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Monday, January 16, 2006 - Tuesday, January 17, 2006

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

JANUARY 16 & 17, 2006

 

The Board convened on Monday, January 16, 2006 at 9:30 AM at 9:30 AM with a quorum present: Schueth, Boge, Mattke. The meeting was called to order by Vice-Chairman Schueth. Mail was opened and distributed. 

 

Sheila Kobliska CPC met the Board for several items of business as follows: A provider contract with Community Care will be approved. Departmental update included possible policy implementation should need arise for a staff cutback and installation of travel printer and a review of updated needs for office quarters.   Sheila overviewed the proposed FY 2006-07 Mental Health budget.

 

County Engineer Assistant John Murray met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities.   Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel was present to discuss the abandoned mobile home on private property at the T-intersection of Kenwood Avenue and 220th Street. Discussion followed with the decisions to follow, request for demolition and removal proposals of mobile home and notification to last known property owners of prospective costs and anticipation that costs are to be recouped by the county.  

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Mattke, to approve and authorize Chairman Signatures on union contract for Secondary Road Department bargaining employees for FY 2006-07 and  FY 2007-08.   Roll Call: Three Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Mattke, to approve the following resolution pertaining to the policy for the acquisition of right of way. Roll Call: Three Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 01-16-06-04. WHEREAS, it is necessary from time to time to acquire right of way for road and bridge construction, and WHEREAS, it is within the powers of the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County to acquire such necessary right of way, and WHEREAS, the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors has determined that property values are 3.92 times the assessed valuation, NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That the following schedule shall constitute the policy by which Chickasaw County shall acquire right of way land, improvements thereon, and fill dirt. 1. Right of way land acquired by easement or deed shall be purchased for an amount 3.92 times the assessed valuation. 2.Fence removal/replacement costs shall be paid according to the following schedule: Removal by owner $  4.00/rod, barbed; $  5.00/rod, woven; Placement of fence @ new right of way line $ 13.50/rod, barbed; $18.00/rod, woven; Placement and removal of temporary electric fence $  6.50/rod; (for temporary construction easements and borrow areas); Corner/Brace posts used in fence placement $ 25.00/each; Placement of permanent fence shall be completed within one year after the project is completed in order to receive compensation. 1. The County shall pay all recording costs and mortgage release fees. 2. The acquisition, replacement, or relocation of buildings, shrubs, or other improvements shall be negotiated by the County and the Owner.  The acquisition of fill dirt shall be negotiated on the basis of a cost per cubic yard. 1/16/2006 /ss/ James J. Schueth, Vice-Chairman, Board of Supervisors; Attest: /ss/ Judy A. Babcock, County Auditor.

 

Chickasaw County Librarians met with the Board to present the FY 2006-07 funding request of $87,500.00 for the six libraries within the county.  Spokesperson Joan Schultz, representing Fredericksburg, compared average city per capita to county per capita contributions and stated that increased funding was necessary for technology advances and library user expectations. Also attending were Pat Ipsen, New Hampton, Kathy Pflibsen, Nashua, Jane McGrane and Rhonda Poppe, Ionia, Eileen Sweeney, Alta Vista; Jane Lynch, Lawler. The request was received under advisement pending the total county budget.

 

Board members interviewed two prospective candidates for one vacant position of Board of Health position, with one position remaining in the southeast portion of the county.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Boge, to appoint Janice Feldman to a three-year term on Board of Health, effective immediately and expiring December 31, 2008. Roll Call: Three Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Board members recessed for lunch at 12:20 PM and reconvened at 1:15 PM with a quorum present: Schueth, Boge and Mattke. Marlowe Steege and Karen Wilson, representing Chickasaw County Historical Society, presented their funding request of $3000.00 for FY 2006-07, with the request received under advisement pending the total county budget.

 

Sheriff Marty Larsen overviewed the budget expenditures requested for FY 2006-07, along with vehicle inventory and condition and review of current law enforcement contracts with cities.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Boge, to approve Board Minutes of January 9 & 10, 2006. Roll Call: Three Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board received and filed Iowa Northland Regional Housing Authority Financial Audit Statements for fiscal year ending 2005.

 

The Board received and filed Veteran Affairs Report of December 2005.

 

Vice-Chairman Schueth declared adjournment at 2:20 PM.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 at 9:30 AM with a quorum present: Schueth, Boge, and Mattke. The meeting was called to order by Vice-Chairman Schueth. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Jeanne Heit, Homemaker Director, met with the Board for policy changes and a departmental update, as follows:

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Mattke, to approve Signatures on Letter of Support for  ethanol plant location within Chickasaw County. Roll Call: Three Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Schueth, to approve and adopted proposed policy addressing homemaker client financial guidelines upon admission or as annual update for those not covered by Medicate, Medicaid, Hospice, Public Health Nursing or Hawkeye Valley Area Agency.  Roll Call: Three Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

David Skilton, Nashua City Attorney, met with the Board to update sale to GMT of Waverly of the formerly owned Featherlite property in Nashua. Assessor Doug Welton was also present as an information resource of recent comparable sales.  City of Nashua is seeking a decrease re-appraisal as an incentive to the new owners.

 

Gerald Tieskotter, representing the Chickasaw County Pioneer Cemetery Association  presented their FY 2006-07 funding request of $2000.00, along with an update of past year activities.  On behalf of township clerks and trustees, a request was made to increase trustee meeting reimbursement from $15 to $20 per meeting.

 

Jeannie Wright and Pam Shrock representing Cedar Valley friends of the Family, met with the Board to present their funding request of $2500 - $3500 for FY 2006-07, with the request being received under advisement pending the total county budget.

 

Treasurer Sue Breitbach met with the Board for review and approval of the Semi-Annual Report and Bank Balances update. Treasurer Breitbach also overviewed the FY 2006-07 proposed expenditure budget.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Boge, to approve Treasurerís Semi-Annual Report, for period ending 12-31-2005, subject to audit. Roll Call: Three Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Boge, approve and authorize Chairman Signature on Resolution naming replacement Attorney should the need arise. Roll Call: Three Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 1-17-06-05. Be It Remembered on this 17th day of January, 2006, the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors met in regular session and approved the following Resolution, to wit:  In the case of absence, sickness, disability, or due to a conflict of interest of the Chickasaw County Attorney and/or his assistant, Patrick B. Dillon may serve as acting County Attorney with the same powers and subject to the same responsibilities as the Chickasaw County Attorney. This Resolution is hereby made retroactive to January 2, 2006. Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors, by /ss/ James J. Schueth, Vice-Chairman. Attest: /ss/ Judy A. Babcock, Auditor.

 

Vice-Chairman Schueth declared adjournment at 12:15 PM.

 

 

                                                                        ______________________________

                                                                        James J. Schueth, Vice-Chairman

                                                                        Board of Supervisors

Attest:

 

______________________

Judy A. Babcock, Auditor

 

 

 
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