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Monday, October 08, 2007 - Tuesday, October 09, 2007

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

OCTOBER 8 & 9, 2007

 

The Board convened on Monday, October 8, 2007 at 9:00 AM with a quorum present:  Pickar, Huegel, Boge, and Schueth.  Mattke was absent. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Pickar. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Huegel, to approve Agenda for October 8 & 9, 2007. Three Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

Board Members, Auditor and Homemaker Director Jeanne Heit participated in a phone conference with legal counsel Carl Salmons, representing Heartland Insurance Risk Pool. 

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Schueth, to go into closed session at 9:24 AM pursuant to IAC Section 21.5, subsection 1a.  Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth, to exit closed session at 9:34 AM.  Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Board members opened sealed bids for purchase of squad vehicle as follows:

Wilbur’s Ford Sales of New Hampton, 2008 Ford Crown Victoria       $21,495.00

Vern Laures Auto Center, Inc.,             2008 Dodge Charger                $21,890.00

 

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

 

Board members signed IDOT paving specifications for 7.785 miles paving on Jerico Road in preparation for January 2008 bid letting. Bridge design for bridge replacement project located on V56 between B28 and 140th Street are in development phase.  Bridge replacement on Stevens Avenue is nearing completion with contractor in $750 per day liquid damages for being over deadline.  Engineer has issued oversize permit for Bruening Rock Products Inc. to cross V56 bridge in center for transportation of 20,000 ton of concrete stone.

 

Ken Rasing met with the Board for purchase approval of a new water heater at the Heritage, with discussion following.  Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Boge, to approve $5200 purchase and installation of Bock water heater for the Heritage Residence. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

CPC/Case Management Director Sheila Kobliska met with the Board to request approval of paid vacation donation by employees for transfer to Wendy Crooks, to facilitate paid leave for family illness.   Discussion followed, with plan development and approval granted.

 

Motion by Boge, seconded by Schueth, to adjourn at 12 Noon.  Four Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, October 9, 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.

 

Nursing Administrator Kathy Babcock met with the Board to finalize employees and spouses flu vaccine clinic arrangements. The flu vaccine clinic will be held Tuesday, October 16, 2007. Motion by Boge, Seconded by Mattke, to approve flu vaccine employee/spouse costs at zero for employee and $12 for spouse.  Roll call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. 

 

Homemaker Administrator Jeanne Heit met with the Board for a temporary homemaker administration absence approval of up to five days around January 7, 2008 for a Heit-Eschweiler family wedding in Florida. The Board granted approval for senior homemaker aide staff to fill-in during absences of Jeanne Heit and Anita Eschweiler who will both attend the wedding.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Mattke to approve the Quarterly Reports of Auditor, Recorder & Sheriff, subject to audit. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Cedar Valley Friends of the Family staff Rose Torgerson; Marcie Sharp; Erin Mulder; and Pam Shrock along with Pastor Kevin Frey, planted a donated tree in the Courthouse yard commemorating the agency’s 15th anniversary.

 

The Board received and filed Jacksonville and New Hampton Townships Receipts & Disbursements Reports of FY 2006-2007.

 

Board members and CPC/Case Management Director Sheila Kobliska spoke with Midwest Group Benefits Inc. via phone conference regarding health insurance plan funding and COBRA benefit for the Wendy Crooks Family.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Plan for Kurppy (ID#61912) located at 2145 Stanley Avenue, Lawler, in Section 20 of Stapleton Township.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Huegel, to adjourn at 11:42 AM.  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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