Finance, Personnel and Economic Development Committee
- Date: 10/21/2019 8:00 AM
- Location: City-County Government Center, Room H
160 S. Macy Street
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 54935
Kenneth W. Depperman: 8 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.
Brian T. Kolstad: 8 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.
Dean P. Will: 8 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.
Also present were Allen Buechel, Erin Gerred, Tammy Pinno Supple, Stacie Basler, Terry Dietzel, Mary Musack, Mary Hayes, Geri Vanevenhoven, Jim Lepinski, Angela Petruske, John Zorn, Tom Janke, Jeff Bertram, Mary Jo Myers, Eric Toney, Ryan Waldschmidt, Donna Whitty, Bill Tadych, Bobbi Hicken, Cindy Sarkady, Pam Bartoli, Sam Tobias, Lisa Freiberg, and Keefe Urban.
1. Call meeting to order.
Chair Ryan called the meeting to order at 8 a.m.
2. Approve minutes of the October 15, 2019, meeting.
Motion (Will/Kolstad) 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. Discussion of the 2020 budget.
a. Terry Dietzel, Land Information director, discussed the budget for the Land Information Department. He highlighted the 2020 budget questions provided to the committee (see attached).
b. Mary Musack, Child Support director, discussed the budget for the Child Support Agency. She highlighted the 2020 budget questions provided to the committee (see attached).
c. Geri Vanevenhoven, deputy program director, discussed the budget for the Department of Community Programs. She highlighted the 2020 budget questions provided to the committee (see attached). Jim Lepinski and Angela Petruske of fiscal services were introduced and contributed to the discussion.
d. Tom Janke, highway commissioner, discussed the budget for the Highway Department. He highlighted the 2020 budget questions provided to the committee (see attached).
i. Jeff Bertram, fleet manager, updated the committee on the fleet management program.
ii. Commissioner Janke explained the request for an off-season pay rate. Mary Jo Myers, accounting manager, contributed to the discussion.
e. District Attorney Eric Toney reviewed his proposed budget, referencing the 2020 budget questions (see attached). There was discussion regarding the two new attorney positions and renovating the former Public Defender’s Office on the third floor for additional office space.
f. Sheriff Ryan Waldschmidt and his administrative assistant, Donna Whitty, were present for the budget discussion. Sheriff Waldschmidt elaborated on his answers to the 2020 budget questions (see attached). He explained his office’s recent reliance on other agencies’ drones, potential drone uses, and how the use of drones ties in with officer safety. The committee recommended that the 2020 budget include the use of sales tax funds for the purchase of a drone and that the Public Safety Committee be notified of this decision.
g. Capt. Bill Tadych provided a Government Center security update, stating that everything is running smoothly and that positive comments are being received from both the public and employees. He reported that there have been 31,242 visitors to date and that officers began confiscating prohibited items in September. Two citations have been issued, one for drug paraphernalia and one for disorderly conduct.
i. Area Extension Director Cindy Sarkady and Pam Bartoli, administrative assistant, were present for the discussion of the UW-Extension budget. Ms. Sarkady reviewed her answers to the 2020 budget questions (see attached).
j. Sam Tobias, Planning and Parks director, discussed the Planning and Parks Department budget. He highlighted the 2020 budget questions provided to the committee (see attached).
5. Approve extra meetings.
6. Future agenda items and meeting date.
Meetings are scheduled at 8 a.m. on Oct. 22, following the Oct. 29 County Board meeting, and at 4 p.m. on Nov. 5.
Motion (Kolstad/Depperman) to adjourn the meeting at 3:05 p.m. Motion carried.
Lisa Freiberg, Fond du Lac County Clerk
Keefe Urban, Deputy County Clerk