RESOLUTION # 2018-__

Vernon County Board of Supervisor’s Authority to Supersede Committee Actions

WHEREAS, the Vernon County Board of Supervisors maintains that it is best practice for a democratic governing body such as the Board to reserve unto itself final decision-making authority over its various Committees; and

WHEREAS, the Board Rules of the Vernon County Board of Supervisors is silent as to whether or not the Board has the authority to supersede actions or inactions taken by Committees of the Board;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Vernon County Board of Supervisors establish a Rule, and insert the same into Chapter Three, Procedural Rules, and said rule shall state: “The Vernon County Board of Supervisors, upon Motion made by the Board Chair, shall review any action taken, any approval of action to be taken or any failure to act, by any Committee of the Board so long as said Motion is made within fourteen (14) days of the Committee Meeting wherein such action, approval of action or failure to act occurred. The Board may, retract, reverse or modify, as it sees fit, any such action, approval of action or failure to act, so reviewed under this Rule. The Board may act on any such matter reviewed under this Rule as it sees fit. This Rule shall not apply to approval of any action taken by a Committee with regard to the payment of debts of said Committee.”

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Westby Times editor

Dorothy Robson is editor of the Westby Times. Contact her at 608-637-5625.

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