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					                AGENDA
                RUSK COUNTY BOARD                                          NOVEMBER 8, 2005
                OF SUPERVISORS                                             9:00 A.M.

LOCATION: LAW ENFORCEMENT CENTER, RUSK COUNTY COURTHOUSE

CALL TO ORDER
OATH OF OFFICE AND INTRODUCTION OF NEW MEMBER – John Stencil, District #18
ROLL CALL
INVOCATION
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – Stanley Kromrey, District #5 Supervisor
APPROVAL OF MINUTES – September 27, 2005
RECOGNIZE SPECIAL GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS

RESOLUTIONS

   1.  In Support of the National Forest Counties and Schools Coalition
   2.  Revision of Rusk County Recycling Ordinance #94-56
   3.  Appointed Officials and Non-Represented Employee Salaries
   4.  Amend 2005 Budget Guardian Ad Litem/Indigents
   5.  Authorizing the Issuance and Providing for the Sale of Not to Exceed $1,805,000.00 Taxable
       Bonds and Providing for the Payment of Said Bonds and Other Details and Covenants with
       Respect Thereto for Refinancing the Unfunded Pension Liability
   6. Amend 2005 Debt Service Fund Budget
   7. To Rezone a Parcel from Resource Conservation to Forestry, Town of Washington, Rodger
       Goodwin, Owner
   8. Floodplain Code Changes – Rusk County Ordinance Chapter 20
   9. Shoreland Zoning Code Changes – Rusk County Ordinance Chapter 17
   10. Amend #05-41 Reimbursement to Dog Listers

READING OF THE 2006 BUDGET – at 9:45 a.m.

PUBLIC HEARING ON THE 2006 BUDGET – at 10:00 a.m.

RESOLUTIONS
  11. Adopt 2006 Budget and 2005 Property Tax Levy to be Collected in 2006

RECESS – 12:00 noon to Rusk County Memorial Hospital & Nursing Home for Report on
RCMH/RCNH

RECONVENE – 1:15 p.m.

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE MOTION
   12. Easement to George Schultz – County Highway F
   13. Annexation of Highway Shop Property to the City of Ladysmith

CLAIM
  14. Carlotta Stushek – Dog Damage Claim
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APPOINTMENT
  15. Rusk County Housing Authority – Larry Sturgis

CLOSED SESSION – Chair announces closed session for discussion and possible action regarding the
Arrowhead Westin Powerline Easement Negotiation and Compensation; and Negotiating Sale of County
Owned Property.
   - Deliberating or negotiating the purchasing of public properties, the investing of public funds, or
      conducting other specified public business, whenever competitive or bargaining reasons require a
      closed session, WI Stats 19.85(1)(e).

ANNOUNCEMENTS BY BOARD MEMBERS

ADJOURN

NOTE: This meeting is scheduled to reconvene on November 10, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. if all business is not
completed on November 8th.




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RESOLUTION #05-__ IN SUPPORT OF THE NATIONAL FOREST COUNTIES AND SCHOOLS COALITION

WHEREAS, the National Forest Counties and Schools Coalition is a collection of diverse individuals and groups representing
county and local government, public school teachers and administrators, chambers of commerce, organized labor, agricultural,
forest user groups and natural resource based business and industry; and

WHEREAS, the Coalition believes the health and productivity of National Forest and Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
forest lands are of vital importance and should be actively managed on a sustained yield, multiple-use basis in perpetuity; and

WHEREAS, the Coalition is concerned about the changes in the management of National Forest and BLM lands over the past
decade and the negative impacts those changes have had on local communities and the people who share a heritage of common
interests in these lands; and

WHEREAS, the Coalition believes that the creators of our National Forest and BLM timberland system expected that: 1)
forest resources would be managed in such an environmentally responsible manner that they would produce long-term
sustainable revenue to share with local communities as well as products for the nation; 2) the revenue loss to local
communities, because of this land removal from potential private development, was to be mitigated by the Federal Government
with the funds used for local purposes as each state saw fit; and 3) the compensation to local governments was to be equivalent
to 25% of all gross receipts received from the National Forests and BLM lands; and

WHEREAS, policy and practice have eroded these basic tenets; and

WHEREAS, the Coalition is actively seeking a long-term solution to these issues; and

WHEREAS, the passage of HR 2389 (106th Congress, October 2000), guaranteed payment to local governments based on the
average of the highest 3 payment received for the fund of 25% of receipts from the income on National Forest and BLM lands
during the period from 1986 – 1999; and

WHEREAS, this bill was initiated and supported by a group of citizens and leaders who joined together to form the National
Forest Counties and Schools Coalition; and

WHEREAS, the Coalition consists of over 1,200 (and growing) local, state and national organizations to actively and
effectively work with Congress and the Administration on the issue of the management of National Forest and BLM lands and
its effect on communities.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Rusk County board of Supervisors agrees to join the National Forest
Counties and Schools Coalition, with the understanding that membership is free, and add their name to the list of county
governments across the United States working toward a common purpose to further the following principals:

         Short-Term Principals
             1. Require payment to local governments be guaranteed based on 100% of the highest 3 years since 1986.
             2. Require either/or language which provides for the above payment, or the actual 25% forest reserve receipts.

         Long-Term Principals
            1. Promote local government coordination and community based partnerships.
            2. Recognize the need for sustainable economic self-sufficiency of rural communities through the best natural
                resources, whether for farming, grazing, mining, timber harvest, recreation, or aesthetics.
            3. Be in accord with the definition of sustainable forest management, wherein ecological, economic and social
                factors will receive equal consideration in the management of the National Forests.
            4. Provide for total forest management, which considers the principal of multiple use and other factors as they
                relate to total systemic and sustainable forest health, based on current best science, using independent critical
                peer review.

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

RESOLUTION #05-__ REVISION OF RUSK COUNTY RECYCLING ORDINANCE #94-56

WHEREAS, the State of Wisconsin mandates that each Responsible Unit enact and enforce a Recycling Ordinance; and

WHEREAS, Recycling Ordinance #94-56, was adopted on July 19, 1994; and
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WHEREAS, this ordinance was reviewed and minor changes resulting from changes in State number were approved; and

WHEREAS, the Recycling Committee added language regarding “Antiscavenging” to prevent the removal of material
designated as recyclable; and

WHEREAS, the Recycling Committee approved these changes at their October 4, 2005 meeting.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Rusk County Boar of Supervisors also approve these changes.

Submitted by the Recycling Committee: S/Heiden, Jablonski.

RESOLUTION #05-__ AMEND 2005 BUDGET GUARDIAN AD LITEM/INDIGENTS

WHEREAS, there were more expenses incurred in the Guardian Ad Litem/Indigents budget than originally anticipated; and

WHEREAS, there were also more state aid received but this additional revenue failed to cover the expenses incurred; and

WHEREAS, $10,000.00 will be needed from the Contingency Fund to cover this revenue shortfall.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the 2005 Guardian Ad Litem/Indigent budget be amended as follows with
$10,000.00 from the Contingency Fund:
                                                               NEW       ORIGINAL           DIFFERENCE
EXPENSES:
        100-15-51252-000         Guardian Ad Litem/Indigents 75,000.00     44,000.00        31,000.00
        TOTAL EXPENSES                                       75,000.00     44,000.00        31,000.00

REVENUES:
     100-05-43515-000              GAL/Indigent-State Aid             20,000.00         15,000.00          5,000.00
     100-05-48500-000              GAL/Indigent-Reimbursement         25,000.00          9,000.00         16,000.00
     TOTAL REVENUES                                                   45,000.00         24,000.00         21,000.00

LEVY (with $10,000.00 from Contingency Fund)                          30,000.00         20,000.00         10,000.00

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

RESOLUTION #05-__ AMEND 2005 DEBT SERVICE FUND BUDGET

WHEREAS, the bond anticipation bonds that were issued to refinance the unfunded pension liability are currently at a variable
interest rate; and

WHEREAS, the interest rate on these variable rate bonds is currently 4.5 percent and increasing monthly; and

WHEREAS, the balance on these bonds is due on August 1, 2007; and

WHEREAS, the Rusk County Finance Committee at its October 19, 2005 meeting passed a motion to refinance the unfunded
pension liability with taxable general obligation refunding bonds with a 10 year payoff.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Rusk County Board of Supervisors amends the 2005 Debt Service budget
for this refinancing:

2005 Debt Service (Budget Page 125):                                     NEW              OLD       DIFFERENCE
EXPENSES:
300-15-58106-000        Debt Service-Princ. 03 Retirement             1,916,000.00          95,000.00       1,821,000.00
300-15-58107-000        Debt Service-Princ. 05 FAC                       55,000.00          55,000.00                0.00
300-15-58203-000        Debt Service-Paying Agent Fees                      626.00             626.00                0.00
300-15-58207-000        Debt Service-Interest 05 FAC                     14,728.77          14,730.00               (1.23)
300-15-58230-000        Debt Service-Cost of Issuance                    22,507.00               0.00          22,507.00
300-15-58231-000        Debt Service-Underwriter Discount                17,148.00               0.00          17,148.00
300-15-58290-000        Debt Service-Interest 03 Retirement              63,700.06          55,000.00           8,700.06
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300-15-59291-000           Debt Service-Finance Charge                        400.00             400.00                0.00
300-15-58310-000           Debt Service-Princ. Courthouse                 480,000.00         480,000.00                0.00
300-15-58311-000           Debt Service-Interest Courthouse               107,675.00         107,675.00                0.00
                                                                        2,677,784.83         808,431.00        1,869,353.83
REVENUES:
300-15-48101-000           Debt Service-Interest Earned                         30.00            400.00              (370.00)
300-15-48900-000           Debt Service-RCMH FAC Revenue                    78,228.77         78,230.00                 (1.23)
300-15-49250-000           Debt Service-Transfer from Retire.               51,841.98         75,000.00           (23,158.02)
300-15-49260-000           Debt Service-RCMH for Retirement                 75,275.02         75,000.00               275.02

300-15-49500-000           Debt Service-Bond Proceeds                   1,805,000.00               0.00       1,805,000.00
                                                                        2,010,375.77         228,630.00       1,781,745.77
300-15-49990-000           Debt Service-Prior Year Funds                   (69,108.06)        18,500.00         (87,608.06)
LEVY                                                                      598,301.00         598,301.00               0.00

Submitted by Finance Committee:

RESOLUTION #05-__ ORDINANCE TO REZONE A PARCEL FROM RESOURCE CONSERVATION TO
FORESTRY, TOWN OF WASHINGTON, RODGER GOODWIN, 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 Washington; the affected lands as follows:

         A parcel in the NW ¼ - NW ¼, Section 11, T33N, R7W. Town of Washington.

It is hereby ordained that said parcel of real estate be rezoned from Resource Conservation to Forestry.

Submitted by Zoning Committee: S/O’Driscoll, Kromrey, Heiden, Jablonski, Willingham.

RESOLUTION #05-__ FLOODPLAIN CODE CHANGES – RUSK COUNTY ORDINANCE CHAPTER 20

WHEREAS, the Rusk County Zoning Committee has met and discussed the following changes to the Floodplain Ordinance;
and

WHEREAS, the change is being made to change how camping units are handled in floodplain campgrounds; and

WHEREAS, a public hearing was held to allow public input regarding the proposed changes; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Rusk County Board of Supervisors does hereby ordain, as described on the
following pages, changes to the Rusk County Floodplain Ordinance.

Submitted by the Zoning Committee.

20.02    GENERAL STANDARDS APPLICABLE TO ALL FLOODPLAIN DISTRICTS

          4.      PUBLIC OR PRIVATE CAMPGROUNDS

                  Public or private campgrounds shall have a low flood damage potential and shall meet the following
                  provisions:

                  (1)      The campground is approved by the Department of Health and Family Services.
                  (2)      A land use permit for the campground is issued by the zoning committee.
                  (3)      The character of the water body and the elevation of the campground is such that a 72-hour warning
                           of an impending flood can be given to all campground occupants.
                  (4)      There is an adequate flood warning procedure for the campground that offers the minimum notice
                           required under this section to all persons in the campground. This procedure shall include a written
                           agreement between the campground owner, the County Zoning Office, the municipal emergency
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                  government coordinator and the chief law enforcement official which specifies the flood elevation
                  at which evacuation shall occur, personnel responsible for monitoring flood elevations, types of
                  warning systems to be used and the procedures for notifying at-risk parties, and the methods and
                  personnel responsible for conducting the evacuation.
                           (a)       The Floodway Plan of the Floodfringe Plan shall include: who is responsible for
                                     moving each and every camping unit, contact information of the camping unit owners,
                                     contact information of the party contracted to move the camping units, and descriptions
                                     of the equipment to be used for the evacuation of the camping units.
                  (5)      This agreement shall be for no more than one calendar year, at which time the agreement shall be
                           reviewed and updated - by the officials identified in sub. (4) - to remain in compliance with all
                           applicable regulations, including those of the state department of health and family services and
                           all other applicable regulations.
                  (6)      Only camping units are allowed.
                  (7)      The camping units may not occupy any site in the campground for more than 180 consecutive days,
                           at which time the camping unit must be removed from the floodplain for a minimum of 24 hours.
                           (a)       For campgrounds in the Floodfringe. In lieu of moving camping units every 180 days,
                                     the campground owner and camping unit owner shall prove they have the ability to move
                                     the camping unit. i.e. The camping units wheels shall be inflated to the required level,
                                     no permanent skirting, and no additions or decks attached to the camping unit.

Changes are in bold italics. A complete copy of the ordinance is available in the County Clerk’s office.

RESOLUTION #05-__ SHORELAND ZONING CODE CHANGES – RUSK COUNTY ORDINANCE CHAPTER 17

WHEREAS, the Rusk County Zoning Committee has met and discussed the following changes to the Shoreland Zoning Code;
and

WHEREAS, a public hearing was held to allow public input regarding the proposed changes; and

WHEREAS, the proposed change would lower the density and proximity standards of Section 9.0.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Rusk County Board of Supervisors does hereby ordain, as described on the
following page, amendments to Chapter 17.57.

Submitted by the Zoning Committee.

17.57 SW-1: SHORELAND AND SHORELAND/WETLAND DISTRICT (OVERLAY DISTRICT)

9.0      CAMPGROUNDS, RESORTS, RECREATIONAL VEHICLE PARKS, TRAILER CAMPS AND MOBILE
         HOME PARKS.

9.1      The provisions of this section (Shoreland and Shoreland/Wetland Overlay) including but not limited to Sections
         5.0, 6.0, 7.0, 9.0, 11.4 and 11.5 in their entirety, shall apply to each installation as defined herein.

9.2      Density: Not more than one No new installation shall be allowed in any two miles of shoreline. The two one-mile
         distance on water bodies with a 1,000-foot shoreland zoning district boundary from the ordinary high water
         mark shall be measured along a line that follows the shoreline in question. On water bodies with a 300-foot
         shoreland zoning district boundary from the ordinary high water mark, the one-mile distance shall be measured
         along the centerline of the body of water. The measurement will begin at the property line of one installation
         and will end at the nearest property line of the other installation. in this case shall be measured along a line that
         follows the shoreline in question. The intent is to not follow the abrupt ins and outs of a shoreline but rather use an
         average shoreline.

9.3      Proximity: Not more than one No new installation shall be allowed within two miles one-mile straight-line
         distance in any direction from another installation.

Changes are in bold italics. A complete copy of the ordinance is available in the County Clerk’s office.

RESOLUTION #05-41A REIMBURSEMENT TO DOG LISTERS
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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, 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
Glen Flora                Patrick Krisik                      16                    $ 8.00
Ingram                    Patrick Krisik                      40                    $20.00
Weyerhaeuser              Beverly Rost                        51                    $25.50
                                                                                    $53.50

Submitted by

RESOLUTION 05-______ ADOPT 2006 BUDGET AND 2005 PROPERTY TAX LEVY TO BE COLLECTED IN
2006


WHEREAS, Department Administrators and overseeing committees, elected officials, and the Finance Committee have met
and determined the budget and tax levy to be established for 2005 to be collected in 2006; and

WHEREAS, a public hearing has been held for interested citizens and taxpayers to voice their opinions on the proposed
budget and levy; and

WHEREAS, the proposed budget has been published in the Ladysmith News and copies have been made available to the
public.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Rusk County Board of Supervisors adopts the 2006 proposed budget and
establishes a levy on the taxpayers of Rusk County of $4,766,344.00 to be collected in 2006; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Rusk County Board of Supervisors has established this levy within the guidelines and
mandates issued by the State of Wisconsin, Department Revenue for 1993 and years thereafter.

Submitted by Finance Committee:




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