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Finance, Taxation and Personnel Committee and the Facilities and Information Technology Committee

Minutes

A joint meeting of the Finance, Taxation and Personnel Committee and the Facilities and Information Technology Committee was held on Monday, July 2, 2007, at the Government Center, Room H, at 5:00 P.M. with the following members present:

Ottery – 5:00 to 6:10 P.M.

Farrell – 5:00 to 6:10 P.M. Bonlander – 5:00 to 6:10 P.M.

Klawitter – absent Nicholson – 5:00 to 6:10 P.M.

Goldsmith – 5:00 to 6:10 P.M. Dornbrook – 5:00 to 6:10 P.M.

Schneider – 5:00 to 6:10 P.M. Keifenheim – absent

Sensenbrenner – 5:00 to 6:10 P.M Zorn – 5:00 to 6:10 P.M..

Also present: Allen Buechel, Ellen Sorensen, Mike Marx, Ernie Winter, Steve Handrich, Linda Chandler and Troy Rademan (see citizen’s attendance sheet)

The meeting was called to order by Finance, Taxation and Personnel Committee Chair Ottery at 5:00 P.M.

Mr. Buechel presented information on the radio interoperability project. A citizen recommended the County get an 800 megahertz trunking system, but according to the consultant, that is appropriate for 1,000-plus radios. Fond du Lac has fewer than 700. The cost would be $7-12 million as opposed to $3.5 million for the project as currently planned. Mr. Dornbrook explained that one of his consultants believed he hadn’t been given a fair chance to bid on aspects of the project. Ms. Chandler explained that the project was properly advertised in the newspaper of record. Mr. Buechel will meet with the citizen to address his concerns, including tower safety and the 800 megahertz system.

Motion (Goldsmith/Schneider) for Finance, Taxation and Personnel Committee to go into closed session. Motion carried.

Motion (Nicholson/Bonlander) for Facilities and Information Technology Committee to go into closed session. Motion carried.

Closed session began at 5:17 P.M.

Closed session ended and the meeting returned to open session at 6:05 P.M.

Motion (Zorn/Bonlander) to authorize the proper County officials to sign a counteroffer for the purchase of the Rolling Meadows property on the terms determined in closed session. Motion carried.

Motion (Goldsmith/Schneider) to adjourn at 6:10 P.M. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Martin Farrell

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