Several budget hearings take place Tuesday at the Lake County Commission meeting.
The meeting begins at 8 a.m. in the commission room. Budget hearings planned on Tuesday include: Search and Rescue at 8:45 a.m.; Clerk of Courts at 9:45 a.m.; Madison Public Library at 10 a.m.; Extension at 10:45 a.m.; 911 Communications at 11 a.m.; Madison Community Hospital Ambulance at 11:15 a.m.; Prairie Village at 11:30 a.m.; Lake County Food Pantry at 11:45 a.m.; and treasurer at 12:15 p.m. followed by Water Quality and equalization.
Other items on the agenda include an 8:15 a.m. meeting with Mike Johnson of Search and Rescue and Emergency Management Director Don Thomson about the CERT/Hazmat trailers. Johnson asked commissioners in April if Search and Rescue could use the CERT trailer because it isn't used very often. In a follow-up meeting with Thomson, commissioners heard that the trailers have been assembled for specific emergency response scenarios.
Equalization Director Shirley Ebsen will meet at 9 a.m. to discuss 2014 taxable factors; Building and Grounds superintendent Derrick Shoenrock will present his monthly report at 9:15 a.m.; and County Health Nurse Jen Fouberg will discuss a new hire at 9:30 a.m.
Zoning and Drainage Officer Deb Reinicke will present a drainage hearing at 10:15 a.m. for Esther Thompson/Bunker Farms. Commissioners will then consider a plat for the Lakes Community and conditional use and variance applications from Jeremy Koel related to his salvage business west of Madison.
Also up for discussion is tree-removal quotes on the tax deed property at Lake Madison.
A closed session discussion is planned for pending litigation.