PIERCE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Tuesday - January 24, 2012 - 7:00 p.m.
Meeting called to order by 1st Vice-Chair 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 16 supervisors present; J. Ross arriving at 7:20 p.m. and D. Rohl absent. Also attending were Corporation Counsel Brad Lawrence, Administrative Coordinator Jo Ann Miller, PC Economic Development Director Bill Warner, Human Services Director Tammy Kincaid, Sheriff Nancy Hove, Maintenance Supervisor Scott Walker, Public Health Director Sue Galoff, Army National Guard Reservist Barry Foy, Veterans' Service Officer Dave Till, Reporter Jason Schulte, and members of the public.
Election of Chairperson: Corp. Counsel B. Lawrence explained that the Board could, due to the resignation of former chairman, have an election to determine a new chairman, or because there is a first and second vice chairman they have the authority to act in place of chairman until April's reorganizational meeting. Motion by B. Plunkett / R. Rommel to allow and continue with 1st vice-chairman Jeff Holst as acting chairman of the Board and Jerry Kosin as acting 1st vice-chairman; motion carried unanimously.
Motion by C. Simones / L. Peterson to adopt agenda as presented; motion carried by voice vote with all in favor. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag led by K. Snow.
Public Comment: Barry Foy presented awards of recognition to supervisors M. Pittman and T. Sitz. CVSO D. Till presented award to County Board in recognition of their support to veterans. He also thanked the Board for supporting him when he was deployed to Iraq for a second time.
Proclamation for Barb Fritz-Muhlhausen read by Clerk J. Feuerhelm thanking her for 32 years of service with Pierce County. Barb retired from the Extension Office on January 13, 2012.
RESOLUTIONS FOR FIRST CONSIDERATION
Res. 11-26 Create the Position of Lead AODA Counselor in Human Services Department. HS Director T. Kincaid explained that requirements have changed and this resolution helps the department comply with new regulations. First reading by Clerk J. Feuerhelm. Motion by C. Simones / D. Reis to suspend the rules and act on first reading; motion carried by show of hands with 14 in favor and 1 opposed (B. Plunkett). Motion by C. Simones / G. Place to approve resolution as presented; motion carried unanimously.
Res. 11-27 Increase Hours for Home Care Scheduler in Public Health. PH Director S. Galoff explained the changes happening in the department causing the need for resolution. First reading by Clerk J. Feuerhelm. Motion by R. Bartels / J. Aubart to suspend the rules and act on first reading; motion carried by show of hands with 13 in favor and 2 opposed (B. Plunkett, M. Pittman). Motion by R. Bartels / J. Aubart to approve as presented; motion carried unanimously. Supervisor J. Ross arrived at 7:20 p.m. but did not participate in discussion or vote on Res. 11-27.
Res. 11-28 Amend Sheriff's Department Fees for Fingerprinting, Huber Law, Prisoner, Impound Lot, Copying, Civil Process, and Traffic Counter. Sheriff Hove explained that the fees addressed in the resolution have not been revised since 2006 or 2007. Members asked for justification or clarification on some of the fees proposed. First reading by Clerk J. Feuerhelm. Motion by C. Simones / J. Ross to suspend the rules and act on first reading; motion carried by show of hands with 15 in favor and 1 opposed (B. Plunkett). Motion by C. Simones / J. Ross to approve as presented; motion carried unanimously.
Res. 11-29 Amend Fees for Issuing Permits and Making Inspections and Investigations of Certain Types of Establishments. Motion by C. Simones / J. Ross to suspend the rules and waive reading of resolution; motion carried by voice vote with 15 in favor and 1 opposed (B. Plunkett). No further action taken.
Res. 11-30 Dog Damage Claims. First reading by Clerk J. Feuerhelm. B. Plunkett asked if the county ever pursued reimbursement when the owner of the dog is known. Corp. Counsel B. Lawrence explained that the subject has come up before but typically the amount of the claim would not warrant the additional time and money that would be required to pursue that alternative. No action taken.
Res. 11-31 Amend Personnel Policy to Update and Address Collective Bargaining Changes Resulting from the Budget Repair Bill. 1st Vice-Chairman J. Holst explained that several questions were brought to the Finance and Personnel Committee with regard to this resolution and it is being referred back to the working group until those questions can be answered. No reading or action taken.
RESOLUTIONS FOR SECOND CONSIDERATION - none
ORDINANCES FOR FIRST CONSIDERATION - none
ORDINANCES FOR SECOND CONSIDERATION - none
Appointments: 1st Vice-Chairman J. Holst appointed R. Rommel to the Employee Benefits Working Group committee.
Administrative Coordinator's Report: none
Future Agenda Items: none presented.
Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 7:32 p.m. by motion of C. Simones / J. Kosin. Motion carried unanimously.