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Monday, July 16, 2007 - Tuesday, July 17, 2007

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

JULY 16 & 17, 2007

 

The Board convened on Monday, July 16, 2007 at 9:30 AM with all members present: Pickar, Huegel, Boge, Pickar, Mattke. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Pickar. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Mattke, to approve Agenda for July 16 & 17, 2007. All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

CPC Sheila Kobliska met with the Board to introduce new hire case manager Wendy Crooks.

 

The FY2006-07 budget was reviewed as fiscal year appropriations had been exceeded. Discussion followed, with a conclusion reached of increased budget review and development of a spreadsheet for tracking budget expenditures.

 

County Engineer Assistant John Murray met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities.

 

Kathy Showalter and Pat Boyle, representing Planscape and Hawkeye Tri-County REC respectively met with the Board to discuss development of an Agreement for RISE grant funding. At consideration is development of a turning lane on Highway 24 East at the proposed ethanol and coal gasification plant site.  RISE grant funding is available to cities and counties to assist in economic development, with funding based upon number of jobs created. Related parties are requesting Board sponsorship for funding application, with the Board verbally agreeing to the plan concept.

 

The public input portion for the air quality permit coal gasification was reviewed.

 

Also updated was the detour for the North Washington bridge replacement, to be located on 155th Street, Ivanhoe Ave. and 170th Street.  The proposed route will be dust controlled during bridge construction expected to begin approximately August 15th.

 

The Board received and filed Sanitarian Revenue Report of June 2007 and 4th Quarter for FYE 2007

 

Updates from board membersí committee assignments included construction of the new cell at the Floyd-Mitchell-Chickasaw Landfill and Pathways concept for a facility location in New Hampton.

 

IDNR Manure Management Plans were received for Palmersheim Pork Farm (ID#61606) located at 2225 130th Street, New Hampton; Ionia Pigs Inc., (ID#60072) located at 1969 290th St., Ionia in SESE Quarter of Richland Township; and Bruening, Larry (ID#57703)  located at 2435 180th St., New Hampton; Grow Pork Inc., located at 2504 140th St., New Hampton; Don Kurtenbach, (ID#64997) located at 2145 Stanley Ave., Lawler,  and Roger Treloar (ID#57710) located at 3061 300th St., Sumner.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Huegel, to adjourn at 11:35 AM. All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, July 17, 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.

 

Dan McFarland met with the Board to present his historic building restoration project at Split Rock Park.  The $7000 project was funded by $2000 Community Foundation Grant and $2200 of private donations including labor and materials.  The balance of $2800 project was requested.  Board members stated funding the completion should be a conservation initiative.

 

Treasurer Sue Breitbach met with the Board for review of bank balances and approval of the Treasurerís Semi-Annual Report.  Discussion followed including a tax sale update and tax collected information.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Mattke, to approve Treasurerís Semi-Annual Report for June 30, 2007, subject to audit. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

An upcoming Deposit Maturity Notice of July 26, 2007 for a Chickasaw County Health Insurance investment was reviewed with the Board decided to seek renewal quotes from area banks, with a decision to follow next week.

 

Mel Pacovsky, Conservation Board Director and Brian Moore, Director visited with the Board regarding the remaining funding for the historic building restoration underway at Split Rock.  Current projects for campsite infrastructure and funding were reviewed in the context of the total budget.

 

Mercy Hospital officials met with the Board to express gratitude for the $10,000 pledged by the Board on behalf of the Citizens of Chickasaw County.  A photo was taken to commemorate the event and become a part of the fund raising campaign with the county.

 

The Board received and filed Stapleton Township Report of Receipts & Disbursements for FY 2006-07.

 

Motion by Schueth,. Seconded by Boge, to adjourn at 12:30 PM.  All 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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