PIERCE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
Tuesday - March 11, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.
Meeting called to order by Chairman Jeff Holst at 7:00 p.m. in the County Board Room at the Pierce County Courthouse. A quorum was established with roll call by County Clerk Jamie Feuerhelm with 10 supervisors present & 7 excused (J. Aubart, R. Wood, C. Bjork, D. Bergseng, G. Place, R. Bartels, M. Pittman). Also attending were Corporation Counsel Brad Lawrence, JoAnn Miller Administrative Coordinator, Judge Joe Boles, Mike Waltz-Sheriffs Dept., Nancy Hove-Sheriff, Peg Feuerhelm-Clerk of Court, Kenny Hines-Fair Groundskeeper, Diana G. Smith-Town of River Falls Chairperson, Eric Lawson-Potter/Lawson, Kurt Berner-Samuels Group, Angie & Peggy Nelson-Residents, Jerome Rodewald-resident, Peter Pittman-resident, Jason Schulte Press.
Motion by J. Kosin/L. Peterson to adopt the agenda as presented; motion carried by voice vote with all in favor. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag led by Supervisor J. Kosin.
Public Comment: None.
Presentation by Ad Hoc Jail Planning Committee on the work & final report of the Committee dated January 15, 2014. Supervisor J. Ross gave a review of the process & findings of the Ad Hoc Committee & thanked all those who were involved. Eric Lawson of Potter/ Lawson Architects from Madison, WI gave a detailed presentation of a proposed jail that could be expanded in the future. He presented analysis of this type structure placed on six different sites chosen by the County & gave estimate ranges of cost based on the site location. Board discussed a number of issues with each site as well as the possibility of adding the Court system to the unit at some point.
RESOLUTIONS FOR FIRST CONSIDERATION
Res. 13-36 Authorize Pursuing the Recommendation of Ad Hoc (Jail) Committee 50 Bed Jail (With Ability for Future Expansion) & to Remodel Existing Courthouse Annex into a Justice Center. First reading by Clerk J. Feuerhelm; no action taken.
RESOLUTIONS FOR SECOND CONSIDERATION - None.
ORDINANCES FOR FIRST CONSIDERATION - None.
ORDINANCES FOR SECOND CONSIDERATION - None.
Future Agenda Items: Resolutions & ordinances for second consideration. Consideration of 9-1-1 consolidation.
Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 8:28 p.m. by motion of K. Snow/ J. Kosin; motion carried unanimously.
Respectfully submitted by J. Feuerhelm, County Clerk
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