Walworth County Commission Meeting 6-4-19

The Walworth County Commission held a regular meeting Tuesday, June 4th, 9am, at the courthouse in Selby.

The meeting began with county resident Carolyn Schmidt addressing commission chairperson Scott Schilling and the entire board regarding a phone conversation she had with Schilling following the last meeting…

A motion was passed to appoint Steven Volk to the be the new Walworth County Veterans Services Officer.  Outgoing officer Leo Rookey will train him into the position.

A motion to adopt a Declaration of Emergency Disaster resolution for Walworth County was approved.

Discussion around a motion to approve a quote from Hub City Roofing to repair the jail roof spurred commissioner Kevin Holgard to set a deadline, once again, to make a decision on the jail…

Hub City Roofing cannot do the necessary repairs until September but will come out soon at no charge to patch up the immediate issues.

The county highway superintendent position has now been filled, with the hiring of Gary Byre to the position at an annual salary of $65,000.  Wanting the wage cut to $60,000, Commissioner Marion Schlomer tried to amend the motion but his motion failed for lack of second.

Lyle Perman had a video presentation on the watershed issue on the east Lowry Road.  A motion by Commissioner Schlomer was passed on a 3 to 2 vote to authorize the highway department to bring in oversized rock to build up the causeway.  Commissioner Jim Houck would have liked to have let the new highway superintendent handle it when he comes on the job without having to seek the commission’s approval.