board discussed that the Property and Airport Committee will need to monitor the terms and conditions to insure that the County maintains compliance.

 

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

 

 

minutes prepared by Sawyer County Clerk Kris Mayberry