Grant County Board Wraps Year with “summary Of Duties”

LANCASTER, WI (Ben Caxton) — In a year in which the question of what form of county government Grant County should have was discussed at length in committee and before the county board of supervisors and voted on by the board to maintain the current system, it’s only appropriate that one of the last actions of the board in 2019 was to approve a summary of the duties of the county board chairman. On a unanimous voice vote, supervisors approved the “Summary of Duties” at its’ December 17th meeting. Jon Hochkammer, Outreach Manager from the Wisconsin Counties Association, urged the county board to adopt the summary of duties for the county board chair so it had the duties in writing, in case there was ever a dispute over the issue. Before the December meeting, Grant County never had a summary of duties in place for the county board chair. The summary of duties for the county board chair adopted by the Grant County Board at its’ December meeting includes fifteen new responsibilities, but they are areas the county board chair has always performed in the past like working with local public officials, business leaders, and civic/social organizations for community development. Grant County has a form of government that includes an administrative coordinator, who has limited authority and receives no additional compensation for the title.

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