PIERCE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Tuesday - March 24, 2009 - 7:00 p.m.
Meeting called to order by Chair P. Barkla at 7:01 p.m. A quorum was established with roll call by County Clerk J. Feuerhelm showing 15 supervisors present; Jim Camery excused; District #14 vacant. Also attending were Corp. Counsel B. Lawrence, Sheriff Nancy Hove, Brad Roy from Land Management / Planning, Caralynn Hodgson Public Health Director / Health Officer, Phyllis Beastrom County Treasurer, Ron Kannel El Paso Town Chairperson, Economic Development Director, Bill Warner, Judy Wiff from the press, and members of the El Paso Community.
Agenda Approved: Amendment presented by supervisor J. Holst to move item #18 Memorial to William J. Gilles to follow item #4 Moment of silence in memory of Bill Gilles; also to move item #13 Sesquicentennial celebration for El Paso to follow item #5 Public Comment. Motion to amend agenda made by J. Holst / R. Purdy; motion carried by voice vote with all in favor. Motion to adopt agenda as amended made by G. Place / D. Reis; motion carried by voice vote with all in favor. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag led by J. Feuerhelm.
Moment of Silence: A moment of silence was observed by all present in honor of departed County Board Supervisor, District 14 and colleague William J. Gilles.
Res. 08-25 Memorial to William J. Gilles, County Board Supervisor - District #14. First reading by Clerk J. Feuerhelm. Motion by J. Holst / M. Pittman to suspend the rules and take action on first reading; motion carried by voice vote with all in favor. Motion by M. Pittman / R. Purdy to approve Resolution 08-25; motion carried by voice vote with all in favor.
Public Comments: none
Proclamation to Recognize the Town of El Paso. Proclamation read by Clerk J. Feuerhelm to honor the 150th anniversary of the first town meeting in the Town of El Paso. Town Board Chairperson R. Kannel accepted the proclamation and thank the Board for their recognition. He and Merlin Blasdell provided details about the upcoming event. Motion by J. Holst / J. Kosin to approve proclamation; motion carried by voice vote with all in favor.
County Board Meeting Dates: Chairman P. Barkla informed members that the proposed dates were approved by the Finance and Personnel Committee. Motion by C. Simones / G. Place to approve the County Board meeting dates from April 2009 to April 2010; motion carried by voice vote with all in favor.
Sheriff's Dept. Report: Sheriff N. Hove reported on activities taking place in the department. She noted that they have been short staffed for a lengthy period of time but hoped to be back to full staff by the end of the year. She also would be applying for the COPS officers' grant that is available to assist in hiring three additional officers. These officers could not be used in the jail. Jail capacity in 2009 has been full and that there has been an average of 10-15 more inmates than what was budgeted for at a cost of approximately $20,000/month.
Economic Stimulus Package Activities: B. Roy, Land Management & Zoning Dept. indicated he and Economic Development Director B. Warner have been going through a wealth of information and are organizing it for easier access. The information is available on the County's web page. He highlighted some of the programs that the County may be interested in, as well as local municipalities and individuals.
Handicap Transport / Elevator Upgrades: Corp. Counsel B. Lawrence provided details regarding the elevator renovation project, how staff is planning to handle various services, and the transporting of handicapped individuals visiting the courthouse.
Farm Technology Days Update: Supervisor M. Pittman gave members an update on the activities involving the event. He also introduced the officers and members of the executive committee.
Public Health Programs Report: Public Health Director /Health Officer C. Hodgson reported on current programs in the department and noted what a success the dental health program has been. She stated that she has really enjoyed her time here at Pierce County and that her last day would be April 3rd.
Proclamation of Recognition for Caralynn Hodgson by Order of the Chair #2009-01. Proclamation read by Clerk J. Feuerhelm to honor Public Health Director / Health Officer Caralynn Hodgson. Motion by R. Purdy / D. Rohl to approve proclamation; motion carried by voice vote with all in favor.
Bond Projects Update: Supervisor D. Reis gave an update on various projects being undertaken with bond funds. He noted that the ADRC project was not a part of the bond issue but the project has been completed. He then reviewed a number of the projects that have been completed as well as those that are currently in progress.
RESOLUTIONS FOR FIRST CONSIDERATION
Res. 08-22 Authorize Investment of Health Insurance Account Insurance Account Funds and Award Bid to Bank Mutual of Ellsworth. First reading by Clerk J. Feuerhelm. Motion by C. Simones / G. Place to suspend the rules and take action on first reading; motion carried by roll call vote with 14 in favor and 1 opposed (B. Plunkett). Motion by C. Simones / D. Rohl to approve resolution; motion carried by roll call vote with all in favor.
Res. 08-23 Approve Unbudgeted Request for Park Development Funds from Town of Martell - Tyson Park. First reading by Clerk J. Feuerhelm.
Res. 08-24 Transfer of County General Funds from 2009 Drug Court Program and Transfer of $25,000 from Human Services Reserves to Human Services Drug Court Account. First reading by Clerk J. Feuerhelm.
RESOLUTIONS FOR SECOND CONSIDERATION - none
ORDINANCES FOR FIRST CONSIDERATION - none
ORDINANCES FOR SECOND CONSIDERATION - none
ANNOUNCMENTS from the CHAIRMAN / INTERIM ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR: none
FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS: none
OTHER BUSINESS: none
ADJOURNMENT: Meeting adjourned at 8:36 p.m. by motion of J. Holst / C. Simones. Motion carried by voice vote with all in favor.
Submitted by J. Feuerhelm, County Clerk. Published May 13, 2009 19 1C