The meeting began on a contentious note with public forum. While county resident Linda Beaman addressed the board, she was interrupted by Commissioner Kevin Holgard who accused her of harassment.
Patti Baumann, who was a county employee for almost 29 years, also spoke to the board regarding one person handling the full-time duties of two offices at the same time.
After an executive session on a personnel matter, the commission passed a motion on a 3 to 2 roll call vote to appoint County Auditor Rebecca Krein as the full-time supervisor at the county landfill. Another 3 to 2 roll call vote set the wage at $2000 per month on top of her auditor’s duties, with no benefits from the landfill.
More discussion was held on next year’s budget requests and changes for all county departments.
Walworth County Commission meetings are open to the public.