Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Property and Airport 12/08/2010

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minutes of the meeting of the Property and Airport Committee    DRAFT

Sawyer County Board of Supervisors

December 8, 2010, 7:00 a.m., Assembly Room, Sawyer County Courthouse

 

members present:  Fred Zietlow (Chair), Dean Pearson, Dale Thompson, Walt Jaeger

 

also present – Susan Duffy (resides near Airport), County Board member Warren Johnson, County Clerk Kris Mayberry

 

Motion by Jaeger, 2nd by Zietlow, to approve the meeting agenda as presented.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Pearson, 2nd by Jaeger, to approve the November 3, 2010 meeting minutes.  Motion carried.

 

The Committee reviewed a request from the American Birkebeiner Foundation for approval to use the Courthouse lobby and bathrooms as a medical area and the Courthouse parking areas for parking and placement of portable toilets for the 2011 Birkebeiner event.  The Foundation would contact the County Maintenance Department to make arrangements for the use.  Motion by Zietlow, 2nd by Jaeger, to recommend County Board approval of the request.  Motion carried.

 

Maintenance Department Supervisor Dennis Erickson presented a report on projects completed, in progress, and planned by the Maintenance Department.  Motion by Jaeger, 2nd by Pearson, to approve the Maintenance Department report.  Motion carried.

 

The Committee reviewed the monthly Maintenance Department expense vouchers.  Motion by Thompson, 2nd by Pearson, to approve the expense vouchers.  Motion carried.

 

Dan and Patty Leslie (L & L Aviation – contracted Airport management and fixed-base operator) presented a report on projects, operations, and conditions at the Sawyer County Airport.  Ms. Leslie indicated support for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Bureau of Aeronautics (BOA) suggestion that the County authorize the use of funds from the Sawyer County Airport Improvement Project Fund to commence the acquisition of properties needed for the Airport improvement project.  Ms. Leslie also noted that the current Airport Layout Plan does not include plans to close the grass strip at the Airport.

 

The Committee discussed a suggestion from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Bureau of Aeronautics (BOA) that Sawyer County authorize the use of funds from the Sawyer County Airport Improvement Project Fund to commence the acquisition of properties needed for the Airport improvement project.   The BOA is considering releasing funds they have for the project to be used to commence property acquisition.  Motion by Zietlow, 2nd by Thompson, to recommend County Board approval to use the funds from the Sawyer County Airport Improvement Project Fund to commence the acquisition of properties needed for the Airport improvement project.  Motion carried.

 

The Committee reviewed information provided by RJF Agencies Account Managing Agent Jane Thompson concerning application for the renewal of liability insurance coverage for the Sawyer County Airport for the period from March 15, 2011 to March 15, 2012.  The Old Republic Insurance Company policy would be issued through Phoenix Aviation Managers, Inc.  The Committee discussed that Sawyer County has procured Airport liability coverage through RJF Agencies and its predecessor the Moreland Agency for many years, that the coverage is available through other agencies including Aegis (the administrator for the Wisconsin County Mutual Insurance Corporation), and that the ultimate coverage is available mostly from the same source as a specialty insurance coverage.  In recent years Aegis provided a quote for the coverage from the same source at the same premium.

 

The Committee reviewed the monthly Airport expense vouchers.  Motion by Thompson, 2nd by Pearson, to approve the expense vouchers.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Thompson, 2nd by Jaeger, to convene into closed session, pursuant to section 19.85(1)(c), Wisconsin Statutes, to interview candidates and discuss compensation for the Maintenance Supervisors position.  Motion carried by unanimous voice vote.

[Minutes of closed session are kept in a confidential file in the County Clerk’s Office.]

Motion by Thompson, 2nd by Jaeger, to reconvene into open session.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Thompson, 2nd by Jaeger, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried.

 

 

minutes prepared by Kris Mayberry, Sawyer County Clerk