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Monday, January 07, 2008 - Tuesday, January 08, 2008

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

JANUARY 7 & 8, 2008

 

The Board convened on Monday, January 7, 2008 at 9:30 AM with all members present:  Boge, Pickar, Huegel, Schueth, Mattke. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Boge. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to approve agenda for January 7 & 8, 2008. All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, to approve meeting minutes of December 31, 2007 and January 2, 2008.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Data Processing Manager Doug Welton met with the Board to review FY 2008-09 Budget.  

 

County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities.  Employees’ vacation carryover was reviewed.  Discussion followed as to future funding of proposed projects and budgeting.

 

Supervisor Pickar was absent at 10:45 PM.

 

County Librarians met with the Board to present their FY 2008-09 budget funding request.   Those present were Maria Popken, Alta Vista Public Library Director; Cathy Humpal, Lawler Public Library Director; Joan Schultz, Director & Roger Hucke, Board Member Fredericksburg Library; Kathry Pfilbsen, Nashua Public Library Director and Pat Ipsen, New Hampton Public Library Director.  Rhonda Poppe, Ionia Public Library Board Member acted as the spokesperson.   The request of $86,100 was received and placed on file for consideration within the total context of the FY2008-09 County Budget.

 

Karen Wilson, representing the Historical Society, met with the Board to present their FY2008-09 budget funding request of $7000.  Also attending were Historical Society President Lyle Waterman and spouse Karen Waterman. The request was received and placed on file for consideration within the total context of the FY2008-09 County Budget.

 

Supervisor Schueth was absent at 11:40 AM.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Mattke to adjourn at 12 Noon.  Three Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at 9:30 AM with all members present: Boge, Pickar, Huegel, Schueth, Mattke. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Boge. Mail was opened and distributed. 

 

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

 

Sheriff Marty Larsen and Chief Deputy Todd Miller met with the Board for FY2008-09 budget review and approval to increase jail lodging reimbursement.  Sheriff stated his recommendation for an increase in jail reimbursement to $50 per day, as current standard in surrounding counties is $50 per day jail lodging, while Chickasaw County currently charges $35 per day.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to set the Chickasaw County jail per diem rate at $50 per day, effective January 8, 2008. Roll call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Current sheriff department vehicle and equipment inventory was reviewed.  The new budget requests two new replacement squad vehicles; new copier, three in-car video cameras and three patrol shotguns, for a total proposed 8.8% budget increase over FY2007-08 Budget.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Clerk of Court Damian Baltes requested approval for dumpster rental for removal of law library books in preparation for office renovations for Judge Stochl.

 

Relief Director Alice Bartz met with the Board to discuss to request an update for guidelines under current relief ordinance adopted in 1984. Board members were receptive, with current ordinance to be reviewed.

 

The Board received and filed Sanitarian Reports for December 2007; 2nd Quarter, 2007; 911 Reports for 2nd Quarter 2007; Y-T-D FY2007-08; and Emergency Management Reports for 2nd Quarter 2007; Y-T-D FY2007-08.

 

Board members and Auditor left the meeting approximately 11:15 AM to attend the New Hampton Economic Development lunch meeting at Chaff’s.

 

Chairman Boge declared adjournment at 1PM.

 

 

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                                                                        Arnie J. Boge, Chairman

                                                                        Board of Supervisors

 

Attest:

 

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Judy A. Babcock, Auditor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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