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Monday, September 15, 2008 - Tuesday, September 16, 2008

BOARD MINUTES

SEPTEMBER 15 & 16, 2008

 

The Board convened on Monday, September 15, 2008 at 9:30 AM with all members present: Boge, Pickar, Huegel, Mattke.  Schueth was absent.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Boge.  Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to approve agenda for September 15 & 16, 2008, with approval addition of Homemaker Aid Contract Three-Year Agreement and Gage Plumbing & Heating bid for Courthouse chimney rebuilding repair.  Four Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Mattke, to approve board minutes of September 8 & 9, 2008.  Roll Call: Four Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Conservation Director Brian Moore presented FY2008-09 budget revisions approved by the Conservation Board to accommodate the unanticipated budget expenditures incurred for flood damages and overdue trees maintenance at the parks. FEMA flood reimbursement for public flood sector damages will be reimbursable at 90% federal and 10% state, with no local match. Conservation lands purchased in recent years were reviewed with respect to allowable farm rent ground and loan repayments.  The Board of Supervisors discussed continuing farm ground rental to build reserve maintenance account for parks maintenance unanticipated expenditures.  Balance remaining on the Kennedy acquisition, purchased by Iowa Heritage Foundation is $67,000, with the Director to apply for an IDNR Habitat Stamp Grant, and interest to begin on January 8, 2009 if substantial repayment is not completed.  Conservation Board has a 60 acre tree harvest project underway, with a public timber sale scheduled for October 6, 2008.  Parks updates were reviewed by Director Moore.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Huegel, to adjourn at 12 Noon.  Four Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 9:30 AM with a quorum present: Boge, Pickar, Huegel, Mattke.  Schueth was absent. The meting was called to order by Chairman Boge. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Public Health Nursing Administrator Kathy Babcock met with the Board for departmental update

and to set tentative date for county employees’ flu vaccine clinic.   After discussion it was agreed to set the date for October 7&8, with the reimbursement set at $25.00 per employee and $12.50 per spouse.  Community activity of Vote & Vaccine was proposed for Election Day, November 4, 2008.  Nursing agency does not have sufficient staff for 13 voting precincts, so two super precincts located in Nashua and Fredericksburg will be offered as sites for vaccine.  Incidents of dog bites have caused city and county officials to consider adopting enforcement policy or ordinance. 

 

County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities. Sealed bids for purchase of a tandem truck were opened as follows: Don’s Truck Sales, Sterling $133,455.00; Hawkeye Truck & Trailer, International $134,523.21; Truck County, Sterling $142,611.00.   Dave Bonfig Shop Foreman was present to discuss bid specifications and sale of obsolete equipment.  

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to approve purchase of tandem truck from Don’s Truck Sales at $133,455.00.   Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried. 

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Huegel, to accept resignation of Michael Tenge, effective October 31, 2008, as equipment operator.   Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Veterans Affairs Director Joe Sheehy met with the Board to update them of legislative changes with Veterans Affairs administration.   Discussion followed with no immediate action considered

for program changes within Chickasaw County.

 

Sheriff Larsen visited with the Board on upcoming purchase of a new squad car and police package specifications and vehicle availability from county dealerships. 

 

Head Custodian Dave Gorman met with the Board in review of the bid submitted by Gage Plumbing and Heating Inc. for lining to the Courthouse boiler chimney.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Pickar, to approve and authorize Chairman to sign purchase of service proposal with Mick Gage Plumbing and Heating Inc., for $9890.00 for lining the Courthouse boiler chimney.  Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Huegel, to approve and authorize Chairman signature on Collective Bargaining Agreement with Homemakers Health Aides, retroactive to July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2011.  Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Construction Permit Application for Wesley LTD located in Floyd County with field application sites in Chickasaw County and Annual Manure Management Update for Randy Burgart located at 2676 Mission Ave., New Hampton in Section 8 of Dresden Township.  

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Pickar, to adjourn at 11:45 AM.  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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