The Board convened on Monday, May 22, 2006 at 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 Mattke, Seconded by Boge, to approve agenda for May 22 & 23, 2006. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Pickar, to approve Board Minutes of May 15 & 16, 2006. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Pickar, to approve Fireworks permits for Don Blazek and Dave Tilkes. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Brian Moore, Conservation Director, met with the Board for current year budget discussion.Board Member Mel Pacovsky was present.Discussion centered on an unbudgeted vehicle purchase and current year revenues and expenditures.
Assistant County Attorney John Murray met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities. Departmental updates followed:There were eleven interviews for the open mechanic position; Quality of granular road rock and specifications were reviewed; IDOT bid process is underway for concrete patching on V18 North from Hwy 18 W to the County line with an estimated cost of $331,000.00. Chairman Huegel signed contract with Minnowa Construction for Wapsi Access replacement bridge project.
Chairman Huegel declared adjournment approximately at and board members attended a Siloes & Smokestacks presentation at Kolbyís.
The Board convened on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 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 conferred with MitchellCounty via phone conference at for 28E Chickasaw-Mitchell Case Management Agency.
Motion by Tanner, Seconded by Schueth, to approve a provider contract with NIVIC. Roll Call: Chickasaw: 5 Ayes. Mitchell: 2 Ayes, Absent Jahnel. Motion Carried.
CPC Kobliska presented the need for case management specialist to review three consumer file one day a week with the goal of each consumer file reviewed annually.
Phone conference meeting was adjourned at .
CPC Kobliskapresented a provider contract with Community Care for additional expanded services for consumers.Motion by Boge, Seconded by Pickar to approve and authorize Chairman to sign provider contract with Community Care. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Recorder Cindy Messersmith met with the Board for review and approval of passport photo equipment. Proposed equipment purchase was reviewed. Discussion included convenience and cost effectiveness to passport applicants.
Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Pickar, to approve purchase of passport photo equipment at a cost of $1182.50. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Boge, to pen the public hearing at 10:00 AM for the proposed Rod Hinz expansion to existing animal confinement operation located in Section 18 of Deerfield Township. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Those present included Vic Amoroso who is also a member of the Chickasaw County Board of Health, Ken Rasing, CountySanitarian, and Chuck Glaser, on behalf of the next scheduled meeting of the Board. Vic Amoroso relayed information from a public meeting attended by over 60 people, in which the IDNR participated stating Cedar Rapids waterworks has records back to 1900, in which nitrogen significantly increases four times a year from ten parts per one million to 20 parts per million. The higher level is not considered safe for young children or pregnant women. Currently there are approximately 12,000 animal confinement operations in northeast Iowa.Amoroso wonders at what level the water quality will be unsafe and intolerable for the general population and how could the current level of confinements be contained from expansion.Supervisor John Huegel stated a constituent had concerns that the Rod Hinz
facility was accustomed to spreading the manure on top of the ground. Amoroso alluded to bottled water selling at $10.00 a gallon while gas is selling at $3.00 a gallon.No written comments were received from the public.
Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Mattke, to close the public hearing at Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Juanita Anderson and Adis Lee met with the Board to discuss the disposition of the Jacksonville Historians from the Five Corners Historical Site which is now under Conservation jurisdiction.Also present for the discussion were Jon Andersen; Attorneys Pat Wegman and Mark Huegel; Conservation Board Members Chuck Glaser and Myrna Moore; Lawler Mayor Linda Anderson and Lawler City Clerk Sue Cutsforth.Adis Lee read her personal statement into the record regarding the beginning and the ensuing history of the Jacksonville Historians and the contributions of artifacts contained at the site.At question at this time is the legal ownership of the donated items.
Attorney Pat Wegman stated the following steps to resolution of the issues at hand: 1. Statement of inventory of the loaned or donated items releasing same to the Jacksonville Historians; 2. Set up access with the Conservation Board; 3. Offer remaining property to proper owners; 4. Parties concurto indemnification agreement on behalf of the County.
The Board recessed for lunch and reconvened in the Board room at , with a quorum present: Huegel, Schueth, Boge, Pickar.Mattke was absent.
Jim Cook, representing Chickasaw Ambulance, met with the Board to discuss ambulance services.Ken Rasing was also present. Concerns are that ambulance services are declining.Problem arises for lack of EMT personnel because it is part-time, on-call position.New classes will begin in the fall with hopes that recruitment efforts will improve the numbers of EMTís.
All Board members were present at CommunityServicesBuilding for an ethanol industry power point presentation by Homeland Energy Solutions LLC.Those present included Kathy Showalter; John Hays; Steve Cudulick; Randy Cray; Jim Truka; Nick Lewibold; Marion Cagley; Steve Eastman; Wade Schumdlach; Steve Dietz; Doug Lindaman; Pat Royle; Steve Core;Keith Leidee; Willis Hansen; Bob Soukup; Jerry A. Calease; Dyane Lunch; Ron Pumphry and Mike Bartz.
Board members returned to the Board room approximately and were joined by Kathy Showalter, Assessor Doug Welton and Engineer Dusten Rolando for continued discussion regarding incentives and infrastructure needed for the ethanol industry.
The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Plan Updates for Jeff Pleggenkuhle (ID#63926) located in Fayette County with application sites in Chickasaw County; Prime Feeders, Inc. located at 2671 190th St., New Hampton in Section 35 of Jacksonville Township; Administrative Approval for Manure Management Plans for Chambers Farms, Inc., (ID#58948) located in Section 8 of Deerfield Township; Lantow Site 1 ((ID#63592) located in Section 12 of Dresden Township; Meirick Enterprises LLC (ID#58676) located in Section 24 of Utica Township; Exeter LTD ((ID#59543) located in Section 14 of Bradford Township.