TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2016
FOREST, PARKS & RECREATION/LAND INFORMATION SYSTEMS SUBCOMMITTEE OF
OCONTO COUNTY BOARD SUPERVISORS
Draft minutes until Committee approved
Meeting called to order at 8:32 AM by Greg Sekela, Chair.
COMMITTEE PRESENT: Judith Buhrandt, Robert Pott; Greg Sekela, Al Stranz; Vernon Zoeller
OTHERS PRESENT: Monty Brink, Forest Parks & Recreation Administrator; Michelle Seefeldt, Clerk Typist; Brian Gross, LIS County Surveyor; Michelle Wrzochalski, DNR Liaison; Rec. Officer Troy Sherman, Kevin Hamann, Administrative Coordinator; Cheryl Mick, Corporation Counsel; Tanya Peterson, County Treasurer; Leon Janssen; Brian Andrews; and others present.
Moved by Buhrandt, seconded by Stranz to approve the agenda. Motion voted on and carried.
Moved by Pott, seconded by Zoeller to approve the minutes of October 5, 2016. Motion voted on and carried.
Moved by Buhrandt, seconded by Zoeller to approve the minutes of October 18, 2016. Motion voted on and carried.
Monty Brink presented the Forest & Parks bills for committee approval. Brian Gross presented the Land Information Systems bills for committee approval. Moved by Stranz, seconded by Zoeller to approve the September/October Forest & Parks and Land Information System bills. Motion voted on and carried.
Leon Janssen gave a presentation on proposed enhancements to recognize the area as a county park. Ideas included a professional sign, historical monument, picnic table and fire pit area. He stated that they would like to sell pavers to raise the money to fund the project. Discussion was held on the proposed project and parking. The committee agreed that the Forest & Parks Department will work with Leon Janssen and volunteers to enhance the park.
Timber Sale bids were opened and announced by Chairman Sekela.
Meet With Interested Timber Producers Regarding Oconto County's Regulations and Policies, Issues, Concerns, or Current Trends in the Forest Industry
Chris Frank, with Frank's Logging, addressed the Committee with concerns about ATV's ripping up the roads and trails and the towns posting road limits on the roads.
Cheryl Mick, Corp Counsel, up-dated the Committee on the White Potato Lake Transaction. She stated that the sale of the property has been completed, deeds have been filed and recorded. There are 4 tenants who have to pay their rent.
Tanya Peterson, County Treasurer, handed out a charts showing the current Tax Deed Procedure and proposed Tax Deed Procedure. Discussion was held on the current and future procedure and how this will affect personnel. Staffing was discussed. The Committee directed Tanya Peterson to come back next month with more information. A timeline, cost figure and which, if any, employees this change would affect.
Cheryl Mick stated buy back requests and payment have been received for for Eric & Lisa Iseli and Leah Meyer. Moved by Stranz, seconded by Pott to accept the buyback request for Erick & Lisa Iseli and Leah Meyer. Motion voted on and carried. Discussion was held on the buyback process and new 90 day buy back procedure. Cheryl Mick will draft a new procedure policy on buybacks.
Brian Gross presented bids on tax deed parcels that were opened and announced at the recent Land Sale in October. Discussion held.
Jayme DeHut presented the Committee with a Proposed Land Sale time frame for 2016-2017 with the new 90-day buy back period. Discussion was held on the possibility of moving the process to the Treasurer's Dept. It seems like a good procedure for either department.
Kevin Dolata reported that the county has been waiting to perform this upgrade but due to the public safety software incompatibilities Spillman had with versions of ARCGIS. Spillman now supports new versions of ARCGIS so the plan is to upgrade the Server hardware, windows operating system to Windows 2012R2, upgrade ARCGIS and eliminate the need for Silverlight for HTML 5. Moved by Pott seconded by Buhrandt to bring the resolution request to upgrade the ARCGIS server software and purchase a new server to county board at the next meeting.
The EWUG Fall Conference is scheduled on November 17th & November 18th, 2016 in Green Bay. Kevin Dolata and Jamie Broehm will be attending. Moved by Buhrandt, seconded by Pott to approve Kevin Dolata and Jamie Broehm attend the EWUG Fall Conference. Motion voted on and carried.
Brian Gross reported that he has been in the field a lot this month. Property listing is getting ready for tax season and the tax bills have arrived. The Physical Address LTE's will be working until November 15th then office personnel will issue and place numbers. Discussion was held on the boundary lines at the Chute Pond Seasonal Campground. Brian Gross to report back to the Committee what needs to be done to complete this project.
Troy Sherman reported the 2016 ATV season has come to a close. He made over 1,000 contacts, issued 84 citations and there were 11 accidents. It was a very safe season. There has been an increase in boat launch activity because goose and duck season opened. Troy Sherman reported the serial numbers taken from tires dumped in the Machicankee were from re-treaded tires. He stated that once a tire is retread there is no traceable information. Troy Sherman stated that he anticipates a busy November now that the baiting ban is in effect. He will be patrolling the county forest for logging and baiting ban issues.
Monty Brink reported that we will hit $1,000,000 in revenue this year. Monty Brink stated on October 26, 2016 the State approved the sale of a 59 acre piece of property that Oconto County is adjacent to. They property can only be sold to Oconto County. Monty Brink updated the Committee on the Chute Pond Shower building. Should be completed by the end of the year. Work is being done on the Chute Pond Seasonal Campground. Trees have been cut, the pads and roads graded and re-graveled. The shower building was approved for the 2017 budget. Monty Brink received Dan Hoppe's request to reroute and bypass the ATV bridge County Road Z. This reroute would occur if something happened to the bridge. Discussion was held. Monty Brink informed the Committee that Dave Borisch's employee status will move from exempt to non-exempt.
Shelley Wrzochalski reported that 40% of the time commitment has been met. Has been busy setting up timber sales and doing recon. Shelley Wrzochalski reported that there are several drop off locations set up for CDW testing. The stations will have instructions, tools and supplies available for dropping off.
Moved by Buhrandt, seconded by Zoeller to approve the road access permits for the Zehm's Family Trust and Sharon Stodola-Eslein. Motion voted on and carried.
Monty Brink reviewed the winter ATV use policy with committee. If any part of the State Recreational Trail is groomable, the rec. trail will not be available for winter ATV use. This will be determined by the Recreational Officer. As in the past, northern townships may have road routes open even if State Recreational Trail is closed. Moved by Stranz, seconded by Buhrandt to accept the ATV/UTV Winter Policy as done in previous years. Motion voted on and carried.
Monty Brink informed the Committee that a new well at North Bay Shore Campground needs to be drilled. The existing well is too close to the bay, not compliant and the tank is rusted out. Received quotes to replace the existing well and drill a well for the fish cleaning station.
Discussion was held. Moved by Buhrandt, seconded by Pott to take to County Board the resolution recommending Weslow Water System, Inc's quote of $26 a foot for two wells at North Bay Shore.
Moved by Zoeller, seconded by Buhrandt to deny the funds request. Motion voted on and carried.
Discussion was held on how to dispose of the personal property that is abandoned. The Committee agreed that the Forest & Parks Administrator will decide how to dispose of the personal property.
Al Stranz stated that he will talk with the Oconto Falls High School about having the students make a fish cleaning station sign where people can take pictures with their catch of the day.
Moved Pott, seconded by Buhrandt to adjourn. Motion voted on and carried. Adjourned at 12:15 PM
Michelle Seefeldt - Recording Secretary