Board to vote on emergency declaration

September 18, 2018

JUNEAU -- The Dodge County Board of Supervisors are expected to vote on a resolution to aid relief efforts from last month’s severe weather.

The resolution comes on the heels of the National Weather Service who declared 17 tornados touched down throughout the region Aug. 28 where some communities experienced wind speeds in excess of 100-miles-per-hour. With some municipalities requesting assistance from the county, a countywide state of emergency was declared in order to receive assistance from the state.

The disaster declaration is already in effect, but the Dodge County Board must approve the resolution which will come before supervisors Tuesday evening.

Dodge County Emergency Management Director Amy Nehls told the Daily Times today each community met the threshold of $3.68 per capita based on the 2010 census. Nehls said since the communities met the threshold of damage FEMA will be visiting Dodge County to look at public assistance for the municipalities and also individual assistance.

Acting on a recommendation from the county’s finance committee, the Dodge County Board of Supervisors will also look to withdraw from the Wisconsin Public Employers’ Group Health program (state health plan) and enter into a multiyear contract with Dean Care for health insurance.

County board members will also decide Tuesday to pay $70,000 to Professional Audio Designs Inc. of Wauwatosa for audio visual/acoustical consulting services related five courtrooms, Pod B intake video court, Branch I holding cell and a conference room.

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