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Monday, July 07, 2008 - Tuesday, July 08, 2008

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

JULY 7 & 8, 2008

 

The Board convened on Monday, July 7, 2008 at 9:30 AM with a quorum: Boge, Huegel, Schueth, Mattke. Pickar was absent.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Boge. Mail was opened and distributed.  Rick Holthaus was present as an observer.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Schueth, to approve agenda for July 7 & 8, 2008.   Four Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth, to approve meeting minutes of June 30 and July 1, 2008. Four Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

Ken Rasing met with the Board for flood update information.  As of July 7, 89 applicants have registered with FEMA for flood damages and 58 applicants have received grant funding of $169,000. FEMA is funding permanent repairs at 85% with a 15% match and non-permanent repairs at 90% with a 10% match.

The disaster recovery center at Nashua has been opened.  A joint FEMA meeting was attended as well as a flood buyout meeting for flooded properties. If a property owner wished a flood buyout, the local governmental entity of the property location would purchase the property at 110% of the assessed or fair market value, which would be funded 75% federal; 10% state and 15% local government entity.

 

Assistant County Engineer John Murray met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities.

 

Flood repairs to roads and bridges continue, with six locations presently closed and with one expected to be reopened this week.  All locations are anticipated to be reopened around August 1st.

 

Flood damages for public sector road are approximated at $1M, with documentation and paperwork to follow for FEMA grant funding.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, to appoint Dusten Rolando, as Chief Financial Officer and Randy Anderson as the authorized Representative for Chickasaw County for FEMA Declaration No. 1763-DR-IA.

Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Proposed matron policy update was reviewed, with revisions mirroring the union contract.  Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Mattke, to approve matron policy revision, effective July 1, 2008.  Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Mattke, to approve fireworks permits for Ben Deere; Deb Underwood; John Gorman; Branda Grober; Danny Harper; Brian J. Quirk and Tom Pritts.  Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, to adjourn at 11:43 PM.  Four Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at 9:30 AM with a quorum present: Boge, Huegel, Mattke.  Schueth and Pickar were absent. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Boge. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Departmental cash certifications from fiscal year ending June 30, 2008 were reviewed.  Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Huegel, to accept Departmental Cash Certifications and place on file, subject to audit.  Roll Call: Three Ayes. Motion Carried.     

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Mattke, to approve quarterly reports for quarter ending June 30, 2008 of Auditor, Recorder and Sheriff, subject to audit.  Roll Call: Three Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Huegel, to approve fireworks permit for Jerry Reicherts. Roll Call: Three Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board received and filed Sanitarian Receipt Reports of June 2008; 4th Quarter 2008 and Year-to-Date FY2007-2008.  

 

Board members entered into discussion regarding precinct election officials’ salary.  Current salary is $7.50 per hour for certified, trained officials and $7.00 per hour for remaining officials, with State of Iowa recommendation that salaries remain consistent with or above minimum wage.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Boge, to set precinct election officials’ salaries at $8.00 per hour for certified, trained officials and $7.50 per hour for remaining officials, effective July 1, 2008. Roll call: Three Ayes. Motion Carried.   

 

Board members spoke with Keri at Midwest Group Benefits Inc. regarding an appeal for payment of health care provider claims, with the appealed claims approved for payment.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

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

 

 

                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                ___________________________

Arnie J. Boge, Chairman

                                                                                                                Board of Supervisors

 

 

Attest:

 

_________________________

Judy A. Babcock, Auditor

 

 
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