County Board to eye forest purchase grant|
The Langlade County Board of Supervisors has an active meeting set for Tuesday starting at 9 a.m.
The session will be held in the basement of the Safety Building and the public is invited to attend.
Supervisors will hear reports, one from Brad Henricks, on his emergency management department.
The second will come from Dave Schneider, administrator an CEO at Langlade Hospital, who will discuss the recent Community Health Assessment.
The board will also turn back to measures introduced at previous meetings.
One of them would convert the method of compensation of social worker positions from hourly to salaried.
The resolution is aimed to handle a problem with compensatory time off that could be solved with the salary system.
The ongoing cost of the plan in 2014 is $34,104.
The other old business action is to refill one vacant corrections officer position in January 2014, will be considered.
The resolution spells out the need for the replacement to work in the Safety Building lockup. Work safety concerns were raised in the original request.
Cost of changing the status of an employee from “casual” to full-time is $16,500.
Also to be considered is a proposal by Schenck Government and Not-For-Profit Solutions to perform the county’s annual audit.
The plan runs through 2015 at an annual cost of $37,200.
The main piece of business is a proposal to apply for a grant through the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship program from the State of Wisconsin.
If approved, the grant could provide up to 50 percent of the cost to purchase a large tract or land in the north section of the Town of Langlade. Eric Rantala, the county’s forest administrator, has told the board in the past that the land could be very valuable to the county timber program and for recreational purposes.
Cost of the land is in the millions of dollars.
The Social Services, Personnel and Executive committees will propose a resolution to create a non-union position for the Department of Social Services.
Recent changes in the structure of the department have raised concerns about adequate staffing levels. Hiring a unit coordinator is designed to fix that problem.
The cost is $29,691 in 2014.
A plan to refill two laborer positions will be considered for the Highway Department. In 2012 the board established the level of personnel in the department at 29, and recently two of those posts have become vacant.
Filling the two positions in 2014 will cost $124,274, which includes fringe benefits.
Two zoning issues are in the consent agenda.
One is a request from Michael and Geraldine Lenzner for lands in the towns of Norwood and Rolling.
They seek to change the A-2 designation to A-1.
The other is from the town of Wolf River, where the change requested by the Peoples Bank of Hayward for the parcel from residential to commercial.
Both of the changes have been recommended for approval by the Water and Land Use Planning Committee.
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