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COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

SEPTEMBER 2, 2008

 

The Courthouse and county offices were closed on Monday, September 1, 2008 in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 at 9:00 AM with a quorum present:  Huegel, Schueth, Mattke.  Boge and Pickar were present at 9:30 AM. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Boge. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Brett and Lavonne Ohm, representing their business New Horizons Flowers Pots LLC met with the Board for an industry update, including production at 1100 per hour, business distribution, and their goal of one million pots a year.   County Economic Development Director Bob Soukup was also present for the presentation and the jobs incentive funding.  A commemorative news photo was taken for distribution to local newspapers.

 

 Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Huegel, to approve resolution and jobs funding agreement for 12 jobs at new Horizon Flower Pots LLC from Economic Development portion of the Local Option Sales Tax.  RESOLUTION NO. 9-2-08-24. RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF CHICKASAW COUNTY, FUNDING JOBS AT NEW HORIZON FLOWER POTS LLC  WHEREAS, the City of Fredericksburg is participating with New Horizon Flower Pots, LLC for funding twelve jobs for their business located at 200 Falcon Drive in Fredericksburg to assist in industry development. WHEREAS, the City of Fredericksburg has committing $12,000 of their local funds towards this project. WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors desires to support the City of Fredericksburg’s local job development and enhance the county’s economic development by having the industry site of this company located in Chickasaw County and adding the county’s match to the City of Fredericksburg’s commitment. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County, Iowa that $12,000 of county funds are herewith committed for the project and  the Auditor is authorized to issue payment from the Economic Development portion of the Local Option Sales Tax. Passed and adopted this 2nd day of September 2008.  AYES: /ss/  Arnie J. Boge, Chairman;  Virgil M. Pickar, Jr.; John L. Huegel; James J. Schueth; Sherry Mattke. NAYS:  None. ATTEST: /ss/ Judy A. Babcock, Auditor. 

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Huegel, to approve meeting minutes of August 25 & 26, 2008.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

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

 

The Board received and filed the Official Report of the County Engineer for FY2008.  Other updates included county roads rock resurfacing; blading and spot rocking various roads in need; progress of mowing and a departmental update.

 

Jeanne Heit, Homemaker Director, and Kathy Babcock, Nursing Administrator, met with the Board for departmental updates.   Also approved was an agreement with Public Health Agency,

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Pickar, to approve and authorize Chairman to sign Agreement to provide Home-Care Services with  Board of Health Public Health Nursing Agency as sub-contractor.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

CPC Sheila Kobliska met with the Board for a departmental update and a provider contract approval.  The Regional Service Network concept is under consideration once again, with a request for board member to attend an upcoming meeting.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Mattke, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on provider contact with Cedar Valley Mental Health for updated rates for FY 2008-09.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Data Processing Manager Doug Welton met with the Board for approval of sale for obsolete computer equipment.  Discussion followed as to the minimal value of the old computer and equipment, with the suggestion that said equipment be given to the city entity and remaining equipment be offered to other cities, in lieu of disposal fees  being incurred at the landfill. 

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth, to approve the appointment of Colleen Kruger to the INRCOG Housing Council effective immediately.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Huegel, to approve including county property located at 302 East Prospect with the Mike & Shirley Troyna request for rezoning from R3 to C2, to the City of New Hampton. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

The Board received and filed Manure Management Plan Annual Update for Larry Nilges (ID#62496) located in Bremer County with field application sites in Chickasaw County.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to adjourn at 11:50 AM.  All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

Supervisor Pickar and Auditor Babcock attended lunch with senior citizens at Chickasaw Centre.

 

 

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                                                                        Arnie J. Boge, Chairman

                                                                        Board of Supervisors

 

Attest:

 

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Judy A. Babcock, Auditor         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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