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Monday, October 03, 2005 - Tuesday, October 04, 2005

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

OCTOBER 3 & 4, 2005

 

The Board convened on Monday, October 3, 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.

 

Dennis Knutson spoke with the Board via phone regarding a potential compromise for taxes due against a  parcel of real estate adjoining his homestead property.  Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel and Treasurer Sue Breitbach were present.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Pickar, to receive and place on file the year-end financial statement and balance sheet as of June 30, 2005 from 1st Judicial Correctional Services. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

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

 

Chairman opened one bid for Lawler Shop plumbing project from Blazek Corporation.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Pickar, to accept the bid of Blazek Corporation of $10,665.00 for Lawler Shop plumbing project. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Boge, to authorize Chairman Signature on permit to Enter Premises with James Webster in Section 30 of Utica Township for bridge construction (#113051) and associated channel work. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

As other business, permits were approved as follows:

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by  Pickar, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on permit for Iowa Telecom to place communication cable in right of way in Section 1 of Dresden Township. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Mattke, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on permit for Iowa Telecom to place communication cable in right of way in Section 25 of Washington Township. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board received and filed a refiled Manure Management Plan Update for H&B LLC (#64009) owned by Randy Bruess & Charles Hadacek and located at 3239 200th St., Calmar;

 

The Board received and filed Bradford and Jacksonville Townships Receipts and Disbursements Report for FY 2004-05

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to approve payment of $618.00 to Cedar Valley Mental Health for mental health wellness activities at the New Hampton High School.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The board received and filed Howard R. Green Company letters of transmittal to the IDNR for the 2005 Annual Landfill Gas Monitoring Report and the fall 2005 Semi-Annual Landfill Report.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Pickar, to accept resignation of Michelle Lindeland, as part-time homemaker, effective August 5, 2005. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Boge, to approve change of status to full-time homemaker for Janet Hauser effective October 1, 2005. Roll Call: All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Boge, to approve tax suspension for county resident, effective immediately. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to approve Board Minutes of September 26 & 27, 2005. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board received and filed Chickasaw County 911 Revenue of September 2005 and 1st  Quarter of 2005; Sanitation Receipts of September 2005 and 1st Quarter of 2005; Emergency Management Revenue Report of September 2005 and 1st Quarter of 2005.

 

Chairman Schueth declared adjournment at 12:25 PM.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, October 4, 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.

 

Jeaneen Burgart, representing New Hampton New Horizons, and Roger Nosbisch met with the Board to request approval for additional electrical circuitry at the Courthouse, with the Board agreeing to a 50/50 cost share for the improvement.

 

David Skilton, Nashua City Attorney, met with the Board to request tax abatements on two city properties, with discussion following. 

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Huegel, to approve Resolution 10-04-05-19 for Abatement of Real Estate Taxes. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. WHEREAS, there are unpaid taxes now certified as real estate, under the names of Robert C. Demro and the City of Nashua.  According to Iowa Code Section 445.16, the Board of Supervisors may abate taxes by request of a property owner or lien holder. David H. Skilton, Attorney for the City of Nashua, has requested the Board of Supervisors abate the second half taxes due by March 31, 2006 for the 2004 assessed taxes payable in 2005 and 2006. Said parcel is located at the corner of Iowa Highway 346 and Bayou Drive and described as Lot 8 and the South 60 feet of Lot 9 located in Demro’s 1st Addition and part of Lot 13 with taxes due of $56.00. The Board of Supervisors is requested to abate the taxes due by reason of economic development by a sister governmental entity for the placement of the Welcome Sign to Nashua at the Corner of Iowa Highway 346 and Bayou Drive. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, this Board is in agreement by their motion on October 4, 2005, and therefore will abate any and all taxes and penalty due, along with cancellation of any future taxes on said parcel. AYES:  /ss/ James J. Schueth, Chairman; John L. Huegel, Vice-Chairman; Arnie J. Boge; Virgil M. Pickar, Jr.; Sherry Mattke. NAYS: None. ATTEST: /ss/ Judy A. Babcock, Auditor

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Pickar, to approve Resolution 10-04-05-20 for Abatement of Real Estate Taxes. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. WHEREAS, there are unpaid taxes now certified as real estate, under the name of City of Nashua formerly known as Don Scribner under Conservatorship by Charlotte Waddle.  According to Iowa Code Section 445.16, the Board of Supervisors may abate taxes by request of a property owner or lien holder. David H. Skilton, Attorney for the City of Nashua, has requested the Board of Supervisors abate the second half taxes due by March 31, 2006 for the 2004 assessed taxes payable in 2005 and 2006. Said parcel is located at 307 Main Street and described as N 1/3 of Lot 3 except the East 22 feet and except alley in Block 9 and the North 2’ 6” of East 31’ 9” North 2’8” E 78’3” thence South 5’2”then West 100’ to beginning with taxes due of $187.00. The Board of Supervisors is requested to abate the taxes due by reason of economic development by a sister governmental entity against the property along with building improvements for the property acquisition at 307 Main Street to make the property saleable. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, this Board is in agreement by their motion on October 4, 2005, and therefore will abate any and all taxes and penalty due, along with cancellation of any future taxes on said parcel. AYES:  /ss/ James J. Schueth, Chairman; John L. Huegel, Vice-Chairman; Arnie J. Boge; Virgil M. Pickar, Jr.; Sherry Mattke.  NAYS: None. ATTEST: /ss/ Judy A. Babcock, Auditor.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Sheriff Marty Larsen met with the Board to request approval for sale of two vehicles and semi-trailer. The Board decided to add the three additional items to the excess equipment sale being held on October 17, 2005 at 10AM.

 

The Sheriff updated departmental investigations.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to adopt Resolution for funding of up to $150,000 for job incentives at Progress Casting, LTD. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. 10-04-05-21  Resolution For Jobs Incentive Funding At Progress Casting LTD. WHEREAS, the Chickasaw County desires to promote and expand economic development and enhance quality of life for residents within County; and WHEREAS, the Progress Casting, LTD manufacturing plant will increase employment opportunities with anticipated employment of up to 150 jobs to be created within 3 years with guaranteed  a minimum of $12.74 per hour; and WHEREAS, Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors desires to participate with the City of New Hampton and the Iowa Department of Economic Development at $1000.00 per job with funding of up to $150,000. WHEREAS, Progress Casting LTD plans a capital investment of $11,797M for building and infrastructure, and the County anticipates that real estate taxes will have a valuation of $2,865,940M with $93,042 generated in taxes initially. While the TIF agreement is in effect for 10 years, the TIF will return $85,600 annually to the Progress Casting LTD for debt service repayment, NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors hereby supports and expresses its receptiveness to job incentive participation, partnering with the City of New Hampton and Iowa Department of Economic Development to promote county economic development and subsequently enhance quality of life for residents through increased tax valuation of the industry. The proposed expenditure will be paid the Local Option Sales Tax Economic Development portion. Passed and approved by the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors this 4th day of October 2005. AYES: /SS/ James J. Schueth, Chairman;  John L. Huegel, Vice-Chairman; Arnie J. Boge;  Virgil M. Pickar, Jr.;  Sherry Mattke.   NAYS: None. ATTEST:  /SS/ Judy A. Babcock, Auditor

 

Supervisor Boge left the meeting at 11:15 AM and Supervisor Schueth left the meeting at 11:20 AM.  Vice Chairman Huegel declared adjournment at 12 Noon.

 

                                                                

 

                                                                             ________________________

                                                                             James J. Schueth, Chairman

                                                                             Board of Supervisors

 

 

Attest:

 

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Judy A. Babcock, Auditor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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