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Monday, August 14, 2006 - Tuesday, August 15, 2006

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

AUGUST 14 & 15, 2006

 

The Board convened on Monday, August 14, 2006 at 9:30 AM with a quorum present: Huegel, Schueth, Boge, Pickar. Mattke was absent. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Huegel. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Boge, to approve Agenda for August 14 & 15, 2006. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Schueth, to approve Board Minutes of August 7 & 8, 2006. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

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

 

A request with approval granted, was made for a pop machine on the south outside wall at the Community Services Building.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Pickar, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on NIMS (National Incident Management System) compliancy letter, stating designated county officials have participated in required federal training program. Roll Call: Four Ayes Motion Carried. 

 

A proposal for pneumatic controls for the replacement Heritage boiler was reviewed. Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Schueth, to approve purchase of $4985.00 from Control Service for Heritage pneumatic boiler controls. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities, with several interested persons present for the motor grader purchase public hearing: Rick Yeager and Rick Noah, representing Murphy Tractor; Bill Fisher, representing Ziegler Inc.; Gene Blazek, representing Blazek Corp.; Dean Speicher, representing Speicher Excavating Inc.; Dave Swenumson and Alvin Myers, representing taxpayers; Dave Bonfig, Shop Maintenance Foreman. 

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Pickar, to open the public hearing at 10:00 AM for purchase of three motor graders over five years. Roll Call: Five Ayes. Motion Carried. Supervisor Sherry Mattke spoke with those present via phone conference.

 

Engineer Rolando restated his recommendation for purchase of three Caterpillars over five years, with the public hearing required for payments obligated outside the current fiscal year. Dave Bonfig supports the recommendation.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Pickar, to close the public hearing at 10:15 AM. Roll Call: Five Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Boge, to authorize purchase of one new John Deere motor grader for $136,167.00 after trade. Roll Call: Five Ayes. Motion Carried.  

 

Engineer reviewed pending litigation in Washington County for railroad funding cooperating for upgrading railroad structures, i.e. crossings with his request and recommendation that Chickasaw County participate with cost sharing as a favorable decision will help counties in the future.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Boge, to approve funding $2000.00 to Washington County for pending litigation regarding railroad participation for county structures. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Brian Moore, Conservation Director, met with the Board land acquisition discussion of the 160 acres in 28-95-13 from the Holy Family Church.  Mark Huegel, Assistant County Attorney and Joan Knoll, Auditor Clerk, were present.  Revenue sources were reviewed, as follows: $262,500 IDNR Habitat Stamp; $40,000 County loan; remaining $26,000, combinations of Pheasants Forever; Turkeys and Whitetails yet to be determined.  However, an application for a REAP grant is underway and if successful, the remaining funding of $87,500.00 beyond the Habitat Stamp would be 100% completed.  Attorney Huegel will write the Offer to Purchase Agreement and an agreement for the $40,000.00 county loan, with repayment of to 10 years with no interest, will be agreed to by all parties.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Pickar, to  set the public hearing on September 5, 2006 at 1:00 PM for the $40,000.00 county loan to conservation for land acquisition of 40 acres in 28-95-13. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Schueth, to adjourn at 11:50 AM. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 9:30 AM with a quorum present: Huegel, Schueth, Boge, Pickar.  Mattke was absent.   The meeting was called to order by Chairman Huegel. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Data Processing Manager Doug Welton met with the Board for review of paper bids purchase and delivery, as follows: Office World at $32.50 per case and Riley’s Inc. at $34.98 per case.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Pickar, to approve and authorize purchase of paper from Riley’s Inc. at $34.98 per case. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board received and filed Washington Township Report of Receipts & Disbursements for FY 2005-06.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Schueth, to approve Resolution authorizing $1750.00 funding of New Hampton Skateboard Park from County Betterment Portion of the Local Option Sales Tax. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried. Resolution 08-15-2006-31 for Support of Funding New Hampton Skateboard Park. WHEREAS, county officials and the city officials and park board from New Hampton have decided to partner together along with others, and to commit match funding for the INRCOG grant funding application for the total project in the amount of $50,000.00, and has been awarded a Community Attraction Grant for the New Hampton Skateboard Park. The project consists of building a state-of-the-art skateboard recreational facility at the New Hampton City Park. WHEREAS, the proposed project will provide new. previously unavailable recreational opportunities for area skateboard enthusiasts, NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by their motion of the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors at its regular session on March 21, 2006 hereby committed $1,750.00 to the City of New Hampton from the County Betterment Fund of the Local Option Sales Tax as a future recreational benefit to citizens and visitors alike, to expand park facilities as a commitment to community betterment and development. AYES: /ss/ John L. Huegel, Chairman; James J. Schueth, Vice-Chairman;  Arnie J. Boge; Virgil M. Pickar, Jr.; Absent, Sherry Mattke. NAYS: None. ATTEST: /ss/ Judy A. Babcock, Auditor 

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Pickar, to approve Resolution abating FY 2006-07 real estate taxes of GMT Corporation. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried. Resolution 8-15-06-32 for Abatement of Real Estate Taxes. WHEREAS, the FY 2006-2007 taxes due listed under the name of GMT Corporation formerly acquired by the City of Nashua have become payable.  WHEREAS, David H. Skilton, Attorney for the City of Nashua, has requested the Board of Supervisors abate the FY 2006-07 taxes of $14,618.00 for parcel #NANA 0233150 with description as follows: Parcel N SW ¼ NW ¼ in 17-94-14, by reason of an economic development package granted by a sister governmental entity. WHEREAS, the board motion was made at regular session, on June 6, 2006, as follows:  “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.” NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, this Board is in agreement by their motion on June 5, 2006 abate all FY 2006-07 taxes due on GMT Corp. AYES: /ss/ John L. Huegel, Chairman;  James J. Schueth, Vice-Chairman; Arnie J. Boge; Virgil M. Pickar, Jr.; Absent, Sherry Mattke. NAYS: None. ATTEST:  /ss/ Judy A. Babcock, Auditor.

 

Supervisor Huegel left the meeting at 11:08 AM for a meeting in Osage.

 

Kari Shaffer, representing Paradigm Benefits Inc., met with the Board to update them progress of the Employees’ Deferred Compensation Plan.   Mark Huegel and Eleanore Martin were present to discuss their personal vendor choice for deferred compensation as their vendor is not a viable choice under the updated county plan, with discussion of compliance issues following.  

 

The Board received and filed IDNR notice of issuance of Construction Permit CP-A2006-196 issuance to Richland LTD (ID#61657) located at 2919 Hickory Ave., Ionia.  An Annual Manure Management Plan was received and filed for Walt Wendland (ID#63876) located at 3269 240th St., Waucoma, in Section 26 of Stapleton Township.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Pickar, to adjourn at 11:57 AM. Three Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

 

 

                                                                                                ________________________

                                                                                                John L. Huegel, Chairman

                                                                                                Board of Supervisors

 

 

Attest:

 

_____________________

Judy A. Babcock, Auditor

 
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