Meeting Agendas & Minutes

County Board 11/13/2012

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

Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 5:30 p.m., Large Courtroom, Sawyer County Courthouse

 

County Board Chair Hal Helwig called the November 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

x

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

x

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

x

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

x

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

x

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

x

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

x

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

x

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, meeting agenda, and audience recognition

02.   Minutes of the meeting of October 18, 2012

03.   2013 Sawyer County Budget - PUBLIC HEARING FOR BUDGET - 6:30 P.M.

04.   Zoning Committee report, including Town of Hayward parcel rezoning

05.   Zoning and Conservation Committee report, including recommendation to replace the Carlson Road Bridge with concrete box culvert or similar structure, removal of dam, and request for Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to rescind 1941 Order

06.   Agriculture and Extension Education Committee report, including recommendation to approve replacing the Community Resource Development Educator [removed from the agenda prior to the meeting]

07.   Courthouse Committee report, including:

·          Family Court Commissioner services and compensation for 2013

·          2013 New World System software maintenance agreement

·          2013 KD Consulting Agreement

·          continued utilization of former Circuit Court Clerk as a limited-term employee 20 hours a week

·          renewal of public entity liability insurance for 2013

08.   Highway Committee report, including request for waiver of employee residency requirement

09.   Public Safety Committee report, including:

·          recommendation for approval to fill 2 newly budgeted dispatch positions and 1 Emergency Management Coordinator/Dispatcher position

·          request to fill vacant road deputy position and potential dispatcher position

·          revisions to animal control ordinance regarding the sale and keeping of exotic, wild, or dangerous animals

·          proposed dog license fees

10.   Property and Airport Committee recommendation for approval to provide space for federal drug enforcement investigator

11.   Health and Human Services Board recommendations, including:

·          approval for additional Health and Human Services Department clerical position

·          request to extend the limited-term employee position

12.   2013 Northern Waters Library Service agreement

13.   County organization study group report

14.   Appointment, including Veterans Service Commission

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

 

Motion by Thompson, 2nd by Kinsley, to approve the meeting agenda.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Kinsley, 2nd by Johnson, to approve the October 18, 2012 meeting minutes.  Motion carried.

 

County Board Chair Hal Helwig indicated that the meeting was scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. instead of 6:30 p.m. to allow for an hour for the Board to review and discuss the proposed 2013 Sawyer County Budget prior to the public hearing on the budget scheduled for 6:30 p.m.  County Clerk Kris Mayberry presented the following:

 

PROPOSED 2013 SAWYER COUNTY BUDGET

 

GENERAL FUND – EXPENDITURES

 

 

GENERAL FUND – REVENUES

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Government

 

 

Tax and Interest Income

 

County Board

93,500

 

Forest Crop Taxes

4,800

Circuit Court

555,221

 

Managed Forest Land Program

18,000

Law Library

3,705

 

Managed Forest Land/DNR 20%

25,000

Guardian Ad Litem Fees

22,000

 

Interest on Taxes

350,000

Family Court Commissioner

18,000

 

Penalty on Taxes

75,000

Coroner

35,560

 

Tax Deed Fees

7,500

County Clerk

278,900

 

Tax Deed Advertising Fees

4,000

Elections

9,300

 

State-Aid/Tax Exempt Computers

6,500

Human Resource Department

77,054

 

Tower Rentals

12,000

Information Technology Department

226,613

 

Federal Aid in lieu of Taxes

6,000

County Treasurer

222,677

 

Sales Tax Income

1,400,000

Tax Deed Expenses

12,600

 

Shared Revenues

175,449

District Attorney

164,504

 

Resource Aid / S. 23.09(18)

53,000

Register of Deeds

232,223

 

State Aid/Admin. Forestry Salary Grant

2,236

Laredo expenses

5,000

 

Interest on Investments

30,000

Land Records

292,288

 

Subtotal

2,169,485

County Surveyor

236,989

 

 

 

Surveyor Corner Restoration

6,000

 

General Government

 

Building Maintenance

348,762

 

DNR Aid in-lieu of Taxes

10,000

Labor Relations

5,000

 

County Forest Stumpage

1,300,000

Corporation Counsel

28,000

 

Timber Stumpage Finance Charges

150

Contracted Auditing and Accounting

42,000

 

Profit on Tax Deed Sales

100,000

State Assessment – Interest on UC

2,000

 

Miscellaneous General Revenue

400

Cost Allocation Audit

3,500

 

Operating Trans. In-Plat Book Fund

18,000

Financial Software System

35,982     

 

Operating Trans. In-LCO Gaming

50,000

Property and Liability Insurance

150,000

 

State Aid / Guardian Ad Litem

15,000

Workers Compensation Insurance

110,500

 

State Grant Award/Court

52,275

Courthouse/Sheriff toll-free numbers

600

 

% Restitution Surcharge

2,000

Color Copier

5,000

 

Court Appointed Attorney Revenue

41,000

Contingency Fund

150,000

 

Guardian-Ad-Litem Revenue

12,000

Subtotal

3,373,478

 

Co. Share State Fines and Suit Tax

95,000

 

 

 

Parent Education Revenue

3,000

Public Safety

 

 

Circuit Court Fees and Costs

149,000

Sheriff's Department

   2,153,991

 

Register in Probate Fees

24,000

Diving Team

2,500

 

Cremation Permits

5,000

Sheriff’s Department Vehicle Repairs

154,750

 

Death Certificates

6,000

Jail Operations

1,847,833

 

County Share - Marriage Licenses

2,500

Dispatchers

687,713

 

County Clerk’s Fees

500

Law Enforcement Center Maintenance

85,292

 

Clerk’s Election Revenues

2,000

Purchase of Squads

115,000

 

Transit Accounting Revenues

20,000

Dog Pound

78,699

 

Computer Material Sales

500

Ambulance Service

1,169,960

 

County Treasurer’s Fees

100

Emergency Government

49,483

 

Returned Check Fees

250

EPCRA Emergency Government

5,141

 

Real Estate Transfer Fees

40,000

911 System

24,700

 

Register of Deeds Fees

125,000

Subtotal

6,375,062

 

Laredo Program Revenue

10,000

 

 

 

Sale of Maps and Plats

1,700

Public Works

 

 

Camping Fees

300

Zoning

389,229

 

User Collections/New Dwellings

15,000

Forestry Department

336,003

 

Repayment of Weiss Library Loan

25,000

County Parks

13,629

 

Environmental Impact Fee

50,288

NW Regional Planning Commission

34,615

 

Subtotal

2,175,963

Visitor and Convention Bureau

45,000

 

 

 

Indianhead Community Action Agency

1,200

 

Public Safety

 

Clean Sweep Program

10,087

 

Federal Aid - Campground Patrol

3,000

Airport

91,175

 

Truancy Officer Aid

34,200

Subtotal

920,938

 

State Aid - Police Training

9,000

 

 

 

State Aid – Bullet-Proof Vests

2,000

Education, Recreation, and Aging

 

 

Jail Literacy

3,000

University Extension Service

181,372

 

State Aid – Mobilization Grant

7,000

Northern Waters Library

22,264

 

Transport Restitutions

3,000

Reimburse Out of County Libraries

44,545

 

Squad Car Sales

20,000

Weiss Community Library (Hayward)

144,625

 

Sheriff's Fees

49,000

Winter Public Library

54,130

 

Board of Prisoners

120,000

Historical Society

5,000

 

Booking Fees

3,500

Sawyer County Fair

26,250

 

Vehicle License Plates

7,500

Senior Resource Center

86,464

 

Reimbursed wages

17,000

Subtotal

564,650

 

Probation and Parole

32,000

 

 

 

Dog Pound

3,000

Human Services

 

 

Transfer from Dog License Fund

20,000

Child Support Agency

317,445

 

Ambulance Fees

1,113,450

Veterans Relief

2,000

 

State Aid - Emergency Govt.

35,000

Veterans Service

175,532

 

State Aid - LEPC

5,141

Care of Veterans’ Graves

5,000

 

Subtotal

1,486,791

Subtotal

499,977

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Works

 

Total General Fund Expenditures

11,734,105

 

Surveyor Certified Survey Review

9,000

 

 

 

Zoning Fees

165,000

 

 

 

Co. Share Mining Reclamation Fee

9,150

SPECIAL FUND - EXPENDITURES

 

 

County Parks

800

Jail Assessment Fees

18,000

 

State Grant – Water Quality Intern

6,729

Court Mediation

6,780

 

Transfer - Nelson Lake Boat Landing

4,900

Emergency Ambulance Assistance

6,500

 

Airport Fuel Flowage Fees

12,000

Land Records

44,000

 

Hangar Site Leases

21,500

Veterans Service Grant

8,500

 

Vehicle Parking Fees – Airport

1,500

Register of Deeds Redaction Fee

30,270

 

Subtotal

230,579

Plat Book Fund

10,000

 

 

 

Maintenance of County Vehicles

173,630

 

Education, Recreation and Aging

 

Human Services

5,928,631

 

UW Extension Office Revenues

1,000

Recreational Officer

71,375

 

Subtotal

1,000

Tribal Law Enforcement

48,000

 

 

 

Sheriff’s Canteen Fund

30,000

 

Human Services

 

Birkebeiner Trail

30,000

 

Child Support State Direct Costs

287,982

Resource Development

26,250

 

Veterans Transportation Fees              

11,200

Wildlife Habitat

5,760

 

Transfer from Veterans Service Fund

4,000

Sustainable Forestry Grant

28,000

 

Subtotal

303,182

Forestry State Aid

32,887

 

 

 

Land and Water Conservation

283,621

 

Total General Fund Revenues

6,367,000

Wildlife Damage

47,900

 

 

 

ATV-Snowmobile Grant Projects

182,401

 

 

 

Sawyer County/LCO Transportation

1,792,653

 

SPECIAL FUNDS - REVENUES

 

Debt Service

180,815

 

Jail Assessments

18,000

Ambulance Purchase

35,000

 

Court Mediation

6,780

Veterans Transportation Grant

9,000

 

Emergency Ambulance Assistance

6,500

Highway Bridge Aid Program    

42,434

 

Land Records

44,000

Highway Department

7,292,748

 

Veterans Service Grant

8,500

 

 

 

Register of Deeds Redaction Fund

30,270

Total Special Fund Expenditures

16,365,155

 

Plat Book Fund

10,000

 

 

 

Maintenance of County Vehicles

15,000

Total of all Expenditures

28,099,260

 

Human Services

4,104,451

 

 

 

Recreation Officer

49,464

 

 

 

Tribal law Enforcement

48,000

 

 

 

Sheriff’s Canteen Fund

30,000

 

 

 

Birkebeiner Trail

30,000

 

 

 

Resource Development Fund

20,750

 

 

 

Wildlife Habitat

5,760

SUMMARY

 

 

Sustainable Forestry Aid

28,000

 

 

 

Forestry State Aid

32,887

Expenditures

 

 

Land and Water Conservation

251,339

General Fund Expenditures

11,734,105

 

Wildlife Damage

47,900

Special Fund Expenditures

16,365,155

 

ATV-Snowmobile Grant Projects

182,401

Total

28,099,260

 

Sawyer County/LCO Transportation

1,642,653

 

 

 

Veterans Transportation Grant

9,000

Revenues/Reserve Funds Applied

 

 

Highway Department

4,753,736

General Fund Revenues

6,367,000

 

Undesignated Reserve Funds Applied

419,126

Special Fund Revenues/Reserve Funds

11,794,517

 

 

 

Total

18,161,517

 

Total Special Fund Revenues and Reserve Fund Applied

11,794,517

 

 

 

 

 

NET LEVY

9,937,743

 

Total of All Revenues

18,161,517

 

 

 

 

 

Ambulance Service and Emergency Government Department Director Brian Cody presented a written summary and answered questions about the proposed changes to the Ambulance Service for 2013, including that the Ambulance Service would become a licensed paramedic ambulance service, that coverage for all 5 ambulance stations in the County will have scheduled coverage 24 hours a day 365 days a year, and that there will be 2 types of on call for Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) – paid on call and bonus on call.  The summary included additional information about proposed EMT compensation and staffing, and about proposals for ambulance fee increases.

 

Human Resource Manager Michelle Jepson presented information about the additional Dispatcher positions included in the proposed 2013 Sawyer County Budget and about proposals for the realignment of position responsibilities in the Ambulance Service, Emergency Government, and Dispatcher functions of Sawyer County.

 

Beginning at 6:30 p.m. County Board Chair Hal Helwig convened the public hearing on the proposed 2013 Sawyer County Budget.  Copies of the budget were available and distributed to everyone present at the meeting.  Active Emergency Medical Technician Louise Ladenthin addressed the Board with her concerns with the proposed changes to the Ambulance Service and spoke in support of providing additional funds for EMT compensation and eventually staffing the Ambulance Service with full-time employees.  There was no other public comment or questions concerning the proposed 2013 Sawyer County Budget.

 

Motion by McCoy, 2nd by Thompson, to approve the proposed 2013 Sawyer County Budget amended to utilize an additional $45,000 of the available exemptions to the State of Wisconsin levy limit by appropriating an additional $45,000 in the Contingency Fund Account of the General Fund.  The roll call vote was as follows:  McCoy – yes; Shuman – yes; Jaeger – no; Zietlow – no; Pearson – yes; Duffy – no; Paulsen – no; Gundersen – yes; Helwig – no; Bassett – no; Voight – no; Kinsley – yes; Thompson – yes; Johnson – no; Schleeter – yes.  The motion failed with 7 voting yes and 8 voting no.

 

The Board reviewed the following resolution for adoption of the 2013 Sawyer County Budget as proposed:

 

RESOLUTION #14-2012

ADOPTION OF YEAR 2013 SAWYER COUNTY BUDGET

     BE IT RESOLVED by the Sawyer County Board of Supervisors, duly assembled this 13th day of November, 2012, that the proposed 2013 Sawyer County Budget is hereby approved and adopted and that there be appropriated the sum of $28,099,260.

     THEREFORE, there is hereby levied against all property in Sawyer County, except for those municipalities that are by law exempt from participating in certain items, the sum of $9,937,743 to be spread on the tax rolls for 2013.  The difference between the appropriation and the levy is due to anticipated revenue and the application of special fund balances in an amount totaling $18,161,517.

This is a net increase of $97,679 from the 2012 levy.  This is a .99% increase from the 2012 levy.

 

Motion by Bassett, 2nd by Zietlow, to approve RESOLUTION #14-2012.  Motion carried.  Ms. McCoy voted no.

 

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

 

The Sawyer County Zoning Committee, having held a public hearing on October 19, 2012, 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 HAYWARD

1)  Brunberg Trust c/o David Brunberg. Part of the SE 1/4 NE 1/4, S19, T 41N, R 8W; Part of Parcel 1401. Site address is 10745N O’Brien Hill Road.  Doc #337122.  Approximately 15 acres to be rezoned out of 37.91 total acres. Change from district Agricultural One to district Residential/Recreational Two.  The purpose of request is for the location/operation of a 20 site seasonal campground. Also application made for Conditional Use.  The Town Board has approved both applications with comment.  The Zoning Committee approved the rezone request contingent upon the approval of the conditional use application and the State code, Chapter DHE 178.15 that regulates setbacks from shower/toilet facilities.  Findings of Fact of the Zoning Committee: It would not be damaging to the rights of others or property values.

 

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

 

Zoning and Conservation Department Director Dale Olson presented the Zoning Committee recommendation for replacement of the Carlson Road Bridge (at the outlet of Little Round Lake), for removal of the existing Little Round Lake Dam (replacing it with a concrete box culvert or similar structure placed at the natural streambed level so that is will not be considered a dam), and to request that the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources rescind the 1941 order pertaining to the Little Round Lake Dam.  Round Lake Property Owners’ Association (RLPOA) Vice-President Jim Purdin spoke in opposition to the recommendation again reporting having new information pertaining to the County’s potential liability if it were to maintain the Little Round Lake Dam following discussions by RLPOA representatives with Meg Galloway, Chief of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Dams and Floodplain Management.  Mr. Purdin urged the Board to defer taking action on the recommendation to allow for consideration of the new information and to consider the RLPOA alternate proposal to provide for the addition of a low water control structure at the outlet of Little Round Lake in the event of a breach of the beaver/debris dam downstream from the outlet of Little Round Lake and Osprey Lake.

 

Motion by Jaeger, 2nd by Pearson, to table consideration of the Zoning and Conservation Committee recommendation until the January County Board meeting.  The motion failed on a voice vote.

 

Motion by Gundersen, 2nd by Thompson, to approve the Zoning and Conservation Committee recommendation.  The motion carried on a voice vote.  Mr. Jaeger, Mr. Pearson, and Mr. Duffy voted no.

 

Courthouse Committee Chair Dale Schleeter reported that Information Technology Department Director Mike Coleson presented the Committee with a revised software system maintenance agreement for 2013 between Sawyer County and New World Systems Corporation.  Mr. Coleson re-negotiated the terms of the initial agreement submitted by New World to reduce the amount of the annual increase in the fees charged by New World for their services.  The Courthouse Committee recommends approval of the agreement.  The Finance Committee concurs with the recommendation.  Motion by Paulsen, 2nd by Bassett, to approve the recommendation.  Motion carried.

 

Courthouse Committee Chair Dale Schleeter presented the Committee recommendation to approve a proposed 2013 consulting agreement with KD Consulting for services to be provided as follows:  Health and Human Services Department expense spreadsheets, County Treasurer checks program, County Treasurer land inventory program, Treasurer lottery credit export to state, Real Property Lister statement of assessment, Real Property Lister Novus export, County Treasurer electronic tax settlement submission program, County and municipal pet licensing programs, and any other support requested.  There had been a discussion at the October County Board meeting of the mileage charge provided in the agreement.  The Courthouse Committee recommends approval of the agreement as submitted.  Motion by Kinsley, 2nd by Johnson, to approve the recommendation.  Motion carried.

 

Courthouse Committee Chair Dale Schleeter presented the Committee recommendation to approve the Wisconsin County Mutual Insurance Corporation proposal for the renewal of the County’s public entity liability insurance coverage for 2013 with the $5,000 deductible option.  Motion by Jaeger, 2nd by Kinsley, to approve the recommendation.  Motion carried.

 

Courthouse Committee Chair Dale Schleeter reported that Circuit Court Clerk Anne Marie Danielson advised the Committee that it will be necessary to request extending the utilization of former Circuit Court Clerk Ricki Briggs as a limited-term employee 20 hours a week in an effort to succeed in not filling the Register in Probate position with a full-time employee.  Ms. Danielson would then attempt to have the staff of the Clerk of Courts Office work a 35-hour week.  The Courthouse Committee recommends approval of the request.  The Personnel and Administrative Committee concurs with the recommendation.  Motion by McCoy, 2nd by Johnson, to approve the recommendation through March 31, 2012.  Motion carried.

 

Highway Committee Chair Ron Kinsley presented the Committee recommendation to approve waiving the residency requirement for Highway Department employee Travis Reinke for up to one year.  The Personnel and Administrative Committee concurs with the recommendation.  Motion by McCoy, 2nd by Schleeter, to approve waiving the residency requirement for Highway Department employee Travis Reinke.  Motion carried.

 

Human Resource Manager Michelle Jepson presented the Public Safety Committee recommendation to approve filling a vacant Patrol Deputy position in the Sheriff’s Department.  Ms. Jepson also indicated that an employee in a Dispatcher position may transfer into the vacant Patrol Deputy position.  The Public Safety Committee recommends approval to fill the Dispatcher position if the employee in the Dispatcher position transfers into the Patrol Deputy position.  The Personnel and Administrative Committee concurs with the recommendations.  Motion by McCoy, 2nd by Johnson, to approve filling the vacant Patrol Deputy position and to approve filling the Dispatcher position if vacated by the transfer of a dispatcher into the vacant Patrol Deputy position.  Motion carried.

 

Human Resource Manager Michelle Jepson presented the Public Safety Committee recommendation to approve filling the two new Dispatcher positions included in the proposed 2013 Sawyer County Budget.  The Personnel and Administrative Committee concurs with the Public Safety Committee recommendation.  Motion by McCoy, 2nd by Thompson, to approve the recommendation.  Motion carried.

 

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

 

current ordinance: Section 13 (1), (2), (3)

KEEPING OF WILD, OR VICIOUS ANIMALS

(1)  No person shall keep or permit to be kept on their premises, any wild or vicious animal for display or exhibition purpose, whether gratuitously or for a fee.  This section shall not be construed to apply to zoological parks or circus, or to non-poisonous snakes exceeding three feet in length which are kept and displayed for educational purpose

(2) No person shall keep, or permit to be kept, any wild animal as a pet without required state and federal license

(3) Anyone owning, harboring or keeping a snake in excess of 3 feet, or any animal required to comply with (2) of this section must register it with Sawyer County Animal Control within 30 days of entering Sawyer County or the passing of this ordinance

 

current definition of Wild Animal (in Section 02):  Any live monkey, or other non-human primate, raccoon, skunk, fox, wolf, poisonous snake, leopard, panther, tiger, lion, lynx, or any other warm blooded animal that can normally be found in the wild state

 

Exotic: We currently do not have a definition for exotic (in Section 02).

 

current definition of Vicious Animal (in Section 02): Any animal that when unprovoked, bites, injures, kills, or attacks a human being or domestic animal on either public or private property

 

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proposed Changes to Section 13

 

KEEPING OF EXOTIC, WILD, OR DANGEROUS ANIMALS (change from Wild and Vicious)

(1)  No person shall keep or permit to be kept on their premises, any exotic, wild or dangerous animal for display or exhibition purpose, whether gratuitously or for a fee. 

This section shall not be construed to apply to zoological parks, circus or persons with state or federal permits (inspection and annual county permit required)

(2) No person shall keep, or permit to be kept, any wild animal as a pet

 

Sale and keeping of exotic, wild, or dangerous animals: (1) It shall be unlawful for any person to keep, maintain, have in his possession or under his control, sell or convey within Sawyer County any poisonous reptile or any other dangerous, carnivorous, wild or exotic animal or reptile, any dangerous domesticated animal or any other animal or reptile of wild or dangerous propensities. Specifically, it shall be unlawful for any person to keep, maintain, have in his possession, or under his control, or sell within Sawyer County any of the following animals:

 

All poisonous animals, poisonous insects, excluding rear-fang snakes, all live monkeys, non-human primates, including but not limited to monkeys, apes, chimpanzees, gibbons, gorillas, orangutans, siamangs, and baboons. Also included are bears, constrictor snakes six feet in length or more, crocodilians, alligators, deer; elephants, rhinoceroses, hippopotami, game cocks and other fighting birds, hyenas, cheetahs, jaguars, leopards, panthers, tigers, lions, lynxes, pumas, snow leopards, wolves and wolf hybrids, coyotes, raccoon, skunk, fox, including any other warm or cold blooded animal that can normally be found in a wild state, habitat, woods, or wilds

 

Exceptions: The prohibitions of the above section shall not apply where the creatures are in the care, custody or control of: a state-licensed game farm; a veterinarian for treatment; agricultural fairs; shows; a display for judging purposes; an itinerant or transient carnival, circus or other show; public or private educational institutions; or zoological park; if ALL below requirements are in compliance with State Statutes and Local Ordinances:

 

(1) Their location conforms to the provisions of the zoning code of Sawyer County.

(2) All animals and animal quarters are kept in a clean and sanitary condition and so maintained as to eliminate objectionable odors

(3) Animals are maintained in quarters so constructed as to prevent their escape.

(4) Annual inspection by Animal Control and purchase of a county permit required

 

All locations qualifying under the exception clause of this ordinance shall register all animals contained within their facility within 60 days of the passing of this ordinance and within 30 days of acquiring new animals or entering Sawyer County.

 

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New Definitions (in Section 02)

 

Exotic AnimalIncludes but is not limited to any animal not native to Wisconsin or any animal that is generally recognized as a non-domesticated animal.

 

Dangerous Animal: the propensity or tendency of an animal to do any act which might endanger the safety of persons or property of others in a given situation

 

Wild Animal: Any live monkey, or other non-human primate, raccoon, skunk, fox, wolf, coyote, poisonous snake, leopard, panther, tiger, lion, lynx, bear, or any other warm or cold blooded animal or reptile that can normally be found in the wild state, habitat, woods, or wilds

 

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Motion by Pearson, 2nd by Gundersen, to approve the Public Safety Committee recommendation to approve the above amendments to Sawyer County Ordinance #1-2002 – Animal Control Ordinance.  Motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed the following proposal for an increase in dog license fees:

 

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Single license fees are currently $5 for a neutered/spayed and $10 for an unneutered/unsprayed dog if received by March 31st.  Currently, a late fee is added from April 1 through December 31st.

 

proposed increase to single license fees as follows:

 

- if received on or before March31st - spayed/neutered - $8.00

- if received on or before March31st - not spayed/neutered - $15.00

 

- late fees – single dog license

- if a single license is received April 1st - April 30th - add $10.00 late fee

- if a single license is received May 1st - May 31st – add $20.00 late fee

- if a single license is received June 1st or the remainder of the year add $30.00 late fee

 

(each above rate is based per dog)

 

Multiple dog licenses (up to 12 dogs) are currently $50 and no extra fee is added for all additional licenses, regardless of number of dogs/licenses added over 12 (under the same owner/multiple dog license).

 

proposed increase to multiple dog license fees as follows:

 

- 12 or fewer dogs if received on or before March 31st - $75.00

- every dog over 12 (under one multiple dog license) - $5.00

 

- late fees - up to 12 dogs 

- if the multiple dog license is received April 1st-April 30th - add $25.00 late fee

- if the multiple dog license is received May 1st or the remainder of the year add $50.00 late fee

- in addition, the late fee of $10.00 for every dog over 12 shall apply

 

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Motion by Johnson, 2nd by Jaeger, to approve the Public Safety Committee recommendation to approve the above-referenced dog license fee increases, and that there be an annual fee of $50 for the business permits listed in Section 3(g)(1-11) of Sawyer County Ordinance #1-2002 – Animal Control Ordinance.  Motion carried.

 

Property and Airport Committee Chair Fred Zietlow reported that Maintenance Department Supervisor Tim Hagberg advised the Committee that the Register in Probate’s Office will be moved from its current location into the Clerk of Court’s Office for efficiency since the Clerk of Court’s Office is now performing the functions of the Register in Probate.  Circuit Court Clerk Anne Marie Danielson is working with the District Court Administrator to obtain approval to use the vacated Register in Probate’s Office space for a different purpose.  Sheriff Mark Kelsey had informed the Public Safety Committee that Sawyer County has the opportunity to have a Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) satellite office in Hayward and requested that space be found within County facilities for an office for the DCI Investigator.  Mr. Hagberg developed plans for the necessary modifications to the Clerk of Courts Office (including additional shelving in the vault and an additional work station) to accommodate the move with an estimated cost of $2,000 and indicated that he is not certain if sufficient funds for the modifications are available in the 2012 Maintenance Department budget.  The Property and Airport Committee recommends approval for the modifications and determined to inquire as to whether the County would be paid rent by the State of Wisconsin for the use of the space.  Motion by Duffy, 2nd by Shuman to approve the recommendation.  Motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed that, at their meeting held October 18, 2012, they approved the Health and Human Services Board recommendation to reinstate the funds ($62,430) to the proposed 2013 Health and Human Services Department budget for the clerical position that was removed in Finance Committee budget adjustments.  The funds for the position would come from the Health and Human Services Fund balance.  The Health and Human Services Board recommends approval to fill the position.  The Personnel and Administrative Committee concurs with the recommendation.  Motion by Paulsen, 2nd by Duffy, to approve the recommendation.  Motion carried.

 

Health and Human Services Board Chair Kathy McCoy presented the Health and Human Services Board recommendation to authorize continuing the limited-term clerical position in the Health and Human Services Department until the new clerical position is filled up to March 31, 2013.  The Personnel and Administrative Committee concurs with the recommendation.  Motion by Schleeter, 2nd by Jaeger, to approve the recommendation.  Motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed a proposed 2013 Sawyer County Library Service Agreement with Northern Waters Library Service (NWLS).  The agreement includes a provision that Sawyer County’s commitment to pay NWLS a county library service fee will be $22,264, the amount approved in the 2013 Sawyer County Budget.  Motion by Johnson, 2nd by Thompson, to approve the agreement.  Motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed a summary of discussions held by the County Organization Study Group at their meeting held November 28, 2012.  The summary was prepared by Human Resource Manager Michelle Jepson.

 

County Board Chair Hal Helwig presented the recommendation of Sawyer County Veterans Service Officer Ray Boeckman and the Sawyer County Veterans Service Commission to re-appoint Lyle Swanson, whose term expires on the 2nd Monday of December 2012, to serve on the Commission for another term of 3 years.  Motion by Thompson, 2nd by Johnson, to approve the recommendation.  Motion carried.

 

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

 

 

minutes prepared by Sawyer County Clerk Kris Mayberry