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Monday, January 15, 2007 - Tuesday, January 16, 2007

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

JANUARY 15 & 16, 2007

 

The Board convened on Monday, January 15, 2007 at 9:30 AM with a quorum present: Pickar, Huegel, Boge, Schueth. Mattke was absent. The meeting was called to order by Vice-Chairman  Huegel with Chairman Pickar present at 10:00 AM. Mail was opened and distributed. 

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Boge, to approve Agenda for January 15 & 16, 2007. Four Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Schueth, to approve Board Minutes of January 9 & 10, 2007. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Treasurer Sue Breitbach met with the Board for review and approval of the semi-annual report and bank balances ending December 31, 2007.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Boge, to approve Treasurer’s semi-annual report, subject to audit. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Assistant County Engineer John Murray met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities. Two permits were approved pending Engineer approval.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on permit for Hawkeye REC to place temporary pole, anchor and overhead crossing in the county right of way in Section 34 of Jacksonville North Township. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on permit for Hawkeye REC to place underground cable in county right of way in Section 34 of Jacksonville North Township.  Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Engineering specifications for bid letting on parking lot at 910 E. Main Street were reviewed,   with discussion following.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Schueth, to set the bid letting date for reconstruction of parking lot  located at 910 E. Main Street for February 5, 2007 at 10:00 AM. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Boge, to approve updated Resolution requested by Hawkeye County REC. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 01-15-2007-3. 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 plant with coal gasification 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 has allowed area residents to invest in this effort resulting in a positive economic impact for 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 15th day of January, 2007.  /ss/ Virgil M. Pickar, Jr., Chairman;; John L. Huegel, Vice-Chairman;; Arnie J. Boge; James J. Schueth; (Absent, Sherry Mattke). ATTEST: /ss/ Judy A. Babcock, County Auditor.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Huegel, to open the public hearing for adoption of the proposed Flood Plain Ordinance at 11:30 AM.  Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.  Ken Rasing who is assigned program coordinator for the project and assistant county attorney Mark Huegel were present for the hearing.  Current flood plain maps were reviewed along with sources of funding for flooding disasters available by the county joining the National Flood Insurance Program.  

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, to close the public hearing at 11:48 AM. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Schueth, to waive the second and third public hearing requirements as per Iowa Administrative Code Section 331.302 (5), hearing no opposition to adoption of the proposed ordinance.  Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Huegel, to adopt the Flood Plan Ordinance, effective February 1, 2007. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

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

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, January 16, 2007 with all members present: Huegel, Boge, Schueth, Mattke. Pickar was absent. The meeting was called to order by Vice-Chairman Huegel. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Juanita Andersen met with the Board for concurrence of continuing marble fireplace display now located on the second floor of the courthouse.  The Board will continue with the fireplace remaining. Juanita read a written prepared statement on her experiences on closing the Jacksonville 5-Corners Historical Site.

 

Jeannine Lindeland and Karen Wilson met with the Board to present the County Historical Society budget request for FY 2007-08.  The request will be considered within the context of the total county budget.

 

Brian Moore, Conservation Director and Myrna Moore, Conservation Board Member, met with the Board for review of the proposed FY 2007-08 departmental budget.

 

Sheriff Marty Larsen, met with the Board for review of the proposed FY 2007-08 departmental budget.

 

The Board recessed for lunch. Board members Huegel and Boge attended Homemaker Advisory Board meeting off site, while Board members Schueth and Mattke reconvened in the Boardroom at 1:15 PM.

 

Loren Kiel, representing Midwest Group Benefits, met with the Board for review and discussion of quarterly statistics of employees’ health insurance reports.  A contract addendum relating to HPV vaccine was proposed with discussion following.

 

CPC Sheila Kobliska met with the Board for review and discussion of the FY 2007-08 Budget.

 

Vice-Chairman Huegel declared adjournment at 2:30 PM. 

 

The Board convened on Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at 9:30 AM for a budget work session with all members present: Pickar, Huegel, Boge, Schueth, Mattke. 

 

Ken Rasing reviewed departmental budgets for FY 2007-08.

 

Attorneys Pat Wegman and Mark Huegel met with the Board to request county employee status for their Administrative Assistant Tammy Stahl.  Discussion followed with Board to make their decision in the near future.

 

Board members continued to review budgets of public health and data processing.  Board members discussed the request for HPV and reviewed the proposed recommendation by Midwest Group Benefits Inc., with discussion following.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Boge, to approve health insurance reimbursement for HPV preventative maintenance vaccination actual cost up to $40 per vaccination, effective immediately. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Plan Updates as follows: HP Wiley (ID#59391) located at 2348 Quinlan Ave., Fredericksburg in Section 25 of New Hampton Township; HMCI Inc., (ID#60037) located at 2570 Quinlan Ave., Fredericksburg in Section 1 of Dresden Township and Dale Reicks dba Willow Creek (ID#61668) located in the SESESW Section 30 of Jacksonville Township.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, to adjourn at 11:45 AM. All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

 

                                                                                               

                                                                                                _____________________________

                                                                                                Virgil M. Pickar, Jr., Chairman

                                                                                                Board of Supervisors

 

 

Attest:

 

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Judy A. Babcock, Auditor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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