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Monday, September 10, 2007 - Friday, September 14, 2007

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

SEPTEMBER 10, 11 & 14, 2007

 

The Board convened on Monday, September 10, 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 Boge, Seconded by Huegel, to approve agenda for September 10 & 11, 2007 with additions of fireworks permit application and Fredericksburg Economic Development presenting jobs incentives funding request. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Mattke, to approve meeting minutes of September 4, 2007. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Head Custodian Roger Nosbisch met with the Board for a departmental personnel update and upcoming future changes.

 

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

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Schueth, to accept resignation of long-time engineering assistant John Murray effective September 21, 2007. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Mattke, to approve and authorize Chairman to sign permit for Iowa Telecom to place buried cable along Kenwood Avenue south of150th Street. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. 

 

The refurbished old Osh Kosh is back in service after overall body and mechanical rebuild by Trans Iowa for just under $75,000.00.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on Memorandum of Understanding between Iowa Department of Public Health and County for contract with Pathways for FY 2007-08 Substance Abuse Prevention Services. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Fredericksburg Development Officials Jerry Linder and Chuck Stone met with the Boar to present a funding a jobs incentives funding request for up to 10 jobs within three years, with a potential of 12 jobs, on behalf of a local industry expansion.  Tentative approval was granted, pending development of written agreement terms.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Mattke, to approve fireworks permit for Brett Ohm. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Boge, to adjourn at 11:35 AM. All Ayes, with Motion Carried.  Board members proceeded to inspect the refurbished Osh Kosh and tour roads maintenance facility in New Hampton.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, September 11, 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.

 

Several personnel issues were reviewed and discussed.

 

Board members spoke with Midwest Group Benefits Inc. regarding a proposed policy change and research on funding Medicare supplement coverage for Medicare-eligible employees. The Medicare supplement coverage issue is not considered to be viable at this time.  An approved plan document policy change would allow for automatic newborn coverage and 61 days for new dependent addition to policy, instead of current 31 days.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Huegel, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on service provider agreement with Covenant Medical Center for substance abuse services effective immediately. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Annual Manure Management Updates for Kout Brothers Farms (ID56638) located at 2890 180th Street, Lawler in Section 31 of Utica Township and Randy Burgart (ID65016) located at 2676 Mission Ave., New Hampton.

 

Also received and filed Chickasaw County Homemaker Home Health Agency Report of August 2007.

 

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

 

The Board convened on Friday, September 14, 2007 with a quorum present: Huegel, Boge, Schueth, Mattke.   Pickar was absent. The meeting was called to order by Vice-Chairman John Huegel.   The meeting was special session to canvass the school elections held September 11, 2007.

 

Board members canvassed the election results.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Schueth, to approve the canvass of the school election held September 11, 2007, and authorize Auditor to certify results to schools and record in the permanent election register.  Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board received and filed Bradford Township Report of Receipts & Disbursements for FY2006-2007 and Veterans Affairs Report of August 2007.

 

Vice-Chairman Huegel declared adjournment at 10:15 AM.

 

 

 

                                                                        ____________________________

                                                                        Virgil M. Pickar, Jr., Chairman

                                                                        Board of Supervisors

 

Attest:

 

______________________

Judy A. Babcock, Auditor

 

 

 

 
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