RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR A REFERENDUM ELECTION ON THE
QUESTION OF THE APPROVAL OF AN INITIAL RESOLUTION
AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS IN
AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $10,000,000
McCARVILLE, KIEFER and BOLLIG
PUBLIC COMMENT: See Registration Report for 7-27-22 attached with minutes for
information on public comments.
Supervisor Kiefer, sponsor of the resolution, spoke to recommend that the committee not
act on the resolution tonight because he objected to the meeting being held virtually and
believed the meeting was out of order.
Sup. Schauer spoke and said he believes the meeting is in order contrary to Sup.
Kiefer's assertion because the County Board Chair determined it was justified to hold the
meeting virtually due to the CDC's designation of Dane County as a high-risk Covid
transmission area at the moment, and the meeting wad properly noticed that it would be
virtual-only in compliance with open meetings laws.
Sup Palm and Sup Smith: Asked questions about how the funding amounts and the
fiscal note (i.e., whether this resolution would be passed if the County Board passes
Resolution 086), which were determined will need to be addressed to staff.
Sup Veldran: Doesn't like the idea of putting county policy to referendum, but is
concerned with moving the project forward.
Sup. Gray indicated he will vote no on resolution because he sees referendum as
abdication of county supervisor responsibility.
Chair Miles also indicated a preference for not putting tough County Board decisions to
referendum. Indicated he would vote against it if it were not for the need to move the
project forward with the potential for authorization of funding. Indicated he was inclined to
forward the resolution to the County Board without a recommendation.
Sup. Schauer said he does not believe that a referendum is an abdication of County
A motion was made by SCHAUER, seconded by DOOLAN, that the resolution be
recommended for approval. The motion failed by the following vote:
3 - Supervisor DOOLAN, Supervisor SCHAUER and Supervisor VELDRAN
4 - Supervisor MILES, Supervisor GRAY, Supervisor PALM and Supervisor SMITH
A motion was made by GRAY, seconded by PALM, that the resolution be
forwarded without recommendation. The motion carried unanimously by a voice
E. Items Requiring Committee Action