Minutes of the meeting of the Property and Airport Committee
Sawyer County Board of Supervisors
March 8, 2005, 9:00 a.m., Assembly Room, Sawyer County Courthouse
members present: Bruce Miller (Acting Chairman), Nate DeLong, Shirley Suhsen, Mel Olson
also present: Wayne Williamson, William Lontz, Richard Cooper, Hayward Area Development Corporation Executive Director Robert Stuchal, Human Resource Manager Carol Larson, County Clerk Kris Mayberry
Motion by Suhsen, 2nd by Olson, to approve the meeting agenda. Motion carried.
Motion by Olson, 2nd by Suhsen, to approve the minutes of the meeting of February 7, 2005. Motion carried.
Maintenance Department Supervisor Dennis Erickson reported on projects completed, in progress, and planned for the Maintenance Department. Motion by DeLong, 2nd by Suhsen, to approve the Maintenance Department report. Motion carried.
The Committee reviewed the monthly expense vouchers for the Maintenance Department. Motion by DeLong, 2nd by Olson, to approve the vouchers. Motion carried.
The Committee discussed the status of Cooper Engineering’s revisions to the environmental assessment for the Airport improvement project (that includes the installation of an instrument landing system) and submission of the revisions to the Wisconsin and U.S. agencies that commented on the preliminary environmental assessment. The Committee determined to explore what the County could do to expedite a decision by these agencies as to whether the project could go forward.
Richard Cooper presented information about the Cooper family’s request that the County consider trading the West Half of the Northwest Quarter (W1/2NW1/4), Section 18, T 41 N, R 8 W and the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (SE1/4NE1/4), Section 13, T 41 N, R 9 W (120 acres) for the West Half of the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (W1/2NW1/4NE1/4) and part of the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (SW1/4NE1/4), Section 13, T 41 N, R 9 W (55 acres). The Committee determined to discuss negotiations for the proposed property exchange in the closed session scheduled for the end of the meeting.
The Committee reviewed the monthly expense vouchers for the Airport. Motion by Suhsen, 2nd by Miller, to approve the vouchers. Motion carried.
Motion by Suhsen, 2nd by DeLong, to convene into closed session, pursuant to sections 19.85(1)(c) and (e), Wisconsin Statutes, to consider the performance evaluation for non-represented department employees and opportunities for exchange or purchase of land adjacent to the 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 Suhsen, 2nd by Miller, to reconvene into open session. Motion carried.
Motion by Miller, 2nd by Suhsen, to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried.
Minutes prepared by Kris Mayberry, Sawyer County Clerk