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County Board Meeting -- May 12, 2015

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

Office of the County Clerk, May 12, 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 the April 21, 2015, County Board Meeting minutes.

SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS
Space and Security Needs Study Presentation by Venture Architects

ESTABLISH ORDER OF THE DAY

COMMUNICATIONS
Communications Referral List

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

APPOINTMENTS
A letter was received from County Executive Thomas Nelson nominating Michael Punzel, Ryan Propson, Lisa Van Schyndel, and David Watters for appointment to the Local Emergency Planning Committee; said terms expiring in June 2018.

A letter was received from County Executive Thomas Nelson nominating Mike Jobe as the Sheriff’s Department Alternate Representative to the Coordinating Council Committee; said term expiring in April 2016.

A letter was received from County Executive Thomas Nelson nominating the following individual’s for appointment/re-appointment to the Sustainability Committee: Nadine Miller as a Citizen member and Dave Johnson as a Planning Department member, said terms expiring in April 2016, and Paul Farrell as a Maintenance Department member and Lisa Lux as a Human Resources member, said terms expiring in April 2017.

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. 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. 129—2014-15 was previously distributed with your March 24, 2015, board packet; please bring your copy to the meeting.

At the March 24, 2015 meeting, Supervisor Thyssen moved, seconded by Supervisor Iverson, for adoption. Subsequently, discussion took place regarding a similar resolution adopted Feb. 25, 2014, Resolution No. 155—2013-14. Corporation Counsel Guidote reported that if Resolution No. 129—2014-15 were defeated at the March 24, 2015 meeting, confusion could occur with Board intent regarding redistricting. His recommendation was that it might be preferable for the County Board to withdraw Resolution No. 129—2014-15. After further debate, Supervisor Thomas moved, seconded by Supervisor Rahmlow, to refer Resolution No. 129—2014-15 back to committee. Motion carried 20 aye, 14 nay, 2 absent. At the April 21, 2015 meeting, Supervisor Thyssen requested Resolution No. 129—2014-15 be held in committee. No objection; so ordered.

NEW BUSINESS
Resolution No. Z-2—2015-16 - Agriculture, Extension Education, Zoning & Land Conservation Committee. Approve the proposed rezoning of parcels totaling 10 acres in the Town of Grand Chute, from Local Commercial District to Multi-Family Residential District, for Sylvan Development, LLC, as depicted on the attached review.

Resolution No. Z-3—2015-16 - Agriculture, Extension Education, Zoning & Land Conservation Committee. Approve a proposed text amendment to Chapter 535 of the Town of Grand Chute Municipal Code regarding new regulations governing billboards and off-premises advertising signs which is depicted on the attached review and Exhibit A.

Resolution No. 13—2015-16 – Agriculture, Extension Education, Zoning & Land Conservation Committee. Oppose all legislative proposals which would eliminate the Wisconsin Fund Grant Program.

Resolution No. 14—2015-16 – Property, Airport, Recreation & Economic Development Committee. Approve a $17,500 budget transfer from the Contingency Fund to the County Property Fund, as noted on the attached fiscal note, to fund an action plan addressing environmental conditions at the 18.22 acre parcel located at the Highway 15 & Casaloma corner. The plan allows the property to be farmed, preventing existing wetland expansion, until a future use is identified for the site.

Resolution No. 15—2015-16 – Property, Airport, Recreation & Economic Development Committee. Approve an increase of $7,180 to the County Properties Cost Center, Miscellaneous Revenues line item and Purchased Services line item, for unexpected structural repairs on the Binghamton Tower as noted on the attached fiscal note. 

Ordinance No. B—2015-16 – Highway, Recycling & Solid Waste Committee. Amend Section 36-166 – Highways designated as Class B, of the Outagamie County Code of Ordinances, to remove County Highway “T” from the list.

REPORTS
The following rezoning petitions have been received by Timothy P. Roach, Zoning Administrator:
From the Town of Maple Creek
- Petitioner: Joe Close
- Proposed rezoning from Exclusive Agricultural District to General Agricultural District
- Notice of public hearing concerning the above will take place at the Highway
Garage, 1313 Holland Road, Appleton, at 10:30 a.m. on May 27, 2014.