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Monday, March 26, 2007 - Tuesday, March 27, 2007

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

MARCH 26 & 27, 2007

 

The Board convened on Monday, March 26, 2007 at 9:30 AM 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 Huegel, Seconded by Boge, to approve Agenda for March 26 & 27, 2007. Four Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Schueth, to approve Board Minutes of March 19 & 20, 2007. Roll Call: Four Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel met with the Board to discuss the Fredericksburg City request for a trail easement across county road easement south of Fredericksburg. City officials are requesting a 15 foot width easement across V48.  Submitted plans show trail traveling east-west along V48 intersecting the roadway approximately halfway between the road curves on a north-south roadway. Huegel advised the greatest share of the easement will be granted by adjacent landowners with the county share crossing the existing roadway. County Engineer Dusten Rolando joined the discussion pertinent roadway easement questions.

 

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

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Boge, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on permit for Iowa Telecom to replace buried cable along Quinlan Avenue near the intersection of 220th Street and south to 2260 Quinlan Avenue. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Other items of discussion included proposed improvement of the low water crossing west of Saude by doubling of the drain culverts thru the structure; discussion of current funding for roads infrastructure and maintenance; bridge construction on Stevens Avenue by Brennan Construction is proceeding with start date in June; North Washington bridge construction bid letting is underway, with anticipated construction July – Oct of this year.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Schueth, to adopt and authorize Chairman Signature on resolution to support TIME-21 for increasing transportation-related fees to increase revenue to the Road Use Tax Fund. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.  RESOLUTION  03-26-07-08 Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors.  WHEREAS, Senators Rielly and Noble, Chair and Ranking Member respectively of the Transportation Committee, are seeking input concerning transportation needs with public meetings that are being held throughout the state; and WHEREAS, the Road Use Tax Fund is an important source of support for construction and maintenance projects at the city, county and state level; and WHEREAS, an integral part of that R.U.T.F. is the fuel tax, which has not increased since 1989, and during that timeframe construction costs have more than doubled; and WHEREAS, the Iowa Good Roads Association, the Iowa County Supervisor’s Association, the Iowa County Engineer’s Association and a consortium of additional public and private individuals and organizations, has promoted the TIME-21 program (Transportation Investment Moves the Economy in the 21st Century) to underscore that steady deterioration of the construction dollar; and WHEREAS, TIME-21 supports the Iowa Department of Transportation’s request for an additional $200 million added to the R.U.T.F. that would be committed to roadway infrastructure and would be generated by increasing transportation-related fees; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors recognizes the vital role that our transportation system performs for Iowa and encourages the legislature to consider funding alternatives to increase revenue to the Road Use Tax Fund. Resolved this 26th day of March, 2007 Roll call vote:  Ayes: Huegel, Boge, Schueth, Pickar   (Absent, Mattke) Nays: None.  /ss/ Virgil M. Pickar, Jr.   Chairman, Board of Supervisors           Attest: /ss/ Judy A. Babcock, Chickasaw County Auditor

 

Economic Development Director Bob Soukup updated the Board of a new TIF project granted for Zip’s Truck Equipment Inc. for an infrastructure expansion to include17 new jobs. Chickasaw County typically participates in economic development funding of up to $1000 per job for new jobs creation. 

 

Upcoming budget amendments were reviewed.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Schueth to adjourn at 12:08 PM. Four Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at 9:30 AM 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.

 

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

Jess Throndson, Heritage Residence Administrator was present on behalf of Community Care Inc. lessee of the Heritage.  The recent clothes dryer at Heritage Residence was reviewed, with Rasing presenting a replacement purchase recommendation. Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, to approve purchase of a Dexter commercial 55# clothes dryer at $2730.00. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Rasing reviewed a proposed change of wording on the recently adopted Flood Plain Ordinance revision. The change is required as a clarification, because the County’s flood maps are not titled as the new ordinance language is worded. The reworded ordinance shall include both the old map name and the new map name, as the ordinance will remain valid when updated flood mapping is completed.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Huegel, to approve a wording revision due to a Scribner error to include and identify “Flood Hazard Boundary Map now known as Flood Insurance Rate Map.”

Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Neil Schrader, representing Hacker & Nelson PC met with the Board to review the recently completed audit.  Audit comments were addressed along with upcoming new audit requirements.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Schueth, to approve change of status to full-time for Auditor Clerk Janette Reicks effective April 1, 2007. Roll Call: Three Ayes.  Nay: Huegel. Motion Carried.

 

Departmental appropriations were reviewed for the upcoming budget amendment. After considerable discussion the Board decided to delay the requested Auditor  request and recommendation for public hearing to amend FY 2006-07 Budget until May, in order to take in more departmental budget amendments if necessary.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Boge, to set public hearing for FY 2006-07 Budget Amendment for May 8, 2007 at 11:00 AM. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Construction Permit Application for Gary Swestka for a new  confinement facility located in Howard County which was previously returned as incomplete; Manure Management Plan Annual Update for Exeter LTD (#59543) located at 2751 Exeter Ave., Nashua in Section 14 of Bradford Township.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Schueth, to adjourn at 12 Noon.  Four 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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