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Monday, May 21, 2007 - Tuesday, May 22, 2007

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

MAY 21 & 22, 2007

 

The Board convened on Monday, May 21, 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 Schueth, Seconded by Mattke, to approve the agenda for May 21 & 22, 2007, with addition of resignation of Lisa Winter.   All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Boge, to approve meeting minutes of May 14 & 15, 2007.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Assistant County Engineer John Murray met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities and progress of road projects.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Boge, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on  Adopt-A-Highway renewal agreement with Alta Vista Aces 4-H Club for litter control along B-22 east of Alta Vista. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Mattke, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on FY 2007-08 Library Contract. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Schueth, to approve liquor license and Sunday sales permit for Nashua Town & Country Club. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board received and filed DNR correspondence regarding the closed landfill site, stating that ‘Continued semiannual water quality analysis shall be conducted at all approved monitoring points as defined in the Special Provisions of the permit and/or any subsequent amendments,’ with no stated problems.   

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Mattke to adjourn at 11:15 AM.  All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

Supervisors Boge and Huegel and Assessor Welton attended a site tour at the Nashua GMT facility located at 69 Maple Street in Nashua. 

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, May 22, 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.

 

Sheriff Larsen’s request for increased budget appropriations of $2284.23 was reviewed, with a resolution to amend the increase.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, to approve resolution to amend Sheriff department appropriations.  Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.  RESOLUTION TO AMEND DEPARTMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS RESOLUTION 05-22-07-13.  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 hereof, for the following reason(s): General Basic Fund Sheriff Department increased appropriations of $2,284.23  and General Basic Fund Attorney Department decreased appropriations of $2,284.23.  No changes have been made to current year tax asking. PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 22nd day of May 2007.  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.

FY 2006-07 DEPARTMENT BUDGET APPROPRIATIONS CHANGES 5-22-2007

FUND/DEPARTMENT                           BEFORE                         INCREASED                     AFTER

                                                                AMENDMENT                        BY                          AMENDMENT

GENERAL BASIC/

        SHERIFF                                          576,357.00                         2,284.23                       578,641.23

GENERAL BASIC/                                                                     DECREASED BY 

       ATTORNEY                                    140,674.00                        (2,284.23)                     138,389.77

 

SERVICE AREA

PUBLIC SAFETY &

      LEAGAL SERVICES                              1,253,510.00                       .00                           1,253,510.00

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth, to pen the public hearing at 10:00 AM for Chickasaw County Comprehensive Plan. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Brian Schoon representing INRCOG was present, along with Gary Iverson, a recent hire who was job shadowing.   Nancy Poppe was present on behalf of the Planning Commission.  Kendra Leibold was present from the public. Auditor Babcock indicated no oral or written comments had been received from the public nor had anyone reviewed the proposed document. Supervisor Pickar indicated receiving a phone call expressing appreciation for the plan adoption.  Planning Commission Member Nancy Poppe had spoken to two groups regarding the proposed plan adoption.

 

Brian Schoon reviewed the proposed Comprehensive Plan as a policy instrument stating goals and objectives for county development.  Maps were reviewed with concerns that the County has an approximate 20% to 25% of the county remaining unmapped for flood plain management.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Huegel, to close the public hearing at 10:10 AM.  Four Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Huegel, to approve Resolution adopting the Comprehensive Plan. Roll Call:  Four Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION  05-22-07-14 Adopting The Chickasaw County Comprehensive Plan WHERAS, said plan is authorized under Chapters 335, 403, 368 and 354 of the Iowa Code, as amended, and WHEREAS, a public hearing was held by the Board of Supervisors on May 22, 2007 at 10:00 AM in Boardroom on the proposed adoption of the Chickasaw County Comprehensive Plan, and WHEREAS, said plan is a policy document that considers the community''''s demographics, public facilities, land use, transportation, housing and implementation procedures, and WHEREAS, said plan looks at community development by outlining a land use plan and is the basis for County  subdivision, annexation, and urban renewal tools and regulations, and WHEREAS, an integral part of the plan is providing opportunities for public input in the Comprehensive Plan process, including the use of Chickasaw County Land Use Planning Task Force, Chickasaw County Planning Commission, and Board of Supervisors hearings and meetings, and WHEREAS, the Planning Commission has subsequent to its formal public hearing on the Comprehensive Plan recommended it be approved, and WHEREAS, the Comprehensive Plan has been the subject of, or a discussion item on the agenda of, numerous public meetings, Planning Commission work-sessions, and presentations, and WHEREAS, the Comprehensive Plan is a primary land use tool of the Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission; and County staff, and WHEREAS, said plan is in the best interests of Chickasaw County now therefore BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the Board of Supervisors hereby approve and adopt the Chickasaw County Comprehensive Plan this 22nd  day of May 2007. 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 Schueth, to open the public hearing at 10:15 AM for first consideration of proposed subdivision ordinance.  Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried. Those present for the Comprehensive Plan public hearing remained for the subdivision ordinance public hearing.

 

The subdivision ordinance will ‘freeze’ plat maps as of the date of adoption of the ordinance, for purposes of counting parcel divisions.  The subdivision ordinance defines true subdivisions, but also allows for an ‘abbreviated’ process of property line adjustment between adjoining property owners.  

 

Discussion continued with procedural changes after subdivision ordinance adoption, proposed fees and future cost analysis associated with future subdivisions.  The subdivision ordinance is anticipated to become effective July 1, 2007.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, to close the public hearing at 10:41 AM, and Ordinance VI-3 for Subdivision Zoning receive its first consideration.  Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.   

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Boge, to accept the resignation of Lisa Winter, as part-time, on-call homemaker health-aide, effective May 18, 2007.  Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

At 11:00 AM a department head meeting was held for the purpose of discussion and appointment of a Public Information Officer.  Department Heads present included board members and auditor, Recorder Cindy Messersmith; Treasurer Sue Breitbach; Emergency Management Director Ken Rasing; Homemaker Administrator Jeanne Heit; Nursing Administrator Kathy Babcock; Sheriff Marty Larsen and Case Manager Bobbi Jo O’Donnell. Kathy Babcock explained the necessity of a designated individual to serve as Public Information Officer, both for disaster training exercises and if an actual disaster incident should occur. Discussion followed, with volunteer(s) requested.  Recorder Cindy Messersmith volunteered.   Ken Rasing also presented a new topic of policy adoption of a County Plan for Continuity of Operations. 

 

Nursing Administrator Kathy Babcock presented Iowa Department of Public Health contract funding allocation for FY 2007-08, as follows: Local Board of Health $1525; Homecare Aide $38,781.00; Public Health Nursing $14,290; Local Public Health Services $6785, for a total of $61,381.00. 

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Boge, to approve Chairman Signature on IDPH FY08 Local Public Health Services State Appropriation.  Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board received and filed Manure Management Plan Annual Update for Jim Reicks (ID#64786) located at 3060 160th St., Lawler in Section 21 of Utica Township and a construction permit application for Reicks View Farms (ID#60643) located at 1020 Pembroke Ave., Lawler.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Boge, 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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