Dane County  
Minutes - Final Unless Amended by  
Committee  
Executive Committee  
Consider:  
Who benefits? Who is burdened?  
Who does not have a voice at the table?  
How can policymakers mitigate unintended consequences?  
Thursday, November 4, 2021  
5:30 PM  
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The November 4, 2021 Executive Committee meeting is being held remotely. The public can access the  
meeting either with the Zoom application or by telephone.  
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A. Call To Order  
The meeting was called to order at 5:31 p.m. Also present: Supervisors Gray, Ratcliff,  
Schauer, and Wegleitner; Karin Peterson-Thurlow, Lindsay Menard, Lisa MacKinnon,  
Josh Schroeder.  
7 -  
Present:  
CAROUSEL BAYRD, ANALIESE EICHER, YOGESH CHAWLA, ANN DeGARMO,  
CHUCK ERICKSON, ELENA HAASL and STEVEN PETERS  
B. Consideration of Minutes  
MINUTES OF THE 10-21-21 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING  
Executive Committee  
Sponsors:  
A motion was made by ERICKSON, seconded by CHAWLA, that the minutes be  
approved. The motion carried by a voice vote with Peters abstaining due to  
absence at prior meeting.  
C. Fund Transfers  
NONE  
D. Referrals (Resolutions & Ordinance Amendments)  
1.  
AMENDING CHAPTER 7 OF THE DANE COUNTY CODE OF  
ORDINANCES, AMENDING BOARD RULES  
EICHER  
Sponsors:  
Attachments: 2021 OA-056  
Karin Peterson-Thurlow gave an update on the amendments to Chapter 7.  
- The default for the hybrid meeting format is that members of a body would be physically  
present at the meeting unless given prior permission by committee chair to attend  
virtually.  
- Changes reflect a desire to have hybrid meetings in order to continue providing the  
increased public access afforded by having a virtual format, as well as an in-person  
meeting format.  
- A pilot of the new protocols will likely happen in late January or early February in order  
to have the bugs worked out by the next board seating in April 2022.  
- Training for staff on protocols and technology will need to occur before it is rolled out.  
A motion was made by ERICKSON, seconded by DeGARMO, that the Ordinance  
Amendment be recommended for approval. The motion carried by a voice vote.  
CALLING FOR THE STATE OF WISCONSIN AND FEDERAL  
GOVERNMENT TO LEGALLY END QUALIFIED IMMUNITY, ENABLING  
CIVIL LAWSUITS AGAINST LAW ENFORCERS FOR MISCONDUCT  
AND MALPRACTICE  
GRAY, CHAWLA, WEGLEITNER, RITT, HATCHER, DOOLAN and HAASL  
Sponsors:  
Attachments: 2021 RES-159  
Members of the public registered to comment as well as to speak on this resolution.  
Supervisor Gray spoke in support of the resolution, as did Supervisor Chawla.  
Supervisor Bayrd spoke indicating she did not think it is appropriate as written because  
the resolution singles out law enforcement while there are other government actors who  
benefit from qualified immunity. She would support a change to qualified immunity that is  
more inclusive.  
15 people registered in opposition  
16 people registered in support  
The tally above includes the following people who spoke to the committee:  
In support: Tyler Vitale and Erika Bach  
In opposition: Dane County Sheriff Kalvin Barrett, Brian Teuscher with Dane Co. Deputy  
Sheriffs Association, Jim Palmer with WPPA, George Silverwood, Bonnie Roe, James  
Brigham  
Please refer to the registrations list attached to the file with these minutes for a detailed  
listing of all registrants, their positions, and any organizational affiliations.  
A motion was made by BAYRD, seconded by DeGARMO, that the Resolution be  
postponed indefinitely in committee. The motion carried by the following vote:  
5 -  
Ayes:  
Noes:  
Supervisor BAYRD, Chair EICHER, Supervisor DeGARMO, Vice Chair ERICKSON  
and Supervisor PETERS  
2 - Supervisor CHAWLA and Supervisor HAASL  
COUNTY EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS  
EICHER  
Sponsors:  
Attachments: 2021 RES-235  
A motion was made by DeGARMO, seconded by ERICKSON, that the Resolution  
be recommended for approval. The motion carried by a voice vote.  
AMENDING DANE COUNTY BOARD OFFICE’S 2021 BUDGET TO  
TRANSFER FUNDS TO REPLACE CHAIRS IN THIRD FLOOR PUBLIC  
MEETING ROOMS OF THE CITY COUNTY BUILDING  
EICHER  
Sponsors:  
Attachments: 2021 RES-225  
A motion was made by ERICKSON, seconded by DeGARMO, that the Resolution  
Requiring 2/3rds Vote be recommended for approval. The motion carried by a  
voice vote.  
E. Items Requiring Committee Action  
NONE  
F. Presentations  
NONE  
G. Reports to Committee  
NONE  
H. Future Meeting Items and Dates  
The next meeting of the Executive Committee is scheduled for November 18th at 5:30  
p.m.  
I. Public Comment on Items not on the Agenda  
NONE  
J. Such Other Business as Allowed by Law  
Karin Peterson-Thurlow gave an update on the office suite remodel project. The space  
was supposed to be completed by September, but there have been some delays with  
contractors. Hoping that when the CCB opens in January, we will be able to have an open  
house in the new office.  
K. Adjourn  
The meeting adjourned at 6:47 p.m.  
A motion was made by ERICKSON, seconded by DeGARMO, that the meeting be  
adjourned. The motion carried by a voice vote.  
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tham.  
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