Waushara County supervisors hear administrative and public health reports

In his first administrative monthly report to the Waushara County Board of Supervisors, Administrator Robert Sivick expressed his appreciation for recently retired Administrative Coordinator Deb Behringer for helping create a smooth transition during the regular meeting of the Waushara County Board on July 18.

Sivick, who started with the county in early June, said he has met with the directors of each department, a number of members of the board, and local service organizations including Kiwanis and Rotary to become more familiar with the area. He also said he is working to become more visible within the county attending events such as Waushara County Dairy Breakfast and Freedom Fest and plans to attend the Wild Rose Days this weekend.

Currently Sivick is looking at the personal and procurement rules to create a procedure where the county is “negotiating the best deal possible for the best bang for the taxpayers dollars so we maximize our minimal resources and plans to bring to the board in the coming months.”

Sivick also met with public safety officials about some of the needed improvements while looking for the most effective way to provide services and goods to Waushara County residents.

“The overall whole is to provide the best service at the lowest price for our constituents,” he said.

While looking at he office space in the courthouse, Sivick stated he has seen some redundancies since the courthouse was not built as a modern office building. He plans to bring before the board a proposal to request for architectural study in the next couple of months to look at office space and the amount of public traffic coming into the building.

Following Sivick’s report, Waushara County Public Health Nurses Melodi Simos and Judy Burton presented a report from their recent trip to the National Preparedness Summit held in Atlanta, GA, April 25-28.

During their presentation, Simos and Burton stated they were able to travel to the national conference due to the scholarships they received from the state preparedness grant.

While attending the conference, sponsored by the National Association of County and City Health Officials, Simos and Burton attended a variety of panels and seminars to learn more about public health and emergency preparedness.

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