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Monday, January 17, 2005 - Tuesday, January 18, 2005

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

JANUARY 17 & 18, 2005

 

The Board convened on Monday, January 17, 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.

 

Duane Tracy, representing Chickasaw County Historical Society met with the Board to present their funding request for FY 2005-06, along with an update of last yearís activities.

 

Motion by Boge Seconded by Huegel, to approve Iowa Department of Public Health County Substance Abuse funding of $1774.00 for FY 2005-06. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. 

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Mattke, to approve Departmental Budget Appropriations Resolution for FY 2004-05. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. AMEND DEPARTMENT APPROPRIATIONS RESOLUTION NO. 01-17-05-03. WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors approved an Appropriations Resolution on June 29, 2004, for all departments for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2004 in accordance with Section 331.434, subsection 6, Code of Iowa, and WHEREAS, the appropriations approved on June 29, 2004 for fiscal 2004-05 are hereby amended in accordance with the attached sheet hereof, and for the following reasons: Recorderís Electronic Transfer Fees: Increase $2325.00 due to no prior expenditures and borrow from Elections Budget $2325.00, with return to the Elections Budget upon FY 2004-05 Budget Amendment. No increase in tax dollar asking. PASSED, APPROVED, AND ADOPTED this 17th day of January, 2005. The vote thereon being as follows: AYES: /ss/ James J. Schueth, Chairman; John L. Huegel; Arnie J. Boge; Virgil M. Pickar, Jr.; Sherry Mattke. NAYS: None. ATTEST: /ss/ Judy A. Babcock, Auditor. 

DEPARTMENT:                       PROPOSED EXPENDITURE:           DECREASE/INCREASE:              TO:

RECORDER ELECTRONIC               $    17,375.00                                     +   $2,325.00                              $19,700.00

TRANSFER FEES

VOTING MACHINES 0001                 $     5,000.00                                      +            .00                               $  5,000.00

AUDITOR  0001                                   $   57,691.00                                      +           .00                              $  57,691.00

AUDITOR 0002                              $   20,846.00                                 +         .00                         $  20,846.00

ELECTIONS 0002                          $  109,915.00                             -   $2,325.00                       $ 107,590.00

SERVICE AREA:

GOVERNMENT SERVICES

    TO  RESIDENTS                        $  377,924.00                                +         .00                         $377,924.00

 

Sue Breitbach, Treasurer, presented Semi Annual Report and reviewed bank balances for period ending December 31, 2004.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Pickar, to approve Treasurerís semi-annual report, subject to audit. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.  

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Boge, to approve Board Minutes of January 10 & 11, 2005. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Mark Moine, Architect, Ken Rasing, Sheriff Marty Larsen and Jailer Dennis Sander met with the Board review and finalization of plans for 2nd floor fire escape at the Jail Building. Discussion for stair fastener product material followed with a bid alternate proposed and a project time line decided. Construction will begin on or after March 1 with completion by June 30, 2005, for an estimated $18,000-$20,000 for the project.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Boge, to approve setting of bid letting for February 14, 2005 at 11:00 AM, with a subcontractor pre-bid meeting on February 7, 2005 in the early PM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Chairman Schueth declared adjournment at 12:10 PM.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at 9:20 AM, with Boge present at 9:30, with all members present: Schueth, Huegel, Boge, Pickar, Mattke. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Schueth. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities:

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar to adopt Resolution for 2005 purchase of right-of-way at 3.75% of assessed valuation. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.  RESOLUTION 01-18-05-04. WHEREAS, it is necessary from time to time to acquire right of way for road and bridge construction, and WHEREAS, it is within the powers of the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County to acquire such necessary right of way, and WHEREAS, the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors has determined that property values are 3.75 times the assessed valuation, NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That the following schedule shall constitute the policy by which Chickasaw County shall acquire right of way land, improvements thereon, and fill dirt. Right of way land acquired by easement or deed shall be purchased for an amount 3.75 times the assessed valuation. 1. Fence removal/replacement costs shall be paid according to the following schedule: Removal by owner $4.00/rod, barbed; $5.00/rod, woven. 2. Placement of fence @ new right of way line $13.50/rod, barbed; $18.00/rod, woven. 3. Placement and removal of temporary electric fence $6.50/rod (for temporary construction easements and borrow areas); Corner/Brace posts used in fence placement $ 25.00/each. Placement of permanent fence shall be completed within one year after the project is completed in order to receive compensation. The County shall pay all recording costs and mortgage release fees. The acquisition, replacement, or relocation of buildings, shrubs, or other improvements shall be negotiated by the County and the Owner.  The acquisition of fill dirt shall be negotiated on the basis of a cost per cubic yard. Date: 1/18/05 /ss/James J. Schueth, Chairman, Board of Supervisors. Attest: /ss/ Judy A. Babcock, County Auditor

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Mattke to approve and authorize Chairman to sign permit for Dairyland Power to place poles and cable along Jasper Avenue in Section 3 of Washington Township. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Chairman signed IDOT payment voucher of $9.45 for 150 contractor copies of B57 paving project (FM STP-S-C 019 (61)ó5E-19).Chairman signed completion for road paving project on Kenwood and Mission Avenue.

 

Willis Hansen, representing State Bank of Lawler, met with the Board to update them of automatic clearing house direct deposit application, otherwise known as ACH, in conjunction with Auditorís Department payroll and Treasurerís monthly reapportionment.   Discussion and questions followed.  Treasurer Sue Breitbach was also present.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Mattke, to accept proposal for ACH direct deposit by State Bank of Lawler for Treasurerís tax orders and Auditorís payroll. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Bob Soukup, Economic Development Director, met with the Board to update progress of a potential new industry under recruitment to locate in the New Hampton area.

 

Jack Lipovac, representing HR OneSource, met with the Board in preparation for union negotiations in exempt strategy session as per Iowa Code 20.17 (3).

 

Board members and Auditor recessed for lunch and re-convened in Daveís Restaurant in Charles City to meet with Floyd and Mitchell County Boards of Supervisors.

 

At 1:00 PM a proposed cost sharing 28-E Agreement between Floyd, Chickasaw and Mitchell Counties for DHS expenditures incurred while performing resident case services.  Discussion followed as to the cost formula allocation used for reimbursement.   Vicki Hendershot, DHS Administrative Assistant to Director Evan Klenk will be requested to be present at a meeting of the counties to assist with the cost allocation formula. 

 

At 1:20 PM the Chickasaw-Mitchell Targeted Case Management 28E Board meeting was called to order by Cheryl Jahnel at Daveís Restaurant in Charles City, IA. Present were Supervisors Arnie Boge, John Huegel, Jim Schueth, Sherry Mattke, Virgil Pickar, Cheryl Jahnel, Verne Tanner, Stan Walk and Auditors Judy Babcock and Lowell Tesch. Also present was Director Sheila Kobliska.

 

Director  Sheila Kobliska gave an update on caseloads, projected cost report and a review of the Staff.  The budget was reviewed.

 

The by-laws, policies and procedures were reviewed. Motion by Schueth, Second by Tanner, to accept the by-laws as presented. Motion carried. Motion by Walk, Second by Boge, to approve the policies and procedures as presented. Motion carried.

 

The review of the TCM Director evaluation was given. Motion by Boge, Second by Mattke to rate the evaluation of the Director, as satisfactory plus and to direct Vice-Chairman Tanner to complete the composite evaluation.  Roll Call: All Ayes.  Motion carried with Jahnel abstaining.

 

Motion by Walk, Second by Schueth, to approve the following people to the 28E Advisory Board: Stephanie Kuhn, Carla Janssen, Judy Eichenberger, Anita Faye, Tami Hemann, Ann Dunlop, Marlene Wagner and Sheila Kobliska. Roll Call: All Ayes.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Pickar, second by Tanner to adjourn at 2:20 PM.  Motion carried. Chairman declared adjournment.

               

                               

                                                                                                ____________________________

                                                                                                James J. Schueth, Chairman

                                                                                                Board of Supervisors

 

 

Attest:

 

_______________________

Judy A. Babcock, Auditor

               

 

 

 
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