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Monday, March 10, 2008 - Tuesday, March 11, 2008

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

MARCH 10 & 11, 2008

 

The Board convened on Monday, March 10, 2008 at 9:30 AM with a quorum present: Boge, Pickar, Schueth, Mattke.   Huegel was absent.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Boge.   Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Mattke, to approve agenda for March 10 & 11, 2008.  Four Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Pickar, to approve meeting minutes of March 3 & 4, 2008.   Roll Call: Three Ayes, with Mattke voting Nay.  Motion Carried.

 

CPC Sheila Kobliska met with the Board for several items including a mental health budget overview of mental health revenues from FYE 2005 thru FYE 2012, with shown ending fund balance declining substantially each year.  Present office space lease was reviewed, with CPC concerned and wishing to change office accommodations.  The County was notified last week that a grant funding application for a joint building project for shared mental health services with Pathways was not funded.   The adjusted projected cost report changing a unit of services from $200.10 to $235.25 due to 1.5 FTE staff and equipment added during the current years, was reviewed 

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Schueth, to open the public hearing at 10:00 AM for construction and paving of turning lanes project on State Hwy 24 East.  Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

No one from the public had expressed any opinions either verbal or written.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Mattke, to close the public hearing at 10:03 AM.  Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board proceeded to open bids for the project as follows:   Knife River LLC $213,049.82; Heartland Asphalt Inc. $212,943.22; and Skyline Construction Inc.  $213,991.91.   Contractors present were Chad Wiltgen from Wiltgen Construction; Jamie Smith from Knife River LLC; Denis Kleve from Bruening Rock Products; and Larry Carpenter from Heartland Asphalt Inc.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Mattke to open the public hearing at 10:32 AM for the FY2008-09 county budget. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.   Present were CPC Sheila Kobliska; Engineer Dusten Rolando and Treasurer Sue Breitbach.  No one from the public had expressed any opinions either verbal or written.

 

Board members entered into budget review and summary of Farm Bureau members comments.  CPC Kobliska explained why mental health budget was proposed at full levy for FY2008-09.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Pickar, to close the public hearing at 10:52 AM.  Four Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

The Compensation Board recommendation for elected officials’ salary for FY2008-09 was discussed; particularly the inequity brought about by above average recommendations for the Sheriff at 15% and Attorney at 15.2%, while remaining officials, consisting of Supervisors, Auditor, Recorder and Treasurer  received  recommendations of  8.8% – 10.4%.   Law requires the recommendation be accepted or decreased equally across the board for all elected officials.  In discussion that followed, Board members expressed their concern for the inequality of the situation; however, the conservatively set county budget could not absorb any more increased salaries.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Mattke, to approve reduction of 75% of the Compensation Board recommendation for elected officials salaries and set salaries for FY2008-09 for Elected Officials Salaries: Supervisors, $23,145.00; Sheriff, $55,460.00; Auditor $41,649.00; Recorder, $41,610.00; Treasurer $41,610.00 and Attorney $54,540.00. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.   (Auditor’s Note: Salaries will be increased by 2.2% Supervisors; 3.75% Sheriff; 2.575% Auditor; 2.60% Recorder and Treasurer; and 3.8% Attorney)  

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Mattke, to approve Resolution for Adoption of FY2008-09 County Budget.  Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried. 03-10-2008-06. RESOLUTION APPROVING ADOPTION OF FY 2008-09 COUNTY BUDGET. WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors do hereby approve and adopt the FY 2008-09 County Budget, after the public hearing on March 10, 2008.   Passed, Approved And Adopted This 10th Day of March 2008. The Vote Thereon Being As Follows:   AYES:  /ss/  Arnie J. Boge, Chairman; Virgil M. Pickar, Jr.;

James J. Schueth;   Sherry Mattke.   (Absent, John  L. Huegel)  NAYS: None.   Attest: /ss/ Judy A. Babcock, Auditor

 

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

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Pickar, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on contracts with Brennan Construction in the  amount of $540,931.53 for project BRS-C019(67)—60-19.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. (Late Start Date for the project is 6/23/2008.)

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Mattke, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on contracts with Knife River (FKA as Carlson) in the amount of $935,095.66 for asphalt resurfacing on B-22 from Highway 63 east to V56.  Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.   (Late Start Date for the project is 7/21/2008.)

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Schueth, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on permit for Butler County REC to place buried cable in court right of way along Durham Avenue north of B57 in Section 14 of Chickasaw Township.   Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Pickar, to approve bid letter and authorize Chairman Signature on contracts with Heartland Asphalt Inc. in the amount of $212,943.22 for construction and paving of right and left hand turn lanes on State Highway 24 East of New Hampton.   Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Other items of discussion included ever increasing cost of diesel fuel with current year budget proposed at $170,000 and already spent to $195,000, and FY2008-09 proposed at $200,000.  The granular rock resurfacing budget represents the next area of potential concern for the Board.

 

The Board received and filed Sanitarian and 911 Revenue Reports of February 2008.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Mattke, to adjourn at 12 Noon.   Four Ayes, with Motion Carried. 

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 9:30 AM with a quorum present: Boge, Pickar, Mattke.   Huegel was absent.  Schueth was present at 9:55 AM, having attended a New Hampton Industrial Development meeting.   Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Ken Rasing met with the Board for updates and information as follows: 

 

Current 911 Sheriff’s base radio communications system is 25 years old and operating at 50% capacity, and replacement parts are no longer available.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Mattke, to approve base radio Sheriff communications purchase by 911 of $9477.95 from Radio Communications. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Pickar, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on contract with INRCOG for Hazard Mitigation Planning. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.   The grant matching funds portion is proposed to be accommodated through in-kind cost share of county officials attending planning session meetings.

 

CPC Sheila Kobliska and student intern Rachel Kephart met with the Board to 28E Chickasaw-Mitchell Case Management Agency phone conference with Mitchell County for the purpose of approving a revised projected cost report for FY2007-08.  The agency’s projected cost per unit of service is revised from $200.10 to $235.25 for adult case management and from $254.92 to $292.75 for child mental health waiver.  The agency added one full-time and one part-time position along with equipment purchases to accommodate the new positions.  Those present from Mitchell County were three Supervisors: Bob Morreel; Stan Walk and Joel Voaklander; Auditor Lowell Tesch and Press reporter Warren Hacke.  

 

Motion by Stan Walk, Seconded by Sherry Mattke, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on Chickasaw-Mitchell Case Management Agency Revised Projected Cost Report Adjustment for FY2007-08.  Roll Call: Mitchell County, Three Ayes.  Chickasaw County, Four Ayes.  Motion Carried.   

 

Meeting was adjourned at 10:48 AM.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Schueth, to approve liquor license and Sunday Sales permit for Jerico Jo’s. Roll Call: Four Ayes.  Motion Carried. 

 

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Pickar, to adjourn at 11:50 AM.   Four Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

Board members Pickar, Schueth and Mattke, attended lunch with Senior Citizens at Chickasaw Centre.

 

 

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                                                                                                Arnie J. Boge, Chairman

                                                                                                Board of Supervisors

 

 

Attest:

 

 

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Judy A. Babcock, Auditor

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

   

 
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