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Jackson County Forestry and Parks Committee Minutes

(11/21/12)  

November 13, 2012

The regular monthly meeting for Jackson County Forestry & Parks Department was held at 8:30am on Tuesday, November 13, 2012. Those present were: Bill Cornell, Merlin Fredrickson, Karen Thayer, Charles Jensen, Jim Zahasky, Jon Schweitzer and Ashley Stetzer.  

Bill Cornell called the regular meeting to order at 8:30am

Motion made by Karen Thayer, seconded by Merlin Fredrickson to approve the minutes from the previous meeting. All members voted in favor.

Motion made by Karen Thayer, seconded by Charles Jensen to approve the bills as presented for payment.  All members voted in favor.

DNR Report: New Jackson County Liaison, Matt Wappler present. Wappler will serve as Liaison and Pray Ranger.

Forestry Report:

Jim handed out a survey for Jackson County and the surrounding Counties regarding timber sale contracts and policies. Motion was made by Merlin Fredrickson to keep the Timber Sale Contract at 2 years and make no policy changes at this time. Seconded by Karen Thayer, all members voted in favor.

WE Energies was present to discuss the possibility of a pipeline being run through County Forest land. Construction would begin in 2015 and service would start at the end of 2015. Project in very early stages, no requests at this time from WE Energies.

20 tracts of timber were sold on Thursday, November 8. Motion was made by Charles Jensen to approve the sales, seconded by Karen Thayer, all members voted in favor.

Motion was made by Karen Thayer to re-advertise tract 13-12 that did not sell at Thursdays bid opening, seconded by Charles Jensen, all members voted in favor.

Jim passed out his 2013 work plan. Motion was made by Charles Jensen to accept the work plan, seconded by Merlin Fredrickson, all members voted in favor.

A quote from LEICA was reviewed. Motion was made by Merlin Fredrickson to approve purchase of the LEICA unit, seconded by Karen Thayer. All members voted in favor.

The current encroachment issue with Van Ert Electric was discussed. Motion made by Charles Jensen to take no action until more information can be presented from Van Ert. Motion seconded by Merlin Fredrickson, all members voted in favor.

Jim requested that he go out for bids on a single axel utility trailer. Motion made by Charles Jensen to go out for bids, seconded by Merlin Fredrickson, all members voted in favor.

Parks & Trails Report

Jon updated the Committee on several projects that were taking place in the parks. The electrical upgrade at East Arbutus is near completion and ready for inspection. The boat docks at Arbutus are now out and 2013 long term reservation have started.

Motion to go into closed session made by Charles Jensen, seconded by Karen Thayer. All members voted in favor.

Motion to table Strzok purchase made by Karen Thayer, seconded by Charles Jensen, all members voted in favor.

Motion to reconvene in open session made by Charles Jensen, seconded by Merlin Fredrickson, all members voted in favor.

Motion to adjourn made by Merlin Fredrickson, seconded by Karen Thayer. All members voted in favor.

Meeting was adjourned at 10:45am

Next regular meeting date:  December 11, 2012

These minutes will be approved at the December meeting

 

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