Minutes of the meeting of the Property and Airport Committee, Sawyer County Board of Supervisors
January 9, 2006, 9:00 a.m., Assembly Room, Sawyer County Courthouse
members present: Shirley Suhsen (acting Chair), Nate DeLong, Mel Olson
also present: Cliff Korn (Pilots’ Association), County Clerk Kris Mayberry
Motion by Olson, 2nd DeLong, to approve the meeting agenda. Motion carried.
Motion by Olson, 2nd DeLong, to approve the minutes of the meeting of December 7, 2005. Motion carried.
Maintenance Department Supervisor Dennis Erickson reported on projects completed, in progress, and planned for the Maintenance Department, including ice and snow removal; arrangements for temporary replacement custodial employee; installation of vehicle lift in Maintenance Garage; electric, sewer, and water problems; fabrication of new steel bunk beds, tables, and benches for new jail cell blocks; and work on jail addition and modification project. Mr. Erickson reported that a Maintenance Department custodian is off work due to an injury and that a temporary employee has been hired as a replacement. He requested approval to transfer and expend funds from the regular salary and benefit lines to the temporary help lines of the Courthouse budget to account for the replacement employee. Motion by DeLong, 2nd by Suhsen, to approve the request, and to recommend to the Finance Committee that funds for the replacement be taken from the Contingency Fund of the Sawyer County Budget if the Courthouse budget has insufficient funds. Motion carried.
Motion by DeLong, 2nd by Olson, to approve the Maintenance Department report.
Maintenance Department Supervisor Dennis Erickson presented plans being considered by the Forestry Committee for additional Forestry Department office and vehicle storage facilities to be constructed adjacent to the Ambulance Service and Emergency Government Department Building. The Property and Airport Committee discussed a previous proposal developed by Mr. Erickson for a Courthouse addition to provide additional space for Courthouse departments. This proposal had been put on hold pending completion of the Law Enforcement Center addition and modification project. The Property and Airport Committee determined to refer the matter back to the Forestry Committee to develop a specific proposal for the development of vehicle storage facilities.
The Committee discussed the Hayward Library request to use Maintenance Department Supervisor Dennis Erickson to review and assist with preliminary plans for the construction of a new Hayward Library facility. Motion by DeLong, 2nd by Suhsen, to authorize Mr. Erickson to assist to the extent that he determines is appropriate. Motion carried.
Dan and Patty Leslie, of L & L Aviation (contracted Sawyer County Airport management), presented a report on operations and conditions at the Sawyer County Airport.
Mr. Leslie reported that Cooper Engineering anticipates completing the environmental assessment for the Airport improvement project that includes the installation of an instrument landing system prior to the end of January. The completion of the environmental assessment is necessary for the release of the federal funds for the project to the Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics. The Committee determined to request that representatives of Cooper Engineering and the Bureau of Aeronautics attend the February meeting of the Committee to discuss the project.
The Committee reviewed the monthly expense vouchers for the Maintenance Department and the Airport. Motion by Olson, 2nd by Suhsen, to approve the vouchers. Motion carried.
Motion by Olson, 2nd by DeLong, to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried.
Minutes prepared by Kris Mayberry, Sawyer County Clerk