minutes of the meeting of the Courthouse Committee
Sawyer County Board of Supervisors
January 7, 2010, 7:00 p.m., Assembly Room, Sawyer County Courthouse
members present: Dale Schleeter (Chair), Doug Mrotek, Mel Olson, Ron Kinsley
also present: Information Technology Department Director Mike Coleson, Land Records Department Director Robyn Thake, Clerk of Circuit Court Ann Marie Danielson, Circuit Court Judge Gerald Wright, Health and Human Services Department Director Pete Sanders, Child Support Department Director Sandy Okamoto, Human Resource Manager Carol Larson, County Clerk Kris Mayberry
Motion by Kinsley, 2nd by Mrotek, to approve the meeting agenda as presented. Motion carried.
Motion by Mrotek, 2nd by Kinsley, to approve the minutes of the meeting of December 9, 2009. Motion carried.
The Committee determined to discuss employee bumping in the closed session at the end of the meeting.
Land Records Department Director Robyn Thake presented a department report, including information about:
· The State of Wisconsin proposal to transfer the responsibility for the assessment of real and personal property from the town, village, and city level to the county.
· Progress with Sawyer County’s digital parcel mapping annotation edits.
· The problem for emergency response functions with duplicate road names. Ms. Thake indicated she would ask the Sheriff’s Department dispatch personnel what duplicate road names pose problems.
Clerk of Circuit Court Anne Marie Danielson presented a department report, including a request for approval to attend a Clerk of Circuit Court conference to be held in the Wisconsin Dells February 23-26, 2010.
Circuit Court Judge Gerald Wright reported that Maintenance Department Supervisor Dennis Erickson presented the Property and Airport Committee with plans that provide 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 Property and Airport 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.
Information Technology Department Director Mike Coleson and Child Support Department Director Sandy Okamoto presented department reports.
The Committee reviewed a written department report submitted by County Surveyor Dan Pleoger and his request for approval for all of the County Surveyor’s staff to attend the Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors Institute to be held February 3-5, 2010 at the Wisconsin Dells. The Committee determined to request that Mr. Pleoger be at the February meeting of the Committee to provide a report on the institute. Motion by Kinsley, 2nd by Mrotek, to approve the report and the request to approve travel. Motion carried.
Motion by Olson, 2nd by Mrotek, to approve the Land Records Department report, the Clerk of Circuit Court Office report (including conference attendance), the Information Technology Department report, and the Child Support Department report. Motion carried.
The Committee reviewed the monthly department expense vouchers. Motion by Mrotek, 2nd by Olson, to approve the vouchers. Motion carried.
County Clerk Kris Mayberry provided a report on insurance, risk management, and claims against the County.
Motion by Olson, 2nd by Mrotek, to convene into closed session, pursuant to sections 19.85 (1) (c) and 1 (e), Wisconsin Statutes, to discuss employee bumping and an employee bargaining unit agreement. Motion carried by unanimous voice vote.
[Minutes of closed sessions are kept in a confidential file in the County Clerk’s Office.]
Motion by Mrotek, 2nd by Olson, to reconvene into open session. Motion carried.
Motion by Kinsely, 2nd by Mrotek, to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried.
minutes prepared by Sawyer County Clerk Kris Mayberry