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Monday, July 23, 2007 - Tuesday, July 24, 2007

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

JULY 23 & 24, 2007

 

The Board convened on Monday, July 23, 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 Huegel, to approve agenda for July 23 & 24, 2007, with addition of Economic Development Director Bob Soukup. All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

Economic Development Director Bob Soukup met with the Board for county area economic development updates.  County funding for the Cedar Valley Regional Marketing Concept was updated with a funding request for the $1000.00 annual match.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Boge, to approve $1000.00 from the Economic Development-GB Fund for the INREDC funding request for the Cedar Valley Regional Marketing Concept. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Schueth, to approve meeting minutes of July 16 & 17, 2007. Roll Call: All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

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

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Boge, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on permit for Hawkeye REC to place buried cable in the county right of way thru 150th Street west of Pembroke Avenue in Jacksonville Township.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Truck accident on Highway 24 East two weeks ago was reviewed, with improved safety and employee education procedures discussed.

 

Request by City of Nashua for road improvements at Oak Hill Cemetery was reviewed with request for policy development with other governmental entities.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Huegel, to approve fireworks permit for JoAnne Baxter. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Ken Rasing and Roger Nosbisch met with the Board for review of the Gardner Architecture, proposals of building remodeling at 302 E. Prospect Avenue or building addition to the current structure at 260 E. Prospect Avenue.  Discussion followed of the proposals, including plans and proposed costs.   Mark Moine was unable to attend due to illness.   The general consensus of the Board was for the building addition to 260 E. Prospect Avenue because of the minimal cost difference for new construction versus remodeling cost.

 

CPC Sheila Kobliska met with the Board for review and discussion of payroll practices and policy discussion affecting case management employees.  HR Consultant Jack Lipovac’s research was reviewed with current payroll practices.

 

The June 2007 Targeted Case Management Report of Revenues and Disbursements was reviewed, with discussion following.  The Board received and filed FY2006-07 Targeted Case Management Report.

 

A plan addendum for current mental health services management plan was reviewed, with CPC recommendation of  consumer eligibility for services proposed at the 200% proposed poverty level instead of the now 300% of poverty level.   A public hearing to explain the plan changes is planned.

 

A Letter of Agreement defining overtime calculation for the Civil Clerk administrative position, between Chickasaw County and the Teamsters Union was reviewed.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Schueth, to approve and authorize Sheriff Signature on Letter of Agreement with Union for Civil Clerk overtime payment as stated “Overtime shall be paid either in cash or compensatory time at the rate of time and one half (1 ˝) the employees straight time rate for hours in excess of one hundred sixty-six (166) hours in a twenty-eight (28) day period over time and one-half (1 ˝) for all hours worked beyond eight (8) hours in a day (shift).”    Roll Call: All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

Motion by Schueth Seconded by Huegel, to adjourn at 12:45 PM. All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

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

 

Adis Lee and friends and relatives of the Jacksonville Historians met with the Board for presentation of a dedication plaque and a Certificate of Appreciation.   Those attending included Adis Lee; Peggy Kirkpatrick; Sadie McFarland; Jon & Juanita Andersen; Charlene and LaVern Cutsforth; Bob Friedman and Clinton Brannon.

 

No bids were received for the jail roof project, with project to be offered for bid at a later date.

 

Loren Kiel and Karla Baumler, representing Midwest Group Benefits Inc. met with Board for review and discussion of the county’s self-funded health insurance statistics. 

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Mattke, to approve suspended tax listing for FY 2007-08. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Huegel, to open the public informational hearing at 11:00 AM for Prime Feeders Inc. construction application permit to the IDNR.  Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Present for the hearing were Dan and Carol Speicher and Travis Thomas, Partners-Producers for Prime Feeders Inc., Frank Moore, Manure Management Plan Consultant and Ken Rasing, County Sanitarian.  No oral or written comments had been received from the public.

 

Sanitarian Rasing reviewed the owner submitted master matrix application numerical point scale through the various categories, with the overall total of 465 and minimum IDNR requirement of 440 for all categories.   Rasing commended the Emergency Action Plan submitted.   

 

Prime Feeds Inc. is a cattle feeding operation, currently at 992 animal units proposing an expansion adding 800 animal units for a total of 1792 animal units.  (For IDNR MMP’S  cattle,  1 animal is equal to 1 animal unit.) Current operation feeds dry distiller grains (by-product from ethanol plant) to feed formula.  Future operation hopes to feed both wet and dry distiller grains to be acquired from proposed new ethanol plant under construction in near proximity to operation.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, to close the public hearing at 11:18 AM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, to approve the master matrix construction application permit of Prime Feeders Inc., for submission to the IDNR. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Area banks’ proposals for upcoming Certificate of Deposit renewal were reviewed.  Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth, to renew Certificate of Deposit maturity at $51,328.98, with First Citizens National Bank at 5.2% APY for 12 months. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Plan Update for Harrington LTD Grow Finish LTD (ID#58790) located at 1646 290th St., Nashua in Section 26 of Richland Township.    

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, to adjourn at 11:45 AM.  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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