The Board convened on Monday, March 14, 2005 at with all members present: Schueth, Huegel, Boge, Pickar, Mattke. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Schueth. Mail was opened and distributed.
Cindy Messersmith, Recorder, met with the Board for approval of book rebinding proposal with discussion following.
Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Mattke to approve book rebinding of ten books proposal by Excel Binding, Inc. of $5045.20.Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
The upcoming implementation of County Land Record Information System project (CLRIS) was reviewed. Iowa County Recorders are working in collaboration with the state to bring electronic access of platting and surveying documents, deeds, contracts and vital statistics to Iowans. The CLRIS system will offer Iowans easy, reliable and low-cost access to public documents. The interactive website is expected to be operational in the very near future.
Dusten Rolando, CountyEngineer, met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities. Also present were Ron Abbas, representing Paul Niemann Construction Co.; Garry Wiltgen, representing Wiltgen Construction; Tom Green, representing Allied Construction; and Keith Bruening, representing Bruening Rock Products, Inc. and Ovey Johnson. Sealed bids for 2005 limestone resurfacing were opened, as follows:
Motion by Boge, Seconded by Pickar, to accept low bid of each Division and authorize Chairman Signature on Contracts and Bid Bonds, as follows: Div. 1 Paul Niemann Const. $165,396.00; Div. 2 Wiltgen Const. $144,403.20; Div. 3 Bruening Rock Products $159,366.30; Div. 4 Allied Const. $161,100.00. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
The FY 2004-05 IDOT Secondary Road Budget Amendment was reviewed. Two line items FEMA and Road Use Tax Funding for both revenue and expenditures were revised.
Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Huegel, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on FY 2004-05 IDOT Secondary Road Budget Amendment. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Design specifications for the low water crossing to replace a closed bridge, located west of Saude on 110th Street were reviewed. Project proposed consists of three 60” CMP pipes encased in a concrete mortar, with appropriate signage on the road, estimated at a cost of approximately $7000.00.
Chris Vadner, Brenda Salisbury and Matt Happel, all representing Matt Parrott & Sons, demonstrated Diebold Voting Equipment.Iowa law stipulates all voting systems must meet complete 2002 Voting System Standards adopted by the Federal Elections Commission, which mandates counties purchase ADA compliant equipment and be operational by January 1, 2006 due to the Help America Vote Act (HAVA).Auditor staff Joan Knoll and Patti Rosauer were also present.
Supervisor Huegel left the meeting at .
Motion by Boge, Seconded by Pickar, to approve Board Minutes of March 7 & 8, 2005 Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.
Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Boge, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on liquor license and Sunday Sales permit for Jerico Jo’s. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.
Motion by Boge, Seconded by Pickar, to adjourn at Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.
The Board convened on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 at with a quorum present: Schueth, Boge, Pickar, Mattke. Huegel was absent. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Schueth. Mail was opened and distributed.
Jenny Monteith met with the Board to request approval Sesquicentennial use of the Courthouse lawn. Tentative approval pending weather conditions was granted for vehicle parking at the DHS building site for the event. Discussion followed.
Motion by Boge, Seconded by Pickar, to grant approval for use of Courthouse lawn for Sesquicentennial use for Friday, June 10, 2005. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.
Jennifer Knutson and Becky Ball, representing Chickasaw-Mitchell Case Management,updated client services in Chickasaw County.
Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Pickar, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on liquor license and Sunday Sales permit for Plum CreekGolf Course Association. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.
Kevin and Kendra Gilbert met with the Board for endorsement of Proclamation for Animal Agriculture Week.Elaine Denner, representing New Hampton Tribune, was also present.The Gilberts expressed their support for the economic impact and public education components of the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farms.
Motion by Boge, Seconded by Pickar, to approve Board Signatories endorsing Proclamation naming March 13-19, 2005 as Animal Agriculture Week. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried. PROCLAMATION: WHEREAS, Farm families that raise livestock provide a valuable and important service by offering consumers safe, abundant, affordable and nutritious food; and WHEREAS, Farm families that raise livestock in Iowa generate 137,000 jobs, nearly $5 billion in economic activity and $477 million in taxes – dollars that support a multitude of local services including schools, transportation and law enforcement; and WHEREAS, While the appearance of livestock farms may have changed, the values of farm families haven’t including a dedication to hard work, a love of family and community, a commitment to marketing safe, wholesome food and a desire to protect the quality of our air, soil and water; and WHEREAS, Iowa benefits when responsible farm families havean opportunity to grow their farms so they can remain viable on the land and active in our communities: Now, therefore, we Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors, do hereby proclaim the week of March 13-19, 2005 as ANIMAL AGRICULTURE WEEK. Recognizing and celebrating the value of responsible livestock farming, the economic importance of the business, the relevancy of the occupation, the many ways it benefits our communities and the hard work of families involved in this noble profession. Sign: James J. Schueth; Arnie J. Boge; Virgil Pickar, Jr.; Sherry Mattke.
Review and discussion followed updating policy discussions with Jack Lipovac of HR-OneSource.
Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Boge, to approve employees’ vacation and compensatory time carryover extensions to June 30, 2005, with the understanding future policy language implementation will be limited to a March 15th deadline.Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.
Motion by Boge, Seconded by Mattke, to approve 50¢ per hour retroactive increase to Nicolle Murray, part-time auditor-recorder clerk for completed probation on February 23, 2005. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.
The Board received and filed IDNR Administrative Approval of Manure Management Plans for Don Kurtenbach (ID#62176) located in Section 19 of Stapleton Township and (ID#59339) located in Section 17 of Stapleton Township;Poppe Farms (ID#57707). IDNR Notices of Annual Submittal of Manure Management Plans due by May 1, 2005 for Kevin Zwanziger dba Exeter Ltd. located in Section 14 Bradford Township and Donald Chambers dba Chambers Farms, Inc. (ID#58948) located in Section 8 of Deerfield Township.