Barry Mastricola was sworn in as District 4 Supervisor by County Clerk Melanie Stake during the Feb. 17 Waushara County Board regular meeting.

County Board adds detective to DA’s Office

The Waushara County Board voted unanimously to authorize the addition of a full-time District Attorney Investigator position during its Feb. 17 regular meeting.

The investigator will work directly with the District Attorney and Department of Human Services. 

In October 2014, the board had approved the addition of a full time detective for the Sheriff’s Department. The Board’s Feb. 17 vote moves the new detective position from the Sheriff’s Department to the District Attorney’s Office.

In other business, the board unanimously:

•Approved a jail staffing agreement with Sheriff Jeffery Nett required by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections to enable the county to maximize the use of the jail, which has a 127 bed capacity. The agreement did not increase the size of the jail’s staff.

•Confirmed County Board Chair Donna Kalata’s appointment of Barry Mastricola as District 4 Supervisor, filling the vacant seat of the late Joe Piechowski. Mastricola owns Country Inn Bar and Grill west of Berlin and is a Wautoma Area School District Board member.

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