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Monday, March 17, 2008 - Tuesday, March 18, 2008

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

MARCH 17 & 18, 2008

 

The Board convened on Monday, March 17, 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 Schueth, Seconded by Mattke, to approve agenda for March 17 & 18, 2008.  All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Schueth, to approve meeting minutes of March 10 & 11, 2008.  All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

Assistant County Engineer John Murray met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities.  Sealed bids were opened for Limestone Surfacing on county roads as follows:

Vendor Name         Div 1 (21,375 tons)     Div 2 (15,500 tons)          Div 3 (20,750) tons                Div 4 (19,500 tons)

Allied Const                                                                                                                                            7.89    $153,855.00

Bruening Rock        8.169   $174,612.37      7.817   $121,163.50           7.989   $165,771.75               8.033  $156,643.50

Knife River                                                   7.46     $115,630.00

Niemann Const       8.14   $173,992.50       7.83     $121,365.00              8.14    $168,905.00               8.19    $159,705.00

Wiltgen Const         8.18    $174,847.50        7.85   $121,675.00              8.14     $168,905.00

 

Those present for the bid opening were Ron Abbas from Paul Niemann Const Co., Garry Wiltgen from Wiltgen Const Co., Inc.; Ovey Johnson, Roads Foreman; Mike Root, Bruening Rock Products Inc.; Floyd Hackman, Knife River; and Gary Veeder, Allied Construction.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on permit for Iowa Telecom to place temporary buried cable along Asherton Avenue south of 115th Street for county bridge replacement.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Mattke, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on permit for Hawkeye REC to place overhead power line crossing 180th Street between Sections 25 and 36 of Deerfield Township. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to approve low bids as presented and authorize Chairman to sign contracts and bid bonds for each division as follows: Division 1; Niemann Const., $173,992.50; Division 2, Knife River $115,630.00; Division 3, Bruening Rock $165,771.75; Division 4 Allied Rock $153,855.00.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Pickar, to approve Resolution to fund Mercy Medical in New Hampton with $10,000 for Images of Wellness Diagnostic Equipment from Economic Development-General Basic Fund. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. 03-17-08-07 RESOLUTION SUPPORTING FUNDING IMAGES OF WELLNESS CAMPAIGN. WHEREAS, Chickasaw County wishes to promote the health, personal well being and medical care for rural residents within County; and  WHEREAS, the Mercy Medical Center FKA Mercy Hospital has a long history of residence and community-wide health care in the Chickasaw County area and now seeks community contributions for funding purchases of updated diagnostic imaging equipment, and  NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT, The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors hereby expresses its receptiveness by assisting with up to $10,000 funding by their motion on July 10, 2007, for the new diagnostic equipment purchase for the Mercy Medical Center-New Hampton from the Economic Development General Basic Fund. Passed and approved by the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors this 17th day of March 2008. AYES:/ss/  Arnie J. Boge, Chairman; Virgil M. Pickar, Jr., Vice-Chairman; John L. Huegel; James J. Schueth; Sherry Mattke.   NAYS: None. ATTEST:  /ss/ Judy A. Babcock, Auditor.

 

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

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 9:30 AM with all members present: Boge, Pickar, Huegel, Schueth, Mattke.   The meeting was called by Chairman Boge. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Ken Rasing met with the Board for public hearing dates for two construction permit applications and master matrixes on behalf of B6 Farms LLC facilities to be known as Asherton Site and Mitchell Site. 

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to set the public hearing date for B6 Farms LLC Construction Permit Application and Master Matrix Approval as April 8, 2008 at 10:00 AM for the Asherton Site in Section 18 and 10:30 AM for the Mitchell Site in Section 30, both in Deerfield Township.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road budget specifically for rock surfacing and spot rocking.  After current budget expenditure appropriations and fund balance carryover were reviewed, the board decided to allocate $30,000 funding from County Betterment for spot rocking, with expenses to be paid directly from Betterment Fund. 

 

Sealed bids for audit service provider proposals were opened as follows:

Vendor Name                           FY2008                        FY2009                        FY2010

Hacker Nelson & Co PC           $20,750                         $21,375                         $22,000

Gardiner Thomsen PC                $21,000                                    $22,000                         $23,000

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Mattke, to accept Hacker Nelson PC proposal and authorize Chairman to sign three year proposal as audit service provider for FY2008 $20,750; FY2009 $21,375; FY2010 $22,000.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board received and filed Veteran Affairs Report of February 2008.

 

The Board received and filed Manure Management Plan Annual Update for Dale Rosonke (ID#62840) located at 2132 Gilmore Avenue, New Hampton in Section 17 of Dayton Township.

 

CPC Sheila Kobliska met with the Board for approval of Mental Health Center Affiliation.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Mattke, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on Mental Health Center Affiliation with Cedar Valley Mental Health for FY2008-09.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Chickasaw-Mitchell Case Management Report of February 2009 was also reviewed and placed on file.  Building accommodations were also reviewed as the current lease will be completed as of June 30, 2008.  The County has received notification that a proposed joint building project with Pathways grant application from the Iowa Department of Economic Development was not selected for funding.  The County would still prefer to partner with Pathways for delivery of mental health services to county residents.

 

The Insurance Strategies Consulting LLC Report for health insurance claims funding for 2007 was reviewed.  

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, to accept and place on file Insurance Strategies Consulting LLC for 2007 509A compliance report of health insurance claims and funding, and authorize payment of $925.00 and $100.00 state filing fee from Health Insurance Fund.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth, to adjourn at 11:47 AM. All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

 

                                                                        __________________________

                                                                        Arnie J. Boge, Chairman

                                                                        Board of Supervisors

 

Attest:

 

______________________

Judy A. Babcock, Auditor

 

 

 

 

 
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