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Monday, October 17, 2005 - Tuesday, October 18, 2005

BOARD MINUTES

OCTOBER 17 & 18, 2005

 

The Board convened on Monday, October 17, 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.

 

Treasurer Sue Breitbach met with the Board for review and approval of the Treasurer’s Quarterly Bank Balances. CD Interest rates and the investment portfolio were discussed.

 

Proposed budget amendment for increased budget expenditures for the second floor egress at the Jail Building as mandated by the State Fire Marshall was reviewed.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Huegel, to set the public hearing for November 8, 2005 at 10:00 AM budget amendment to FY 2005-06 budget. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Mattke, to approve the Treasurer’s Quarterly Bank Balances and Investments Report, subject to audit. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. 

 

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

 

Sealed bids for sale of obsolete equipment were opened. A complete listing is on file in the Auditor and Engineer Departments.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Pickar, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on permit for Iowa Telecom to replace pedestal loop along north right-of-way of 240th St., west of Windsor Avenue. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Boge, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on permit for Iowa Telecom to replace buried cable along 260th St. west of Union Avenue. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on contract with Blazek Corporation for Lawler Shop plumbing. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Huegel to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on permit for Butler Bremer Communications to place buried cable in county right-of-way along 267th Street and Akron Way north of Nashua. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Kerry Erts, representing Cady Insurance met with the Board to present updated insurance proposal renewal quotes for 2006. Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Huegel, to approve Board Minutes of October 10 & 11, 2005. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

The Board recessed at 12:10 PM for lunch and reconvened at 1:15 PM at the Community Services Building meeting room.  The meeting was held by Ken Rasing for the purpose of discussion and decision on NIMS (National Incident Management System) equipment purchases by anticipated regional grant funding for establishment of Emergency Operations Center in Chickasaw County. Also present were Auditor Judy Babcock; Assessor Doug Welton; Attorneys Pat Wegman and Mark Huegel; Conservation Director Brian Moore; Engineer Dusten Rolando; Assistant Nursing Director Jennifer Bouillon; Homemaker Director Jeanne Heit; and Supervisors Schueth, Huegel, Boge, Pickar and Mattke.  Chairman Schueth declared adjournment at 2:07 PM.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 at 9:30 AM with all membes present: Schueth, Huegel, Boge, Pickar, Mattke. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Schueth. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Sheila Kobliska CPC met with the Board for approval of an educational funding request. Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Mattke, to approve $350.00 for educational funding in connection with upcoming mental health wellness at New Hampton High School. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Additional update included MR-waivers for 50 HCBS slots as reviewed on a six month basis.  

 

Ken Rasing as EMS Director met with the Board for presentation of Hazard Mitigation Grant, which will be approved a next week’s session.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

The bid tab sheet for sale of obsolete equipment was reviewed, with Board members deciding to offer the two vehicles for sale at a later date along with equipment not receiving any bids.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Boge, to reject bids for sale of two vehicles, 1997 Ford Explorer and 1995 Ford Crown Victoria. Roll Call: All Ayes.  Motion Carried.   

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Pickar, to accept all other bids for sale of obsolete equipment by to the high bidder.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Board members reviewed information from Iowa Northland Regional Economic Development Commission notifying local governments of intended rule changes which will become effective April 2006. Proposed rule changes would increase current 25% local match to a potential of 70%; local elected officials would cease any role in operations and governance of EDA development district; and planning grant funds would limited to development implementation of the Comprehensive  Economic Development Strategy for the region.  Board members decided to  send a communication to the national organization expressing opposition to the proposed changes.  

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Pickar, to authorize a letter of opposition to proposed rule changes be sent to the Economic Development Administration in Washington, DC. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

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

 

Chairman Schueth 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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