Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Forestry 11/02/2010

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Sawyer County Forestry Committee

November 2, 2010


Committee Members Present:                Dean Pearson              Jim Bassett                   Chuck Gundersen         

                                                            Bruce Paulsen               Hal Helwig

County Personnel Present:                     Greg Peterson              

DNR Personnel Present:                        Nick Koltz                     Pete Wisdom                Laine Stowell

                                                            Ken Jonas                               

Others Present:                                     Ned Zuelsdorff              John Saunders              Terrell Boettcher

                                                            Butch Meyer                  Jan Holmes                   Don Mrotek

                                                            Jim Kissinger                Mike Outcalt                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

The meeting was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Chair Pearson.  Motion by Paulsen, second by Bassett to approve agenda.  Motion carried. 


Motion by Bassett, second by Paulsen to approve the minutes of the October 7, 2010 meeting.  Discussion followed regarding the motion made at October meeting regarding purchase of laptop computer.  Paulsen felt that monies for computer should be taken out of Forestry budget, not County Board budget.  Paulsen made motion to rescind motion made in October stating that bill for laptop be sent to County Board.  Bassett rescinded motion to approve October minutes.  Discussion ensued.  Motion by Gundersen, second by Paulsen that monies for laptop be taken from Forestry Department budget.  Motion carried.  Motion by Bassett, second by Paulsen to approve October 2010 minutes with revision.  Motion carried.


Audience Recognition



Event Dates

1) Birkie Tour - 1/22/11; 2) American Birkebeiner - 2/24-26/11; 3) Birkie Trail Run, Relay & Trek - 9/24/11.   Motion by Paulsen, second by Bassett to approve requests contingent upon receiving certificates of insurance.  Motion carried.


November 2010 Timber Sale Bids - Summary review and approval

Timber sale bids were opened on Friday, October 29, 2010.  Copy of compiled bids were passed out (on file with minutes).  Motion by Paulsen, second Gundersen to approve high bidder on each tract.  Motion carried.  Peterson stated that department is on track to meet 2010 budget.  Questions were asked regarding out-of-county bidders and accepting bonds from bidders not known to county.


WIDNR Deer Research Project

Ken Jonas, WDNR, gave PowerPoint presentation (paper copy on file with minutes) and requested county cooperation in the 5 year study.  Motion by Paulsen, second by Bassett that the County support the project by allowing use of county lands.  Motion carried.


WIDNR - Elk Herd - assisted dispersal proposal

Laine Stowell, WDNR presented PowerPoint presentation (print copy on file with minutes) and stated that in the future there may be a proposal fro assisted elk dispersal onto county forest land.


Sawyer County Forestry Report

Peterson passed out written report (on file with minutes).  Wisdom explained that the WDNR expects that there will be no actives leases after 12/31/10.  Peterson will analyze situation and have detailed report at January 2011 meeting.


DNR forestry report



Monthly expense vouchers

Motion by Paulsen, second by Gundersen to approve the vouchers as presented.  Motion carried.


Other matters for discussion only

1) Monthly report passed out.  

Motion by Bassett, second by Paulsen to go into Closed Session at 10:55 AM as authorized by Wis. Stats. 19.85(1) (c) and (f) to discuss reorganization of department duties, including discussion regarding compensation and performance evaluation and to discuss personal and financial information regarding contract holder.  Motion carried.


Motion by Paulsen, second by Bassett to return to Open Session at 11:50 AM.  Motion carried.



Motion by Bassett, second by Gundersen to adjourn at 11:50 AM.  Motion carried.


Delores Dobilas, Recorder