County Board Meeting -- February 12, 2013

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Office of the County Clerk, February 12, 2013.

The Board meets pursuant to adjournment, and is called to order by Chairperson Schuette at 6:30 p.m. in the County Board Room, located in the City Center East, 122 East College Avenue, Appleton, WI.

Roll call of the Board of Supervisors. The Board Chairperson requests the Board's confirmation regarding excused members.

The Pledge of Allegiance will be offered by Chairperson Schuette.

ROLL CALL of Supervisors-Parking in the Washington Street ramp.

Approval of the minutes of the January 22, 2013, County Board meeting.


Resolution No. 125—2012-2013 – Listed under New Business. This resolution was submitted to Corporation Counsel and County Clerk after the Board Rule requirements for inclusion into the packet (Rule 7). A suspension of the rules is necessary for action.

• Communications Referral List – Included
• Letter from Nicole Schoultz, Buyer, concerning the sale of County personal property


A letter was received from County Executive Thomas Nelson recommending the re-appointment of Mr. John Breitzman and the appointment of Mr. Michael Weaver to serve on the Veterans Service Commission, said terms expiring December 2015 and December 2014, respectively. 

A letter was received from County Executive Thomas Nelson recommending the appointment of Ms. Susan Draves to serve on the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) as the Print Media Representative, said term expiring June 2015.

A letter was received from County Executive Thomas Nelson recommending the following additional individuals for consideration as the gubernatorial appointee representing Outagamie County on the East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (requested from the Governor’s office): Mr. Michael Potter, Mr. Brennan Haworth, Ms. Kathleen Rumsey, Mr. Richard Schoenbohm, and Mr. Ronald Tank. Mr. Paul Hirte was recommended and overwhelmingly supported for re-appointment as the gubernatorial appointee by the County Board at the October 23, 2012, meeting.

County Executive Thomas Nelson will give an Administrative Update.

County Lobbyist Mark Wadium will speak on subjects of County interest.

Resolution No. 120—2012-2013 – Public Safety Committee. Authorize the Outagamie County Lobbyist to request the state legislature re-examine Wisconsin State Statute 968.255 regarding strip searches and to clarify the language contained therein in light of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Burlington, April 2012, and to consider permitting strip searches of newly incarcerated inmates who have been taken into custody on existing warrants, probation holds or who are returning from work release instead of restricting those searches to persons newly arrested for felonies or certain misdemeanors.

At the January 22, 2013 meeting, Supervisor Pleuss moved, seconded by Supervisor Schmidt, to refer Resolution 120—2012-2013 to the Legislative/Audit and Human Resources Committee for review. ROLL CALL on referral: 33 aye, 2 nay, 1 absent. RESOLUTION NO. 120—2012-2013 WAS REFERRED TO THE LEGISLATIVE/AUDIT AND HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE.

Resolution No. 121—2012-2013 – Legislative/Audit & Human Resources Committee. Approve Administrative Rule No. 13-01 Union Interim Personnel Policy regarding AFSCME Local 980 (Brewster Village); AFSCME Local 455 (Highway & Solid Waste); Justice Center Association (Jail & Emergency Management); AFSCME Local 2416 (Professional Employees); and AFSCME Local 2046 (General Employees).

At the January 22, 2013 meeting, Supervisor Griesbach requested that Resolution 121—2012-2013 be held in committee. No objections; so ordered.

Resolution No. Z-7—2012-2013 – Agriculture, Extension Education, Zoning, & Land Conservation Committee. Approve a proposed rezoning change for DGI Freedom, LLC from General Agriculture District to Local Commercial District. The 2.48 acres is located approximately 2,000 feet south of the intersection of State Trunk Highway (STH) 55 and County Trunk Highway E on the west side of STH 55 in the Town of Freedom.

Resolution No. Z-8—2012-2013 – Agriculture, Extension Education, Zoning, & Land Conservation Committee. Approve a proposed text amendment which is an addition to Chapter 535 in the Town of Grand Chute Municipal Code regarding billboards and off-premises advertising signs. The Town of Grand Chute is in the process of providing for new regulations governing billboards and off-premises advertising signs. Grand Chute Municipal Code Chapter 535-114 states that for every new digital sign installation, the Town is requiring the removal of a minimum of two static signs, and all signs (static and digital) are required to have a permit for installation or removal and must meet Town standards.

Resolution No. 122—2012-2013 – Legislative/Audit & Human Resources Committee.
This resolution opposes any proposal which gives the State Legislature the ability to dictate the amount of local property tax dollars spent on a specific county department. 

Resolution No. 123—2012-2013 – Highway and Solid Waste Committee. The County Board requests on behalf of the counties of Winnebago, Calumet and Outagamie the restoration of the proposed schedule and funding to continue to progress the reconstruction for the US 10/Wisconsin 441 project as planned by the Department of Transportation.

Resolution No. 124—2012-2013 – Finance Committee. Approve the request for a transfer of $25,000 from the Contingency Fund to the History Museum Fund as noted on the attached fiscal note.

Resolution No. 125—2012-2013 – Property, Airport, Recreation & Economic Development Corporation. Authorize granting WE Energies a 12 foot wide distribution easement, being a part of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 20, Township 21 North, Range 17 East, Town of Grand Chute as noted on the attached; as well as a gas main distribution easement part of Lot 1, Certified Survey No. 3407 as noted on the attached.