County board supervisors discuss disposal of Waushara County property
A lengthy discussion on the disposal of county property was held at the Waushara County Board of Supervisors regular board meeting held at FVTC-Wautoma Regional Center on July 16.
Corporation Counsel, Ruth Zouski, explained to the supervisors that in order to draft and ordinance or resolution she needed guidance from the board as to how they wanted to proceed with getting rid of equipment the county no longer uses. County Administrator, Robert Sivick, reminded the board that everything belongs to the public – the taxpayers. He said the board would have the final decision on disposing of property including vehicles and the small stuff like furniture, IT equipment, etc.
Other department offices in the county would be able to move the items to their offices if they can make use of them. If the board declares the property saleable, the public has a right to purchase it. Some of the items have no cash value and would have to be disposed of internally.
After the board discussing Wisconsin Surplus website, advertising locally, and internally disposing of unwanted items, they voted unanimously to have Zouski draft an ordinance.
Administrator Sivick gave his monthly report including thanking Chris Brown Director at FVTC – Wautoma Regional Center for the use of the facility for the meeting. He added that FVTC is a great economic development partner of the county. “The investment in FVTC paid off in spades,” he added.
He reported that 1200 attended the June 30th Waushara County Dairy Breakfast held at the Waushara County Fairgrounds. In addition to a great breakfast, several county departments participated in the event with demonstrations and providing information on services. The new Emergency Command Trailer was on display to tour and will also be open for tours on Aug. 10 at the Courthouse during Augustfest.
On July 10 Sivick attended the Town of Leon Board meeting and on July 12 he along with supervisors dined at the Plainfield Senior Dining Center. He planned on attending the Saxeville Dining Center on July 22.
He reminded the super-visors that the Lunch and Learn for July 30 at noon at the Courthouse is Pampering Your Pet.
Sivick also encouraged board members and the community to purchase diapers for infants to aid those in the county that cannot afford them. They can be dropped off at the Public Health Department. Also anyone wanting to donate school supplies for the Back to School Bash can drop them off at Human Services or Sivick’s office.