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Monday, January 01, 2007 - Tuesday, January 02, 2007

           COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

         JANUARY 1 & 2, 2007

    The Courthouse and offices were closed on Monday, January 1, 2007 in observance of New Year’s Day.

   The Board convened on Tuesday, January 2, 2007 at 9:30 AM with a quorum present: Huegel, Boge, Pickar, Mattke. Schueth was absent. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Huegel. Mail was opened and distributed.

   Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Boge, to nominate and appoint Virgil M. Pickar, Jr., as Chairman for the year 2007 and cease nominations.  Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

   Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Boge, to nominate and appoint John L. Huegel as Vice-Chairman for the year 2007 and cease nominations.  Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

   At 9:45 AM elected officials from the General Election of 2006 were administered their oath of office by Clerk of Court Damian Baltes.  Officials receiving their oath of office were Supervisors Arnie J. Boge and Sherry Mattke; Recorder Cindy Messersmith and Treasurer Sue Breitbach. Sheriff Marty Larsen was present. 

   Motion by Boge, Seconded by Mattke, to approve agenda for January 2, 2007. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

   Motion by Boge, Seconded by Pickar, to approve to approve board minutes of December 26, 2006. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

   Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Mattke, to designate the official county newspapers as follows: New Hampton Tribune and Nashua Reporter Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.  Official board minutes are available on the Chickasaw County website and the Code of Iowa Section 349.3 stating the minimum requirement for number and selection having a population below fifteen thousand as being two official newspapers.

   Motion by Boge, Seconded by Huegel, for the Board of Supervisors to meeting in regular session every Monday and Tuesday at 9:30 AM. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

   Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Huegel, to set bounty fee of one dollar for each pair of pocket gopher front feet. Roll Call: Ayes: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

   Motion by Boge, Seconded by Huegel, to set per diem meal reimbursement rate not to exceed $20.00 and mileage reimbursement at .36 per mile for 2007. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

   Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Huegel, to appoint Dr. Joe Peraud, and all other physicians on call, as Medical Examiners and Ken Rasing as Medical Examiner Investigator for 2007. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

   Motion by Boge, Seconded by Mattke, to re-appoint Dusten Rolando as County Engineer for 2007 Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

   Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Mattke, to re-appoint Alice J. Bartz, as Relief Director for 2007 Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

   Motion by Boge, Seconded by Huegel, to re-appoint Joe Sheehy as Veterans Affairs Director for 2007 Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

   Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Boge, to re-appoint all current members of Eminent Domain Commission for 2007 as on file in Auditor’s Office. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

   Motion by Boge, Seconded by Mattke, to appoint Brian Moore as weed commissioner for 2007. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

    Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Boge, to appoint Board Members to the following committee assignments. 

 Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

E-911 CHAIRPERSON: Virgil M. Pickar, Jr., and John Huegel as alternate.

EASTERN IOWA TOURISM ASSOCIATION: Jeaneen Lindeland and Sue J. Schueth, as alternate.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COMMISSION: Virgil M. Pickar, Jr. and John Huegel, as alternate.

 

FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES: Arnie J. Boge and

 Sherry Mattke, as alternate.

 

FLOYD-MITCHELL-CHICKASAW DECATORATORIZATION BOARD: CPC Sheila Kobliska.

FLOYD-MITCHELL-CHICKASAW LANDFILL: John Huegel, and Virgil Pickar, as alternate.

 

F-M-C COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT BOARD: Virgil M. Pickar, Jr. and James J. Schueth,

as alternate.

 

GOVERNANCE BOARD FOR CHICKASAW WELLNESS COMPLEX: James J. Schueth.

 

 

HEARTLAND INSURANCE RISK POOL 28-E AGREEMENT REPRESENTATIVE: John Huegel and Arnie J. Boge, as alternate.

 

HOMEMAKER HOME HEALTH AGENCY: Arnie J. Boge and John Huegel.

 

INROCOG REGIONAL TRANSIT: Sherry Mattke.

 

INROCOG TEA 23: Sherry Mattke

 

IOWA NORTHLAND REGIONAL COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS: Sherry Mattke.

 

IOWA NORTHLAND REGIONAL HOUSING COUNCIL: James J. Schueth.

 

 

JUVENILE DETENTION FIRST & SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRICT 28-E AGREEMENT: Sherry Mattke and

Virgil M. Pickar, Jr., as alternate.

 

LOCAL BOARD OF HEALTH: John Huegel.

 

MENTAL HEALTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE: John Huegel.

 

NORTH IOWA SERVICE AREA ADVISORY BOARD: James J. Schueth and Alice J. Bartz.

 

NORTHEAST IOWA COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM: Virgil Pickar, Jr. and James J. Schueth, as alternate.

 

PATHWAYS & CEDAR VALLEY MENTAL HEALTH, NOW MERGED: James J. Schueth.

 

REGIONAL HAZARDOUS MATERIALS RESPONSE GROUP: John Huegel and Virgil Pickar, Jr., as alternate.

 

RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION: Arnie J. Boge and Sherry Mattke, as

alternate.

 

RESOURCE ENHANCEMENT AND PROTECTION: Arnie J. Boge.

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT: Sherry Mattke.

 

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Huegel, to set mileage rate for service of civil papers at 48.5 cents for 2007. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Mattke, to appoint the following persons as custodians of the following buildings, in compliance with the Code of Iowa: COURTHOUSE: Supervisors, Auditor; COMMUNITY SERVICES BUILDING: Supervisors, Auditor; LAW ENFORCEMENT BUILDING: Supervisors; CARE FACILITY: Supervisors; HUMAN SERVICES BUILDING: Supervisors. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried. 

 

CPC Sheila Kobliska met with the Board for approval of case manager and program funding updates.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Mattke, to approve Dusty Perkins as fulltime case manager at $14.89 per hour during six-month probationary period effective February 1, 2007. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Clerk of Court Damian Baltes administered the oath of office to County Attorney Patrick Wegman.

 

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

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Huegel, to adopt Resolution for county vehicles allowing Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.  RESOLUTION 01-02-07-01. WHEREAS, unforeseen weather conditions do frequently damage the Chickasaw County Secondary Roads, thereby creating situations that are hazardous to the traveling public, and WHEREAS, damages arising from accidents and other actions by others, create hazardous conditions on the Secondary Roads that can result in damage or injury to the traveling public, and WHEREAS, the above actions may occur anytime, day or night, it is therefore, determined to be in the best interest of the COUNTY and the traveling public that certain individuals be given the responsibility of being available on a 24 hour basis so that immediate response can be made to accomplish temporary repair or installation of warning devices as to inform the traveling public of the conditions. Persons so designated shall be authorized to take vehicles, communications, and other equipment to their residences during times other than normal working hours. Vehicles and other equipment are to be used for official purposes only.  Motion Carried and Resolution adopted this 2nd day of January, 2007.  Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors: /ss/ Virgil M. Pickar, Jr.; Arnold J. Boge; John L. Huegel; Sherrry Mattke. (Absent, Schueth).  Attest: Judy A. Babcock, Auditor.         

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Boge, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on purchase of right of way agreements with landowners, as follows: Timothy G. & Susan M. Nosbisch, for .93 acres plus fence $2916.81; Norma F. and John F. Pontenberg, ETAL for .25 acres $226.22;  on Project BRS-C019 (66), for bridge replacement on V-18 (Gilmore Avenue) north of North Washington. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Mattke, to approve and authorize Chairman to sign 2007 Master Matrix Resolution. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.  RESOLUTION 01-02-07-02. WHEREAS, Iowa Code section 459.304(3) sets out the procedure if a board of supervisors wishes to adopt a “construction evaluation resolution” relating to the construction of confinement feeding operation structure; and WHEREAS, only counties that have adopted a construction evaluation resolution can submit to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) an adopted recommendation to approve or disapprove a construction permit application regarding a proposed confinement feeding operation structure; and WHEREAS, only counties that that have adopted  a construction evaluation resolution and submitted an adopted recommendation may contest the DNR’s decision regarding a specific application; and WHEREAS, by adopting a construction evaluation resolution the board of supervisors agrees to evaluate every construction permit application for a proposed confinement feeding operation structure received by the board of supervisors between February 1, 2007 and January 31, 2008 and submit an adopted recommendation regarding that application to the DNR; and WHEREAS, the board of supervisors must conduct an evaluation of every construction permit application using the master matrix created in Iowa Code section 459.305, but the board’s recommendation to the DNR may be based on the final score on the master matrix or may be based on reasons other than the final score on the master matrix; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF CHICKASAW COUNTY that the Board of Supervisors hereby adopts this construction evaluation resolution pursuant to Iowa Code section 459.304(3). /SS/ John L. Huegel, Chair, Board of Supervisors, Date 1-2-07-2.  ATTEST: /ss/ Judy A. Babcock, County Auditor, Date 1-2-07.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Plan Annual Update for Seamans Farms (ID#57708) located at 1751 260th St., Ionia in Section 5 of Richland Township.

 

Board members Pickar, Huegel, Mattke and Auditor Babcock attended lunch with Senior Citizens at Chickasaw Centre.

 

 

                                                                                           

 

                                                                                            __________________________

                                                                                            Virgil M. Pickar, Jr., Chairman

                                                                                            Board of  Supervisors

 

Attest: 

 

 

___________________________

Judy A. Babcock, Auditor

   

 

 

 
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