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Monday, January 03, 2005 - Tuesday, January 04, 2005

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

JANUARY 3 & 4, 2005

 

The Board convened on Monday, January 3, 2005 at 9:30 AM with all members present: Boge, Huegel, Schueth, Pickar, Mattke. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

County Attorney Pat Wegman, administered the Oaths of Office to Supervisors James J. Schueth; John L. Huegel; Virgil M. Pickar, Jr.; Auditor Judy A. Babcock and Sheriff Marty Larsen.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth, to appoint Arnie Boge as Temporary Chairman. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Boge, to nominate and appoint James J. Schueth, as permanent Chairman, and John Huegel, as Vice-Chairman, for the year 2005, and cease nominations. Roll Call: All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Huegel, to designate the official county newspapers as follows: New Hampton Tribune, Nashua Reporter, and Fredericksburg Review. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Boge, for the Board of Supervisors to meeting in regular session every Monday and Tuesday at 9:30 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Pickar, to set bounty fee of one dollar for each pair of pocket gopher front feet. Roll Call: Ayes: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Huegel, to set per diem meal reimbursement rate not to exceed $20.00 and mileage reimbursement at .32 per mile for 2005. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Mattke, to appoint Dr. Joe Peraud and all other physicians on call, as Medical Examiners for 2005. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Huegel, to re-appoint Dusten Rolando as County Engineer for 2005 Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Mattke, to re-appoint Alice J. Bartz, as Relief Director for 2005 Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Boge, to re-appoint Joe Sheehy as Veterans Affairs Director for 2005 Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Huegel, to re-appoint all current members of Eminent Domain Commission for 2005 as on file in Auditor’s Office. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Huegel, to appoint Board Members to the following committee assignments. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

CEDAR VALLEY MENTAL HEALTH:  James J. Schueth.  

E-911 CHAIRPERSON: Virgil M. Pickar, Jr., and John Huegel as alternate.

EASTERN IOWA TOURISM ASSOCIATION: Jeaneen Lindeland and Sue J. Schueth, as alternate.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COMMISSION: Virgil M. Pickar, Jr. and John Huegel, as alternate.

FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES: Arnie J. Boge and Sherry Mattke, as alternate.

FLOYD-MITCHELL-CHICKASAW LANDFILL: Schueth and John Huegel, as alternate, Arnie Boge, as second alternate.

F-M-C COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT BOARD: Virgil M. Pickar, Jr. and James J. Schueth, as alternate.

GOVERNANCE BOARD FOR CHICKASAW WELLNESS COMPLEX: James J. Schueth.

HEARTLAND INSURANCE RISK POOL 28-E AGREEMENT REPRESENTATIVE: John Huegel and Arnie J. Boge, as alternate.

HOMEMAKER HOME HEALTH AGENCY: Arnie J. Boge and John Huegel.

INROCOG REGIONAL TRANSIT: Sherry Mattke.

INROCOG TEA 23: Sherry Mattke

IOWA NORTHLAND REGIONAL COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS: Sherry Mattke.

IOWA NORTHLAND REGIONAL HOUSING COUNCIL: James J. Schueth.

JUVENILE DETENTION FIRST & SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRICT 28-E AGREEMENT: Sherry Mattke and Virgil M. Pickar, Jr., as alternate.

LOCAL BOARD OF HEALTH: John Huegel and Arnie J. Boge, as alternate.

MENTAL HEALTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE: John Huegel.

NORTH IOWA SERVICE AREA ADVISORY BOARD: John Huegel and Alice J. Bartz.

NORTHEAST IOWA COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM: Virgil Pickar, Jr.

PATHWAYS: James J. Schueth.

REGIONAL HAZARDOUS MATERIALS RESPONSE GROUP: John Huegel and Virgil Pickar, Jr., as alternate.

RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION: Arnie J. Boge and Sherry Mattke, as alternate.

RESOURCE ENHANCEMENT AND PROTECTION: Arnie J. Boge.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT: Sherry Mattke.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Huegel, to set mileage rate for service of civil papers at 40.5 cents for 2005. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Boge, to appoint the following persons as custodians of the following buildings, in compliance with the Code of Iowa: COURTHOUSE: Supervisors, Auditor; COMMUNITY SERVICES BUILDING: Supervisors, Auditor; LAW ENFORCEMENT BUILDING: Supervisors; CARE FACILITY: Supervisors; HUMAN SERVICES BUILDING: Supervisors. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. 

 

John Murray, Engineer Assistant met with the Board to update weekend ice storm conditions and review equipment operator’s routes.

 

Bob Soukup, Economic Development Director, updated the Board of the progress of a proposed industry which may locate in the New Hampton area.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Huegel, to approve Board Minutes of December 27 & 28, 2004. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Board members entered into upcoming FY 2005-06 budget discussion.

 

Chairman Schueth declared adjournment at 12:05 PM.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at 9:30 AM with all members present: Schueth, Huegel, Boge, Pickar, Mattke. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Schueth. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Doug Welton, Assessor, met with the Board, for review and approval of Family Farm Credit for FY 2005-06.  Motion by Boge, Seconded by Mattke, to approve submitted listing of Family Farm Credit applications for FY 2005-06. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

As other business, an Iowa Department of Public Health Memorandum of Understanding for flu vaccine grant funding was reviewed, with county participation agreed to.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on IDPH Memorandum of Understanding granting Chickasaw County $616 for flu vaccine participation. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

County librarians and board members met with the Board to present their funding request for FY 2005-06. Present were Librarians Jane Lynch, Lawler; Eileen Sweeney, Alta Vista; Kathryn Pflibsen, Nashua; Pat Ipsen, New Hampton; Joan Schultz, Fredericksburg and Jane McGrane, Ionia and board members Karen Bonfig and Janet Chambers. Kathryn Pflibsen was spokesperson presenting the libraries funding request  of $80,000 for FY 2005-06. Board members will consider and decide the total of the funding request within the context of the total county budget.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Pickar, to approve and authorize Chairman to sign 2005 Master Matrix Resolution. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.  RESOLUTION 01-04-05-01. WHEREAS, Iowa Code section 459.304(3) sets out the procedure if a board of supervisors wishes to adopt a “construction evaluation resolution” relating to the construction of confinement feeding operation structure; and WHEREAS, only counties that have adopted a construction evaluation resolution ca submit to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) an adopted recommendation to approve or disapprove a construction permit application regarding a proposed confinement feeding operation structure; and WHEREAS, only counties that that have adopted  a construction evaluation resolution and submitted an adopted recommendation may contest the DNR’s decision regarding a specific application; and WHEREAS, by adopting a construction evaluation resolution the board of supervisors agrees to evaluate every construction permit application for a proposed confinement feeding operation structure received by the board of supervisors between February 1, 2005 and January 31, 2006 and submit an adopted recommendation regarding that application to the DNR; and WHEREAS, the board of supervisors must conduct an evaluation of every construction permit application using the master matrix created in Iowa Code section 459.305, but the board’s recommendation to the DNR may be based on the final score on the master matrix or may be based on reasons other than the final score on the master matrix; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF CHICKASAW COUNTY that the Board of Supervisors hereby adopts this construction evaluation resolution pursuant to Iowa Code section 459.304(3). /SS/ James J. Schueth, Chair, Board of Supervisors, Date 1-4-05.  ATTEST: /ss/ Judy A. Babcock, County Auditor, Date 1-4-05.

 

Ken Rasing briefed board members of Iowa Homeland Security Regional pending grant funding. Region consists of 18-county area, otherwise known as ISAC District 2. At present, proposals submitted for funding consideration appear to be based on a regional concept rather than local county funding.

 

The Board received and filed Homemaker Health Agency Report of November 2004.

 

Board members Schueth, Huegel, Boge, Pickar, Mattke and Auditor Babcock attended lunch with senior citizens at Chickasaw Centre, reconvening in the Board room at 1:00 PM.  Motion by Boge, Seconded by Huegel, to adjourn at 1:20 PM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

 

 

                                                                                                _________________________________

                                                                                                James J. Schueth, Chairman

                                                                                                Board of Supervisors

 

 

Attest:

 

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Judy A. Babcock, Auditor

 

 

 

 
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