minutes of the meeting of the Property and Airport Committee
Sawyer County Board of Supervisors
March 8, 2010, 7:00 p.m., Assembly Room, Sawyer County Courthouse
members present: Fred Zietlow (Chair), Doug Mrotek, Mel Olson, Dean Pearson
Motion by Mrotek, 2nd by Olson, to approve the meeting agenda as presented. Motion carried.
Motion by Mrotek, 2nd by Zietlow, to approve the February 8, 2010 meeting minutes. Motion carried.
Maintenance Department Supervisor Dennis Erickson presented a report on projects completed, in progress, and planned by the Maintenance Department, including snow and ice removal, vehicle and equipment maintenance and repair, construction of a new meeting room and reception and secretary areas in the lower level of the Health and Human Services Department, moving personnel (including files, equipment, and furniture) to different offices, meeting with the district judge to review plans for court security, and work on the dispatch area at the Law Enforcement Center. The Committee reviewed the monthly Maintenance Department expense vouchers. Motion by Olson, 2nd by Mrotek, to approve the Maintenance Department report and monthly expense vouchers. Motion carried.
Patty and Dan Leslie (L & L Aviation - contracted Airport management) presented a report on projects, operations, and conditions at the Sawyer County Airport, including the removal of snow and ice from the runway, taxiways, and aprons; discussions with Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics Project Manager Matt Malicki concerning the Airport improvement project (including a scheduled preliminary meeting of project consultants and regulatory personnel); difficulties with runway light malfunctions; and installation of new antennas for the automated weather observation service. Ms. Leslie reported having an exceptionally busy weekend at the Airport for the weekend of the Birkebeiner cross-country ski race. The Committee reviewed the monthly Airport expense vouchers. Motion by Mrotek, 2nd by Pearson, to approve the Airport report and the monthly expense vouchers. 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. County Clerk Kris Mayberry reported that Sawyer County Corporation Counsel Thomas J. Duffy suggested to him that Sawyer County be provided with an indemnification agreement to protect the County from liability to any third party that might later object to the transfer or from any other liability that might result from the transfer. The Committee concurred with the recommendation.
The Committee reviewed a letter from Harold and Gretchen Burton requesting the transfer of the hangar area lease held in the name of Northwest Bonanza Haven LLC to the Burton Trust dated February 17, 2010. Motion by Mrotek, 2nd by Olson, to approve the request. Motion carried.
The Committee reviewed information concerning Sawyer County’s acquisition of the real estate necessary to proceed with the Airport improvement project and the options for financing the acquisitions, including federal and state project loans. The Committee determined to request that Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics Project Manager Matt Malicki prepare a plan for the acquisition and financing, including project loans, for their consideration at the April meeting of the Committee.
The Committee reviewed correspondence and a memorandum of understanding between the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation concerning an understanding between the two agencies concerning communication and inter-agency collaboration in working on airport improvement projects.
Motion by Olson, 2nd by Mrotek, to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried.
minutes prepared by Kris Mayberry, Sawyer County Clerk