PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE MINUTES

DECEMBER 13, 2012

Members present: Ken Capelle; Bert Huntington; Marvin Klosterman; Ron Kupper; Michael McClelland.

Members absent: None

Others present: Sheriff Randall Wright; John Gutho; Tom Tuma; Steve Borroughs; Mike Jesse; Michelle Hartness (WEM); Shelley Williams and Josh Pyatskowit from Menominee County Sheriff; Tim Ryan; Lee Pulaski; Tom Madsen; Mike Druckrey; Lt. Andrew Thorpe; Kathy Sumnicht

Location & Time: James E. Stoltenow Training Room - 4:00 p.m.

Meeting was called to order at 4:02 a.m.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND MOMENT OF SILENCE

Motion To Deviate: Kupper made a motion to deviate from the Agenda should it become necessary, second by Klosterman. All in favor and motion carried.

Minutes Approval: Capelle made a motion to approve the November 14, 2012 minutes, second by McClelland. All in favor and motion carried.

In regard to last month's question on interview minutes, Sumnicht advised that Corporation Counsel Kordus indicated that the interview minutes are still called meeting minutes because, by ordinance, the County Board has determined that something less than a quorum is necessary to proceed with the interviews, but it still constitutes official action.

Next meeting will be Wednesday, January 9, 2013.

Public Comment: None

PRESENTATION OF SERVICE WEAPON: Staber Cook was presented his service weapon for 28 years of service to the Sheriff's Office. Staber was thanked by the Sheriff and the Committee. Staber gave a thoughtful thank you speech.

CORONER

MONTHLY REPORT: Jesse reported 57 calls in October; 37 where the Coroner was needed and 42 calls in November; 29 where the Coroner was needed. Capelle made a motion to approve the reports, second by Huntington. All in favor and motion carried.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

DISASTER PREPARATION UPDATE: Ann DeMeuse was out of hours so was not available.

DISCUSS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT POSITION: Michelle Hartness from Wisconsin Emergency Management appeared. Shelley Williams, Menominee County, indicated that she is more than willing to assist in the absence of the EM Director just as she hopes that Shawano County would assist in her absence. Michelle Hartness indicated that there is a return on the investment of a full-time position. Capelle made a motion to retain a full-time Emergency Management position as in the past, (37.5 hours), second by Klosterman. All in favor and motion carried.

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LAW ENFORCEMENT

VEHICLE INFORMATION: Fleet Manager, Lt. Andrew Thorpe, appeared before the Committee. He had distributed a study he had completed with a recommendation of replacing Chargers with Chargers and Impalas with Impalas due to equipment transition which will save money. Looking at a Dodge Ram for K9; 4 Dodge Chargers; 2 Impalas and 1 used replacement drug vehicle. Ford Inceptors are having electronic equipment problems. Capelle made a motion to replace fleet #21 with a 2013 Ford F150 from Vandenbrook Ford; Fleets 24 and 16 (Chargers) with 2013 Chargers from Shawano Auto; Fleets 33, 38, 29, and 48 (2 Impalas and 2 Fords) with 2013 Impalas from Buss, second by Huntington. All in favor and motion carried. The drug vehicle will be discussed more into 2013.

REQUEST TO PURCHASE SEA DOOS AND TRAILER FROM 1% CARRYOVER: Current Sea Doos are 2006 and would trade for 2013 Sea Doos and a 2013 trailer for $12,500 from R&S Motors. Capelle made a motion to approve the purchase of the 2013 Sea Doos and 2013 trailer in the amount of $12,500 from R&S Motors, from 1% carryover, second by Huntington. All in favor and motion carried.

CLOSED SESSION: At 5:25 p.m. Capelle made a motion to convene in closed session pursuant to 19.85(1)(c), Wis. Stats., to consider compensation of a Lieutenant position and Section 19.85(1)(e), Wis. Stats., to discuss, negotiate and analyze competitive bargaining issues relating to the procurement of a jail video surveillance and recording system, second by Klosterman. Roll call vote: all aye.

At 5:47 p.m., Huntington made a motion to reconvene in open session, second by McClelland. Roll call vote: Aye - Klosterman, Kupper, McClelland and Huntington. (Capelle had to leave at 5:35 p.m.)

Klosterman made a motion that the newest Lieutenant position be started at the rate of $28.25 per hour, second by Kupper. All in favor and motion carried.

Huntington made a motion that the Jail video surveillance and recording system be put out on a bid process, second by Kupper. All in favor and motion carried.

STOCKBRIDGE TRIBAL AGREEMENT UPDATE: Tuma advised that the current 2012 Stockbridge agreement needs to be extended into 2013 until the State recognizes them as a Police Department. Huntington made a motion to approve the extension of the 2012 Agreement into 2013, second by Kupper. All in favor and motion carried.

WRITE OFF JUVENILE TRANSPORATION CHARGE: $1,565 owed by S.R. who declared bankruptcy. Huntington made a motion to write off the charge, second by Kupper. All in favor and motion carried.

COMMITTEE COMMENTS: McClelland mentioned the Inmate Welfare Accounts. To be placed on the agenda next month. McClelland feels that some of the Jail CIP requests should be paid by this money.

SHERIFF COMMENTS: A time will come when there is going to be a need and no money. Micromanaging and mistrust must stop.

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APPROVE BILLS AND VOUCHERS: Huntington made a motion to approve the bills and vouchers as presented, second by McClelland. All in favor and motion carried.

At 6:15 p.m., Huntington made a motion to adjourn the meeting, second by Kupper. All in favor and meeting was adjourned.

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Kathy Sumnicht, Recorder