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County Board: Dec. 13 meeting
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At its meeting Dec. 13, the Green County Board of Supervisors:

• Approved a resolution to transfer delinquent real estate property parcels from 2013 and authorized the county clerk to proceed with tax deed processing, delinquent tax collection efforts and issuance of tax deeds.

• Accepted a recommendation from the county insurance committee to purchase worker's compensation insurance from Wisconsin County Mutual for $294,235; liability insurance, also from WCM for $163,811; property insurance, from Municipal Property Insurance Company, for $46,756; and auto physical damage insurance, from Integrity Insurance, for $50,197.

• Authorized establishing a 10-member criminal justice coordinating council to oversee a county drug court. The new program, which aims to stop repeat offenders, is due to begin operations in June or July.

• Approved an IT audit to look at what the county has in data processing and networking equipment and what it will need when it builds a new government services building. CDW Government LLC will perform the audit for $83,440.

• Voted to upgrade the audio-visual infrastructure in the two courtrooms and the hearing room of the Justice Center for $253,989. County Clerk Mike Doyle said the current system is seven years old and cannot be replaced and is not able to be maintained. Sheriff Mark Rohloff said the technology that allows prisoners to appear via video feed offers a substantial savings over having two deputies transporting a defendant for multiple court appearances, as is necessary in most criminal cases. AVI systems will upgrade the system.

• Approved contracts for the Human Service Department for various services with outside agencies and individuals, including Pleasant View Nursing Home for meals; a psychologist and psychiatrist; and residential facilities. The contracts total $1.88 million, of which $480,000 comes from the county tax levy.

• Approved an IT contract extension with K2 IT Solutions for $243,450 in 2017; $250,750 in 2018; and $129,138 in 2019. The contract also calls for an additional $25,000 in total payments, split over 24 monthly payments for IT support for the government services building. Supervisor Sherri Fiduccia questioned approving the contract before the IT audit was complete, but Chairman Art Carter said now is "not the best time to change" and bring in a different company. Doyle acknowledged the county had "lots of problems" with its computers in October but the problem is now "much better than it was." The new contract allows either party to cancel with 90 days notice, with no reason needed. The motion to approve the contract passed with Fiduccia voting against.