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Monday, April 11, 2005 - Tuesday, April 12, 2005

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

APRIL 4 & 5, 2005

 

The Board convened on Monday, April 4, 2005 at 9:30 AM with a quorum present: Huegel, Boge, Pickar, Mattke. Schueth was absent. The meeting was called to order by Vice-Chairman Huegel. Mail was opened and distributed. Foreign exchange student Gafar Ganizade was present for job shadowing observation.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Mattke to approve Board Minutes of March 28 & 29, 2005. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Due to illness of Engineer, Assistant County Engineer John Murray met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Mattke, to approve and authorize Vice-Chairman Signature on permit for Iowa Telecom to place buried cable along South Linn Avenue, from 225th Street South. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Review and action on FY 2006 IDOT Secondary Road Budget and Construction Program was deferred until Engineer returns.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Pickar, to approve change of status from part-time scheduled to on-call for Jeff Bernatz, effective April 4, 2005, due to full-time employment with Bremer County. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Terry and Steve Schulz met with the Board for discussion on their proposed hog confinement location in Section 22 of Dayton Township. Also present were spouses Rhonda and Lee Anne Schulz; Kendra Leibold; Rex Hoppes, representing Iowa Animal Coalition; and Mark Leichtman, a Schulz employee.  Schulz Brothers reviewed their original plan concept for two building sites each consisting of two buildings containing 1200 head apiece, rotating 2.6 to 2.8 times annually. Schulz Brothers continued by stating the positive impacts of their current operation, including a commitment to the latest ongoing odor control methods and field application conservation methods including filter buffer strips, wetland reserves and waterways. They stated manure nutrient has increased their crop yield by 20 bushels per acre. The Board advised continued  communication with area residents.

 

Board members and Auditor recessed at 11:50 AM and attended lunch with Sheila Kobliska, CPC, Ben Wright and Jess Throndson representing Community Care at the Heritage Regional Care Facility. In comment, Ben Wright stated their continued mission objective of providing the least restrictive care possible and continued integration into the community for consumers. At present, a location is being sought for a job training program under consideration.

 

Vice-Chairman Huegel declared adjournment at 1:00 PM.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday April 5, 2005 at 9:30 AM with a quorum present: Huegel, Boge, Pickar, Mattke. Schueth was absent. The meeting was called to order by Vice-Chairman Huegel.  Mail was opened and distributed. Foreign exchange student Gafar Ganizade was present for job shadowing observation.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Supervisor Huegel and Auditor Babcock updated on a HAVA meeting attended Monday. The main focus of the meeting was voter handicapped accessibility and compliance standards.  Current precinct locations and handicapped standards were reviewed, along with possible improvements for locations not considered 100% accessible. Grant monies are available of up to $2500 per polling site or 75% of project cost, whichever is less. 

 

Supervisor Pickar updated the Board of a Planning and Zoning Board meeting attended Monday, in which the Board approved the sub-division for Progress Casting in the new Industrial Park. Later in the evening City Council adopted Progress Casting LTD project TIF Resolution.  

 

The Board received and filed IDNR administrative approval for Manure Management Plan for Dale Rosonke ((ID#62840) located at 2132 Gilmore Avenue, New Hampton; Roger Reicks dba Jerico Swine & Beef (ID#62201) located at 1301 Pembroke Avenue, Lawler, Iowa. Also received was the notification of June 1, 2005 due date of Manure Management Plan for Meirick Enterprises, LLC (ID#58676) located in Section 24 of Utica Township. 

 

Vice-Chairman Huegel declared adjournment at 12 Noon. Board members Huegel, Boge and Pickar and Auditor Babcock attended lunch with Senior Citizens at Chickasaw Centre.  

 

 

 

 

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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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