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Monday, May 5, 2008 - Tuesday, May 6, 2008


MAY 5 & 6, 2008


The Board convened on Monday, May 5, 2008 at 9:30 AM with a quorum present: Boge, Huegel, Schueth, Mattke.   Pickar was present at 10:11 AM. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Boge. Mail was opened and distributed.


Adjoining property owners in the proximity of the Dale Reick’s truck washing station expressed their opinions regarding the business.  Those present were Mary Langreck, Chris Huber, and Mike Throndson.  Jim O’Connor was present on behalf of New Hampton Tribune. Reicks View Farms headquartered in Lawler area had constructed two livestock truck washing facilities in Section 34 of Jacksonville Township southeast of the town of Jerico.  The IDNR issued construction permit to allow for construction of a 1.2 M gallon storage tank to hold wastewater from two truck washes.  The construction permit does not allow for wastewater to be discharged from the tank nor does it allow for the material to be land applied as a separate land disposal permit is required.  Violations occurred when wastewater from the circular concrete tank overflowed in several places.  The IDNR is monitoring violations and will mandate appropriate remedies and permit requirements. 


Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, to approve agenda for May 5 & 6, 2008, with the addition of Reicks’ DNR violation in the Jerico area.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.


Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Mattke, to approve meeting minutes of April 28 & 29, 2008.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.


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


Road Superintendent Randy Anderson was present to discuss a road drainage issue on Panora Avenue east of 120th Street in the Jerico area. 


Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth, to approve and authorize Chairman to sign permit for Hawkeye REC to place overhead line with pole and anchor in the county right of way along 180th St. in Section 35 of Deerfield Township. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.  


Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Mattke, to adopt Resolution for placement of three temporary stop signs at the intersection of 140th Street and Vanderbilt Avenue. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 05-05-08-12. WHEREAS, it has been called to the attention of the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County, Iowa, the necessity of erecting and maintaining stop signs at intersections. WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors believes it to be in the best interest of the public to erect and maintain stop signs at designated intersections, NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County, Iowa, that pursuant to statutory authority found in Sections 321.345 and 321.255 that it is hereby determined that the following designated intersections be declared stop as specified and that the County Engineer is hereby directed to erect and maintain stop signs at the following intersections during the construction phase of 2008 Chickasaw County Project BRS-C019(67)—60-19, V-56 (Union Ave.).Stop the local road from the north, south, and west at the intersection near the NE corner of Section 10, T96N, R11W, of the 5th P.M., Chickasaw County, Iowa. And that this intersection is presently uncontrolled (except westbound is already controlled with stop sign) and that traffic will increase considerably through this during the above named project construction period.  And that this resolution shall only be in effect during the period that V-56 (Union Ave.) is closed for the above listed Chickasaw County project. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: That the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County, Iowa, on this 5th day of May, 2008, designate the above described locations stop intersections and direct the County Engineer to install the appropriate signs as also described above. /ss/ Arnold J. Boge, Chairman  Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors.   Attest: /ss/ Judy A. Babcock, Chickasaw County Auditor. Date: 5/5/2008. Motion by Huegel, seconded by Mattke, to approve the above resolution pertaining to the installation of stop signs at this intersection in Chickasaw County.


Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Mattke, to approve FY 2008-09 Library Contract.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.


Motion by Huegel, Seconded Schueth, to approve the Stroke Detection Plus wellness proposal for vascular screening of county health insurance employee subscribers at no cost and spouses at $40 per person. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.


Board members entered into review and discussion regarding prior week funding request of match grant funding for Airport Lake Project by Conservation Director Brian Moore.  Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Huegel, to approve funding of $10,000 from the Economic Development portion of the Local Option Sales Tax contingent upon successful completion of the Community Attraction Grant application. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.


Auditor updated board members of proposed agreement with Secretary of State proposing payment of $62,254 for fourteen ballot marking devices as mandated compliance with recently adopted legislation.  The ballot marking devices replaces the touch screens devices used in 2006 elections, as legislation mandates the paper ballot generated by the ballot marking equipment to be scanned through Optical Scan Voting System already in use since 2006. Additional costs will include a table for each unit of possibly $350 each precinct and unknown transportation costs for return of the 2006 14 touch screens equipment back to Clinton, Missouri.


Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Mattke, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on Funding Allocation Agreement of $62,254 with Iowa Secretary of State for purchase of ballot marking devices.  Roll Call: All Ayes.  Motion Carried.


The Board received and filed Sanitation and Medical Examiner Revenue Reports of April 2008.


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


The board convened on Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 9:15 AM with all members present: Boge, Pickar, Huegel, Schueth, Mattke. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Boge. Mail was opened and distributed.


Kari Shaffer, representing Paradigm Benefits, met with the Board for Chickasaw County Deferred Compensation Plan Review. 


CPC Sheila Kobliska and Assistant Janet Larsen met with the Board to update two mental health projects under restructuring.  The ISAC Network replaces the CoMIS to become known as County Community Services Network or County CSN for short.  The new system will become the delivery vehicle for transactions related to community services and will allow for authorized users to access the system that will educe data entry, connect counties, and provide required reporting to the state. A 28E Agreement will be adopted specifying applicable entry fees and ongoing maintenance assessments in the near future.


Mental health regionalization pilot project meeting was reviewed. This is the regional concept proposed by counties as state restructuring for mental health funding is under consideration.


Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Schueth, to open the public hearing at 11:00 AM for FY2008 budget amendment.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.


Those present included Sheila Kobliska, Janet Larsen and Ken Rasing. Auditor reviewed the proposed departmental amendments, with discussion of the effect to the county ending fund year balance. No oral or written comments were received from the public. 


Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Mattke, to close the public hearing at 11:17 AM.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.


Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Pickar, to adopt Resolution to amend Departmental Appropriations. Roll Call: Al l Ayes. Motion Carried.  RESOLUTION TO AMEND DEPARTMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS RESOLUTION 05-06-08-14. WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors approved a Departmental Appropriations  Resolution on June 26, 2007 for all departments for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2007 in accordance with Section 331.434, Subsection 6, Code of Iowa, and WHEREAS, the appropriations approved on June 26, 2007 are hereby amended for the reasons stated, in accordance with the attachment: Public Safety/Legal Services $44,392 for Court Appointed Attorney Fees; Ammunition; Jail Expenses and Gas Fuel: Physical Health & Social Services $3660 for DHS Custodial Salary & Benefits; Administration, $10,500 for Care Facility Plumbing Maintenance, Water Analysis, Boiler Circulating Pump; Mental Health $73,600 for increased services to county clients; County Environment & Education $6960 Equipment Purchase thru Grant, Farm Loan Repayment; Roads & Transportation $674,700 RISE Project, Granular Road Surfacing, Salt/Sand, Diesel Fuel; REAP, $13,000 Airport Lake Project.  The amendment does not cause any increase to taxes. WHEREAS, revenues are hereby amended for reasons stated, in accordance with the attachment:  Intergovernmental $244,000 for RISE Project Revenue; Use of Money & Property $5420 for Conservation Farm Rent Revenue; Miscellaneous $71,540 for RISE Project Match; Conservation Equipment Grant Revenues. PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 6TH Day of May 2008. AYES: /ss/ Arnie J. Boge, Chairman; Virgil M. Pickar, Jr.; John L. Huegel; James J. Schueth; Sherry Mattke. NAYS: None. ATTEST: /ss/ Judy A. Babcock, Auditor









































































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Floyd County Economic Director requested and submitted a Resolution for the Board’s consideration which includes portions of City of Nashua and Chickasaw County adopting the property tax exemption schedule in its 11 Enterprise Zones considered “industrial.” The resolution dispenses with the 10year, 100% schedule to place valuation on tax rolls more quickly. With this revision debt services levies of city, country and school district will be paid regardless under the Enterprise Zone system.  Resolution 05-06-08-13. Resolution Providing for the Exemption From Taxation of the Improvements Made Within Floyd County, Nashua EZ-1.  Whereas, the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County, Iowa, via Resolution 04-03-01-12, 3 April 2001 approved application by Floyd County, Iowa to the Iowa Department of Economic Development requesting certification of an Enterprise Zone in Chickasaw County Iowa and providing a taxation exemption schedule; and,  Whereas, the Board of Directors of the Iowa Department of Economic Development certified the proposed Enterprise Zone on 17 May 2001 in accordance with 28E Agreement between Chickasaw County, Iowa and Floyd County, Iowa; and, Whereas, the reference zone is denoted as “Floyd County, Nashua EZ-1” comprised of 22.46 acres; and  Whereas, Chickasaw County Resolution 04-03-01-12 specified the following exemption schedule: One hundred percent (100%) exemption from local taxation of the assessed real estate value added by improvement for ten (10) years which was correlative with the existent Floyd County  exemption schedule; and Whereas, 2007 Iowa Code Sections 15.E191 through 15.E196, alongside administrative rules adopted by the Iowa Department of Economic Development, require the County to approve, by resolution, the establishment of Property Tax Exemption schedules within certified Enterprise Zones; Now Therefore, Be It Resolved by the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County as follows: Section 1: The County shall provide a copy of this resolution to the Iowa Department of Economic Development.  Section 2: The following officers of the County are hereby authorized to take such further actions as are deemed necessary in order to carry into effect the provisions of this resolution: Arnie J. Boge, John Huegel, Sherry Mattke, Virgil M. Pickar, Jr., James J. Schueth, All members of Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors.  Section 3: All resolutions and parts thereof in conflict herewith are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict.  Section 4: The provisions of this Resolution are hereby declared to be severable and if any section, phrase of provision shall for any reason be declared to be invalid, such declaration shall not affect the validity of the remainder of the sections, phrases and provisions thereof.  Section 5:  This Resolution shall only become effective immediately upon its passage and approval.   Section 6: The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors shall forward a copy of this Resolution to the city of Nashua, Floyd County Enterprise zone Commission, and, Chickasaw County Assessor.  Section 7: The County exempts from taxation all of the assessed real estate value, in excess of the previous year assessment, added by improvements to the property beginning the year the improvements are first assessed for taxation within the following enterprise zones in accord with the ensuing exemption schedule:  Floyd County, Nashua EZ-1. The Enterprise Zone referenced above will employ a Property Tax Exemption schedule in accordance with the attached Rating Points classification, based upon variables of number of jobs created, average wage, capital investment and assessed valuation; and, will receive Exemption based upon the accompany scoring sheet.  The items are hereby incorporated herein, and made a part of this resolution.  Passed and

adopted this 6 day of May 2008.  /ss/ Arnie J. Boge, Chair, Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors.  Attest: /ss/ Judy A. Babcock, Auditor, Chickasaw County, Iowa.


The Board received and filed annual Manure management plan update for Meirick Enterprises  (ID#58676) located at 1099 York Ave., Ft Atkinson, Iowa in Section 24 of Utica Township.


Supervisor Schueth and Auditor Babcock attended lunch with senior citizens at Chickasaw Centre.


Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Schueth, to adjourn at 12:47 AM.  All Ayes, with Motion Carried.




                                                                                    Arnie J. Boge, Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Supervisors





Judy A. Babcock, Auditor












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