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Monday, October 31, 2005 - Tuesday, November 01, 2005

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

OCTOBER 31 & NOVEMBER 1, 2005

 

The Board convened on Monday, October 31 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.

 

Steve McGrath met with the Board for preliminary approval of the McGrath Kenwood Subdivision. Ken Rasing was present for the discussion.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Pickar, to approve Board Minutes of October 24 & 25, 2005. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Mattke, to adopt Resolution authorizing Chairman Signature on Memorandum of Understanding with INRCOG for grant administration for 2006 Pre-Disaster Hazard Mitigation Program. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

RESOLUTION # 10-31-05-24 A Resolution of the Board Of Supervisors authorizing the Chair to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments for the Administration of Grant Funds Awarded through the 2006 Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program for Hazard Mitigation Planning Purposes. WHEREAS, Chickasaw County is a member in good standing with the Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments (INRCOG), and WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors for Chickasaw County, Iowa has directed the INRCOG to prepare an application through the Iowa Emergency Management Division (IEMD) to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for funding from the 2006 Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program, and WHEREAS, INRCOG has the expertise to provide the planning and administrative services being sought by the grant application, NOW THEREFORE, the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors direct the Chairperson to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with INRCOG to provide planning and grant administration services to the County should the grant funds be awarded. Passed and approved this 31st day of October 2005.  /ss/ James J. Schueth, Chairperson, Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors. ATTEST: /ss/ Judy A. Babcock, County Auditor Chickasaw County, Iowa. Grant Application Memorandum Of Understanding This memorandum of understanding is between the Chickasaw County, Iowa Board of Supervisors, hereinafter referred to as County, and the Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments, hereinafter referred to as INRCOG. WHEREAS, the County wishes to engage INRCOG''s grant writing services for the following project: Type of Grant: 2006 Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Grant Program Description:             Preparation of Hazard Mitigation Plan for the County INRCOG will not charge the County in advance for grant preparation services; however, in the event that 2006 Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Grant Program funding is awarded for this project, the County will enter into an agreement with INRCOG to prepare a County Hazard Mitigation Plan and administer the grant.  Said planning and administration costs will not exceed $7,000.00, and will be paid to INRCOG by the County from either awarded Program and/or local funds. In Witness Whereof, INRCOG and the Chickasaw County, Iowa Board of Supervisors have executed this memorandum of understanding as of this 31st day of October 2005. Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors, Iowa   By:  /ss/  James J. Schueth, Chairperson; Attest: /ss/ Judy A. Babcock Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments /ss/ Sharon Juon, Executive Director.

 

Fred Hall, ISU Extension Director met with the Board for declaration of Chickasaw County Proclamation naming ISU Extension Week of November 13-19, 2005. Also present were Suzy Anderson, Clarence Meiergerd and Grant Anderson.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Boge, to approve and authorize Signatories on Chickasaw County Proclamation ISU Extension Week for November 13-19, 2005. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. (Proclamation on File in Auditor’s Office.)            

 

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

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Pickar, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on permit for Hawkeye REC to place overhead electric line and one anchor along the East right-of-way on Newell Avenue between 210th and 220th Streets. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Boge, to approve and authorize Signatories on Resolution for Amendment to the Farm to Market System for Chickasaw County. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Resolution 10-31-05-25. Farm To Market Review Board Application. WHEREAS, a county may apply for modifications to its farm to market system to add or subtract mileage from its system, to accept or delete highways gained or lost through jurisdictional transfers, or to change the classification of roads within its system, and WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County has consulted with its County Engineer and desires to modify its farm to market road system to provide continuity of intracounty and intercounty routes, to meet the needs of existing or potential traffic, to better meet land use needs, or to provide a more suitable location for a farm to market route, and WHEREAS, application for modifications to any county’s farm to market system must be made to the Farm to Market Review Board per the requirements of Code of Iowa Section 306.6, NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF CHICKASAW COUNTY that this county is formally requesting that the Farm to Market Review Board approve the following modifications to its farm to market system: Road segments proposed for addition to the farm to market system:    1.  A route formerly known as U.S. Highway 63(South Linn Avenue) starting at the S.W. Corner of Section 30, Township 95N, Range 12W, thence north 1.51 miles to the West ¼ Corner of Section 19, Township 95N, Range 12W, thence West half road jurisdiction from the West ¼ Corner of Section19, Township 95N, Range 12W, north 0.44 miles to a point 0.08 miles south of the N.W. Corner of Section 19, Township 95N, Range 12 W, then starting at a point at the N.W. Corner of Section 19, Township 95N, Range 12W, thence East half road jurisdiction north 0.50 miles to the West ¼ Corner of Section 18, Township 95N, Range 12W. (Approximately 1.98 miles) 2.  A route formerly known as U.S. Highway 63(North Linn Avenue) starting at a point 0.26 miles north of the S.W. Corner of Section 6, Township 95N, Range 12W, thence East half road jurisdiction north 0.50 miles to a point then full road jurisdiction north 0.51 miles to the intersection with new U.S. Highway 63. (Approximately 0.76 miles) 3.  A route also known as 225th Street starting at the East ¼ Corner of Section 24, Township 95N, Range 13W, thence west to approximately the Center of Section 24, Township 95N, Range 13W, to the intersection of new U.S. Highway 63.  (Approximately 0.44 miles) Total Mileage added to the Farm to Market System:  3.18 Miles Road segments within city corporate limits as farm to market extensions: 1.  A route formerly known as U.S. Highway 63(South Linn Avenue) starting at the West ¼ Corner of Section 19, Township 95N, Range 12W, thence East half road jurisdiction north 0.44 miles to a point 0.08 miles south of the N.W. Corner of Section 19, Township 95N, Range 12 W, then full road jurisdiction north 0.08 miles to the N.W. Corner of Section 19, Township 95N, Range 12W, thence West half road jurisdiction north 0.50 miles to the West ¼ Corner of Section 18, Township 95N, Range 12W, thence full road jurisdiction north 1.01 miles to the intersection of State Highway 24. (Approximately 1.56 miles) 2.  A route formerly known as U.S. Highway 63(North Linn Avenue) starting at State Highway 24 at the S.W. Corner of Section 6, Township 95N, Range 12W, thence full road jurisdiction north 0.26 miles to a point then west half road jurisdiction north 0.50 miles to the city limits of New Hampton.  (Approximately 0.51 miles) Total Mileage added to the Farm to Market Extension System:  2.07 miles. The Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County, in lawful session this 31st day of October, 2005, hereby adopts this farm to market modification resolution. Recommended: /ss/ Dusten Rolando, P.E., Chickasaw County Engineer; Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors; James J. Schueth, Chairman; Arnold J. Boge; John L. Huegel;        Virgil M. Pickar, Jr.; Sherry Mattke. Attest: Judy Babcock, Chickasaw County Auditor    

 

Engineer Rolando had reviewed site distance for the McGrath Kenwood Subdivision also his granting preliminary approval.                                                

 

Kerry Erts and Denise Ballard, representing Cady Insurance, met with the Board for presentation and review of additional health insurance information.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Supervisor Pickar left the meeting at 12:03 and Chairman Schueth declared adjournment at 12:19 PM.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, November 1, 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.

 

Loren Kiel and Karla Baumler, representing Midwest Group Benefits Inc. met with the Board to present additional health information regarding plan design and cost structure.

 

At 10:00 AM sealed bids for sale of oak conference table were opened as follows:  Sherry Mattke, $199.99; City of Bassett $50.00; City of Nashua $200.00.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Mattke, to accept $200.00 bid from City of Nashua for sale of oak conference table. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

The Board received and filed Homemaker Home Health Agency Report of September 2005.

 

Becky Ball and Jennifer Knutson, representing Targeted Case Management met with the Board to update county client services.

 

The Board deferred CPC Sheila Kobliska to next week’s session and continued with Karla Baumler and Loren Kiel from Midwest Group Benefits regarding the 2006 health insurance contract renewal, with discussion following. In discussion, board members addressed the necessity for claims funding risk reduction through the implementation of more participation by subscribers and dependents or a combination of a fully-insured plan with partial self-funding. In order to implement the union negotiated health insurance changes of 75% county/25% employee funding structure; 10% co-insurance added to doctor visit co-pay and name-brand drugs, it was decided to continue with self-funding.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Pickar, to approve and authorize self-funded plan design as the 2006 contract renewal with premiums remaining at $400.20/single and $1005.10/family, with Midwest Group Benefits Inc. as administrator for the county plan. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Alice Bartz, Relief Director, updated the Board of a potential situation regarding a former county resident and family.

 

Board members Schueth, Boge and Mattke attended lunch with senior citizens at Chickasaw Centre. 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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