County Board Meeting -- January 28, 2014

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Office of the County Clerk, January 28, 2014.

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 at 410 South Walnut Street, Appleton, Wisconsin.

County Clerk Lori O’Bright and Roll Call-Pro Bob Schroyer will explain the refurbished voting system and answer questions.

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.

Approval of the minutes of the December 10, 2013 County Board meeting.

SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS
Airport Name Change Committee recommendation, Power Point presentation – Supervisor Rabec.

ESTABLISH ORDER OF THE DAY
Reconsideration of Resolution No. 138—2013-14 - Finance Committee. Approve a deletion to the Outagamie County Investment Policy Section VII – Investment Parameters: Maximum Maturities, as noted in the resolution.

At the December 10, 2013, meeting Supervisor Nagler moved, seconded by Supervisor Hagen, for adoption. Subsequently, Supervisor Pleuss moved, seconded by Supervisor Thyssen, to amend to add on line 17 after "Wisconsin State Statutes 6.0603," the words "Any investments more than five (5) years shall be submitted to the County Board for adoption by resolution." Amendment carried 36 aye. Roll call to adopt as amendment carried 35 aye, 1 present.

Supervisor Nagler has requested the resolution be placed on the agenda for reconsideration. An amendment to the resolution is included in the packet. NOTE to County Board: Please bring your copy of Resolution No. 138—2013-14 to the meeting from the previous packet.

COMMUNICATIONS
Communication Referral List

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

APPOINTMENTS
Letter from County Executive Nelson recommending the re-appointment of Carlton Schuh to the Outagamie County Veterans Service Commission for a three-year term; said term expiring in December 2016.

Letter from County Executive Nelson recommending the re-appointments of Carol Diehl and William Bloedow, and the appointment of Richard Goldsmith, to the Outagamie Waupaca Counties Federated Library System(OWLS) for three-year terms; said terms expiring in December 2016.

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. 113—2013-14 – Public Safety Committee. Support legislation that provides that a parent of any age who has appeared before the juvenile court in a contested adoption or involuntary termination of parental rights proceeding is considered to have waived his or her right to counsel if the juvenile court has ordered the parent to appear and the parent fails to appear in person as ordered without just cause. The bill also provides that repeated failure by a parent to appear in person as ordered by the juvenile court is presumed to be without just cause.

At the November 19, 2013 meeting, Supervisor Duncan moved, seconded by Supervisor Groat, for adoption. Subsequently, Supervisor Nagler moved, seconded Supervisor McDaniel, to refer back to committee. Motion carried. At the December 10, 2013 meeting, Resolution No. 113 was held in committee by Supervisor Duncan.

Resolution No. 128—2013-14 – Health & Human Services Committee. Support legislation to create a statewide program to review child deaths and provide a penalty.

At the December 10, 2013 meeting, Supervisor Stueck requested that Resolution No. 128 was held in committee. No objection; so ordered. NOTE to County Board: Please bring your copy of Resolution No. 128—2013-14 to the meeting from the previous packet.

NEW BUSINESS 

Resolution No. Z-7—2013-14 – Agriculture, Extension Education, Zoning and Land Conservation Committee. Approve the proposed 6.15 acre rezoning request for Martinwood LLC and Keystone Development LLC in the Town of Grand Chute from Commercial Regional District to Multi-Family Residential as depicted on the attached review and map.

Resolution No. 146—2013-14 – Agriculture, Extension Education, Zoning and Land Conservation Committee. Approve the Land Conservation Department’s request to amend its 2014 budget to accept and expend the $53,775 DNR 319 grant funds as noted on the attached fiscal note.

Included in packet: January 14, 2014 Public Hearing comments regarding the Outdoor Recreation and Open Space Plan amendments.

Resolution No. 147—2013-14 – Agriculture, Extension Education, Zoning and Land Conservation Committee. Approve the proposed amendments to the Outagamie County Comprehensive Plan – A Look to the Future, as noted on the attached Appendix E.

Resolution No. 148—2013-14 – Legislative/Audit & Human Resources Committee.
Approve the settlement agreements authorizing a 1.5% base wage increase effective December 29, 2013 for the Brewster Village Union (980), Highway Union (455), Local 2046 and 2416 Unions, and the Outagamie County Justice Center Association Union employees as noted on the attached agreements and fiscal note.

Resolution No. 149—2013-14 – Property, Airport, Recreation and Economic Development Committee. Authorize granting New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC a non-exclusive utility easement located at 3580 East Northland Avenue, Appleton, WI 54911 as noted on the attached easement agreement. 

Resolution No. 150—2013-14 – Property, Airport, Recreation and Economic Development Committee. Authorize an increase of $565,500 to the Airport State Aid 2014 cost center, Capital Outlay line item, as noted on the attached fiscal note.

Resolution No. 151—2013-14 – Property, Airport, Recreation and Economic Development Committee. Request the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Bureau of Aeronautics accept the July 14, 2009 petition item for the terminal building construction as the petition for the customs facility. No budget impact is noted on the attached fiscal note.

Resolution No. 152—2013-14 – Property, Airport, Recreation and Economic Development Committee. Authorize granting WE-Energies an easement to parcel 110 1197 00 for the transmission and distribution of natural gas and by-products; liquids, gases, or substances, including customary growth and replacement, and trimming and removal of vegetation, as noted on the attached easement.

REPORTS