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Monday, March 03, 2008 - Tuesday, March 04, 2008

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

MARCH 3 & 4, 2008

 

 The Board convened on Monday, March 3, 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 March 3 & 4, 2008.  All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Schueth, to approve board minutes of February 25 & 26, 2008.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

 Sanitarian Ken Rasing met with the Board to present his recommendation for construction application permit and master matrix for Summit Farms Animal Confinement.  The master matrix requires 440 points to be viable and the proposed application has 445 points.  Kent Krause was present on behalf of Pinnacle, the consultant firm providing services to producers for IDNR compliance on environmental and manure management issues.  In discussion that followed, soil sampling will be every four years on 10 acre grid; manure incorporation into soil end rows and IDNR compliance checks every 3 – 5 years.  No comments had been received from the public regarding this facility.

 

 Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth, to submit final approval and recommendation to the IDNR for approval of construction permit application and the master matrix for Summit Farms LLC site, with greater points than minimum requirement. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

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

 

Jaci Miller, Iowa Department of Public Health Community Health Consultant, and Administrators Kathy Babcock, Nursing and Jeanne Heit, Homemaker, met with the Board to discuss public health funding changes through recent years.   During recently a completed compliance review, a decrease to $31.19 for homemaker unit of service was reported.    The educational discussion was intended to understand declining Medicare/Medicaid funding to public health agencies, effective January 1, 2008. 

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Jack Lipovac, representing HR-One Source, met with the board preparatory to roads contract union negotiations.  

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, to adjourn at 12:20 PM.  All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, March 4, 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 Pickar, Seconded by Mattke, to open the public hearing at 10:00 AM for IDNR Construction Application Permit for B6 Farms Animal Confinement.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Dennis Chambers was present to describe the proposed operation, as a wean-to-finish operation of 7490 head located on an 8 acre site sold specifically for that purpose.  An operation of this size is required to have a minimum of 625 acres for manure easement and the proposed operation having 640 acres.  Chambers stated that his personal household residence is in the closest proximity to the proposed site.  No other comments had been received from the public.

 

Sanitarian Ken Rasing had presented his recommendation for construction application permit and master matrix for B6 Farms LLC Animal Confinement.  The master matrix requires 440 points to be viable and the proposed application has the minimum requirement.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Mattke, to close the public hearing at 10:13 AM.  All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, to submit final approval and recommendation to the IDNR for approval of construction permit application and the master matrix for B6Farms LLC site  minimum point requirement. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Boge, to authorize Chairman Signature on Certification of Contributing Agency for IDNR Operation Permit Agreement for landfill leachate waste disposal by City of Nashua.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Conservation update from the previous evening’s meeting was presented by Supervisor Pickar.

Main items of business were reconstruction of an existing log cabin at Twin Ponds Nature Center and lawnmower bids and subsequent bid acceptance; and new display at the Nature Center. Two business items were included as follows:

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Schueth, to approve Chairman Signature on contract with Stanton Electric for electrical supplies and installation to campground parking pads in the amount of $17,959.76 at Airport Lake Park.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, to acknowledge receipt and place on file the Conservation Director’s Annual Report, dated July 1, 2006 thru June 30, 2007.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Board members entered into discussion regarding the previous week’s funding request for Troop/Equipment Hauler truck by the Fredericksburg Fire Department.  This request differed from prior requests by other agencies as this was the first request for equipment funding.  In discussion that followed, consensus was reached that equipment purchases represented recurring expenses, while buildings represented a one-time funding.   During the discussion Supervisor Mattke made a motion to fund $20,000 towards equipment purchase by the Fredericksburg Fire Department, with motion dying for lack of second.  Therefore, the funding request was declined.     

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Pickar, to adjourn at 11:55 AM.  All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

 

                                                                        ___________________________

                                                                        Arnold J. Boge, Chairman

                                                                        Board of Supervisors

 

Attest:

 

 

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Judy A. Babcock, Auditor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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