Proceedings

Burnett County Board of Supervisors

September 21, 2017

CALL TO ORDER Chairman Taylor called the September 21, 2017, Burnett County Board of Supervisors meeting to order at 9:30 a.m. at Burnett County Highway/Forestry Facility, 8150 State Road Siren, Wisconsin.

INVOCATION Pastor Eddie Crise of Grace and Danbury United Methodist Churches gave the invocation.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Chairman Taylor led in the Pledge of Allegiance.

ROLL CALL Present, 20 supervisors: Jim Paden, Gene McLain, Jeremy Gronski, Dorothy Richard, Donald Chell, Gene Olson, Charles Awe, Chuck Anderson, Edgar Peterson, Norman Bickford, Christopher Sybers, Bert Lund, Jr., Emmett Byrne, Richard Anderson, Gary Lundberg, Duane Johnson, Don Taylor, Craig Conroy, Gerald Pardun and Brent Blomberg. Excused, one supervisor: Clifford L. Main. Present, two youth representatives: Noah Koball and alternate Brennan Koball.

PUBLIC COMMENT There were no public comments.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA ORDER Motion to approve the agenda order was made by Supervisor Lund, seconded by Supervisor Byrne. Motion carried, voice vote.

APPROVAL OF PROCEEDINGS OF AUGUST 17, 2017, MEETING Motion to approve the proceedings of the August 17, 2017, meeting was made by Supervisor Blomberg, seconded by Supervisor Lundberg. Motion carried, voice vote.

RESOLUTION 2017-19 A-2 TO C-1 MAP AMENDMENT #MAP-17-03: TOWN OF GRANTSBURG WHEREAS, the Town of Grantsburg has petitioned the Burnett County Board of Supervisors requesting that a parcel of real estate be rezoned from A-2 to C-1; and

WHEREAS, the Town Board of Grantsburg has not objected to said District Change; and

WHEREAS, a public hearing was held on September 5, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in the Burnett County Government Center by the Land Use and Information Committee of the Burnett County Board of Supervisors, as required by the provisions of Wisconsin Statute Section 59.69(5)(e) regarding said District Change; and

WHEREAS, the Land Use and Information Committee of Burnett County Board of Supervisors has reviewed said proposed Zoning District Change, and has recommended that the Burnett County Board of Supervisors Approve said proposed change.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Burnett County Board of Supervisors, in accord with the provisions of Wisconsin Statute Section 59.69(5)(e), does hereby amend the Burnett County Land Use Ordinance to provide that the following described parcel of real estate be removed from the A-2 District and be rezoned C-1 District, said District Change to be recorded on the Zoning District map of the Town of Grantsburg which is on file in the office of the County Zoning Administrator in accordance with Article XII of the Burnett County Land Use Ordinance.

Property is described as follows: South 13 1/2 rods of the East 12 rods of the SE 1/4 SW 1/4, Section 23, T38N R19W.

Chairman Taylor presented the resolution sponsored by the Land Use and Information Committee. Motion to approve Resolution 2017 -19 Map Amendment #MAP -17-03: Town of Grantsburg A-2 to C-1 was made by Supervisor Bickford, seconded by Supervisor Conroy. Motion carried, voice vote.

RESOLUTION 2017-20 MAP AMENDMENT #MAP-17-04: HOLST C-1 TO RR-3 WHEREAS, M.L. Holst, LLC/Morris Holst has petitioned the Burnett County Board of Supervisors requesting that a parcel of real estate be rezoned from C-1 to RR-3; and

WHEREAS, the Town Board of Meenon has not objected to said District Change; and

WHEREAS, a public hearing was held on September 5, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in the Burnett County Government Center by the Land Use and Information Committee of the Burnett County Board of Supervisors, as required by the provisions of Wisconsin Statute Section 59.69(5)(e) regarding said District Change; and

WHEREAS, the Land Use and Information Committee of Burnett County Board of Supervisors has reviewed said proposed Zoning District Change, and has recommended that the Burnett County Board of Supervisors Approve said proposed change.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Burnett County Board of Supervisors, in accord with the provisions of Wisconsin Statute Section 59.69(5)(e), does hereby amend the Burnett County Land Use Ordinance to provide that the following described parcel of real estate be removed from the C-1 District and be rezoned RR-3 District, said District Change to be recorded on the Zoning District map of the Town of Meenon which is on file in the office of the County Zoning Administrator in accordance with Article XII of the Burnett County Land Use Ordinance.

Property is described as follows: SE 1/4 NE 1/4 lying S of Clam River except W 400' and the N 275' of NE 1/4 SE 1/4 except W 400', both in Section 20, T39N R16W.

Chairman Taylor presented the resolution sponsored by the Land Use and Information Committee. Motion to approve Resolution 2017 -20 Map Amendment #MAP -17-04: Holst C-1 to RR-3 was made by Supervisor Bickford, seconded by Supervisor Blomberg. Motion carried, voice vote.

RESOLUTION 2017-21 AMEND AND UPDATE TO BURNETT COUNTY LAND RECREATION ORDINANCE WHEREAS, pursuant to authorities and purposes of Chapter 28.11 (3) (b) and 59.07(64); and

WHEREAS, the County of Burnett has established many recreation areas throughout the County for use of the general public; and

WHEREAS, these recreational areas were developed for different purposes and therefore the facilities constructed differ from area to area; and

WHEREAS, there is a need to protect and to provide regulations for such recreation areas; and

WHEREAS, this Ordinance was last edited and updated in April of 2010.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, Burnett County Board of Supervisors hereby adopts the amendments and changes to the Burnett County Land Recreation Ordinance and incorporates it into Chapter 38, Article II Recreation Areas of the Burnett County Code of Ordinances; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, THAT the Ordinance shall take effect and be in force after passage and publication as required by law.

Chairman Taylor presented the resolution sponsored by the Natural Resources Committee. Motion to approve Resolution 2017-21 Amend and Update Burnett County Land Recreation Ordinance was made by Supervisor Lund, seconded by Supervisor Bickford. Motion carried, voice vote.

CHANGE TO DEED – BURNETT COUNTY TO WAYNE AND CHRISTA KING Chairman Taylor presented a request from Marvin Stoll, on behalf of Christa King, to review a deed recorded January 10, 1994, where the County of Burnett traded approximately ten acres of County Forest Land to Wayne and Christa King in return for approximately 37 acres located on Minerva Dam Road in the Town of Swiss. The request was made in order for the Kings to be able to install a septic system across the road from their home because their property did not allow enough room for it. History shows the request was granted by the county and the state to go through the process of removing the approximately 10 acres from County Forest Land to trade for approximately 37 acres.

There were four restrictions on the parcel deeded to Mr. and Mrs. King; cannot be subdivided, a residential sanitary system may be installed, residential, commercial or seasonal development will not be allowed and construction of one storage building will be permitted. Mr. Stoll explained Mrs. King would like the option to be able to build a smaller home on the parcel if she chooses to sell her current residence located on the other side of Minerva Dam Road on the flowage. Discussion ensued on history of the trade, the restrictions put on the deed at the time and whether there were any foreseen reasons, at this time, not to allow the restrictions to be removed. Discussion ensued on the pros and cons of removing the restrictions. Motion to approve removing the restrictions from the deed and issuing a new deed to Mrs. King was made by Supervisor Byrne, seconded by Supervisor Lund. Motion to refer to the Natural Resources Committee for further review was made by Supervisor Awe, seconded by Supervisor Paden. Roll call vote: Gene McLain, yes; Jeremy Gronski, no; Dorothy Richard, no; Donald Chell, no; Gene Olson, yes; Charles Awe, yes; Chuck Anderson, yes; Edgar Peterson, no; Norman Bickford, yes; Christopher Sybers, no; Bert Lund, Jr., no; Emmett Byrne, no; Richard Anderson, no; Gary Lundberg, no; Duane Johnson, yes; Don Taylor, no; Craig Conroy, yes; Gerald Pardun, no; Brent Blomberg, yes; and Jim Paden, yes; One absent, Clifford L. Main. 9 yes votes; 11 no votes; 1 absent. Motion failed, roll call vote.

The original motion was put on the floor by Chairman Taylor for a roll call vote. Jeremy Gronski, yes; Dorothy Richard, yes; Donald Chell, yes; Gene Olson, no; Charles Awe, no; Chuck Anderson, yes; Edgar Peterson, yes; Norman Bickford, no; Christopher Sybers, yes; Bert Lund, Jr., yes; Emmett Byrne, yes; Richard Anderson, yes; Gary Lundberg, yes; Duane Johnson, no; Don Taylor, yes; Craig Conroy, no; Gerald Pardun, yes; Brent Blomberg, yes; Jim Paden, no; and Gene McLain, yes. One absent, Clifford L. Main. 14 yes votes; 6 no votes; 1 absent. Motion carried, roll call vote. A new deed with the restrictions removed will be issued to Mrs. King.

NOTE: Removing the restrictions from the deed does not allow Mrs. King to do anything further with the property without first filing a request with the Land Use/Zoning office to have the parcel rezoned. If approved at that point, following all rules of the Burnett County Land Use Ordinance, she would then be allowed to split the parcel and build accordingly.

WE ENERGY UTILITY EASEMENTS Administrator Nate Ehalt explained the request to grant two easements to WE Energies for utility purposes. The easement approvals were approved at the Infrastructure Committee meeting September 13, 2017, for one easement across county owned property and one across the airport property. Motion to approve both easements was made by Supervisor Blomberg, seconded by Supervisor Sybers. Motion carried, voice vote.

TELECOMMUTING POLICY Administrator Ehalt presented the work from home policy outlining the benefits of having certain employees be afforded to work some of the time from home when it benefits schedules and creates efficiencies. This will not be available to all employees as there are guidelines and rules that will apply and will only fit certain positions as a benefit to the county. The policy was approved by the Administration Committee on September 18, 2017. Motion to approve the policy was made by Supervisor Lundberg, seconded by Supervisor Olson. Motion carried, voice vote.

COUNTY BOARD CHAIR REPORT Chairman Taylor reported on the agenda items addressed at the Administration Committee meeting held Monday, September 18, 2017. He will be attending the Wisconsin Counties Association Fall Conference in Wisconsin Dells, September 24 - 27, 2017, where there will be 61 resolutions submitted by counties to be considered for support. Seven members of the Board will also be attending.

COMMITTEE CHAIR REPORTS

Administration Committee report was given by Chairman Taylor.

Public Safety Committee report was given by Supervisor Pardun.

Infrastructure Committee report was given by Supervisor Gronski.

Health and Community Services Committee report was given by Supervisor Sybers.

Natural Resources Committee report was given by Supervisor Peterson.

Land Use and Information Committee report was given by Supervisor Bickford.

ADMINISTRATOR REPORT Administrator Ehalt gave an update on the UW-Extension restructure and funding. The county will fund their portion in the 2018 county budget and will review the Extension functions and funding for 2019.

FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS Scheduling a Committee of the Whole meeting and college student employment opportunities.

ADJOURNMENT Motion to adjourn the September 21, 2017, meeting was made by Supervisor Byrne, seconded by Supervisor Lund. Motion carried, voice vote. Meeting adjourned at 11:15 a.m.

State of Wisconsin

County of Burnett

I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the Proceedings of the Burnett County Board of Supervisors Meeting held on the 21st day of September 2017, as recorded by Wanda Hinrichs and kept by me as County Clerk. Corrections or additions to these proceedings will be in the proceedings of the next succeeding meeting of the Board of Supervisors.

/s/

Wanda Hinrichs

Burnett County Clerk

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