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Public Safety Committee

 

Minutes

Michael C. Beer:  4:45-6 p.m.                                         
Thomas M. Kitchen:  4:45-6 p.m.                                   

Martin E. Schroeder:  Excused                                        
Robert J. Simon:  4:45-6 p.m.          

Gary A. Will:  4:45-6 p.m.

                   

Also present were Dr. Adam Covach, Terry Dietzel, Bobbi Hicken and Kevin R. Miller.

1. Call meeting to order.

Vice Chair Will called the meeting to order at 4:45 p.m.

 

2. Approve minutes of the August 6, 2019, meeting.

Motion (Kitchen/Beer) to approve the minutes. Motion carried, 3-0-1, with Mr. Will abstaining.

 

3. Members of the public who wish to address the committee on specific agenda items must register their requests at this time, with such comments subject to the reasonable control of the committee chair, as set forth in “Robert’s Rules of Order.”

There was no public comment.

 

4. Medical Examiner’s Office.

a. Dr. Adam Covach gave the report. The number of autopsies has been on the rise. Motion (Beer/Kitchen) to receive the report and place on file. Motion carried, 4-0.

 

b. There was discussion of the 2020 budget. There are no issues or problems with the Medical Examiner’s Office budget.

 

5. Land Information Department and Code Enforcement Office.

a. Terry Dietzel gave his monthly report. New buildings increased during July. Mr. Dietzel had a copy of the Fond du Lac County junk ordinance originally adopted in 1987. Some updates are being considered. Motion (Simon/Will) to receive the report and place on file. Motion carried, 4-0.

 

b. There was discussion of the 2020 budget for Land Information/Code Enforcement. The initial budget looks very favorable.

 

6. Communications & Emergency Management.

a. Bobbi Hicken gave her report. They have delivery of the used squad car for the director’s use. A radio has been acquired and amber lights will be added to the car. She gave an update on disaster reporting and funds received for reimbursement for clean-up and repairs. Grants have been obtained for various projects. A senior official emergency workshop is scheduled at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 30; more participants are needed. Motion (Kitchen/ Beer) to receive the report and place on file. Motion carried, 4-0.

 

b. There was discussion of the budget. The state budget hasn’t changed much and there are no shortages or unforeseen issues.

 

c. There was discussion of the Mobile Data Computer license request from LifeStar Ambulance.

 

7. Future agenda items and meeting date.

The committee would like to tour the jail at the next meeting, which is scheduled at 4:45 p.m. on Oct. 1.

 

8. Adjournment.

Motion (Simon/Kitchen) to adjourn the meeting at 6 p.m. Motion carried, 4-0.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Robert J. Simon

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