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Monday, April 28, 2008 - Tuesday, April 29, 2008

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

APRIL 28 & 29, 2008

 

The Board convened on Monday, April 28, 2008 at 9:30 AM with a quorum present: Boge, Pickar, Huegel, Mattke. Schueth was absent.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Boge.  Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Huegel, to approve agenda for April 28 & 29, 2008.  Four Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Mattke, to approve meeting minutes of April 21 & 22, 2008.  Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Assessor Doug Welton met with the Board for review and approval of 2008 Slough Bill applications through the Soil Conservation.  Slough Bill began January 1, 1986 and Iowa law allows a 10% increase each year with the first year starting at 3000 acres. The County has 4283.73 acres as of January 1, 2008, with an allowance of 5314 acres available.  Five applicants failed to complete 2008 renewal and were disallowed the exemption.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on property tax owners’ notification approving the 2008 slough bill exemption. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.   

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Huegel, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on property tax owners’ notifications disallowing the 2008 slough bill exemption. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR notifications that Mitchell Site will be issued a construction permit for a new swing confinement feeding operation to be located in the SW ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 30 of Deerfield Township and a copy of Construction Permit No. CP-A2008-056 for Addison Site, Facility ID#65729 to be located in Section 31 of Deerfield Township.  The Board also received and filed an original manure management plan for Rausch Site to be located in the SESW Section of Stapleton Township and a manure management annual update for Dresden LLC (ID#64497) located at 2275 310th St., Fredericksburg in Section 31 of Dresden Township.  

 

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

 

Ken Rasing was present to review flood damages and request disaster declaration to access available funding for flood damage to public roads. Discussion followed, with no firm damage estimate assigned to flooded areas and the Board deciding to declare the disaster area as a prerequisite to available federal funding.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Mattke, to formally declare Chickasaw County a disaster area due to flooding.  Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Huegel, to approve and authorize Chairman to sign permit for Iowa Telecom to place temporary telephone cable along north construction limits along 190th Street during schedule county culvert replacement project along 190th Street east of Mission Avenue. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

As an update of construction for Highway 24 east turn lanes is anticipated to begin in early May.

 

Homemaker Administrator Jeanne Heit and Nursing Administrator Kathy Babcock met with the Board for several items of business, as follows:  Surrounding counties mileage reimbursement was reviewed; with the Board delaying any change until new fiscal year beginning July 1st. Nurses have requested space for handicapped equipment storage in the county-owned old veterinary building next door, with the Board approving joint storage arrangement.

 

Jeanne Heit stated a need for updated homemaker health aide sick leave notification and late arrival departmental policies, which affect delivery of client care services.   Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on homemaker departmental policies. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried. 

 

Conservation Director Brian Moore met with the Board to update them of CAT grant application through INRCOG.  The proposed conservation grant application for Airport Lake Park infrastructure seeks 50% participating funding from other sources, with the County being requested to participate. 

 

Conservation is receiving grant funding from Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) for $5000 as a partial repayment to Iowa Heritage Foundation for conservation purchased 71.5 acres in November 2007, located in Section 28 of Dayton Township.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Mattke, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature grant award  and sign certification award from Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF). Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Boge, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on liquor license and Sunday sales permit for Nashua Town & Country Club.  Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

The Board reviewed interest quote proposals from county banks for renewal of health insurance investment certificate of deposit.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Huegel, to authorize renewal of certificate of deposit of $53,357.21 at 3.03% with Lincoln Savings Bank in Nashua.  Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board received and filed Howard R. Green Semi-Annual landfill compliance report for Spring 2008 as submitted to the IDNR. 

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Huegel, to adjourn at 12:15 PM. All Ayes, with Motion Carried. 

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, April 29, 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.

 

Sheriff Marty Larsen and Deputy Todd Miller met with the Board to update them of community fund project for purchase of taser equipment for the sheriff and deputies.  The completed project would consist of 8 tasers with video camera equipment and training for a cost of $12,000. Current fund-raising hopes to attain half of the project in 2008 and the remaining project goal in 2009.

 

Karla Baumler, representing Midwest Group Benefits met with the Board for quarterly health insurance review, proposed policy amendment and a subscriber appeal for a benefit payment.

 

Supervisor Mattke was absent at 10:55 AM.

 

The Board proceeded to open vendor proposals for lawn thatching and carpet cleaning at county buildings with two proposals received.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Schueth, to approve Northeast Iowa Carpet Cleaning proposal of $503.80 for carpet cleaning at the Community Services Building. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth, to approve The Green Lawn Service proposals of $420.00 for Courthouse lawn and $255.00 for Community Services Building lawn.  Roll Call: Four Ayes.  

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to adjourn at 12:05 PM.   Four Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

                                                                                    _______________________

                                                                                    Arnie J. Boge, Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Supervisors 

 

Attest:

 

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Judy A. Babcock, Auditor

 

 

 

 

 

 
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