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Monday, November 15, 2004 - Wednesday, November 17, 2004

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

NOVEMBER 15, 16 & 17, 2004

 

Board of Supervisors members Huegel and Pickar met for work session on Monday, November 15, 2004.  Remaining members Boge, Schueth and Mattke attended ISAC on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. 

 

County Engineer Dusten Rolando, Huegel and Pickar viewed an alternate method of secondary road construction in Howard County. The macadam road pavement method begins with a 10” base consisting of 3”-5” road rock, made stable by machine compaction, then covered with finer crushed granular rock and graded into traffic conditions.  After winter freeze-thaw the final surface is seal coated.   

 

On Tuesday, November 16, 2004 members Huegel and Pickar met for a work session, in which claims were allowed.  Kurt Hoeft, representing Resource Conservation and Development met with the Board to update agency activities followed by discussion.  Area river water shed projects were reviewed, along with wind energy projects in the area.

 

The Board convened on Wednesday. November 17, 2004 at 9:30 AM with all members present: Boge, Huegel, Schueth, Pickar, Mattke. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Boge. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Scott Switzer, representing National Resource Conservation Service, met with the Board to update the Turkey River water shed study project, which consists of Clayton, Fayette and Chickasaw Counties as well private agencies, partnering funding to provide improved wildlife habitat and water quality through increased implementation of continuous CRP buffer practices and other farm bill conservation programs by private landowners.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Boge, to approve $1000.00 funding from the County Betterment portion of the Local Option Sales Tax to the Turkey River water shed study  partnership. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Adoption of Resolution will follow next week.

 

Board members reviewed the funding request of $1000.00 per job from Economic Development portion of the Local Option Sales Tax for Croell Redi-Mix corporate headquarters relocation. Croell Redi-Mix Inc. plans to relocate corporate headquarters to New Hampton, consisting of 17,518 sq ft facility, including 6000 sq ft maintenance shop area and 11,518 sq ft of office area.  The Industrial Development Corporation is donating 20 acres west of Hwy 63 bypass on Kenwood Ave., with the light plant also funding 25 jobs at $1000.00 per job, and the City enacting a TIF increment for the project.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Mattke, to approve funding of $1000.00 per job, up to $25,000.00 from Economic Development of the Local Option Sales Tax for the Croell Redi-Mix Inc. relocation project. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Adoption of resolution will follow next week.

 

Board members entered into review and discussion of employees’ health insurance funding and rate structure for 2005.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to approve a premium rate increase of up to 15% for employees’ health insurance premium for 2005. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.  (Auditor’s Note: Begins December 2004 for the January 2005 premium.)

 

The Board received and filed IDNR manure management update notices of submittal dates for S.Smith Finisher  #5118 (ID#58128) and D&D Farms, Inc. (ID#61930).

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Mattke, to adjourn at 11:40 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

                                                                        ______________________

                                                                        Arnie J. Boge, Chairman

                                                                        Board of Supervisors

 

Attest:

 

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Judy A. Babcock, Auditor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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