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September 25, 2017 NEAR NORTH JOINT MUNICIPAL COURT COMMITTEE

NEAR NORTH JOINT MUNICIPAL COURT COMMITTEE




The Near North Joint Municipal Court Committee Meeting of 09-25-17,
was called to order at 6:30 P.M. by Charles Stanek, Town of Middle
Inlet.  Roll Call of members as follows:

TOWN OF LAKE			Representative:  Dan Banaszak  -  Absent (*)
         					Alternate Rep.    Cory Sotka  -  Absent (*)

TOWN OF MIDDLE INLET		Representative:   Richard Wade  -  Absent
					Alternate Rep.     Charles Stanek  -  Present

TOWN OF SILVER CLIFF		Representative:   Bruce Weber  -  Absent
					Alternate Rep.          None Assigned

TOWN OF STEPHENSON		Representative:   Mike Kudick  -  Present
					Alternate Rep.     Jim Stradal  -  Absent

VILLAGE OF WAUSAUKEE	Representative:   Lowell McKim  -  Present
					Alternate Rep.     Raymond Gordon  -  Absent

Municipal Court Judge  -  Catherine Stichmann
  (Standing Member)


    (*) TOWN OF LAKE members arrived later as noted.


In addition, Kim Coggins, Legal Council, and Thomas Schappa, Eighth
Judicial District Court Administrator, were in attendance.

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It was determined that a quorum was present, therefore the meeting
proceeded.

The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was recited.

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The first item of business was to provide for an organization
structure to the committee by the election of a Chairperson and
Secretary.


Request was made for nominations for CHAIRPERSON:

Motion by Mike Kudick nominated Charles Stanek for CHAIRPERSON.
There being no second to this Motion, Motion died.

Motion by Catherine Stichman nominated Mike Kudick for CHAIRPERSON.
Motion seconded by Charles Stanek.

There being no other nominations for CHAIRPERSON, nominations were
closed on a Motion by Catherine Stichmann and seconded by Mike
Kudick.

VOTE called for the election of Mike Kudick to serve as CHAIRPERSON.

		Four (4) Approve      		No Dissenting


		(*) TOWN OF LAKE members arrived.


Request was made for nominations for SECRETARY.

Motion by Catherine Stichmann nominated Michelle Kempka for
SECRETARY.

This Motion was not considered due the fact that Michelle Kempka
serves as Municipal Court Clerk and is not a member of the committee.

Motion by Mike Kudick nominated Charles Stanek for SECRETARY.
Motion seconded by Dan Banaszak.

There being no other nominations for SECRETARY, nominations were
closed on a Motion by Mike Kudick and seconded by Cory Sotka.

VOTE called for the election of Charles Stanek to serve as SECRETARY.

		Five (5) Approve		  No Dissenting

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The next item of business was to establish a recommendation to be
submitted to the respective municipal boards to fix a salary for the
municipal court judge.

A brief history was presented wherein the current salary ($100.00 per
moth by each participating municipality) has been an error that has
been perpetuated with the addition of each municipality to the joint
municipal court system.  The original salary was fixed at $100.00 per
month with no provisions to increase this amount.

Wisconsin Statutes, CHAPTER 755 (s.s. 755.04 – Salary) is specific as
to any increase during the term of office.  In addition, the
“Intergovernmental Agreement” and the respective municipal ordinances,
which were developed relative to the formation of the joint municipal
court, specifies the salary “to be agreed upon by each Town/Village
Board”.

The Town of Stephenson indicated there was previous Board action to
pay $100.00 per month.  The Village of Wausaukee, which recently
joined the municipal court, indicated they were led to understand the
salary would be $100.00 per month and the Wausaukee Village Board
reportedly approved this amount.  The Town of Lake, the Town of Middle
Inlet and the Town of Silver Cliff have not taken Board action.

After much discussion and recommendation from legal council for the
committee to resolve the issue and establish compliance with Chapter
755, Mike Kudick made the following Motion:

For the remainder of the third year of the current term (October, 2017
– April, 2018) the Town of Stephenson and the Village of Wausaukee
will continue to pay $100.00 per month.  The Town of Lake, the Town of
Middle Inlet and the Town of Silver Cliff will pay 1/3 of $100.00 per
month.  The start of the fourth year of the current term (May 1,
2018), the monthly salary for the municipal judge will be fixed at
$300.00 per month, to be shared equally by the participating
municipalities.

Motion seconded by Lowell McKim.

VOTE called to Approve the Motion.


		Four (4) Approved		No Dissenting

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This Motion must be submitted to the participating municipal boards
for approval.


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A brief discussion followed regarding future meetings of the
committee.  It was agreed that the committee should meet at least once
per year and would be scheduled at the discretion of the Chairperson. 
Any participating municipality may request a meeting at any time.  The
Secretary will be responsible to develop the agenda.  All information
relative to the committee will be sent to the clerk of the
participating municipalities.

There being no further business before the committee, Chairperson
Kudick requested a Motion to Adjourn.  Motion made by Dan Banaszak and
seconded by Charles Stanek.
Motion carried on a Vote of four (4) Approved and one (1) Abstaining.
Meeting Adjourned at 7:41 P.M.

These Minutes of the Near North Joint Municipal Court Committee
Meeting of 09-25-17, were transcribed from notes and entered herein on
09-27-17.


Respectfully submitted,



  ________________________
   CHARLES D. STANEK
   Committee Secretary




		

		





   

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