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Monday, November 14, 2005 - Tuesday, November 15, 2005

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

NOVEMBER 14 & 15, 2005

 

The Board convened on Monday, November 14, 2005 at 9:30 AM with a quorum present: Huegel, Pickar, Mattke.  Schueth and Boge were absent attending ISAC Fall School in Des Moines. The meeting was called to order by Vice-Chairman Huegel. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

 A proposed agreement from Hacker, Nelson & Co., PC defining parameters and procedures of the FY 2005 audit was reviewed.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Mattke, to approve and authorize Vice-Chairman Signature on Agreement with Hacker, Nelson & Co., PC defining audit procedures relating county financial statements for fiscal year ending 2005. Roll Call: Three Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities. Discussion updated a meeting with Raleigh Hill owners to review road maintenance and agreement for a paved portion of Cheyenne Avenue. In the past, the Board had directed that the Engineer develop a county road paving policy.  Chronological timeline leading to the Raleigh Hill agreement were reviewed as well Iowa Code language.    

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Pickar, to approve Board Minutes of November 7 & 8, 2005. Roll Call: Three Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Board members canvassed the City Election held November 8, 2005, with results as follows: ALTA VISTA: Mayor, Gerald Pickar, 44, Scattered 9; Council Members 4YR (Vote for 3) Lavern Cerwinske 44; Judith A. Gebel 49; James S. McAvoy, WI 25; Scattered 14; BASSETT (All Write-ins): Mayor, Steve Cerwinske 19; Sarah Ashley 9; Scattered 1; Council Members 2YR (Vote for 5) Ron Bass 24; Stacy Ackerson 24; Sharon Fabor 24; Dennis Stock 22; Terry Shipton 18; Carol Johnson 15; Lorene Vrieze 10; Scattered 2;  FREDERICKSBURG: Council Members 4YR (Vote for 3) Chad Brandenburg 189; Tim Harnisch 173; Brent R. Johns 247; Ralph Schultz 190; Scattered 8; IONIA: Mayor, David Swenumson 41; Council Members 4YR (Vote for 2) Richard A. Crooks 37; Wayne Parson 34; Scattered 5; Council Member Unexpired 2YR (Vote for 1) Bryce Boji 37; Scattered 1; LAWLER: Mayor, Linda K. Anderson 92; Scattered 18; Council Members 4 YR (Vote for 2) David Byrne 86; Dale King 93; Karen Wilson 53; Scattered 2; NASHUA: Mayor, 4YR (Vote for 1) Tim L. Baldwin 233; Robert Philips 118; Robert Welter 73; Council Members 4YR (Vote for 2) Clinton Betsinger 172; Dawn Garbes 190; Mike Martin 73; Terry J. McGinnis 115; Nathaniel Sinnwell 278; Library Referendum Queston Yes 259, No 146; NEW HAMPTON: Mayor, Darwin Sittig 475; Scattered 9; Council Member 1st Ward 2YR (Vote for 1) Robert Martin 94; 2nd Ward 2 YR (Vote for 1) Donald Schueth 79; Scattered 4; Council Member 4th Ward 2YR (Vote for 1) Stan Perkins, WI 160; Victor Amoroso, WI 11; Scattered 2; Council Members At Large 2YR (Vote for 2) Robert L. Clites 439; Nita Geerts 438, Scattered 14; Park & Recreation Commission 4YR (Vote for 3) Connie Boyd 437; Janet E. Pacovsky 432; Timothy E. Riley 452; Scattered 6; Library Referendum Question Yes 318, No 195;   NORTH WASHINGTON: Mayor, David J. Geerts 18; Scattered 1; Council members 4YR (Vote for 2) Pat Gleason 20; Ron Vikdal 18. 

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Mattke, to approve canvass and authorize Auditor to certify results to Permanent Election Register. Roll Call: Three Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board received and filed 2005 Annual Water Quality Report for the Landfill as submitted to the IDNR by Howard R. Green Company.

 

Vice Chairman Huegel declared adjournment at 12:15 PM.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at 9:30 AM with a quorum present: Huegel, Pickar, Mattke. Schueth and Boge were absent attending ISAC Fall School in Des Moines. The meeting was called to order by Vice-Chairman Huegel. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Bob Soukup updated board members of recent economic development events.

 

David Skilton, Nashua City Attorney, met with the Board on behalf of requested tax abatement for Featherlight property located in Nashua. Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Pickar, to approve request to abate taxes due March 2006 on Featherlight property be reason of changed ownership to City of Nashua. Roll Call: Three Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Mattke, to adopt Resolution for Featherlight tax abatement.  RESOLUTION 11-15-05-28 FOR ABATEMENT OF REAL ESTATE TAXES. WHEREAS, the 2nd half of the FY 2005-2006 taxes due listed under the name of Featherlite Manufacturing Inc. which is now under the ownership of the City of Nashua.   According to Iowa Code Section 445.63, the Board of Supervisors may abate taxes on property acquired by a political subdivision. 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 in the amount of $7852.00. Said parcel is located at the corner of Hwy 346 and Maple Streets and having several parcels described as all that part of Lot 28 of the Irregular Survey lying east of Iverson’s Addition, Ex Lots 1-4 of  28 17-94-14, taxes due of $231.00 and Parcel K W ½ of 17-94-14, taxes due of $189.00, S 20R E of RY NW NW, Parcel in NW NW, formerly Illinois Central Gulf Railroad  17-94-14, taxes due of $108.00; S20R (Except E 32R) SW ¼ of NE ¼ NW ¼ in 17-94-14, taxes due of $31.00; Parcel J ½ of SW & NW ¼, taxes due of $34.00; Parcels in Lot 25 SW NW of 17-94-14 taxes due of $7259.00. The Board of Supervisors is requested to abate the taxes due by reason of economic development by a sister governmental entity. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, this Board is in agreement by their motion on November 15, 2005, and therefore will abate any and all taxes due by March 31st of 2006. /SS/ AYES: John L. Huegel; Virgil M. Pickar Jr.; Sherry Mattke. (Absent, Schueth, Boge) NAYS: None.  ATTEST: /ss/ Judy A. Babcock, Auditor. 

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Pickar, to approve and place on file the 2005 Weed Commissioner’s Report. Roll Call: Three Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Supervisor Mattke left the meeting at 10:40 AM for an INRCOG meeting and Supervisor Pickar left the meeting at 10:50 AM, while Supervisor Huegel completed claims, leaving at 12 Noon.

 

 

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                                                                                    John L. Huegel, Vice-Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Supervisors

 

Attest:

 

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Judy A. Babcock, Auditor  

 

 

 

   

 

   

 

 

 

 

 
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