County Board Meeting -- March 24, 2015

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* * AGENDA **
* * OUTAGAMIE COUNTY BOARD * *

Office of the County Clerk, March 24, 2015.

The Board meets pursuant to adjournment, and is called to order by Chairperson Nagler at 6:30 p.m. in the County Board Room, located at 410 South Walnut Street, Appleton, Wisconsin.

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 Nagler.

Approval of theminutes of March 10, 2015, County Board meeting.

SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS

ESTABLISH ORDER OF THE DAY
Resolution No. 133—2014-15 requires a Suspension of the Rules as it did not meet the timing of Ordinance Sec. 2-50. Rule 7 – Timing for submission to Board.

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. 113—2014-15 – Legislative/Audit & Human Resources Committee. Approve urging the State Legislature to, when redistricting, wait until local governments produce and provide their numbers, wards, and district information to the state and to use local boundaries to create state districts.

Resolution No. 113—2014-15 was previously distributed with your February 10 board packet; please bring your copy to the meeting.

At the February 10, 2015 meeting, Supervisor Grady moved, seconded by Supervisor Pleuss, for adoption. After some discussion, Supervisor Iverson moved, seconded by Supervisor Thyssen, to amend Resolution No. 113—2014-15 on Page 1, Line 23, by adding a period after “districts” and adding “In addition the legislature will consider a non-partisan board utilizing a method to establish voting districts similar to the process used in Iowa.” Chairperson Nagler stepped down from the chair and Vice Chairperson Hagen took the chair. After Chairperson Nagler addressed the board she retook her seat as chair. Roll call for amendment carried. Roll call for adoption as amended carried. At the February 24, 2015 meeting, Supervisor Grady moved, seconded by Supervisor Pleuss, to reconsider Resolution No. 113 in order to send the resolution back to committee to divide the resolution into two questions. Motion to reconsider carried. Supervisor Pleuss moved, seconded by Supervisor Thyssen, to refer Resolution No. 113 back to committee. Motion to refer back to committee carried. At the March 10, 2015 meeting, Supervisor Thyssen requested that Resolution No. 113—2014-15 be held in committee. No objection; so ordered.

NEW BUSINESS
Ordinance No. Z-9—2014-15 - Agriculture, Extension Education, Zoning & Land Conservation Committee. Adopt the rezoning petition from Chris Fielding to rezone a .9 acre parcel from a 2.52 acre parcel, number 07-0-0230-03, from the Exclusive Agriculture District to the General Agriculture District in the Town of Deer Creek as depicted on the attached review and map.

Resolution No. 125—2014-15 – Finance Committee. Authorize and approve of all excess or deficiency of revenues over/under expenditures and unexpended appropriations of the various accounts reverting back to the County’s General Fund or from the General Fund as indicated in the attachment as of December 31, 2014, with the exception of those expenses, revenues or transfers as detailed in the attachment.

Resolution No. 126—2014-15 – Property, Airport, Recreation & Economic Development Committee. Authorize the transfer of $9,000 from the Contingency Fund to the Parks Department Plamann Park budget, as noted on the attached fiscal note, for the purpose of an ADA assessment RFP for a consultant. 

Resolution No. 127—2014-15 – Legislative/Audit & Human Resources Committee. Approve of accepting and expending an additional $86,000 grant funding, adjusting the 2015 Land Conservation Department Budget, TMDL Watershead Cost Center, for the funding, and amending the Table Of Organization for the Land Conservation Department by creating (1) full-time Agronomist/Conservation Planner position with the attendant budget expenses and revenues, as noted on the attached fiscal note.

Resolution No. 128—2014-15 – Legislative/Audit & Human Resources Committee. Urge the state legislature to, when redistricting, wait until local governments produce and provide their numbers, wards, and district information to the state and to use local boundaries to create state districts.

Resolution No. 129—2014-15 – Legislative/Audit & Human Resources Committee. Urge the state legislature to, when redistricting, consider a non-partisan board utilizing a method to establish voting districts similar to the process used in Iowa.

Resolution No. 130—2014-15 – Public Safety Committee. Support proposed legislation which will allow counties and municipalities to certify the Department of Revenue for collection of debts owed to a contracted, private ambulance service operating on behalf of or in service to a county or municipality.

Resolution No. 131—2014-15 – Health & Human Services Committee. Urge the state legislature to develop and enact bipartisan support for funding of comprehensive, sustainable, effective and evidence based communicable disease control and prevention for the public’s health. 

Resolution No. 132—2014-15 – Health & Human Services Committee. Support retaining and expanding Wisconsin’s current long term system of Family Care, IRIS, Partnership, and Aging and Disability Resource Centers. 

Resolution No. 133—2014-15 – Property, Airport, Recreation & Economic Development Committee. As part of making application for State aid for snowmobile trails, authorize the Parks Director to act on behalf of Outagamie County to submit application to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for financial aid that may be available and take necessary steps for approved projects including Outagamie County meeting financial obligations of accepted grants.

REPORTS