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Monday, April 07, 2008 - Tuesday, April 08, 2008

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

APRIL 7 & 8, 2008

 

The Board convened on Monday, April 7, 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 Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to approve agenda for April 7 & 8, 2008.  All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Mattke, to approve meeting minutes of March 31 and April 1, 2008.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

CPC Sheila Kobliska met with the Board for several items as follows:

 

A recently attended concept exploration meeting for mutually agreeable, standardized mental health services by neighboring counties for delivery of regional mental health services to residents was updated by CPC Kobliska and Supervisor Huegel.   Four area CPC’s are exploring the regional service delivery possibilities as a state pilot project. Current building accommodations were discussed, as the current lease expires June 30, 2008.  Departmental revenue and appropriations budget were reviewed and approved due to increases in client service revenues and staffing appropriations.

 

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

 

The Colwell blacktop was approved for embargo due to surfacing cracking and breaking. Resurfacing is scheduled for 2009.  Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on Resolution for County Road Embargo.  Resolution 04-07-08-10.  Resolution imposing weight restrictions on vehicles to be operated upon certain county roads.

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County, Iowa is empowered under authority of Section 321.471 Code of Iowa to impose restrictions as to the weight of vehicles to be operated upon any County Highway  whenever any said highway by reason of deterioration, rain, snow, or other climatic conditions will be seriously damaged or destroyed unless the use of vehicles thereon is prohibited or the permissible weights thereon reduced. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED:  That the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County, Iowa on the 7th day of April 2008, place a five ton axle weight limit on the following Chickasaw County route:  B28 from V18 to west county line; and that this embargo will take effect when appropriate signs are erected and will remain in effect until said signs are removed by the County Engineer.  Any additional routes may be posted later as deemed necessary by the County Engineer. /ss/ Arnold J. Boge, Chairman, Board of Supervisors   Attest:  /ss/ Judy A. Babcock, County Auditor

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Mattke, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on permit for Iowa Telecom to replace temporary buried cable along 180th Street during scheduled county culvert replacement project.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on permit for Iowa Telecom to replace buried cable along V56 due to county bridge replacement project C019 (67) over the Turkey River south of 140th Street.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Mattke, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on permit for Iowa Telecom  to replace buried cable and fiber cable along V56 due to county bridge replacement project C019 (67) over Turkey River south of 140th Street. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Pickar, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on permit for Iowa Telecom to place temporary buried phone cable to along 250th Street east of Vanderbilt Avenue during scheduled county bridge replacement #50 replacement project.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Chairman signed granular surfacing bid bonds and contracts for Division 2 with Knife River, Midwest LLC for 15,500 tons in the amount of $115,630.00 and Division 3 with Bruening Rock Products Inc. for 20,750 tons in the amount of $165,771.75.

 

Chairman signed contract project NO. RC-C019(72)—9A-19 with Heartland Asphalt Inc. for right and left hand turning lanes on Highway 24 East in the amount of $212,943.22.

 

Ken Rasing and Dusten Rolando proceeded to review the monitoring wells and DNR reports for abandoned gas station site in Bassett, the County had acquired in the early 90’s for non-payment of real estate by the former owner.  The DNR has been contacted and the last process remaining is plugging the monitoring wells, which will be done as soon as possible to complete the process.  The County is anticipating selling the property.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Mattke, to approve liquor license and Sunday Sales permit of New Hampton Golf & Country Club.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Pickar, to approve liquor license and Sun Sales permit of Plum Creek Golf Course. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Huegel, to adjourn at 12:04 PM.  All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, April 8, 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.

 

Head Custodian Dave Gorman met with the Board to discuss seeking proposals for lawn thatching at the Courthouse and carpet cleaning Community Services Building. After discussion it would decided to advertise the projects and seek proposals from area service providers for the said services.      

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Mattke, to open the public hearing at 10:00AM for IDNR Construction Permit Application and Master Matrix for B6 Farms LLC, Owner, Known as Asherton Site located in Section 18 of Deerfield Township.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Present for the hearing for Ken Rasing on behalf of the county; Dennis Chambers and Mitch Baum on behalf of Pinnacle Group.  No written or oral comments had been received from the public. 

 

Ken Rasing reviewed the master matrix and points taken, along with site review by the DNR and affirmed a total matrix score of 455 points.  The closest residence is located 712 feet from the proposed site, with 1875 feet being the minimum requirement in the master matrix. Site owners have obtained a waiver from the current owner, but stipulate the owners plan to purchase the property when it becomes available for sale.

 

Dennis Chambers stated this area is a good site of minimal impact to the fewest number of residents. 

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, to close the public hearing at 10:08AM.   All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to approve DNR issuance of construction permit application and master matrix review of B6 Farms LLC, known as the Asherton Site.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth, to open the public hearing at 10:30 AM for IDNR Construction permit application and master matrix for B6 Farms LLC, Owner  known as the Mitchell Site located in Section 30 of Deerfield Township.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Present for the hearing for Ken Rasing on behalf of the county; Dennis Chambers and Mitch Baum on behalf of Pinnacle Group.  No written or oral comments had been received from the public. 

 

Ken Rasing reviewed the master matrix stating that points taken for separation distance from the nearest water source were determined to be invalid at the time of the site inspection; therefore 30 points were deducted from the overall total of the submitted master matrix, changing the total to 410 points, which is less than the 440 point minimum requirement.  

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Mattke to close the public hearing at 10:42 AM.   All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, to approve master matrix review of B6 Farms LLC, known as Mitchell Site, and withhold county recommendation for approval for issuance DNR construction permit.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Conservation Director Brian Moore met with the Board for review and approval of FY 2008 proposed budget amendment.  Amendment will place both revenues and expenditures into the budget for purchase of slinger seeder of $1540 funded from the Living Roadway Trust Fund and additional farm rent and repayment loan to county of $5420.25 for purchase of farm county funding. Additional departmental updates and the conservation meeting from the previous evening were discussed.  Pheasants Forever membership volunteered their organization’s services for prairie habitat grass burns.   Timber management program planning is under consideration for the Wapsi Junction area under ownership, with proceeds requested to become a conservation capital parks equipment project.  

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth, to approve quarterly reports of Auditor, Recorder and Sheriff, subject to audit.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board received and filed Sanitarian, 911 and Emergency Managements Reports for March 2008 and 3rd Quarter of FY2008.  

 

The Board received and filed Manure Management Plan Annual Updates for Chambers Farms Inc. (ID#58948) located at 1195 150th St., Charles City in Section 8 of Deerfield Township and Dale Reicks, Miller Site located in Howard County with field application sites in Chickasaw County.

 

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

 

                                                                                                ___________________________

                                                                                                Arnie J. Boge, Chairman

                                                                                                Board of Supervisors

 

Attest:

 

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Judy A. Babcock, Auditor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 
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