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Monday, July 28, 2008 - Tuesday, July 29, 2008

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

JULY 28 & 29, 2008

 

The Board convened don Monday, July 28, 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.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth, to approve agenda for July 28 & 29, 2008.  All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, to approve board minutes of July 22 & 23, 2008.   All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

Public Health Nursing Administrator Kathy Babcock met with the Board for approval of paint and carpet project for the nurses office, with discussion following.  It was decided to seek vendor proposals for the painting project and to purchase a chair roller pad for the carpet problem under a work center.

 

County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities.  Updates followed.  Program rock for road resurfacing will begin in August with completion by the end of August, which is later this year due to flooding, frost boils and general condition of the county roads.   

 

Reallocation of the current Local Option Sales Tax was discussed. Annual Farm Bureau meeting voted reallocation consideration of 15% Property Tax Relief; 10% Betterment; 25% Rural Road Projects and 50% Secondary Roads.   The Board would like to reallocate to 50% Secondary Roads; 10% Betterment and 40% Rural Road Projects.   Any change requires a voted ballot referendum expected to be held with the General Election in November 2008.

 

Emergency Management Director Ken Rasing introduced Ken Zimmerman as the FEMA Mental Health representative for area Long Term Flood Recovery.  Zimmerman explained FEMA intake process and allowable services along with his background qualifications for the position.

 

The Auditor presented a billing from Stroke Detection Plus for recently held employees’ wellness program.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Schueth, to approve payment of $3320 for employees’ stroke detection wellness services from the Health Insurance Reserve Account.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, to approve fireworks permit for Patricia Van Auken and Tony & Jennifer Utley.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Huegel, to adjourn at 11:15 AM.   All Ayes, with Motion Carried. 

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 9:15 AM with a quorum present: Boge, Huegel, Schueth, Mattke.   Pickar was absent. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Boge. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Board members spoke with Jack Lipovac of HR-OneSource regarding homemaker employee and union issues and recent sheriff dispatcher benefit change from 8 to 8.25 shift hours.

 

Sanitarian Ken Rasing met with the Board for review and recommendation of the IDNR request for agreement or dissent of the recently filed amendments to the master matrix of Prime Feeders Inc.  The original filing to the IDNR had not included the Emergency Response Plan and also had description discrepancies.  The original filing to the County had included the Emergency Response Plan. 

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Mattke, to approve amendments to the master matrix specifically legal descriptions and the Emergency Response Plan for Prime Feeders Inc.  Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Bank proposals for renewal of certificate of deposition for the health insurance investment certificate of deposit were reviewed. 

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Schueth, to approve and authorize renewal of health insurance investment certificate of deposit with First Citizens National Bank for the amount of $54,000.48 for a 12-month term at 3.14% APY.  Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Head Custodian Dave Gorman presented proposals for DHS Building Maintenance Project as follows: New Hampton Painting; Interior $1824.00; Exterior $2365.00. Clair Carolan Painting:   Interior $3975; Exterior $2500; Trim $300.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Huegel, to approve vendor proposal of New Hampton Painting for DHS Building Maintenance at $1824.00 for interior painting and $2365.00 for exterior painting.  Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Schueth, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on Letter of Support for Conservation REAP Grant application underway for Airport Lake Park infrastructure project.   Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, to accept e-mailed resignation of Carolyn Kielty, as part-time, on-call homemaker health aide effective July 21, 2008.  Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Annual Manure Management Plan for North Lawler Farms LLC & Lynch Finishers (ID#63965) located at 1548 Union Ave., Lawler in Section 15 of Utica Township.

 

The Board received and filed Stapleton Township Annual Report of Receipts & Disbursements for FY2007-2008.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, to adjourn at 11:50 PM.  Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

 

                                                                                          ________________________________

                                                                                          Virgil M. Pickar, Jr., Vice-Chairman

                                                                                          Board of Supervisors

 

Attest:

 

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Judy A. Babcock, Auditor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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