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PROCEEDINGS OF THE DOUGLAS COUNTY BOARD

PROCEEDINGS OF THE DOUGLAS COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Thursday, April 14, 2022, 6:00 p.m., Board Room, Second Floor, Government Center 1316 North 14th Street, Superior, Wisconsin Meeting called to order by Chairman Mark Liebaert. Pledge of Allegiance recited. Roll call taken by County Clerk Susan Sandvick. There were 17 Present, 4 Absent. Absent – Borgeson (remote), Glazman, Pomush, Slay. Motion by Allen, second Luostari, to approve the March 17, 2022, meeting minutes. Motion carried. CORRESPONDENCE Two items of correspondence were either received and placed on file or referred to the appropriate committee. PRESENTATION Susan Heskin, Library Director, presented on Superior Public Library and its branch locations. A renovation was done in 2017 to the city location, which addressed safety concerns among aesthetics. 35% of library checkouts are to rural Douglas County residents. Changes and updates include no overdue fines, full virtual newspaper access, and a library media-streaming platform. Outreach is a key goal with many events available virtually. PUBLIC COMMENT None. ORDINANCES Amendment to Ordinance 8.0, Zoning Ordinance, presented by the Zoning Committee. Motion by Bergman, second Baker, to adopt. Motion carried. RESOLUTIONS #16-22: Resolution by the Land and Development Committee recommending land sales. Motion by Allen, second Jaques, to adopt. Motion carried. #17-22: Resolution by Supervisors on the Extension, Education and Recycling Committee recommending Broadband Study. Motion by Hendrickson, second Peterson, to adopt. Motion carried. #18-22: Resolution by Supervisors on the Land Conservation Committee recommending authorization of agent for Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Surface Water Grants. Motion by Hendrickson, second Bergman, to adopt. Motion carried. #19-22: Resolution by the Administration Committee recommending budgetary transfers. Motion by Jaques, second Hendrickson, to adopt. Roll call vote taken and passed with 17 – Yes, 0 – No, 4 – Absent. Absent – Borgeson, Glazman, Pomush, Slay. #20-22: Resolution by the Administration Committee recommending year-end 2021 carry-overs and reserves. Motion by Jaques, second Lear, to adopt. Roll call vote taken and passed with 17 – Yes, 0 – No, 4 – Absent. Absent – Borgeson, Glazman, Pomush, Slay. #21-22: Resolution by the Transportation and Infrastructure and Administration Committees recommending wage increase for seasonal laborers. Motion by Allen, second Baker, to adopt. Motion carried. #22-22: Resolution by the Administration Committee establishing elected officials salaries (Sheriff and Clerk of Courts) for next term of office. Motion by Jaques, second Bergman, to adopt. Motion by Hendrickson, second Clark, to amend resolution to reflect Liebaert abstained under committee action. Motion carried. Motion to adopt as amended, carried. Liebaert abstained. #23-22: Resolution by the Administration Committee recommending reorganization of Information Services (IS) and Finance Departments. Motion by Lear, second Ryan, to adopt. Motion carried. #24-22: Resolution by the Forest, Parks and Recreation and Administration Committees recommending amendment to Declaration of Unassigned General Fund Prior Year Surplus Policy. Motion by Baker, second Bergman, to adopt. Roll call vote taken and passed with 17 – Yes, 0 – No, 4 – Absent. Absent – Borgeson, Glazman, Pomush, Slay. #25-22: Resolution by the Administration Committee recommending amendment to Purchasing Policy. Motion by Jaques, second Luostari, to adopt. Motion carried. #26-22: Resolution by the Administration Committee recommending approval of Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program guidelines. Motion by Hendrickson, second Clark, to adopt. Motion carried. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REPORT: Written report reviewed. COUNTY BOARD CHAIR REPORT: Committee assignments to begin in May; towns able to include town names on fire address signs; loggers forum held with discussion on carbon credits and invasive species; agreement with city for building space to be reviewed. Peter Clark, District 4 Supervisor, recognized for his eight years of service on the County Board. APPOINTMENTS: Motion by Baker, second Hendrickson, to approve the following appointments by County Board Chair: Energy Committee - Craig Tyson (replacing Craig Plummer); Douglas County Revolving Loan Fund Advisory Board – Dick Nystrom (County Board Chair designee), Larry Johnson, Chippewa Bank, Brad Roden, National Bank of Commerce, Tim Foster, Superior Choice Credit Union (banking representatives); Mark Hubbard, Jan Dalbec (at-large members); Charlie Glazman (elected representative); and Tom Fennessey (President of Development Association); Douglas County Revolving Loan Fund Board of Directors – Mark Hubbard, Dick Nystrom (public members); Local Emergency Planning Committee - Rob Devin (representing Essentia Health). Motion carried. COMMITTEE REPORTS: Sandvick – Land and Development Committee; Bergman – Zoning Committee; Hendrickson – Extension, Education and Recycling Committee; Liebaert – Forest, Parks and Recreation Committee. APPROVAL OF BILLS AND CLAIMS: Motion by Jaques, second Allen, to approve. Motion carried. ADJOURNMENT: Motion by Allen, second Clark, to adjourn. Motion carried. Adjourned at 6:59 p.m. Reorganization meeting – April 19, 2022; Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting – May 19, 2022. Submitted by, Susan T. Sandvick Douglas County Clerk (May 13, 2022)54485 WNAXLP