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Monday, May 08, 2006 - Tuesday, May 09, 2006

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

MAY 8 & 9, 2006

 

The Board convened on Monday, May 8, 2006 at 9:30 AM with a quorum present: Huegel, Schueth, Boge, Mattke.   Pickar was present at 10:20 AM.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Huegel.   Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Schueth, to approve Agenda for May 8 & 9, 2006.  Four Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Boge, to approve Board Minutes of May 1 & 2, 2006. Four Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

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

 

Bids for trailer purchase were reviewed with recommendation present.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Mattke, to accept low bid by New Hampton Auto Body for purchase of PJ Trailer at $4100.00. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Discussion included a request for additional fill material at Fredericksburg Sportsman’s Club shooting range, which had been supplied in the past as the Sheriff Department utilized the site for training.  The FSC has requested Sheriff Department pay annual dues of $25 per person annually.

Sheriff’s department has requested County build a private shooting range for law enforcement. Sheriff Larsen was present, with the Board recommending Sheriff pay annual dues of $200 for the department and pursue the alternative option of a private shooting range as a long-term goal.

 

Upcoming PCC paving project for V18 from Hwy 18 thru Alta Vista to the County Line was reviewed.   

 

Bob Soukup, Economic Development Director, met with the Board for an update of the Progress Casting LTD grand opening scheduled for June 24th, 2006.

 

Renae McIntosh, representing the Child Support Recovery Unit, met with the Board for annual update of agency activity and to propose a 28E Agreement with DHS for Child Support Recovery, effective 7/1/06 thru 6/30/12.   Discussion followed, with action tabled on the proposed agreement.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Schueth to adjourn at 12:12 PM. Four Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, May 9, 2006 with a quorum present: Huegel, Schueth, Boge, Mattke. Pickar was absent. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Huegel. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

The Board held a public forum for the purpose of receiving verbal comments for the Harold and Karen Lantow Iowa Department of natural Resources Construction Permit Application for an expansion at the current site.  Those present included Harold and Karen Lantow, Vic Amoroso, Ken Rasing and Deputy Todd Miller.  Harold and Karen Lantow explained their present operation and the proposed nursery addition new building.   Production is proposed to be just fewer than 10,000 animals annually.  Construction is scheduled to begin on June 10 -15th, 2006.  Vic Amoroso expressed his concerns regarding pollution of the water table, which also included pesticides and nitrates pollutants.  Ken Rasing was asked to address these concerns on behalf of his position with the County and the IDNR, at which he stated he was more concerned about the global warming issue than ground water pollution.    Rasing stated he had been present at the IDNR site inspection, and did not have any concerns against the proposed expansion.  Vic Amoroso raised questions as the level of defined expansions the Board would allow if the control were to be placed with the Board of Supervisors instead of the EPA and if towns should be controlling use of lawn weed killers.     

 

Deputy Todd Miller addressed the Board regarding the Sheriff’s Department request for a private shooting range for law enforcement personnel. Miller has continued with construction plans for building the proposed shooting range at the 40 acre site across from the closed landfill site.  Board members addressed concerns regarding liability and ongoing expenses on a site that training would occur once or twice annually.  Board members restated their position that training should continue at the current privately owned site, while discussion continued as to goals and objectives before proceeding forward with county-owned shooting range.  

 

Ken Rasing met with the Board for several items of business:

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Mattke to adopt Resolution for NIMS (National Incident Management System) Compliance. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 05-09-06-17. DESIGNATION OF THE NATIONAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (NIMS) AS THE BASIS FOR ALL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT IN THE STATE OF IOWA. WHEREAS, the President in Homeland Security Directive (HSPD)-5, directed the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to develop and administer a National Incident Management System (NIMS), which would provide a consistent nationwide approach for Federal, State, local, and tribal governments to work together more effectively and efficiently to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from domestic incidents, regardless of cause, size or complexity; WHEREAS, the collective input and guidance from all Federal, State, local, and tribal homeland security partners has been, and will continue to be, vital to the development, effective implementation and utilization of a comprehensive NIMS; WHEREAS, it is necessary and desirable that all Federal, State, local and tribal emergency agencies and personnel coordinate their efforts to effectively and efficiently provide the highest levels of incident management;  WHEREAS, to facilitate the most efficient and effective incident management it is critical that Federal, State, local, and tribal organizations utilize standardized terminology, standardized organizational structures, interoperable communications, consolidated action plans, unified command structures, uniform personnel qualification standards, uniform standards for planning, training, and exercising, comprehensive resource management, and designated incident facilities during emergencies or disasters;  WHEREAS, the NIMS standardized procedures for managing personnel, communications, facilities and resources will improve the State''s ability to utilize federal funding to enhance local and state agency readiness, maintain first responder safety, and streamline incident management processes.   WHEREAS, the Incident Command System components of NIMS are already an integral part of various incident management activities throughout the State, including current emergency management training programs; and WHEREAS, the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks (9-11 Commission) recommended adoption of a standardized Incident Command System; The National Incident Management Plan was adopted by the Chickasaw County Supervisors under Resolution Number 05-09-06-17,  DATED May 9, 2006.  Ayes: /ss/ John L. Huegel, Chairman; James J. Schueth; Arnie J. Boge; Virgil M. Pickar, Jr.; Sherry Mattke; Judy A. Babcock, Auditor; Ken Rasing, Emergency Management Coordinator. 
 
Ken Rasing explained merging LEPC (Local Emergency Planning Committee), which has been in effect since 1988, with the regional LEPC.  Resolutions will be adopted at session next week defining the change.
 
Ken Rasing has attended training to become a Medical Examiner Investigator, defined as working
under a doctor. Since Rasing is usually present for his First Responders position, this is considered 
as cost effective.
 
Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Mattke, to appoint Ken Rasing as Medical Examiner Investigator. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.   
 
GMT Corporation has requested jobs incentive funding as finalized on March 14, 2006.
 
Motion by Boge, Seconded by Schueth, to approve $50,000 jobs incentive funding to GMT Corp. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.
 
The Board received and filed Veteran Affairs Report of April 2006.
 
Motion by Boge, Seconded by Schueth, to adjourn at 12 Noon. All Ayes, with Motion Carried. 
 
 
                                                                             _________________________
                                                                             John L. Huegel, Chairman
                                                                             Board of Supervisors
 
Attest:
 
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Judy A. Babcock, Auditor
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 
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