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Monday, February 14, 2005 - Tuesday, February 15, 2005

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

FEBRUARY 14, 15 & 16, 2005

 

The Board convened on Monday, February 14, 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.

 

Bob Soukup, representing Economic Development, and Willis Hansen met with the Board to update them of latest development in the recruitment of an interested industry locating within the New Hampton area.  

 

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

 

Darin Dietz met with the Board for approval of the preliminary plat for Harbor Ridge Addition.

Sanitarian Ken Rasing was present. Both the Sanitarian and Engineer have submitted approval for the preliminary plat.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Huegel, to approve the preliminary plat for Harbor Ridge Addition, with concurrence by the Sanitarian and the Engineer. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Last week’s secondary road union negotiations were reviewed.

 

A decision was made to enter the Little Turkey bridge located on 160th Street to the 2010 bridge program.

 

Motion by Pickar, Second by Mattke, to approve Board Minutes of February 7 & 8, 2005. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board proceeded to open sealed bids for the 2nd floor fire egress at the jail building, as follows: Dan Sumner Construction: $20,570.96 and Roberson Home Improvements $20,991.00. Ken Rasing, Bob Roberson and Mark Moine, Architect, were present.  The bid proposals were taken under advisement, with a recommendation to follow from the architect.   

 

The Board received and filed Veteran Affairs Report of January 2005.  Also received and filed was IDNR notification of annual submittal date of Manure Management Plans due by April 1, 2005 for Don Kurtenbach (ID#59339) located in Section 17 of Stapleton Township; Don Kurtenbach (ID#62176) located in Section 19 of Stapleton Township; Roger Reicks dba Jerico Swine & Beef (ID#62201) located in Section 35 of Jacksonville Township; Dale Rosonke (ID#62840) located in Section 17 of Dayton Township; Allan Shindelar dba Shindelar Farms (ID#61182) located in Section 26 of Utica Township and Poppe Farms (ID#57707) located in Section 6 of Richland Township. Annual Updates of Manure Management Plans were received and filed for Riverton (ID#62814) located in Floyd County with site applications in Chickasaw County and Lantow Site 1, (ID#59760) owned by Harold & Karen Lantow located at 2705 260th St., Fredericksburg; Tlusty Site (ID#59281) located in Howard County with site applications in Chickasaw County and Richland LTD (ID#61657) located at 1647 280th St., Nashua of Richland Township.

 

Arlin Enabnit, Floyd County Supervisor, visited with the Board briefly. Discussion proceeded to DHS cost sharing and the upcoming 3-county meeting next week.

 

The Board recessed for lunch at 12:00 PM and reconvened at 1:05 PM in the Board room. 

 

Board members and County Engineer Dusten Rolando reviewed Secondary Roads budget and   discussed revenue allocations, funding formulas, increased expenditures and anticipated declining fund balances.

 

Bernette Njus, Homemaker Director, met with the Board for final FY 2005-06 budget review. Bernette also requested an extension of prior year vacation carryover.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Mattke, to approve vacation extension for Bernette Njus to March 31, 2005.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Architect Mark Moine spoke with the Board via phone and recommended the 2nd floor egress at the jail building contract for services be awarded to Dan Sumner Construction.  Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Boge, to approve bid proposal of $20,570.96 and authorize Dan Sumner Construction to proceed as per contract. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Boge, to adjourn at 3:50 PM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, February 15, 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.

 

Kit O’Donohoe met with the Board to request approval for Brett Ohm Overhead Supplemental Subdivision. Additional purchase of land was necessary to meet current residential setback requirements.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on Resolution approving Brett Ohm Overhead Supplemental Subdivision. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.  RESOLUTION 02-15-05-05. Upon motion duly made, seconded and unanimously adopted, it is hereby RESOLVED: The subdivision of Ohm Overhead Supplemental Addition, Section 18, Township 95 North, Range 12 West of the 5th P.M., Chickasaw County, Iowa is approved pursuant to Section 354.8, The Code. Dated this 15th day of February 2005. /ss/ James J. Schueth, Chairman.  Attest: /ss/ Judy A. Babcock, County Auditor. I hereby certify the foregoing resolution was adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County, Iowa, at the meeting of the Board of Supervisors on the 15th day of February, 2005. /ss/ Judy A. Babcock, County Auditor.

 

The Board opened sealed bids for county annual audit provider, as follows: Hacker, Nelson & Co., PC: FYE 2005-$18,500; FYE 2006-$19,000; FYE 2007-$19,500 and Gardiner Thomsen PC: FYE 2005-$18,000; FYE 2006-19,000; FYE 2007-$20,000. The proposals are under consideration and the Board will accept a proposal on February 28th.

 

Sheriff Marty Larsen met with the Board for final FY 2005-06 budget review. After discussion, the board decided to leave one patrol vehicle in the budget while two additional requested patrol vehicles were removed from the budget. The Board allowed for a part-time dispatcher, which would help the overtime reduction.

 

Supervisor Schueth was absent at 11:00 AM to participate in a county tourism project in Des Moines.

 

Brian Moore, Conservation Director, met with the Board for final FY 2005-06 budget review, with funding reductions taken in aggregate cover and an IPERS double expenditure entry.

 

Board members recessed for lunch at 12:10 PM and reconvened at 1:00 PM.

 

Board members met with Tom Miller and Pat Boyle, representing Hawkeye County REC and Kenric Scheevel, Dairyland Power, Dean Fisher, Hawkeye County REC Board Member, Bob Soukup, Economic Development Director and Don Schueth, New Hampton City Councilman. Hawkeye County REC officials requested the county consider 10-year tax abatement as an economic development incentive funding package for an industry considering locating within Chickasaw County. Discussion followed with the Board stating that the county in the past and future wishes to partner with the city in the development of infrastructure.

 

Sherry Steinlage, Jennifer Bouillon and Shelley Stalder from Nursing Agency met with the Board for final FY 2005-06 budget review.

 

Board members and Auditor staff continued with FY 2005-06 budget review.  Motion by Boge, Seconded by Pickar, to adjourn at 3:50 PM. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Board members Huegel, Boge, Pickar and Mattke convened at 10:00 AM for a budget work session. Board member Schueth joined the group approximately an hour later, with the session adjourning shortly after 12 Noon.

 

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                                                                        John L. Huegel, Vice-Chairman

                                                                        Board of Supervisors

 

Attest:

 

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Judy A. Babcock, Auditor   

 

 

 

 

 

           

 

 

 

 

 
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