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Monday, March 13, 2006 - Tuesday, March 14, 2006

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

MARCH 13 & 14, 2006

 

The Board convened on Monday, March 13, 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.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Schueth, to approve agenda for March 13 & 14, 2006, with one addition, Authorization for Chairman Signature 

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Mattke, to approve Board Minutes of March 6 & 7, 2006. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Pickar, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature Cover Letter of Introduction to DHS for Review for upcoming DHS consumer review. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

County Engineering Assistant John Murray met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Schueth, to accept resignation of Mike Carolan from Secondary Road, effective March 17, 2006. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Boge, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on 2005 Voting System Fund Allocation Agreement with Iowa Secretary of State for $106,490.00. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board visited with Attorney Mike Kennedy regarding a petition signed by residents for grading and paving of Panora Avenue between Hwy 24 E and 220th Street.  Engineer Rolando is expected to research Iowa Code regarding Secondary Road Assessment Districts and make a recommendation to the Board.

 

Ken Rasing spoke with the Board regarding the FY 2005-06 HIRP liability insurance billing for inland marine departmental equipment.

 

Supervisor Boge updated a recently attended RC&D meeting for which a grant application for a potential of $500-750,000 has been made to enhance regional tourism and economic development.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Pickar, to adjourn at 12:03 PM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 with a quorum present: Huegel, Boge, Pickar, Mattke. Schueth was absent. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Huegel. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Sheriff Marty Larsen and Deputy Todd Miller met with the Board to discuss and seek approval for FY 2005-06 Sheriff departmental budget amendment, with discussion following.  An update followed as to ongoing burglary investigations.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Mattke to approve and authorize Signatures on Resolution for funding $25,000.00 from Economic Development for Nashua Welcome Center. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 03-14-2006-13 Resolution For Support Of Funding Nashua Welcome Center

WHEREAS, the city officials from Nashua have made application and been granted the location for Avenue of the Saints Welcome Center. The project consists of moving and restoring a 1916 railroad depot to a location near the Avenue of the Saints as a Gateway Welcome Center to Northeast Iowa for tourism and economic development. WHEREAS, the proposed Welcome Center, will provide a Rest Stop facility, with a possible basement to provide for a storm shelter. The City of Nashua will provide staffing and maintenance, with volunteers to assist.   The Welcome Center will be open seven days a week with the rest stop portion open 24 hours a day. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by motion of Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors at regular session on May 3, 2004 hereby commits $25,000.00 to the Nashua Welcome Center from the Economic Development Fund of the Local Option Sales Tax as a future investment and benefit to citizens and visitors alike, for restoration of the old railroad depot building as a commitment to area tourism development. AYES: /ss/ John L. Huegel, Chairman; Arnie J. Boge; Virgil M. Pickar, Jr.; Sherry Mattke;  (Absent)  James J. Schueth.  NAYS: None. ATTEST: /ss/ Judy A. Babcock, Auditor 

 

 

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Pickar, to approve and authorize Chairman Signatures on Resolution for funding (50) promissory jobs from Economic Development for GMT Corporation in Nashua and Agreement between Chickasaw County and GMT corporation specifying repayment should performance goals not be achieved. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried. Resolution 03-14-06-14. A Resolution by the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors Providing Economic Development Assistance Gap Financing to GMT Corporation for its Project in Nashua, Iowa. WHEREAS, the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors is supportive of economic development efforts promoting creation and retention of jobs, capital investment and increased assessed valuation; and WHEREAS,  GMT Corporation of Waverly, Iowa proposes to occupy the idled former Featherlite, Inc. facility in Nashua, Iowa in expanding its Iowa business operations; and, WHEREAS, Chickasaw County has reviewed project parameters and holds that the intent and effects of the project are commensurate with programmatic evaluative requirements of Chickasaw County; and WHEREAS, the business of applying for benefits for the Iowa Department of Economic Development; and WHEREAS, Chickasaw County seeks to implement benefit thresholds correlative with Iowa Department of Economic Development requirements; and, WHEREAS, the project calls for a capital investment estimated at $4,495,474; and, WHEREAS, the project calls for creation of minimum of 50 new full-time positions within 36 months of  operations commencement; and, WHEREAS, the average hourly starting wage of all new jobs is anticipated to exceed the prevailing Community Economic Betterment Account (CEBA) wage threshold of $12.12 per hour; and WHEREAS, GMT Corporation offers a benefit package exceeding the minimum prescribed by the Iowa Department of Economic Development; NOW,THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors confer a Forgivable Loan of $50,000 to GMT Corporation for creation of 50 new full-time jobs in Nashua, Iowa, with each job creating having a minimum starting wage of at least $12.12 per hour; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a Loan Agreement and Promissory Note will be executed by the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors and GMT Corporation specifying terms and conditions of said Loan and repayment should performance goals not be achieved. Passed and Adopted this 14th day of March 2006. /ss/  John L. Huegel, Chairperson, Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors. Attest: Judy A. Babcock, Chickasaw County Auditor.

 

Jim Erickson, member of Fredericksburg Economic Development met with the Board for an update of the Fredericksburg Family Clinic project, which has been completed and is now in operational phase. 

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Notices as follows: Administrative Approval of Manure Management Plan for Don Kurtenbach (ID#62176) located in Section 19 of Stapleton Township and (ID#59339) located in Section 17 of Stapleton Township, Shindelar Farms (ID#611282) located in Section 26 of Utica Township; Jerico Swine & Beef (ID#62201) located in Section 35 of Jacksonville Township; Denner Site (ID#64312) located in Section 21 of Stapleton Township. Manure Management Plan Annual Submittal Date due by May 1, 2006 for Dayton Site (ID#63719) located in Section 22 of Dayton Township; for Chambers Farms, Inc. (ID#58948) located in Section 8 of Deerfield Township; for Exeter LTD. (ID#59543) located in Section 14 of Bradford Township; and Lantow Site 1 (ID#63592) located in Section 12 of Dresden Township. Also received and filed was IDNR Annual Update for Poppe Farms (ID#57707) located at 1630 250th St., Ionia in Section 6 of Richland Township.

 

The Board received and filed Sanitarian Report of February 2006; Emergency Management Revenue Report of February 2006; 911 Revenue Report of February 2006 and Veteran Affairs Report of February 2006.

 

Ken Rasing visited with the Board regarding Fire Marshall order regarding Heritage sprinkler units. A kitchen heating unit will be removed and replaced with a sprinkler unit.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Mattke, to approve proposal by Black Hawk Sprinklers for purchase and installation of sprinkler unit for $3570.00. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Pickar, to adjourn at 12:05 PM. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

                                                                         _______________________

                                                                         John L. Huegel, Chairman

                                                                         Board of Supervisors

 

Attest:

 

______________________

Judy A. Babcock, Auditor

 
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