Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Public Safety 08/12/2010

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Public Safety Meeting – August 12, 2010 – 9:00 a.m.
Assembly Room - Sawyer County Courthouse

Members present:  Fred Zietlow, Dale Thompson, Ken Maki, Dean Pearson, Melvin Olson

Others present:  Sheriff Jim Meier, Chief Deputy Brigitte Kornbroke, Lt. Kurt Barthel, Veterans Service Officer Ray Boeckman, Ambulance/Emergency Government Administrator Brian Cody, Coroner Dave Dokkestul, Animal Control Officer Sherrie Shelton, Terrell Boettcher

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

Motion by Maki, seconded by Pearson, to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried.

Motion by Maki, seconded by Pearson, to approve the minutes of the July 12, 2010, meeting.  Motion carried.

Sheriff’s Report:

Sheriff Meier presented the monthly department report.  Discussion was held about the use of K-2 (herb) in Sawyer County.  Discussion was held regarding its use and legality and the creation of an ordinance in Sawyer County to prohibit its sale in Sawyer County.  It was decided that the matter would be put on the September, 2010, Public Safety Committee agenda to discuss the possible creation of an ordinance. 

Maki moved and Thompson seconded to approve the proposed job description for the Sawyer County Truancy Deputy to be forwarded to the Personnel Committee with a recommendation for approval.  Motion carried. 

Sheriff Meier presented the proposed 2011 budget for the Sheriff’s Department.  Thompson moved and Pearson seconded to forward the 2011 Sheriff’s Department proposed budget to the Finance Committee with a recommendation for approval.  Motion carried.

Pearson moved and Maki seconded to approve out of county travel for the sheriff’s department as presented.  Motion carried

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

Lt. Barthel presented the monthly jail report to the committee. 

Animal Control:

Animal Control Officer Shelton presented her monthly report.

Animal Control Officer Shelton requested a line item transfer of $650.00 from the part-time dog pound employee line item to the rabies clinic line item in her 2010 budget.  Maki moved and Thompson seconded to approve the line item transfer and forward it to the Finance Committee with a recommendation for approval.  Motion carried.

Animal Control Officer Shelton presented the proposed 2011 Animal Control budget.  Thompson moved and Zietlow seconded to forward the 2011 Animal Control proposed budget to the Finance Committee with a recommendation for approval.  Motion carried.

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

Veterans Report:

Ray Boeckman presented the proposed 2011 budget for the Veterans Department.  Maki moved and Olson seconded to forward the 2011 Veterans Department proposed budget to the Finance Committee with a recommendation for approval.  Motion carried.

Boeckman requested an increase in the rider fee for the van to the VAMC in Minneapolis from $20.00 to $25.00 due to the increase in gas prices.  Thompson moved and Zietlow seconded to approve an increase in the rider fee to the VAMC in Minneapolis from $20.00 to $25.00, with a recommendation for approval of the Finance Committee and the County Board.  Zietlow, Pearson, Olson and Thompson voted yes.  Maki voted no.  Motion carried. 

Maki moved and Thompson seconded to approve out of county travel for Veterans Service Officer Ray Boeckman as presented.  Motion carried.

Boeckman informed the committee that his department has processed 66 claims so far this year and county veterans have received $495,245.00 as of August 2, 2010, in retroactive pay for claims that have been awarded by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
 
Coroner’s Report:

Coroner Dokkestul presented year to date statistics for calls handled by his department. 

Coroner Dokkestul informed the committee that due to time constraints, he was not able to complete his 2011 proposed budget, but that it would be available for the Finance Committee meeting on August 13.  Coroner Dokkestul advised the committee that his budget would be similar to his 2010 budget, with a proposed increase in on-call pay.  Maki moved and Zietlow seconded to forward the 2011 Coroner’s proposed budget to the Finance Committee with a recommendation for approval.  Motion carried.

Ambulance/Emergency Government Report:

Brian Cody presented his monthly report and collections information. 

Brian Cody presented the proposed 2011 budget for the Ambulance/Emergency Government Department.  Thompson moved and Olson seconded to forward the 2011 Ambulance/Emergency Government Department proposed budget to the Finance Committee with a recommendation for approval.  Motion carried.

Maki moved and Thompson seconded to approve out of county travel for Brian Cody as presented and the Ambulance/Emergency Government vouchers.  Motion carried

Maki discussed a recent report he received regarding a joint functional exercise between LCO Health Center, Hayward Area Memorial Hospital and Sawyer County Public Health which was held in June, 2010.  Cody advised he was out of town at the time of the exercise and would either attend or have a representative attend for him at any future exercises. 

Other Matters for Discussion:

Discussion was held about moving the time of the Public Safety Committee meetings.  It was agreed to move the meeting time to 8:30 a.m.

Thompson moved and Olson seconded to adjourn the meeting at 10:40 a.m.  Motion carried.


Minutes recorded by Margie Schull