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Monday, July 10, 2006 - Tuesday, July 11, 2006

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

JULY 10 & 11, 2006

 

The Board convened on Monday, July 10, 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 Pickar, Seconded by Schueth, to approve Agenda for July 10 & 11, 2006. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Schueth, to approve Board Minutes of July 3, 2006. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

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

 

Funding allocation from Rural Services Basic to the Secondary Road Fund was reviewed.

 

PCC Patching on V18 by Midwest Contractors expects to incur a 20% overrun of the projected cost expenditure due to patching depth greater than anticipated.  Concrete has been poured on the Wapsi access improvement project.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Schueth, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on the Iowa Base Inc. Jobs Development Agreement. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. (Provides jobs incentives at $1000.00 per job for 20 jobs to be created and maintained over five years.)

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Pickar, to open the public hearing at 11:00 AM for the boiler replacement project at the Heritage Residence. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.  Those present included Mike Brocka, P.E. for Gilmour & Doyle; Ken Rasing; Mick Gage and Lisa Schildroth, representing Geerts Plumbing and Heating.   

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Schueth, to close the public hearing at 11:05 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Sealed Bids were opened as follows: Gage Plumbing & Heating $75,578.00 and Geerts Plumbing and Heating $104,825.00 with both bids in compliance for bid bond requirement.   Discussion followed, with Mike Brocka P.E. was requested to provide the Board with a written recommendation before action is taken for award the bid.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

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

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, July 11, 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.

 

Dee Boeding, representing Farm Bureau Insurance, met with the Board to request an employee census to present a Wellmark proposal for next calendar year health insurance, which was granted.

 

The Board spoke with Mitchell County via phone conference for a 28E Agreement Case Management meeting at 10:15 AM.  Both board decided to share information and continued with the meeting via phone at 10:30 AM.

 

Motion by Tanner, Seconded by Pickar, to approve and authorize Chairman to sign liability insurance renewal with heartland Insurance Risk Pool for FY 2006-07. Roll Call: Chickasaw, 5 Ayes; Mitchell 3 Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Case Management meeting was adjourned at 10:42 AM.  

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Schueth, to approve Quarterly Reports of Auditor, Recorder and Sheriff, subject to audit. Roll All: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Iowa Department of Revenue sent notification of FY2006-07 state credits to be funded as follows: Homestead 77%; Military Credit 100% and A&I Credit 94%.  Discussion followed, with Board members deciding to increase funding of A&I Credit to 100%. Motion by Boge, Seconded by Mattke, to approve Resolution defining deficit tax credit funding for FY 2006-07. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 07-11-06-28 FOR FUNDING STATE CREDITS FY 2006-07. WHEREAS, the State of Iowa has appropriated monies for fiscal year July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007, which monies are insufficient to fully fund various local property tax credits/taxpayer exemptions, and WHEREAS, Iowa Code Section 25B.7 requires local governments to extend to the taxpayers only those portions of the property tax credits/taxpayer exemptions that are estimated by the Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance to be funded by the state of appropriation, and WHEREAS, the Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance has estimated the percentages of funding for the affected property tax credits/taxpayer exemptions as follows: Homestead credit (including Disabled Veteran''s Homestead Credit) at 77%; Low-income, Elderly Disabled Credit at 100% and Military Exemption at 100%, and WHEREAS, the option of fully funding property tax credits/taxpayer exemptions will cause a funding shortfall to local governments in the County, and WHEREAS, the option of passing on the reduced state-reimbursed values of the credits will increase the amount of net taxes in the County, and WHEREAS, the Board finds that fully funding military exemptions and the disabled veteran''s homestead credits to those person who have served honorably in this Country''s military is of minimal fiscal impact to the local governments. Further, fully funding this credit is in the general public interest, and no software has been perfected for fairly and equitably assessing the reduction in military exemption back to the taxpayer, and WHEREAS, the Board finds that full funding low-income, elderly, and disabled credits to those persons who have qualified for those credits is also of minimal fiscal impact to the local governments and that fully funding this credit is in the general public interest, and WHEREAS, the Board finds that passing on the reduced state-reimbursed values of the homestead credits to the taxpayers in the County funds local governments has the greatest effect while impacting the largest number of persons with minimal effect, and therefore, in the public interest, NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, pursuant to Iowa Code Section 25B.7 that the property tax credits/taxpayer exemptions in Chickasaw County for fiscal year July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007, shall be funded as follows: Homestead Credit 77%; Disabled Veteran''s Homestead Credit 100%; Low-Income, Elderly, Disabled Credit 100%; Military Exemption 100%. AYES: /ss/ John L. Huegel, Chairman; James J. Schueth, Vice-Chairman; Arnie J. Boge; Virgil M. Pickar, Jr.; Sherry Mattke NAYS: None. ATTEST: /ss/ Judy A. Babcock, Auditor.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Schueth, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on Letter of Understanding with Hacker, Nelson & Co., PC for FY 2005-06 Auditor.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Schueth, to approve FY 2006-07 Suspended Tax List for Certification to Treasurer, as required by annually by Code of Iowa. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Mattke, to appoint Barb Jensen to the INRCOG Housing Council. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The written recommendation of Gage Plumbing and Heating was received via fax from Mike Brocka, PE representing Gilmor & Doyle Ltd. in the amount of $75,578.00.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Mattke, to accept bid and authorize Chairman Signature on contract with Gage Plumbing and heating Inc. in the amount of $75,578.00 for the Heritage boiler replacement project. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board received and filed Veterans Affairs Report of June 2006.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Notices as follows:   Annual Submittal Date of Manure Plan due by September 1, 2006:  Dale Reicks, (ID#60643) located in Section 23 of Jacksonville Township; Chickasaw Farms, (ID#62444) located in Section 22 of Dayton Township; H & B LLC, (ID#64009) located in Section 36 of Utica Township; Lynch Finishers (ID#63965) located in Section 15 of Utica Township; Larry Bruening (ID#57703) located in Section 28 Jacksonville Township;  Mike Klassen (ID#59679) located in Section 13 of Chickasaw Township; Mike Reicks (ID#64781) located in Section 33 of Utica Township.  Notices of Incomplete Manure Management Plans for Jim Reicks (ID#64786) located in Section 21 of Utica Township and Mike Reicks (ID#64781) located in Section 33 of Utica Township.  Notice of Administrative Approval of Manure Management Plan for 4 Oaks LLC (ID#59728) located in Section 32 of Utica Township and for Mike Reicks (ID#64781) located in Section 33 of Utica Township.   Also received and filed Manure Management Plan Annual Update for Treloar Farms (ID#57710) located in Section 28 of Fredericksburg Township at 3061 300th St., Sumner.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Pickar, to adjourn at 12:10 PM. All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

 

                                                                                ________________________

                                                                                John L. Huegel, Chairman

                                                                                Board of Supervisors

 

Attest:

 

_____________________

Judy A. Babcock, Auditor

 
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