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Monday, February 18, 2008 - Tuesday, February 19, 2008

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

FEBRUARY 18 & 19, 2008

 

The Courthouse and offices were closed in observance of the Presidents’ Day Holiday.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, February 18, 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 Mattke, Seconded by Schueth, to approve agenda for February 19, 2008.  All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, to approve meeting minutes of February 11 & 12, 2008. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Board members canvassed the Turkey Valley School Special Election held February 12, 2008.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Pickar, to approve and authorize Auditor to certify election results to the Permanent Election Register for the Turkey Valley School Special Election held February 12, 2008.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board opened sealed bids for the jail roofing project as follows: Kohlmeyer, Inc., $11,716.00 with 65˘ per square foot for any soft spot repairs; Marv’s Home Improvement, $10,273.75, with $3 per square foot for any soft spot repairs; Kruse Kustom Works, $11,780.00, with $1.80 per square foot for any soft spot repairs.   Head Custodian Dave Gorman and Marv Hackman were present for bid opening and discussion.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Pickar, to accept bid of Marv’s Home Improvement as contractor, in the amount of  $10,237.75 for jail roofing project to be completed by June 15, 2008. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

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

 

Dwindling supply of salt reserves were discussed with Engineer stating that a proposed 500-Ton purchase would allow for 20% over/under contract purchase of 400 – 600 Ton at an approximated cost of $50 per ton.  

 

Plans and funding for turn lanes at the ethanol plant location on Highway 24 East were reviewed, with contract project funding for RISE project funding of 80% with remaining funding by Homeland Energy Solutions. Engineer requests IDOT inspection of the completed project meeting RISE grant specifications.

 

Union negotiations process, currently underway, were reviewed and discussed.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to set the public hearing for March 4, 2008 at 10:00 AM for IDNR construction permit application on behalf B6 Farms LLC also known as Addison Site located in Section 31 of Deerfield Township.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Conservation Director Brian Moore met with the Board to request approval for upcoming employee meeting expenses.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Schueth, to affirm Conservation Board approval of travel expenditures of approximately $300 for Naturalist Dana Dettmer for National Association of Interpretation in  Rochester, Minnesota, and approximately $550 for Chief Instructor Dave Sedivec for regional hunters’ education in Sparta, Il.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

As other updates, equipment purchase of new mower, replacing a current mower, was reviewed. Written specs have been proposed to six area dealers seeking bids for commercial/industrial model.  Airport Lake shelter project will be down sized to 12 x 18, with conservation board seeking the shelter to become a donated community funded project.  Remaining electrical installation for the campground project will be completed by Stanton Electric at an approximate cost of $17,000.  

 

Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel met with the Board to discuss a recently received request for contract guarantee of a five-year commitment from the county for ambulance services. It is anticipated that county officials will enter into a letter of intent specifying up to $25,000 annual funding for ambulance services, contingent upon provider listing of uncollectible debt.

 

County Engineer Dusten Rolando updated the Board of recently let IDOT projects for Chickasaw County consisting of bridge replacement on V56 north of Lawler to Brennan Construction, bid amount of $540,931.53 and asphalt paving from Highway 63 North eight miles east to V56 to        Knife River, formerly known as Carlson, bid amount of $935,096.66.  The paving project is projected to have 30-foot approaches at gravel intersections.  

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

The Board received and filed Veterans Affairs Report of January 2008.

 

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

 

 

 

                                                                        ________________________

                                                                        Arnie J. Boge, Chairman

                                                                        Board of Supervisors

 

Attest:

 

______________________

Judy A. Babcock, Auditor

 

 

 

 
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