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Monday, September 12, 2005 - Tuesday, September 13, 2005


SEPTEMBER 12 & 13, 2005


The Board convened on September 12, 2005 at 9:30 AM with all members present: Schueth, Huegel, Boge, Pickar, Mattke. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Schueth. Mail was opened and distributed.


The Board received and filed IDNR Notice of Second Violation for incomplete manure management plan for H & B LLC (ID#64009) located in Section 36 of Utica Township for Randy Bruess and a Manure Management Plan Annual Update for Kout Brothers Farms (ID#56638) located in Section 31 of Utica Township. Also received were annual submittal date of November 1, 2005 for Manure Management Plans for Kurppy, LTD (ID#61912) located in Section 20 of Stapleton Township and Bodensteiner Site (ID#58597) located in Section 27 of Utica Township.


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


Board members signed final plans for bridge project BROS-C019963)—8J-19 located on 260th Street near Fredericksburg, Iowa.


The foreman’s report was reviewed and discussed. Other updates included upcoming plans for Lawler Shop to include a well and seepage bed; bridge project located on LaSalle Avenue is nearly completed and will reopen on Thursday, September 15th.  A recent preliminary county attorney response to the issue of county reimbursement to Raleigh Hill for monies that the counties saved by not having to rock and grade the roadway was reviewed and discussed.   Concerns were expressed in regard to a payment for which the county receives nothing in return and the establishment of precedent with regard to condoning road construction that fails to comply with road standards and allowing people compensation for performance of voluntary work that saves the County monies.


Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Boge, to open the public hearing for FY 2005-06 Budget Amendment at 11:00 AM. Roll call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.


The budget amendment for Progress Casting LTD funding was reviewed: $150,000 for new job incentives at $1000.00 per job; $2500.00 right of way land acquisition for right of way and $20,180.00 for RISE grant 50/50 partnership road paving for a project total of $172,680.00.


Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Boge, to close the public hearing at 11:35 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.


Motion by Boge, Seconded by Pickar, to adopt Resolution for Amended Departmental Appropriations for FY 2005-06. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Amend Appropriations Resolution No. 09-12-05-18.   Whereas, the Board of Supervisors approved an appropriations resolution on June 28, 2005, for all departments for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2005 in accordance with Section 331.434, Subsection 6, Code Of Iowa, and Whereas, the appropriations approved on June 28, 2005 for Fiscal Year 2005-2006 are hereby amended in accordance with the attached sheet hereof, and for the following reasons:  Co. Economic Fund: Increase  $150,000.00 Funding New Industries Jobs-$20,180.00 50/50 Rise Road-Co. Share-$2,500.00 Land Acquisition ROW.  No increase in tax dollar asking.   Passed, approved, and adopted this 12th day of September, 2005. The vote thereon being as follows: Ayes:  /ss/  James J. Schueth, Chairman;  John L. Huegel; Arnie J. Boge; Virgil Pickar Jr.; Sherry Mattke. Nays:    None.  Attest: /ss/ Judy A. Babcock, County Auditor.                                                                                                       

2005-2006 Amended Appropriations for Departments

Department:                             Proposed Exp:             Decrease/Increase:                          To:                  

Budget Request-                               94,000                            +   172,700                             266,700   

Non Departmental

Co. Economic Fund

Service Area:

Co. Environment-Education          494,488                              +   172,700                           667,188


Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to approve Board Minutes of September 5 & 6, 2005. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.


Motion by Boge, Seconded by Huegel, to adjourn at 12:05 PM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.


Board members Schueth and Mattke presided over a department head meeting convening at 1:15 PM. Attending were Auditor Judy Babcock; Sheriff Marty Larsen; Homemaker Director Jeanne Heit; Treasurer Sue Breitbach; Nursing Administrator Sherry Steinlage; Engineer Dusten Rolando and Assessor Doug Welton.  Topics of discussion included increased mileage reimbursement and a review of FMLA as applied to existing county leave policies. The meeting was adjourned at 1:45 PM.


The Board convened on September 13, 2005 at 9:30 AM with all members present: Schueth, Huegel, Boge, Pickar, Mattke. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Schueth. Mail was opened and distributed.


The county farm rental contract for 2006 was reviewed with current farm leasee in third year.  The 2007 lease will be offered for bid in September 2006.


Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Huegel, to approve and authorize Chairman to sign county farm rental lease for 2006 with Robert Schellhorn at $153.00 per acre. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. 


CPC Sheila Kobliska spoke with Board members via phone notifying them that Director Carla Janssen had resigned her position at Cedar Valley Mental Health.


Wanda Orric representing Nashua Reporter met with the Board for discussion of newspaper legal publication costs. Discussion included the Iowa Newspaper Association publication guidelines for public notices in Iowa.  Publishers from New Hampton Tribune and Fredericksburg Review had been invited but did not attend.


Supervisor Pickar was absent at 10:10 AM.


Cindy Messersmith, Recorder, was unavailable for her appointment due to a death in the family.


Mark Huegel, Assistant County Attorney, Patti Rosauer, Auditor Real Estate & Plat book Clerk; and Doug Welton, Assessor, met with the Board to discuss planning and zoning for the unincorporated portion of the county. ISAC map for 2005 shows 71 counties zoned; 5 partially zoned; 5 subdivision only zoned; 2 zoning pending; and 2 subdivision pending and 15 with no zoning. One owner may subdivide a land tract no more than three times before the tract becomes a subdivision with a survey plat requirement. However, some owners are circumventing the law by subdividing off parcels one at a time over extended time periods.  Surveyors have requested the county adopt some form of zoning to govern that Iowa Code provisions are more uniformly enforceable throughout the county. The Board will review surrounding counties zoning ordinances before deciding how resolve the situation.


Board members reviewed discussion of proposed increased mileage reimbursements from department heads at the prior day meeting. 


Motion by Boge, Seconded by Huegel, to approve 38¢ per mile as mileage reimbursement to employees using personal vehicles for county business, effective September 13, 2005. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried. 


Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Boge, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on budget recertification for FY 2005-06  due to Scribner’s error on original certification. Roll Call: Four Ayes.  Motion Carried.


The Board received and filed Veterans Affairs Report of August 2005.


Chairman Schueth declared adjournment at 12:10 PM.




                                                                                    James J. Schueth, Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Supervisors





Judy A. Babcock, Auditor








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