August 13, 2019 County Board Meeting

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**  AGENDA  **

* *    OUTAGAMIE COUNTY BOARD   * *

 

Office of the County Clerk, August 13, 2019.   

The Board meets pursuant to adjournment, and is called to order by Chairperson Nooyen at 7:00 p.m. in the County Board Room, located at 320 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 JULY 9, 2019 COUNTY BOARD MEETING

SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS
Report on completion of the Government Center building – Maintenance Manager Paul
Farrell

ESTABLISH ORDER OF THE DAY

COMMUNICATIONS
Communication Referral List

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION FOR A PERIOD OF FIFTEEN MINUTES (PERTINENT TO THE RESOLUTIONS OF THE DAY) – Individual speakers are limited to three minutes per speaker. 

APPOINTMENTS
County Executive Nelson nomination of re-appointment of Denee Mott to the Housing Authority Commission; said terms expiring May 1, 2024.

County Executive Nelson nomination of appointment of Isaac Uitenbroek to the Greenway Implementation Committee; said terms expiring January 2021.

County Executive Nelson nomination of appointment of Nadine Miller to the Wisconsin PACE Committee; said terms expiring August 2022.

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.

CLOSED SESSION PURSUANT TO SEC. 19.35 (1)(e), WIS. STAT., FOR THE PURPOSE OF DELIBERATING OR NEGOTIATING THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF A PENDING AGREEMENT.  

END CLOSED SESSION

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Substitute Resolution No. 35--2019-20
 – Legislative/Audit & Human Resources Committee. Approve Administrative Rule AR-19-02 amending the Employee Handbook with adjustments and clarifying language in several areas, with an addition of a Whistleblower Protection Policy section (replacing AR-19-01), as noted on the attachments. 

The original Resolution No. 35—2019-20 was previously distributed to the County Board members at the July 9, 2019 Board meeting and Supervisor Travis Thyssen requested that the resolution be held in committee until August.

NEW BUSINESS
Ordinance No. Z-5—2019-20
 – Agriculture, Extension Education, Zoning & Land Conservation Committee.  Approve the petition for the Town of Freedom 1.36 acres rezoning request for Mark Vosters Construction, Inc., applicant and Dennis Schaetz and Diane Guerts, owners, from Local Commercial to Two-Family Residential, as noted on the attachments.

Ordinance No. Z-6—2019-20 – Agriculture, Extension Education, Zoning & Land Conservation Committee.  Approve the comprehensive plan amendment for parcel number 090036606, changing the Future Land Use Map classification from Future Commercial to Future Residential, totaling 1.36 acres in the Town of Freedom, as noted on the attachments.

Resolution No. 36—2019-20 – Agriculture, Extension Education, Zoning & Land Conservation Committee.  Request a change to the Forester definition within NR 1.21(2)(e), as noted on the attachments.

Resolution No. 37—2019-20 – Finance Committee and Legislative/Audit & Human Resources Committee.  Approve moving to a fully commercially insured health insurance model for years 2020 through 2022, as noted on the attachments.

Resolution No. 38—2019-20 – Legislative/Audit & Human Resources Committee.  Approve Administrative
Rule AR-20-01, replacing AR-19-02, amending the County Employee Handbook pertaining to vacation, holiday, and life insurance policies together with clarifying language in several areas, as well as the removal of references to previous union affiliations or employee groups with changes effective January 1, 2020 and filed in the County Clerk’s Office and that funds for changes be included in the 2020 Executive proposed budget, as noted on the attachments.

Resolution No. 39—2019-20 – Legislative/Audit & Human Resources Committee.  Approve shift differential pay for County Highway Department Night Duty scheduled employees to increase from one-half hour to two hours pay for each shift when working on Interstate 41 and/or State Trunk Highway 441 for maintenance and repair activities, except for accidents or weather related incidents, as noted on the attachments.

Resolution No. 40—2019-20 – Legislative/Audit & Human Resources Committee.  Oppose legislation that will allow the commissioner of insurance to regulate pharmacy benefit managers by requiring them to register, establishing price transparency and contract requirements, and other requirements, as noted on the attachments.

Resolution No. 41—2019-20 – Legislative/Audit & Human Resources Committee.  Recommend a 2.0% cost of living adjustment, exclusive of step increases, be utilized during the 2020 budget process, as noted on the attachments.

Resolution No. 42—2019-20 – Legislative/Audit & Human Resources Committee.  Approve the Exempt Employee Wage Schedule and Non-Exempt Employee Wage Schedule which includes reclassification of several positions, additional positions, and two position title changes and consolidated wage schedules effective on the date of each impacted employee’s step increase, as noted on the attachments.

Resolution No. 43—2019-20 – Agriculture, Extension Education, Zoning & Land Conservation Committee.  Approve the County Land Conservation Department to accept and expend the $25,000 grant from the Department of Natural Resources to analyze the watersheds in the Lower Fox River Basin to determine storage capacity and improving water quality in the Lower Green Bay Fox River Area of Concern, as noted on the attachments.

Resolution No. 44—2019-20 – Highway, Recycling and Solid Waste Committee.  Authorize removing the 0.57 mile segment of CTH U (N. County Line Road) between CTH VV and STH 29 from the County Trunk Highway System and jurisdictionally transfer the east half of the roadway and maintenance authority of the entire roadway to the Village of Hobart and the west half of the roadway to the Town of Oneida, as noted on the attachments.

Resolution No. 45—2019-20 – Agriculture, Extension Education, Zoning & Land Conservation Committee.  Approve the $228,000 Natural Resource Damage Assessment funds from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for “Riparian Habitat Restoration in the Lower Fox River Basin” used to expand riparian habitat enhancement and stream restoration projects, as noted on the attachments.

Resolution No. 46—2019-20 – Legislative/Audit & Human Resources Committee.  Approve the following:  create two full-time Sheriff’s Office Patrol Officer positions; the Agreement for Enhanced County Law Enforcement Services in the Town of Freedom to provide dedicated patrols and law enforcement activities effective September 1, 2019; and increase the Sheriff’s Office cost centers, as noted on the attachments.

Resolution No. 47—2019-20 – Public Safety Committee.  Approve the $31,905 grant funding received from the Wisconsin Department of Justice – Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) which will be used to enhance and expand County’s pretrial services program, and increase the JAG Grant cost centers, as noted on the attachments.

Resolution No. 48—2019-20 – Public Safety Committee.  Approve the $20,000 grant funding received from the Community Foundation of the Fox Valley Region, Inc. to assist low-income defendants with full or partial cost of GPS/SCRAM (alcohol monitoring bracelets for defendants through a third party vendor) and increase the Other Restricted Contributions/Donations Miscellaneous Revenues and Purchased Services cost centers by $20,000, as noted on the attachments.

Resolution No. 49—2019-20 – Finance Committee.  Deny the claim submitted by Country Mutual Insurance Company, subrogee of Kimberlee Derks and Andrew Derks, that has been placed on file in the office of the Outagamie County Clerk and that no action on this claim may be brought against Outagamie County, as noted on the attachment. 

REPORTS