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RACINE COUNTY BOARD OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS Russell A. Clark, Chairman Wendy M. Christensen, County Clerk RACINE COUNTY BOARD EVENING SESSION October 8, 2019 The meeting of The Racine County Board of Supervisors was called to order at 6:45 p.m. with Chairman Clark presiding. All Supervisors were present except for Supervisors Shakoor, II, and Hincz, who were excused. Supervisor Buske led the opening prayer. All those who were present stood for the Pledge of the Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America. County Executive Jonathan Delagrave presented the following: Address to the County Board of Supervisors County Executive Jonathan Delagrave October 8, 2019 Mister Chairman, Mister Vice Chairman, members of the County Board, Youth in Governance representatives, distinguished guests, and residents of Racine County: Four years ago, at the beginning of my first term, I stood at this very lectern and delivered my first budget address to the County Board. I spoke about our shared vision and priorities – namely, of improving mental health services, creating a Racine Countyready workforce, and attracting new economic development. I described the teamwork that was required to ensure we serve the almost 200,000 residents of Racine County efficiently, effectively, and compassionately. Now, as I stand here at the start of my second term and present my fifth budget address, I am so proud of all of us – our team – and what we have accomplished together. The Racine County team is not just those of us in this room. As County Executive, I’m fortunate to work with municipal governments, educational institutions, community nonprofits, faith-based entities, and more dedicated individuals than I could ever count. All of them share a commitment to make our community a better place. This team is the reason that Racine County has moved forward in ways we couldn’t have even imagined four years ago. To be sure, we have a lot of work to do. But it’s worth revisiting those goals I laid out in my first address – mental health, workforce, and economic development – and recognize what we can achieve when we work together. In the last four years, our community united around the critical issue of children’s mental health and changed how we deliver services to youth – laying the foundation for what could be a national model. This includes a transformation of our County’s Behavioral Health Division and expansion of mental health services to children by over 400 percent. To move the needle on creating a Racine County Ready workforce, we embarked on a laser-focused initiative to connect people with family-sustaining employment. Together, we have helped hundreds of residents obtain their high school equivalency diploma or GED, complete fully-funded training, and receive workreadiness supports. This, again, has been a community effort that has united organizations in new collaborations. As to economic development, we worked together to attract the fourthlargest technology company in the world and bring 21st Century manufacturing into our own backyard. As the walls rise on North America’s first LCD manufacturing facility, the Foxconn effect is real, and we continue our efforts to maximize this unprecedented opportunity. And those are just some of our accomplishments. Across the board -from youth justice, to infrastructure, to parks, to quality of life -- I am so proud of what we have accomplished. I’m grateful to work with the County Board and all our partners -- from Burlington to Racine and all parts in between. In that first address, I used the phrase “Racine County Way.” The Racine County Way is about smart and responsible financial management. It’s about expanding our capabilities and forging ahead while being accountable and transparent in our stewardship of tax dollars. Starting with a $13.1 million deficit, the 2020 budget has been especially challenging. Like almost every public and private entity today, my team and I were forced to make difficult budgeting decisions in the face of rising health care costs. While our employee and retiree benefits are still very competitive with comparable counties and municipalities, we recognize our employees are being asked to contribute more of their well-earned paychecks to mitigate these increased health care costs. In the Racine County Way, our department heads and staff are finding creative ways of continuing to provide great services. Our Racine County team includes nearly 800 employees who work hard every single day on behalf of our residents, businesses, and visitors. More important than any County Executive or County Board, these front-line employees are the most valuable asset we have. I am so honored to work alongside them as we make our County the best it can be. We’re fortunate to have experienced new leaders in place to help us through this tough budget process - Finance Director Brian Nelson and Finance Manager Crystal Moore. As always, our Budget Manager Kris Tapp has dedicated countless hours and played an essential role in crafting this budget. Thank you, Kris. While our budget is tight, under the Finance Department’s sturdy leadership, the County continues to enjoy a strong balance sheet and an AA2 bond rating. The refinancing of bonds related to the Foxconn project will further strengthen our financial position as it converts the debt from short-term to long-term and reduces the outstanding balance by $37 million. I am also happy to report the mill rate is expected to drop again this year, just like it has in each of the past five years I’ve been in office. We are bonding about $6.4 million for capital projects, and in the general fund, we have unrestricted reserves of over $12 million and a total reserve balance of $50.4 million. We are making tough decisions now with the goal of ensuring Racine County is well positioned for years to come. That’s important, because while the challenges are as great as they have ever been, the opportunities are even greater. As we gather here tonight, Racine County is booming with new growth and development. With the help of our partners at the Racine County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC), we can see the progress from the west end to the east end, with projects that are laying the groundwork for new residents and families to call Racine County home. • The Village of Waterford will have their first multifamily development in 20 years, which broke ground in August. • In Union Grove, village leadership worked tirelessly to remediate an abandoned brownfield into a great new residential development, which formally opened with a ribbon-cutting a few weeks ago. • On the east end, exciting developments continue to be announced, including Wangard Partners’ 278-unit apartment project in Mount Pleasant. These new residential developments are so crucial to our region’s success. Without additional housing, our current and future employers will struggle to recruit and retain talent. Thank you to the Racine County Board for supporting a comprehensive housing study that will help guide our communities’ planning decisions and spur even more growth. Commercial developers remain bullish about Racine County as well, and are expressing that optimism with new spec buildings, including HSA’s facility in Mount Pleasant and Ashley Capital’s building in Sturtevant. In 2019, our local economy is expected to add more than 5,000 new jobs. In 2020, more than 6,000 new jobs are projected to arrive. On one hand, this is a great problem to have. On the other, this points to the real challenge of addressing rapid job growth. Our focus will continue to be on making sure everyone – residents and businesses – can share in our success. I am confident that our new comprehensive strategic workforce plan -- completed in partnership with RCEDC and ManpowerGroup – is a roadmap that will lead us to the success our business community and our workers need. Led by Kristin Latus, Deputy Director of Human Services, and Data Manager Travis Richardson, we’ve held listening sessions with business and workforce leaders, met one-on-one with company presidents and HR managers, and kept our businesses’ needs front and center as we developed our workforce plan together. As part of our efforts, Racine County plans to invest $2 million in no-cost, shortterm trainings as well as wraparound supports like transportation and childcare for unemployed and underemployed residents. Under the leadership of Uplift 900 Manager Melvin Hargrove, we’ve also embraced a door-to-door, person-to-person approach to workforce development, as shown by our successful Job Fests. Again, thanks to the County Board supervisors who are doing your part by meeting with businesses in your district. Fixing our growing labor demand will not be easy, but we can make the greatest impact for our businesses and residents by working together – as a team. Developing our workforce is just one priority of the Human Services Department, which has continued to make gains under the guidance of our visionary Director, Hope Otto. As a former Human Services Director and Juvenile Detention Superintendent, I may be biased, but when it comes to helping children reach their potential, I would take our juvenile justice program over any County in the state. Led by Superintendent Ed Kamin, and with the help of Supervisors Demske, Miller, Maier, and others on the Youth Justice Advisory Committee, we have made significant progress toward a new youth justice facility that will lead to even better outcomes for our young adults in the juvenile justice system. Our grant application has been submitted to the state, and we anxiously await state legislative decisions so we can begin construction on a new, modern facility. In the meantime, we are already implementing changes to our current programs. We’re shifting from a traditional detention model to one that incorporates trauma-informed principles and helps youth develop vocational, life and social skills. We’re also redoubling our efforts to create a great work environment for our dedicated staff who are improving the lives of children each day. The Behavioral Health Division, meanwhile, is investing resources to battle the opioid epidemic through outreach to EMS and law enforcement, with an aim to increase access to treatment options by 100 percent or more. At the same time, under the steady leadership of Michael Lanzdorf, our Office of Corporation Counsel awaits the potential resolution of a lawsuit targeting the deceptive and fraudulent practices that contributed to the nationwide opioid crisis. Our Human Services Department has a total operating budget of over $53 million, yet only has about $6 million on the tax levy. By investing our budget dollars wisely, we can nimbly tackle the problems of today, whether that’s a public health emergency like the opioid epidemic, or the escalating threat of cyberattacks. Making cybersecurity a high priority is no longer a choice – it’s a requirement. Under the fantastic leadership of our new IT Director Shuchi Wadhwa, the County is increasing our cybersecurity infrastructure to protect our employees and our data. Among the measures the IT department is implementing is a County Disaster Recovery Site, to ensure that if the County ever is attacked, we can resume regular operations quickly. The department is also instituting new security measures, such as multifactor authentication in our day-to-day operations to protect our County systems, its data and employees. Overall, the 2020 budget includes more than $170,000 toward increased cybersecurity. The investment of both funds and time is imperative to maintain the safety and trust of our residents. At Racine County, we don’t ignore the daunting issues of the technological age – we welcome them. Earlier this year, we implemented our Digital Counties initiative to embrace emerging technologies for the benefit of our community. From the start, this initiative has been guided by input from the public and our employees. That input formed our priorities: better efficiency and customer service in County government; greater access to technology for all; and attracting those who want to live in an innovative community. This initiative continues to move forward, and tonight I want to share our next steps. • First, we are setting up an oversight committee, which will be comprised of a mix of County stakeholders, to guide the initiative and review strategic decisions. • Second, we are proceeding on the first use case, which is enhancements to our 911 system to ensure that our dispatchers have the best possible caller location to direct emergency personnel. • Third, to fully understand the resources we can leverage, we plan to perform a comprehensive inventory of Racine County’s assets. • Finally, we are working closely with other efforts in the County, including the City of Racine’s Smart Cities initiative, to capitalize on the great work being done locally and reduce duplication. To further aid this effort and many other County programs, I’ve included in this budget a new Division of Data and Performance Analytics. This division will collect and use data to measure our programs’ performance, so we can more easily discover and capitalize on what’s working and identify where we need to make changes or improvements. We also want to ensure our dollars are being spent with the best possible return on investment – using objective, performance-based metrics. Working together, as a team, I’m confident we can make Racine County a leader in utilizing data and technology to make evidence-based decisions and increase accountability to our taxpayers. Let me emphasize one more time, we don’t do this work alone. Creating meaningful partnerships has been instrumental to our success these past several years. Last year, I announced an unprecedented $6 million partnership between the County and the Racine Unified School District to build a multipurpose turf stadium at Pritchard Park. After an extensive design, planning, and bidding process, we are ready to break ground on the stadium this month! Watch for an invite to a groundbreaking ceremony soon. Pritchard is just one of the Racine County parks on the upswing. After water quality and beach improvements, 2019 was the Year of Quarry Lake Park. We are thrilled to make this a popular community gathering spot once again, especially for the thousands of people who attended the beer garden festivals this past summer. The work continues next year, as we draw up plans to rebuild the visitors building. At Einer Fischer Park in Burlington, this budget calls for spending about $760,000 to demolish the aging and deteriorating concession stand and changing areas and construct a new building. Reefpoint Marina continues to be recognized as providing the best overall boating experience on Lake Michigan, and this budget further solidifies one of our most treasured assets. However, with marina infrastructure reaching the end of its useful life, we are exploring how to activate our public waterfronts so that they are enjoyed not just by boaters, but the entire community – and ensure they are sustainable no matter the economic conditions. This will be an important focus in 2020. The new Range Time year-round driving range at Ives Grove Golf Course is an amenity that was long overdue and made possible only through a publicprivate partnership, in which no County tax dollars were used. I am looking forward to a ribbon cutting later this month and to swinging my golf clubs during our long winter! Our Public Works and Development Services Department, under the experienced hand of Director Julie Anderson, continues to cut costs while still delivering results. Last year, the department reconstructed two new box culverts on Highway A and Highway J in-house, which resulted in substantial savings for taxpayers. Unlike a certain other highway project that didn’t go as well, these culvert projects have been a great success because we worked together. As I stated earlier in this speech, our Racine County team is not just those of us in this room. Two years ago, I established the County Executive’s Community Impact Award as a way of recognizing one organization and one individual or individuals who are making a difference in Racine County. This November, we will celebrate the 10th year of Dan Johnson’s and Ray Stibeck’s Rendering Thanks event – a free Thanksgiving Day feast at Festival Hall. What Dan and Ray thought would be a one-time event in 2009 has turned into an annual tradition that attracts thousands of people. With hundreds of volunteers and donations of food, Rendering Thanks truly captures the caring and charitable spirit of Racine County – and reminds us all to be grateful for our blessings and generous to those who may need a helping hand. Dan and Ray, thank you for bringing the community together in the most heart- warming way. I’m pleased to present the first Community Impact award to you tonight. Please stand and be recognized! To say it’s been a tough year for the Racine Police Department would be an understatement. Our entire County suffered a tremendous loss with the death of Officer John Hetland, whose extraordinary bravery and heroic actions will never be forgotten. As our community grieved, the Racine Police Department’s response inspired us, moved us, and united us. They reminded us that Officer Hetland was part of a police department and law enforcement community that runs toward danger instead of away from it; that answers the call to keep the rest of us safe. We bestow this award to Racine police officers not just for their actions this summer, but for the courage and bravery they show every single day. I’d like to recognize Sergeant Adam Malacara and Investigator Nick Groth, who are accepting the award on behalf of the officers of the Racine Police Department. I had the immense honor last month of giving the keynote address at Gateway’s Law Enforcement Academy graduation. As I told those graduates, law enforcement officers are a special group of men and women who enter a profession in which “saving lives” is part of the job description. I believe it should be our goal – as both the executive branch and the legislative branch – to attract these great people to work at Racine County, and to give law enforcement as many resources as we can so that they can do their jobs effectively. This will always be a work-in-progress; however, I am pleased to continue making investments into public safety. This budget includes a two-dollar perhour raise for our corrections officers. This will help us continue to attract and retain quality officers and keep us competitive with comparable counties. A 911 phone upgrade of about $205,000 will allow the Racine County Communication Center to begin accepting text messages. This will greatly help our dispatchers – the first of the first responders - gather necessary information in a faster, more efficient manner. Thank you to our cool-headed Communications Director Jackie Bratz for her lead on this upgrade and her valuable contribution to our Digital Counties use case. I’m also happy to support new cuttingedge technology for the Racine County Sheriff’s Office. Pending County Board approval, we are investing about $85,000 in innovative Bluetooth devices, which automatically activate body cameras when a deputy removes a firearm or taser from their holster and when a deputy turns on their squad car lights. As I said when Sheriff Schmaling and I introduced the technology to the media last week, this is an important upgrade to protect both our Sheriff ’s deputies as well as residents interacting with law enforcement. I’m honored to work with Sheriff Schmaling, as well as our other Constitutional Officers: Clerk of Circuit Court Sam Christensen, County Clerk Wendy Christensen, District Attorney Tricia Hanson, and our new Register of Deeds, Connie Cobb Madsen. Thank you for your teamwork not only in this budget process, but throughout the year. I look forward to the County Board’s appointment of a new Treasurer in the very near future. I also know I could never do my job without my hard-working Cabinet – those mentioned earlier in this address, as well as Human Resources Director Karen Galbraith, Project Manager Liam Doherty, and Chief of Staff M.T. Boyle. Finally, I want to thank Chairman Clark, Vice Chairman Cooke, and you, the County Board. I am so fortunate to have worked in partnership with you for the past four years, and together, we will continue moving our County forward. Just as I often mention the Racine County Way, I also brag about how 71 other counties wish they were in our position. This is for all kinds of reasons, whether it’s the Foxconn opportunity, our innovative service delivery, our location and amenities, or our extraordinary partnerships. But there is one more very important reason: the Racine County Team. Together, we will continue to work hard for our businesses and residents. I am so honored to be part of this team. Thank you, God bless you, and God bless Racine County. Supervisor Miller asked for unanimous consent to have the County Executive’s budget message spread upon the minutes and refer the Budget to the Finance and Human Resources Committee. No objections were heard. Chairman Clark asked for a brief recess to hand out information to the Supervisors. The meeting reconvened at 7:16 p.m. The following people spoke during the Public Comments Period regarding the Scope of CTH KR, Phase 2. 1. Kathy Deverney 2. Kevin Rannow 3. Kathy Dahl 4. Leslie Maj Resolution Nos. 2019-66, 2019-67, 2019-68, 2019-69, 2019-70, 2019-71, 201972 and 2019-73 were given first reading. Chairman Clark referred Resolution No. 2019-73 to the Committee of the Whole. Supervisor Grove requested second reading for Resolution No. 2019-66. No objections were heard. Supervisor Miller requested second reading for Resolution Nos. 2019-67, 2019-68 and 2019-69. No objections were heard. Supervisor Cooke requested first reading of Ordinance No. 2019-74 and Resolution Nos. 2019-75, 2019-76 and 2019-77. No objections were heard. Supervisor Miller requested first reading of Resolution No. 2019-78 and mentioned a clarification in the wording had been made and will be sent to the County Clerk. No objections were heard. The meeting was turned over to Vice Chairman Cooke for referral of Communications: 1. Copy of Notice of Pending Application for Proposed Dredging and Wetland Impact located north of CTH KR from Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Item No. 1 is REFERRED TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND LAND USE PLANNING COMMITTEE 2. Copy of Letter of Complaint regarding the condition of a property located at 4629 Voree Court in Burlington that is owned by Racine County based on an In Rem tax proceeding from Todd A. Terry. Item No. 2 is REFERRED TO FINANCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE 3. Copy of Invoice for Notice of Claim for Damages in the area of 8811 Campus Drive from WE Energies. 4. of Notice of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy – No Proof of Claim Deadline (Case No. 19-29088-kmp) regarding Janet Eileen Langlois from United States Bankruptcy Court. 5. Copy of Notice of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy – No Proof of Claim Deadline (Case No. 19-29129-kmp) regarding Ruby LeAnn Cobb from United States Bankruptcy Court. 6. Copy of Notice of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy – No Proof of Claim Deadline (Case No. 19-29300-kmp) regarding Lisa Kay Johnson from United States Bankruptcy Court. 7. Copy of Order of Discharge for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy (Case No. 18-29328-beh) regarding Nicholas James Swanson from United States Bankruptcy Court. 8. Copy of Order of Discharge for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy (Case No. 19-25151-gmh) regarding Brian Richard Merrill and Jill WarnerMerrill from United States Bankruptcy Court. 9. Copy of Order of Discharge for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy (Case No. 19-25349-kmp) regarding Kari Lynn Eschmann from United States Bankruptcy Court. 10. Copy of Order of Discharge for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy (Case No. 19-25590-gmh) regarding Quincy Lee Taylor, Jr. from United States Bankruptcy Court. 11. Copy of Order Granting Debtor’s Motion to Reopen Chapter 7 Bankruptcy to File Financial Management Course Certificate (Case No. 18-29328) regarding Nicholas Swanson from United States Bankruptcy Court. 12. Copy of Notice of Sale Hearing and Designation of Successful Bidder for Certain Assets related to Subsys, Order (1) Approving Asset Purchase Agreement between Insys Therapeutics, Inc and Pharmbio Korea, Inc., (2) Approving Sale of Certain Purchased Assets relating to Subsys free and clear of all Liens, Claims, Encumbrances and other interests pursuant to Bankruptcy Code Sections 105 and 363(b), (f) and (m), and (3) granting related relief, Asset Purchase Agreement between Pharmbio Korea, Inc. and Insys Therapeutics, Inc., and Asset Purchase Agreement for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy (Case No. 19-11292 (KG)) regarding Insys Therapeutics, Inc., et al. from United States Bankruptcy Court. 13. Copy of Motion for an Order Pursuant to Bankruptcy Code Sections 105(a) and 1112(b) Converting these Cases to Cases Under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code (Case No. 19-11292 (KG)) regarding Insys Therapeutics, Inc., et al. from United States Bankruptcy Court. 14. Copy of Notice of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy (Case No. 19-26595) regarding Regina Ousley from United States Bankruptcy Court. 15. Copy of Motion to Extend the Automatic Stay for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy (Case No. 19-26595) regarding Regina Ousley from United States Bankruptcy Court. 16. Copy of Motion and Request to Amend Unconfirmed Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Plan (Case No. 201927133-kmp) regarding Laura Wyse from United States Bankruptcy Court. 17. Copy of Order Dismissing Case for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy (Case No. 15-28834-gmh) regarding Rey L. Cartagena, Sr. from United States Bankruptcy Court. Item Nos. 3-17 are REFERRED TO FINANCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE AND CORPORATION COUNSEL The Ordinances and Resolutions requested for SECOND READING by MAJORITY vote were before the Board: ORDINANCE NO. 2019-58 ORDINANCE BY THE RACINE COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND LAND USE PLANNING COMMITTEE TO REZONE FROM M-3, HEAVY INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT TO B-3, COMMERICAL SERVICE DISTRICT; 4330 CONIFER COURT, PARCEL ID. NO. 006032036040110; SECTION 36 T3N, R20E, TOWN OF DOVER APPLICANT: R.P.L. PROPERTIES, LLC AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND that Certain Ordinance Entitled RACINE COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCE adopted December 2, 1969, found on pages 185 to 232 of the OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE RACINE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR THE YEAR 1969 as recodified May 28, 1991, by Ordinance 91-196. The County Board of Supervisors of the County of Racine ordains as follows: Amend the Racine County Zoning Ordinance and change the zoning district for the following described lands from M-3 Heavy Industrial District to B-3 Commercial Service District; 4330 Conifer Court. LOT 9, 10 and 11 of Evergreen Commerce Park, being a redivision of Parcel No. 1, Parcel No. 2 and Parcel No. 3 of CSM No. 1916, being part of the Northwest ¼ of the Northwest ¼ of Section 36, Town 3 North, Range 20 East, in the Town of Dover, County of Racine, State of Wisconsin. The official Racine County Zoning Map is hereby amended to conform to this ordinance. The Racine County Clerk is directed to transmit duplicate copies of this ordinance by registered mail to the Dover Town Clerk within seven (7) days after this ordinance is adopted. Respectfully submitted, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & LAND USE PLANNING COMMITTEE David J. Cooke, Chairman Thomas Roanhouse, Vice-Chairman Robert D. Grove, Secretary Monte G. Osterman Tom Hincz Katherine (Kay) Buske ORDINANCE NO. 2019-59 ORDINANCE BY THE RACINE COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND LAND USE PLANNING COMMITTEE TO REZONE FROM B-1 NEIGHBORHOOD BUSINESS DISTRICT TO B-3, COMMERICAL SERVICE DISTRICT; 4438 RAYNOR AVENUE, PARCEL ID. NO. 010042025047000; SECTION 25 T4N, R20E, TOWN OF NORWAY APPLICANT: TIA KASTENSON AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND that Certain Ordinance Entitled RACINE COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCE adopted December 2, 1969, found on pages 185 to 232 of the OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE RACINE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR THE YEAR 1969 as recodified May 28, 1991, by Ordinance 91-196. The County Board of Supervisors of the County of Racine ordains as follows: Amend the Racine County Zoning Ordinance and change the zoning district for the following described lands from B-1 Neighborhood Business District to B-3 Commercial Service District; 4438 Raynor Avenue. All that part of the Southeast ¼ of Section 25, Township 4 North, Range 20 East, bounded as follows: Commencing at the corner stone at the Northeast corner of said Southeast ¼, being the place of beginning of the parcel of land herein described; thence due West in the center of the highway known as County Trunk “K”, 173 feet to a point; thence due South 148 feet to a stake, thence due East 173 feet to a point in the center of U.S. Highway “45”; thence North along the East line of Section 25, being in the center of Highway “45”, 148 feet to the place of beginning. Said land being in the Town of Norway, Racine County, Wisconsin. The official Racine County Zoning Map is hereby amended to conform to this ordinance. The Racine County Clerk is directed to transmit duplicate copies of this ordinance by registered mail to the Norway Town Clerk within seven (7) days after this ordinance is adopted. Respectfully submitted, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & LAND USE PLANNING COMMITTEE David J. Cooke, Chairman Thomas Roanhouse, Vice-Chairman Robert D. Grove, Secretary Monte G. Osterman Tom Hincz Katherine (Kay) Buske RESOLUTION NO. 2019-60 RESOLUTION BY THE GOVERNMENT SERVICES COMMITTEE AUTHORIZING THE PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CENSUS BUREAU FOR CENSUS 2020 THROUGH THE FORMATION OF A COMPLETE COUNT COMMITTEE To the Honorable Members of the Racine County Board of Supervisors: WHEREAS, the next Decennial Census will be taken in the year 2020 and political representation to the United States House of Representatives, state legislatures, and local governments is determined by the Decennial Census, and Racine County recognizes the equal importance of each resident in the 2020 Census Count; and WHEREAS, having an accurate and complete Census count is important to our community in determining Federal and State aids and grants, economic development, housing assistance, transportation improvements, and many other uses; and WHEREAS, Racine County agrees to be in partnership with the U.S. Bureau of Census; and WHEREAS, Racine County understands that its primary role in this partnership is to formulate a Complete Count Committee; and WHEREAS, the role of the Complete Count Committee is to bridge the gaps between the community and the Census Bureau on geographical matters, outreach activities and information centers, and the encouragement of qualifying residents to apply for Census jobs; and WHEREAS, the Census Complete Count Committee will motivate and educate county residents to create awareness of the necessity and importance of their rapid response and 100% participation in the Census 2020 through educational institutions, special bulletins, community-based organizations, and businesses through announcements, promotional materials, and displays; and WHEREAS, the goals of the Racine County 2020 Complete Count Committee are to: • Ensure an accurate count of every resident, • Ensure an accurate count of most likely undercounted communities, • Achieve a high return of online, phone, and mailed Census surveys, • Make every resident aware of the census, and • Make every resident aware that the information they provide for the Census is kept in complete confidence. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Racine County Board of Supervisors recognizes the importance of the 2020 census and, to guarantee the most accurate count of county residents as possible, hereby establishes the Racine County Complete Count Committee. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Racine County Board of Supervisors that the Racine County Executive is hereby authorized to appoint the Racine County 2020 Complete Count Committee consisting of community leaders from throughout Racine County. Respectfully submitted, GOVERNMENT SERVICES COMMITTEE Janet Bernberg, Chairman Thomas Roanhouse, Vice-Chairman Melissa Kaprelian-Becker, Secretary John A. Wisch Scott Maier Tom Kramer RESOLUTION NO. 2019-62 RESOLUTION BY THE FINANCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE DECLARING OFFICIAL INTENT TO REIMBURSE EXPENDITURES ON 2019 CAPITAL PROJECTS FROM PROCEEDS OF BORROWING To the Honorable Members of the Racine County Board of Supervisors: WHEREAS, Racine County, Wisconsin (the “County”) plans to undertake the capital project CTH KR costs including property acquisition, compensable utility moves and professional consultants; and WHEREAS, the County expects to finance the Projects on a long-term basis by issuing tax-exempt bonds or other tax-exempt obligations (collectively, the “Bonds”); and WHEREAS, because the Bonds will not be issued prior to commencement of the Projects, the County must provide interim financing to cover costs of the Projects incurred prior to receipt of the proceeds of the Bonds; and WHEREAS, the County Board of Supervisors of the County deems it to be necessary, desirable, and in the best interests of the County to advance moneys from its funds on hand on an interim basis to pay the costs of the Projects until the Bonds are issued. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the County Board of Supervisors of the County that: Section 1. Expenditure of Funds. The County shall make expenditures as needed from its funds on hand to pay the cost of the Projects until proceeds of the Bonds become available. Section 2. Declaration of Official Intent. The County hereby officially declares its intent under Treas. Reg. Section 1.150-2 to reimburse said expenditures with proceeds of the Bonds, the principal amount of which is not expected to exceed $4,516,000.00. Section 3. Unavailability of LongTerm Funds. No funds for payment of the Projects from sources other than the Bonds are, or are reasonably expected to be, reserved, allocated on a long-term basis, or otherwise set aside by the County pursuant to its budget or financial policies. Section 4. Public Availability of Official Intent Resolution. The Resolution shall be made available for public inspection at the office of the County Clerk within 30 days after its approval in compliance with applicable State law governing the availability of records of official acts including Subchapter II of Chapter 19 and shall remain available for public inspection until the Bonds are issued. Section 5. Effective Date. This Resolution shall be effective upon its adoption and approval. Respectfully submitted, FINANCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE Robert N. Miller, Chairman Brett A. Nielsen, Vice-Chairman Q.A. Shakoor, II, Secretary John A. Wisch Mike Dawson RESOLUTION NO. 2019-63 RESOLUTION BY THE FINANCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE DENYING THE CLAIM OF SENTURY INSURANCE ON BEHALF OF PAUL HASSLER To the Honorable Members of the Racine County Board of Supervisors: BE IT RESOLVED by the Racine County Board of Supervisors that the property claim of Paul Hassler in the amount of $1,152.38 be and is hereby denied; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Racine County Board of Supervisors that the County Clerk is directed to serve a copy of this denial upon the claimant. Respectfully submitted, FINANCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE Robert N. Miller, Chairman Brett A. Nielsen, Vice-Chairman Q.A. Shakoor, II, Secretary Janet Bernberg John A. Wisch Mike Dawson RESOLUTION NO. 2019-64 RESOLUTION BY THE FINANCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE DENYING THE CLAIM OF DANIEL BOUDREAU To the Honorable Members of the Racine County Board of Supervisors: BE IT RESOLVED by the Racine County Board of Supervisors that the property claim of Daniel Boudreau in the amount of $50,000.00 be and is hereby denied; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Racine County Board of Supervisors that the County Clerk is directed to serve a copy of this denial upon the claimant. Respectfully submitted, FINANCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE Robert N. Miller, Chairman Brett A. Nielsen, Vice-Chairman Q.A. Shakoor, II, Secretary Janet Bernberg John A. Wisch Mike Dawson RESOLUTION NO. 2019-65 RESOLUTION BY THE FINANCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE DENYING THE PROPERTY DAMAGE CLAIM OF ZACHARY SWANSON To the Honorable Members of the Racine County Board of Supervisors: BE IT RESOLVED by the Racine County Board of Supervisors that the property claim of Zachary Swanson in the amount of $2,980.00 be and is hereby denied; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Racine County Board of Supervisors that the County Clerk is directed to serve a copy of this denial upon the claimant. Respectfully submitted, FINANCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE Robert N. Miller, Chairman Brett A. Nielsen, Vice-Chairman Q.A. Shakoor, II, Secretary Janet Bernberg John A. Wisch Mike Dawson Supervisor Cooke moved for adoption. Seconded and carried by voice vote. The Resolution requested for SECOND READING by 2/3 MAJORITY vote was before the Board: RESOLUTION NO. 2019-61 RESOLUTION BY THE FINANCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE AUTHORIZING FOUR MILLION FIVE HUNDRED SEVENTY THOUSAND AND 00/100 ($4,570,000.00) IN ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR CTH KR COSTS INCLUDING PROPERTY ACQUISITION, COMPENSABLE UTILITY MOVES, AND PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANTS AND TRANSFER OF FUNDS WITHIN THE 2019 HIGHWAY CAPITAL PROJECTS BUDGET See Resolution No. 2019-61 in the Legal Notices in today’s paper. Supervisor Miller moved for adoption. Seconded. A roll call vote was taken with the following result: 18 Votes, 15 Ayes, 3 Noes. Supervisors Shakoor, II and Hincz were absent. RESOLUTION NO. 2019-61 COUNTY BOARD ROLL CALL DISTRICT NO. & SUPERVISORS 1 DEMSKE NOES 2 MALDONADO NOES 3 OSTERMAN AYES 4 KAPRELIAN-BECKER NOES 5 COOKE AYES 6 SHAKOOR, II ABSENT –––––––––– 7 CLARK AYES 8 NIELSEN AYES 9 VACANT SEAT N/A 10 BERNBERG AYES 11 MILLER AYES 12 TROTTIER AYES 13 KRAMER AYES 14 BUSKE AYES 15 WISCH AYES 16 MAIER AYES 17 GROVE AYES 18 ROANHOUSE AYES 19 HINCZ ABSENT –––––––––– 20 PRINGLE AYES 21 DAWSON AYES The Resolution requested for SECOND READING by MAJORITY vote this EVENING was before the Board: RESOLUTION NO. 2019-66 RESOLUTION BY THE PUBLIC WORKS, PARKS AND FACILITIES COMMITTEE AUTHORIZING A COST-SHARE GRANT APPLICATION AND ACCEPTANCE OF FUNDING THROUGH THE WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES (WDNR) FOR URBAN AND COMMUNITY FORESTRY PROJECTS OR URBAN FORESTRY CATASTROPHIC STORM PROJECTS To the Honorable members of the Racine County Board of Supervisors: WHEREAS, the Racine County Parks Division of the Public Works and Development Services Department is interested in obtaining a cost-share grant from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) for the purpose of funding urban and community forestry projects or urban forestry catastrophic storm projects specified in s.23.097(1g) and (1r), Wis. Stats; and WHEREAS, grant monies will be applied toward the funding of various county park projects and staffing as set forth in Exhibit “A” that is attached hereto; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Racine County Board of Supervisors that the Racine County Public Works and Development Services Department is hereby authorized to submit an application to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) for financial assistance in obtaining funding for various forestry projects; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Racine County authorizes the Racine County Director of Public Works and Development Services, or an official or employee to act on their behalf, to: • Sign and submit an application to the WDNR for a cost-share grant; • Sign grant agreement documents with necessary Racine County approvals; • Submit interim and/or final reports to the WDNR to satisfy the grant agreement; • Submit grant reimbursement claims, along with necessary supporting documentation; and • Take all necessary action to complete the project(s) associated with any grant agreement. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Racine County Board of Supervisors that Racine County agrees to pay a share of the eligible costs which is equal to the total project cost minus the state share; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Racine County Board of Supervisors that Racine County, as a condition on any grant awarded, will comply with local, state and federal rules, regulations, and ordinances relating to this project and the cost-share agreement; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Racine County Board of Supervisors that additional terms and conditions may be applicable as the Corporation Counsel and the Director of Public Works and Development Services deem necessary and appropriate; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Racine County Board of Supervisors that any two of the County Executive, the County Clerk and/or the County Board Chairman are authorized to execute any contracts, agreements or other documents necessary to carry out the intent of this resolution. Respectfully submitted, PUBLIC WORKS, PARKS AND FACILITIES COMMITTEE Robert D. Grove, Chairman Monte G. Osterman, Secretary Mike Dawson Nick Demske Fabi Maldonado Tom Kramer Supervisor Osterman moved for adoption. Seconded and carried by voice vote. The Resolutions requested for SECOND READING by 2/3 MAJORITY vote this EVENING were before the Board: RESOLUTION NO. 2019-67 RESOLUTION BY THE FINANCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE AUTHORIZING THE HIRING OF A N060 OFFICE ASSISTANT – REGISTER OF DEEDS BEFORE THE CURRENT EMPLOYEE RETIRES TO ALLOW FOR PROPER TECHNICAL TRAINING See Resolution No. 2019-67 in the Legal Notices in today’s paper. RESOLUTION NO. 2019-68 RESOLUTION BY THE FINANCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE AUTHORIZING THE OFFICE OF CHILD SUPPORT TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH THE WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES (DCF) TO OPERATE THE FIVE COUNTY DEMONSTRATION PROJECT IN RACINE COUNTY BETWEEN JULY 1, 2019 AND DECEMBER 31, 2020 AND AUTHORIZING THE TRANSFER OF $240,000.00 WITHIN THE CHILD SUPPORT – GRANTS 2019 BUDGET See Resolution No. 2019-68 in the Legal Notices in today’s paper. Supervisor Miller moved for adoption. Seconded. A roll call vote was taken with the following result: 18 Votes, 18 Ayes, 0 Noes. Supervisors Shakoor, II and Hincz were absent. Resolution No. 2019-69 was requested for SECOND READING by 3/4 MAJORITY vote this EVENING. Supervisor Miller asked that it be laid over until the next meeting. No objections were heard. The Public Works, Parks and Facilities Committee presented the following for information only: REPORT NO. 2019-26 REPORT BY THE PUBLIC WORKS, PARKS AND FACILITIES COMMITTEE AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF AN AIR CONDITIONING REFRIGERANT, RECOVERY, RECYCLING & RECHARGE MACHINE FROM THE EXCESS PROCEEDS FROM THE 2019 CAPITAL BUDGET FOR THE RACINE COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS FLEET DIVISION To the Honorable Members of the Racine County Board of Supervisors: For informational purposes, the Racine County Public Works, Parks and Facilities Committee informs the Racine County Board of Supervisors that it has authorized and approved the purchase of An AC recovery, recycling and recharging machine for the Racine County Fleet Division. Funds are available in the amount not to exceed $7,500.00 for this purchase. Funds in the 2019 Capital Equipment Account shall cover the costs for the purchase of a 2019 AC recovery, recycling and recharging machine for Racine County Public Works Fleet, as set forth in Exhibit “A” that is attached hereto. Air Conditioning Refrigerant Recovery, Recycling and Recharge Machines (A/C RRR Machine) recovers, recycles, evacuates, leak-tests and recharges R-134a freon in both small and large mobile air conditioning systems. Air conditioning now comes as standard equipment on vehicles. Racine County Public Works Fleet Division has multiple pieces of equipment of all kinds with AC and the number continues to grow. This machine will be used to assist in the repair and recharging of air conditioning systems on the Racine County Public Works Fleet Division vehicles. Currently the vehicles with AC must be sent out to a repair facility which increases down time and reduces efficiencies for highway fleet repairs. Average repairs are estimated at $350.00 or more. With having an Air Conditioning Refrigerant Recovery, Recycling and Recharge Machine the savings of outside repair invoices will pay for the machine in a very short period. Mechanics on staff are certified as an AC technician allowing Racine County to do this type of work once the machine is purchased. Respectfully submitted, PUBLIC WORKS, PARKS AND FACILITIES COMMITTEE Robert D. Grove, Chairman Monte G. Osterman, Secretary Mike Dawson Nick Demske Fabi Maldonado Tom Kramer REPORT NO. 2019-27 REPORT BY THE PUBLIC WORKS, PARKS AND FACILITIES COMMITTEE AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF A BARRIER LIFT FROM THE EXCESS PROCEEDS FROM THE 2019 CAPITAL BUDGET FOR THE RACINE COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS FLEET DIVISION To the Honorable Members of the Racine County Board of Supervisors: For informational purposes, the Racine County Public Works, Parks and Facilities Committee informs the Racine County Board of Supervisors that it has authorized and approved the purchase of a barrier lift for the Racine County Fleet Division. Funds are available in the amount not to exceed $4,500.00 for this purchase. Funds in the 2019 Capital Equipment Account shall cover the costs for the purchase of a 2019 barrier lift for Racine County Public Works Fleet, as set forth in Exhibit “A” that is attached hereto. A Jersey Barrier Lift is a barrier wall clamp that will move and place six to twelve-inch-wide Jersey barrier walls without requiring hydraulics for it to operate. This barrier lift will be used to move and align Jersey Barriers used in highway construction projects done by the Racine County Public Works Fleet Division. This barrier lift will be used to realign barriers used for the I-94 reconstruction caused by accidents The Finance and Human Resources Committee presented the following for information only: Respectfully submitted, PUBLIC WORKS, PARKS AND FACILITIES COMMITTEE Robert D. Grove, Chairman Monte G. Osterman, Secretary Mike Dawson Nick Demske Fabi Maldonado Tom Kramer The Finance and Human Resources Committee presented the following for information only. REPORT NO. 2019-28 REPORT BY THE FINANCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE AUTHORIZING THE SETTLEMENT OF LAWSUITS OF RAYMOND BERGERON-DAVILA To the Honorable Members of the Racine County Board of Supervisors: Pursuant to the authority granted under Section 2-159 of the Racine County Code of Ordinances, the Finance and Human Resources Committee has authorized the settlement of the four (4) federal lawsuits, and any other incidents that may have occurred up to present, of Raymond Bergeron-Davila in the amount of $2,500.00 total as a result of his incarceration at the Racine County Jail in Racine, WI involving various incidents from 2015 to present. Respectfully submitted, FINANCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE Robert N. Miller, Chairman Brett A. Nielsen, Vice-Chairman Janet Bernberg John A. Wisch Mike Dawson Thomas Pringle Supervisor Cooke moved to adjourn at 8:37 p.m. Seconded and carried by voice vote. WNAXLP

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