Wednesday - August 06, 2008 - 8:00 p.m.
Meeting called to order by Chair P. Barkla at 8:01 p.m. A quorum was established with roll call by Corporation Counsel showing 16 supervisors present (Supervisor J. Kosin by telephone); Supervisor J. Camery was excused. Also attending were Corporation Counsel B. Lawrence, Attorney Joe Wright by telephone, and Judy Wiff.
Agenda adopted by motion of C. Simones / D. Rohl and carried by voice vote with all in favor. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
Public Comments: Supervisor M. Pittman indicated that Judy Wiff had put an article in the paper regarding Nugget Lake and thanked her for recognizing that the cabins were open for business.
Committee convened into Closed Session at 8:04 p.m. pursuant to §19.85(1)(g), WI Stats for the purpose of conferring with legal counsel for the governmental body who is rendering oral or written advice concerning strategy to be adopted by the body with respect to litigation in which it is or is likely to become involved: Trumpeter Valley, LLC v Pierce County, et al. Motion by C. Simones / R. Purdy carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Meeting returned to Open Session at 9:29 p.m. by motion of C. Simones / R. Purdy; roll call vote carried with 15 in favor and 1 opposed (B. Plunkett).
Motion by C. Simones / R. Lockwood to ratify settlement of Trumpeter Development, LLC v Pierce County et al., Case No. 02-CV-253, in the sum of $1,400.000.00, (allocated as $800,000.00 for compensatory damages and $600,000.00 for prejudgment interest and attorney fees), as a compromise and full, complete and final settlement of any and all claims, subject to the execution by Trumpeter Development, LLC of a complete release of any and all claims against Pierce County, the Pierce County Land Management Committee and its members and former members who have been defendants in this action, and subject to termination of the above described litigation with prejudice, with the funds for said settlement to come first from the General Fund by re-designation of the property acquisition fund, in the approximate amount of $626,000.00, with the remainder to come from the Contingency Fund. Motion carried by roll call vote with 11 in favor (C. Simones, R. Lockwood, K. Snow, J. Ross, D. Rohl, G. Place, D. Reis, J. Holst, M. Pittman, J. Kosin, P. Barkla) and 5 opposed (R. Purdy, B. Plunkett, N. Shonoiki, J. Kucinski, B. Gilles).
Meeting adjourned at 9:34 p.m. by motion of B. Plunkett / C. Simones. Motion carried by voice vote with all in favor.
Submitted by Bradley D. Lawrence, Corporation Counsel.