Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Personnel and Administrative 06/15/2010

Last Updated 6/24/2010 10:00:37 AM


 

minutes of the meeting of the Personnel and Administrative Committee (revised 6/21/10)

Sawyer County Board of Supervisors

June 15, 2010, 8:30 a.m., Assembly Room, Sawyer County Courthouse

 

members present:  Hal Helwig (Chair), Ron Kinsley, Dale Schleeter, Kathy McCoy, Fred Zietlow, Warren Johnson, James Bassett

 

Motion by Kinsley, 2nd by Bassett, to approve the meeting agenda.  Motion carried. 

 

Motion by Bassett, 2nd by Johnson, to approve the May 14, 2010 meeting minutes.  Motion carried.

 

Human Resource Manager Carol Larson presented proposed amendments to Sawyer County’s employee flexible benefits plan drafted and submitted by Sawyer County’s plan administrators (Benefit Plan Administrators of Eau Claire).  The amendments are intended to update the plan to comply with changes in Internal Revenue Service requirements.  Motion by McCoy, 2nd by Kinsley, to recommend County Board approval of the amendments.  Motion carried.

 

Human Resource Manager Carol Larson presented the Public Safety Committee recommendation to approve a position description for the Animal Control Officer position that includes a requirement of certification by the State of Wisconsin as a Humane Officer.  Motion by McCoy, 2nd by Schleeter, to approve the recommendation.  Motion carried.

 

Human Resource Manager Carol Larson presented the Courthouse Committee recommendation to approve a proposed side letter of agreement with the Courthouse employee bargaining unit for an alternative summer month work schedule (four ten-hour days a week) for the Deputy County Surveyor and Survey Technician positions.  Motion by Kinsley, 2nd by Bassett, to recommend County Board approval of the recommendation amended to delete the sunset provision of the agreement.  Motion carried.

 

Human Resource Manager Carol Larson and Health and Human Services Department Director Pete Sanders presented the Health and Human Services Board recommendation to approve filling the vacant Public Health Supervisor/Public Health Officer position.  Motion by McCoy, 2nd by Schleeter, to recommend County Board approval of the recommendation.  Motion carried.

 

Human Resource Manager Carol Larson and Health and Human Services Department Director Pete Sanders presented the Health and Human Services Board recommendation to approve the appointment of Public Health Nurse Eileen Simack as the interim Public Health Officer with an additional $2 per hour being paid to her during that appointment.  Motion by Bassett, 2nd by Kinsley, to recommend County Board approval of the recommendation.  Motion carried.

 

Human Resource Manager Carol Larson and Health and Human Services Department Director Pete Sanders presented the Health and Human Services Board recommendation to approve a County policy regarding prohibiting smoking on County property.  Motion by Kinsley, 2nd by Johnson, to recommend County Board approval of the recommendation.  Motion carried.  Mr. Zietlow and Mr. Bassett voted no.

 

The Committee discussed development of a County policy for the issuance and use of cell phones by County employees for County business and reviewed policies from Rusk County, Chippewa County, and Fond du Lac County as well as a draft policy from the Sawyer County Health and Human Services Department.  Motion by Schleeter, 2nd by Zietlow, to have Human Resource Manager Carol Larson develop a County policy that includes that, if an employee is determined to need a cell phone for County employment purposes, the employee would be issued a cell phone through a cell phone plan provided by the County (once plans that are currently in place are expired) and to eliminate reimbursements for employees using their personal cell phones.  Motion carried.

 

There were no monthly expense vouchers for the Human Resource Department.

 

The Committee reviewed Human Resource Manager Carol Larson’s request for approval to attend a Wisconsin Employer Training to be held in Eau Claire June 17, 2010.  Motion by Kinsley, 2nd by Zietlow, to approve the request.  Motion carried.

 

Highway Committee Chair Ron Kinsley reported that the Highway Committee approved filling the vacant Highway Department Foreman position.  This is an internal promotion and does not involve a new employee.

 

Motion by Kinsley, 2nd by Zietlow, to convene into closed session, pursuant to sections 19.85(1)(c) and (e), Wisconsin Statutes, to discuss rejection by the Courthouse employee bargaining unit of a side letter of agreement on consolidation of the Zoning Department and the Land and Water Conservation Department, and to discuss arbitration for the furlough day issue.  Motion carried by unanimous voice vote. 

(Minutes of closed sessions are kept in a confidential file in the County Clerk’s Office.)

Johnson, 2nd by Zietlow, to reconvene into open session.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by McCoy, 2nd by Johnson, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried.

 

 

minutes prepared by County Clerk Kris Mayberry