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Monday, December 31, 2007 - Wednesday, January 02, 2008

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

       DECEMBER 31, 2007 & JANUARY 1 & 2, 2008

 

The Board convened on Monday, December 31, 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 Mattke, Seconded by Huegel, to approve agenda for December 31, 2007, with the addition of Sheriff Larsen at 11:45 AM, and January 2, 2008. All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Boge, to approve meeting minutes of December 24, 2007. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Fredericksburg Mayor John Woodring, City Clerk Cindy Lantow and Larry Kuecker, representing Kerry Inc. met with the Board to discuss jobs incentives funding.   Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel was present for development of a jobs funding agreement between the County and Kerry Speciality. 

 

County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities, including February 2008 bid letting for resurfacing of Jerico road and bridge replacement on Union Avenue. 

 

The Board approved two INRCOG resolutions as follows:

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Huegel, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on Revised Articles of Agreement Resolution.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Resolution 12-31-07-39. A Resolution Approving Iowa Northland Regional Council Of Governments Revised Articles Of Agreement. WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of the Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments (INRCOG), at its December 20, 2007 meeting approved Revised Articles of Agreement for INRCOG; and WHEREAS, the Revised Articles were directed to be provided to the Members for review and approval by Resolution; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNTY of CHICKASAW: That the Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments Revised Articles of Agreement, as approved by the INRCOG Board of Directors on December 20, 2007, are hereby approved; and That the Auditor is hereby directed to deliver a certified copy of this Resolution to INRCOG. ADOPTED: Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County, Iowa./ss/ Virgil M. Pickar, Jr., Chairman.   ATTEST:   I, Auditor of the County of Chickasaw County, State of Iowa, do hereby certify that the foregoing Resolution No. 39 was duly and regularly adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw, Iowa, on the 31st day of  December 2007  /ss/  Judy A. Babcock, Auditor.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Schueth, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on Restated Articles of Agreement Membership Resolution. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 12-31-07-40 A Resolution Approving Iowa Northland Regional Council Of Governments Membership. WHEREAS, in order to provide for the cooperation with other governmental units and agencies in the establishment and operation of the Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments (“INRCOG”), as provided in and pursuant to Iowa Code §28E.12. BE IT RESOLVED, by the County of Chickasaw, Iowa. SECTION 1 – MEMBERSHIP That said County of Chickasaw does hereby pledge its cooperation with other participating governing bodies of counties, cities, or other official agencies of government who may from time to time similarly cooperate in the maintenance and operation of INRCOG. SECTION II – GENERAL RULES, PROCEDURE & OPERATION In compliance with and as a part of this resolution, the County of Chickasaw does also agree to maintain its membership in INRCOG in compliance with the general terms and provisions of the Revised Articles of Agreement and Bylaws of INRCOG.  SECTION III – WITHDRAWALAny cooperating agency or governmental body may withdraw their cooperation hereunder at any time by adopting a resolution to do so and delivering a certified copy thereof to the Secretary of the Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments.  Such withdrawal shall be effective upon delivery, but shall not relieve the withdrawing party of its obligation to contribute its share of the cost for the year in which the withdrawal occurs or any amounts owed by the withdrawing party pursuant to any signed memorandum of understanding or contract for services in effect at the time of withdrawal.  SECTION IV – TIME OF TAKING EFFECT These terms of cooperation shall take effect immediately upon their adoption and certification by the cooperating governmental agencies. The Secretary of the Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments shall upon receipt of a copy of the duly adopted and certified resolution thereafter include said county, city, or other governing agency as a full member in the Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments will all privileges and rights thereto. ADOPTED: Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County, Iowa. /ss/ Virgil M. Pickar, Jr., Chair  ATTEST: I, Auditor of Chickasaw County, State of Iowa, do hereby certify that the foregoing Resolution No.40 was duly and regularly adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County, Iowa, on the 31 day of December, 2007.  /ss/ Judy A. Babcock, Auditor

 

Sheriff Marty Larsen met with the Board to discuss vacation carryover for Chief Deputy Todd Miller, cost of living increases for FY 2008-09 law enforcement contracts with cities and removal from retirement status for Deputy Lance Manson.  

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, to adjourn at 12 Noon.  All Ayes, Motion Carried.

 

 The Courthouse and offices were closed on Tuesday, January 1, 2008 in observance of New Year’s Day.

 

The Board convened on Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at 9:30 AM with a quorum 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 nominate and appoint Arnie J. Boge, as Chairman for the year 2008 and cease nominations.  Roll Call: Four Ayes, with Boge Abstaining. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Huegel, to nominate and appoint Virgil M. Pickar, Jr., as Vice-Chairman for the year 2008 and cease nominations.  Roll Call: Four Ayes, with Pickar Abstaining. Motion Carried.

 

It was decided to reject formal roll call vote in favor of an ‘Ayes/Nays’ vote by Board members, due to the non-controversial nature of the organizational board motions.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to designate the official county newspapers as follows: New Hampton Tribune and Nashua Reporter.  All Ayes. Motion Carried.  Official board minutes are available on the Chickasaw County website and the Code of Iowa Section 349.3 stating the minimum requirement for number and selection having a population below fifteen thousand as being two official newspapers.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Mattke, for the Board of Supervisors to meeting in regular session every Monday and Tuesday at 9:30 AM.  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Schueth, to set bounty fee of one dollar for each pair of pocket gopher front feet. All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to set per diem meal reimbursement rate not to exceed $25.00 and mileage reimbursement at .40 per mile for 2008. All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Mattke, to appoint Dr. Joe Peraud, and all other physicians on call, as Medical Examiners and Ken Rasing as Medical Examiner Investigator for 2008. All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth, to re-appoint Dusten Rolando as County Engineer for 2008. All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, to re-appoint Alice J. Bartz, as Relief Director for 2008.  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Mattke, to re-appoint Joe Sheehy as Veterans Affairs Director for 2008.   All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to re-appoint all current members of Eminent Domain Commission for 2008 as on file in Auditor’s Office. All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth, to appoint Brian Moore as weed commissioner for 2008. All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, to appoint Board Members to the following committee assignments.  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

E-911 CHAIRPERSON: Virgil M. Pickar, Jr., and John Huegel as alternate.

 

EASTERN IOWA TOURISM ASSOCIATION: Jeaneen Lindeland and Sue J. Schueth, as alternate.

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COMMISSION: Virgil M. Pickar, Jr. and John Huegel, as alternate.

 

FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES: Arnie J. Boge and Sherry Mattke, as alternate.

 

FLOYD-MITCHELL-CHICKASAW DECATORATORIZATION BOARD: CPC Sheila Kobliska.

FLOYD-MITCHELL-CHICKASAW LANDFILL: Arnie J. Boge and Virgil Pickar, as alternate.

F-M-C COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT BOARD: Virgil M. Pickar, Jr. and James J. Schueth, as alternate.

GOVERNANCE BOARD FOR CHICKASAW WELLNESS COMPLEX: James J. Schueth.

 

HEARTLAND INSURANCE RISK POOL 28-E AGREEMENT REPRESENTATIVE: John

Huegel and Arnie J. Boge, as alternate.

HOMEMAKER HOME HEALTH AGENCY: Arnie J. Boge and John Huegel.

INROCOG REGIONAL TRANSIT: Sherry Mattke.

INROCOG TEA 23: Sherry Mattke

IOWA NORTHLAND REGIONAL COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS: Sherry Mattke.

IOWA NORTHLAND REGIONAL HOUSING COUNCIL: James J. Schueth.

 

JUVENILE DETENTION FIRST & SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRICT 28-E AGREEMENT: Sherry Mattke and Virgil M. Pickar, Jr., as alternate.

LOCAL BOARD OF HEALTH: John Huegel.

MENTAL HEALTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE: John Huegel.

NORTH IOWA SERVICE AREA ADVISORY BOARD: James J. Schueth and Alice J. Bartz.

NORTHEAST IOWA COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM: Virgil Pickar, Jr. and James J. Schueth, as alternate.

PATHWAYS & CEDAR VALLEY MENTAL HEALTH, NOW MERGED: James J. Schueth.

REGIONAL HAZARDOUS MATERIALS RESPONSE GROUP: John Huegel and Virgil Pickar, Jr., as alternate.

RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION: Arnie J. Boge and Sherry Mattke, as alternate.

RESOURCE ENHANCEMENT AND PROTECTION: Arnie J. Boge.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT: Sherry Mattke.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth, to set mileage rate for service of civil papers at 50.5 cents for 2008. All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Huegel, to appoint the following persons as custodians of the following buildings, in compliance with the Code of Iowa: COURTHOUSE: Supervisors, Auditor; COMMUNITY SERVICES BUILDING: Supervisors, Auditor; LAW ENFORCEMENT BUILDING: Supervisors; CARE FACILITY: Supervisors; HUMAN SERVICES BUILDING: Supervisors. All Ayes. Motion Carried. 

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to adjourn at 11:50 PM.  All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

 

                                                                       

 

                                                                        __________________________

                                                                        Arnie J. Boge, Chairman

                                                                        Board of  Supervisors

 

Attest: 

 

 

___________________________

Judy A. Babcock, Auditor

   

 

 

 
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