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(1) A majority of the supervisors entitled to a seat on the board or a committee thereof shall constitute a quorum. All questions shall be determined by a majority of the supervisors present unless otherwise provided.

(2) Where two or more committees of the county board hold a joint meeting, no business shall be conducted unless there is a quorum from each committee present. Members of the county board who are present and serving as members of more than one of the committees meeting jointly are to be considered present in determining whether there is a quorum of each committee of which they are a member.

(3) In those cases where a joint report or resolution is to be considered, those members serving on more than one of the committees meeting jointly shall be entitled to cast separate votes as a member of each committee upon which he serves.

(4) The chair shall preside at all sessions, preserving order and decorum and shall decide all questions of order, subject to an appeal. The Board Vice-Chair shall preside in the absence of the Chair. The Board Chair shall be an ex-officio member of all committees and shall assume all powers and duties as outlined in section 59.12 of the Wisconsin Statutes. The chair shall, however, be entitled to vote on all matters presented to the Board. The chair of the Board, at the request of the committee chair, shall be considered in determining if a committee quorum is present only if his or her presence is needed to obtain a quorum and in which case he or she shall be entitled to vote on said committee. In those instances where the chair of the Board is not needed to make a quorum, he or she may still vote to break a tie vote of committee members. (5/17/16)

(5) The Corporation Counsel’s office shall provide a parliamentarian for board meetings.

(6) All matters referred to committee or committees must be returned to the Board within sixty days if supported by the committee. In the event of referral to more than one committee, action must be taken separately by each committee, although joint meetings may be held and joint reports may be made as outlined in subsections (2) and (3). An issue that does not receive an affirmative vote in committee may be reported back to the county board during supervisor comments by the committee chair. (8/6/91)

(7) Persons wishing to make presentations to the county board during the citizen comments portion of the meeting may be reminded by the chair to limit their comments to one five minute presentation. Persons requested to appear before the board, the county executive or county department heads shall not be covered by citizen comments rules. (4/17/90)

(8) Supervisor Reports, Announcements, and Referrals (4/12/05). After “Citizen Comments” at County Board meetings an item shall appear on the agenda entitled: “Supervisor Reports, Announcements and Referrals.” This item is intended to allow for committee reports by committee chairs, routine announcements, and matters that a Supervisor would like referred to a committee or department. These reports, announcements and referrals need not be agendized with any specificity.

(9) Supervisor Comments (4/12/05). Comments by Supervisors regarding matters on the agenda shall be made only at the time that the matter is moved and seconded. Any and all other comments on matters not on the agenda shall be specifically agendized under an agenda item titled “Supervisor Comments” and appearing on the County Board agenda prior to “Approval of Minutes” with the subject matter of such comments specifically noticed in compliance with the Wisconsin Open Meeting Law. (5/17/16)