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Monday, February 26, 2007 - Tuesday, February 27, 2007

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

FEBRUARY 26 & 27, 2007

 

The Board convened on Monday, February 26, 2007 with a quorum present: Pickar, Huegel, Boge, Schueth.  Mattke was absent. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Pickar. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Boge, to approve Agenda for February 27, 2007. Four Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Boge, to approve Board Minutes of February 20, 2007. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Sheriff Marty Larsen and Emergency Management Director Ken Rasing met with the Board to update emergency problems and situations caused by the weather mix of ice and snow. State of has declared several counties as disaster areas, allowing for federal disaster emergency funding.  Rasing advised electrical utilities could access funding for reinstating utility power lines and poles, requesting the Board declare Chickasaw County a storm disaster area.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Boge, to request emergency disaster declaration for Chickasaw County countywide area. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

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

 

Weather-related activities and situations were updated.  Bid letting for bridge on Stevens Avenue has been completed with Brennan Construction the successful bidder at $421,928.40.

 

Summer help salaries were reviewed with an Engineer recommendation to raise 25 cents per hour for all steps, beginning at $7.75 per hour without CDL and $8.25 per hour with CDL license.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Schueth, to approve increase of 25 cents per hour for summer student temporary help. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to adjourn at 11:10 AM. All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 at 9:30 AM with all members present: Pickar, Huegel, Boge, Schueth, Mattke. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Pickar. Mail was opened and distributed. 

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Schueth, to approve tax suspension for County Resident effective with March 2007 payment.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, to open the public hearing at 11:00 AM for FY 2006-07 budget amendment. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

FY 2006-07 budget amendments and expenditures for Capital Projects Fund was reviewed in conjunction with the FY 2007-08 expenditures.  No comments had been received from the public in response the legal notice.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Huegel, to close the public hearing at 11:13 AM.  Roll Call: All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Schueth, to adopt Resolution Amending Department Appropriations. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION TO AMEND DEPARTMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS RESOLUTION 2-27-07-05. WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors approved a Departmental Appropriations  Resolution on June 27, 2006 for all departments for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2006 in accordance with Section 331.434, Subsection 6, Code of Iowa, and WHEREAS, the appropriations approved on June 27, 2006 are hereby amended in accordance with the attached sheet, for the following reason(s): Capital Projects Fund: Increase of $100,000.00 expenditure appropriations for purchase and renovation of property located at 302 E. Prospect St., New Hampton from the Capital Projects Fund. PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 27th day of February 2007. AYES:       Virgil M. Pickar, Jr., Chairman; John L. Huegel; Arnie J. Boge; James J. Schueth; Sherry Mattke.  ATTEST:  Judy A. Babcock, Auditor.  NAYS: None.

FY 2006-07 Amended Appropriations For Departments.

Service Area:

Capital Projects                                      100,000.00                                                              566,746.00

Engineer

Capital Projects                                      664,300.00                                                              664,300.00

Total                                                      764,300.00                                                        1,231,046.00

 

Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel met with the Board for several items of business as follows:

Completed contract for conservation farm lease located in Dayton Township. 

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Schueth, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on farm lease contract and notice of expiration for 66 acres for FY 2007-08 in 28-95-13 Dayton Township.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Purchase of property located at 302 E. Prospect Avenue in New Hampton was updated.

 

 Payment settlement of $2000.00 for bio-diesel spill south and east of Alta Vista was reviewed.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Huegel, to accept proposed offer for $2000.00 payment for bio-diesel spill with reimbursement to Secondary Roads as per recommendation of Assistant County Attorney. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Information for reimbursement to the county for clean-up of the abandoned mobile home was requested, with Huegel stating he was working to resolve the issues.    

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Annual Manure Management Updates as follows: Riverton Site 1 Grow Finish Unit located in Floyd County with application sites in Chickasaw County; Shindelar Farms (ID#61182) located at 3265 120th St., Waucoma, Iowa in Section 26 of Utica Township. 

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Huegel, to adjourn at 11:20 AM. All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

 

 

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                                                                                                 Virgil M. Pickar, Jr., Chairman

                                                                                                 Board of Supervisors

 

 

Attest:

 

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Judy A. Babcock, Auditor  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

 
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