SPECIAL BOARD MEETING
MARCH 8, 2007
Chairman Kopecky called the meeting to order at 5:22 p.m. In attendance were Kopecky, Supervisors Van Lue, McLernon, Loomer, Cramer, Attorney Torhorst, Sergeant Ryman, and Chief Gritzner. Clerk/Treasurer Kirch took the minutes of the meeting.
Sgt. Ryman gave the background on Policy No. 125 – Discipline. Have past practice, but would be appropriate to establish a policy. Discussed the different types of discipline that could take place, due process, Sgt. and Chief’s responsibilities, complaint/misconduct investigation, review, administrative suspension, investigative guidelines, and investigative findings/report. Revisions needed per Torhorst. Torhorst recommends not approving until further work is done. Torhorst and Gritzner to fine tune and bring back to the Board. Torhorst recommends tabling any action on the drug testing policy and bringing it back to the Board meeting on March 19, 2007.
Motion (Van Lue/Loomer) to move to closed session pursuant to Sec. 19.85 (1)(f) to consider financial, medical, social or personal histories of disciplinary data of specific persons, preliminary consideration of specific personnel problems or the investigation of charges against specific persons which, if discussed in public, would be likely to have a substantial adverse effect upon the reputation of any person referred to in such histories or data, or involved in such problems or investigations. Approved 5-0. Chief Gritzner to stay for the Closed Session.
Motion (Van Lue/McLernon) to return to open session. Approved 5-0. Chairman Kopecky announced that the Board voted unanimously (5-0) on a motion (Cramer/McLernon) to make the Steen Report open. Chief Gritzner can eliminate something in a policy that is declared to be illegal. If a question of interpretation that would have to come back to the Board for discussion and clarification.
Motion (McLernon/Cramer) to adjourn. Approved 5-0.
Supervisor McLernon Supervisor Cramer
Supervisor Van Lue Supervisor Loomer
Debra L. Kirch, CMC/WCMC