The Courthouse and offices were closed on Monday, July 4, 2005 in observance of the Independence Day Holiday.
The Board met on Tuesday, July 5, 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.
Motion by Boge, Seconded by Mattke, to approve June 30th, 2005 departmental cash certifications, subject to audit. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Boge, to approve 4th of July Holiday Fireworks permits retroactively for Deb Underwood, Jason Reicherts and Sandra Kleinschmidt, all Friends & Family Gatherings. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Brian Moore, Conservation Director, met with the Board to update parks and the holiday weekend.
County Engineering Assistant John Murray met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities.
Discussion included review of foreman meeting updates and construction near completion of thelow water crossing in the county located which is located in UticaTownship. The crossing will be opened to the public when signage and adoption of a county resolution are completed.
Board members reviewed Secondary Roads binding arbitration written documentation and set salaries for remaining secondary road non-bargaining personnel commensurate with the outcome of binding arbitration for union personnel.
Motion by Boge, Seconded by Pickar, to approve salary increases for non-bargaining secondary road employees equal to union arbitration settlement for FY 2005-06, plus 50 cents per hour adjustment for engineering assistant. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Jeanne Heit, Homemaker Director, met with the Board for interview of Eva Jean Wood-Gebert, a prospective home health aide. Discussion followed.
Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to approve hire of Eva Jean Wood, effective upon successful background check,as part-time homemaker health aide at $8.00 hour, increasing to $8.50 hour upon completion of six-month probation. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Boge, to approve annual suspended tax list for FY 2005-06, as required by Iowa Code and verified by DHS and County Assistance. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to approve Board Minutes of June 27 & 28, 2005. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
The Board received and filed construction permit applications, master matrix site evaluations and original manure management plans for Lynch Finishers owned by Gerald J. Lynch, new facility to be located in SW NW of Section 15-96-11 and 4 Oaks, LLC owned by Don Blazek, as an expansion to an existing facility located at 1830 Ridgeway Blvd., Lawler.
The Board received and filed IDNR Administrative Approval of Manure Management Plans for Palmersheim Pork Farm (ID#61606) located at 2225 130th St., New Hampton; 4 Oaks LLC (ID#59728) located at 1830 Ridgeway Blvd., Lawler and Ionia Pigs, Inc. (ID#60072) located at 1969 290th St., Ionia.
The Board received and filed Receipts & Disbursements Report of FY 2004-05 for StapletonTownship.
Chairman Schueth declared adjournment at . Board members Schueth, Pickar and Mattke attended lunch with Senior Citizens at Chickasaw Centre. Supervisors Pickar and Mattke inspected the soon to be completed low water crossing bridge in UticaTownship.