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Monday, March 12, 2007 - Tuesday, March 13, 2007

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

MARCH 12 & 13, 2007

 

The Board convened on Monday, March 12, 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.

 

Emergency Management Director Ken Rasing met with the Board to update them of federal declaration of disaster assistance for Chickasaw County for ice and snow storm the weekend of February 24th. Reimbursements of 80% for dispersal of salt, sand and driver overtime, with a $1000.00 minimum of expenditures, will be available.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth, to approve Agenda for March 12 & 13, 2007. All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Mattke, to approve meeting minutes of March 5 & 6, 2007. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

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

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Boge, to approve authorize Chairman Signature on permit for Iowa Telecom to place a temporary buried cable along Stevens Ave. for bridge replacement project BROS-C019(65) in Section of Utica Township. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Values declarations of secondary road vehicles and equipment for liability insurance were reviewed.

 

Board members signed IDOT Project FM L-LM-2007—73-19 for Countywide Pavement Marking.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Huegel, to open the public hearing at 11:00 AM for the FY 2007-08 Budget. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Review of the budget of the proposed budget and fiscal year ending fund balances followed.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Schueth to close the public hearing at 11:25 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Compensation Board recommendations were reviewed.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Mattke, to decrease Compensation Board FY 2007-08 recommendation for elected officials by 65%. Roll  Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

Listing as follows:  Current         Recommendation           Reduction To:    FY2007-08 Salary

Attorney                 49,040         10,000                           3,500                52,540  

Sheriff                    50,660         8,000                           2,800                53,460

Auditor                   39,129         4,200                           1,470                40,599

Recorder                39,090         4,200                           1,470                 40,560

Treasurer                39,090         4,200                           1,470                 40,560

Supervisors             21,945          2,000                              700                 22,645                         

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Schueth, to approve Resolution to adopt FY 2007-2008 Budget. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. 03-12-2007-7 RESOLUTION APPROVING ADOPTION OF FY 2007-08 COUNTY BUDGET.    WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors do hereby approve and adopt the FY 2007-08 County Budget, after the public hearing on March 12, 2007.     PASSSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED THIS 12TH DAY OF MARCH 2007. THE VOTE THEREON BEING AS FOLLOWS: /ss/

AYES:  /ss/ Virgil M. Pickar, Jr., Chairman; John L. Huegel; Arnie J. Boge; James J. Schueth; Sherry Mattke. NAYS: None. Attest: /ss/ Judy A. Babcock, Auditor.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Boge, to adjourn at 12 Noon. All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, March 13, 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.

 

The Board received and filed Veterans Affairs Report of February 2007.

 

Jeanne Heit, Homemaker Administrator and Kathy Babcock, Nursing Administrator met with the Board to present a new program for the health department and request approval to attend upcoming training. Both training and program administration are grant funded under Health Families America Training, a program of Prevent Child Abuse America.  Approval was granted for both administrators and one health care aide to attend and implement program with agencies.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, to accept resignation of Victor Amoroso from the Local Board of Health. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Prior week request for increased mileage reimbursement was reviewed.  After discussion, board members decided not increase mileage reimbursement at present time, but rather wait until beginning of the new fiscal year for review of gas costs and any changes in reimbursement.

 

Items of business, were reviewed with action taken, as follows:  Payments for self–funded health insurance plans to Iowa Insurance Strategies fee of $900 for actuarial plan study and plan compliance, as required by Iowa Code Chapter and filing fee of $100 to the Iowa Insurance Commissioner, were approved for payment from the Chickasaw County Health Insurance account.    Hacker and Nelson PC Management Response to audit findings were reviewed, with responses drafted.  

 

IDNR Manure Management Plan Annual Update were received and filed for Poppe Farms (ID#57707) located at 1630 250th St., Ionia in Richland Township and Notice of a Construction Permit Application for Gary Swestka, located in Howard County with field application sites in Chickasaw County.

 

The Board received and filed Sanitarian Report of February 2007.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Schueth, to adjourn at 12:15 PM. Four Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

 

                                                                        __________________________

                                                                        Virgil M. Pickar, Jr., Chairman

                                                                        Board of Supervisors

 

Attest:

 

_____________________

Judy A. Babcock, Auditor

 

 

 
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