PIERCE COUNTY: 10/23/12 Board Meeting MinutesPIERCE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
PIERCE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Tuesday - October 23, 2012 - 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, Administrative Coordinator Jo Ann Miller, Circuit Court Judge Joseph Boles, Clerk of Court Peg Feuerhelm, Finance Director Julie Brickner, Sheriff Nancy Hove, Chief Deputy Sheriff Jason Matthys, Land Management Director Andy Pichotta, Highway Commissioner Chad Johnson, PCEDC Bill Warner, Human Services Director Ron Schmidt, & Jason Schulte – Press.
Motion by J. Kosin/M. Kahlow 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. Ross.
Public Comment on Issues Not Related to Agenda Items: None.
Election of Agriculture and Extension Committee member: Chair J. Holst called for nominations for one supervisor member needed to fill vacancy by J. Ross committee resignation. Ruth Wood nominated by J. Kosin. Chair J. Holst called for other nominations; none given. Motion by M. Pittman/D. Reis to close nominations & cast a unanimous ballot for R. Wood; motion carried unanimously. Supervisor R. Wood elected to complete term of J. Ross on Ag & Extension Committee; also defacto member of Land Conservation Committee.
Election of Human Services Board member: Chair J. Holst called for nominations for one supervisor member needed to fill vacancy by J. Ross committee resignation. Mike Kahlow nominated by K. Snow. Chair J. Holst called for other nominations; none given. Motion by D. Reis/G. Place to close nominations & cast a unanimous ballot for M. Kahlow; motion carried unanimously. Supervisor M. Kahlow elected to complete term of J. Ross on Human Services Board.
RESOLUTIONS FOR FIRST CONSIDERATION
Res. 12-18 Authorize New Positions for 2013. First reading by Clerk J. Feuerhelm. Human Services Director R. Schmidt explained additional new positions he would be requesting for 2013 currently be considered by the Finance & Personnel Committee. Supervisor M. Pittman asked Judge J. Boles if he could elaborate on the need to add a Court Security Officer. Judge Boles explained to the Board the need & importance for additional security in the courts & that the officer may also be available to perform other duties for the Sheriff’s Dept. No action taken.
Res. 12-19 Approve 2013 Tax Levy and Budget. First reading by Clerk J. Feuerhelm.
Res. 12-20 Authorizing Sale of County-Owned Property in the Town of Trenton. First reading by Clerk J. Feuerhelm. Supervisor R. Mercord asked if an appraisal of the property would be done. Hwy. Commissioner C. Johnson indicated that a third party appraisal would be done of the property prior to offering for sale. No action taken.
Res. 12-21 Supporting Legislation Requiring Online-Only Retailers to Collect and Remit Wisconsin Sales Tax. First reading by Clerk J. Feuerhelm.
Res. 12-22 Authorization to Use Jail Assessment Fund to Pay for Professional Consulting Services for Improvements to Jail – Plumbing Evaluation Study. First reading by Clerk J. Feuerhelm.
Res. 12-23 Requesting Affiliation of the Pierce County Revolving Loan Fund with the Regional Business Fund, Inc. First reading by Clerk J. Feuerhelm. PCEDC Director B. Warner fielded questions from various supervisors with regard to proposed changes. No action taken.
RESOLUTIONS FOR SECOND CONSIDERATION - NONE.
ORDINANCES FOR FIRST CONSIDERATION
Ord. 12-09 Amend Chapter 191 of the Pierce County Code – Sewage Disposal. First reading by Clerk J. Feuerhelm. Land Management Director A. Pichotta explained the changes being made to the code & the purpose for doing so as it related to changes in nomenclature at the State level. No action taken.
ORDINANCES FOR SECOND CONSIDERATION- NONE.
Future Agenda Items: Resolutions & Ordinance for second reading. Chair J. Holst announced that the November meeting would be the budget hearing meeting & would be held on Nov. 13TH at 9 A.M., as opposed to the regular meeting time of the fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 7:32 p.m. by motion of M. Pittman/ J. Kosin. Motion carried unanimously.
Respectfully submitted by J. Feuerhelm, County Clerk
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