Dane County Board Meeting Agendas & Minutes


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What’s on the agenda- August 15?

Click here for the full agenda for the August 15, 2019 Board meeting. I’ve highlighted a few items that may be of interest to residents.

This month the Dane County Board will be holding our meeting at the Henry Vilas Zoo.

A. Roll Call

B. Special Matters and Announcements

C. Approval of payments

D. Claims recommended for denial.

E. Approval of county board minutes

F. Consent Agenda

APPROVING THE ADDITION OF VILLAGE OF COTTAGE GROVE TO THE DANE COUNTY URBAN COUNTY CONSORTIUM : I was happy to co-sponsor this Resolution adding the Village of Cottage Grove to our Dane County Urban County Consortium. Adding Cottage Grove to the consortium brings the county participation to 96%. The Village of Cottage Grove adds 6,635 in population to the Urban County Consortium bringing the total participating to 96% of the eligible Dane County population outside the City of Madison. A higher participation rate of eligible units of local government in the UCC allows for a more comprehensive approach for the CDBG program because Dane County CDBG and HOME dollars can only be spent in participating communities.

G. Motions from previous meetings

H. Reports on zoning petitions.

PETITION: REZONE 11431 APPLICANT: MADISON GAS & ELECTRIC COMPANY : This zoning petition allowed MG&E to install a solar power generation project. The solar generation plant will provide solar electricity to serve the needs of Dane County. MG&E will own and operate the facility and will lease the Airport land upon which it is located from Dane County

I. Ordinance amendments

J. Award of contracts

K. Resolutions

L. Appointments

M. Items Requiring a Two-Thirds Majority for Passage.

A number of contracts funding new and much needed resources from Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, as well as positions at Dane County Health and Human Services and Public Health Madison & Dane County. Additionally:

ACCEPTANCE OF A WI DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES GRANT FOR CAPITAL CITY STATE TRAIL BRIDGE REPLACEMENT : The Land & Water Resources Department – Parks Division has secured a $74,308 grant from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) Urban Rivers Grant Program for a bridge replacement during resurfacing of the Capital City State Trail.

N. Special order of business. 

O. Such other business as the county board is authorized to conduct by law

P. Adjournment

Latest Minutes

Click here for the minutes from the July 11, 2019 meeting.

What’s on the agenda- July 11?

Click here for the full agenda for the July 11, 2019 Board meeting. I’ve highlighted a few items that may be of interest to residents:

A. Roll Call

B. Special Matters and Announcements

C. Approval of payments

D. Claims recommended for denial.

E. Approval of county board minutes

F. Consent Agenda

G. Motions from previous meetings

H. Reports on zoning petitions.

I. Ordinance amendments

AMENDING CHAPTER 15 THE DANE COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, REGARDING MEMBERSHIP OF THE HENRY VILAS ZOO COMMISSION :  This amendment rescinds the provision making the President 30 of the Henry Vilas Park Zoological Society as a standing member of the Zoo Commission, and makes a representative of the Zoo’s fundraising partner a non voting member.

J. Award of contracts

K. Resolutions

INVESTIGATING RESPONSIBILITY FOR PAST STRUCTURAL MISTAKES WITH THE PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING : This resolution directs Dane County Corporation Counsel to investigate “whether it is feasible for the county to hold the architectural firm, the general contractor, their insurers or any other responsible party on the Public Safety Building project in 1992 and 1993, responsible for the Public Safety Building not being built as specified by the County Board.”

COUNTY BOARD CHAIR APPOINTMENT TO THE CITY-COUNTY HOMELESS ISSUES COMMITTEE : This is a Resolution very important to me- a resolution from the County Board Chair appointing me to the City-County Homelessness Issues Committee. I hope to start working on this committee next month after the appointment receives official approval.

L. Appointments

M. Items Requiring a Two-Thirds Majority for Passage.

There are a number of resolutions to accept funding for positions within county agencies as well as resolutions to accept various grants and donations. See agenda if interested in more details on any. A couple of note:

AUTHORIZING ACCEPTANCE OF HIGHWAY SAFETY GRANT FUNDS FOR A PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE SAFETY PROJECT : The primary focus of this grant is motor vehicle enforcement of high interaction areas involving pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles. Enforcement efforts will focus on motor vehicle violations that endanger pedestrians and bicyclists and education efforts shall target pedestrians and bicyclists.

ESTABLISHING AN EQUITY FOOD PROGRAM FOR 2019 : Authorizing the Dane County Office of Equity & Inclusion to establish a Food Equity Program for 2019 to “advance equity and access in local food systems in Dane County”

N. Special order of business. 

O. Such other business as the county board is authorized to conduct by law

P. Adjournment