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Monday, January 14, 2008 - Tuesday, January 15, 2008

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

JANUARY 14 & 15, 2008

 

The Board convened on Monday, January 14, 2008 at 9:30 AM with a quorum present: Boge, Huegel and Schueth.  Pickar and Mattke were absent.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Boge. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth, to approve agenda for January 14 & 15, 2008, with additional meetings with Economic Development Director Bob Soukup, Homemaker Director Jeanne Heit, and new Conservation Board member Tom Bernatz.  Three Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, to approve meeting minutes of January 7 & 8, 2008.  Roll Call: Three Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities.  Main discussion centered on a statistical report beginning 1997 to present day showing secondary road funding and expenditures, affirming the concept that overall funding is not keeping up with increasing expenditures.

 

Cedar Valley Friends of the Family Director Jeanne Wright, Ben Brustkener and Pam Shrock met with the Board to update services and present their FY2008-09 funding request.

 

Treasurer Sue Breitbach met with the Board for review and approval of the Treasurer’s Semi-Annual Report and Amendment of Depository Resolution with review discussion.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, to approve Treasurer’s Semi-Annual Report subject to audit. Roll Call: Three Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth, to approve Treasurer’s Amended Depository Resolution. Roll Call: Three Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board recessed at 12 Noon and reconvened at 1:00 PM, with a quorum present of Boge, Huegel and Schueth.

 

County Engineer Dusten Rolando overviewed the FY 2008-09 Secondary Road Budget.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth to adjourn at 1:45 PM. Three Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 9:30 AM with a quorum present: Boge, Huegel, Schueth.  Pickar and Mattke were absent. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Boge. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Head Custodian Dave Gorman met with the Board for discussion and approval of jail roofing project with review and discussion following.   Also present were Sheriff Marty Larsen and Deputy Todd Miller.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth to set bid opening and letting date of February 19, 2008 at 10:00 AM for roofing project at the Jail.  Roll Call: Three Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Economic Development Director Bob Soukup and Lori Carey met with the Board to request job incentives funding on behalf of Carbo manufacturing industry located south of Alta Vista, with the Board tentatively approving $1000 per job for up to 12 new jobs.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on Resolution adopting 2008 Master Matrix. Roll Call: Three Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 1-15-08-01. CONSTRUCTION EVALUATION RESOLUTION.  WHEREAS, Iowa Code section 459.304(3) sets out the procedure if a board of supervisors wishes to adopt a “construction evaluation resolution” relating to the construction of a confinement feeding operation structure.  (Complete Resolution on file in Auditor’s Office.)

 

The Board received and filed Veterans Affairs Report of December 2007.

 

Board members spoke with Mitchell County Board of Supervisors via phone conference at 10:30 AM for 28E Chickasaw-Mitchell Case Management Agency meeting. Those in attendance in Mitchell County included TCM Sheila Kobliska; Deputy Auditor Barb Baldwin along with a representative from the Mitchell County Press. 

 

TCM Sheila Kobliska recommended appointment of four individuals to the Mental Health Advisory Committee.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Stan Walk to approve appointing Cathy DuBois, representing CVMH; Marlene Wagner; Comprehensive Systems Group Home; Shari Pohern; Consumer Parent; Michelle Gudert, Opportunity Village, to the Mental Advisory Board Membership effective immediately. Roll Call: Chickasaw: Three Ayes.  Mitchell: Three Ayes.  Motion Carried. 

 

The Chickasaw-Mitchell Case Management Agency financial statistics report was reviewed.  

Other updates included a requested budget amendment to increase appropriations for current budget year and a request to purchase a new desktop computer for the Osage facility.  The actual cost report will need to be adjusted as consumer unit of service has changed format allocating   unit rate of service cost.  Office of Inspector General requires reimbursement of $1.5M from State of Iowa for consumer services due to required reporting changes consisting improved office documentation, goals and referrals being implemented with client files.

 

Motion by Marreel, Seconded by Schueth, to adjourn the meeting at 11:03 AM.  Chickasaw County: Three Ayes. Mitchell County: Three Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Conservation Director Brian Moore met with the Board for review of FY2008-09 Budget.   A budget amendment for FY2007-08 was requested to increase appropriations from the REAP account for the Airport Lake Park project currently underway. Other items of discussion included recent bid opening for an upcoming replacement mower purchase and a proposal for purchase of two personal computers from data processing budget. Request was approved to add Iowa Heritage Foundation as an addition to the County’s liability insurance carrier.  Iowa Heritage Foundation repayment funding was reviewed as Director Moore reviewed grant funding progress.  

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, two approve purchase of two personal computers at $2800 from Virtual Quest. Roll Call: Three Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

New Conservation Board member Tom Bernatz met with the Board for a photo and informational story for the New Hampton Tribune.   Tracy from the New Hampton Tribune was also present.

 

Review of FY 2008-09 Conservation budget followed, with discussion regarding increased changes.  A FY 2007-08 current year budget amendment was tentatively approved to increase REAP appropriations to allow for increased expenditures in conjunction with the Airport Lake Park campground renovations project in progress.

 

The Board recessed at 12:45 PM for lunch and reconvened at 1:20 PM in the Boardroom. 

Homemaker Administrator Jeanne Heit met with the Board to review staffing and request approval for an additional part-time, on-call homemaker health aide, with action deferred to next meeting.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure management Annual Update for Seamans Farms (ID#57708) located at 1751 260th St., Ionia in Section 5 of Richland Township.

 

Chairman declared adjournment at 1:45 PM.

                                                                           

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                                                                                                Arnie J. Boge, Chairman

                                                                                                Board of Supervisors

Attest:

 

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 Judy A. Babcock, Auditor

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 
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