PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE MINUTES
JUNE 11, 2014
Members present: Richard Ferfecki; Bert Huntington; Ron Kupper; Mike McClelland; Jon Zwirschitz
Members absent: None
Others present: Sheriff Randall Wright; John Gutho; Steve Borroughs; Mike Jesse; Lt Andrew Thorpe; Sgt Greg Trinko; Deputy Bill Uelmen; Jeff Schuh; Tom Madsen; Kathy Sumnicht
Location & Time: James E. Stoltenow Training Room - 3:30 p.m.
Meeting was called to order by Chairperson Huntington.
Moment of Silence and Pledge of Allegiance
Motion To Deviate: Ferfecki made a motion to deviate from the Agenda should it become necessary, second by Kupper. All in favor and motion carried.
Minutes Approval: Zwirschitz made a motion to approve the May 14, 2014 Joint and Regular meetings minutes, second by Kupper. All in favor and motion carried
Next meeting will be Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 3:30 p.m.
Public Comment: Madsen advised that Shawano County Job Center Inc., has offered 15000 square feet at $1.75 a square foot with $100,000 modifications for an extra $1.25 a square foot until paid - 10 year lease with two 5 year county options. Ferfecki indicated that many people are up in arms regarding renting a building. Waste of taxpayer money.
DISPOSAL OF DIVE EQUIPMENT: Deputy Bill Uelmen, from the Dive Team, indicated that the team is hoping to sell 4 XXL dry suits on E-bay as they are not being used, along with 12 old handheld 5420 radios and requested permission to purchase other needed equipment with that money. Kupper made a motion to approve selling the equipment and purchasing new equipment for the Dive Team with the money, second by Zwirschitz. All in favor and motion carried.
DISCUSS FUEL PRICES: Huntington and Ferfecki indicated that there is a County using United Coop with a blend of LP gas and saves a huge amount of money. Trinko indicated it is really expensive to outfit the cars and the cars would need to go to Milwaukee to change over. LP or compressed gas needs such a large tank that it would take up the trunk room. Not advantageous. The Sheriff's Office uses a joint alliance card. The deputies use the card at a 1% Federal discount and no federal excise tax. Good community policing by getting gas all around the County. The deputies also check for the cheapest gas on the free Gas Buddy website for best prices. Trinko will check with United Coop.
RESOLUTION REGARDING BOND FORFEITURE ALLOCATION: 50% of bond money forfeited each year to be placed in a fund for courthouse security. McClelland made a motion to accept the Resolution as written and forward it to the Finance Committee and on to County Board, second by Kupper. All in favor and motion carried.
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MONTHLY REPORT: Jesse reported 58 calls in the month of May, 33 where the Coroner was needed. Kupper made a motion to approve the report, second by Zwirschitz. All in favor and motion carried.
NORTHCENTRAL TECHNICAL COLLEGE TOWER: Schuh advised that the tower will be viable for the next 30 years.
MUTUAL AID BOX ALARM SYSTEM CORRESPONDENCE: President had resigned and returned and wants training classes that would not be conducive to the dispatch center. Correspondence between the MABAS Committee and the Communications Supervisor was sent to the Committee.
PERMISSION TO CREATE CORRECTIONS ELIBILITY LIST: Borroughs indicated that the new list is already being worked on and near exhaustion. Zwirschitz made a motion to approve the creation of a new eligibility list, second by Kupper. All in favor and motion carried.
APPROVE ANNUAL REPORT: Zwirschitz made a motion to approve the Annual Report, second by Ferfecki. All in favor and motion carried.
REQUEST TO UTILIZE 1% CARRYOVER TO PURCHASE CELLPHONE ANALYZATION COMPUTER: Used to analyze cellphones used in a crime. Need to upgrade. Ferfecki made a motion to approve the purchase of the new Cellebrite Touch U2U, up to $10000, which includes $3000 per year license fee, second by Kupper. All in favor and motion carried.
ARLYN TOBER PLACQUE: Will state “In Honor of Supervisor Arlyn Tober for over 40 years of dedicated service to Shawano County.” “Dated: May 28, 2014.” Zwirschitz made a motion to approve the wording as stated, second by Ferfecki. All in favor and motion carried.
REQUEST TO REAFFIRM RESOLUTION #42-11 IN REGARD TO SHERIFF LIEUTENANTS: Gutho advised that due to the new Policy and Procedures Handbook, the Lieutenants are losing municipal overtime pay that was clearly stated to be paid in the resolution and is reimbursable. Zwirschitz made a motion to resend the resolution back to the Administrative Committee at the July 1, 2014 meeting with a recommendation to reapprove, second by Ferfecki. All in favor and motion carried.
REQUEST TO WRITE OFF JUVENILE BILL IN THE AMOUNT OF $380: Kupper made a motion to write off invoice 11286 in the amount of $380 due to death, second by Zwirschitz. All in favor and motion carried.
REFILL JAIL COOK POSITION: Toni Schoepke is retiring. Due to a change in scheduling, Borroughs indicated that the jail may not need the position, but would like approval in case that schedule is not feasible. Kupper made a motion to approve refilling the Jail Cook position, second by Ferfecki. All in favor and motion carried.
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REFILL SHERIFF ACCOUNT CLERK I POSITION: Kathy Voelz is retiring 8/8/2014. Permission to refill the position and post internally. Zwirschitz made a motion to approve refilling the Account Clerk I position and posting it internally, second by Kupper. All in favor and motion carried.
CLOSED SESSION: At 5:08 p.m., Ferfecki made a motion to go into closed session pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(1) (c) to discuss personnel issues, second by Zwirschitz. Roll call vote: all aye
OPEN SESSION: At 5:21 p.m., Kupper made a motion to come out of closed session and take action if necessary and continue with the agenda, second by Ferfecki. Roll call vote: All aye
No action was taken.
SHERIFF COMMENT: Armored vehicle from the Federal 1033 program. Will need to transport from Texas and money will be taken from the asset forfeiture account to purchase and transport. Will be used by the Special Response Team.
COMMITTEE COMMENTS: None
APPROVE BILLS AND VOUCHERS: Zwirschitz made a motion to approve the bills and vouchers as presented, second by Kupper. All in favor and motion carried.
At 5:35 p.m., Kupper made a motion to adjourn the meeting, second by Ferfecki. All in favor and meeting was adjourned.
Kathy Sumnicht, Recorder