PIERCE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Tuesday - May 28, 2019 - 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 Deputy County Clerk Cyndi Kern with 16 supervisors present; one excused (J. Aubart). Also attending were Corporation Counsel Brad Lawrence, Jason Matthys-Administrative Coordinator, Steve Albarado-Chief Deputy Sheriff, Chad Johnson-Hwy Commissioner, Andy Pichotta-Land Management Director, Carissa Langer-Prescott Library Director, and Duane Peterson-Hayward, WI.
Motion by J. Kosin/R. Mercord to adopt the agenda as presented; motion carried by voice vote with all in favor. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag led by Supervisor B. Schroeder.
Public Comment on Issues Not Related to Agenda Items: None
Highway Department Equipment Purchase in excess of $75,000 pursuant to 40-23(B) Pierce County Code: Sign Truck body. Hwy Commissioner C. Johnson gave brief description of equipment, sign truck body includes: man lift with extendable platform; jib crane with auger; post pounder; outriggers; tool boxes; all associated hydraulic components; and a 3000 watt inverter. Johnson noted purchase of sign truck body was included in the equipment purchase plan for 2019 however bid was over allotted budgeted funds and therefore the purchase of one pickup budgeted for 2019 would be purchased in 2020. Motion by L. Peterson/B. Schroeder to approve bid from Monroe Truck Equipment for Sign Truck body in the amount of $173,146; motion carried by roll call vote with 15 in favor and 1 opposed (J. Holst).
Election of Land Management Citizen Members: Land Management Director A. Pichotta addressed board indicating current citizen members are interested in serving another term. M. Kahlow/C. Bjork nominated Erick Sanden and Joe Fetzer for re-election as citizen members. No further nominations were received. Motion by M. Kahlow / C. Bjork to close nominations and cast unanimous ballot for Sanden and Fetzer. Motion carried by voice vote with all in favor. E. Sanden and J. Fetzer elected each to a 3 year term.
RESOLUTIONS FOR FIRST CONSIDERATION
Res. 19-02 Memorial to Daniel McCardle. Adoption permitted on first reading. First reading by Deputy Clerk C. Kern. Motion by R. Gilles/ D. Bergseng to approve as presented; motion carried by voice vote with all in favor.
Res. 19-03 Approve Municipal Agreement Fee Increase for Commercial Drivers' License Testing Program. First reading; motion by M. Kahlow/N. Gulbranson to suspend the rules and waive reading of resolution; motion carried unanimously by show of hands vote. AC J. Matthys explained program and services provided to the municipalities. Annual participation fee would increase $12 to $25 per participant per year.
Res. 19-04 Amend Personnel Policy to Amend Wages for Sheriff's Office Temporary Employees. First reading; motion by M. Kahlow/S. Bjork to suspend the rules and waive reading of resolution; motion carried unanimously by show of hands vote. Chief Deputy Albarado explained cost savings and benefits to the county and does not foresee staffing issues with wage decrease. No action taken.
Res. 19-05 Amend Land Management Department Fee Schedule. First reading; motion by M. Kahlow/S. Bjork to suspend the rules and waive reading of resolution; motion carried unanimously by show of hands vote. Land Management Director A. Pichotta explained changes to fee schedule and address questions. No action taken.
RESOLUTIONS FOR SECOND CONSIDERATION - None.
ORDINANCES FOR FIRST CONSIDERATION - None.
ORDINANCES FOR SECOND CONSIDERATION - None.
Board of Adjustments: Chair J. Holst appointed Lee Wright - Town of Ellsworth, Ross Christopherson - Town of Gilman, Kenneth Peterson - Town of Trimbelle. Each to a 3 year term to the Board of Adjustment; effective June 2019 through June 2022. Motion by B. Schroeder/D. Reis to confirm the appointment Lee Wright, Ross Christopherson and Kenneth Peterson, motion carried unanimously by show of hands vote.
Land Information Council: Chair J. Holst appointed Chief Deputy Steve Albarado to complete remainder of term vacated by P. Meixner, effective June 2019 through April 2020. Motion by B. Schroeder/R. Wood to approve appointment, motion carried unanimously by show of hands.
SWM Board: Chair J. Holst appointed the following citizens to the Solid Waste Management Board. Jim Kleinhans 2 year term; April 2019 to April 2021. Nate Hagens and Donald Jones, each to a 3 year term April 2019 to April 2022. Motion by B. Schroeder/L. Peterson to confirm the appointment of above citizen members to the SWM Board; motion carried unanimously by show of hands vote.
Future Agenda Items: Res. 19-03, 19-04, 19-05; 2020 Budget guidelines
Next meeting date: June 25, 2019; 7 p.m.; County Board Room, Courthouse.
Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 7:28 p.m. by motion of B. Schroeder /R. Wood; motion carried unanimously.
Respectfully submitted by C. Kern, Deputy County Clerk
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