Public Safety & Human Services Committee


  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Second and fourth Tuesday of every month
  • City Hall, 5520 Lacy Road, Fitchburg, WI 53711

Agendas and Minutes

Public Safety & Human Services Committee agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. 

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Term Expires
 Committee Position
 Phone Number
Dave Herbst2025 Chair
Shannon Strassman2024 Alder312-671-4709
Jay Allen2025 Vice-Chair608-438-9261
Tracy Oldenburg  Staff Contact


Except as otherwise provided in this article, each standing committee shall consist of at least three adlerspersons, one of whom shall act as chairperson.  The Council president shall designate the chairperson at the time of nominations, or the first person named on each committee shall be the chairperson according to Robert's Rules of Order.  The second person named shall be vice-chairperson.

Summary of Duties

The Public Safety & Human Services Committee shall oversee fire and police service, public health, and services for elderly, review the issuance of any license, permit or franchise in connection with the sale of alcoholic beverages and review the need for ordinances concerning enforcement of any criminal codes, fire, building, residence, traffic, and such other codes, ordinances, and resolutions as may be appropriate to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the public. Additionally, to review applications for outdoor sound, basketball hoops, and permits for the sale of tobacco products, oversee the use of any public buildings, lands, easements, streets, or property for special events and provide recommendations on contracts for senior services, garbage collection, library services, emergency medical services.