Thursday, April 30, 2020

Kewaunee County Board Passes Wisconsin Re-Opening Resolution

Kewaunee County's Board of Supervisors went right to work on Tuesday, April 28.  Following the swearing in and selecting a new Chairman, one of the first orders of business was to pass "Resolution Encouraging Governor Evers To Start Process For Reopening Businesses May 12, 2020".

Congratulation first to Supervisor Kim Kroll for introducing the Resolution and congrats to the Board for passing this on a 17 in favor, 3 opposed vote.  To the 3 Supervisors who voted against this common sense resolution I ask.  What were you thinking?

Here is that resolution----


A RESOLUTION ENCOURAGING GOVERNOR EVERS TO START PROCESS FOR REOPENING BUSINESSES MAY 12, 2020


TO THE HONORABLE KEWAUNEE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS:

WHEREAS, the Board recognizes and appreciates Governor Evers intent and action to protect the health and wellbeing of the citizens of the State of Wisconsin as reflected in Emergency Orders No. 12 and 28; and

WHEREAS, the temporary implementation of social distancing and closing of non-essential activities and businesses to prevent the spread of COVID-19 was a necessary and prudent response to this ongoing public health emergency; and

WHEREAS, the Board is also mindful that maintaining the strength and vitality of our local businesses is an essential component for the long term health, safety, protection and welfare of the persons and property within Kewaunee County; and

WHEREAS, the people of Kewaunee County are struggling financially, Kewaunee County is experiencing historic unemployment and many of our local retail and restaurant businesses will not be able to survive closure until May 26, 2020; and

WHEREAS, after a full month under the restrictions of Emergency Order No. 12, the public now understands and appreciates what is necessary to keep themselves, their families, and our community safe from the spread of COVID-19; and


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Augustian, A.




Baker, D.




Doell, D.




Guilette, N.




Haske, V.




Jahnke, S.




Kinnard, T.




Kroll, K.




Lazansky, J.




Lukes, J.




Mastalir, J.




Olson, D.




Paape, G.




Piesler, M.




Romdenne, T.




Swagel, M.




Teske, L.




Vollenweider, J.




Wagner, C.




Wochos, J.




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WHEREAS, our local businesses need a date certain to prepare and implement appropriate safety protocols to keep employees and customers safe; and

WHEREAS, the Board believes it is possible, and necessary, to implement a strategic, well-planned, common sense approach to allow our citizens the ability to return to work in the safest manner possible.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE it resolved, by the Kewaunee County Board of Supervisors duly assembled this 28th day of April 2020, that the Board hereby requests Governor Evers implement the following approach:

1.      Request Secretary Designee of Human Services, Angela Palm, to immediately discontinue the Safer at Home Orders: Emergency Orders No. 12 and No. 28;
2.      Implement President Trump’s “Bring America Back to Work” COVID-19 Guidelines; and
3.      Establish May 12, 2020 as the date our businesses can start reopening.

Respectfully Submitted,



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Supervisor Kim Kroll
District 13


1 comment:

  1. I think this is utterly ridiculous. Brown County is now way beyond Dane County with the highest number of cases and on the increase. No one is going to tell me that people in Kewaunee County aren't going to cross county lines. Any travel is increasing the possibility of coming in contact with someone who is positive. If I knew that every single person would wear a mask to protect others I might be less likely to disagree. Sadly, this is not the case. I respectfully disagree. My opinion is not polititically motivated, but for the health and safety of all.

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