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Monday, June 16, 2008 - Tuesday, June 17, 2008

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

JUNE 16 & 17, 2008

 

The board convened on Monday, June 16, 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.   John Anderson was present as an observer.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, to approve agenda for June 16 & 17, 2008.  All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

Homemaker Administrator Jeanne Heit met with the Board for review and request for new administrative job description and low census departmental policy approval.  All paperwork was referred to the county’s human resource provider for review and union implications.

 

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

 

Flood damages, road closings and subsequent reopening were reviewed. The county will attain the public disaster declaration, with county public infrastructure damages approximated from $750,000 to $1M. County road crews are restoring flood damaged roads at approximately $30,000 daily.

 

EMS Director Ken Rasing explained the FEMA criteria for a flood victim’s residence (only) for being habitable and accessible, in addition to being secure, safe and sanitary.  The FEMA reimbursement process also includes means testing and exclusion of insurable loss.  Flood damages and loss is only considered to the home living area and not to the basement under the home.  The threshold for private disaster declaration is $32,562.50, based on $2.5 per capita population of 13025. Reported losses to flood victims’ primary residences reached the threshold, on June 18, so it appears the county will qualify for private disaster declaration. 

 

Public Health Administrator Kathy Babcock met with the Board for approval of modification of the Local Public Health Services Grant for FY2008.  The requested modification allowed for reallocation of tetanus vaccinations to Floyd County as emergency assistance for flood victims.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on modification of Local Public Health Services Grant for FY2008. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Stacy Ackerson, representing Alternative Concepts, presented his business proposal for the upcoming availability of the lot in Bassett.  The county had acquired the lot through tax sale and subsequently completed remedial action to remove underground fuel storage facilities at the former gas station site. Ken Rasing indicated nine monitoring wells have been plugged but necessary paperwork has not been submitted to the IDNR to complete the necessary IDNR clearance before the site may be sold or transferred.   Ackerson presented the straw home as being a renewable resource, biodegradable and energy efficient, all important building concepts in today’s home building industry and economy.    

 

The Howard R. Green Company Landfill Report of Spring 2008 was received and placed on file.

 

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

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, June 17, 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.   John Anderson was present as an observer.  Boge was absent from 9:52 AM – 11:19 AM to attend a meeting with EMS Director Rasing, FEMA and IDOT representatives for flood damages.

 

Sealed bids for sale of the 1998 Ford squad vehicle were opened as follows: Jason Cahoy, $659.99; Larry Kellogg, $382.10; and Lyle’s Used Cars $501.00.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth, to accept $659.99 bid of Jason Cahoy for sale of 1998 Ford squad vehicle.    Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Three proposals for homemaker health aide wage scales were reviewed, with no action taken at present.  The union agreement remains incomplete at present until the three-year wage schedule is in agreement.   The Board spoke via phone conference with Jack Lipovac of HR-One Source regarding the homemaker’s issues of health aide wage scale and proposed administrative assistant job description.    A wage and benefit comparable study of surrounding counties of similar population will be compiled for the homemaker health aide and administrative assistant position before a decision is made.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, to approve fireworks permit for Sherry Mattke.  Roll Call: Three  Ayes.  Mattke abstaining.  Motion Carried. 

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Mattke, to approve a fireworks permit for Rocky Burgart. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Boge rejoined the board meeting at 11:19 AM and updated the FEMA meeting, then leaving at 11:40 AM for a tour of public infrastructure relating to county flood damages.

 

The Board received and filed Manure Management Plan Annual Updates for Maple Creek-Hastings Site (ID#63879) located in Howard County with field application sites in Chickasaw County and Richland LTD (ID#61657) located at 1647 290th Street, Ionia in Richland Township.

 

The Board received and filed Veteran Affairs Report of May 2008.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Mattke to adjourn at 11:46 PM.  Four 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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