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Oestreich Named To Head County Land Information

Issue Date: January 20, 2021

At its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 26, Marinette County Board is expected to approve County Administrator John LeFebvre's appointment of Tim Oestreich as new Director of the Land Information Department, effective Monday, Jan. 25. Oestreich, who has been serving as assistant director of the department, will fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Greg Cleereman.

Cleereman had been Marinette County Conservationist until he was named head of the Land Information Department in 2017, replacing LeFebvre who held held that position for many years before being named County Administrator.

The County Board meeting, starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, is to be held in the Herbert L. Williams Theatre on the UW Green Bay-Marinette Campus at 750 W. Bay Shore Street, Marinette.

Another highlight meeting will be presentation of a flag that was flown in honor of Marinette County at Camp Moreell, Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, during Operation Freedom's Sentinel.

Presentation will be made by 1st Lieutenant Kyle Myszka, who is a Marinette resident and a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Reserves. Myszka served in the U.S. Army since 2016 and recently returned from an 11 month deployment in support of United States Special Operations Combat Missions in the U.S. CENCOM's Area of Operation in the Middle East where he served as Detachment Commander for the 687th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion, Headquarters and Headquarters Company out of Wausau, Wisconsin.

County Health Officer Mollie Bonjean is to present the Health and Human Services Covid-19 report, and Sheriff Jerry Sauve will present his 2020 annual report.

County Board is expected to approve transfer of a county owned parcel to the Town of Pembine for municipal governmental purposes with the Town to pay all taxes due and all costs associated with the transfer for a total of $800. The property is to revert back to Marinette County if not developed within 10 years.

On recommendation of the Public Services Committee, County Board is expected to approve a contract with Advanced Corrections Healthcare (ACH) to provide health care services for Marinette County Jail inmates from Jan. 1, 2021 through Dec. 31, 2022 at an annual cost of $235,501.25 for 2021 with CPI adjustment in 2022, subject to Corporation Counsel's approval.

Also expected is approval of a change to the Personnel and Policies Manual governing overtime and compensatory time; entering into a three year agreement with CDWG Incorporated at a total cost of $41,811.84 for licensing, support and maintenance of Cisco VoIP software, subject to Corporation Counsel's approval; an agreement with Wire Technologies, Inc. for installation of camera system wiring and network wiring at the jail at a cost of $31,485.07 with the wiring to be completed simultaneously with video visitation vendor wiring, and a resolution Supporting Fair Housing Opportunities for All Americans, which is required to retain county eligibility for some federally funded programs.

Approval of the resolutions was recommended by the County Board's Administrative Committee on Thursday, Jan. 14 and/or the Public Services Committee on Tuesday, Jan. 12.

Also at the Administrative Committee meeting Information Technology Director Kevin Solway reported In addition to the daily operational and support tasks, lumen migration from PRI to SIP was completed, which completes the circuit upgrade and migration project.

The new data center was scheduled for HVAC to be complete and initial power to be up by Jan. 31. Solway said he had been working with Facilities Director Marty Keyport and the vendor on necessary additional generator capacity to support operation during power outage.

He said after HVAC and initial power are secured his department will begin setting up new core equipment, but they will not migrate any functions until backup power is completed.

The upgrade for county-wide public safety software to the latest stable version was completed , Solway said, but added that some interfaces still were not functioning as expected. He said further attempts wold be made to rectify issues with the upgrade completed, and said if those are not successful a refund of the modules that do not function as promised will be suggested.

Solway said additional core switch resources were obtained and installed, which enables new Wi-Fi deployment in Resource Center. Scheduling of initial configuration and installation was to be done, followed by a testing period and subsequent general availability for Resource Center visitors.

The new network intrusion detection system installed and operational. Completion of redundant configuration was to be completed when additional hardware pieces arrive.

Solway said he is working with facilities to have the Annex wired to existing UPS in current data center or equivalent Wisconsin Courts DAR system upgrades.

He said significant upcoming projects include a desktop enabled emergency notification system, WiscNet router replacement in February of 2021, Firewall replacements, Courthouse data closet construction, network design/migration, HHSD Switch/Router upgrades, LEC Switch/Router upgrades, LEC Virtualization replacement, Intranet redesign and/or update, a self-contained data system at LEC, and a new remote support system. He said they will be decommissioning economic assistance hardware from the Job Center and will complete the new fiber panel for connectivity at the courthouse.


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