Minutes of the meeting of the Courthouse Committee
Sawyer County Board of Supervisors
January 5, 2006, 6:30 p.m., Assembly Room, Sawyer County Courthouse
members present: Bruce Miller (Chairman), Pat Aderman, Ron Kinsley
Motion by Aderman, 2nd by Kinsley, to approve the meeting agenda. Motion carried.
Motion by Kinsley, 2nd by Aderman, to approve the minutes of the meeting of December 6, 2005. Motion carried.
Human Resource Manager Carol Larson presented a completed Request to Fill Vacancy in Budgeted Position form for the vacant GIS Specialist position with attachments including a wage survey of comparable counties for the position, the current Courthouse Employee Bargaining Unit salary schedule, and a proposed advertisement for the position which includes language that the wage rate may be negotiable with a successful candidate based on qualifications. Motion by Kinsley, 2nd by Aderman, to approve advertising to fill the vacant position. Motion carried.
County Surveyor Dan Pleoger and Registered Land Surveyor Neal Halberg presented a report from Mr. Halberg’s review of survey and deed records in the Barker Lake area (specifically in Section 29, Township 40 North, Range 5 West) of the County. Both Mr. Halberg and Mr. Pleoger conclude from the review that there are survey problems in the area with no easy solution.
County Surveyor Dan Pleoger, Information Technology Department Director Mike Coleson, and Land Records Department Director Robyn Thake presented their monthly department reports.
The Committee reviewed the following request for approval of out-of-County travel:
- Clerk of Circuit Court Ricki Briggs to attend the 2006 Clerks of the Circuit Court Institute February 16-17, 2006, in Madison.
Motion by Aderman, 2nd by Kinsley, to approve the travel. Motion carried.
The Committee reviewed the monthly department expense vouchers. Motion by Kinsley, 2nd by Aderman, to approve the vouchers. Motion carried.
County Clerk Kris Mayberry reviewed recent developments in claims and litigation involving Sawyer County.
The Committee reviewed correspondence received from the Wisconsin County Mutual Insurance Corporation including a check in the amount of $11,738 representing Sawyer County’s liability insurance policy dividend for the 2004 policy year.
The Committee reviewed correspondence received from Aegis Corporation (administrators for the Wisconsin County Mutual Insurance Corporation) regarding an endorsement to the County’s public entity liability insurance policy providing limited coverage for legal expenses for matters which are not otherwise provided coverage under the County’s liability policy. To qualify for the endorsement counties are required to approve a resolution requesting the legal expense coverage and authorizing a designee(s) to request coverage under the legal expense endorsement. Motion by Aderman, 2nd by Kinsley, to recommend Personnel and Administrative Committee and County Board approval of such a resolution, and to suggest that County Clerk Kris Mayberry be a County designee. Motion carried.
Motion by Aderman, 2nd by Kinsley, to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried.
Minutes prepared by Kris Mayberry, Sawyer County Clerk