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Monday, May 15, 2006 - Tuesday, May 16, 2006

CHICKASAW COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

MAY 15 & 16, 2006

 

The Board convened on Monday, May 15, 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 May 15 & 15, 2006. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Mattke, to approve Board Minutes of May 8 & 9, 2006. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Jeanne Heit, Homemaker Administrator met with the Board for interview of prospective applicant. Interview and discussion followed.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Mattke, to approve hire of Cindy Mullins, as homemaker health aide, effective May 16, 2006, as per union salary scale. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

As homemaker departmental update items, funding for administrator ongoing educational training was approved. Two updated computer storage towers will be funded from data processing budget to replace slow, obsolete current equipment. Provider of phone service was requested to be changed to Iowa Telecom.  

 

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

 

The Board opened bids for a sidewalk project at the Courthouse, for removal of 558 square yards and placement of 675 square yards of concrete.  The bids were as follows: Brian Tank Masonry $2300.00; DeBest Const. $3287.25; Randy Brummond Const., 3648.75; Concrete Foundations, Inc.; 3800.00; Matt Const. $3475.00; Wordes Concrete $4200.00; Gery Richter $3582.00.  

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Schueth, to accept bid of Brian Tank Masonry at $2300.00. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Bids were opened for Project L-2920-0473-19, which is placement of concrete double tee bridge located at the Wapsi access overflow bridge, with bids as follows: Taylor Const. Inc., $98,000.00 and Minnowa Const, $89,950.00.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Pickar, to accept bid and authorize Chairman to sign contract with Minnowa Construction at $89,950.00 for bridge project. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Dave Jacobsen, representing the Fredericksburg Am Vets, met with the Board to propose a double seal coat project on approximately 1500 of Jackson Street in front of the cemetery.  The County has no policy regarding county and private participation on a granular surfaced roadway. Discussion followed with alternatives for dust control.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Planning Commission Membership was appointed, with Supervisor Districts represented, as follows: Kathy Smith,  District 1; Mark Moine, District 2; Nancy Poppe, District 3; Tom Soenen, District 4; Marcy Bergman, District 5; Fred Hall and Mike Booth, At-Large Members.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Boge, to adjourn at 12 Noon.   

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, May 16, 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.

 

Mark Huegel, Assistant County Attorney met with the Board to present a Quarantine and Isolation Ordinance proposed language for consideration and possible adoption by the Board of Health.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Boge, to adopt and authorize Chairman to sign Resolution for LEPC to become subcommittee of the Regional LEPC. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 05-16-06-19.  WHEREAS, Title III, Section 301 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-know Act (EPCRA) of 1986 establishes the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC); and WHEREAS, The County formed an LEPC as required; and WHEREAS, each County is required to have an EPCRA emergency plan on file with the SERC; and WHEREAS, it has been determined that the merger of LEPCs would improve emergency planning efficiency and effectiveness; and WHEREAS, such merger is allowed by state law; and WHEREAS, each existing LEPC will continue existence as subcommittee of the regional Planning Committee; THEREFORE IT RESOLVED, that the Chickasaw County LEPC join with other LEPCs to form the Northeast Iowa Regional Emergency Planning Committee.  It is understood that each county must continue to develop and maintain a state approved multi-hazard emergency operations plan. Passed this 16th day of May 2006. Chair of the Board of Supervisors:  /ss/ John L. Huegel, Chairman; /ss/ Ken Rasing, LEPC Chairman; ATTEST: /ss/ Judy A. Babcock, Auditor

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Boge, to approve and authorize Chairman to sign Resolution to merge with regional LEPC. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 05-16-06-18

PETITION TO MERGE   To the Iowa Emergency Response Commission: The Chickasaw County Local Emergency Planning Committee (or Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors acting as the Local Emergency Planning Committee) petitions the Iowa Emergency Response Commission to merge with the proposed Northeast Iowa Regional Emergency Planning Committee. The area of the Planning District will consist of Butler, Bremer, Allamakee, Howard, Grundy and Chickasaw Counties in Iowa.  The reason for the merger is that alone, our county cannot adequately plan for, respond to, train, or mitigate the accidental release of extremely hazardous substances in our communities. The benefits from such a merger would be to protect the citizens of our community by pooling and making better use of available resources in planning, training, mitigation and response with those of other counties in our area. We would like for this change to take place by September 28th, 2006. /ss/ Ken Rasing, County LEPC Chairperson;/ss/  John L. Huegel, County Board of Supervisors; Attest: /ss/ Judy A. Babcock, Auditor   Date: 5/16/2006

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Schueth, to appoint Ken Rasing as 2nd alternate to Northeast Iowa Response Group. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board spoke with Jack Lipovac of HR OneSource via phone in exempt session under IAC 20.17 (3).

 

Neil Schraeder, representing Hacker & Nelson PC, met with the Board to review FY 2004-05 audit findings. The audit firm disclosure to comply with audit standards was reviewed with questions and answers following.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

The Board received and filed Manure Management Plan Updates for Schulz Farms Partnership facilities (ID#62397) located at 2271 Pembroke Ave., New Hampton and (ID#58254) located at 2581 220th St., New Hampton.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Schueth, to adjourn at 12:15 PM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

                                                            ________________________

                                                            John L. Huegel, Chairman

                                                            Board of Supervisors

 

 

Attest:

 

________________________

Judy A. Babcock, Auditor

 
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