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Monday, April 23, 2007 - Tuesday, April 24, 2007

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

APRIL 23 & 24, 2007

 

The Board convened on Monday, April 23, 2007 at 9:30 AM with a quorum present:  Pickar, Huegel, Boge, Schueth.   Mattke was present at 10:30 AM.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Pickar. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, to approve Agenda for April 23 & 24, 2007. Four Ayes, with Motion Carried.  

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Huegel, to approve meeting minutes of April 16 & 17, 2007.  Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Jeanne Heit, Homemaker Administrator, met with the Board for a prospective homemaker aide introduction and interview with Nicole Martin, a student pursuing a future nursing employment.

Discussion followed.  Jeanne also reviewed additional aide staffing issues.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Boge, to approve Nicole Martin as part-time, on-call homemaker health aide at $8.00 per hour effective April 25, 2007, subject to favorable background check. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried. 

 

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

 

Prior week listing of seven summer road applicants were resubmitted for approval, with county attorney opinion that all were eligible for employment under current county policy. Discussion followed, with removal of one applicant from the list, because of public perception of nepotism and past practice of the Board not to hire relatives.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Huegel, to approve hire of Ben Amfahr; Evan Hulbert; Dylan Boos; Nick Hopp; Ethan Morgan and Luke O’Hollearn, as summer road department employees, as per prior approved salary scale. Roll Call: Three Ayes, with Pickar abstaining. Motion Carried.

 

Other discussion topics included a request by City of Nashua regarding cost for mowing right of way within city; budget appropriations amendment at $250,000.00; and DHS parking lot project update.

 

Gene Fritch, representing Howard R. Green Co., met with the Board to report the landfill site inspection review, with no significant changes.  Board members were updated of proposed legislation change for ground water monitoring wells located every 200 feet including closed landfills. 

 

Sheriff Marty Larsen met with the Board with agenda items tabled to Tuesday pending more information.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Mattke, to approve fireworks permit for Ron Abbas Roll Call: All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Mattke, to approve liquor license and Sunday sales permit for New Hampton Golf & Country Club. Roll Call: All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Huegel, to approve liquor license for Bradford House.  Roll Call: All Ayes, with Motion Carried. 

 

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

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at 9:30 AM with a quorum present: Pickar, Huegel, Boge, Mattke.  Schueth was absent. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Pickar. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Sheriff Marty Larsen returned to the Board for employee hire approval.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Boge, to approve Sherry Grober as part-time, on-call dispatcher effective April 30, 2007 as per union salary scale. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Drug Task Force reimbursement for overtime incurred in local drug investigations has been reimbursed for hourly paid deputies; however, First Deputy salaried position has not allowed for salary reimbursement due to not documented overtime payment.  Sheriff is seeking a method to recover drug investigation funding applicable to the salaried position. 

 

Verlene Maher met with the Board to interview for the Local Board of Health. After consideration, board members deciding to appoint the vacant position to Mrs. Maher.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Boge, to appoint Verlene Maher to the Local Board of Health vacant membership, expiring December 31, 2007. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Assessor Doug Welton met with the Board for review and approval of the 2007 Slough Bill Applications. There was a net decrease of 9.55 acres from last year, for of 4287.77 acres in the county at present.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Huegel, to approve list as presented for 2007 slough bill applications, and authorize Chairman to sign notifications to ten property owners not renewing 2007 slough bill applications. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried. 

 

Supervisor John Huegel update board members of an addendum to current Risk Pool Agreement new language for new member counties clause allowing 6-10 year membership vesting schedule based on beginning increment of 20% at year six and 100% at year ten.  

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Mattke, to approve and authorize Chairman to Sign Amendment to Heartland Insurance Risk Pool Agreement. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Quotes received for certificate of deposit renewal for health insurance reserve fund.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Mattke, to authorize certificate of deposit renewal with First Citizens National Bank at 5.30% APY for 12 months.  Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Recently adopted Flood Plain Ordinance had a FEMA requirement that the county Flood Plain Map Name named within the document be changed to ‘Flood Hazard Boundary Map’ which is map name for mapping currently held by Chickasaw County.  If maps are updated in the future, an amendment will be required to reflect the updated map name.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Boge, to approve Flood Plain Ordinance Map language to read as Flood Hazard Boundary Map to current document. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

As Board members prepared for discussion of the New Hampton Fire Department funding request for new fire station construction, discussion was to include absent board member Schueth through electronic communication should a vote occur within the discussion, upon the advice from Attorney Wegman.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Boge, to approve inclusion and participation by electronic communication with Supervisor James Schueth a part of the minutes, with potential for motion and vote of the subject. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Board members entered into discussion without reaching consensus and decided to table the decision until week of May 7th and all board members are present.

 

The Board received and filed an original DNR Manure Management Plan for Bassett Pork LLC, submitted by Bruce Lantzky to be located in Section 30 of Deerfield Township and an Annual Update for Chambers Farms, Inc. (ID#58948) located at 1195 150th St., Charles City, located in Section 8 of Deerfield Township. 

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Huegel, to adjourn at 12:10 PM. Four 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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