PIERCE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Tuesday - September 24, 2013 - 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 17 supervisors present. Also attending were Corporation Counsel Brad Lawrence, Public Health Director Sue Galoff, Land Management Director Andy Pichotta, PCEDC Bill Warner, Larry Johnson-ATV Assoc., Hwy Commissioner Chad Johnson, Lt. Mike Knoll-Sheriffs Dept., Dennis Donath-MRPC Representative, Barry Barringer-resident Town of Trenton, Jason Schulte Press.
Motion by M. Kahlow/C. Bjork 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. Aubart.
Public Comment: Chair Holst called for public comment. Supervisor D. Reis announced that the Building Committee meeting for October would be the 22nd, the same day as the County Board meeting & the time was changed from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., in the County Board Room. Clerk J. Feuerhelm announced that the date for the November County Board meeting would be Nov. 12th at 9 a.m., as opposed to the 19th which was printed incorrectly in the County Directory.
Presentation from Wisconsin Mississippi River Parkway Commission (Great River Road) was given by Dennis Donath. He extrapolated on the history & importance of tourism along the Mississippi River, indicating during one point that tourism to the Mississippi River ranks second in the country only to the Grand Canyon.
Purchase of 2013 Volvo 145D Excavator: Commissioner C. Johnson explained the request & answered questions from supervisors. M. Pittman asked if the department had the funds to make this purchase. Mr. Johnson confirmed that the funds were indeed available within the current budget. Motion by L. Peterson/D. Bergseng to approve purchase of the Volvo 145D Excavator and NPK attachments for $157,000.00, motion carried by voice vote with all in favor.
RESOLUTIONS FOR FIRST CONSIDERATION
Res. 13-16 To Adopt Court Security Manual. First reading by Clerk J. Feuerhelm.
RESOLUTIONS FOR SECOND CONSIDERATION
Res. 13-12 Amend the Personnel Policy to Include Breastfeeding-Friendly Worksite Policy. Motion by R. Bartels/K. Snow to approve Resolution 13-12 as presented; motion carried by voice vote with all in favor.
Res. 13-13 Create Wage Scale for Temporary Deputies. Motion by C. Bjork/J. Ross to approve Resolution 13-13 as presented; motion carried by roll call vote with all in favor.
Res. 13-15 Authorization for Unbudgeted Expenditure and to Use Jail Assessment Fund to Pay for Professional Consulting Services to More Formally Consider Recommendations of Ad Hoc Committee.
Motion by K. Snow/J. Kosin to approve Resolution 13-15 as presented; motion carried by roll call vote with all in favor.
ORDINANCES FOR FIRST CONSIDERATION
Ord. 13-08 Amend Chapter 40, Section 40-4 of the Pierce County Code Revenue and Finance regarding NSF Checks. First reading by Clerk J. Feuerhelm.
Ord. 13-09 Amend Chapter 172 Section 172-15(B) of the Pierce County Code Parks and Recreation- to amend ATV route in the Town of Spring Lake. First reading by Clerk J. Feuerhelm. Supervisor R. Wood asked if this was a new route or a change. Larry Johnson from ATV Assoc. stated it was a change at the request of the Town of Spring Lake. Supervisor K. Snow added that the revised route appears to be a much safer way to travel.
ORDINANCES FOR SECOND CONSIDERATION
Ord. 13-07 Ordinance to Revise Chapter 240 of the Pierce County Code Zoning: Adult Entertainment Uses.
Motion by M. Pittman/J. Kosin to approve Ordinance 13-07 as presented. Supervisor J. Kosin stated that he felt it was important to be proactive & have something in place in writing before issues arise, Supervisor D Bergseng concurred. Supervisor M. Kahlow indicated that he felt the definitions & terms were too broad & he still was not in support of this legislation in its current form. Supervisor C. Bjork asked for a roll call vote on the legislation. Motion to approve carried/ approved by roll call vote with 12 in favor (S. Bjork, D. Bergseng, J. Ross, D. Auckland, D. Reis, R. Bartels, J. Kosin, M. Pittman, R. Mercord, L. Peterson, R. Wood, J. Holst) and 5 opposed (M. Kahlow, K. Snow, G. Place, J. Aubart, C. Bjork).
DUE TO THE LENGTH, EXHIBITS A, B AND C OF ORDINANCE 13-07 MAY BE VIEWED AT THE PIERCE COUNTY COURTHOUSE OR ON THE COUNTY WEBSITE.
Ordinance to revise chapter 240 of the Pierce County code- zoning
PIERCE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DOES HEREBY ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:
SECTION 1: That § 240-17 (240 Attachment 1, Table of Uses), as shown in Exhibit A, § 240-37G, as shown in Exhibit B, and § 240-88, as shown in Exhibit C; of Chapter 240 of the Pierce County code are hereby revised as shown in the attached Exhibits A, B, and C.
SECTION 2: That the revised ordinance shall become effective upon its adoption and publication as required by law.
Dated this 27th day of August, 2013
Future Agenda Items: Resolutions & Ordinances for second reading.
Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 7:32 p.m. by motion of J. Kosin/M. Pittman; motion carried unanimously.
Respectfully submitted by J. Feuerhelm, County Clerk
______________________________ (Pub. 10/23/13) WNAXLP