minutes of the meeting of the Courthouse Committee
Sawyer County Board of Supervisors
March 9, 2010, 7:00 p.m., Assembly Room, Sawyer County Courthouse
members present: Dale Schleeter (Chair), Doug Mrotek, Ron Kinsley, Mel Olson
also present: Land Records Director Robyn Thake, Clerk of Circuit Court Anne Marie Danielson, Clerk of Circuit Court Judge Gerald Wright, County Clerk Kris Mayberry
Motion by Kinsley, 2nd by Mrotek, to approve the meeting agenda as presented. Motion carried.
Motion by Kinsley, 2nd by Mrotek, to approve the minutes of the meeting of February 9, 2010. Motion carried.
Land Records Department Director Robyn Thake reported that the Wisconsin Department of Revenue will no longer pursue legislation to consolidate property value assessment at the county level and instead is drafting a bill to allow towns to group the assessment services.
Land Records Department Director Robyn Thake presented information about Wisconsin Senate Bill 507 and Assembly Bill 727 which would provide a change to the fees charged for copies of documents recorded in the Register of Deeds Office and for the redaction of social security numbers in documents recorded in the Register of Deeds Office.
Land Records Department Director Robyn Thake presented an annual department report for 2009 which included a statistical report for Sawyer County, the number of real estate parcels in Sawyer County from 1993 to 2010 (39,385 in 2010), the number of Register of Deeds’ documents processed by the Land Records Department from 1993 to 2010 (6,712 in 2009), and an update on the completed digital parcel mapping projects in the County.
Clerk of Circuit Court Anne Marie Danielson provided a department report which included department activity and collections, additional responsibilities assigned to the department by Circuit Court Judge Gerald Wright, a report from the February conference of the Clerk of Circuit Court association, a request for Deputy Clerk of Circuit Court Kris Gobel to attend a regional specialty training in Eau Claire on May 27th, and plans for the installation of a calendar kiosk for the Clerk of Circuit Courts Office.
Circuit Court Judge Gerald Wright addressed the Committee.
The Committee reviewed written department reports submitted by Child Support Director Sandy Okamoto (including a request to attend the 2010 Child Support Department Directors’ Dialogue to be held April 22nd and 23rd in Stevens Point and for Child Support Specialist Sandy Swanson to attend an annual adolescents and families conference to be held in Trego April 22nd and 23rd) and by Information Technology Department Director Mike Coleson.
The Committee reviewed the monthly department expense vouchers.
Motion by Kinsley, 2nd by Olson, to approve the departmental reports, the department expense vouchers, and requests for travel. Motion carried.
County Clerk Kris Mayberry reported on insurance, risk management, and liability claims involving Sawyer County.
Motion by Kinsley, 2nd by Mrotek, to adjourn. Motion carried.
minutes prepared by County Clerk Kris Mayberry