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Monday, June 18, 2007 - Tuesday, June 19, 2007

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

JUNE 18 & 19, 2007

 

The Board convened on Monday, June 18, 2007 at 9:30 AM with all members present: Pickar, Huegel, Schueth, Mattke and Boge present at 9:44 AM. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Pickar. Mail was opened and distributed. 

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth, to approve agenda for June 18 & 19, 2007. All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Boge, to approve meeting minutes of June 11 & 12, 2007. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

CPC Sheila Kobliska met with the Board for several items of business as follows:

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Mattke, to authorize Chairman Signature on designation to Cedar Valley Mental Health for annual DHS Affiliation. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Mental health provider agreements and rate changes were reviewed.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Mattke, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on FY 2007-2008 Provider Agreement with Community Care Inc. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Mattke, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on Pathways/Cedar Valley Mental Health FY 2007-2008 Provider Agreement. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

July 1, 2007 payment for client services will be based upon residence requirement instead of legal county settlement.

 

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

 

Bids for service truck chassis were opened as follows: Wilbur’s Ford, 2008 Ford F550, $35,975.00; Don’s Truck Sales, 2008 Ford F550, $35,765.00.   Bids were opened for mechanic service truck body as follows: Truck Equipment Inc., $43,633.00; Aspen Equipment, Inc., $41,355.19. David Chidester, representing Truck Equipment Inc., was present. The bids were tabled for review, with a recommendation for purchase expected to follow at session next week.

 

Update of crack repair on 8 miles on V56, total of 89,804 linear feet for the entire project has been cost proposed at $75,000.00 by Denco.

 

An informational public hearing was held regarding Dale Reicks – Reicks View Farms construction expansion permit application to the IDNR.  Those attending were Mary Langreck; Chris Huber; Mike Throndson; Ken Rasing and Dusten Rolando. Those present were neighbors to an additional Dale Reicks’ owned facility in the Jerico proximity. Mary Langreck spoke regarding lack of ‘good neighbor’ policy and owners of animal confinements allowed to ‘build over’ or next to someone without notification, and subsequently decreasing the adjoining neighbor’s land value.  Chris Huber and Mary Langreck both expressed concerns that the truck wash waste water pit was within a foot of level full and that various kinds of building debris was left uncollected and allowed to scatter around the area.  Dale Reicks was reached by phone to participate at the hearing, stating that the expansion construction at the current facility was requested for farrowing and gestation stalls, due to a loss of an additional contract through a farm sale. Reicks further stated that manure was distributed by umbilical cord injection to fields through GPS technology; therefore, there would be no traffic changes in the area other than three additional employees to the expanded facility. 

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Schueth, to approve fireworks permits for Bob Galligan, Don Blazek and Keith E. Selck. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Doug Welton as Data Processing Manager met with the Board to review The Barrier Group services for computer security firewall protection. After discussion the Board decided to enter into agreement for services, omitting the web content portion of the agreement.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Huegel, to approve agreement for services with The Barrier Group  for purchase of Barrier 1 appliance and one year license for hardware, software, maintenance, support monitoring and service for $4000 with an anticipated 10% discount. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Schueth, to adjourn at 12:05 PM.  All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at 9:30 AM with a quorum present: Pickar, Huegel, Schueth, Mattke. Boge was absent. Mattke left the meeting at 10:05 AM. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Pickar. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Administrators Kathy Babcock, Public Health Nursing, and Jeanne Heit, Homemaker, met with the Board for several items of business.

 

The Board received and filed Iowa Department of Public Health Compliance with Local Public Health Services Grant Conditions Report to the Contractor, stating the agency was found to be in full compliance in all areas reviewed. 

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Mattke, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on Department of Public Health Contract for funding homecare aide services from Public Health Nursing to  Homemakers. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Jeanne Heit updated staff issues regarding sick leave notification policy and upcoming scheduling for client visits.

 

Board members reviewed and finalized specifications for the upcoming jail roofing project.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth, to set bid date of July 24, 2007 at 10:00 AM for opening of sealed bids for jail roofing project. Roll Call: Three Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, to approve fireworks permit for Ed Huegel.  Roll Call: Three Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, to approve Resolution defining funding of FY2007-2008 state credits. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 06-19-07-18. FOR FUNDING STATE CREDITS FY 2007-08 WHEREAS, the State of Iowa has appropriated monies for fiscal year July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008, which monies are insufficient to fully fund various local property tax credits/taxpayer exemptions, and WHEREAS, Iowa Code Section 25B.7 requires local governments to extend to the taxpayers only those portions of the property tax credits/taxpayer exemptions that are estimated by the Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance to be funded by June 15th of each year by the state of appropriation, and WHEREAS, the Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance has estimated the percentages of funding for the affected property tax credits/taxpayer exemptions as follows: Homestead credit at 73%; Low-income, Elderly Disabled Credit at 100% and Military Exemption at 100%, and WHEREAS, the option of fully funding property tax credits/taxpayer exemptions will cause a funding shortfall to local governments in the County, and WHEREAS, the option of passing on the reduced state-reimbursed values of the credits will increase the amount of net taxes in the County, and WHEREAS, the Board finds that passing on the reduced state-reimbursed values of the homestead credits to the taxpayers in the County funds local governments has the greatest effect while impacting the largest number of persons with minimal effect, and therefore, in the public interest, NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, pursuant to Iowa Code Section 25B.7 that the property tax credits/taxpayer exemptions in Chickasaw County for fiscal year July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008, shall be funded as follows: Homestead Credit 73%; Low-Income, Elderly, Disabled Credit 100%; Military Exemption 100%. AYES: /ss/ Virgil M. Pickar, Jr., Chairman; John L. Huegel; James J. Schueth. (Absent: Boge, Mattke.)  NAYS: None.  ATTEST:  /ss/ Judy A. Babcock, Auditor.

 

The Board received and filed Annual Manure Management Update for Gary Swestka (ID#59069) located in Howard County with application sites in Chickasaw County.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth, to adjourn at 12:15 PM. Three 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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