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Monday, June 09, 2008 - Tuesday, June 10, 2008

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

JUNE 9 & 10, 2008

 

The Board convened on Monday, June 9, 2008 at 9:30 AM with a quorum present: Pickar, Huegel, Schueth, Mattke.   Boge was absent due to the flooding and closed bridges.   The meeting was called to order by Vice-Chairman Pickar. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Mattke, to approve agenda for June 9 & 10, 2008.  Four Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

Bob Watson and Larry Stone met with the Board for presentation of laws and protocols relating to enforcement of rules and regulations of confinement animal feeding operations. Under existing Environmental Protection Commission rules for wastewater regulation, rules could be used to regulate CAFO’s to impose county specific rules for monitoring wells around storage lagoons; testing requirements of waste, setting rules for manure storage capacity, minimum requirements for depth of groundwater under storage facilities, requiring tests of tile lines and adjacent streams where manure is applied; and impose requirements to prevent manure waste from field runoff.   Optional authority rests with the Board of Supervisors and has no mandatory compliance statutes.

 

The County Engineer was unable to travel to Chickasaw County due to flooding and closed bridges.

 

Cindy Messersmith as Public Information Officer under the county’s emergency management protocol, met with the board for Chickasaw County Disaster Declaration due to flooding.  

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth, to authorize Chairman Signature on the county’s flooding disaster declaration. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.  Chickasaw County Disaster Declaration.  Chickasaw County has suffered from a disastrous flood that occurred on June 8, 2008 causing severe damage to the public and private property, disruption of utility service, and endangerment of health and safety of the citizens of Chickasaw County within the disaster area. Therefore, the County Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw has declared a state of emergency authorized under Iowa State Statute and will execute the expenditure of emergency funds from all available sources, the involving of mutual aid agreements, and the applying to the State of Iowa for assistance. /ss/ Virgil M. Pickar, Jr., Vice-Chairman Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors, 6-9-2008.  Witness my hand and the seal of my office this 9th day of June, 2008.  /ss/ Judy A. Babcock, County Auditor.

 

Homemaker Administrator Jeanne Heit met with the Board for consideration to change job description from secretarial to administrative assistant and additional of a policy implementing a low census policy for homemaker health aides. Board members advised that Homemaker Health Agency Board meeting to consider and advise change or adoption.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Mattke, to set the public hearing of Prime Feeders Inc., expansion construction permit application and master matrix for June 24, 2008 at 10:00 AM.  Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Proposed policy revision affecting matrons’ pay was discussed.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth, to authorize Chairman Signature on scope of services auditor for Chickasaw-Mitchell Targeted Case Management for fiscal years FY2005, 06,07, 08.  Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board received and filed Manure Management Plan for Mike Reicks (ID#64781) located at 1860 Union Ave., Lawler in Utica Township.

 

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

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 9:30 AM with a quorum present: Pickar, Huegel, Schueth, Mattke. Boge was absent due to flooding and closed bridges. The meeting was called to order Vice-Chairman Pickar. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board for a brief update of flooding and damages.

 

Public Health Administrator Kathy Babcock met with the Board for approval of new staff.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth, to approve Jean Leichtman as part-time, scheduled clerical, LPN in Public Health Department, at $15 per hour effective June 10, 2008. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Head Custodian Dave Gorman met with the board review on possible action on courthouse tree removal and air conditioning unit repair.  A proposal of $1500 for removal of two trees near the courthouse was considered, but declined in favor of leaving the two trees at the present time.  Air conditioning proposal of $1665.40 for repair of a leak on the Trane roof top air conditioning unit was discussed.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Mattke, to accept and authorize Vice-Chairman Signature on proposal by Mike Gage Plumbing & Heating Inc. for $1665.40 for leak repair on the Trane Rooftop at the Courthouse. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Huegel, to approve fireworks permit for Aimee Rosenbaum.  Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Data Processing Manager Doug Welton met with the Board for approval of GIS Access Policy and fee structure.  Proposed policy was reviewed and approved for implementation.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Huegel, to approve GIS Access Policy effective immediately. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Board members proceeded to canvass the Primary Election held June 3, 2008.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Huegel to approve canvass of Primary Election held June 3, 2008 and authorize Auditor to certify results to state and record in Permanent Election Register. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

The Board recessed at 12:10 PM and reconvened at Kolby’s for the Chickasaw-Mitchell Case Management annual meeting. Chickasaw County had three board members Pickar, Huegel and Mattke attending along with Auditor Babcock.  Mitchell County had three board members Voaklander, Moreale, and Walk attending along with Auditor Tesch.  Case Management Director Sheila Kobliska attended on behalf of Chickasaw Mitchell Case Management Agency.

 

Joel Voaklander opened the meeting at 1:30 PM.

 

TCM Director Sheila Kobliska reviewed current consumer case load of 126 along with children’s mental health waivers and assignment of 29 cases each for each of four case managers, and lead case manager having 19 cases due to additional administrative duties. Staffing for each location of New Hampton and Osage were reviewed.  The FY2008-09 budget appropriations and revenue budgets were reviewed and discussed.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Moreale, to approve the FY 2008-2009 budget as presented.  Roll Call: All Ayes, both counties.   Motion Carried.

 

TCM Director’s evaluation is considered annually.  This year’s evaluation is incomplete as the board of supervisor’s portion for each county has not been completed. 

 

Supervisor Huegel of Chickasaw County left the meeting at 2:00 PM to attend another meeting.

 

In other business agency start-up costs were reviewed and a director request was made for a new desk top computer for the Osage office.  Approval was granted for director to seek proposals.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Moreale, to adjourn at 2:10 PM.  Roll Call: All Ayes, both counties.   Motion Carried.   Vice-Chairman Pickar declared adjournment for Chickasaw County.

 

 

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                                                                        Virgil M. Pickar, Jr., Vice-Chairman

                                                                        Board of Supervisors

 

Attest:

 

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Judy A. Babcock, Auditor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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