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18 Feb Technology (TEAM) Committee Meeting Report

Among my duties on the Milwaukee County Board is to chair the Technology, Efficiency, Adaptability & Modernization (TEAM) Committee, also known as the Technology Committee. It’s a special committee that meets at my calling, and does not create legislation. That said, it provides information to the rest of the Board for consideration by a regular (standing) committee, and then consideration by the full Board. People from the County’s Information Management Services Department (IMSD) speak to us and work with us on the various projects that come through the committee.

Today’s agenda had just three items, which I’ll go through line by line.

1. Presentation on implementing Open Data Standards (Matt Richardson, Milwaukee Data Initiative)

Open Data Standards are a way to turn the great piles of data that the Government accrues and make them readily available to the public. By making the data available, people on the outside can do cool things with it. For an example close to home, see what the City of Madison has done with its open data project, which they implemented just last year. They publish assessor property informationpolice data, and transit data, among other things. (Personally, I find the Vacant Land Sales page to be very interesting.) All of this was from data that the City of Madison already had on hand. But without the open data legislation by Madison Alder Scott Resnick, it wouldn’t be available in this fashion.

In Milwaukee County, we have arguably much more data available from many departments. Think of the possibilities. Then, we will begin to act on them.

Matt Richardson from the Milwaukee Data Initiative (creators of the MCTS Transit Stops and Times project) gave a presentation on what can be done with Open Data. Matt was able to answer questions from IMSD Director Chris Lindberg. James Carlson of Bucketworks also testified to the committee about the great improvements that we could gain through adopting open data. Director Lindberg, Mr. Richardson, and Mr. Carlson all expressed a great interest in working with one another. It is exciting to bring these new opportunities for systematic improvement to the County, and I think that the great technology community that we have here in Milwaukee to help pull the County into the future. With our work, it will be a portable, open technological future.

2. Update on Desktop Transformation Project (Laurie Panella, IMSD)

IMSD has been working on a detailed plan to transition the County away from Windows XP and Lotus Notes, which is (still) the base platform for most of our PCs. We also have dozens, if not hundreds, of customer applications written in Lotus Notes Domino and MS Access. IMSD presented their plan to move us, department by department, off of XP and onto Windows 7.

Director Lindberg also noted that the department has successfully transitioned the County’s IT backbone away from being based on from a super-extended local-area network and onto a fiber optic-based wide-area network. I don’t think I want to know how they made a LAN stretch from the Courthouse to the County Grounds in Tosa, but, it was done. I’m just glad it’s running on fiber now.

3. Schedule Next Meeting

As we meet at the call of the chair, I will do just that.

Board Actions on February 7, 2013

Below is the press release dealing everything that the County Board voted on at our last meeting.

It’s worth noting that most of the action, as it were, happens in our committee meetings. The work of the committees then goes to the full board for consideration and a final vote. Virtually everything was unanimously approved, including the final and most controversial item.

 

For Immediate Release February 8, 2013
Contact:  Velia Alvarez, Public Information Manager, 414/278-4230
velia.alvarez@milwcnty.com

RESULTS FROM MILWAUKEE COUNTY BOARD MEETING, FEBRUARY 7, 2013

· 16-0 to authorize and direct the Director of Health and Human Services and the BHD Administrator to develop a detailed implementation plan for mental health redesign in Milwaukee County (Originally directed in adopted resolution File No. RES 11-284)
· 16-0 to layover the confirmations of Supervisors: Alexander, Jursik, Lipscomb, and Taylor to War Memorial Corporation Board of Trustees for one cycle. (Items 2,4,5 and 6)
· 16-0 confirmation appointing Supervisor Russell W. Stamper II to Milwaukee Art Museum Board for a term expiring June 1st 2014. (Item 3)
· 16-0 all resolutions and ordinances from the committee on Finance, Personnel and Audit adopted, reports were received and placed on file. (Items 7-23)
· 16-0 all resolutions and ordinances from the committee on Health and Human Needs were adopted; reports were received and placed on file. (Items 24-33)
· 16-0 all resolutions and ordinances from the committee on Judiciary, Safety and General Services were adopted; reports were received and placed on file. (Items 34,35,37- 44)
· 13-3 (No: Borkowski, Mayo and Taylor) to authorize Department of Administrative Services (DAS) to set forth a model for the provision of shared services and transition of management of the County Correctional Facility- South from the office of the Sheriff to the Executive Branch. Effective April 2013. (Item 36)
· 16-0 all resolutions and ordinances from the committee on Parks, Energy and Environment, were adopted, reports were received and placed on file. (Items 45-50,52)
· 14-2 (No: Broderick and Jursik) requesting authorization to amend the Weigel Brocasting Co. and Hearst Corporation Lease Agreements by redirecting Parks general revenue to the designated Estabrook Dam Trust Account. (Item 51)
· 16-0 all resolutions and ordinances from the committee on Transportation, Public Works and Transit were adopted; reports were received and placed on file. (Items 53-59) Item 58 file 13-97 was adopted by the Finance, Personnel and Audit committee, moot in TPW.
· 16-0 all resolutions and ordinances from the committee on Economic and Community Development, reports were received and placed on file. (Items 60-64)
· 16-0 to request Audit Services Division of the office of the Comptroller to confirm that independent outside audit meets professional auditing standards. (Item 65)
· 14-2 (No: Broderick and Mayo) DAS requesting authorization to retain Reinhart Boerner and Van Deuren S.C. for legal services related to the downtown Transit Center and to extend legal services contract by $100,000. (Item 66)All other items on today’s agenda were approved with no objection.  The complete digest agenda from today’s meeting can be found on the County Legislative Information Center:

http://milwaukeecounty.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx

The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 200 of the Milwaukee County Courthouse.

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County Board Meeting 02/07/13 Results

As provided by our Chief Committee Clerk: 

County Board Meeting 02/07/13 Results (2 seats vacant until spring election)

JOP

Approved Unanimous Voice Vote 16-0

Unfinished Business (1)

Item 1 File 12-850 Adopted as Substituted 16-0

Confirmation (2-6)

Item 3 File 13-98 Confirmed 16-0

Items 2, 4, 5 & 6 Laid Over one cycle 16-0

Finance Personnel & Audit (7-23)

All Adopted 16-0

Health and Human Needs (24-33)

All Adopted 16-0

Judiciary (34-44)

Item 36 File 12-987 Adopted 13-3 No: Borkowski, Mayo and Taylor

Balance Adopted 16-0

Parks (45-52)

Item 51 File 13-120 Adopted 14-2 No: Broderick and Jursik

Balance Adopted 16-0

TPW (53-59)

Item 58 File 13-97 Adopted in FPA (Moot in TPW)

All Adopted 16-0

 

ECD (60-64)

All Adopted 16-0

Special JUD & ECD (66)

Item 66 File 13-152 Adopted 14-2 No: Broderick and Mayo

 

Resolution Presented Under Suspension of the Rules (65)

Item 65 Adopted as Substituted 16-0 Cosponsor Supervisor Alexander

 

Transit Claims Disallowed Approved Unanimous Voice Vote 16-0

Citations Approved Unanimous Voice Vote 16-0

Commenced at 9:50 am

Recessed from 11:00 am until 11:26 am

Adjourned at 12:17 pm

(All times approximate)

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 All in all, most items passed unanimously, 16-0.  (We are down by two until the April 2013 election, when new occupants for the two vacant seats will be elected by the people of the districts.) One of the most consequential items was voting to increase the amount we would pay outside legal council to look at the public trust doctrine issues surrounding the proposed construction on the current site of the Downtown Transit Center. Of course, that won’t be what gets the headlines… and even that passed unanimously in the end.

Results from the June 28, 2012 Milwaukee County Board meeting

We had a very good meeting of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors today. Among the highlights are that we voted on items which will save taxpayers roughly $45,000 a month in interest payments, and we approved an agreement to implement the development of a two acre chunk of the Park East land. That will directly translate into jobs and idle land coming to life.

This incarnation of the County Board has only 18 supervisors. One effect of that is that if we vote 9-9 on an item, 9 ayes and 9 noes, the item fails. That happened a few times today. The first time was to override the county executive’s veto of a parks capital spending plan, the second on a proposal from the sheriff’s dept. to lease space at the MKE Regional Business Park (the former 440th Air Reserve unit at Mitchell Field).

In today’s meeting we had a lot of good energy and vibrant debate. It felt really good to be part of a democracy today!

Thanks,
Jason.


RESULTS FROM TODAY’S MILWAUKEE COUNTY BOARD MEETING 

• 18-0 to receive and place on file a request from the Office of the Sheriff to grant a leave of absence for Captain Nancy Evans from the Classified to the Unclassified Service

• 14-4 (No: Haas, Johnson, Jursik, Mayo) to confirm the appointment of Mr. Patrick Farley to the position of Director of Administrative Services.

• 9-9 (veto sustained) (No: Alexander, Cullen, Johnson, Lipscomb, Mayo, Sanfelippo, Schmitt, Stamper, Weishan) to override the County Executive’s veto of the 5-year Capital Development Plan from the Department of Parks, Recreation & Culture.

• 16-2 (No: Alexander, Sanfelippo) to approve an ordinance change related to residency waivers for positions in an unclassified service.

• 10-8 (No: Alexander, Borkowski, Bowen, Jursik, Romo West, Sanfelippo, Schmitt, Taylor) to reject a resolution to fully develop a graduated defined contribution pension plan to replace the existing defined benefit plan, and to report back with a final plan for implementation.

• 11-7 (No: Bowen, Broderick, Cullen, Haas, Jursik, Lipscomb, Schmitt) (item failed to reach 2/3 supermajority necessary to withdraw funds from contingency) to allocate $150,000 in Contingency funds to the War Memorial Center.

• 13-5 (No: Alexander, Borkowski, Johnson, Romo West, Sanfelippo) to deny a request from the Office of the Sheriff to create a Transit Patrol Division for the patrol of Milwaukee County buses and the Milwaukee County harbor area.

• 13-5 (No: Borkowski, Jursik, Sanfelippo, Schmitt, Taylor) to develop a process whereby designated representatives of authorized employee groups meet and confer with Milwaukee County management representatives on terms and conditions of employment and operational issues.

• 16-2 (No: Bowen, Sanfelippo) to increase by $125,000 and extend the term through December 31, 2012 for the Purchase of Services contract with Phoenix Care Systems, Inc., for the provision of Crisis Respite Home Services in the Disabilities Services Division.

• 17-1 (No: Sanfelippo) to enter into 2012 Purchase of Services contracts for the Behavioral Health Division related to the Mental Health Redesign and Community Resource Investment Initiative included in the 2012 Budget.

• 14-4 (No: Borkowski, Cullen, Harris, Taylor) to approve an amended request to extend the Purchase of Services Contract with Our Space for the Behavioral Health Division.

• 17-1 (No: Sanfelippo) to approve payment in the amount of $15,000 to Pledl & Cohn, S.C. in settlement of Scott E.M. Spates v. Jo-Jean Clemens, et al, United States District Case No. 10C1098.

• 14-4 (No: Bowen, Broderick, Cullen, Romo West) to approve payment in the amount of $37,055.84 to the Law Office of Michael A.I. Whitcomb for attorney’s fees incurred in Milwaukee County v. Clarke, Case No. 12-CV-350.

• 16-2 (No: Sanfelippo, Taylor) to approve an amended award to affected employees in the matter of Milwaukee County v. Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission (WERC) and American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) resulting in the dismissal of the appeal in the Court of Appeals in this matter in return for a dismissal of all appeals and cross appeals by all parties in the litigation related to 2010.

• 17-0-1 (Abstain: Jursik) to refer back to the Transportation, Public Works & Transit Committee a request to prepare, review, approve and execute all contract documents as required to hire Johnson Controls, Inc., an Energy Services Company (ESCO) previously approved by the County Board to provide Phase 2-Part B Guaranteed Energy Savings Performance Contracting, to repair and renew Milwaukee County building infrastructure based on the energy audits performed at selected County facilities and is contingent upon the satisfactory “Due Diligence” performed by DAS on each GESPC proposal.

• 11-7 (No: Bowen, Broderick, Haas, Jursik, Stamper, Taylor, Weishan) to enter into a lease agreement with the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department, effective February 1, 2012, for the lease of approximately 1,670 square feet of truck inspection facility space (Building 204) at Milwaukee County’s MKE Regional Business Park (the former 440th Air Force Reserve Station).

• 9-9 (item fails) (No: Bowen, Broderick, Haas, Jursik, Romo West, Stamper, Taylor, Weishan, Dimitrijevic) to enter into a lease agreement with the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department, effective February 1, 2012, for the lease of approximately 7,676 square feet of vehicle maintenance shop space (Building 104) and approximately 20 paved parking spaces at Milwaukee County’s MKE Regional Business Park (the former 440th Air Force Reserve Station).

• 12-3-3 (No: Borkowski, Sanfelippo, Schmitt; Abstain: Alexander, Bowen, Stamper) to approve a resolution urging the United States Congress to pass federal legislation limiting Student Loan interest rates, creating new loan forgiveness provisions, and converting some borrowers’ private loans to federal loans.

• 16-2 (No: Johnson, Weishan) to approve a revised development agreement and an agreement to implement the development of Block 26, in the Park East corridor.

• 18-0 to refer back to the Finance, Personnel & Audit Committee item A7 from the 2012 Appropriation Transfer Packet.

All other items on today’s agenda were approved with no objection. The complete digest agenda from today’s meeting can be found on the County Legislative Information Center:

http://milwaukeecounty.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx

The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 26, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. in Room 200 of the Milwaukee County Courthouse.

Proposed merging of Finance & Audit, Personnel committees

The first legislative proposal from Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic has been to merge two of our standing committees, the Finance and Audit committee, and the Personnel committee. In a conversation that I had with the chairwoman yesterday, she reports having a total of 13 co-sponsors for the resolution, which includes me. Let’s take a moment to look at the described duties of the committees.

Personnel: Employee relations, including collective bargaining, reclassification, compensation and conditions of employment of County personnel and officers are handled by this Committee. Members set policy for the Civil Service Commission and administer the county Employee Merit Award program.

In short, the committee sets employee and employment policies, including employee contracts and collective bargaining. If you ever want to see how a government really works from the inside, sit in on a personnel committee meeting. Once your head stops spinning at the facts and details being debated, you’ll have a much better understanding of how it works.

Finance and Audit: County budget matters, taxation and insurance are all reviewed by this Committee. Reports of the Department of Audit are discussed on a regular basis. Audit reports ensure other county departments implement program improvements and cost-saving recommendations of the County Board. This process provides the best service at the lowest possible cost to the taxpayer. In short, Finance Committee is in charge of crafting the budget after it comes down from the County Executive’s office. That’s pretty important, as Milwaukee County is a $1.2 billion entity. (Would you want a few part-time people to set the budget for the $1.2 billion corporation of which you are a direct owner?)

Now, here’s a link to the proposed legislation: Link (PDF). If you want to see the fiscal note for the resolution: Link (PDF). (There’s no fiscal impact as a result of this bill.)

On it, I noticed that Supervisors Cullen, Johnson, Borkowski, Broderick, Jursik, Dimitrijevic, Romo West, Haas, Lipscomb, Schmitt, Taylor, Sanfelippo, Harris and Alexander are all listed as co-sponsors. Supervisors David Cullen and Willie Johnson have been named as chairs of the Personnel Committee and Finance Committee, which are currently separate committees. They would be co-chairs of the, larger joint committee.

Given that it has 13 co-sponsors, and we now have just 18 supervisors, the resolution’s passage is all but assured.

What would be the effects of this resolution?

It is argued that the combining of the two committees would streamline the county legislative process. What happened very frequently was that resolutions that came to the personnel committee would also have to go to the finance committee, as their effects and purpose were intertwined. In the last (2008-2012) county board cycle, the Finance Committee met prior to Personnel Committee, meaning that even if Personnel rejected a resolution, if it had passed Finance, its passage by a majority of the whole board was virtually assured. This was in spite of the fact that Lee Holloway had stacked Personnel with hard-line conservatives, which had the effect of hurting labor contracts.

Now, we will have both committees in one group.  The meetings are likely to run much longer than before, as we will have to deal with arguably the most important elements of a government: its money and its staff. Hopefully, the gain in “efficiency” will not prevent good work from being done.

Also, let’s look at the current memberships of the two committees. I have italicized the duplicates:

Finance & Audit: Willie Johnson, Jr., Chair; David Cullen, Vice-Chair; Jim “Luigi” Schmitt; Peggy Romo West; Patricia Jursik; Jason Haas; Deanna Alexander

Personnel: David Cullen, Chair; Willie Johnson, Jr., Vice-Chair; Jim “Luigi” SchmittPatricia Jursik; Theodore Lipscomb, Sr.; Jason Haas; Russell Stamper II

The final, combined committee would have nine members:

Johnson, Cullen (co-chairs); Schmitt; Romo West; Jursik; Lipscomb; Haas; Alexander; Stamper

In thinking about the resolution, I can’t see many arguments against its passage. Having long meetings is not something a person in government legislation should be afraid of. Given the importance of these matters, it would be unadvisable for a person who is interested in getting out of there in a hurry to participate in the first place, or to try and stall it. Given the makeup of the proposed committee, I don’t see that happening.

What are your thoughts?

A new day for the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors

After twenty-four rounds of voting, we set the course for the new County Board. My good friend and excellent colleague Supervisor Marina Dimitrijevic was elected Chairwoman on a 12-6 vote. I voted for her in each round, proving to my colleagues that I will stick to my word, which had long been to support Supervisor Dimitrijevic for chair.

Former Chairman Lee Holloway is a piece of legend in Milwaukee County. The Journal Sentinel made him out as a monster. My experience with him was tempered by the fact that he was planning on retiring at the end of the last term, which happened. And he’s gone. The future is much more ours to determine now than ever before.

I’m pleased to say that we have a good crop of new supervisors joining us. I think that everyone that was elected on April 3 has committed to being a full-time supervisor, capable of responding to their constituents and working to improve the quality of life in Milwaukee County.

Rather than talk about  how different we’re going to be, let us show you. We will show you through improved accountability, through improved inter-government cooperation and smart government practices.

I will also use this blog to keep you posted on what I’m up to, personally, and continue to tweet from our meetings as best I’m able. (It just occurred to me that it may become difficult for me to perform live tweets from a committee meeting if I am named chairman of any committees. We will see if that happens.)

Tweets from the April 16 County Board Meeting

[We will soon be able to post tweets with timestamps.]

*Hello! The new Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors has been sworn in and is now in session.

*Nominations for county board chair are in: Dimitrijevic, Lipscomb, Johnson, Weishan, and Jursik.

*Sup. Dimitrijevic is now addressing the board.

*Sup. Willie Johnson is now addressing the board on his bid for chairperson.

*@Matthew53214 eeee!

*Sup. Jursik is now addressing the board.

*Sup. Lipscomb is now addressing the board.

*Sup. Weishan is now addressing the board.
*Packed house in here; dozens of ppl have come to watch the election of the new board chair.
*and to watch their relative’s first day on the board.
*voting on chair begins now!
*Now onto round 2 of votes; Sup Weishan has moved for 10 min. recess.

*The motion fails 8-10. Onto ballot 3.

*Sup. Lipscomb moves to recess for 5 minutes. Objection, so it goes to a vote.

*Motion fails 9-9.

*Welcome to your smaller representative government!

*Round 4, same as the rest. 5-5-3-2-1.

*Sup. Mayo has moved for 10m recess; it passed without objection.

 *And we’re back.

*Still on election of county chair. It’s stuck in a 5-5 tie, Dimitrijevic/Lipscomb

*Sup. Romo West moves suspension of rules for removal of candidates with lowest votes

*this is a temporary move.

*requiring 2/3 vote, but getting 10 of 18, the motion fails.

*rounds 6-8: 5-5-5 Dimitrijevic-Jursik-Lipscomb, 2 Johnson, 1 Weishan

*@JasonRRae outlined below… it’s repeating that way. stuck in a holding pattern.

*round (6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11) all the same. #thisiswhatdemocracylookslike?

*Sup. Lipscomb asks for 10m recess. We’re off.

*we’re back… round 12.
*actually that was round 15. still stuck. Romo West asks for suspension of rules to eliminate lowest vote-getter.

*Sup Johnson objects, so Sup Romo West moves for suspension of rules. Roll call…

*7 noes. motion fails. onto round 16.

*still stalled after #16. 5-2-5-5-1… the game rolls on.

*6 Dimitrijevic, 1 Johnson, 5 Jursik, 5 Lipscomb, 1 Weishan. Sup. Mayo has moved for 20min. recess.
 *We’re back.

*Johnson has withdrawn his candidacy for chairman.

*7 for Dimitrijevic, 5 for Jursik, 5 for Lipscomb, 1 for Weishan.

*Round 20: 7-5-5-1, same as before. On to round 22.

*round 22 was the same. Lipscomb moves for 5 min recess. Dimitrijevic objects. Roll call. Motion passes.

*Not all sups have the microphones on, making it hard for listeners to hear. I will ask the county clerk about this.

*back again.

*Marina is up to 8, 4 for Jursik, 5 for Lipscomb, 1 for Weishan.

*Marina won!

*11 Dimitrijevic, 1 Weishan, 6 Lipscomb,; Sup. Dimitrijevic has been elected Milwaukee County Chairperson!

*Now electing first vice chair; Sup. Romo West is the only candidate. Congratulations on your unanimous election!

*I was nominated for second vice chair, but I declined.

*Sup. Steve Taylor is the sole nominee for this position. I have a feeling this will go well for him.

*Now onto unfinished business. Parks infrastructure audit, and a labor item.

*Sup. Schmitt has moved for referral of the parks audit back to Parks Cmte.

*Referral is sailing through. The first vote of the new board appears to be unanimous.

*Next unfinished item: filing appeal on labor relations ruling.

*Sup. Broderick recommends referral back to Judiciary Cmte.

*Now on veto override, on HUD grant spending… Sup. Romo West is asking if the vote needs to be taken today.

*Sup. Romo West has moved for layover. Sup. Lipscomb is speaking in favor of the layover.

*Sup. RW now moves to refer to Economic Dev. Cmte. Chairwoman reminds us that this is a time-sensitive item.

*Roll call: referral passes unanimously.

*Last item passed unanimously. Moving on to adjournment, with a 2012-2016 photo being taken first.

*Chairwoman Dimitrijevic thanks fmr. chair candidates for running

*Meeting adjourned.

Results from today’s Milwaukee County Board meeting

Courtesy of Harold Mester, the Board’s Public Information Manager:

For Immediate Release December 15, 2011
Contact:  Harold Mester, Public Information Manager, 414/278-4051
harold.mester@milwcnty.com

RESULTS FROM TODAY’S MILWAUKEE COUNTY BOARD MEETING 

• 7-12 (Yes: Biddle, Broderick, Lipscomb, Mayo, Thomas, Weishan, Holloway) to override (veto sustained) the County Executive’s veto of a resolution providing for an advisory referendum on the plan by the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District to pay approximately $41.1 million to the City of Franklin for the costs related to building the Ryan Creek Interceptor project.

• 14-5 (No: Borkowski, Cesarz, Rice, Sanfelippo, Schmitt) to place on file an advisory referendum on the April 3, 2012, election ballot on the questions of reform of County government through a reduction in the size and compensation of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors.

• Referred back to Committee with no objection – to amend County Ordinances as it pertains to sick leave policies regarding sick allowance accrual and payout or credit at retirement.

• 16-3 (No: Harris, Mayo, Holloway) to confirm the County Executive’s appointment of Hector Colon to the position of Director of the Department of Health and Human Services for Milwaukee County.

• 18-1 (No: Harris) to confirm the County Executive’s appointment of James Duff to the position of Director of the Department of Veteran Services for Milwaukee County.

• 18-1 (No: Harris) to confirm the County Executive’s appointment of Mary McClintock to serve on the Care Management Organization (CMO) Governing Board for a term expiring November 3, 2013.

• 18-1 (No: Harris) to confirm the County Executive’s appointment of Paula K. Lorant to serve on the Care Management Organization (CMO) Governing Board for a term expiring November 3, 2013.

• 18-1 (No: Harris) to confirm the County Executive’s appointment of Macey Chovaz to serve on the Commission for Persons with Disabilities for a term expiring December 15, 2013.

• 18-1 (No: Harris) to confirm the County Executive’s appointment of John Haupt to serve on the Commission for Persons with Disabilities for a term expiring December 15, 2013.

• 18-1 (No: Harris) to confirm the County Executive’s appointment of Kathryn Zalewski to serve on the Commission for Persons with Disabilities for a term expiring December 15, 2013.

• 17-1-1 (No: Mayo; Abstain: Harris) to enter into 2012 Purchase of Service Contracts for the Behavioral Health Division for the provision of Adult and Children Mental Health Services and Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse 
(AODA) Services.

• 18-1 (No: Lipscomb) to increase, for 2012, the Professional Services Contract with Andrea & Orendorff, LLC, with vendor fees not to exceed $950,000 to provide additional personnel in support of the provision of Family Care Senior Management Services in Racine and Kenosha Counties.

• 11-8 (No: Borkowski, Cesarz, De Bruin, Lipscomb, Mayo, Rice, Sanfelippo, Schmitt) to approve a resolution authorizing the Chief Judge of Milwaukee County to collaborate with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to develop Shakespeare in the Courts as a pilot alternative to incarceration option for sentencing of juvenile offenders. 

• 17-1-1 (No: Sanfelippo, Excused: Romo West) to execute a $7 million State of Good Repair contract with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to support a bus replacement program in 2013.

All other items on today’s agenda were approved with no objection.  The complete digest agenda from today’s meeting can be found on the County Legislative Information Center:

http://milwaukeecounty.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx

The next meeting of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisor is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Thursday, February 2, 2012, in Room 200 of the Milwaukee County Courthouse.

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Results from 11/3/11 Milwaukee County Board meeting

Today was the last Milwaukee County Board meeting prior to passing the 2012 budget, which happens Monday, November 7.

• 12-7 (No: Borkowski, Cesarz, Johnson, Jursik, Rice, Sanfelippo, Schmitt) to lay over [emphasis added] the County Executive’s veto of a resolution providing for an advisory referendum on the plan by the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District to pay approximately $41.1 million to the City of Franklin for the costs related to building the Ryan Creek Interceptor project.

• 16-3 (No: Borkowski, Cesarz, Rice) to override [emphasis added] the County Executive’s veto of a resolution to negotiate an agreement to fund an artistic bus shelter with the Bay View Business Improvement District.

• Referred back to Committee with no objection – to amend County Ordinances as it pertains to sick leave policies regarding sick allowance accrual and payout or credit at retirement.

• 18-1 (No: Sanfelippo) to approve an ordinance to govern the carrying of concealed weapons in Milwaukee County buildings, and to amend the schedule of cash deposits and maximum penalties.

• 18-1 (No: Borkowski) to adopt the Long-Range Lakefront Planning Committee’s Report for the development of Milwaukee’s lakefront.

• 12-7 (No: Biddle, Borkowski, Cesarz, Rice, Romo West, Sanfelippo, Holloway) to reject a resolution expressing intent to collaborate with the City of Milwaukee to utilize funds of $54.9 million to enhance Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) services.

• 14-5 (No: Cesarz, Jursik, Rice, Sanfelippo, Schmitt) to create an Economic Development Fund in order to develop sustainable jobs and new tax base in Milwaukee County.

• 13-5-1 (No: Borkowski, Cesarz, Jursik, Rice, Sanfelippo; Abstain: Thomas) to approve a resolution stating opposition to Assembly Bill 329 relating to changing the Milwaukee County Treasurer to an elected Comptroller position.

All other items on today’s agenda were approved with no objection. The complete digest agenda from today’s meeting can be found on the County Legislative Information Center.

The next meeting of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisor is the Budget Adoption meeting scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Monday, November 7, 2011, in Room 200 of the Milwaukee County Courthouse. The veto override session, if necessary, will be Wednesday, November 16, 2011.

The next regular meeting will be Thursday, December 15, 2011, at 9:30 a.m. in Room 200 of the Milwaukee County Courthouse.

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