Committee on Administration
The committee shall be responsible to the county board for the departmental policy and oversight of the offices of the County Administrator, Corporation Counsel, Information System, Maintenance, Purchasing and Veterans Services. In addition, the committee shall have the following specific duties: oversee the administration of all county insurance matters, including property and casualty insurance, general liability insurance and group health and life insurance; approve all bonds for county officers and employees; examine and settle on behalf of the county all insured claims and causes of action against the county; develop and administer policies for the operation of the county board office, county board staff, board chambers and committee rooms; act as the general coordination committee of the county board, oversee the management of general county business not under the jurisdiction of another committee. Also, advise the chairperson of the board on all appointments and advise the board on calendar changes.
Committee on Finance & Budget
The committee shall be responsible to the county board for the departmental policy and oversight of the County Treasurer, County Clerk and Finance Department. The committee will examine and settle all claims, demands or causes of action against the county, exercise those travel expense duties, exercise control over all non-tax deed land acquired by the county through any of its departments, agencies, officials and employees.
Committee on Human Resources
The committee shall be responsible to the county board for the departmental policy and oversight of the Human Resources Department. The committee shall act as the collective bargaining representative of the county board and shall oversee the Human Resources Director. The committee shall act as the grievance committee for union and non-represented employees.
Committee on Judiciary & Law Enforcement
The committee shall be responsible to the county board for the departmental policy and oversight of the sheriff's department, the offices of District Attorney, Clerk of Courts, Medical Examiner, Register in Probate and Family Court Commission; secure and non-secure juvenile facilities, Child Support, Criminal Justice Collaborating Council and the law library.
Committee on Parks & Forest
The duty of the committee is to manage the day to day operations of any long-term planning concerning all real and personal properties owned or leased by Eau Claire County for parks and forestry purposes; to have charge and supervision of all county parks, parkways, waysides and special use areas; to negotiate and enter into agreements for timber sales from county forests and to take options for purchase of lands in the county for authorized park or forest purposes.
Committee on Planning and Development
The committee shall be responsible to the county board for the departmental policy and oversight of the department of planning and development and register of deeds. The committee shall: 1. Oversee the administration of authorized department functions in Chapters 2.44 and 15.01 and Titles 17 and 18, and exercise the committee duties prescribed therein.
2. Oversee enforcement of the provisions of Titles 17 and 18 and Chapter 8.12; examine and report to the board on all petitions for or proposed amendments to any of the provisions thereof. 3. Recommend to the board the approval of the annual county surveying program and oversee the execution thereof. 4. Act as the board liaison with and act on matters pertaining to the West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission and any boards or commissions attached to the department for administrative purposes. 5. Report on all matters relating to town boundaries, municipal annexation studies under 2.44.015 C., and amendments to Chapter 1.08. 6. Report on all matters regarding municipal annexation or detachment of county-owned lands and easements on or over county-owned lands. 7. Oversee county industrial development planning and promotion matters. 8. Oversee or report on county library service matters. 9. Oversee the county recycling program and the administration of subtitle III of Title 12 of the code and shall seek federal and state funding for recycling.
The Committee shall be responsible to the county board for the departmental policy and oversight of the county highway department and shall exercise such of those powers and duties under 83.015(2) and such. Stat. Ch. 38 and 84, as may be consistent with the code of general ordinances. The committee shall: 1. Oversee the construction and maintenance of all county trunk roads and bridges and the construction, improvement, equipment, maintenance and operation of the highway department and grounds. 2. Report to the board on all matters under the jurisdiction of the department including highways county highway speed limits and traffic control devices. 3. Exercise those powers and duties as authorized in Chapter 2.70 and recommend to the board for approval all leases, contracts or agreements not covered therein.
Human Services Board
The Department of Human Services (organized under Wisconsin Statutes 46.23) provides State and Federally mandated human services to the most vulnerable and needy residents of Eau Claire County. Our services and programs have a direct impact on over 10% of the county's population. Our programs serve abused and neglected children, adults and children with mental illness, adults and children with developmental disabilities, youth offenders, adults and youth with alcohol and other drug problems, and children, youth and adults in need of residential and institutional care. We are also the agency responsible for the protection of vulnerable adults and adults at risk. Our Employment and Economic Resource Unit administers the Wisconsin Works (W2) Program, as well as the Food Share (Food Stamp) Program, Medical Assistance, Child Care Assistance, Energy Assistance and Badger Care Plus.