minutes of the meeting of the Property and Airport Committee
Sawyer County Board of Supervisors
January 6, 2010, 7:00 p.m., Assembly Room, Sawyer County Courthouse
members present: Fred Zietlow (Chair), Doug Mrotek, Mel Olson, Dean Pearson
also present: University of Wisconsin-Extension Chair Lori Laberee, Health and Human Services Department Director Pete Sanders, Circuit Court Judge Gerald Wright, Cliff Korn, Lloyd Driessen, County Clerk Kris Mayberry
Motion by Mrotek, 2nd by Olson, to approve the meeting agenda as presented. Motion carried.
Motion by Mrotek, 2nd by Zietlow, to approve the December 8, 2009 meeting minutes. Motion carried.
The Committee reviewed a U.S. Census Bureau request for the placement of a locked drop box for people to drop completed census forms in the lobby of the Sawyer County Courthouse during the census process, and to use the Courthouse lobby as a questionnaire assistance center for people who need assistance in filling out their forms. The Census Bureau would advertise office hours when they would be available in the Courthouse for this purpose. Motion by Pearson, 2nd by Zietlow, to approve the requests, providing Acorn is not involved. Motion carried.
Maintenance Department Supervisor Dennis Erickson presented a report on projects completed, in progress, and planned by the Maintenance Department, including installation of a new sound system in the small courtroom and modifications in the Child Support Department. Mr. Erickson indicated his concern if the Sheriff’s Department purchases squad cars that are not the Crown Victoria model purchased by the department in recent years as parts and accessories are not interchangeable and as there would be no local dealer for recall and warranty procedures if Chrysler vehicles are purchased.
Maintenance Department Supervisor Dennis Erickson presented plans that provided options for the relocation of the University of Wisconsin-Extension Department and the Human Resource Department to office space being vacated by the Health and Human Services Department. This relocation would provide the space to expand facilities and provide greater security for Circuit Court functions, including a larger Jury Room and office space for a second or visiting judges. The Committee determined that Mr. Erickson would meet with Health and Human Services Department Director Pete Sanders, University of Wisconsin-Extension Department Chair Lori Laberee, Human Resource Manager Carol Larson, Circuit Court Judge Gerald Wright, and Clerk of Circuit Court Anne Marie Danielson to review and discuss the options for department relocations.
The Committee reviewed the monthly Maintenance Department expense vouchers. Motion by Olson, 2nd by Mrotek, to approve vouchers. Motion carried.
Patty and Dan Leslie, of L & L Aviation (contracted Airport management), reported on projects, operations, and conditions at the Sawyer County Airport, including the removal of snow and ice from the runway, taxiways, and aprons.
The Committee reviewed an email Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics Project Manager Matt Malicki received from Aaron W. Comrov, of the Federal Aviation Administration Infrastructure Engineering Center, informing Mr. Malicki that he completed his review of the comments to the Finding of No Significant Impact document for the Sawyer County Airport improvement project and that he sent it out in a comment-resolution matrix for additional review and action. The Committee determined to request that Mr. Malicki and/or his supervisor be present at the February meeting of the Committee to explain why the Airport improvement project continues to be held up.
The Committee reviewed the proposal of RJF Agencies for renewal of general liability insurance coverage for the Sawyer County Airport for March 15, 2010 to March 15, 2011. The proposal included an annual premium of $3,000 (down from $4,500 the previous year) and a $150 service fee for RJF. Motion by Mrotek, 2nd by Zietlow, to recommend County Board approval of the proposal. Motion carried.
The Committee reviewed a letter from Attorney Susan Sharp Miley, representing Veronica Walters (Widow of Eugene A. Walter), requesting the transfer of the hangar area lease held in the name of Eugene Walters, Sr. to Mrs. Walters’ name. Motion by Mrotek, 2nd by Olson, to table the request to allow for a review of the request by Sawyer County Corporation Counsel. Motion carried.
The Committee reviewed the monthly Airport expense vouchers. Motion by Pearson, 2nd by Mrotek, to approve vouchers. Motion carried.
Motion by Olson, 2nd by Mrotek, to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried.
minutes prepared by Kris Mayberry, Sawyer County Clerk