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UW-Extension Education, Agriculture and Recreation Committee


Sarah A. Everson:  5:30-6:36 p.m.                                  
Robert J. Giese:  5:30-6:38 p.m.                      

Sam Kaufman:  5:30-6:38 p.m.                                       
John J. Rickert:  5:30-6:38 p.m.                      

Michael J. Will:  5:30-6:38 p.m.     


Also present were Allen Buechel, Sam Tobias, Cindy Sarkady, Craig Walters, Lisa Freiberg and Laura DeGolier.


1. Call meeting to order.

Chair Michael J. Will called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.


2. Approve minutes of the December 6, 2017, meeting.

Motion (Kaufman/Everson) to approve the minutes. Motion carried, 5-0.


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. Planning and Parks.

a. Planning and Parks Director Sam Tobias discussed the Hobbs Woods listening session held Jan. 9. Items he plans to look into are trail marking, floodplain and bathrooms.


b. Mr. Tobias went over the department report, which was provided to the committee.


c. Motion (Rickert/Kaufman) to approve a resolution authorizing the proper county officials to execute a land rental agreement at the future county landfill. Motion carried, 5-0.


5. UW-Extension educator report.

Area Extension Director Cindy Sarkady gave an update regarding staff changes in the office.


6. Fairgrounds.                                 

a. Fairgrounds Manager Craig Walters and County Executive Allen Buechel explained a request from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development to host a job fair on April 5 in the Expo Center free of rental fees. The committee discussed the request and the consensus was to approve the request. If there are additional costs, Mr. Walters should charge accordingly.


b. Mr. Walters explained the reason for moving the telephone pole on Fond du Lac Avenue. The committee recommended drafting a resolution to allow the easement.


c. Mr. Walters explained the request from the Fond du Lac Evening Optimist Club to remove and rebuild their building at the Fairgrounds. The committee consensus was to allow the group to move forward and for information to be brought to a future meeting.


7. Golf Course department report.  

The report was provided to the committee. There was no discussion.


8. Future agenda items and meeting date.     

The next meeting is at 5:30 p.m. on March 7.


Ms. Everson left at 6:36 p.m.

9. Adjournment.                              

Motion (Kaufman/Giese) to adjourn the meeting at 6:38 p.m. Motion carried, 4-0.


Respectfully submitted,

Lisa Freiberg, Fond du Lac County Clerk

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