Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Health and Human Services

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DATE: FEBRUARY 12, 2004

ORIGINAL TO BE FILED WITH SAWYER COUNTY CLERK, KRIS MAYBERRY

 

COMMITTEE MEETINGS OF SAWYER COUNTY

COMMITTEE: HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES     DATE:  FEBRUARY 12, 2004

PLACE:     SAWYER COUNTY COURT HOUSE     CALLED TO ORDER: 8:30 A.M.

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:  

GLADYS RUEGGER; CAROL PEARSON; SIS HALE; SHIRLEY SUHSEN; DON TRETTIN; JIM BASSETT; TOM LACAPPA, ARRIVED AT 8:40; ARLENE BRANDT; BRUCE MILLER, ARRIVED AT 8:35;  GERI FITCH, ARRIVED AT 8:40

 

STAFF MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:

PETE SANDERS; PAT ACHESON; PATTY DUJARDIN; AMY NIGBOR; CAROL LARSON; PAT HARRINGTON; DEB CHRISTIANS; LYNN GRAHAM.

 

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY CHAIR DON TRETTIN, NOTING, FOR THE RECORD, THAT DEB BUTLER, JOHN MCKICHAN AND TOM PYDO WERE NOT IN ATTENDANCE.

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARLENE BRANDT, SECONDED BY JIM BASSETT TO APPROVE THE AGENDA AS PRESENTED WITH ADDITION UNDER OLD BUSINESS G, PUBLIC HEALTH REORGANIZATION;  MOTION CARRIED.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

A MOTION WAS MADE BY SIS HALE, SECONDED BY SHIRLEY SUHSEN TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE JANUARY 9TH MEETING AS PRESENTED;  MOTION CARRIED.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:    

LCO LIAISON: TOM LACAPPA SPOKE ON A RECENT MEETING AT THE LCO SCHOOL REGARDING THE ADDITIONAL LEVEL THREE SEX OFFENDER MOVING INTO THE AREA, AND THE CONCERNS OF PARENTS AND STAFF.

 

VOUCHERS:

COPIES OF JANUARY AND 2003 VOUCHERS WERE SUBMITTED FOR APPROVAL AS WELL AS ALL BILLS PAID SINCE THE LAST BOARD MEETING. A MOTION WAS MADE BY SHIRLEY SUHSEN, SECONDED BY BRUCE MILLER, TO APPROVE THE VOUCHERS AS SUBMITTED; MOTION CARRIED.

 

OLD BUSINESS:    

W-2:

THE AGENCY IS EXPLORING THE POSSIBILITIES OF MOVING THE WASHBURN COUNTY W-2 OFFICE TO SPACE BEING VACATED BY DVR IN THE SPOONER JOB CENTER.  INFORMATION WAS GIVEN ON ONGOING AUDITS OF W-2 AGENCIES AS WELL AS PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE W-2 PROGRAM

 


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REVENUE AND EXPENSE STATEMENT:

A COPY OF THE DECEMBER W-2 REVENUE AND EXPENSE REPORT WAS REVIEWED.  A

MOTION WAS MADE BY SIS HALE, SHIRLEY SUHSEN SECONDED, ACCEPTING THE

REVENUE AND EXPENSE REPORT AS SUBMITTED;  MOTION CARRIED.

 

HOME HEALTH PATIENT CENSUS AND UPDATE:

A COPY OF A GRAPH SHOWING HOME HEALTH PATIENT COUNTS FROM JANUARY 2002 THROUGH JANUARY 2004 WAS SHARED WITH THE BOARD.  A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE PATIENT CENSUS WAS MADE BY SIS HALE, GLADYS RUEGGER SECONDED;  MOTION CARRIED. 

 

161 AGREEMENT:

DEPUTY DIRECTOR, PAT ACHESON, REVIEWED THE CHANGES TO THE 161 AGREEMENT RECENTLY REVIEWED BY THE LCO TRIBAL BOARD AND LEGAL COUNCIL.  A MOTION WAS MADE BY JIM BASSET, SECONDED BY TON LACAPPA FORWARDING THE 161 AGREEMENT TO THE FULL COUNTY BOARD WITH A RECOMMENDATION OF APPROVAL; MOTION CARRIED.

 

RUTH GUYER RETIREMENT AGREEMENT:

RUTH GUYER ADDRESSED THE BOARD, STATING A MISUNDERSTANDING IN THE INTERPRETATION OF THE FINAL PAYOUT LETTER SHE RECEIVED, WHERE IT STATED THAT THE FINAL PAYOUT WOULD BE INCLUSIVE OF ALL ACCRUED TIME OWED.  A MOTION WAS MADE BY BRUCE MILLER, SECONDED BY SHIRLEY SUHSEN, AUTHORIZING THE PAYOUT OF RUTH GUYER’S FINAL ACCRUED TIME; MOTION CARRIED.

 

TELEPHONE SYSTEM CONVERSION:

THE NEW TELEPHONE SYSTEM IS SCHEDULED TO BE INSTALLED THE EVENING OF FEBRUARY 12TH.

 

DRUG COURT IMPLEMENTATION & GRANT:

THE DRUG COURT GRANT IS BEING SUBMITTED ON FEBRUARY 27TH.  IF AWARDED, THE GRANT WOULD BEGIN ON 7-1-2004 AND WOULD COVER ALL ELIGIBLE SAWYER COUNTY RESIDENTS.  AN INFORMATIONAL; MEETING REGARDING THE PILOT PROGRAM IS BEING SCHEDULED.

 

PUBLIC HEALTH REORGANIZATION:

PAT HARRINGTON, PUBLIC HEALTH SUPERVISOR, REVIEWED A HANDOUT OUTLINING PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE STATE PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT’S ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE AND POSSIBLE EFFECTS ON COUNTY GOVERNMENT.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

UNPAID LEAVE REQUEST:

A REQUEST WAS RECEIVED FROM A PERSONAL CARE WORKER CURRENTLY ON FEDERAL FAMILY LEAVE, FOR AN 18 MONTH MEDICAL LEAVE EXTENSION PER THE UNION CONTRACT.  A MOTION WAS MADE BY BRUCE MILLER, SECONDED BY SHIRLEY SUHSEN, APPROVING THE 18 MONTH MEDICAL LEAVE REQUEST; MOTION CARRIED.

 

REVENUE AND EXPENSE STATEMENT:

A COPY OF THE DECEMBER REVENUE AND EXPENSE STATEMENTS FOR HEALTH AND


 

 

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HUMAN SERVICES WERE REVIEWED.  A MOTION WAS MADE BY CAROL PEARSON SECONDED BY BRUCE MILLER TO ACCEPT THE REVENUE AND EXPENSE REPORT AS PRESENTED;  MOTION CARRIED.

 

OUT OF COUNTY TRAVEL:

OUT OF COUNTY TRAVEL AND TRAINING FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2004 WAS SUBMITTED FOR APPROVAL WITH THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONS: PAM MULLER TO RHINE LANDER ON 2-5-04, AND HELEN RUBY TO OCONOMOWAC ON 3-9.  A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARLENE BRANDT, SECONDED BY BRUCE MILLER,  TO APPROVE THE OUT OF COUNTY TRAVEL AND TRAINING AS AMENDED; MOTION CARRIED.

 

ANY OTHER BUSINESS FOR DISCUSSION:

THE DIRECTOR REPORTED ON HIS FINDINGS REGARDING A RECENT NEWSPAPER ARTICLE RELATING WISCONSIN’S TURNING BACK COMMODITY TRUCKS.  AFTER CONTACTING THE STATE EMPLOYEE IN CHARGE OF COMMODITY DISTRIBUTION, IT WAS FOUND THAT THERE ARE NO ADDITIONAL SOURCES FOR THE FOOD SHELVES AVAILABLE TO SAWYER COUNTY.  FURTHER RESEARCH FOUND THE POSSIBILITY OF GRANTS AVAILABLE THROUGH SECOND HARVEST.  THE DIRECTOR WILL PURSUE THIS LEAD.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY SHIRLEY SUHSEN, SECONDED BY JIM BASSET TO ADJOURN INTO CLOSED SESSION PURSUANT TO SECTION 19.85(C) WIS. STATUTES FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONSIDERING EMPLOYMENT, COMPENSATION OR PERFORMANCE DATA OF ANY PUBLIC EMPLOYEE OVER WHICH THE GOVERNMENTAL BODY HAS JURISDICTION OR EXERCISE RESPONSIBILITY;  MOTION CARRIED.  THE MEETING ENTERED INTO CLOSED SESSION AT 9:29 A.M.