Meeting Agendas & Minutes

County Board 02/18/2016

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Minutes of the meeting of the Sawyer County Board of Supervisors

Thursday, February 18, 2016 6:30 pm, Assembly Room, Sawyer County Courthouse

 

County Board Chair Hal Helwig called the February 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 - Iras Humphreys – 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

 

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

x

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

x

09 - Brian Bisonette – T Bass Lake W 3 and 4

x

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

 

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, recognition, and audience recognition

02.   Minutes of the January 21, 2016 meeting

03.   Presentations from WACEC

04.   Land, Water, and Forest Resources Committee report

·         Resolution authorizing Connors Lake Assessor’s Plat

·         2016 Strategic Initiative Grant

05.   Administration Committee

·         Ad Hoc Citizens Advisory Committee for Bicycle/Pedestrian Trails

·         Resolutions

a.     Increase the 2016 Emergency Government Department budget for additional grant Funds Received-Public Health Grant; $1,500.00

b.    To carryover funds from the 2015 Emergency Government Department budget to the 2016 Emergency Department budget; $7,512.01.

c.     To carryover funds from the 2015 Forestry Department budget to the 2016 Forestry Department budget; $2,000.00.

d.    To increase the 2016 Land Information Department budget for additional grant funds received-Strategic Initiative Grant; $50,000.

e.     To carryover funds form the 2015 Veteran’s Department budget to the 2016 Veteran’s Department budget; $2,670.00.

·         Approve Bank Signature Card Changes for Sheriff’s Dept. and Clerk of Courts

·         March County Board Meeting date

06.   Public Works Committee recommendation on Joint Powers Agreement Sawyer County 911 Emergency System

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

08.   The Board may convene into closed session, pursuant to section 19.85(1)(e) for deliberating alternatives to property acquisitions and 19.85(1)(g), Wisconsin Statutes, to confer with legal counsel for the County concerning Sawyer County’s legal options concerning the portion of the recreational trail on the former railroad right of way near the north boundary of Sawyer County.

 

Motion by Zietlow, 2nd by Kinsley, to approve the agenda. Motion Carried.

 

Audience Recognition: Linda Zilmer, property owner, Town of Edgewater; Louise Ladenthin.

 

Motion by Johnson, 2nd by Shuman, to approve the minutes of the January 21, 2016, County Board meeting. Motion carried.

 

Presentations from WACEC will be held at the March, 2016, County Board Meeting

 

County Surveyor Dan Pleoger presented a report from the Land, Water, and Forest Resources Committee meeting. The committee recommended a resolution for an Assessor’s Plat for Connors Lake. Costs incurred for the assessor’s plat will be passed on to the property owners. Motion by Fred, 2nd by Thompson, to approve the resolution as presented. Motion carried.

 

County Surveyor Dan Pleoger presented the Land, Water, and Forest Resources Committee’s recommendation to approve Resolution #2016-005 to increase the 2016 Land Information Department budget for additional grant funds received- Strategic Initiative Grant. Motion by Paulsen, 2nd by Zietlow, to approve the resolution. Motion carried.

 

County Administrator Tom Hoff presented a recommendation from the Administration Committee to establish a county Bicycle/Pedestrian Trails.  John Saunders, a citizen from the Sand Lake Township and a member of the Citizens Advisory Committee initially brought this request to the Economic Committee. Motion by Shuman, 2nd by Paulson, to approve and recognize the Bicycle/Pedestrian Trails committee as a standing committee that will report to the Economic Development Committee. Motion carried.

 

County Administrator Tom Hoff presented four resolutions that were recommended by the Administration committee for approval.

 

Resolution #2016-002 to increase the 2016 Emergency Government Department budget for additional grant Funds Received-Public Health Grant.  Motion by Johnson, 2nd by Thompson to approve the resolution. Motion carried.

 

Resolution # 2016-003 to carryover funds from the 2015 Emergency Government Department budget to the 2016 Emergency Department budget. Motion by Zietlow, 2nd by Thompson, to approve the resolution. Motion carried.

 

Resolution  #2016-004 to carryover funds from the 2015 Forestry Department budget to the 2016 Forestry Department budget.  Motion by Zietlow, 2nd by Shuman, to approve the resolution. Motion carried.

 

Resolution # 2016-006 to carryover funds from the 2015 Veteran’s Department budget to the 2016 Veteran’s Department budget.  Motion by Kinsley, 2nd by Schleeter, to approve the resolution. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Kinsley, 2nd by Johnson, to approve bank signature card changes for the Sheriff’s Department and Clerk of Courts. Motion carried.

 

The County Board Chairman, Hal Helwig, requested the March County Board meeting date be changed from Thursday to the preceding Wednesday. Motion by Zietlow, 2nd by Kinsley to approve changing the March meeting date to Wednesday, March 16, 2016. Motion carried.

 

The Public Works Committee recommended approval of the Sawyer County 911 Emergency System Joint Powers Agreement with the Sawyer County Municipalities.  Motion to approve by Shuman, 2nd by Voight. Motion carried.

 

Count Board Supervisor Iras Humphrey presented information from the WCA meeting she attended in Steven’s Point regarding board rules. Discussion regarding Veteran Service Officer and pending legislation.

 

Motion by Kinsley, 2nd by Zeitlow to convene into closed session. Motion carried unanimous.

 

Motion by Zeitlow, 2nd by Thompson, to come out of closed session and adjourn. Motion carried unanimous.

 

Minutes prepared by Sawyer County Clerk Carol Williamson