MEETING OF THE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
MANITOWOC COUNTY, WISCONSIN
December 20, 2005 Tuesday, 7:00 P.M.
Pursuant to Wis. Stats. 59.04, the County Board of Supervisors of Manitowoc County, Wisconsin convened in open
session at University of Wisconsin Manitowoc County, in the City of Manitowoc, being the 20th day of December
2005, for the purpose of transacting business as a Board of Supervisors.
Chairperson Paul Hansen called the meeting to order at 7:05 P.M.
Supervisor Bob Dobbs gave the invocation and this was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag by the entire
Roll call: 25 members present; Barnes, Bauknecht, Behnke, Braunel, Brey, Bundy, Dobbs, Gauger, Goeke, Graunke,
Hansen, Henrickson, Janowski, Kozlowski, Maresh, Markwardt, Mueller, Muench, Nate, Rappe, Rasmussen, Skubal,
Sloan, Vogt and Wagner.
On a motion by Supervisor Brey and seconded by Supervisor Behnke, the November 15, 2005 meeting minutes were
approved on a unanimous vote.
The County Clerk announced changes to the agenda. Supervisor Markwardt moved, seconded by Supervisor Barnes,
to approve the agenda. Upon vote, motion carried unanimously.
Chairperson Hansen declared public input open at 7:10 p.m.
Supervisor Vogt introduced Attorney Jim Nowakowski who spoke on Workers Compensation claims, insurance
coverage, and general liability issues. He has written travel policies related to motorcycle usage for four counties this
year. The policy he has written also prohibits the use of motorcycles while attending conferences, driving from one
county facility to another, and commuting to and from work.
Tim Thiers, Manitowoc County Veterans Service Officer, spoke on his motorcycle accident and expressed his opinion
on the operation of motorcycles while at work.
Russell Steeber, Kellnerville, thanked Dan Fischer for responses to his questions and asked Supervisors to discuss
employee car allowances.
Anita Roberts, Mishicot, spoke in opposition to the Small Wind Energy System Ordinance. She felt this ordinance
takes away the wind rights of adjacent property owners and opens the door to potential law suits. She stated the
Committee needs to look at the large wind energy system issue objectively.
Darla Taddy, Reedsville, spoke on the need to look at alternative energy. She stated WPS will have a rate increase of
9.9% after January 1. Due to the demand for power, new plants are being built at a cost of millions of dollars. Her
family wants to build a small 10k wind tower for their private use and they do not see a safety issue or a noise problem.
Jeff Roberts, Mishicot, spoke on the Small Wind Energy System Ordinance. He stated the ordinance was developed
for private use with one turbine and the number should not have been changed to multiple turbines. He noted the
committee discussed using the same setback for large and small turbines. He is looking for responsible wind energy.
Lynn Korinek, Two Rivers, read an article published by the New York State Energy Research and Development
Authority as it relates to property lines used to determine setbacks. The American Wind Energy Association
recommends setbacks should be 1.5 times the height of the tower to be safe from ice shedding and for general safety
the rotors should be three to five times the diameter.
No one else present wished to speak and public input was closed at 7:51 p.m.
REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS BY COUNTY SUPERVISORS, OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENT
Chairperson Hansen recognized retiring Manitowoc County employees Rosemary Lulloff for 12 years of service at the
Sheriff’s Department, Carol Spiering for 21 years of service in the Register in Probate Office, Jane Lombard for 29
years of services at Human Services, Teri Schultz for 17 years of service at Human Services, and Linda Kuehl for 33
years of service at Human Services.
Michael Thomas, Health Care Center Administrator, presented retiring Manitowoc County employee Joyce Sorenson
with a certificate for 38 years of dedicated service as a nurse. Joyce stated she started at the Health Care Center as an
aid for a summer job. She liked it so well, she went on to become a nurse and now feels it is time to retire from her
Supervisor Markwardt reported he attended a WCA Steering Committee meeting on December 8 where they discussed
SB132 and he asked the County Board Chair and County Executive to send a letter to the Governor regarding this bill.
They also discussed AB 790, and SB331 that relates to eliminating the tax on motor fuel. Supervisor Vogt reported
they discussed AB802 pertaining to IGT funds and noted Manitowoc County was the only County to send a letter to
Madison regarding this issue. They also discussed a special report on removing the role of Coroner from the
Constitution and creating the role in the State Statute.
Supervisor Barnes reported he attended the WCA Health and Human Services Steering Committee meeting on
December 12 where they discussed Long Term Care Reform, County nursing home IGT funds, consolidation of
juvenile correction facilities, elder abuse, and concealed weapon legislation.
APPOINTMENTS BY COUNTY EXECUTIVE
Chairperson Hansen presented County Executive Dan Fischer’s appointments to the Aging and Disability Resource
Center Board of Melvin Bourgeois for a one year term expiring July 1, 2007, Irma Gosselin and Howard Kluczinske
for two year terms expiring July 1, 2008, and Thomas Keil for a three year term expiring July 1, 2009; Rob Voss to the
Expo Board to complete Rosie Wiley’s term expiring December 31, 2006; Supervisor Joe Janowski and alternate
Supervisor Ed Rappe to the Local Emergency Planning Committee for two year terms expiring December 2007; and
Jamie Lee to complete Tony Sherer’s term on the Wisconsin Works Steering Committee expiring December 31, 2008.
Chairperson Hansen asked for unanimous consent, there was no objection, and the appointments were approved.
OTHER BUSINESS (Only as authorized by law).
Supervisor Brey moved, seconded by Supervisor Dobbs, to adopt the proposed new County Seal. Upon discussion and
vote, the motion carried with 19 ayes and 6 noes. Supervisors Goeke, Mueller, Nate, Skubal, Sloan and Vogt voted no;
all other supervisors vote aye. An amendment to the ordinance will be brought forward in January.
COMMITTEE REPORTS ON MEETINGS, PETITIONS, RESOLUTIONS, ORDINANCES, AND FORTHCOMING
Board of Health: Supervisor Barnes moved, seconded by Supervisor Rasmussen, to enact Ordinance 1 (2005/2006-
124) Amending Manitowoc County Code Sec. 2.04 and Chapter 7 Pertaining to the Board of Health. Upon vote, the
motion carried unanimously.
Supervisor Barnes reported they will give the remaining 100 flu inoculations free unless the recipient is on medicare
and they talked about the needs of their building.
Finance Committee: Supervisor Brey moved, seconded by Supervisor Graunke, to adopt Resolution 2 (2005/2006-
Approving Updated Land Records Modernization Plan. Upon discussion and vote, the motion carried unanimously.
Supervisor Brey moved, seconded by Supervisor Bauknecht, to adopt Resolution 3 (2005/2006-126) Amending 2005
Budget (Human Services Department). Upon vote, the motion carried unanimously.
Supervisor Brey reported the Register of Deeds Office recorded their one millionth document this past Monday. The
first document was recorded in 1877 and the 500,000th document was recorded on June 3, 1975.
Health Care Center Committee: Supervisor Vogt reported on January 1, 2006, the Developmentally Disabled Unit
will be re-licensed for short term rehabilitation use; overtime is on track with the budget; and the State revisited and
found no problems.
Highway Committee: Supervisor Sloan reported Congress has passed a two million dollar block grant for a new main
runway at the airport and they are looking at combining the Kellnersville and Cleveland Shop.
Supervisor Sloan moved, seconded by Supervisor Nate, to adopt Resolution 4 (2005/2006-127) Authorizing Out-of-
State Travel for Gary Kennedy. Upon vote, the motion carried with 24 ayes and 1 no. Supervisor Graunke voted no;
all other supervisors voted aye.
Land Conservation Committee/Natural Resources & Education Committee: Chairperson Hansen announced
Supervisor Wagner, a member of Wisconsin Associated County Extension Committees, Inc., has been chosen as a
delegate to represent the 6th District for 2006-2007.
Supervisor Wagner moved, seconded by Supervisor Maresh, to adopt Resolution 5 (2005/2006-128) Amending 2005
Budget (Aging Resource Center). Upon vote, the motion carried unanimously.
Legislative Review Committee: Supervisor Markwardt reported they met in December to discuss the proposed
referendum regarding troop withdrawal from Iraq and there was no action taken. They also reviewed and supported
SB398 and SB367. Their next meeting will be February 6.
Personnel Committee: Supervisor Vogt reported they will continue discussing the travel policy; they received
numerous applications for the Joint Dispatch Supervisory positions; they will be meeting with Union Representatives
on Strategic Planning; they will discuss elected official compensation which must be set before June 1; and the ground
rules have been set with bargaining units.
Supervisor Vogt moved, seconded by Supervisor Janowski, to adopt Resolution 6 (2005/2006-129) Increasing Regular
Non-represented Employee Compensation. Upon vote, the motion carried unanimously.
Supervisor Vogt moved, seconded by Supervisor Nate, to adopt Resolution 7 (2005/2006-130) Relating to Concealed
Carry Legislation. Upon discussion and vote, the motion carried with 24 ayes and 1 no. Supervisor Dobbs voted no;
all other supervisors voted aye.
Planning and Park Commission: Supervisor Skubal moved, seconded by Supervisor Rasmussen, to adopt Resolution 8
(2005/2006-131) Concurring in 2005 Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission Annual Report. Upon vote, the
motion carried unanimously.
Supervisor Skubal moved, seconded by Supervisor Rasmussen, to adopt Resolution 9 (2005/2006-132) Adopting
Agricultural Preservation Plan. Upon vote, the motion carried with 24 ayes and 1 no. Supervisor Braunel voted no; all
other supervisors voted aye.
Supervisor Skubal moved, seconded by Supervisor Mueller, to enact Ordinance 10 (2005/2006-133) Amending Zoning
Map for Diane Chupita, Ordinance 11 (2005/2006-134) Amending Zoning Map for Jason Duchow, Ordinance 12
(2005/2006-135) Amending Zoning Map for James Hansen, Ordinance 13 (2005/2006-136) Amending Zoning Map
for Leonard Harrington, Ordinance 14 (2005/2006-137) Amending Zoning Map for Daniel Karbon, Ordinance 15
(2005/2006-138) Amending Zoning Map for Steve Maurer, and Ordinance 16 (2005/2006-139) Amending Zoning
Map for David Melnarik. Upon discussion and vote, the motion carried with 23 ayes and 2 noes. Supervisors Goeke
and Rappe voted no; all other supervisors voted aye.
Supervisor Skubal moved, seconded by Supervisor Janowski, to enact Ordinance 17 (2005/2006-140) Creating
Manitowoc County Code Chapter 25 and Amending Section 24.16 (Small Wind Energy System Ordinance). Upon
discussion and vote, the motion carried with 24 ayes and 1 no. Supervisor Henrickson voted no; all other supervisors
Public Safety Committee: Supervisor Muench moved, seconded by Supervisor Henrickson, to adopt Resolution 18
(2005/2006-141) Authorizing Out-of-State Travel for Nancy H. Crowley. Upon vote, the motion carried with 24 ayes
and 1 no. Supervisor Graunke voted no; all other supervisors voted aye.
Supervisor Muench moved, seconded by Supervisor Henrickson, to adopt Resolution 19 (2005/2006-142) Accepting
Training Award (Incident Command System). Upon vote, the motion carried unanimously.
Supervisor Muench reported Kay Beilke resigned as Administrator of the Joint Dispatch Center on December 15 with
January 2, 2006 being her last day.
Wind Energy Systems Advisory Committee: Supervisor Kozlowski reported they are discussing large Wind Energy
Systems and their next meetings will be January 12 and January 26 at the Office Complex.
Miscellaneous: Supervisor Barnes moved, seconded by Supervisor Baukencht, to adopt Resolution 20 (2005/2006-
143) Supporting SB398 (Fire-Safe Cigarettes). Upon vote, the motion carried unanimously.
Supervisor Behnke moved, seconded by Supervisor Sloan, to adopt Resolution 21 (2005/2006-144) Supporting Senate
Bill 367 (Disposal of Electronic Equipment). Upon vote, the motion carried unanimously.
Supervisor Behnke moved, seconded by Supervisor Mueller, to adopt Resolution 22 (2005/2006-145) Approving
Town of Centerville Zoning Ordinance (Chris McGeary). Upon vote, the motion carried unanimously.
Supervisor Maresh moved to adjourn. Supervisor Brey seconded, and the motion was adopted by acclamation. The
meeting adjourned at 8:50 P.M.
Char Peterson, County Clerk