Sawyer County Land & Water Conservation Committee
January 7, 2008
Committee Members Present: Shirley Riedmann Doug Mrotek
Jim Bassett Fred Zietlow
Others Present: Mike Gehrke
Dale Olson, County Conservationist
Tim Seidl, Conservation Technician
Dan Tyrolt, LCO Conservation
Carol Larson, County Human Resources
Meeting was called to order at 9:05 a.m. by Bassett. Motion by Riedmann, second by Bassett, to approve the agenda with the addition of Approve 2008 DNR Wildlife Damage Program Budget. Motion carried.
Motion by Riedmann, second by Zietlow, to approve the December 6, 2007 minutes. Motion carried.
Gehrke reported the Southern Sawyer County Sportsmen Club will assume management of water buoys on Lake Winter.
Land Sale Concerns
Release of Gravel Rights
Koehler was unable to attend meeting due to EQIP contract workload. Discussion regarding access to information for individuals receiving EQIP contracts.
Olson reported the Trans 207 permit application for replacement of the CTH NN culverts has been submitted to the DNR. Distributed response letter to Strachota and Kintzinger from Mathew Frank, DNR Secretary.
Tyrolt reported on the installation of 100 wood duck boxes. Water samples and data from 2007 collections are being reviewed.
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County Work Report
Monthly work reports, annual Palmer Drought Index report, 2007 workplan update and 2008 workplan distributed and discussed. Language on annual reports will be revised to be more specific.
Review of Department Comp Time Report
Compensatory time report reviewed. No concerns noted.
Establish 2007 Wildlife Damage Crop Reimbursement Rates
Crop rate averages were reviewed and discussed. Motion by Riedmann, second by Mrotek, to set the 2007 wildlife damage program crop reimbursements as follows: Oats - $2.82/bushel; Corn - $3.88/bushel; Soybeans - $9.98/bushel; Alfalfa - $200/ton; and Sunflowers - $.17/pound. Motion carried.
Approve 2007 Wildlife Damage Claims
Claims reviewed. Motion by Mrotek, second by Riedmann, to approve the 2007 wildlife damage claims presented. Motion carried.
Approve 2008 Wildlife Damage Program Budget
Motion by Riedmann, second by Mrotek, to approve the 2008 wildlife damage program budget as presented. Motion carried.
Olson reported the budgeted amount for a chainsaw is insufficient. Permission granted to go ahead with purchase. Venison donation program exceeded 2007 donations by 17 deer. Discussion regarding equal distribution among county food shelves.
Motion by Bassett, second by Riedmann, to go into closed session pursuant to section 19.85 (1)(c), Wisconsin Statutes to discuss compensation of department employees.
Motion by Riedmann, second by Mrotek, to return to open session. Motion carried.
Motion by Mrotek, second by Zietlow, to adjourn. Motion carried. Meeting was adjourned at 10:30 a.m.
Jan Eck, Recorder