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Monday, July 25, 2005 - Tuesday, July 26, 2005

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

JULY 25 & 26, 2005

 

The Board convened on Monday, July 25, 2005 at 9:30 AM with a quorum present: Schueth, Huegel, Pickar, Mattke. Boge was absent.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Schueth. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

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

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to approve and authorize Chairman to sign permit for Aquila to place buried gas main in county right of way along South Linn Avenue. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The cost of road macadam base was discussed, with information from a neighboring county that the cost is at $70,000 per mile.

 

Binding arbitration has settled Secondary Roads union contract one year, with 87 cents per hour increase, and the Board planning to review the impact of the increased labor budget over the past ten years.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Mattke, to approve Board Minutes of July 18 & 19, 2005. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Mattke, to approve retroactive fireworks permit for Julie Gorman Friends and Family Gathering. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth, to authorize Chairman to sign Handicapped Accessibility Grant Authorization for St. John School of Religion polling site. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Mattke, to approve and authorize Chairman to sign 3 years union contracts beginning July 1, 2005 thru June 30, 2008 with Sheriff, Homemakers and Clerical Employees’ Unions.

 

The Board received and filed Richland Township Receipts & Disbursements Report of FY 2004-05.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Loren Kiel and Karla Baumler, representing Midwest Group Benefits, Inc. met with the Board for review of health insurance statistics for quarter ending June 30, 2005.

 

The Board received and filed an original IDNR Manure Management Updates for H&B, LTD owned by Charles & Lisa Hadacek & Randy & Zita Bruess, located in Utica Township in Section 36, and Annual Updates for Plum Creek Farm Enterprises (ID#57703) located at 2435 180th St., New Hampton; Grow Pork Inc. (ID#60444) located at 2504 140th St., New Hampton; Treloar Farms (ID#57710) owned by Roger Treloar and located at 3061 300th St., Fredericksburg; Harrington LTD (ID#58790) located at 1464 290th St., Nashua.

 

Chairman Schueth declared adjournment at 12:20 PM.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at 9:30 AM with a quorum present: Schueth, Huegel, Pickar, Mattke. Boge was absent. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Schueth. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Jeanne Heit, Homemaker Agency Director, met with the Board for an interview of two prospective part-time homemaker aides. Board member met with each prospective aide separately with discussion following and recommendation for hire by agency director.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Pickar, to approve hire of Michelle Lindeland at $8.00 per hour, as part-time, on-call homemaker aide effective July 26, 2005, with scheduled raise as per union contract upon successful completion of probationary period. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Huegel, to approve hire of Kelly Boggess at $8.00 per hour, as 

part-time, on-call homemaker aide effective July 26, 2005, with scheduled raise as per union contract upon successful completion of probation period. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Sherry Steinlage, Director, Jennifer Bouillon, Administrative Assistant, both representing Public Health Nursing and Jeanne Heit, Homemaker Agency Director, met with the Board for review and approval of LPHS FY 2005-06 Community Health Services Grant discussion and proposed allocations to agencies.  The total anticipated grant is $61,381.00 with breakdown as follows: Board of Health Infrastructure $1525; Homecare Aide $38,781; Public Health Nurse $14,290; and Tobacco Settlement $6785. 

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to allocate FY2005 Local Public Health Services grant as designed with Tobacco Settlement shared 50/50 between Nurses and Homemaker.  Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.  Director Steinlage noted that the Homecare Agency tentative portion will be 71% and the Nursing portion will be 29% of the $61,381.00.

 

Doug Welton, as Data Processing Manager, reviewed several options for computer hardware maintenance, with the most cost effective being a contracts for services with Scantron for all printers and main server, and Rock Solid Technology for all personal computers.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Mattke, to approve purchase of services for computer maintenance from Scantron at $16,327 for annual contact and Rock Solid Technology at $100 per computer (approximately 40) with $25-50 per hour for service, as needed. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Chairman Schueth declared adjournment at 12:10 PM.

 

 

 

                                                                                    _________________________

                                                                                    James J. Schueth, Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Supervisors

 

 

Attest:

 

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Judy A. Babcock, Auditor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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