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Name Sue Hinch New Co. Child Support Head
The Marinette County Law Enforcement Committee recommended the appointment of Sue Hinch as the county's interim child support director during a recent meeting on Monday, Oct. 9.
The committee voted to recommend the approval of Hinch, who will replace previous child support director Tracy Tilot, to the County Board on the recommendation of John Lefebvre.
"Sue's an existing child support specialist. She's been with the child support department since September of 2007, so she's been there for awhile" he told the committee. "She understands how the office works, she understands the employees, she understands the county system and I think she would be a wise choice in the interim."
Lefebvre stated that he isn't in any rush to find a permanent replacement and instead would take the time to let Hinch phase into the role and evaluate how she does.
"In that period of time that she is the interim [director], I don't intend to fill the position immediately, or actually even ask for applicants," Lefebvre said. "I'd like to spend a couple of months with her to see if she has any further interest in becoming the permanent [director] and also to evaluate how she does."
He also stated that he would like to take the opportunity to work with Hinch and the child support department staff on any changes they would like to see before action is taken on naming a permanent director.
The committee also approved an agreement with VerHalen Commercial Interiors of Green Bay for new courtroom furniture at a cost of $18,396.56 pending Corporation Counsel approval. A five-year contract worth $13,932.57 with Airbus Defense and Space Communications for services to provide the county with 911 text messaging was also approved.
In the dispatch update, communications director Kirsten Bellisle stated that there had been 6,232 total calls in September, 1,254 emergency calls and 4,978 non-emergency calls. The busiest day of the week was Saturday, the busiest time of day was 4 p.m. and busiest day of the month was Sept. 21 though Bellisle was unsure why this day in particular was so busy.
Jail administrator Bob Majewski reported that the inmate population remained relatively low in September, down an average of 12-14 inmates compared to September 2016.
Emergency management director Eric Burmeister informed the committee that the camera system that was knocked out when lightning struck the tower on top of the courthouse will be replaced and back online later this month after the get all the equipment.
The committee's next meeting is scheduled to take place on Monday, Nov. 6 at 1:15 p.m.