The Courthouse and offices were closed on May 26, 2008 in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday.
The Board convened on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 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 Huegel, Seconded by Mattke, to approve the agenda for May 27, 2008.Four Ayes, with Motion Carried.
Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Mattke to approve meeting minutes of May 19 & 20, 2008.Four Ayes, with Motion Carried.
Public Health Administrator Kathy Babcock and Homemaker Administrator Jeanne Heit met with the Board for departmental updates and approval signature on the state grant for program funding which has decreased approximately 3% from last year’s funding.Funding consists of Local Boards of Health $1471; Home Care Aide $36,593; Public Health Nursing $13417; Local Public Health Services $6920.
Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Huegel, to authorize Chairman Signature on Iowa Department Public Health Grant for FY2008-09 funding of $58,401.Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.
Bruce Sperry representing R.K. Drenkow presented a flex administration proposal for services for employees’ medical flex accounts.
Sheriff Marty Larsen met with the Board for a jail and inmate departmental update and approval request for sale of a replaced squad vehicle.
Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Mattke, to offer for sale 1998 Ford Crown Victoria by sealed bids to be opened on June 17, 2008 at 10 AM. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.
Pressure cleaning proposal by New Hampton Painting proposal of the courthouse exterior was reviewed.
Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Huegel, to accept proposal for $600.00 by New Hampton Painting for courthouse exterior mildew cleaning and removal.Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.
Recent fire extinguisher inspection determined the necessity for upcoming replacement of obsolete fire extinguishers in county buildings within the next two years.Two of the most obsolete units will be replaced in the near future, with the remaining units to be replaced as necessary.
The board reviewed a change order proposal for fascia installation in conjunction with the jail building.
Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to approve change for fascia installation for jail building roofing project in the amount of $600.Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Aaron Blatti met with the Board to present an alternate plan for natural gas pipe line routing to the Homeland Energy Solutions plant under construction on Hwy 24 east of New Hampton. The alternate plan would place the utility pipe in the county right of way instead of across farmlands, with officials planning to consider the proposal and attend upcoming public hearings.
CPC Sheila Kobliska and Head Custodian Dave Gorman met with the Board for review and discussion of moving related topics, including a request for construction of an additional office cubicle. Landlord Tom Bernatz joined the discussion.
CPC’s Sheila Kobliska and Bob Lincoln met with the Board for further discussion of the mental health services county regionalization concept.
The Board recessed for lunch at and reconvened in the board room at .
CountyEngineer Dusten Rolando met with the board to discuss road departmental activities.
The bridge near North Washington has been reopened after the deck repair down to the rebar due to a cement deficiency in the original structure.Paving project on the Jerico may be completed by the weekend as soon as the reshouldering can be completed.
Billing for employees wellness screenings as submitted by MercyMedicalCenter in New Hampton was reviewed with payment authorization requested by the Auditor.
Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to authorize Auditor payment of $8075.00 from the health insurance account. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.
The Board allowed claims.
The Board received and filed Manure Management Annual Updates for Jeff Pleggenkuhle (ID#63926) located in Fayette County with field application sites in Chickasaw County; Walt Wendland (ID#63876) located at 3269 240th St., Waucoma in Section 26 of Stapleton Township; Four Oaks LLC(ID#59728) located at 2998 160th St., Lawler in Section 32 of Utica Township; Schulz Farm Partnership (ID#62397) located at 2271 Pembroke Ave., and (ID#58254) located at 2581 220th St., New Hampton both in New Hampton Township.Also received and filed was an original manure management plan for Schwickerath owned by Diemer Vetrinary PC located along 150th St., in Section 15 of Washington Township.
Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to adjourn at .Four Ayes, with Motion Carried.