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Monday, June 05, 2006 - Tuesday, June 06, 2006

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

JUNE 5 & 6, 2006

 

The Board convened on Monday, June 5, 2006 at 9:15 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 Mattke, Seconded by Schueth, to approve Agenda for June 5 & 6, 2006. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Ken Rasing met with the Board set the bid letting date for the Heritage Boiler replacement project. Michael Brocka, Engineer, representing Gilmour and Doyle was present.  The replacement boiler cost is expected to be greater than originally thought because of the two different heating systems in the first and second additions.  The anticipated completion date for the project is October 1, 2006.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Boge, to set the pre-bid contractor meeting for June 22, 2006 at 2:00 PM with the public hearing and bid opening for July 10, 2006 at 11:00 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board received and filed Sanitation, 911, and Emergency Reports of May 2006.

 

David Skilton, Nashua City Attorney, met with the Board to request abatement of FY 2006-07 taxes on GMT Corporation property tax acquisition.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Mattke, to approve FY 2006-07 tax abatement on City of Nashua property sold to GMT Corporation in Nashua Corporation. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

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

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Schueth, to approve hire of Barry Klingman, as mechanic, effective June 12, 2006 at $14.92 per hour. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Chairman signed contract agreement with Brian Tank Masonry for sidewalk replacement project at Courthouse in the amount of $2300.00.

 

Discussion proceeded to road infrastructure for the Homeland Energy Solutions, LLC Project. Those present to advocate proceeding with the project were Russ Laures; Steve Laures; Dennis Boos; Ron Pumphrey; Duane Lynch; Vern Laures; Steve Eastman and Pat Boyle. Discussion included the turn lane design concepts and costs.

 

Assessor Doug Welton met with the Board for tax incentives discussion for the proposed ethanol plant. 

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Administrative Approval of Manure Management Plans for Prime Feeders, Inc. (ID#64673) located at 2671 190th St., New Hampton and Schulz Farms Partnership, Home Site (ID#58254) located 2581 220th St., New Hampton in Section 15 of New Hampton Township and South Site (ID#62397) located in Section 22 of New Hampton Township.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Mattke, to approve Fireworks Permits for Stan Jirak and Deb Christensen. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Schueth, to adopt Resolution of Financial Support Incentives for Homeland Energy Solutions LLC. Roll Call: All Ayes Motion Carried.   RESOLUTION 06-05-2006-20. RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR HOMELAND ENERGY SOLUTIONS, LLC. WHEREAS, Homeland Energy Solutions, LLC is interested in building a 100,000,000 gallon per year ethanol processing plan in Chickasaw County, Iowa; and WHEREAS, this facility will create 40-50 new high quality jobs and make an investment of more than $160,000,000 in the County which includes working capital; and WHEREAS, this project will create an important new market for area agriculture producers providing them with another revenue source, expand the area’s economy and allow area residents to invest in this effort resulting in a positive economic impact the County and its residents; and WHEREAS, the project intends to apply for grants and loans through various state and federal programs; and WHEREAS, Homeland Energy Solutions, LLC is in need of financial assistance in the form of tax abatements and road improvements and closures in order to make this project a reality. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF CHICKASAW COUNTY, IOWA, THAT: Section 1: The County wholly endorses this project and all applications for state and federal grant and loan funding; and Section 2: The County intends to negotiate a development agreement which will provide for tax abatements at a rate of 100% of the new taxes for a period of 20 years with Homeland Energy Solutions, LLC. PASSED AND APPROVED this 5th day of June 2006. AYES: /ss/ John L. Huegel, Chairman; James J. Schueth; Arnie J. Boge; Virgil M. Pickar, Jr.; Sherry Mattke. NAYS: None.   Attest: /ss/  Judy A. Babcock, Auditor.

 

Chairman Huegel declared adjournment at 12 Noon.   

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, June 6, 2006 at 9:15 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 Mattke, Seconded by Boge, to appoint Joyce Kuennen as District 5 Planning Commission Member. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Schueth, seconded by Pickar, to adopt Resolution establishing  Planning Commission members and defining terms for the unincorporated areas of Chickasaw County. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

RESOLUTION 06-06-06-21. A Resolution Of The Chickasaw County Board Of Supervisors Establishing A Planning Commission For The Unincorporated Areas Of The County. WHEREAS,  the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors has chosen to develop and adopt a County Comprehensive Plan and Subdivision Ordinance in order to protect the public health, welfare, and safety of its residents through land use planning, subdivision regulation and management efforts; and WHEREAS, an integral part of the development and implementation of the County Comprehensive Plan and Subdivision Ordinance involves public input; and WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors wishes to establish a permanent, consistent process of review and public input for implementation of the Comprehensive Plan and Subdivision Ordinance, through the appointment of a Planning Commission comprised of Chickasaw County residents; and WHEREAS, said Planning Commission will be established through appointment by the Board of Supervisors, in the same manner as other Chickasaw County commissions for the purpose of providing recommendations to the Board regarding implementation of the Comprehensive Plan and Subdivision Ordinance; and WHEREAS, said Planning Commission shall be comprised of seven residents of Chickasaw County who, collectively, shall be bound by the Iowa Open Meeting and Open Records statutes, and shall have the duties and responsibilities as prescribed in the Comprehensive Plan and Subdivision Ordinance, and shall be allowed to adopt bylaws that will assist them in doing so; and WHEREAS, members of the Planning Commission shall be appointed for five (5) year terms, with the exception of when members are first appointed.  Then members shall be appointed in staggered terms, as follows: District 1: Kathy Smith, 3 year.; District 2: Mark Moine, 1 year; District 3: Nancy Poppe, 4 years; District 4: Tom Soenen, 5 year; District 5: Joyce Kuennen, 2 years; At-large Members: Mike Booth, 5 years and Fred Hall, 4 years. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ADOPTED ON JUNE 6TH, 2006, a Resolution of the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors establishing a Chickasaw County Planning Commission. AYES: /ss/ John L. Huegel, Chairman; James J. Schueth; Arnie J. Boge; Virgil M. Pickar, Jr.; Sherry Mattke. NAYS: None. ATTEST: /ss/ Judy A. Babcock, Auditor 

 

Sheriff Marty Larsen met with the Board for personnel changes and departmental updates. Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Schueth, to approve hire of Cathy Ollendick as part-time, on-call dispatcher effective June 7, 2006 as per union salary scale. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Board members spoke with Mitchell County Board at 10:15 AM via phone conference for a 28E Agreement Board Meeting of the Chickasaw-Mitchell Case Management Agency.

 

CPC Sheila Kobliska had advised the Board via e-mail that newly created Childrens’ Mental Health Waiver necessitated an increase of $15,000.00 in budget appropriations for the current year.

 

Motion by Jahnel, Seconded by Pickar, to approve an increase of $15,000.00 appropriations by budget resolution to the Chickasaw-Mitchell Case Management Agency. Roll Call: Chickasaw County: Five Ayes.  Mitchell County: Three Ayes.  Motion Carried. 

 

Chickasaw-Mitchell Case Management Agency meeting was adjourned at 10:25 AM.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Schueth, to approve fireworks permit for Brian and Carolyn Geschke. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Jeanne Heit, Homemaker Administrator, met with the Board for two Homemaker Aide Interviews and hiring action. Interviews and discussion followed.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Boge, to approve hire of Kayla Scallon, as part-time, on-call Homemaker Health Aide, effective June 7, 2006.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Mattke, to approve hire of Jennifer Timp, as part-time, on-call Homemaker Health Aide effective June 7, 2006. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Chairman Huegel Declared adjournment at 11:30 AM.  Board members traveled to the GMT Corporation site in Nashua, for a plant tour and presentation of the $50,000.00 for development of 50 new jobs incentive funding.

 

 

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                                                                                                John L. Huegel, Chairman

                                                                                                Board of Supervisors

 

Attest:

 

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Judy A. Babcock, Auditor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                             

 

 

 

 

 

 
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