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Monday, March 06, 2006 - Tuesday, March 07, 2006

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

MARCH 6 & 7, 2006

 

The Board convened on Monday, March 6, 2006 with all members present: Huegel, Schueth, Boge, Pickar, Mattke. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Huegel. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Pickar, to approve agenda for March 6 & 7, 2006. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Chris Skilton, Attorney for Darin Dietz met with the Board for approval of Harbor Ridge Second Addition Subdivision. Final plat maps were reviewed along with approvals from the Sanitarian and Engineer.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Mattke, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on Resolution approving Harbor Ridge Second Addition Subdivision. RESOLUTION 03-6-06-11. WHEREAS the appropriate documentation necessary to comply with the County Ordinance regarding Platting Subdivisions is now on file with the County Auditor, and WHEREAS the hearing on the matter was had at the Board of Supervisorsí meeting on the 6th day of March, 2006, and WHEREAS no objections were made to the addition of a second addition to HARBOR RIDGE, A SUBDIVISION LOCATED IN THE NORTH HALF OF SECTION 7, T94N, R14W, CHICKASAW COUNTY, IOWA, as proposed by Jr. Darin Dietz, Managing Member of Dietz Land Development, L.L.C., NOW THEREFORE upon a unanimous vote of the Board it resolved and approved that the addition to the subdivision to be known as HARBOR RIDGE SECOND ADDTION, A SUBDIVSION LOCATED IN THE NORTH HALF OF SECTION 7, T94N, R14W, CHICKASAW COUNTY, IOWA, is hereby approved.  Dated this 6th day of March 2006. /ss/ John L. Huegel, Chairman, Board of Supervisors.  Attest: /ss/ Judy A. Babcock, Auditor.

 

County Engineer met with Board to discuss road departmental activities, with permit approval.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Schueth, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on permit for Iowa Telecom to place buried cable in county right of way thru 110th street west of Union Avenue in Utica Township. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Other updates included a pending resignation with a procedure review of filling the vacancy and an upcoming IDOT meeting in New Hampton for bridge replacement on Highway 24 E.

 

Board members requested meeting with Treasurer Sue Breitbach regarding advertising pamphlets received with vehicle renewal notices.  Sue explained the vendor Allied Documents discounted County renewal noticesí billings $25 a month or $300 a year, for Treasurerís authorization to place advertising material of vendor choice with the renewal notices.  Program was approved through ISAC and implemented with February notices.  After discussion, agreement was reached to discontinue the program.

 

Jeanne Heit, Homemaker Director, met with the Board to request additional vacation carryover extension for Anita Eschweiler. Motion by Boge, Seconded by Schueth, to approve vacation carryover extension of 11.75 hours for Anita Eschweiler due to new director, jobs description reassignment and illness of employees. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Sheriff Marty Larsen met with the Board to request additional vacation carryover extension of 18.5 hours for Todd Miller.  Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Pickar, to approve vacation carryover extension for Todd Miller due to surgery hospitalization and subsequent long recovery.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Farm Bureau members Randy Heitz and Mike Booth met with the Board for final review of the revamped FY 2006-07 county budget.  At last review, Farm Bureau had concerns that the projected ending fund balance was 54% of the projected expenditures.  Board members had lowered the levy which decreased the tax asking revenue and the projected ending fund balance to 35% of the project expenditures.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Board members recessed at 12 Noon for lunch reconvening at 1PM for ongoing departmental budget review. 

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Schueth, to adjourn at 2:30 PM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at 9:30 AM with all members present: Huegel, Schueth, Boge, Pickar, Mattke. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Huegel. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Board members spoke via phone at 9:30 AM with Mitchell County Board members for a 28E Chickasaw-Mitchell Case Management Agency meeting. Present in Mitchell County were Stan Walk, Verne Tanner and Cheryl Jahnel. Janet Larsen, Case Management Office Manager was present on behalf of Sheila Kobliska who was unable to attend.

 

Approval was requested for purchase of a copier/printer to be located in Mitchell County with discussion following.  A proposal had been obtained from IKON who is vendor for like equipment in Chickasaw County. Mitchell County services are located in a new building with special computer wiring as opposed an internet for network connections to individual pcís. It was decided to table the proposed purchase.

The Quill purchase proposal for workstation was reviewed.  Motion by Jahnel, Seconded by Mattke to approve purchase from Quill Corporation at $1512.92 and file tax exempt certificate. Roll Call: All Ayes, both Mitchell and Chickasaw Counties. Motion Carried.

 

Departmental updates included date notice of April 3, 2006 for DHS survey review of case management services.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Jahnel, to adjourn meeting at 9:50 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes, both counties. Motion Carried.

 

Chairman Huegel opened sealed bids for sale of used equipment, with the Board reserving the right to reject any and all bids, if necessary.  Bids received were 1995 Ford Crown Victoria, Robert Boos $565.00; 1997 Ford Explorer, Sam Boos $865.00; Doug Kleiss $1020.00.   Robert Boos was present for the bid opening.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Schueth, to accept bid of $565.00 by Robert Boos for sale of 1995 Ford Crown Victoria. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Boge, to accept bid of $1020.00 by Doug Kleiss for sale of 1997 Ford Explorer. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board met with GMT Corp. officials for an update and a funding request for job incentives from economic development.  Present for the meeting were Tim Fox, Economic Development Director; Tim Baldwin, Mayor of Nashua; Steve Smith, President of GMT Corp.; Darcy Knights and Jerard Graening, two members of the family ownership. Steve Smith spoke on behalf of the group, who has purchased the vacant Featherlite site located in Nashua, which will be an expansion to the existing facility located in Waverly. The company concept is machining and fabrication of raw steel for contract manufacture to its customer base.  GMT Corp anticipates beginning with 15 jobs at the Nashua Site and expanding up to 50 jobs within three years. Current hourly salary scale is at $13.40, with 3-5% annual salary increases, the salary will increase to $13.91 per hour.  The new project in Nashua is a part of Iowa Department of Economic Development enterprise zone which also extends into Charles City area. Tim Fox, Economic Development Director stated application is underway for $150,000 forgivable loan as the wage scale meets requirements. Tim Fox will facilitate with necessary written documents for Chickasaw Countyís participation for economic development job incentive funding.  Those agreements will be finalized in the near future.   GMT Corp. expects facility in Nashua to begin site repair and update as soon as possible, with anticipated manufacturing production to begin in late July or early August.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Schueth, to open the public hearing at 11:00 AM for the proposed FY 2006-07 budget. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Sheila Kobliska, CPC was present for the hearing, with no other persons from the public represented nor were any comments received in regard to the budget.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Pickar, to close the public hearing at 11:20 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Pickar, to adopt approving FY 2006-07 reduced Budget. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.  Resolution 3-7-06-12 WHEREAS,  the Board of Supervisors do hereby approve and adopt the 2006-2007 County Budget after the public hearing held on march 7, 2006.  PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 7th day of March 2006.  The vote thereon being as follows: AYES: /ss/ John L. Huegel, Chairman; James J. Schueth; Arnie J. Boge; Virgil M. Pickar, Jr.; Sherry Mattke.  Attest: /ss/ Judy A. Babcock, Auditor.

 

The Compensation Board recommendation for elected officials was reviewed.

 

Motion by Schueth, seconded by Pickar, to approve FY 2006-2007 salaries for elected officials at 50% of the Compensation Board recommendation. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Board action will increase elected officials as follows: Attorney, increase of $4000.00 to $49,040; Auditor, increase of $2000.00 to $39,129; Recorder & Treasurer, increase of $2000.00 to $39,090;  Sheriff, increase of $3500.00 to $50,660; and Supervisors, increase of $1000.00 to $21,945.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Huegel, to approve liquor license and Sunday sales permit for Jerico Joís.

Roll Call: All Ayes.   Motion Carried.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

The Board received and filed Annual Manure Management Plan Update for Allan Shindelar (ID#61182) located at 3265 120th St., Waucoma.

 

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

 

Board members reconvened for a public hearing for Mental Health Services Management Plan and Mental Services FY 2006-09 Strategic Plan.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Schueth, to open the public hearing at 1:30 PM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.  Introductions followed for those attending the meeting who were members of Chickasaw County Mental Health Advisory Committee, as follows: Kathy Dubois, CVMH; Chris Hoffman, PBS-CVMH; Melissa Bollman and Peg Trestroet, Comprehensive Systems, Inc; Judy Eichenberger; Jess Throndson, Heritage Administrator; Anita Fay, Keystone SW; June Laures, Northstar; Sue Pleggenkuhle, Chickasaw Centre; Mary Rosonke, Iowa Workforce; Lois Staff, Vocational Rehabilatation; Sheila Kobliska, CPC; Janet Larsen, Office Manager; Jennifer Knutson, Becky Tilkes and Terri Rabe, Targeted Case Managers.

 

Sheila Kobliska overviewed changes in documents as followed: Mental Health Services Plan: For resources of client cash value life insurance are no longer declared; Cost of services have option to pay $10.00 a month co-pay or client may perform community service for one hour a month. Sheila overviewed the goals and objectives within the Strategic Plan which call for increased collaboration with educational systems as well as public education on awareness on issues of mental illness and other disabilities.

 

Comments from those attending included Chris Hoffman requesting the Mental Health Committee consider Pathways for the educational component proposed in the documents.  Sue Pleggenkuhle requested Heritage rumors be addressed and Jess Throndson stated her willingness to conduct a program and discussion regarding Heritage Program at the Senior Site. Kathy Dubois complimented Chickasaw County upon Mental Health Services Plans and Program for client use friendliness. 

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Mattke, to close public hearing at 2:00 PM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board re-convened in the Board room at 2:10 PM.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Schueth, to approve and adopt the Mental Health Services Plan along with proposed changes. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Pickar, to  approve and adopted the FY 2006-2009 Strategic Plan for Goals and Objectives of Mental Health Services provided in the County. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Boge, to approve listing of Mental Health Advisory Committee. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Pickar, to adjourn at 2:15 PM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

 

 

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                                                                                                 John L. Huegel, Chairman

                                                                                                 Board of Supervisors

 

Attest:

 

 

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Judy A. Babcock, Auditor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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