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Monday, October 22, 2007 - Tuesday, October 23, 2007

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

OCTOBER 22 & 23, 2007

 

The Board convened on Monday, October 22, 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 Mattke to approve agenda for October 22 & 23, 2007.  All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Mattke, to approve meeting minutes of October 15 & 16, 2007.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Jeanne Heit Homemaker Agency Administrator, met with the Board for review and discussion of staffing issues.

 

County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities.  Updates included installation of dry fire hydrant at Airport Lake Park; bridge reopening on Stevens Avenue approximately 10/29/07; and gates installation in progress on Class C roads designated at last week’s session. 

 

Board members signed IDOT bridge plans for upcoming bridge construction on V56 over in preparation for bid letting on January 16, 2008. 

 

Qwest claim for damage incurred to buried cable with backhoe during culvert excavation in the area south of 260th St., Nashua was reviewed. Resolution has been reached that County had notified One Call in advance of the excavation.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Huegel, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on permit for Qwest Communications to place buried cable in right of way in Section 32 of Chickasaw Township. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Treasurer Sue Breitbach met with the Board for quarterly update of bank balance deposits.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Huegel, to approve Treasurer’s Quarterly Report of Bank Balance for quarter ending September 30, 2007. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by               , Seconded by                , to approve and authorize Resolution setting public hearing date of November 6, 2007 at 11:00 AM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.   RESOLUTION 10-22-07-30. A RESOLUTION SETTING A DATE FOR A PUBLIC HEARING ON AUTHORIZING AN APPLICATION TO THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT AND TO OBTAIN CITIZEN INPUT ON LOW AND MODERATE INCOME NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY.  WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County are planning to support a Community Development Block Grant application for financial assistance for construction of a new Pathways Community Facility within the community of New Hampton. WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County, Iowa desires citizen input on the Community Development Block Grant application and the community needs of low and moderate income persons. NOW THEREFOR BE IT RESOLVED THAT, a public hearing be held on the Community Development Block Grant application and the community needs of low and moderate income persons. Said Public Hearing to be held November 6, 2007 at 11:00 AM. in the Board of Supervisors Room at the County Courthouse, New Hampton, Iowa. Passed and adopted this October 22, 2007.  /ss/ Virgil M. Pickar, Jr., Chairperson, Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors. ATTEST: /ss/ Judy A. Babcock, County Auditor

 

Bank quotes for interest rates on Health Insurance Certificate of Deposit investment were reviewed.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, to authorize renewal of investment certificate of deposit of $51,989.86 at 5% for twelve months with Northeast Security Bank in Fredericksburg. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Schueth, to adjourn at 12:10 PM.  All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, October 23, 20076 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.

 

CPC Sheila Kobliska met with the Board to review monthly Case Management Report of Receipts and Disbursements for September 2007. 

 

Conservation Director Brian Moore met with the Boar to discuss procedure and contract provisions for the 2008 Conservation Farm consisting of 65.7 acres in Section 28 of Dayton Township.  A repayment agreement for $40,000 loaned from county funds for the 2006 land purchase is under development. 

 

Hazard Mitigation Resolutions were adopted, as follows:

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Boge, to approve Resolution authorizing representatives on behalf of county FEMA grant application.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.  RESOLUTION 10-23-07-31 A Resolution Of The Board Of Supervisors Of Chickasaw County Authorizing Sharon Juon Of The Iowa Northland Regional Council Of Governments And Chair As The Applicant’s Authorized Representatives For All Matters Pertaining To The Preparation And Administration Of A Local Hazard Mitigation Plan.  Either Of These Individuals Can Sign On Behalf Of The County. WHEREAS, Chickasaw County wishes to have a local hazard mitigation plan prepared; WHEREAS, it is necessary for the County to designate an Authorized Representative for purposes of pursuing funds, securing funds, and administering the corresponding and essential paperwork associated with such a project; WHEREAS, Chickasaw County has agreed to the Intergovernmental Cooperative Agreement creating the Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments and is a member in good standing; NOW THEREFORE, it is hereby resolved by the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County, Iowa that Sharon Juon, the Executive Director of the Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments and/or the Chair of Chickasaw County, are hereby authorized to execute on behalf of Chickasaw County, this planning grant and to file it with the Iowa Emergency Management Division (IEMD) for the purpose of obtaining financial assistance under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (PL 93-288, as amended), the Code of Iowa (Chapter 29C), or the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 (Sections 1366 and 1367). Passed and approved this 23 day of October 2007. /ss/  Virgil M. Pickar, Jr., Chairperson, Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors. ATTEST: /ss/ Judy A. Babcock, County Auditor Chickasaw County, Iowa.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Schueth, to approve Resolution committing local match funding for grant from FEMA.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 10-23-07-32 A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF CHICKASAW COUNTY, IOWA COMMITING LOCAL MATCH FUNDS NECESSARY TO SECURE POTENTIAL GRANT FUNDING MADE AVAILABLE FROM THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY THROUGH THE IOWA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIVISION. WHEREAS, Chickasaw County, Iowa (hereinafter called “the Subgrantee”), has made application through the Iowa Emergency Management Division (IEMD) to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for funding from the 2007 Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Program, in the amount of $7,000.00 for the total project cost of developing a local multi-hazard mitigation plan, or $1,050.00 as the 15% of local cash match; WHEREAS, the Subgrantee recognizes the fact that the federal share cannot exceed 75%, the state share cannot exceed 10%, and the local non-federal share must be at least 15% of the total grant amount where, if prepared to mitigation standards as outlined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Program can be met entirely by in-kind services. NOW THEREFORE, it is hereby resolved by the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County, Iowa that the Subgrantee agrees to provide and make available $1,050.00 (one-thousand and fifty dollars) of local monies to be used to meet the 15% cash match requirement for this mitigation grant application. Passed and approved this 23 day of October 2007. /ss/ Virgil M. Pickar, Jr., Chairperson Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors ATTEST: /ss/ Judy A. Babcock, County Auditor Chickasaw County, Iowa

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on Resolution authorizing INRCOG grant administration Memo of Understanding.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 10-23-07-33 A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AUTHORIZING THE CHAIR TO SIGN A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE IOWA NORTHLAND REGIONAL COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF GRANT FUNDS AWARDED THROUGHT THE 2007 PRE-DISASTER MITIGATION PROGRAM FOR HAZARD MITIGATION PLANNING PURPOSES. WHEREAS, Chickasaw County is a member in good standing with the Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments (INRCOG), and WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors for Chickasaw County, Iowa has directed the INRCOG to prepare an application through the Iowa Emergency Management Division (IEMD) to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for funding from the 2007 Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program, and WHEREAS, INRCOG has the expertise to provide the planning and administrative services being sought by the grant application, NOW THEREFORE, the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors direct the Chairperson to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with INRCOG to provide planning and grant administration services to the County should the grant funds be awarded. Passed and approved this 23 day of October 2007. /ss/ Virgil M. Pickar, Jr., Chairperson  Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors ATTEST: /ss/ Judy A. Babcock, County Auditor Chickasaw County, Iowa

 

Loren Kiel and Karla Baumler, representing Midwest Group Benefits, Inc., met with the Board for discussion and presentation of the employees’ 2008 health insurance renewal proposal. No action was taken, pending further review and discussion of the proposal.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Plan for HBA LLC (ID#64998) located in Winneshiek County with field application sites in Chickasaw County.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Mattke, to adjourn at 12:37 PM.  All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

                                                                        ____________________________

                                                                        Virgil M. Pickar, Jr., Chairman

                                                                        Board of Supervisors

 

 

Attest:

 

_______________________

Judy A. Babcock, Auditor

 

 


 
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