Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Public Safety 01/06/2010

Last Updated 1/11/2010 3:11:04 PM


 

DRAFT

 

 

Public Safety Meeting – January 11, 2010 – 9:00 a.m.

Assembly Room - Sawyer County Courthouse

 

Members present: Vice Chair Fred Zietlow, Jim Bassett, Melvin Olson, Ken Maki, Dale Thompson

 

Others present:  Sheriff Jim Meier, Chief Deputy Tim Zeigle, Lt. Kurt Barthel, Ray Boeckman, Brian Cody, Carol Larson, Dennis Erickson, Terrell Boettcher

 

Vice Chair Zietlow called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.

 

Motion by Bassett, seconded by Olson, to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Bassett, seconded by Zietlow, to approve the minutes of the December 10, 2009, meeting.  Motion carried.

 

Election of Chair and Vice Chair of Public Safety Committee:

 

Nominations were opened for Chairman of the Public Safety Committee.  Bassett nominated Zietlow for chairman.  Bassett moved to close the nominations.  Olson seconded.  Vote was taken.  Zietlow was elected unanimously to Chairman of the Public Safety Committee.

 

Zietlow nominated Olson for Vice Chairman of the Public Safety Committee.  Maki nominated himself (Maki) for Vice Chairman of the Public Safety Committee.  Bassett moved to close the nominations.  Zietlow seconded.  Vote was taken.  Thompson, Olson, Zietlow and Bassett voted for Olson for Vice Chairman; Maki voted for Maki for Vice Chairman.  Olson was elected as Vice Chairman of the Public Safety Committee.

 

Sheriff’s Report:

 

Sheriff Meier presented the monthly call statistics for the sheriff’s department.  Sheriff Meier informed the committee that reimbursement for Probation & Parole holds was down for the previous year. 

 

Sheriff Meier informed the committee that funds from the DNR account will be used to mark the snowmobile trails in the county for GPS.  This will enable calls for accidents, injuries, etc. to be mapped by the 911 system and the location pinpointed.

 

Lt. Barthel and Chief Deputy Zeigle presented job descriptions for positions that were requested by Human Resources.  Maki moved and Olson seconded to table approval of the job descriptions until the February, 2010, Public Safety Committee meeting.  Motion carried. 

 

Sheriff Meier presented the bids received for a 2010 sport utility vehicle, a pick-up truck and three squad cars.  Bids were received from Don Johnson Auto Group for a total of $128,862.19; Ewald Auto Group for a total of $115,056.00 (Dodge Chargers) or $115,458.00 for Crown Victoria (Police Interceptor); and from Timber-Ford Mercury for a total of $116,686.00 (Crown Victoria Police Interceptor).  Dennis Erickson advised the committee that if the Dodge Charger squad cars were purchased, they would need to install new cages in them at a cost of $400.00 each and installing the cages would make the side airbags inoperable.  Olson moved and Thompson seconded to accept and recommend to the Finance Committee to accept the bid from Timber-Ford Mercury of $116,686.00.  Motion carried. 

 

Lt. Barthel presented the monthly jail report and informed the committee that probation holds were down with only $26,339.00 being received for probation/parole holds, compared with $45,491.00 received for the previous year. 

 

Lt. Barthel informed the committee that the jail physician has resigned.  Lt. Barthel informed the committee that until a new jail physician can be found, inmates needing medical care will be transported to the appropriate clinic.

 

Bassett moved and Olson seconded to approve the sheriff’s department vouchers as presented.  Motion carried. 

 

Animal Control:

 

Bassett moved and Thompson seconded to approve the Animal Control vouchers as presented.  Motion carried.

 

Veterans Report:

 

Olson moved and Zietlow seconded to approve out of county travel for Ray Boeckman as presented.  Motion carried. 

 

Olson moved and Maki seconded to approve the Veterans vouchers as presented.  Motion carried.

 

Coroner’s Report:

 

Bassett moved and Zietlow seconded to approve the Coroner’s vouchers as presented.  Motion carried.

 

Ambulance Report:

 

The administrative assistant position for the Ambulance/Emergency Government Office was discussed.  Discussion was held about removing the requirement that the person hired for the position must be a certified EMT.  Maki moved and Zietlow seconded to recommend to the Personnel Committee that Carol Larson revise the current job description to reflect that the administration assistant is not required to be a certified EMT, but it is preferred.  Motion carried.

 

Olson moved and Thompson seconded to approve out of county travel for Brian Cody as presented.  Motion carried.

 

Bassett moved and Thompson seconded to approve the Ambulance/Emergency Government vouchers as presented.  Motion carried.

 

At 10:10 a.m. Bassett moved and Olson seconded to go into closed session, pursuant to Wis. Stat. 19.85(1)(c) to interview candidates for the Chief Deputy position.  Motion carried.

 

 

Minutes recorded by Margie Schull