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UW-Extension Education, Agriculture and Recreation Committee

Minutes

Sarah A. Everson:  5:30-7:27 p.m.                                  
Robert J. Giese:  Excused 

Sam Kaufman:  5:30-7:27 p.m.                                       
John J. Rickert:  5:30-7:27 p.m.      

Michael J. Will:  5:30-7:27 p.m.     

 

Also present were Allen Buechel, Eric Toney, Craig Walters, Cindy Sarkady, Shelley Tidemann, Sam Tobias, Dean Kranig and Lisa Freiberg.

 

1. Call meeting to order.

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

 

2. Approve minutes of the February 13, 2018, meeting.

Motion (Kaufman/Rickert) to approve the minutes. Motion carried.

 

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. Request by District Attorney Eric Toney for the committee to sign a letter of support for legislation that will add two assistant district attorney positions in his office in 2019.

The committee signed the letter.

 

5. Fairgrounds.

a. Fairgrounds Manager Craig Walters discussed the department report, which was provided to the committee. He went over the events recently held at the Fairgrounds.

 

b. Mr. Walters provided and discussed the Fairgrounds assessment report.

 

c. Mr. Walters is in contact with the city regarding the Fond du Lac Avenue reconstruction project. The city has asked that a bike path be put along the east side of the Fairgrounds property; the committee was supportive of the idea. Discussion on the bike path will continue, and Mr. Walters will report back to the committee.

 

d. Dean Kranig, president of the Optimist Club of Fond du Lac, addressed the committee on the plans for the new construction of the concession stand.  Discussion was held on the resolution authorizing a new lease agreement with the Optimist Club of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, for the space presently occupied by the club’s concession stand at the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds. In No. 3 of the lease agreement, the last sentence should be removed. No. 2 should indicate that the term of the lease is for 20 years. Motion (Kaufman/Everson) to approve the resolution with these changes. Motion carried.

 

e. Discussion was held on the resolution authorizing a new lease agreement with the Noon Optimist Club of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, for the space presently occupied by the club’s concession stand at the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds. The lease agreement revisions made in 5d should apply to this resolution as well. Motion (Kaufman/ Rickert) to approve the resolution with the changes. Motion carried.

 

6. UW-Extension.

a. Area Extension Director Cindy Sarkady gave a personnel update. The FoodWIse Education position has been filled. A department report was provided to the committee.

 

b. Shelley Tidemann discussed credit reports and the Fond du Lac County Credit Report Campaign 2017 outcomes. Also discussed were Money Smart Week 2018, Rent Smart, and the Strengthening Families Program for parents and youth 10-14.

7. Future agenda items and meeting date.     

The committee will meet at 5 p.m. on March 20; the Northwestern Trail will be on the agenda. Another meeting is scheduled for April 4 at 5:30 p.m.

 

8. Adjournment.                              

Motion (Rickert/Kaufman) to adjourn the meeting at 7:27 p.m. Motion carried.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Lisa Freiberg, Fond du Lac County Clerk

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