The Board convened on Monday, July 18, 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.
Dale Stringer, representing Quality Roofing, met with the Board to update them of additional repairs that were unforeseen at the time of the repair work.Custodian Roger Nosbisch and Chairman Jim Schueth had inspected the additional damage and tentative approved the additional labor and repair.
Motion by Boge, Seconded by Mattke, to authorize Quality Roofing additional repairs to jail roof project up to $1560.00.Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Pickar, to approve fireworks permits for Brett Ohm and (retroactively) KenHeying Friends and Families Gatherings. Roll Call All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Proposed state funding of taxpayer homestead, military and age and income exemption credits were reviewed and discussed, as a preliminary to taxpayer billing.
Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to adopt Resolution for state funding of property tax exemptions for FY 2005-06. Roll call:All Ayes. Motion Carried.Resolution 07-05-05-16
For Funding State Credits FY 2005-06. WHEREAS, the State of Iowa has appropriated monies for fiscal year July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006, which monies are insufficient to fund various local property tax credits/taxpayer exemptions full, and WHEREAS, Iowa Code Section 25B.7 requires local governments to extend to the taxpayers only those portions of the property tax credits/taxpayer exemptions that are estimated by the Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance to be funded by the state of appropriation, and WHEREAS, the Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance has estimated the percentages of funding for the affected property tax credits/taxpayer exemptions as follows: Homestead credit (including Disabled Veteran''s Homestead Credit) at 78%; Low-income, Elderly Disabled Credit at 100% and Military Exemption at 100%, and WHEREAS, the Board finds that passing on the reduced state-reimbursed values of the homestead credits to the taxpayers in the County funds local governments has the greatest effect while impacting the largest number of persons with minimal effect, and therefore, in the public interest, NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, pursuant to Iowa Code Section 25B.7 that the property tax credits/taxpayer exemptions in Chickasaw County for fiscal year July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006, shall be funded as follows: Homestead Credit 78%; Disabled Veteran''s Homestead Credit 100%; Low-Income, Elderly, Disabled Credit 100%; Military Exemption 100%.AYES: /ss/ James J. Schueth, Chairman; John L. Huegel, Vice-Chairman; Arnie J. Boge;
Virgil M. Pickar, Jr.; Sherry Mattke.NAYS: NoneATTEST: Judy A. Babcock, Auditor
Motion by Boge, Seconded by Huegel, to approve Board Minutes of July 11 & 12, 2005. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Board members and auditor discussed and composed comments required for Management Discussion and Analysis for the GASB 34 component of the FY 2003-04 Audit.
Motion by Boge, Seconded by Huegel, to adjourn at Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
The Board convened on Tuesday, July 19, 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.
Sue Breitbach, Treasurer, met with the Board for approval of semi-annual general ledger and a review of bank balances for period ending June 30, 2005. Discussion followed.
Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Boge, to approve semi-annual general ledger for period from January 1, 2005 through June 30, 2005 inclusive and statement of bank balances, as of June 30, 2005, subject to audit. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
CountyEngineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities.
Right of way acquisition agreements for upcoming bridge project BROS-C019 (63)—8J19 located on 260th Street were reviewed.
Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Pickar, to approve and authorize Chairman to sign contracts with Harvey B. and Faythe Drewelow for right of way acquisition contracts for bridge project on 260th Street, as follows: .27 acres ROW and fence moving, corners and brace posts at $992.32 and .23 acres ROW and fence moving, corners and brace posts at $880.63, both in 7-94-11; .87 acres ROW and fence moving, corners and brace posts at $1721.25 and .18 acres ROW and fence moving, corners and brace posts at $496.06 at $496.06, both in 6-94-11 and permission to enter premises for project with compensation at $135.00.Roll C all: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Other discussion topics included a request for review of maximum speed signs for vehicle traffic on west main intersection with the walk track; IDOT billing of approximately $60,000.00 for a concrete segment on 235th Street; and a decision not to place stop signs at railroad crossings based upon lack of funding.
Jeanne Heit, Homemaker Agency Director, met with the Board and presented and update on two recently interviewed applicants for Homemaker Health Aides. The prospective aides will be present at session next week, when hire action is expected. Status of two homemaker aides on medical leave was reviewed, with approval granted as follows:
Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Boge, to approve leave of absence for Sharon Zeien effective to November 1, 2005. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Mattke, to approve leave of absence for Bonnie Lou Kestel for 60 days beginning July 7, 2005. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
The Board received and filed IDNR correspondence for Administrative Approval of Manure Management Plans for Bruce Buchheit, 1090 Stevens Ave., Lawler (ID#57704) located and Section 21 of Utica Township and Schulz Farm Partnership, 2581 220th St., New Hampton, (ID#62397) located in Section 22 of New Hampton Township and (ID#58254) located in Section 15 of New Hampton Township.