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					                                   MEETING OF THE RUSK COUNTY
                                      BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
                                        SEPTEMBER 27, 2005
                                             7:00 P.M.

Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chair Randy Tatur.

Roll Call. Present-20. Absent-1. Present: DuSell, Hauser, Fetke, Kromrey, Solsrud, Kaiser, Tatur, Dixon,
O’Driscoll, Skogen, Ellmann, Willingham, Bricco, Hofacker, Platteter, Heiden, Bettenhausen, Jablonski,
Schneider, Golat. Absent: Svoma. Corporation Counsel present.

Invocation by Darnell Curran of Assembly of God Church.

Pledge of Allegiance led by Michael Fetke, District #4 Supervisor.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Motion by Golat, second by Fetke to approve the minutes of the August 30, 2005 meeting. Motion carried by
aye vote.

RECOGNIZE SPECIAL GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS

Cliff Taylor commented on the resolution to hold a referendum, requesting that budget figures be included next
time; and cautioned the board regarding the resolution to upgrade the status of county rivers. John Styczinski
commented in favor of holding a referendum to exceed the levy limits and the river resolution. Phil Lukowicz
commented on the use of the general fund in previous years and the affect on the budget.

RUSK COUNTY FORESTRY 2006 WORK PLAN

DuSell noted the addition of Bucks Lake Dam repair which Finance has recommended delaying. Motion by
Schneider, second by Skogen to approve the Rusk County Forestry 2006 Work Plan. Motion carried by aye
vote. A copy of the plan is available in the County Clerk’s office.

LAND & WATER CONSERVATION DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT

Paula Carow, County Conservationist, provided a report on functions and projects of the department. Projects
included: Hawkins area ATV bridge constructed by Ladysmith students with assistance from the Highway
Department; improvements to the Dairyland dam area canoe portage, fisherman’s access, and installation of fish
cribs; Hwy B culvert; and other projects. Carow estimates the LWCD saved municipalities and land owners
$439,000.00 through their involvement in these projects.

RESOLUTION #05-38 COUNTY FOREST VARIABLE ACREAGE SHARE PAYMENT

WHEREAS, Counties having lands entered as “County Forest Lands” under the provisions of s.s. 28.11 (4)(b)
of the Wisconsin Statutes, annually receive from the state as a non-interest bearing loan, the amount of
preservation and maintenance of such lands; and

WHEREAS, said loan monies are repaid through a 20% Severance tax on timber sales revenue coming from
County Forest Lands unless a higher rate is mutually agreed to by the County and Department; and
(County Board Meeting of September 27, 2005 cont. Page 2)
WHEREAS, the provisions of Section 28.11 (8)(b)1. enacted in 1979 make it possible for the County at its
option to receive instead of the payment based on 10 cents per acre, a payment more closely related to meeting
the needs identified in its County Forest 10 Year Plan on the basis of $.50 cents per acre.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that we the Rusk County Board of Supervisors in consideration of meeting
the needs identified in our County Forest 10 Year Plan hereby request the Department of Natural Resources to
provide the 2006 payment to the County under s.s. 28.11 (8)(b) 1. on the basis of $.50 cents for each acre of our
County Forest Lands; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to file this request with the
Department of Natural Resources prior to December 31 preceding the year in which said payment is being
requested to be made.

Submitted by Rusk County Land and Forestry Committee: S/DuSell, Schneider, Svoma, Jablonski, Hauser.

Motion by DuSell, second by Hauser to adopt. Motion carried by aye vote.

RESOLUTION #05-39 AUTHORIZING A REFERENDUM TO EXCEED THE LEVY CAP

WHEREAS, the Rusk County Health and Human Services Board met on September 8, 2005 to review the
proposed 2006 Health & Human Services Budget; and

WHEREAS, the Health & Human Services Board is concerned about a reduction and/or elimination of services
to Rusk County residents; and

WHEREAS, the increase in levy request for the 2006 budget is only to maintain the same level of services as
provided in 2005; and

WHEREAS, the Health & Human Services Board believes that Rusk County Citizens should have the ability to
decide if they want a reduction in services or not.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Rusk County Board of Supervisors authorizes a referendum
as to whether or not the 2006 county budget should exceed the tax levy cap.

Submitted by Health & Human Services Board: S/Schneider,

Review of the timelines for publication of the proposed budget and legal notice of referendum. Schneider
withdraws the resolution.

RESOLUTION #04-53R TRANSFER $2,000.00 FROM DISASTER FUNDS FOR GROUNDS
IMPROVEMENT

WHEREAS, there is a balance of $14,961.64 in the Disaster Fund (Fund 290); and

WHEREAS, this revenue was generated through FEMA funds for administration and use of Sheriff Department
equipment after the September 2, 2002, tornado; and

WHEREAS, the FEMA claim is officially closed, and these funds are available for use by the County; and
(County Board Meeting of September 27, 2005 cont. Page 3)

WHEREAS, at its September 9, 2005 meeting the Property Committee passed a motion to request $2,000.00 of
these funds for grounds improvement at the Courthouse.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Rusk County Board of Supervisors approves transferring
$2,000.00 from the Disaster Fund (290) to the Courthouse budget for grounds improvement and approve
amending the 2005 budget as follows:

Disaster Budget:
Expense
290-24-52900-920         Disaster-Transfer to General Fund   $2,000.00
Revenue
290-24-49990-000         Disaster-Prior Year Budgeted        $2,000.00
Levy                                                         $ 0.00

Courthouse Budget:
Expense
100-16-51610-251         Courthouse-Grounds Improvement      $2,000.00
Revenue
100-16-49300-000         Courthouse-Transfer from Disaster   $2,000.00
Levy                                                         $ 0.00


Submitted by Finance Committee: S/Tatur, Skogen, Bricco, Platteter.

Motion by Platteter, second by Hofacker to adopt. Discussion on maintenance of the courthouse grounds and
funding. Roll call. Voting yes-14. Voting no-6. Voting yes: Dixon, Skogen, Ellmann, Willingham, Bricco,
Hofacker, Platteter, Heiden, Bettenhausen, Jablonski, Schneider, Golat, DuSell, Tatur. Voting no: Kaiser,
O’Driscoll, Hauser, Fetke, Kromrey, Solsrud. Resolution adopted by roll call vote.

RESOLUTION #04-53S TRANSFER BALANCE OF DISASTER FUNDS TO GENERAL FUND

WHEREAS, there is a balance of $12,961.64 in the Disaster Fund (Fund 290); and

WHEREAS, this revenue was generated through FEMA funds for administration and use of Sheriff Department
equipment after the September 2, 2002 tornado; and

WHEREAS, the FEMA claim is officially closed, and these funds are available for use by the County; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Rusk County Board of Supervisors approves transferring the
balance of the Disaster Fund (290) to the General Fund and approves amending the 2005 budget as follows:

Disaster Budget:
Expense
290-24-52900-920         Disaster-Transfer to General Fund   $12,961.64
Revenue
290-24-49990-000         Disaster-Prior Year Budgeted        $12,961.64
Levy                                                         $     0.00
(County Board Meeting of September 27, 2005 cont. Page 4)
General Fund:
Expense
100-09-59300-000         Apply to General Fund Balance      $12,961.64
Revenue
100-09-49300-000         Transfer from Disaster             $12,961.64
Levy                                                        $     0.00

Submitted by Finance Committee: S/Tatur, Skogen, Bricco, Platteter.
Motion by Ellmann, second by Fetke to adopt. Motion by Willingham, second by Platteter to amend the
resolution to strike $14,961.64 throughout the resolution insert $12,961.64. Motion to amend carried by aye
vote. Roll call on resolution as amended. Voting yes-19. Voting no-1. Voting yes: Dixon, Skogen,
Ellmann, Willingham, Bricco, Hofacker, Platteter, Heiden, Bettenhausen, Jablonski, Schneider, Golat, DuSell,
Hauser, Fetke, Kromrey, Solsrud, Kaiser, Tatur. Voting no: O’Driscoll. Resolution as amended adopted by
roll call vote.

RESOLUTION #05-40 INCREASE IN DOG LICENSING – KENNEL LICENSE

WHEREAS, Rusk County currently charges $35.00 per year for a kennel license for up to twelve (12) dogs, the
base rate listed in WI State Statute 174.053(1); and

WHEREAS, Rusk County increased the WI State Statute base rate for single dog licenses, effective January 1,
1997 by Resolution #96-74, from $3.00 to $5.00 for a neutered/spayed dog, and from $8.00 to $10.00 for an
unaltered dog; and

WHEREAS, an increase in the purchase of kennel licenses has been noted, with 100 sold in 2005; and

WHEREAS, an increase in kennel license fees would be a more equitable distribution of fee assessment when
comparing to single dog license fees; and

WHEREAS, an increase of $10.00 per kennel license to a total of $45.00 per license would generate additional
revenue to decrease the county levy needed for the Animal Control budget; and

WHEREAS, WI State Statute 174.05(3) gives the County Board the authority to increase this license fee.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Rusk County Board of Supervisors does approve the
increase of kennel license fees to $45.00 effective for the 2006 licensing year.

Submitted by Finance Committee: S/Tatur, Skogen, Bricco.

Submitted by Animal Shelter Committee: S/Fetke, Brown, Hofacker, O’Driscoll, Hederer.

Motion by Hofacker, second by Heiden to adopt. Resolution adopted by aye vote.

RESOLUTION #05-41 REIMBURSEMENT TO DOG LISTERS

WHEREAS, Wisconsin Statutes 174.06(3), Laws of 1982 reads “Compensation. A listing official who is not a
full-time salaried municipal employee shall receive as compensation $.50 (50 cents) for each dog listed or a
greater amount established by the County Board by ordinance or resolution, to be audited and allowed by the
(County Board Meeting of September 27, 2005 cont. Page 5)
County Board, as other claims against the county and to be paid out of the dog license fund. A listing official
who is a full-time salaried employee can receive this compensation from the County Board, but shall be
required to pay the compensation into the Town, Village or City Treasury.”

WHEREAS, the compensation for dogs listed in 2005 in the amount of $.50 per dog will be paid by the County
Board.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the following dog listers and the number of dogs listed by them,
with the amount each is to receive is presented for auditing.

MUNICIPALITIES           LISTERS                            NO. OF DOGS    AMOUNT
Atlanta                  Michele Brinker                          275      $137.50
Big Bend                 Cecelia Stencil                          113      $ 56.50
South Fork               Nancy Wilson                              28      $ 14.00
Thornapple               Marilyn Butterfield                      201      $100.50
Willard                  Mary Sobeck                              125      $ 62.50
V. of Bruce              Terry Hegeholz                           114      $ 57.00
V. of Sheldon            Carole Carlsen                            41      $ 20.50
TOTALS                                                            897      $448.50

Submitted by Finance Committee: S/Tatur, Skogen, Bricco, Platteter.

Motion by Golat, second by Fetke to adopt. Motion by Skogen, second by Schneider to include the Town of
Big Bend, Cecelia Stencil, lister of 113 dogs, $56.50 for total of $448.50. Motion to amend carried by aye
vote. Resolution as amended carried by aye vote.

RESOLUTION #05-42 TO ADOPT NATIONAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (NIMS) AND
INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM (ICS)

WHEREAS, the President in Homeland Security Directive (HSPD)-5, directed the Secretary of the Department
of Homeland Security to develop and administer a National Incident Management System (NIMS), which
would provide a consistent nationwide approach for Federal, State, local, and tribal governments to work
together more effectively and efficiently to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from domestic
incidents, regardless of cause, size or complexity; and

WHEREAS, the NIMS standardized procedures for managing personnel, communications, facilities and
resources will improve the County’s ability to utilize federal funding to enhance local and state agency
readiness, maintain first responder safety, and streamline incident management processes; and
WHEREAS, the Incident Command System components of NIMS are already an integral part of various
incident management activities throughout the State, including current emergency management training
programs; and

WHEREAS, guidance from Wisconsin Emergency Management and the Department of Homeland Security
indicate that eligibility for federal funding in future years will be dependent on adoptions of the NIMS and ICS.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Rusk County hereby adopts the National Incident Management
System (NIMS) as the standard for incident management and designates the Incident Command System (ICS)
as the standard for operations by all county response agencies; and
(County Board Meeting of September 27, 2005 cont. Page 6)
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a certified copy of this resolution shall be provided to Wisconsin
Emergency Management through its Northwest Regional Office.

Submitted by Emergency Government/Ambulance Committee: S/Schneider, Willingham, Heiden, Fetke.

Motion by Schneider, second by Heiden to adopt. James Turner, Emergency Government Director, explained
the present emergency command system used and the necessity to adopt NIMS to insure continued federal
funding. Resolution adopted by aye vote.

RESOLUTION #05-43 IN SUPPORT OF PETITION FOR RULEMAKING TO UPGRADE THE
STATUS OF HIGH QUALITY RIVERS IN RUSK COUNTY

WHEREAS, the Rusk County Board of Supervisors represents the interests of all of the residents in Rusk
County; and

WHEREAS, the water resources of Rusk County are vital to its economic and cultural livelihood, contributing
significantly to Rusk County’s tourism economy and quality of life; and

WHEREAS, the water resources of Rusk County help generate economic activity in Rusk County; and

WHEREAS, Rusk County is blessed with pristine rivers, lakes, and flowages, with 27 waters designated as
“Exceptional Resource Waters” or “Outstanding Resource Waters,” as those terms are defined in Wis. Admin.
Code § NR 102.11 and § NR 102.10 respectively; and

WHEREAS, on behalf of current and future generations of people and organizations throughout Wisconsin,
Midwest Environmental Advocates and the River Alliance of Wisconsin have petitioned the Wisconsin
Department of Natural Resources to protect 100 rivers in northern Wisconsin as Exceptional Resource Waters
or Outstanding Resource Waters; and

WHEREAS, there are seven rivers in Rusk County included in the rulemaking petition by the River Alliance:

        Flambeau River                    SEG2: Crowley Dam to Big Falls Flowage           Price, Sawyer, Rusk
        Spring Creek                      All                                              Rusk
        T35N R09W 06 SW SW
        Thornapple River                  SEG1: Origin to CTH J                            Rusk
        Flambeau River                    SEG3: Ladysmith Dam to Chippewa R.               Rusk
        Main Creek                        All                                              Rusk
        Soft Maple Creek                  All                                              Rusk
        Swift Creek                       All                                              Rusk

WHEREAS, the protections proposed for these rivers would protect and maintain their high water quality,
essential to Rusk County’s continued economic growth as a tourist destination and to help maintain its rural
beauty.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Rusk County Board of Supervisors supports the rulemaking
petition by the River Alliance and other organizations, a copy of which is attached to this resolution, to protect
and enhance the waters of Rusk County, specifically, the seven rivers listed above.
(County Board Meeting of September 27, 2005 cont. Page 7)
Submitted by: S/Bettenhausen, Dixon.

Motion by Dixon, second by Bettenhausen to adopt. Bettenhausen noted there are currently a number of bodies
of water that are part of the NR102 established in the late 90’s and designation doesn’t seem to have hampered
development. Kaiser discussed concerns with prohibitions and limitations of land use. Motion by Kaiser,
second by Kromrey to table resolution and refer to LWCC. Roll call. Voting yes-13. Voting no-7. Voting
yes: O’Driscoll, Skogen, Hofacker, Platteter, Jablonski, Golat, DuSell, Hauser, Fetke, Kromrey, Solsrud,
Kaiser, Tatur. Voting no: Ellmann, Willingham, Bricco, Heiden, Bettenhausen, Schneider, Dixon. Motion to
table carried by roll call vote.

RESOLUTION #05-44 TO REZONE A PARCEL FROM RESOURCE CONSERVATION TO
FORESTRY, TOWN OF GRANT, BERNARD BEHOUNEK, OWNER

The Rusk County Board of Supervisors does ordain as follows:

SECTION 1: A public hearing having been held by the Zoning Committee and the Committee having acted,
subsequent thereto, in recommending the following amendment in application of the Zoning Code to subject
real estate upon a petition submitted by the town of Grant; the affected lands as follows:

                The NW 1 acre of the NW ¼ - SW ¼ , Section 6, T34N, R6W. Town of Grant.

It is hereby ordained that said parcel of real estate be rezoned from Resource Conservation to Forestry.
Submitted by Zoning Committee: S/Willingham.

Motion by O’Driscoll, second by Kaiser to adopt. O’Driscoll explained that in order to build on the property
the parcel needs to be rezoned to forestry. Resolution adopted by aye vote.

RESOLUTION #05-45 CANCEL OUTSTANDING CHECKS

WHEREAS, Rusk County has issued checks that have not been cashed; and

WHEREAS, letters were sent to the payees asking them to cash the check or request a replacement check if it
was misplaced; and

WHEREAS, no reply was received from certain payees.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Rusk County Board of Supervisors cancels the following
checks:

GENERAL CHECKS – WELLS FARGO, LADYSMITH, WI:
Replacement has not been requested on the following checks:

#133491         06/03/04         Nancy Johnson                  13.90
#134386         07/13/04         Family Dollar Store            25.50
#135127         08/10/04         WI Dept of Administration   1,008.00
#135743         09/07/04         MN Dept of Health              10.00
#136008         09/15/04         Roxanne Ouradnik               10.00
#136358         09/30/04         MN Dept of Health               3.00
(County Board Meeting of September 27, 2005 cont. Page 8)
#136933         10/26/04         CenturyTel                 14,120.32
#137613         11/18/04         Dean Meyer                     41.09
#140430         03/21/05         Elaine Smith                   15.94
#17597          10/29/04         Darwyn Nelson Jr                0.62

(These checks can be replaced after canceling upon request by the payee.)

Replacement has been requested on the following checks:
#136480      10/08/04       Marilyn Huffman                    9.60
#136815      10/25/04       Renae Baxter                      91.00
#137360      11/11/04       Jeannie Willson                   43.60
#138078      12/16/04       David Selvig                       20.65
#138224      12/16/04       Susan Valentine                   19.75
#138623      01/11/05       Rusk County Gardeners             70.00
#140133      03/15/05       Gloria Brunner                     8.00
#140425      03/21/05       S&S Screen Printing               80.00
#140528      03/29/05       Jason Gillis                      62.59
#140603      04/05/05       Town of Flambeau                  14.75
#141145      04/25/05       Joel Krause                       189.00
#142202      06/09/05       Irene Royce                       14.40
#142539      06/21/05       Clint Cooper                      62.40
#142540      06/21/05       Tammy Cooper                      48.00

Submitted by Finance Committee: S/Tatur.

Motion by DuSell, second by Fetke to adopt. Motion by Skogen, second by Willingham to amend by placing
#138078 David Selvig and #141145 Joel Krause under replacement check requested, and striking #141594 and
#18753 Michael Hraban. Motion to amend carried by aye vote. Resolution as amended carried by aye vote.

RESOLUTION #05-46 AMEND CHAPTER 2 COUNTY GENERAL CODE RE: ATTENDANCE AT
MEETINGS

WHEREAS, the Rusk County Finance Committee at its September 23, 2005, budget meeting passed a motion
to allow board members one paid convention per year in an effort to reduce the 2006 County Board budget.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT REVOLVED that the Rusk County Board of Supervisors approves this
recommendation and does hereby ordain the following amendment to Chapter 2 County General Code, Section
2.01, 11-B, as follows:

CHAPTER 2 THE GOVERNING BODY

11.     COMPENSATION: The Rusk County Board of Supervisors has, by resolution #99-79 [pursuant to
        Wis. Stats. 59.13(2)(a)] and by this section, increased the number of committee meetings and set the
        compensation of the members for meetings as follows:

        A. Compensation for Board members shall be determined at the November Annual Meeting in odd
           numbered years upon recommendation of the Board’s Finance Committee.      Per Wis. Stats.
(County Board Meeting of September 27, 2005 cont. Page 9)
             59.10(3)(f), the Board may, by a 2/3 vote of all members, fix the compensation of the Board next
             elected.

        B. Supervisors shall be allowed per diem payment at the rate of $35 for any meeting of up to 3 ½ hours
           duration and $50 for any meeting over 3 ½ hours duration with a maximum payment of $85 per day.
           Per diem payment for conventions, seminars, or other meetings shall have a cap of $50 per day.
           Effective January 1, 2006, Supervisors are limited to one paid convention per calendar year.
           Attendance of committee meetings outside of your regular committee assignments will not be
           compensated. (This does not apply to the Chair or Vice-Chair when filling in a vacancy to
           complete a quorum).

Submitted by the Finance Committee.

Motion by Solsrud, second by Skogen to adopt. Discussion on definition of convention, vs. training, state
meetings, etc.
Motion by Kaiser to amend effective 1/1/06 Supervisors are limited to one paid convention of not more than
five days per calendar year, except as otherwise approved by the county board. Motion died for lack of second.
Motion by Golat, second by Jablonski to table the resolution and return it to Finance. Motion to table carried
by aye vote.

RESOLUTION #05-47 ESTABLISH A POLICY TO ELIMINATE MEAL REIMBURSEMENTS

WHEREAS, Resolution #05-10 established a policy for meal reimbursements which would allow employees to
be reimbursed up to $23.00 per day for meals; and

WHEREAS, Resolution #05-10 updated Resolutions #92-50 and #97-36; and

WHEREAS, the Long-Range Planning Committee at its September 14, 2005, recommended eliminating
reimbursement for meals effective January 1, 2006; and

WHEREAS, the Rusk County Finance Committee at its September 23, 2005, budget meeting passed a motion
to send a resolution to the County Board to eliminate meal reimbursements effective January 1, 2006, in an
effort to meet the State levy limitations.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Rusk County Board of Supervisors rescinds Resolutions #05-
10, #92-50, and #97-36 and hereby establishes a policy allowing no reimbursement for meals effective January
1, 2006; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this policy would not affect meals that are included in a registration fee;
and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Rusk County Board of Supervisors does hereby ordain the following
amendment to Chapter 2 County General Code, Section 3.01, 2-B, as follows:

3.01    MILEAGE, MEALS AND LODGING REIMBURSEMENT.

        1.      MILEAGE. Employees of the County using their personal vehicles for approved County
                business shall be reimbursed at the current state standard mileage rate or as set forth pursuant to
(County Board Meeting of September 27, 2005 cont. Page 10)
                any policy and/or procedure established by the Personnel Committee. (In 2002, the mileage rate
                would be .325 cents per mile.) Effective date is: April 1, 2002.

        2.      LODGING AND MEALS.

                A.       LODGING. The following limits for reimbursement of lodging for County Officials and
                         employees on approved out-of-county business shall be at state rate except as provided in
                         sub. (3) of this section:

                                         Lodging $62.00 (in 2002) effective 4/1/02

                B.       MEALS. Effective January 1, 2006 the County will not reimburse for meals. The
                         following limits for reimbursement of meals for County officials and employees on
                         approved out-of-county business shall be strictly observed except as provided in sub. (3)
                         of this section.

                         Meal allowance to remain as resolution #97-36.

                The Rusk County Board of Supervisors established a new policy for meal reimbursements which
                would reimburse $5 for Breakfast, $6 for Lunch, and $12 for dinner when less than 3 meals are
                eaten in one day while on county business and a rate of $23 per day when an employee or board
                member is out of town for all three meals without breaking down the rate per meal. Resolution
                #97-36 Adopted 5-27-97

Submitted by the Finance Committee.

Motion by Skogen, second by Solsrud to adopt. Discussion on cost of meals outside the county and the
likelihood of grievances. Motion by Ellmann, second by Willingham that this resolution does not apply to
EMT’s or Ambulance workers. Roll call on amendment. Voting yes-2. Voting no-17. Abstain-1. Voting
yes: Ellmann, Willingham. Voting no: Skogen, Bricco, Hofacker, Platteter, Heiden, Bettenhausen, Jablonski,
Golat, DuSell, Hauser, Fetke, Kromrey, Solsrud, Kaiser, Dixon, O’Driscoll, Tatur. Abstain: Schneider. Roll
call on resolution. Voting yes-13. Voting no-7. Voting yes: Ellmann, Bricco, Platteter, Bettenhausen,
Jablonski, Golat, Hauser, Fetke, Solsrud, Kaiser, O’Driscoll, Skogen, Tatur. Voting no: Willingham,
Hofacker, Heiden, Schneider, DuSell, Kromrey, Dixon. Resolution adopted by roll call vote.

DOG CLAIMS

Discussion on claims by David Meisegeier, for loss of Holstein calf, and Bruce G. Hill, for loss of family dog.
Motion by Skogen, second by Hofacker to approve payment of D. Meisegeier claim for maximum of $200.00.
Motion carried by aye vote. Motion by Fetke, second by Bettenhausen to approve payment of B. Hill claim for
maximum of $200.00. Motion carried by aye vote.

Recess at 8:43 p.m. Reconvene at 9:00 p.m.

2006 BUDGET AND LEVY

Auditor provided a handout updating the board on the proposed budget, noting an additional $202,038.32 needs
to be cut.
(County Board Meeting of September 27, 2005 cont. Page 11)
Discussion on department specific budgets, vehicle usage, and staffing. Discussion on cost and benefit of
membership in Northwest Regional Panning. Noted that 2005/2006 salaries are not settled for courthouse and
administrative staff.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Skogen, second by DuSell to adjourn. Motion carried by aye vote. Meeting adjourned at 9:32 p.m.



Denise Nelson, Rusk County Clerk
Cathleen Tappon, Chief Deputy

				
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