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Monday, November 05, 2007 - Tuesday, November 06, 2007

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

NOVEMBER 5 & 6, 2007

 

The Board convened on Monday, November 5, 2007 at 9:30 AM with all members present:   Huegel, Boge, Schueth, Mattke.  Pickar was absent. The meeting was called to order by Vice-Chairman Huegel. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Mattke, to approve agenda for November 5 & 6, 2007.  All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Schueth, to approve meeting minutes of October 29 & 30, 2007.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Fredericksburg Economic Development Corporation members Ken Benning, Jim Erickson and Cindy Lantow met with the Board to request new industry jobs incentive funding and paving on Stanley Avenue as an industry incentive, with discussion following.  County Engineer Dusten Rolando was present for the Stanley Road paving upgrade discussion. 

 

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

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Huegel, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on Adopt-A-Highway renewal with 4-H Ionia Rustlers for litter control along B-57 east and west of Ionia. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The upcoming IDOT repaving project on Highway 346 was reviewed.  Engineer stated the usual approach to county roads is 10 feet paving, with an option for paving a 50 foot approach.  The additional 40 foot cost is reimbursed by the county, with this project approximate cost of $59,330.00. 

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Boge, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on agreement with the IDOT for Project STPN-346-(14)2J-19.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.  (Agreement stipulates 50 foot approaches on Hwy 346 for county payment.)

 

Board members Schueth and Boge left the meeting at 9:50 AM to attend a funeral.

 

Vice-Chairman Huegel declared adjournment at 10:30 AM.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, November 6, 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.

 

Fredericksburg Economic Development Corporation members Ken Benning and Cindy Lantow met with the Board for further prospective new industry updates, with discussion following.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Mattke, to tentative support jobs incentive funding of up to 70 new jobs, as requested by Fredericksburg Economic Development Corporation, subject to signed finalized agreements and support of RISE grant funding. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Proposed adoption for a county credit card policy language was reviewed. Sheriff Marty Larsen was present to recommend policy adoption and reinforce necessity of departmental credit cards.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Mattke, to approve county credit card policy, effective immediately. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Melissa Henricksen, representing INRCOG and Chris Hoffman, representing Pathways, met with the Board for review and discussion of the Pathways new building project in New Hampton. The entire project was reviewed, with questions and answers and discussion following.

 

Motion Huegel, Seconded by Boge, to open the public hearing at 11:00 AM for the Pathways, New Hampton building project.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. No one from the public was present, nor were any public comments received either oral or written.

 

Melissa Henricksen from INRCOG reviewed the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for the proposed Pathways building project.  Low and Moderate Needs (LMI) were identified in the County Housing Needs Assessment. Pathways building project was identified and discussed at Economic Development Planning meetings as allowing for new and expanded services to low and moderate income families within the community and surrounding areas.  The funding sources were identified as follows: CDBG $400,000; Chickasaw County $100,000; Private Donations $52,160; Pathways $25,000; Black Hawk Gaming Association $50,000, with total proposed funding at $627,160.   At least 51% of Low and Moderate Income will be served by the proposed project thru census information, with the LMI internal survey anticipated to be 94.1% as determined by internal survey conducted in October 2007. No resident will be displaced by the CDBG proposed project as the building site is a vacant lot. INRCOG will receive $14,000 for grant writing and administrative services.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Schueth, to close the public hearing at 11:06 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Boge, to approve Resolution Committing Local Funding for the Project. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION NO. 11-6-07-34  A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVIORS OF CHICKASAW COUNTY, IOWA GRANTING THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CERTAIN FINANCIAL ASSURANCES IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT. WHEREAS, Chickasaw County, Iowa is applying for $400,000 in Community Development Block Grant funding assistance for construction of a new Pathways Behavioral Facility. WHEREAS, Chickasaw County, Iowa will commit $100,000 as local share of the project to be funded by the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County, Iowa that $ 100,000 of local effort funds are herewith committed. Passed and adopted this 6th  day of November 2007. /ss/Virgil M. Pickar, Jr., Chairperson Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors

ATTEST: /ss/  Judy A. Babcock, Auditor

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, to approve Resolution authorizing Chairman as Designee on Grant Application. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.  RESOLUTION NO. 11-6-07-35 A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, CHICKASAW COUNTY, IOWA APPROVING A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT APPLICATION; DESIGNATING THE CHAIRPERSON AS THE OFFICIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE COUNTY AND AUTHORIZING THE CHAIRPERSON TO AFFIX HIS SIGNATURE TO SAID APPLICATION AND CERTAIN ASSURANCES IN CONJUNCTION WITH SAME.

WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors, Chickasaw County, Iowa, to avail itself of financial assistance through the Community Development Block Grant Program as administered by the State Department of Economic Development; and WHEREAS, the one year Community Development Block Grant application best addresses the needs of the County; NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors, Chickasaw County, Iowa, as follows: (1) The one-year Community Development Block Grant application is hereby approved. (2) The Chairperson is hereby designated as the official representative of the County and is further hereby directed and authorized to affix his signature to said application and certain Federal and State assurances in conjunction with same. Passed and adopted this 6th day of November 2007. /ss/                                                                                 Virgil M. Pickar, Jr., Chairperson Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors.  ATTEST: /ss/ Judy A. Babcock, Auditor

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Mattke, to approve Memo of Understanding for INRCOG as grant administrator.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. GRANT  INISTRATIONMEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING This Memorandum of Understanding is between the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors and the Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments hereinafter referred to as INRCOG. Whereas, the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors wishes to engage INRCOG''s grant administration service for the following project: Type of Grant: Community Development Block Grant     Project Description:       Construction of a Pathways Behavioral Community Facility in the City of New Hampton, Iowa to serve the entire area of Chickasaw County, Iowa.

Charge for Grant Administration:  $ 14,000__     Charges for administration shall be based upon a contract between the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors and INRCOG after the County has been awarded the above listed grant. Amount included in the grant: For Grant Administration:

$ 14,000.00 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, INRCOG and the Chickasaw County of Supervisors has executed this memorandum of understanding as of this 6th day of November 2007. Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments /ss/       Executive Director    Attest: /ss/     Dir. of Development   Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors  /ss/ Virgil M. Pickar, Jr.,                     Chairperson  Attest: /ss/ Judy A. Babcock

 

Board members reviewed the 2008 health insurance renewal.  Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth, to approve 2008 health insurance contract renewal to include a wellness program, with a $45,000 specific aggregate and a 5% increase in premium rate structure.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.    

 

Board members Huegel and Schueth attended lunch with Senior Citizens at Chickasaw Centre.  Chairman Pickar declared adjournment 12 Noon.

 

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                                                                        Virgil M. Pickar, Jr., Chairman

                                                                        Board of Supervisors

 

 

Attest:

 

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Judy A. Babcock, Auditor           

 

                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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