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Monday, April 14, 2008 - Tuesday, April 15, 2008

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

APRIL 14 & 15, 2008

 

The Board convened on Monday, April 14, 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 Pickar, Seconded by Mattke, to approve agenda for April 14 & 15, 2008.  All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Pickar, to approve meeting minutes of April 7 & 8, 2008.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Ken Rasing met with the Board for the following business items:

 

Public water supply report for the Heritage Residence was reviewed.  Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Mattke, to acknowledge annual approval and place on file the Heritage Consumer Confidence Report of water quality. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. 

 

Rasing updated the Board of new legislation regarding mandatory county inspections for well and septic systems at time of transfer, which will require bringing both systems up to current standards before property transfer completion. It is unknown at this time if the new mandatory requirements would require a part or full-time additional employee.  It was decided to continue with a part-time, temporary position with a student for well testing.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Pickar, to approve Brittney Trewin as part-time, on-call well tester at $7.75 per hour effective May 1, 2008.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

EMS oversight authority found deficiencies with Lawler, Ionia and Chickasaw County First Responders, by monitoring thru continual quality improvement and measurable improvement factors, which have since been brought compliant.

 

Other updates included request for replacement of blower motor at Heritage Residence, with the Board opting for replacing the boiler circulating fan system at an estimated cost of $3000 and Lowell Stolfus to assist with locating the well monitoring sites at the abandoned gas station site in Bassett.

 

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

 

Updates included IDOT notification that paving project south of the Highway 63S & 188 junction bid will be let in July 2008.  Remaining paving north is contingent upon bridge completion at the Chickasaw/Bremer county line before project completion.   

 

Kathy Babcock, Nursing Administrator and Jeanne Heit, Homemaker Administrator met with the Board for discussion and approval of a contract agreement with homemakers when the Public Health Nurses are unable to provide client services.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth, to approve nursing contract agreement with homemaker agency for nursing services should Public Health Nursing staff be unable to provide services, contingent upon Board of Health approval. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Huegel, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on annual certification on Homemaker Health Agency Policies & Procedures Manual.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.  

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Pickar, to approve fireworks permit for Deb Christensen. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Sheriff Marty Larsen met with the Board for review and approval of FY2008 budget amendment, with increased appropriations for jail prisoner lodging, ammunition, overtime salaries, and fuel totaling $29,892, which was tentatively approved, pending the budget amendment public hearing.

 

Sheriff presented amended October, November & December, 2007 quarterly report.  Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Pickar, to acknowledge and place on file amended 2nd Quarter FY2008 Report, subject to audit.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Schueth, to adjourn at 12:10 PM.  All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, April 15th, 2008 at 9:30 AM with a quorum present: Pickar, Huegel, Schueth, Mattke. Boge was absent. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Pickar. Mail was opened and distributed.  Huegel left the meeting at 10:00 AM until 11:45 AM to introduce county staff and orientate Chuck Goodman, loss control representative for Heartland Insurance Risk Pool around the countyís property.

 

Jerry Linder and Cindy Lantow, Fredericksburg Economic Development officials met with the Board to request jobs funding for a potential industry moving to the area, which was tentatively approved, pending development of jobs funding agreement.  

 

Treasurer Sue Breitbach met with the Board for review of treasurerís quarterly report bank balances and county investment portfolio, with discussion following.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Mattke, to acknowledge and place on file the Treasurerís quarterly report ending March 2008, subject to audit.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Proposed, updated 28E Agreements with INRCOG were reviewed.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Mattke, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on 28E Agreement with Iowa Northland Regional Housing Council (INRHC).   Roll Call: Three  Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Schueth, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on 28E Agreement with Iowa Northland Regional Economic Development Commission (INREDC).  Roll Call: Three Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Chickasaw-Mitchell Case Management Agency convened at 11:08 AM via phone conference. Chickasaw County Vice-Chairman Pickar presided over the meeting.  Three board members were present in each county along with respective auditors and Agency Director Sheila Kobliska in Mitchell County.

 

Board members and Director Sheila Kobliska reviewed the proposed budget amendment as required by 28-E Agreement by-laws, with discussion following.

 

Motion by Jim Schueth, Seconded by Stan Walk, to approve proposed FY2008 Budget Amendment for Chickasaw-Mitchell Case Management Agency.  Roll Call:  Chickasaw County: Three Ayes.  Mitchell County: Three Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Month of March report was reviewed and placed on file in both Auditorís Offices.  

 

Motion by Walk, Seconded by Schueth, to adjourn at 11:23 AM.  All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Auditor Babcock reviewed the proposed county budget amendments along with the proposed budget amendment and public hearing publication.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth, to set the public hearing for FY 2008 Budget Amendment for May 6, 2008 at 11:00 AM.  Roll Call:  Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board received and filed Manure Management Plan Annual Update for JAGRABDP, LLP-Leibold Site (ID#64406) located at 2375 150th St., New Hampton in Section 8 of Jacksonville Township and Exeter Limited (ID#59543) located at 2751 Exeter Ave., Nashua in Section 14 of Bradford Township.

 

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

 

 

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                                                                        Arnie J. Boge, Chairman

                                                                        Board of Supervisors

Attest:

 

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Judy A. Babcock, Auditor     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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