County Board Meeting--April 18, 2017

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AGENDA
OUTAGAMIE COUNTY BOARD  

Office of the County Clerk, April 18, 2017.     

The Board meets for the ANNUAL REORGANIZATION MEETING, pursuant to Section 59.03, Wisconsin Statutes, and is called to order by Chairperson Nooyen at 4:00 p.m. in the County Board Room, located at 410 South Walnut Street, Appleton, Wisconsin.

ROLL CALL of the Board of Supervisors.  Board Chairperson requests the Board's confirmation regarding excused members.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Offered by Chairperson Nooyen.

MINUTES OF THE MARCH 14, 2017 COUNTY BOARD MEETING

SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS

  • Retirement/Resignation – Outagamie County Treasurer Jack Voight
  • Online Supervisor Communications – Dan Gabrielson

APPOINTMENT OF SERGEANT-AT-ARMS

APPOINTMENT OF PARLIAMENTARIAN

DESIGNATION OF OFFICIAL COUNTY NEWSPAPER FOR LEGAL AND ELECTION NOTICES

CHAIRPERSON’S APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS

ESTABLISH ORDER OF THE DAY

COMMUNICATIONS

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION FOR A PERIOD OF FIFTEEN MINUTES (PERTINENT TO THE RESOLUTIONS OF THE DAY).

APPOINTMENTS

REPORT BY THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE - County Executive Thomas Nelson will give an Administrative Update.

REPORT AND PRESENTATION OF COUNTY LOBBYIST - County Lobbyist Mark Wadium will speak on subjects of County interest.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Resolution No. 162—2016-17 – Legislative/Audit & Human Resources Committee.  Approve Administrative Rule 17-01, as attached, amending all Personnel Manuals by changing all reference to hours “worked” to hours “paid” and to remove the 45 hour requirement and consistently apply 40 hours across all positions.  At the March 14, 2017 meeting, Supervisor Thyssen requested that Resolution No. 162 be held in committee.  No objection; so ordered.

NEW BUSINESS

Resolution No. 1—2017-18– Agriculture, Extension Education, Zoning & Land Conservation Committee.  Approve of accepting and expending Department of Natural Resources Notice of Discharge Grant funds for addressing manure runoff issues on the Harvey Albert farm in the amount of $85,000.

Resolution No. 2—2017-18– Agriculture, Extension Education, Zoning & Land Conservation Committee.  Approve of accepting and expending grant funds in the amount of $48,200 from Calumet County for the purpose of cost-sharing Nutrient Management Planning with farmers in Outagamie County.

Resolution No. 3—2017-18– Agriculture, Extension Education, Zoning & Land Conservation Committee.  Approve of supporting full funding of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and authorizing the Outagamie County Lobbyist to work with the Wisconsin Counties Association, NACo, and state and federal legislators on this issue.

Resolution No. 4—2017-18– Finance Committee. Authorize the county clerk to commence the procurement process to determine the cost of a 2018 proposed county-wide election equipment purchase; form a county/municipal procurement team; and approve the conceptual 50/50 cost share arrangement between Outagamie County and county municipalities for the procurement.

Resolution No. 5—2017-18 – Finance Committee. Urge the Governor and State Legislature to protect homeowners and main street businesses from having even more of the property tax burden shifted to them by addressing tax avoidance strategies that national business chains are using across the country to gain dramatic reductions in their property tax bills.

Resolution No. 6—2017-18– Highway, Recycling & Solid Waste Committee.  Approve of utilizing $650,000 from the Capital Projects Fund and the County Roads and Bridges Fund for engineering and partial reimbursement of utility relocations for CTH KK, CTH JJ, and CTH ZZ projects as noted on the attached fiscal note, Attachment A, and Attachment B.

Resolution No. 7—2017-18– Public Safety Committee.  Approve increasing the Criminal Justice Treatment Services budget by $1,500 to be used to purchase incentives for Veterans Court participants.

Ordinance No. A—2017-18 – Legislative/Audit & Human Resources Committee.  Approve amending  Chapter 2 of the Outagamie County Code of Ordinances, Division 3 – Standing Committees, Sec. 2-89 Meetings, (c) Schedule, adding language prohibiting standing committees from scheduling regular meeting times simultaneously. 

REPORTS