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Monday, February 28, 2005 - Wednesday, March 02, 2005

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

FEBRUARY 28, MARCH 1 & 2, 2005

 

The Board convened on Monday, February 28, 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.

 

Darin and Twila Dietz met with the Board for final approval of Harbor Ridge Subdivision. Necessary documents were reviewed.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Mattke, to authorize final approval and Chairman Signature on Resolution for Approval of Harbor Ridge Subdivision.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 02-28-05-08.  WHEREAS, the appropriate documentation necessary to comply with the County Ordinance regarding Platting Subdivisions is now on file with the County Auditor, and WHEREAS the hearing on the matter was had at the Board of Supervisors’ meeting on the 28th day of February, 2005, and WHEREAS no objects were made to  the subdivision proposed by Mr. Darin Dietz, Managing Member of Dietz Land Development, L.L.C., NOW THEREFORE upon a unanimous vote of the Board it resolved and approved that the subdivision known as HARBOR RIDGE, A SUBDIVISION LOCATED IN CHICKASAW COUNTY, IOWA, is hereby approved. Dated this 28th day of February, 2005. /ss/ James J. Schueth, Chairman, Board of Supervisors.  Attest: Judy A. Babcock, County Auditor.

 

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

 

Bids were opened for purchase of two pickups, as follows: K&W Motors Ltd, 2005 GMC 4x4; short box $22,490.00, long box $22,744.00 and Vern Laures Auto Center Inc., 2005 Chevrolet 4x4; short box  $22,770.00, long box $23,025.00.   Bob Linderbaum, representing Vern Laures Auto Center was also present.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Huegel, to approve purchase of two 2005 GMC, extended cabs, 4x4 pickups at $22,490.00 and $22,744.00. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Board requested a $75,000.00 FY 2005-06 budget reduction to which the Engineer concurred with.

 

Engineer and Board reviewed fact-finding union negotiations held on February 21, 2005.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Boge, to approve Board Minutes of February 21 & 22, 2005. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board received and filed First Judicial District Department of Corrections of North Iowa Juvenile Detention Services Annual Reports of FY 2003-200, and Sanitation Revenue Report for February 2005.

 

Board members entered into FY 2005-06 budget review and discussion.

 

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

 

David Boss, representing Northeast Iowa Community Action, met with the Board to request support for Community Services Block Grant funding.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to authorize Chairman Signature on Letter of Support to Congressman Jim Nussle for continued support of Community Services Black Grant funding. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Proposals for three-year annual auditor provider contract were reviewed, with discussion following. Two firms, Hacker, Nelson & Co., PC and Gardiner Thomsen have each proposed a total contract of $57,000 for three year audit services of FY 2005, FY 2006 & FY 2007. 

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Boge, to accept and authorize Chairman Signature on three-year proposal by Hacker, Nelson & Co., PC for annual county audit. Roll Call: All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Administrative Approval for Poppe Farms (ID#57707) located at 1630 250th Street, Ionia, Iowa and Manure Management Plan Update for Mapes Finisher Farm (ID#62904) located in Floyd County with application sites in Chickasaw County.

 

Board members continued with budget review and work session, with Chairman adjourning session at 4:00 PM.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, March 1, 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.

 

Sheriff Marty Larsen met with the Board to request approval of dispatcher hiring.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Huegel, to approve Zach Nosbisch, as part-time, on-call dispatcher effective March 1, 2005 as per union contract.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Bob Soukup, Economic Development Director, met with the Board to update of the Board of recent developments in recruiting a prospective industry to the area.

 

Agenda item requested approval for vacation and comp time carryover extension for Auditor Staff; however, the item was tabled when the Auditor reported several employees had unused time as of the original extension deadline of February 28, 2005.

 

Judy Funk and Dave Cross, representing Heartland Insurance Risk Pool, met with the Board to review and discuss building and property values, work comp claims and their computation values into the upcoming liability insurance premium for July 1, 2005.

 

Board members Boge, Pickar, and Huegel attended lunch with Senior Citizens at Chickasaw Centre.

 

Board members Huegel, Boge and Pickar reconvened in the Board room at 1:15 with Mattke returning at 1:35 PM.

 

Relief Director Alice Bartz met with the Board to discuss funding and budgets.

 

Board members continued with FY 2005-06 budget review and discussion with Vice-Chairman Huegel declaring adjournment at 4:00 PM.

 

The Board convened on Wednesday, March 2, 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.

 

Farm Bureau members met with the Board for review and discussion of FY 2005-06 proposed budget.  Attending were Randy Heitz, Tom Sabelka, Rick Holthaus, Marlow Steege, Richard Mattke and Kendra Leibold.   Dusten Rolando also attended on behalf of the county.

 

Board members recessed for lunch at 12 Noon and reconvened at 1:05 PM with Board members Schueth, Huegel, Boge, and Mattke present.

 

A department meeting was held to discuss the FY 2005-06 proposed budget.  Attending were Joe Sheehy, Sheila Kobliska, Ken Rasing, Roger Nosbisch, Anita Eschweiler, Jennifer Bouillon, Alice Bartz, Cindy Messersmith, Sue Breitbach, Doug Welton, Mark Huegel and Marty Larsen. Items discussed included the increasing county expenditure budget and employees’ health insurance, work comp claims.

 

Chairman Schueth declared adjournment at 2:30 PM.

 

 

                                                                        ____________________________

                                                                        James J. Schueth, Chairman

                                                                        Board of Supervisors

 

Attest:

 

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Judy A. Babcock, Auditor

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 
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